Control Systems Engineer

The Control Systems Engineer I measures output performance, analyzes issues with production quality and recommends solutions. Designs, installs, and adapts equipment used to monitor and control systems, machinery and processes. Being a Control Systems Engineer I requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Troubleshoots control systems and implements improvements to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability. Being a Control Systems Engineer I work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Working as a Control Systems Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience.

Control Systems Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Control Systems Engineer to join our team.


  • Represent CAP to outside entities on engineering, technical, and administrative matters;
  • Create test plans and run frequency response tests for actuators and vehicle dynamics;
  • Develop instrument mechanical installation and wiring details;
  • Select and size electrical and electromechanical components such as valves, solenoids, circuit breakers, starters, and VFDs;
  • Participate in the layout of new control panels;
  • Compose automated test scripts for system integration verification;
  • Develop vehicle performance requirements based on control system analyses;
  • Specify and size control and communications cables;
  • Troubleshoot test failures, identify root cause and recommend corrective actions;
  • Validate requirements through the use of simulations, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and in-vehicle testing;
  • Develop cable and termination schedules;
  • Develop Matlab/Simulink/CarMaker based tools for analysis of vehicle control systems;
  • Provide input into the development of sequence of operations (SOO) documents and functional control specifications;
  • Specify instrumentation and develop instrument lists and location plans;
  • Develop vehicle dynamics fault monitors.


  • Strong electromechanical aptitude;
  • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • Experience in the application of motion control, robotics, PLC/PC programming, and/or vision applications to accomplish customer requirements;
  • Experience with Allen Bradley Logix PLC controls platforms a necessity;
  • Proficiency with MATLAB/Simulink is desired;
  • Proficiency in C/C++ desired;
  • System troubleshooting and debugging skills, both in the lab and in the actual aircraft;
  • Strong knowledge of System ID and Frequency Analysis techniques;
  • Working knowledge of modern control design methods (such as LQR) and aircraft stability and control analysis;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, etc.);
  • Strong knowledge of vehicle handling, ride and tire dynamics;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Collaborative team player with strong written and in-person communication skills;
  • In-depth knowledge of Safety standards (ANSI/RIA15.06, OSHA);
  • Digital signal processing and controls education and/or experience desired.