Instrumentation Engineer in Cedar Falls, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 1/17/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Volt provides highly skilled contingent workers to local, national and international clients in all major industries.  We offer competitive compensation, the chance to work with some of the world’s leading companies, and a staff committed to helping you take the next step on your career path.

Volt is seeking an Instrumentation Engineer to work onsite at our client’s facility in Waterloo, Iowa.  This is a contingent position with John Deere, forecasted for one year.  Within this role, you will be responsible for supporting test data acquisition (DAQ) and control software solutions throughout a tractor test lab.  In addition, you will:

  • Create and modify DAQ and control software solutions for tests, including PLCs, iTest, MTS, and Dewesoft
  • Support and troubleshoot control code and software solutions in test bays
  • Update software versions
  • Support and troubleshoot test bay network & CAN communications systems in test bays
  • Support DAQ hardware with updates and troubleshooting
  • Assist commissioning of new test cells
  • Install computer hardware, including Ethernet, Serial, video cards
  • Troubleshoot wiring issues
  • Assist in setup of new sensors, including pressure transducers, flowmeters, torque meters, accelerometers

Required Skills:

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with measurement and control techniques and technologies
  • Knowledge of CAN communication protocols
  • Experience with computer systems, networking, and MS Office software
  • Familiarity with agricultural equipment and applications


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science; MIS; Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, or Agricultural Engineering

*** This position is in Waterloo, IA.  Candidates must be able to relocate to this location at their own expense.  ***

Must be available to work on W2 for Volt.  No C2C or 3rd party vendors please.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.