Position: Controls Project Engineer | Dynamic Test Systems

Plymouth, MI


Ready to work on custom, project-based technical solutions from start to finish?

Within our Dynamic Test Systems division, this role will put you front and center with some of the world’s best in aerospace, defense and automotive manufacturing.

What you will do:  This is a new role for an experienced Electrical Engineer to design custom controls and take projects from cradle to grave.  You will team up with multiple engineering disciplines and work with stakeholders at all levels in team/customer meetings to identify requirements, specs, timelines and customer expectations.  Work on a variety of projects such as dynamic component test systems, drivetrain component test stands, helicopter blade balance stands/whirl towers, custom gearboxes and more.  

More about the job:  You will build or take a concept and translate it into a design and construct proper PLC programs from scratch and/or debug or enhance an existing platform.  We are looking for a strategic thinker with strong troubleshooting skills.  Travel will be approximately 30% both domestic and international and we provide additional benefits and compensation with ongoing travel.  Relocation assistance is available.

Your background: 

  • BSEE or related
  • 7+ years of PLC programming experience with Rockwell and/or Siemens with an emphasis on troubleshooting
  • Experience working with test systems, rotary equipment and/or custom machines a plus
  • Motion controls experience with various servos and VFDs.  Prefer Siemens S120
  • Hardware design such as panel layout or industrial controls required
  • Strong understanding of power distribution and industrial networks
  • Excellent communication skills and the drive to work above and  beyond to meet project and customer goals
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% locally and internationally
  • Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) require that applicants are legally authorized to work in the U.S. and do not require sponsorship for an employment visa now or in the future


What I like most about working at RedViking are the problem solving solutions we develop for our customers. It goes beyond selling a product. It’s forming a collaborative partnership with our customers that enables them to be successful and keeps them coming back to RedViking with new challenges for us to help them solve. Jeff DeClue - Sales Manager of Dynamic Test Systems
First of all, it’s the people. Some of the smartest engineers I have ever worked with are here. But more than that, we all are trying to do our best and be better every day. Everyone is working to improve themselves and the company and that creates a synergy of improvement that you just don't see most places.

Second, I truly feel empowered and supported by management. They are always striving to create an environment where the staff can learn and grow. They are always looking to do what they can to make this a welcoming, friendly, inclusive, supportive environment for professional and personal growth.

And last but not least, it’s the work! I love being a part of creating the next generation of machinery. From AGVs to robots we do some very cool stuff and that makes coming to work fun. One day you’re assembling aircraft engines and the next day you’re working on an AGV that carries a garbage truck. If you think that’s cool, then you understand why I love being a Viking!!
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a drug screen and background check.
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