A Career at AMADA WELD TECH

Located in sunny Southern California, AMADA WELD TECH – a member of the AMADA Group – is building on a successful 70+ year heritage of providing market leading products to manufacturing firms worldwide. We offer a stable but exciting work climate with opportunity for growth and advancement. We expect initiative, commitment and competence from our employees – all in the ‘Spirit of Innovation.’

For more information about the jobs posted below please contact Cynthia Morales, Director of Human Resources at [email protected] Remember to include the title of the position about which you are inquiring.

We currently have the following openings:

Full Time Positions

Area Sales Manager

Summary

The Area Sales Manager will represent the company to key players in the industry and will have the dedication to create and apply an effective client expansion strategy. The goal is to drive sustainable growth while forging strong relationships with clients.

*This position can be located in the South or Mid-Atlantic.

Responsibilities

Oversee and take an active role in the following from a direct account management role:
• Develop clear, specific, action-oriented account plans to develop and maintain new accounts.
• Develop customer presentations and participate in customer meetings.
• Consistently achieve targeted sales quota.
• Develop a project pipeline by meeting with prospects and clients to determine upcoming opportunities.
• Define prospects, schedule appointments, and close sales.
• Navigate multiple steps in the sales process with decision makers, demonstrating the ability to influence high-level decision makers.
• Create proposals, and handle negotiation process.
• Maintain an up-to-date understanding of company products, industry trends and technical developments through training at Company HQ.
• Effectively position our product & service solutions against the competition.
• Accurately assess and analyze customer needs and identify solutions.
• Maintain accurate information and activity tracking in the Company’s CRM, Salesforce.com.
• Maintain and establish long-term, ongoing relationships, and close sales.
• Other duties or special projects as requested.

Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or equivalent technical degree, or + years of direct hands on technical sales, preferably capital equipment.
• Knowledge of Medical device, Automotive, Aerospace and/or Electronic manufacturing preferred

Other Qualifications

  • Technical background – preferably with experience with laser and/or resistance welding equipment.
  • Ability to foster and maintain positive relationships within the Company’s own departments and throughout our valued Customer organizations.
  • Effectively prioritize multiple tasks and manage time efficiently.
  • High degree of business management acumen.
  • Effective verbal (phone and face-to-face) and written communication skills.
  • Efficient user with Microsoft Office tools including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work under pressure and still be effective.
  • Self-Starter with demonstrated desire to go the extra mile.
  • Understands AMADA WELD TECH INC.’s basic philosophy and participates fully in carrying out its mission.

TRAVEL:

Regional travel is required, trips to company HQ as needed/required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Field Service Engineer

Summary

This person is responsible for installing and servicing resistance welding, laser welders, laser markers, and systems equipment; handling customer inquiries related to applications or processes development using our products. Travel to support these tasks will be worldwide.

 

This includes:

  • Installing, aligning, servicing lasers, resistance welders, and workstations with PLCs and motion control hardware and software
  • Making changes to PLC and motion control programs
  • Training customers in the use and maintenance of our products
  • Answering telephone inquiries regarding product operation, maintenance, and applications
  • Writing field visit and customer inquiry reports
  • Work with customers and other visitors on applications development in-house
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned by the management of AMADA WELD TECH INC. from time to time

Education

4 year degree in engineering, materials, physics, chemistry or related discipline

DESIREABLE

Manufacturing, laser, materials processing and/or resistance welding background or experience

Ability to read, write and speak Japanese.

Requirements

  • Experience in maintenance of industrial control equipment; preferred
  • Exceptionally computer literate
  • Computer programming experience; experience in industrial control equipment preferred
  • Experience in customer service or field engineering is a plus
  • Experience in motion control to include M and G codes; preferred
  • Ability to learn and read ladder logic.
  • Experience in training customers in the use of capital equipment; preferred.
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally on short notice
  • Valid US Passport required

EXPECTED ABILITIES

  • Good customer interface, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Good practical electrical and mechanical troubleshooting knowledge
  • Logical analysis of technical problems, ability to understand problem as described by customer
  • Proficient PC computer skills including Microsoft Office products
  • Lift and carry 50 pounds
  • Significant travel by air and car (in excess of 75% of the time).
  • Coordinate work and appointments with headquarters. Take care of our customers.

The above description is not intended to be an “all – inclusive” list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor is it intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, it is intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Field Service Quality Engineer

Summary

This person is responsible for installing and servicing resistance welding, laser welders, laser markers, and systems equipment; handling customer inquiries related to applications or processes development using our products. Travel to support these tasks will be worldwide.

Review incoming communications (e-mail, phone and chat) from customer on issues. Provide information as requested, conduct phone and on-line support to resolve issues. Determine if a field service visit is required, what parts are needed on-site for that visit and what skill sets the field engineer needs to be successful. In coordination with the field service supervisor, quote visits and assist with scheduling field service visits. Investigate product complaints at customer sites, perform root cause analysis of failures, and propose remediation in a timely fashion. Analyze complaint data and generate prioritized actions to address shortcomings associated with the company’s products. Provide technical information and documentation as needed to support field engineer’s visits. Track open issues/Tickets to assure that all customer requests are resolved. Determine long- term training needs for department and help to coordinate training.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related technical field
  • Two years’ experience in Engineering type role
  • Two years’ experience in a Customer Service type role
  • Ability to support multiple projects throughout each day

Requirements

  • Confer with customers to address questions, problems or requests for service on
  • Review technical information, obtain details from internal sources, determine appropriate level of information to provide to customers and communicate that information to
  • Review existing product design, identify weaknesses, propose, implement and monitor effectiveness of
  • Provide real-time phone support for customers’ engineers working on
  • Provide remote access support for customers’ PC controlled
  • Determine when remote support is insufficient and on-site support is
  • Work with Field Service Supervisor to schedule field service visits and rearrange customer visits when required for urgent support needs.
  • Determine what tools and spare parts are required and coordinate their delivery to customer site to coincide with field service engineer
  • Provide technical information and support to field engineers during their customer
  • Create strategy for verification of the corrective design and participate in verification
  • Perform all duties in compliance with quality management systems; actively contribute to the continuous improvement of
  • Build early concepts of corrective designs and thoroughly test
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned by the management of AMADA WELD TECH from time to time
  • No more than 25% travel with such travel scheduled in advance.
  • Lift and carry 50 pounds.
  • Valid US Passport required

 

EXPECTED ABILITIES

  • Solid technical understanding of modern digitally controlled production equipment
  • Excellent customer service, verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Experience in computer skills including Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to support multiple projects throughout each day

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Sales Engineering Manager

Summary

This highly important and key role within our company leads a team of engineers to support our customer’s fundamental understanding of our equipment, applications, and manufacturing process.

The sales engineering manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of our technical center in Monrovia and for coordinating and growing:

  • Incoming customer samples and visits to the lab in Monrovia
  • Training for equipment and application – on-site and at customer sites
  • Paid application work for extended studies

The range of technologies includes resistance welding, hot bar bonding, hermetic sealing, micro TIG, laser marking, and laser welding.

The Sales Engineering Manager also provides technical support to our sales team and customers to identify equipment and solutions, and helps to provide quotations for this equipment. This includes the preparation and delivery of technical information about our products and technologies for specific customers as well as technical marketing of the application laboratory and its technologies.

This exciting position is a cross between business (sales and marketing) and engineering aspects within a technical company, and is well suited for those interested to grow in either or both of those areas.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the day to day operations of the Monrovia Technical Center
    • Coordinate application sample schedule to meet customer expectations
    • Review incoming application samples and paperwork to determine technical suitability
    • Manage lab resources to minimize sample turnaround times and optimize work flow
    • Manage and schedule paid work activities
    • Schedule and host customer lab visits
    • Manage lab expenses to stay within the approved budget
    • Ensure safe lab working conditions and team is trained in safety protocols
    • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the company from time to time

 

  • Provide technical support for sales team and customers
    • Provide phone, email, and webinar based technical support to sales managers, company representatives, customers, and other departments
    • Support annual sales meetings with laboratory workshops and presentations
    • Develop and present power point presentations for internal and external training purposes
    • Work with system engineers to help with machine design concepts for specific applications
    • Train customers and staff on equipment operation and process development

 

  • Provide technical support for marketing team
    • Develop and present webinars on various technical subjects including process fundamentals, use and application of equipment, process troubleshooting, and DOE’s
    • Produce and participate in company videos on applications and other technical subjects
    • Write technical articles and blogs around our technologies
    • Provide technical information for social media posts – highlighting lab capabilities, training options, and paid application work
    • Attend domestic tradeshows and work the booth

 

  • Applications
    • Occasional completion of various welding and soldering applications and writing detailed reports of results including recommended suitable equipment for the customers to use for their applications
    • Occasional performance of customer equipment buyoffs to prove system will process parts to customer satisfaction

Requirements

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or other engineering degree preferred
  • 5 years management experience in a technical company
  • Experience in application laboratories a plus
  • US Citizen to handle ITAR projects
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills to interact with multiple levels of people in an organization (operator to CEO)
  • Strong time management skills and ability to multitask
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrated ability in PowerPoint, Word and Excel. Experience with Salesforce CRM a plus.
  • Good listening skills and note taking ability (demonstrating accuracy and memory of details)
  • Easily absorb technical knowledge and ability to memorize the technical performance specifications of the product line
  • Positive attitude towards satisfying customer requirements

 Job Location:

  • This position is required to be on-site to manage team, facility, and equipment.

Travel Requirements:

BS in Electrical Engineering or other engineering degree preferredBS in Electrical Engineering or other engineering degree preferred5 years management experience in a technical company

    • Occasional travel to customer facilities. (Provide training classes, installation and set-up of equipment, or carry out process development)
    • Travel to tradeshows and sales meetings
    • Travel level 10-15% (Mostly domestic, some international travel)

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

R&D Laser Applications Engineer

This exciting position offers a great opportunity within a world-class organization to apply your engineering skills and creative abilities to develop new applications and processes for a wide-ranging product portfolio. These applications focus primarily on precision laser cutting and laser micromachining for multiple industries. The R&D Laser Applications Engineer will become an expert in developing new applications, in using and improving the equipment needed for these applications, and in training other engineers to become proficient in laser cutting and laser micromachining.

Responsibilities

  • Undertake industrial laser application development projects using various laser sources – primarily femtosecond, picosecond, and fiber lasers, but possibly also Nd:YVO4, pulsed Nd:YAG, CO2, and others
  • Fully document and report on these projects, both internally and to customers
  • Support customers both before and after laser system sales to help maintain a high degree of customer satisfaction
  • Frequently handle small and delicate parts, and operate high precision tools, inspection devices, and laser processing equipment
  • Independently set up, adjust, or modify laser systems and critical optomechanical components as dictated by the needs of each project
  • Remain abreast of pertinent industry, applications, and technology trends
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the company from time to time

Education

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in engineering, materials science, physics, or other related technical field

Requirements

  • Excellent report writing, presentation, and customer-interaction abilities
  • Must be self-driven and highly results-oriented, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines and to work independently when required
  • Passion for tackling challenging engineering problems and projects
  • Willingness to travel to customer sites, conferences, tradeshows, and vendors
  • Hands-on experience with industrial laser-based materials processing is a plus
  • Knowledge of laser processing or laser-materials interactions desired
  • Knowledge of the industrial laser materials processing industry preferred

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Accounting Manager

SUMMARY

This position is very hands on and has a large degree of accountability for accounting, tax and reporting. Accurate financial reporting to Corporate and meeting deadlines are key areas of responsibility. The position supervises 4 staff members; Accounts Payable, Invoicing Clerk, Accounting Clerk and Staff Accountant.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees must spend over 50% of their time on these duties.
Specific duties include:
•Prepare monthly financial statements, including preparation and maintenance of journal entries, account reconciliation and analysis
•Ensure timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and yearend closing
•Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting packages to Corporate, including submission of monthly, quarterly and annual reports using consolidation software
•Ensure accuracy of fixed accounts payable, accounts receivable and other subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger
•Prepare, confirm and reconcile related party receivables, payables and transactions monthly
•Work with payroll department to create and reconcile payroll related journal entries, ensuring accuracy of payroll transactions
•Prepare income tax schedules, quarterly estimated tax, sales and use tax returns and other tax and compliance returns as required
•Review and monitor transactions subject to JSOX and ensure compliance and provide supporting evidence to Corporate and external auditors
•Collaborates with other department managers to support overall company goals and objectives
•Assist in the preparation of annual budget and forecast
•Interact with external auditors during quarterly and yearend audits
•Serve as a back up to AP, AR and Billing.
•Perform various ad-hoc analyses and reconciliations as necessary
•Perform other projects as requested

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has supervisory responsibilities.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

•BA/BS in Accounting, CPA preferred but not required
•Minimum seven years of progressive experience in accounting with at least three years as manager level, with supervisory experience
•Manufacturing experience preferred
•Proficient in Excel using pivot table and v-lookup and other functions.
•Hands on experience with manufacturing ERP system, JDE 9.2 preferred
•Ability to effectively supervise, motivate and train accounting staff
•Excellent organizational and communication skills

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

•Attention to detail and being flexible to handle multiple tasks independently.
•Ability to handle confidential information.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Exceptional organization and time management skills.
•Proven ability to meet deadlines while performing task accurately.
•Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in all areas of responsibility.

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Automation Engineering Manager

SUMMARY

The Systems Department of AMADA WELD TECH INC. provides integrated systems to our customers using the Define-Design-Deliver philosophy. These systems include a broad range of advanced technologies integrated into a machine or workstation to provide precise robust manufacturing solutions for customers.

The Automation Engineering Manager for the Systems Department is responsible for managing the software and electrical engineering engineers. The Automation Engineering Manager will have a proven background in leading engineers in electrical, automation, and software development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Engineering:

  • The Automation Engineering Manager is the technical lead for the Systems Software and Electrical Engineering Groups. The manager has an expectation to handle portions of the Systems Software Groups programming needs for customer order specific features and development projects as well as electrical engineering support and troubleshooting
  • The Automation Engineering Manager will be engineering controls for integrated system operation of motion and IO control, laser programming, machine vision, data collection and analysis, file management, dll creation, PLC code, human machine interfaces (HMI), production floor automation connectivity suites, and networking capabilities using graphical user interfaces (GUI) with real time implementation
  • Ability to understand UL, CE, and NFPA standards as applicable to Systems integrations and contract orders
  • Maintain and improve procedures for the release of electrical drawings for manufacture and assembly and the software release protocols
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the company from time to time

Project Engineering:

  • Work in and foster a team environment with other engineers, production, QA, test, materials control, contract management, and sales personnel
  • Prepare detailed engineering release documents and compliance documents
  • Develop and report on project and schedules for the Automation group of the Systems department.

Managing:

  • Lead the engineering team to develop innovative solutions
  • Create clear expectations of best practices when planning, engineering, and implementing projects
  • Set performance goals and provide regular feedback via informal and scheduled reviews
  • Facilitate meetings to effectively inform management and the team of project status

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position will lead three to eight direct reports with procedures providing guidance for twenty to thirty employees

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Four year degree in computer science, engineering, physics, or related discipline
  • Three years+ experience in designing custom full stack desktop applications
  • Experience in designing custom machine vision applications
  • Two years+ experience in a leadership role
  • Attention to detail and being flexible to handle multiple tasks independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organization and time management skills
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines while performing task accurately
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in all areas of responsibility
  • Punctual and dependable attendance
  • Understands AMADA WELD TECH INC.’s basic philosophy and participates fully in carrying out its mission

REQUIREMENTS

  • Technical lead level experience in C# is required.
  • Strong fundamental background in software engineering is required
  • Knowledgeable in software design tools and environments including: .NET, Visual C++, C#, Windows, and networking
  • Ability to understand and create electrical and pneumatic models and drawings
  • Strong communication skills; this role will be communicating daily with internal and external customers
  • Ability to travel occasionally

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Electro-Mechanical Assembler

Electro-Mechanical Assembler

The Electro Mechanical Assembler is primary responsible for fitting and assembling electromechanical equipment and machines.

Duties

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees must spend over 50% of their time on these duties.

  • Performs any combination of following tasks to assemble mechanical or electronic components and subassemblies: Reads work orders, follows production drawings and sample assemblies, or receives verbal instructions regarding duties to be performed.
  • Perform electro mechanical assembly using small hand tools, soldering irons and crimpers.
  • Performs housekeeping and clean up duties upon completion of assigned tasks.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Company from time to time.

Education & Experience

  • Two years’ experience as an assembler of electro-mechanical assemblies.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  •  J-STD-001 Certification preferred.
  •  Knowledge of IPC soldering and crimping standards a plus.
  • Two years experience as an assembler.

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to occasionally work extended hours.
  • Good dexterity and skill in use of hand tools.
  • Good visual perception and ability to distinguish between colors.
  • Punctual and dependable attendance.
  • Understands AMADA WELD TECH INC.’s basic philosophy and participates. fully in carrying out its mission.

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

IT Business Analyst

Summary

The IT Business Analyst will be responsible for working to increase the benefit achieved through the investment in JDE and other applications.

Duties

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees must spend over 50% of their time on these duties.

  • Support company-wide projects related to the JDE applications, including but not limited to developing and maintain reports and interfaces, project migrations and provide functional and technical support.
  • Develop functional and technical requirements, specifications and end user documentation for finance, sales, operations, engineering, LSD and BM.
  • Effectively communicate, work with and liaison between internal JDE clients (management, staff and end users).
  • Company-wide Jsox compliance which includes
    • Set-up proper companywide business systems controls/security (including separation of duties) to enforce policies and procedures.
    • Analyzes and documents relevant business control systems.
  • JDE integration and G/L posting from other subsystems (e.g. work orders, inventories, product costing, A/P, A/R, etc.).
  • Assist with Finance data conversions (master, open activity and historical data) items (G/L, A//P, A/R, Costing and others).
  • In-depth knowledge of the JDE database structures and how the application uses the database.
  • Experience with integrating data with applications outside JDE.
  • Troubleshoot issues identified by users.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to support communications with both technical and non-technical professionals.
  • Passion for the customer which is demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer experience.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Education, Experience & Other Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 to 3 years of Business Analysis domain configuring JD Edwards including G/L, A/P, A/R, etc.).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Finance or a related field.
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years Integrating data with applications outside JDE.
  • Attention to detail and being flexible to handle multiple tasks independently.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional organization and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines while performing task accurately.
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in all areas of responsibility.
  • Punctual and dependable attendance.
  • Free from alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Understands AMADA WELD TECH INC.’s basic philosophy and participates fully in carrying out its mission.

Skills

  • Ability to understand the user’s requirements and communicate them in an appropriate manner to development processes.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills required.  Excellent analysis and system design capabilities required.
  • Must be result-oriented, team oriented, client /business oriented and quality-oriented.
  • Passionate about technology and willingness to continually improve skill set.
  • Good people skills.  One who is service oriented and works well under pressure.
  • Accessible to be on-call beyond normal business hours and on weekends.

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Senior Systems Software Engineer

Summary

The Senior Systems Software Engineer will have a proven background in automation control and software development.

Responsibilities

Conceptual and detailed software design, coding, and testing of:

  • Pre-sale conceptual design, schedule, and cost estimation of software for semi-automated and fully automated industrial processing workstations
  • Software integrating system operation, motion control, laser programming and control, machine vision (Cognex, Keyence), data collection and analysis, file management, human machine interfaces (HMI) and networking capabilities using graphical user interfaces (GUI) with real time implementation
  • Structured, re-useable low-level motion control system code for Delta-Tau, Aerotech, and ACS motion systems implementing control system and I/O functions
  • DLLs for selected software-controllable systems components such as: data acquisition and controls, motion controllers, visions systems, lasers, data collection and report generators
  • Manufacturing floor automation connectivity software including LAN, database, and other standard interfaces and protocols
  • PLC code for Allen Bradley, Omron, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Sick and Pilz PLCs
  • Provide support for system acceptance testing conducted by project managers
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Company from time to time

Project Engineering

  • Work in a team environment with other engineers, production, QA, test, materials control, contract management, and sales personnel
  • Support and develop new software under direction of management
  • Prepare requirements document based on interview with customer and hardware engineers
  • Prepare interface and functionality documentation for software modules
  • Develop project plans and schedules for software development work
  • Report on progress, demonstrations, and changes
  • Provide detailed documentation for engineering release

Software Development Management

  • Analyze and recommend improvements to our present software development and design control methodology

Education & Experience

  • Four year degree in computer science, engineering, physics, or related discipline
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Seven years+ experience in designing custom motion control and HMI software
  • Three years+ experience in designing custom machine vision applications
  • Attention to detail and being flexible to handle multiple tasks independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organization and time management skills
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines while performing task accurately
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in all areas of responsibility
  • Punctual and dependable attendance
  • Free from alcohol and drug abuse
  • Understands AMADA WELD TECH INC.’s basic philosophy and participates fully in carrying out its mission

Requirements

  • Completely knowledgeable in software design tools and environments including: .NET, Visual C++, C#, Windows, networking
  • Current experience in C# is required. Strong fundamental background in software engineering is a MUST!
  • Design for long term support and modification
  • Object-oriented design and analysis
  • Professional software design and documentation control methodology
  • Ability to travel occasionally

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled