Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Automation and Controls is currently recruiting for a Vision Applications Engineer in Wixom, MI.

Vision applications engineers design and integrate vision systems in automation facilities.

Typical vision systems use cameras and sensors to perform the following:

  • Code Readers – Reading 1D and 2D codes marked directly on a part
  • Error Proofing – Verifying the components are correctly assembled
  • Sorting – Different parts from each other or good form defective parts
  • Gauging – Measuring parts and analyzing them to a specification
  • Robot Guidance – Guiding the pick & plac

This position offers an opportunity to work for a solid company in the growing field of Machine Vision.


  • Knowledge of machine vision programming, optical designs, design logic, camera logic and PLC logic preferred.This position is hand on engineering and requires aptitude in the following areas: (On the job training will be provided)
  • Electrical – Designing the vision system’s electrical integration into an automated cell
  • Programming – Writing programs using the camera manufacturer’s interface as well as some object-orientated programming
  • Mechanical – designing the mounting of the cameras and lights into a machine or cell, knowledge of AutoCAD or Solid Works is a plus
  • Optical – Designing the optical path and selecting the appropriate cameras, lensing, and lighting for the application – knowledge of photography is a plus
  • Industrial controls (PLC & HMI) – knowledge of industrial controls is a plus

Skills / Qualifications

  • BSEE or related field OR 3-5 years of industry experience
  • Generating and documenting vision feasibility studies both in the lab and in the field
  • System Architecture including investigating new approaches to vision related problems
  • Reviewing general specifications and scope of work
  • Design requirements that include; Establishing optical designs, generating system mechanical layouts, generating a sequence of operations and camera logic
  • Material responsibilities include; advance material order, specifying Vision material, Specifying Panel Material, Writing material BOM's
  • Assisting in installation and debug
  • Launch and Standby support
  • Develop AsBuilts documentation
  • Complete system documentation
  • Ability to work independently and in a team atmosphere
  • Travel Requirements: 30% travel minimum, domestic & international opportunities
  • Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required
  • CEC Controls is a Wood Automation and Controls company.