Careers

Interested in working for a dynamic, high-tech company creating tomorrow’s technology using quality craftsmanship in a modern manufacturing facility? Join our vibrant, dedicated team and see what it’s like to work for a company where every person is an individual who matters!

Sono-Tek is always interested in reviewing resumes from talented individuals for all of our departments – please send your resume and cover letter to info@sono-tek.com for consideration.

Current Openings

1. SOFTWARE ENGINEER


REPORTS TO: Manager, Software Engineering

General Summary
As a member of the software engineering team this individual creates software and graphical interfaces to automate internal processes, implement automated control solutions for Sono-Tek spray systems, and assists with special projects at the direction of the software engineering manager.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Prototype, develop, test and support software and firmware for use in systems and
    controls solutions.
  2. Prototype, develop, test and support software for use within the company.
  3. Create solutions in various languages as needed to fit the project, primarily VB, and
    including C#, C, C++, PHP, and others to meet project requirements.
  4. Test written code for errors and correct them as they are found.
  5. Continually seek methods to improve performance and functionality of internal
    processes through software solutions.
  6. Create programs and instructions to aid in the production of equipment.
  7. Implement custom functionality and create custom reports for use with Sage ERP
    software.
  8. Contribute to the design of new products and improvements to older products.
  9. Specify and source control parts such as PC’s, PLC’s, controllers, and interfaces.
  10. Evaluate products, parts, or processes for cost efficiency and reliability and ensure
    project completion.
  11. Administrate various databases integral to day-to-day operations.
  12. Monitor and support intranet.v
  13. Provide aid to IT in matters of security, third party software, and hardware.
  14. Contribute to the design and specification of systems and subsystems to the current
    acceptable level of the appropriate industry standard.
  15. Create system control schemes and flowcharts.
  16. Assemble and release engineering changes in accordance with company policies.
  17. Assist in writing technical manuals for system software.
  18. Write and update instructions for the assembly, test, installation, and calibration of
    systems and subsystems.

Knowledge and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a related
    Engineering discipline and 1-2 years of applicable experience is strongly recommended.
  • Experience with object-oriented programming, GIT, and modern software development
    tools is expected.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical circuits and concepts is required.
  • Basic understanding of computer networks, IP addresses, and subnets is beneficial

Skill and Ability

  • Excellent communication skills are required, oral and written.
  • Strict adherence to standards and policies is required.
  • Excellent and methodical trouble-shooting skills are important for quickly determining
    the best engineering response to a technical challenge.
  • Good interpersonal skills are needed due to a high number of interdepartmental
    interactions.



2. TECHNICAL SALES SPECIALIST


REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Sales

Sono-Tek is seeking an individual for a technical sales position at a cutting edge growing technology company. Scientists and Engineers contact us to help solve their coating problems and we need someone to help guide them to a solution. If working closely with a team, learning about advanced technologies, and solving technical problems sounds fun, we may be the right fit for you. Sono-Tek builds advanced material coating systems for customers worldwide in green energy, advanced medical, semiconductor, and other markets. New graduates with a technical degree are welcome to apply.

General Summary
As part of a technical sales team, the Technical Sales Specialist sells a select group of Sono-Tek’s products directly to customers and/or through representatives. Working as a team with the sales department, they will be both receiving and giving out new sales opportunities from the other sales staff. Communicates with incoming leads to understand their needs, helps follow up with existing leads, and participates in basic proactive sales projects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follows up on sales leads by telephone and written correspondence to sell Sono-Tek products.
  • Works with and supports sales managers for specific projects and applications.
  • Interfaces with customers and Sono-Tek sales, Engineering, and Applications Engineering to obtain solutions to customer problems.
  • May attend occasional trade shows and customer sites important to sales efforts.
  • When appropriate, reaches out to existing customers, old inquiries, or applicable industry contacts to see if Sono-Tek’s technology can benefit them.
  • Provides critical input into marketing program design and ensures implementation.
  • On occasions gives product presentations to potential customers.
  • Interfaces with customers and appropriate Sono-Tek staff regarding ship dates customer returns, special needs and new product designs.
  • Helps cover other sales staff if they are unavailable.
  • Understands the quality objectives for the organization and contributes to the continual improvement.

Knowledge and Experience
The desired minimum educational requirement is a 2 year college degree and/or related technical work experience. An understanding of Sono-Tek products will also need to be established if it is not already. Direct sales experience, and/or experience in the technical sales or technical support is beneficial.

Skill and Ability

  • General technical aptitude and the ability to be continuously learning are essential to success.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical specifications to discuss Sono-Tek product applications.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills are important for responding to customer issues and requests.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills are essential to handle multiple priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to foster positive customer relations.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills are needed for all aspects of this job.
  • Foreign language skills are an asset, but not required, for dealing with non-English speaking customers.
  • Persistence, assertiveness, and a desire to thrive in a team-based atmosphere are key for success.
  • Ability to build and sustain positive, productive business relationships is essential due to the unique nature of the industry and customer base.


3. ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I


REPORTS TO: VP, ENGINEERING

General Summary
Responsible for assembly, test and documentation of various engineering projects at the direction of engineering team members. Acts as the primary liaison between production team members and engineers. Creates documentation necessary to fabricate, manufacture and assemble as part of the company’s quality system.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for setting up, checking, and correcting operational and experimental electrical-mechanical machinery, circuitry, and equipment adhering to pre-established guidelines of the organization’s engineering specifications.
  • Assembles and tests equipment at the direction of engineering team members.
  • Supplies technical support to production floor including small needed corrections to BOM’s or defining the need for a CPAR.
  • Provides engineering documentation such as ECN’s.
  • Fabricates models of designs in machine shop.
  • Understands the quality objectives for the organization and contributes to continual improvement.
  • Supports Engineers by creating part numbers in spreadsheets, in MAS, and in various drawings and documentation as directed by engineering.

Knowledge and Experience
Normally, an AAS in an applied field is required, such as chemistry, electronics, or mechanics. 1-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of CAD/CAM and other design software and the ability to make small updates. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on informal instructions and/or pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a professional engineer or manager.

Skill and Ability

  • Math and analytical skills, as well as creative ability are necessary for design and development work.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical specifications in order to define product parameters.
  • Good interpersonal skills in order to interface with coworkers on problems.
  • Excellent hand/eye coordination, dexterity, and mechanical ability, as well as physical stamina, are needed for production floor and machine shop work.
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills are needed for all aspects of this job.
  • Must be able to use machine shop equipment to produce models to spec.


4. MACHINE SHOP


We are always interested in reviewing resumes for Machinist positions.
Please email resume to info@sono-tek.com.


5. APPLICATION ENGINEER


Dynamic role working in a High Tech Manufacturing Company. Job duties will include performing customer specific testing using robotic dispensing machines, interfacing with customers concerning technical specifications, and managing complex projects. Background in Engineering preferred, but other disciplines also acceptable. Some travel will be required. Hands on experience with automation equipment a plus.

Responsibilities
Under general direction the selected individual will conduct application specific tests at Sono-Tek’s facility in Milton, NY to support the sale of Sono-Tek products. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, following up leads and interfacing with distributors selling Sono-Tek products, attending trade shows, and traveling to customer locations as approved by the Application Engineering Manager or SBU Director.

  • Participates with in house laboratory experiments to meet application requirements
  • Follows up sales leads by telephone, written correspondence and with on-site visits to sell Sono-Tek products, keeping the SBU Director informed of results.
  • Answers questions and makes routine recommendations to customers regarding product applications and problem resolution.
  • Prepares technical specifications and Engineering project proposals, when necessary. Interfaces with the New Product Development Team throughout the design and build process for new system offerings.
  • Coordinates with distributors in assigned territory regarding sales efforts and accompanies them on customer visits.
  • Attends trade shows and/or visits existing customer sites for Process Development work, subject to the approval of the SBU Director.
  • Interfaces with customers and appropriate Sono-Tek staff regarding ship dates, customer returns, special needs and new product designs and maintains sales-related documentation and database.
  • Trains other Sono-Tek employees and outside reps on an as needed basis.
  • Provides feedback to the sales team, production and engineering regarding customer satisfaction and ideas.
  • Understands the quality objectives for the organization and contributes to continual improvement.

Qualifications
The desired minimum educational requirement is a BS in an engineering discipline, or equivalent.
1-2 years of direct sales, marketing, or Engineering experience preferred but not required.

Skill and Ability

  • Ability to interpret technical specifications in order to discuss Sono-Tek products and applications.
  • Mechanical aptitude is desirable for the occasional need to assist service engineers or adjust Sono-Tek products at customer locations.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills are important for responding to customer issues.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills are essential to handle multiple priorities, especially when out of the office. Project Management experience or certification is a definite plus.
  • Ability to travel, including to foreign countries for sales and customer service calls, is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to foster positive customer relations.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills are needed for all aspects of this job.
  • Foreign language skills are an asset when dealing with non-English speaking customers. Cultural appreciation and understanding is a must.
  • Extensive travel schedules make personal flexibility a must.
  • Ability to motivate others is instrumental for achieving aggressive support from reps.
  • Persistence and assertiveness are key for successful sales.