Controls Engineer

The controls engineer will take the technical lead in developing and integrating advanced control systems for Beltways’ next generation products.

Hebron, KY

About Us

Beltways is on a mission to accelerate humanity with a new transportation system designed to move pedestrians efficiently through airports, venues, and, ultimately, cities. We are an ambitious team of Belters building the world's smartest, safest, and fastest form of short-range mobility — Accelerating Walkways.

Why This Role Exists

Beltways is seeking a highly experienced Controls Engineer to join our fast-paced startup building the world’s first modular accelerating walkway. The Controls Engineer will take the technical lead in developing Beltways’ next generation products. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing startups in the mass transit industry.

Role Responsibilities

  • Develop machine programs to specifications while having the ability to define what the specifications are.
  • Prepare and present detailed designs and critical technical reviews. 
  • Identify and resolve system design weaknesses. 
  • Identify hardware and software necessary for operating a safe and code-compliant system system.
  • Assist in creating complete interface control and assembly drawings. 
  • Assist in checking and validating that designs meet the requirements of ASME A17.1 and other standards.
  • Mentor fellow engineers on rigor, analytics and proven engineering standards and practices. 
  • Collaborate with members of Beltways team to advance the technical and company culture goals of the company.

Required Skills

  • Candidates should have a working knowledge and understanding of industrial automation equipment such PLCs, motion control, robotics, distributed I/O, fieldbus systems (EtherCAT), and HMI technologies. 
  • B.S. or M.S. in Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Robotics, Mechatronics, or related technical field from a four-year college or technical school, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 7 years of industry experience, and open to less if experience is highly relevant.
  • Experience in mobility, automotive, conveyor, or industrial automation is a plus.  
  • Candidates with strong programming proficiency are preferred.
  • Experience with Beckhoff TwinCAT 3 PLC programming, TwinSAFE, HMI Server, Database Server, and NC PTP.
  • Experience using extensive I/O for machine operations. Familiarity with SICK sensors is a plus.
  • Experience with programming languages IEC 61131-3 (object-oriented extension), C#, C++, etc. 
  • Experience with Python is a plus.
  • Experience working with big data in SQL databases and cloud tools such as Microsoft Azure.
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity best practices is a plus.
  • Experience with Windows, IT-networking, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Self-starter with a results-driven personality.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills to participate in a fast-paced, action-oriented team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present to customers, suppliers and/or internal teams.
  • Excellent critical and creative thinking, time management, conflict management, and teamwork.


  • You will generate concepts or will use already developed concepts and take each system through the development cycle of design reviews, documentation creation, analysis, safety, performance verification and integration with higher level systems.  
  • You will be responsible for the development of the critical test equipment and fixtures that support the development effort of the core systems.  
  • You will also be performing important aspects of technical lead duties including multiple design & technical interchange reviews and status reviews. 
  • You may be assisted by a team of automation and mechanical engineers and will coordinate their time in a way that best meets the company’s needs.  
  • Your work will be achieved through collaboration with other technical and non-technical members of the Beltways team.  

Compensation for Full Time Employment

  • Competitive industry salary
  • Stock options
  • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Paid time off

Why Beltways

Beltways is a Public Benefit Corporation focused on accelerating humanity. We are enhancing transportation by accelerating pedestrian movement. 

We are BELTERS — we Build, Explore, Learn, Trust, Educate, Respect, Sustain. We are a tight-knit and ambitious team based in Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky. Everyone is valued for their contributions. We overcome challenges and enjoy victories together. 

Beltways is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Together, we're paving the way for a future where urban mobility is convenient, efficient, and accessible to all.

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