Careers

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

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Join the JR Team

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

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

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Employee Benefits
Generous Employee Benefits

At JR Automation, we want our staff to be happy and healthy both today and for their future. We offer employees and eligible dependents generous benefit packages which can include:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Matching & Life Insurance
  • Holiday Pay & Vacation Pay
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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

Strategic Buyer

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 drive strategic programs focused on reducing overall cost and improving supplier engagement and performance.
  • Work with Concept and Cost Developers on major component costs to be competitive and win business.
  • Assist plant buyers in purchasing project related material, inventory tools, and customer specified items.

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 Purchasing Manager

What to know coming in:

  • 5-10 years in a Purchasing or Supply Chain related position.
  • History of developing and maintaining strategic supplier relationships.
  • Proven ability to create and drive cost saving initiatives.
  • 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.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Operational Purchasing Manager
  • Strategic Purchasing Manager
  • Concept and Cost Developer

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

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:

  • 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Proven ability to support the development of new concepts and designs.
  • 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 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

Controls Technician

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

Controls Technician

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

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

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

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

Sales Engineer - East Coast/Northeast

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. 

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. 

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:

  • 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Proven ability to support the development of new concepts and designs.
  • 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 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

Sr. 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.

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.


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.


Controls Technician- Pipefitter

Controls Technician (Pipefitter)

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?

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:

Fluid Power Manager

What to know coming in:

At least 4 years of experience in the Controls Technician field.
Understanding of and ability to work with schematics.
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 Controls Technician
Fluid Power Manager


Engineering Systems Analyst

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:

Associate’s degree in an Engineering Science or Computer Science related discipline or comparable experience of at least two 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:

PTC Windchill (other systems will be considered).
Some experience programming in OOP language (Java or C++).
Experience in creating macros/mapkeys in CAD software.

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.


Global Transportation and Logistics 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.

Can you help drive business success? Our Logistics team is offering a new opportunity to the right candidate who specializes in supply chain initiatives. As our business continues to rapidly grow, we look for the best highly trained individuals to grow along with us. 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?

  • Establish and manage best in class shipping lanes as required by JR Automation business needs.
  • Manage, coach, and lead a team of logistics personnel located at several different locations.
  • Set up and maintain inbound and outbound logistics strategy.
  • Drive cost savings in the areas of material movement, logistics, and transportation.

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, Purchasing, Logistics, Human Resources, Vendors, and Suppliers.

Who you’ll report to:

  • Operational Purchasing Manager
  • Director of Procurement

What to know coming in:

  • At least 10 years of experience in shipping, receiving, and inventory control.
  • Willing to travel up to 15%; domestic and international travel.
  • History of working experiences as a logistics manager.
  • Proven ability to provide high levels of customer satisfaction by driving continuous improvement, lean implementation, root cause analysis, and risk mitigation.
  • 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 work areas and meeting rooms.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Operational Purchasing Manager
  • Director of Procurement

Shipping and Receiving Team Member

This position requires a dedicated employee that is willing to work a 50 hour work week. Attendance, communication, customer service and attention to detail are all critical to this position.

Approximately 25% of this role is administrative, which includes paperwork, making phone calls and using a computer. 

We are looking for an experienced professional who loves the field of logistics and has an interest in making this their career. 

This is a full time position that includes benefits:  vacation, medical, Rx, dental, life insurance, Flexible Spending Account and a 401(k) retirement plan!

Responsibilities:

  • Assists with organizing and maintaining the shipping / receiving areas.
  • Assists with monitoring and replenishment of stock inventory.
  • Receives incoming product.
  • Ensures documentation is routed correctly and filed accurately.
  • Coordinates shipment of product, both domestic and international.
  • Processes discrepant invoices and packing slips.
  • Interacts with suppliers, team members, and customers in a manner that is distinguished by a high level of professionalism and ethics.
  • Processes material returns.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. on a daily basis.
  • Must be capable of operating a hi-lo in a safe and efficient manner.

Business Unit Finance Controller

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 Finance teams 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?

  • Plan and implement improvements for the overall performance of JR Automation.
  • Report financial results, meet with the Accounting Team, and consult with other BU Financial Managers.
  • Act as the internal business consultant for the Business Unit (BU) managers with a focus on improving performance (both financially and operationally) and connecting the BU performance to the overall gross profit and EBITDA performance of JR Automation.

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:

Accounting, Finance, Business Unit Managers, Engineering teams, and Customers.

Who you’ll report to:

Vice President – Financial Planning & Analysis (VP of FP&A) and Business Unit managers.

What to know coming in:

  • At least 5 years of Finance or Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting is preferred. CPA, CMA, or MBA is a plus.
  • Proven ability to drive financial process enhancements such as Lean Accounting methodologies.
  • History of supporting quoting, orders, costs, gross profit, EBITDA, safety, quality, delivery, and working capital efforts through financial/operational metrics and analysis.
  • 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 work areas and meeting rooms.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Accounting Manager
  • Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis

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


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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