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IDEX Controls & Automation Engineer in Cedar Falls, Iowa

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Due to the nature of the products currently being manufactured at Viking Pump, we adhere to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). In turn, we are only able to hire US Citizens or Permanent Residents .


The Controls & Automation Engineer is responsible for creation and implementation of electronics architecture for new product development and the engineering test lab. They will work in a team environment, identify how controls/electronics can be used to address customer pain points and have a direct impact on the end product.


  • Develop and implement electronics/controls architecture/specifications for new products including stand alone and integration with OEM systems

  • Provide guidance and technical oversite to 3rd party firms developing programming & controls/electronics design for product development.

  • Understand Engineering Lab controls & measurement system, provide guidance on additional capabilities, and support maintenance of the systems.

  • Act as internal controls/automation expert for consultation on product development efforts around Internet of Things, pump drive/controls, etc.

  • Lead the technical design of system architecture, including hardware selection, wireless communication methods and embedded software design.

  • Life cycle support including new development and design, enhancements to existing software and support of customer

  • Develop strategies for applying controls/electronics to drive growth of Viking Pump.

  • Interface with internal and external customers on items including project scope, requirements, detailed drawings, field testing, root cause analyses and additional topics as required by the project

  • Execute project plans: conceptual design, prototyping, design for reliability and manufacturability, interfacing with vendors, qualification testing and documentation.

  • Perform module and system-level verification to confirm the product’s operation against specifications.

  • Design/Facilitate electrical testing, including thermal, EMC, and ESD.

  • Works with Supply Chain group to evaluate and select vendor supplied parts. Prepares specifications for purchased electronic parts.

  • Works with Sales, Marketing and our Customers to ensure the product solution meets the Customer’s expectations and requirements.

  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by following applicable procedures.

  • Assists in other special assignments as required by the Engineering Director.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university with 5+ years related experience.

  • Experience with industrial control systems and 8/16/32 bit microcontrollers.

  • Familiarity with, logic analyzers, DMMs, LabView, VFDs, HMI, DAQs, etc.

  • Ability to develop electrical schematics and PCB Layouts.

  • Experience developing software using embedded frameworks and SDKs.

  • Experience with Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)

  • Must work with multiple certification requirements to maintain, update, and add product listings.

  • Must be able to train operators and technical sales on product operation, configuration and troubleshooting.


  • Personal characteristics should include technical ability, maturity, tact, and diplomacy.

  • Ability to build strong peer and customer relationships.

  • Ability to organize design effort, keep orderly documentation and handle multiple tasks, assignments and projects simultaneously.

  • Good judgment, technical insight into problems, ability to handle ambiguity and effectiveness in completing job assignments.

  • Highly effective communication skills (written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal).


  • Ability to move within office and manufacturing complex, write by hand and keyboard, and perform general office functions.

  • Ability to communicate by speech and hearing via phone and in person.

  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work and computer use.

  • General manufacturing, warehouse and office environment.


  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with customers, suppliers and all levels of corporate and company personnel.

  • Requires frequent contact with suppliers, customers, and all internal and external Viking personnel.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

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Job Family: Engineering

Business Unit: Viking Pump