Caterpillar, Inc. Facility Controls Engineer in Morton, Illinois

Facility Controls Engineer



At Caterpillar, you build what matters—whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies. There are big jobs to be done worldwide—building critical infrastructure, bolstering local economies, meeting the demand for energy—and that work is powered by our people.

The Product Support & Logistics Division currently has an opening for a Facility Controls Engineer located in our Morton, IL facility. As a Facility Controls Engineer you will be responsible for ensuring the operation, upgrade/update, installation and maintenance of automation systems, controls and related equipment. You will also be managing projects related to the design/redesign of facility automation with collaboration across multiple departments.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • PLC Programming

  • Troubleshooting issues and resolving problems in the most efficient and cost-effective way

  • Support of maintenance personnel in continued operation of automated conveyor and cranes

  • Upgrading obsolete automation equipment

  • Recommending changes to resolve design and system communication problems

  • Project Management

  • Estimating costs for equipment, materials, programming and installation

  • Creating/Approving drawings, specifying equipment and writing purchase requisitions

  • Designing the most economical, efficient systems, deciding what or which equipment should be purchased, making recommendations and keeping up-to-date on technical advances in the design field

Facility Controls Engineers are subject matter experts for the facility and are on-call for off hours support.


Basic Qualifications:

  • ABET accredited Engineering/Technology degree or 5 years of previous experience in facility controls engineering or related discipline

  • Automation Programming & Troubleshooting - PLC control logic

  • Experience with Industrial Communications (ModbusTCP, TCP, OPC, Sockets, ASCII, etc.)

  • Automation Installation – Hardware Troubleshooting/Replacement

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Automation Programming - Modicon {Proworx32 (984) and Unity}

  • Automation Programming - Ladder, Structured Text, Function Block

  • Knowledge of OPC servers (Kepware preferred)

  • Experience with Archestra/Wonderware

  • Familiarity with conveyor and AS/RS crane interactions with a Warehouse Management System

  • Industrial Networking - Familiar with Host / PLC interaction

  • Work experience and expertise in electrical and/or computer applications

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers

  • Good analytical skills and the ability to quickly and accurately identify problems

  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

Job Engineering

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Morton

Unposting Date: Mar 27, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Req ID: 180001TQ