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Motor Controls Engineer
Ref No.: 17-08629
Location: Franklin Park, Illinois
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date: 09/11/2017
Title: Motor Controls Engineer
Location: Franklin Park, IL
Type: Contract, Contract-to-Hire, or Direct Hire (candidate preference)
Start: ASAP


Responsible for the performance of professional work in research, development, design, testing, analysis, production, construction, maintenance, or operation of realtime embedded power and motion control devices. Significant latitude is given to work within the team to develop superior designs and innovative solutions as well as improve the development processes.

  • Collaborates cross-functionally with mechanical and electrical design team members to implement state-of-the-art embedded controls.
  • Works closely with Product Management to collaborate on requirements and recommended implementations.
  • Provides expert guidance to project teams and participates as a key functional team member as part of the integrated project team.
  • Designs and codes software to meet requirements.
  • Capable of writing and maintaining clear documentation.
  • Follows industry standard practices of conducting design reviews, code walk throughs, unit level testing, and integration testing.
  • Works closely with the Software Quality Assurance team to test, troubleshoot, resolve, and release production software.
  • Ensures prompt response to production and customer issues.
  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles in broad areas of assignments and related fields.
  • Maintains liaison with individuals and units within the organization, and with outside vendors and other sources, with responsibility for acting independently on technical matters related to product and process devleopment.
  • Assumes full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating assignments.
  • Plans and develops engineering projects concerned with unique or challenging designs which have an important effect on major company initiatives.
  • May supervise subordinates or individual researchers or consultants on specific objectives.
  • 5+ years of experience developing event-driven C and C++ motor and generator control algorithms with a strong emphasis on reliability
  • Fundamental understanding of AC motor and AC motor controls
  • Prior experience with AC induction machines a plus
  • Experience implementing field oriented control a plus
  • Basic understanding of 3 phase AC power systems
  • Basic understanding of brushed DC motor controls
  • Control experience for monitoring a 3 phase AC system
  • 5+ years experience with power mangement and motion control experience
  • Strong understanding of and experience with real time control systems, sampling theory, signal processing, and dynamic control.
  • Experience with TI, Freescale, or similar microcontrollers and build envrionments
  • Linux development experience a plus
  • Experience using git for version control
  • Knowledge of ticket management and process driven development is required
  • Knowledge of Atlassian tools a plus
  • Proven history of being successful within a team-oriented environment
  • Confident team player motivated by a fast paced environment
  • Ability to learn existing architecture quickly
  • Strong analytical, communication, and presentation skills

Minimum B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related discipline