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Vehicle Controls Engineer - Automation (mid-level)


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

Company Description:


Crown Equipment Corporation is a leading innovator in world-class forklift and material handling equipment and technology. As one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers, we are committed to providing the customer with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic lift truck possible to lower their total cost of ownership.


Job Responsibilities:


Provide engineering expertise in how electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical systems operate over a wide spectrum of applications and environments to improve the design and development of innovative forklifts and material handling equipment. Develop, conceive, and evaluate electro-mechanical based systems including software controls, specifications and performance analysis for lift trucks:

  • System Development Planning - Propose system definitions or specifications to meet a given set of guidelines. Propose plans for system development, testing and review.  Work with engineering product teams to refine requirements.
  • System Development and Evaluation - Develop system concepts into a functional prototype. Model vehicle functions using modeling tools and generate functional software. Perform analysis of system to ensure that performance goals are met and that integrity of design is maintained and conforms to Company and industry standards. Participate in risk assessments and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEAs). Design specific testing as required to evaluate system design integrity and performance and review and evaluate test results. Properly document the system design, the design process, and the results of design evaluation, and communicate this information for critical review and decision making. Assess and document development progress with respect to plans and communicate this information to others for critical review.
  • Other Tasks - Advance and implement tools to automate development workflow and to improve the analysis of system data. Support other functional groups such as purchasing, legal, service, manufacturing, and product engineering when warranted.

Internal Title: Systems Engineer 2


Related Terms: Vehicle Dynamics Systems Development Engineer, Vehicle Performance Systems Development Engineer


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related degree
  • 2 years of experience developing electro-mechanical systems (Salary will be commensurate with experience)
  • Good written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to occasionally travel with overnight stays (0-5%)
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of modeling and simulation tools for system design and analysis, with MATLAB, Simulink, and Vector tools
  • Knowledge of software architecture, state diagrams, and C code
  • Experience with task management and version control software, with Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, and Git desired
  • Ability to occasionally travel with overnight stays (0-5%)
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record


Work Authorization:


Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

No agency calls please.


Compensation and Benefits:


Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

EO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled



Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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