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Location Alpharetta, Georgia, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000214678

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other.  We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

About Caterpillar  

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed. 

About EPD

Caterpillar's Electric Power Division (EPD) offers integrated solutions, parts, and services to meet the needs of our various commercial and industrial electric power customers. EPD supports a wide range of customer applications across the globe, including providing back-up power to hospitals, providing emergency power when natural disasters strike, and supporting critical infrastructure for data centers, municipalities, and more. With a rich history of more than 95 years in the electric power business, our team has world-class expertise and a proven ability to adapt to changing demands. We’re committed to providing sustainable and reliable solutions to our customers. Join our team to help build a better, more sustainable world for future generations!

Job Duties:

  • Review specifications, proposals, estimates, and other contract documents to develop submittal packages consisting of drawings and BOMs.

  • Create first pass for project drawing sets.

  • Create preliminary designs for switchgear and generator control systems.

  • Finalize power envelope designs for medium and low voltage systems.

  • Design protective relaying schemes for switchgear.

  • Support inside and outside sales team members with technical solutions and guidance.

  • Support production engineers for successful transition from submittals to production.

  • Work with consultants and customers to gain production approval on submittal packages.

  • Interpret customer specifications and drawings and have in-depth dealer/consultant interaction.

  • Present clear detailed designs for production engineers to execute.

  • Research new part requirements, read manuals and contact vendors to ensure successful implementation.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to manage overlapping requirements of multiple projects to meet milestones.

  • Experience in the design of low and medium voltage switchgear.

  • Detailed understanding of protective relays, their functions, and proper applications.

  • Basic understanding of PLC / SCADA communications networks and protocols.

  • Have a detailed understanding of NEC, UL, ANSI and other standards.

  • Basic understanding of generator controls and limitations.

  • Experience with Caterpillar generator sets is a plus.

  • Experience with AutoCAD Electrical is a plus.

  • Experience controlling multiple generators which parallel to one or more utilities is a plus.

Top Candidates Will Have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent business and commercial skills.

  • Advanced organizational skills and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Must be a self-starter motivated towards continuous improvement.

  • Computer proficient including Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Position requires travel, typically 10%-15, to support sales staff.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEET) with minimum two years’ work experience

  • Or six to eight years equivalent work experience in lieu of a degree.

Additional Information:


  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage​

  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.

  • Company matched 401k savings plan​

  • Health savings account (HSA)​

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)​

  • Short and long-term disability coverage​

  • Life Insurance​

  • Paid parental leave​

  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs​

  • Employee Assistance Programs​

  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.  Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.

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 #LI

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