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Robotics/Controls Engineer

Austin, TX 78703

Posted: 02/04/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Electrical and Electronics Engineers Job Number: 80079

Key Responsibilities:

  • Primary equipment focus will be to help manage and coordinate the design of robotic & vision work cells incorporating various types of material handling systems.

  • Provide detailed new equipment and acceptance testing specifications when required to support the procurement of new tools or improvement of existing tools.

  • Drive all activities related to ensuring new equipment is built to specification.

  • Thoroughly characterize and document the base line performance and capability of each system and drive actions to maintain system performance to the documented base line.

  • Provide technical support for electrical controls, robot programming, vision inspection and automation. Assist in writing and maintaining effective maintenance specifications.

  • Create training materials as well as conduct training of support personnel as required.

Knowledge and Experience:
  •   A thorough understanding of the principles of automated handling tools, electronics, equipment function, operation, maintenance and repair.
  •   Solid understanding of the principles used in electro-pneumatic systems, multi-axis robotic systems, 2D and 3D vision systems, conveyor transport systems, and data collection systems.
  •   Strong " hands-on" capability in the installation and commissioning of robotic / vision based systems in a production environment.
  •   3 to 5 years experience with Robotic vision installation and programming (Fanuc and Cognex a plus, languages like Rapid/Karel/Inform)

Special Skills:
  •   Identify necessary tasks, identify possible hazards, determine risk reduction requirements, reason possible solutions to reduce risk, validate proposed solutions and document the risk assessment per ANSI/RIA R15.06: 2012 Robot Safety Standard, ISO 10218-1: 2011, and  ISO 10218-2: 2011
  •     Experienced in tuning, calibrating, and repairing electro-mechanical transport systems (i.e. - conveyor type drives).
  •   Experienced in setting up and maintaining robotic handling/transfer systems.
  •   Able to create schematics and troubleshoot to component level.
  •   Working knowledge of test equipment and calibration standards.
  •   Design, develop, commission and troubleshoot all electrical and software aspects of Industrial Robotics Applications.
  •   Direct and coordinate manufacturing, installation, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements.
  •   Perform and supervise installation and commissioning including oversight of contractors and partners.
  •   Inspect completed installations and observe operations, to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.
  •   Develop and maintain good customer relations and provide technical support.
  •   Cooperation with other departments as well as other divisions.
  •   Proficient in using CAD software AutoCAD (EPlan a plus).
  •   Design experience and knowledge of Fanuc, ABB and/or Motoman controllers.
  • Ability to program in Rapid/Karel/Inform or similar robotic programming languages.
  •   Knowledge of 3D robotics simulation software suites such as Roboguide (Delmia, RobCad, and Visual Components a plus)
  •   Design of electrical and communications robotic interfaces in the context of a robotic work cell.
  •   Experience and working knowledge of Fanuc, ABB or Motoman robotic controllers, including programming and teaching.
  •   Experience integrating system components and equipment in context of a robotic work cell.
  •   Networking design and commissioning experience with Ethernet (including EthernetIP), DeviceNet, ProfiNet and Profibus.
  •   Must be familiar with EOAT design, programming and operation. Capable of assisting in the design of new EOAT.

Education and Minimum Requirements:
  •   Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science.
  •   At least 5 years design experience in an industrial / manufacturing environment.
  •   Knowledge of engineering and mathematical analysis are essential.
  •   Experience with Industrial Fanuc Robots, ABB, Adept or Motoman.
  •   Experience with both 2D and 3D vision systems.
  •   Must have the ability to solve complex design and software problems and implement effective and cost-efficient solutions.
  •   Good communications skills, flexibility and willingness to work as part of a team of solution-oriented professionals.
  •   Excellent organizational, analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills; ability to maintain accurate and detailed records; ability to understand and follow directions.
  •   Ability to work under pressure, meet inflexible deadlines, and deal with difficult individuals while maintaining composure.
  •   Must be able to manage personal schedule to accommodate work demands.
  •   Must be willing to follow organizational software standards.
  •   Ability to travel globally 25%.
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