Robotics Engineer
Structured Text
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours

51-200 employees

AI-powered document intelligence software
Company Overview
Ripcord's mission is to take the world paperless instantly. The company has designed the most complete AI-powered document intelligence solution that turns documents into accessible, action-ready data tailored to the specific needs of businesses.
AI & Machine Learning
Robotics & Automation

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding





Hayward, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Hayward, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelors or Masters in Robotics, Mechanical, Mechatronics, or Electrical Engineering
  • Must have 3+ years of experience with PLCs, particularly with Beckhoff PLCs and Structured Text programming language. Hands-on experience with implementing PLC logic for control of mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic systems in an industrial-grade machine. Experience with industrial-grade safety standards
  • Proficient with Git and Github
  • Experience with TwinCAT, HMIs and SCADA (Ignition, Beckhoff)
  • Proficient in C# and C/C++
  • Methodical and detail-oriented in approach to planning, experimentation, and analysis
  • Strong technical documentation and communication skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and initiative with the ability to set goals and project scope
  • Program and debug Structured Text on a Beckhoff PLC controller platform
  • Develop code which is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable
  • Create technical documentation and processes needed to effectively deploy new systems
  • Use data logging and analytics to determine overall factory statistics such as machine throughput, OEE calculations, and machine timing information for engineering to collect and analyze for further machine throughput and reliability improvement
  • Support team in Japan by providing feedback on proposed changes and code reviews
  • Manage electrical cabinet builds, field wiring, pneumatic and fluid plumbing
  • Design the future of Ripcord's digitization systems with a focus on the hardware/software stack for complex robotic systems
  • Support the selection of mechatronic components (microcontrollers, actuators, motors, sensors, vision systems)
  • Develop novel solutions to complex paper and material handling challenges
  • Develop the state machines, logic flows, and firmware that make Ripcord systems the best in the industry
  • Support the continuous improvement of Ripcord's Firmware Development Process
  • Create documentation needed to effectively deploy and maintain our systems
  • Work collaboratively with the Software and Hardware engineering teams
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with: robotics and mechatronics; electrical component selection including for power, motor drivers and feedback sensors including presence sensors; motor sizing; electro-actuator sizing; mechanism ideation and design; kinematics and dynamics analysis; and optimization
  • Experience programming Omron Adept robotic arms
  • Experience with off-the-shelf machine vision: camera setup and calibration, integration into an industrial system
  • Experience with Python scripting for prototyping and proof of concept