Robotics Institute R&D Engineer

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

ID: 7067046
Posted: June 18, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
The Robotics Institute is looking for a team-oriented professional to provide support for our hands-on and laboratory courses. You will build and maintain robots, hardware, software, and tools that are used in the labs. Additionally there may be opportunities to help us develop hardware for new undergraduate level lab courses. Our institute is still growing, and as a member of our team you will have the chance to grow along with us. You will report to the Robotics Systems Laboratory Instructor.

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should summarize your qualifications and address your specific interest in the position. Please include a list of references.

You will:

Conceive and build new electro-mechanical robotic systems and testbeds for robotics educational laboratories. Examples include robot arms, wheeled robotic platforms, multicopter platforms.
Maintain laboratory kits, robotic subsystems, and test/fabrication equipment, such as oscilloscopes, 3D printers, computer networks, and camera systems.
Design, assemble, and test electronic prototype circuits.
Develop schematics and engineering drawings, use computer-aided design tools, perform circuit layout, populate circuit boards, debug and test.
Engage with students, including undergraduate and graduate students within robotics courses, and pre-college students participating in outreach programs.
Why Work at Michigan?
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Life insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
Required Qualifications*
Bachelors of Science degree in engineering or other relevant discipline.
Experience with circuit board debugging, low-level device drivers, and associated debugging skills
Software experience in diverse environments (ex. Python, C, C++, JavaScript, ARM, AVR, assembly), with proficiency in several.
Experience with instrumentation including sensor calibrations, amplifier set up, data collection, and system level diagnostics.
Excellent soldering skills required for delicate components.
Mechanical skills (ex. manual/computer-numerical-control mills, computer-aided design tools, 3D printers) necessary to fabricate modest parts and assemblies.
Desired Qualifications*
Master's of Science degree in engineering or other relevant discipline.
Interest and ability to work with open-source software libraries such as for inter-process communication, computer vision, and robot control.
Expertise in electronics hardware design, embedded software development, real-time control and data acquisition, and some mechanical/mechatronics design.
Experience in sea/land/air robotics.


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