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

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

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...


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We have a wide range of career opportunities that might be the perfect fit for you. Questions? Contact our careers staff at jrcareers@jrautomation.com

Software Engineer, Lead - MES/SCADA Developer

Software Engineer, Lead - MES/SCADA Developer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Our Software Engineering Team is designed to architect and solve unique customer challenges – from advanced 3D vision algorithms to SCADA and MES implementations. As macro-trends in the manufacturing industry evolve towards more intelligent and adaptive machines, the Software Engineering Team is positioning itself with JR Automation to be a leader in manufacturing software solutions as well as manufacturing machines.

With the growth of JR Automation – the team is looking for a leader who can take the initiative to work alongside of the team to help foster and grow this department.

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!

Responsibilities:

  • Interfacing with customers to define system requirements and architect solutions for multiple industries - no day is the same!
  • Developing software quotes and proposals.
  • Managing the progression and execution of projects.
  • Traveling to customer sites for sales, quoting and installation of software.
  • Understanding and architecting state of the art designs for MES, SCADA, WCS, WMS, MOM, and DCS solutions.
  • Learning new technology platforms and tools.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years related experience/training and Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year College/University in related engineering field or equivalent
  • 4+ years of architecting and implementing MES, SCADA and data collection solutions
  • 1+ years leading other individuals towards project completion
  • Technical knowledge of MES and SCADA products, including, but not limited to: Wonderware, WinCC 7, Proficy, Ignition, and FactoryTalk VantagePoint
  • Proven experience in estimating costs and developing proposals for customer projects
  • Acted as a primary resource in taking a SCADA system from design to implementation and completion, prefer discrete manufacturing process experience
  • Experience in leading and managing all aspects of a project, from budgets to technical leadership and personnel to customer and vendor management
  • Software development and coding,  including, but not limited to: C#, .NET, Java, Python

Preferred Additional Experience:

  • Full-stack web development (HTML/CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, SQL, Azure, AWS, ASP.Net, C# and UI/UX design)
  • Knowledge of various industrial protocols (OPC, MQTT, REST, SOAP, EtherNET/IP, TCP, Serial, Profinet)
  • PLC, HMI programming/development
  • MRP, ERP, WMS, WCS solutions
  • Acted as a lead engineer in large software initiatives – or equivalent experience

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.   


Machine Tool Electrician

Machine Tool Electrician

Department: Controls Technician - Electrical
Job Status: Full Time
Reports To: Controls Technician Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking for an Electrician to add to it's growing team.  The role is responsible for the panel building and machine wiring within each project at JR Automation. The successful candidate will be able to read, understand and update schematics and have experience wiring machines.  You will also use power and hand tools, shop equipment, testing and measuring devices while adhering to safety standards.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assembly of the equipment according to approved design and customer specifications.
  • Ensure that changes and problems get documented and communicated.
  • Carry out assigned tasks with minimum direct supervision.
  • Communicate with the project team on open issues and progress during the build process.
  • Assist with the successful execution of assigned programs as they relate to cost, quality, timing, and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned work area.
  • Effectively and safely:
    • Troubleshoot wiring and circuits
    • Wire according to NEC
    • Read and understand schematics

Key Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent certificate.
    • Prior vocational training/certification desired but not a requirement.
  • At least 4 years of electrical experience required
    • Journeyman's card in a related field is preferred.
  • Must have basic computer skills, Microsoft Office highly desired.
  • Must have intermediate knowledge of
    • Schematic Interpretation
    • Panel Building
    • Machine Wiring
  • Proven mechanical aptitude with a focus on safety and quality.
  • Proven ability to accept direction and complete tasks as assigned while working as part of a team or individually.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as required.

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


Electrical Assistant

Electrical Assistant 


Department: Controls Technician
Job Status: Full Time
Reports To: Controls Technician Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:
JR Automation is looking for Electrical Assistants to learn and apply the electrical skills required to wire automation equipment.  The successful candidate will be able to read, understand and update electrical schematics to company standards.  You will also use power and hand tools, shop equipment, testing and measuring devices while adhering to safety standards.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the assembly of equipment according to approved design and customer specifications.
  • Ensure that changes and problems get documented and communicated.
  • Carry out assigned tasks with minimum direct supervision.
  • Assist with the execution of ISO/Quality Standards.
  • Communicate with the project team on open issues and progress during the build process.
  • Assist with the successful execution of assigned programs as they relate to cost, quality, timing and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned work area.

Key Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent certificate.
    • Prior vocational training/certification desired but not a requirement.
  • Must have basic computer skills, Microsoft Office highly desired.
  • Proven mechanical aptitude with a focus on safety and quality.
  • At least 6 months of proven experience to use hand tools such as cable cutters/strippers, and screwdrivers as well as the accurate use of a tape measurer.
  • Proven ability to accept direction and complete tasks as assigned while working as part of a team or individually.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as required.

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


Machine Builder

Machine Builder

Department: Machine Build
Job Status: Full Time
Reports To: Lead Machine Builder

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking for Machine Builders to learn and apply the technical skills required to build and assemble automation equipment.  The successful candidate will be able to read, understand and update blue prints and drawings to company standards.  You will also use power and hand tools, shop equipment, testing and measuring devices while adhering to safety standards.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assemble equipment per mechanical drawings
  • Ensure that changes and problems are documented and communicated properly
  • Assist with preparing material for secondary processes
  • Communicate with Lead Builders on project progress 
  • Successful execution of assigned programs as they relate to cost, quality, timing, and customer satisfaction
  • Effectively and safely operate hand and power tools, mills, lathes, drill press, surface grinder, saws, and shears
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned work area

Key Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent certificate
    • Prior vocational training/certification desired but not a requirement
  • Must have basic computer skills, Microsoft Office highly preferred
  • Basic proficiency (1 - 3 years) reading part and assembly drawings preferred
  • Basic proficiency (1 - 3 years) of proven experience using hand and power tools, mills, lathes, drill press, surface grinder, saws, and shears
  • Proven ability to accept direction and complete tasks as assigned while working as part of a team or individually
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as required.

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


Lead Machine Builder

Lead Machine Builder

Department: Machine Build
Job Status: Full Time
Reports To: Machine Build Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking for Lead Machine Builders to apply the technical skills required to build and assemble automation equipment.  The successful candidate will be able to read, understand and update blueprints and be have strong organizational leadership skills.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Engineering in the development phase
  • Direct supervision of project teams assigned during the build phase 
  • Plan, organize, and control the build process and related costs
  • Work cross-functionally with all departments during all phases of the project including de-bug and runoff
  • Keep the project team up to date on key project detail, and keep the team informed on workload, and hours required
  • Set employee expectations, provide feedback, coaching, and accountability to insure employees meet company expectations as needed and during formal performance reviews
  • Responsible to assist the build manager in developing the build team through leadership, experience, positive attitude, encouragement, and training
  • Communicate to the Build Manager and Project Manager on open issues, milestones, release status, timing, hours, and budget concerns
  • Responsible to assist the build manager in developing the build team through leadership, experience, positive attitude, encouragement, and training
  • Support the quoting team by giving input on concepts, hours, and material costs
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Demonstrate a commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety, on time delivery, and quality of our products
  • Responsible for holding team accountable to company policy and procedure
  • Release prints according to timeline schedule – sequencing purchased and fabricated parts to arrive when needed
  • Coordinate tear down and installation schedules including trucking requirements
  • Lead installation of equipment at customer site which may include coordinating equipment and resources needed on site

Key Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent certificate
    • Prior vocational training/certification desired but not a requirement
  • Intermediate proficiency (3 - 5 Years) computer skills, Microsoft Office (Excel) highly preferred
  • Intermediate proficiency (3 - 5 Years) reading part and assembly drawings 
  • Intermediate proficiency (3 - 5 Years) of proven experience using hand and power tools, mills, lathes, drill press, surface grinder, saws, and shears
  • Proven ability to accept and give direction, set expectations, and hold team members accountable to meet timing, budget, and customer expectations
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as required.

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


Fluid Power Controls Technician

Fluid Power Controls Technician

Department: Controls Technician - Fluid Power
Job Status: Full Time
Reports To: Fluid Power Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking for a Fluid Power Technician to add to it's growing team.  The role is responsible for the Fluid Power and Air systems within each project at JR Automation. The successful candidate will be able to read, understand and update schematics and have experience installing Fluid and Air systems.  You will also use power and hand tools, shop equipment, testing and measuring devices while adhering to safety standards.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assembly of the equipment according to approved design and customer specifications.
  • Ensure that changes and problems get documented and communicated.
  • Carry out assigned tasks with minimum direct supervision.
  • Communicate with the project team on open issues and progress during the build process.
  • Assist with the successful execution of assigned programs as they relate to cost, quality, timing, and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned work area.
  • Effectively and safely:
    • Trouble shoot pneumatic and hydraulic circuits.
    • Install piping and hoses.
    • Read and interpret blueprints.

Key Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent certificate.
    • Prior vocational training/certification desired but not a requirement.
  • At least 1 - 3 years of fluid power experience required
    • 5 or more years of experience is preferred.
    • Journeyman's card in a related field is preferred.
  • Must have basic computer skills, Microsoft Office highly desired.
  • Must have intermediate knowledge of
    • Schematic Interpretation
    • Pipe Threading
    • Fitting Identification
  • Proven mechanical aptitude with a focus on safety and quality.
  • At least 6 months of proven experience to use hand tools such as cable cutters/strippers, and screwdrivers as well as the accurate use of a tape measurer.
  • Proven ability to accept direction and complete tasks as assigned while working as part of a team or individually.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as required.

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


Process Engineer

Process Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

As a member of our Nashville, TN team, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the overall project(s) technical performance, including quality, profit and adherence to schedule.  You will participate in the design, and prototyping of new concepts and act as an internal and external consultant on a variety of projects to support calculation or analysis requirements. 

You must be comfortable working in many areas and work closely with cross-functional teams such as operations, engineering, and the Leadership team to define and deliver outstanding products.

A key component of this position is strong chemical, materials, and calculation knowledge. A strong plus is good time management, organization, and communication skills.

Requirements:

  • ITAR clearance is required
  • Assist Engineering in the development of project scope for quotation proposals, such as defining and obtaining pricing of equipment within area of expertise, preparation of equipment arrangement, brainstorming of design concepts, preparing vendor specifications, and participation in meetings with customer to define scope.
  • Provide flow analysis using Solidworks Flow Version 2017. Have a good understanding of both Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluid properties as well as gas balancing.
  • Provide thermal analysis to determine mechanical loads, design shapes, and insulation requirements of oil heated platens, skid units, heated or cooled process rolls.
  • Understand process piping, calculating CV, selection of valving, tanks, heat exchangers etc. for tank systems. Execute safety relief calculations. Knowledge of B31.3 a plus.
  • Understand PID drawings and support process definitions with the clients.
  • Ability to develop solutions in Mathcad.
  • An ability to do patent research, focused learning through the internet, university contacts, and vendor support on a wide variety of industrial processes and help project teams meet their technical goals.
  • Interact on technical activities of other engineers and designers, as required.
  • Attend design reviews, subcontractor line-up meetings and process reviews on all team projects.
  • Assure the project “Scope of Work” is clearly defined, monitor adherence to applicable customer specifications and Wright standards.
  • Evaluate problems, determine corrective actions, set plans, execute plans and develop root cause analyses.
  • Provide debug assistance on the assembly floor, through customer acceptance.
  • Provide assistance to the Technical Writer to help compile data needed for operators and maintenance manuals.
  • Travel to international and domestic customer facilities, as required.
  • Assist other team members in difficult phases of a project.
  • Assist in efforts across other teams or departments to assure success of all projects.
  • Aid in the development and training of other team members.
  • Promote safety and security guidelines to team members.
  • Assure all policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Promote team awareness of the latest technological advances.
  • Assist in efforts across other teams or departments to assure success of all projects.
  • Aid in the development and training of other team members.
  • Promote safety and security guidelines to team members.
  • Assure all policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Promote team awareness of the latest technological advances.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in physics, chemistry, or engineering required
  • 3-5 years relevant industry experience in process design and engineering related to special production machinery.
  • This position may require lifting to 40 pounds on occasion

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.   


Lead Mechanical Engineer - Level 4

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Location: Stevensville, MI

Type: Full Time Experience: Mid-Level

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Present to customers and employees within the organization
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external vendors
  • Develop and fully design equipment, layouts, and subassemblies
  • Ensure that equipment is designed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approach.
  • Take project assignment and direction from Mechanical Engineering Managers

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years related experience using SolidWorks 3D CAD or Pro-Engineering.
  • Willing to travel up to 10%; domestic and international travel.
  • Proven ability to design custom machinery with an emphasis in automation equipment.
  • At least 3 years experience leading projects and a team of other engineers
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or 3+ years’ mechanical design experience preferably in the automation industry.
    Proven experience putting together comprehensive design packages.

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.   


Applications Engineer

Applications Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

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

Responsibilities: 

  • Develop an accurate budget and quote that outlines key concept points, sequence of operations, and mechanical description.
  • Work with solutions that include robotics, vision, pneumatic, and motion control

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related business/engineering field or related industry experience.

  • 1-5 years of industry experience in a related business or Applications Engineering role.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

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


Mechanical Engineer Level 4

Mechanical Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. Today, more than 1,700 employees occupy 15 facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia, with headquarters located in Holland, Michigan. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

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!

Responsibilities:

  • Present to customers and employees within the organization
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external vendors
  • Develop and fully design equipment, layouts, and subassemblies
  • Ensure that equipment is designed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approach.
  • Take project assignment and direction from Mechanical Engineering Managers

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years related experience using SolidWorks 3D CAD or Pro-Engineering.
  • Willing to travel up to 10%; domestic and international travel.
  • Proven ability to design custom machinery with an emphasis in automation equipment.
  • At least 2 years experience leading projects and a team of other engineers
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or 5+ years’ mechanical design experience preferably in the automation industry.
    Proven experience putting together comprehensive design packages.

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.   


Machine Build Assistant

Machine Build Assistant

Department: Machine Build
Job Status: Full Time
Reports To: Lead Machine Builder

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking for Machine Build Assistants to learn and apply skills required to build custom equipment.  In this role, Machine Build Assistant's will assist the Machine Builders with the successful execution of assigned programs as they relate to cost, quality, timing, and customer satisfaction.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Machine Builders with the assembly of equipment
  • Ensure that changes and problems get documented and communicated
  • Carry out assigned tasks with minimum direct supervision
  • Communicate with the Build team on open issues and progress during the build process
  • Assist with preparing material for secondary processes (Material finishing, heat treat, and deburring)
  • Learn to effectively and safely operate:
    • Mill
    • Drill Press
    • Sanders
    • Saws

Key Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent certificate
    • Prior vocational training/certification desired but not a requirement
  • Must have basic computer skills, Microsoft Office highly preferred
  • Basic proficiency reading part and assembly drawings preferred
  • Proven mechanical aptitude with a focus on safety and quality
  • Proven ability to accept direction and complete tasks as assigned while working as part of a team or individually
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as required.

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


Simulation Engineering Manager

Simulation Engineering Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

The successful candidate must be able to work in a professional engineering team-based environment and possess a mindset that balances big picture concepts with attention to detail in design. Engineering teams are responsible for the design and integration of control systems for customer applications and processes. The Simulation Engineer is responsible for simulating automated mechanical systems and industrial robots for the customer applications and processes developed within the Engineering Team. 

Position Summary:

The purpose of the Simulation Engineer role is to perform layout analysis and collision prevention of new and existing concepts by programing industrial robots in simulations. Layout analysis includes equipment placement, process and cycle time validation, reach studies, and offline programming preparation of existing and next generation concepts. 

Using computer simulations rather than physical prototype testing, this role provides information to support the Engineering Teams in decision making. The Simulation Engineer analyzes the performance of the equipment and assemblies by validating and optimizing the product and manufacturing systems. 

The Simulation Manager will provide virtual analysis and verifications for design decisions prior to releasing to building the product. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop the Simulation Engineering Team through leadership, mentoring, training, and hiring of simulation engineers.
    • Including equipment, personnel, and the financial aspects of the simulation engineering department
  • Direct supervision of Simulation Engineers and other staff.
  • Approve quotes requiring Simulation Engineering involvement.
  • Manage the successful execution of simulation projects as they relate to labor and cost – while managing and interfacing with other JR Automation departments, contractors, and customers.
  • Work with customers, sales, and engineering teams to develop solutions requiring simulations.
  • Evolve and grow the Simulation Engineering Team at JR Automation.
  • Balance project priority, team capacity, and cross-business unit work.
  • Develop standards and processes to ensure quality and long-term maintainability of simulations.
  • Manages, leads, and executes simulations, intellectual property, and special projects.
  • Initiate, facilitate and cultivate external relationships and partnerships.
  • Report and make recommendations to upper management and executives on: leading edge technologies, strategic business opportunities and potential vertical market products.
  • Build processes and retain relationships to share simulation capabilities, processes and knowledge across all JR Automation companies and business units.
  • Continuously evolve and improve currents simulation processes.
  • Adhere to JR Automation and Simulation Engineering standards and processes.
  • Maintain the quality, respectability, and professionalism that JR Automation requires.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5+ years of direct experience with robotics, preferably within the industrial automation or comparable industry.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, or Software engineering preferred.
  • 5 + years’ experience leading small team of other engineers.
  • 2+ years of experience utilizing CAD software and interpreting CAD models
  • Experience with Lean Concepts and Process Analysis.
  • Experience with robotic simulation software preferred, software such as:
    • RobotStudio
    • Roboguide
    • Visual Components
    • Delmia
  • Industrial robotic automated work cell design experience.
  • Experience developing improvement initiatives, and creating roll-out strategies.
  • Ability to experiment while reviewing concepts, think out-of-the-box, and providing solutions.
  • Proven ability to accept and give direction, set expectations, and hold team members accountable.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives with varying priorities. 
  • Some travel required and willingness to commit to extended travel periods for project based work, training, sales events, and conferences. Some international traveling could be required.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with a focus on safety and quality. 

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


Senior Controls Engineer

Position: Sr Controls Engineer

Reports To: Controls Engineering Supervisor

Location: Nashville, TN

Travel: Up to 30%

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

 

Position Summary:

Responsible for overall project execution from receipt of purchase order to final customer acceptance with emphasis on profitability, quality, schedule and positive customer relationship. Oversee project(s) technical compliance and ensure adherence to company processes and procedures, identify deviations and take appropriate corrective actions.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and/or direct preparation of controls concept drawings.
  • Prepare and/or direct preparation of controls drawings in adherence to applicable customer specifications and Company standards prior to submission to the Project Engineer and/or the customer.

  • Direct the activities of the Controls Design Engineers, as required.

  • Manage the electrical build on the assembly floor, as required.

  • Evaluate problems, determine corrective actions, set plans, execute plans and develop root cause analyses.

  • Provide debug assistance on the assembly floor, through customer.

  • Provide controls assistance to the Technical Writer to help compile data needed for operators and maintenance manuals.

  • Assist in efforts across other teams or departments to assure success of all projects.

 

Requirements:

  • Technical degree. B.Sc./B. Electrical Engineering preferred.
  • 5+ years experience in machine controls design and engineering related to special production machinery.

  • 3+ years minimum experience using CAD.

  • At least 3 years of experience leading a group/team of other engineers on a project basis.

  • Able to travel domestically and internationally

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


Senior Controls Engineer

Senior Controls Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

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!

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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.

Primary Qualifications:

  • 5+ years related experience/training and Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year College/University in related engineering field.
  • Willing to travel an average of 25%; domestic and international travel.
  • 5+ years experience with PLC's, HMI, Robot, AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and/or Vision Systems 
  • 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 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.   


Applications Manager

Applications Engineering Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

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

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

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Applications Engineers in Proposal development.
  • Train, review and maintain minimum proper staffing.
  • Review and approve performance and salary appraisals for all group members. The Vice President and General Manager and the Executive Vice President – Operations must approve salary adjustments.
  • Review requests from the customer or salesman. Facilitate Quote Review meeting.
  • Develop preliminary project schedules.
  • Prepare Proposals, as required.
  • Communicate Proposal information.
  • Prepare customer and vendor correspondences, as required.
  • Travel to international and domestic Customer and vendor facilities, as required.
  • Deliver presentations to the customer, as required.
  • Entertain the customer, as required.
  • Maintain contact with Sales Engineers.
  • Assure Applications Kick-Off meeting occurs with the project team.
  • Review project information, as required, to enhance quotation estimate accuracy and develop proposed deliveries.
  • Produce CAD drawings, as required.
  • Assist project team, as required.
  • Provide assistance to the project team during difficult phases of a project.
  • Lead prototype effort, as required.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or 7+ years equivalent experience.
  • At least 3+ years of experience utilizing 3D CAD, Pro Engineer and/or SolidWorks preferred. 
  • 5+ years of working experience with conceptualizations, bills of material, sheet metal, fixtures, and machine design is required.  
  • 5+ years experience leading/managing a group of 3 or more engineers.

 

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.   


CNC Machinist / Operator

CNC Machinist / Operator

Department: Machining and Fabrication

Job Status: Full Time

Reports To: Manager, Machining

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. Today, more than 1,900 employees occupy 21 facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia, with headquarters located in Holland, Michigan. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking to add a CNC Machinist to our Stevensville, MI Team.    JR Automation is an engineer to order environment, focusing on low quantity volumes and high part number variety.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Read/interpret blueprints as well as 3D CAD models.
  • Machine metallic and nonmetallic parts to specified tolerances.
  • Set up and operate machine tools such as mills, lathes, grinders, and drill press.
  • Optimize speeds, feeds, and rate of material removal for various materials and cutting conditions.
  • Perform necessary preventative maintenance on the assigned machine tool.
  • Maintain clean and organized work area.

Key Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required 
  • 1-3 years CNC experience required, preferably in an ETO environment 
  • 1-3 years blueprint reading experience required, preferably in an ETO environment
  • 1-3 years of experience setting up and operating machine tools preferred
  • Fanuc, Hurco, Mazak, or Siemens control experience preferred
  • Familiarity with SurfCAM and/or FeatureCAM preferred.
  • Proven ability to machine parts to specified print tolerances.

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


Senior Controls Engineer

Senior Controls Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

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!

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years related experience/training and Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year College/University in related engineering field.
  • Willing to travel an average of 25%; domestic and international travel.
  • 5+ years experience with PLC's, HMI, Robot, AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and/or Vision Systems 
  • 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 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.   


Controls Engineering Manager

Controls Engineering Manager

Department: Controls Engineering

Job Status: Full Time

Reports To: Business Unit Managers

Location: Stevensville, MI

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking to add a Controls Engineering Manager to our Stevensville team.  This person will be responsible for all controls engineers and projects at the Stevensville facility.  JR Automation is an engineer to order environment, focusing on low quantity volumes and high part number variety.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct supervision of Controls Engineers
  • Assist with the successful management of engineering programs as they relate to cost, quality, safety, timing and customer satisfaction
  • Develop the Controls department through leadership, mentoring, and training of Controls Engineers
  • Manage staffing and workload issues, including managing direct, indirect and overtime hours as they relate to workload, budget and timing
  • Design, implement and document control systems for various types of automated equipment
  • Conduct the electrical/hydraulic pneumatic design, peripheral device programming, machine PLC programming, coordinate the machine debug, power-up, and machine validation with the appropriate build, power and design teams
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approach
  • Travel to customer sites for installation and startup of equipment; up to 25% travel expected yearly  

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and 5+ years of applicable experience in an automation role
  • Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in engineered-to-order environment
  • 5+ years proficiency in programming languages, including PLC, robotics, vision systems, and handshaking between various peripheral systems
  • Experience troubleshooting automated equipment involving hardware and software issues
  • 3+ years of experience leading teams of engineers

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.   


Applications Engineer

Applications Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Traveling with a mentor.
  • Presenting to a customer with the support of a mentor.
  • Supporting Account Managers by ensuring pain points and competitive advantages are leveraged into the proposals.
  • Generating concept solutions for problems with no previous or standard solution.
  • Developing proposals that have a clearly defined scope, which includes specifying machine buy-off requirements, identifying customer part requirements at project level, and ensuring that the customer specification has been reviewed and that appropriate assumptions and exceptions are made. 
  • Developing a comprehensive quote package that incorporates necessary documentation for internal and external audiences such as Risk Assessments, Flow Charts, Cycle Time Charts, etc.   
  • Facilitating concept brainstorming, leading docket review meetings with the support of a Level 3, Lead, or Manager.
  • Presenting to the executive team for review with the support of a Level 3, Lead, or Manager.
  • Supporting functional team members associated with a project by facilitating project authorization meetings for awarded work and consulting with the PM for scope variation.
  • Maintaining AE related fields in company CRM.
  • Schedule and facilitate Project Authorization Meetings for PEP.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • At least 2 years of experience utilizing 3D CAD, Pro Engineer and/or SolidWorks preferred. 
  • 3+ years of working experience with conceptualizations, bills of material, sheet metal, fixtures, and machine design is required.  

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


Applications Engineer

Applications Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Developing AE department through Level 1, 2, and 3 AE training.
  • Executing periodic personnel performance reviews. 
  • Managing team member work prioritization, capacity tracking, quote status tracking, and initiating and leading quote kick-off meetings. 
  • Supporting AE Manager with interviews, hours approvals, and leading department meetings. 
  • Supporting Account Managers by attending customer visits for key accounts.
  • Travel independently.
  • Supporting Account Managers with ensuring pain points and competitive advantages are identified and leveraged into the proposals.
  • Developing internal win strategy and execution, understanding customer pain points, coordinating AE team members as it relates to a quote package, and facilitating quote package development towards a winning quote package.
  • Facilitating concept brainstorming; leading docket review meetings.
  • Ensuring that outgoing proposals have a clearly defined scope which includes specifying machine buy-off requirements, identifying customer part requirements at project level, and ensuring that the customer specification has been reviewed and that appropriate assumptions and exceptions are made. 
  • Attending Executive Reviews and assisting in presentation.
  • Support functional team members by protecting project-scope integrity with Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 AEs as applicable
  • Maintaining AE related fields in company CRM.
  • Dependent upon needed support, the Lead may need to take on the following responsibilities:
  • Coordinating and executing large multi-business unit quotes.
  • Managing core customers.
  • Presenting to a customer independently.
  • Generating concept solutions for problems with no previous or standard solution.
  • Developing proposals that have a clearly defined scope, which includes specifying machine buy-off requirements, identifying customer part requirements at project level, and ensuring that the customer specification has been reviewed and that appropriate assumptions and exceptions are made 
  • Developing a comprehensive quote package that incorporates necessary documentation for internal and external audiences such as Risk Assessments, Flow Charts, Cycle Time Charts, etc.   
  • Presenting to the executive team for review.
  • Supporting functional team members associated with a project by facilitating project authorization meetings for awarded work and consulting with the PM for scope variation.
  • Schedule and facilitate Project Authorization Meetings for PEP.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related business/engineering field or related industry experience.
  • 5+ years of industry experience leading successful projects.
  • Expert in all Applications Engineering processes and tools.
  • At least 2 years of experience utilizing 3D CAD, Pro Engineer and/or SolidWorks preferred. 

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


Mechanical Engineering Manager

Mechanical Engineering Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Reporting into the Business Unit Manager, the Mechanical Engineering Manager (ME Manager) will be responsible for the daily operations of mechanical design.  The successful candidate will design, implement, and document mechanical design systems for various type of automated equipment and lead a Mechanical Engineering team.  The ability to prioritize workloads, balance multiple projects simultaneously, work cross-functionally, collaborate with internal stakeholders and customers are some of the key components for this position.

The successful candidate will be committed to employee development and engagement, and will have the ability to develop and maintain strong teams.  The Mechanical Engineering Manager is responsible for current and future work, and ensuring that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications. 

In addition to the strong leadership capabilities, the ME Manager will be heavily involved with all aspects of the daily operations, and will be a “hands-on” mechanical design contributor to the projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement and document mechanical design systems for various types of automated equipment.
  • Conduct the design meetings, actively participate in the machine debug, power-up, and machine validation with the appropriate build, controls and power teams.
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approach.
  • Direct supervision of the Mechanical Engineering Team and other staff.
  • Work cross functionally with all departments.
  • Ensure that changes and problems get documented and communicated.
  • Support project managers with customer service, runoffs, planning, and status reporting.
  • Strive to achieve the highest level of performance from team members as it relates to their individual ability.
  • Support, promote, and execute company initiatives.
  • Provide timely customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Communicate technical information and critical processes to the project team.
  • Manage the daily operations by planning the use of materials and resources while also considering other needs within and across the business unit.
  • Support the quoting team by giving input on concepts, hours, and material costs.
  • Establish and maintain a team work culture plant wide through leadership, experience, positive attitude, encouragement, and training.
  • Review performance data to measure productivity, efficiency, and utilization to determine areas that need improvement.
  • Drive process improvements in the organization and work area to optimize efficiency.
  • Set employee expectations, provide feedback, coaching, and accountability to insure employees meet company expectations as needed and during formal performance reviews.
  • Develop the Mechanical Engineering department through leadership, mentoring, and training.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety, on time delivery, and quality of our products.
  • Address current and future staffing needs along with participating in the interviewing process.
  • Conduct mechanical engineering team meetings to keep the team informed of workload, hours, and company policy updates.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or 5+ years’ mechanical design experience preferably in the automation industry.
  • Proven experience putting together comprehensive design packages.
  • 5+ years working experience with 3D CAD software, Pro-E/Creo preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience leading small teams of other designers/engineers.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and the ability to navigate Excel.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with a focus on safety and quality.
  • Strong leadership skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives with varying priorities.
  • Proven ability to accept and give direction, set expectations, and hold team members accountable to meet timing, budget, and customer expectations.

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.   


Lead Machine Builder

Lead Machine Builder

Department: Machine Build
Job Status: Full Time
Reports To: Assembly Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking for Lead Machine Builders to apply the technical skills required to build and assemble automation equipment.  The successful candidate will be able to read, understand and update blueprints and be have strong organizational leadership skills.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Engineering in the development phase
  • Direct supervision of project teams assigned during the build phase 
  • Plan, organize, and control the build process and related costs
  • Work cross-functionally with all departments during all phases of the project including de-bug and runoff
  • Keep the project team up to date on key project detail, and keep the team informed on workload, and hours required
  • Set employee expectations, provide feedback, coaching, and accountability to insure employees meet company expectations as needed and during formal performance reviews
  • Responsible to assist the build manager in developing the build team through leadership, experience, positive attitude, encouragement, and training
  • Communicate to the Build Manager and Project Manager on open issues, milestones, release status, timing, hours, and budget concerns
  • Responsible to assist the build manager in developing the build team through leadership, experience, positive attitude, encouragement, and training
  • Support the quoting team by giving input on concepts, hours, and material costs
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Demonstrate a commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety, on time delivery, and quality of our products
  • Responsible for holding team accountable to company policy and procedure
  • Release prints according to timeline schedule – sequencing purchased and fabricated parts to arrive when needed
  • Coordinate tear down and installation schedules including trucking requirements
  • Lead installation of equipment at customer site which may include coordinating equipment and resources needed on site

Key Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent certificate
    • Prior vocational training/certification desired but not a requirement
  • Intermediate proficiency (3 - 5 Years) computer skills, Microsoft Office (Excel) highly preferred
  • Intermediate proficiency (3 - 5 Years) reading part and assembly drawings 
  • Intermediate proficiency (3 - 5 Years) of proven experience using hand and power tools, mills, lathes, drill press, surface grinder, saws, and shears
  • Proven ability to accept and give direction, set expectations, and hold team members accountable to meet timing, budget, and customer expectations
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as required.

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


Electrical Lead

Electrical Lead

Department: Controls Technician - Electrician
Job Status: Full Time
Reports To: Electrical Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking for an Electrician to add to it's growing team.  The role is responsible for the panel building and machine wiring within each project at JR Automation. The successful candidate will be able to read, understand and update schematics and have experience wiring machines.  They will also have strong organizational and leadership skills.

JR Automation offers an electrical apprenticeship program for new employees or those currently enrolled in an apprentice program

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Engineering in the development phase
  • Direct supervision of project teams assigned during the build phase 
  • Plan, organize, and control the build process and related costs
  • Work cross-functionally with all departments during all phases of the project including de-bug and runoff
  • Keep the project team up to date on key project detail, and keep the team informed on workload, and hours required
  • Set employee expectations, provide feedback, coaching, and accountability to insure employees meet company expectations as needed and during formal performance reviews
  • Responsible to assist the Electrical Manager in developing the build team through leadership, experience, positive attitude, encouragement, and training
  • Communicate to the Electrical Manager and Project Manager on open issues, milestones, release status, timing, hours, and budget concerns
  • Responsible to assist the Electrical Manager in developing the build team through leadership, experience, positive attitude, encouragement, and training
  • Support the quoting team by giving input on concepts, hours, and material costs
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Demonstrate a commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety, on time delivery, and quality of our products
  • Responsible for holding team accountable to company policy and procedure
  • Release prints according to timeline schedule – sequencing purchased and fabricated parts to arrive when needed
  • Coordinate tear down and installation schedules including trucking requirements
  • Lead installation of equipment at customer site which may include coordinating equipment and resources needed on site
  • Effectively and safely:
    • Troubleshoot wiring and circuits
    • Wire according to NEC
    • Read and understand schematics

Key Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent certificate
    • Prior vocational training/certification desired but not a requirement
  • At least 4 years of electrical experience required
    • Journeyman's card in a related field is preferred
  • Must have Intermediate computer skills, Microsoft Office highly desired
  • Must have intermediate knowledge of
    • Schematic Interpretation
    • Panel Building
    • Machine Wiring
  • Proven mechanical aptitude with a focus on safety and quality.
  • Proven ability to accept and give direction, set expectations, and hold team members accountable to meet timing, budget, and customer expectations
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as required

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


Machine Builder

Machine Builder

Department: Machine Build
Job Status: Full Time
Reports To: Lead Machine Builder

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking for Machine Builders to learn and apply the technical skills required to build and assemble automation equipment.  The successful candidate will be able to read, understand and update blue prints and drawings to company standards.  You will also use power and hand tools, shop equipment, testing and measuring devices while adhering to safety standards.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assemble equipment per mechanical drawings
  • Ensure that changes and problems are documented and communicated properly
  • Assist with preparing material for secondary processes
  • Communicate with Lead Builders on project progress 
  • Successful execution of assigned programs as they relate to cost, quality, timing, and customer satisfaction
  • Effectively and safely operate hand and power tools, mills, lathes, drill press, surface grinder, saws, and shears
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned work area

Key Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent certificate
    • Prior vocational training/certification desired but not a requirement
  • Must have basic computer skills, Microsoft Office highly preferred
  • Basic proficiency reading part and assembly drawings preferred
  • Basic proficiency (1 - 3 years) of proven experience using hand and power tools, mills, lathes, drill press, surface grinder, saws, and shears
  • Proven ability to accept direction and complete tasks as assigned while working as part of a team or individually
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as required.

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


Senior Controls Engineer

Controls Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

At JR Automation, 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!

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years related experience/training and Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year College/University in related engineering field.
  • Willing to travel an average of 25%; domestic and international travel.
  • 5+ years experience with PLC's, HMI, Robot, AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and/or Vision Systems 
  • 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 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.   


Human Resources Specialist

Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering HR policy, and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Has knowledge and experience handling benefit questions and concerns.  Ability to act as the point of contact to facilitate those questions and use judgement on when to elevate to the next level.
  • Ensure completeness of employee paperwork, including signatures.  Act as the gatekeeper for all HR related documents that reside in personnel files.
  • Oversee the scanning of employee files.
  • Responsible for conducting file audits and maintenance.
  • Enter new hire information, pay changes, status changes and benefits into the HRIS system.
  • Performance Review coordination and tracking.
  • Provide departmental support to HR team members.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in HR or equivalent HR experience.
  • Two+ years related experience and or training. 
  • Broad knowledge of laws affecting human resources and HR practices.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office efficiently.

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.   


Electrician / Controls Technician

Electrician

Department: Controls Technician - Electrical
Job Status: Full Time
Reports To: Controls Technician Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking for an Electrician to add to it's growing team.  The role is responsible for the panel building and machine wiring within each project at JR Automation. The successful candidate will be able to read, understand and update schematics and have experience wiring machines.  You will also use power and hand tools, shop equipment, testing and measuring devices while adhering to safety standards.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assembly of the equipment according to approved design and customer specifications.
  • Ensure that changes and problems get documented and communicated.
  • Carry out assigned tasks with minimum direct supervision.
  • Communicate with the project team on open issues and progress during the build process.
  • Assist with the successful execution of assigned programs as they relate to cost, quality, timing, and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned work area.
  • Effectively and safely:
    • Troubleshoot wiring and circuits
    • Wire according to NEC
    • Read and understand schematics

Key Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent certificate.
    • Prior vocational training/certification desired but not a requirement.
  • At least 4 years of electrical experience required
    • Journeyman's card in a related field is preferred.
  • Must have basic computer skills, Microsoft Office highly desired.
  • Must have intermediate knowledge of
    • Schematic Interpretation
    • Panel Building
    • Machine Wiring
  • Proven mechanical aptitude with a focus on safety and quality.
  • Proven ability to accept direction and complete tasks as assigned while working as part of a team or individually.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as required.

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


Automation Software Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

Our Software Engineering Team is designed to architect and solve unique customer challenges – from robot control algorithms and advanced 3D vision, to custom .NET and C++ solutions, to SCADA and MES implementations. As macro-trends in the manufacturing industry evolve towards more intelligent and adaptive machines, more perceptive robots, and Industrial Internet of Things, the Software Engineering Team is positioning JR Automation to be a leader in manufacturing software solutions as well as manufacturing machines.

With the growth of JR Automation, the team is looking for a leader who can take the initiative to work alongside of the team to help foster and grow this department.

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!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Interfacing with customers to define system requirements and architect solutions for multiple industries - no day is the same!
  • Developing software quotes and proposals.
  • Managing the progression and execution of projects.
  • Traveling to customer sites for sales, quoting and installation of software.
  • Understanding and architecting state of the art designs for: desktop applications, communication frameworks, algorithms, and robot control
  • Learning new technology platforms and tools.

Job Requirements:

  • 3+ years related experience/training and Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year College/University in related engineering field or equivalent
  • 2+ years of developing software solutions for the manufacturing space
  • 1+ years experience in estimating costs and developing proposals for customer projects
  • 3+ years Software development and coding, including, but not limited to: C#, .NET, Java, Python

Preferred Additional Experience:

  • Proven experience in estimating costs and developing proposals for software projects
  • Acted as a primary resource in taking a software solution from design to implementation and completion
  • Full-stack web development (HTML/CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, SQL, Azure, AWS, ASP.Net, C# and UI/UX design)
  • Knowledge of various industrial protocols (OPC, MQTT, REST, SOAP, EtherNET/IP, TCP, Serial, Profinet)
  • PLC, HMI programming/development
  • Experience writing software to control physical objects (robots, agvs, servos, etc)
  • LabView, TestStand, LabWindows Experience
  • Vision processing, Machine Learning Experience

 


Mechanical Engineering Manager

Mechanical Engineering Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Reporting into the Business Unit Manager, the Mechanical Engineering Manager (ME Manager) will be responsible for the daily operations of mechanical design.  The successful candidate will design, implement, and document mechanical design systems for various type of automated equipment and lead a Mechanical Engineering team.  The ability to prioritize workloads, balance multiple projects simultaneously, work cross-functionally, collaborate with internal stakeholders and customers are some of the key components for this position.

The successful candidate will be committed to employee development and engagement, and will have the ability to develop and maintain strong teams.  The ME Manager is responsible for current and future work, and ensuring that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications. 

In addition to the strong leadership capabilities, the ME Manager will be heavily involved with all aspects of the daily operations, and will be a “hands-on” mechanical design contributor to the projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement and document mechanical design systems for various types of automated equipment.
  • Conduct the design meetings, actively participate in the machine debug, power-up, and machine validation with the appropriate build, controls and power teams.
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approach.
  • Direct supervision of the Mechanical Engineering Team and other staff.
  • Work cross functionally with all departments.
  • Ensure that changes and problems get documented and communicated.
  • Support project managers with customer service, runoffs, planning, and status reporting.
  • Strive to achieve the highest level of performance from team members as it relates to their individual ability.
  • Support, promote, and execute company initiatives.
  • Provide timely customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Communicate technical information and critical processes to the project team.
  • Manage the daily operations by planning the use of materials and resources while also considering other needs within and across the business unit.
  • Support the quoting team by giving input on concepts, hours, and material costs.
  • Establish and maintain a team work culture plant wide through leadership, experience, positive attitude, encouragement, and training.
  • Review performance data to measure productivity, efficiency, and utilization to determine areas that need improvement.
  • Drive process improvements in the organization and work area to optimize efficiency.
  • Set employee expectations, provide feedback, coaching, and accountability to insure employees meet company expectations as needed and during formal performance reviews.
  • Develop the Mechanical Engineering department through leadership, mentoring, and training.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety, on time delivery, and quality of our products.
  • Address current and future staffing needs along with participating in the interviewing process.
  • Conduct mechanical engineering team meetings to keep the team informed of workload, hours, and company policy updates.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or 5+ years’ mechanical design experience preferably in the automation industry.
  • Proven experience putting together comprehensive design packages.
  • 5+ years working experience with 3D CAD software, Pro-E/Creo preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience leading small teams of other designers/engineers.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and the ability to navigate Excel.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with a focus on safety and quality.
  • Strong leadership skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives with varying priorities.
  • Proven ability to accept and give direction, set expectations, and hold team members accountable to meet timing, budget, and customer expectations.

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.   


Engineering Systems Business Analyst

Engineering Systems Business Analyst

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the definition and development of business applications that support engineering system business processes for function or business unit.  This resource helps to resolve organizational process challenges and problems by analyzing business requirements, aligning these needs with business applications, developing systematic solutions and recommending system controls/protocols to achieve best practice solutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Must have a thorough understanding of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) concepts.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of CAD tools and concepts.
  • Must have a foundational understanding of Systems Engineering tools and concepts, to include requirements engineering, high level and detailed design processes, Verification and Validation, Simulation and Analysis, Reliability Engineering as well as ERP/MRP/MES tools and functions.
  • Document operational objectives by studying business functions, gathering information, evaluating input and output of requirements collected.
  • Improve systems by studying current practices; designing modifications.
  • Focuse on designing and delivering technology solutions while understanding and considering other job areas.
  • Actively participate in design and review sessions with technical and business teams, including all levels of management.
  • Collaborate with developers, quality assurance, operations and business teams in cross-functional projects from requirements definition and testing to project planning and implementation.
  • Prepare technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Effectively communicate project information to business stakeholders and project management.
  • Ability to perform abstraction, modeling, and theoretical reasoning in the support, creation, and design of complex systems.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a global community including user, architecture, development, and support groups. 
  • Demonstrated ability to produce clear, concise, and accurate documentation detailing business processes and requirements.
  • Understanding of use case development and test planning and test execution.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience providing complex technology solutions or complex business process solution.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience with PLM, minimum 5 years’ experience with PTC Windchill.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with CAD tools and CAD data management solutions.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with systems engineering processes and tools as listed above.
  • Experience in engineer-to-order and custom manufacturing environment preferred. 
  • Possesses current technical knowledge and skills relative to business requirements and state of the art information technologies.
  • Experience on project management skills which must include change management, scope and risk management, test planning and management.
  • Experience working within an agile software development environment is preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Information Technology, or equivalent technical experience.
  • Logical thinker, results-oriented and with excellent project management, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Independent and motivated individual who requires little supervision and demonstrates sound judgment and decision-making skills.

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.   


Talent Recruiter

Talent Recruiter

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with Business units, departments and hiring leads to assist with both external and internal hiring efforts (internal recruitment meaning assessment of employees for different or more senior roles.)
  • Develop recruitment strategy. This may include job posting optimization, recruiting marketing channel development, job board procurement, digital and non-digital employment marketing, comprehensive recruitment campaign planning, talent planning, Use social media, job boards, Internet sourcing, and other technical means to source candidates for open jobs.
  • Review job postings and job descriptions with hiring leads on a regular basis and at a minimum of when a position is posted.  This will also require creating and writing job descriptions
  • Identify future talent needs and proactively recruiting and sourcing; develop talent pool or social engagements.
  • Provide recruitment counsel and guidance to hiring managers and HR professionals with hiring and employment data. May develop specialized or competitive intelligence and research in regards to talent development or retention.
  • Develop college recruiting programs with existing and new colleges; maintain solid relationships and communication with the contacts at these settings
  • Develop high school and tech center recruiting programs with existing and new colleges;  maintain solid relationships and communication with the contacts at these settings
  • Participate in employment events, such as career fairs
  • Use sophisticated applicant tracking systems and other recruiting software and CRM system to track applicants through the selection phase through to on-boarding.
  • Develop relationships with third party recruitment agencies and staffing firms and manage the procurement and measurement process.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Promote JR Automation as an employer of choice.
  • Educate candidates and inform them on aspects of the opportunities they interviewing for 
  • Consistent communication with hiring managers and candidates throughout the recruitment process
  • Continually looks for ways to improve personal and team efficiency and performance; this includes attending seminars, continuous learning opportunities, college level courses, etc
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the company, our structure, culture, goals, customer base, technology and the positions within the organization. 

Qualifications:

  • Computer proficiency
  • Exposure to Automation industry
  • College graduate preferred

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.   


Systems Technician

Systems Technician

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Responsibilities:

  • Work within a ticket system to assist employees / customers as needed with various tasks related to company hardware / software / infrastructure.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all employees and look for ways to maintain productivity
  • Available for 24-hour on-call rotation schedule
  • Working hours are 7:00am to 5:00pm with 30 minute lunch.  Emphasis on attendance, dependency, efficient time management and punctuality
  • Maintain and assist in the maintenance and upkeep of computers within the company
  • Research, identify, troubleshoot and resolve a variety of computer issues relative to hardware and operating system issues
  • Perform various Microsoft Office tasks in relation to management of computer documents, assisting users and template creation
  • Imaging and deployment of system rotation schedule
  • Help maintain computer and inventory lists, stock lists and other supported applications IT will use in the management of the computer systems

Requirements:

  • Minimum Education: Associates degree or higher + MS Certifications or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum Experience: 2 years related experience and/or training
  • Minimum Training: Microsoft Certified (MCTS) or MCITP in Desktop Support. Proficient with MS Office, PC Troubleshooting and repair skills (software/hardware). Maintenance of Windows 7 and Windows 10 (x86 and x64) in professional corporate environment. Active Directory tasks such as user email and domain account management.
  • Extremely flexible and have the ability to work with little direction and/or adjust to changing needs.
  • Become involved with the user training and promotion of internal applications that have been developed and prepared for employee usage.
  • Promote positive change within the organization and adapt to changes taking place.
  • Frequent travel throughout the West Michigan area. Must be available via phone and immediate contact methods need to be established to ensure proper operating response in the event of critical downtime. JR Automation will provide a cell phone for such support.
  • Able to work within potentially harsh industrial environments within the guidelines set forth in various OSHA laws
  • Under various conditions employee must be able to work extended and weekend hours when needed. These conditions may or may not be planned events.
  • Must be able to lift 50 – 70 lbs
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with customers and employees
  • Perform essential functions in sometimes poorly lit or cramped areas
  • Must be able to drive a vehicle on public roadways

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.   


Director of Controls Engineering

Director of Controls Engineering 

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Responsibilities-

Company Leadership:

  • Actively participates with the management team in setting direction for the company.
  • Actively participate with the machine safety group to give leadership and visibility to the executive management team

Controls Engineering Department:

  • Coordination of Efforts – Communication, Personnel Development, Technology (hardware and software).
    • Promote uniformity in CAD tool usage and methods
    • Promote uniformity and standards for PLC programming
    • Promote uniformity and standards for robot programming
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure continuity between all Business Units.
  • Exploration for future wants and needs in the CE department
  • Actively participate in CE recruiting, training and development and intern program
  • Promote use of Knowledge Base among CE’s for lessons learned sharing
  • Drive WBS and project plan consistency across all projects and Business Units
  • Plan and implement a CE apprentice program or similar as means to fill future workforce needs.

Simulation Department:

  • Coordinate development of department and the departments leadership
  • Provide direction on simulation requirements, standards, software, tools and deliverables
  • Coordinate with JR Systems business units to ensure groups success
  • Actively participate in simulation team recruitment, training and development.

Software Engineering:

  • Actively pursue software business opportunities with Sales and Applications Engineering
  • Concept, develop, write and approve new business SWE quotes
  • Actively participate in SWE team recruitment, training and development
  • Manager SWE projects to meet customer requirements and deliver on time and on budget

Engineering Services:

  • Responsible to coordinate software requirements, enhancements, and corrections for Engineers
    • AutoCAD electrical
  • Responsible to coordinate the development of training for engineering software’s
  • Support recruiting efforts for career fairs by providing support or manpower 

 

Qualifications-

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree from 4-year college or university in related engineering field, or minimum ten years controls engineering experience.
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience as a Controls Engineer and minimum 3 years in a supervisory position
  • Familiar with engineering based software systems:
    • AutoCAD Electrical (other CAD packages will be considered)
  • Experience using PLM/PDM systems
    • PTC Windchill experience preferred (other systems will be considered)
  • Prefer experience in creating enhancements in CAD software
  • 5+ years proficiency in programming languages, including PLC, robotics, vision systems, and handshaking between various peripheral systems
  • Experience troubleshooting automated equipment involving hardware and software issues
  • 5+ years of experience leading teams of engineers
  • Ability to travel to all facilities (MI, SC, and TN).

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


Mechanical Engineering Software Specialist

Job Title: Mechanical Engineering Software Specialist

Job Status: Full Time

Reports To: V.P of Engineering

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Responsibilities:

Engineering software solutions development within mechanical design software-

  • Coordinate effectively with ME managers at each business unit to best understand the immediate and upcoming needs for software enhancements.
  • Coordinate & Lead JR ME user group to best understand the immediate and upcoming needs or issues with PDM, Creo or SolidWorks.

Engineering Software Alignment-

  • Mechanical Engineering design software capability study and monitoring.
    • Review modeling techniques of mechanical engineers in both software’s, Creo & SolidWorks.
      • Modeling requirements definition to be created.
      • Training for modeling experts in each BU to help monitor user base.
      • Develop work instructions for common CAD operations.
    • Review current training material for Creo to update information to the latest standards and processes
      • Lead development of SolidWorks training material so it aligns with the Creo methodology being trained.

Onboarding new acquisitions into the JR design methodology-

  • Alignment of modeling practices
  • Alignment of Top Down Design methodology

Engineering Library Development-

  • Mechanical Engineering library development pushed down to a user level
    • Develop requirements for the user base that defines minimum requirements for any item being considered for submission to the library
  • Mechanical library development of standard items
    • Lead effort to standardize designs of commonly used components and assemblies.

 

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in an Engineering Science or Computer Science related discipline.
  • Familiarity with engineering based software systems
    • Creo, Solidworks
  • Experience using PLM/PDM systems.
    • PTC Windchill experience preferred (other systems will be considered)
  • Experience in creating enhancements in CAD software preferred.
  • Understanding of Top Down Design methodology.

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


Senior Mechanical Project Engineer

Senior Mechanical Project Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Description:

  • Responsible for overall project(s) technical performance, including quality, profit and adherence to schedule.
  • Lead Technical Engineer in development of mechanical systems to best achieve project goals.
  • Direct technical activities of other engineers and designers, as required.
  • Schedule and attend design reviews, subcontractor line-up meetings and progress reviews on all team projects.
  • Authority to make changes, as required, to best achieve project goals.
  • Assure the project “Scope of Work” is clearly defined, monitor adherence to applicable customer specifications and Wright standards and approve project changes prior to submission.
  • Assist in analyzing estimate-to-complete and resource reports to assure projects within the team are properly resourced.
  • Evaluate problems, determine corrective actions, set plans, execute plans and develop root cause analyses.
  • Provide debug assistance on the assembly floor, through customer acceptance.
  • Provide assistance to the Technical Writer to help compile data needed for operators and maintenance manuals.
  • Travel to international and domestic customer facilities, as required.
  • Assist other team members in difficult phases of a project.
  • Assist in efforts across other teams or departments to assure success of all projects.
  • Aid in the development and training of other team members.
  • Promote JR Automation safety and security guidelines to team members.
  • Assure all Wright policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Promote team awareness of the latest technological advances.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • 10 years minimum experience in mechanical design and engineering related to special Automation production machinery.
  • 5 years minimum experience in a leadership or supervisory position.
  • 2 years minimum experience in customer negotiations and marketing related efforts preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in technically leading projects at JR Automation or a similar company.
  • 2 years minimum experience using SolidWorks and other Microsoft Office Programs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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.   


Proposal Writer

Proposal Writer / Applications Engineering Proposal Writer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and edit proposals or presentations that convey the key points of the concept; sequence of operation, technical description, concept drawing annotations, multimodal communications, and any additional media that will help convey the technical ideas to the buyer.
  • Develop and maintain proposal templates
  • Work with cross functional teams to continually improve document management and ease of use
  • Drive process improvements within the group
  • Generate conformance-to-specifications documents and send to functional teams
  • Documenting team-developed process flow diagrams
  • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; transmitting proposals.
  • Prepares presentation by evaluating text, graphics, and binding; coordinating printing.
  • Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate; implementing changes.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • 1-3 years prior industrial experience.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or Adobe Suite
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Writing, Communications, or related field.

Preferred:

  • Exposure to industry and technical communication.
  • History using Adobe Creative Suite to design and develop documents.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences.

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.   


Controls Engineer

Controls Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

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!

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years related experience/training and Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year College/University in related engineering field.
  • Willing to travel an average of 25%; domestic and international travel.
  • 2+ years experience with PLC's, HMI, Robot, AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and/or Vision Systems 
  • 2+ years of experience working with AutoCAD Electrical (or similar software) to design electrical layouts.

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


Mechanical Engineer Level 2

Mechanical Engineer 

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

At JR Automation, 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!

Reports to: Mechanical Engineering Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to interface with internal and external vendors, as well as customers.
  • Develop and design equipment, layouts, and subassemblies.
  • Ensure that equipment is designed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approach.
  • Take project assignment and direction from Mechanical Engineering Managers.
  • Review drawing packages and red lines.

Note:  This list of responsibilities is by no means inclusive; however, it is intended to be a guideline for activities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (preferably Mechanical Engineering).
  • Basic course work understanding of 3D CAD software, Pro-E/Creo preferred.
  • Experience reviewing and understanding drawings.

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


Mechanical Engineer Level 3

Mechanical Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

At JR Automation, 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!

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer, Level 3

Reports to: Mechanical Engineering Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Present to customers and employees within the organization.
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external vendors.
  • Develop and fully design equipment, layouts, and subassemblies.
  • Ensure that equipment is designed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approach.
  • Take project assignment and direction from Mechanical Engineering Managers.

Note:  This list of responsibilities is by no means inclusive; however, it is intended to be a guideline for activities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or 3+ years’ mechanical design experience.
  • Preferably in the automation industry.
  • Proven experience putting together comprehensive design packages.
  • 3+ years working experience with 3D CAD software, Pro-E/Creo preferred.

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


Mechanical Engineer Level 4

Mechanical Engineer Level 4

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor design timelines and delegate responsibilities to the design team.
  • Formally present to customers and employees within the organization.
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external vendors.
  • Develop and fully design equipment, layouts, and subassemblies.
  • Ensure that equipment is designed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approach.
  • Expected to manage several on-going projects concurrently; including people, travel, customer interactions, etc.
  • Take project assignment and direction from Mechanical Engineering Managers.

Note:  This list of responsibilities is by no means inclusive; however, it is intended to be a guideline for activities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or 5+ years’ mechanical design experience preferably in the automation industry.
  • Proven experience putting together comprehensive design packages.
  • 5+ years working experience with 3D CAD software, Pro-E/Creo preferred.
  • 1+ years of experience leading small teams of other designers/engineers.

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.   


Applications Engineer

Applications Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

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

Responsibilities:  

  • Develop an accurate budget and quote that outlines key concept points, sequence of operations, and mechanical description. 
  • Work with solutions that include robotics, vision, pneumatic, and motion control 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • At least 2 years of experience utilizing 3D CAD, Pro Engineer and/or SolidWorks preferred. 
  • 3+ years of working experience with conceptualizations, bills of material, sheet metal, fixtures, and machine design is required.  

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


Project Manager

Project Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for Business Unit (BU) projects throughout the entire project life cycle (from quote hand off to project close); providing customer support; leading project-related communications, and taking full project management ownership of related activities performed by multi-disciplined cross functional teams. 


Primary objectives are to manage project scope and scope changes, performance to schedule and budget, to satisfy the customer with the performance of the product equipment and the services provided, and to deliver business financial results that meet or exceed JR’s expectation for awarded projects.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Primary point of communication interface to the customer for respective projects.

  • Upon project award, the Project Manager is responsible for the leadership of the project including scope and scope change management, schedule management, cost management, open issue management, requirements confirmation and definition, risk analysis, project kickoff, performance management and compliance assurance.

  • Possess and demonstrate the interpersonal and leadership skills to build relationships with key customer contacts responsible for decision making.  

  • Actively listen, probe, and identify concerns. Understand customer's business and speak their language. Develops credibility, loyalty, trust, and commitment.

  • Owns project management through complete product life cycle from order acceptance through concept and final design, to equipment build, run-off and installation at customer facility and, acceptance and sharing of best practices and lessons learned utilizing the JR Project Execution Process (PEP).

  • In depth understanding of the financial details and budget of each assigned project
    Acts as the driving force for the team and requires cooperation through each portion of the project

  • Has developed strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills

  • Decision analysis capabilities; takes into consideration size, complexity, visible and unknown risks, timelines, etc

  • Ability to manage projects that may crossover to other JR locations.

  • Preparation and communication of project status meetings and escalation of critical issues.

  • Coordinating / monitoring project documentation, timelines, technical performance, budget, production, quality deliverables, and corrective action initiatives.

  • Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (ISO 9001).

  • Maintains working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related engineering field and/or experience managing projects in an engineering environment.
  • 7+ years of experience in automation or engineering services industry
  • 4+ years of experience in Project Management
  • 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 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.   


Controls Engineer

Position: Controls Engineer

Reports To: Controls Engineering Supervisor

Location: Nashville, TN

Travel: Up to 30%

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

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!

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and/or direct preparation of controls concept drawings.
  • Prepare and/or direct preparation of controls drawings in adherence to applicable customer specifications and Company standards prior to submission to the Project Engineer and/or the customer.

  • Direct the activities of the Controls Design Engineers, as required.

  • Manage the electrical build on the assembly floor, as required.

  • Evaluate problems, determine corrective actions, set plans, execute plans and develop root cause analyses.

  • Provide debug assistance on the assembly floor, through customer.

  • Provide controls assistance to the Technical Writer to help compile data needed for operators and maintenance manuals.

  • Assist in efforts across other teams or departments to assure success of all projects.

 

Requirements:

  • Technical degree. B.Sc./B. Electrical Engineering preferred.
  • 3+ years experience in machine controls design and engineering related to special production machinery.

  • 2+ years minimum experience using CAD.

  • Able to travel domestically and internationally

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


Sales Engineer - Midwest

Sales Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

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.

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 5 years prior industry experience selling custom high-end automation equipment.
  • 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 $5-$10M annually.

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


Sales Engineer - Northern, OH

Sales Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

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.

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 5 years prior industry experience selling custom high-end automation equipment.
  • 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 $5-$10M annually.

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.   


Associate Buyer

 

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Department:      Supply Chain

Job Status:        Full Time

Reports To:       Senior Manager – Strategic Purchasing

JR Automation Technologies is looking for an Associate Buyer to join it’s growing Strategic Purchasing team.  The successful candidate will be someone who has strong attention to detail skills, analytical skills, and the ability to communicate with all levels of JR Automation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with a numerous projects as requested by the management and purchasing team
  • Assist Buyers with daily ordering tasks which include but are not limited to:
    • Ensuring customers send confirmations of purchase orders placed.
    • Ensure the confirmations match what JR is requesting.
    • Following up with the internal staff if the supplier cannot supply what we are requesting.
    • Enters orders into ERP system as needed.
    • Ensures proper documentation of supplier and purchasing related material are stored electronically.
    • Processes discrepant invoices and packing slips
    • Follows up on past due orders.
  • Issues purchase orders to suppliers as needed.
  • Interacts with suppliers, team members, and internal customers in a manner that is distinguished by a high level of professionalism and ethics.
  • Works to help achieve departmental goals.
  • Assists in maintaining positive supplier relationships.
  • Communicates with internal personnel regarding timing of material, payment and product discrepancies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
    • Bachelor degree in business, supply chain, or a related field is preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience in a business environment preferred
  • Intermediate (3-5 years) experience using Microsoft Office skills
  • Proven attention to detail skills
  • Analytical, problem solver, and the ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the company required

 


Development Engineer

Development Engineer

Department: Advanced Applications

 Job Status: Full Time

Reports To: Director of Advanced Applications

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Position Summary:

A Development Engineer in the Advanced Applications Lab works with the sales and quoting teams to develop and prove out concepts for customer applications so we can be confident that what we’re quoting will work for what the customer needs for their application.  The person in this position must have strong concept development skills, the ability to design prototypes (assembly mechanisms, fixtures, robot end of arm tools, etc.), machine and assemble the details, integrate them with a lab robot when applicable, program the robot to demonstrate the process (robot programming training is available), prepare an application report, and present the results to the sales and quoting teams as well as to the customer. 

Responsibilities:

  • Updates the Advanced Applications project list in Salesforce, works with sales and quoting teams to set project priority levels and completion dates.
  • Performs and/or oversees the activities required to accomplish and evaluate the application projects once they are kicked off, including robot programming.
  • May assist in establishing budgets for possible projects and evaluates the possible gain of the projects as to their potential for repayment or improvement in company profits or cost reductions.
  • Compiles the results of projects performed and communicates those conclusions via written documentations (application reports) and presentations.
  • Provides sales, quoting, and engineering with a resource for proving out concept feasibility and mechanical requirements.
  • Maintains a work environment suitable for sales demonstrations and tour groups.
  • Coordinates and maintains calibrations and records for applicable equipment.
  • Responsible for coordinating and managing all areas of assigned programs as they relate to customer satisfaction, timing, quality, and cost.
  • Responsible to display and promote a team approach to problem solving – best idea wins.
  • Responsible to manage direct, indirect, and overtime hours as they relate to workload, budget, and timing.
  • Responsible to communicate, support, and assist all managers in the utilization of other JR resources such as design, machining, and fabrication.
  • Responsible to communicate to the appropriate project manager the relevant points in the application process.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness and organization of assigned work area.
  • Assists with establishing operational plans and department budgets.  Ensures that JR company objectives are met through execution of the operational plan and control of departmental spending.
  • Responsible for supporting the Sales and Quoting departments with the development of new concepts and designs via opportunities in Salesforce and customer visits when necessary.
  • Responsible to monitor and improve the manufacturing process as it relates to cost, quality, and timing.
  • Responsible to ensure all equipment meets project specifications.
  • Responsible for assisting with the development of trade show machines and for providing input to the Marketing and Recruiting teams for trade show and recruiting activities.
  • Responsible for providing technical support to the sales and quoting teams when and where necessary.
  • Responsible for helping to communicate applications activities throughout the company.

Qualifications:

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree from 4-year college or university in related engineering field, or six years related experience and/or training.
  • Ten years related experience and/or training in the custom automation industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • This position requires a broad knowledge of automated assembly equipment processes
  • Additional job based skills – Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, mathematical skills, and technical drawing or CAD experience.  Robot programming and machine vision experience is helpful, but training for those areas is available as well.
  • Because this position involves figuring out solutions to unique problems that may not have been encountered before, the individual must have strong concepting and problem solving skills, and must be comfortable working with customers, suppliers, the AA team, and other groups within JR to gather the information necessary to appropriately scope and execute projects.

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.   


Maintenance/ Custodian

Commodity Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Department:      Facilities - Quality Drive

Job Status:        Full Time

Reports To:       Maintenance Supervisor

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in development of work area and grounds according to abilities
  • Inspects, maintains and provides for or performs repairs of work area equipment and grounds
  • Assist material handler as needed
  • Maintains related records of maintenance related area
  • Responsible for maintaining ISO Document that relates to the equipment and facility
  • Oversees and assists all part-time clean-up kids
  • Assists in hiring clean-up kids
  • Assists with and performs preventive maintenance on all internal equipment
  • Audit the cleanliness inside and out of the plant
  • Check and restock all dispenser as needed
  • Assist fellow employees with any issues
  • Assist and help maintain 5S Solutions
  • Maintain weekly, monthly, and yearly cleaning schedules including but not limited to cleaning out fridges, microwaves, Window washing, shop walls, cleaning machine area, etc
  • Assist the EH&S team

  QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • At least 6 months related experience and/or training

 

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


Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Description

  • Prepare machine assembly and detail drawings in adherence to applicable customer specification and Wright standards prior to submission to the Project Engineer.
  • Assist the Project Engineer in the releasing of projects.
  • Review design details on a frequent basis to assure continuity and correctness of the design effort.
  • Prepare engineering calculations for the sizing of components, structure and physical properties of machine elements.
  • Assist in checker changes, as required.
  • Prepare drawings for release to Manufactured Parts Procurement and Assembly.
  • Assist the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in creating and maintaining design job book/files, including commercial item list sheets, timing charts, design/detail checklist, drawing log, calculations, concepts and sketches, etc.
  • Evaluate problems, determine corrective actions, set plans, execute plans and develop root cause analysis.
  • Provide debug assistance on the assembly floor, through customer acceptance.
  • Provide assistance to the Technical Writer to help compile data needed for operators and maintenance manuals.
  • Travel to international and domestic customer facilities, as required.
  • Assist other team members in difficult phases of a project.
  • Assist in efforts across other teams or departments to assure success of all projects.
  • Aid in the development and training of other team members.
  • Promote Wright safety and security guidelines to team members.
  • Assure all Wright policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Promote team awareness of the latest technological advances.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and a minimum of 5+ years' mechanical design project engineer experience preferably in the automation industry.
  • Excellent abilities in design and drafting with above average speed and accuracy.
  • 5 years minimum experience in mechanical design and engineering related to special production machinery.
  • 2 years minimum experience using CAD and other basic computer skills.

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.   


Lead Logistics Coordinator

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Primary Responsibilities: To actively oversee and participate in the efficient and organized flow of materials into, around and out of the company.

• Perform all job functions of a Logistics Coordinator

• Helps Logistics Coordinators and other JR team members resolve Logistics related problems

• Assists in developing training material for Logistics Coordinators and Lead Logistics Coordinators

• Trains Logistics Coordinators and other Lead Logistics Coordinators on job responsibilities.

• Participates on and promotes Lean & Six Sigma initiatives related to Shipping and Receiving

• Coordinates truck load freight arrangements by developing freight requirements, requesting quotes from preferred carriers, analyzing carrier quotes, working with Purchasing to place purchase orders for freight and scheduling loads with carriers.

• Assist in mentoring the logistics team members, as well as exemplify model behavior and positive attitude

• Serves as a Subject Matter Expert in one or more of the following areas: International Shipping, Truckload Freight Arrangements, Information Systems (Ops Manager, Job Track, Baan), Material Handling Equipment Usage and Safety

• Must be able to operate overhead crane and hi-lo equipment as well as potentially lift up to 50 lbs on a daily basis

• Any other tasks and work that Supervisor may assign from time to time

Requirements:

  • High school graduate or equivalent; college preferred.
  • 3-5 years in business environment; 2 or more year of logistics, materials management, or supply chain experience preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office, strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional work ethic and motivation to serve the customer, both internal and external.

Project Manager

Project Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Job Summary:

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for Business Unit (BU) projects throughout the entire project life cycle (from quote hand off to project close); providing customer support; leading project-related communications, and taking full project management ownership of related activities performed by multi-disciplined cross functional teams. 


Primary objectives are to manage project scope and scope changes, performance to schedule and budget, to satisfy the customer with the performance of the product equipment and the services provided, and to deliver business financial results that meet or exceed JR’s expectation for awarded projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interface appropriately with Account Managers to manage customers.
  • Establish and manage project objectives, functional specification, schedule, budget and resources.
  • Assist Sales and Applications in concepting, proposals, quotations and presentations.
  • Direct everyday operations of project to monitor compliance to customer requirements and expectations.
  • Inform customer of project status on a regular basis.
  • Meet with the project team on a weekly basis to coordinate project activities and to assure the project schedule is maintained.
  • Maintain a record of project activities in the project notebook, in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Manage project costs versus established budgets and project cash flow positions.
  • Required to assemble and manage cross-functional project teams and support-oriented departments or organizations.
  • Total responsibility for all project or program expenditures.
  • Estimate projected manpower and material costs required to complete the project, and report status to management on a regular basis.
  • Prepare and submit Engineering Change Orders to the customer for project scope changes.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors' degree in Engineering or Management or 7+ years experience in engineering related to special production machinery.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing/leading/overseeing projects within an applicable industry.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in customer negotiations and marketing related efforts.
  • Computer skills: Windows, Word, Excel, Project, etc.

Accounts Payable Clerk

Accounts Payable - Expense Reporting Specialist

Department: Finance

Job Status: Full Time

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation’s customer base includes the world’s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

 

Key Requirements:

  • Understanding of solid internal controls surrounding the accounts payable process
  • Post details of transactions and accounts payable batches
  • 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
  • While performing all of the above maintaining a focus on continuous improvement and lean processes, without jeopardizing internal controls, in the accounts payable function

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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