Robotics Applications Engineer

Chicago, IL /
Deployment, Monitoring & Maintenance /
Full Time
Formic Technologies is focused on unlocking robotic automation for small to mid-sized American manufacturers. Our mission is to continue the American legacy of innovation by increasing our customers' productivity with our innovative robots-as-a-service model, combining financial innovation with a mastery of robotics. We enable manufacturing customers to deploy and scale automation quickly and with minimal risk, and believe that technology doesn’t change the world until you make it accessible to those who need it most. 

We make building things easy and believe every factory should have access to unlimited labor through automation without the traditional barriers to entry.

We didn’t invent automated systems - we just democratized them.

Duties & Responsibilities

    • Working with customers and vendors to evaluate and manage the deployment of turnkey automation solutions.
    • Demonstrate comfort working in a variety of manufacturing environments and working closely with customers
    • Manage automation projects throughout their lifecycle
    • Work with the sales team to evaluate robotic application feasibility
    • Work with customers to gather information required to provide a final turnkey proposal including layout, cycle time, payload, product variation, etc.
    • Work with vendors and communicate the necessary information to quote the system
    • Ensure projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget
    • Commission of machines to meet customer quality and cycle time requirements including testing and onsite startup
    • Provide technical support to customers
    • Work with the end-user throughout the life of the contract to ensure maximum machine performance and capacity
    • Continually research the best technologies in robotics and automation
    • Provide subject matter expertise to sales, applications, and support throughout the sales process
    • Travel Requirements - for a 'seasoned' candidate we could consider this a 'hybrid' role located in the Chicago area with non-travel time split between office and home office. Otherwise, 50% travel is required.


    • 3+ years of hands-on experience working with industrial and collaborative robot systems (FANUC, Universal Robots, Yaskawa, etc.) 
    • 1+ years of experience overseeing the deployment of robots for applications such as machine tending, welding, palletization, or material handling
    • Willingness to get hands dirty and do real deployments
    • Hunger to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment
    • Expert oral and written communications
    • Proficiency in using and interpreting technical drawings and CAD
    • Knowledge of additional automation or general manufacturing equipment (conveyance, machine tools, welding supplies, electronics, safety equipment, etc.)
    • Experience interfacing directly with customers

Benefits & Perks

    • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
    • Competitive base salary
    • Equity in Formic
    • One-time home office setup allowance of $3,000 USD
    • Unlimited PTO
    • Regular off-site events
    • 401k & FSA
Formic is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, family or parental status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. All employment decisions are based on a person’s merit, business needs, and role requirements. If you require further accommodations or have questions regarding accessibility of our roles, please reach out to our VP of People at