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Software Engineer

at Wabtec Corporation

Posted: 2/28/2019
Job Reference #: 3910
Keywords: electrical

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-IL-Buffalo Grove
    Functional Area
    Business Unit
    Regular Full-Time
    Vapor Bus International
  • Overview

    13 years Winner in being selected as one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for!

    Vapor Bus International is a division of Wabtec Corporation and is the principal door equipment supplier to the North American bus industry. We specialize in a broad range of products available for transit and commuter buses, intercity and tour coaches, and utility vehicles. We also offer complete automatic door systems as well as individual components such as actuators, door controls, door panels, seals, and door accessories. Both pneumatic and electric actuators are available. Control options range from simple electro-mechanical devices to high-capability, microprocessor-based systems.

    Vapor maintains strong relationships with transit properties throughout the U.S. and Canada and is an active member in the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Canadian Urban Transportation Association (CUTA). Vapor strives to understand the needs of the evolving transit industry and to provide products and services that satisfy these needs. Sales and service for Vapor products is provided by representatives located at offices in New York, New York; Buffalo Grove, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Sacramento, California; Toronto, Ontario; Baltimore, Maryland; Austin, Texas; Manchester, UK, and Sassuolo, Italy. Vapor Bus International is committed to combining the skills and experience of its people with the best equipment and processes to offer world-class solutions for its customers' needs.


    Summary: Responsible for the design of and development of new electrical products and provides engineering support for VBI’s door and relay and contactor product lines. Designs, analyzes and troubleshoots electromechanical systems. Works as an integral part of VBI’s Engineering Group.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    Leadership skills to support and assist supervisor and co-workers to meet deadlines.

    Working knowledge of electric circuit and PCB design including integrated circuits, microprocessors, motor control circuitry, power supplies, I/O circuitry etc.

    Working knowledge of common electrical design software including OrCAD is a plus.

    Prepares electro-mechanical system test procedures for routine / in process production testing.

    Troubleshoots and evaluates customer product returns that require engineering review as well as technical analysis and troubleshooting of simple and complex electrical systems.

    Knowledge of electrical test equipment including multimeters, analyzers, loggers, etc.

    Knowledge of electromechanical component basics and fundamentals of operation

    Knowledge of systems and schematics specific to the transportation (bus & rail) industry a plus. This includes, but is not limited to door systems and general vehicle power distribution and multiplex systems.

    Participates in technical discussions and / or correspondence with customer’s technical liaisons when required to provide product technical information and application assistance.

    Provides engineering information by answering questions and requests.

    Designs and develops electrical products by studying customer specifications, technical requirements; researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials.

    Demonstrates good communication skills and communicates regularly with fellow employees, and customers.


    Candidate should have knowledge of or experience in the following areas:

    Software / Firmware Design: Design Documentation; Theory of Operation; State Diagrams; Test Plans; DFEMA

    Microprocessors: Atmel AVR (8 bit); ARM (CORTEX) (32 bit); Microchip (8 bit);

    Computer Languages: ANSI C; MISRA C; C++; C#; Assembly

    Hardware Debugging: Oscilloscopes; Multimeters; JTAG

    Embedded Firmware Development: Programming, and Full Software Development Life Cycle Experience (Design, Development, Debugging, Verification & Validation; Motion Control; Motion Sensing (Accelerometers, Etc.); Communications (RS-232, RS-485, J1939, Ethernet)

    Windows Development: Programming, and Full Software Development Life Cycle Experience (Design, Development, Debugging, Verification & Validation; GUI; Communications

    Office Tools: Word; Excel; Visio


    Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in Software/Electrical engineering, from four-year college or university; and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.