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Lead Controls Engineer

Company: QuEST Global
Location: erie
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Job Functions

Lead and manage a team of about ten Controls Engineers in Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) controls and hardware development of locomotive subsystems, from requirements development to model development, testing and validating designs on locomotive and in the simulation lab, utilizing tools like Matlab, Simulink, Doors and ClearQuest.

Execute a variety of projects ensuring proper definition of requirements and interfaces for various subsystems

Design, integrate, implement and validate subsystem functions and Human Machine Interface for locomotives

Use sound engineering principles and adhere to business standards, practices, and procedures, to develop product / program requirements

Lead/support investigation, root-cause identification, and resolution of reliability issues

Present to customers and suppliers and lead technical endeavors to develop technologies for the railroad industry

Ensure that the documentation of technical data generated for the assigned project is consistent with engineering policies and procedures

Secondary Job Functions:

At QuEST, we often challenge our team members to temporarily work outside the scope of their primary job functions to broaden their skills and help the organization. Some of these roles and opportunities include:

Execution within multiple services

Project Management: Execution and Support

Technical Leadership and Technical Reviews

Develop work instructions to ensure repeatability

Personnel Management

Onboarding and Professional Development: collaborate and mentor QuEST Team Members

Cross-functional teams

Geographic re-assignments

Quality Management and Continuous Improvement


Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in a STEM discipline.

At least 3 years of experience with RTOS control design, hardware design, diagnostics, or test

Proven ability and willingness to work in a customer facing environment, directing the efforts of junior engineers, in a fast paced development environment

Ability and willingness to work "hands-on" in test labs and on locomotives with high HP (1000 KVA), medium voltage (2 KV) and high current (10 KA) systems

Desired characteristics:

  • Experience with MATLab Simulink or other Modeling tools
  • Experience with developing Serial and Ethernet Interfaces
  • Experience with system, subsystem and component level validation testing
  • Experience with transportation/locomotive systems control design and test
  • Experience with Human Machine Interface and human factors analysis for embedded systems
  • Experience with Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) tools (i.e. FMEA, Score Cards)
  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • PC proficiency

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Mostly office environments with occasional shop floor involvement and occasional on locomotive testing.
  • Must be physically capable of safely boarding/off-boarding and testing on operational locomotives.
  • Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work.
  • Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.
  • Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9 AM to 4 PM.
  • Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations.
  • All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Location:Erie, PA

Compensation Type: Competitive wages. Position also qualifies for benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance, disability, life insurance, 401(K), tuition reimbursement, and paid time off.

Status:Full-Time Exempt

  • Reports to:Program Manager

Keywords: QuEST Global, Erie , Lead Controls Engineer, Other , erie, Pennsylvania

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