Controls Engineer in Escondido, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 2/26/2018

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Job Description

Volt has a great opportunity for a Controls Engineer to work in Escondido, CA. 

This is a fast-paced company providing a challenging environment where new products are always in development and open ended problem solving is the norm. Candidates must be self-directed, multitasking, and able to function within various levels of structure and supervision.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in the field of Mechanical/Electrical Engineering and 2-5 years of experience
  • Experience in Model-Based Controls Development – Controls Rapid Prototyping and Development
  • Strong knowledge of Matlab Simulink based control and plant models development methodology and Matlab scripting
  • 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
  • A strong understanding of vehicle sensors and associated I/O interface Experience with CAN connected devices and knowledge of CAN communication protocol (J1939)
  • Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and work levels
  • Data analytical skills in programs such as Excel and Matlab
  • Component specification, testing, calibration, and operational validation as it applies to advanced vehicles and power solutions

Desired 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
  • Must possess a strong understanding of vehicle electrical design and schematic layout, with focus on retrofitting conventional vehicles with advanced alternatively fueled powertrains
  • Experience with high voltage DC bus design
  • Component specification, testing, calibration, and operational validation as it applies to advanced vehicles and power solutions

Areas of Responsibility:

  • 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++…)
  • Update electrical schematics with Microsoft Visio

Please apply now to learn more about this great opportunity. 

Volt is an equal opportunity employer