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Controls Project Engineer

Controls Project Engineer
by Admin on 09-29-2023 at 1:50 pm

Website Altair

Job Summary:

Our client in Auburn Hills, MI is looking for a Controls Project Engineer. This is a Contract positions.

Controls Project Engineer works closely with customers, project management, purchasing, and manufacturing to execute the controls content on assigned projects. Tasks will include or require delegating the following: gather system requirements, create specifications, drawing packages, and PLC and DAQ software. They utilize their technical skills to design, develop, and validate advanced powertrain test systems including combustion engine, transmission, e-motor, battery, inverter test systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Author hardware and system documentation including specifications, schematics, DAQ definition, BOMs, sequence of operations, etc.
  • Develop custom hardware solutions in both team and lone environments
  • Identify hardware tools and techniques that will benefit the project
  • Research and identify potential system components
  • Manage hardware and system documentation
  • Support the controls design team for a variety of projects encompassing several aspects of powertrain and vehicle/component development from the conceptphase through detail design, manufacturing, and commissioning.
  • Communicate with customers to determine design requirements and specifications for a project and participate in regular design reviews to ensure those requirements are being met.
  • Conduct projects with a high level of professionalism while meeting and/or exceeding our clients’ technical and timing expectations within the predefined project budget limits.
  • Produce a final deliverable drawing package made to customer specifications and industry standards
  • Troubleshoot and fix design and manufacturing issues with the Project Manager and Manufacturing Team.
  • Be able to back up engineering decisions using data and engineering analysis.


  • Bachelor’s degree in EE or CE (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 5 years of controls design experience including: Electrical, Pneumatics and Fluids
  • Interface with customers, engineers, and technical project managers to develop hardware requirements, schedules and budgets
  • Experience designing analog and digital I/O circuitry
  • Debugging skills including utilization of logic analyzers, DMMs, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • AutoCAD Electrical experience
  • Knowledge of LISP a bonus
  • Microsoft Excel advanced user
  • xLOOKUP, conditional formatting, charts, data validation,
  • Knowledge of NEC (specifically chapter 2, 3 & 7), NFPA 79 & UL 508A
  • Wire gauges & fuse/circuit breaker sizing
  • Grounding & bonding

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business “First”
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products
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To view the job application please visit phh.tbe.taleo.net.

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