Application Engineer - Controls
Racine, WI 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description
The primary focus of this position is to engineer and implement controls systems for all Vehicular Thermal Solutions (VTS) products.
  • Design and validate control systems for Modine Vehicular Thermal Solutions products.
  • Participate in design meetings and communicate with supervisor, section manager, program manager, other product engineers (heating and cooling) and manufacturing engineers regarding product design and other issues.
  • Participates in all phases of the project, from concept to production, following and utilizing APQP.
  • Continually enhance skills and knowledge through on-the-job training and external seminars.  Incumbent is expected to stay abreast of new developments in the field of VTS controls and apply that knowledge to improve Modine products and processes.
  • Maintain and enforce internal safety standards.
  • Continually stay abreast of new components & technologies and implement these in a way that is justified.
  • Travel to customers for field troubleshooting and modification of existing product. Travel to Modine production facilities and suppliers to assist with product launch.
  • Complete projects within allocated budget.
  • Assist Modine Application Engineers with product design and sample builds. Sample build support activities include building wire harnesses, validating product functionality, and tracking stock of electrical components and tools. 
  • Develop and maintain tools used by Modine engineers and technicians. This includes field services tools used by Application Engineering and Sales along with tools used by plant and Warranty technicians.
  • Manage suppliers of electromechanical components (controllers, wire harnesses, fans, etc.). This includes validating new parts supplied to Modine.
  • Develop and maintain internal design and engineering specifications for electromechanical components.
  • Develop and maintain user interface software for Modine products.
  • Perform on-site customer troubleshooting and commissioning activities as needed.
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or closely related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience with vehicular thermal management or HVAC design is preferred, but college graduates will be considered.
  • Must be proficient in problem-solving, root cause analysis and project management.
  • Must be results-oriented with excellent analytical, planning, organization and execution skills.
  • Good skills in the following competencies: Creativity, Planning & Organizing, Team Player, Judgment/Decision-Making, Critical Thinking, Communication and Follow-Up.
  • Knowledge of the Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol and SAE J1939 specifications preferred.
  • Knowledge of electrical codes, such as NEC, UL, IEC and CE is beneficial.
  • Must be able to demonstrate some level of programming proficiency. Experience in Python, C, and Assembly languages is preferred.
  • Experience with developing embedded systems desirable.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a passport for travel to Canada.


Modine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Welcomes all Qualified Applicants!

Modine provides a competitive benefit package, including paid vacation, sick leave, 401(k), health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending benefits, tuition reimbursement, Health Savings Account, and much more.


Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
0 to 6 years
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