Locomotive Embedded Controls Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Erie, PA


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com.

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make 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.

*PLEASE NOTE: The company is unable to provide any sponsorship for this role.

The Locomotive Embedded Controls Engineer will support and own critical embedded inverter controls for our latest battery-electric “FlexDrive” locomotives along with maintaining and upgrading legacy applications for our diesel-electric fleets.  The Engineer will implement state-of-the-art MATLAB model-based software architectures to enable locomotive auxiliary system functions.  In this role, you will utilize your fundamental engineering and control systems skills to solve specific component and software-related issues associated with battery charging, induction motors, alternator field excitation and overall locomotive auxiliary system protections.

What will be your key responsibilities?

The Engineer will implement, verify, and validate control and diagnostic algorithms in a model-based Matlab environment, included but not limited to, Proportional Integral (PI) regulators, microprocessor control, sensor peripherals, battery charging and motor drive theory.  Support validation of Locomotives on our test track along with testing in our new high-power lab with new battery technology associated with drives theory to optimize control functions.  Support requirements and interface definition for rotating electrical machines, power-electronics, and controller micro-electronics components.  Participate in a high-functioning team environment with support of Senior Engineers to enable robust design efforts.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • Experience or training in control system design, lab setup techniques and PCB control schemes

  • Experience or training using a control modeling system (i.e. Matlab, MatrixX) and/or C/C++ software developmen.

  • Experience with system level validation testing

  • General knowledge of electric machines (AC & DC motors, alternators, transformers) and power electronics

What can you expect from Wabtec?

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.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.