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SMAC is a leading manufacturer of precision programmable electric actuators based on moving coil technology. Our actuators are unique in that force, position, and speed are totally programmable. SMAC electric actuators are designed to perform at exceptionally high speeds or very low speeds and with sub-micron accuracy and repeatability. Patented Soft-Land™ function gives extremely accurate sensing of product location or dimensions.

Why Join SMAC? 

  • SMAC presents a unique product offering and technology that surpasses any competition
  • Excellence in customer support and custom modifications
  • Exceptional team and a working environment that stimulates creativity and growth
  • Competitive salary plus benefits

Current Openings:

  • Technical Controls Support (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
  • Technical Sales Manager (Detroit, Michigan)
  • Design Engineer (Carlsbad, California)
  • Electronics Technician (Carlsbad, California)
  • Manufacturing Engineer (Carlsbad, California)
  • Manual Machinist (Carlsbad, California)
  • Sales Application Engineer (Chennai, India)
  • Servo Motor Design Engineer (Carlsbad, California)

SMAC requires that new employees provide proof of U.S. employment eligibility and pass a drug test upon hire.

Unless otherwise discussed with your supervisor, work promptly starts at 6:30am on weekdays in Carlsbad, California. Employees are responsible for their own transportation.


Technical Controls Support (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Summary of Position: Provide phone and online service to customers needing programming technical support.  On-site visits for tech support needed on occasion

Compensation

  • Full Time salaried position
  • Compensation between 80k and 90k annual salary
  • Includes Health/Dental/Vision/Life/401k

Education: Bachelors in Electrical Engineering

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

  • Ethernet IP
  • Ether CAT
  • Programming
  • C# programming

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. This job description is not intended to be inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform.  Other responsibilities/duties may be added as needed by the Supervisor/Manager.  

To apply to this position, please email your resume and cover letter via our Contact Form

 

Technical Sales Manager (Detroit, Michigan)

Why Join SMAC?  
  • SMAC presents a unique product offering and technology that surpasses any competition
  • Excellence in customer support and custom modifications
  • Exceptional team and a working environment that stimulates creativity and growth
  • Competitive salary plus benefits
Primary Objectives & Key Activities:
  • Provide advanced technical sales and solution support to distribution partners and customers
  • Provide pre-sales technical review and approval to Sales Management
  • Detect and drive sales opportunities with system integrators
  • Provide quotations and training as needed to channel partners
  • Be recognized as a solution provider with a unique technology base
  • Develop strong relationships with channel partners and key OEM’s
Qualifications & Professional Knowledge:
  • BA/BS with a minimum of 7 years experience in technical sales with a focus in electro-mechanical systems
  • Superior demonstration, questioning, and presentation skills
  • Use of computers with Windows and PPT presentation development
  • Excellent communication and problem solving abilities
  • Professional understanding of multi axis systems, steppers, servos, drives, and control software a plus
  • New product rollout and channel management
  • Willingness to travel 50% of time
Job Competencies:
  • Customer centric: Focused on the needs of the customer and application
  • Technical excellence: Motivated to learn and develop expertise with SMAC products and technology
  • Results driven: Motivation and the drive to achieve the short and long term goals of SMAC
  • Teamwork: Ability to work with a close-knit team to achieve excellent results
  • Future vision: To be part of the organizations needs and goals that promote growth

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. This job description is not intended to be inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform.  Other responsibilities/duties may be added as needed by the Supervisor/Manager. 

To apply to this position, please email your resume and cover letter via our Contact Form

 

Design Engineer (Carlsbad, California)

SMAC is a leading manufacturer of precision programmable electric actuators based on moving coil technology. Our actuators are unique in that force, position, and speed are totally programmable. SMAC electric actuators are designed to perform at exceptionally high speeds or very low speeds and with sub-micron accuracy and repeatability. Patented Soft-Land™ function gives extremely accurate sensing of product location or dimensions.

This position reports directly to the Engineering Manager

Compensation: 

SMAC offers a competitive salary based on skills, knowledge, and experience. Health, Vision, and Dental care plans and a 401(k) plan are available.

Summary of Position: 

Design Engineers hold primary responsibility for the entire product lifecycle, from new product design and development, modification requests to existing products to meet specific customer needs and requirements, and mechanical and electrical assembly design, primarily using Solid Works.

Education: 

Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering

Required Experience: 

Designing servomotors, stepper motors

Generating technical drawings via Solid Works

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

  • Effective technical skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Creativity.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Teamworking skills.

Duties & responsibilities:

Create, develop and test electro-mechanical moving coil actuators. Solve problems by applying the principles of physics, and mechanics to the product design. Collect data on prototype performance and supervise the manufacturing process for the design.

Job Type:

Full-time, salaried

Work environment/ physical demands:

  • High Shop noise
  • Working near moving mechanical parts
  • Standing, walking for 6 hours or more at a time
  • Wearing eye, ear and face protection for 6 hours or more at a time
  • Some sitting
  • Lifting up to 50lbs

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. This job description is not intended to be inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform.  Other responsibilities/duties may be added as needed by the Supervisor/Manager. 

To apply to this position, please email your resume and cover letter via our Contact Form

 

Electronics Technician (Carlsbad, California)

Compensation: 

  • Competitive Salary

Summary of Position: 

  • Lays out, builds simple actuator demonstration kits
  • Tests, troubleshoots and repairs electro-mechanical actuator systems applying principles and theories of electronics/circuitry

Education: 

  • AA in Electrical Engineering

Required Experience: 

  • Electronic Test Equipment - oscilloscopes, voltmeters, etc.
  • Measurement tools such as calipers

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Set up test apparatus or devises test equipment and circuitry to conduct functional and life tests to evaluate performance and reliability of production model
  • Analyzes and interprets test data
  • Adjusts, calibrates, aligns and modifies circuitry/components and records effects on unit performance

Job Type:

  • Full-time, salaried/hourly

Work environment/ physical demands:

  • High Shop noise
  • Working near moving mechanical parts
  • Sitting for 6 hours or more at a time
  • Some standing, walking
  • Lifting up to 50lbs, actuators can be heavy

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. This job description is not intended to be inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform.  Other responsibilities/duties may be added as needed by the Supervisor/Manager.

To apply to this position, please email your resume and cover letter via our Contact Form

 

Manufacturing Engineer (Carlsbad, California)

Duties & Responsibilities:

Designs and improves manufacturing process, procedures and production layouts for electromechanical assembly lines and CNC machining cells.  Incorporates inspection and test equipment and documentation for assembly and machining processes. Goal is fast delivery of 100% inspected high quality products at the lowest cost.  Investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality. 

Education: 

  • Bachelors in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering required

Required Experience: 

  • Minimum 4 years professional experience as manufacturing engineer
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Access, Word, Excel)

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical assembly, industrial processes, technical writing. 
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills required
  • Knowledge of ISO 9000
  • CAD Software (Solidworks)
  • Basic electrical concepts
  • Familiarity with CNC programming

Compensation: 

  • Competitive salary

Job Type:

  • This is a full-time, salaried position
  • Some Saturdays required

Work environment/ physical demands:

This is a hands-on position that requires you to learn each product assembly in order to document and teach

Environment to include:

  • High Shop noise
  • Working near moving mechanical parts
  • Occasionally climb factory stairs
  • Standing, walking for 6 hours or more
  • Wearing eye, ear and face protection
  • Some sitting
  • Occasionally lifting up to 25 to 50lbs

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. This job description is not intended to be inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform.  Other responsibilities/duties may be added as needed by the Supervisor/Manager.

To apply to this position, please email your resume and cover letter via our Contact Form

 

Manual Machinist (Carlsbad, California)

Description:

Responsible for making prototype and production parts as well as tool building, all to extremely high tolerances.  Must be able to work unsupervised and produce at a high level

Compensation:

  • This is a full time position
  • Between $20 & $25 an hour, depending on experience
  • Benefits include, health, dental, vision, 401k, biannual bonus

Experience:

4 to 8 years with the following:

  • Manual mills (Bridgeport type) and lathes performing set up and machining of several different parts per day
  • Precision measuring equipment, gauges and hand tools to assure quality standards are maintained
  • Experience machining various metallic and non-metallic materials

Qualifications:

Prospective candidates will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • Understanding of blueprints (English and Metric) and technical schematics and drawings
  • Ability to meet inspection requirements according to customer specifications
  • Use of intermediate shop mathematics including Algebra and Geometry to determine and check angles, radii, hole locations, accessibility, missing dimensions, interrelated dimensions, etc.
  • Knowledge of tooling cutter speeds and feed rates
  • Ability to read and write in English and comprehend English instructions
  • Must have your own tools
  • Extremely Organized

Education:

High school Diploma or equivalent

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. This job description is not intended to be inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform.  Other responsibilities/duties may be added as needed by the Supervisor/Manager. 

To apply to this position, please email your resume and cover letter via our Contact Form

 

Sales Application Engineer (Chennai, India)

Why Join SMAC? 

  • SMAC presents a unique product offering and technology that surpasses any competition
  • Excellence in customer support and custom modifications
  • Exceptional team and a working environment that stimulates creativity and growth
  • Competitive salary plus benefits

Primary Objectives & Key Activities:

  • Provide advanced technical sales and solution support to distribution partners and customers
  • Provide pre-sales technical review and approval to Sales Management
  • Detect and drive sales opportunities with system integrators
  • Provide quotations and training as needed to channel partners
  • Be recognized as a solution provider with a unique technology base
  • Develop strong relationships with channel partners and key OEM’s

Qualifications & Professional Knowledge:

  • BE with 3-5 years experience in technical sales with a focus in electro-mechanical systems
  • Superior demonstration, questioning, and presentation skills
  • Use of computers with Windows and PPT presentation development
  • Excellent communication and problem solving abilities
  • Professional understanding of multi axis systems, steppers, servos, drives, and control software a plus
  • New product rollout and channel management
  • Willingness to travel 70% of time

Job Competencies:

  • Customer centric: Focused on the needs of the customer and application
  • Technical excellence: Motivated to learn and develop expertise with SMAC products and technology
  • Results driven: Motivation and the drive to achieve the short and long term goals of SMAC
  • Teamwork: Ability to work with a close-knit team to achieve excellent results
  • Future vision: To be part of the organizations needs and goals that promote growth

This is an exceptional opportunity to grow your career with the industry leader of innovative products and technology.

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. This job description is not intended to be inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform.  Other responsibilities/duties may be added as needed by the Supervisor/Manager. 

To apply to this position, please email your resume and cover letter via our Contact Form

 

Servo Motor Design Engineer (Carlsbad, California)

SMAC is expanding its new HT (High Torque) DC brushless servo design team. Our HT motors are a technically advanced design that uses Halbach magnets and SMAC’s patented Printed Coil technology. SMAC makes its own encoders and micro controller amplifiers as well. The sales strategy is to develop OEM specific motors for customers in the US, Asia, and Europe. 
 
Compensation: 
  • Salary range: $95 - $100K - DOE
  • Yearly bonus 
  • Health /Dental/Vision/Life/401k
Position Summary:
Designing magnetic circuits, coils and mechanical parts out of our Carlsbad, CA design HQ with support from groups in New Hampshire, Iowa, and Singapore.  
 
Education:  
Bachelors in Electrical Engineering
 
Required Experience:  
  • Magnetic circuit, coils and mechanical part design via Solid Works
  • Generating technical drawings via Solid Works
  • 5yrs+ working experience in product design
  • 5yrs+ DC/AC servo motor design
 
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish, Japanese, Korean or Vietnamese a plus, as the company has many employees who are native speakers of these languages
  • Proficiency in Solid Works, an absolute must
  • Effective Technical Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Ability to work within a team and individually
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English, verbally and in writing
  • Commercial awareness

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. This job description is not intended to be inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform.  Other responsibilities/duties may be added as needed by the Supervisor/Manager. 

To apply to this position, please email your resume and cover letter via our Contact Form


 
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