Senior Project Engineer - Controls & Electronics
Urbandale, IA Engineering

The Senior Project Engineer is responsible for specification, product design, maintenance and support of electrical components and subassemblies, including software support of Gits Mfg products within time, cost and quality requirements. Verifies the  components and subassemblies comply with functional, cost and manufacturability requirements. 


  • Develops, creates and modifies specifications of components, subassemblies, and manufacturing processes. Assures engineering standards and guidelines are applied correctly. Capable of reviewing and translating requirements of customer specifications. Able to review and approve the work of others.
  • Creates and modifies electronic / control system (conceptual) designs and drawings using design tools, product data management systems and risk analysis tools, specializing in PCB, brushed and brushless motors and position sensing. Supports design reviews internally and externally.
  • Proves the design meets specifications and customer expectations through creation and execution of test plans, and  documents results in test reports. Prepares and supports prototype building activities.
  • Provide technical leadership and support team through systematic problem solving. Troubleshooting of design issues during development or manufacturing using applicable methodologies.
  • Develops, tracks, and implements design changes in order to reduce cost and/or improve product quality.
  • Provides estimates for completion of assigned tasks and reports own progress.
  • Completes documentation of design artifacts according to the Gits product development process standards. Utilizes technical writing skills to document development activities through engineering reports.
  • Provides professional support and guidance to colleagues on a regular basis in order to contribute to the development of their knowledge, skills and quality of execution.
  • Mastery level expertise in various specialty competencies, including PCB design, integrated circuits, embedded software, control   system/software development for integrating position sensing and motor controls, design and application of automotive wire harness’ and connectors, general knowledge of PCB manufacturing and validation methods. Is recognized by Gits Mfg and customers/suppliers as a subject matter expert. Continuously develops own knowledge through technical journals, seminars, advanced degree programs. Monitors relevant internal/external developments, translates them into solution/methodologies for own expertise area. Is an ambassador for this expertise area in order to maintain and improve the knowledge base of Gits Mfg.
  • Participates in design reviews throughout new product development cycle and provides feedback and direction within field of expertise.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering, or equivalent


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in product design, validation, or applicable field
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: PCB design, brushed and brushless motor application and control, automotive sensors, embedded software, PID, PWM, CAN J1939
  • Technical aptitude in the development of powertrain related testing and validation, preferably on engine control systems
  • Experience in the automotive industry or similar field adhering to ISO/IATF requirements, using phased gate development procedures, and process in accordance with APQP/VDA standards
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal)
  • Commercial mindset
  • Strong leadership and people skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Data driven ability to make timely decisions
  • Knowledge and understanding of 8D, A3, Fishbone Diagram and Why-Why problem-solving processes is required.