Controls Engineer in Fitchburg, WI at Volt

Date Posted: 7/8/2020

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Controls Engineer (New Product Development) Direct-hire
Madison, WI

Volt has partnered with a growing manufacturing client in search of a Controls Engineer! In this role, you will be responsible for the development, testing, sourcing, and implementation of controls components for various platforms. The position requires a strong understanding of our internal and external customer needs, quality and testing standards, and the ability to translate these requirements into cost effective and reliable controls designs.  The engineer will work with internal customers to define the design requirements for controls. Then, they will collaborate with internal and external suppliers to develop control systems that meet these requirements.  Testing, validation, and ongoing support of the controls components, throughout the product life cycle, are also primary responsibilities of the Controls Engineer II. The most important aspect of this position is to define requirements and validate the implementation of control components and systems.


Controls component & system development

  • Lead & support controls system design for new product development
  • Design and select controls components, including hardware, wire harnesses, and user interfaces (includes some mechanical design)
  • Define hardware and software functional requirements, based on stakeholder needs

 Current product & service support

  • Lead & support control system design changes to improve product performance, quality and reliability
  • Troubleshoot control system issues discovered on production line or in the field

 Control system verification

  • Lead & support hardware, software, and control system verification
  • Write and manage test requirements
  • Conduct manual and automated verification/validation tests

 Product documentation & requirements management

  • Lead requirements capture and definition, based on stakeholders’ needs
  • Lead reviews of requirements with stakeholders
  • Manage & maintain control system requirements and specifications
  • Create system schematics and mechanical drawings


3-5 years of professional experience as controls/systems engineer in appliance, automotive, aerospace, or medical industry

Excellent technical writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication

Demonstrated problem solving skills

Design and troubleshooting of electronic and electromechanical systems

Mechanical design using 3D CAD software (Solidworks or similar)

Bachelor of Science or higher in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or other relevant engineering practice


Exposure to PCB layout and simulation tools
Exposure to regulatory agencies and safety/certification standards (UL or similar)
Experience with automated hardware and software testing
Experience with C/C++ software development for embedded systems
Experience with Agile/Scrum project management
Experience with requirements management software (Jama, Doors, or similar)

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer