New Product Introduction Servo Engineer

Fremont , CA

Brand:   Brooks Automation

REQ ID:   R6500

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Work with manufacturing operations and a very senior engineering team in a public fast-growing collaborative robotics and controls company, to support the introduction of new products into production and assist in resolving unusual production issues.  Work includes: servo tuning, new product production qualification, and development and maintenance of production test software for robots and multi-axis controllers.  Using advanced servo control software perform frequency analysis and servo tuning for new products during engineering development.  During product introduction, verify gain margin and stability for the control system for alpha, beta, and pilot runs of new robot products. Support external test lab set up and verification for emissions and agency certifications.  Support mobile robot applications and testing.  Assist manufacturing operations to trouble shoot and resolve unusual robot production issues.


  • Minimum BSEE with emphasis on controls. 

  • Prefer MSEE. Minimum 7 years’ experience in servo tuning of motors and factory test software development. 

  • Flexible attitude and willingness to work with in-house and contract manufacturers and dive in and solve customer technical problems when needed.

  • Comfortable with CAD tools and reading schematics and understanding electronic circuits. 

  • Understanding of test instruments. 

  • Skilled and experienced in developing complex programs in Visual Basic, C or similar required.   

  • Experience with FPGA coding such as Verilog a plus.

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision on a wide range of projects. 

  • Good interpersonal skills and track record of good performance with small teams. 

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.


Fremont and Livermore California, with operations in Livermore and engineering test in Fremont.

Brooks Automation: Precise Collaborative Robot Group

Precise Automation was founded by Brian Carlisle and Dr. Bruce Shimano, who have worked together in developing robot and control systems since meeting at Stanford in 1975.  Prior to Precise they founded Adept Technology and grew it to sales of $120 million.  Precise has developed a line of “Collaborative” robots which can work together with people without injuring them if there is a collision.  Collaborative robotics is the fastest growing segment in the robot market.  Precise sells robots, controls, and machine vision worldwide.  Precise became part of Brooks Automation in 2021.  Brooks is a 1 $Billion automation company that makes semiconductor robots and now collaborative robots with the acquisition of Precise.

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