Job Description


Mechatronics Design Engineer - Controls

Direct Hire

 

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop custom mechatronics systems with a cross sector team, including translating stages, linear motors, sensors, servos, actuators, dynamics, controls, etc.
  • Troubleshoot designs to determine potential risks, failure modes, and corrective actions.
  • Responsible for “sustaining engineering” tasks, resolving equipment design issues in a timely fashion as they arise at customer sites.
  • Participate in concept designs and experiments for future equipment and subsystems.
  • Run complex mechatronic systems for test and qualification of design changes.
  • Design quality products using six sigma and lean process techniques for robust designs.
  • Create documentation for product designs and operations to be used in a clean manufacturing environment.
  • Work with external suppliers to define and develop certain aspects of new product design while collaborating with internal cross discipline teams.
  • Take direction from System Architects and Senior Engineer mentors who are leading the development effort of critical large capital equipment.
  • Occasional travel  to Europe, Asia and within the US can be expected.

 

Education

BS (MS preferred) in a relevant Engineering field (Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.) or equivalent experience.

 

Experience

  • 3-7 years of experience.
  • Mechatronics engineering background or specialization in closely related areas such as robotics or other fields.
  • Experience with PID controllers, linear and nonlinear calibrations, flexible dynamics.
  • Experience with magnetic linear actuators and magnetic levitation systems a plus.  
  • Basic experience with mechatronics behavior predictive modeling and methods in MATLAB/SIMULINK or similar tools, including “first principle” engineering equations and other techniques, particularly applied to control system simulation and implementation.
  • Ability to apply “classical control theory” and “digital control theory” including frequency domain, stability (Nyquist/Bode plots), Velocity-Acceleration-Jerk (VAJ), feedback/feedforward, dynamics, gain and phase, transfer functions, continuous/discrete feedback control, real time controls, etc.
  • Ability to derive conclusions from analyses and make practical recommendations.
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills in English, including presenting results based on strong statistical evidence to audiences of a wide range of technical abilities.
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary projects, such as imaging/optical systems, semiconductor, or lithography preferred but not required.
  • Customer-oriented and willing to work with high level problem solvers on a daily basis.
  • Genuine interest in mechatronics engineering and analysis, as well as in developing precision systems that can perform reliably at customer sites.
  • High-energy, quick study with flexible nature.
  • Self-motivated team player with strong desire to learn and ability to handle multiple projects and tasks concurrently and with minimal guidance. 
  • High potential to develop into a technical or personal leader in the organization.

 

Personal skills

  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.  
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills. 
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy. 
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads and deadlines. 
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision. 
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with manager, co-workers and customer. 
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines. 

 

Other information

 Offers:

  • A challenging opportunity to expand your knowledge in a wide variety of engineering application areas and to work on problems spanning all technical fields.
  • Highly creative and qualified teams with a diversity of experience.
  • Great career opportunities at a quickly growing high-tech company. 
  • World class technical problems to solve.

Role within Office 

Responsibilities: 

  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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