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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.


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


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


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


Mechanical Engineer
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Design and modify robotic end effectors and tools.
  • Investigate and resolve technical problems involving product performance.
  • Test prototypes and released products to verify design to customer specifications and write reports to document the testing.
  • Support existing products through an ongoing process of continuous improvements and engineering changes to enhance performance and manufacturability.
  • Determine and establish specifications and standards and write manuals, manufacturing and inspection instructions, specification sheets and technical reports for new and existing products.
  • As a Project Leader you will coordinate all phases of development including creation, prototypes, testing and analysis.
  • Perform a variety of engineering tasks in the planning and design of electro-mechanical products, 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.
  • Communication and project management skills to meet project goals.
  • Work with suppliers to assure the most cost effective, robust designs are implemented.
  • Provide support to customers including travel to customer’s facilities if required.

    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 plus 1-3 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


Production Control Supervisor
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • Reporting directly to the COO, the Production Control Supervisor directs and oversees all production scheduling activities as it relates to delivering, quality products to ATI’s customers.
  • Maintains production work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.
  • Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, and budgetary and personnel requirements; implementing change.
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action.
  • Accomplishes team expectations by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.

    Skills Requirements
  • Lean Manufacturing experience desired.
  • Thorough knowledge of production planning and supply chain management in a fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced level computer skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills.

    Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business field.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in applicable manufacturing environment.
  • APICS CPIM and/or CSCP preferred.
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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 (120V to 480V AC up to 1 HP), 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



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