Test Engineer - Controls Job at Emerson, Marshalltown, IA

  • Emerson
  • Marshalltown, IA

Job Description

Are you a motivated self-starter that loves to put engineering knowledge into practical use? Are you looking for an opportunity to build your experience in process controls with a hands-on engineering role? As a Controls Test Engineer in the Product Evaluation group at the Emerson Innovation Center in Marshalltown, IA, you'll have the opportunity to use mechanical, electrical, technical, and leadership skills in a collaborative team environment to support new product development. Our world-class testing facility ensures our control valves, actuators, and instruments are consistently the top tier available in the process control industry - and that excellence comes in no small part from having exceptional people on our team!

As a Controls Test Engineer You Will

This position focuses on supporting the testing and evaluation of new and enhanced process control technologies for process control systems.
As a Controls Test Engineer, you will:

  • Work with a team of domain experts to research and develop a new generation of hardware and software to establish final control element performance.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and customers to understand their valve and process control needs.
  • Provide technical feedback and direction to the design and evaluation of new product concepts, including conceptualization, design review, and testing of complex products
  • Conduct controls analysis for electro-pneumatic systems.
  • Design, set up, and complete hardware, software, and electronics testing to validate performance and application.
  • Use software such as LabVIEW, FlexLogger, DIAdem, and MATLAB to gather and evaluate experimental data
  • Work with Simulations, Marketing, Design, Manufacturing, Sales, and Procurement groups as part of a multi-functional team

Who you are:
You seek new approaches to solve problems. You analyze multiple and diverse sources of information to define problems accurately before moving to solutions. You show a tremendous amount of initiative in tough situations and are exceptional at spotting and seizing opportunities. You are effective at communicating with others. You are comfortable with a hands-on, laboratory environment.

For This Role You Will Need:

  • BS in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Electrical Engineering, or related fields. Preference will be given to those with prior controls and/or NPD experience.
    • Understanding and/or functional expertise in most of the following areas:
    • Advanced control algorithms, e.g., for loop stability, robustness, and performance analysis
    • Basics of controls and modeling for mechanical and electronic elements
    • LabVIEW and/or MATLAB/Simulink
    • Analog and digital signal processing
    • Pneumatic Systems
    • Proven mechanical proficiency
  • A successful candidate will have a passion for science and technology coupled with an ability to work in a team environment. A desire for innovation is a must



Our Offer To You:

We recognize the importance of employee wellbeing and know that to do your best you must have flexible, competitive benefits plans to meet you and your family's physical, mental, financial, and social needs. We provide, a variety of medical insurance plans, with dental and vision coverage, Employee Assistance Program, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, employee resource groups, recognition, and much more. Our culture prioritizes work-life balance and offers flexible time off plans, including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave.

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their unique experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas and diversity of thoughts, that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers.

This philosophy is fundamental to living our company's values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our Culture & Values and about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emerson.

Our training programs and initiatives focus on end-to-end development, from onboarding through senior leadership. We provide a wide range of development opportunities, including face-to-face and virtual training, mentorship and coaching, project management, and on-the-job training



Our Commitment to Our People

At Emerson, we are motivated by a spirit of collaboration that helps our diverse, multicultural teams across the world drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable. And we want you to join us in our bold aspiration.

We have built an engaged community of inquisitive, dedicated people who thrive knowing they are welcomed, trusted, celebrated, and empowered to solve the world's most complex problems - for our customers, our communities, and the planet. You'll contribute to this vital work while further developing your skills through our award-winning employee development programs. We are a proud corporate citizen in every city where we operate and are committed to our people, our communities, and the world at large. We take this responsibility seriously and strive to make a positive impact through every endeavor.

At Emerson, you'll see firsthand that our people are at the center of everything we do. So, let's go. Let's think differently. Learn, collaborate, and grow. Seek opportunity. Push boundaries. Be empowered to make things better. Speed up to break through. Let's go, together.

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1(including those with OPT or CPT) , H-1, H-2, L-1, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

Accessibility Assistance or Accommodation

If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, please contact: idisability.administrator@emerson.com .


Emerson is a global leader in automation technology and software. Through our deep domain expertise and legacy of flawless execution, Emerson helps customers in critical industries like life sciences, energy, power and renewables, chemical and advanced factory automation operate more sustainably while improving productivity, energy security and reliability.

With global operations and a comprehensive portfolio of software and technology, we are helping companies implement digital transformation to measurably improve their operations, conserve valuable resources and enhance their safety.

We offer equitable opportunities, celebrate diversity, and embrace challenges with confidence that, together, we can make an impact across a broad spectrum of countries and industries. Whether you're an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring possibilities, or a recent graduate with an advanced degree, you'll find your chance to make a difference with Emerson. Join our team - let's go!

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Job Tags

Holiday work, Temporary work, Remote job, Flexible hours,

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