Robot Programmer

$25.00 - $35.00 hourly
  • Gabletek
  • Troy, MI, USA
  • May 23, 2024
Full time Customer Service Engineering Technical/Technician

Job Description


Provide production support by performing setup, troubleshooting & operations of multiple automated robotic applications in cells within a production facility, as well as implementing best practices and proactively assess robotic applications.


· Technicians will be responsible for keeping the robots up and running. They will not be programming from scratch but need to be able to get the robots back to "home" or up and running.

· Demonstrate proficiency while troubleshooting automated welding cells to effect permanent change in order to eliminate cell downtime.

· Robot programming and troubleshooting of the following equipment: ABB, FANUC and/or NACHI.

· An understanding of welding fundamentals and theory.

· Basic troubleshooting and adjustments of weld fixtures.

· Follow all customer and plant safety protocols.

· Can troubleshoot, repair and program resistance and MIG welding equipment.

· Knowledge of Electronics, Electrical Circuitry, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Mechanics, Mathematics, and related skills in the design, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, program and modification of automated equipment such as (but not limited to) programmable controllers, sensors, computers, measuring devices, scanners and related automation equipment and associated machinery.

· Use electrical system knowledge and electrical schematics / prints to troubleshoot electrical components and circuits (Connecting circuit breakers, transformers, or other components in a junction box or panel).

o Wiring harnesses

o Drive systems

o Relays

o Boards

o Motors

· Modify and perform intermediate programming tasks of robots in all robotic applications.

· Basic Offline Programming using RoboGuide/Robot Studio.

· TCP Verification

· Make proper connections of the following communication protocols: Remote I/O, Ethernet and DeviceNet

· I/O Simulation

· Position touch-up/modification

· Intermediate weld troubleshooting for all welding applications (drawn arc, GMAW, resistance welding, projection welding, pneumatic systems, etc.)

· Fixture adjustments – minor shim moves on processes based on manufacture details.

· Understanding of shimming processes.

· Work independently


· Has high standards of performance for self. Takes responsibility for actions, results, and mistakes. Is thorough, accurate, and reliable when performing and completing job tasks; demonstrates honesty and integrity in all aspects of work.

· Able to be self-motivated and prioritize tasks as assigned

· Takes positive action to objectively resolve conflict by listening, staying focused on issue to find resolution, and monitoring progress. Maintains positive relationships by constructively resolving conflicts.

· Uses feedback from others to continuously improve performance and work relationships.

· Moves within own and/or other work areas (flexes) to support plant flow. Works with sense of urgency to meet needs of customers.

· Has ability to focus on benefits of change and see it as positive; approaches change or newness in constructive/objective manner; views change as learning opportunity.

· Updates and relays pertinent information to shift supervisor and oncoming shift

· Is at work when scheduled and ensures coverage when absent

· Must be able to understand and follow written and verbal workplace instructions


· Frequent exposure to noise, fumes, dirt, heat, sparks, and smoke

· May also be exposed to water, vibration, dust, grease, and oil

· Exposure to high and low voltage components and systems

· Frequently walks, bends, twists, turns, and lifts while performing functions of position

· Working with/around moderately sized equipment within work area

· PPE required; Eye protection, hearing protection, cut resistant arm guards (when handling metal)

· Frequently entering weld cells with high-speed heavy equipment

· When working in electrical cabinets, controller cabinets etc., potential for Arc Flash hazard


High School Diploma or equivalent (required)

Excellent verbal communication skills (required)

Experience with Microsoft applications (i.e., word, excel, outlook, etc.) (required)

Industrial Maintenance / Machine Repair / Electrician Journeyman certification, or 2-year technical degree, or equivalent work experience (preferred)

Mechatronics certificate or journeyperson card (preferred)

Associates degree in mechatronics, controls, maintenance technician (preferred)

Strong electrical and mechanical background in industrial and automated systems (preferred)