Who We Are

One third of the world’s food goes to waste. Which means all the water, energy, and greenhouse gases used to produce that food is wasted with it. This is a problem with a $990 billion price tag for the food industry and an even bigger one for the planet. But we believe the solution is simple. 

What if we could eliminate waste by better balancing the supply and demand of food?

Zume uses predictive analytics and real-time food consumption data to predict customer demand, match it with production, and enable food companies to make smarter decisions across the food supply chain.

By connecting all the pieces of the food supply chain, we enable our partners to make better decisions for their business, their customers, and the planet we all call home.

We’re tackling some of the world’s biggest problems, and we need your help to solve them. If you want to take on something different in your career, we’d love to meet you.

What You'll Do

The Controls Engineer in the Automation Engineering team will work on developing automation manufacturing equipment or intelligent appliances for high volume food manufacturing and/or packaging facility. He/She will design the control system architecture with the Industrial Engineers and Process Engineers.  He/she will program all equipment controls components such as PLC, HMI, Vision sensors, servo drives, and six axis robots from power-on to debug, and finally to fine tuning and validation. The role will be heavily focused on traveling to new Zume facilities to assist with machine bring up and debugging.

Existing automation equipment refinement:

  • Optimize and improve existing automated processes to maximize manufacturing facility throughput and up time.
  • Characterize and validate automated processes using a data driven statistical approach such as Capacity test, Capability test (DOE, Gage R&R, Cpk, Ppk, etc)

New automation equipment or intelligent appliance development:

  • Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and balance product specifications, process requirements, layout complexity, cost, and lead-time limits. Create detail equipment specification and release to Vendor for quoting technical evaluation
  • Lay out new industrial electrical control panels which are NFPA79/NEC/UL508A compliant, and create electrical, pneumatic and fluid schematics. Manage electrical cabinet builds, field wiring, pneumatic and fluid plumbing
  • Manage suppliers during specification, design, safety and functional buyoff and installation of automated manufacturing equipment and intelligent appliances
  • Power up electrical systems and configure hardware per application specifications
  • Design system test plans and execute equipment validation tests
  • Develop and debug ladder logic PLC code with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable. PLC code will interact with subsystems such as conveyors, robots, machine vision, and 3rd party equipment or appliance
  • Comply with the company safety procedures. Live the company culture of integrity and professional competence. Implement (ANSI/RIA15.06/OSHA compliant) control reliable safety systems for safeguarding robots, gantries, conveyors, food processing equipment, intelligent appliance, and other high volume manufacturing equipment
  • Generate aesthetically simple HMI screens for complex machinery while providing sufficient feedback for troubleshooting
  • Maintain records pertinent to each project in the form of time, sketches, drawings specifications, electrical bill of material, etc.
  • Write user manuals to communicate functionality of company developed programs
  • Introduce automated processes into production, and train and equip Sustaining Team to support automated equipment after deployment into production

The ideal candidate takes pride in his/her hands-on work, analytical ability, organizational skills and attention to detail.  He/She appreciates an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded and where individuals carry tremendous responsibility.  He/She looks forward to learning an incredible amount on the job.

Minimum Education Requirement for the position offered

BS/MS Electrical Engineering (or equivalent – Majors in Computer Science, Automation Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering)

Minimum Experience Requirement

Minimum of 3 years of experience as a hands-on Controls Engineer working on automation equipment system in high volume manufacturing environment.

Special skills/ other requirements

  • Programming Logic Controllers (PLC) (e.g. Allen-Bradley, Siemens)
  • Configuring and designing HMI/OIT systems (e.g. Allen Bradley, National Instruments, Maple Systems)
  • Familiar with Vision Systems (e.g. Cognex, Keyence)
  • Familiar with various Motion Controllers/Actuators (e.g. IAI, Yasakawa)
  • Experience and skill in troubleshooting control system issues
  • Configuring and designing HMI/OIT systems (e.g. Allen Bradley, National Instruments, Maple Systems)
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time to other offices or company factories 

What We Offer

  • 100% company-paid Medical, Dental, and Vision and 75% for you and your dependents
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Daily catered lunch
  • Free and discounted pizza!
  • The opportunity to work with an incredibly supportive team of thinkers and innovators

 

Zume provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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