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The position is within Caterpillar’s Integrated Drivetrain Division (IDT) team, focused on delivering high quality electric drive for the organization. Caterpillar’s IDT designs and manufactures mechanical and electric drivetrain components and systems used across the full Cat machine product line.
The primary responsibility of this position is to perform medium to high complex engineering assignments on electric drive systems simulation of electric drive train components, including motors, generators, controls, power devices, thermal management, and magnetics, working directly on cutting-edge electric drive system projects.
Roles and Responsibilities
Keeps abreast of current technology trends, supports the electric drive systems technical roadmap, and strategic initiatives.
Experience with world-class simulation platforms and modelling best practices (managing libraries, version control, flexible modelling techniques, etc)
Detail-oriented work standards and ability to abstract and present meaningful results
Create, Correlate & Maintain Detailed Component / System Models (Motors, Power Electronics & Drivetrain)
Support Designers in Optimizing Component & Systems (Motors, Power Electronics & Drivetrain)
Semiconductor Selection, Bus Bar Design, Capacitor Selection, PCB Design, Sensors & Magnetics
Multi Goal Optimization such as Cost, Robustness, Weight, Space Claim & Control Stability
Predict System / Component Losses, Temperatures & Life Given Various Load Profiles
Support NPI, NTI, CPI, and Cost Reduction programs to meet quality and performance targets
Drive knowledge management including developing standard work and automating processes
Ongoing professional development including seminars, training, and courses as needed
Support development of global Virtual Product Development (VPD) strategy for Electric Drive components
Master’s degree in Mechanical or electrical engineering with at least 8 years of experience in electric drivetrain. Experience in using 1D electric drive systems performance simulation tools like AMESIM/Simscape/GT Power/DYNASTY or similar system level tools. Experience with Matlab/Simulink/Vector-Canape/Python in electric drive systems development. Strong overall knowledge of the vehicle development process, including experimental correlation and product validation. Good communications and interpersonal skills for working in global cross functional team Experience with hybrid electric transmission development Experience in electric power drive system performance, simulation, and controls development.
Ph.D in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent in experience with evidence of exceptional ability Previous working experience in EV / HEV OEMs or EVSE tier 1 suppliers Understanding of engineering theory and principles of automotive energy storage systems Strong working knowledge of product safety and quality principles. Experience in DFMEA and DVP&R for EV / HEV powertrain Enthusiastic to explore and develop new technology leveraging publication and journals.Relocation is available for this position.
Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).