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 60+ 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

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

As a Senior Embedded Software Engineer, you will provide technical leadership for software and firmware development.

Essential Duties

Conceptual and detailed software design:

  • Develop software architecture and design for embedded systems
  • Prepare technical documents including software requirements, interface control documents, flow charts, technical reports, and design specifications in a clear and concise manner.
  • Resolve diverse and complex software implementation problems, requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures when not covered by established practice

 

Software Coding:

  • Design, code, debug and modify embedded software
  • Report on progress, design and conduct demonstrations, manage changes
  • Provide detailed documentation for production release

Project and Departmental Duties:

  • Design, code, debug, and modify embedded software for single core and SoC implementations
  • Develop software architecture and design for real-time embedded systems
  • Work with product managers and engineers to define software requirements for new products
  • Develop, organize, and maintain software module library
  • Develop software test tools for initial debug of embedded hardware
  • Select appropriate software development, library, design control, and archive tools
  • Assume team architect and coordinator roles on selected projects.
  • Plan and manage software development tasks for internal and external outside developers on specified projects
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Company from time to time

Requirements

  • Proficient in python, C-like languages, algorithms, data structures, design patterns, multi-threading, real-time operating systems, performance analysis
  • Proficient in software security, access authentication and authorization methods
  • Working knowledge of networks, TCP/IP, router configuration
  • Demonstrated experience in designing for deterministic real-time behavior
  • Professional software design and documentation methodology
  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • Able to break down complex projects into manageable tasks
  • Able to create software requirements by means of interviewing non-technical
  • Able to travel occasionally to visit customers and ascertain design requirements

Systems Project Manager

Systems Project Manager

The Systems Project Manager will act as a project lead for multiple teams following the ISO 9001 quality management system.  As project leader, the Systems Project Manager will coordinate activities of the project design team and production personnel, and also be the point of contact for communication with the customer.

Responsibilities

  • Project management role from purchase order to shipment.  Project management includes: setting and meeting project parameters such as cost, schedule, performance, and deliverables.
  • Pre-sale activities include conceptual design, schedule, and cost estimation of semi-automated industrial laser processing workstations.
  • Conceptual design with assistance from others includes: cycle time estimate, mechanical layout of workstation, tooling concept, block diagram of electronic controls, and flowchart of overall man-machine interaction and machine functions.
  • Cost estimation includes estimation of NRE, RE, assembly, testing and materials.
  • Project schedule development using critical path method covering all tasks from PO to shipment including those for which others are responsible for performing.
  • Post-booking activities include: detailed design and documentation for custom portions of specific projects, re-using existing hardware and software subassemblies as much as possible to minimize engineering content of complete delivered system.
  • Prepare, schedule and conduct design reviews with customer, engineering and operations.
  • Implement change orders to accommodate change of project scope.
  • Weekly customer communication to report on progress, schedule status, and when necessary delays and schedule recovery plans.
  • Coordinate acceptance test requirements, sample materials, laser application, machine readiness, customer visit schedule, and lab resources for acceptance tests.  Manage acceptance test and handle all exceptions necessary to secure customer sign-off.
  • Systems Project Manager’s responsibilities for technical engineering and project management ratio varies based on backlog and is typically 70/30.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Company from time to time

Requirements

  • Current Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Four-year degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Software or related Engineering curriculum.
  • Related technical engineering curriculum will be tested.
  • 5 years of experience managing technical projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully driving and delivering projects (on time, on budget and to customer satisfaction).
  • Communicate well orally and in writing with customers and others with whom he/she works with within and outside the Engineering department.
  • Experience with project management tools including MS Project, Visio, Excel, Word.
  • Ability to travel occasionally. (2 weeks per quarter)

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Sales Coordinator

Job Summary

This position requires a Sales Coordinator with a can-do attitude, excellent organization skills including attention to detail and follow through; the ability to research and solve problems for internal and external customers; superior communications skills, the ability to remain calm under pressure and handle demanding people and difficult situations. Sales Coordinator coordinates the day to day activities for the assigned territories or any other territory as needed. The Sales Coordinator will be responsible for all phases of customer support from quotes to follow up after the sale.

Responsibilities

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.

  • Order quoting and entry in a contract manufacturing environment.
  • Review of customer order backlog with respect to manufacturing availability and customer needs, credit hold issues, down payment issues and clearance of purchase orders with discrepancies.
  • Heavy customer interface via e-mail, phone and fax.
  • Monitor the closing of opportunities in sales force in order to ensure open opportunities are closed.
  • Ensure sales force opportunity is added to sales order as required.
  • Ensure commission split are noted and processed on sales order.
  • Knowledge of Amada Weld Tech Inc. products, functions as well as features.
  • May require individuals to attend daily or weekly backlog meetings.
  • Assist Regional Sales Mangers, and independent sales representatives and dealers as needed.
  • Responsible for obtaining and abiding by all company signing rules, including the required approval of Demo Orders, Order with Discounts, Credit Return Orders.
  • Exchange Orders or Cancellation of Order. This will also include required approval for sales quotes.
  • Maintain an order entry accuracy rate of 95% of greater.
  • Turn around and process of sales quotes within the same day.
  • Responsible for consumable sales (Goal will be assigned).
  • Assist other departments within the company as needed.
  • Attend Systems Kick-off meeting as required.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance or equivalent experience is a plus.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in sales or procurement.
  • Previous experience working with a CRM system such as Sales force or similar as well as an ERP system.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office ( word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Experience working in a channel sales model (i.e manufacturers reps, dealers, distributors, integrators, etc.
  • English language skills:  ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Mathematical skills: ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Reasoning ability: ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Physical demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  
      • Stand and walk – 1/3
      • Sit – 2/3+
      • Reach with hands and arms – 2/3+
      • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel – 2/3+
      • Talk or hear – 2/3+
      • Carry, push or pull – 1/3
      • Lift up to 10 lbs. -1/3
      • Bend – 2/3

Other Qualifications

  • Portuguese language skills is a plus.
  • Understanding of how to leverage strategic relationships to meet sales targets.
  • Track record being self-directed, goal oriented, and self-starter.
  • Communications and writing skills to create proposals, bids and customer responses.
  • Well-developed organizational and administrative skills.
  • Seeks additional responsibility and a willingness to do more than the minimum.
  • 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.
  • Understands AMADA WELD TECH INC.’s basic philosophy and participates fully in carrying out its mission.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

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

Field Service Engineer

Overview

The Field Service Engineer 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.

Responsibilities

  • Installing, aligning and 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 from time to time

Education/Experience

• Excellent 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.

Requirements

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

Desirable:

  • Manufacturing, laser, materials processing and/or resistance welding background or experience
  • Ability to read, write and speak Japanese

EOE, M/F, D/V