Position: Controls Project Engineer

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: As Lead Controls Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to provide technical leadership for the entire life cycle of the project. This includes the design, development, testing, and implementation of custom test systems such as dynamic component test systems, drivetrain component test stands, helicopter blade balance stands/whirl towers, custom gearboxes and more.

  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the success of the project, participating in meetings to identify requirements, specifications, and timelines
  • Construct proper PLC programs from scratch and to debug and enhance existing programs
  • You will contribute to a small group of engineers to complete the development of the system
  • Participate in team and customer meetings to identify requirements, specifications, timelines, and customer expectations

Overall, your role as a lead controls engineer for dynamic test projects will be challenging but rewarding. You will have the opportunity to work on complex and interesting projects and to collaborate with a talented team of engineers. Your contributions will be critical to the success of the projects and to the satisfaction of our customers. Hybrid works schedule. Relocation assistance is available.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in PLC programming with Rockwell and/or Siemens, with a focus on troubleshooting
  • Experience with test systems, rotary equipment, and/or custom machines is a plus
  • Motion controls experience with various servos and VFDs, with a preference for Siemens S120
  • Knowledge of hardware design such as panel layout or industrial controls is required
  • A strong understanding of power distribution and industrial networks
  • Excellent communication skills and the motivation to go above and beyond to achieve project and customer goals
  • 30% travel, includes local travel, additional compensation/perks with extensive travel
  • Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities and ITAR regulations, sponsorship is not available



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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