Robot Programmer (Detroit, MI)

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Job Responsibilities


The Robot Programmer uses technical expertise and knowledge of computer simulation technologies to:

  • Configure Robot Controller Simulation (RCS) in the simulation software
  • Develop complete robot programs with multiple robot brands (Comau, Kuka, ABB, Fanuc).
  • Verify the feasibility of solutions and processes. Find and solve issues before the manufacturing phase.
  • Validate the cycle time of each station/line. Optimize robot programs and find solutions in case of cycle time issues.
  • Support Site team during commissioning phase

From small-medium projects to the most complex projects, Robot Programming allows the company to save time and cut down on commissioning costs massively.Simulations done by the Robot Programmer allow to truly verify in details the feasibility of a solution without the necessity to manufacture anything and precisely evaluate the cycle time.

Duties and Responsibilities

(these are the positions essential duties and is not an all inclusive list)

  • Main areas of responsibilities are:
  • Develop robot programs using teach pendant of the major robot brands
  • Download a complete offline robot program
  • Configure Robot Controller Simulation (RCS) in the simulation software
  • Operate with Siemens packages (Robcad, Process Simulate)
  • Operate with Dassault Systemes packages (DELMIA)
  • Operate with Robot brand specific software (ABB RobotStudio, Kuka WorkVisual)
  • Validate solutions and processes with detailed simulation
  • Validate the cycle feasibility defined in the cycle diagrams
  • Optimize weld distribution to improve the cycle time
  • Generate a precise evaluation of the cycle time through a detailed cycle simulation
  • Generate robot safety configurations. Ensure compliance with safety and ergonomics regulations.
  • Develop robot signal logic with Software and Virtual Commissioning team
  • Support Virtual Commissioning team during debug phase
  • Support site team during commissioning phase
  • Customer support and specification analysis
  • Design reviews with customers
  • Design reviews with Project Engineer and project team
  • Develop technical documentation
  • Manage Industrial processes and robotic application for automation projects
  • Library maintenance, simulation models (Robot / Fittings / External axes / tool changers / slides / dressing )
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Continuous skill improvement and learning new working methods
  • Support Robotics R D and analysis of new robot controller versions
  • Support System Standard department for the standardization of working methods and processes
  • Main interfaces: Automation Systems teams, customers and Site teams

Do you have what it takes?

Knowledge Skills

  • Project Management fundamentals
  • Robot programming
  • Robot programming tools
  • 3D Simulation tools
  • Robot applications/tools
  • Robot Simulation with Reachability, Process and Cycle time verification
  • Design to Installation / Commissioning
  • 3D Simulation tools
  • Change Management
  • Communication between smart devices
  • Controls understanding of industrial equipment and machinery
  • Health assessment for reuse / retooling lines
  • Mechanical understanding of industrial equipment and machinery
  • Networking and communication (Ethernet-based and fieldbus)
  • Open Issue Management
  • Process engineering and Cycle time
  • Robot safety configurations
  • Safety and risk assessment analysis
  • Safety standards and norms
  • Technical Customer management
  • Technical reports creation
  • Topographic Design, Cycle Diagram and Timing Charts (Macro Cycle / Auto Cycle)
  • Value analysis, design to cost
  • Virtual Commissioning - Debug
  • Virtual Commissioning - Tools


  • Bachelor Degree/Diploma or Engineering Degree in Mechanical/Electronics or Mechatronics/Industrial Engineering or equivalent is preferred
  • Experience of robotic simulation field in at least one of the following systems: RobCad, Process Simulate, Delmia is preferred
  • Experience with at least two of major robot brands (Comau, ABB, Kuka, Fanuc, Motoman, Kawasaki, other) is preferred
  • Good understanding of assembly process for fully robotic and semi-automatic line
More Information on Comau
Comau operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Southfield, MI. Comau was founded in 1973. It has 6502 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K). To see all 12 open jobs at Comau, click here.
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