POWER SYSTEMS ENGINEER
DO THE WORK THAT MATTERS
POWER SYSTEMS ENGINEER
|LOCATION||ALABAMA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|DATE POSTED||MONDAY, MAY 8, 2023|
|CONTRACT TYPE||FULL TIME|
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
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 Caterpillar Switchgear Americas
Caterpillar Switchgear Americas, LLC is a Caterpillar owned company. Cat Switchgear is an engineering and manufacturing company that designs, programs, builds, sells and services Caterpillar Switchgear and Automatic Transfer Switches ( http://www.cat.com/power-generation/switchgear ).
Our three main product lines:
Caterpillar Switchgear – Utilizing various manufacturers’ low and medium voltage switchgear, Caterpillar Switchgear provides systems that integrate switchgear with Caterpillar engine-generators.
Caterpillar Automatic Transfer Switches – For simpler emergency power requirements Cat ATSs provide a cost-effective means of powering critical loads during power outages.
Caterpillar Advanced Electrical Services – From service contracts to complete renovations, CAT Switchgear AES insures that customer sites are safe and operational when needed.
Caterpillar Switchgear Products are designed using state-of-the-art automation products and are operated from color touchscreens. All automation and Human/Machine Interface (HMI) graphics are programmed and tested at our Alpharetta facility.
Caterpillar believes in hiring exceptional talent. We pride ourselves on creating an exciting, innovative workplace. We invite you to embark on your next journey with us at Caterpillar Switchgear Americas, LLC.
Caterpillar Switchgear Americas (CSA) has an exciting opportunity for a Power Systems Engineer. As a Power Systems Engineer at Caterpillar, you will design, modify, develop, write, and implement software-programming for generator control switchgear applications. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
· Identify retrofit opportunities, scope projects, and support proposal creation via Dealer and Factory teams
· Perform technical risk management for field performance of assigned projects.
· Convert legacy PLC projects to new platforms and validate for accuracy.
· Execute and support design, test, manufacture and commissioning of low and medium voltage switchgear controls retrofits for systems that control multiple generators which parallel to one or more utility sources.
· Provide direction to CAD designers to create wiring and assembly drawings for generator paralleling controls.
·Create or modify PLC programs for control of generator paralleling switchgear.
·Modify template HMI programs to coincide with project-specific PLC programs.
· Provide Engineering/Technical support to AES (Advanced Electrical Services) Sales Group.
·Submit daily project reports and expenses in a timely manner.
·Assist the Product Support Center help desk to resolve customer issues that cannot be handled locally.
·As needed, assists or trains technicians, and both internal and external customers, in preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and testing of equipment under contract with Caterpillar Switchgear.
·Experience in dealing with multiple disciplines such as contractors, consultants, engineers, end users, etc.
·Working knowledge of the following:
o Installation, troubleshooting, and design of switchgear, ATS, and generator systems.
o Reading schematics and blueprints for power control and automation at a Power Systems level
o Installation, troubleshooting, design and programming of automated control systems using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI’s), PC controls, and distributed processing.
o Computer and software troubleshooting
·PLC Software Experience
o Modicon / Schneider Electric
o Rockwell / Allen Bradley
·HMI Software Experience (a plus, but not required)
o Rockwell – RSView / FactoryTalk
· Position requires travel, typically between 25 – 30%, to support projects or staff.
·Requires a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
Education and Work Experience:
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEET) with 3- 5 years of experience or 5 plus years equivalent work experience.
· 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 www.caterpillar.com/careers. #LI
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Summary Pay Range:
$33.48 – $50.21Compensation and benefits offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, job level, market location, job-related knowledge, skills, individual performance and experience. Please note that salary is only one component of total compensation at Caterpillar.
Annual incentive bonus plan*
Medical, dental, and vision coverage
Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)
401k savings plan
Health savings account (HSA)
Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
Healthy Lifestyle Programs
Employee Assistance Programs
Voluntary Benefits and Employee Discounts
*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines .
EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.
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