Robot Programmer
BTD 7 reviews - Detroit Lakes, MN

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Summary: The main objective of a Robot Programmer is to be able to study the resources available and in turn plan and organize production so as to increase productivity and profits for that particular organization.
A Robot Programmer is an individual who plans, designs, setups, modifies, optimizes and monitors the processes of manufacturing. Robot Programmer work in order to produce goods of high quality in an efficient manner using cost-effective methods.

Safety is #1 at BTD: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions:
1. Must be able to analyze models, blue prints, and sketches with the assistance of Axapta, CAD Software, Excel, and Word.
2. Write programs to ensure that the machinery will function within its limits and the output will meet required quality, run rate and yield specifications. Report any expected deviation to appropriate personnel.
3. Must make updates to programs to reflect revision changes and other changes as required.
4. Must be capable of running a q-job and programming load, program parts according to load priority.
5. Works closely with production to trouble shoot programs at the machine.
6. Should be able to set up, operate, and adjust machines being programmed to trouble shoot at first run if needed.
7. Responsible for the complete manufacture of products through CNC programming, fixturing, MPP’s (manufacturing process plan) and the setting of time standards for both new and current products.
8. Responsible for the successful launch of new products and improvements upon existing products.
9. Assists the shop floor with day to day manufacturing issues and improvements.
10. Interacts with Product Engineering, Operations, Sales and Tooling on new products to ensure all designs are acceptable for manufacturing. Participates in design review process.
11. Assists others in root cause and corrective actions as required.
12. Develops and maintains robust, cost effective manufacturing processes and product structures consistent with lean manufacturing practices.
13. Recommends and implements cost reductions and increased efficiency by improving tooling, processing, and equipment utilization.
14. Manages projects and conducts project reviews as needed to ensure successful and timely completion of projects.
15. Promotes safe work environment, conducts self within mission, vision and values.
16. Complies with BTD’s Quality System and processes.
17. Performs other work-related duties as requested.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Graduation from high school or equivalent. Must possess a valid Driver’s License.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
At least two years of recent BTD Manufacturing production quality experience which include the following skills and abilities:
1. Ability to fluently communicate with the use of computer, phone, drawings and written skills.
2. At least two years of related mechanical and shop experience, which includes the following skills and abilities:
3. Ability to plan and organize work in a timely and effective manner.
4. Strong working knowledge of processes, equipment capabilities, materials, methods and practices used in production operations.
5. Strong working knowledge of related safety requirements to include proper use of safety equipment and proper safety precautions such as lights, guards, switches, etc.
6. Ability to understand, follow, and issue routine oral and written instructions
7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
8. Must be very mechanically inclined, paying a high degree of attention to accuracy of work.
9. Strong working knowledge of various computers aided modeling and drafting software.
10. The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job.

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.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The position has good working conditions in general, but is a diversified job requiring sustained mental effort related to organizational issues, planning and technical areas. The individual may encounter moderate emotional strain or tension. There is sustained exposure to sitting. There is also moderate exposure to Video Data Terminals (VDTs) and moderate lifting (up to 50 pounds).

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