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Electro-Magnetic Control Valve Engineer

Location Santa Catarina, Nuevo León
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000063550

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Job Description:

For Caterpillar, digital means using technology to extract data from our machines and engines and transform it into valuable recommendations or “insights,” to help customers make better, more informed decisions and help Caterpillar make robust products with the lowest total ownership cost.  Our products generate and process large amounts of data from sensors, on-board models, and control algorithms in real-time creating real-world machine usage information. Electronic Components/Platforms are key enabling technologies for the overall digital strategy.  Key electronic component technologies provide the foundational technology building blocks that enable valuable data to be gathered from machines and engines.

Job purpose:

This is a very technical project engineer position that involves management of multiple projects of varying complexity simultaneously. Projects could include new product development, solving of field issues on existing product, supplier support, cost reduction, or reapplication of existing product into new applications. The ideal background includes understanding of Both the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering domains.

Job related statistics:

Ability to meet NPI and NTI milestones for each program by delivering quality components/platforms on time that meet agreed upon features for each milestone. Key metrics include completion of CV, DV, PV and PPAP validation phases, post production component and application support, and cost reduction.

Job duties:

The Sr. Electronic Components/Platforms Engineer position develops, improves, and troubleshoots electronic/electrical hardware used in an array of engine and machine systems.  This generally includes the development of product requirements, analysis and simulation, electronic component selection, schematic/layout development, and platform verification and validation.  Some or all of these activities may be performed in partnership with a supplier including the manufacturing plan and process development. This position performs complex analysis work, identifies design problems, and resolves problems. Although this position may be the transition from individual contributor to team leadership, the major focus of the job is on technical delivery. Decisions made by this position may affect the project team and its delivery of the project.

In order to develop the platforms effectively, this position must work closely with Engine and Machine System/Subsystem team members to understand the application requirements and performance needs.  For some components, the platform includes embedded software as a key deliverable, so coordination of this activity with the appropriate teams is required.  A strong knowledge of analog and digital hardware design and/or product application is necessary to develop robust solutions and assess the application suitability as well as a thorough understanding of the mechanical and environmental requirements for the application.  In addition to new development, current production hardware will be maintained and supported through the platform lifecycle including obsolescence management. 

Develop high-quality electronic/electrical component product lines for engine and machine systems that meet complex requirements and low cost producer (LCP) targets.  Partner with suppliers to deliver production components and help the systems engineers integrate successfully into various applications. Directs and participates in the concept and design of complex Electronic Components/Platforms projects for release to production in a manner to ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality, and serviceability.

The position responsibilities include a strong focus on quality through simulation, analysis, verification, and validation testing at the component level, subsystem, and system level.  Advanced troubleshooting and analysis skills are needed to resolve complex development and field issues and to improve overall performance and cost. Incumbents may be expected to bear significant responsibility for completion of a project with major focus on delivery.

The Sr. Electronic Components/Platforms Engineer is expected to provide technical leadership and potentially training to new staff members.   Good communication is expected for technical status updates, component reviews, and when working closely with other internal and external teams in multiple geographic locations and organizations.  Keeping up with industry trends and new technology breakthroughs is essential and requires continuous learning through self/internet study.


Requires a bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum (Electrical, Computer, or Mechanical) plus 5-7 years of experience in embedded electronic hardware development or a master’s degree in an Electrical or Computer Engineering curriculum plus 3-5 years of experience in embedded electronic hardware development.  Incumbents must have demonstrated excellent analytical skills and the ability to perform complex assignments.  Requires strong technical leadership skills.  Must have strong problem-solving skills and analytical skills and the ability to communicate technical information effectively. Requires fluent English

All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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