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Robotics Software Engineer Co-Op at Amsted Rail

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Granite City, Illinois

Job Description:

Amsted Rail has an immediate opening for a Robotics Software Engineer Co-op at its Granite City, IL location.

Amsted Rail provides engineered systems that combine castings, bearings, wheels, axles, braking and energy management devices for the freight rail industry. Amsted Rail enjoys a significant share of the freight rail undercarriage market and is part of Amsted Industries. Employee owned Amsted Industries is comprised of the Amsted Rail Group, a construction and industrial group and a vehicular group. Amsted has some 11,000 employees in 48 plants with 30 in the United States and 18 internationally.


Join the Amsted Rail team as a co-op to develop/deploy robotic and automation systems in a manufacturing environment. Collaborate with engineers and technicians on challenges related to automation. Design, assemble, and debug industrial robotic and automation systems. Perform system testing. Create documentation for custom automation systems, perform electromechanical design for industrial and manufacturing systems. Document and report technical work.


  • Knowledge of C++ and Python software development

  • Pursuing a BS degree in Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering.

  • Able to work 20 hours per week during school and full-time during summer


  • Academic or work experience with developing electromechanical systems, including software and controls for robotics and automation

  • Beneficial Knowledge: ROS (Robot Operating System), OpenCV, PCL (Point Cloud Library), SolidWorks, Linux, 2D/3D computer vision, path planning for robotics, machine learning, optimization, perception/sensing for robot guidance, localization.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Must have the ability to work with people. Must be a team player with willingness to freely exchange ideas and relate well with others.

  • Appetite for solving problems and creating solutions through software programming

  • A hands-on background with a mechanical aptitude

  • Must be willing to assume responsibility for accuracy and quality of work assigned.

  • Should possess good organizational skills

  • Self-motivated to work in a rapidly changing priority environment

  • Must be detail oriented

Amsted Rail’s commitment to Affirmative Action:

Amsted Rail is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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