HIL Systems Engineer II

Location: Newport News, VA Posted Date: December 8, 2017
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Employer Job Id: 386 CareerMine Job Id: 1400072
 

Job Summary:

The HIL Systems Engineer II researches, develops, designs, maintains, manages and operates Hardware In Loop (HIL) systems to validate and verify mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic PLC software and associated control logic for use in large mining haul trucks. This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Absent undue hardship reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

 

Essential Job Duties:
  • Develops, designs and operates HIL test system for mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and electro-mechanical systems for use on large mining haul trucks.
  • Responsible for planning, managing, and optimizing the HIL test system to achieve maximum test efficiency, HIL test system uptime, and HIL test system utilization.
  • Responsible for creating HIL automated test cases and test protocols while maintaining HIL testing best practices.
  • Performs system calculations and/or simulations to create plant models for HIL testing.
  • Creates schematic representations of mechanical, hydraulic, and electro mechanical systems.
  • Interfaces with other disciplines (Mechanical, Hydraulic, Electrical, Drive system, etc.) to create HIL specifications that define control system simulation necessary for verifying haul truck software and to specify required HIL test system components.

 

Job Skills: Applies the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) in the performance of essential job duties:
  • Knowledge of HIL system principles, architecture and hardware solutions.
  • Knowledge of HIL system software tools (ex. dSPACE Control Desk, Automation Desk, and Synect).
  • Knowledge of embedded systems/PLC for the purposes of facilitating tests and/or debug.
  • Ability to design, develop, and maintain plant models, test cases and HIL automation scripts.
  • Knowledge of industrial hydraulics, mechanical and electro-mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of CAD and 3D modeling software (ex. Creo) preferred, but not required.

 

Position Specific Competencies:
  • Job Skills: Applies the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) in the performance of essential job duties:
  • Knowledge of HIL system principles, architecture and hardware solutions.
  • Knowledge of HIL system software tools (ex. dSPACE Control Desk, Automation Desk, and Synect).
  • Knowledge of embedded systems/PLC for the purposes of facilitating tests and/or debug.
  • Ability to design, develop, and maintain plant models, test cases and HIL automation scripts.
  • Knowledge of industrial hydraulics, mechanical and electro-mechanical systems.
  • Ability to mathematically model mechanical, hydraulic, and basic electrical systems.
  • Ability to interpret and develop detailed technical requirements and follow requirements based testing principles.
  • Knowledge of system modeling techniques and demonstrated experience in Matlab/Simulink.
  • Ability to create schematics depicting system operation and design.
  • Ability to review and post process machine data logs to develop future system operational parameters using nCode Glyphworks or similar.
  • Knowledge of Project Management tools (ex. Microsoft Project).
  • Ability to accurately scope technical projects and develop supporting documentation.
  • Ability to review and interpret specifications that describe system function and logic and create verification test criteria based on these requirements.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals, and procedure manuals, software specifications.
  • Knowledge of CAD and 3D modeling software (ex. Creo) preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as algebra, probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

 

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree (BSME, BSEE, BS Computer Engineering, BS Mechatronics Engineer) with 2 years of HIL system engineering experience in an engineering environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

What We Offer:

Interesting and responsible role in a successful company.

A comprehensive benefits package that includes major medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K plan with company match, paid vacation and personal days.

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