Caterpillar – Electric Drive Controls and Software Verification Engineer


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Caterpillar is developing machines with advanced electric drive powertrains.  A key part of these powertrains are the controls and software for the motors, generators and powertrain systems.  Accurate high speed HIL systems are critical to ensure the controls and software are working properly. As an Electric Drive Controls Verification engineer you will be responsible for developing HIL systems to test the powertrain controls.  You will interact with the system designers and controls engineers to develop the HIL models, implement the models on the various HIL platforms and work directly with the software developers to test the software.  As part of this team you may also participate in on machine testing at Caterpillar’s proving grounds.

Job Duties

Gather requirements for HIL plant modeling

Implement plant models on HIL systems

Work with controls and software engineers to verify software on the HIL systems

Produce test results documentation

Replicate field issues on the HIL

Provide feedback for improvement of the controls and software

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science

2+ year experience in developing HIL test platforms

2+ Experience in plant modeling with Matlab/Simulink

Experience with Python

Top Candidates will also have

Experience with OPAL-RT HIL systems

Experience with electric machine controls and power electronics hardware

Understanding of Caterpillar machine performance

Experience with Vector CANape and CANanalyzer

Experience with CAT ET

Experience with GIT configuration management tool

Desire to work in a fast-paced team environment

Excellent problem-solving capabilities

Excellent communication skills

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position

Visa sponsorship is available for this position

This position may require 10% travel

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