Careers

MagCanica offers exciting full-time, part-time, and summer internship opportunities for mechanical, electrical, computer and aerospace engineers to carry out a variety of challenging engineering projects while gaining high levels of responsibility early in their careers.

 

Benefits:

MagCanica works hard to allow employees the greatest possible personal flexibility while achieving our demanding engineering and business objectives.

  • Base salary, yearly performance based bonus, yearly merit-based salary raise
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation, 10 paid holidays per year
  • Medical, dental, workers’ compensation, disability, life insurance
  • 401K program with matching and a profit sharing program
Current Job Openings:

Electromechanical Test & Assembly Technician

Job Description:

Electromechanical Test & Assembly Technician

Part‐Time or Full‐Time Positions

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

 

MagCanica, Inc., a leading provider of non‐invasive torque sensor systems, is actively seeking new members to join our San Diego manufacturing team as we expect continued growth during 2021 and beyond. Since the Company’s inception, MagCanica has focused its efforts on the development and commercialization of its non‐contact torque sensor technology which is used to measure torque on high performance powertrains across the motorsport, aerospace, and energy sectors. MagCanica is the global market leader in motorsport torque sensing and powertrain performance monitoring across a variety of automotive racing series including Formula 1, IndyCar, Formula E, LeMans, NASCAR, and World Rally Car. Additionally, MagCanica provides hardware, support services, and technology to the US Navy, US Army, and US Air Force as well as Sikorsky, GE Oil & Gas, and Honeywell Aerospace. Leveraging its leading position worldwide in motorsport torque measurement, by solving some of the most challenging torque measurement problems facing the automotive and aerospace industries, MagCanica is poised to expand further in its existing markets as well as into new markets such as high performance sports cars and electric and autonomous vehicles. MagCanica plans to continue to innovate by introducing new and more intelligent product lines such as integrated sensor systems that concurrently measure RPM, torque, rate‐of‐change‐of‐torque, and power with onboard microcontrollers and embedded firmware.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION & TYPICAL TASKS

 

The primary role of the MagCanica Electromechanical Test & Assembly Technician will be to ensure and further bolster the outstanding quality of calibration, testing, and physical assembly of MagCanica’s torque sensor product line. The candidate will apply the highest level of craftsmanship in assembly and the most exacting standards of quality in testing and calibrating systems prior to delivery to MagCanica’s clients. As MagCanica delivers products that measure mechanical parameters and provide electrical analog and digital output signals, the candidate will need to be experienced in both electrical and mechanical assembly (especially soldering), mechanical testing, electrical testing, and data acquisition. The technician will have the opportunity to be exposed to various aspects of the production cycle, with a primary emphasis on assembly and testing/calibration. The types of tasks the MagCanica Electromechanical Test & Assembly Technician will be responsible for carrying out are listed below.

 

Typical Primary Tasks:
  • Test and calibrate torque sensor systems using electromechanical and electro‐hydraulic torsion testers. This task includes physically setting up the machinery, installing fixtures, setting up test sequences, acquiring and monitoring data, etc
  • Carry out production process for deliverable systems: demagnetization, magnetization, mechanical testing, environmental testing, and calibration of sensor systems
  • Evaluate and improve sensor performance as a function of various parameters such as shaft material and heat treatment, magnetization parameters, environmental conditions (e.g. temperature), or sensor layout/geometry
  • Operate, maintain, and upgrade major equipment and associated subsystems (e.g. torque test rigs, electronics, hydraulic pumps and chillers, cooling and heating equipment, and magnetization and demagnetization equipment)

 

Typical Secondary Tasks:
  • Physically build deliverable sensor systems: assemble mechanical components, solder electronic components, apply coatings to printed circuit boards, install printed circuit boards into sensor housings, precisely cut and strip wiring, mount fasteners, fasten and/or seal electromechanical assemblies by applying various bonding and/or sealing agents
  • Perform final machining, cutting, or bonding operations on components such as sensor housings, sense elements, fine wires, etc
  • Test sensors and printed circuit boards using a combination of electrical test equipment and LabVIEW‐based software scripts
  • Participate in failure analyses on systems returned from the field. Assist in writing and issuing detailed reports outlining findings

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

 

Skill Requirements
  • Applicants must have at least 2 years of full‐time work experience in a related role
  • Applicants should be detail‐oriented with strong electrical and mechanical assembly skills
  • Familiarity with wiring harness assembly protocols using AWG 20‐gauge harnesses or smaller
  • Familiarity with processing adhesives, soldering, and general machine shop skills
  • A background in mechanical testing and data acquisition preferred (e.g. experience as a
  • dynamometer operator or a laboratory technician who has worked with sensors)
  • Experience with control systems, automated machinery, or data acquisition setups
  • A strong concern for safety and quality
  • Proficiency with LabVIEW, MTS TestSuite, or MATLAB/Scilab software preferred but not required
  • A limited background in 3D CAD (e.g. SolidWorks, CATIA, or ProE) is recommended though not required
  • Understanding and knowledge of sensor or instrumentation calibration protocols, documentation standards, etc.

 

Although substantial formal and on‐the‐job training will be provided by MagCanica to further refine and complement the candidate’s skills, the candidate is expected to already have a hands‐on approach and a certain comfort level building and operating machines and devices.

 

Educational Requirements

An Associate’s degree in fields such as machining, mechanical technology, electronics, automotive technology, or CNC machinery is preferred but not required. Candidates without an Associate’s degree but with substantial experience in mechanical and electrical assembly and/or testing will be considered.

 

 

The Type of Person We Are Looking For

We are looking for self‐motivated candidates who have a high degree of self‐discipline and consistency in their work and really enjoy making and testing great products. A painstaking attention to detail and a rigorous commitment to quality are paramount for this position. It is also important to be well versed and comfortable with mechanical hardware, electrical hardware, and computers. The successful candidate will be a self‐starter who has the ability to work under a constantly changing timeline due to our heavy involvement in the motorsport sector. Our approach to quality is to combine rigorous process controls with individual attention to detail and dedicated craftsmanship in order to provide our clients with the combination of consistency and flexibility they demand. The MagCanica Electromechanical Test & Assembly Technician will contribute first‐hand to ensuring and improving MagCanica’s global reputation for best‐in‐class products operated by the world’s most demanding clients across the motorsport, aerospace, and energy sectors. These include Scuderia Ferrari, Mercedes AMG Formula 1 Team, Red Bull Technology, McLaren Racing, Porsche Motorsport, Audi Sport, Toyota Motorsport, Honda Racing, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Honeywell Aerospace, and the US Navy, among others. Therefore, the successful candidate will be an individual who has very high personal standards, is a team player with a solution‐oriented, “can‐do” attitude, and derives genuine satisfaction from getting every detail right and striving for even seemingly minor but continuous improvements.

 

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

MagCanica offers a very competitive compensation package including base salary, a discretionary yearly performance‐based bonus, paid vacation, and 10 paid holidays per year. Benefits include medical, dental, workers’ compensation, disability, and life insurance as well as a 401K program with matching. The Company works hard to allow employees the greatest possible personal flexibility while achieving our overall engineering and business objectives.

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please send your resume in PDF format with the file name containing your full name to: recruiting@magcanica.com

 

Download MagCanica Electromechanical Test & Assembly Technician job description

 

MagCanica is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Electrical / Embedded Software Engineer

Job Description:

Electrical / Embedded Software Engineer

 

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

 

MagCanica, Inc., the global leader in motorsport torque sensing based in San Diego, California, is actively seeking new members to join its engineering team. Since the company’s inception, we have focused our efforts on the development and commercialization of non-contact wireless torque sensor systems to meet the needs of high performance powertrains used throughout the motorsport, aerospace, and energy sectors worldwide. Our automotive racing customers include every Formula 1 team and every LeMans P1 team, as well as a variety of teams throughout the IndyCar, NASCAR, World Rally Car, Formula E, LeMans GT, and IMSA, TCR, and DTM racing categories. Our aerospace and energy customers include Sikorsky Aircraft, Honeywell Aerospace, and Solar Turbines. The technology we use in our product lines is based on magnetoelastic principles that result in a magnetic field being created through the application of torque to a shaft combined with a proprietary magnetic field sensing circuit and embedded DSP-based systems that allow for highly packageable and accurate torque measurement providing both analog and digital output signals. Our applications tend to operate in environments that are very challenging, constituted by high temperatures, high vibration, or demanding packaging constraints that preclude other sensor technologies from being applicable. We pride ourselves on making our products meet these goals with minimal size and mass whileoffering outstanding reliability even while working in these harsh environments. Moving forward, our objectives include continuing to meet these requirements, while improving the accuracy to match or exceed that of laboratory grade torque sensor systems. We expect continued growth during 2021 and beyond, and are looking forward to recruiting talented engineers to help us reach our objectives. Most importantly, we are a home for real engineers who want to actually design and test and field test their ideas from the ground up.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

For the electrical / embedded software engineering position, we are seeking candidates whose primary interest is in software engineering but at the same time are able to approach problems in a multidisciplinary fashion to complement high precision, high accuracy sensor signal conditioning circuits (containing mixed signal circuitry) with efficient and reliable onboard embedded software code. Such embedded systems design work will include ground-up algorithm design for the end products, software coding for both the end product and test environments, extensive validation testing, and continuous communication with clients. The electrical/embedded software engineer will also support hardware design in one or more of the following aspects: design specification, conceptual design and analysis, breadboard testing and validation, prototype PCB layout, in-house. The electrical / embedded software engineer will work in collaboration with other engineers with this role, as well as coordinate with an interdisciplinary team of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and electromechanical technicians. The role offers unusually high levels of responsibility and visibility with actual clients early in one’s career.

 

Primary Tasks:
  • Develop embedded firmware for torque sensor signal conditioning electronics’ onboard microprocessors (C/Assembly). Functionality includes digital signal processing, timing/scheduling, peripheral handling, memory management, and real-time diagnostics.
  • Develop software tools used for data processing and analysis for both internal test and production data and field data generated by the product in use during dyno tests, track tests, and flight tests (LabVIEW/Matlab).
  • Develop and maintain test scripts and software used for machine control, electrical hardware validation, embedded firmware validation, data processing, and analysis (LabVIEW/Matlab/Python). This includes developing metrics to evaluate specific performance of devices and systems under test.
  • Develop and maintain databases to allow for advanced cloud-based data analysis (AWS)
  • Support software maintenance, feature implementation, and bug fixing while maintaining outstanding code quality and clarity, and using source control management tools (Mercurial/SVN).

 

Secondary Tasks:
  • Design analog, digital, and mixed signal circuits to meet stringent requirements. Typical tasks include: analysis, circuit simulation, lab testing, PCB design and layout of prototype boards, assembly, and oversight of manufacture and calibration of PCB’s for production applications.
  • Design, develop, and improve upon customized test hardware used during sensor processing, testing, and calibration. Examples of such equipment include electromechanically driven magnetizing and torque testing equipment, or calibration reference platforms for magnetic field sensors and associated signal conditioning circuits.
  • Optimize existing circuit designs (including use of modeling and simulation techniques) to help achieve instrument-grade accuracy at high temperature and in electromagnetically harsh environments.
  • Conduct and supervise testing programs including temperature, thermal cycling, vibration, overload, electromagnetic interference, and magnetic compatibility.

 

Peripheral Tasks:
  • Collaborate with other electronics engineers to develop new magnetoelastic sensor products such as speed sensors, force sensors, and other proprietary technologies being developed by MagCanica.
  • Analyze and professionally document laboratory testing results, dyno testing results, and track data pertaining to the systems and/or components described above.
  • Travel to client sites in Europe, the US, and Japan and monitor system installation and provide field support at dyno tests, track tests, and races as required.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

 

Primary Skill Requirements
  • Strong proficiency in writing and debugging C.
  • Strong understanding of design constraints in limited-resource embedded systems applications.
  • Familiarity with peripheral components including EEPROM and digital communication protocols such as CAN, SPI, and USB.
  • Experience with the complete software development life-cycle: requirements, design, development, integration, and testing.
  • Strong skills in developing detailed software life cycle artifacts, such as software requirements and designs, and documentation.
  • Experience designing, developing and documenting software/firmware interfaces.
  • Ability to use basic hardware and laboratory equipment (power supplies, function generators, oscilloscopes, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.

 

Secondary Skill Requirements
  • Rigorous and intuitive understanding of analog and digital circuit design and signals theory.
  • Ability to carry out circuit analysis by hand quickly and accurately.
  • Rigorous and intuitive understanding of system modeling tools (e.g. PSpice, Matlab) and the relationships between physical circuit testing results and simulation results.
  • In-depth understanding of principles of electromagnetism.
  • Familiarity with typical analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuit design issues, non-ideal component models, PCB design, and good laboratory practice techniques.

 

Educational Requirements

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering is required. One to four years of professional engineering experience are preferred, but outstanding applicants without prior experience will be seriously considered.

 

 

The Type of Person We Are Looking For

We are looking for self-motivated and committed engineers who have the ability to learn quickly and possess outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills. Our approach to engineering is highly interdisciplinary and involves a unique combination of theory and execution. This means carrying out rigorous analysis and experimentation, and then actually building and testing functional hardware and/or embedded software. It also means constantly pushing the boundaries and seeking continuous optimization and improvement in the product line and associated processes, with a solution-oriented approach and a can-do attitude. We are looking for individuals who are both very well-organized and highly flexible. Such candidates can fulfill multiple roles, and can work effectively even with limited supervision, while at the same time thriving in a dynamic multidisciplinary team environment. Successful candidates will have a strong attention to detail, a genuine concern for outstanding quality, and the ability to interact positively and effectively with clients and colleagues from all over the world.

 

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

MagCanica offers a very competitive compensation package including base salary, a yearly performance-based bonus, yearly merit-based salary raise, 3 weeks of paid vacation, and 10 paid holidays per year. Benefits include medical, dental, workers’ compensation, disability, and life insurance as well as a 401K program with matching and a profit sharing program. MagCanica works hard to allow employees the greatest possible personal flexibility while achieving our demanding engineering and business objectives.

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please send your resume in PDF format with the file name containing your full name to: recruiting@magcanica.com

 

Download MagCanica Electrical / Embedded Software Engineering job description

 

MagCanica is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.