Control Engineer I

Engineering Tualatin, Oregon

Position at Nortek Air Solutions



Position Title: Control Engineer 1


About Nortek Air Solutions

We're on a mission to make the world safer, healthier, and more productive. We are a premier HVAC Company offering energy efficient and sustainable products and solutions that exceed customer expectations through employee’s commitment to quality, customer service and operational excellence. Nortek was established in 1977 and offer the innovation and expertise of the largest group of custom heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVVAC) brands in North America. We offer high quality systems in multiple shapes, sizes, and configurations for new construction and renovation.


Position Summary: 
This is an entry level controls engineering position for design of custom engineered thermal energy transfer for the industrial building, pharmaceutical, high tech manufacturing, and datacenter markets.  In this position you will be the technology expert for systems design integrating thermal, electric, mechanical, and controls engineering.  You will be supporting meeting business objectives, technical strategy, and solving complex engineering problems. 


Position Responsibilities:

  • Under supervision, develop controls systems engineering methods and solutions
  • Complete new product design using controls engineering, software tools, and hardware verification methods.
  • Follow company policies, new product development processes, and design guidelines.
  • Research and analyze data, such as customer design proposals, supplier specifications, industry standards, and product manuals to determine feasibility and risks.
  • Use innovative thinking to go beyond existing solutions to develop unique ideas
  • Work cross functionally to support business needs
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer or Electrical engineering. 
  •  Minimum two years’ experience in controls, electronics, and software technologies.
  • Experience with building, HVAC, or industrial controllers.
  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ability to communicate technically, both internally with various departments and externally with customers, as needed.
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail with effective ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a timeline driven environment.
  • Motivated, creative, and enthusiastic to learn, and ability to work in cross-functional teams.
  • Independent analysis and judgment skills in using prior experience and knowledge of company policies and procedures to resolve non-standard problems.


 Position Key Attributes:

  • Ability to personally live safe and hold themselves and other team members accountable by having their back in support of our Safety core value. 
  • Has integrity, works transparently, and recognized for treating others with respect.
  • Takes accountability to create and execute solutions that deliver desired results and can “own it” in a Performance Driven Culture. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead teams in a Teamwork culture.
  • Ability to ignite and lead change as a catalyst for improvement.
  • Can thrive in a “legacy now” culture in which we strive to do the right thing for the company today, even if it is the hard thing, and leave behind a stronger company for the next generation of employees. 
  • Strong leadership skills including ability to think strategically, solve problems and create a motivating team environment.
  • A “builder” who is comfortable in a continuous improvement culture.



  • Starting at 4 weeks of paid time off for vacation/sick
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Hybrid work option (partially remote)
  • Company provided health insurance, short term disability, and long term disability
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage options
  • 401-k match of 50% on your contribution up to 6%
  • Education Reimbursement of $5,250/year for qualifying programs and courses

Nortek Air Solutions offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. To learn more about Nortek Air Solutions, please visit our company website at 

Nortek Air Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex national origin, age disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by federal or state law.