Current Career Opportunities

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Web Designer

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 Web Designer.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with marketing/product management/engineering to develop website, manual and e-learning training contents to support API business.
  • Design, build, or maintain intranet and external web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Manage and update HQ site, micro-global site structural management.
  • Write, design, or edit Web page content, or direct others producing content
  • Present and make recommendation regarding e-learning course design, technology, and instruction delivery options.
  • Define instructional, learning, or performance objectives.
  • Develop instructional materials and products for technology-based redesign of courses.
  • Organize material and complete technical writing assignment according to set standards.
  • Create product catalogues, publish technical/sales bulletins and training materials.
  • Interview production and engineering personnel and read journals and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Web Design or Marketing with a minimum of 3 years+ experience in subject areas
  • Strong skills and experience in website building and management
  • Technical document generation skills and experience in using authoring programs and multimedia tools, i.e. Madcap
  • Knowledge and experience of Learning Management System highly preferred
  • E-Learning system design experience
Quality Assurance Specialist

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 Quality Assurance Specialist.

 

 

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 Include:

  • Verify that raw materials, purchased parts or components, in-process samples, and finished products meet established testing and inspection standards
  • Identify product quality requirements by reviewing regulations, guidelines, standards and industry best practices
  • Collect and analyze production samples to evaluate quality
  • Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of raw materials, in-process materials and finished goods
  • Document testing procedures, methodologies, or criteria
  • Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, or work for conformance to specifications
  • Measure dimensions of products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or micrometers
  • Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required
  • Interpret test results, compare them to established specifications and control limits, and make recommendations on appropriateness of data for release
  • Identify quality problems and recommend solutions
  • Participate in out-of-specification and failure investigations and recommend corrective actions
  • Mark items with details such as grade or acceptance-rejection status
  • Perform visual inspections of finished products

 

 

The Requirements Are:

  • Two Years Technical Degree and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a production environment
  • Experience in a role as inspector and/or analyzer with hardware such as mechanical, EE and optical a must
  • Experience with quality systems such as ISO, TQM, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing
  • Must have a “can-do” approach to every challenge and be a problem solver
  • Must be able to articulate verbally and in writing to clarify and resolve problems
Electro-Optics Manufacturing Production Engineer

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 an Electro-Optics Manufacturing Production Engineer

 

The Ideal Candidate Will:

be hired to work in the area of electronics, optics, and optoelectronics. We are looking for a candidate who can support interdisciplinary projects in production with expertise in optoelectronics. This position requires working closely with the R&D Engineering and Production teams covering company’s current technologies related to metrology and measurement instruments.

 

Technical Scope:

  • Complete the product design, analysis and development of mechanical components, systems and equipment, including assembly and part drawings as well as other required documentation from design concept to manufacturing release, for high precision metrology products
  • Confirm fabrication, assembly and installation processes
  • Organize and maintain product Bill of Materials and Bill of operations
  • Monitor product assembly procedures for production processes
  • Works with R&D on process transfer
  • Mentor junior engineers through process, design, analysis, etc.

The Requirements Are:

B.S degree (minimum requirement) in EE (preferred), physics, optics, photonics

  1. Knowledge in numerical analysis
  2. Knowledge in fiber optics and light detection is a plus
  3. Knowledge in electronics, schematics,
  4. Demonstrated accomplishments in projects is a plus
  5. Strong troubleshooting and root cause analysis capability (CAPA)

 

Preferred skills, licenses/certifications

  • Programming experience in Matlab or Python
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Instrument knowledge: oscilloscope, DMM, frequency counters, soldering, crimping
  • Interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Sense of urgency and working well under pressure
  • Excellent communication and documentation

 

Must have a “can-do” approach to every challenge and be a problem solver

Must be able to communicate openly and effectively with a diverse group of professionals

Quality Assurance Manager

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 Quality Assurance Manager.

 

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 Include:

  • Cultivate a process-based Quality culture taking a proactive approach to implementing, facilitating and coordinating the quality activities in this high tech manufacturing operation
  • Identify product quality requirements by reviewing regulations, guidelines, standards and industry best practices
  • Create and implement inspection and testing criteria or procedures
  • Evaluate analytical methods and procedures to determine how quality control might be improved
  • Conduct tests and inspections of products or processes to evaluate quality or performance
  • Analyze quality control test results and provide feedback and interpretation to production management or staff
  • Identify quality problems or areas for improvement and recommend solutions or corrective actions
  • Monitor performance of quality control systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency
  • Monitor testing procedures to ensure that all tests are performed according to established item specifications, standard test methods, or protocols
  • Communicate quality control information to departments, outside vendors, or contractors
  • Produce reports regarding nonconformance of products or processes, daily production quality, root cause analyses, or quality trends
  • Participate in the development of product specifications
  • Review statistical studies, technological advances, or regulatory standards and trends to stay abreast of issues in the field of quality control
  • Identify critical points in the manufacturing process and specify sampling procedures to be used at these points
  • Review and update standard operating procedures or quality assurance manuals
  • Communicate quality goals and requirements by preparing and disseminating standards, metrics, SOP’s, production records and documentation
  • Review quality documentation necessary for regulatory submissions and inspections
  • Generate and maintain quality control operating budgets
  • Conduct training to employees on quality relevant topics

 

The Requirements Are:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering w/ 1-2 years’ experience in a production environment
  • Experience in a role as inspector and/or analyzer with hardware such as mechanical, EE and optical a must
  • Experience with quality systems such as ISO, TQM, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing
  • Must have a “can-do” approach to every challenge and be a problem solver
  • Must be able to articulate verbally and in writing to clarify and resolve problems
Embedded Software/Firmware Engineer

Automated Precision Inc. 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.

At the corporate headquarters in Rockville, MD we are currently seeking to add for an Embedded Software/Firmware Engineer. We are expanding the R&D team to serve the company growth. Embedded Software/Firmware Engineer is playing a very critical role in next generation product development, strong Embedded Linux and C/C++ skills are required for this position and good understanding on FPGA and MPU hardware will enhance your capability to develop the software and firmware.

 

What You Need for this Position

  • Must have strong skill/knowledge in C/C++, Embedded System, and Linux
  • Deep understanding in RTOS, such like VxWorks, WinCE and Linux
  • Good to have knowledge and experience on Xilinx Zynq SoC firmware development
  • Ability to work with embedded controller boards, working knowledge of embedded processors like ARM, MIPS etc.
  • Experience on TCP/IP communication, USB communication and UART communication development
  • Basic scripting using Python or JavaScript
  • Exposure to C# is plus
  • MatLab knowledge is good to have
  • Familiarity with using Visual Studio and Eclipse IDE
  • Familiar with Agile software development process
  • Familiarity with iOS, Android SDK is a plus
  • Understanding of source code revision control and bug tracking
  • Cross platform development experience is a plus
  • Understanding of source code revision control and bug tracking
  • BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related. Master Degree is a plus
Electronic Hardware Engineer

Automated Precision Inc. 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.

At the corporate headquarters in Rockville, MD we are currently seeking to add for an Electronic Hardware Engineer We are expanding the R&D team to serve the company growth. Electronic Hardware Engineer is playing the very critical role in both existing product maintenance and new product development. Strong knowledge and experience in analog circuit design is required for this position, and PCB layout skill and system integration experience will help you to ramp up to speed quickly. Your will be also responsible for circuit trouble shooting and quality assurance.

 

What You Need for this Position

  • Must have strong knowledge and experience in analog circuit design
  • Must have good knowledge and experience in DC/DC power supply design
  • Must have good knowledge and experience in PCB layout (PADS) and schematic drafting
  • Familiar with transimpedance amplifier design and signal processing
  • Familiar with motor control circuit and PWM amplifier development
  • Good to have knowledge and experience in rechargeable Lithium-ion/Polymer battery management
  • Good to have knowledge and experience on circuit simulation and thermal management
  • Good to have knowledge and experience on industrial networks circuit design (EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, DeviceNet, Profibus-DP, EtherCAT, etc…
  • Good skill on using multi-meter, oscilloscope, function generator and spectrum analyzer
  • Engineering document drafting and management
  • Understand ERP system and product life cycle management
  • BS in Electronic Engineering or related with 3+ years’ experience or Master degree
Sales Administrative Assistant

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 Sales Administrative Assistant.

The Sales Administrative Assistant is responsible for the daily administration and support of the Sales and Executive Team and of all office related processes, systems and files. The right candidate has a keen eye for detail and is able to work well in a deadline driven environment with minimal supervision. Requires significant team work with Executive Management, Sales Managers and Global Managers.

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Manager of Sales Support/Network Administration.
  • Provides data and reports to help the sales team.
  • Keeps track of sales targets. Consistently provides detailed updates on sales activities to Sr. Leadership Team.
  • First line of contact for in-coming calls and visitors.
  • Will provide general administrative, clerical support for Executive staff.
  • Prepares letters and documents, receives and sorts mail.
  • Operates and maintains supplies for office machines.
  • Maintains office, coffee center, cleaning supplies.
  • Will assist with special events, plan meetings.
  • Able to make/assist with travel arrangements for Executive Staff and Visitors.
  • Performs other related administrative or accounting tasks as required.
  • Works on special projects.

 

Software Proficiency

  • Comprehensive knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Experience with Epicor system a plus.

 

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Minimum of Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Well-developed presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal customer service skills and the ability to form relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines. The right candidate will be professional, motivated and energetic.
  • Experienced in handling sensitive, confidential information.
  • Able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communicator (oral and written).
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.

Must be punctual and dependable.

Machine Tool Assembler

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. In the Puget Sound Area of Washington State, we are currently seeking for full time Machine Tool Assemblers.
Job Requirements include:

 

  • Follows and maintains written assembly procedures
  • Assembles units and sub-assemblies to engineering specifications in assembly drawings
  • Builds units to specified time requirements in work schedules
  • Ensures quality standards are met for all units built in the area
  • Performs part inspection as needed, identifies defective parts if necessary
  • Cleans, fits, aligns, adjusts and assembles parts as needed
  • Interprets guidance, area priorities & communicates with other departments in absence of supervisor
  • Maintains equipment in the unit assembly area at a basic user level
  • Recommends design improvements seeks to increase efficiencies in unit assembly area
  • Maintains a clean, safe and organized work area

 

Required Skills

  • Read and interpret assembly drawings
  • Work with English and Metric measurements
  • Operate gages such as OD & ID micrometers, verniers, gage blocks, etc.
  • Continual use of hand tools for various operations – drill, tap, reem, file, chip, fit, straighten, etc.
  • Familiarity with laser alignment systems
  • Operate small machines – lathe, grinder, drill press, belt sander, etc.
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Neat, clean and organized

 

Work Hours

  • 40 hours per week with the possibility of overtime

Required Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or 2 – 4 years related experience and/or training.

Applikationsingenieur/Application Engineer (Germany)

Ihr Aufgabengebiet wird sein:

  • Durchführung von Messdienstleistung im Bereich der industriellen Messtechnik
  • Durchführung von Hard- und Softwareschulungen
  • Installation unserer Systeme beim Kunden und Betreuung bis zum erfolgreichen Projektabschluss
  • Kundensupport bei messtechnischen und anwendungsspezifischen Fragen
  • Vertriebsunterstützung bei Produktpräsentationen
  • Testen von Software und Geräten

Folgende Qualifikationen sollten Sie mitbringen:

  • eine abgeschlossene technische Ausbildung/Studium mit Schwerpunkt der dreidimensionalen Messtechnik (Vermessung, Maschinenbau oder vergleichbar)
  • idealerweise Kenntnisse im Bereich Industrievermessung
  • eine ausgeprägte Kundenorientierung
  • eigenständiges Arbeiten
  • sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift

Weltweit unterstützen Lösungen und Systeme von API Unternehmen in den wesentlichen Prozessen der 3D-Messtechnik und der produktionsbegleitenden Qualitätssicherung. Unsere Kunden nutzen unsere laserbasierten portablen Messsysteme für nahezu alle Bereiche der dimensionellen Messtechnik. API ́s Kunden finden sich insbesondere im Maschinen- und Fahrzeugbau, in der Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie sowie in der Energietechnik und im Forschungsbereich.

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