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Graham Cockburn

Graham Cockburn

Software Test Engineer at Omron Electronics Ltd

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Industrial Automation
  1. Omron Electronics Ltd
  1. Marlin Automated Manufacturing Systems,
  2. ICS Robotics and Automation
  1. Highbury College Portsmouth

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Omron Electronics Ltd

Omron Electronics Ltd

Software Test Team Leader

– Present

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Software Test Team Leader

Omron Electronics Ltd
– Present (9 years)

Team leader for small group of software test engineers. Leading develop of team strategies to continuously develop and enhance team skills and capabilities. Encouraging and guiding team members to improve knowledge, skills effectiveness of individuals and team.

Senior Engineer and Software Test Team Leader on software products for configuration and application development of Industrial Automation products.

Requirements analysis and development into test specification. Test Strategy development. Test Plan development. Test documentation design and development.

Technical support and training for software testers on Industrial Automation products and processes.

Project test activity and resource planning. Resource management and control. Management reporting.

Team communication, integration and task allocation\management to and with testers and colleagues across multiple international locations.

Team builder and motivator. Facilitator, problem solver and obstruction remover for all test team activities.

Design and planning of custom reliability and performance testing programs specific to individual software products.

Part of an international team for software development process and test process improvements and new process design, development and implementation.

Defining test environment and test equipment requirements. Procurement, installation and configuration of hardware and environment resources for software test team activities.

Control Systems Engineer

Marlin Automated Manufacturing Systems
(2 years)Wimborne Dorset

Control System design, development, implementation and delivery for bespoke custom built automation machinery.

Full process involvement as person responsible for Machine Control System delivery throughout the project life cycle.

Major projects were complex machines, custom designed and built to meet customers process automation requirements.

Control System Design input to machine design team. Process and machine requirements analysis to support electrical design and define design detail. Definition of control system equipment specification. Input to equipment sourcing and procurement processes.

Design of complete machine control system integrated to mechanical design and process requirements from scratch. Design for system integration of multiple control system elements, often from different Industrial Automation companies.

Configuration, system integration and application programme development of all Control System elements, including: PLC, HMI, Servo Drives and Drive Controllers, Remote (Fieldbus) IO, Robots, Integrated Vision Systems.

Design and implementation of complex process sequence control, involving both multiple parallel and sequential processes on different process parts. Planning and implementing control strategies for managing the control, interaction and merging of multiple parallel sequences.

Specific experience with implementation of fully integrated robot and vision project. Using Adept robots with Adept integrated vision. Multiple robots, (7), Scara and 6 Axis, all with random part feeders using integrated vision system for part position and orientation detection for pick operation - and place operation into multiple station sequential process assembly machine. Responsible for all control system elements on machinery, including vision development and programming.

Responsibility from design phase through application development, implementation on machines, in house commissioning, and on-site commissioning and onto customer acceptance.

Controls Engineer

ICS Robotics and Automation
(3 years)

Control System design, development, implementation and delivery on special purpose Robotic Cell machinery. Mainly for robotic welding applications.

Design and development of control system application software. Automation components configuration, programming and integration into Robotic automation cells. Robot programming and robot integration into machine cell.

Partial responsibility for design of the cell control system and machine safety systems.

Control System component specification, sourcing and costing for custom projects.

Experience with Fanuc, Panasonic and ABB robots.

Responsibility, for on-site commissioning, customer acceptance and final delivery on-site.


  • Control System Design
  • Control System...
  • Software Technology
  • Software Quality...
  • Quality Auditing
  • Systems Analysis
  • SCADA Development
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Software
  • Control Systems Design
  • Testing
  • PLC
  • Automation


Highbury College Portsmouth

HNC Computing, IT

Southampton Solent University

HNC Mechanical Engineering

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