Automation Systems Engineer

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About You:

You’re a creative thinker with a passion for understanding the complete system for complex assembly and test processes.  You have a knack for collecting and documenting requirements and ensuring that the team understands them. You enjoy getting to the root of problems through analysis and developing solutions to improve system performance. You love to collaborate with other teams to define requirements, troubleshoot problems, and work toward validated solutions in support of R&D, Engineering and Manufacturing goals.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work closely with other teams to define, develop, document, and understand system requirements
  • Design and execute test plans to validate that systems meet requirements
  • Develop Proof-of-Concept equipment for high risk or complex applications and work with teams to build and test equipment
  • Become a liaison with manufacturing and R&D groups to learn processes and ensure that equipment builds, tests, integration, and commissioning are aligned to the input requirements
  • Develop workflows, standards and procedures for developing and validating automated equipment
  • Support specification of equipment and collaborate with external vendors
  • Review system feasibility and alternative configurations and technologies for meeting system requirements
  • Perform systems engineering analysis and design for the development of new and existing equipment. Examples may include:  
    • system accuracy and error analysis
    • cycle time evaluations
    • Statistical analysis
    • DOE
    • thermal reliability
    • simulations
  • Support development of new and existing test and calibration systems toward yield improvements and mass production solutions

What You'll Need:

  • A BS/BE in Systems Engineering, Mechatronics or related discipline
  • 5+ years System Engineering experience with automated equipment
  • Excellent technical and problem solving skills
  • Experience creating requirements documentation
  • Experience with writing and executing test and validation plans
  • Experienced with continuous improvement practices and tools
  • Knowledge of PLCs, electronics, robotics and automation
  • Knowledge of precision engineering principles
  • Strong project management skills
  • Application knowledge of ergonomic and machine safety standards
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration capabilities in addition to effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Capable of independently formulating concepts and systems solutions to complex technical problems
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team environment

Bonus Points For:

  • Experience developing machine vision systems for various applications (e.g. part inspection; process validation; robotic guidance)
  • Consumer electronics experience
  • Previous work experience in a startup
  • Having launched a product
  • Worked in wearables
  • Experience with machine vision, image processing, and robotic programming
  • Expertise or interest in machine learning
  • Manufacturing experience

Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!

Why North:

Day-to-day, we challenge each other to constantly raise the bar, encourage unconventional thinking to achieve innovative breakthroughs, and are passionately committed to surpassing our goals. We advocate a healthy lifestyle and promote continuous learning in a flexible work environment. Most of all, we set visionary goals, and we’re passionate about building the best, most impactful products that people will love.

About us:

North, formerly Thalmic Labs, builds products that change the way we see and engage with our world. North’s latest product, Focals, are custom-built glasses with a display only the wearer can see. Focals let you see texts, get turn-by-turn directions, check the weather, request an Uber, ask Alexa, and more — seamlessly and immediately. Founded in 2012, North has grown to a world-leading team of engineers, researchers, designers, and creators committed to building a future where technology is there when you need it and gone when you don’t, hidden by design.