Senior Control Systems Engineer

Career Area: Engineering

Job Description:

As a Senior Control Systems Engineer , you will have the opportunity to help our customers build a better, more sustainable world by developing the most productive, energy efficient, and durable Medium Wheel Loaders through L5 ( multiple integrated systems, such as engine, powertrain and cooling) integration controls strategies and algorithms. You will develop these controls for our traditional diesel engine machines with powershift and CVT transmissions, along with joining the team while we are in the early stages of our development of battery electric machines.

The Medium Wheel Loader (MWL) engineering team, part of Caterpillar’s Earthmoving Division, is seeking a Senior Controls Systems Engineer who will be accountable for the development, validation, and maintenance of the L5 integration control strategies for the MWL product line. As a MWL Control Systems Engineer, you will successfully assist cross functional teams to define and develop control system algorithms for power systems that drive customer value. The algorithms will integrate power system components to optimize system and machine efficiencies. Included in these responsibilities are working with process partners to transform functional requirements into software features, implementing these features and verifying/validating the controls and software on machine. You will contribute to the planning and delivery of projects, continually learn, and stay abreast of innovative technology. The ability to understand complex systems and interactions is important for this position, which will support control software development for the next generation of control features.

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

Accountable for the definition, execution, and delivery of L5 controls system algorithms that meet performance requirements for New Product Introduction (NPI), New Technology Introduction (NTI), and product life-cycle support.

Work closely with validation engineers to validate L5 machine performance and resolve any deficiencies to program requirements.

Leverage virtual product development for control system functional testing, optimization, and performance verification

Develop and validate control features through simulation and machine development

Stay up-to-date with the competitive landscape through the support of competitive productivity testing and the development of solutions to maintain market leadership

Perform needed analysis and initiate ideas

Evaluate new products, processes, or systems

Communicate results to customers, suppliers, team members, and other business units

Perform product maintenance

Basic qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, or Agricultural Engineering with focus on control systems or mechatronics

5 + years relevant work experience

3 + years control software development or validation experience

Top Candidates will also have experience in several of these areas:

Medium Wheels Loaders or other Construction Equipment.

Software or Systems Development

Model-based controls development

CAN development tools

Virtual product development

Machine or Powertrain controls

Analyzing data from machines

Relocation is available for this position

ISE is not available

Sponsorship is not available

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.

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.

Because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with a short-term incentive plan

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

Final details

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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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