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Robotics Engineer

Full Time  |  First Shift
Salem, Ohio


Hickey Metal Fabrication is seeking a Robotics Engineer. It would be your job to operate, program, maintain and troubleshoot welding robots for all phases of production.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Review new product designs to determine fixturing and programming issues.

  • From welding designs, set parameters and program robot to safely execute the correct welds, maximizing quality and throughput.

  • Run test welds to determine accuracy and quality.

  • Oversee the operation of the robot and troubleshoot and correct problems as they occur.

  • Train others and observe robots in operation to maintain safety, quality, and throughput.

  • Work periodically on an alternate shift to ensure full utilization of the robots.

  • Perform upkeep of programming and maintenance of robot and fixtures.

  • Communicate with other shifts and departments to aid in maintaining part quality to acceptable standards.

  • Keep work area, tools, material and equipment clean and orderly.

Other Responsibilities

  • Operate fork truck to assist in material handling needs for the robotic cells to keep robots running smoothly without stoppage or interruption to maximize run time.

  • Track use of consumables and report to appropriate person as needed.

  • Assist with fixture design, development and maintenance.

  • Work in other department (Welding, Fabrication, Tooling, etc).

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High Diploma, BS in Robotic Engineering or 3-5 years prior job experience. 

  • Strong basic math skills ability to read and interpret welding and design drawings. 

  • Formal robotic programming/trainer experience a plus.

  • Demonstrate a full understanding and knowledge of MIG welding with ability to establish weld setting to optimize weld quality and meet standards. 

  • Understanding of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and/or hydraulic operations of robots and fixtures.

  • Able to stand and walk.

  • Able to reach above shoulders and outward.

  • Able to bend, squat and crawl.

  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds with good body mechanics.  

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment – eyewear, hearing protection, steeled toes leather boots.


  • Competitive Wage

  • Health Insurance​

  • Vision Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • 401(k) with Match

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Holidays

  • Bonuses

Please email if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to our family!

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