DiFACTO Robotics America's (DRA) Senior Robotics Automation Engineers are robotics engineering positions that apply prior automation project experience to demonstrate a core competency of our company. While using the skills and experience gained on multiple prior projects, the position still provides extensive opportunities for our people to grow and develop new skills and gain experience that will advance their careers into positions of increasing responsibility and leadership. As a Senior Engineer, there is an expectation to provide technical mentoring, training, and team leadership to the less senior and less experienced DiFACTO engineers they'll be working with. This position is high visibility, with daily customer contact, usually at their site, and reports to the Director of Engineering at ORA.


  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree (4 year), from accredited College or University or Equivalent. (Electrical/Mechanical/ Mechatronics/ Industrial or Production Engineering)
  • Certification or field programming experience with multiple brands of industrial Robot Manufacturers (i.e. Fanuc, Kuka, ABB, Yaskawa/Motoman, etc.)

Technical Skills:

  • Five plus years of hands-on robot operation/programming/trouble shooting/ maintenance experience, preferably at end-user customer sites.
  • Hands-on experience with Robot Simulation & Off-Line Programming: (i.e CIM Station Robotics, Delmia (D5/V5), RobCAD, Robotstudio, Roboguide, MotoSim, KukaSim, Process Simulate)
  • Familiarity with basics of 3D mechanical design in AutoCAD, Pro-E, Solid Works, or other
  • Familiarity with basics of global Industrial Robot standards and specifications, ANSI-RIA, IEC,etc.

Other Skills:

  • Able to communicate effectively - verbal and written English. Other language skills are a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills enabling candidates to work comfortably in both office and shop floor environments while interfacing with people from all levels of customer's organization
  • Able to travel to customer installation sites, tooling build sites, and integration ships in North America
  • Able to work flexible hours, based on customer needs and availability of equipment/facilities


  • On-site robot programming & teaching, installation & commissioning, troubleshooting & debug
  • Adhere to and advocate for all Safety Protocols, Safe Operating Procedures, and proper use of Personal Safety Equipment, without exception. (Safety Role Model)
  • Provide technical support for robot installation work done by contractors or customer skilled trades at build, integration, and end-user customer sites
  • Start-up, test, and calibrate all robots on site according to manufacturer's procedures
  • Download, install, and debug all robot programs. Touch-up points and paths to achieve design intent, cycle time targets, and eliminate any safety issues
  • Modify existing robot programs or provide new ad-hoc programming on-site to complete system design intent, or to improve robot reliability, maintainability, or performance.
  • Assist with the startup and launch of customer 's production system. Quickly resolve any issues associated with robot automation that impedes customer's schedule or part quality attainment goals
  • Train the customer's people in the proper operation and maintenance of all robots in the system
  • Provide documentation that accurately shows actual as-built, installed, and approved robot configuration, programming, and systems interfaces (human, network, controls)
  • Participate in and provide technical support to customer's robot safety system testing, validation, approval (production release), and Risk Assessments


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