Controls Engineer


Escondido, CA

Industry: Automotive


Less than 5 years

Posted 86 days ago

This job will have the candidate rotating between the production floor, TransPower vehicles, and an office environment, and thus requires a person who enjoys that diversity. The position will require some travel to support vehicles deployed at customer locations.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Use MotoHawk Model-based tool chain for controls development
  • Develop and test advanced automotive products such as proprietary battery management systems and automated manual transmissions
  • Work with advanced vehicle powertrain design and integration
  • Work on medium and heavy-duty vehicle platforms
  • Be able to program embedded components when required (C++?)
  • Updateelectrical schematics with Microsoft Visio

Required Qualifications:

  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineering experience minimum 2-5
  • Experience in Model-Based Controls Development ? Controls Rapid Prototyping and Development
  • Experience in closed loop testing of control models at various fidelity such as MIL, SIL and HIL
  • Troubleshooting experience with tools such as oscilloscopes, multi meters, Vector CANalyzer, and general problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and work levels

Required Education/Certifications

  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in the field of Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Required Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Matlab Simulink based control and plant models development methodology and Matlab scripting
  • A strong understanding of vehicle sensors and associated I/O interface Experience with CAN connected devices and knowledge of CAN communication protocol (J1939)
  • Component specification, testing, calibration, and operational validation as it applies to advanced vehicles and power solutions
  • Data analytical skills in programs such as Excel and Matlab
  • Must possess a strong understanding of vehicle electrical design and schematic layout, with focus on retrofitting conventional vehicles with advanced alternatively fueled powertrains

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in development of control systems and specifications for purposes of automotive energy management, emissions management, and increased operational safety or performance
  • Experience in commissioning and calibration of vehicle systems, including control algorithms or other software systems
  • Experience with high voltage DC bus design
  • Able to do component specification, testing, calibration, and operational validation as it applies to advanced vehicles and power solutions
$80K - $130K
$80K - $130K base, Excellent benefits, including 401K bonus