Automation Engineer - Mobiile Robotics
Company: Oceaneering International
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Oceaneering Mobile Robotics (OMR) designs, manufactures,
implements, and maintains innovative turnkey logistics solutions
based on autonomous mobile robot technology. With over 1,700 mobile
robotics deployed worldwide and with over 30 million miles
accumulated, OMR delivers best-in-class solutions with the lowest
total cost without sacrificing performance. For over 30 years, OMR
has been a trusted partner for the automotive, healthcare,
manufacturing, and (intra-) logistics industries.
Our Manufactured Products group offers several world-class global
manufacturing facilities serving multiple industries including
energy, material handling, and entertainment ride systems. We have
decades of experience in engineering, design, testing and
qualification of hardware for any specification, including subsea
umbilicals, junction plates, distribution units, termination
assemblies, clamps, flanges, and more. For the material handling
industry, we produce safe, reliable, and flexible mobile robotics
solutions. For the entertainment industry, we deliver innovative
ride systems engineering and automated people mover vehicles.
Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and
products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop
products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an
offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the
world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a
leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals,
subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology
expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling,
aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.
The Automation Engineer serves as a key member of the Oceaneering
Mobile Robotics (OMR) group and will be responsible for
implementing, testing, supporting and installing our ATS software
suite (both on a SCADA and on an embedded/vehicle level). Day to
day you will configure the existing vehicle software framework as
needed for new projects and installed base. This includes
generating ATS layouts, programming PLCs, implementing traffic
rules, optimizing vehicle parameters, calibrating vehicles, and
testing software in simulation and on actual devices. Working in a
multidisciplinary team you, will be responsible for making sure
that the software systems meet the customer specifications and work
within their site constraints. You provide both logistical and
technical insight to create solutions that provide optimal
automation performance. Given that we have global customers you are
willing to travel and stay abroad for several weeks at a time,
supporting the successful installation of systems at customer
OMR, a division of Oceaneering International Inc. (NASDAQ: OII),
produces and maintains commercial autonomous vehicles. Supporting
customers worldwide, our robots utilize natural feature navigation
and service the healthcare, automotive, warehouse and manufacturing
Duties & Responsibilities
--- Responsible for implementing and testing the control software
for ATS systems on SCADA and vehicle level.
--- Translate customer requirements into logistical ATS solutions
including layout and traffic optimization, vehicle performance
improvements and using existing infrastructure in the most
--- Programming PLCs to interface with customer infrastructure
supporting the ATS system.
--- Interfacing the vehicle software to vehicle control hardware
such as motor controllers, proximity detectors, and wheel
--- Supporting the commissioning and deployment of ATS systems.
--- Troubleshooting software issues.
--- Testing the application software and interfaces to the
--- Writing requirements, detailed design documentation, and test
--- Providing support for field issues.
--- participate in the bid process for new projects.
--- Analyzing and modifying traffic and logic rules to optimize
material flow and vehicle performance.
--- Continuously improving our processes and procedures to optimize
--- Working in a multidisciplinary and multi-national team.
--- Train customers using the ATS supervisory and vehicle
--- Supporting installed based systems.
--- Bachelor's degree, in an Engineering discipline, preferably
related to Robotics, Computer Science/Informatics or Industrial
--- Minimum 3 years of experience in commissioning and deploying
--- Proficient with Linux and Windows operating systems.
--- Experience with configuring industrial control systems
preferably in the logistics domain.
--- Understanding of networking hardware and software.
--- Experience with writing requirements, design documentation, and
--- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
--- Ability to read and understand existing product code.
--- Ability to read and understand wiring diagrams.
--- Ability to act independently, generating innovative solutions
to complex problems.
--- Working knowledge of electronic and electromechanical devices
such as analog inputs and outputs, quadrature encoders, relays,
solenoids, proximity sensors, etc.
--- Understanding of control loops
--- Customer focused attitude.
--- Willingness to travel and stay abroad several weeks at a time
during system installation.
--- Ability to remain calm and professional in a demanding and
dynamic work environment.
--- Must be able to work legally in the US.
--- Must possess a driver's license.
--- Experience in either deployment of AGV/ATS, robotic systems or
autonomous logistical systems
--- Experience with issue tracking systems, preferably Jira.
--- Experience with software version control systems.
--- Experience with designing logistical solutions
--- Experience with programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
--- Experience designing HMIs
--- Experience implementing DCS or SCADA systems
--- Experience with XML, web services and web user interfaces
--- Experience with CAD programs.
This position is Hybrid - Remote and will require commuting to a
designated office. Hybrid work schedules are determined by the
hiring manager based on business need.
Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all
positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex
(including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity,national
origin, veteran status,disability, genetic information, or other
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