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Electronic Controls Development Technician

Date: Mar 9, 2019

Location: US - MN - Eden Prairie, US

Company: MTS Systems

smart people.

smart ideas.

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A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth.


Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.




Primary Objective:
To design, build and document ETO control systems in such a way as to enhance or maintain their value and profitability and/or importance to the company.


Major Areas of Accountability:

1. Leadership/Team Skills
Accepts responsibility for assigned tasks. Participates as a team member. Works to maintain a positive environment within the group and with other functional support groups. Values and integrates the ideas of others. Works to resolve minor conflicts before they become major. Distinguishes issues from personalities. Demonstrates by example, the desired standards of personal conduct and work performance.

2. Communication Skills
Keeps related groups and management informed of progress and support requirements so that delays are avoided in the hand off of assigned tasks.

3. Schedule Awareness
Estimate work required, including both labor hours and dates. Completes all tasks within the time and budget allocation. Promptly informs Project Engineers (PE) and project teams of any significant events that would result in schedule delays. Shows perseverance and strong follow through.

4. Assembles Prototypes
Builds and modifies prototypes in a manner that allows product to be tested in as close to final condition as possible. Determines most efficient method of repair and ensures that all active prototypes are modified to latest design.

5. Test and Debug Skills
Demonstrates the ability to identify problems in design and make suggestions for corrections.

6. Documentation Skills
Ensures that documentation is complete and accurate, to include SAP Building of Material (BOM), PDF creation for documentation when needed and authoring Engineering Change Notice (ECN).

7. Manufacturing Start-Up Support
Actively works with Manufacturing as an interface for Engineering. Make sure product goes into Manufacturing with a minimum of difficulty and quickly responds to requests for support from Manufacturing.

8. Technical Skill Development
Establishes and maintains state-of-the-art knowledge of products and controls to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks. Proposes Capital Equipment that could reduce the controls development cycle.

9. Performs other duties as assigned.


AA degree or 2 year vo-tech certificate in analog and digital electronics. 


5+ years relevant technical experience



Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to work in a confined space (standing 80% - holding awkward positions 20%).  The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.    Must lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis and have the ability to operate crane/forklift.  Must utilize proper safety protected clothing, gloves, ear protection, and breathing apparatus to fully protect against suspended/air-born dust particles.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.









MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.


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