Location: Lake Orion, Michigan
Job Type: Full-time

We’re looking for a designer who has strong electrical and pneumatic aptitude that has the ability to propose multiple solutions to complex automation problems. The right person for this role is confident in their design and troubleshooting abilities. Our ideal candidate can concept, create, and check designs. We recognize this is a tall order but we believe we have something to offer the person who brings these skills and abilities to the table.

Founded in 1989 AMT continues to answer the toughest manufacturing challenges across multiple industries using automation technology. AMT’s expertise is in helping companies determine if automation is the proper solution to solve their manufacturing challenges. Our core capabilities include supporting robotics in hands-on in manufacturing, writing automation standards and developing an automation strategy to fulfill long-term corporate manufacturing philosophies.

Some of the areas we specialize in:

  • Material Handling
  • Assembly
  • Vision Guided 3D bin picking
  • Collaborative robots
  • Robotic metrology
  • Dispensing

As a member of the AMT Team you can expect:

Excellent benefits including:

  • Medical, vision and dental coverage
  • 401k with company match and option for ROTH
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Paid vacation/personal time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Competitive pay
  • Opportunities to learn new skills through the AMT Automation Academy or through on the job mentoring programs
  • Clean, team-oriented work environment

Job Summary
PLC hardware design & debug for automated systems.

Regular responsibilities include:

  • Proficient with EPLAN and AutoCAD
  • Design hardware with PLC (Allen Bradley), Safety Controllers (Pilz, AB), HMI (AB, Siemens)
  • Concept designs, create designs, and check designs
  • Support project from proposal through build, startup and runoff
  • Troubleshoot electrical and pneumatic problems
  • Work and communicate effectively with project team (mechanical, project manager, build and integration team)



  • 10 + years Controls hardware design experience of Robot and Automation Systems
  • Strong electrical and pneumatic aptitude with the ability to propose multiple solutions to complex problems
  • Knowledge of Robotic Industry Association (RIA) safety standards
  • Knowledge of NFPA 79 standards
  • Familiar with FANUC Robots is a plus
  • Familiar with EtherNet IP, EGD, DeviceNet, ProfiBus
  • Confident, self starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Possibility of occasional US travel to support projects
  • Travel < 10%

Other suggested skills:

  • Robot programming

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