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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.

Design Verification Engineering Supervisor
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Lead the Design Verification Engineering Group, which is comprised of the Engineering Test Lab and engineering analyst (FEA studies, mechanical and electrical/electronic testing of prototypes and released products, test reports, development and support of trade show equipment, etc.).
  • Apply a continuous improvement approach to all the activities, processes, and output under your direction: FEA studies, DVP&Rs, prototype & product testing, test methods and equipment, test reports, product improvements, etc.
  • Work to ensure that all Engineering Test Lab activities are driven by and/or related to customer specifications.
  • Support existing products through an ongoing process of continuous improvement and engineering changes to enhance performance, longevity, and manufacturability
  • Supervise the entire group in accordance with organizational policies and goals. Coordinate daily activities of your direct reports, analyzing workflow, evaluating priorities, and determining resource needs.
  • Provide support and assistance to other groups and departments as appropriate to enhance the performance and success of the company as a whole. This includes support and assistance to Application Engineering to resolve product performance issues at integrator and customer sites. Support for Engineering product teams will include participation in DFMEA studies, concept reviews, design reviews, preparing DVP&Rs, writing Design Standards and more.
  • 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.
  • Stay abreast of new technologies and opportunities.
  • Proactively develop and protect intellectual property using patent disclosures, non-disclosure agreements, patent applications, and other means as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Skills Requirements
  • 10 years of applicable product development experience with complex industrial products including at least 3 years in a supervisory or managerial position.
  • The desire to lead and supervise others.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    Education Requirements
  • BSME
  • MSME is a plus.

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

Mechanical Designer
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Perform complex and difficult design tasks requiring the operation and application of SolidWorks solid modeling and detail/assembly drawing to design and modify robotic end effectors and tools. You will work individually as Project Leader or with other engineers and designers to complete design projects. You will communicate with managers, Manufacturing and Sales staff concerning your design project.
  • Prepare sketches or complete detail and layout drawings for complex products and equipment. Design and develop new models, mechanisms, or adaptations for a particular product or application. May receive general directions from Engineers, Engineering Manager or Senior Designers. Develop correct proportions, giving consideration to stress, speed, weight, proper function and manufacturability.
  • Design fixtures and test prototypes and released products to verify design to customer specifications.
  • Write specification sheets, manufacturing and inspection instructions for new and existing products.
  • 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.
  • Provide support and assistance to coworkers as appropriate to enhance the performance and success of the engineering department and the company as a whole.
  • 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.
  • Support existing products through an ongoing process of continuous improvements and engineering changes to enhance performance and manufacturability.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Skills Requirements
  • Mechanical design skills (design understanding of pneumatic devices, fasteners, seals, material selection, bearings, locking mechanisms, etc.).
  • Have demonstrated SolidWorks solid modeling and detail/assembly drawing proficiency.
  • A history of successful mechanical designs.
  • 5 - 10 years of experience

    Education Requirements
  • AS degree or a BSMET

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

Testing & Controls Engineer
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Development and continuous improvement of test software for product performance and lifecycle testing
  • Developing testing software to automatically operate test hardware, and collect test data
  • Developing intuitive user interfaces and HMI applications
  • Validating testing and control software
  • Documenting electrical, pneumatic, and controls schematics
  • Creating test instructions and other documentation for operation
  • Continuous support and improvement of installed test equipment
  • Work with Electrical, Mechanical and Software Engineers, and/or Designers to implement new test software.
  • Analyze project DVP&Rs to determine test requirements for new products and continuous improvement of existing Standard Test Plans.
  • Participate in product design reviews to ensure any resulting DVP&R is driven by the project specifications.
  • Documentation of test procedures, and training of test operators/technicians.
  • Use failure analysis techniques to proactively identify potential design problem

    Skills Requirements
  • Programming experience w/ LabVIEW
  • Working knowledge of industrial fieldbuses (Ethernet, DeviceNet, Profibus, etc,), and serial communication
  • Programming experience in C/C++/C# and Java
  • PLC Programming is a plus

    Education Requirements
  • BS in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • 3-5 years of Experience in writing test software

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.

For those that are chosen for an interview, please download and fill out our employment application prior to your arrival.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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