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Power Systems Engineer

Company: Caterpillar, Inc.
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Career Area:Manufacturing & Supply ChainJob Description:WE BUILD WHAT MATTERSWhat matters most to you? Is it being a part of a strong team? Supporting your family? Solving global problems? You can do these and more at Caterpillar; where your work enables progress around the globe and you contribute to meaningful work. Together, we can build what matters.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 Product Support 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.Required Skills/Abilities:
    • Experience in dealing with multiple disciplines such as contractors, consultants, engineers, end users, etc.
    • Working knowledge of the following:
    • Installation, troubleshooting, and design of switchgear, ATS, and generator systems.
    • Reading schematics and blueprints for power control and automation at a Power Systems level
    • Installation, troubleshooting, design and programming of automated control systems using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), PC controls, and distributed processing.
    • Computer and software troubleshooting
    • PLC Software Experience
    • Modicon / Schneider Electric
    • Rockwell / Allen Bradley
    • Siemens
    • GE
    • HMI Software Experience (a plus, but not required)
    • Rockwell RSView / FactoryTalk
    • Siemens
    • Vijeo
    • iFix
    • Wonderware
    • Position requires travel, typically between 25 - 30%, to support projects or staff.
    • Requires a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving recordEducation and Work Experience:Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEET), or minimum of five years equivalent work experience.Top Candidates Will Also Have:
      • HMI Software Experience (a plus, but not required)
      • Rockwell RSView / FactoryTalk
      • Siemens
      • Vijeo
      • iFix
      • WonderwareAbout Caterpillar Switchgear AmericasCaterpillar 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 ( 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.Aftermarket Services From service contracts to complete renovations, CAT Switchgear Aftermarket Services insure 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.Additional Information:Benefits :
        • 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)Caterpillar is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We participate in E-Verify.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 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 ww w .caterpilla r .com/careers #LICaterpillar - Caterpillar Careers - Build What MattersIt's time to do the work that matters.EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Caterpillar, Inc., Alpharetta , Power Systems Engineer, Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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