Automation and Robotics Engineer

  • location: Billerica, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $55 - $65 per hour
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Automation and Robotics Engineer

job summary:
Seeking a Automation and Robotics Engineer who will manage complex projects, prepare equipment protocols, reports, and test plans. The candidate will create control system specifications and designs.

location: Billerica, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $55 - 65 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Offer recommendations and subsequent implementation of improvements to equipment and processes to maximize productivity in support of operational goals.
  • Programming of Cobots & Robots
  • Integration between PLC's, robot and process/environment control systems
  • Ability to identify applications for successful cobot/robot implementation
  • Establish the strategy for and lead the execution of factory automation and data management (examples SCADA, OPC servers, CMS and factory communications systems)
  • Optimize production processes by identifying and implementing improvements to enhance the performance of existing equipment and processes. (examples batch process automation and control and inline analytical instrumentation)
  • Responsible for design, development, and installation of PLC based control systems for Manufacturing equipment
  • Capability to define and manage factory wide communications systems, for control and monitoring of facilities equipment and processes
  • Programming and integration of computer-based systems, MMI, and PLC data acquisition and factory supervisory networks
  • Develop AC/DC power distribution, control/pneumatic cabinet designs and layouts, to include electrical schematics.
  • Capability to read Interpret and draw, piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Design and release electrical designs that are OSHA Class 1 Division I, II compliant
  • Provide technical assistance to the manufacturing floor in support of existing and new equipment.
  • Conduct design reviews for new equipment and modification to existing systems
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and business practices including Semi, cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) requirements
  • Bachelor degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Engineering or equivalent.
  • 5 + years related engineering experience
  • Experience with A-B PLC-5's, SLC-500's, Micrologix, Panelviews, Omron CJ/C200 series PLC's and NT/NS series HMI programming
  • Knowledge of proper design of grippers and parts presentation/feeding in automated assembly processes
  • Ability to perform Safety Risk assessment and PFMEA to understand safety of people, system & product
  • Experience using CX-Programmer, CX-Designer, RSLogix, RSView and PanelView software
  • Experience with networking such as DeviceNet and Ethernet
  • Experience with RS-232 and RS-485 communications
  • Ability to analyze interactions between equipment/process/product and provide control system solution where possible
  • Excellent equipment troubleshooting and production system analytical skills
  • Strong project management competence (methods and software). Experienced in project plan development, execution and follow through, with a successful history of meeting project deadlines
  • Ability to manage complex and multiple projects with minimum supervision and manage changing priorities and short time constraints
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety guarding and Interlocks
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Windows, MS Office applications, MS Project)
  • Working knowledge of Programming Language Visual Basic minimum
  • Working knowledge of statistical software a plus (e.g., Minitab)
  • Proficient with Autocad, Solidworks or similar 3D-Modeling software
skills: PLCs, HMIs, Robotics, Manufacturing, Automation, Programming


Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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