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QA/Test Specialist

Location Chillicothe, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000128944

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Job Description:

Quality Assurance Specialist

Cat® MineStar™ Onboard Fleet/Aux Panel / Guide / Edge

Caterpillar is a leader in the development of the Cat® MineStar™ system and uses GPS, sensors, wireless networks and embedded computers to perform real-time monitoring and managing fleet of autonomous and staffed mining machineries. We provide a dynamic environment with challenging and exciting opportunities working on leading edge technologies. We offer competitive wages and benefits as well as a flexible schedule along with the possibility of telecommuting

Job Purpose

Our Cat® MineStar™ O n board Fleet and Edge t eam is looking for a passionate individual to collaborate within our dynamic team and contribute to its success. As a Quality Assurance Specialist, you will participate in all the team’s functions in an agile environment. You will be responsible to develop and execute test plan for embedded software applications in order to provide machinery fleet management and optimization applications for the mining industry.

Job Description / Responsibilities

The Quality Assurance Specialist position develop test plans, execute test cases and troubleshoot onboard subsystem for Cat® MineStar™ Fleet and Edge solutions. The subsystems may include, but are not limited to:

  • Machine security system
  • Operator identification
  • Smart device integration
  • Display user interface / integration

You will work closely with the Software Developers and Strategist roles to translate complex subsystem requirements into the evaluation and development of validation plans.

Responsibilities include a strong quality focus through thorough test planning and execution. Thorough documentation and communication of issues is a must.

Advanced data analysis and systems analysis efforts and skills are needed to help troubleshoot complex issues from test or customer sites, and to examine the information from test sites to improve overall systems performance.

Required Skills / Qualifications

  • Technologist or Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Electrical, Software, Computer) or equivalent experience  
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in development, test, or validation of complex systems.
  • Experience in product validation in an Agile environment.
  • Strong teamwork, communication (written and verbal) and decision-making skills
  • Effectively prioritize, manage time and work autonomously

Desired Skills / Qualifications

  • Experience with GPS positioning, Wi-Fi, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, SSL.
  • Experience with Linux operating system.
  • Experience using scripting languages (e.g.: Python).
  • Experience with Robot Framework
  • Machine or automotive electrical systems integration, verification and validation experience
  • Familiarity with construction, mining equipment

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position may require less than 10% travel

Visa sponsorship is available for this position

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 Pension) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

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

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

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Relocation is available for this position.Visa sponsorship available for eligible applicants.

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

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