Advanced Automation Engineer - Research & Development - Robotics - Mobile Equipment
This highly visible position will serve as an integral member within an engineering staff that is developing the next generation of mobile robotics that are being used in industrial, off-highway applications. This Automation Engineer will work within a dynamic, collaborative team based environment that provides design, implementation, and validation capabilities that are driven by development process that focuses on the research & development of electrical and electro-mechanical robotic systems from concept to production. This position will be expected to be involved in the multi-year design of entire systems, providing input at levels ranging from architecture to specific hardware selection. The incumbent's work will range from specification development and programming to basic robotic construction and wiring. Hands on work will be required, as well as field work for validation of the systems.
We are looking for an experienced candidate that understands product design lifecycle, software development and maintenance, and the critical characteristics of reliable and user-friendly product design. The right candidate will be capable of collaborating in a small team environment with a high level of autonomy and freedom to pursue creative design ideas. The team uses an Agile style of product development, so high quality candidates will be experienced self-starters that are capable of turning functional concepts into technical designs with a strong focus on end user experiences. A strong desire to expand one's knowledge is also important because the team integrates advanced/emerging technologies and must enjoy working on technology with which they may not be familiar with.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
- Software development of new machine capabilities related to remote operation, semi-autonomous, and full autonomous operation
- Integration and testing of Autonomous systems via equipment Proving Grounds, Hardware-In-Loop simulators, and Data & Analytic platforms
- Acquire and integrate new technology products related to automation (LiDAR, RADAR, Camera, HPGPS, Computers)
- Recommend, plan, and lead software development improvement initiatives
- Work with Product Support to help define and deliver requirements for maintaining and troubleshooting systems developed
- Develop and maintain knowledge base and standards related to software development, quality, and reliability
- Ensures implementation and utilization of state-of-the-art analytical tools and techniques in the area of software development and reliability
- Participates in Software DFMEA activities for major product development initiatives
- Participates in and/or Leads major product issue resolution initiatives including formal Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on software product failures as required
- Responsible for continual improvement and monitoring of all Software Design and Development processes and procedures
- Interface with customer and marketing to gather voice of customer (VOC) as part of requirements
- Liaise with Drives, Motors, and Mechanical Systems to build total solutions
Requirements and Desired Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or Controls Engineering
- 3+ years' experience in the development of software control systems
- Must be a self-starter and capable of turning functional concepts into technical designs with a strong focus on end user experiences
- Experience with control architecture design
- Field experience with on-site customer implementation (installation/commissioning/troubleshooting/support)
- Experience integrating advanced sensors such as RADAR, LiDAR, etc.
- Experience integrating positioning and orientation sensors such as GPS, Inertial Measurement, etc.
- Experience in advanced control algorithm development such as Kalman Filters, state feedback control, PID gain calculation, model development, etc.
- Experience with wireless communication and/or networking
- Experience in various communication protocols (RS232/422/485, TCP/IP, CANOpen, J1939, ProfiBus/ProfiNet, EtherCAT, etc.)
- HMI development experience
- LabView experience (certification as a CLAD, CLD, or CLA a significant plus!)
- Up to 10% travel may be required
Our client is global, growing, publically held manufacturing company that has been experiencing double digit growth by specializing in the development of leading edge products. They are dedicated to being a preferred employer, providing career development opportunities designed to maximize employee potential while offering great advancement opportunities along the way. To that end, they offer competitive salaries, outstanding benefits packages, and an excellent working environment!
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