Research and Development Robotics Engineer
Lummus Group
Frederick, MD

About $62,000 - $86,000 a year

CCS (Lummus) is a leading provider of automated material handling and industrial automation solutions to customers around the country. Our company is built on four key principles – Cooperation, Responsibility, Communication and Quality. These principles are embedded in everything we do, and drive us to help our customers transform their operations.

Headquartered in Frederick, MD, we provide a full range of equipment, controls and software that helps customers address all aspects of their material handling and industrial automation needs. We serve a wide variety of customers in the distribution, e-commerce, fulfillment, mail/parcel and government sectors. Our focus is always on the customer, and we take great pride in helping our customers realize their material handling goals.

The Research and Development (R&D) Engineer is part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for full product lifecycle development of material handling and robotic solutions. Use of computer-aided design, drafting and computer-aided manufacturing (CADD/CAM) systems to design and create programs for ABB, Fanuc, Motoman and Kuka robots. The Robotics engineer will work cross functionally to understand customers’ needs and then produce customized solutions. We are highly interested in Robotics or Mechanical Engineers who have created material handling solutions using emerging technology for the E-Commerce, Warehousing or Postal industries are highly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Design, program, install and maintain robotic material handling solutions, including end-of-arm tooling, that integrates with robust conveyor systems, sorting devices and other peripherals, such as welders or controllers.
Plan automated robotic systems that increase production volume or precision in high-throughput operations, such as automated sorting, moving or stacking of materials.
Analyze, evaluate, and document robotic projects.
Install, calibrate, operate, document, and aid in robot maintenance.
Conduct research on emerging robotic technology to create new material handling solution offering and improve customer capabilities.
Review or approve designs, calculations, or cost estimates.
Write algorithms or programming code for ad hoc robotic applications.
Process or interpret signals or sensor data.
Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation, or performance of robotic mechanisms, components, or systems, such as planetary rovers, multiple mobile robots, reconfigurable robots, or man-machine interactions.

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering preferred
Experience with Autodesk Inventor
3 or more years of technical experience in designing robot and/or industrial automation solutions
Advanced computer skills with ability to learn new software packages
Initiative to take on responsibilities and challenges without hesitation; self-starter
Can demonstrate a history of providing simple solutions to complex problems
Excellent written and communication, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
Ability to anticipate, size, and mitigate risk
MS Office (Visio, PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
Experience with object-oriented programming, preferably C++
Up to 15% travel

Mechanical or Mechatronics degree or knowledge
2 or more years Robotic Programming Experience with one or more of the following: ABB, Fanuc, Motoman, Kuka
5 or more years of technical experience in designing industrial automation solutions
Design system and select components in accordance with NFPA, IEC, & UL standards
Knowledge of Material Handling Solutions development
Robot Simulation Experience
C++ programming
Knowledge of safety and regulatory standards for machinery
Experience performing, documenting, and maintaining risk assessments

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Equal Opportunity Employer