Electronic Controls Engineer in Madison, WI at Volt

Date Posted: 5/1/2020

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Electronic Controls Engineer (Direct-hire)
Madison, WI


Electronic controls focused design engineer will develop and maintain hardware and software design documentation for various cooking appliance platforms. The engineer is responsible for the development, implementation, and testing of controls components for cooking appliances. The position requires a strong understanding of internal and external customer needs, quality and testing standards, and the ability to translate these requirements into cost effective and reliable controls solutions.  The engineer will work with customers to define the design requirements for appliance controls. The engineer 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 engineer.

Product documentation and requirements management

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

Controls component and system development

  • Lead and 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

Control system verification

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

Support and Troubleshooting

  • Support internal labs
  • Support customer service and field units

Regulatory Interaction

  • UL and Agency Approval
  • International Compliance Support

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of sensors, motors, heating elements, displays, and relays
  • Design and troubleshooting of electronic and electromechanical systems
  • C/C++ software development for embedded systems
  • Automated hardware and software testing practices
  • Experience with Embedded OS
  • Soldering, wire harness assembly, and electronics assembly
  • Use of multi-meters, oscilloscopes, and thermocouples

Preferred Skills

  • Requirements management software (Jama, Doors, or similar)
  • UL, CE, or other agency approvals
  • 3D CAD software (Solidworks or similar)
  • PCB layout and simulation tools



Bachelors or better in Computer Engineering or related field.


1-5 years: Applications engineer or co-op experience in appliance, automotive, aerospace, or medical industry

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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