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Controls Engineer/LabVIEW Developer


United States

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About The Opportunity

What you’ll do

Job Summary:
The Controls Engineer/LabVIEW Developer will work as part of the Systems Integration team designing, building, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and modifying hardware and software to support production electro-mechanical equipment and systems. The key focus of this position is National Instruments hardware and software. LabVIEW certification is preferred (CLD, or CLED), but experience without certifications will also be considered.

Principal Accountabilities


Manage Projects that support company and customer initiatives.

Develop hardware/software for manufacturing equipment, test systems, and data acquisition systems as part of Industry 4.0 initiatives

Integration of automation hardware/sensors with SCADA system

Manage, support and/or maintain specific processes and systems.

Interface with Engineering to ensure complete systems integration.

Interface with manufacturing to provide support

Troubleshoot, repair and continuously improve the organization’s manufacturing Industry 4.0 systems.

Support the design, build, documentation, program, test and installation of control equipment for in house production use.

Be an Individual contributor and drive continuous improvement as part of our team.

LabVIEW Professional Development Environment (v6.1 to 2017), Real-time/FPGA, Soft-motion

National Instruments TestStand

Vision System Programming (NI, Keyence, Cognex)

Compliance testing

Source Code Control using Microsoft TFS

Familiarity with Ladder logic (ability to interface with internal/external resources)

National Instruments cRIO Automation Controllers, PXI Chassis, cDAQ Devices

Vision inspection systems from various suppliers

Industrial Control Panels

Various types of industrial sensors (Temperature, pressure, flow, load cell)

HMI’s / Computers, TCP/IP Networks

Communications Standards



Time Synchronization (NTP, SNTP, IEEE 1588)
Secondary Responsibilities

Familiarity with Wonderware Software for data acquisition

Familiarity with PLCs and Allen Bradley based control systems, motors, drives

Familiarity with 3 phase AC power systems
About you
Experience & Qualifications

BS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or in lieu of a degree 5+ equivalent training/Experience.

3+ years’ experience in a related field (Digital Controls, Software Development, or Manufacturing/Industrial Spaces)

3+ years of experience with LabVIEW programming language is required

3+ years of experience with cRIO Automation Controllers preferred

4+ years of experience in a controls required, manufacturing / test environment prefered

2+ years of experience with data acquisition concepts

Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD), CLED (Certified LabVIEW Embedded Systems Developer) preferred, or willingness to achieve certification through National Instruments program

US Persons
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent troubleshooting skills

Software management and documentation

Read and generate hardware wiring diagrams, schematics, bill-of-materials

Understand local area networks in a TCP/IP environment

Ability to comprehend and translate technical specifications / manuals

Strong communication skill (verbal and written)

Support the vision and mission for the Company, and the strategies and processes to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and management.

Support the company’s commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment by adhering to Company policy and various government regulations.

Comply with the GKN Compliance and Ethics Policy (Personal Conduct Manual) on Contracting with the United States Government in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government.

Comply with the Company’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Policies and to provide fair and equitable treatment for all employees while ensuring optimum productivity and resource utilization.

Applies the Company’s Equal Opportunity Policy to all personnel actions and implement effective affirmative action to ensure attainment of the goals and objectives of the facility.

Key Responsibilities

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About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.
GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.
A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.
GKN is an equal opportunity employer.
We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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