Controls Application Engineer

Location: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA

Date posted: Sep 21, 2021


Participate as part of a team in the development and continuous improvement of innovative, class leading agricultural product designs for the Ag/Heavy Duty Off-Road machinery market. Team compositions vary and change from time to time, but will involve multiple engineers and technologists, team leaders, prototype shop and test personnel, supply/marketing/product support/publications/manufacturing and other specialists.


Participation as a team member in all team project activities as identified, including but not limited to:

  • Ag/heavy duty off-road machinery application control developer with experience in:
    • J1939, MISRA-C, ISO25119 (ISO26262)
  • Experience in C, C++, C# programming languages required.
  • Understanding of vehicle architecture to successfully develop multiple features into a system package.
  • Exposure to Parker IQAN environment or other graphic based programming languages.
  • Code documentation process (Doxygen), code revision & repository process (Github, Source Tree, Bit Bucket).
  • Understand agricultural machine control system theory relating to electrical/mechanical/hydraulic systems.
  • Component, subsystem, system designs to meet set objectives of performance, cost, durability.
  • Experience in project planning and vendor selection.
  • Review and provide software spec improvements or maintenance for complex subsystems.
  • Assist in development and implementation of validation plans (unit testing, HIL, SIL, DVT).
  • Support development of risk assessments (DFMEA).
  • Review and take appropriate action to all daily test reports.
  • Create and support shop and test work orders, assisting in fabrication and assembly as necessary.
  • Support current product engineering improve product and service related publications.
  • Continuous learning of MacDon and competitive products.
  • MS Office products, in particular a good working knowledge of Excel.
  • Exposure to model based software design using the MATLAB/Simulink tools.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited Engineering or Technology program.
  • 3-5 years previous experience in related work.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience in ag/heavy duty off-road machine design, and a strong background in mechanical/hydraulic/electrical systems are assets.
  • Farm background is highly desirable. Including extensive experience operating and maintaining farm equipment; particularly harvesting equipment used in the markets MacDon competes in globally.