Dev Engineer

in San Diego, California (CA)

The Automation Controls Dev Engineer will work to develop machine and process concepts along with several Engineering peers. Candidate will create a robust system architecture to support the concept, and then layout electrical/pneumatic schematics. Once the electrical panel is built, will program all controls components such as PLC, safety devices, HMI, servo drives, process hardware and robots from power-on to debug, and finally to process fine tuning and validation. The Automation Engineer will also work with cross-functional teams throughout the entire lifecycle of the product and processes. Will work closely with Product Design Engineering, Quality, Production and Maintenance to bring components from initial design, through prototype development and finally into full production.

What to Expect

The Automation Controls Dev Engineer will work to develop machine and process concepts along with several Engineering peers. Candidate will create a robust system architecture to support the concept, and then layout electrical/pneumatic schematics. Once the electrical panel is built, will program all controls components such as PLC, safety devices, HMI, servo drives, process hardware and robots from power-on to debug, and finally to process fine tuning and validation. The Automation Engineer will also work with cross-functional teams throughout the entire lifecycle of the product and processes. Will work closely with Product Design Engineering, Quality, Production and Maintenance to bring components from initial design, through prototype development and finally into full production.

What You’ll Do

  • In-house equipment development: Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and carefully balance product specifications, process control requirements, layout complexity, cost, quality and lead-time limits.
  • Work closely with electrical engineer for layout of new industrial electrical control panels which are NFPA79/NEC/UL508A compliant, and create electrical, pneumatic and fluid schematics.
  • Architect, write, and debug PLC ST language with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable. PLC code will interact with subsystems such as conveyors, robots, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), machine vision, and 3rd party equipment.
  • Implement (ANSI/RIA15.06/OSHA compliant) control reliable safety systems for safeguarding robots, gantries, conveyors, and other high volume manufacturing equipment.
  • Generate aesthetically simple HMI screens for complex machinery while providing sufficient feedback for troubleshooting.
  • Cross collaboration with electrical engineering to manage electrical cabinet builds, field wiring, pneumatic and fluid plumbing.
  • Work with electrical engineering team to select and size electrical and electromechanical components such as servos.
  • Introduce automated processes into production, and train and Maintenance and Production Teams to support after deployment into production
  • Create machine interactions with plant-wide Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to communicate product acceptability, machine status, and process variables.
  • Outsourced automation equipment development:  Participate in Tesla specification and standard creation, release to Vendor and quote technical evaluation
  • Enforce application of Tesla standards, Manage suppliers during specification, design review, design approval
  • Establish test plans and control test plan execution at Vendor and at Tesla facility during installation and buy-off · Characterize and validate new automated process equipment for deployment into production
  • Existing automation equipment refinement: · Debug and optimize automated processes to maximize cycle time, improve availability and yield.
  • Characterize and validate automated processes using a data driven approach such as simulation, Capacity and Capability statistical test (Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility test, Cpk, etc)

What You’ll Bring

  • Proficiency with process integration and electromechanical / mechatronic systems
  • Knowledge of Electrical Standards (NFPA79, National Electric code, UL508A).
  • In depth knowledge of Safety standards (ANSI/RIA15.06, OSHA).
  • In depth knowledge of Object-oriented programming , ISA-88 PACKML, IEC 61131-3 · Code-sys PLCs (Beckhoff/Code-system 3.0) · Safety PLCs (Beckhoff/ Pilz /Siemens)
  • Human Machine Interface (Beckhoff HMI, Ignition)
  • Field bus Networks (Ethercat/Profinet/TCP-IP)
  • Ethernet communications between machine PLCs and database systems(OPCUA/ADS)
  • Demonstrated excellence in programming PLCs.
  • Must have a well-defined methodology for maintaining code structure and organization.
  • Ability to program state machines for complex processes which involve multi-station parallel processing, pick and place automation, data acquisition, and PID control.
  • Proven ability to design fault-tolerant systems with error handling and recovery.
  • Proficiency selecting appropriate circuit protectors, wire and cable, sensors, safety hardware, PLC hardware, remote I/O, VFD and servo systems.
  • Proficiency programming and tuning servo drives
  • Exposure to a wide variety of production machinery, industrial sensors, and equipment (Hydraulic, Motion control, LVDT and pressure transducers, dispense systems, temperature controllers, current and power meters, etc)
  • Experience with Vision systems (Cognex, Keyence)
  • Experience creating technical specifications for automated manufacturing equipment is highly desired
  • Experience transitioning products and processes from prototype to production
  • Knowledge of production quality metrics is a plus

Other Details

  1. Job Type Full Time
  2. Map Location 4545 La Jolla Village Dr Suite C17 92122
  3. Category Engineering & Science
  4. Posted 7 months ago
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