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Robotics Application Engineer

2 July 2019

Robotics Application Engineer

SafanDarley is the leading global specialist in the construction and development of press brakes and shears for sheet metal. SafanDarley covers all disciplines from R&D and engineering to manufacturing and assembly; along with marketing, sales, technology and training in addition to their helpdesk and service department. 

Position Summary:

The Robotics Application Engineer is responsible for supporting distributors and customers based on their current applications and customizing the robotic systems accordingly to fit their manufacturing requirements. The Robotics and Application Engineer will need to understand the client’s business requirements and determine the proper automated system and computer program; along with preparing the custom specifications for the robotic installation and evaluating and programming the robot’s capabilities so suit the work environment. This role is also responsible for developing cost proposals, efficiency analysis, and providing quality control reports. The Robotics Application Engineer will also write market specifications to the engineering team based on new feature requests from distributors.

What Makes this a Great Opportunity:

  • Work on a variety of custom robotic system designs
  • Train customers and distributors on robotic system performance
  • Work with an industry leader
  • Constant collaboration with clients, distributors, and internal engineers and R&D team
  • Showcase SafanDarley equipment capabilities 
  • Opportunities for advancement 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Train distributors how to install, calibrate, test, and train on the robotic system’s performance
  • Listen to client needs, write custom design specifications back to development team in Netherlands
  • Research and suggest new technical procedures, processes and applications
  • Document all robotic application developments, maintenance adjustments, and technical changes
  • Serve as the technical support for the robotic systems that distributors and customers have in rotation; providing frequent communication  
  • Provide guidance and expertise to management and internal teams on technical systems and processes

Travel Responsibilities:

  • Occasional travel within USA, Canada, and Mexico will be required (approximately 30%) along with travel to SafanDarley headquarters in the Netherlands

Success Criteria:

  • Successful implementation of custom robotic applications for customers and distributors
  • Training of customers and distributors on installation, calibration, testing of system performance
  • Ability to understand applications, listen to customers, and comprehend the ROI of applications
  • Identifying developmental needs of internal team members and helping them to improve knowledge and skills on SafanDarley robotic systems 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – specializing in mechanical, industrial, or electrical.
  • Experience with robotics; and ideally with press brake or similar machines (plate benders)
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills paired with excellent customer service and communication
  • Ability to read mechanical and electrical schematics and communicate complex technical issues in layman’s terms
  • Strong computer skills
  • Proficient use of hand and power tools; electronic test/calibration equipment
  • Ability to travel frequently; valid passport and driver’s license 

Desired Experience and Traits:

  • Working experience as a Robotics Engineer in an industrial setting; ideally with metal press brakes or similar equipment 

Physical Requirements:

  • Constant use of hands to manipulate objects, tools, or controls
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, climbing, walking
  • Frequent handling of materials


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • 401(K) with company match
  • Life/AD&D
  • Paid Time Off (Holiday, Vacation, Sick Time), etc.


  • Preference given to candidate residing commutable distance of zip code 53188

For Further Information Contact:

Paul Schauwitzer

Recruiting Consultant 



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