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Full-time employees of API are eligible to receive a range of options for employer subsidized health insurance, vision and dental, as well as a 401(k) program, bonus pay and paid time off.

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Embedded System Engineer (Rockville, MD)

About the Job

Based in Rockville, MD, Automated Precision, Inc. (API) is a fast growth high technology company that specializes in developing the industry metrology solution. Our team consists of the most talented Mechanical, Electrical, Optical Hardware Engineers, Embedded System Engineers, Application Software Engineers and Mathematicians.

We are expanding the R&D team to serve the company growth. Embedded System Engineer is playing the very critical role in next generation product development, strong C/C++ and embedded RTOS/Linux skills are required for this position and good understanding on FPGA and MPU hardware will enhance your capability to develop the firmware and software.

Work responsibility

  • Work independently or as a team member to design, build, test and troubleshoot hardware and software for our Laser Tracker control system and its accessory devices.
  • Program embedded (C/C++) applications for DSP/ARM core processors, on bare-metal, RTOS, or Linux-based operating system.
  • Continuously improve and maintain our current firmware/SDK code base.
  • Design and development next generation control hardware/software system.
  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines in planning, design and development of systems to ensure software and hardware reliability and performance.
  • Write test plans and test cases, conduct unit integration and system-level testing.
  • Design and development test utilities software to facilitate a robustness of our control system.

What You Need for this Position

  • Master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • 2+ years of embedded system hardware/software development.
  • Strong C/C++ programming skills.
  • Experience writing/debugging multi-process/multi-threaded applications.
  • Knowledge of data structure and algorithms.
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages such as Python.
  • Experience with bare metal and device driver programming, Board Support Packages (BSP) and boot-up process.
  • Familiar with one or more architectures (ARM, x86/64, MIPS, DSP, etc.), and knowledge of assembly code and register manipulation.
  • Familiar with peripheral interfaces such as I2C, SPI, UART, Ethernet, etc.
  • Familiar with communication protocols such as TCP/IP, USB.
  • Knowledge of industrial Ethernet-based fieldbus, such as EtherCAT or Profibus is preferred.
  • Understanding of signal processing technique and control theory is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of FPGA development and Verilog/VHDL.
  • Experience with Xilinx Zynq SoC development preferred.

Experience with cross platform development and debugging.

Regional Sales Manager (Northwest U.S.)

Automated Precision Inc. is a global leader providing advanced metrology solutions for industries such as automotive, aerospace, machine tool, energy and shipbuilding.  API’s experienced engineering and operational team is unmatched in creating and delivering innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of rapidly evolving industries.  We are seeking a Regional Sales Manager for our Northwest region:

Job Description:

  • Prepare a sales strategy for your region
  • Identify key networks and contacts that will help initiate relationships into customer organizations
  • Identify and communicate challenges for selling in the region
  • Call on new and existing customers and promote our products
  • Prepare proposal offerings for products and services offered by the company
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate equipment and software
  • Ability to work with all levels of management
  • Effective communicator both internally to the company and externally to your customers
  • Facilitate and lead meetings between the company and the customers
  • Align technical and/or business personnel between the company and the customer

Background/Experience:

  • Experience with Laser Tracker, Photogrammetry Systems, Laser Scanners and/or Total Stations
  • LOCATION: 75 Miles from Seattle WA
  • Metrology Services experience
  • 2-4 years of sales experience
  • Business or Engineering degree
  • Ability to navigate through 3rd party software being offered with the company’s products (Spatial Analyzer, Verisurf, and/or Polyworks)
Manufacturing Technician - Mechanical Assembly (Rockville, MD)

Automated Precision Inc. is a world leader of advanced metrology solutions for industry. API products are used by the world’s leading automotive, aerospace, machine tool, and CMM manufacturers. API’s experienced engineering and operational team is unmatched in its ability to create advanced, innovative products, which meet the needs of rapidly evolving industries. At the corporate headquarters in Rockville, MD we are currently seeking to add to the team a Manufacturing Technician – Mechanical Assembly.

The Ideal Candidate Will:

  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify solutions
  • Recognize the importance of common goals and successes
  • Be excited about hands on involvement with production operations

The Responsibilities May Include:

  • Inspect and test mechanical installations, assemblies for operation and record results.
  • Assemble support structures. Install components, units, sub-assemblies, wiring, and assembly casings using rivets, bolts, soldering and micro-welding equipment.
  • Adjust, repair, or replace mechanical component parts to correct defects and to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Clean parts with cleaning solutions, air hoses and cloths.
  • Read and interpret schematic drawings, diagrams, blueprints, specifications, work orders, and reports to determine materials requirements and assembly instructions.
  • Mark and tag components so that stock inventory can be tracked and identified.
  • Position, align, and adjust work pieces and parts to facilitate wiring and assembly.
  • Pack finished assemblies for shipment and transport them to storage areas.
  • Confer with supervisors or engineers to plan and review work activities, and to resolve production problems.
  • Explain assembly procedures or techniques to other workers.

The Requirements Are:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 1-2 years’ experience in mechanical assembly
  • Basic knowledge of using measuring instruments and mechanical tools
  • Experience with quality systems such as ISO, TQM, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing
  • Experience with mechanical, electrical and electronic assembly troubleshooting
Sales Engineer

Role:  The Sales Engineer is part of the sales team for a defined area, responsible for technical and business requirements discovery, solution design/engineering/consulting, proposal preparation support and technical presentations to customers for API’s full suite of products and solutions.

Tasks:

Collaborate with the Regional Sales Manager to understand customer requirements, to promote the sales of company products, and to provide sales support.

Identify current and future customer service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and current customers and other persons in a position to understand service requirements. Provides product, service, or equipment technical and engineering information by answering questions and requests.

Gains customer acceptance by explaining or demonstrating cost reductions and operations improvements.

Support the sales of products requiring extensive technical expertise and support for installation and use.

Plan and modify product configurations to meet customer needs.

Confer with customers and engineers to assess equipment needs and to determine system requirements.

Prepare and deliver technical presentations that explain products or services to customers and prospective customers.

Arrange for demonstrations or trial installations of equipment.

Assist with the development, presentation, or response to proposals for specific customer requirements, including request for proposal responses and industry-specific solutions.

Visit prospective buyers at commercial, industrial, or other establishments to show samples or catalogs, and to inform them about product pricing, availability, and advantages.

Visit prospective buyers at commercial, industrial, or other establishments to show samples or catalogs, and to inform them about product pricing, availability, and advantages.

Preferred Qualifications and Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Related Science and a desire to connect with customers and help to sell API products and services.

Systems Engineer (Plymouth, MI)

Automated Precision Inc. is a world leader of advanced metrology solutions for industry. API products are used by the world’s leading automotive, aerospace, machine tool, and CMM manufacturers. API’s experienced engineering and operational team is unmatched in its ability to create advanced, innovative products, which meet the needs of rapidly evolving industries. At our Michigan Center in Plymouth, MI, we are currently seeking to add to the team a Systems Engineer.

Essential Functions

As a Systems Engineer, your main responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Setting up demo systems, targets and fixtures for automatic robotic scanning solutions.
  • Performing application testing of API products/solutions and providing detailed analytical reports to the product management group.
  • Supporting sales teams by expert metrology product demonstrations (with Laser Trackers, Scanners, Portable CMMs, automated robotic measurement solutions, etc.) and technical discussions in API offices or at customers’ sites, with limited to no supervision.
  • Reviewing customer projects for compatibility with existing API products and solutions.
  • Performing engineering benchmark studies in the office and at the customer sites.
  • Providing installations and training of automated inspection solutions for customer pilot projects.
  • Helping to generate documents in the area of testing, installing, training and troubleshooting of API products and solutions.
  • Learning and applying to integrate API technology with other equipment such as robots, CMMs, and PLCs.
  • Representing API in a positive manner with all customers at all times.

Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, a related curriculum, or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Experience working with robots, PLCs, scanners, and/or metrology products.
  • Experience of working industrial manufacturing and/or quality management environment.
  • Knowledge of Mechanical Assemblies, fixturing, tooling, industrial automation.
  • Able to read and understand control, mechanical and electrical drawings and diagrams.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to work independently.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of GD&T preferred.

This position may require up to 50% travel and working at customer sites.  Customer sites include work around industrial, mechanical and electrical equipment, as well as use of hand or power tools.

Service-Techniker/in bzw. -Ingenieur/in (Germany)

Ihr Aufgabengebiet wird sein:

  • Durchführung von Messdienstleistung im Bereich der industriellen Messtechnik
  • Technische Betreuung unsere Kunden bis zum erfolgreichen Projektabschluss sowie Installation unserer Systeme vor Ort
  • Kundensupport bei messtechnischen und anwendungsspezifischen Fragen
  • Hard- und Softwareschulungen
  • Unterstützung der Produktentwicklung

Folgende Qualifikationen sollten Sie mitbringen:

  • eine abgeschlossene technische Ausbildung/Studium mit Schwerpunkt der dreidimensionalen Messtechnik (Vermessung, Maschinenbau oder vergleichbar)
  • idealerweise praktische Erfahrung im Umgang mit 3D-Messtechnik (Laser Tracker, Messarm, Laser Scanner, KMG, …)
  • Kundenorientiertes, souveränes und professionelles Auftreten
  • Organisationsvermögen und Fähigkeit zur Aufgabenplanung
  • gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • hohe Reisebereitschaft
  • Kenntnisse im Umgang mit Robotern sind wünschenwert

Wir bieten Ihnen:

  • Mitarbeit in einem hochmotivierten internationalen Team
  • Abwechslungsreiches Aufgabengebiet
  • Eigenverantwortliches, selbständiges Arbeiten
  • attraktives Gehalt
  • Dienstwagen auch zur Privatnutzung
  • Möglichkeit des Home-Offices
  • Interne Karrieremöglichkeit

Wenn Sie interessiere an einer vielseitigen Tätigkeit haben, bitten wir Sie um Zusendung Ihrer Aussagefähigen Bewerbungsunterlagen per E-Mail unter Angabe Ihrer Gehaltsvorstellung und Ihres frühesten Eintrittstermins.

Computer Vision Software Engineer (Rockville, MD)

Automated Precision Inc. (API) is a world leader in coordinate measurement solutions. Leading the metrology industry through innovation, API products are used by many of the world’s leading automotive, aerospace, machine tool, and CMM manufacturers.

At the corporate headquarters in Rockville, MD we are currently seeking to add a Junior Computer Vision Software Engineer. The candidate will be hired to work on 3D metrology software application development and SDK development to support our laser tracker and accessories. The candidate will also involve in computer vision algorithm development to support our advanced automatic non-contact inspection system and technology.

Job Description:

  • Develop and test advanced hardware systems based on computer vision technology that created for industrial inspection automation
  • Develop 3D visualization application and SDK for laser tracker and non-contact measurement devices
  • Perform sensor performance benchmarking and analyses to support engineering decisions
  • Determine project specifications and project schedule by studying product requirements and specifications, calculating time requirements and sequencing project elements
  • Assist in installation and running of product demonstrations
  • Debugging with no additional support
  • Participate in design reviews and create technical documentation

Required:

  • Strong C/C++ software and programming skills and object-oriented analysis and design
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with computer vision application including 3D computer vision, multiple view geometry, object detection, tracking & recognition
  • Experience using OpenCV for computer vision and image analysis algorithm development
  • Experience with Windows/Visual Studio/MFC
  • Experience with Socket programming and IPC
  • Experience in an event-based, multi-threaded programming and asynchronous IPCs

Preferred:

  • Experience with PCL and 3D depth sensors
  • Experience in using libraries, BOOST, JSON and XML parsers.
  • Experience using debugging tools like Windbg, GDB
  • C#/WPF application development experience
  • SVN/VS Team Service
  • Experience in writing modules for various hardware interface layers using TCP/IP, RS232, USB
Service Engineer I (Rockville, MD)

Automated Precision Inc. is a world leader in advanced metrology solutions for industry. API products and services are used by leading automotive, aerospace, machine tool, and CMM manufacturers. Now is the right time to come help us grow! We are looking for entry level Service Engineers to join the API team. If you are looking for a full-time position, with high growth potential, this may be the opportunity for you.

We are willing to train the right candidates to use our precision instruments and software to support customers throughout North America.

We offer an excellent training program that begins in our Rockville, MD headquarters, where you will learn the technical details of using our world-class equipment and the best practices associated with metrology equipment. Then you will be paired with best in class Field Engineers to gain hands-on experience. We have a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including 401(k) match opportunities and an attractive Paid Time Off plan. This is a hands-on opportunity to get real work experience while learning from some of the best in the field of metrology!

Minimum Required Experience/Skills:

  • Associates Degree in a technical field or High School Diploma with 2+ years of test/metrology experience.
  • Clearance required; must be U.S. citizen.
  • Must be self-motivated, highly accountable and achievement motivated.
  • Have the ability to read design drawings and schematics.
  • Be Flexible to changing priorities.
  • Willing to relocate.
  • Must be able to travel to locations across the US, work overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Have excellent communication skills, capacity to interact with customers and understand verbal and written instructions.
  • Able to lift equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.