Automation and Control Systems Team Leader

Sensata Technologies

2018-10-21 16:37:33

Job location Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: I.T. & Communications

Job description

As an Engineering Team Leader for the Automation and Control Design group at Sensata, you will be responsible for leading multidiscipline development teams, project level oversight such as proposal development, system requirements, technical direction, cost, schedule, and will be front facing with internal customers. The Engineering Team Leader will also be responsible for developing electrical engineering staff capabilities and assignment of projects based on the needs of the business. This role is a mix of technical and managerial leadership and requires the ideal candidate to be able to support both aspects. Working within a global environment, the Engineering Team Leader will work with the various global regions to coordinate development efforts and technology road maps promoting interoperability.


  • Bachelor of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Provide leadership and oversight of projects assigned to the electrical engineering group. This may include managing project schedule, cost, scope, and objectives
  • Organizational competencies and project management skills to keep projects, processes, and the entire engineering team on track
  • Leadership skills necessary to development and manage an electrical engineering team
  • Self-motivated attitude with the ability to multitask and thrive in a timeline-driven environment
  • Provide technical leadership for capital projects, including automation system design, control system hardware, equipment design, control panel design, and instrumentation start-up and troubleshooting
  • Development of technical standards, guidelines, and procedures in accordance with industry best practices for executing large projects
  • Support manufacturing operations, including troubleshooting of operational issues in manufacturing, maintenance, validation, or capital projects
  • Strong C/C++/C# skills
  • Ability to work with the team to specify components and design control circuits (e.g., motor controls, machine safety, temperature control, power distribution, and low voltage control)
  • Lead or participates in engineering design reviews as required
  • Ability to communicate and interface well with other members of the development team
  • 7+ years' of related experience managing hardware/software design,s test and integration
  • Approximately 20% international travel
Experience in related areas would be a plus:
  • Knowledge of OPC UA
  • Knowledge of Solid Works Electrical
  • Knowledge of embedded systems based on various custom/COTS ASICs and related protocol interfaces (LIN, SENT, MUST, FMUST, One Wire, etc.)
  • PLC programming experience with Allen Bradley and Mitsubishi products
  • Knowledge of Cognex and Keyence vision systems

To be successful in this role, we are looking for a leader that thrives in dynamic and challenging environments. Our problems are often open-ended and require creative thinking and an ability to create roadmaps where none have previously existed. This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for the right candidate and we look forward to discussing your background and alignment with this role.


Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees' skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:
  • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection
  • Satisfying the world's growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment
  • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice
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