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Automation and Controls Engineer

attabotics · 30+ days ago
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About You
You want to work for a fast-paced company that thinks big and dreams huge. You are driven, view work as more than just a job, and are never satisfied with a project left half-done. You have a strong sense of personal ownership and responsibility for completion of objectives on time. You want to figure out why things tick which makes you tick but very little ticks you off. You want to think outside of the box and continually challenge your own limits, as well as those around you. You have a mad scientist mentality where you want to be part of the robots building robots revolution.

About Attabotics
Attabotics is the world’s first 3D robotics supply chain system for modern commerce. Inspired by the framework of ant colonies, Attabotics replaces the rows and aisles of traditional fulfillment centers with a patented storage structure and robotics shuttles that utilize both horizontal and vertical space, reducing a company’s warehouse needs by 85%. By empowering retailers to place fulfillment centers near high-density urban areas, Attabotics helps create jobs and decrease carbon emissions by closing the last-mile delivery gap. Attabotics is a TIME Magazine Most Innovative Company special mention, CNBC Disruptor, and one of Fast Company’s world’s 50 most innovative companies. Attabotics is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with fulfillment centers across the United States and Canada.

The Role
The Industrial Automation & Controls Engineering team is looking to hire an experienced engineer to accelerate the development of 3D automated storage and retrieval systems. The successful candidate will act as a key contributor for new PLC and electrical designs in addition to providing support for sustaining existing sites in bug resolution and root-cause analysis. The successful candidate’s primary areas of responsibility are writing PLC software and designing electrical panels for industrial automation.

The team strives to use and develop best practice when it comes to PLCs. More than just binary logic, you will be using advanced programming techniques to make functional and maintainable software. Using modern soft PLCs we achieve complex interactions with Attabotics proprietary robots. Acting as the subject matter expert for electrical design and drafting you will contribute to design efforts and create the standards for the company to follow. Attabotics is looking to grow and expand meaning we are always looking for intelligent ways to automate our workflows and processes using other software tools; we aim to work smarter not harder.

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Mechatronics Engineering or in a related field (or equivalent experience)
  • 10+ years’ experience in Electrical & Automation design and implementation demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
  • Expert level knowledge of PLC programming using Structured Text
  • Strong experience with PLC hardware design and validation, Control panel layout & design, and low voltage power distribution systems
  • Vast knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code as it relates to industrial automation panels
  • Strong ability to read and develop site and panel electrical schematics in 2D drafting packages eg Autocad
  • Knowledge and experience working with industrial communication protocols such as EtherCAT, Profibus, Ethernet/IP, Modbus, etc
  • Knowledge of Beckhoff ADS protocol is preferred.
  • Ideally has experience in designing to and obtaining field/type certifications through an NRTL such as UL/CSA/TUV
  • Working knowledge of applicable machine safety codes and standards is preferred (ISO13849, SPE1000, etc.)
  • Experience with Agile project management and development processes e.g. CI/CD
  • Experience with software version control repositories e.g. GIT, SVN
  • Experience with industrial machine design or configurable product design and specification, is an asset
  • Experience in product development and deploying commercial designs
  • Licensed or eligible to be licensed as a Professional Engineer with APEGA

What we need

  • Contribute to the architectural design, component selection and programming of Beckhoff PLC systems
  • Contribute to the prototyping and validation of PLC systems including interactions with power supplies, sensors, actuators, conveyors, safety light curtains etc
  • Prepare and review electrical designs and calculations; including but not limited to power distribution schematics, single line drawings, wiring layouts, panel design, I/O drawings, wiring schematics, cable schedules and network diagrams
  • Detail machine electrical design using proper drafting techniques, bills of materials creation, fabrication/assembly details, and inspection/testing instructions
  • Facilitate and manage feedback from the assembly/installation team to ensure continuous improvement
  • Employ software versioning tools such as GIT
  • Contribute to Risk Assessments and other safety analyses relating to automation designs
  • Coordinate with equipment manufacturers and suppliers to obtain all necessary design data and incorporate into the design drawings and specifications
  • Work within an Engineering Change process to track product updates
  • Work collaboratively with a cross functional team to take design concepts from R&D and make them a functioning, manufacturable, sustainable product
  • Work within Agile (Scrum, Kanban) tools and practices including backlogs, workflows, sprints, etc
If this description describes you perfectly and the work environment you know you can thrive in, send us your resume as well as describe to us what you’re passionate about and we may just reach out to you.

Attabotics is committed to employing the best people to do the best job possible within our environment. We hire based on merit and are strongly committed to cultivating diversity as a source of excellence. Attabotics firmly believes that a vast array of perspectives produces and promotes innovation and business success. Our corporate diversity encompasses differences in ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, age, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability and education.

Attabotics promotes a corporate safety culture where employees’ health, safety & well being is number one and with the ultimate goal of establishing a zero incident work environment.

Attabotics is aware of false advertisement of our postings, which may include compensation information. These are fraudulent sites and should not be trusted. Attabotics will never ask for any form of payment during the recruitment process. For a current listing of all our postings, and the only legitimate location to apply, please visit.
 

Last updated on Mar 5, 2024

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