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R&D Controls Engineer

Company: Viavi Solutions
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description

Primary Location : US-CA-Santa Rosa

Description

VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) has a 90+ year history of technical innovations that have evolved to keep pace and address our customer’s most pressing business issues. We make equipment, software, and systems that help to plan, deploy, certify, monitor, and optimize all kinds of networks - like those for mobile phones, service providers, large businesses and data centers. VIAVI is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings and engineered diffusers, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets.

We are the people behind the products that help keep the world connected – at home, school, work, at play, and everywhere in between. VIAVI employees are fierce about supporting customer success and we welcome people who bring their best every day to the company - to question, to collaborate and to push for solutions that will delight our customers.

Job Summary :

VIAVI Solutions is seeking an experienced Controls/Automation Engineer to quicken the pace of experiments and new product development. The selected candidate will work with the R&D team to develop and prototype hardware and algorithms to control state-of-the-art optical coating manufacturing and metrology equipment, including:

Interface to intelligent controllers and hardware associated with vacuum coating technology, including power supplies, programmable logic controllers, distributed information systems, and remote sensors.

Develop customized sensor and control solutions using PC’s, single-board microcontrollers, and/or programmable logic controllers (PLC’s).

Modify existing PLC or HMI programs to accommodate new development or experimental configurations.

Rapid prototyping is a key element of the position, as well as good documentation and an ability to work with manufacturing engineering to transition successful prototypes to production. This position involves occasional travel including possible international site visits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

Interface controls and sensors to PLC and HMI software.

Implement robust control algorithms for a manufacturing environment.

Generate structured, well documented, and robust PLC and HMI code meeting project objectives.

Assist with equipment troubleshooting.

Lead, motivate others, and/or contribute to a team-work environment.

Identify and implement process improvement opportunities.

Work with multi-disciplined teams including R&D and Engineering.

Qualifications Required Skills/Qualifications :

PLC programming, especially Mitsubishi PLC and Siemens Step7

HMI programming, especially Delphi and LabVIEW

Experience with digital controls, PID, motion control, oscilloscope, lock-in, sensors, etc.

Read and understand electrical schematics and P&IDs

Strong time management

Ability to work effectively with R&D, Operations, Maintenance, and Contractors

Ability to solve complex problems with effective solutions

Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to change

Desired Skills :

MATLAB, Python or equivalent rapid-scripting languages

Experience with database construction and SQL queries

Motor drive configuration and startup

Draw electrical schematics, for example using AutoCAD or Promis-E

Action oriented approach to problem solving

Learn quickly, committed to continuous self-improvement

Education / Experience :

BS in Computer or Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

Five or more years in a similar role

Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

If you have what it takes to push boundaries and seize opportunities, apply to join our team today.

VIAVI Solutions is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Keywords: Viavi Solutions, Santa Rosa , R&D Controls Engineer, Other , Santa Rosa, California

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