Senior Automation Controls Engineer - Development
Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 8, 2022
Rivian -is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever.
This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we
build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. - As a
company, we constantly challenge what's possible, never simply
accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek
new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown.
Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the
outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. - We
operate development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern
California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo
Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as
a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois. Responsibilities:
- Research new platforms, hardware, and strategies used for the
control and monitoring of automated manufacturing equipment. This
includes but is not limited to PLCs, robots, safety, HMIs, SCADA,
network, vision and motion control.
- Determine ways to take full advantage of these new technologies
to design world-class automation controls standards that minimize
development time, commissioning time, and unplanned downtime.
- Write and own the standards, specifications, and procedures
that must be followed both internally and by external vendors
designing manufacturing equipment for Rivian.
- Build out libraries of modular code and templates that will be
used as the building blocks for Rivian manufacturing equipment
across the entire company.
- Create tools to automate various steps in the development and
deployment process such as scripts for auto-generating PLC code or
- Design network topology strategies that optimize the equipment
for remote accessibility, diagnostics, backups, data collection,
- Architect, write, and debug PLCs using Ladder Logic and/or
Structured Text with an emphasis on generating code that is
organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable.
- Generate user HMI and SCADA screens that are user-friendly,
intuitive and suitable for operating and troubleshooting equipment.
--- Specify (ANSI/RIA15.06/OSHA compliant) control reliable safety
systems for safeguarding robots, gantries, conveyors, and other
high volume manufacturing equipment.
- Design the interfaces for interaction between the manufacturing
equipment and supervisory level systems such as the factories
Manufacturing Execution System (MES).
- Validate these internally developed standards and tools on
production-representative lab equipment and virtual simulations to
ensure high quality and robust behavior. Qualifications:
- Familiarity with common controls hardware components used in
high volume manufacturing.
- Hands-on experience integrating high volume manufacturing
- In-depth knowledge of Safety standards (ANSI/RIA15.06,
- In-depth knowledge of Electrical Standards (NFPA79, National
Electric Code, UL508A)
- Experience developing electrical schematics using EPLAN,
AutoCAD Electrical, or similar. --- In depth knowledge of the
behavior, configuration, performance, and limitations of industrial
- Advanced proficiency programming industrial equipment using
various IEC 61131-3 languages.
- Experience developing company standards and resuable code for
programming Rockwell, Beckhoff, Siemens, or similar PLCs. -
- Experience developing company standards and reusable templates
for equipment HMIs using FactoryTalk View, WinCC, Ignition,
Wonderware, TwinCAT HMI, or similar.
- Experience programming industrial 6-axis robots such as Fanuc,
Kawasaki, ABB, Kuka, etc. is preferred.
- Experience designing topologies for and troubleshooting common
fieldbus networks such as Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, or Profinet.
- Knowledge of communications between machine PLCs and database
- Experience interfacing manufacturing equipment with
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