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Automation Engineer

Company: Scientific Search
Location: Redmond
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Redmond, WA

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Our client is a diverse, global company and is one of the largest solutions providers to the global food processing industry. The largest food processors within the fruit, vegetable, meat, poultry, seafood and bakery industries are among their customers.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for automated system strategy, design, development, support, and training of automation and mechatronic systems. The position supports the team objective of rapidly developing and commercializing reliable, high-performance, cost-effective automated and mechatronic systems for the food processing industry. The results of the position have a critical impact on the business objectives and goals of our client.


Essential Duties and Percent of Time Spent:

The engineer will work in concert with the Director of Technology, Director of Mechanical Engineering and Business Development, the Product Line Manager (PLM), other key engineering, operations, application specialists, sales marketing colleagues help assure system performance, customer satisfaction, internal training, project completion, and profitable growth of the automation products portfolio.

This leader
Provides analytical, kinematic, statistical, and other complex analysis of systems and develops algorithms, models, or programming solutions for problems such as trajectory path planning, control systems, dynamic response, and stability of systems
Completes complex programming efforts working seamlessly with a mechatronics team
Drives assigned projects to completion employing appropriate tools and management systems such as Lean/Agile/Scrum and/or Stage Gate processes
Spends time in the customer use environment to understand challenges in production environments and bridging gaps between engineering and customers
Identifies opportunities in control systems, system modeling, and hardware/software architectures that defend and extend the product offering across targeted food processing industry market segments
Develops predictive engineering models to quantify and estimate system behaviors and performance
Collaborates with key suppliers to identify ideal solutions
Reviews product life cycle and roadmap for selected motion control components, actively managing obsolescence logistics in the motion control domain
Proposes innovative R&D and product line maintenance projects that meet the client customers' needs while driving profitable growth
Manages assigned areas of approved R&D and product line maintenance projects

Provides training on motion control systems to service and engineering personnel. Documents all solutions. Demonstrates solutions for department and colleagues.

Uses scientific and engineering principles, experience, constructive thinking and creativity to satisfy customers and to develop new products and solutions.

Researches and stays current on motion control technology advancement, customer needs and demands, and competitors' products. Evaluates existing and emerging robotic and automation technologies in the market

Solicits information and feedback from project management, sales and service to assist in development of new motion control systems, pursuing relentless continuous improvement (RCI) of current systems.

Able to develop and apply advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories, statistical tools and concepts using tools such as MathCAD, MATLAB, Mathematica, or equivalent
Creative, open minded and inclusive problem-solver
Superb communicator and collaborator
Able to effectively train people within and outside his/her work group
Able to deliver effective presentations to critical/high level customers and effectively represent work group on review panels and cross-organizational teams
Able to write convincing proposals and reports with all necessary backup material for external consumption
Consistently demonstrates extremely high levels of technical knowledge, ingenuity and creativity
Broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of specialty
In-depth knowledge of competing substitute technologies
Has a broad skillset encompassing system design, implementation, and customer follow-through

Master of Science with 15+ years of motion control experience preferred, or equivalent
C and C++ programing experience preferred
QNX or LINUX experience preferred
Sercos III or EtherCAT experience preferred
Gigabit Ethernet experience preferred
Able to demonstrate completed projects, from kinematics up, for 2 to > 4 axes of motion control
Experience designing control systems and modeling dynamic systems preferred

Additional Information

This position requires quarterly travel to customer and non-customer sites in North America (an average of 3%- 4% travel annually, but higher in peak periods of new product launch and field test or field trouble shooting). Occasional visits to food processing environments are required. The position may require travel to other company sites and customer location, manufacturing sites when necessary, or to supplier or industry trade shows. Must be capable of working hands-on in a lab environment.

Client offers a competitive salary package that is dependent on qualifications and experience as well as a strong benefit package, plus participation in a companywide bonus plan. Interested candidates should submit current resume. For immediate consideration and faster response please forward current resume to: Please include job #16200 in subject line. Please note that all candidates applying must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Cl ient will NOT sponsor .


Keywords: Scientific Search, Redmond , Automation Engineer, Engineering , Redmond, Washington

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