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Automation Controls Engineer 210 views

San Carlos, CA

About Us
Iron Ox is reimagining the modern farm, utilizing robotics and AI to grow fresh, consistent, and responsibly farmed produce for everyone. Our experienced team of growers, plant scientists, engineers, and innovators are passionate about deeply understanding and developing this new wave of technology to feed an ever-growing population. 
Our mission at Iron Ox is dedicated to addressing some of the most significant issues in food security, now and in the future. We’re focused on sustainable, scalable food production for a changing climate and an ever-growing population.
Iron Ox is looking for an Automation Controls Engineer to join the team designing, developing, and supporting this automated infrastructure. This role requires a hands-on approach and someone who thrives on ambiguity and creative freedom. You will contribute to all parts of the controls development process from complete system design, component specification, procurement, building, programming, testing, and support.
At Iron Ox, we are automating the entire plant production process. From the development of multiple robot platforms to our own custom hydroponic, seeding, and harvesting systems. We are taking a system-level approach to creating the ideal farm.

What You’ll Do

  • Design, build, program, and commission PLC based control systems
  • Work with the team to specify and source off-the-shelf electrical and pneumatic components
  • Generate electrical and control systems documentation including schematics, BOMs, and control diagrams
  • Work with vendors for control panel builds, or build them yourself
  • Integrate externally sourced control systems into our automated greenhouse
  • Guide our PLC software programs to meet industry standards and good practices
  • Collaborate with engineers across disciplines (both hardware and software) as well as growing, product, and operational teams
  • Work with the team to debug and troubleshoot issues with automated systems
  • Participate in design discussions and reviews
  • What You’ll Bring

  • 3+ years professional experience working with a major PLC platform
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or a related field
  • Made major contributions to an industrial PLC control system
  • Experience using electrical CAD software such as Solidworks Electrical, AutoCAD Electrical, or EPLAN
  • Experience writing and debugging Structured Text PLC control code
  • Experience interfacing PLCs with other software systems
  • A passion for tackling unfamiliar challenges and getting your hands dirty
  • Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience with 6-axis robotic arms
  • Experience working with SQL databases, MQTT, or REST APIs
  • Experience with Beckhoff PLC systems
  • Experience with industrial safety systems
  • What We Offer

  • Iron Ox is a small startup with a big dream. You’ll be a part of a team founded on transparency, creativity, and impact on our mission to feed people
  • Competitive compensation and meaningful equity package 
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401K
  • We are a mission-driven and well-funded startup, backed by the likes of YCombinator, Pathbreaker Ventures, and Crosslink Capital. We are headquartered in San Carlos, CA with our primary production greenhouse facility located in Gilroy, CA.
    Iron Ox is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
    Please note: Iron Ox does not accept unsolicited resumes from staffing vendors, including recruitment agencies and/or search firms. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Iron Ox employees, or any other company location. Any submittals without a prior signed agreement will become property of Iron Ox. 
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