R&D Controls Engineer

Location: St Joseph, Missouri
Opening ID: 27283
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Sep 13, 2022

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Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Altec is looking for an R&D Controls Engineer to join Team Altec. Our Design Engineers get hands-on with the product and are responsible for all aspects of the design and deployment of our product lines. They also work closely with our Manufacturing and Service teams on the ongoing maintenance and support of the designs.

Building on over 90 years of growth and success, Altec specializes in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes, and specialty equipment, supporting customers in over 100 countries throughout the world. Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is leading the industry and setting the standard of excellence.

 

Qualifications

  • ABET EAC certified Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • Must be a futuristic thinker who proactively seeks knowledge, entertains possibilities, and connects the dots for “what comes next”
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong foundation in classical machine control theory and machine kinematics and dynamics
  • Knowledge in Mathworks MATLAB/Simulink and CAN communication protocol
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with team members and work with minimal supervision
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time, potentially on short notice, which may include flying.

Responsibilities

  • Invent and/or design complex machine control technologies using engineering methods and techniques to execute market-driven R&D projects
  • Validate controls designs with simulation and building/testing “proof-of-concept” prototypes
  • Generate software code, interface with electronic hardware and sensor instrumentation, and configure DAQ systems
  • Direct other engineers and technical support personnel to carry out specific design and prototyping tasks
  • Contribute to the protection of IP created during R&D projects
  • Forecast the direction of advanced machine controls by engaging with tradeshows, research papers, and trends in adjacent industries
  • Incubate controls technology on its path to commercialization from R&D to product development teams

Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
          • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Program
          • Retirement 401(k) Program
          • Vacation and Holidays
          • Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Tuition Assistance Program
          • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
          • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.

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