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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 jrcareers@jrauto.com

Cost & Concept Engineer - Quoting

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

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

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

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

What you’ll learn:

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

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Concept and Cost Engineering Manager

What to know coming in:

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

Your environment:

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

Where you could be in 5 years:

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

Sales Engineer- East Coast

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. 

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

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

CNC Machinist - Night 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 Machining 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?

Read and 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.

What you’ll learn:

Program for custom, short-run, specialty parts.
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, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, project coordinators, and other machinists.

Who you’ll report to:

Lead CNC Machinist 

What to Know Coming In:

3-5 years CNC experience preferred.
Fanuc, Hurco, Mazak, or Siemens control experience preferred.
History of CNC machinery.
Familiarity with SurfCAM and/or FeatureCAM preferred.
Proven ability to machine parts to specified print tolerances.
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.
Competitive shift premium.
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.

Your environment:

Clean, well-lit, air-conditioned work areas.
Lean 5S enrichment.
Fully stocked and managed tool crib.
An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

Lead Machinist
Machine Builder
Mechanical Engineer
Department of Labor recognized Journeyman Machinist


Cost & Concept Engineer - Quoting

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 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:​

  • 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

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

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

Controls Engineer - Senior 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:

  • 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.
  • Comprehensive 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
  • Controls Engineering Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Cost & Concept Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Software Engineer

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

 


Custom 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

Custom 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

Fluid Power Controls Technician - Pipefitter

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


Fluid Power Controls Technician - Pipefitter

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


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. 

Quality Manager

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC is growing!  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 Quality Manager will focus mainly on the following list of responsibilities and work on additional projects and programs as needed:

  • Ensure that the organization’s Quality Management System conforms to customer, internal, ISO 9001, and regulatory/legal requirements.
  • Lead, organize and perform internal ISO audits.
  • Oversee and conduct ISO documentation control.
  • Participate in the evaluation of, and reporting on, Supplier quality systems.
  • Manage the monitoring, measurement, and review of internal processes, especially those that affect the quality of the organization’s products.
  • Work with customers, employees, contractors, and outsourcing firms to align internal and external project requirements related to quality.
  • Coach and consult with functional managers to ensure JR’s interests are protected while meeting customer expectations.
  • Deliver training to JR employees on topics such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Measurement System Analysis, Gauge R&R and Statistical Process Control.
  • Report to top management on the performance of the QMS (e.g., results of quality audits, corrective actions), including the need for improvement.
  • Conduct periodic management review meetings.
  • Responsible for accuracy and timely inspection/calibration of monitoring and measuring devices.
  • Keep up on standards, regulations/laws, issues, and news with respect to product (service) quality.
  • Lead the Quality function including Supplier Quality, In-Process Quality, Product Testing, Final Inspection, and Customer Service.
  • Ensure that quality strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of cost, quality, and delivery targets.
  • Provide department leadership which supports strategic initiatives.
  • Ensure customer quality issues and non-conformances are resolved in a timely manner by utilizing DMAIC and by partnering with functional managers such as Build, Manufacturing, Mechanical and Controls Engineering, Controls Techs, Marketing, and Procurement.
  • Identify and pro-actively lead continuous improvement actions to prevent non-conformances working closely with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure strong communication with other functions in the organization, facilitate exchange of information in order to implement change and improvements regarding quality.
  • Establish Quality Performance data and Key Performance Indicators, report on Quality activities on a regular basis to the Management team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years related Quality Managerial experience; or 8-10 years related managerial experience and/or training.
  • Familiar with a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures for Quality Systems.
  • Experience with internal or external ISO auditing.
  • Demonstrated technical competency in Continuous Process Improvement (CPI), Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Experience with statistical analysis software.
  • Experience with Non-Conformance Reporting software.
  • ASQ certified MQ/OE or SSBB or MBB or QE or QA or RE or SQP.
  • Highly preferred knowledge of metal fabrication and engineer to order products.
  • Knowledge and understanding of electronic and mechanical systems as well as knowledge of testing processes, methodologies, and failure analysis.

CNC Machinist / Operator - Night 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 Machining 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?

  • Read and 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.

What you’ll learn:

  • Program for custom, short-run, specialty parts.
  • 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, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, project coordinators, and other machinists.

Who you’ll report to:

CNC Machinist Manager

What to Know Coming In:

  • 3-5 years CNC experience preferred.
  • Fanuc, Hurco, Mazak, or Siemens control experience preferred.
  • History of CNC machinery.
  • Familiarity with SurfCAM and/or FeatureCAM preferred.
  • Proven ability to machine parts to specified print tolerances.
  • 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.
  • Competitive shift premium.
  • 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.

Your environment:

  • Clean, well-lit, air-conditioned work areas.
  • Lean 5S enrichment.
  • Fully stocked and managed tool crib.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Machinist
  • Machine Builder
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Department of Labor recognized Journeyman Machinist

CNC Machinist / Operator - Night 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 Machining 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?

  • 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.

What you’ll learn:

  • Program for custom, short-run, specialty parts.
  • 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, all levels of management, Machine Builders, Electricians, project coordinators, and other machinists.

Who you’ll report to:

CNC Machinist Manager

What to Know Coming In:

  • 3-5 years CNC experience preferred.
  • Fanuc, Hurco, Mazak, or Siemens control experience preferred.
  • History of CNC machinery.
  • Familiarity with SurfCAM and/or FeatureCAM preferred.
  • Proven ability to machine parts to specified print tolerances.
  • 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.
  • Competitive shift premium.
  • 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.

Your environment:

  • Clean, well-lit, air-conditioned work areas.
  • Lean 5S enrichment.
  • Fully stocked and managed tool crib.
  • An employee culture that welcomes you like family.

Where you could be in 5 years:

  • Lead Machinist
  • Machine Builder
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Department of Labor recognized Journeyman Machinist

Senior Network Engineer

 

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown to become a leading capital equipment designer, integrator, and manufacturer throughout the world.

Our Senior Network Engineers are skilled individuals who enjoy working in a team environment to design, implement, and maintain a scalable, growing IT Infrastructure. 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?

  • Analyze, gather requirements, define, recommend and present solutions that support both team created initiatives and business key initiatives provided by the executive leadership team.
  • Manage and lead multiple concurrent related projects within the team to include proper delegation and prioritization to close projects successfully.
  • Develop performance and monitoring metrics, manage projects, and provide ownership of projects as they relate to the Network Infrastructure
  • Maintain high quality standards for all projects and delivered software applications to the user base.
  • Monitor and maintain, firewalls, switches, routers, and wireless solutions.
  • Provide training/documentation and validate results of executed projects or platforms under your scope.
  • Develop and support continuous improvement objectives.
  • Participating on our Security Team reviewing and improving security within our environment.
  • Participating on the engineering team creating and maintaining a scalable, efficient, and resilient environment.

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:

  • Information Technology, Software Engineers, Facilities, PLM Team, Mechanical Engineers, Controls Engineers, and various levels of management.

Who you’ll report to:

  • Network Operations Manager

What to know coming in:

  • Solid understanding of network layers of the OSI model and how they relate
  • Implement and Manage 20+ Centrally managed enterprise firewalls
  • Experience in Global routing and VPN setups.
  • A passion to continually improve performance and resiliency within infrastructure
  • Hyper-V Cluster and SAN implementation and maintenance experience required (coming from environment w/ 100+ VM’s globally)
  • OSPF, IGRP, and BGP experience
  • Microsoft Certified Professional

Education & Qualifications:

  • 7 or more years’ experience Managing and designing multi-site and global network infrastructure.
  • ITIL Certification or Training Preferred
  • Bachelor Degree in Business or Related Information Technology Field (Computer Science, Information Systems)
  • *Bonus* Security+, SSCP, CISA, CEH, CISSP, OSCP

Your environment:

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

Custom 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

Accounts Payable Clerk

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Monitor, process, sort, and route incoming documents received via e-mail or mail.
  • Review invoices to insure price, quantity and terms are accurate and properly approved for posting to the accounting system.
  • Research and communicate with other departments and suppliers to resolve invoice discrepancies regarding qualities, pricing or payment terms.
  • Assign appropriate account numbers to invoices when necessary.
  • Create invoices batches for posting to the accounting system.
  • Once batched, insure all invoice copies are properly archived for ease of future recovery.
  • Process approximately 100 invoices per day.
  • Respond to other departments and supplier’s inquiries regarding outstanding or past due invoices.
  • Monitor unprocessed invoice folders weekly to ensure any outstanding invoice issues are being resolved
  • Monitor supplier accounts monthly to ensure payments are up-to-date.
  • Maintain and record employee program purchases.
  • Reconcile company credit card purchases to employee submitted expense reports and post to the accounting system.
  • Print checks in accordance with terms agreed upon with the supplier.
  • Request and process IRS Form W-9’s from new suppliers.
  • Prepare year end IRS Form 1099 reports.
  • Assist with month end closing.
  • Produce monthly reports.
  • Provide supporting documents for auditors.
  • Other related duties as assigned.  (For example, scanning of documents).

 

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Accounts Payable Supervisor

What to know coming in:

  • Associates degree in accounting required, bachelors degree preferred, or 5 years accounts payable experience required.
  • Must possess a solid understanding of internal controls surrounding the accounts payable process.
  • Must possess a general understanding of continuous improvement and lean concepts.
  • Strong Microsoft office skills required with working knowledge of BAAN IV and/or Great Plains accounting software.

Your environment:

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

 


Accounts Payable Clerk

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?

  • Monitor, process, sort, and route incoming documents received via e-mail or mail.
  • Review invoices to insure price, quantity and terms are accurate and properly approved for posting to the accounting system.
  • Research and communicate with other departments and suppliers to resolve invoice discrepancies regarding qualities, pricing or payment terms.
  • Assign appropriate account numbers to invoices when necessary.
  • Create invoices batches for posting to the accounting system.
  • Once batched, insure all invoice copies are properly archived for ease of future recovery.
  • Process approximately 100 invoices per day.
  • Respond to other departments and supplier’s inquiries regarding outstanding or past due invoices.
  • Monitor unprocessed invoice folders weekly to insure any outstanding invoice issues are being resolved
  • Monitor supplier accounts monthly to ensure payments are up-to-date.
  • Maintain and record employee program purchases.
  • Reconcile company credit card purchases to employee submitted expense reports and post to the accounting system.
  • Print checks in accordance with terms agreed upon with the supplier.
  • Request and process IRS Form W-9’s from new suppliers.
  • Prepare year end IRS Form 1099 reports.
  • Assist with month end closing.
  • Produce monthly reports.
  • Provide supporting documents for auditors.
  • Other related duties as assigned.  (For example, scanning of documents).

 

Who you’ll work with:

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

Who you’ll report to:

Accounts Payable Supervisor

What to know coming in:

  • Associates degree in accounting required, bachelors degree preferred, or 5 years accounts payable experience required.
  • Must possess a solid understanding of internal controls surrounding the accounts payable process.
  • Must possess a general understanding of continuous improvement and lean concepts.
  • Strong Microsoft office skills required with working knowledge of BAAN IV and/or Great Plains accounting software.

Your environment:

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

 


CRM Administrative Assistant

Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 1,000+ 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 teams are made of talented business oriented buyers who enjoy thinking outside the box 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?

  • Export, manipulate and analyze data from various sources
  • Follow and maintain specific processes to ensure integrity of data
  • Deliver high quality data and reports on time and with limited to no errors
  • Follow mapping and enrichment rules to make legacy data compliant with new CRM requirements
  • Participate in weekly monitoring meetings/calls with the CRM project team to report about status and issues and to be prepared in the execution of further project data tasks
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of processes and tools that will help progress data quality/consistency (identify opportunities for automation, process changes, end-user training, etc. to continuously improve the quality of customer and sales data)
  • Present ideas to receive feedback and make appropriate changes
  • Assist Salesforce users in the utilization of the system as needed
  • Assist Sales & Quoting Administrator with various tasks as needed

 

Who you’ll work with:

  • Sales team and different levels of management

Who you’ll report to:

  • CRM Administrator

What to know coming in:

  • 2-3 years of experience with Salesforce.com (capable of writing reports, understanding best practices, trending, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent working experience in data entry
  • 1-2 years of experience with data entry in a business environment
  • Basic understanding of a sales organization and business processes preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience using Microsoft Excel; including functions such as pivot tables and financial reporting
  • 1-3 years of experience analyzing and interpreting reports and data
  • Demonstrated ability to take a project from concept to completion
  • Experience using Salesforce in a multinational company preferred

 

Your environment:

  • Ergonomic workstations, equipped with the ability to raise or lower your workstation to accommodate standing and sitting. 
  • 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

 


Lead Project 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.

The Lead Project Manager is a hands-on position to deliver business financial results that meet or exceed JR's expectations for awarded projects. The successful candidate will actively lead critical Business Unit (BU) projects with the cross-functional team through JR's Project Execution Process (PEP) with overall responsibility and authority for project performance throughout the project life cycle including but not limited to:  order acceptance, concept and final design, equipment build, run-off and installation at the customer facility.

The Lead Project Manager will also need to have an in depth understanding of the financial details and budget of each assigned project.  Partnering with the Program Management Office (PMO) to maintain and continuously improve standard project management processes supported by tools and measures linked to corporate strategies. 

  • Mentor and coach project managers and subordinates, especially in requirements definition, compliance, planning, costing, and risk management
  • Perform project audits to ensure adherence to the JR Project Execution Process (PEP).
  • Partner with PMO to create a reporting mechanism to provide schedule and budget status to management
  • Partner with PMO to Facilitate key project / program / portfolio reviews with management
  • Work with BU management to ensure that all projects are properly staffed at project kick-off.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 7+ years of applicable experience within the industrial automation or comparable industry managing complex projects.
  • 3+ years of experience leading project managers preferred.
  • Must have experience in direct customer commercial management and cross-functional team leadership.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • Moderately advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office
     

Preferred Skills:

  • Technical/Engineering experience highly preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification highly desired
  • Proven track record of successfully communicating both formally and informally with senior executives, peers and subordinates

 

 

 

 


Logistics Coordinator

Department:  Supply Chain
Job Status: Full Time
Reports To: Manager, Supply Chain

 

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform Receiving function and process Receiving transactions in business information systems
  • Performs validation on all incoming shipments to ensure Supplier’s paperwork matches the physical items received, as well as JR’s purchase order.  Resolves discrepancies with Purchasing team. (New)
  • Verifies quantity of items physically received matches JR and supplier’s records (Purchase Order, Packing List, etc.) 
  • Works with Build team to develop and organize material and material storage areas throughout the building in support of the line side stocking program.  
  • Delivers materials to job shelves throughout the building to support line side stocking program.  Stages skids and other bulk material to plant locations based on point of use stocking program.  
  • Performs material “check in” process to indicate materials that have been delivered to the build team.  

Key Requirements:

  • 1 to 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment and/or 1 to 3 years of receiving experience preferred
  • Basic computer knowledge and experience, specifically MS Office products
  • Exceptional communicator with internal customers and suppliers
  • Basic math skills required
  • Must be able to operate overhead crane and hi-lo equipment as well as potentially lift up to 50 lbs on a daily basis.


 

 

 


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.

Fluid Power 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.

Controls Engineer

 

Job Offered: Controls Engineer

 

Employer Name: JR Automation Technologies, LLC

 

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

 

Minimum Requirements: Must have U.S. or foreign equivalent Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a closely related field. In the alternative, we will accept a High School Diploma or GED plus at least three (3) years of experience as a Controls Engineer or in a related position in the automation industry. Must be proficient with computers in an engineering capacity. Any suitable combination of education, training, or experience are acceptable.

 

Worksite Location:   4190 Sunnyside Drive, Holland, MI 49424

 

Resume To:               Lexi Ketchum

                                    JR Automation Technologies, LLC

                                    4412 136th Ave.

Holland, Michigan 49424

 

 

 

 


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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