"Lighting a Path to the Future"

System Development Engineer (Mechatronics/Electrical/Controls)

Location: Ottawa, KS
Job Type: Direct Hire
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 3/9/2018
Job ID: 02503829
Job Description

Join a growing division of an international company with over 5200 employees in 30 countries! In fact this position is open due to growth! 

Located southwest of Kansas City, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds: the relaxing countryside along the Marais Des Cygnes river with the option to travel into the city for baseball, football, NASCAR, and performing arts. Low cost of living area too! 

The company has a Midwestern feel with Midwest family values. They are currently renovating their main offices and creating a more open office environment with both standing and sitting desks. Other perks include being eligible for benefits from day one, 401K with matching, and relocation assistance. 

Job Function:
This position is responsible for development and coordination of systems design for electronics and controls regarding Terminal Tractors product line.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development of electrical system architecture and logical schematics
  • Development of vehicle topology, communication protocols, and architecture for networked components
  • Ensures completion of engineering activities for meeting platform goals
  • Contributes to the overall profitability of new and existing products
  • Contributes to the increase of overall product quality
  • Contributes to cost reduction ideas related to component design on new and existing products 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Understand/Develop/Update/Maintain the vehicle requirements that must be implemented in the controls and electrical network architecture
  • Create and implement electrical and controls standards and best practices
  • Develop Network Databases for CAN, LIN, and Ethernet
  • Develop vehicle network topologies by implementing existing standards
  • Understand current vehicle architecture and plan upgrades
  • Develop Electronic Component Communication Specifications
  • Develop executable models of vehicle network behavior
  • Perform analysis of modeled vehicle networks and implemented vehicle networks for common network design problems, e.g. loading, latency, fault tolerance, quality of service
  • Participate/Lead design reviews, DFMEA’s and develop and manage validation plans
  • Provides frequent team progress updates to direct manager as needed
  • Ensures the use of engineering standards, methodologies and global product development processes into engineering team’s daily work tasks
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, required 
  • Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, desirable
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in electrical and controls design
  • Experience with mobile equipment design highly desirable
  • Licensed PE or ability to obtain PE license preferred



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