Control System Engineer – Aerospace

Company Details

We started in 1951 with one product and a few people who worked out of an old airplane hangar in East Aurora, USA. Now, after nearly 60 years of continuous innovation, we’re a world class, nearly two billion–dollar company operating in more than 26 countries, and with customers in over 90 countries. The cutting–edge technology we produce today places our influence at the frontier of human endeavor. We helped put men on the moon in 1969 and right this minute our components are travelling through space, aiding satellites as they explore our universe. We make sure military aircrew are equipped to fly under the radar and our technology helps keep their devices absolutely precise. We enhance and control racing cars. We’ve helped sink a Venetian building for James Bond. And we make sure patients recover more quickly by helping create medical advances that improve quality of life.

The Control Systems Engineer is responsible for development of complex electrohydraulic, electromechanical, hydromechanical, mechanical and electropneumatic test systems that will be used to test products of Moog, Inc. The incumbent, a fully trained professional, plans and conducts efforts requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria. Typically, the Systems Engineer devises new approaches for the problems encountered.


A variety of technical functions exist within the Design/Development Engineering Department. The Control System Engineer reports to the Manager of Test Equipment System Engineering. The incumbent receives instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions. He/She is expected to make independent and un-reviewed decisions on routine technical matters. However, assistance is furnished on unusual problems and work is periodically reviewed for application of sound professional judgment.

The Control System Engineer is a key contributor to the requirements development, analysis, conceptual design, development, and testing of complex control hardware used in test equipment for aircraft actuators. Most new applications require a special, tailored design, even though adaptation of existing designs always should be considered where appropriate. The Control System Engineer generally will operate as part of a design/development team, which includes other Department engineers with his/her primary concern being system or component performance and integration. The incumbent will coordinate the work of drafters, technicians, design analysts, engineers and others who assist in specific assignments as needed.

In the early stages of a new program, the project team will consult with the customer, establish the problem statement, conceive of potential hardware solutions to the problem, often through extensive trade studies, and then create a successful technical proposal. This phase is critical in that it establishes the basis for future design, and for contract negotiations. The Control System Engineer will then guide the evolution of the requirements and the conceptual design, control design, system modelling in Matlab/Simulink/AMESIM, detail design, and development testing. This requires occasional travel and the organization of presentations to customers.

  • Contribute to the development of new product requirements through consulting with customers and sales personnel
  • Validate conceptual problem solutions by performing trade studies and analyses
  • Be a key contributor to the preparation of successful proposal designs, cost estimates, and technical volume write‑ups
  • Operate as a key element in a team of creative, independent individuals.
  • Represent Moog in a manner consistent with its technical reputation
  • Create reliable designs through a comprehensive experimental development test program
  • Document designs, analyses, and test results with accurate and concise reports

What you will need…

  • MS Degree, preferably in Systems, Mechanical, Aeronautical or Electrical Engineering plus six years of design/development engineering experience. As an alternative, the candidate could have a PhD, or a BS Degree plus ten years of design/development engineering experience
  • Seasoned knowledge of closed‑loop control systems & mechanical hardware designs


  • Self‑starting instincts and strong analytical skills
  • Good communication skills are also necessary

At Moog we work in an environment where people trust, respect and encourage one another.  We believe in our people, and it shows in everything we do.  We invite you to become part of our continued success.


About Moog, Inc.:

Our company began in 1951 with Bill Moog’s invention, the servo valve, a device which became the heart of high performance motion control systems. Today, Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of motion control parts and systems.

Headquartered in East Aurora, NY, we proudly serve customers in more than 90 countries. Our operations extend to more than 27 countries and our talented, global workforce is nearly 12,000 strong.

Our company is organized into five operating groups: Aircraft, Space and Defense, Industrial, Medical Devices, and Corporate. Our high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, and marine and medical equipment. What sets Moog apart is our commitment to creating high-performance solutions that solve our customers’ most difficult technical challenges.

But it’s more than technical excellence that defines us. Moog is a performance culture that empowers people to achieve great things. Our employees enjoy tackling interesting technical challenges in a culture of trust. For you, working with us can mean deeper job satisfaction, better rewards, and a great quality of life inside and outside of work.

Moog is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department via phone at 844-367-5787.

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