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Mechatronics (Controls) Engineer

Toronto, Canada

About this role:

As a Mechatronics Engineer in the Robotics Hardware Team, you will help us create advanced robotic systems for our customers. You will work closely with other disciplines (Hardware, Product, Software, ML, AI, etc.) designing electro-mechanical assemblies for our complex robotic systems. 

You will be asked to serve as a subject matter expert for controls subsystems and own critical components of new robotic systems. You will work closely with our adjacent teams to ensure that your designs can be introduced into a production environment and serve as the foundational system for our advanced AI.


What you’ll do:

  • Design systems utilizing automation-grade electrical and electronics equipment
  • Partner with software team in selection, integration, and programming of industrial robot software packages and tools
  • Performing troubleshoot and eliminate control system issues
  • Work in a cross-functional team developing technologies to be used in production
  • Designing PCB prototypes and production, support design review for contract design
  • Create and document standard operating procedures, keep accurate records and up to date

What you bring:

  • 3+ years of related industry experience
  • Knowledge of and experience specifying industrial automation hardware, power supplies, sensors, motors, and other electromechanical components
  • Great understanding of RTOS and Industrial Protocols
  • Able to create and maintain detailed electrical schematics, layout drawings, wiring diagrams, wire harnesses, and BOMs for electrical panels
  • Familiarity with machine safety, UL508A, ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012, and NFPA79 (and international equivalents)
  • Competency in creating wiring diagrams in AutoCAD, ePlan or similar
  • Ability to travel Internationally 10% of the time


Ideal qualifications:

  • 5+ years of related industry experience (e.g. electrical, controls, automation).
  • Pneumatic system experience (e.g. valving and instrumentation).
  • Electrical harness creation experience for automotive or automation applications.
  • Commissioning and system bring-up experience
  • Experience in Robot programming and ROS.
  • Automation controls system design.
  • Experience at a machine builder or systems integrator.
  • Demonstrated experience in Robotics.
  • Experience in Solidworks or Altium

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Engineering experience or related field with 3+ years relevant experience in robotics.
  • 2+ years of experience with AutoCAD electrical / Altium / Eplan.
  • 2+ years of experience designing control systems.
  • Familiarity with 2 or more robot vendors.
  • 1+ years of experience working or troubleshooting or designing Network systems and communication
  • 1+ years of experience 3D Modelling experience with software such SolidWorks.
  • 1+ years of experience in control system design.
  • 1+ years of experience in creation and design of wiring diagrams, selection of components for north american and international markets.


About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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