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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

F/T Design Verification Engineer
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • The key role of the Design Verification group is to assure that new product designs meet the customer Requirements and Specifications.
  • Role as Force Torque Design Verification Engineer:
  • Collaborate with Project Leaders, Application Engineers and Sales to verify that a product design meets the Engineering Requirements and Specifications set forth by the customer.
  • Provide continued support for the customer as required during the design, production, and installation of the product.
  • Prepare Design Verification test (DVT) plans to evaluate new and existing product performance.
  • Verify that product designs meet the Engineering Requirements and Specifications by performing engineering calculations and utilizing tools such as, CAD, FEA, FMEA, DFA, and DOE.
  • Fully support the “Voice of the Customer” (VOC) in NPI, Design Review, and project status meetings.
  • Coordinate and execute projects within the allotted timelines and budget.
  • Work with Project Leaders to build and test prototypes, evaluate new ideas, and develop innovative test methods.
  • Work with component suppliers, manufacturers, outside labs and other service providers as needed.
  • Embrace continuing education; learn new skills and techniques through in-house training, outside training/coursework, seminars, & trade shows.
  • Provide support and assistance to coworkers as appropriate to enhance the performance and success of the engineering department and the company as a whole.
  • Proactively develop and protect intellectual property through the use of patent disclosures, non-disclosure agreements, patent applications and other means as required.

    Skills Requirements
  • Required Skills:
  • Microsoft Office Software Suite core applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Previous test experience.
  • Mechanical Fixture Design:
  • Pneumatic/Hydraulic Actuators
  • Fastener Selection
  • Material Selection
  • Linear Motion/Bearings, etc
  • Demonstrated SolidWorks proficiency (3D models, complex assemblies, detailed drawings).
  • Static FEA Analysis.
  • Desired Skills:
  • Microsoft Visio and OneNote.
  • Solidworks Simulation (Static & Dynamic Analysis).
  • Experience with control wiring and design of automated equipment.
  • Working knowledge of EPDM (Solidworks preferred).
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Programming Experience
  • Python
  • Labview
  • B&R (PLC)
  • Strain gauge based sensor design.
  • Root Cause Analysis and Design of Experiments.

    Education Requirements
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or other related field.
  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field is desired.

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

F/T Robotic Applications Engineer
Location:  Apex, NC

     Job Description
  • The Robotic Application Engineer (RAE) is responsible for the integration of ATI Force/Torque Sensor (F/T) products in robotic applications and across all major robot manufacturers. They are expected to become the industry expert on the use and integration of ATI F/T sensors in conjunction with existing industrial robots. The RAE will develop documentation, training videos, sample applications and develop software to ease the implementation of ATI F/T Sensors. The RAE will also be responsible for traveling to customer sites to assist in integration and troubleshooting of ATI F/T Sensors.
  • Design experiments and program robots to aid in demonstrating and testing of F/T Sensors.
  • Develop manufacturer specific software and programs (variety of text based programming languages)
  • Develop estimating and reporting processes for in-house testing of customer applications.
  • Write installation manuals and training presentations.
  • Administer F/T integration training to ATI employees and customers.
  • Identify product improvements, new product ideas and report these to engineering
  • Assist in development of marketing material and trade show demonstrations.
  • Work with Marketing to develop product, setup and integration videos.
  • Validate 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 for training and customer visits up to 30% domestic and international.

    Skills Requirements
  • Ability to analyze technical problems/issues and effectively articulate verbal and written recommendations and solutions.
  • Ability to learn and implement a variety of programming languages (basic to intermediate level) needed to work with robot manufacturer’s software (i.e. Structured Text, C++, java, python).
  • Ability to present technical information to various audiences, often in a group setting.
  • Basic knowledge of Electro-mechanical Systems including statics, analog-to-digital conversion and communication protocols.
  • Excellent organizational and personal time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with 6-axis robot programming and robotic applications is required

    Education Requirements
  • B.S Degree in Engineering

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.
  • .

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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