Worthington Industries Robot Programmer "Intern" in Watertown, South Dakota

Robot Programmer "Intern"


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Date:May 14, 2018

Location:Watertown, SD, US, 57201

Company:Worthington Industries, Inc

We are dedicated to the belief that people are our most important asset. In filling job openings every effort is expended to find candidates within Worthington, its divisions or subsidiaries. Employee development, opportunity to grow and continuing to evolve both as an employee and as a company are instrumental to our success. We encourage employees to inquire about open positions and apply to those that help further their career goals.


Input of programming specifications for welding robotics through use of computer generated software.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Attends the job during the scheduled work hours.

Receives instructions, prints, and work orders for the job.

Plans details of working procedure.

May include Inspecting finished product for completeness and conformance to all quality assurance procedures.

Programs welding robot with use of off-line programming for installation of correct welding parameters and welding location from blue print specifications.

Operates machine to verify program specifications.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Pursuing Associates degree from a two year technical school in robotics preferred. Minimum of one year related experience in robotic welding and/or programming.

Pursuing Associates degree from a two year technical school in robotics preferred. Minimum of one year related experience in robotic welding and/or programming.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in metric and standard units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to convert standard units of measure to metric and metric to standard.

Essential Abilities

  • Problem Solving

  • Our Philosophy

  • Embrace & Leverage Technology

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Self-Motivation

  • Standards Adherence

  • Strategic Vision and Execution

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

As a Robot Programmer and Automation Intern, you’ll work with a mentor to gain valuable real-world experience in issues that impact manufacturing processes with regards to robotic welding and automation engineering. Some of the areas you’ll be trained in include:

Programming/Design/Production Support

  • Assist with the design and installation of new cells within the Welding Department.

  • Program Fanuc and IGM welding robots, and Fronius and Miller weld power supplies to support production.

  • Work with Robot Manager to identify production / build related problems, long-term issues, and negative trends.

  • Assist in solving robot related barriers to production that are identified in our Transformation outstanding issues.

  • Maintain and document weld schedules.

  • Work with engineers on current automation issues that prevent safer, more efficient, and higher quality ratings while reducing waste and touch points.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Provide regular updates to the Manufacturing Engineer and Robot Manager regarding project status.

  • Organize and maintain efficiency of personal work area and 6S zone.

    Prepare and deliver final presentation to local leaders at the end of Internship with assigned project recommendations.

Company Information

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.

Nearest Major Market:Sioux FallsNearest Secondary Market:South DakotaJob Segment:Developer, Intern, Welding, Programmer, Engineer, Technology, Entry Level, Manufacturing, Engineering


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