Motor Controls Engineer FPGA

Matlen Silver
May 12, 2022
Dayton, Ohio
Job Type
Remote Work
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Job Title: Motor Controls Engineer FPGA 
Location: Dayton, OH
Length: 12 Months, Possible extension and Contract To Hire Role
Pay Rate Ranage:  $38.00 up to $72.00 per hour (Depending on Experience) / Matlen Silver W2 ONLY

Job Description Summary:
The Lead Engineer activities for Controls include contributing to the design, development, troubleshooting, and verification of open and closed loop control systems for products, solutions and systems for the Aviation power industry. Includes activities linked to technical improvement of existing products and components Impacts approaches, projects and programs in the functional area or affected business organization and ways of working. Impacts quality, efficiency and effectiveness of own team. Has significant input into priorities. Guided by professional practices and policies that are shaped by the role.


  • FPGA Experience is a MUST
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in engineering
  • Must have Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college
  • Experience with rotating equipment - motors and generators 
  • Design and test control algorithms using MATLAB/Simulink and PLECS
  • Hardware Experience - design and test (motor controllers and electronic circuits   

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, troubleshoot, and verify open and closed loop control systems for power electronic products such as converters and inverters for the Aviation power industry including rotating machinery.
  • Test embedded motor controller or power electronic circuits through digital communication, debugger, oscilloscope, and logic analyzer in a lab environment
  • Simulate power systems using PLECS or equivalent simulation tools to support design and proposal efforts
  • Program embedded processors using C language
  • Work with customers both internal and external to troubleshoot issues
  • Lead the validation efforts to test functionality of equipment
  • Has awareness of latest technical developments in own area.
  • Contributes towards strategy and policy development, and ensure delivery within area of responsibility.
  • Has in-depth knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; has working knowledge of competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market
  • Uses judgment to make decisions or solve moderately complex tasks or problems in areas of operational/product management, manufacturing, technology or engineering.
  • Takes new perspective on existing solutions. Uses technical experience and expertise for data analysis to support recommendations.
  • Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own function to arrive at decisions.
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus.
  • Developing persuasion skills required to influence others on topics within field.
  • Experience developing controls systems for power electronic/rotating equipment applications
  • Strong knowledge of various types of motors, their analytical models for simulation and controls
  • Strong knowledge of power electronic circuits, topologies, and their characteristics
  • Hands on experience in C embedded programming, microprocessors and their peripherals
  • Experience with FPGA designs and ability to read hardware description language
  • Ability to understand schematics and PCB layout
  • Hands-on experience of operating standard electronic test equipment; oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, frequency generators, signal analyzers, etc
  • Ability to use test equipment to perform PCB level troubleshooting
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

About Matlen Silver 
Experience Matters. Let your experience be driven by our experience. For more than 40 years, Matlen Silver has delivered solutions for complex talent and technology needs to Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders. Led by hard work, honesty, and a trusted team of experts, we can say that Matlen Silver technology has created a solutions experience and legacy of success that is the difference in the way the world works.
Matlen Silver is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

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