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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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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.

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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 featured job opportunity.
Featured Job Opportunity
Controls Technician

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 - Experienced featured job opportunity.
Featured Job Opportunity
Controls Engineer - Experienced

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

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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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

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Controls Engineering teams are made of talented engineers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • 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 build and electrical teams.
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approaches.
  • Travel to customer sites for installation and startup of equipment.

What you’ll learn:

Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.

Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, PLC programming, etc.

We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Machine Builders, Electricians, and Business Unit Managers.

Who you’ll report to:

Controls Engineer Manager

What to know coming in:

  • 5 years related experience/training or Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year College/University in related engineering field.
  • Willing to travel an average of 25%; domestic and international travel.
  • If you have knowledge of PLC, HMI, Robot, AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and/or Vision Systems you may be considered over others for hire.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where your creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Controls Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Cost & Concept Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Software Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Mechanical Engineering team never designs the same machine twice. Teams are made of talented engineers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • 80% of your time will be spent innovating machinery on your CAD station
  • 20% of your time will be split between design reviews, customer meetings, and consulting with your project team

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • Solidworks, PTC Creo/Pro-Engineer, NX, and other CAD software.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, Vendors, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Mechanical Engineer Manager

What to know coming in:

  • 3-6 years related experience using SolidWorks 3D CAD or Pro-Engineering.
  • Willing to travel up to 15%; domestic and international travel.
  • Proven ability to design custom machinery with an emphasis in automation equipment.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where your creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Mechanical Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Cost & Concept Engineer

Machine Builder - Experienced

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Machine Build teams are made of talented builders who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • 80% of your time will be spent assisting the Lead Builder while learning new programs/processes.
  • 20% of your time will be split between consulting with Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, and other team members.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • To effectively operate Lathe, Mill, Drill Press, Surface Grinder, and Sanders.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Electricians, and Customers.

Who you’ll report to:

Machine Builder Manager

What to know coming in:

  • High School or vocational shop class.
  • Desire to learn the building process, including assembly, debug, installation, and customer service.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • Modern facilities that are clean and air conditioned.
  • Up to date tools and equipment with cutting edge technology.
  • Creative and innovative work environment with a chance to be challenged and learn from others.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Builder
  • Machine Build Manager

Machine Builder - Experienced

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Machine Build teams are made of talented builders who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • 80% of your time will be spent assisting the Lead Builder while learning new programs/processes.
  • 20% of your time will be split between consulting with Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, and other team members.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • To effectively operate Lathe, Mill, Drill Press, Surface Grinder, and Sanders.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Electricians, and Customers.

Who you’ll report to:

Machine Builder Manager

What to know coming in:

  • High School or vocational shop class.
  • Desire to learn the building process, including assembly, debug, installation, and customer service.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • Modern facilities that are clean and air conditioned.
  • Up to date tools and equipment with cutting edge technology.
  • Creative and innovative work environment with a chance to be challenged and learn from others.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Builder
  • Machine Build Manager

Controls Engineer

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Controls Engineering teams are made of talented engineers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • 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 build and electrical teams.
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approaches.
  • Travel to customer sites for installation and startup of equipment.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, PLC programming, etc.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Machine Builders, Electricians, and Business Unit Managers.

Who you’ll report to:

Controls Engineer Manager

What to know coming in:

  • 5 years related experience/training or Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year College/University in related engineering field.
  • Willing to travel an average of 25%; domestic and international travel.
  • If you have knowledge of PLC, HMI, Robot, AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and/or Vision Systems you may be considered over others for hire.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where your creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Controls Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Cost & Concept Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Software Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Mechanical Engineering team never designs the same machine twice. Teams are made of talented engineers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • 80% of your time will be spent innovating machinery on your CAD station
  • 20% of your time will be split between design reviews, customer meetings, and consulting with your project team

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • Solidworks, PTC Creo/Pro-Engineer, NX, and other CAD software.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, Vendors, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Mechanical Engineer Manager

What to know coming in:

  • 3-6 years related experience using SolidWorks 3D CAD or Pro-Engineering.
  • Willing to travel up to 15%; domestic and international travel.
  • Proven ability to design custom machinery with an emphasis in automation equipment.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where your creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Mechanical Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Cost & Concept Engineer

Electrician

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Controls Technician team builds the most interesting and exciting equipment on the market today. Teams are made of talented technicians who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Wire/Plumb according to approved design and customer specifications.
  • Communicate with and assist the Lead Controls Technician/Controls Technician Manager/Project Manager throughout the build process to ensure execution of ISO/Quality standards and of programs as they relate to cost, timing, and customer satisfaction.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, and Machine Builders.

Who you’ll report to:

Controls Technician Manager

What to know coming in:

  • At least 4 years of experience in the Controls Technician field or Certified State of Michigan Journeyman’s License.
  • Understanding of and ability to work with schematics.
  • Electrical theory and terminology.
  • Proven ability to trouble shoot wiring, pneumatic, and hydraulic circuits, wire according to the NEC, and install piping and hoses.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.
  • Know how to wire and troubleshoot electronic devices such as PLC’s, VFD’s, photo electric eyes, and proximity switches? If you do, that’s great! If not, our team is willing to teach the right candidate.

Your environment:​

  • Recently remodeled work areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where you will help creations come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Controls Technician
  • Project Manager

Electrician

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Controls Technician team builds the most interesting and exciting equipment on the market today. Teams are made of talented technicians who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Wire/Plumb according to approved design and customer specifications.
  • Communicate with and assist the Lead Controls Technician/Controls Technician Manager/Project Manager throughout the build process to ensure execution of ISO/Quality standards and of programs as they relate to cost, timing, and customer satisfaction.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, and Machine Builders.

Who you’ll report to:

Controls Technician Manager

What to know coming in:

  • At least 4 years of experience in the Controls Technician field or Certified State of Michigan Journeyman’s License.
  • Understanding of and ability to work with schematics.
  • Electrical theory and terminology.
  • Proven ability to trouble shoot wiring, pneumatic, and hydraulic circuits, wire according to the NEC, and install piping and hoses.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.
  • Know how to wire and troubleshoot electronic devices such as PLC’s, VFD’s, photo electric eyes, and proximity switches? If you do, that’s great! If not, our team is willing to teach the right candidate.

Your environment:​

  • Recently remodeled work areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where you will help creations come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Controls Technician
  • Project Manager

Cost and Concept Developer

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Cost and Concept Development Engineering team works on projects starting with a concept and project labor and material quotes that create solutions for our customer’s automation challenges. Teams are made of talented engineers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • 80% of your time will be spent developing concepts and projecting labor and material quotes that describe key points of the concept such as, sequence of operation, mechanical description, concept drawings, etc.
  • 20% of your time will be split between design reviews, customer meetings, and consulting with your project team.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Sales Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, Project Managers, Machine Builders, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Concept and Cost Engineering Manager

What to know coming in:

  • At least 2 years related experience using SolidWorks 3D CAD or Pro-Engineering.
  • Experience with conceptualizations, bills of material, sheet metal, fixtures, and machine design.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize team fixtures, machines, or systems to fit a customer’s specific needs.
  • History of establishing budgets and assisting in determining sale prices of equipment.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Concept and Cost Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Mechanical Engineering team never designs the same machine twice. Teams are made of talented engineers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • 80% of your time will be spent innovating machinery on your CAD station
  • 20% of your time will be split between design reviews, customer meetings, and consulting with your project team

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • Solidworks, PTC Creo/Pro-Engineer, NX, and other CAD software.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, Vendors, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Mechanical Engineer Manager

What to know coming in:

  • 3-6 years related experience using SolidWorks 3D CAD or Pro-Engineering.
  • Willing to travel up to 15%; domestic and international travel.
  • Proven ability to design custom machinery with an emphasis in automation equipment.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where your creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Mechanical Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Cost & Concept Engineer

Controls Engineer

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Controls Engineering teams are made of talented engineers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • 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 build and electrical teams.
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approaches.
  • Travel to customer sites for installation and startup of equipment.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, PLC programming, etc.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Machine Builders, Electricians, and Business Unit Managers.

Who you’ll report to:

Controls Engineer Manager

What to know coming in:

  • 5 years related experience/training or Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year College/University in related engineering field.
  • Willing to travel an average of 25%; domestic and international travel.
  • If you have knowledge of PLC, HMI, Robot, AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and/or Vision Systems you may be considered over others for hire.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where your creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Controls Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Cost & Concept Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Software Engineer

Senior Engineering Systems Analyst

Senior Engineering Systems Analyst

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Systems Analyst teams are made of skilled individuals who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

Engineering software solutions development (Creo, BricksCAD, SpaceClaim, Windchill, etc.).

Develop new engineering software solutions to support engineering team members.

Map-keys, macros, workflows, batch files, etc. (covering all engineering software).

Coordinate effectively with IT team members in order to assist in collaborative development projects requiring IT support.

Engineering software support/administration.

Address and resolve issues with engineering/PLM software as they arise for users.
Create PTC support cases (and other software companies).
Test, validate, and deploy new releases of engineering software.
Perform business administrative PDM tasks (delete version, restart processes, monitor workflows, troubleshoot publisher queues, etc.)
Support of CAD/PLM rollout initiatives.
Train/assist new users.
Manage and maintain engineering software configuration files and ensure they are deployed effectively for all users.

CAD library/templates administration.

Act as gatekeeper/approver of library files.
Develop new CAD template files as needed.
Update existing CAD template files as needed.

What you’ll learn:

We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Suppliers, Vendors, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, and all levels of management.

Who you’ll report to:

Engineering Systems Manager

What to know coming in:

Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering Science or Computer Science related discipline or comparable experience of at least four years.
History of using engineering-based software systems such as Creo and Solidworks as well as some experience using PLM/PDM systems.
Preferred proven abilities:

Expertise using PLM/PDM systems.
PTC Windchill
Software automation and administration of engineering software systems and programming in OOP language (Java or C++).
Business administration (Lifecycles, Workflows, Administrative tasks, etc.)
Experience designing large complex assemblies in a team environment.

We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
Close proximity to the machine build floor where creations will come to life.
An employee culture that welcomes you like family.


Fluid/Pneumatic Power Technician

Fluid/Pneumatic Power Controls

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Fluid/Pneumatic Power Controls team builds the most interesting and exciting equipment on the market today. Teams are made of talented technicians who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

Plumb according to approved design and customer specifications.
Communicate with and assist the Lead Fluid/Pneumatic Power Controls Technician/Fluid/Pneumatic Power Controls Manager/Project Manager throughout the build process to ensure execution of ISO/Quality standards and of programs as they relate to cost, timing, and customer satisfaction.

What you’ll learn:

Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.

Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.

We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, Managers, Electricians, and Machine Builders.

Who you’ll report to:

Fluid/Pneumatic Power Controls Manager

What to know coming in:

At least 4 years of experience in a related pipefitting/plumbing field.
Understanding of and ability to work with schematics/blueprints.
Proven ability to trouble shoot fluid power systems, pneumatic, and hydraulic circuits, and install piping and hoses.
We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

Clean, well-lit, air-conditioned work areas.
Plumbing department stocked with materials needed to perform work.
Close proximity to the machine build floor where you will help creations come to life.
An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

Lead Fluid/Pneumatic Power Controls Technician
Fluid/Pneumatic Power Controls Manager


Machine Builder Helper

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Machine Build teams are made of talented builders who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Assist the Builder with the assembly of equipment and execution of quality standards.
  • Carry out assigned tasks with minimum direct supervision.
  • Communicate to the Builder the relative points in the build process.
  • Assist the Builder 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.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • To effectively operate Mill, Drill Press, Sanders, and Saws.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Electricians, and Customers.

Who you’ll report to:

Machine Builder Manager

What to know coming in:

  • Minimum education: High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Desire to learn the building process, including assembly, debug, installation, and customer service.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • Modern facilities that are clean and air conditioned.
  • Up to date tools and equipment with cutting edge technology.
  • Creative and innovative work environment with a chance to be challenged and learn from others.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

Machine Builder


Manual Machinist

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Machinist teams are made of talented engineers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Set up and operate machine tools such as mills, lathes, grinders and drill press.
  • Read blueprints and machines metallic and nonmetallic parts to specified tolerances.
  • Regulate and calculate machining factors such as speeds, feeds, depth and angle of cut.
  • Retrieve, edit, and program computerized machine control media.
  • Organize and maintain area or responsibility.

What you’ll learn:

  • Program for custom, short-run, specialty parts.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, Vendors, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Machining Manager

What to Know Coming In:

  • High school graduate or equivalent, college preferred
  • 2 years of prior industrial experience or 2 years vocational school preferred.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • Recently remodeled office areas and meeting rooms.
  • Clean, well-lit, air-conditioned work areas.
  • Lean 5s enrichment.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Machine Builder
  • Mechanical Engineer

Clean-up Crew Member

Clean-up Crew Member

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Clean-up Crew helps JR continue to impress our customers with the overall cleanliness of our work areas. Customers often show up on short notice, which is why it is of utmost important to keep our shops and personnel looking great. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Inspect, maintain, and provide for or perform repairs of work area equipment and grounds.
  • Monitor and clean facilities, such as lunch rooms, break areas, and restrooms as needed.
  • Maintain records of maintenance related areas.

What you’ll learn:

  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

  • Maintenance, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, Machine Builders, and Electricians.

Who you’ll report to:

  • Maintenance Supervisor

What to Know Coming In:

  • Minimum education: high school student.
  • Assist in clean-up of work areas and grounds according to abilities.
  • Sweep floors, empty trash barrels, wipe down facilities, and assist where needed.

Your environment:

  • Recently remodeled work areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where creations come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

 


Cost and Concept Developer

Concept and Cost Developer

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Concept and Cost Development Engineering team works on projects starting with a concept and project labor and material quotes that create solutions for our customer’s automation challenges. Teams are made of talented engineers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

80% of your time will be spent developing concepts and projecting labor and material quotes that describe key points of the concept such as, sequence of operation, mechanical description, concept drawings, etc.
20% of your time will be split between design reviews, customer meetings, and consulting with your project team.

What you’ll learn:

Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.

Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.

We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Sales Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, Project Managers, Machine Builders, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Concept and Cost Engineering Manager

What to know coming in:

At least 2 years related experience using SolidWorks 3D CAD or Pro-Engineering.
Experience with conceptualizations, bills of material, sheet metal, fixtures, and machine design.
Proven ability to conceptualize team fixtures, machines, or systems to fit a customer’s specific needs.
History of establishing budgets and assisting in determining sale prices of equipment.
We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

 

Your environment:

State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
Close proximity to the machine build floor where creations will come to life.
An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

Lead Concept and Cost Engineer
Project Manager
Sales Engineer
Mechanical Engineer


Accounting Assistant

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Accounting team leads continuous improvements to the overall function of JR by driving strategic programs focused on reducing overall cost for everyone involved. Teams are made of talented business oriented buyers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Post details of transactions, total accounts, and compute interest charges.
  • Total, balance and reconcile billing vouchers.
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of data on accounts.
  • Code documents according to company procedures.
  • Maintain and record employee program purchases.

What you’ll learn:                                                               

We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and on and offsite training sessions to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Vendors, Suppliers, Customers, Accounting, and all levels of management.

Who you’ll report to:

Controller

What to know coming in:

  • One to two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
  • 1-2 years working in a business environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Proven ability to interact with internal and external personnel in a highly professional manner.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

Accountant


Sr. Systems Analyst

Senior Systems Analyst/Development Team Manager

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

Manage, mentor, and lead an internally focused Business Development Team to support various company initiatives.
Analyze, gather requirements, define, recommend and present software solutions that support both team created initiatives and business key initiatives provided by the executive leadership team.
Manage and lead multiple concurrent projects within the team to include proper delegation and prioritization to close projects successfully.
Operate as a liaison between upper management and the development team to ensure proper focus on team projects, analysis of potential projects, assist in creating development standards, and overall team efficiency.
Oversee, manage, support, and execute various migrations of the Business Management Systems to include the ERP, SQL Server Systems, Intranet and supported applications to the business systems.
Maintain high quality standards for all software development and delivered software applications to the user base.
Write and execute peer reviews for staff under direct supervision and peer to peer reviews with various technology team staff.
Provide training/documentation and validate results of executed projects or platforms under your leadership.

What you’ll learn:

We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Network Service Team, Software Integration Team, IT, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, and all levels of management.

Who you’ll report to:

Chief Information Officer

What to know coming in:

4-6 years of Application/Software Development for businesses or as a consultant.
2-5 years of managerial experience with a focus on Application Development.
2-3 years of Project or General IT Management experience.
Strong desire to win with the ability to set team, personal, and training goals.
Working knowledge of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) or Engineer to Order (ETO) systems.
Experience working with various consulting firms and working within teams of more than 5 members.
History of using Microsoft SQL Server Management, Microsoft Project or related project management tools, Microsoft Office platforms with an emphasis on Visio and PowerPoint, Microsoft SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS, .NET Development platforms.
MRP/ERP/ETO systems preferred (Baan, Infor, Great Plains, Syteline, SAP).
Experience with SharePoint or Office 365 and Cloud based (Azure and AWS) platforms recommended.
Strong analytical, presentation, and communication skills.
We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.
Sign on Bonus offered to highly qualified candidates.

Your environment:

State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
Recently remodeled work areas and meeting rooms.
An employee culture that welcomes you like family.
Latest in office environment software and hardware advancements.


CNC Machinist - 2nd Shift

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our CNC Machinist teams are made of talented engineers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Retrieve, edit, and program computerized machine control media.
  • Set up and operate machine tools such as mills, lathes, grinders, and drill press.
  • Read blueprints and machine metallic and non-metallic parts to specified tolerances.
  • Regulate and calculate machining factors such as speeds, feeds, and depth and angle of cut.

What you’ll learn:

  • Work with 5-6 axis CNC equipment.
  • Program for custom, short-run, specialty parts.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, Vendors, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

CNC Machinist Manager

What to Know Coming In:

  • 3-5 years CNC mills, CAM software, and FeatureCam experience preferred.
  • Hurco, Mazak, Fanuc, or Siemens control experience.
  • History of programming CNC machinery.
  • Proven ability to control fit, form, and function.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.
  • Very competitive shift premium: 2nd shift 5:00pm-5:00am.

Your environment:

  • Recently remodeled office areas and meeting rooms.
  • Clean, well-lit, air-conditioned work areas.
  • Lean 5S enrichment.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • CNC Machinist Manager
  • Machine Builder
  • Mechanical Engineer

Lean Six Sigma Practitioner Black Belt

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our management team leads continuous improvement to the overall function of JR by driving strategic initiatives focused on increasing capacity to meet the growing demands of our customers. Teams are made of talented business oriented developers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Serve as a catalyst for change driving continuous improvement activities while focusing on planning and implementing process improvement initiatives.
  • Lead teams to successful completion of continuous improvement projects:
  • Generate clear problem statements/gap analysis with associated measurement criteria.
  • Achieve team buy-in on aggressive targets and quantifying benefits via Cost of Poor Quality analysis
  • Facilitate Value Stream Mapping events and conduct rapid improvement Kaizen events.
  • Identify actionable metrics and benchmarks to track improvements.
  • Conduct lessons learned activities to continuously eliminate barriers to continuous improvement.
  • Train others in Lean and Six Sigma tools and methodologies with emphasis on problem identification, base lining, and root cause analysis.

What you’ll learn:                                                               

  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and on and offsite training programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.
  • You will be exposed to a wide variety of cutting edge technologies that are developed and integrated into value adding machines and systems.

Who you’ll work with:

Project and Business Unit Managers, Designers, Builders, Accounting Team, Buyers and IT professionals

Who you’ll report to:

Vice President of Lean and Continuous Improvement

What to know coming in:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Certification in Lean and/or Six Sigma, preferably certified by ASQ or SME.
  • 5 years of post-graduation working experience.
  • 3 years practicing Lean Six Sigma, including a minimum of 9 documented projects such as DMAIC, Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events.
  • Proven ability to drive continuous improvement of product design, program management, and business processes.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit and meet with various project teams.
  • Recently remodeled work and meeting areas.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

VP of Lean and CI, Project Management


Project Manager

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Project Managers enjoy thinking outside the box with teams and customers to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • 80% of your time will be spent communicating with the customer and facilitating the build process, including customer changes.
  • 20% of your time will be split between supporting the Sales and Concept/Cost departments, reporting project status to upper management, and monitoring timing, cost, and quality.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, Vendors, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Business Unit Manager

What to know coming in:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related engineering field and/or experience managing projects in an engineering environment.
  • Proven ability to support the development of new concepts and designs while working in a team environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Project Management best practices and processes including but not limited to MS Project, critical path analyses, customer management, change management, and contract administration.
  • History of managing customer contracts and relationships as well as indirectly managing diverse teams.
  • PMP certification is preferred but not required.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where projects you manage will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Sales Engineer
  • Business Unit Manager

Project Manager

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Project Managers enjoy thinking outside the box with teams and customers to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • 80% of your time will be spent communicating with the customer and facilitating the build process, including customer changes.
  • 20% of your time will be split between supporting the Sales and Concept/Cost departments, reporting project status to upper management, and monitoring timing, cost, and quality.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, Vendors, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Business Unit Manager

What to know coming in:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related engineering field and/or experience managing projects in an engineering environment.
  • Proven ability to support the development of new concepts and designs while working in a team environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Project Management best practices and processes including but not limited to MS Project, critical path analyses, customer management, change management, and contract administration.
  • History of managing customer contracts and relationships as well as indirectly managing diverse teams.
  • PMP certification is preferred but not required.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where projects you manage will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Sales Engineer
  • Business Unit Manager

Robotic Service Engineer

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Robotic Service Engineers work with Epoch Robotics, a division of Jr Automation and a valued partner, providing robotic controls integration, robotic parts, 24/7 emergency service, preventative maintenance, and training for a broad range of industries. Our team members collaborate, communicate, find solutions, and work with customers to ensure they continue production and limit down time.

The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Ensure production continues and limit down time.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain FANUC and Panasonic robotic controllers, mechanical units, transfer devices, and peripheral equipment.
  • Travel up to 70% to provide our domestic customers with superior service; international travel may also be required. 

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • We invest in our Service Engineers with training and certifications.  Our Master Certified Engineers are certified with FANUC and Miller Welding Automation robots.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, and Electricians.

Who you’ll report to:

Epoch Engineering Manager

What to know coming in:

  • At least 2 years of related experience in machine maintenance which includes troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and software, as well as performing preventative maintenance and repair.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, nights, weekends, and holidays may be required.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Controls Engineer
  • Lead Controls Engineer

Sales Engineer - Southern California

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Sales Engineer teams are made of talented business oriented buyers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • 80% of your day is spent traveling to accommodate customer needs.
  • 20% of your day is split between finding creative approaches for identified customer needs, growing current customer relationships, and fostering new customer relationships.

What you’ll learn:

We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, all levels of management, Concept and Cost Engineers, Vendors, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Vice President of Sales

What to know coming in:

  • 5 years prior industrial experience.
  • Possess a winning and creative approach to work when identifying customer solutions.
  • History of maintaining and submitting appropriate records for forecasting quote status and expenses.
  • Proven ability to continually contact prospective customers based on leads from business directories or other sources.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, our successful Sales Engineers are typically expected to sell $4-$6M annually.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • This position is home based and requires 80% day travel.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family. 

Aftermarket Project Manager/ Quoter

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Customer Service teams are made of talented individuals who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Act as the primary contact for the customer on aftermarket retrofit and large repair projects that need to be managed.
  • Manage the execution of preventive maintenance programs to ensure customer requirements are being met.
  • Communicate with the customer relative points of the repair or equipment order as they relate to the scope, timing, quality and cost.
  • Facilitate customer changes and make necessary adjustments to timing and cost of the project with the input from the management and sales
  • Monitor and report project status as it relates to cost, quality and timing on a regular basis.
  • Working with Aftermarket Business Development Manager, Service Engineers, JR sales team and other JR customer stakeholders to coordinate customer visits to review their needs for equipment or service and ensure projects are completed to their satisfaction
  • Conceptualize and design robotic end-or-arm tooling, fixtures, machines, or systems that meet the needs of the customer or sales request.
  • Perform simple robot simulations for robot reach and cycle time studies.
  • Develop a business case for the equipment or repair that the customer is requesting considering material, labor, timing and scope and recommended sales price to the customer.
  • Provide an accurate breakdown of total costs (material, labor etc.) and sales price to ensure accurate accounting of the project.
  • Write quotations that convey the key points of the concept; sequence of operation, mechanical description, concept drawings if requested or deemed necessary, and anything that may best create the equipment in the mind of the buyer.
  • Follow-up with customers on previously sent quotes for feedback.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

 

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Service Engineers, Sales Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, Project Managers, Machine Builders, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Service Engineering Manager

 

What to know coming in:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years of experience in a comparable industry.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Self--motivated and demonstrate strong customer focus, a positive and professional attitude, good computer skills and the ability to work in a very fluid environment with the ability to think outside the box.
  • Proven ability to interface well with customers to meet their expectations while ensuring the projects are completed successfully on time.
  • History of or proven ability to successfully complete small mechanical design projects.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

 


Talent Acquisition Manager

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical device, and more.

Our Recruiting team consists of determined, driven, and decisive individuals who are able to connect with prospective employers who fit the needs and culture of the company. Working collaboratively and individually, our team strives to find the best possible candidates and create a seemingly smooth hiring process all while building relationships that strengthen JR’s internal and external communities. We value new ideas, creativity, a willingness to work hard, and an appreciation for playing hard. Sound like fun? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Coach, mentor, and position the recruiting team to provide high quality, timely and cost-effective recruitment service to internal clients
  • Partner closely with management to thoroughly understand the needs of the business, be close to current and future hiring needs, and develop the best search strategy to identify and attract exceptional candidates in a fast growing, competitive market.
  • Monitor for talent market, industry, and geographical labor trends to identify areas of opportunity for recruiting and marketing teams
  • Provide hiring process feedback and interview best practices to hiring team, which will include identifying need and opportunity for training programs
  • Ensure efficient and accurate use of applicant tracking system and other recruiting software and CRM system to track applicants from application phase through offer process
  • Work with leaders and Onboarding Team to develop future workforce skill sets.
  • Manage hiring manager expectations and recruitment process and performance by defining talent needs and establishing key metrics
  • Proactively develop headcount plans with HR, Finance, and Business Unit Management teams, and effectively communicate plans and strategy with recruiting team
  • Develop, maintain, and improve recruiting process workflow.
  • Mentor recruiting team members in best practices and improvement plans
  • Manage all talent sourcing vendors, including service agreement negotiation
  • Collaborate with HR to evaluate compensation policies and programs.
  • Provide hiring manager salary and compensation guidance.
  • Act as liaison between legal and recruiting teams, and ensure compliant recruiting process
  • Establish and monitor recruitment budget
  • Promote JR Automation as an employer of choice.

What you’ll learn:

We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Human Resources, Recruiting Team, Engineers, all levels of management, and prospective JR employees.

Who you’ll report to:

HR Director

What to know coming in:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related program
  • 8+ years of experience in HR. Experience in full cycle recruiting.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • Recently remodeled work areas and meeting rooms.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Project Manager

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Project Managers enjoy thinking outside the box with teams and customers to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • 80% of your time will be spent communicating with the customer and facilitating the build process, including customer changes.
  • 20% of your time will be split between supporting the Sales and Concept/Cost departments, reporting project status to upper management, and monitoring timing, cost, and quality.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, Vendors, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Business Unit Manager

What to know coming in:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related engineering field and/or experience managing projects in an engineering environment.
  • Proven ability to support the development of new concepts and designs while working in a team environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Project Management best practices and processes including but not limited to MS Project, critical path analyses, customer management, change management, and contract administration.
  • History of managing customer contracts and relationships as well as indirectly managing diverse teams.
  • PMP certification is preferred but not required.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.

Your environment:

  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where projects you manage will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Sales Engineer
  • Business Unit Manager

Machinist Helper

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Machining teams are made of talented machinists who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Distribute raw material or parts.
  • Prepare surfaces for paint.
  • Read basic blueprints and bill of materials.
  • Organize and maintain the saw, weld and deburr areas.
  • Receive material or stock; identify and refer material issues to the Machining Manager.
  • Safely operate a band saw, circular saw, and cutoff saw.
  • Convert decimals to fractional dimensions.
  • Identify different types of steel.
  • Pin stamp and deburr parts.

What you’ll learn:

We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, and Electricians.

Who you’ll report to:

Machining Manager

What to Know Coming In:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • 2 years prior industrial experience or 2 years vocational school preferred.
  • Entry-level machine shop skills or desire to learn.
  • Have a desire to become a skilled trade worker.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • Clean, well-lit, air-conditioned work areas.
  • Lean 5s enrichment.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

Machinist

 


Spare Parts Project Manager

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Customer Service teams are made of talented individuals who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Work with internal JR stakeholders and departments to understand customer requirements and meet or exceed customer expectations for service.
  • Ensure JR parts ordered by the customer are to the as-built configuration
  • Work with JR Project Managers to tailor provisioning quotes and pricing to deliver robust provisioning packages that are necessary to ensure the continued operation of JR machines.
  • Work with Fab and machine groups to understand cost, lead time and special processes.
  • Work with inside sales team to ensure customer needs for quoting and order fulfillment are met.
  • Coordinate Parts returns, Shipping and Receiving, and Inventory management and control.
  • Develop parts procurement and inventory strategy on a part by part basis to make cost effective purchasing decisions.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to upholding the highest standards of on time delivery of quality products.
  • Advocate for JR Customer Service with internal stakeholders.
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What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Service Engineers, Sales Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, Project Managers, Machine Builders, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Service Engineering Manager

What to know coming in:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or similar field or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of experience in an industrial service, manufacturing and/or aftermarket operation
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Self--motivated and demonstrate strong customer focus, a positive and professional attitude, good computer skills and the ability to work in a very fluid environment with the ability to think outside the box.
  • Proven ability to interface well with customers to meet their expectations while ensuring the projects are completed successfully on time.
  • Team environment mind-set and approach to solving problems
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family. 

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Mechanical Engineering team never designs the same machine twice. Teams are made of skilled individuals who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Ensure that design is in-line with project bid requirements, budget, and JR design standards.
  • Attend project meetings with project managers/customers and participate as a positive influence in maintaining excellent customer relationships while minimizing scope creep.
  • Design, from rough concept/scratch/reference, mechanical systems per customer specifications.
  • Develop accurate Bill of Materials.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional project team, including Controls Engineering, Machine Builders, Controls Technicians, Project Manager, and Purchasing staff during the design and build process.
  • Manage teams on mechanical engineers working together on large scale projects.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Project Managers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, Vendors, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Mechanical Project Engineer or Mechanical Engineering Manager

What to know coming in:

  • Bachelor Degree in an Engineering field
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Industrial Automation.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience is required in an ETO environment.
  • Machine design experience with CAD; preferably Creo or Pro-E.
  • Experience with SolidWorks is also desirable (Stevensville platform and customer requests).
  • Experience with performing engineering calculations with respect to strength of materials, speeds, horsepower, temperature, pressure, force, etc. as related to machine and tool designs.
  • Analyzed engineering drawings and specifications to determine shape, dimensions, hardness etc. in the development of equipment, processes, and products.
  • Proven ability to speak effectively before groups of customers and/or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, manage multiple project teams, and develop and maintain design timelines.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where your teams’ creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Mechanical Project Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Manager
  • Project Manager

Senior Controls Engineer

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Controls Engineering teams are made of talented engineers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Ensure that design is in line with project bid requirements, budget and JR design standards.  Attend project meetings with project managers/customers and participate as a positive influence in maintaining excellent customer relationships while minimizing scope creep.
  • Design, Specify, and Integrate Electrical, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Systems Hardware for Automated Assembly, Test, and Material Handling Systems. Develop accurate Bill of Materials.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional project team, including Mechanical Engineering, Machine Builders, Controls Technicians, Project Manager, and Purchasing staff during the design and build process.
  • Design Control Software for PLCs, HMIs, robotics, servo systems, machine vision, industrial test systems, etc.
  • Install, program, and commission machines at customer's site. Play integral role in system acceptance/sign off at customer facility.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, PLC programming, etc.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Machine Builders, Electricians, and Business Unit Managers.

Who you’ll report to:

Controls Engineer Manager

What to know coming in:

  • 3 years related experience/training as a Controls Engineer in an ETO Industrial Automation business or equivalent.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology and/or other equivalent degrees /demonstrated industry experience.
  • Willing to travel an average of 25%; domestic and international travel.
  • PLC- Program development from scratch and reference in at least one of the following environments
  • Allen Bradley RSLogix5000
  • Siemens Step7
  • Siemens TIA Portal
  • Robot Programming – including off line programming, simulation and teach pendant programming (one or more of the following preferred)
  • Fanuc
  • ABB
  • Kuka
  • Motoman
  • HMI – Program development from scratch and reference in at least one of the following environments
  • FactoryTalk View
  • Siemens
  • Vision System – application development and support
  • Cognex
  • Keyence
  • AutoCAD electrical drawing package, or equivalent
  • Pneumatic circuit design
  • Safety circuit design, verification, validation
  • SCCR calculation
  • Designing for CE, CSA, and UL certifications
  • Risk assessment development
  • Sistema calculation
  • Troubleshooting system and subsystems including:
  • Pneumatic
  • Electrical
  • Program
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where your creations will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.
  • Where you could be in 5 years:
  • Lead Controls Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Cost & Concept Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Software Engineer

Program Manager

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Programs Managers enjoy thinking outside the box with teams and customers to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Implement improved Company project management techniques and industry practices.
  • Maintain and continuously improve, a standard project management process supported by tools and measures.
  • Develop and manage an enterprise project, program and portfolio management process linked to corporate strategies.
  • Organize multi-level PM training, including training on process and tools.
  • Mentor and coach project managers and subordinates, especially in in requirements definition, compliance, planning, costing, and risk management.
  • Perform project audits to ensure adherence to the PM process.
  • Assist in the recovery of struggling projects and raise critical project-related issues with management and assist in their resolution.
  • Develop and maintain a PM knowledge management process / system.
  • For key projects, create a reporting mechanism to provide schedule and budget status to management.
  • Facilitate key project / program / portfolio reviews by management.
  • Directly manage “critical” projects as determined by management.
  • Identify and implement potential improvements needed to support project, program and portfolio efforts.

What you’ll learn:

  • Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.
  • Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.
  • We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Project Managers, Business Unit Managers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, Vendors, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

Business Unit Manager

What to know coming in:

  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred. Technical / Engineering Degree is highly preferred. 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI) required.
  • 7 years managing complex projects; 5 years in a PMO.
  • Must have excellent leadership skills.
  • Ability to act independently.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities: 

Can lead at team of experienced and less experienced Project Managers effectively.  Sets the example through interactions with leadership, customers, vendors, and colleagues. 

Business Acumen:

  • Able to focus on delivering services in a way that enhances / maximizes profitability
  • Ensure that team delivers service in a way that brings out the organization's value and competitive advantage
  • Manage against a budget, educate team on important developments within the organization, and discuss relevant industry developments with team.

Entrepreneurial Drive for Results:

The ability to find creative solutions and generate results in a dynamic market environment.
Must have a strong sense of urgency and the ability to infuse that in others. Tireless work ethic is a given.

Strong Conceptualizations:

  • Ability to see how the elements of an abstract whole fit together and to identify problems that need to be addressed before others does. 
  • Must have a proven ability to manage cross-functional responsibilities and their required deliverables

Influencing & Communication Skills:

Comfortable communicating both formally and informally with senior executives and communicate openly and equitably with peers & subordinates throughout the company.

Technical / Functional Understanding:

  • Able to serve as a source of technical / functional issues & perspective to others
  • Demonstrate a breadth of technical/functional knowledge outside of core specialty.
  • Provide others with opportunities for technical growth
  • Develop the technical competence of others as a way to achieve results
  • Hold people accountable for technical excellence.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Great listening, open-mindedness, and strong interpersonal skills so that necessary alliances with internal & external groups can be forged and developed quickly
  • Proven ability to achieve desired results in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Moderately advanced usage of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) required.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Close proximity to the machine build floor where projects you manage will come to life.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family. 

Director of Product Lifecycle Management

 

Director of Product Lifecycle Management

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Director of Product Lifecycle Management should enjoy thinking outside the box with teams and customers to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

Develop, manage, and train the core PLM project team during the implementation and alignment of the PLM platform to address ongoing corporate CI initiatives.
Lead the implementation assuring quality, benefits, schedule and cost targets are achieved.
Track project metrics and carry out a formal team reviews at the end of each phase that are aligned with approved project timelines and specified budgets.
Manages the team and process for cost reduction and efficiency both within engineering and across the enterprise
Anticipate and manage deviations from the project plan and carry out corrective measures
Focus on the designing and implementing of new business processes in engineering throughout the Company
Responsible for the overall stability, accuracy, performance, and key ROI’s of the PLM Platform within the organization
Work with existing teams in the organization to develop engineering controls, standards, and release gates around the PLM platform in the business.
Assist teams in defining mechanical and controls engineering standards to promote product re-use, quality and to maintain corporate visibility to the manufacturing floor
Design and maintain data hierarchies and libraries
Ability to set and uphold engineering and design standards, including managing a design reuse program
Works closely with supply chain to select and implement a preferred vendor program including defining standard parts
Develop presentations, materials and manage project plans to be presented to the Executive Management Team and Steering Committees
Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

What you’ll learn:

Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.

Robotics, laser technologies, tracking, testing, vision, high speed assembly, and much more.

We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

 

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, Vendors, and Suppliers.

 

Who you’ll report to:

CIO

What to know coming in:

Bachelor’s degree required. Technical/Engineering degree highly preferred.
Ten years’ experience in comparable industry or equivalent education. 
7+ years working with PLM & ERP Platforms with a focus on system integration, management, and implementations of PLM Platforms in mid-to-large market businesses.
Experience in custom manufacturing or engineer to order businesses preferred.
Proven manager of a multi-level organization, including demonstrating the following abilities: budget accountability, managing to plan, coaching, delegating and conflict resolution
5+ plus years’ experience providing leadership and achieving measurable results from large scale, multi-functional corporate change programs
Demonstrate a clear understanding of Engineering and PLM value drivers and implementation methodology
Direct PLM or PDM project design and previous implementation experience required
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a staff role across operating units effectively influencing others within engineering and in other functions
Demonstrated ability to manage third parties
Capable of managing a multi-level organization, including demonstrating the following abilities:  coaching other leaders, delegating appropriately and managing conflict
Excellent leadership and conflict management skills to ensure effective working relationships with all parties
Prior Lean (or Six Sigma) experience
Industry experience includes high mix/low volume, custom manufacturing with high degree of engineering content, ideally Engineered To Order business experience.
We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.

Your environment:

State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
Close proximity to the machine build floor where projects you manage will come to life.
An employee culture that welcomes you like family. 


Director of Program Management

Position Requirements: The Leader of Regional Program Management Office (PMO) is responsible for establishing, overseeing, and coordinating PMO activities across the entire JR corporation. The primary objective of the PMO is to improve, develop, enhance, and support the program management function and processes across the entire Company. Ability to develop and implement consistent processes, procedures & standardized work for the PM function in a lean manner to minimize waste in the PM’s responsibilities.

The individual must possess a history of successful program management supervision and process oriented leadership as well as 7+ years of program management experience with a verifiable record of results along with a strong technical background that ideally will include knowledge of industrial automation and a high level understanding of cross-functional responsibilities. Must possess a strong background in business systems and business process optimization, have a high skill level / proficiency in Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and ERP applications.

The individual will have regionally matrixed team members and should expect a moderate level of travel.

The Director will be responsible for establishing the Program Management Office and drive the matrixed program management functions to world class capabilities in each of the key program management phases (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Project Close).

Responsibilities will include:

Establish policies, procedures, and standard processes to be used consistently across the Company

Through leadership and collaboration improve the performance, quality, and customer satisfaction

Lead and develop routine Program Reviews

Work with Business Unit PMs to maintain knowledge of current and define future deployment strategy for PM resources.

Measure, analyze and improve PM skills and competencies. Skill Development responsibilities to include:

Define individual development opportunities to be added and managed through the annual performance management system.

Track, understand, and document the education, certifications, credentials, background, strengths, and weaknesses of everyone within the Program Management Organization, and develop a comprehensive plan to strengthen their skill sets.

Research & schedule appropriate developmental courses, and evaluate their effectiveness.

Support and lead cross functional and Program Management initiatives.

Skill and Abilities Requirements:

Demonstrated Leadership Abilities:  Can lead at team of experienced and less experienced Project and Program Managers effectively.  Sets the example through interactions with leadership, customers, vendors, and colleagues.  Experience mentoring and supporting the quote phase of new business opportunities to ensure proper planning, integration of lessons learned and risk management is applied. Previous success in a project oriented business proactively managing risk and mitigation across the business. Ability to implement and drive improved and consistent scope and budget management processes across the entire Company.  Capability to assess and manage competency, tools, and skills enhancement of the program management teams.

Business Acumen: Able to focus on delivering services in a way that enhances / maximizes profitability; ensure that team delivers service in a way that brings out the organization's value and competitive advantage; manage against a budget; educate team on important developments within the organization; discuss relevant industry developments with team.

Entrepreneurial Drive for Results: The ability to find creative solutions and generate results in a dynamic market environment. Must have a strong sense of urgency and the ability to infuse that in others. Tireless work ethic is a given. Strong Conceptualizations: Ability to see how the elements of an abstract whole fit together and to identify problems that need to be addressed before others does.  Must have a proven ability to manage cross-functional responsibilities and their required deliverables.  Ability to lead the development of optimized cross functional business procedures and managing the implementation of these across the Company.  Ability to establish program metrics and KPI reporting with analysis and recommendations to for improvement opportunities.

Influencing & Communication Skills: Comfortable communicating both formally and informally with senior executives and communicate openly and equitably with peers & subordinates throughout the company.

Technical / Functional Understanding: Able to serve as a source of technical / functional issues & perspective to others; demonstrate a breadth of technical/functional knowledge outside of core specialty; provide others with opportunities for technical growth; develop the technical competence of others to achieve results; hold people accountable for technical excellence.

Interpersonal Skills: Great listening, open-mindedness, and strong interpersonal skills so that necessary alliances with internal & external groups can be forged and developed quickly

Work Environment: Office and factory environments. Up to 25% Travel required to customer offices & production locations, etc. While working in production environments, the colleague may be exposed to machinery, moving equipment and material, moderate noise, airborne particles, fumes, and various levels of temperature created by the manufacturing process.


Commodity Manager

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Strategic Purchasing team leads continuous improvements to the overall function of JR by driving strategic programs focused on reducing overall cost for everyone involved. Teams are made of talented business oriented buyers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

Develop and maintain strategic supplier relationships.
Lead, develop and manage commodity strategies.
Own the Preferred Supplier List for your commodity.
Manage supplier issues while supporting current suppliers while developing new suppliers for your commodity as needed.
Assist Business Unit (BU) Supply Chain support (SCM Manager/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 quoting, engineering, project management and build teams to understand needs and drive cost effective solutions.
Identify and manage risks at all levels of the supply chain.
Develop and drive strategic programs focused on reducing overall cost and improving supplier engagement and performance
Conduct oneself at all times in a manner that is distinguished by a high level of professionalism and ethics.
Lead continuous improvements of sourcing and purchasing processes.
Engage actively in corporate lean and continuous improvement initiatives.

 

What you’ll learn:

We offer different programs and training such as tuition reimbursement and apprenticeship programs to help you embark on new opportunities at JR.

 

Who you’ll work with:

Customers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, Vendors, and Suppliers.

 

Who you’ll report to:

Strategic Sourcing Manager

 

What to know coming in:

5-10 years in a Purchasing or Supply Chain related position.
Minimum education: Bachelor’s in Business or related field. MBA a plus.
History of developing and maintaining strategic supplier relationships.
Proven ability to work in a global environment.
Demonstrated ability to negotiate.
Microsoft Office proficiency.
Able to communicate to all levels of the organization across all geographic regions.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
An employee culture that welcomes you like family. 


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 6 years. 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. 


Available Benefits

To attract and reward the best personnel in the automation industry, JR Automation offers employees and their eligible dependents a wide range of benefits. We offer:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k Match
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • Wellness Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Direct Deposit
  • Weekly Paychecks
  • Company Events
*After meeting specific eligibility requirements JR Automation employees may be offered the above benefits.
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Intern Intern

Internship Spotlight

Mechanical Engineering Intern
Evan Finses - Michigan State University

Evan Finses is a Mechanical Engineering Intern at JR’s Quality Drive facility. Having learned about JR through a JR employee and longtime friend, Evan was compelled to check out the internship program, saying “I saw how JR was really pushing the limits within automated manufacturing and was fascinated. It was so different than many companies, and that really caught my attention.” He finds the work he is doing incredibly rewarding, especially seeing the components he designs being built on the shop floor. He says, “I really enjoyed seeing my idea come to life and how it worked with everyone else’s designs.” JR’s culture is also a rewarding part of Evan’s internship. He notes that the people are extremely friendly and the atmosphere is very positive. “Popcorn Friday isn’t too bad either,” he adds. After Evan completes his internship, he’ll return to Michigan State University to continue his Mechanical Engineering degree.

Mechanical Engineering Intern Intern

Internship Spotlight

Mechanical Engineering Intern
Mary Fundenberger - Purdue University

Mary Fundenberger is a Mechanical Engineering Intern at JR’s Tyler Street facility. She’s in her junior year at Purdue University. Mary learned about JR at the Purdue career fair and was interested immediately, saying, “The moment [they] mentioned design opportunities, I was hooked. I’ve always wanted to work as an engineer in design, and this internship has exposed me to more design work than I imagined.” She finds it rewarding to be solving new and challenging problems each day. She explains, “I’ve learned a great deal about the industry standards (more than I’ve learned in some of my classes), and that in itself is satisfying.” Mary’s enjoying her summer at JR, adding that the company culture is her favorite part, “The people are friendly and inviting. It’s a great place to work.”

Controls Engineering Intern Intern

Internship Spotlight

Controls Engineering Intern
Matt Williams - Grand Valley State University

Matt Williams a Controls Engineering Intern at JR’s Tyler Street facility. Having been assigned to learn about JR through a Grand Valley State University internship prep course, Matt researched the type of projects made at JR and met with the recruiting team to discuss the opportunities that JR offers. This interaction compelled Matt to join the JR team, saying, “I saw a great opportunity here at JR to be able to get first-hand industry experience while still having the ability to grow both professionally and technically. Also, I learned that JR had a really good culture.” Since starting, Matt has been working on the controls for a complex, large-system machine. He’s found it most rewarding to see the machine being built and knowing that “nearly two months of design work is manifesting into something tangible. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment.” He adds, “I’ve never once felt ‘held back’ in any way. If anything, it’s the exact opposite; I spend a lot of my time outside of my comfort zone. This is a good thing because that’s where growth occurs.” Matt plans to complete his internship rounds at JR while he finishes his last two years of school.

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!

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