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Controls Engineer

$80k – $120k • 0.0% – 0.1%
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Spark Robotics is seeking a highly motivated candidate to join its Engineering team. As a Controls Engineer you will be part of a cross-functional development team with direct responsibility for system controls architecture.

Required Duties:
• Defining system control architectures (system flow diagrams, state machines, and software architecture) of custom automation systems.
• Programming of robots, PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, servo & motion systems, vision systems, control networks and PC based solutions in industrial applications.
• Integration of industrial automation products - robots, conveyors, pneumatic systems, etc
• Selection of electronic components - sensors, feedback, motors, power supplies, etc.
• Manage system level design requirements through cross functional collaboration.
• Create design verification plans and test methods.
• Provide technical support including on-site application engineering and operator training
• Interface with suppliers for manufacturing feasibility and capability

Required Skills
• BS in EE, CS, MS preferred, or equivalent experience and exceptional ability
• 2+ years of successful design of control systems for capital equipment or automation systems
• Knowledge of industrial automation components such as pneumatics, sensors, PLCs, VFDs, servo & motion, robots, and HMIs
• Classical training in one or more programming languages (C, C#, C++, python, Arduino, etc.)
• Experience with cross functional team interaction (technical and non-technical)

Required Soft Skills
• Detail oriented personality with solid documentation and reporting skills
• Passionate about product design.
• Can-Do attitude, understands when to get their hands dirty
• Ambitious

Optional/Bonus
• Experience in a high pressure or startup environment
• Mechatronics/Robotics minor/major

Travel: Occasional travel to customers and vendors, with possible overnight stays, may be required.

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