The position of Automation Engineer describes an individual with a minimum of a BSCS, BSEE or BSEET degree and applied interest in machine-process automation. The Automation Engineer works within the automation engineering team to create/design computer controlled machines that are used to manufacture and test night vision devices along with supporting existing systems by aiding technicians with troubleshooting hardware/software to get to root cause. Software development experience should include object oriented design utilizing Visual Studio.Net or other scripted languages. Working electrical/electronic knowledge of HMI devices, computer hardware, networking, PLC hardware, electronics, component level design, electrical layouts, pneumatics, hydraulics, motion control, vision, safety systems and CAD is a plus.
Leadership and good communication skills to lead or work with a team of technicians, and engineers of multiple disciplines. The automation engineer may often serve as the project team leader to organize the participating members of the team. An Automation Engineer works across the facility, interfacing with all process departments.
A security clearance is required for this role.
Lean Six Sigma
Machine vision image analysis and integration experience with leading machine vision hardware/software manufacturers and libraries. Machine vision interpretation of layered soft edge objects.
Strong programming skills and adaptability among different languages and styles and industrial standards.
Hands on technical experience.
Version control and documentation
Minimum BSCS, BSEE or BSEET and courses in mechatronics/automation/system integration. Major in computer science and minor in electronics preferred. Good mathematical foundation, applied programming towards programmatic control of electro optical mechanical systems. Proficient use Visual Studio.Net, Access, SQL, MS Office, MS Project, MS Windows.
Working knowledge of electronic components and systems.
Industrial Networking, PLC and PC based control systems environments.
Robotics and mechatronics experience.