Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) lab of the University of Waterloo is looking for a strong Electrical Controls and Automation Engineer to be hired as a Research Associate (RA). Interested candidates should have a good working knowledge of industry-standard automation components such as PLC’s (Rockwell, Siemens, etc.), robotics (Fanuc, Kuka, etc.), machine vision (Cognex, Keyence, Xiris, etc.), and the various industrial network protocols (TCP/IP, ProfiNET, EtherCAT, TCP/UDP, etc.). Programming skills with LabView, C++, and C#, along with robot languages such as Karel, KRL and Rapid will be considered an asset.
The Automation RA will initially join our R&D team of programmers and mechanical engineers in being a part of a team that is at the forefront of industrial automation. With a good understanding of industrial automation, including mechanical concepts, controls requirements and feedback loops, the candidate will assist with the development and troubleshooting of a system that combines LabView and robotics, along with various feedback loop sensors that may include force, vision, and thermal.
This is a “hands on” role supporting an existing and evolving Additive Manufacturing Robotic Cell which includes laser technology, powder feeding systems, deposition head and other peripheral devices. The candidate must have several years of experience in working with and developing electrical control systems, including robotics.
With a passion for automation, an excellent ability to learn on the job, and an eagerness to take on opportunities as they arise, the chosen candidate will be supported by, and grow with, our industry-leading R&D team. The project is in collaboration with one of our industrial partners in Oakville, Ontario. The candidate will spend his/her time in their site in Oakville.
Canadians and permanent residents who are interested in this position can send their CV to RA@msam-uwaterloo.ca by the end of February 2021.