Heavy Machine Operator

Trimble Inc Dayton , OH 45401

Posted 2 months ago

Trimble is recruiting for a Technical Heavy Machine Operator to fill an opportunity in Dayton, Ohio.

Job Description

Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies is a joint venture between Caterpillar and Trimble focused on developing grade control systems for both aftermarket and factory installation. The Technical Machine Operator/Test Engineer is responsible for testing and optimizing performance of Automatic Grade Control Systems and Cat Grade Control systems on machines such as track type tractors, motor graders, and hydraulic excavators. Performance optimization consists of operating the machine and modifying the grade control system parameters to optimize performance in regards to its automated grading capabilities. The ability to effectively run heavy equipment and subjectively analyze the performance of a machine as well as the ability to perform control system tuning for optimal performance are key factors in successful performance in this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Optimizing grade control systems to get optimum performance from heavy equipment

  • Development of test plans and test estimates

  • Execution and documentation of on-machine tests

  • Written and verbal communication of test results

  • Trouble-shooting complex problems on various controls systems on machines

  • Conducting machine test set-ups and tear-downs

  • Assistance with customer support and training

  • Ability/Willingness to travel, max 25%-30%

Skills & Experience Required:

Basic Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of experience in the use of earthmoving equipment for the construction of subdivisions or roads. Extensive experience on the motor grader machine type is a plus.

  • Direct experience utilizing grade control systems such as Trimble Grade Control System or Accugrade.

  • 5+ years of overall related experience.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience in control systems development for earthmoving or machines

  • Knowledge of CAN or other data link communications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with a global team

  • Experience in software or system testing

  • Experience with electrical systems, hydraulic systems or control systems

  • Experience with product development projects and processes at the machine, system or sub-system level

  • Experience in the field of surveying-

  • Experience with CANalyzer or CANape

  • Demonstrated mechanical and electrical aptitude as well as manual dexterity to work in a machine test environment.

Our Company

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.

Trimble is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other protected factor. EOE/M/F/V/D

Trimble Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other protected factor. EOE/M/F/V/D


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