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Johnson Controls
Norman, OK
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
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Principal Controls Engineer – Sustaining Engineering

About the Job

What you will do

The position will require individual contribution as well as team collaboration. As an individual contributor, the engineer must possess multiple backgrounds that include a working knowledge of control systems & control methodologies, HVAC/BAS systems and other applicable technologies so they can singularly manage the design, implementation and testing for various control technologies related to embedded controls in commercial packaged air conditioning equipment. As a team member the position requires the ability to collaborate across various teams to achieve project goals. This would include engineering, product and manufacturing teams in multiple locations. The candidate must have a detailed understanding of HVAC sequences of operation for commercial packaged air conditioning equipment, along with the ability to develop control applications to support these sequences.

How you will do it

1. Understand product/system requirements and be able to develop application requirement specifications that fulfill product/system needs.
2. Modify control sequence as necessary to meet specific customer requirements.
3. Expected to independently work on projects dealing with HVAC systems, from application strategy definition and specification, through system computer simulation, to system testing (lab and field).
4. Develop specifications for new control objects/methods
5. Develop and implement applications using high-level software tools
6. Test applications and control methods using simulation, emulation, field testing.
7. Create / modify control test plans for validate proper unit operation manufacturing process.
8. Evaluate test data and generate test summaries.
9. Develop new control strategies which provide state-of-the-art capabilities, assure intellectual property coverage.
10. Evaluate field control issues and devise appropriate corrective action.
11. Develop control strategies to facilitate packaged air conditioning unit operation in conjunction with the overall system components external to the controlled packaged air conditioning unit.
12. Proficient in written and oral presentation, in writing and presenting technical papers, in explaining technical concepts with depth tailored to the expected audience, in assisting in the generation of product/application documentation literature.
13. Demonstrate Integrity - Adhere to the company’s code of conduct and business ethics standards.
14. Be a good communicator, focus on customers, drive for results and think analytically.

What we look for

• BS in Electrical, Mechanical or Controls Engineering.
• A minimum of seven (7) years direct work experience in control systems 
• Experience in programming controllers
• A strong background in controls engineering and development testing, with use of a variety of test instrumentation to perform test data acquisition and data analysis, troubleshooting and diagnostics, technical reporting, and related communication at various levels is required.

Approximately 10% of the time

· HVAC/BAS experience preferred

· Mathlab experience preferred

· Experience in product development and product development processes preferred.

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com


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