Robotic System Engineer – St. CLoud

1st Shift | Full-Time| Little Falls


Are you looking for an opportunity to start something new or build your career somewhere rewarding? Then look no further! Central McGowan is now hiring a Robotic Systems Engineer join our Automation team in Saint Cloud. Central McGowan is a leading, family-owned supplier of gases, supplies, equipment, service and more!


Our benefits include:

  • Competitive wages
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Annual Profit sharing
  • Paid Time Off (yes, even on your Birthday!)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Company Paid Volunteer Time
  • Short term disability, term life, and ADD insurance
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Employee rewards and recognition events
  • Paid Training
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Endless career growth and opportunities

Position Overview

  • Safely prepare, design, build and set-up robotic systems to meet customer specifications.
    • Build and assemble robotic devices or systems.
    • Fabricate housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures.
    • Assist engineers in the design, configuration, or application of robotic systems.
    • Program complex robotic systems, such as vision systems.
    • Align, fit, or assemble component parts using tools, fixtures, templates etc.
    • Install, program, or repair programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, or conveyors.
    • Ability to load, configure and install system hardware and software.
    • Create a custom designed robotic weld program.
    • Master and calibrate system prior to installation at customer site.

    Provide Technical and Field Support

    • Report status of machine and any risks or issues as they arise.
    • Work with mechanical engineers for updates on machine assemblies.
    • Maintain customer confidence by keeping information confidential.
    • Setup, program, and debug systems to meet customer specifications.
    • Perform reach studies to ensure project success.
    • Improve cycle time and system throughput by adjusting robot path and functions.
    • Installation and configuration of hardware and software options.
    • Perform safe installation of automation systems.
    • Evaluate installation sites.
    • Provide support for down production systems.
    • Provide support for developing or improving process.
    • Perform preventative or corrective maintenance on automation systems or components.
    • Maintain, update, and prepare service records of automation systems.


  • High School degree or equivalent.
  • Associates degree in robotics, robot programming or automation preferred.
  • 1-2 years ’experience in automation preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Advanced computer skills, and proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Self-starter with good attitude and aptitude.
  • Well-organized with ability to prioritize.
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of personnel, both internal and external.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving ability


Central McGowan is a Minnesota Based independent and family-owned distributor of welding and industrial equipment, gases, supplies, abrasives, safety equipment; beverage carbonation solutions and dry ice; and FANUC-authorized integrator of robotic and automation solutions. specialize in three areas: welding equipment and supplies, gases, and automation. Our liquid bulk gas fleet touches almost every corner of the state with nitrogen, argon, oxygen, helium, and carbon dioxide deliveries. We pride ourselves in being a full-service provider for bulk gas, high pressure cylinders, gas technologies, welding equipment, machines, supplies, safety equipment, abrasives, and consumables. We’re also among the few Minnesota distributors with the capability to help seamlessly integrate robotic technology and automation into businesses.

It’s been through the hard work and ingenuity of dedicated employees that we’ve grown our services and product offerings to where they are today.

If you are looking for an opportunity for future growth/advancement and to be part of a great team, this could be the opportunity for you!

EEOC Statement

Central McGowan is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.