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SR. ADVANCED AUTOMATION & CONTROLS ENGINEER (STARLINK)
SpaceX is developing a low latency, broadband internet system to meet the needs of consumers across the globe. Enabled by a constellation of low Earth orbit satellites, Starlink will provide fast, reliable internet to populations with little or no connectivity, including those in rural communities and places where existing services are too expensive or unreliable. We are looking for an automation & controls engineer to help design and develop control systems for high volume assembly lines for Starlink.
- Design, simulate, and implement a fully automated controls architecture to build high volume Starlink products
- Utilize mechanical automation equipment, robots, PLCs, motion controls, and 3D vision to create entire assembly lines
- Influence the product design in order to simplify and optimize the factory process
- Implement reliable safety systems (ANSI / RIA15.06, OSHA) for safeguarding robots, gantries, conveyors and other high volume manufacturing equipment
- Create layouts and simulations for fully robotic assembly lines
- Optimize and debug systems to maximize yield, availability and cycle time
- Partner with maintenance, software, supply chain, and material management teams
- Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, computer science, or physics
- 5+ years of professional experience creating robotic automation systems
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- 7+ years of experience creating high volume robotic automation systems (food, beverage, toys, electronics, etc.)
- 7+ years of programming experience with high-volume industrial equipment (PLCs, HMIs)
- 3+ years of experience creating electrical schematics
- 3+ years of experience with machine vision systems
- 3+ years of experience creating robotic simulations (Robcad, RobotStudio, etc.)
- Demonstrated expertise with electrical standards (NFPA79, UL508A) and safety standards (ANSI / RIA15.06, OSHA)
- Demonstrated ability to work in a highly cross-functional role
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
- Willing to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed
- To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
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