Robot Programmer

Job Description

Welcome! We’re Siemens Mobility, a leading global provider of short-distance, regional and long-distance rolling stock, as well as product and system solutions for passenger and freight transport. We ensure that passengers are transported in a safe and comfortable environment while also meeting economic and environmental requirements. Our products are future-oriented and enable cost-effective operations while reducing environmental impact and conserving resources. We are excited to add an Industrial Engineer to the team at our growing manufacturing campus in beautiful and affordable Sacramento, California

                              We offer your Growth, Opportunity, and Challenge

As an Industrial Engineer for the Bogie Weld Robot line, your primary responsibility will be to ensure that production operations are ready to go at the scheduled start of production date. You will be programming new programs and you will be in charge to setup jigs and fixtures for the automation job. Also, you will develop and improve the current robot equipment to ensure that we will further increase efficiency and the quality of our components.

What you will be doing:

Create programs for new parts or existing parts

Troubleshoot robot programs, robot weld process, and robot equipment

Improve tooling and fixtures for robots to allow a higher output of components

Improve quality, and safety of robotic automation

Enhance current robot equipment with new technology and/or better technical solutions

Outline, initiate, and implement additional robots to be used onsite

Define which components can be welded on the robot and lead the change over from manual to robot weld

What you will need to be successful

Robotic Welder Programming: 5 years (Required)

GMAW (MIG) welding of steel: 5 years (Required)

Work experience in the rail business or related production is preferred but not required.

Firm project management skills, including developing project plans, timelines / schedules, budgets, proposed layouts, resource requirements, calculating ROI, etc.

Practical knowledge of the lean toolbox and ability to utilize lean principles to reduce waste.

A history of “hands-on” approach to problem solving and countermeasure implementation within own areas of responsibility.

Solid understanding of tooling and fixtures for manufacturing and its impact to dimensional accuracy and quality.

A history of driving projects in adverse conditions.

High school diploma or GED

We would be impressed if you had:

Programming experience with IGM robots

BS or advanced degree (or foreign equivalent) in Industrial, Welding, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering with a focus on welding processes, production setup, and manufacturing

Six Sigma Master Black Belt / Six Sigma Black Belt / Lean Expert Certification

Comfort with transferring technical knowledge, manufacturing knowledge, and proprietary technologies from lead factories to market factories 

Knowledge of MRP / ERP systems 

Bi-lingual German and English 

Bi-Lingual Spanish and English 

Why Siemens Mobility?

We are # 9 On Forbes Great Places to Work and Diversity List

Health and Wellness: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, HSA, Commuter Benefits

Vacation & Time Off: Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Personal / Sick Days, Maternity/Paternity Leave,

Financial & Retirement: Savings Plan, Performance Bonus for Key Roles, Merit Increases, Relocation

Professional Development: Tuition Reimbursement, Promote from Within,

Mentor Program, Access to Online Courses, Lunch & Learns

Office Life: Flexible Work Hours, Diversity & Inclusion Program

Our Values:

We stay at the forefront of the rail industry. We continuously improve, learning directly from those who are doing the work.

We are optimistic about change and the possibilities:  We welcome programmatic improvements and strategy shifts which will result in positive results for the world.

We value our people, and we support their growth within their zone of proximal development: Our people are at the center of our work, and we support their development by finding their level of potential development through problem-solving and in collaboration with peers.

We mean what we say, and we commit to our promises: We follow through on our commitments with honesty and integrity

We do more with less: We are a lean organization serving customers who are serving communities of people.

We are principles-based, not rules-based: We make decisions based on what we believe is best for our people and the communities we serve as opposed to adhering to a prescriptive set of immovable practices.

We value diversity and strive to be inclusive in our work, both for our customer and our team members: We believe in the importance of investing in employees in alignment with our values and honoring every individual story and unique path

This position requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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