Controls Engineer at Path Robotics | Powderkeg

Build the Path Forward

At Path Robotics, we’re attacking a trillion-dollar opportunity - doing things that have never been done before to support an industry hurting from a lack of skilled labor. Big, hard problems are what Path tackles every day and our people are our greatest asset to get that job done. Our intelligent, hardworking team of people do the impossible every single day, yet remain incredibly kind, humble, and always ready to support one another.

We are seeking a talented Controls Engineer to spearhead the development and maintenance of our core electrical controls architecture. In this role, you'll play a pivotal part in integrating new features, resolving challenges during product deployment, and ensuring seamless operations in the field. Reporting to our Hardware Engineering Manager, you'll join a dynamic team of like-minded individuals dedicated to shaping the future of manufacturing.

What You’ll Do

  • Revise and enhance electrical schematics and layout drawings to optimize functionality.
  • Specify and seamlessly integrate third-party equipment into existing systems.
  • Craft precise PLC code for automated equipment and robotic weld cells, ensuring optimal performance.
  • Proficiently program Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and servos to meet project requirements.
  • Utilize schematics and multimeters to troubleshoot electrical controls effectively.
  • Actively participate in mechanical and electrical design reviews, offering valuable insights and recommendations.
  • Contribute to the development of comprehensive I/O lists, cable sheets, and Bills of Materials (BoMs).
  • Engage in risk assessments and evaluate safety devices to uphold industry standards.
  • Provide comprehensive technical support throughout all project phases, including customer assistance.
  • Travel to client facilities for equipment installation and commissioning, ensuring seamless integration and functionality.

Who You Are

  • Possess 5+ years of hands-on experience in developing electrical controls systems, demonstrating a deep understanding of industry best practices.
  • Proficient in Studio 5000 Logix design software, with a proven track record of successful project implementation.
  • Skilled in working with Allen-Bradley and Siemens safety PLCs, ensuring adherence to rigorous safety standards.
  • Experienced in navigating Yaskawa robots and Miller welding equipment, optimizing performance and reliability.
  • Ability to proficiently develop electrical schematics and control panel layouts, ensuring efficient system operation.
  • Familiarity with robot software and communication methodology, facilitating seamless integration and communication.
  • Willingness to travel up to 15% to client sites, demonstrating commitment to project success.
  • Enthusiastic about joining a venture-backed startup in its early stages, where your contributions will have a direct impact on shaping its trajectory.
  • Passionate about your craft and thrive in collaborative environments.
  • Excited about the prospect of working at a tech startup, and eager to enjoy the associated perks such as free lunches, unlimited time off, team events, and comprehensive benefits.

Who We Are

At Path Robotics we love coming to work to solve interesting and tough challenges but also because our ideas are welcomed and valued. We encourage unique thinking and are dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Why You'll Love It Here

  • Free lunch every day

  • Flexible PTO

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance with 100% coverage on monthly medical premiums for you and any dependents (nothing comes out of your paycheck!)

  • 6 weeks 100% paid parental leave plus an additional 6-8 weeks maternity leave for the
    birthing parent (12-14 weeks total)

  • 401K through Empower

  • Paid Referral Bonus

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Controls Engineer
  • Company
    Path Robotics
  • Location
    Columbus, OH
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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