You want to work for a fast-paced company that thinks big and dreams huge. You are driven, view work as more than just a job, and are never satisfied with a project left half-done. You have a strong sense of personal ownership and responsibility for completion of objectives on time. You want to figure out why things tick which makes you tick but very little ticks you off. You want to think outside of the box and continually challenge your own limits, as well as those around you. You have a mad scientist mentality where you want to be part of the robots building robots revolution.
Attabotics is the world’s first 3D robotics supply chain system for modern commerce. Inspired by the framework of ant colonies, Attabotics replaces the rows and aisles of traditional fulfillment centers with a patented storage structure and robotics shuttles that utilize both horizontal and vertical space, reducing a company’s warehouse needs by 85%. By empowering retailers to place fulfillment centers near high-density urban areas, Attabotics helps create jobs and decrease carbon emissions by closing the last-mile delivery gap. A TIME Magazine Most Innovative Company special mention, CNBC Disruptor, and one of Fast Company’s world’s 50 most innovative companies. Attabotics has been adopted by major brands including luxury department store Nordstrom, and other retailers across apparel, grocery, food & beverage, and home goods. Attabotics is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with fulfillment centers across the United States and Canada.
Our 2022 robots reflect the culmination of many iterations on our mechatronic design. We are accelerating our rate of software innovation within our solution. Attabotics has moved to a quarterly release cadence, we have completed our iso 9001 evaluation and will new features and performance improvements through software. The DevOps Architect is the flywheel to fuel our increased release cadence and efficiency.
The Senior Control System Engineer is responsible for new PLC hardware design, electrical design, and programming for the Attabotics storage system. This role will work with mechanical and systems engineers to create new standard designs to meet product requirements and to achieve a scalable and commercialized product architecture. The Control System Engineer will develop controls specifications, templates, designs, configurations, and validation activities to ensure the technical quality and regulatory compliance of their designs. This is a unique growth orientated role, offering the experience to work with cutting edge 3D robotic technology. We provide a solid work life balance, bolstered by the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule. We
Who you are
Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Automation Engineering, or a related field
5-8+ years’ experience in PLC controls systems design demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility
Registered P. Eng or P.L.Eng with APEGA, is preferred
Detailed knowledge of PLC hardware design, Control panel layout & design, Low voltage power distribution systems, I/O wiring, and Loop drawings
Experience programming using structured text, ladder logic and C++
Knowledge and experience working with industrial communication protocols such as EtherCAT, Modbus and TCP/IP communications
Aptitude for hands-on mechanical & electrical to test and prototype new designs.
Experience in designing to applicable UL/CSA electrical and safety standards
Experience with Beckhoff PLCs in industrial machine design or configurable product design and specification, is an asset
Experience in product development projects, deploying commercially acceptable designs into production
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
You prioritize working safely and making sure your health and safety as well as those of your co-workers is part of your job
Passion for mechatronics, mechanical engineering, and robotics
Motivated, driven, self-starter willing to take on a multitude of tasks and work in a fast-paced environment
Value added previous experience although not a requirement.
Object orientated programming
Beckoff based automation/controls systems
What would a typical day as a Controls engineer include?
40% PLC programming and learning
25% peripheral device interfacing/communication development
10% electrical design work and documentation
25% stake holder engagement sourcing the best solutions
What we need
Continuously develop the Attabotics PLC Control Systems hardware and code to support the company’s product needs to support new markets and product features.
Author panel drawings, wiring diagrams, BOMs, single line drawings, control narratives, and system typicals, in support of the control system and overall product definition
Work collaboratively with software, construction, manufacturing, operations, and IT teams to ensure proper quality and seamless integration of new releases
Support and develop implementation and commissioning instructions for manufacturing, including material handling and processing systems, machine programming and interfacing
Provide technical direction for the design and development of controls systems for new products and changes to existing designs
Review controls and electrical designs for functionality, safety, reliability, cost of production, test, and maintenance/service
Drive designs and documentation through an Engineering Change release process
Contribute to department practices, procedures, and engineering best habits
Some key projects that you could be involved with:
Workstation development to assist with order fulfillment
Controllable Power Solutions -developing the infrastructure and controls that provide power to the robots during operations
Machine Maintenance safety systems – develop the controls systems necessary to enable safe human interaction during maintenance operations
If this description describes you perfectly and the work environment you know you can thrive in, send us your resume as well as describe to us what you’re passionate about and we may just reach out to you.
Attabotics is committed to employing the best people to do the best job possible within our environment. We hire based on merit and are strongly committed to cultivating diversity as a source of excellence. Attabotics firmly believes that a vast array of perspectives produces and promotes innovation and business success. Our corporate diversity encompasses differences in ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, age, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability and education.
Attabotics promotes a corporate safety culture where employees’ health, safety & well being is number one and with the ultimate goal of establishing a zero incident work environment.