Automation Controls Engineer

Veo Robotics - Waltham, MA (30+ days ago)

We’re Veo Robotics, a venture-backed, early-stage startup that was recently featured in AmericanInno’s “18 Boston Startups to Watch” list. Using advanced computer vision and 3D sensing, we’re transforming manufacturing by giving industrial robots perception and intelligence to allow them to collaborate safely with humans on tasks that need to leverage human flexibility and dexterity as well as robotic strength and precision. Our company is founded by industry veterans and backed by Lux Capital, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Next47. Sound interesting? You can find out more about what we're working on in this TechCrunch article.

Our talented interdisciplinary team in Waltham, MA is growing! We are looking for the kind of people who are inspired just not by exciting technology, but by the opportunity to help build an engineering culture of rigor and excellence.

Veo Robotics is seeking an experienced automation controls engineer to assist in the development and testing of new automation safety systems enabling human-robot collaboration. Our Integration & Robotics team designs, builds, and operates manufacturing workcells in order to test and characterize the Veo system in real-world scenarios. As the Automation Controls Engineer in this group, you’ll use your prior experience conceptualizing, designing, and deploying industrial equipment controls to contribute to the creation and operation of these testbeds. You’ll build relationships with customers during site visits and in-plant testing and help the Veo development team design and test for new operational scenarios. You’ll also be an important contributor to product discussions, drawing on your background to provide context for how the Veo systems will be set up and used by our customers.

You will:
Conceptualize, design, and build new automation systems and control strategies for manufacturing workcells that demonstrate the capabilities of collaborative human/robot workspaces
Architect, write, and debug industrial robot programs
Architect, write, and debug PLC ladder logic which interacts with subsystems such as industrial robots, conveyors, fixtures, safety equipment, sensors, and human-machine interfaces
Implement standards-compliant control strategies in accordance with collaborative robot and machinery safety standards such as ISO 15066
Carry out risk assessments in accordance with ISO 10218-2 and/or ANSI 15.06
Create machine interactions and program visual status indicators which improve the human-robot collaboration experience
Work closely with potential customers to understand how they build their production lines, and help to develop solutions leveraging the Veo system for their applications. This will involve travel to domestic and international customer sites to carry out user research and system testing (25-30% of your time)

You are:
An automation engineer with 5+ years experience in a hands-on controls or applications engineering capacity for industrial control technology. This could be in the automotive, aerospace, consumer packaged goods, and/or process industries
Proficient in programming industrial equipment and experienced with at least one major industrial robot brand (Kuka, Fanuc, ABB, Motoman, etc)
Experienced designing industrial Human-Machine Interfaces, such as Ignition, AB panelview, or similar
Familiar with safety PLC integration onto fieldbus networks, such as Allen Bradley ControlLogix, Siemens, SmartGuard, Omron, Pilz, or similar
Familiar with the nuances and use of a variety of industrial communication busses, including integration of distributed I/O to field bus networks (Ethernet/IP, AB-DeviceNet, Profinet, ProfiSafe), serial communication (RS232, RS485) between PLCs and instruments, and latency capabilities of field-bus networks and Functional Safety over Ethernet FSoE
Proficient in creating detailed electrical schematics in AutoCAD electrical/ePlan
A first-principles thinker who can invent novel solutions to challenging technical problems
Willing to operate outside your area of direct expertise to solve hard problems with the rest of our cross-disciplinary team
BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or a related field preferred

Bonus points:
Experience with industrial vision systems
Experience creating pneumatic system drawings
Knowledge of controls trends by industry
Experience creating technical specifications for highly automated manufacturing equipment

Our toolbox includes:
KUKA, Fanuc, ABB, Motoman, and other industrial robots
AutoCAD, SolidWorks
TIA Portal, RSLogix, PC Worx, etc

About Veo:
We are committed to:
  • Excellence in our work
  • Respect for each other
  • Integrity, honesty, and transparency
We believe that great work gets done in a positive, supportive environment with teams made up of all kinds of people, including but not limited to those of all races, colors, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, veteran status, and ages; or as the Vulcans say, IDIC.

Veo Robotics is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state disability laws.

We offer:
  • Competitive pay
  • Equity participation
  • Excellent health, vision, and dental coverage
  • 401(k) plan
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Fully paid parental leave
Candidates must be willing to submit to a background check.

To all recruitment agencies: Veo Robotics does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Veo Robotics employees or any other company location. Veo Robotics is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.