We’re Hiring Technicians!

Technician/Field Service Engineer

Responsibilities will include:
• Assist with the assembly and disassembly of automated systems on the shop floor, including control panels, and installation at customer locations.
• Test and debug robotic systems.
• Troubleshoot and repair pneumatic and electric tools, robots, PLC’s, and other products.
• Read electrical schematics for robotic systems and PLC logic programming used in automated systems.
• Ensure compliance with electrical and safety codes.
• Provide technical assistance to customers and coworkers ensuring quality workmanship.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

• Associates Degree from a Robotics/Automation Engineering Program, or currently enrolled in a Robotics/Automation Engineering program.
• Excellent mechanical abilities.

This is a full-time, permanent position with a start date to be determined. Some travel and overnights will be required. Robotics and tool repair and other training will be provided both onsite and at our various vendor locations.
Candidates should send their resumes to Sue Hamilton.

We’re Hiring!

Engineering Manager – Robotics Integrator

 

PRI Robotics & Automation (www.prirobotics.com) located in Plymouth, MN is an experienced integrator of robotic systems with an extensive history of providing a variety of productive manufacturing solutions.  Our small and capable team solves manufacturing needs such as machine load/unload/tending, welding, dispensing, material handling, assembly, and material removal with custom designed automation solutions.  We seek a highly experienced and talented Engineering Manager to lead our system design, application and mechanical design process.  This multi-discipline position is our go-to internal resource for creating and designing solutions.

 

For this position, we seek an Automation, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial or Systems engineering leader with deep experience in automation design.  This Senior-Level role offers an experienced engineer leadership and hands-on responsibilities from concept & machine design through testing & implementation in delivering a wide range of custom automated solutions.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with sales team on application/automation solution design
  • Produce technical concept drawings and / or technical descriptions for proposed solutions
  • Design and detail solutions in SolidWorks and collaborate with Project Management and Electrical / Controls team members during the product design stage
  • Collaborate with design team on problem resolution and troubleshooting
  • Contact and utilize expertise of suppliers, seeking input on component capabilities
  • Specify purchased components such as motors, gears, and automation components to complete product/system build
  • Serve as technical contact during product build and oversee testing
  • Provide technical documentation and technical support as needed

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A bachelor or master’s degree in mechanical engineering, or a related engineering field or a combination of education and experience is required
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in automation design, machine design, development, and engineering of automation equipment
  • Strong engineering fundamentals and experience designing custom manufacturing automation, as well as experience working with equipment suppliers
  • Experience with machining/machine shop or welding capabilities, highly desired
  • Robotics experience preferred

This opportunity is well suited to an experienced individual that seeks an environment where they have the opportunity to lead and fully develop unique and custom solutions for a variety of clients and industries.  PRI Robotics & Automation offers competitive annual compensation, opportunities for continued success, education and full benefits.

 

To Apply:  please forward your resume to our hiring resource, Red Seat:  pri@redseat.com.  Red Seat is not a recruiter or employment agency, but a contract HR company assisting us in the hiring process.  For more info, call Red Seat direct at (612)-405-2574.  We will confirm receipt of your resume within two business days.

Educating future robotic technicians

pri-robotic-arm-boxPRI Robotics & Automation takes pride in supporting the education of our future robotic technicians.

When Jay Gerdin at Anoka Technical College approached us about collaborating on a new welding cell for their students, we jumped at the chance to work with them. Utilizing their internal capabilities for fabrication and welding, Anoka Tech built the weld cell enclosure and delivered it to PRI Robotics.

We installed a FANUC 100iC/12 Robot Arm 6-Axis 12 kg payload, 56.0″ reach robot with ArcTool software supplied by Lincoln Electric. Lincoln is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. Leveraging PRI Robotics’ core competency in creating complete welding and training systems, we created a unique system to meet Anoka Tech’s needs.

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Through listening, collaboration, design, integration, and world-class customer service, PRI Robotics is an industry leader in automated welding and fixturing solutions. We serve industries as diverse as automotive, recreational vehicles, transportation, material handling, pipe manufacturing, and heavy industry.

 

PRI Robotics & Automation Host APICS Event

pri-robotics-event presentersPRI Robotics & Automation and Technical Tool Products were pleased to host October’s APICS Professional Development Meeting on a beautiful fall day. APICS (www.apics.org) is the premier professional association for supply chain management professionals. Working with Michael Geiselman, the event coordinator, the topic selected was “Present & Future of Robotics in Manufacturing & Material Handling”.

During the event

  • Various team members shared their expertise in sessions on Demand Generation, Project Definition, Project Build,  and Project Implementation.
  • Attendees participated in a fun hands-on session with Tools and Material Handling equipment from Atlas Copco, Gorbel, Demag, and Advanced Manipulator.
  • APICS members toured PRI Robotics & Automation and witnessed various robotic applications utilizing Fanuc robots and integrated components to provide CNC Machine Tending.
  • The tour also provided an opportunity to witness Part, Pick & Sort to conveying equipment featuring Fanuc IR-Vision and Graco’s G-Flex 1500 parts feeder.

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Feedback from APICS relayed that 100% of survey respondents from APICS members who attended the event found it valuable and offered the following comments:

 “Thank You for a great tour and presentation at PRI on Tuesday evening.  Your team did an outstanding job and seemed to really engage well with the folks there from APICS.  They genuinely share your passion for the business and the challenge.”

“Tonight was terrific”

“This was a meaningful event. Gave insight into the area of robotics and how it could positively impact an organization in terms of ROI and the health of employees due to the elimination of some tasking activities.”

“Well planned and executed”

“I liked that some of the presentation was on the demand side with the presentation from the PRI Sales Manager.”

“Excellent speakers – very professional. Fun to see people who love what they do.”

PRI Robotics & Automation and Technical Tool Products is a proud member of APICS and stays actively involved with this premier industry leading organization to stay on the cutting edge of our industry and offer our clients the best in technology, automation, processes, and cost control.


To get involved or learn more about APICS, visit them online at APICS.org

3 New Engineering Interns To Our Team

PRI Robotics has added three new engineering interns to our team. Brandon O’Brien, Cullen Steinhauser and Michael Coughlin will be helping our engineers and technicians with various projects throughout the summer. They are currently working on an economy robot package, 3D modeling, dimensioning, and full assemblies of different parts.  PRI is happy to have their help and proud to offer this educational opportunity.

All three interns will be going back to school in the fall, when the internship ends. Cullen will be entering his Junior year at Iowa State University, Michael will be a senior at North Dakota State University, and Brandon will be continuing his education at Dunwoody College of Technology.

Machine Tending Robotics Solution

Robotics Integrator Informational Video

Robotic Vision Camera Systems Demo

“Smart” Vision Camera Robot Shoots Hoops

Aluminum Casting Deburing Demo