Supervisor – Robot Programming

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Are you motivated to be a part of an industry-leading organization alongside a talented team of individuals? Are you looking to join a company offering opportunities to develop your skills and grow your career? If you join Valiant TMS, you’ll be part of a company that embraces diversity and provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Valiant TMS is a global company powered by people working together to be the most trusted partner in delivering intelligent automation solutions. To remain at the forefront of innovation, we need skilled and determined people that deliver results.

We are seeking a Supervisor – Robot Programming to join our team in Auburn Hills, Michigan where we design, build and integrate body-in-white welding and joining production systems for the automotive and commercial truck sectors. Our flexible body shop automation systems and smart work cells help OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers bring their products to life while adapting to rapidly changing technology and consumer demands.

What you’ll get to do


  • Assign robot programming leaders to specific projects, and review the scope of work and expectations with the leaders
  • Oversee projects on the manufacturing floor from a robot programming perspective, inclusive of safety, quality, cost and timing
  • Drive jobs to be completed on time and within budget
  • Ensure customer specs are followed
  • Assist in NCR identification and resolution
  • Assist in establishing and implementing continuous improvement ideas
  • Assist in employee and contractor evaluations
  • Attend/support customer and internal buy-offs
  • Collaborate with manager to fulfill manpower requirements for installation, launch, and service needs
  • Assist in training, fostering and growing a healthy working relationship with the robotics department


  • Perform robotic programming (for robots such as Fanuc, ABB, Kawasaki, and Motoman), including the following:
    • Commissioning
    • Robotic dress
    • Robotic safety setup
  • Develop and implement standard practices and provide detailed documentation upon project completion
  • Ensure that robot programs adhere to the standards and needs of the customer and Valiant TMS
  • Introduce programming improvements in robotic systems that are consistent with customer changes or manufacturing needs
  • Implement application requirements related to robotic welding, joining, sealing and material handling functions
  • Identify spot welding locations as defined by weld data sheets and other technical data
  • De-bug, tryout and verify I/O signals and interference zones in the system
  • Maintain frequent communication with mechanical and controls design personnel, as well as with manufacturing personnel, throughout the entire programming, dressing and tryout phases of installation
  • Provide complete documentation of the robotic procedure

What you bring

  • A proven ability to work well within a team-based work environment, prioritizing plans of action to accomplish objectives
  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in a Controls Engineering or Robotics related field of study and/or a minimum of 5 years experience in robotics debug in a machine tool build environment
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in both leading people and in coordinating with other departments
  • Understanding of the function of automated systems including all internal and external components
  • Strong communication skills – ability to communicate within a team-based work environment, and interact well with fellow employees and external customers
  • Ability and willingness to travel to customer and Valiant TMS work locations in North America and other global locations, if required

What we offer

  • An opportunity to work alongside, and learn from, a highly skilled team of professionals who are consistently recognized among the best in the industry
  • Competitive health, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness benefits, beginning on the first day of employment
  • Matching Contribution 401K plan
  • Internal development and promotion opportunities, both locally and globally
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Social events and community engagement
  • Customer and other marketplace discounts
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

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