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ATI Industrial Automation has been designing, manufacturing and selling robotic end-effectors to the top manufacturing companies around the world since 1989. We are considered an industry leader. ATI is ISO9001-registered and a six-time winner of the North Carolina Technology Fast 50 Award. Our customer base is extremely loyal due to the excellent service, quality, and engineering provided by ATI employees. We invite you to join our team today.

Application Engineer
Location:  Orion Township, MI

     Job Description
  • Work with customers to define application requirements and select appropriate ATI products and options
  • Assist customers with technical questions and troubleshooting of issues
  • Coordinate with Product Service Engineer, manufacturing, quality and engineering as needed for additional technical support and product issue resolution
  • Coordinate with design engineer and account manager to develop new product specifications and requirements. Supports engineering throughout new product development process.
  • Travel to customer sites to perform product service, training, and/or troubleshooting
  • Assist account managers with technical sales presentations at customer sites
  • Identifies and communicates potential product improvements, and new product ideas with engineering, manufacturing and quality. Analyze impact of product changes on existing customers.
  • Write trip and service reports and log all customer communication in ATI database
  • Travel varies throughout the year depending on customer needs—about 20% travel, primarily domestic and Canada with opportunity for other international travel.

    Skills Requirements
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills in person, via telephone and email
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills of technical information to varied audiences
  • Ability to analyze technical problems/issues on electro-mechanical systems and effectively articulate verbal and written recommendations and solutions.
  • Proven ability to work independently with high organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to quickly learn and obtain high-level knowledge of the organization’s product line, as well as working knowledge of software and hardware used by customers
  • Advanced verbal and written communications skills in English
  • Ability to travel to Canada

    Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited institution, preferably mechanical or electrical engineering

Qualified candidates should email their resumes to  heather.beal@ati-ia.com

Electro-Mechanical Engineer
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Use engineering principles to design and modify robotic end effectors and tools. You will work with other engineers, designers and Manufacturing personnel to complete design projects. You will communicate with managers and Manufacturing and Sales staff concerning your design project.
  • Investigate and resolve technical problems involving product performance, production equipment or facility systems affecting production.
  • Perform a variety of engineering tasks in the planning and design of electro-mechanical products, manufacturing and assembly tooling, electrical enclosures and cable assemblies. Determine and establish specifications through engineering calculations and layouts. Use appropriate engineering tools such as CAD, FMEA, DFA, in the successful completion of design projects.
  • As a Project Leader you will coordinate all phases of development including creation, prototypes, testing and analysis. Establish and monitor adherence to time lines and schedules. Complete all project documentation required, direct the efforts of assigned support personnel as required to ensure on time project completion, be responsible for tracking the cost of components with minimizing cost as one design criteria and work closely with all areas of the company to successfully complete the projects.
  • Work with component suppliers, manufacturers, outside labs and other service providers as needed to assure the most cost effective, robust designs are implemented.
  • Continue to learn new skills and techniques through in-house training, outside training/coursework, seminars, trade shows and appropriate use of the internet and participate in the training of other members of the engineering team in these skills.
  • Communicate with customers and the Sales staff to determine all the technical specifications for a project. Continue customer interface as required during the design, production, implementation and trouble shooting of the product, including plant trips as required.
  • Provide support and assistance to coworkers as appropriate to enhance the performance and success of the engineering department and the company as a whole.
  • Product design and development done by the study of the robotic and automation market for new ideas (e.g. patents, trade magazines, trade shows, plant visits) and personal creativity.
  • Provide electrical engineering support and development for existing and future electrical products. The primary focus will be on supporting the development of new products in the Electrical Module group. This shall include:
  • Developing improvements in current electronics. This will include the development of new PCBs to facilitate module assembly, reduce overall cost and parts count, and/or to provide a significant functional advantage.
  • Check the customer and assembly drawings of electrical modules created by the Electrical Module group.
  • Support and troubleshoot current electronic designs.
  • Develop engineering standards relating to the electrical characteristics of ATI products.
  • Electrical schematic creation in Orcad.
  • Create models and drawings in SolidWorks or equivalent solid modeling CAD package. Prepare detail and assembly drawings for complex products and equipment. Design and develop new models, mechanisms, or adaptations for a particular product or application.
  • Develop correct proportions, giving consideration to stress, speed, weight, proper function and manufacturability.
  • Perform tolerance analysis to ensure proper fit/function of completed assemblies and to minimize parts cost.

    Skills Requirements
  • Demonstrated SolidWorks solid modeling and detail/assembly drawing proficiency.
  • Solid history designing electro-mechanical components for automation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ASME Y14.5 – 2009 Standards.
  • Proficient with Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and Visio).

    Education Requirements
  • BSEE or BSME is required and five years of electro-mechanical designing experience.

Qualified candidates should email their resumes to  heather.beal@ati-ia.com

Process Engineer
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Conduct studies and analysis to establish optimum production and quality standards for varied manufacturing operations
  • Investigate and recommend approaches for manufacturing methods, processes and equipment. Implement study findings
  • Recognize opportunities in current processes and recommend/implement improvements
  • Investigate and troubleshoot technical problems
  • Coordinate resolution of Corrective Action Requests for the manufacturing area
  • Analyze plant layout, work plan and production methods while considering the human factor to achieve maximum efficiencies
  • Write, edit and maintain Assembly Work Instructions
  • Develop and install lean manufacturing and cost reduction plans
  • Recommend capital purchases
  • Conduct Process Failure Mode Analysis for new product introductions
  • Other duties as required

    Skills Requirements
  • Good communication skills
  • Proficient in technical writing
  • Experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Quality methods experience
  • Lean Manufacturing and 5S experience
  • Six Sigma training a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • CAD experience

    Education Requirements
  • BS in Engineering

Qualified candidates should email their resumes to  heather.beal@ati-ia.com

Robotic Applications Engineer
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Design experiments and program robots to aid in demonstrating and testing MR product.
  • Assist customers with questions, repairs, additional product details, etc.
  • Design test fixtures and equipment using SolidWorks
  • Identify improvements and new product ideas and report these to engineering and manufacturing.
  • Provide training (application, product, service, etc.) for sales and engineering.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing and engineering as needed for additional technical support
  • Seek out training to improve customer service. Stay on top of all product changes by examining engineering changes and new product releases.
  • Take direction and perform job duties as requested by Product Manager.
  • Continue to learn new skills and techniques through in-house training, outside training/coursework, seminars, trade shows, and the internet.
  • Travel varies throughout the year depending on customer needs and trade shows—about 20% travel.

    Skills Requirements
  • Ability to analyze technical problems/issues and effectively articulate verbal and written recommendations and solutions.
  • Ability to present technical information to various audiences, often in a group setting.
  • Knowledge of mechanical design to include design understanding of pneumatic devices, fasteners, seals, strength of materials, bearings, locking mechanisms, etc.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational and personal time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience with robot programming and robotic applications is preferred.

    Education Requirements
  • A BS degree in Mechanical Engineering is required. Degrees should be from accredited institutions.

Qualified candidates should email their resumes to  heather.beal@ati-ia.com

Technical Documentation Supervisor
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Lead the Technical Documentation Group, which is responsible for the creation of technical manuals, training materials, web site management, configured manuals, BOMs for configured QC models, engineering presentations, drawing requests and 3D parts stream models
  • Apply a continuous improvement approach (Lean principals) to all the activities, processes, and output under your direction: technical manuals, manual translation, training materials, web page development, drawing requests, 3D part stream, etc
  • Support new product development for creation of manuals, manual translation, training materials, web page development, drawing requests, and 3D parts stream models through the electronic project system. Support continuing product improvements for updating of manuals, web pages, and 3D parts stream models through the electronic ECO system
  • Continue to learn new skills, technologies, and techniques through in-house training, outside training/coursework, seminars, trade shows or appropriate use of the internet. Participate in the training of other members of your team in these skills
  • Supervise the entire group in accordance with organizational policies and goals. Coordinate activities of your direct reports, analyzing workflow, evaluating priorities, and determining resource needs. Provide direction and guidance in career development for each individual in your group career development through individual’s strengths
  • Research drawings, specifications, CAD models and product samples to create illustrated product overview, installation, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures. Verify all documentation with project leaders, engineering, sales, and applications personnel
  • Bring a uniform tone to all company communications and policies so that there is a consistent voice throughout different types of user documentation including manuals, how-to guides, quick references, customer training, and presentations
  • Write and organize technical information to be translated into multiple languages
  • Managing technical information to minimize the effort sent to external translation services
  • Provide direction for documentation standards such as style, terminology, content, clarity, and conciseness
  • Develop InDesign templates with standard table, paragraph, character, graphic, and object styles
  • Create training materials to support new employee orientation, training and development
  • Review manual and web pages to ensure accuracy, consistency, and conformity to standards
  • Provide support and assistance to coworkers as appropriate to enhance the performance and success of the engineering department and the company as a whole
  • Other duties as assigned

    Skills Requirements
  • Have 3 or more years of experience in managing a technical writing department
  • 10 or more years of experience writing technical documents similar to ATI manuals, training presentations, Engineering Forms, and Engineering Instructions
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suit or equivalent is required
  • Foreign language proficiency is desirable
  • Communication Computer skills - good
  • Desire to Learn
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Word
  • Power Point
  • Social Skills
  • Technical writing

    Education Requirements
  • A bachelors degree or equivalent in a related field.

Qualified candidates should email their resumes to  heather.beal@ati-ia.com

We offer an entrepreneurial environment with challenge, visibility and the opportunity to contribute to the success of the organization. ATI provides excellent benefits that include an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, a 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan, health plan, long-term disability plan and dental plan. At ATI you are not just an employee, you're an owner.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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