Electronic Controls Engineer

  • Location

    Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

  • Sector:

    Automation & Robotics, Defence, Off highway

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  • Salary:

    £16.10 - £18.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tim Parkes

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    Open Ended

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  • Startdate:

    01 May 18

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Hours of work and days - Shift work/overtime?

37hrs, Mon-Thurs 8.30 to 4.45, Fri 8.30 to 4.15

Notice Period; 2 Weeks
Specific area of work/project that the candidate will be involved in and what they will be doing on a day-to-day basis?

The Innovation & Technology Development team offers some of the most exciting engineering roles within the global organisation. Working on the integration of electronic and electrical systems within multiple products provides the opportunity to work with multiple disciplines within the organisation.

The integration of the latest Electronics and Electrical technology helps differentiate our products from its competitors by enabling exceptional performance and value to the customer. Our engine systems control air and fuel delivery with millisecond precision to maximise performance and minimise exhaust emissions. Our integrated machine systems control all aspects of construction machine operation (engine, transmission, hydraulic systems), provide the human-machine interface (operator controls and information displays), and constantly monitor and communicate position, operation, diagnostic and prognostic information to enable machine automation, improved productivity and enhanced serviceability.

The successful applicant for this position will join the European Engine Controls team, which is responsible for engine control system development for all of Industrial Power Systems Division's small and medium engine programmes and will be involved in the design and development of the engine control systems for a number of IPSD's core products.

This position offers the opportunity to work on cutting edge engine control system technology, with a diverse range of applications ranging from small construction machinery to agriculture and generator sets.

The role is an entry-level position which will give the successful candidate and excellent opportunity to learn more about the development of advanced diesel engine controls 'on the job' as they support others in the development of Caterpillar's next generation engines.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with colleagues and process partner teams to develop and document requirements for engine controls and software for the IPSD small and medium diesel engines (C1.7 to C7.1)
  • Take responsibility for delivering accurate, high quality requirements documentation to the controls / software development process and downstream users of the engine control software.
  • Work with colleagues and process partners to create calibration guides to support calibration work on engine control software developed by the team.
  • Support the creation of AECD (auxiliary emissions control device) documentation to support successful certification of engines for production.

"Must Haves"

  • Good technical background (good technical degree preferred in mechanical, electronic, electrical, control systems or automotive engineering) though other qualifications / experience will be considered.
  • Some knowledge / experience of engine control systems and / or the development process for real-time control systems.
  • Ability to translate and develop customer requirements and objectives into production-ready software models.
  • Ability to document complex technical concepts accurately and concisely.
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong customer focus

If you are interested in this role, apply now.

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