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Location: Akashi, 28, Japan
Date Posted: May 17, 2021
Closing Date: May 29, 2021

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Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.

Job Description

System Integration & Controls (SIC) team has an opening position for a controls engineer. In this role, you will work on controls development and tuning of excavator implements as well as ease of use features. You will be involved in NPI and CPI projects to improve the controllability and performance of excavators. You will continually learn about advancing machine technology and customer demands. You will also interact with other business units and grow your business network. You will spend a big portion of your time at Ono Proving Grounds (OPG) to work directly with the machines.     

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

  • Test and tune excavator implement controls and ease of use features.
  • Test controls on the machine and in simulation environment.
  • Collect and analyze data to understand machine performance and identify issues.
  • Identify and recommend controls changes to resolve issues.
  • Document and communicate results to team members as well as other business units.
  • Learn from other team members to grow and become independent on the machine.
  • Help train and grow new team members.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in an accredited Engineering, Computer Science, or Materials Science curriculum
  • 0 - 3 years of relevant work experience. 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Intermediate level is desirable for Japanese and English.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Willingness to travel to Ono Proving Grounds (OPG) and work with excavators.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Education or experience in controls or machine testing.
  • Familiarity with development and tuning tools like Matlab, Simulink, Canape is a plus.

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits along with the potential of a variable bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

Caterpillar offers many job opportunities which can be found through our employment website at

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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May 17, 2021



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