Automation Systems Engineer

Service Support Atlanta, Georgia


Description

Position at BlueSkye

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We’re looking for hard-working, team-oriented professionals who enjoy working on new challenges every day. We believe our employees are the key to our success, and we’re committed to providing a work experience that helps our team grow to their full potential. We offer great benefits, competitive salaries and opportunities for advancement to all our employees.

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Summary

BlueSkye Automation is a systems integrator that provides turnkey material handling and intralogistics automation solutions. The Automation Systems Engineer will be responsible for supporting the development, testing and rollout of new solutions and solutions from our OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partners. The Automation Systems Engineer will also be responsible for supporting the BlueSkye solutions located in the Atlanta Innovation Center.

Essential Functions

  • Technical evaluation of automation solutions from potential OEM partners.
  • Testing and validation of potential new automation solutions including hardware and software.
  • Development of new and complementary solutions such as middleware, API integrations, HMI, and SCADA systems.
  • Work with applications engineering to test feasibility of existing solutions to fit customer specific applications (for example moving customer racks, etc.).
  • Support factory acceptance testing of solutions & systems prior to installation at customer sites.
  • Develop documentation and training materials for solutions within the BlueSkye portfolio.
  • Maintain the solutions in the BlueSkye demonstration area at the Atlanta Innovation Center and support customer visits & events with the sales team.
  • Work with BlueSkye engineering team and partner technical teams to identify and solve problems.
  • Create and document test plans and results.
  • Communicate regular status and results of ongoing projects.
  • Provide input to engineering, operations and product management team for maintenance and creation of BlueSkye solution roadmap.
  • Work with sales & product management to maintain, deploy, and improve the BlueSkye solutions and customer experience at the Atlanta Innovation Center.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualifying individuals to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Robotics or Engineering
  • Preferred: Degree in Computer Science & Robotics Engineering
  • Required: Applicant should have 1-3 years’ experience in robotics & similar applications
  • Applicant should have experience with intralogistics & material handling robotics and automation technologies, for example autonomous mobile robots (AMR), automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), conveyors, sortation, co-bots, etc.
  • Proven ability to drive assigned projects from concept through completion with minimal guidance.
  • Willing to travel up to 30% as necessary.
  • Required location Atlanta, GA

Certifications/Licenses/Registrations

Driving is an essential function of this position, and a current and valid driver’s license must be always maintained.

Computer Skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Excel, Teams, etc.).
  • Programing in common computing programming languages (Python, C/C++, JavaScript)
  • Familiarity with Linux and virtualization technologies (RedHat, Ubuntu, VMware, Docker)
  • Familiarity with IoT protocols and approaches (HTTP/S, MQTT, AMQP, WebSocket, TCP/IP)
  • Familiarity with machine control protocols and approaches (OPC/UA, Modbus, EtherCat, IOLink, RS232, etc.)
  • Intermediate understanding of electronic circuits, chassis wiring and industrial control systems.
  • Intermediate skills with team productivity tools (SharePoint, Monday.com, Smartsheet, etc.).

Attributes

  • Proactive and growth mindset with the desire to work in a collaborative environment.
  • High level of motivation, self-starter, excellent at follow-up, team-player with ability to work with front line employees, middle management, and executives to deliver within defined timelines.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high growth technology environment.
  • Entrepreneurial: If the right process or tool is not available, raise your hand and provide recommendations for a solution.
  • Accountable: Does what they say. Honors commitments. Takes action. Follows through.
  • Detail Oriented: Gets the details right in all work products and communications.
  • Positive & Engaged: Brings a positive attitude to work. Understands that employees succeed together. 
  • Principled: Does the right thing. Remains honest and provides constructive feedback.
  • Adaptable: Improve always. Seeks to continuously improve the business, the team, and themselves.

Language Skills

  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, presentation).
  • Able to communicate understanding and empathy when dealing with customers.

Workplace Requirements

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift, carry, push, pull and /or otherwise move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Employee must operate equipment in a safe manner.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this Job, depending on site location, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts and equipment. The employee may occasionally be exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee may occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in some work environments is occasionally loud.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

We require all employees to treat all our employees and candidates as equals. All personnel actions are conducted in the spirit of equal employment. We’re committed to recruit, train, promote and retain associates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identification and expression, national origin, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

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