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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:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Are you looking for a career with a company that offers innovative products? Do you enjoy interacting with people? Want to put your technical expertise and interpersonal skills to great use? ATI Industrial Automation is the leading engineering-based world developer of robotic accessories and robot arm tooling. Recognized throughout the world for quality and reliability, ATI products are improving productivity in an array of industries, including Robotics, Aerospace, Biomedical, Automotive, Electronics, Applied Research, Academics, Nuclear and Governmental. In our continued quest for excellence in our products and service, we are seeking an experienced, hardworking, team-oriented Applications Engineer. The Application Engineer (AE) is responsible for the technical service and application support before and after sale of the ATI products. The AE evaluates customer applications and makes recommendations for product use, model, and option selection and assists customers with technical questions and problems. The AE offers technical assistance to the sales department in the generation of new sales. The AE works with the sales administration to resolve non-technical sales problems. The AE works with engineering to create new products and options in support of customer applications.
  • Assist customers with specifying solutions for applications, setup and repair of product, providing additional product details, etc.
  • Identify improvements and new product ideas and report these to engineering and manufacturing.
  • Drive implementation of product line improvements across multiple practice groups
  • 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 to customer sites to support sales, troubleshoot issues, or provide training.
  • 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.
  • Ability to progress multiple tasks with shifting priorities
  • 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.

    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

FT Controls Engineer
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Development and continuous improvement of manufacturing and quality test, calibration and production software and control systems:
  • Defining project specifications and project lifecycle
  • Creating test plans
  • Defining database structures for defining test criteria and storing results
  • Documenting electrical and controls schematics
  • Developing test and calibration software
  • Developing intuitive user interfaces and HMI applications
  • Control and test system validation
  • Creating test instruction and other documentation for operation
  • Continuous support and improvement of installed equipment
  • Work in collaboration with manufacturing engineering team to solve production issues, efficiency and continuous improvement goals.
  • Work with Electrical, Mechanical and Software Design Engineers to implement new calibration software and tests
  • Analyze product specifications, firmware and existing test programs to determine test requirements for new product introductions and continuous improvement of existing test systems.
  • Implement corrective actions due to internal and customer quality issues
  • Participate in product design reviews to ensure manufacturability
  • Documentation of test procedures and training test operators/technicians.
  • Use failure analysis techniques to proactively determine potential manufacturing issues

    Skills Requirements
  • Programming experience w/ LabVIEW
  • Programming experience in C/C++/C#, Java and PLC Programming is a plus
  • Understanding of matrix math and data manipulation
  • Working knowledge of industrial fieldbuses, ethernet and serial communication

    Education Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Engineering Degree with applicable experience
  • 3-5 years of Experience in writing test software

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

Material Removal Group Mechanical Engineer
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Invent, design and modify robotic end effectors and tools. You will work independently, individually or as Project Leader with other engineers, designers Applications, Sales and Manufacturing personnel to complete design projects. You will communicate with managers, Manufacturing and Sales staff concerning your 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.
  • Determine and establish specifications and standards and support the technical documentation team in the development of manuals.
  • Support the manufacturing team in the development of manufacturing and inspection instructions, specification sheets and technical reports for new and existing products.
  • Create and submit design verification plans, coordinate the testing of prototypes to ensure adherence to functional specifications, and evaluate data based on physical testing and simulation.
  • Create new products by study of the robotic and automation markets for new design ideas (e.g. competitive product analysis, patents, trade shows and magazines, plant visits, etc.) and personal creativity.
  • Investigate and resolve technical problems involving product performance, corrective action investigations, and other actions as needed to support the goals of the organization.
  • Proactively develop and protect intellectual property through the use of patent research, non-disclosure agreements, patent applications and other means as required.
  • Use appropriate engineering tools such as, CAD, FEA, FMEA, DFA
  • Work with component suppliers, manufacturers, outside labs and other service providers as needed to assure the most cost effective, robust designs are implemented.
  • 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 travel to suppliers or customers as required.
  • 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. Activities can include design reviews, checking drawings, engineering support to other members of the Engineering team and other departments and customers as required.
  • Create and maintain product labeling instructions 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
  • Innovative mechanical design skills (design understanding of pneumatic devices, fasteners, seals, material selection, bearings, lock mechanisms, etc.).
  • Demonstrated SolidWorks solid modeling and detail/assembly drawing proficiency.
  • Solid history designing mechanical components for automation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ASME Y14.5 – 2009 Standards.
  • Ability to generate mechanical fabrication drawings including orthographic projections.
  • Proficient with Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and Visio).

    Education Requirements
  • A BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and three (3) to five (5) years work experience in a related field is required. Direct experience integrating designs into industrial robotics applications is a plus.

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

Precision Machined Parts Estimator
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Analyze drawings to determine machining, gaging, and tooling requirements.
  • Review lead time requests from Purchasing and estimate fabrication time required. Create routings accordingly.
  • Procure raw materials needed for scheduled jobs.
  • Estimate cost to produce parts and record in ERP system. Update as necessary.
  • Track scheduled jobs for variance from estimated time.
  • Track scheduled jobs versus capacity of machine shop work center.
  • Analyze history of making parts internally to decide when volume/costs are such that outsourcing is recommended.
  • Attend the Production Scheduling Meeting to report on Machine Shop capacity and current lead times.
  • Work with the Engineering Department to provide marked up fabrication drawings, facilitating updates to the current standard.

    Skills Requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a machinist.
  • Knowledge of material properties and characteristics.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints and drawings.
  • Strong knowledge of GD&T
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and machine processes.
  • Ability to create CNC programs for machine tools utilizing Mastercam or similar CAM software
  • Ability to operate machine tools including mills (manual and CNC), lathes, drills, etc.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be a US citizen with dependable transportation.

    Education Requirements

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

Sales Account Manager
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Acts as an independent, individual contributor to facilitate the discovery, diagnosis, and design, and deliveries of high-value customer products and services
  • Operates as program leader for all new and assigned accounts
  • Develops, maintains and strengthens sustainable customer relationships
  • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with key customer stakeholders and executive sponsors
  • Acts as customer’s representative to internally communicate the needs and expectations of the customer
  • Communicates frequently and clearly the progress of client engagements and program initiatives to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Forecasts sales for existing and new accounts, including tracking defined key account metrics
  • Identifies and grows opportunities within sales territory and collaborate within the sales teams to ensure growth attainment
  • Manages all account communications and interactions using internal CRM database, verifies quotations and sales order accuracy
  • Assists with high severity requests or issue escalations as needed
  • Accountable for post sales, customer service support

    Skills Requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and influence at all levels of ATI and the customers’ organizations
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong customer relationships
  • Experienced in delivering company solutions that align with explicit customer needs
  • Proven ability to work independently with high organizational and time management skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects with high attention to detail
  • Effective negotiations and meeting facilitation skills
  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communications skills
  • Effective prospecting skills from cold calling to lead management follow-up
  • Has experience in uncovering, diagnosing, and designing technical solutions consistent with customer needs.
  • Ability to travel 30%- 50% domestically (North America) and occasional international travel when appropriate.

    Education Requirements
  • Minimum 3 years experience selling technical products within industrial automation and manufacturing markets (e.g. automotive, aerospace, packaging, electronic assembly, etc.).
  • BA/BS degree preferred or relevant experience in technical sales

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

Sales Administrator
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • The Inside Sales Specialist regularly interacts with our customers to efficiently execute the sales order entry and order fulfillment processes at ATI. The specialist is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely creation and submission of customer quotations, sales orders and order acknowledgements while communicating with the customer base, account management team and internal production and shipping departments.
  • Receives internal and external requests and creates quotations for new and existing customers
  • Receives requests and creates sales orders for new and existing customers
  • Maintains a high level of order entry accuracy
  • Manages all customer and order entry transactions and communications via the ATI database
  • Records required sales order information through effective collaboration with our customers and internal personnel
  • Manages domestic and international shipping documentation to ensure compliance with customer, national, and international shipping regulations
  • Reviews and verify customer terms and conditions
  • Set up new customer accounts
  • Sends product literature and information to customers as required
  • Maintains customer portals as required for order receipt and acknowledgment
  • Supports Account Specialists, Account Managers, and Applications Engineers as needed
  • Monitors and responds to various database discrepancy reports in a timely manner.

    Skills Requirements
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills via email, telephone and in person
  • Ability to learn quickly with high attention to detail
  • Works professionally and effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Proven ability to work independently with high organization and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong computer and keyboard skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and obtain a basic working knowledge level of technical products or processes
  • Intermediate or advanced second language skills would be desired but not required (Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin)

    Education Requirements
  • Associates degree or higher, preferred within a technical or business management discipline
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a customer service or sales administration position where order entry and order fulfillment were major responsibilities, preferably in a B2B sales environment
  • Minimum of 5 years experience (defined above) is required if without a college degree

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

Senior Electronics Engineer
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Complete electronic designs for tool changers and force torque sensors, involving embedded systems, fieldbus interfaces, electrical motors, low noise analog circuits and DCDC converters.

    Skills Requirements
  • Lead product development projects from the concept phase to manufacturing launch
  • Write project and product requirements specifications
  • Directly interface with customers to clearly and concisely communicate technical information.
  • Architect and design hardware solutions by analyzing the performance and feasibility of alternative hardware concepts using circuit theory and simulations.
  • Implement physical hardware designs by selecting components, capturing schematics and supervising PCB layouts
  • Supervise external contractors; work with outside labs
  • Support the assembly of prototypes by providing documentation and assistance to ensure high quality prototypes are built in a timely manner.
  • Develop and execute hardware design verification test plans per requirements specifications to ensure prototypes meet design requirements.
  • Develop project documentation in accordance with quality and change management procedures and guidelines to ensure project information is properly organized and archived.
  • Provide support for existing and future electrical products and general electronics engineering support for the entire company
  • Mentor less experienced team members
  • Conduct design reviews, participate in and facilitate DFMEAs

    Education Requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent is required for this position. A Masters degree is desirable
  • Experience with the selection and control of electrical motors is required
  • Experience with the design of motor control electronics is required
  • Experience of at least 6 years in a position with similar responsibilities is required.
  • Previous experience developing a minimum of two (2) products from concept through production is required.
  • Experience with DFMEA, EMI/EMC test is required
  • Design experience with analog components and circuits required for the precision measurement of low voltages, embedded systems and DC/DC converters is required
  • Experience with Orcad Capture, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT is a plus.
  • Experience with designing for functional safety, especially for IEC 61508 and ISO 13849 is a plus

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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