Fanuc Robot Engineer

Client Openings · Saginaw, Michigan
Department Client Openings
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Fanuc Robot Engineer

Specialty Manufacturing, Inc. (SMI) is looking for an Automation or Mechanical Engineer specializing in Fanuc Robot Engineering to join their team. Red Caffeine is assisting our client, SMI, in hiring for this role in Saginaw, MI. This position is with SMI - not Red Caffeine - and will report directly to SMI's Vice President. This is a first and second shift position within their facility. Training for this position will be required for 3-to-6 months on first shift then may move to second shift after training is complete. 

Who We Need

The Engineer will be responsible for all aspects of the set up and programming of the Fanuc Robot and integrating it into their facility. This role will also be responsible for testing and modifying programs, and providing automation support when needed.


  • Take initiative to meet challenging project timelines
  • Take ownership of assigned tasks and project
  • Coordinate, implement and verify off-line programming efforts and online implementation of programming
  • Ensure full functionality of the Fanuc system
  • Uphold company quality objectives and assist in reaching continuous improvement objectives
  • Install and configure appropriate hardware and software options for the Fanuc
  • Ability to improve cycle time and throughput by adjusting robot path or functions
  • Evaluate potential leads for manufacturability
  • Provide engineering support in the manufacturing of products
  • Interface with engineering and production support team, and proactively communicate with customers on project status
  • Support plant floor with any production or equipment issues
  • Work with maintenance department to identify, recommend and implement repair and upgrade issues with current automation and equipment
  • Execute problem solving, efficiency studies and process improvement opportunities
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience

  • Prior experience working with Fanuc Robots or Fanuc Robot-specific training is required
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and troubleshoot wiring / PLC communication issues
  • High attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to plan and execute daily and weekly scheduled tasks
  • Openness, energy and “out of the box” creative thinking with a strong hands on and build mentality.
    • An excitement to get to the bottom of challenging technical problems
    • Mechanical design and analysis skills
  • Ability to keep work area clean and organized
  • Aptitude for providing directions to peers within the department
  • Excellent team player with organizational and time management skills
    • Independent judgment within accepted practices
    • Ability to be a self starter who thrives in a fast-paced matrixed environment and contributes quickly
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making abilities
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to represent the company while working with customers and vendors
  • Demonstrated ability to improve manufacturing and production processes and efficiencies

What We Offer

Casual,  family owned environment where family orientation is paramount to the business.

Flat organizational structure where your contributions truly matter.

Competitive compensation package and benefits.

Who We Are

We know silicone.

Specialty Manufacturing Inc. started in our family’s home in 1979. While working in the silicone industry at Dow Corning, we saw an opportunity to manufacture small-run and custom silicone parts. SMI grew rapidly and in 1986 we moved to our current location in Saginaw, Michigan, where we deliver the latest in silicone manufacturing technology. 

With 40-plus years of experience, a commitment to deep quality, and deep knowledge of the industry, our team of silicone experts are equipped to deliver innovative solutions to our customers. We offer unique expertise in bonding silicone to metal and plastic, and are exploring new applications with silicone molding and bonding in the LED Lighting industry. In 2017, we launched an e-commerce service to provide off-the-shelf sheeting and tubing. 

We are passionate about delivering small parts that make a big impact, and we are committed to being leaders in the silicone manufacturing industry. 

SMI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.

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  • Location
    Saginaw, Michigan
  • Department
    Client Openings
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience