At Polaris our DNA started with co-founders Edgar Hetteen, his younger brother Allan and his close friend David Johnson who had somewhere to be and no way to get there. 65 years later, you still see that drive, ingenuity, and pioneering spirit in everything we do.

Robot Programmer II

Location: Roseau, Minnesota US


Job Number: 4732

Requisition Number: R3757

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External Description: At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.

Leadership role within the Welding Department obtaining the highest possible Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost metrics in robotic welding environment, while working in a fast-paced production atmosphere. Define and/or modify robot systems when quality issues arise. Support efficient and logical programs and techniques that satisfy the needs of Robot Operators, Programmers, Engineering Teams, and Polaris' Customers.

• Exhibits a consistently positive attitude and professional demeanor under pressure
• Provides superior customer service to the Welding Department and all subsequent customers
• Delivers support for robotic welding process development and continuous improvement
• Designs and implements new programs and tests for all robotic machines
• Plans and executes robot programming activities of upcoming products
• Communicates effectively and consistently with counterparts on other shifts, fosters and builds a healthy team dynamic
• Understands how to set up, fine tunes, and operates a complete robot welding cell
• Takes on leadership responsibility for maintenance of robot systems
• Coordinates troubleshooting activities with Maintenance, Tool & Die, and Robot/Welding Suppliers to resolve issues with robotic and associated mechanized processes
• Supports and maintains robot data collection for troubleshooting, keeps accurate day to day maintenance log of robot systems
• Oversees training of Editors and Operators across all shifts
• Assists Supervisors in monitoring robot quality and productivity
• Leads quality improvement projects within Welding to analyze and interpret best course of action for improvement
• Troubleshoots machine variances to maintain product quality
• Maintains OSHA compliance and corporate safety standards within the department and company
• Develops, maintains, and updates standard operating procedures and other process related activities
• Works with Weld Engineer to develop & maintain weld procedure qualification records and weld procedure specifications
• Performs macro cut/etch for procedure validation purposes
• Executes time studies regarding robot cycle time and cell flow
• Keeps neat, clean, and orderly work area
• Accepts miscellaneous duties as required
• Takes on overtime as necessary, and understands "on-call" duty may be required

• High School Diploma or GED
• 2-Year technical degree preferred

• 4-years experience as a Robot Editor or Programmer. (Yaskawa Motoman preferred)
• 1-Years previous welding experience and familiarity with GMAW processes
• 5-Years experience in an industrial environment
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, & Outlook
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work with little supervision
• Aptitude to read and interpret engineering prints, processes, and procedures
• Capable of electrical troubleshooting
• Detail orientated and accurate maintains high degree of professionalism
• Proficient at programming multi-robot, multi-axis, and coordinated motion programs
• Capacity to understand complex electromechanical systems
• Basic aptitude of pneumatic & hydraulic circuits
• Working knowledge of programmable logic controllers and servo drives
• Knowledge of high-volume production weld tooling and tooling techniques for robot success
• Able to provide recommendations for support of capital projects for new robot systems
• Capable of using offline programming software (MotoSIM or CENIT FASTSUITE)
• Advanced understanding of arc welding processes and variables (i.e. the relationship between arc weld amperage, voltage, and travel speed)
• Advanced knowledge of GMAW equipment, troubleshooting, and maintenance
• Comprehends Polaris weld visual acceptance and macro cut/etch criteria
• Must have forklift certification or earn within 3 months of hire
• Must be willing to travel for training,and will be required to complete basic and advanced courses as offered

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2020 sales of $7.0 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

City: Roseau

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Robot Programmer II

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