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

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

Field Service Customer Coordinator

SUMMARY

This person is the key company contact for customers who have purchased our manufacturing equipment.   They will assure customer’s questions, problems and requests for service are addressed and successfully resolved.  They will manage quotes and orders and assist the field service supervisor in scheduling.  They will coordinate tools and spare parts to support field engineers.  They will maintain field service reports and track key performance indicators for department.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Field customer questions, problem reports and requests for service.
• Acknowledge receipt of communication to customer.
• Forward items to appropriate internal expert.
• Track request in field service software to assure timely response to customers.
• Identify opportunities for quotation of parts, remote service and on-site service
• Identify opportunities for PM programs and upgrades
• Provide quotations to customers
• Track open quotes
• Enter incoming customer POs in ERP and field service tracking systems
• Assist field service supervisor in scheduling remote and on-site visits
• Coordinate parts and tools to be shipped to support field service engineer visits
• Track field service completion, submission of field service reports, expense report completion and customer invoicing
• Track department backlog and key performance indicators monthly
• Follow up with customers after visit to assure success
• Other duties as identified by AMADA management

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

DESIRABLE

  • Four year degree
  • Field service knowledge and experience

REQUIREMENTS

• Two years’ experience in customer facing role with technical products
• Associates (2 year) degree or additional equivalent experience.
• Good customer communication in written, verbal and video formats.
• Proficient in PC usage and Microsoft Office products.
• Understanding of basic mechanical and electronic equipment
• Highly organized and detail oriented

Project Engineer

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.

Project Engineer will complete detail work on semi-custom manufacturing systems and act as project leader for a project team.  As project leader, the Project Engineer will coordinate activities of the project design team and personnel, and also be the point contact for communication with the customer.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pre-sale conceptual design, schedule and cost estimation of semi-automated industrial laser processing workstations
  • Conceptual design includes: mechanical layout of workstation, motion control components, and tooling; and with assistance from others, block diagram of electronic controls; flowchart of overall man-machine interaction and machine functions. Cost estimation includes estimation of NRE, RE and materials.
  • Project schedule development using critical path method covering all tasks from PO to shipment including those for which other 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
  • Detailed design of tooling, fixtures, layout of motion stages and other peripherals
  • Project management role from purchase order to shipment. Project management includes: setting and meeting project parameters such as cost, schedule, performance, and deliverables
  • Prepare and conduct design review with customer, engineering and operations
  • 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
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Company from time to time

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

  • Four year degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 1+ years of experience designing or specifying motion control components, tooling, fixtures, and other peripherals, as found in industrial automation systems preferred
  • 1+ years of experience in the design and validation of precision motion systems, motion control equipment, and motion stage integration preferred
  • Technical expertise in at least one of the following areas is preferred
  • Precision mechanical motion stages
  • Machine controls and automation integration
  • Industrial laser applications in automation applications
  • Communicate well orally and in writing with customers and others with whom he/she works with within and outside the Engineering department
  • Experience with design and documentation tools including Solidworks, Visio, Excel, WORD
  • Ability to travel occasionally (2 weeks per quarter)

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

Senior Systems Engineer

Summary:

The Senior Systems Engineer will have a proven background in automation control and systems development and design. The Senior Systems Engineer is an experienced mechanical engineering designer with a proven record of delivering robust automation systems to customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Pre-sale conceptual design, schedule, and cost estimation of semi-automated industrial processing workstations
  • Detailed design of tooling, fixtures, layout of motion control components and other peripherals, electromechanical packaging
  • Conduct acceptance testing leading to customer sign-off on selected projects Project management role for selected projects from purchase order to shipment. Assume primary responsibility for successful completion of assigned projects.
  • Oversee construction and maintenance of design file and user documentation for complete system
  • Prepare engineering input for product release and support by other departments
  • Pre-booking conceptual design includes: mechanical layout of workstation, motion control components, and tooling; and with assistance from others, block diagram of electronic controls; flowchart of overall man-machine interaction and machine functions. Cost estimation includes estimation of NRE, RE, and direct material for custom portions; discussion with Production manager for estimation of assembly and test labor for custom portions.
  • Project schedule development using critical path method exemplar covering all tasks from PO to shipment including those for which others are responsible for performing. Represent the company in a professional manner to the customers, vendors, and other people and organizations outside the company.
  • 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; provide written, testable specifications for new hardware and software components and assemblies, suitable for purchasing, production test, QA, and re-use in a commercial custom equipment environment. Provide consistent documentation package based on exemplar for design file, user manual, post-sale support, and transfer to standard product development team.
  • 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.
  • Project management includes establishment of the project team and reporting structure; setting and meeting customer’s and company’s expectations for main project parameters (cost, schedule, performance, and deliverables) from proposal to completion of acceptance testing; periodic communication of status of project expectations and potential changes in scope through reporting structure; coordinate activities of all participants in a matrixed environment as necessary to meet project commitments.
  • Specify design verification test requirements, and conduct, review and approve the results of such tests.
  • Prepare and conduct audience-appropriate design reviews to customer, engineering and management personnel
  • Provide technical supervision to designers and assembly technicians assigned to project.

Project Engineering:

  • Work in a team environment with other engineers, production, QA, test, materials control, contract management, and sales personnel
  • Further day to day coordination with Production Manager, Applications Manager, Systems Engineering Services support engineers, and Sales Manager as needed in Project Management role
  • Current-business-driven work cycles: Pre-booking: one week turnaround on concept sketches and estimation. Post-booking: PO to shipment typically 12 weeks
  • Design and documentation tools include SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Visio, MS Office Suite plus Project.
  • Engineering, documentation, machine shop, assembly, test, and applications lab resources are matrixed over multiple projects.
  • Will be responsible for concurrent projects
  • Report on progress, demonstrations, and changes
  • Provide detailed documentation for engineering release

Education, Experience & Other Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in Engineering
  • Three years+ experience in designing or specifying tooling, fixtures, layout of motion control components and other peripherals, electromechanical packaging as found in industrial automation systems (preferred software tool, Solidworks)
  • 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:

  • Formal project management training and experience
  • Communicate well orally and in writing with customers and others with whom he/she works with within and outside the Engineering department.
  • Able to prepare and deliver professional technical and educational presentations Work experience using SolidWorks, machine tools, and mechanical metrology equipment
  • Practical experience with professional engineering design and document control methodology
  • Demonstrated ability to design for long term support and modification
  • Ability to travel occasionally (2 weeks per quarter)

EOE, M/F, D/V