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Cognex Controls Vision Engineer

Rochester Hills, Michigan
This position is responsible for all aspects of the in-process vision inspection systems including concept, design and integration, including hardware and software engineering.
The role is a long-term contract assignment (i.e. no end date in mind) with a potential of direct hire.
We are looking for someone with, at a minimum, an associate, engineering-based degree but prefer a bachelor; typical candidates have a degree in Electrical Engineering. As for years of experience, 4 - 5 of powertrain assembly or body-in-white applications is the target. Travel is an important factor as the job consists of approximately 40% travel. The majority of the travel is “local” visits to customer facilities in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan for production support.  The travel expectation will increase during our customer shutdowns/re-tools which normally occur at the end of December and the beginning of July.
Summary of the responsibilities:
Core duties:
  • Evaluation, testing and implementation of vision systems for component assembly verification.
  • Install and maintain vision systems and specialized sensor applications.
  • Develop and maintain standard components, software and design for vision systems. 
  • Executes software product design, feasibility studies, preparation of specifications, and technical documentation. 
  • Perform debug and commissioning support at customer sites and stations in house. 
  • Prepare software documentation for customer approval and final documentation. 
  • Address potential problems and carry out appropriate actions individually or propose solutions to the project manager depending on the severity of the problem.
  • Support of vision aided measurement/evaluation systems.
  • Attend critical project timing meetings.
Supplemental duties:
  • Supports communication with customers, suppliers and company project team regarding all vision issues in assigned project in support of the project team.
  • Effectively represent the company product to the customer; conduct customer training when appropriate. 
The Vision systems that we use are:
  • Cognex / Cognex handscanners;
  • Gig-E;
  • Keyence.

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