Staff Automation & Robotics Engineer - EE

Contractual | Contract To Hire | ISO , SOFTWARE ENGINEERS , NEC , HMIS
Springdale, AR, Arkansas, USA
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Currently, we are looking for talented resources for one of our listed clients. If interested please reply to me with your updated resume or feel free to reach out to me for more details at (949) 508-2059.

Title: Staff Automation & Robotics Engineer - EE
Location: Springdale, AR
Duration: Contract To Hire

Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop automation solutions that can be demonstrated and tested to drive efficiency, worker safety and financial returns leveraging technologies such as Robotics, computer vision, and other industrial automation and software technologies. 
  • Work with Mechanical, Electrical, and Software engineers to develop the details of the automation solution that you are creating. The goal is for these solutions to become part of the Client automation product line that can be scaled and deployed across the Client enterprise. 
  • Approver for Design Reviews for component selection, architecture, and determining technical readiness level of solutions.
  • Ensure project initiatives and processes are in conformance with the organization’s established policies and objectives while meeting all code and regulatory requirements.
  • Establish and maintain standards, templates, checklists, and relevant technical information for all product development processes related to automation solutions.
  • Assess the financial and efficiency impacts of these opportunities and design solutions in collaboration with key stakeholders in operations and technology teams. 
  • Design, validate, and execute appropriate test methods to address system design and performance issues. 
  • Facilitate complex problem-solving skills, enhance collaboration across functional groups, and support development efforts for current manufacturing hardware and new system development. 
  • Partner with industry leading technology companies and emerging technology startups to source and apply the new technologies 
  • Map out process flowcharts for current and new processes.
  • Present new ideas and status updates to senior leadership.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, or equivalent degree or education 
  • 7 to 10 years of direct related experience in application of robotics and automation in manufacturing / production environments OR 7 to 10 years of direct experience in engineering and development of robotics and automation solutions 
  • A passion for modern technology, a true desire to leverage the most advanced technologies available to improve worker safety, operational efficiency, and financial impacts 
  • Understanding and knowledge of food production processes and solutions is desired 
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification or higher is desired  
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and demonstration skills with the ability to interface directly with executive level leadership 
  • Ability to act as a single threaded leader on complex projects while still contributing to concurrent running projects, focusing on multiple value streams and technology types. 
  • This position may require up to 15% of travel  

Controls Eng Special Skills:

  • Expertise with creating architecture and designing industrial controls systems from scratch.
  • Expertise with programmable logic controllers (PLCs), Industrial PCs, HMIs from providers such as A-B/Rockwell, Siemens, Ignition or similar.
  • Expertise designing network architectures, selection of networking equipment for ethernet or similar fieldbus communication methods.
  • Experience with MES/IT Integration
  • Working knowledge of Cybersecurity best practices for industrial control systems.
  • Expertise integrating various sensing solutions such as inductive/capacitive, optical, LiDAR, sonic, 2D Vision, Barcode readers, etc.
  • Working knowledge of functional safety standards and requirements such as ISO 13849, ANSI B11, etc.
  • Working knowledge of electrical standards such as NFPA 79, NFPA 70E, NEC, UL508A, etc.
  • Expertise with designing personnel safety solutions such as light curtains, area scanners, gate interlocks, and similar systems.
  • Expertise with multi-axes motion control systems.
  • Ability to design/interpret electrical control schematics, preferably AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Expertise in troubleshooting electrical control circuits and guiding others through troubleshooting process
  • Expertise in AC and/or DC motor control and different hardware included (ex. Variable frequency drive, stepper motor, DC drive etc.)

Robotics/Automation Eng Special Skills:

  • Develop robotics, computer vision or motion control software related to custom automation solution development.
  • Experience with Fanuc, ABB, Kuka, Universal or other industrial/collaborative robotic arms.
  • Expertise with simulation tools for kinematics, motion planning, offline program creation such as Fanuc RoboGUIDE, ABB RobotStudio, or similar. 
  • Experience with industrial vision/localization systems (3D, 2D, LiDAR) and vision guidance systems such as Fanuc iRVision, Cognex, SICK, Keyence, or similar.
  • Working knowledge of machinery related compliance requirements and safety standards. Ex: OSHA, CE, ANSI, ISO, IEC.
  • Expertise with safety related software such as Fanuc DCS, ABB SafeMove

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