LabVIEW, Controls and Measurement Engineer

The LabVIEW, Controls and Measurement (LCM) Engineer will be integrated into the ATA engineering team and support research & development of control and measurement systems on ATA’s products.  They will take responsibility for developing new modules for ATA’s software platform in LabView, and will perform electrical design and component selection.

As part of an integrated R&D team, the LCM Engineer will conduct lab tests to explore new design concepts and validate products. They will assist the Electrical and Mechanical Installers with system troubleshooting to meet project deadlines and improve installation and start-up processes.  

They will execute tasks with a high degree of organization, accuracy, and professionalism. As well, they will work within a high-paced, dynamic environment with multiple, sometimes competing, priorities.

Detailed Responsibilities

This person is expected to perform the following tasks to the best of their ability:

  • Plan software architecture for new modules and VIs in LabView and assist with software implementation.

  • Handle the installation and customization (screens and drivers) of our software platform on new machines.

  • Produce electrical design concepts, electrical drawings, schematics, bills of materials, engineering calculations, design reports, cost analyses, and specifications for industrial machinery and laboratory test equipment.

  • Prepare test plans, conduct lab test operations, perform data analysis and produce lab test reports.

  • Support other engineers with system design and problem solving.

  • Assist with assembly, testing and troubleshooting of installed hardware and wiring.

  • Act as a technical resource for software service & support topics, and assist customers with troubleshooting on existing system.

  • Occasionally deliver machine usage training either on-site at the customer facility, or at our facility, or via internet.

  • Work safely and carefully, keeping a clean and organized work area.

  • Communicate professionally with customers as required, maintaining excellent relationships on behalf of ATA.

  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications Required

To be successful in this role, we believe this individual needs to have:

  • Certified LabVIEW Developer or Architect.

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering, Mechatronics or similar discipline.

  • Eligibility for designation as a P.Eng is an asset.

  • Proficiency in:  LabVIEW programming, AutoCAD, JavaScript for Google Sheets, MS Office / Google Suite of Apps.

  • Knowledge of SolidWorks 3D CAD is an asset

  • Familiar with Electrical Standards for machine wiring.

  • Comfortable with assembly, installation, maintenance of electrical and automation systems, automation safety circuits, panel wiring and field wiring

  • Strong understanding of electrical components, analog instrumentation, and transducers.

  • Confident with experimental lab testing concepts, design of experiments, signal processing, oscilloscope use, and a variety of electrical and hydraulic lab instrumentation.

  • Experience with installing and troubleshooting servomotor controllers and temperature controllers.

  • Knowledge of embedded systems, microcontroller programming, PLCs, and C/C++ software development would be an asset.

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask, prioritize work and resolve challenges quickly.

  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to overcome challenges with patience, creativity, and perseverance.

  • Comfortable working with a multicultural team and client base.

  • Occasional local and international travel may be required.

  • Must have a Driver’s License with vehicle.