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Caterpillar, Inc. Laboratory/Support Technologist in Washington, Illinois

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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 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!

Are you looking for your next opportunity to use your experience and technical skills in instrumentation and electrical/electronics to make a positive impact on the world by helping to ensure that Caterpillar equipment of today and tomorrow meet and exceed the needs of our customers? If so, we have a great career opportunity for you to join our Earthmoving team at the Caterpillar Peoria Proving Ground as a Laboratory/Support Technician! Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will install, program, operate, and validate instrumentation and test equipment for the development of construction and mining equipment. You will apply your experience and knowledge of measurement hardware and data acquisition systems to support test and validation programs. Additionally, you will apply instrumentation processes and best practices to ensure quality results that meet product development requirements in a lab setting and provide support for field-testing at the proving ground and at customer sites. You may also be called up to provide facility operational support, including tilt table, dyno bay, tow dyno, and load car.

Specifically, as the Laboratory/Support Technician, you can expect to:

  • Apply technical (electrical, electronic, and mechanical) skills to install sensors, wiring, and data acquisition equipment on mining and construction equipment for the purpose of test and evaluation of safety, quality, performance, and efficiency of mining and construction equipment.

  • Make safety and health a priority during all work (and home) activities. Engage in Caterpillar's culture of safety and participate in efforts and activities to continuously improve the safety of operations

  • Install instrumentation to measure critical system and subsystem operational parameters including temperature, pressure, flow, strain, load, speed, and acceleration. Perform all aspects of planning, execution, documentation, system programming, and validation of results.

  • Apply instrumentation knowledge to validate test set-ups and ensure that results are free of defects. Evaluate instrumentation during static and dynamic verification of mining and construction equipment.

  • Work with mechanics, machine operators, engineers, and logisticians in a collaborative team environment to complete complex tasks safely, with the highest quality, while meeting project schedules and budgets.

  • Provide input to supervisor and team for continuous improvement (CI) and capital projects to improve safety, quality, velocity, and cost. Aid team in the implementation of CI ideas.

The successful candidate must bring (Basic Qualifications) :

  • An Associate’s Degree in Electronics, Electronics Technology, Mechanical, or related technical field or 4 years of product development experience

  • The ability to work continuously on one's feet for 8 to 10 hours per day in a variety of environmental conditions (i.e. inside/outside, hot/cold/inclement weather, dusty environment)

  • Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to build positive working relationships with co‑workers and customers

  • Able to use a personal computer to access work management systems and documents and basic proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

Top candidates will also bring:

  • 4 years of experience in instrumentation, electrical repair, electronics, electrical component development, or related technical area

  • Knowledge of transducers and instrumentation

  • Technical and mechanical aptitude

  • The ability to work well with technical and non-technical oriented people

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with Caterpillar’s suite of validation management tools (WorkFlow, IronFlow, others)

  • Knowledge of Caterpillar products, services, and policies

This position may require up to 10% travel.

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 .

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

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.