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Controls Engineer
Ref No.: 18-05101
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 100,000.00 - 115,000.00 /Year
Controls Engineer
Dayton Ohio
Fulltime Direct Hire

The Control Systems Engineer is responsible for the hands-on design and implementation of real-time control system solutions, which are integrated in the automatic machine control products for the industries we serve. To accomplish this objective the Control Systems Engineer is responsible for the full lifecycle of the control system development, including, but not limited to, system plant modeling, advanced position estimation solutions design, as well as feedback controls solution design, implementation, simulation, analysis, testing and on-machine validation.
Success in this position involves working effectively with the application domain experts, and within the established process framework, and demonstrating a set of fundamental controls, signal processing, advanced filter design and engineering skills that result in predictability in engineering, scheduling and the quality of products developed.

Primary Duties :
  • Full lifecycle development of control systems within the process framework established for the project. Contributes to the continuous improvement of these processes.
  • Works with the project team, application domain experts and customers, to establish achievable requirements.
  • Active participant in project management through identification of project goals, establishing useful milestones, task breakdown, and effort estimates to support project scheduling, project tracking, and change control decisions.
  • Creates control system and estimation designs, and works with the engineering teams to implement and test those designs meet established requirements.
  • Leads technical design reviews as required by the project framework.
  • Maintains and archives design documents, models, source code, and other work products necessary for the project.
  • As necessary, works independently or with quality assurance personnel to plan and execute product testing. Uses rapid prototyping and hardware in the loop tools to achieve these objectives.
  • Other duties as required and requested by management.

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • At least 3 years' professional experience in the full lifecycle development of real-time control system solutions
  • Master's or PhD degree degree in Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Guidance Navigation and Control Engineering, or related disciplines is required
  • Demonstrated experience of MATLAB / Simulink and Model-Based control system development
  • Proven experience applying signal processing techniques, advanced estimation, and modern controls theory in developing real-time controls systems, including, but not limited to, digital filters design, Kalman filters, system identification, and nonlinear control
  • Plant model development and validation. Including use of physical modeling tools to build the models, and leveraging system identification techniques to determine unknown model parameters
  • Demonstrated experience in the acquisition and processing of data to support the analysis, testing and validation of the developed control system
  • Must possess effective analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-based environment, and effectively interact with a global team

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
  • Experience with the software development of real-time embedded products
  • Application of Inertial Measurement Units (IMU), Euler Angles and coordinate systems, and data fusing
  • Familiarity with the design and development of real-time electro hydraulic control systems
  • Experience with the development of guidance, navigation and control solutions in off-road environments
  • Rapid Prototyping Systems (xPC)
  • Knowledge of CAN and analysis tools such as CANalyzer or CANape