Controls Engineer (robotics)

Sylacauga, AL

Employment Type: Direct-Hire (Perm) Industry: Automotive Job Number: TSJN00003


  • Comply with all safety procedures as required by the Health & Safety Act and/or Company practices or procedures including but not limited to the wearing of all PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as specified by the Act or designated by the Company.
  • Participate and complete all Health and Safety training or any other training mandated by the Company.
  • Debug robotics programs.
  • Provide technical support for robotic systems.
  • Review or approve designs, calculations, or cost estimates.
  • Calibrate, operate, and/or maintain robots.
  • Integrate robotics with peripherals, such as welders, controllers, or other equipment.
  • Process or interpret signals or sensor data.
  • Investigate mechanical failures or unexpected maintenance problems.
  • Create back-ups of robot programs or parameters.
  • Design automated robotic systems to increase production volume or precision in high-throughput operations, or stacking production materials.
  • Document robotic application development, maintenance, or changes.
  • Plan mobile robot paths and teach path plans to robots.
  • Analyze and evaluate robotic systems or prototypes.
  • Design end-of-arm tooling.
  • Build, configure, and test robots.
  • Design software to control robotic systems for applications or manufacturing.
  • Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation, or performance of robotic mechanisms, components, or systems.
  • Conduct research on robotic technology to create new robotic systems or system capabilities.
  • Ensure processes contribute to a safe work environment
  • Be proactive in process and quality improvement automation and robotic projects yielding significant reduction in defects and increased productivity
  • Utilize lean-manufacturing principles and participate in action workouts to improve process capability, reduce overall costs and increase capacity
  • Assist the maintenance and manufacturing teams in maintenance programs and record keeping as required.
  • Other duties assigned by the management team.
  • Degree or Diploma from an accredited post-secondary institution is required. Programs of study would include:  Robotics Technician/Electronics Engineering/Technician Industrial Automation and Industrial Controls
  • Competency in trouble shooting, testing and debugging pneumatics, robotics & programmable logic controllers (PLC) in an automotive production environment (Kuka, Allen Bradley experience an asset)
  • 5- 10 years related experience.
  • Minimum 5 years industrial maintenance experience
  • Minimum 3 years industrial robot programming/teaching experience
  • Prior weld equipment maintenance experience (automotive or automotive supplier) is an asset
  • 3-5 years electrical troubleshooting experience

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and follow all Federal and State employment laws.



Mark Talley
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