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RoboTire

RoboTire

Other Engineering
Plymouth, MI, USA
Posted on Friday, June 9, 2023
PLC Engineer at RoboTire (W20)
$100K - $130K  •  0.10% - 0.30%
Robotire is automating vehicle maintenance for today and future autonomous vehicles with robot and software starting with tire changing in which we can do a set of 4 tires in 10 minutes from pull in to pull out.
Plymouth, MI, US
Full-time
3+ years
About RoboTire

Robotire is automating vehicle maintenance for today and the future.

About the role
Skills: Prototyping, Assembly, Python, TCP/IP, TensorFlow, Linux, Firmware

Robotire is seeking a highly skilled and experienced PLC Programmer to join our dynamic team. As a PLC Programmer, you will play a critical role in developing and implementing control systems for our innovative automated tire-changing solutions. Your expertise in programming and configuring programmable logic controllers (PLCs) will contribute to the efficient and reliable operation of our cutting-edge robotic systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, program, and configure PLC systems to control the operation of automated tire-changing equipment.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand the technical requirements and functional specifications of the robotic systems.
  • Design and implement control strategies and logic for optimal equipment performance, including motion control, sensor integration, and communication interfaces.
  • Conduct thorough testing and debugging of PLC programs to ensure accuracy, reliability, and adherence to project specifications.
  • Collaborate with electrical and mechanical engineers to integrate PLC systems with robotic components, sensors, and other hardware.
  • Perform system analysis, troubleshooting, and resolution of PLC-related issues during equipment commissioning and maintenance.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, advancements, and best practices in PLC programming and automation technologies.
  • Document and maintain comprehensive records of PLC programs, modifications, and system configurations.
  • Ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations during the design and implementation of PLC systems.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Proven work experience as a PLC Programmer, preferably in an industrial automation or robotics environment.
  • Strong proficiency in programming and configuring PLC systems (e.g., Siemens, Allen-Bradley, Mitsubishi). (bonus points for Mitsubishi PLC experience)
  • In-depth knowledge of PLC programming languages (e.g., ladder logic, structured text) and related software tools (e.g., TIA Portal, RSLogix).
  • Familiarity with industrial communication protocols (e.g., Ethernet/IP, Profibus, Modbus) and their implementation.
  • Experience in motion control programming, servo drive integration, and sensor integration is highly desirable.
  • Proficient in troubleshooting and debugging PLC systems, analyzing system performance, and implementing corrective measures.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail to ensure accurate and reliable programming.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet project deadlines.
  • Joining Robotire as a PLC Programmer provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of state-of-the-art automated tire-changing solutions and shape the future of the industry. If you have a passion for automation, robotics, and PLC programming, we welcome your application.
Technology

Robotire is using industrial robots, vision and machine learning to replace tires on passenger vehicles

Plymouth, MI, US
Full-time
3+ years