Systems Engineer

Location: Newport News, VA Posted Date: January 14, 2018
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Employer Job Id: 5515 Careermine Job Id: 1409085
Systems Engineer researches, develops, designs and validates mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic hardware and associated control logic for use in large mining haul trucks.   


Description of Duties:
  • Develops mechanical, hydraulic, and electro-mechanical systems for use on large mining haul trucks
  • Researches solutions to optimize system designs and parameters with analytical methods
  • Performs system calculations and/or simulations
  • Creates schematic representations of mechanical, hydraulic, and electro mechanical systems
  • Interfaces with other disciplines (Mechanical, Hydraulic, Electrical, etc.) to create specifications that outline control system logic necessary for haul truck functions
  • Interfaces with other disciplines (Mechanical, Hydraulic, Electrical, etc.) to specify proper control components (PLC's, computing platforms, HMI, and other associated hardware)
  • Estimates time and cost requirements for the development and serial production of haul truck systems
  • Develops detailed test requests to initiate both component and system level testing and validation
  • Works independently and as a team member with other engineers, designers, and production personnel or on ad hoc projects
  • Researches and analyzes customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data 
  • Confers with Engineers and other personnel to develop operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information
  • Participates in the Engineering Development Program

Position Specific Competencies:
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems
  • Ability to mathematically model mechanical, hydraulic, and basic electrical systems
  • Knowledge of automated control
  • Ability to create schematics depicting system operation and design
  • Knowledge of system modeling techniques and Matlab/Simulink or comparable simulation software

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree (BSME, BSEE, BS Mechatronics Engineer) with 4 years of system engineering experience in an engineering environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements:
  • Is expected to travel nationally and internationally up to 20% to customer or supplier sites.
  • Ability to complete and maintain mine certifications or safety training such as Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) hazard training.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain driver's license and passport.



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