Robotics Software Eng.

Victor, New York

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

Job Info

Gorbel's mission is simple: We improve people's lives. That mission guides everything we do, from the products and service we provide to our outside customers to the tools we create for our sales force and the work environment we foster for our employees.

We have a comprehensive line of Crane Technology products, Ergonomic Lifting products and, a line of Tether Track Fall Arrest Safety Systems.

We are a manufacturer of overhead material handling and fall protection products in the industrial sector. We're on the cutting edge of manufacturing; a thriving, growing company that is constantly seeking out new ways to innovate and elevate our products and our processes.

Work Shift:

Job Description:

Responsibilities :

Primary Duties - Algorithms/Controls Specific:

• Design, develop, and implement complex algorithms involving servo control, system identification and signal processing for equipment used in the material handling industry
• Generate software requirements and specifications for control algorithm designs
• Investigate the feasibility of applying mathematical control principles and concepts to new products and applications
• Plan and execute research pertaining to algorithm design and validation
• Design and build algorithms that allow debugging, analysis and performance evaluation

Primary Duties:

• Develop and maintain the motion controller designs of servo motor or AC powered products
• Conceptualize and develop material handling solutions using sound controls engineering principles
• Drive innovation in system controls software
• Assist in the development of concepts and specifications for new products and enhancements
• Adhere to suitable software design and documentation practices and methodologies
• Develop and maintain standard procedures for software maintenance and custom program support
• Provide quality assurance to ensure customer satisfaction and conformance to product specification
• Adhere to project timelines and budgets
• Participate in Product Development and Business Development projects as assigned

Secondary Duties:

• Create, publish and maintain departmental procedures as assigned
• Participate in the identification and recommendation of new material handling technology solutions
• Serve as a technical resource to other departments as required
• Support Product Development functional, abusive, ultimate and accelerated life testing
• Support Dealers and Customer Service in the application, quoting and ordering process
• Support Sourcing and Production in the order fulfillment process
• Support Service Department in after sales support and provide field support as required

Specific Duties

• Develop and maintain organized supporting design calculations, models, simulations, and test plans
• Develop, implement and test embedded product software for existing and new products
• Customize and maintain the embedded drive firmware for servo motor powered products
• Develop specifications for custom applications
• Research, select, and apply sensors, communication technologies, and control devices for motion control, position sensing, and electronic communication
• Implement and test design solutions to analyze performance of the system, and improve existing controller architecture to improve on the performance
• Design and prototype electronic control systems for mechanical systems
• Provide analysis and development ideas on topics such as mechatronics and automated control
• Monitor and calibrate automated systems, industrial control systems, and system components to maximize efficiency
• Prepare engineering reports documenting design details and qualification test results
• Maintain technical project files
• Execute engineering change notices as required

Required Qualifications :

• Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
• C/C++ programming proficiency
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Ability to meet tight deadlines with high quality requirements
• Project and task management skills
• Customer-oriented focus
• Excellent communication skills

Preferred Skills :

• Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
• One year of professional/internship experience
• Motion control experience with servo, AC motors
• Experienced with PLC programming (e.g. Ladder Logic, Structured Text, Function Block, etc.)
• Proficient with PID closed-loop controller design and tuning
• Experience in Automation
• Material handling product experience
• Experience with Scripting, Visual Basic or Basic language

Work Environment :

  • Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Sitting, working at desk/personal computer for extended periods of time
  • Primary work environment is professional corporate office

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