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Automation Engineer - Mobiile Robotics

Company: Oceaneering International
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile

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. www.oceaneering.com/omr

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.

Position Summary

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 sites.

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 markets.

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 efficient configuration.
--- 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 encoders.
--- Supporting the commissioning and deployment of ATS systems.
--- Troubleshooting software issues.
--- Testing the application software and interfaces to the vehicle.
--- Writing requirements, detailed design documentation, and test cases.
--- 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 development efficiency.
--- Working in a multidisciplinary and multi-national team.
--- Train customers using the ATS supervisory and vehicle controls.
--- Supporting installed based systems.



--- Bachelor's degree, in an Engineering discipline, preferably related to Robotics, Computer Science/Informatics or Industrial Automation.
--- Minimum 3 years of experience in commissioning and deploying industrial applications.
--- 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 test cases.
--- 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.

Additional Information

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 non-merit factors

Keywords: Oceaneering International, Houston , Automation Engineer - Mobiile Robotics, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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