Sr Mechatronics Engineer/Sr Research Engineer, Portland, OR

SC Solutions, Inc., an affiliate company of Structural Integrity Associates, Inc., is seeking to hire a qualified control systems engineer for the position of Mechatronics Engineer/Senior Research Engineer 1 to work from our Portland, OR office.

As a member of our Control Engineering team, you will be part of an experienced multidisciplinary group providing feedback control solutions to our customers in real-time, model-based control systems. You will contribute to analysis, simulation, design, and implementation of such high-performance control systems.

Our primary application is in process equipment control in semiconductor and advanced materials fabrication, but we also serve other industries such as aerospace, energy and transportation. We also perform cutting-edge Federally funded research (e.g., in quantum control) where we have a strong record of collaboration with the academic research community and National Labs.

A strong background in multivariable (MIMO) feedback/feedforward control system design and software development skills are required. Experience with using MATLAB and a working knowledge of Simulink is also required. A good understanding of optimization techniques and algorithms is preferred. A more detailed list of job responsibilities and qualifications is given below.

SC provides a stimulating environment for professional growth through its involvement in a wide range of control and modeling applications. Aided by your enthusiasm and willingness to continually explore and learn new areas, your work at SC will help develop your analytical skills and independent engineering judgment, as well as being a team player as you navigate challenging control problems. You will have the opportunity to develop new lines of business by writing proposals and by developing industry contacts. We maintain a collegial and flexible work environment which has led to our excellent employee retention record.


This position is available for Portland, OR

Primary Responsibilities:

Conduct multi-input multi-output (MIMO) control design, simulations, data analysis and algorithm development and controller implementation for a wide range of systems.  Responsibilities include:

  • Performing data analysis and signal processing to condition data.
  • Developing models in MATLAB/Simulink and running simulations with them to match customer data.
  • Performing MIMO model-based control design using MATLAB/Simulink and tools developed in-house.
  • Performing software development tasks such as algorithm development, coding and debugging, implementation on hardware platforms, and simple graphical user interface (GUI) design.
  • Performing engineering analyses, writing reports, and preparing presentations for clients.
  • Assisting in project delivery, technical task management, project management, and proposal writing.


  • Ph.D. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Electrical or Mechanical, Chemical Engineering with specialization in Control Systems is required.
  • Proficiency with advanced multivariable (MIMO) control design techniques is required.
  • Proficiency in the use of scripting tools for engineering computations, such as MATLAB/Simulink, and software development in C, C++, C# or Python.
  • Good technical writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills are needed to complete assignments within budget and schedule to the satisfaction of customers.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally to customer sites.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required (for federal contracts)

Desired Additional Skills and Experience:

  • Strong understanding of optimization techniques and algorithms is preferred.
  • Two or more years of experience in Systems & Control Engineering is desirable.
  • Experience with real-time and embedded systems is a plus.

About SC Solutions: SC Solutions Control Engineering provides custom process control and modeling solutions to semiconductor manufacturing, advanced materials manufacturing, energy, aerospace, and defense industries. SC Solutions is a high-technology company and provides excellent salary/benefits and the opportunity to develop your career with outstanding professionals. In Jan. 2024, SC Solutions was acquired by SI Solutions. This strategic relationship will allow us to grow our Model-based Control business and expand our services for many years to come. Please visit our website to learn more.

About our Portland Office: Located in ‘Silicon Forest’, the high-tech industrial area in Portland, Oregon, SC Solutions’ Portland office is in the Durham Office Center, centrally located near Bridgeport Village just off Interstate I-5.  Since establishing a presence in the Portland area in 2005, SC Solutions has organically expanded in the area. SC views Oregon as a strategic location for continued growth and success in the future.

SC Solutions does not welcome third-party recruiters, employment agencies, headhunters, etc. Please do not reach out to SI employees requesting a call, sit down, meeting, or email response.

Certain positions at SC Solutions may require access to information and technology which is subject to the export control regulations of the United States. Hiring decisions for such positions are required by law to be made in compliance with these regulations and may result in SI limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

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