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Mechanical Application and Proposal Engineer

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Posted on 08/24/2023


Lake Orion, Michigan


The robot revolution is booming, and AMT is making headlines as one of the fastest-growing automation integrators. As a result of this growth, we are adding to our automation application engineering team. We are looking for individuals who have the knowledge and skills to conceptualize, estimate costs, and support the design processes required for automated robotic systems.

“Engineers come to AMT because they get to invent things and do things that people have never done before.”

Major Duties & Responsibilities

Job Summary:

The Applications Engineer (AE) works with the sales and proposal team to evaluate qualified customer opportunities for automation. The AE works with engineering teams to conceptualize and formulate designs for automated systems and works closely with sales to gather data to properly estimate all engineering and systems costs according to specifications. The AE plays a key role in determining the necessary resources required based on cost estimates and budgetary constraints and works closely with the engineering execution team during the pre-engineering and initial design phases.


Job Duties:

The duties may include but are not limited to:


  • Support sales with customer line ups and the evaluation of qualified automation opportunities
  • Collaborate with engineering departments to prepare detailed and accurate proposals.
  • Work with engineering teams to develop & propose automation systems design according to customer requirements.
  • Create system layout, tooling concepts, and simulations as part of technical pre-engineering and proposal deliverable.
  • Create project proposals.
  • Create project cost estimates.
  • Present design solutions that exceed customer’s expectations, highlighting competitive advantages
  • Support the transition of proposals to the project execution team.

Minimum Skills & Abilities

  • Authorization to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering preferred.
  • Three+ years of experience with processing & estimating costs for robotic automation systems or material handling systems
  • Three + years of experience designing material handling systems or other automated systems.
  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a challenging environment.
  • Proficiency in Solidworks and Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with simulations tools such as Roboguide, Visual Components
  • Background in machine vision is a plus.


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AMT creatively solves robotic automation challenges. We provide complete engineered solutions with talented, experienced engineers and NO product or hardware agenda. This allows us to offer a unique and unbiased automation solution that fit your robotic automation needs regardless of size. We offer the AMT Advantage, which separates us from the pack. We have over 25 years as a full-service Automation Solutions Integrator with the unique ability to engage with a manufacturer at any point in their process. "We never intended to be just another automation robotics & engineering firm. Our experience and skill in applying manufacturing technology is unsurpassed in the industry," CEO Mike Jacobs. At AMT, we have successfully built a company of relevant automation robotics technologies under one roof with a depth of knowledge and experience that exists solely to add value to our customers’ performance. Let us show you how your company can benefit from our experience.

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