Controls Engineer


Escondido, CA

Industry: Automotive


Less than 5 years

Posted 141 days ago

This job is no longer available.

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