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Machining and Fabrication Technical Specialist - Level 1

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 900+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our Machining and Fabrication team enjoys thinking outside the box with customers to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. 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?

Liaise with Business Unit Managers and their staffs with key information associated with project builds, specifically component parts, assemblies, and fabricated details.
Participate in Design Review discussions associated with design for manufacturability to ensure that fabrication and manufacturing of relevant details are consistent with design, cost, and delivery targets.
Take direction from Level 2 associates to acquire continuous incremental knowledge, resulting in support of the business units.
Release jobs to Machining and Fabrication, such that scheduling and procurement are facilitated to meet build requirements – from cost to delivery date.
Coordinate unscheduled work between the Business Unit and the Machining & Fabrication Business Unit to ensure on-time delivery with respect to projects.
Provide answers to technical questions related to manufacturability by applying knowledge and competencies associated with machining and fabrication. Interpret technical data, specifications, and other information to generate cost options and recommendations.  
Track status and progress of all piece parts and buyouts associated with relevant projects at the Business Unit. Ensure communication channels are open and effective, such that project timeline risks can be mitigated. Ensure that BU18 (machining at all internal locations as are relevant to build projects) is aware of overall project time lines and commit dates.
Track defects and other anomalies related to build projects that are associated with machining and fabrication – and participates in Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA).
Interact with Design Engineering team and contribute to Design Reviews as defined within the Engineering Scroll and other technical design activities. 

Assist the with the execution of ISOQuality standards.
Display and promote a teamwork culture within the machinist group.

Responsible for the cleanliness and organization of assigned work area.

Responsible for other duties that could be assigned which consistent with the role’s scope and complexity.
Organize and maintain area of responsibility.

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

Business Unit Manager - Machining and Fabrication

What to know coming in

Minimum Education: High School graduate or equivalent, technical / vocational / college preferred.
Minimum Experience: Five (5) years of experience with machining / best practices; hands-on knowledge of assembling; customer service experience.
Minimum Training: Machining; print / drawing interpretation; GD&T; 2-D and 3D CAD; Microsoft office products; written and verbal communication skills.
Business Acumen: Can focus on delivering services and information in a way that enhances / maximizes profitability; ensures organization's value and competitive advantage; participates in cost management and cost estimation / engineering activities.
Influencing & Communication Skills: Can communicate both formally and informally with peers and other individuals throughout the company; can effectively communicate with external entities.
Technical / Functional Understanding: Can and must serve as a source of technical / functional issues & perspective to others; demonstrate a breadth of technical/functional knowledge associated with core competencies.
Interpersonal Skills: Great listening, open-minded, and strong interpersonal skills such that necessary alliances with internal & external groups can be forged, developed, and maintained.
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.
Office and factory environments. Requisite travel required to customer offices & production locations, etc.
While working in production environments, the colleague might be exposed to machinery, moving equipment and material, moderate noise, airborne particles, fumes, and various levels of temperature created by the manufacturing process.
An employee culture that welcomes you like family. 

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