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Mechatronic/Mechanical Test Engineer

Pasadena, CA 91103

Posted: 08/28/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 84514

Job Description

We are seeking a Mechatronics or Mechanical Test Engineer to join our Robotics Test Engineering Department. In this role, you will be responsible for testing complex mechanisms for use in a space environment. These mechanisms will typically be part of a Robotic Arm for larger spacecraft that crosses many scientific/engineering disciplines. You must be comfortable in an aerospace test environment.

As a Mechatronics/Mechanical Test Engineer you will help our team test custom electromechanical hardware as well as custom software to control and test our robotic systems.

The ideal candidate has a passion for robotics, mechanisms or mechanical items and for space exploration, works efficiently on multiple projects, is eager to learn, and can work collaboratively.  We are looking for someone with hands-on electromechanical and testing skills. Strong documentation, communications, and version control experience is also desired. Being a well-rounded, creative individuals with experience solving unique and challenging problems is a plus, as is experience with software development, hardware design and integration, motors, motion control, robotics, mechanisms, sensors, data acquisition, hardware integration, testing, and test data analysis
What you will do day-to-day (with your colleagues):
  • Setup and test electromechanical hardware
  • Execute Tests, analyze data, troubleshoot systems of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and program requirements
  • Review and analyze technical customer requirements to generate clear test plans from concept to implementation.
  • Work as a team to meet schedule and cost targets while ensuring the deliverable unit meets the technical requirements
  • Prepare and Present necessary information required to conduct thorough reviews with customer and/or internal management
  • Communicate with manufacturing to ensure successful transfer of information and efficient processes are understood and documented

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements for this position:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, or other technical field.
  • 2+ years of experience in an engineering position
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Matlab, LabVIEW and Python
  • Experience with Git version control
These skills would be amazing:
  • Experience analyzing the performance of robotic hardware
  • Experience Testing motor drivers (including 3-phase BLDC motor torque controller, 4-quadrant drive, and commutation schemes).   
  • Experience in the implementation and test of motion control systems  (continuous and discrete control systems approaches, stability analysis, PID tuning, state-space control, optimal control)  
  • Strong practical experience with common actuators (BLDC, Brushed DC, Steppers), sensors (Resolvers and RDCs, Optical Encoders, F/T sensor), and Communication interfaces utilized in robotic systems (Serial, CAN, Ethercat, UDP).
  • Professional experience working with and troubleshooting critical electomechanical hardware in a laboratory environment
  • Advanced degree in Robotics or related field
  • General understanding of GIT UI/UX design
  • Additional language skills, e.g., Go, JavaScript
  • Knowledge of design thinking principles
  • Leadership skills

$58-$70+/hr. DOE

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