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Control Systems Engineer

Advanced Ionics

Advanced Ionics

Software Engineering
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Posted on Monday, February 5, 2024

Job Details

Full Time
$100,000.00 - $160,000.00 Salary/year

Controls Systems Engineer

Status: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt

Salary: Salaries at Advanced Ionics are paid once monthly

Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position. Days and hours of the work are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Play a crucial role in the design, development, and implementation of control systems for the test stations and products under development.
  • Develop, execute and implement new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) strategies and systems during product development, including for in-house testing systems, prototype products and future commercial systems.
  • Design and develop PID’s; Optimize the controls architecture for local control systems and implement on programmable logic controllers (PLC); utilize appropriate simulation software to design the multidomain models and simulate to assure needed performance
  • Lead the design and development of control systems for customer projects, including working with external vendors and suppliers; evaluate and develop distributed control system architectures if/as required
  • Work cross-functionally with leadership to define and implement a sensor strategy to assure comprehensive data collection and analytics.
  • You will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to ensure the seamless integration of advanced control and sensing technologies, enabling the efficient operation and optimization of the electrolyzer system during development and in the field.
  • Plan and conduct comprehensive testing procedures to validate the functionality and performance of control systems.
  • Conduct thorough analysis of control system faults and implement effective solutions for resolution.
  • Utilize troubleshooting skills to identify and resolve issues promptly, ensuring minimal downtime of systems.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of control system designs, configurations, and modifications.

You’re the right candidate for this job if you enjoy workplaces where everyone has a voice, if you’re passionate about solving climate change through complex and wonky markets, and if you’re willing to propose a new idea, write a memo, code a script, and turn a wrench, you bring positive energy and are flexible in your position.

We know the right candidate might not check every box in this job description. You could also have important skills we haven't thought of. If you think you’re a great candidate for this role, apply and tell us why. To apply, send us a resume and a few sentences about why you are interested in this position and what you bring to the table. There will be opportunities for us to train you too! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

About Advanced Ionics:

Our mission is to decarbonize the "hard-to-abate" heavy industrial sectors of the world economy with a new class of electrolyzers. Advanced Ionics is seeking a highly motivated people to join our growing team that is dedicated to developing transformational “green hydrogen” industrial electrolyzer systems.

At Advanced Ionics, we’ve created a green hydrogen platform that allows industrial hydrogen producers and users to achieve sustainability and decarbonize, without sacrificing profit. We combine our patented Symbiotic electrolyzer technology with our customers’ onsite process and waste heat to produce the lowest-cost green hydrogen on the market.

We’re a thoughtful, venture-backed, and mission-oriented team of engineers, creatives, and business people looking to change the world. And, we’re proud to say we’re headquartered in the great city of Milwaukee, in the heart of the industrial Midwest.

Consistent with our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we value people with the ability to work on diverse teams and with a diverse range of people. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.

What We Offer:

  • This is a full-time position
  • Competitive, negotiable salary
  • Vesting options for equity in a venture-backed, climate-tech startup
  • Health and retirement benefits, with flexible options
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Paid parental and sick leave

About Our Hiring Process:

Our hiring process consists of the following:

  • 1st Round Virtual Interview
  • Assessments
  • 2nd Round (ideally) In-Person Interview
  • References
  • Conditional Job Offer
  • Background Check
  • Onboarding
  • Orientation


Professional Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Controls Engineering/Science from an accredited college or university
• 5 plus years of experience in an engineering environment, with minimum of 3 of those years focused on controls and algorithms
• Expertise and proficiency in PID, PLC and SCADA programming, with a strong background in control system architectures
• Experienced and skilled in appropriate programming language(s) such as C/C++ or Python
• You possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex control system issues
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams and leadership