Faraday Future (FF) is a California-based mobility company, leveraging the
latest technologies and world's best talent to realize exciting new
possibilities in mobility. We're producing user-centric, technology-first
vehicles to establish new paradigms in human-vehicle interaction. We're not
just seeking to change how our cars work – we're seeking to change the way we
drive. At FF, we're creating something new, something connected, and something
with a true global impact.
As the Controls Engineer , you'll be working with some of the industry's
brightest minds to support in-house equipment development, outsourced
equipment development and perform existing automation equipment refinements.
Basically, you'll ensure that the factory automation is consistent across all
suppliers and is maintained for smooth operation free of downtime.
In-house equipment development:
Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and carefully balance product specifications, process control requirements, layout complexity, cost, quality and lead-time limits.
Lay out new industrial electrical control panels which are NFPA79/NEC/UL508A compliant, and create electrical, pneumatic and fluid schematics.
Architect, write, and debug PLC ladder logic with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable. PLC code will interact with subsystems such as conveyors, robots, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), LabView, machine vision, and 3rd party equipment.
Implement (ANSI/RIA15.06/OSHA compliant) control reliable safety systems for safeguarding robots, gantries, conveyors, and other high-volume manufacturing equipment.
Generate aesthetically simple HMI screens for complex machinery while providing sufficient feedback for troubleshooting.
Manage electrical cabinet builds, field wiring, pneumatic and fluid plumbing.
Select and size electrical and electromechanical components such as servos.
Introduce automated processes into production, and train and Maintenance and Production Teams to support after deployment into production
Create machine interactions with plant-wide Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to communicate product acceptability, machine status, and process variables.
Outsourced automation equipment development:
Participate in specification and standard creation, release to Vendor and quote technical evaluation
Enforce application of standards, Manage suppliers during specification, design review, design approval
Establish test plans and control test plan execution at Vendor and at the factory during installation and buy-off
Characterize and validate new automated process equipment for deployment into production
Existing automation equipment refinement:
Debug and optimize automated processes to maximize cycle time, improve availability and yield.
Characterize and validate automated processes using a data driven approach such as simulation, Capacity and Capability statistical test (Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility test, Cpk, etc),
Assembly Line Development and Implementation
Create detailed utility layouts for entire assembly lines and interface with facilities teams for implementation
Create data management and tracking communications network architecture and interface with cross-functional teams for product, processes and quality traceability control implementation
Provide technical support to end users on the shop floor. Work
collaboratively with the headquarters factory software team to maintain
data/system integrity. The ideal candidate takes pride in his/her hands-on
work, analytical ability, organizational skills and attention to detail.
He/She appreciates an environment where superior work is encouraged,
noticed and rewarded and where individuals carry tremendous
responsibility. He/She looks forward to learning an incredible amount on
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent training and education
5+ years of experience in controls and automation
Proven knowledge + expertise, and passion for factory automation
Top-notch programming skills
Strong familiarity with Siemens TIA Portal
PLC and Safety PLC experience
Fieldbus Networking experience (Ethernet i/p, ProfiNET….)
Familiarity with electrical prints for industrial equipment
Proven expertise with Ignition by Inductive Automation
In depth knowledge of Electrical Standards (NFPA79, National Electric
In depth knowledge of Safety standards (ANSI/RIA15.06, OSHA)
Advanced proficiency programming industrial equipment:
Demonstrated excellence in programming PLCs. Must have a well-defined
methodology for maintaining code structure and organization. Ability to
program state machines for complex processes which involve multi-station
parallel processing, pick and place automation, data acquisition, and PID
control. Proven ability to design fault-tolerant systems with error
handling and recovery.
Proficiency selecting appropriate circuit protectors, wire and cable,
sensors, safety hardware, PLC hardware, remote I/O, VFD and servo systems
Proficiency creating detailed electrical and fluid schematics in CAD
Proficiency programming and tuning variable frequency drives
Exposure to a wide variety of production machinery, industrial sensors,
and equipment (LVDT and pressure transducers, dispense systems,
temperature controllers, DC nutrunner torque controllers, current and
power meters, etc)
Experience programming Cartesian, SCARA and Articulated robots is highly
desired (Fanuc, others)
Experience with Vision systems (Cognex, others)
Experience creating technical specifications for automated manufacturing
equipment is highly desired
Experience transitioning products and processes from prototype to
Knowledge of production quality metrics is a plus
Ability to use 3D CAD packages such as with SolidWorks and CATIA is a plus
Industry or Project Experience
A creative curiosity, collaborative ethic, hardworking enthusiasm, and
driving personal vision
Excellent communication skills and team-working tendencies
A penchant for multi-tasking and self-starting
A genuine fascination for the industrial automation field and a commitment
to global change
A true sense of determination… and hopefully a sense of humor
Annual Salary Range:
($101K - $130K), plus benefits and incentive plans
Perks + Benefits
Equity grants for every employee
Healthcare + dental + vision benefits (Free for you/discounted for
Relocation assistance + reimbursement
Casual dress code + relaxed work environment
Culturally diverse, progressive atmosphere
“Soul of Faraday” community outreach team
Faraday Future is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual
orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally