Electronics Engineer - Robotics Institute - Pittsburgh - job 746335

Carnegie Mellon University

Date: 05/04/2021

City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Employment type: Full-time

Job Function:


The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks. Seeking to combine the practical and the theoretical, we have diversified efforts and approaches to robotics science while retaining the original goal of realizing the potential of the robotics field.


Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute is searching for an Electronics Engineer. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by designing and building robot systems - for a typical new project you will start with a hardware platform (e.g. a car, bus, drone, or an unmanned ground vehicle) and design mechanical and electrical hardware (mechanical fixtures, electrical wiring harnesses, electronic circuits etc.) to integrate sensors, computers, and electronics into the platform. There may be times you will need to modify existing sensors with a design and build of an electronic interface board. System design needs to be done with control documentation.


Core responsibilities will include:



  • Designs and builds robot systems:

  • In consultation with project managers and other researchers or engineers, contributes to the technical design and development of components and equipment used in research and development.

  • Tests and analyzes the feasibility, design and operation and performance of equipment and components.

  • Identifies operating or installation problems. Recommends design modifications and/or new applications for equipment.


  • Develops, modifies and maintains operating protocols/procedures and related technical documentation.



  • Maintain several labs (three robot research labs and one classroom lab) – purchasing equipment and tools, inventory control and Environmental Health and Safety Standards.

  • Maintain and upgrade robots and assist with experimentation – the engineer will assist student, staff, and faculty researchers conducting experiments, demonstrations or data collections with the robots. Experiments might involve travel to test sites. The engineer will keep the robots in good working conditions through regular maintenance, upgrades, and repairs.

  • Performs related work as required.


Qualifications:


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field is required. Master's Degree in Electronic Engineering or equivalent education and experience preferred.


Minimum of 3 years of Engineering Design Process and Engineering experience required. 5 years of experience preferred.



  • Vehicle/robots: Experience with automotive and other robots like drones. Ability to diagnose and fix mechanical and electronic problems, mechanically and electronically integrate sensors, computing, and electronics into robots.

  • Computer software/hardware: Use of Solidworks, Altium, schematic capture software. Work with microcontrollers (Arduino, raspberry pi), Use of Linux and Windows OS, office software

  • Use of machine shop and other tools: Drill press, Band saw, Lathe, Milling, table saw, Hand tools, soldering equipment, 3D Printers, laser cutter.

  • General: Able to work independently and part of a team, Work with various Disciplines, Good at Multi-tasking. Must be able to manage personal schedule to accommodate work demands; must be willing to work long hours as project needs dictate; must be willing to travel; week-end and evening hours may be required occasionally; willing to learn new skills.


Technical writing experience required.


Effective problem-solving and reasoning skills, oral and written communication skills, and analytical skills required.


Preferred qualifications:


Any experience and proficiency related to robotics is a plus.



  • Programming: Matlab, Python, C and C , html Software: Carla, ROS, OpenCV

  • Hardware: Cameras, laser scanners, radar, sonar Platforms: unmanned ground vehicle, drones


You should have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, as well as good analytical and problem solving skills. Adaptability, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Robotics Institute. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at Carnegie Mellon University. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners with a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.


Requirements:



  • Background check

  • Driver's License – Department of Motor Vehicles


More Information:


Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.


A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.


Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.


Statement of Assurance: https://www.cmu.edu/policies/administrative-and-governance/statement-of-assurance.html.


FT/PT Status: Full Time Minimal Education Level Master's Degree or equivalent Salary: 112242 Description:


The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks. Seeking to combine the practical and the theoretical, we have diversified efforts and approaches to robotics science while retaining the original goal of realizing the potential of the robotics field.


Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute is searching for an Electronics Engineer. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by designing and building robot systems - for a typical new project you will start with a hardware platform (e.g. a car, bus, drone, or an unmanned ground vehicle) and design mechanical and electrical hardware (mechanical fixtures, electrical wiring harnesses, electronic circuits etc.) to integrate sensors, computers, and electronics into the platform. There may be times you will need to modify existing sensors with a design and build of an electronic interface board. System design needs to be done with control documentation.


Core responsibilities will include:



  • Designs and builds robot systems:

  • In consultation with project managers and other researchers or engineers, contributes to the technical design and development of components and equipment used in research and development.

  • Tests and analyzes the feasibility, design and operation and performance of equipment and components.

  • Identifies operating or installation problems. Recommends design modifications and/or new applications for equipment.


  • Develops, modifies and maintains operating protocols/procedures and related technical documentation.



  • Maintain several labs (three robot research labs and one classroom lab) – purchasing equipment and tools, inventory control and Environmental Health and Safety Standards.

  • Maintain and upgrade robots and assist with experimentation – the engineer will assist student, staff, and faculty researchers conducting experiments, demonstrations or data collections with the robots. Experiments might involve travel to test sites. The engineer will keep the robots in good working conditions through regular maintenance, upgrades, and repairs.

  • Performs related work as required.


Qualifications:


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field is required. Master's Degree in Electronic Engineering or equivalent education and experience preferred.


Minimum of 3 years of Engineering Design Process and Engineering experience required. 5 years of experience preferred.



  • Vehicle/robots: Experience with automotive and other robots like drones. Ability to diagnose and fix mechanical and electronic problems, mechanically and electronically integrate sensors, computing, and electronics into robots.

  • Computer software/hardware: Use of Solidworks, Altium, schematic capture software. Work with microcontrollers (Arduino, raspberry pi), Use of Linux and Windows OS, office software

  • Use of machine shop and other tools: Drill press, Band saw, Lathe, Milling, table saw, Hand tools, soldering equipment, 3D Printers, laser cutter.

  • General: Able to work independently and part of a team, Work with various Disciplines, Good at Multi-tasking. Must be able to manage personal schedule to accommodate work demands; must be willing to work long hours as project needs dictate; must be willing to travel; week-end and evening hours may be required occasionally; willing to learn new skills.


Technical writing experience required.


Effective problem-solving and reasoning skills, oral and written communication skills, and analytical skills required.


Preferred qualifications:


Any experience and proficiency related to robotics is a plus.



  • Programming: Matlab, Python, C and C , html Software: Carla, ROS, OpenCV

  • Hardware: Cameras, laser scanners, radar, sonar Platforms: unmanned ground vehicle, drones


You should have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, as well as good analytical and problem solving skills. Adaptability, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Robotics Institute. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at Carnegie Mellon University. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners with a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.


Requirements:



  • Background check

  • Driver's License – Department of Motor Vehicles


More Information:


Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.


A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.


Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.


Statement of Assurance: https://www.cmu.edu/policies/administrative-and-governance/statement-of-assurance.html.





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