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Automation Engineer - Validation

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Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2020

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Since 1925, Caterpillar Inc. has been helping our customers build a better world - making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.  With 2019 sales and revenues of $53.8 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.  Services offered throughout the product life cycle, cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise set Caterpillar apart, providing exceptional value to help our customers succeed.  The company principally operates through three primary segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries, and Energy & Transportation - and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.  For more information, visit  To connect on social media, visit


We encourage our people to stretch their capabilities and use their expertise to help us deliver on our strategy and contribute to our long-term goals. We drive clarity in our decision making, allowing you to focus on the most important opportunities that help ensure we remain a winning team. 

The Integrated Components & Solutions Division currently has an opening for a Automation Engineer - Validation located in our Mossville, IL facility. As an Automation Engineer - Validation, you will be a key contributor in the development, design, system integration, and validation of complex components, subsystems, or processes.  You will contribute to the planning and delivery of projects, continually learn and stay abreast of innovative technology, and deepen your professional network.

In this role you will join our Autonomy & Site Technology system integration & validation team, working on our Command for Hauling solution.  The position will be focused on performing validation testing on Command for Hauling (CfH) utilizing surrogate mobile test vehicles equipped with the full onboard autonomy electronics system.  The position will focus on developing a deep expertise on the operation of the onboard autonomy system in order to plan and execute system integration tests.

Cat Command for Hauling utilizes a suite of technologies, wireless communications and global positioning to automate select Cat mining trucks. Advanced perception and sensing technologies enable it to work safely and productively alongside manually operated equipment, such as loading tools, cleanup and maintenance machines, and mine site personnel. Select Cat trucks can be ordered from the factory Command Ready or be retro-fitted in the field to take advantage of improvements in operator safety, equipment availability and site productivity..

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform system integration & validation testing - develop new test cases from requirements, execute manual testing, and implement test automation capabilities
  • Communicate results to design teams and clients
  • Provide technical guidance on needs analysis and initiate ideas
  • Evaluate and promote new products, processes, or systems
  • Contribute to the design of new products and processes
  • Maintain operation capabilities for the CfH surrogate vehicle fleet (5 vehicles)
  • Develop operation capabilities for new CfH surrogate vehicle fleet (2 planned in 2021)


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • NTI/NPI experience in one or more of the following areas related to L6 Machine or L8 Site Technology Systems
    • System Engineering
    • System Integration & Validation
    • Application Software Engineering
Top Candidates Will Also Have:
  • Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering; or Computer Science degree
  • Advanced degree in Engineering
  • Experience with dSpace HIL equipment and associated software (ControlDesk, MATLAB, Simulink)
  • Experience applying technology in construction and/or mining applications
  • Customer or Industry facing Application Engineer experience
  • Excellent communication and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience in one or more of the core robotics competencies of AI, positioning, planning, perception, or controls
  • Proficiency with Linux/Ubuntu
Additional Information:
* The location for this position is Mossville, IL
* Relocation assistance is not available for this position
* This position may require less than 10% travel
* This posting will close on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.  As a global company Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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Oct 21, 2020


United States