• Green Valley, AZ

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Career Area: Engineering

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

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.

The Electric Powertrain Controls team has an opening for a Powertrain Controls Engineer with responsibility for leading powertrain controls development and validation of Electric Powertrain products. In this role, you will calibrate, test, and validate common, leveraged control features to support various electrified powertrain system architectures. The selected candidate will collaborate with a global team to solve technical problems and deliver on project goals, continually learn to stay abreast of innovative technology, and mentor team members. This role directly impacts Caterpillar current and future electrified powertrain products.

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

  • Defining powertrain controls development and validation plans based on machine level performance requirements
  • Coordinating powertrain control feature development to align with machine project timeline
  • Calibrating, testing, and validating powertrain control features through on-machine development
  • Investigating issues for root cause and validating issue resolution.
  • Analyzing data and documenting powertrain control feature functionality and performance
  • Collaborating with process partners to deliver high quality product

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Mechatronics, or Agricultural Engineering with 8 years engineering work experience
  • 5+ years of experience developing electromechanical, transmission, hybrid, or powertrain controls
  • Experience in model-based controls development using Matlab Simulink and Stateflow.
  • Experience with virtual product development
  • Experience with CAN development tools: Vector CANape, CANalyzer or ATI Vision
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong technical leadership skills and communication

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Experience with classical control and modern control theory
  • Experience modelling physical systems
  • 3+ years of lab or machine development experience
  • Experience with control software development tools and processes
  • Experience with NTI (New Technology Introduction) / NPI (New Product Introduction) projects

Additional Information

  • The location for this position is Tucson, AZ
  • Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position
  • This position may require 10% travel
  • Visa sponsorship is not available
  • This position will close out on 04/25/23 at 11:59pm

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 a salary because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

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

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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