Universal Instruments Corporation Electrical Engineer, Motion & Machine Cont. I in Conklin, New York
Control Engineer – Motion and Machine Control I
Develops and tests software that makes the machine robot achieve defined system goals. Developer controls motion axes and I/O in a machine environment with a combination of PC and/or embedded system control systems. Success is determined by the machine’s ability to achieve a high performance and a highly reliable system.
Designs electro-mechanical servo systems, utilizing appropriate technologies.
Select servo system hardware, which includes servo motors, servo amplifiers and feedback devices for new engineering or existing production designs.
The ability to “tune” control loops and set parameters for stable manufacturing production of simple electro-mechanical servo systems.
Uses computer-assisted engineering and simulation design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
Learn and integrate new hardware, software protocols, and engineering tools.
Design and development software to Interface machine hardware.
Collaborates with Electrical, Mechanical Engineering and Q&R on product performance requirements.
BS in ME, BS Computer Engineering, BS in EE, or BS in Computer Science with two years of related experience or equivalent combination of software development experience and relevant education (eg. ASET and 4 years).
Understanding of Motion Control.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Highly flexible, quality driven, goal oriented and able to participate in a team environment.
Read wiring schematics of control panels
Experience with Motion buses (EtherCAT, CAN Open, etc) a plus.
Experience with Microsoft technology (C, C++, C#).
Tuning PID loops for controllers a plus
Requires the ability to use a computer on a frequent basis.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to access and manipulate various objects, tools, or controls.
This position has occasional travel. Candidate must have the ability to travel to customer sites (some foreign, and some domestic) and travel to occasional technical conferences and product shows.