About Formic:

Formic is a new type of automation solutions provider, bundling robotics, system integration, financing, service & maintenance with our proprietary suite of technologies in order to drastically increase the amount of robotics deployed in manufacturing. We are backed by some of Silicon Valley’s top investors and are growing our team quickly.

As with any startup, we look for people who are flexible and interested in solving difficult problems.

Application Engineering - Robotics

As an application engineer at Formic, you will be responsible for working with customers and vendors to evaluate and manage the deployment of turnkey automation solutions. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a variety of manufacturing environments and working closely with customers.

Position Duties And Responsibilities

  • Manage automation projects throughout their lifecycle
    • Work with the sales team to evaluate robotic application feasibility.
    • Working with customers to gather information required to provide a final turnkey proposal including layout, cycle time, payload, product variation, etc.
    • Work with vendors and communicate the necessary information to quote the system.
    • Ensure projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget
    • Commissioning of machines to meet customer quality and cycle time requirements including testing and onsite startup
    • Provide technical support to customers.
    • Work with the end user throughout the life of the contract to ensure maximum machine performance and capacity.
  • Continually research the best technologies in robotics and automation.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to sales, applications, and support throughout the sales process.


  • 2+ years of experience working with automation equipment (FANUC, Universal Robots, Yaskawa, etc.) or in an applications engineering role
  • The ideal candidate will have overseen the deployment of robots for applications such as machine tending, welding, palletization, or material handling.
  • Willingness to get hands dirty and do real deployments
  • Someone hungry to learn, and grow in a fast-paced environment
  • A clear oral and written communicator
  • Proficiency in using and interpreting technical drawings and CAD
  • Knowledge of additional automation or general manufacturing equipment (conveyance, machine tools, welding supplies, electronics, safety equipment, etc.)
  • Out-of-the-box thinking.
  • Experience interfacing directly with customers.

Travel Requirements

Approximately 50% required.


  • Competitive market rate salary based on experience + bonus + meaningful equity in fast growing, venture backed startup company