Control Systems Engineer - Traction and Aux Control

Wabtec Corporation

Contagem, Brazil


Position summary

ake yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Who will you be working with?

You will work as a part of a dynamic team to develop control strategy requirements and concepts, design and implement solutions, perform control system calibration and validation, and support issue resolution for both New Technology and New Product Introduction initiatives.

How will you make a difference?

As a member of the Controls engineering, you will be responsible for designing Locomotive Traction and Aux control systems that meet the customer requirements, cost & reliability expectations. It includes defining system level requirements, preparing test plans & performing system validation.

What do we want to know about you?

  • Bachelor's / Master's degree in Electrical/Electronics/Control system Engineering.

  • 4-8 years' experience in Engineering in similar/relevant field.

  • Hands on experience with the design and development of control algorithms in a relevant field.

  • Good working knowledge on usage of Simulink/Stateflow or similar tools.

  • Proven analytical, interpersonal, communication, organization, planning and leadership skills.

  • Process focus and continuous improvement orientation.

  • 5+ years' experience working as Traction and Aux control engineer in Locomotive Systems

  • Experience in working in cross-functional environment.

  • Experience in Electrical and control Systems

  • Strong electrical engineering knowledge

  • Having working level knowledge of locomotive control systems.

  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis, or Six Sigma Greenbelt certified preferred.

  • Experience with signal processing, and interfacing with s/w for real time embedded control systems.

  • Experience with requirements management tools

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

What will your typical day look like?

  • Design and develop traction and aux control systems for Locomotives.

  • Lead/Participate in product conceptual designs and concept trade off analysis.

  • Interact with locomotive system, sub-systems, component teams to define and document traction system requirements and interfaces.

  • Develop Simulink Model as per design requirement and carryout desktop simulations to verify the design.

  • Develop Validation plans and perform system validation.

  • Provide designs that are robust, that meet cost and reliability targets.

  • Conduct Simulator testing and later participate in locomotive testing to validate traction control as required.

  • Lead Design reviews; make presentation and status reports to Senior Management.

  • Must be willing to work on high horsepower and high voltage equipment's.

  • Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements

  • Work with cross-functional & global teams to meet project objectives


Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles...people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.