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

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

Our Controls Engineering teams are made of talented engineers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills...


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Job Openings

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

Sales Engineer- East Coast

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

  • Vice President of Sales

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Sales Engineer- South Central MI

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

  • Vice President of Sales

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Sales Engineer- Midwest

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

  • Vice President of Sales

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Software Developer Engineer – Robotics/Automation

Business is thriving at JR Automation and we are hiring Software Developer Engineer, Robotics/Automation in West Michigan!  The Software Developer Engineer– Robotics/Automation will work with our teams providing solutions for our customer automation needs.  

Attention to detail and an analytical mind are essential qualities we are looking to enhance our designs with software-enabled industrial automation machinery.   

You do not need to have prior experience with robotics, but will need to have strong analytical and problem-solving abilities as well as deep expertise in developing applications.  We are looking for talented programmers to create secure and functional code.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for technology and software developing and the ability to provide quality coding solutions both for simple applications and complex information or operating systems.  At JR Automation, our overarching application development goal is to design and build superior and innovative software by writing clean and flawless code.

We are constantly innovating in the ways we are automating and accelerating the delivery of our automation solutions to fit customer needs.

This is a great opportunity for the experienced Software Developer Engineer to write software and tools that expedite testing, control, and integration of our automation equipment and collaborate with business analysts and developers to produce software designs. 

The successful person will use web-based tools to create advanced SaaS when applicable, perform debugging when necessary and perform upgrades to make software and systems more secure and efficient. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience
  • 2-5 years’ experience in designing software, and operating scalable, highly available software systems
  • Proven knowledge with relational databases, SQL and ORM technologies
  • Development experience in Java, C++ and/or C#
  • LabView and Scada systems, PLC robotic programming are a plus

Simulation Engineer

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

This position is highly collaborative and works on many projects within the organization. 

The ability to experiment while reviewing concepts, think out-of-the-box, and providing solutions is the key to success in this role. 

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

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

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

  • BS degree, in mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, or software engineering
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience with robotics
  • Basic understanding of CAD software and interpreting CAD models
  • Proven working experience with development of industrial robotic application programs, and simulation
  • Lean concepts and process analysis is very helpful
  • Experience with robotic simulation software such as RobotStudio, Roboguide, Visiual Components, Delmia is a plus
  • PLC platform experience is a plus
  • Industrial robotic automated work cell design experience highly desired
  • Knowledge of programming of industrial robotic stations for offline preparation is highly desirable.

Recruiter - Talent Acquisition

The JR Automation recruiting team is looking for a technical talent recruiting specialist to own sourcing, recruiting and interviewing strategies and outreach for select engineering roles and potentially other positions within the company.   The roles you will support are critical to the success of our engineering-to-order business strategy.

The successful candidate will be working closely with our engineering and non-engineering leaders to develop and land top talent across the organization. You should be comfortable interacting with business leaders & technical employees to foster and cultivate relationships.   Your approach should leverage recruiting depth and industry knowledge beyond the basics.   You should be comfortable and effective at delivering optimal results in fast paced, and urgent environments. As a member of our team, you will own engaging passive candidates for our core and pivotal engineering and non-engineering roles.   This role is more than simple recruiting, you should be able to talk with candidates to articulate career opportunities that engage passive talent.   You must thrive in the hunt, and be focused on networking closely within the industry to identify the right talent and companies to target.   You'll cover the basics of recruiting, but more importantly, leverage your technical and business knowledge to develop meaningful recruiting strategies which promote aggressive methods to source, evaluate, and pipeline candidates for JR Automation.    

Responsibilities of this role include but not limited to: 

  • Work with Business units, department and hiring leaders in defining and maintaining hiring needs while understanding requirements of a role, the engineering and business challenge, and how it fits into the organization.   
  • Execute on strategic and tactical outreach, referral generation, events, and pipelining efforts and designing custom outreach and meaningful candidate engagement.
  • You will own candidate relationships all the way to the point of sourcing, screening and in-person interview, offer and onboarding.   
  • Recommend and drive improvements with recruiting and interviewing teams to effectively screen and assess talent.
  • Work with the Interview team, the Talent Coordinator, and Administrative staff to ensure a remarkable candidate experience.   
  • Research and gather market intelligence, understand, and execute against shifts in the marketplace that present recruiting opportunities for current and future JR Automation opportunities.   
  • Track candidate activity and share with internal stakeholders.
  • Assist with College recruiting programs with existing and new colleges; maintain solid relationships and communication with the contacts at these settings.
  • Identify and participate in employment events such as career fairs and community activities to drive a diverse and targeted talent pool of candidates that make JR Automation a great place to work.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years technical recruiting experience, preferably in the robotics and automation technologies
  • 3+ years of research/sourcing skills. Including use of Boolean, LinkedIn and alternative search techniques.   
  • BA/BS degree in engineering, business, communications, human resources or related discipline and/or equivalent work experience. (quantify the related work experience) i.e. 4 years 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products
  • 2+ years of ATS experience
  • Experience with national and international recruiting searches

Preferred skills:

  • Ability to deliver results with little supervision, and effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects and candidates
  • Decisive and able to push back constructively when appropriate. 
  • Proven good interpersonal skills and ability to network within the industry to identify top performers.

 

 

 


Controls Engineer - Mid Level

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 1100+ 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:

Lead Controls Engineer

What to know coming in:

  • 3-5 years related experience/training and Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year College/University in related engineering field.
  • Willing to travel an average of 25%; domestic and international travel.
  • Knowledge of PLC, HMI, Robot, AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and/or Vision Systems 
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.
  • We 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

Sales Engineer- Southeast

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

  • Vice President of Sales

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Sales Engineer- Ohio

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

  • Vice President of Sales

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Project Manager

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 1100+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for Business Unit (BU) projects throughout the entire project life cycle (from quote hand off to project close); providing customer support; leading project-related communications, and taking full project management ownership of related activities performed by multi-disciplined cross functional teams. 
Primary objectives are to manage project scope and scope changes, performance to schedule and budget, to satisfy the customer with the performance of the product equipment and the services provided, and to deliver business financial results that meet or exceed JR’s expectation for awarded projects.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Has developed strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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.
  • 7+ years of experience in automation or engineering services industry
  • 4+ years of experience in Project Management
  • Proven ability to support the development of new concepts and designs while working in a team environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Project Management best practices and processes including but not limited to MS Project, critical path analyses, customer management, change management, and contract administration.
  • History of managing customer contracts and relationships as well as indirectly managing diverse teams.
  • PMP certification is preferred but not required.
  • We 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

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Location: Holland, MI

Type: Full Time Experience: Mid-Level

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Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 1100+ 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 20%; domestic and international travel.
  • Proven ability to design custom machinery with an emphasis in automation equipment.

Responsibilities:

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

We are a very project based company, with that work hours ebb and flow.

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

Qualifications:

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

 


HR Manager - Generalist

HR Manager - Generalist

 

The HR Manager - Generalist position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units they support. The position serves as a consultant to all levels of management and staff on human resource-related issues and reports into the Corporate Director of Human Resources.

The successful HR Manager - Generalist will coach managers and supervisors at all levels providing timely and constructive feedback to help them improve their leadership effectiveness, will coach managers and acts as an employee champion and business change agent for the respective business units they support.  The role assesses and anticipates organizational needs and leads local efforts to ensure effective definition, deployment, and training around all business-specific and HR practices, which incorporate clear accountability for HR, Leadership Team members, People Managers, and other Support employees.

The HR Manager - Generalist seeks to develop integrated solutions, communicating needs proactively to core business units and collaborates with Corporate HR.  The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The HR Manager - Generalist maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit's financial position, its mid-range plans, its culture, and its competition.

Responsibilities

  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.
  • With management, participates in strategic direction for business units in relation to human resource and business functions. 
  • Consults with all levels of line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs, and policies.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Works with the Talent Acquisition team and hiring managers to effectively and efficiently identify and fill vacancies with high caliber employees at competitive wages.
  • Counsels managers on effective documentation practices for all levels of performance, ensuring consistency in criteria for performance.
  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Ensures site compliance with company and government requirements.
  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Participates in evaluation, identification, and monitoring of training needs and programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business, Psychology, or a related field required.
  • 5+ years of HR Generalist experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • A minimum of 2+ years’ experience handling and resolving a wide range of employee relations issues.
  • Previous and proven management/leadership experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in conflict resolution and/or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential
  • Strong knowledge of compensation, HR processes, labor law and trends preferred.

 

 

 

 


Program Management Office Coordinator - Analyst

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

The Program Management Office (PMO) Coordinator - Analyst will be responsible for the administration and continuous improvement of JR’s Project Execution Process (PEP) and the coordination of project lessons learned including review and corrective action follow-up.  The successfully candidate must have professional project management training and a working knowledge of PMBOK.

The PMO Coordinator – Analyst will be responsible for developing and maintaining standardized project documentation, project folder structure, tools and will help develop and lead training programs as appropriate.  The Coordinator will also develop and maintain specific material within the Learning Management System.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of PMO on strategic initiatives and in creating and maintaining a knowledge center for PM development and training. This person will also regularly interact with Project Managers across the company to gather feedback on PM tools and processes and analyze PM activities throughout JR Automation.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an Associated Degree in Project Management or Associates Degree in a technical field or business field accompanied with professional project management training (PMBOK).
  • Minimum of 2 years direct work experience as a Project Manager or in a Program Management office.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.
  • Experience developing training materials and facilitating training sessions

 

Preferred:

  • Work experience with a “phased-gate” process highly desired
  • Possess a strong technical or business management background
  • Ability to work independently, self-starter
  • Strong written and oral communication, with a proven record of accomplishment of presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Customer service oriented, collaborator

CNC Machinist / Operator - Night Shift

Department: Machining and Fabrication

Job Status: Full Time, Night Shift

Reports To: Manager, Machining

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking to add a CNC Machinist to our Night Team.  Standard night shift hours are Sunday through Thursday 7:00pm-3:30am, or Monday through Friday, 7:00pm-3:30am, with flexible OT hours as needed.  JR Automation is an engineer to order environment, focusing on low quantity volumes and high part number variety.

Key Responsibilities:

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

Key Requirements:

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

 


Electrical Assembler

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

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Position Summary:

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accurately route and terminate wires and cable assemblies according to blueprint, spreadsheet, or as directed.
  • Interconnect electrical systems between machine sections with high attention to quality, detail, and aesthetics.
  • Visually inspect parts from other departments to determine quality.
  • Follow production schedules.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned work area.

Key Requirements:

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

Electrical Assembler

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

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Position Summary:

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accurately route and terminate wires and cable assemblies according to blueprint, spreadsheet, or as directed.
  • Interconnect electrical systems between machine sections with high attention to quality, detail, and aesthetics.
  • Visually inspect parts from other departments to determine quality.
  • Follow production schedules.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned work area.

Key Requirements:

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

Credit and Collections Analyst

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Credit and Collections Manager

The Credit and Collections Manager will manage the day-to-day operations of the credit and collections for JR Automation.  The successful candidate will work cross functionally with other Accounting, Finance, Business Units, and other internal employees as well as our customers and vendors to drive growth. The Credit and Collections Manager will proactively provide great customer service and effective resolutions to identified issues.

The Credit and Collections Manager must have a proven record of accomplishment identifying and implementing process improvements as well as strong organizational and project management skills.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing sound, acceptable credit policies.
  • Analyze delinquent accounts and prepare weekly reports on past due accounts including recommendations for resolution.
  • Interact with customers to obtain additional credit information to support credit lines
  • Identify problem accounts and provide regular updates of receivables to management
  • Develop processes and procedures for evaluating customer financials and setting and changing credit lines/limits, as well as credit holds; implement liens and bond claims as necessary to delinquent accounts
  • Assist with training and developing employees
  • Initiates, tracks, and maintains all records/files associated with collection activities for
  • each account to include negotiated payment schedules, telephone call documentation and collection letters.

Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree; Bachelors in related field preferred.
  • 5+ years of direct credit and collections experience. Preferable experience in automation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with a concentration in Excel.
  • Preferred:
    • Capital equipment or engineering services experience highly desirable.
    • Proven ability to interact with internal and external personnel in a highly professional manner.

 


Fabricator - Night Shift

Department: Fabrication

Job Status: Full Time

Reports to: Fabrication Manager

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking for a night shift fabricator to learn and apply the weld skills required to produce the framework for JR Automation's custom equipment.  The successful candidate will have at least 1 year of prior experience and be able to interpret blueprints.  You will also have experience using a variety of fabrication tools and materials. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare, weld, and fabricate ferrous metals
  • Prepare, weld, and fabricate non-ferrous metals
  • Read and interpret blueprints   
  • Hold and maintain required daily work schedules
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment

Key Requirements:

  •  High school graduate or equivalent
    • 2-year vocational school certificate preferred 
  • 1 - 3 years prior industrial experience required
    • Preferably in a job shop environment
  • 1 - 3 years experience with MIG, solid wire, and/or flux core required
    • 1 - 3 years experience TIG welding preferred
  • 1 - 3 years experience working with and identifying different types of steel materials. 

 


Purchasing Intern

Department: Supply Chain

Job Status: Internship - Summer 2018

Reports to: Supply Chain Manager

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking for a current college student to join the Supply Chain team for a 2018 Summer Internship. You will be exposed to many different aspects of Supply Chain and have opportunities to work within cross-functional teams.  The successful candidate will be enrolled as a Junior or Senior level Business or Supply Chain student. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Solve supply chain problems with no standard solution
  • Speak effectively before groups of employees or suppliers
  • Assist department and business unit achieve their goals
  • Participate in group and individual projects as assigned

Key Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior level student pursuing a degree in Business, Supply Chain or a related field required
  • Proficient abilitiies in Microsoft Office required
  • Ability to accept direction required
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks while working individually or within a team required

Software Engineer, Lead - MES/SCADA Developer

 

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more

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

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

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

 

What will your typical week consist of?

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

Who you’ll report to:

  • Software Engineering Manager

Job Requirements:

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

Preferred Additional Experience:

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

 


Electrician - Journeyman

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

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Position Summary:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Key Requirements:

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

Electrical Assistant


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


Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.


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


Key Responsibilities:

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

Key Requirements:

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

 


Machine Build Assistant

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

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Position Summary:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Key Requirements:

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

Machine Builder

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

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Position Summary:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Key Requirements:

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

Senior Machine Builder

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

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking for Senior Machine Builders to apply the technical skills required to build and assemble automation equipment.  The successful candidate will be able to read, understand and update blueprints and be willing to assist the Lead Builder with maintaining and coordinating projects.     

Key Responsibilities:

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

Key Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent certificate
    • Prior vocational training/certification desired but not a requirement
  • Must have basic computer skills, Microsoft Office highly preferred
  • Intermediate proficiency (3 - 5 Years) reading part and assembly drawings 
  • Intermediate proficiency (3 - 5 Years) of proven experience using hand and power tools, mills, lathes, drill press, surface grinder, saws, and shears
  • Proven ability to accept direction and complete tasks as assigned while working as part of a team or individually
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as required.

Lead Machine Builder

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

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Position Summary:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Key Requirements:

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

Lead Electrician

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

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Position Summary:

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Key Requirements:

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

Fluid Power Controls Technician Assistant

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

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Position Summary:

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Fluid Power Technicians with the assembly of equipment
  • Ensure that changes and problems get documented and communicated
  • Carry out assigned tasks with minimum direct supervision
  • Communicate with the project team on open issues and progress during the build process
  • Assist with preparing material for secondary processes (Material finishing, heat treat, and deburring)
  • Learn to effectively and safely operate:
    • Troubleshoot pneumatic and hydraulic circuits
    • Install piping and hoses
    • Read blueprints, identify fittings, and have basic symbol knowledge

Key Requirements:

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

Lead Fluid Power Controls Technician

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

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Position Summary:

JR Automation is looking for a Lead Fluid Power Technician to add to it's growing team.  The role is responsible for the piping installation for pneumatic and hydraulic systems. The successful candidate will be able to read, understand and update schematics and have experience plumbing machines.  They will also have strong organizational and leadership skills.

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Key Requirements:

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

Senior Controls Engineer

 

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more

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.

What to know coming in:

  • 5+ years related experience/training and Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year College/University in related engineering field.
  • Willing to travel an average of 25%; domestic and international travel.
  • 5+ years experience with PLC's, HMI, Robot, AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and/or Vision Systems 
  • We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs, causing an average of 48-53 work hours per week.

 


Fluid Power Controls Technician

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

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Position Summary:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Key Requirements:

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

Cost and Concept Development Engineer

 

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation is growing!  With nearly 1700 employees at 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more

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

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

Requirements:

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

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


Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Location: Holland, MI

Type: Full Time Experience: Mid-Level

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Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 1100+ 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 20%; domestic and international travel.
  • Proven ability to design custom machinery with an emphasis in automation equipment.

Responsibilities:

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

We are a very project based company, with that work hours ebb and flow.

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

Qualifications:

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

 


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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