Robot Programmer Trainee

$17.50 - $30.00 hourly
  • Gabletek
  • Troy, MI, USA
  • Jan 22, 2024
Full time Customer Service Entry Level Skilled Labor Training Technical/Technician

Job Description


As a Robot Programmer you will be responsible for setup, troubleshooting, debugging and preparation of robots to customer specifications. Creating robot programs and interfacing with the PLC and any peripherals from start to finish. This is a technical hands-on position that involves setting up/programming the robots on a shop floor, integrating them into a production facility, and providing automation support when completed. It can also require any one of these aspects separately.


We welcome candidates with no experience. We do not charge for training, however if you have no experience there will be an approximate two-week evaluation period. After you start and in-between projects training is paid, we welcome employees to cross train on new equipment in our classrooms.


  • Programming and troubleshooting of the following robots: ABB, FANUC and/or KAWASAKI.
  • Make proper connections of the following communication protocols: Remote I/O, Ethernet and DeviceNet.
  • Setting up peripheral equipment on the robot (IO blocks, Spot welders, MIG welders, Vision cameras).
  • Read and follow blueprints.
  • An understanding of welding fundamentals and theory.
  • Basic troubleshooting and adjustments of welding fixtures.
  • Knowledge of Electronics, Electrical Circuitry, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Mechanics, Mathematics.
  • Basic offline programming using RoboGuide / Robot Studio.
  • Be able to work with a team as well as work independently.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft applications (i.e., word, excel, outlook, etc.)
  • Mechatronics certificate or journeyperson card (preferred)
  • Associates degree in mechatronics, controls, maintenance technician (preferred)


  • Health Insurance (100% employee portion paid)
  • Paid vacation time
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short & long-term disability
  • Paid & Voluntary life insurance
  • 401K