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USA Headquarters Festo Corporation

395 Moreland Road

P.O. Box 18023

Hauppauge, NY 11788


     (631) 435-0800

     (631) 435-0576

Festo US Career Opportunities

Automation Engineer (Robot Specialist) - Didactic

  • Job Tracking ID: 512241-610998
  • Job Location: Eatontown, NJ
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 01, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • SAP Category: Engineers,Manufacturing and Technical

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Job Description:

Summary of job contents

Responsibilities include Programming complete PLC and HMI solutions semi-finished or finished Solution Center (SC) products. This position reports to the Director of Engineering, Solution Center, N.A.

Position Type

This is a full-time position


35% Travel will be required in the U.S. and some out-of-the-area and overnight travel will be expected.

Key accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the complete Installation of system offsite at customers facility

  • Write and teach Robot programs for new designed robotic cells using Fanuc, Kuka, ABB Robots, Using palletizing and Vision software tools. 

  • Debug and test of new programs on shop floor. 

  • Debug and test of new programs at customer facility. 

  • Install/Test proven programs for machines on shop floor.

  • Assist with developing customer manual for newly designed education modules 

  • Assist in risk assessment of newly designed machines. 

  • Follow and fill out quality flowcharts and checklists procedures 

  • Evaluate equipment and define finished production machine

  • Make necessary modifications and ensure completeness and accuracy of programs 

  • Research other manufacturing software such as Siemens 

  • Research new FANUC software such as IR Vision , Keyence Vision etc…. 

  • Update customer machine manuals

  • Assist with conceptual design of the operation of new/custom equipment and components 

  • Conduct necessary research and testing 

  • Help refine and develop programming standards 

  • Assist with set-up and testing of training modules on production floor 

  • Assist sales with layouts, quotes, and sales calls 

  • Assist sales with designs and troubleshooting 

  • Assist with customer service calls.

  • Update programs, prints, spreadsheets, etc. 

  • Save programs on server 

  • Save job spec information for future reference

Experience and Skills:

Requirements And Minimum Education Level

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or equivalent, preferably electrical engineering.


Language Skills: English, Fluent
Computer Skills:
Microsoft Office suite, SAP Software, 3D modeling software , 2D, AutoCad electrical
Rockwell PLC & HMI programming will be a key qualifying mark.
Siemens programming will be a plus (Factory Talk )

Knowledge & Experience

Minimum Education: A two or four year degree in the relevant field or an additional certification would be beneficial if need to perform complex tasks like electrical.
Experience: At least 2 to 5 years. Knowledge on MES (Manufacturing Execution System).

Recommended: in PRIO 1) Rockwell Automation, PRIO 2) Siemens Automation
Special experience in a particular industry segment: Flexible Automation, Robots, mobile Robots, CNC, Networks, Database
Special experience in a particular function: Service technician / machine tool integrator / Robotic Integrator


Additional relevant competencies
Recommended: Understanding of the Flexible Automation Technology, decentralized Automation and new Paradigms like Cyber Physical Systems and Industry 4.0.


Festo Didactic is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and those laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. For your reference: EEO is the Law Poster