Automation Authority Since 1999

World’s #1 Source for Automation Professionals and Contracts

Hourly Contracts – Contract to Hire – Direct Jobs

Automation Authority Since 1999

Worlds #1 Source for Automation Contracts and Professionals

What Automate America Has To Offer

Automation Contracts and Professionals. A free, fair, and open marketplace that matches available professionals to customers’ contracts. Customers pay Automate America while professionals and engineering firms are paid by Automate America. One supplier that gives customers access to over 40,000 automation professionals and engineering firms for free. Professionals and Engineering firms do not have to onboard and get approved by customers, nor do they have to invoice anyone! You are paid automatically based on approved timesheets and expense reports! Professional profiles with customer reviews based on work done assure quality work is done for every customer every time! Customers post work for what they want to pay and that’s all that they ever pay, professionals get paid the rate that they see in the contract and can choose payment terms. No one pays any fees or subscriptions. This is the new way to get work done, professionals on demand. We make Automation, HR and Contracting Easy!

Who We Work With

The Manufacturers and Automation Companies that we are Honored to Work With

From large automotive suppliers like Forvia and Magna to huge automation integrators like Legacy Industries, IPTE, Trace Automation, Comau, Valiant TMS and many more respected engineering firms like Castor Consulting, DVS Technosoft,  Hirotec, Koops, MacLean Power Systems, Gosiger, US Engineering, Thyssenkrupp, ABB, KS Controls, Lincoln Electric, Everworks, Deshazo, Flex Robotics, The Esco Group, Difacto to Gammerler Tech and many more trusted and respected international conglomerates.

Relentlessly Enhancing Vehicle Safety

With 14,000 Patents, 150,00 Employees, 77 R&D Centers with 15,000 Engineers Forvia trusts Automate America to supply them with the best automation professionals on-demand at facilities around the US!  We are grateful for your business.

Automation Solutions for Aerospace, Integrations and Machining

Legacy has relied on Automate America for years to supply them with the best design, build, programming, and installation support around North America.  We confidently recommend Legacy Industries in Auburn Hills Mi. for any hi-tech automated solution needs.

Leaders in New Mobility

A Global GIANT - Magna has three core business units, Body Exteriors, Seating, and Energy Storage, and makes parts for almost every OEM.  We are proud to call Magna a top customer of Automate Americas and we are grateful for the repeat business year after year.

Test Systems, Chip Manufacturing, and Factory Automation

26 Years of experience building high-tech automation solutions for customers around the globe!  IPTE is a trusted integrator that we strongly recommend based on extensive collaborations over several years!

Turning Goals Into Success Stories

Nashville automation integrator that has successfully installed quality systems in manufacturing and processing plants around the country.  It is always a pleasure to work on projects with Mr. Williams and his highly skilled team.  Best of luck in 2023 and beyond!

Leaders in Large Scale Automation

Comau is one of our longest-standing customers (since 2003) and they consistently supply Automate America with contracts to work on the coolest new automation technology.  We are extremely appreciative of the cooperative, long-term relationship.  We recommend Comau for any large automotive project.

Intelligent Automation - Smart and Sustainable Factories

An amazing customer that has brought Automate America contracts in Canada, Mexico, and the US since 2006.  Trusted to build complete high-tech factories for the world's largest and most successful manufacturers.

Focused on Industry 4.0 Initiatives -

We are thankful for our affiliation with Castor Consulting and the CEO Mr. Bommarito.  You have introduced us to some of the "coolest" new automation projects in the country.  The team at Castor is like family and is highly recommended.

Sincerity, Modesty and Progress

Complete automation for Stamping, Assembly, and Hemming for the world's largest OEMs.  General Motors Supplier of the year many times over, Hirotec is a good choice for large-scale automation projects.  We are happy to play a role in your success.

Rock Solid Engineering

Plastic Welding, Feeding Systems, Laminating and Wrapping, Edge Scanning, and Challenging Machine Vision applications are always fun projects when working with Koops.  A newer customer, Koops has proven to be an extremely valuable member of Automate America that we are proud to support.

Power Distribution Products

World-class products to keep our power infrastructure performing optimally.  We appreciate the steady work of a great customer who is the leader in the most stable industry in America, Energy Delivery.

National Construction Project Execution Reimagined

Design, Simulate, Build - Authority in large greenfield manufacturing projects.  US Eng. leverages Automate America to flex its workforce when they land new projects.  Why?  because we supply them with experienced professionals on demand and it costs them $0!

Engineering Tomorrow Together

A trusted supplier of the most advanced Battery, Powertrain, Fuel Cell, and Test Systems.  We have been working with TK for over 10 years and we are proud to call them a partner.  Thank you Thyssenkrupp Automation, Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Automation For The 21st Century

A valued integrator in the south who is key to the success of many European and Asian OEMs.  Based in Germany, we have been working with KS since they arrived in the US and we appreciate the attention to detail they pay to every project.  From fully automated fork trucks to robotics and turnkey systems, KS means confident engineering.

Premier Large Systems Integrator

Customer since our name was "Wallace Automation" in 2003!  ABB has consistently supplied us with the most technical and exciting projects!  Our engineers love working with ABB because they operate with careful planning and precision which leads to success for all stakeholders.

Confront The Limitations

Premier supplier of arc welding, metal fabrication, and assembly line solutions.  Lincoln is a recognized leader in welding and automation.  A market cap of $8.53B means that we are excited for a collaborative future with ticker LECO!

Global Integration Solutions - IIOT and Industry 4.0

With US and overseas operations that can design and simulate the most challenging automation solutions, DVS is a great choice for manufacturers around the world!  We love working with the team and have enjoyed the mutually beneficial partnership for several years.  Thank you, DVS!

Automation and Control System Experts

One of Canada's fastest-growing companies with operations in Ontario, Michigan, North and South Carolina, Everworks is well-positioned to tackle any project on the east coast!  Automate America is proud to help Everworks expand with the top professionals on demand when and where they need them.

Robotic Systems for Advanced Performance

Large Material Handling (Smart Cranes), Assembly, Welding, and Custom One-Off Automation Systems.  Deshazo can design, build and upgrade your most complicated automation processes.  We appreciate the opportunity to work on the specialized solutions that you share with Automate America.

Automation Versatility - 22 Years of Honor Trust

ABB experts but not limited.  Welding, Palletizing, Machine Tending, and Glue Applications.  Flex is a certified integrator strategically located in the central US.  We are thankful to play a role in the expansion and success of one of the nation's greatest engineering teams.

Automation Electrical and Instrumentation (A.E.I.)

With three groups, Automation, Electric, and Power, the Esco group has a team dedicated to your specific need.  Founded in 1964 their experience is vast.  We are proud to support the ESCO Group and to be a part of their wonderful industrial legacy.

Post Press Equipment, Packaging Solutions, Parts and Service

The best compensating stackers, trimmers, and conveying systems specialists for the printing and packaging industry.  We are grateful to work with such an advanced automation company that holds steady to strict values and business ethics.

High Quality, On Time and Reliable Automation Systems

Difacto is an innovative global automation integrator that has systems running hundreds of plants around the world.  Difacto is an amazing customer that brings many opportunities to the Automate America marketplace.  You are appreciated and we wish you continued success.

Tools, Machines, Fasteners, Fittings, Cranes and Lifts

A high-growth, female-owned industrial supplier who we are proud to be associated with.  With specialized team members who have experience with the products they sell.  Automation needs in the south are multiplying quickly and we look forward to a prosperous future together.

Solutions for All Your Manufacturing Needs

Brake Press Automation, Welding, and Material Removal Specialists capable of any custom one-off turnkey automation needs.  It is great to work with a partner who has such a rich history in the automation industry.

Automotive and Agricultural Cabs, Enclosures, and Armoring Kits.

When production stops for the weekend McLaughlin relies on Automate America for machine upgrades and optimization.  From EVs to military parts and assemblies, McLaughlin is a respected and trusted contract manufacturer.

High-Performing Heat Transfer Solutions for Every Industry

World's premier manufacturer of custom and standard heat transfer products.  API leverages Automate America to develop software offline for their engineers to install.  We recommend API from a direct working relationship where they have proven their high quality repeatedly.

Serious Solutions

From machine tending to complete production lines, Gosiger is a trusted automation integrator with over 30 years of experience.  Buy your CNC from them and they will fully integrate it with new machine tending automation technology.

Professionals

Customers search and request professionals. You can add the professional to your watch list to easily track the professional and their availability. When you request a professional, they will get notified and so will your account manager who will complete the engagement. Please be ready for a phone call from your account manager soon after requesting professionals. You can perform a more specific search by typing the skill that you are looking for in the search bar, for example ABB, Kuka, Allen Bradley etc… Our search does not work great but we are currently working to improve the feature. If you do not see the professional that you need, please post a contract and we will send it to every professional with the skills that you need and you will have qualified applicants within hours!

What We Work With

The Hardware and Software that we Simulate, Design, Program, Install and Maintain

Includes Allen Bradley, Beckhoff, ABB, Catia, Fanuc Robotics, Solidworks, Kuka, Siemens, Cognex, Keyence, Denso, Staubli, Omron, Mitsubishi and many other top automation hardware and software companies.  

Teach Pendant or Roboguide Simulation - Any Application - Any Industry

With $5.18B rev. in 21', Fanuc is one of the top 5 automation companies in the world.  Automate America is abundant with Fanuc programmers experienced in all of the standard applications of Fanuc robots.

Allen Bradley for All Industries

The best Allen Bradley programmers are on Automate America.  We have done more Allen Bradley contracts than any other automation control platform.  1000s of AB Programmers see your work instantly when you post it on Automate America.

Global Automation and Technology Leader

From the old S3 controllers to dual-arm Yumi and the new Collaborative GoFa and Swifi models, we can program it!  The world's most experienced ABB Programmers are on Automate America.  We appreciate the long relationship - since 2001 when our founder contracted there for years.

PLC TIA / PLM / Xcelerator - Programming - Simulation

Siemens became popular in the south US when BMW, Mercedes, and several power plants standardized them in the mid-200x's.  Now Siemens PLM and machine controls software like, Step 7 and TIA Portal are commonplace.  We were there at the start of Siemens adoption in the US and we are here for you now.

Automotive, Food and Beverage and Medical Leaders

Standardized by some of the world's greatest automotive, aerospace, and food /beverage companies in the world.  Kuka is the leader in medical robotics as well.  Automate America has Kuka experts on demand!  Touchup, Submit Interpreter work or commissioning Automate America has the experience.

Robotics and Much More!

Did You Know?- Denso employs 170,000 people!  Many in Maryville, TN., and Auburn Hills, Michigan.  Denso Robotics are used primarily for small, precise applications.  Many manufacturers rely on Denso Robots and we have programmed them for many part suppliers.

Machine Vision Experts

Vision Inspection, Smart Sensors, Laser Marking, and Precise Measurement systems, Keyence is the premier vision company, and Automate America has experienced professionals to integrate the hardware and program it.

MELSEC Series PLC's and More

iQ-R and F Series to the high-performance Q,L,F and QS/WS Safety Controllers, we have the programmers that know your new and legacy systems.

6 Axis, SCARA, Collaborative, Mobile and AGV's

We have worked with Staubli Robotics US for years and have even visited the beautiful manufacturing facility in Faverges, France and can assure you that Staubli robots are reliable, well-built, and extremely accurate!

The Leader In Machine Vision

Inspection, Tracking, Guiding, Sorting, or Identifying, whatever your Cognex needs Automate America has a programmer with experience and endorsements waiting for your contract.

CJ or NX PLC, HMI, Motion, Vision or Safety

Omron is a reliable and cost-effective PLC that integrates easily with devices from other manufacturers.  In 1970, Dr. Kazuma Tateisi developed SINIC Theory which guides company direction through connected feedback loops in Science -Technology & Society.

Industrial PC's with Twin Cat Software & MX Pluggable Solutions

Beckhoff is taking market share quickly with $1.82 Billion in sales in 2021.  Many customers prefer the PC-based pluggable solutions from Beckhoff over traditional PLC's.

Hourly Contracts

Professionals and Engineering Service Companies, swipe through the Hourly Contracts, when you find one that you are interested in, click View Details at the bottom or click Apply immediately! It’s that easy. This list is updated daily so bookmark this page and check back often!  Post an Hourly Contract

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the typical customer and professionals questions.

Questions like, What does Automate America Cost?  How Much Should I Pay Programmers? Who pays Who? What Value do I get from Automate America?  Does Automate America Sponsor Work VISA’s?   

What Should I Pay for Robotics Contractors?

Post your contracts for $75-$110/hour base rate depending on the commonality of the application and the duration.  Include overtime at 1.3 times the base rate and Sunday pay at 1.6 times the base rate to get the best candidates.  If you are in a rural area you will need to add per diem and hotel to cast a wide net.  The typical Per Diem is $65/day.  AA takes a small percentage of the "Hourly Rates" before showing the contract to the marketplace.

What is The Catch?

Free for Manufacturers, Automation Integrators, Service Companies, and Contractors!  No credit cards, no subscriptions, no hidden fees, or extras.  We take a small percentage of the customer bill rate before we show it to the marketplace.

Why Should I Get My Work From AA?

We serve you contracts and eliminate your responsibilities of marketing, sales calls, supplier qualifications, onboarding, invoicing, and chasing late payments (you are paid automatically).  We allow you to choose when you get paid, provide great rates, and have a supportive network of automation professionals that make you feel a part of something big, yet still in full control of your career!  Relax, focus on the automation work that you are good at, and let us handle the B2B headaches.

What Should I Pay for PLC / PAC / HMI / IPC Controls Work?

Post your contracts for $85-$130/hour base depending on the requirements and duration.  Include Overtime at 1.3 times the base rate and Sunday / Double Time at 1.6 times the base rate to get the best candidates.  If you are in a rural area you will need to add per diem and hotel to cast a wide net.  The typical Per Diem is $75/day.  AA takes a small percentage of the "hourly" rate before showing it to the marketplace.

Who Pays Who on Automate America?

The customer posting the contract pays Automate America and the Professionals and Service Partners doing the work get paid by Automate America.  Both sides choose the payment terms they want.  Both sides do business with Automate America.  One intermediary simplifies the B2B process for all!

Do You Sponsor Work VISA's?

Most of the Non-US residents that do work with Automate America have established companies in their country.  We provide a request for services letter.  Sometimes our customers will support you directly.  Never be afraid to apply, if the project does not allow Non-US residents then it will ask during application.

To Good To Be True?

We take a small percentage of the rate the customer posts the contract for, before we show it to the marketplace.  We do not take much because we have automated the back office processes and it does not cost much for us to scale.

What Rate Should I Post My Contract For?

Your contract rate should = the burden rate of an employee in the same position.  What would you pay an employee?  Take that hourly base pay for a direct employee and multiply that by 1.8 times and that will be your hourly contract base rate.  Now an on-demand contractor costs you exactly the same as an employee, just less risk and commitment. The next slide explains burden rates in detail.

How is the Burden Rate Calculated?

Employees are extremely expensive!  The burden rate is the actual rate the employee costs the company and is the suggested rate that you should pay the contractor.  1.8 times base pay is the standard calculation.  Formula = employee pay + the company match for Social Security, FICA, and Medicare, then add Vacation, PTO, Health Insurance, 401K, Uniforms, Tools, Software, Worker's Comp, Computers, etc.  Employee Burden Rate = Hourly Contract Rate

Free Job and Contract Posts & 0 Placement Fees

We make your life easier!  A niche job board for automation professionals and it's free!  Find who you need instantly and eliminate the costly job boards and head hunters, we do that work for free!  90 day Contract to Hire with no placement fees and post your direct jobs worldwide for free.  Our professional profiles are better than resumes and our workflow is better than the high-priced job boards.

Flow of Work on Automate America

1:  Customers post hourly contracts  2: Professionals apply to the contracts with profiles  3: Customers shortlist the professionals they like and get contacts to interview if desired.  4: Customer clicks "hire" on the contractor they want.  5:  Contractor gets one last chance to accept or decline.  6: AA invoices the customer based on approved time sheets.  7:  AA pays the contractor.

What Is The Average Contract Duration?

1 Day "Emergency Service" to 1 Year for long-term engagements.  All contracts list the start date and estimated end date.  The average contract is 3 months.

OEM's and Part Suppliers

Installation of new equipment, maintenance techs on-demand, and upgrades to existing equipment.  Need 1-30 automation professionals next week?  We can help and it will be easy and free!  Hourly Contracts, Contract to Hire and Direct Jobs are all free on Automate America.

Automation Marketplace - Hourly Contracts - On-Demand Professionals & Support

Network of Manufacturers, Automation Companies, and Professionals sharing opportunities and availability.  Post and apply to Hourly Contracts, Contracts to Hire, RFQ/Quote work and direct jobs for free today!  Upfront pay rates, no negotiating, no discrimination just the best automation professionals on demand.

Contract to Hire

Professionals swipe through these opportunities, when you find one that you are interested in, click View Details at the bottom or click Apply immediately! It’s that easy. This list is updated daily so bookmark this page and check back often! Contract to Hire means that you will be offered a Direct Job at the end of the contract if the customer wants to hire you. It will be your option to take the job or request for the contract to be extended.

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The Industry's Most Recognized PLC Certification

MyPLCTraining.com is the standard.  Automate America trusts these automation experts to ready our pipeline of control engineers.  From those with 0 PLC skills trying to enter the industry to professional controls engineers looking to learn a new system, they have an amazing way of simplifying the most capable control platforms in the world.

Direct Jobs

Professionals swipe through these opportunities, when you find one that you are interested in, click View Details at the bottom or click Apply immediately! It’s that easy. This list is updated daily so bookmark this page and check back often! These are direct jobs for those looking for employment at one of our customers. Automate America simply makes the connection here, you will be interviewed and hired by the customer directly.

SEARCH WORK

Direct or Contract  |  Hourly or Quote

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Hourly Contracts

1 day to 1-year contracts paid by the hour, generally with overtime, travel expenses, and per diem!  Customers pay Automate America and Professionals are paid by Automate America.

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Contract to Hire

These are the same as hourly contracts, but the customer has the intention to make you a direct in-house job offer at the end of the contract which typically lasts 90 days.  We never charge the customer to hire a professional!

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Direct Job

These are traditional W2, in-house, direct jobs.  We do not charge customers to post these opportunities and the professionals will be paid by the customers.

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Hard Quote  |  Fixed Bid

These are large projects that must be quoted by larger service partners who can design, build, program and install large systems.

Projects / RFQ’s

Engineering Firms, Service Partners, swipe through these opportunities, when you find one that you are interested in, click View Details at the bottom or click Apply immediately! It’s that easy. This list is updated daily so bookmark this page and check back often! These are high-dollar projects that customers are looking to have quoted by you! They are too much work to break up individually as hourly contracts. These opportunities range from small assemblies to complete automation assembly lines!


Our Statement of Confidence

As the worlds No. 1 online marketplace for automation contracts and professionals. Automate America pledges to be the mediator of this community. We further pledge to hold a high standard of ethical values, moral standards, and general health of the platform above all else.

This means that we conduct our business above board. By posting visible rates to both professionals and companies, we make everything open and honest. We believe that is how business should be done and that is how we conduct ourselves day in and day out.

Our free and fair platform is exactly that. It is not weighted to give any one person or company an advantage over another. There is no pay-to-play and there is no business conducted behind closed doors. This ensures free and fair means free and fair transactions for all. Our goal is to give customers access to all of the available professionals and to give all professionals access to all of the work.

Our goal is 1,000,000 grateful users.

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A Network of Automation Professionals Only

Similar to LinkedIn with professional profiles, but niche for automation with the goal of sharing skills and availability while applying to high value automation contracts.

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