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Commodity Engineer within position motion control

ID:  7681
Function:  Engineering

Odense, South Denmark, DK

Do you have knowledge of material science, experience with sourcing mechanical components and know everything about motors & gears? This could be a great opportunity to put this knowledge into play!


#WeAreUR and we continuously redefine automation

Universal Robots, part of Teradyne Inc., has a simple mission: Automation for Anyone. Anywhere.


Our vision is to create a world where people work with robots, not like robots. And with 75,000+ cobots already installed worldwide, we’re already making a difference. Working towards our vision gives us endless opportunities to learn, grow, innovate, and solve problems together as we bring our technology to companies of all sizes all over the world.



Within the Supply Base Management engineering team, this position as the commodity engineer is the key technical resource for all proactive supplier related activities. You will be responsible for the technical due diligence aspects of mechanical and/or electro-mechanical components selection and creating awareness within strategic supply base of Teradyne technology needs while keeping current knowledge of industry and component technology trends. Moreover, your responsibilities will be, but not limited to:


  • Gather and review info on the specifications of standard and divisional mechanical components and assist the global design teams in selecting mechanical commodities for use in new designs
  • Facilitate specification reviews with our suppliers and gather DFM input and transform them into valuable specifications.
  • Be responsible for supporting requests for information from contract manufacturers on Teradyne parts, components, and suppliers
  • Lead qualification of new components through Part Qual process and First Article documents
  • Analyze how changes could affect Teradyne products, when component was changed by Manufacturer; in charge to deviate process to get new parts when urgencies are demanded
  • Drive cost down initiatives using experience to analyze and find optimization in the cost of the mechanical parts, while assuring continuous quality and reliability
  • Travel as needed to work on engineering projects and visit suppliers


We are driven by honesty and act with integrity - #WhoAreUR

It’s crucial for success in this role that you are highly skilled in manufacturing processes of gears, motors, and electrical systems – and are the one people envies for your knowledge!

5+ years of experience with precision motion control; gears, motors, and electrical systems combined with an education in Mechanical or Electro-mechanical Engineering would make us very curious about you.


Also we are looking for:

  • Reading and interpretating mechanical technical data: drawings, specifications, high level assemblies, bill of materials, etc.
  • Familiarity with electromechanical integration and design/assembly best practices
  • Supplier quality management experience
  • Knowledge of assisted mechanical software such as Solid Works and AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of Statistical Quality Controls (SPC, 6-sigma, etc) & Lean Manufacturing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite: Macros and Pivot Tables in Excel is a must
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, and fluent in English both verbal and written


The role requires flexibility in terms of planning and travelling. Willingness to adjust working hours to meet deadlines and to visit suppliers around the world. You have the ability to work independently, self-motivated with minimal supervision to perform individual tasks and responsibilities.


The role is based in Odense, DK.


We collaborate - it´s in our DNA

Join Universal Robots, the ground-breaking technology company, and help us on our mission: Automation for Anyone. Anywhere. Shaping next year’s innovations. Moving a fast-growing industry forward. Building a truly global career. You can do it all here.


At Universal Robots we are a diverse group of bright, ambitious people working at the forefront of collaborative robotics. Through our agility, resilience, and entrepreneurial approach, we are taking our innovative robot products into more markets and regions than ever before.


We employ around 1000 people in offices across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia – and we’re growing all the time. So, if you’re looking to build your career working with some of the best talent from all over the world, we want to get in touch with you!


Send your application using the link. We take candidates into the recruitment process on a continuous basis and encourage you to apply as soon as possible.



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