Software Automation Engineer

Country/Region:  US
State:  CO
City:  Fort Collins
Category:  Engineering


Wolf Robotics, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, has had over 8,400 installations, our team of automation professionals has implemented solutions for the toughest metal working projects around. We foster an environment that encourages our group of bright, talented, and skilled employees to design and develop new products. 

Req. ID: 22650 


Lincoln Electric Automation – The Company

Lincoln Electric Company, has been the industry leader for over 30 years in the robotic automation of welding, cutting, material removal, grinding, and press brake operations.  We have provided industry solutions to the fabricators of construction, agricultural, mining, off-road, energy, and transportation equipment.  Through the expertise of our personnel we develop numerous specialty products that increase productivity and maintain quality. The innovative designs and solutions we create are produced to meet or exceed our customer expectations.



Position Summary: In-depth knowledge and ability to create functional programs for industrial robotic systems; oversee complex systems analysis, design and development programs.  Collaborate with a small team of engineers at all stages of software development, including low-level algorithm design, high-level architectures, requirements analysis, testing, and deployment.  Maintain smooth running operation through identifying and recommending improvement processes.  Responsibilities will include:  interfacing to industrial equipment, writing custom software, developing configuration and build scripts, maintaining existing software products, documenting functionality, interacting with customers.



  • Install and configure Wolf Cell Controller HMI
  • Create and configure boot disks with existing project tools
  • Adhere to Lincoln software standards and procedures
  • Download and troubleshoot software for basic ABB or Fanuc robot systems
  • Update build tools that assists in automating robot project software deployment
  • Maintain and update customer project files
  • Bring projects to closure, meeting time and budget requirements
  • Work "hands-on" with industrial robotic systems (ABB, Fanuc)
  • Work at all level of the software development process (analysis, architecture & design, development, documentation, integration, test, etc.)
  • Proactively gather requirements directly from users & sales people
  • Form strategies to solve complex, ill-defined problems
  • Write high quality code (well designed, readable, testable, efficient, etc.)
  • Document and maintain various codebases
  • Keep job knowledge current through continual studying of latest development methodologies and technologies
  • Communicate effectively in a small team of software engineering professionals
  • Maintain sufficient personal organization to enable effective multi-tasking and strong attention to detail 
  • Identify procedural and process improvements to enhance efficiency and standardization of software products
  • Create build tools that assist in automating robot project software deployment
  • Contribute to driving for standard procedures for software configuration and deployment
  • Provide software training and support for other Lincoln Electric departments
  • Maintain, upgrade and retrofit  existing systems



  • 5 to 8 years of experience working with industrial robots (ABB, Fanuc), and automation equipment
  • Experience with robot programing including the ability to plan and write programming code utilizing offline simulation tools and teach pendant programming
  • 2-4 years’ experience with C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic software development fundamentals (object oriented design, test driven development, domain driven development, design patterns/principles, etc.)
  • Self-motivated and capable of balancing speed and accuracy to achieve efficiency
  • Understanding of robot kinematics
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and manage multiple conflicting priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to communicate complex procedures to other colleagues
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, ability to work well under pressure
  • Solid technical writing skills


Behavioral skills required:

  • Strong interpersonal skills,
  • Team oriented
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic agenda
  • Resourceful with strong problem solving skills
  • Must be able to solve difficult customer problems



Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: Work is usually a mix of sedentary and walking.  Use of the telephone is extensive. In the office there is minimal reaching, bending and lifting in relationship to documents and stored records. When at a customer facility, there will be lifting, reaching, bending, dragging, pulling and carrying of parts and equipment.  This individual may have to walk long distances to reach the equipment within the customer’s facility.
  • Work environment: This individual may have to sit for long periods of time. The noise level is usually moderate. Traveling may be unplanned and immediate; hours may be irregular.


Wage Rate: $66,479.00 - $123,461.00


Lincoln Electric Automation Inc., (Wolf Robotics), a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., has had over 8,400 installations, our team of automation professionals has implemented solutions for the toughest metal working projects around. We foster an environment that encourages our group of bright, talented, and skilled employees to design and develop new products. We are proud to offer our full time candidates a comprehensive benefit programs which include:


  • Health Insurance with HSA and FSA options
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Student Loan Debt Repayment
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) with a Company Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Bonus

Participation in any of the benefit plans and programs made available to employees/candidates meeting eligibility requirements. Lincoln Electric Automation Inc., reserves the right to amend or terminate any benefit plan or program at any time in accordance with applicable law.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
EOE, including disability/veterans

Country/Region:  US
State:  CO
City:  Fort Collins
Category:  Engineering

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland

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