Controls Design Lead

Job Details

LocationWindsor, ON, Canada
Job TypeFullTimeRegular
Degree RequiredPost-Secondary

Job Description

We are currently recruiting an experienced Controls Design Lead to join our team supporting our client to deliver intelligent automation solutions. This position will assist in the design and build of automated aircraft assembly tooling, positioning systems, PDUs (power drive units), and AGV systems


  • Lead a team of controls designers to analyze proposal product, equipment, customer specifications, and process requirements to conceive and produce a practical controls design within the limitations defined by cost, time, and the availability of equipment or components
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, technical assistance, and training to intermediate and junior controls designers
  • Approve controls designs, both hardware, and software, ensuring that they are compliant with customer specifications and industry standards
  • Provide leadership and decision-making for project-related design/engineering changes, in conjunction with controls engineering manager and other department managers
  • Manage budgets and timing to ensure adherence to plans and report progress
  • Oversee the design release process
  • Provide installation supervision or service of equipment on the customer floor after delivery, ensuring equipment functions to design criteria
  • Provide concepts and proposals to project estimating teams


  • Completed post-secondary education in electrical engineering or controls technology
  • Minimum of 8 years of related experience in automated systems with an emphasis on drive systems, coordinated motion control, vision, and automated guidance
  • Must have experience in one or more of the following: Positioning Systems, PDU’s (Power Drive Units), or AGV Systems
  • Aerospace experience preferred
  • A demonstrated job-related drive and enthusiasm while being able to analyze the overall effects of decisions under pressure
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with customers
  • Exceptional organizational, management, and communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally to customer locations
  • A proven ability to work well within a team-based work environment, prioritizing plans of action to accomplish objectives

MEDA offers an excellent referral bonus. Great candidates know great candidates

MEDA Limited is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of any of the protected reasons as described in the Ontario Human Rights Code. We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities, as described in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Accommodation requests will be reviewed and granted to those that request assistance during our hiring process

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