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

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

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Mechanical Engineer featured job opportunity.
Featured Job Opportunity
Mechanical Engineer

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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Controls Technician featured job opportunity.
Featured Job Opportunity
Controls Technician

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

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


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

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

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


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Job Openings

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

Controls Engineer

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Design, implement, and document control systems for various types of automated equipment.
  • Conduct the electrical/hydraulic pneumatic design, peripheral device programming, machine PLC programming, coordinate the machine debug, power-up, and machine validation with build and electrical teams.
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approaches.
  • Travel to customer sites for installation and startup of equipment.

What you’ll learn:

Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.

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

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Controls Engineer Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

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

Mechanical Engineer

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Mechanical Engineer Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

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

Machine Builder - Experienced

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Machine Builder Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Builder
  • Machine Build Manager

Machine Builder - Experienced

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Machine Builder Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Builder
  • Machine Build Manager

Mechanical Engineer

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Mechanical Engineer Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

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

Electrician

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Controls Technician Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:​

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Controls Technician
  • Project Manager

Cost and Concept Developer

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Concept and Cost Engineering Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

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

Controls Engineer

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Design, implement, and document control systems for various types of automated equipment.
  • Conduct the electrical/hydraulic pneumatic design, peripheral device programming, machine PLC programming, coordinate the machine debug, power-up, and machine validation with build and electrical teams.
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approaches.
  • Travel to customer sites for installation and startup of equipment.

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Controls Engineer Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

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

Fluid/Pneumatic Power Technician

Fluid/Pneumatic Power Controls

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.

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

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Fluid/Pneumatic Power Controls Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

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


Manual Machinist

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Machining Manager

What to Know Coming In:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Machine Builder
  • Mechanical Engineer

Cost and Concept Developer

Concept and Cost Developer

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.

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

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Concept and Cost Engineering Manager

What to know coming in:

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

 

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

Lead Concept and Cost Engineer
Project Manager
Sales Engineer
Mechanical Engineer


CNC Machinist - 2nd Shift

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

CNC Machinist Manager

What to Know Coming In:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • CNC Machinist Manager
  • Machine Builder
  • Mechanical Engineer

Lean Six Sigma Practitioner Black Belt

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:                                                               

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Vice President of Lean and Continuous Improvement

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

VP of Lean and CI, Project Management


Project Manager

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Business Unit Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Sales Engineer
  • Business Unit Manager

Robotic Service Engineer

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

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

JR Customer Service Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Controls Engineer
  • Lead Controls Engineer

Machinist Helper

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Machining Manager

What to Know Coming In:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

Machinist

 


Senior Mechanical Engineer

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Mechanical Project Engineer or Mechanical Engineering Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Mechanical Project Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Manager
  • Project Manager

Senior Controls Engineer

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Controls Engineer Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Machine Build Manager

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Direct supervision of machine builders and other staff
  • Assist with the successful management of machine builds as they relate to cost, quality, safety, timing and customer satisfaction
  • Develop the Machine Build department through leadership, mentoring, and training of machine builders, and other staff
  • Manage staffing and workload issues, including managing direct, indirect and overtime hours as they relate to workload, budget and timing
  • Design, implement and document machine build design systems for various types of automated equipment
  • Conduct the machine build meetings, actively participate in the machine debug, power-up, and machine validation with the appropriate power, controls and design teams
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and built to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approach

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Business Unit Manager

What to know coming in:

  • Minimum education: High School graduate or equivalent; college preferred.
  • Minimum Experience: Five years’ experience in building complex automated machinery in a leadership position
  • Minimum Training: Certificate program completion or equivalent experience and combined education.
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

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

Electrician - Experienced

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Electrician Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:​

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

Lead Controls Technician
Project Manager


Electrician

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Lead Electrician/ Controls Technician

What to know coming in:

At least be a high school graduate.  Preferably experience in the field or in a vocational shop class.
Understanding of and ability to learn and to work with schematics.
Some basic electrical theory and terminology knowledge.
Proven ability to trouble shoot wiring circuits, and wire according to the NEC.
We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.
Learn to effectively wire and troubleshoot electronic devices such as PLC’s, VFD’s, photo electric eyes, and proximity switches.

Your environment:​

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

Electrician/Controls Technician
 

 


Machine Builder

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Machine Builder Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

Lead Builder
Machine Build Manager


Plant Manager

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

·         Oversee direct labor for a 2 shift fabrication and machine shop across multiple facilities

·         Manage both internal and external procurement & sourcing operations including all external procurement of machine and fabrication services and support for work that is non-capable in the fabrication and machine shop

·         Optimize the internal & external supply chain to meet customer demand with a 99% OTD rate

·         Manage Low Cost Country sourcing as appropriate within the mix of sourcing options to drive cost savings while managing internal capacity requirements

·         Develop capacity and planning processes and policies to maximize use of internal assets while optimizing external resources to manage total landed cost

·         Draw on deep technical background to advise on best manufacturing methods and processes

·         Capable of running a low volume, high mix shop and Engineer to Order environment

·         Support Supplier Management initiatives with Strategic Sourcing Team

·         Efficiently manage and guide team of Machine & Fabrication Project Managers located in customer facilities to obtain service requirements as well as capacity and rough cut demand information flow from M&F PM’s to the M&F BU to balance running operations

·         Develop and implement an efficient run strategy

·         Embrace and propagate Lean Six Sigma & Continuous Improvement processes and knowledge

·         Manage staff, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties.

·         Recommend and implement policies, goals, objectives, and procedures within the scope of the business unit.

·         Determine staffing requirements, and interview, hire and train new employees in conjunction with the Human Resources department

·         Ensure Safety, OSHA, ISO and quality standards are met or exceeded

·         Any other duties so assigned by the VP of Supply Chain as needed from time to time

What you’ll learn:

Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.

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

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Vice President of Supply Chain Management

What to know coming in:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Design, Engineering or related field

15 years of experience in comparable industry or equivalent education.  Must have minimum 5 years’ direct management experience and have managed a P&L
Experience using Microsoft Office
We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs

Your environment:

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


Electrician - Experienced - South Carolina

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Electrician Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:​

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

Lead Controls Technician
Project Manager


Controls Engineer

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Design, implement, and document control systems for various types of automated equipment.
  • Conduct the electrical/hydraulic pneumatic design, peripheral device programming, machine PLC programming, coordinate the machine debug, power-up, and machine validation with build and electrical teams.
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approaches.
  • Travel to customer sites for installation and startup of equipment.

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Controls Engineer Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

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

Director of Marketing and Lead Generation

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

Our Marketing team is made of talented strategists 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?

  • Support JR’s growth objectives by developing and implementing world class lead generation and marketing strategies.
  • Oversee all aspects of JR’s marketing avenues:
    • Web site
    • SEO
    • Trade shows
    • Direct mail
    • Case studies
    • Photos
    • Videos
    • Webinars
    • Subject Matter Expert speaking opportunities
    • Etc.
  • Oversee all aspects of JR’s lead generation activities:
  • Market specific research
  • Industry trends and analysis
  • Competitive analysis
  • Coordinating win/loss analysis
  • Using win/loss analysis to drive marketing activities
  • Identify new leads aligned with JR’s growth objectives
  • Develop annual marketing and lead generation plans that support JR’s growth objectives.
  • Develop and administer annual budgets for lead generation and marketing including analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions.
  • Measure and evaluate effectiveness of all lead generation and marketing activities using SalesForce as the primary tool for metrics.
  • Supervise and develop marketing and lead generation staff
  • Identify and foster networking avenues through trade associations, think tanks, economic development groups, etc.
  • Advance JR’s brand value in our marketplace.
  • Develop presentations and present to Board of Directors and executive management as needed.
  • Assist as needed in the marketing and lead generation efforts with future acquisitions.

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

Sales, Marketing, Suppliers, Vendors, Customers, and all levels of management,.

Who you’ll report to:

VP of Sales and Marketing

What to know coming in:

Required:

  • Computer proficiency including MS Office and general computer skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Recently remodeled work areas and meeting rooms.
  • Collaborative and innovative work environment with a chance to be challenged and learn from others.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family. 

CMM Technician

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. 
Our teams are made of skilled individuals who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!


What will your typical week consist of?

  • Operate FARO Edge portable CMM arm with touch and laser scanners using Polyworks software (or similar equipment and software)
  • Assist the Business Units by using the CMM equipment as needed for measurement on custom automation projects 
  • Prepare inspection plans based on part geometry, tolerances, GD&T and functional requirements for optimum performance and accuracy
  • Create, correlate, maintain, and revise CMM programs of various sizes and complexity
  • Develop and document metrics around CMM programming to present to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide data reports and visual reports for all programs that require such information for Engineers or customers
  • Communicate and clarify the results of each measurement project to JR teams and customers 
  • Advocate for the available CMM services and their value to the Business Units
  • Actively maintain knowledge of latest developments in CMM equipment and practices 
  • Develop and exhibit best practices for CMM operation at JR
  • Ability to bring assignments to a successful completion in accordance with project time allotment

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

Who you’ll work with:
Customers, Suppliers, Vendors, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, and all levels of management.

Who you’ll report to:
Director of Advanced Applications 

What to know coming in:

  • Associate degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or combination of education and experience.
  • Five years related experience in custom automation or CMM operation and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical mathematical skills.  
  • Polyworks software and GD&T training would be helpful, but can also be provided.
  • Must be willing to travel between business units (mostly the Holland locations, but possibly also to the Stevensville and South Carolina BU’s) and to customer sites     
  • Strong desire to continually learn the trade 
  • Able to problem solve on a daily basis in order to produce a high-caliber product for our customers
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work. 

Your environment:

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

Aftermarket Project/Quoting Manager

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Acts as the primary contact for the customer for the quoting and project management of aftermarket retrofit and complex service projects that need to be managed.
  • Works with Aftermarket Business Development Manager, Service Engineers, JR sales team and other JR customer stakeholders to coordinate customer visits to review their needs for equipment or service and ensure projects are completed to their satisfaction
  • Write quotations that convey the key points of the concept; sequence of operation, mechanical description, concept drawings if requested or deemed necessary, and anything that may best create the equipment in the mind of the buyer.
  • Communicates with the customer the relative points of the repair or equipment order as they relate to the scope, timing, quality and cost.  Negotiate with customer to accommodate for changes in scope or schedule.
  • Facilitates customer changes and makes necessary adjustments to timing and cost of the project with the input from the management and sales.
  • Develops project plans, monitors and reports project status as it relates to cost, quality and timing on a regular basis.
  • Conceptualize and design, fixtures, machines, or systems that meet the needs of the customer or sales team request.  Seeks support from other areas (Controls Engineers, Service Engineers, Mechanical Design, etc.) to determine accurate costs estimates and resource utilization during the execution of a project. 
  • Develop business cases for the equipment or repair that the customer is requesting considering material, labor, timing and scope and recommended sales price to the customer.
  • Provide an accurate breakdown of total costs (material, labor etc.) and sales price to ensure accurate accounting of the project while in process.
  • Is available as the primary point of contact during the execution of a project if questions or concerns arise.  This may include nighttime and weekend support.
  • Follow-up with customers on previously sent quotes for feedback.

What you’ll learn:

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

 

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

VP Customer Service

 

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

  • State-of-the-art ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting.
  • Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
  • Recently remodeled engineering areas and meeting rooms.
  • Exciting and dynamic with multiple projects and varying priorities changing on a daily basis which provides opportunity to expand experience in other areas.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

 


**Stevensville, MI** Industrial Painter/ Shipping & Receiving Helper

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


Our Machine Build and Shipping/Receiving teams enjoy thinking outside the box with customers to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. At JR, 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?
•    Prepare and repair surfaces on manufactured or purchased products.
•    Prioritize work to ensure time tables are met.
•    Schedule all order pick-up and deliveries.
•    Communicate schedule conflicts to the direct supervisor.
•    Verify that the product count received in the warehouse matches product count ordered on Purchase Orders and/or Work Orders.
•    Enter packing list paperwork information.
•    Validate and document shipment, receipt, and invoices for all product shipped and received.
•    Demonstrate strong working relationships with internal and external customers including coworkers, management, carriers, supply chain and vendors.
•    Deliver timely communications on exceptions or unforeseen changes in shipping
•    Communicate proactively with internal customers by providing accurate and timely information on shipping status of all orders.
•    Represent a critical on-site presence to internal customers and maintains a proper professional approach in all types of interactions.

 

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

 

Who you’ll work with:
•    Machine Builders, Shipping/Receiving, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, and Electricians.

 

Who you’ll report to:
•    Machine Build Manager


What to Know Coming In:
•    Minimum education: High school graduate or equivalent.
•    Minimum Training: 2 years prior spray painting experience preferred. 
•    Ability to spray paint, enamel, lacquer, and other industrial coatings using a single stage prime and paint process.
•    Strong communication and time management skills with ability to interact professionally with customers and other employees. 
•    Highly organized and motivated. 

 

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


Welder / Fabricator

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 800+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. 
Our Welders enjoy thinking outside the box with teams and customers to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!


What will your typical week consist of?
•    Prepare, weld, and fabricate ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
•    Read and interpret blue prints.

 

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

 

Who you’ll work with:
•    Weld Technicians, Weld Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, all levels of management,      Machine Builders, and Electricians.

 

Who you’ll report to:
•    Fabrication Supervisor

 

What to know coming in:
•    Minimum Education: High school graduate or equivalent, college preferred. 
•    Minimum Experience: 1 year prior industrial experience, 2  years vocational school.
•    Job Specific Requirements: Participate in yearly Chromium (VI) protection training program and pass yearly Chromium (VI) medical certification.
•    Vast knowledge in use of fabricating tools such as mig and tig welders, torches, plasma cutters, grinders, clamps, and other tools to perform duties.
•    Able to identity different types of steel. 
•    Able to organize and maintain work areas. 
•    We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week. 
•    We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work. 

 

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

 


Windchill System Administrator

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Provide user support for Windchill PLM system capabilities including, but not limited to: PDMLink, ProjectLink, PartsLink, SUMA (hereafter referred to as Windchill Solutions) Apache, Windchill directory server, Solr indexing, and PTC System Monitor
  • Monitor adherence to JR and industry standards, procedures and remediate techniques to solve problems.
  • Troubleshoot user reported software bugs. Submit reproducible bug to vendor for remediation.
  • Create, document, teach and promote best practices and procedures for PLM, CAD and engineering authoring tools system and business administration.
  • Support all PLM related infrastructure at all JR remote sites with software deployment schemes and processes that allow effective use of the Engineering systems
  • Support the creation and definition of the PLM and CAD systems Physical Environment including the construction and configuration of the production, development, integration and any other required environment used in the ecosystem.
  • Assist in the hardware selection and evaluation of all core PLM related infrastructure.
  • Implement hardware, software and procedural solutions to solve problems or improve processes to meet the needs of the constantly changing global and business environment.
  • Support performance monitoring through the development of a reliable and consistent way to monitor system performance and provide alerts when performance falls outside the agreed upon parameters. Host server will be maintained in such a manner to allow the peak performance of the hosted application. This monitoring should be available at the application level.
  • Support the development of the overall system infrastructure design through the creation of a visual representation of the required PLM and CAD system architecture.  This will include the definition of the network and distributed system design for Windchill Solutions.
  • Execute system backup and restoration
  • Pre upgrade system testing
  • Maintain system documentation

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

  • Director of PLM

What to know coming in:

  • 5+ years working as a System Administrator
  • Training in networking concepts, advance server management methodologies, virtualization concepts, and System Administration Instructor led class.
  • Strong power-user level skills in Windchill Solutions and experience with one or more of the CAD modeling packages.
  • Familiar with the Windchill architecture and the best practices to support including clusters and replicas.
  • Ability to logically approach and solve a wide variety of user and system level problems within Windchill Solutions and engineering software.
  • Ability to create technical documentation.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to work on more than one project at a time with exceptional attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.  A willing attitude and aptitude to learn new things in a constantly changing environment.
  • Proficiency with Windows operating systems and MS Office Suite
  • Programming skills a plus. (Java, Javascript, SQL, Info*Engine)
  • Ability to rapidly assimilate new and emerging technologies.
  • In depth knowledge of Product Development Processes, Engineering Design and Development processes and tools as well as IT processes and environment system and configuration management.
  • Proficient oral and written skills in English.
  • Exposure with ITAR information and potentially the flowdowns involved with EAR, FAR, and DFAR. Candidates are required to be in compliance with ITAR standards. 
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

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

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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