OSI Systems, Inc

Electrical Engineer - Automation & Controls

6 days ago
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We are proud to be a trusted provider of advanced X-ray technologies for ports, borders, military, high-threat facilities and critical infrastructure all over the world.  Be a part of our mission to provide our customers with best-in-class cargo and vehicle screening systems and services so they can combat terrorism, trade fraud, drug and weapon smuggling, and illegal immigration.


American Science and Engineering, an OSI Systems Company is seeking an Electrical Engineer - Automation & Controls in its Billerica, MA facility.


  • Design PLC based control systems for industrial machinery.
  • Design power distribution cabinets for low voltage systems ( <600V )
  • Prepare documentation for control cabinets such as System Interconnects, Wiring Diagrams, BOMs, conduit/cables schedules, etc.
  • Select and specify electrical components in support of PLC based control systems, motion control systems, and power distribution systems.
  • Design instrumentation circuits for process control of machinery depending on temperature, pressure, level, and other variables.
  • Code and debug PLC ladder logic with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented and reusable.
  • Collaborate with Sales, Design and Project teams in initial equipment conceptual development and carefully balance product specifications, process requirements, complexity and cost limits.
  • Support Field Service Techs and customers with program changes, phone support, problem-solving and troubleshooting of controls and instrumentation issues.
  • Uphold the company’s core values of Integrity, Innovation, Accountability, and Teamwork.
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with the company’s Code of Ethics and Conduct.
  • It is the responsibility of every employee to report to their manager or a member of senior management any quality problems or defects in order for corrective action to be implemented and to avoid recurrence of the problem.
  • Duties may be modified or assigned at any time to meet the needs of the business.


  • 5+ years’ design experience with industrial machinery.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Automation Engineering, or related engineering degree.
  • Experience with PLC programming, network and communication protocols (TCP/IP, Modbus, RS-232/422/485 and EtherNet/IP).
  • Experience with 2D CAD Electrical Schematic packages, such as OrCAD and AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Must be able to complete job responsibilities working with different time zone needs such as attending late night/early morning meetings by phone and/or web to meet business needs.
  • Domestic travel required <15%. Must travel internationally and be able to acquire all necessary travel documents.
  • Must be US Persons based on ITAR definition (US Citizen or Permanent Resident)**This position is expected to be exposed to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations. 

Additional Desirable Skills:

  • Training and/or experience with RSLogix 5000 software.
  • Design experience with motion control systems including sizing and selection of motors, VFDs, servo drives and implementation of PID loops.
  • Programming experience in languages including LabVIEW and C.


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Poster Link: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

OSI Systems, Inc. has three operating divisions: (a) Security, providing security and inspection systems, turnkey security screening solutions and related services; (b) Healthcare, providing patient monitoring, diagnostic cardiology and anesthesia systems; and (c) Optoelectronics and Manufacturing, providing specialized electronic components and electronic manufacturing services for original equipment manufacturers with applications in the defense, aerospace, medical and industrial markets, among others.


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