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Autonomous - System Engineer III or SeniorNewport News, VA | Job ID 30109

  • Job ID 30109
  • Division Mining
  • Organization Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
  • Area of employment Research / development
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time
  • Date of entry 6/1/2021

At Liebherr, we engineer and manufacture the world’s largest mining trucks out of our factory in Newport News, Virginia.  We are presently engaged in developing autonomous (unmanned) capability for our haul trucks.  We are recruiting for a System Engineer to support us on our journey towards automation.  If you’re interested in a hands-on opportunity to be a key contributor in the development and implementation of advanced control algorithms then we would love to discuss this opportunity further with you.

Responsibilities

  • Level 1
  • Develops mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and electro-mechanical systems for use on large mining haul trucks and/or large autonomous mining haul trucks
  • Performs system calculations and/or simulations, Creates schematic representations of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and electro mechanical systems
  • Interfaces with other disciplines (Mechanical, Hydraulic, Electrical, etc.) to create specifications/requirements that outline control system logic necessary for haul truck functions
  • Writes software and/or uses model based design techniques to develop software modules
  • Develops detailed test requests to initiate both component and system level testing and validation
  • Level 2:
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Systems Engineer Level 1, plus:
  • Research electric and hydraulic components for use in control systems
  • Level 3:
  • Designs and deploys robotic algorithms for control of unmanned haul trucks
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Systems Engineer Level 2, plus:
  • Researches solutions to optimize system designs and parameters with analytical methods
  • Interfaces with other disciplines (Mechanical, Hydraulic, Electrical, etc.) to specify proper control components (PLC’s, computing platforms, HMI, and other associated hardware)
  • Estimates time and cost requirements for the development and serial production of haul truck systems
  • Researches and analyzes customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data.
  • Confers with Engineers and other personnel to develop operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information
  • Level 4 (Senior):
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Systems Engineer Level 3, plus:
  • Serves as subject matter expert on complex robotic topics related to control of unmanned haul trucks
  • Trains, mentors, and develops Engineers and other personnel on operating procedures, resolving system malfunctions, and providing technical information. (Autonomy)
  • Reviews and approves designs of mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.  (Autonomy)

Competencies

  • Education and Experience:
  • Systems Engineer (Level 3): A Master of Science Degree (MS) with 4 to 6 years of relevant experience in an engineering environment or, a Bachelor of  Science Degree (BSME, BSEE, BS Mechatronics Engineer or BSCompE) with 6 to 8 years of relevant electrical experience in an engineering environment.
  • Systems Engineer (Level 4 - Senior): A Master of Science Degree (MS) with 6 to 8 years of relevant experience in an engineering environment or, a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSME, BSEE, BS Mechatronics Engineer or BSCompE) with 8 to 10 years of relevant electrical experience in an engineering environment.
  • Level 1:
  • Ability to mathematically model mechanical, hydraulic, and basic electrical systems
  • Ability to create schematics depicting system operation and design
  • Ability to learn and apply system modeling techniques using Matlab/Simulink
  • Ability to review and post process machine data logs to develop future system operational parameters using Matlab or similar high performance language for technical computing
  • Ability to learn programming languages and/or model based code development
  • Ability to write specifications and requirements that describe system function and logic
  • Ability to apply basic electrical equations to circuit analysis
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as algebra, probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
  • Ability to install and modify basic control system wiring (Autonomy)
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Level 2:
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Systems Engineer Level 1, plus:
  • Ability to review schematics depicting system operation and design
  • Proficiency in system modeling techniques using Matlab/Simulink
  • Understanding of the model based code development processes and tools
  • Level 3:
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Systems Engineer Level 2, plus:
  • Knowledge of technical fundamentals of robotics and/or autonomous systems (Autonomy)
  • Knowledge of industrial hydraulics
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of automated control (Product Engineering)
  • Ability to review and post process data logs from various autonomous sub systems.
  • Knowledge of Project Management tools (ex. Microsoft Project) (Product Engineering)
  • Ability to accurately scope technical projects and develop supporting documentation (Product Engineering)
  • Ability to write specifications that describe system function and logic
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form (Product Engineering)
  • Ability to design and deploy control algorithms for unmanned vehicles.
  • Knowledge of Kalman filtering and application of state space methods.
  • Knowledge of common robotic topics such as path planning and following.
  • Level 4 (Senior):
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Systems Engineer Level 3, plus:
  • Expert level knowledge of robotic and/or autonomous systems (Autonomy)
  • Expert level of knowledge of automated control (Autonomy)
  • Ability to create schematics depicting system operation and design
  • Knowledge of Project Management tools (Autonomy)
  • Ability to accurately scope technical projects and develop supporting documentation (Autonomy)
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form (Autonomy)
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport.
  • Ability to maintain Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) certification.

Our Offer

An interesting and ambitious role in a successful international company. We offer a secure work environment with a comprehensive benefits package that includes major medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K plan with company match, paid vacation and personal days and competitive salary.

Have we awoken your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your online application. If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Wishon at: [email protected]

Liebherr is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Liebherr - One Passion. Many Opportunities.

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  • Job ID 30109
  • Division Mining
  • Organization Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
  • Area of employment Research / development
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time
  • Date of entry 6/1/2021

The company

In line with its international growth, Liebherr’s venture into the United States began in 1970. Within a couple of years, the company expanded and completed its production facilities in Newport News, VA for its product line of hydraulic excavators. It was later converted into Liebherr’s manufacturing facility for mining trucks and remains home to Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News, Co.  In addition to its production facility, Liebherr markets a wide variety of products and technologies through its companies located across the United States. The companies are Liebherr-Aerospace Saline, Inc., Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc., Liebherr Automation Systems, Co., and Liebherr USA, Co., the umbrella company for eight divisions that are positioned across the United States.​

Location

Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.

4100 Chestnut Avenue

23607 Newport News, VA

United States

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Contact

Katherine Wishon

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