Automation Specialist

Location: Council Bluffs, IA

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Assist the sales force in winning orders by providing quality proposals/contracts that demonstrate our understanding of the customer requirements and puts Acieta in the best position for success. This role includes extensive investigation into the customers’ product(s), their method of manufacturing that product and an understanding of the equipment we offer to make them a more efficient and competitive manufacturer. Solutions must be offered with a keen eye on cost and risk to the customer to help us become selected.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain a strong understanding of the products, services, and capabilities of software, vendor, and supplier-partner; not necessarily developing technical expertise of using these products.
  • Become proficient in the use of engineering tools i.e. 2D and 3D CAD software, Word, Excel, and Salesforce.
  • Manage all data for the execution of the application per the agreed upon format i.e. file storage on servers, archival of data etc.
  • Be efficient and effective at use of standard forms for proposals and costing.
  • Provide detailed sequence of operations with timing estimates; making sure all necessary information about an application has been obtained to provide accurate proposals. Must be able to make and document reasonable assumptions when information is not available.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, including engineering and technical support, to ensure customer needs are met and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Work with third party vendors to spec out equipment needed for the application that comply with our internal team’s expectations.
  • Be responsive with proposals and make recommendations to improve processes, lower design, or manufacturing cost of the company’s products. Contribute by being an active member of assigned teams even after the order has been issued.
  • Prepare and deliver custom robotic system presentations to customers, showcasing the values and capabilities of our systems.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, competitor analysis, and emerging technologies related to robotics and automation solutions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering is a plus, but education paired with applicable experience is most important for this role. Three years related experience in Manufacturing Automation with Mechanical and Electrical Aptitude is preferred.
  • Personal computer literacy with working familiarity of software related to financial and scheduling tracking of projects (CRM’s and ERP Systems).
  • Software: Above average knowledge in Microsoft Suites including: Word, Excel, Outlook, general PC knowledge. Above average knowledge or the willingness to learn 2D & 3D CAD software.

ACIETA is an equal opportunity employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates. ACIETA does not discriminate against any job applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national origin, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, age, military or veteran status, or any other prohibited basis under applicable local, state, or federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in the application and/or interview process should notify ACIETA’s Human Resources department at