Automation Controls Engineer

Number of employees

900

San Jose, California, United States, United States

Posted on: 2024-05-13

Category: transportation

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Archer is an aerospace company building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft focused on improving mobility in cities. The company's mission is to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. Archer is designing, manufacturing, and operating a fully electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150mph while producing minimal noise. Archer's team is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 100 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise. 

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

Automation Controls Engineer

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise. 

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

The primary focus of this position will be building/improving HMIs, dashboards in sigma within the controls engineering team of Battery Manufacturing. In addition, there will be some amount of machine controls depending on bandwidth and interest. Successful candidates will have extensive experience in ignition V8 perspective (including python programming). Possessing an Ignition Gold Certification is a plus.

What You’ll Do

  • Assist in the development of a high-volume battery production system, from early process feasibility studies to production at a greenfield site
  • Assist in development of Equipment Development Standards and templates to drive hardware/software standardization across factory
  • Work with external integrators to deliver equipment that meets company standards
  • Provide machine design feedback from an electrical/controls and machine/operator safety perspective and drive implementation with cross-functional teams
  • Support installation, commissioning, and qualification of new equipment and tooling with integrators
  • Develop, deploy and validate MES interface to equipment
  • Build from scratch as well as improve HMIs on ignition V8 perspective
  • Support in-line troubleshooting of production lines
  • Develop handoff packages for production/sustaining engineering teams
  • Support efforts for continuous improvements by identifying ways to improve quality, throughput, and reduce cost
  • Support small scale buck and prototype builds
  • Specify/select controls, safety hardware and program all devices for prototype lines/internally developed equipment

 

What You Need

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science or similar with 5+ years of experience
  • Hands-on experience as a Controls Engineer, Applications Engineer or Equipment Engineer working on automation and/or electromechanical systems
  • Knowledge of Electrical Standards (NFPA79, NEC, UL508A)
  • Knowledge of Safety Standards (ANSI/RIA15.06, OSHA)
  • Proficiency in developing pneumatic and electrical schematics in E-Plan/AutoCAD Electrical
  • Demonstrated understanding of industrial communication protocols
  • Experience programming cyclic execution devices such PLCs (Allen-Bradley/Siemens/Beckhoff)
  • Experience programming per ISA-88 standard
  • Experience programming cartesian, SCARA, articulated robots (Fanuc/Kuka/ABB)
  • Experience programming vision systems (iRVision/Cognex/Keyence)
  • Experience programming HMI, GUI, SCADA (Ignition V8 Perspective)
  • Experience working with database systems such SQL and integrating them with PLC / DAQ
  • Experience integrating PLC / MES systems and MES workflow development
  • Experience selecting industrial control hardware such as circuit protection, drive systems, feedback devices, data collection devices, safety devices, etc.
  • Experience integrating/setting up/using a wide variety of industrial equipment such as dispense systems, torque tools, power transducers, etc.
  • Excellent logical-thinking
  • Self-driven / hands on attitude

Bonus Qualifications

  • NFPA 70E certification
  • RIA certifications (certified vision professional, certified motion control professional)
  • Hands-on experience with battery module and/or pack manufacturing
  • Experience with wirebonding, laser welding, ultrasonic welding, electronic torque tools, adhesive dispense, and/or battery End Of Line test
  • Experience with PFMEA development
  • Experience with NX/teamcenter

 

Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer’s People Team at [email protected]. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Comp range (pay transparency) $134,400 - $168,000 USD

 


Archer is unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this position at the present time.
Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to [email protected]. All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.

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Number of employees

900