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Caterpillar, Inc. Senior Controls Engineer (Electrification) in Lafayette, Indiana

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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.

Job Purpose

Caterpillar’s Electrification and Advanced Power Solutions division (E&APSD) is focused on advanced power systems development with emphasis on electrification to provide sustainable power solutions to our customers. The E&APSD Chemitronics Team handles Battery Modelling, Simulation and Battery Management System (BMS) strategy, implementation for a wide range of battery chemistries.

We are seeking a Senior Controls Engineer to join our Chemitronics Team to develop BMS controls strategies for company-wide product applications. The successful candidate will serve as an experienced contributor on assignments that are complex in nature, working with teams across the US, UK and India.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

As a Controls Engineer you will work with a team of engineers and be accountable for design, development and integration of control strategies. Accountability spans the full development cycle from concept to production implementation onto BMS controller.

Detailed responsibilities include but not limited to -

  • Develop control/simulation requirements, model control algorithms for system simulation and control software generation. Author and own implementation of requirements

  • Modelling of battery system dynamics, for system performance analysis. Perform Simulation In the Loop (SIL), Hardware In the Loop (HIL), Rapid Prototyping, Desktop simulations etc.

  • Work with Battery Module/Pack design and other teams for system integration and validation of control strategies

  • Author and maintain FMEAs (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), DVP (Design Verification Plan), test procedures/plans

  • Develop/maintain plant models. Calibrate and validate control strategies

  • Lead New Product Introduction (NPI)/Continuous Product Improvement (CPI) issue resolutions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's (with 4 to 6+ years of experience) / Master’s (with 3 to 5+ years of experience) degree in an engineering discipline with a focus on Control systems or Mechatronics with industry experience developing controls, performance or system simulations related to control algorithms for complex systems.

  • Control theory knowledge (Classical, Nonlinear, and other advanced concepts such as Neural networks, Machine learning etc.) & implementation in algorithms

  • Knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink (or similar) with embedded code exposure

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Knowledge and experience with Lithium-Ion batteries and/or BMS control strategies such as State of Health (SOH), State of Charge (SOC), etc.

  • Direct-to-Flash methodology for creating experimental flash files

Additional Information

  • The location for this position is available at multiple Cat Hubs

  • Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position

  • This position may require 10% travel

  • Visa sponsorship is not available

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 www.Caterpillar.com/Careers .

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