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Test and Validation Engineer

Location: Washington, IL, United States
Date Posted: Apr 5, 2021
Closing Date: Apr 13, 2021

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Engineering

Job Description:

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 join 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!

If you like being on the leading edge of product development and improvement, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join the Structural Validation Team in our Earthmoving Division as a Structural Validation Engineer.  In this role, you will be responsible for the validation of structures by deploying Wireless Fatigue Nodes (WFN) on field follow machines to estimate fatigue life and by executing On Machine Stress Analysis (OMSA) tests at the Peoria Proving Grounds.   This is a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your unique combination of test, data analysis, and project management skills!  Further you will have the opportunity to interface with the product design and simulation groups and the machine development engineers, mechanics, and instrumentation teams at the Peoria Proving Grounds and, occasionally, travel to customer job sites to deploy Wireless Fatigue Nodes.

Specifically, as the Structural Validation Engineer, you can expect to: 

  • Collaborate with product design, simulation, and machine development engineers to plan WFN and OMSA tests. 
  • Interface with mechanics, instrumentation technicians, and operators to execute tests. 
  • Analyze and clean data and then report results to the business units in the form of technical letters and presentations. 

The successful candidate must bring (Basic Qualifications)

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering curriculum (i.e. Mechanical, Agricultural, Aerospace, Civil, or Materials) from an accredited college or university. 
  • At least 2 years’ experience planning and executing Structural Validation using Wireless Fatigue Nodes (WFN) to estimate fatigue life and executing On Machine Stress Analysis (OMSA) tests

Top candidates will also bring: 

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Engineering curriculum (i.e. Mechanical, Agricultural, Aerospace, Civil, or Materials) from an accredited college or university. 
  • Experience running machine tests to evaluate structural durability or measure structural loads thru On Machine Loads Analysis (OMLA). 
  • Experience in design and/or simulation of larger and/or light structures 
  • A working knowledge of Creo, Creo Simulate, FEA, Clink, Dynasty, and/or TVA 
  • Team lead or technical leadership experience 

Up to 20% travel to customer job sites is required. 

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. 

ISE assignment is not available for this position  

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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.  

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

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Job Info

Apr 5, 2021

R0000024529

United States


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