Electrical Controls Engineer

Engineering Birmingham, Alabama


Position at Autocar, LLC

Electrical Controls Engineer


Job Duties:


Collaborate with multiple teams, including design, production, manufacturing engineering, sourcing, quality, product regulation and compliance and service. Provide schematics and designs for electrical wiring systems and components, including harness/schematic design, production support, field service support, programming, prototyping, Bill of Materials, documentation and 3D CAD modeling. Provide creative and technically feasible solutions for cost savings, service issues and product improvements. Maintain Bill of Materials and documentation to support day-to-day activities and troubleshoot electrical and control systems on vehicles. Build strong relationships with both internal and external customers and provide trucks that meet customer requirements and are safe to operate.  Responsible for maintaining production stability and supporting the production line and PSI as required.



Job Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, or foreign equivalent, in Mechatronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or a related technical field.
  • Must have 3 years of experience in mechatronic, electrical and/or electronic engineering in an automotive and/or heavy truck environment.
  • Travel to dealer, customer, and body builder sites as required for training, troubleshooting, and repair support needs
  • Assist in developing corrective action plans to close any service delivery gaps identified to include repair ticket escalations
  • Acts as a liaison between organization and customers to increase brand loyalty through effective Power of One planning and execution for all applicable products, to include support Service teams with required documentation and training
  • Audit / Spot Check interface at plant, Body Company and customer locations.
  • All stated experience must also include at least 1 year of experience in each of the following:
    • Analyzing and providing technical design solutions to complex electrical systems issues for heavy duty vehicles;
    • CAD-based engineering design utilizing 3D-CAD software, e.g. Unigraphics or Solidworks
    • Utilizing PDM software, e.g. Teamcenter or Vault;
    • Working on electrical control systems utilizing programming languages, e.g. C++ (QT) and Linux Mentor Graphics, CodeSys; and
    • Designing electrical harnesses using harness design software, e.g. VeSys.
    • Brake system control software such as Wabco Toolbox, Bendix ACOM
    • Engine control software such as Cummins Insite
    • Transmission control software such as Allison DOC
    • Creating fault diagnostic trees
    • Hands on electrical system fault diagnostic on vehicles in the field