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Machining and Fabrication Manager

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

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

What will your typical week consist of?


Provide JR Mach/Fab Group with actionable capacity planning intelligence
Deliver weekly updates to Mach/Fab SCM Team regarding active projects that may produce higher than normal volumes of unplanned work
Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all relationships.
Responsible for the cleanliness and organization of assigned work area.

Fabrication & Manufacturing

Conduct/participate manufacturing reviews of detail and fabrication designs before they are formally released from the Project Manager
Review needs that are requested from machine Build Teams and Project Managers for feasibility from a manufacturability and timing stand point
Determine/agree on commit dates to assure handshake and delivery dates are aligned with Project Manager and Build Team needs
Work alongside the quoting team on upcoming projects to project accurate machining and fabrication cost and feasibility
Work with design team to facilitate manufacturing processes relating to 'design for manufacturing'
Fixed potential issues in the design phase. Address factors that may affect the manufacturability such as the type of raw material, dimensional tolerances, and secondary processing such as finishing
Collaborate closely with JRA Mach/Fab SCM Team to ensure parts are delivered at the right time for the right cost
Responsible to meet/beat budget developed for F&M costs per project
Own the final results of the manufacturing process and provide the necessary planning and guidance to the Mach/Fab SCM and BU Teams required to achieve results

Shop Supervision

Oversee direct labor for a 2-shift machine shop
Optimize the internal & external supply chain to meet customer demand with a 98%+ OTD rate
Develop capacity and planning processes in conjunction with F&M Department Manager to develop and implement policies to maximize use of internal assets
Draw on deep technical background to advise on best manufacturing methods and processes
Embrace and propagate Lean Six Sigma & Continuous Improvement processes and knowledge
Manage staff, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties
Report weekly, monthly and other appropriate metrics as required to assure performance
Ensure Safety, OSHA, ISO and quality standards are met or exceeded

What you’ll learn

Latest technological advancements in automation and related industries.

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

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

Who you’ll work with

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

Who you’ll report to

Machining and Fabrication Department Manager

What to know coming in

Minimum Education: High School, or AB or AS graduate or equivalent.
Minimum Experience: 5 to 7 years in a business environment preferred; machine shop environment.
Minimum Training: Proficient in MS Office.
Evidence of strong Leadership, coaching, mentoring skills.
Must have excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
Working knowledge and experience supervising the use of CNC and manual mills, lathes, drills, blue prints, metrology methods and setup procedures. Preferably hands on experience in each area is highly desirable.
Strong record in safety, preferred OSHA certification.
Must be able to multitask in an environment where priorities are fluid.
Task-driven and does not require oversight, but enjoys collaboration.
We are an aggressively growing team who works hard to meet our customer’s needs.

Your environment

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


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