Careers

Looking for a company to grow with? Join the JR team and see what all the fuss is about. We have grown 475 percent since 2009 and are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Apply to join our team today!

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Join the JR Team

We are committed to investing in the best and brightest, ensuring success for our future. To see our current list of employment opportunities, check out our Job Openings section below.


For an inside look at the people, positions and events found at JR, be sure to watch our Careers video.

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Internships
Internship and Co-Op Programs

We bring the top candidates in a variety of disciplines to West Michigan with the JR internship program. Through hands-on mentoring, we help to cultivate the minds that will turn today's ideas into tomorrow's reality. Interested in bringing your skills to JR? Check out our current internship opportunities!

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Mechanical Engineer featured job opportunity.
Featured Job Opportunity
Mechanical Engineer

Location: Holland, MI
Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience: Experienced

Our Mechanical Engineering team never designs the same machine twice. They are skilled individuals that enjoy thinking outside the box in a team environment to solve practical problems with no standard solution...

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Robotic Service Engineer featured job opportunity.
Featured Job Opportunity
Robotic Service Engineer

Location: Holland, MI
Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience: Mid Level

We are seeking to grow our Robotic Service Engineer team. Epoch Robotics, a division of JR Automation, is a valued partner providing robotic controls integration, robotic parts, 24/7 emergency service, preventive maintenance, and training for a broad range of industries...

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Robotics Controls Engineer featured job opportunity.
Featured Job Opportunity
Robotics Controls Engineer

Location: Pickens, SC
Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience: Experienced

As a Controls Engineer at JR, you will work with leading-edge technology to integrate and program completely custom automated equipment. Your "office" is interfacing with the equipment, where you control the movement, the timing and robot interaction...

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Controls Technician - Journeyman featured job opportunity.
Featured Job Opportunity
Controls Technician - Journeyman

Location: Holland, MI
Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience: Experienced

We are currently looking to fill a Controls Technician position at our New Holland Street location. As a Controls Tech at JR Automation you will get to be a part of a team building the most interesting and exciting equipment on the market...

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Controls Engineer - Entry Level featured job opportunity.
Featured Job Opportunity
Controls Engineer - Entry Level

Location: Holland, MI
Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience: Entry Level

Our Controls Engineers are innovative, hard working individuals that hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with exposure to the industrial manufacturing environment and some experience in programming automated systems...

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Why West Michigan?

Why West Michigan?

West Michigan may just be the US's best kept secret. Affordable living, a thriving social scene, outdoor adventures, and much more, West Michigan really has it all. 

Looking for something to do? Check out Holland's gorgeous public beaches! Visiting with us during the winter? Hit the slopes. Michigan is a great place to kick back, relax, and go fishing! Year-round festivals are an exciting draw and make for a great twist on family night. And, of course, it wouldn't be summer in Michigan without a few great rounds of golf!

Job Openings

Job Openings

We have a wide range of career opportunities that might be the perfect fit for you. Questions? Contact our careers staff at [email protected].

Controls Engineer-- Entry Level

About the Position:

Our Controls Engineers are innovative, hard working individuals that hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with exposure to the industrial manufacturing environment and some experience in programming automated systems. Our engineers travel up to 25% to provide our domestic customers with superior service; international travel may also be required.

As a Controls Engineer, you will work with the latest technology to integrate and program custom automated equipment. You will work hard as a team, meet deadlines, and be rewarded for a job well done.

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage lie within our team. Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees. All applicants must have the right to work in the US without sponsorship.

Education:

Bachelor Engineering-- Electrical Engineering or similar degree

Candidates with the following experience will be considered over others:

  • PLC
  • HMI
  • Robot
  • AutoCAD
  • Motion control
  • Pnuematics
  • Hydraulics
  • Vision systems

Controls Engineer-- Experienced

About the Position:

Our Controls Engineers are innovative, hard working individuals that hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with at least 2 years of experience in PLC programming, motion control, hydraulics, vision, robotics, HMI controls and troubleshooting. Our engineers travel up to 25% to provide our domestic customers with superior service; international travel may also be required.

As a Controls Engineer at JR, you will work with the latest technology to integrate and program custom automated equipment. You will work hard as a team, meet deadlines, and be rewarded for a job well done.

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage lie within our team.  Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees. All applicants must have the right to work in the US without sponsorship.

Education:

BE Electrical Engineering or similar degree

Required Experience:

  • PLC
  • HMI
  • Robotics exposure
  • AutoCAD
  • Motion control
  • Electrical circuit design
  • Pnuematics
  • Hydraulics
  • Vision systems
  • Custom automated equipment
  • Working from concept through production

Controls Engineer-- South Carolina

About the Position:

Our Controls Engineers are innovative, hard working individuals that hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with at least 2 years of experience in PLC programming, motion control, hydraulics, vision, robotics, HMI controls, and troubleshooting. Our engineers travel up to 25% to provide our domestic customers with superior service; international travel may also be required.

As a Controls Engineer  at JR, you will work with leading-edge technology to integrate and program completely custom automated equipment. Your “office” is interfacing with the equipment, where you control the movement, the timing and robot interaction. You will work hard as a team, meet deadlines, and be rewarded for a job well done.

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage lie within our team.  Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees. All applicants must have the right to work in the US without sponsorship.

Education:

Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar degree

Required Experience:

  • PLC
  • HMI
  • Robotics
  • AutoCAD
  • Motion control
  • Pneumatics
  • Hydraulics
  • Vision systems

Controls Engineer (Robotics Specialty)-- South Carolina

About the Position:

Our Controls Engineers are innovative, hard working individuals that hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with at least 2 years of experience in PLC programming, motion control, hydraulics, vision, robotics, HMI controls and troubleshooting. Our engineers travel up to 25% to provide our domestic customers with superior service; international travel may also be required.

As a Controls Engineer with a Robotics Specialty at JR, you will work with leading edge robotic and manufacturing technology. Your “office” is interfacing with the equipment where you control the movement, the timing and robot interaction. You will work hard as a team, meet deadlines, and be rewarded for a job well done.

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage lie within our team. Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees. All applicants must have the right to work in the US without sponsorship.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering or similar degree

Required Experience:

  • PLC
  • HMI
  • FANUC Robots
  • KUKA Robots
  • ABB Robots
  • AutoCAD
  • Motion control
  • Pnuematics
  • Hydraulics
  • Vision systems

 


Mechanical Engineer--Experienced

Our Mechanical Engineering team never designs the same machine twice. They are skilled individuals that enjoy thinking outside the box in a team environment to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer broad and diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills resulting in innovative solutions.

As an engineer with JR, you will actively contribute as part of a team of innovative professionals who create highly technically advanced machinery for our customers. We provide the opportunity to apply and develop your skills with new projects starting every three to six months. You will work alongside machine builders, control engineers, and customers on projects from concept through production.

Qualified candidates will have two or more years of recent experience on SolidWorks 3D CAD.  Candidates will have at least five years of experience in machine and fixture design with a focus on automation equipment. Candidates will have the ability to determine required drives and mechanical components and have a good understanding of the machining and fabrication processes. Experience with the tool and die and metal stamping industry is a definite plus. Candidates will be a team player, have a good attitude, and have a familiarity of the shop environment.

Our engineers travel up to 25% to provide our domestic customers with superior service; international travel may also be required.

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage is due to our capable team.  Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees.


Mechanical Engineer--Entry Level

Our Mechanical Engineering team never designs the same machine twice. They are skilled individuals that enjoy thinking outside the box in a team environment to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer broad and diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills resulting in innovative solutions.

As an engineer with JR, you will actively contribute as part of a team of innovative professionals who create highly technically advanced machinery for our customers. We provide the opportunity to apply and develop your skills with new projects starting every three to six months. You will work alongside machine builders, control engineers, and customers on projects from concept through production.

Qualified candidates will have two or more years of recent experience on SolidWorks 3D CAD. Candidates will have a demonstrated ability to design custom machinery with a focus on automation equipment. Candidates should have the ability to determine required drives and mechanical components and have a a desire to gain a good understanding of the machining and fabrication processes. Candidates will be a team player and have a good attitude.

Our engineers travel up to 25% to provide our domestic customers with superior service; international travel may also be required.

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage is due to our capable team.  Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees.


Software Engineer - PLC / ASP.NET / C / SQL

Job Description

Utilize a diverse programming knowledge to architect and develop software to interact with custom industrial automation machines.

 

Responsibilities

JR Automation is looking for programmers to join their Software Integration Team. The team's responsibility is to: bridge the communication and data gap between industrial automation machines and plant IT management systems (MES and ERP), create cutting-edge software to increase the adaptability and diversity of JR's machines and to grow in knowledge and application of technology.

  

New challenges are daily presented which requires a diverse knowledge in many different disciplines - requiring the team to be fast moving and continuously growing. Software tasks can go from networking infrastructure to database architecture, from camera interfaces and custom image processing algorithms to software prototypes with consumer electronics (ex. Google Glass, Microsoft Kinect), from cross-platform C++ software to ASP.NET MVC web apps, from math-intensive robot algorithms to GUI and UX design and from writing custom .NET code to integrating with off-the-shelf software solutions.

 

The Software Integration Team strives for excellence and takes tremendous pride in their work. They see software as being a major player in the Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) trends and working to stay ahead of the curve. The team has the best technology available and the freedom to design creative solutions.

 

 

Requirements

  • Bachelors/Master's degree in Computer/Electrical/Mechatronics Engineering or Computer Science or similar experience
  • Ability to travel (~20%)
  • Competency in programming
  • Passion for problem solving, teamwork and technology
  • Strong communication skills
  • Basic project management skills
  • Experience in working with hardware devices

 

Will have some or all of the following skills

  • Programming Languages: C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, C++, Java, WPF, HTML, JavaScript
  • Database Experience: Microsoft SQL, Oracle, MySQL
  • Operating Systems: Windows, OSX, Linux

 

Not Required, but a plus

  • Understanding of Robotics
  • Understanding of PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers)
  • Knowledge of HMI/SCADA Systems
  • Experience developing computer vision algorithms
  • Experience developing mobile applications
  • Experience with programming LabView solutions

 


CNC Machinist

Are workplace culture and a good work environment important to you?  Does your current employer offer you on the job training or the ability to further your education outside the workplace? 

At JR Automation our customers are our number one priority.  We know that in order to service our customers in the best possible manner, our employees needs must be met first. 

Our CNC department is continuing to expand and we need experienced and entry level team players to join us!

Job

  • Program CNC machinery
  • Control fit, form and function
  • Work with all materials
  • Program for custom, short-run specialty parts

Environment

  • Clean
  • Good lighting
  • Air-conditioned
  • Unique and Collaborative Culture

Experience/Education

  • 3 – 5 years CNC mills and CAM software a plus
  • FeatureCAM preferred
  • Hurco, Mazak, Fanuc or Siemens control experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Journeyman’s license preferred; we are willing to train and send you to further education

Details

  • Full time with benefits
  • 40/week – overtime regularly
  • 2nd shift – 5:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
  • 1st shift - 5:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.
  • New equipment/ Latest technology

Cost and Concept Engineer

JR Automation Technologies is seeking to grow our concept and cost engineer team with skilled individuals that enjoy thinking outside the box in a team environment to solve practical problems with no standard solution. JR is a valued partner in the aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer products, food processing, furniture, medical, and pharmaceutical industries.  The projects we work on offer broad and diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills resulting in innovative solutions. 

As a Concept & Cost Engineer with JR, you will actively contribute as part of a team of innovative professionals who create highly technically advanced machinery for our customers.  You will work alongside machine builders, control engineers and customers on projects starting with concept and projecting labor and material quotes that create solutions for our customer's automation challenges.  Our Concept & Cost Engineers are innovative, hard working individuals that hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with at least 2 years of experience in mechanical engineering utilizing 3D CAD, Pro Engineer and/or SolidWorks.  Experience with conceptualizations, bills of material, sheet metal, fixtures, and machine design is required.  

As a Concept & Cost Development Engineer at JR, you will work alongside a team of professionals to help develop an accurate budget and quote that outlines key concept points, sequence of operations, and mechanical description. We work with solutions that include robotics, vision, pneumatic, and motion control.  You will work hard as a team, meet deadlines, and be rewarded for a job well done. 

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage is due to our capable team.  Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees.  


Network Administrator

We are seeking an experienced Network Administrator to join the Information Technology consulting team.  As a Network Administrator, you will work with a network administration team and utilize your skills and expertise to serve as an internal expert on key IT network related projects to ensure customer needs are met.

Our network team needs to understand customer needs and identify the best course of action and technology to take our company forward.  With 6 locations, we strive to lead the network technology curve with network design, virtual servers and SAN storage networks.  As an experienced Network Administrator you will have project ownership of key level projects, serve as a resource to our network team and to our technical support team.

Desired Skills and Experience

As an experienced Network Administrator you will have project ownership of key high level projects, serve as a resource to our network team and our technical support team, and work on virtual network and SAN storage solutions.  The ideal candidate will have 7 plus years of network administration and design experience working with complex multi-site location networks.  Proficiency with Routing, DNS, VLAN, Firewall Management and Activity Directory Domains is required.  Must have working knowledge of Windows Server 2008 and higher.  Knowledge of Help Desk Support and Imaging Software supporting 500+ end users is desired.  MCSE certification strongly preferred.


Electrical Technician - Entry Level

Are you energized when no two days are alike? Do you wake up thinking “bring it on; I can do that!”  That’s the world of building machines at JR.  You will work with skilled, licensed technicians to create electrical panels for a new machine - every time.

If you have:

  • a high school diploma or equivalent and
  • a vocational education in a related field and
  • can meet the entry level requirements for GRCC, and
  • a drive to learn, commit and succeed.

If you want to work in . . .

  • a clean, well-lit, temperature controlled building

If you would like to:

  • have the opportunity to learn a new trade through on-the-job experience
  • be a candidate for a 4 year formal apprenticeship program

 And you are interested in:

  • studying subjects such as electrical, electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, programmable controllers and safety
  • working full-time at 40+ hours weekly
  • paid vacation time and other benefits!

IT Systems Technician

We are looking for an individual with Microsoft Certified (MCTS) or MCITP in Desktop Support.  Candidates will be proficient with MS Office, PC troubleshooting and repair skills (software/hardware). Maintenance of Windows 7 and 8.1 (x86 and x64) in professional corporate environment also required. Active Directory tasks such as user email and domain account management should be expected

Responsibilities:

  • Perform various Microsoft Office tasks in relation to management of computer documents, assisting users and template creation.
  • maintain and assist in the maintenance and upkeep of computers within the company
  • Research, identify, and troubleshoot and resolve a variety of computer issues relative to hardware and operating system issues
  • Flexibility to changing needs
  • Ability to self-manage
  • Help maintain computer and inventory lists, stock lists, and other supported applications
  • Imaging and deployment of system rotation schedule
  • Take part in user training and promotion of internal application that have been developed and prepared for employee usage
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all employees and look for ways to maintain productivity
  • Assist Network Engineer as needed with various tasks related to company network infrastructure
  • Promote positive change within the organization and adapt to changes taking place
  • Frequent travel throughout West Michigan
  • Must be available for 24 hour on-call rotation schedule
  • Hours are 7am-5pm, 30 minute lunch

Electrician/ Controls Tech-Journeyman

We are currently looking to fill a Controls Technician position at our New Holland Street location. As a Controls Tech at JR Automation you will get to be a part of a team building the most interesting and exciting equipment on the market.

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Troubleshoot wiring, pneumatic and hydraulic circuits 
  • Wire according to the NEC 
  • Assemble according to approved design and customer specifications 
  • Leads, guides and assists others as needed 
  • Communicates effectively with all team members, leads, builders, engineers and the Project Manager

Experience/Education: 

  • Minimum 4 years of experience/Certified State of Michigan Journeyman’s license. 
  • Ability to understand and work from schematics. 
  • Knowledge of NEC/NFPA 79 is required. 
  • Ability to wire and troubleshoot various electronic devices such as PLC’s, VFD’s, photo electric eyes, proximity switches, etc. is a plus but not necessary. 
  • Solid knowledge of electrical theory and terminology required.

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage is due to our capable team. Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees


Sales Engineer-- South Carolina

JR Automation Technologies – Pickens, SC

JR Automation is growing our team of Sales Engineers! We are currently seeking the right individual to support and lead our sales efforts centered in the State of South Carolina. This position is home based and requires 80% day travel.

JR Automation is differentiating ourselves in the industry by providing the right, innovative automation solutions that work well for our customers. We are proud of the special machines we build and we stand behind those machines. JR Automation doesn’t look for the easiest solution, we strive to identify and build the best solution for our customers.

As a Sales Engineer at JR Automation, you will leverage your technical knowledge and ability to identify and present winning solutions for industrial automation challenges. Sales Engineers are expected to help build relationships that result in new business opportunities while maintaining our existing customer’s needs and satisfaction within the region. We will support you by providing a team of individuals to help create the best, winning solution for identified customer needs.

The ideal candidate will have an Engineering degree, but also possess a winning and creative approach to work when identifying customer solutions. Our successful Sales Engineers are typically expected to sell $4-$6M annually. JR Automation offers an attractive salary and benefits program.

If you are someone that is already successful in selling industrial automation solutions or an individual that would enjoy the pressure and excitement of creating winning solutions for customers, we would like to hear from you.


Sales Engineer-- East Coast

JR Automation is growing our team of Sales Engineers! We are currently seeking the right individual to support and lead our sales efforts along the East Coast region. This team member will be expected to leverage our recent successes in the medical device industry.This position is home based and requires 80% day travel.

As a Sales Engineer at JR Automation, you will leverage your technical knowledge and ability to identify and present winning solutions for industrial automation challenges. Sales Engineers are expected to work with team selling strategies to help build relationships that result in new business opportunities while maintaining our existing customer’s needs and satisfaction within the region. We will support you by providing a team of individuals to help create the best, winning solution for identified customer needs.

Knowledge and experience in some or all of the following key areas would be ideal: validation, UDI, data collection, emergency use drug delivery device assembly, release testing, and packaging with quality verification.

JR Automation is differentiating ourselves in the industry by providing the right, innovative automation solutions that work well for our customers. We are proud of the special machines we build and we stand behind those machines. JR Automation doesn’t look for the easiest solution, we strive to identify and build the best solution for our customers.

The ideal candidate will have an Engineering degree, but also possess a winning and creative approach to work when identifying customer solutions. Our successful Sales Engineers are typically expected to sell $4-$6M annually. JR Automation offers an attractive salary and benefits program.

If you are someone that is already successful in selling industrial automation solutions or an individual that would enjoy the pressure and excitement of creating winning solutions for customers, we would like to hear from you.


Custodial/Maintenance

We are looking for a dependable, self- motivated, and trustworthy team member to join our maintenance crew. This person will be responsible for supporting multiple Holland facilities with general upkeep, inventory control, and light maintenance including:

  • Assisting in development of work area and grounds
  • Inspecting, cleaning, and preventive maintenance work
  • Assisting as a material handler as needed
  • Maintaining records of maintenance areas
  • Working with part-time clean-up crew members
  • Assisting with and performing preventive maintenance on internal equipment
  • Maintaining cleanliness inside and outside facilities (break, shop, and office areas)
  • Seasonal maintenance as needed (snow shoveling, lawn maintenance)
  • Maintain custodial and equipment PM supplies as necessary

Ideal candidates will have some experience with hands-on repair and maintenance work and possess effective time management and communication skills.


Weld Engineer

We are expanding our team of Weld Engineers! Responsibilities include:

  • Design/assist in design of weld fixtures
  • Establish weld process parameters for equipment
  • Coordinate or assist in weld fixture validation and finished part gauge verification
  • Design, implement and document control systems for various types of automated equipment
  • Conduct the electrical/hydraulic pneumatic design, peripheral device programming, machine PLC programming, coordinate the machine debug, power-up, and machine validation with the appropriate build and electrical teams
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approach

Ideal candidates have some experience in the field and possess effective communication skills. We are seeking an individual with the ability to learn quickly, work on a team, and remain flexible to customer specifications and deadlines.

 


Sales Engineer-- South Carolina

JR Automation is growing our team of Sales Engineers! We are currently seeking the right individual to support and lead our sales efforts centered in the State of South Carolina. This position is home based and requires 80% day travel.

JR Automation is differentiating ourselves in the industry by providing the right, innovative automation solutions that work well for our customers. We are proud of the special machines we build and we stand behind those machines. JR Automation doesn’t look for the easiest solution, we strive to identify and build the best solution for our customers.

As a Sales Engineer at JR Automation, you will leverage your technical knowledge and ability to identify and present winning solutions for industrial automation challenges. Sales Engineers are expected to help build relationships that result in new business opportunities while maintaining our existing customer’s needs and satisfaction within the region. We will support you by providing a team of individuals to help create the best, winning solution for identified customer needs.

The ideal candidate will have an Engineering degree, but also possess a winning and creative approach to work when identifying customer solutions. Our successful Sales Engineers are typically expected to sell $4-$6M annually. JR Automation offers an attractive salary and benefits program.

If you are someone that is already successful in selling industrial automation solutions or an individual that would enjoy the pressure and excitement of creating winning solutions for customers, we would like to hear from you.


Sales Engineer-- South Carolina

JR Automation is growing our team of Sales Engineers! We are currently seeking the right individual to support and lead our sales efforts centered in the State of South Carolina. This position is home based and requires 80% day travel.

JR Automation is differentiating ourselves in the industry by providing the right, innovative automation solutions that work well for our customers. We are proud of the special machines we build and we stand behind those machines. JR Automation doesn’t look for the easiest solution, we strive to identify and build the best solution for our customers.

As a Sales Engineer at JR Automation, you will leverage your technical knowledge and ability to identify and present winning solutions for industrial automation challenges. Sales Engineers are expected to help build relationships that result in new business opportunities while maintaining our existing customer’s needs and satisfaction within the region. We will support you by providing a team of individuals to help create the best, winning solution for identified customer needs.

The ideal candidate will have an Engineering degree, but also possess a winning and creative approach to work when identifying customer solutions. Our successful Sales Engineers are typically expected to sell $4-$6M annually. JR Automation offers an attractive salary and benefits program.

If you are someone that is already successful in selling industrial automation solutions or an individual that would enjoy the pressure and excitement of creating winning solutions for customers, we would like to hear from you.


Sales Engineer-- Midwest (Eastern Region)

JR Automation is growing our team of Sales Engineers! We are currently seeking the right individual to support and lead our sales efforts in southern Michigan around to southern Wisconsin. This position is home based and requires 80% day travel.

JR Automation is differentiating ourselves in the industry by providing the right, innovative automation solutions that work well for our customers. We are proud of the special machines we build and we stand behind those machines. JR Automation doesn’t look for the easiest solution, we strive to identify and build the best solution for our customers.

As a Sales Engineer at JR Automation, you will leverage your technical knowledge and ability to identify and present winning solutions for industrial automation challenges. Sales Engineers are expected to help build relationships that result in new business opportunities while maintaining our existing customer’s needs and satisfaction within the region. We will support you by providing a team of individuals to help create the best, winning solution for identified customer needs.

The ideal candidate will have an Engineering degree, but also possess a winning and creative approach to work when identifying customer solutions. Our successful Sales Engineers are typically expected to sell $4-$6M annually. JR Automation offers an attractive salary and benefits program.

If you are someone that is already successful in selling industrial automation solutions or an individual that would enjoy the pressure and excitement of creating winning solutions for customers, we would like to hear from you.


Sales Engineer-- Midwest (Eastern Region)

JR Automation is growing our team of Sales Engineers! We are currently seeking the right individual to support and lead our sales efforts in southern Michigan around to southern Wisconsin. This position is home based and requires 80% day travel.

JR Automation is differentiating ourselves in the industry by providing the right, innovative automation solutions that work well for our customers. We are proud of the special machines we build and we stand behind those machines. JR Automation doesn’t look for the easiest solution, we strive to identify and build the best solution for our customers.

As a Sales Engineer at JR Automation, you will leverage your technical knowledge and ability to identify and present winning solutions for industrial automation challenges. Sales Engineers are expected to help build relationships that result in new business opportunities while maintaining our existing customer’s needs and satisfaction within the region. We will support you by providing a team of individuals to help create the best, winning solution for identified customer needs.

The ideal candidate will have an Engineering degree, but also possess a winning and creative approach to work when identifying customer solutions. Our successful Sales Engineers are typically expected to sell $4-$6M annually. JR Automation offers an attractive salary and benefits program.

If you are someone that is already successful in selling industrial automation solutions or an individual that would enjoy the pressure and excitement of creating winning solutions for customers, we would like to hear from you.


Sales Engineer-- Midwest (Eastern Region)

JR Automation is growing our team of Sales Engineers! We are currently seeking the right individual to support and lead our sales efforts in southern Michigan around to southern Wisconsin. This position is home based and requires 80% day travel.

JR Automation is differentiating ourselves in the industry by providing the right, innovative automation solutions that work well for our customers. We are proud of the special machines we build and we stand behind those machines. JR Automation doesn’t look for the easiest solution, we strive to identify and build the best solution for our customers.

As a Sales Engineer at JR Automation, you will leverage your technical knowledge and ability to identify and present winning solutions for industrial automation challenges. Sales Engineers are expected to help build relationships that result in new business opportunities while maintaining our existing customer’s needs and satisfaction within the region. We will support you by providing a team of individuals to help create the best, winning solution for identified customer needs.

The ideal candidate will have an Engineering degree, but also possess a winning and creative approach to work when identifying customer solutions. Our successful Sales Engineers are typically expected to sell $4-$6M annually. JR Automation offers an attractive salary and benefits program.

If you are someone that is already successful in selling industrial automation solutions or an individual that would enjoy the pressure and excitement of creating winning solutions for customers, we would like to hear from you.


Sales Engineer-- Midwest (Eastern Region)

JR Automation is growing our team of Sales Engineers! We are currently seeking the right individual to support and lead our sales efforts in southern Michigan around to southern Wisconsin. This position is home based and requires 80% day travel.

JR Automation is differentiating ourselves in the industry by providing the right, innovative automation solutions that work well for our customers. We are proud of the special machines we build and we stand behind those machines. JR Automation doesn’t look for the easiest solution, we strive to identify and build the best solution for our customers.

As a Sales Engineer at JR Automation, you will leverage your technical knowledge and ability to identify and present winning solutions for industrial automation challenges. Sales Engineers are expected to help build relationships that result in new business opportunities while maintaining our existing customer’s needs and satisfaction within the region. We will support you by providing a team of individuals to help create the best, winning solution for identified customer needs.

The ideal candidate will have an Engineering degree, but also possess a winning and creative approach to work when identifying customer solutions. Our successful Sales Engineers are typically expected to sell $4-$6M annually. JR Automation offers an attractive salary and benefits program.

If you are someone that is already successful in selling industrial automation solutions or an individual that would enjoy the pressure and excitement of creating winning solutions for customers, we would like to hear from you.


Software Engineer--West Michigan

Job Description

Utilize a diverse programming knowledge to architect and develop software to interact with custom industrial automation machines.

 

Responsibilities

JR Automation is looking for programmers to join their Software Integration Team. The team's responsibility is to: bridge the communication and data gap between industrial automation machines and plant IT management systems (MES and ERP), create cutting-edge software to increase the adaptability and diversity of JR's machines and to grow in knowledge and application of technology.

  

New challenges are daily presented which requires a diverse knowledge in many different disciplines - requiring the team to be fast moving and continuously growing. Software tasks can go from networking infrastructure to database architecture, from camera interfaces and custom image processing algorithms to software prototypes with consumer electronics (ex. Google Glass, Microsoft Kinect), from cross-platform C++ software to ASP.NET MVC web apps, from math-intensive robot algorithms to GUI and UX design and from writing custom .NET code to integrating with off-the-shelf software solutions.

 

The Software Integration Team strives for excellence and takes tremendous pride in their work. They see software as being a major player in the Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) trends and working to stay ahead of the curve. The team has the best technology available and the freedom to design creative solutions.

 

 

Requirements

  • Bachelors/Master's degree in Computer/Electrical/Mechatronics Engineering or Computer Science or similar experience
  • Ability to travel (~20%)
  • Competency in programming
  • Passion for problem solving, teamwork and technology
  • Strong communication skills
  • Basic project management skills
  • Experience in working with hardware devices

 

Will have some or all of the following skills

  • Programming Languages: C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, C++, Java, WPF, HTML, JavaScript
  • Database Experience: Microsoft SQL, Oracle, MySQL
  • Operating Systems: Windows, OSX, Linux

 

Not Required, but a plus

  • Understanding of Robotics
  • Understanding of PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers)
  • Knowledge of HMI/SCADA Systems
  • Experience developing computer vision algorithms
  • Experience developing mobile applications
  • Experience with programming LabView solutions

 

 


Chief Financial Officer

The company…

JR Automation is looking to recruit a Chief Financial Officer who can lead the organization through the next phase of the company’s growth as a standalone company.  JR Automation is a rapidly growing, profitable company with revenues of over $200 million and 500 team members. The strategy is to dramatically grow via continued organic growth and via numerous acquisitions.  JR Automation provides customized solutions in manufacturing environments with a 30+ year track-record of producing highly engineered automated manufacturing systems that lower customer production costs, accelerate their new product development cycles, improve quality control, and enhance process safety.  Recently acquired by Crestview Partners, a value-oriented private equity firm with approximately $6 billion under management, JR is on track to continue rapid growth into the foreseeable future.

The position…

The CFO will be an integral part of the senior management team, reporting directly to the co-CEOs and collaborating extensively with senior managers across the company’s operations.  The CFO will manage all aspects of accounting, reporting, planning & analysis, and treasury. The CFO will be responsible for building the administrative capability for the standalone Company.  The Chief Financial Officer will oversee and improve the analytical abilities and efficiency of each function.  This position will be pivotal in the development of all strategic and operational planning for the company, acquisition activities, financing relationships, internal and external reporting including building the capabilities to support and execute a potential IPO.

Responsibilities…

  • Accountable for all accounting and reporting, planning & analysis, treasury, risk management, tax and other policies and practices which impact and control the organization’s operations, assets, management processes and information systems.
  • Work in partnership with the Senior Management team and the Board of Directors in the development and execution of corporate strategies, including acquisitions.
  • Managing the capital structure will include insuring compliance with all credit documents. 
  • Supervise all financial and accounting operations.  Take responsibility for personnel development and staffing.
  • Oversee the cash management processes including enhancing the company’s overall visibility to future cash flows.  Provide guidance that improves working capital efficiency. 
  • Develop and provide accurate, timely and relevant monthly and annual financial reporting.  This will include evaluating the existing financial reporting, planning, and analysis processes and enhancing the company’s overall financial infrastructure and practices to provide greater visibility and more actionable data and insights.  Analysis of revenue and margins across markets, customers, products, etc. will be critical. 
  • Supervise annual budget and forecast process (and related reporting) with linkage to key performance metrics to highlight operating issues/challenges or profit opportunities to drive performance.
  • Enhance accountability throughout the organization through documented metrics and a rigorous forecasting process.
  • Provide oversight and quality control for the audit process.  Supervise the relationship with the outside accounting firm assuring continual improvement and value-added services.  Negotiate fee structure with outside accountants and other critical service providers.
  • Provide support for the mergers and acquisitions process from the earliest phases of discussion and targeting through post-acquisition integration.

Qualifications…

  • An undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting is required.An MBA and CPA are desirable.
  • Qualified candidates shall have experience within a manufacturing organization; a background in an engineering discipline is also highly preferred.
  • The ideal candidate has a successful track record working as Chief Financial Officer for a private equity backed company and has been the CFO of a public company.
  • The position requires an ability to work in a team environment with other members of senior management as well as familiarity with and an ability to work effectively with private equity sponsors and a Board of Directors, legal and accounting firms, banks, and investment banks.
  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions is expected.This position will be expected to provide the management team, Board of Directors as others as necessary with financial support for strategic and operational planning, also knowledge on working capital, capital spending, tax and risk management in regards to M&A’s.
  • Can solve even the toughest and most complex of problems; great at gleaning meaning from whatever data is available; is a quick study of the new and different; adds personal wisdom and experience to come to the best conclusion and solution, given the situation; uses multiple problem-solving tools and techniques.
  • Fearlessly takes on all issues, challenges, and people; comfortably confronts and works through conflict; deals promptly and fairly with problem performers; lets everyone know where they stand; thrives in crises and is energized by tough challenges; not afraid to make negative decisions and take tough action; challenges the status quo.
  • The ability and the desire to fit into the Company’s customer service driven culture.An environment where all team members work together, with the ultimate end goal in mind of satisfying the customer, growing the business and continuing to create fascinating products.

The successful candidate will receive attractive compensation which will include a competitive base salary, short term variable compensation, and a long term incentive package including an equity opportunity.

 


Credit and Collections Manager

JR Automation Technologies is seeking a Credit and Collections Manager to join our expanding Accounting Team. In business since 1980, JR Automation has experienced rapid and continual growth over the past 5 years, with expansions in 2011, 2013 and 2014. The heart and soul of our business is designing and building technically advanced solutions for the aerospace, automotive, food processing, furniture, medical and many more industries.

Essential Functions of the Credit and Collections Manager position:

•Assist in developing sound, acceptable credit policies

•Analyze delinquent accounts and prepare weekly reports on past due accounts including recommendations for resolution.

•Interact with customers to obtain additional credit information to support credit lines •Identify problem accounts and provide regular updates of receivables to management

•Develop processes and procedures for evaluating customer financials and setting and changing credit lines/limits, as well as credit holds; implement liens and bond claims as necessary to delinquent accounts

•Assist with training and developing employees

•Initiates, tracks and maintains all records/files associated with collection for each account to include negotiated payment schedules, telephone call documentation and collection letters.

Qualified candidates shall possess the following:

  • Professional demeanor
  • 5 to 10 years experience; preferably in automotive
  • Capital equipment or engineering services experience highly desirable

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage is due to our capable team. Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees. Please visit us at www.jrauto.com to learn more.


Controls Engineer - PLC / Robot

About the Position:

Our Controls Engineers are innovative, hard working individuals that hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with exposure to the industrial manufacturing environment and some experience in programming automated systems. Our engineers travel up to 25% to provide our domestic customers with superior service; international travel may also be required.

As a Controls Engineer, you will work with the latest technology to integrate and program custom automated equipment. You will work hard as a team, meet deadlines, and be rewarded for a job well done.

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage lie within our team. Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees. All applicants must have the right to work in the US without sponsorship.

Education:

Bachelor Engineering-- Electrical Engineering or similar degree

Candidates with the following experience will be considered over others:

  • PLC
  • HMI
  • Robot
  • AutoCAD
  • Motion control
  • Pnuematics
  • Hydraulics
  • Vision systems

Automation Controls Engineer

About the Position:

Our Controls Engineers are innovative, hard working individuals that hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with exposure to the industrial manufacturing environment and some experience in programming automated systems. Our engineers travel up to 25% to provide our domestic customers with superior service; international travel may also be required.

As a Controls Engineer, you will work with the latest technology to integrate and program custom automated equipment. You will work hard as a team, meet deadlines, and be rewarded for a job well done.

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage lie within our team. Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees. All applicants must have the right to work in the US without sponsorship.

Education:

Bachelor Engineering-- Electrical Engineering or similar degree

Candidates with the following experience will be considered over others:

  • PLC
  • HMI
  • Robot
  • AutoCAD
  • Motion control
  • Pnuematics
  • Hydraulics
  • Vision systems

Mechanical Design Engineer - Custom Automated Machinery

Our Mechanical Engineering team never designs the same machine twice. They are skilled individuals that enjoy thinking outside the box in a team environment to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer broad and diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills resulting in innovative solutions.

As an engineer with JR, you will actively contribute as part of a team of innovative professionals who create highly technically advanced machinery for our customers. We provide the opportunity to apply and develop your skills with new projects starting every three to six months. You will work alongside machine builders, control engineers, and customers on projects from concept through production.

Qualified candidates will have two or more years of recent experience on SolidWorks 3D CAD. Candidates will have a demonstrated ability to design custom machinery with a focus on automation equipment. Candidates should have the ability to determine required drives and mechanical components and have a a desire to gain a good understanding of the machining and fabrication processes. Candidates will be a team player and have a good attitude.

Our engineers travel up to 25% to provide our domestic customers with superior service; international travel may also be required.

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage is due to our capable team.  Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees.


Robotic Welding Programmer

We are expanding our team of Weld Engineers! Responsibilities include:

  • Design/assist in design of weld fixtures
  • Establish weld process parameters for equipment
  • Coordinate or assist in weld fixture validation and finished part gauge verification
  • Design, implement and document control systems for various types of automated equipment
  • Conduct the electrical/hydraulic pneumatic design, peripheral device programming, machine PLC programming, coordinate the machine debug, power-up, and machine validation with the appropriate build and electrical teams
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approach

Ideal candidates have some experience in the field and possess effective communication skills. We are seeking an individual with the ability to learn quickly, work on a team, and remain flexible to customer specifications and deadlines.

 


Mechanical Engineering Manager

Dane Systems, a business unit of JR Automation in Stevensville, MI, is seeking a Mechanical Engineering Manager for our growing company. Dane Systems is recognized for innovative automation and robotic solutions. We have a track record of proven success and ability to build world class solutions for manufacturing and automation challenges.

As a Mechanical Engineering Manager, you will mentor and manage a team of seven or more engineers and work on a broad diversity of projects across multiple industries. New projects start every few months. In our environment, our team learns new skills, uses the best and latest technologies and has the ability to work on lots of innovative solutions. Our engineers work with both project teams and our customers from conception to release and build. In our environment, we work hard, push for excellence, and do whatever it takes to achieve great results.

Ideal qualified candidates will have a minimum of 3-5 years supervisory or mechanical engineering management experience in a custom machine design environment utilizing Solidworks. Experience with conceptualization, quoting, bills of material, sheet metal, and machine design in a team based environment is required. Working knowledge of FEA and robot simulation is helpful. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field preferred, but not necessary.

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position. Compensation reflects the value and appreciation we have for our team members, and we are offering relocation to the right candidates. All applicants must have the long term right to work in the US without employer sponsorship.


Fabrication Department Assistant

JR Automation is continuing to grow.  If you would like to join our team- apply today!  This is a perfect position for a person right out of high school or attending a local college that is looking for an entry level position in manufacturing.  Working with and supporting the Fabrication department your responsibilities will include:

  • Tumble and debur details
  • Assist in Fabrication Department shipping and receiving duties
  • Check and pin stamp outgoing parts
  • Housekeeping duties in the tumble and debur area.

Electrical Controls Technician - Entry Level - South Carolina

We are looking for skilled and inventive Electrical Controls Technicians to join our growing team in Pickens, SC! We offer a clean, well-lit, temperature-controlled, and collaborative work environment. JR offers on the job training as well as the opportunity to enter into a 4 year apprenticeship program. Our electrical controls technicians are integral members of project teams, helping custom machinery come to life. Each project is new and different from the last, creating a variety in daily work that allows each of our controls technicians thrive.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Vocational education in a related field

Candidates with experience in electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic circuitry preferred.


Machine Builder - South Carolina

Our build team is looking for additional members in our Pickens, SC facility. Our build team builds world class automated machinery for a wide range of industries. We work with the newest technologies to invent and create, never building the same machine twice. Machine builder applicants should have a proven mechanical aptitude, ability to work in a collaborative environment, drive to succeed and learn, and experience with assembly and machinery.

JR machine builders read blueprints, fit together metal parts, install hydraulic and pneumatic pipe/tubing, operate lathes, mills, and hand tools and troubleshoot sophisticated automated systems.

Requirements:

  •  Experience with building machinery
  • Experience with shop equipment such as a lathe, mill, drill press, surface grinder and sander.
  • Ability to read prints
  • Open to travel

Experienced Welder/ Fabricator

JR Automation is looking for an experienced Fabricator to join our team!  Looking for a company to grow with?  You are looking in the right place!  We are the type of company that takes the time to make sure we fully understand customer needs in every aspect of the process.  

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown to become a leading capital equipment designer, integrator, and manufacturer throughout the world.  If this sounds like a place you would like to come to everyday then please contact us at [email protected]

We are looking for the following skills in an experienced Fabricator:

Read and understand blueprints

Experience in tig, mig, and fluxcore welding

Ability to measure precisely and understands the importance of accuracy

Works well with others

Customer Service Driven


Journeyman Machine Builder

Dane Systems LLC is currently searching for an Experienced Journeyman Machine Builder.  Interested candidates will have the following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assembly of the equipment build process according to approved design and customer specifications.
  • Leads and assists apprentices as assigned.
  • Responsible to assist the Lead Builder\Build Manager with the execution of quality standards.
  • Communicates to the Lead Builder, Build Manager and Project manager the relative points in the build process.
  • Responsible to assist the Lead Builder\Build Manager with the successful execution of assigned programs as they relate to cost, quality, timing and customer satisfaction.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness and organization of assigned work area.
  • Efficiently operate
    • Lathe
    • Mill
    • Drill Press
    • Surface Grinder
    • Sanders

If you fit the above description and are ready to join a growing and interesting team...Dane is the place for you!


Mechanical Engineer

Our Mechanical Engineering team never designs the same machine twice. They are skilled individuals that enjoy thinking outside the box in a team environment to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer broad and diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills resulting in innovative solutions.

As an engineer with JR, you will actively contribute as part of a team of innovative professionals who create highly technically advanced machinery for our customers. We provide the opportunity to apply and develop your skills with new projects starting every three to six months. You will work alongside machine builders, control engineers, and customers on projects from concept through production.

Qualified candidates will have two or more years of recent experience on SolidWorks 3D CAD. Candidates will have a demonstrated ability to design custom machinery with a focus on automation equipment. Candidates should have the ability to determine required drives and mechanical components and have a a desire to gain a good understanding of the machining and fabrication processes. Candidates will be a team player and have a good attitude.

Our engineers travel up to 25% to provide our domestic customers with superior service; international travel may also be required.

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage is due to our capable team.  Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees.


Cost and Concept Development Engineer

JR Automation Technologies is seeking to grow our concept and cost engineer team with skilled individuals that enjoy thinking outside the box in a team environment to solve practical problems with no standard solution. JR is a valued partner in the aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer products, food processing, furniture, medical, and pharmaceutical industries. The projects we work on offer broad and diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills resulting in innovative solutions.

As a Concept & Cost Engineer with JR, you will actively contribute as part of a team of innovative professionals who create highly technically advanced machinery for our customers. You will work alongside machine builders, control engineers and customers on projects starting with concept and projecting labor and material quotes that create solutions for our customer's automation challenges. Our Concept & Cost Engineers are innovative, hard working individuals that hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with at least 2 years of experience in mechanical engineering utilizing 3D CAD, Pro Engineer and/or SolidWorks. Experience with conceptualizations, bills of material, sheet metal, fixtures, and machine design is required.

As a Concept & Cost Development Engineer at JR, you will work alongside a team of professionals to help develop an accurate budget and quote that outlines key concept points, sequence of operations, and mechanical description. We work with solutions that include robotics, vision, pneumatic, and motion control. You will work hard as a team, meet deadlines, and be rewarded for a job well done.

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage is due to our capable team. Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees.


Project Manager

JR Automation is currently searching for a Project Manager to join our Pickens, South Carolina business unit.  If you would like to join a dynamic industry, if you are an energetic and detail focused leader- this role may be for you.  Below are a few of the expectations of the position:

Responsible to be the primary contact for assigned customer base.
Responsible to communicate to the customer relative points of the build process as they relate to timing, quality and cost.
Responsible to facilitate the build process according to ISO\Quality standards.
Able to facilitate customer changes with the input from the build manager, sales and quoting personnel.
Willing to monitor and report project status as it relates to cost, quality and timing to upper management upon request.
Responsible for the cleanliness and organization of assigned work area.

Supporting the Sales and Concept/Cost departments with the development of new concepts and designs via the docket review meeting and customer visits.

If you would like to be a part of this results driven team please apply now!


Technical Writer

We are looking for an individual with exposure to industry and a degree in technical communication/writing and/or applicable experience. Experience with Adobe InDesign is required, and standout candidates will have experience with Photoshop and Illustrator as well.

Responsibilities include:

•Ability to create technical manuals to accompany machinery

•Write in a concise and consistent manner

•Communicate with engineers, builders, and programmers to ensure accurate documentation

•Assemble hard copy manuals, drawings, and related materials

•Write business correspondence

•Maintain consistency across documents

Format and design according to usability standards


Applications Engineer

JR Automation Technologies is seeking to grow our concept and cost engineer team with skilled individuals that enjoy thinking outside the box in a team environment to solve practical problems with no standard solution. JR is a valued partner in the aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer products, food processing, furniture, medical, and pharmaceutical industries.  The projects we work on offer broad and diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills resulting in innovative solutions. 

As a Concept & Cost Engineer with JR, you will actively contribute as part of a team of innovative professionals who create highly technically advanced machinery for our customers.  You will work alongside machine builders, control engineers and customers on projects starting with concept and projecting labor and material quotes that create solutions for our customer's automation challenges.  Our Concept & Cost Engineers are innovative, hard working individuals that hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with at least 2 years of experience in mechanical engineering utilizing 3D CAD, Pro Engineer and/or SolidWorks.  Experience with conceptualizations, bills of material, sheet metal, fixtures, and machine design is required.  

As a Concept & Cost Development Engineer at JR, you will work alongside a team of professionals to help develop an accurate budget and quote that outlines key concept points, sequence of operations, and mechanical description. We work with solutions that include robotics, vision, pneumatic, and motion control.  You will work hard as a team, meet deadlines, and be rewarded for a job well done. 

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage is due to our capable team.  Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees.  


Senior Buyer

We are looking for a Senior Buyer to join our Purchasing team to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience, a Bachelors or equivalent experience, and superior communication skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

•Develop and maintain strategic supplier relationships.

•Assist plant buyers in purchasing project related material, inventory tools and customer specified items.

•Be a resource for all JR employees, by leading and working within cross functional teams.

•Create and drive cost savings initiatives.

•Collaborate with the engineering department to understand needs and drive cost effective solutions.

•Identify and manage risks at all levels of the supply chain.

•Identify strategic procurement opportunities by maintaining and creating positive supplier relationships especially with companies whose values align with JR’s values.

•Develop and drive strategic programs focused on reducing overall cost and improving supplier engagement and performance.

•Demonstrated ability to negotiate.

•Conduct oneself at all times in a manner that is distinguished by a high level of professionalism and ethics.

•Lead continuous improvements of purchasing processes.

•Drive down cost by carrying out a full examination of the purchasing process by identifying and implement improvements.


Network Administrator

We are seeking an experienced Network Administrator to join the Information Technology consulting team.  As a Network Administrator, you will work with a network administration team and utilize your skills and expertise to serve as an internal expert on key IT network related projects to ensure customer needs are met.

Our network team needs to understand customer needs and identify the best course of action and technology to take our company forward.  With 6 locations, we strive to lead the network technology curve with network design, virtual servers and SAN storage networks.  As an experienced Network Administrator you will have project ownership of key level projects, serve as a resource to our network team and to our technical support team.

Desired Skills and Experience

As an experienced Network Administrator you will have project ownership of key high level projects, serve as a resource to our network team and our technical support team, and work on virtual network and SAN storage solutions.  The ideal candidate will have 7 plus years of network administration and design experience working with complex multi-site location networks.  Proficiency with Routing, DNS, VLAN, Firewall Management and Activity Directory Domains is required.  Must have working knowledge of Windows Server 2008 and higher.  Knowledge of Help Desk Support and Imaging Software supporting 500+ end users is desired.  MCSE certification strongly preferred.


JR’s success has sprung from its willingness to capitalize on the changing landscape in the automation industry.
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