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.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • 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.

Minimum 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

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with Motion buses (EtherCAT, CAN Open, etc) a plus.

  • Experience with Microsoft technology (C, C++, C#).

  • Tuning PID loops for controllers a plus

Physical Demands:

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.

Travel Demands:

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.