Job Category: Technical
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Auburn Hills MI

Job description

Software and Systems Engineers at Acme Manufacturing are expected to utilize a work order provided by the sales department as well as the customers’ specifications to create a system capable of supporting our robotic finishing systems. Additionally, they are expected to setup and debug cell functionality by utilizing robot or PLC logic to control the cell through an HMI. Implementing new technology and working with venders to support this technology is required. Once a system is installed in the field, the software engineer is expected to support the system while interfacing with the customer, this can occur either remotely or in person.


  • Program cell logic to handle part flow and process variables utilizing either a PLC or robot as the control system.
  • Setup and program robots (FANUC and ABB) including I/O, logic, networking and advanced options such as vision and force control.
  • Setup and program PLC’s to handle high level controls and communication for the robotic cell.
  • Setup and debug cell HMI to control robotic systems utilizing graphic design interface and python programing.
  • Minor networking setup and debug for local cell network.
  • Define and set up data collection systems to meet customer needs.
  • Research and implement new products and technology.
  • Support existing Acme equipment in the field via email, phone, remote tools or in-person support.

Experience / Qualifications

  • 4-year B.S. Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally for customer support (up to 25%)
  • Robot programing experience, path programing and logical functions
  • Experience with PLC logic and setup (preferred but not required)
  • Ability to interface with customers and vendors while representing the best interests of Acme
  • Self-motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Capable of working on multiple jobs at once and utilizing time accordingly
  • Strong problem-solving skills

About Acme

Acme Manufacturing is one the earliest pioneers in surface finishing automation. Since 1910, the company has remained family-owned and operated by four generations of the Carlson family. The family has brought a steady sequence of innovations to over 20 industries on a global scale. As the premiere robotic system integrator and machine tool builder in the automated material removal space, Acme has built a family culture with values that continue to drive our technology-focused mindset.

We are looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Acme Manufacturing has limitless opportunities in the automation industry.

Acme Mission

We are committed to being a world-class organization providing innovative and cost-effective automation solutions for everyday material removal and surface finishing challenges. Our culture drives unparalleled focus on relationships, safety, quality, technology, and profitability. We believe partnering with our customers from project concept to factory floor production, provides the ultimate advantage for Acme employees and our valued customers.

Acme is an equal-opportunity employer, fully committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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