Vehicle Controls Engineer

North Canton, Ohio

Position Purpose:

Provide engineering design support for electronic / pneumatic vehicle control systems through the development, validation, and application phases.

Essential Functions:

• Design sensing and control solutions for heavy duty commercial vehicles using electrical and electro-pneumatic components.

• Select and properly evaluate electronic and pneumatic components, sensors, and suppliers.

• Interface with electronic and pneumatic component manufacturers.

• Lead DFMEA teams for electronic and pneumatic control systems in their intended application.

• Develop, approve, and plan the execution of comprehensive DVPs with internal and external sources to formulate, conduct, and capture validation tests at various levels (SIL, HIL, Component and Vehicle).

• Perform testing of electronic and electro-pneumatic components and systems.

• Develop specifications for vehicle axle/suspension/brake controls for commercial vehicles.

• Develop algorithms for sensing and control of mechanical and pneumatic systems.

• Manage and provide guidance on the delivery process of integrated hardware, software & calibration for control system designs in accordance with a phase gate development process.

• Source prototype components, build up, and test development boards.

• Assist with design, specification, and implementation of electrical and electronic equipment in the test lab.

• Establish and maintain Electrical Control Engineering standards, procedures, performance levels and documentation requirements.

Education and Training

• B.S. in Electrical or Electronic Engineering preferred, or B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with appropriate electrical/electronic training or experience.

Minimum Qualifications

• Minimum of 5 years' experience within the field of vehicle control systems development, including hands-on in several of the following areas:

• SIL/HIL, automotive/commercial vehicle control systems, ABS/EBS/ESC

• Software development including development of "C" code or model-based applications

• Controls system and state machine development experience

• Electronic control module, sensor or actuator development and test engineering

• Requirements development and validation within a phase-gated product development process

• High level of competence with software and hardware requirements including vehicle electrical and communications (CAN J1939) architectures

• Understanding of network system architectures

• Experience using a mix of theory, computer simulation, and in-vehicle testing

• Experience with vehicle control systems validation at different levels (SIL/HIL/Component/Vehicle)

• Experience with data acquisition/analysis tools such as eDAQ, MATLAB, Simulink, dSpace, Vector CANoe

• Experience leading DFMEAs for control systems

• Knowledge of SAE J1939, J1708, J2534 protocols is a plus

• Demonstrated expertise using standardized problem-solving techniques

• Ability to troubleshoot and resolve equipment problems

• Ability to work in a fast-paced development environment

• Good team player with great communication skills

• Self-motivated: demonstrated ability to set direction and guide the team towards it

Physical Demands

• Ability to lift and maneuver up to 25lbs with occasional twisting, reaching, and out of position body placement

• Ability to physically work on the underside of a Class 8 trailer - use of a roll-around stool, knee pads, or creeper is encouraged. Ability to use precision tools with fine dexterity to affix sensors to test samples - may require out of position body placement

• Must be able to wear all required PPE - safety glasses, steel toe boots, and hearing protection when required

• Frequent sitting and working at a computer for extended periods of time.

*NOTE: No physical lifting and manipulation within the job duties is repetitive

Environmental Conditions

• Office, R&D lab, and Production environment

Behavioral Traits

• Self-motivated: demonstrated ability to set direction and guide the team towards it

• Good team player with great communication skills

• Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills

• Innate curiosity and desire to understand and improve

• Strong mechanical and analytical skills

• Detail oriented, thorough, and conscientious about his/her work

• Excellent time management skills

• Well organized

Hendrickson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 240000KP

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