Process and Automation Engineer II, Off-Planet Systems

Number of employees

380

Austin, Texas, United States, United States

Posted on: 2023-12-06

Category: housing

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Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

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About the company:

ICON develops advanced construction technologies that advance humanity. Using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials, ICON is shifting the paradigm of homebuilding on Earth and beyond. www.iconbuild.com / follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @ICON3DTech

ICON is looking to add a Process and Automation Engineer to the Off-Planet Systems team. This person will be responsible for planning, designing, testing and building automation systems that support novel processes for extraterrestrial environments. This will include developing and testing hardware for both laboratory and flight applications and advising and aiding in process development and testing. The systems this person will develop need to be designed for extreme environments with harsh, abrasive, and high temperature processes. This will require an individual with the flexibility to successfully complete a wide range of tasks ranging from targeted, such developing an improving nozzle geometry, to system level such as designing and then testing an end effector on a robot.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the process and mechanical teams to define and update system requirements for hardware and test cells.
  • Advise the process and mechanical teams on improving both hardware and process parameters from the perspective of automation efficiency
  • Design, build and test custom hardware for improving process automation or testing new automation concepts
  • Design, build and utilize custom process automation test cells using a mix of off the shelf and custom hardware.
  • Spec off the shelf hardware that can serve an analogues for flight systems
  • Improve the design of systems to be flight ready.
  • Work with the software team to plan and execute testing of custom process hardware on automated systems.
  • Take responsibility for interpreting test results to refine and improve automation hardware

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Material Science Engineering, or similar discipline
  • 5+ years of hands on automation experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate across multiple disciplines with internal and external customers
  • Strong experience with mechanical design
  • Skilled Solidworks user
  • Hands on testing experience
  • Has experience developing hardware around a specific process.
  • Experience developing mechanisms
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong sense of ownership

 

PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 10+ years of hand on automation experience
  • Experience with data acquisition and control system design (LabView, Dewesoft, PLCs, or other)
  • Experience with high power laser systems
  • Experience in formal systems engineering: requirements development, implementation, verification, system integration, qualification and release
  • Experience in spacecraft systems design and qualifying hardware for spaceflight
  • Experience coordinating and executing spacecraft or robotic systems tests in TVAC environments. 
 
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, diverse and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on merit, competence, and qualifications. It is our policy to administer all personnel actions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Consistent with the obligations of these laws, ICON will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Furthermore, as a federal government contractor, the Company maintains an affirmative action program which furthers its commitment and complies with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under certain federal civil rights laws and regulations, including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (as amended).

Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit candidates through this application. ICON does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency submissions for candidates and will not pay fees to any third-party agency without a prior agreement with ICON.

As part of our compliance with these obligations, the Company invites you to voluntarily self-identify as set forth below. Provision of such information is entirely voluntary and a decision to provide or not provide such information will not have any effect on your employment or subject you to any adverse treatment. Any and all information provided will be considered confidential, will be kept separate from your application and/or personnel file, and will only be used in accordance with applicable laws, orders and regulations, including those that require the information to be summarized and reported to the federal government for civil rights enforcement purposes.

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