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Application Engineer Sr. - Electric Drive & Controls (Factor

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Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Job Description

Company Description

Bosch Rexroth is one of the world’s leading providers of drive and control technologies. Regardless of the motion task that customers face anywhere in the world, they will always find a Bosch Rexroth team with the local experience and the appropriate know-how from more than 30 industries and all drive and control technologies. Our associates take on their customers’ challenges with passion and persistence until the right solution is found. This is what makes Bosch Rexroth a strong, reliable partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering and Factory Automation. As the Drive & Control Company, we develop, produce, and distribute our components and system solutions in over 80 countries. You’ll find our drive and control technology in a wide variety of applications: From excavators and tractors to machine tools and many other automation systems. You’ll find us in automotive factories, packaging systems, food industry, medical devices and laboratories, semiconductor production, various electrification sectors and many other industry segments.

Job Description

+ Works in the US nationwide as application engineer with electric drives and controls.

+ Helps ensure that electric drives, controls and communications are successfully applied/implemented to modern machinery and equipment for material flow, automation, assembly, test, etc. in growth market segments (e.g. batteries, EV, logistics).

+ Perform technical analysis of machine and application requirements and select best suitable products/solutions (sizing, selecting, applying, hands-on support).

+ Demonstrate/present key product capabilities and advantages to customers.

+ Generate samples of code for communication, PLC, HMI, drives and provide startup assistance.

+ Support the electric drive and control products in mechatronic systems.

+ Prepare and participate in product workshops and presentations for customers and trade show events (internal and external).

+ Travel Requirement: up to 20% – 40% Travel nationwide.


Basic Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical / Controls / Automation Engineering or equivalent with 5+ years of experience in programming and integrating automation equipment.

+ Experience for meeting customer needs by defining and supporting the best electric drive and control solution.

+ PLC programming experience

+ Use of open communication standards (fieldbus and higher level protocols)

+ Electric drive setup and tuning (frequency / servo / direct type drive systems) experience

+ Generate modern HMI solutions with web-based tools experience

Preferred Qualifications

+ Knowledge in optimized control system architecture setup

+ Experience in programming PLC/PAC control systems with motion

+ Knowledge of programming IEC61131-3

+ Applying and using fieldbus connections in control systems (e.g. PLCs, PACs, etc.) with industrial protocols (e.g., EtherCAT, Sercos, PROFINET, Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, OPC UA, TCP IP, CAN bus).

+ Familiar with communication methods and setups to higher level factory production/execution/IIoT systems (Ethernet TCP/IP, VPN/Firewall, etc.)

+ Drive parameter setup and system tuning of drives running AC and PM motors/servos (open/closed loop)

+ Use of sizing/selection software tools

+ Experience applying functional safety products

+ Good communication and presentation skills, written and verbal, dependable and a positive attitude and responsiveness toward customers.

Qualifications as a plus

+ Programming experience using high-level programming languages (C++, Python, MQTT, Java, Rest API, JSON, Node Red, …)

+ Experience with Linux Ubuntu environment

+ Machine learning applications

+ Use of simulation software tools

+ Competence with TSN and 5G

+ Use of CAD Electrical software

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