Control system engineers are responsible for a number of tasks such as designing and analyzing control systems, verifying and implementing code, fixing malfunctions, explaining and providing information, and analyzing and researching designs.
This job can take place either indoors or outdoors depending on the company. Many companies that deal with technology, such as vehicles and computers, may hae control system engineers. Control system engineers typically work with engineers and coworkers, often explaining technical information to a non-technical audience. They may work at different points in the day depending on their company's needs.
The minimum requirements for this job typically include a bachelor's degree in engineering and at least three years of experience. A bachelor's degree in mathematics or a related field and knowledge of relevant programs and codes may also help. Control system engineers should also have knowledge of control systems and feel comfortable working with electronics, computers, software, hardware, and technology in general. Other skills that will help control system engineers include time management, organization, ability to cooperate with others as well as work independently, ability to think on their feet and solve challenging problems, and the ability to work on many things at once.
Control Systems Engineer Tasks
- Monitor project controls within discipline.
- Test, maintain and monitor control systems design criteria.
- Participate in reviewing and checking designs, drawings and data by other engineers or by suppliers.
- Perform overall systems design and engineering tasks.
- Plan and conduct independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.