Intern, Robotics Technician

at ArcBest in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Who we are

ArcBest Technologies, an ArcBest® company, is an innovative technology company that provides custom-built solutions and leading-edge technologies that help our customers and suppliers successfully navigate the complex supply chain landscape. Our team is made up of highly engaged and creative tech and analytical professionals – engineers, mathematicians, data scientists, software developers, information system specialists and more – who create smart solutions that deliver value to our customers and keep the global supply chain moving. We’re building the future of logistics.

ArcBest Technologies is headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Our people are at the heart of our success, and we offer a workplace that embraces all cultures, perspectives, and experiences – so we can provide the best atmosphere for our employees and the best service to our customers. If that sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.

Learn more about 1 who ArcBest Technologies is and 2 what we do along with 3 ArcBest’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

What you’ll do

We’re looking for a Intern, Robotics Technician to join the ArcBest Technologies team. The Intern, Robotics Technician helps implement cutting-edge robotics solutions in the warehousing logistics space. This cross-disciplinary role works hands-on with various engineering disciplines to design, prototype, troubleshoot and deploy robotics systems. This role is critical to ensure we deliver safe and reliable automation solutions and superior service to our customers.

Your contribution may include:

  • Work on tasks, from small electromechanical or hydraulic assemblies and test stands, to fully integrated robots.
  • Build and install sensors and other components to bring up production autonomous mobile robots for customer deployments and test use.
  • Conduct preventative or corrective maintenance action of autonomous mobile robots or other automation equipment.
  • Read engineering drawings, assembly diagrams, and electrical schematics, or other verbal, digital, and written instructions to build and install electro-mechanical components.
  • Follow written work instructions and help engineers and other robotics technicians to develop processes through open feedback and documentation.
  • Perform ad-hoc requests to develop and/or analyze operational or department-specific processes.
  • Maintain a clean and safe workplace.
  • Work in a team setting to accomplish department goals.
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned.

As an Intern, Robotics Technician, you will be a member of the ArcBest Technologies Tech R & D Robotics team in Fort Smith, AR. This is a part time internship position starting in May through the summer that will average 30-40 hours per week. Typical hours will fall between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm during the summer months.

Ready to apply? Before doing so, please make sure you meet the minimum requirements:

Education: Currently pursuing associate’s degree in robot technology or related field, required. Currently pursuing bachelor’s degree in robot technology or related field, preferred.

Experience: Prior experience in robot technology, electrical, mechanical, mechatronics, or related field, preferred.

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquires to


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Job Posting: JC236629269

Posted On: Mar 19, 2023

Updated On: May 13, 2023

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