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Controls Engineer

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Tremont, IL, US

Company: AGCO

Precision Planting is an innovative company that is changing the agriculture industry in remarkable ways.  In only twenty years, we have helped redefine agriculture in the US and globally.  Our products make growers more productive, increase yields, current agricultural practices more sustainable, and reduce the costs to feed a growing world.  Precision Planting is growing rapidly and has many new products and business opportunities it is pursuing to continue that growth.  We are entrepreneurial in our DNA, fast-paced in our actions, and value hard work, innovative thinking, open communications, and teamwork.  If you share these values, then we might be the right place for you to contribute, grow and succeed in your career.  

 

About the Role:

We are seeking a highly motivated controls engineer to join our product development team. In this role, you will be developing control software for steering large agricultural vehicles through standing crop.

 

What would I be doing?

  • Developing control software for steering large agricultural vehicles through standing crop at high speeds.
  • Tuning software on-machine to optimize machine performance.
  • Working with the computer vision and machine learning team to help improve input signals for vehicle steering.
  • Defining I/O necessary for enhancing machine steering in various conditions
  • Working with the software team to deploy control algorithms on embedded devices for integration into the 20|20 architecture.

 

What must I have?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering / Agricultural Engineering / Computer Science / Software Engineering or equivalent experience. 
  • Experience in developing open and closed loop control algorithms
  • Comfortable with deploying and tuning software on large agricultural machinery.  
  • Experience in developing real time embedded software and systems.
  • Ability to work independently and high attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills and experience being a flexible team player.
  • Passion and tenacity to solve difficult problems in a highly functioning, fast paced team environment.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

 

What other specific skills & experiences would be good for me to have?

  • 3+ years developing algorithms and product solutions through software and embedded systems design.
  • 3+ years experience in vehicle steering and/or path-planning development.
  • Experience in model based software development tools such as Simulink. 

 

AGCO is an equal opportunity employer


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