We are looking for you Electrical Controls Engineer

Role Overview

PI (Physik Instrumente), LP is the world leader in high precision positioning systems: Nano Positioning, Micro Positioning, Precision Motion and Automation Systems. Our product lines include piezoelectric-based nano-positioners, motorized stepper and servo stages, and linear motor stages. Our customers are the leading OEM’s and researchers in high tech fields such as semiconductor, photonics, biomedical, aerospace, astronomy, metrology, scientific instrumentation, and scientific research in microscopy and beam lines.  

Our culture is open, transparent, enthusiastic with a general curiosity to solve emerging science and technology challenges. If you have an open, inquiring mind and like to develop solutions for first generation problems, you will be right at home.  We are pioneers by nature; quite frequently, we are creating or building a device that will be applied for the first time, for a process that will be leveraged for an entire marketplace.  

We have a front-row-seat to innovation. Our customers are building the future generation of earth changing technologies. Our products help build products that everyone has or knows. We are a purposeful organization, and we collaborate to solve our customers' problems. Our engineering helps build success with our customers. 

We have an immediate opening for an Electrical Controls Engineer. This person will specialize in designing, implementing, and maintaining control systems in addition to knowing motion programming with electrical skills. The Electrical Controls Engineer at our Hopkinton, MA location.

What You Will Do: 

  • Work with principals and key leaders to achieve the visions and strategy of the firm, to implement technology in support of project efficiency and design innovation.
  • Design and Development: Develop control system architectures and schematics using CAD based on project requirements using ACS controller products.
  • Design hardware interfaces, software components, and integrating various sensors, actuators, drives, controllers and servos.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including mechanical engineers and test technicians to achieve project goals and ensure seamless integration of control systems.
  • Create and maintain documentation related to control system design, implementation, and maintenance activities.
  • Update reporting, technical documents, and user manuals as necessary.

What Have You Done: 

  • BS or MS degree in electrical engineering.
  • 5+ years of work experience in motion systems hardware development.
  • Experience in aspects of electrical design: component selection, system architecture, design verification and documentation.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate system requirements into Mechatronics solutions.
  • Experience of resolving compliance testing and EMI/EMC issue through methodical RCA.
  • Experience with ACS products and HMI software.
  • Experience designing 2+ layer interface PCBs using Easy-PC or equivalent.
  • Experience designing cables and system interconnects using 2D Draftsight/AutoCAD.
  • Experience designing system level schematic using SolidWorks Electrical.
  • Hands-on experience with motion controllers, PLCs, and industrial automation.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills.
  • Established engineering knowledge in the application and development of analytical solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • Discipline and creativity in applying skills to work assignments and projects.
  • Minimum supervision necessary in solving complex engineering problems.
  • Demonstrate good leadership skills with experience in teamwork and team building.
  • Ability to work with and read precision hand tools. Examples include oscilloscope, multimeter, digital or dial calipers, digital or dial micrometers, electronic or dial indicators, and torque wrenches

What We Provide:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO medical plan with HSA.
  • Dental and vision insurance.
  • LTD & Life insurance. 
  •  401k with a generous company match.


PI (Physik Instrumente), LP is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Employment is dependent on the results of an initial drug test and background check. We are open to reasonable accommodation – please contact us at HR@pi-usa.us for consideration.  

We are not currently providing work authorization or sponsorship for this opportunity.