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Controls Engineer

Company: Wabtec Corporation
Location: Erie
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:The Controls Design Engineer will work collaboratively with other engineers in the planning, design, and development of the regulation, supervision and optimization subsystems of the Trip Optimizer product, which is an Energy Management/Cruise Control system for heavy haul freight locomotives. This role will leverage and build upon your experience and expertise to help create state-of-the-art solutions for a rapidly evolving product line.Essential Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and guide junior engineers as they execute the design and development for locomotive control systems including function definition, requirements development, dynamic analysis, and failure modes analysis
  • Plan individual and subteam work for assigned projects and product features as input to integrated project plans
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments
  • Drive process improvements and simplification initiatives to improve quality and productivity
  • Review and refine system-level requirements to understand design intent and reconcile with control system capabilities
  • Lead/execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements
  • Prepare and present technical design decisions and results to internal and external customers as necessary
  • Ensure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures
  • Prepare invention disclosures to protect the technology that provides a competitive advantage to the business
  • Provide technical support for proposal development
  • Design, implement, and tune real-time controllers of an energy management system for freight locomotive operations.
  • Develop and optimize estimators to observe relevant vehicle states and disturbances.
  • Derive, fit, and simulate accurate vehicle dynamics models.
  • Develop production quality Simulink software including design, documentation, coding, product quality, and validationQualifications/Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or Math
    • Minimum of 5 - 8 years' engineering experience
    • Ability and willingness to support hands-on validation in simulation laboratory and on-locomotive
    • Ability and willingness to travel as requiredDesired Characteristics:
      • Masters or PhD preferred in Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related area or 5+ years industry experience in controls for robotic systems is preferred.
      • Ability to prioritize and manage tradeoffs effectively with a small team to meet overall objectives
      • Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, leadership, and interpersonal skills, with an ability to influence stakeholders, solve problems, and deliver results
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; effective in communicating complex concepts and driving resolutions
      • 3+ years of experience with Matlab / Simulink
      • 3+ years of experience implementing controllers, based on classical and modern control theory.
      • Experience with controls and estimation algorithms and vehicle dynamics
      • Experience with mobile robotics or autonomous vehicles
      • Experience with embedded system development and/or complex software systems

Keywords: Wabtec Corporation, Erie , Controls Engineer, Engineering , Erie, Pennsylvania

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