Robot Programmer

POSITION TITLE: Robot Programmer
DEPARTMENT: Controls Engineering
REPORTS TO: Controls Engineering Manager

MAJOR DUTIES:
As a member of a highly motivated, dynamic, multi-disciplined team, you will design and develop world-class automation solutions. Duties involve contributing to machine concepts, design of control software, integration of software with electrical and mechanical systems, process development and machine installation at customer sites worldwide. Programming and integration assignments involve leading-edge technologies and processes utilizing PLC’s, PC’s, robotics, motion controllers, vision systems, laser and other controllers.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Design and develop software programs (PLC and/or PC based) specific to customer and project requirements based on standard Eclipse programming methods.
• Debug and commission control systems at our facility, during the system integration stage and then at the customer’s site during installation.
• Travel as required to customer and supplier sites to perform installation, commissioning and training duties.
• Select, test and integrate hardware and software components such as robots, analog devices, motion controllers, sensors, vision systems and lasers.
• Work with other members of the control systems design department and other groups to continuously improve methods of integrating controls technology, with the goals being enhanced safety, enhanced functionality and reduced cost.
• Work with customers, project managers, designers, toolmakers and electricians to solve problems in order to provide the customer with a complete, functional automation system.
• Provide thorough testing of machine functionality to verify software program completeness.
• Provide accurate documentation for each project.
• Advise customer on solving technical problems.
• Provide customer with training specific to their current project (i.e. machine operation, programming principles and program structure).
• These responsibilities are subject to change as a function of the individual’s abilities.

EDUCATION:
• A post-secondary engineering degree, diploma or equivalent, specializing in mechanical, electrical, systems or computer engineering.
• Experience:
• Strong programming, mechanical and electrical problem solving skills.
• C# programming experience is desirable.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Understanding of robotics, control systems and machine operation with hands-on experience is desirable.
• A self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision.

EXPERIENCE:
• Strong programming, mechanical and electrical problem solving skills.
• C# programming experience is desirable.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Understanding of robotics, control systems and machine operation with hands-on experience is desirable.
• A self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision.

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