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Principal Controls Engineers


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Oshkosh Defense

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STS Technical Services

STS Technical Services is hiring Principal Controls Engineers in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

This is a great opportunity to grow with for a Fortune 500, multi-billion dollar company who has won numerous awards including: Forbes 2017 America’s Best Large Employers. Glassdoor 2018 & 2019 Best Places to Work, and 2018 & 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Work within advanced engineering groups regarding development of control strategy for advanced vehicle control systems. Your work will encompass control strategy development and verification for hybrid electric vehicles and components (motors, drives, engines, generators, energy storage cells etc.) and autonomous vehicle systems.

General Summary:

You will be responsible for providing design and integration support for vehicle control/embedded systems development. Provide the necessary hardware/software recommendations and execute a vehicle control/embedded system project plan.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan and direct the technical aspects of advanced vehicle system controls research, development, verification and validation, testing and production implementation.
  • Conduct independent research and development on new technologies and establish requirements (resources, equipment, estimates, test plans, and milestones) according to the needs of a project.
  • Responsible for developing control strategies in a virtual simulation environment using modeling tools (such as ADAMS, AMSIM, Vedyna and Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow etc.) or hardware-in-the-loop simulators and transferring simulated strategies to vehicle testing and eventual production implementation.
  • Work with internal and external (vendors, industry consortiums, or universities etc.) project teams on advanced control development efforts under the guidance of a supervisor with minimum supervision.
  • Assist or direct feasibility studies and project estimates (man power, budget development, and timelines etc.) on proposed projects.
  • Support or direct proposal development with regards to acquiring appropriate funding for various advanced control development efforts.
  • Provide insight to engineering design teams and mentoring to low level engineers as needed based on expertise.

Position Expectations:

  • Have the essential controls education background or in-depth work-related experiences
  • Strong time management, communication and critical thinking skills
  • Strong presentation skills and able to confidently interface internal or external customers.
  • Follow the directions of the supervisor very efficiently and provide feedback on the technical hurdles and progresses with clarity and assess the priorities based on business needs
  • Complete the tasks under the guidance on mutually agreed schedule between the candidate and the supervisor/program manager with minimum mentoring
  • Strongly motivated in learning new technologies and skills in controls fields

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and 8-plus years related experience or
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and 5-plus years related experience or
  • Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with 2 years related experiences.
  • Automotive or heavy-duty vehicle background with vehicle control system experiences
  • Work experience in automotive or heavy-duty vehicle CAN bus and architecture
  • Work experience in Mathworks, dSPACE or Vector tools and Autosar
  • Embedded software development experiences using C/C++/C# or Python a pl

Why Should You Apply?

Best in class benefits package including:

  • Medical Coverage on 1st day of employment
  • Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account & Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k Match .50 on every dollar up to 6%
  • Wellness Program
  • 27 days of vacation within 1st year
  • Education Reimbursement options
  • Nationally recognized most ethical company in 2017

In addition, our client offers excellent growth opportunities and room for advancement.

About STS Technical Services:

STS Technical Services is a Top 100 Staffing Firm that’s partnered with some of the largest names in the aerospace, manufacturing, defense and industrial industries. Our professional recruitment teams put talented individuals to work at client locations all over the world, and we have hundreds of opportunities for you to explore! If you have questions, please contact an STS Recruiter at 1-800-359-4787. Otherwise, all interested applicants are encouraged to apply directly on this page.

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