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Machine Build Apprentice

Location: Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0042431
Date Posted: Jan 24, 2024
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industry & Distribution
Company Name: JR Automation
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Every individual at JR is expected to be honest and ethical at all times because individual performance must reflect favorably on JR. The nature of our business also demands that everyone is flexible and cooperative with fellow employees and customers. We are a team and must perform as one.


All policies and procedures, both organizational and otherwise must be followed to ensure proper and safe working conditions for every individual entering our business.                                                                                                                        

What You’ll Do:

  • Assembly of equipment per mechanical drawings.
  • Ensure that changes and problems get documented and communicated.
  • Carry out assigned tasks with minimum direct supervision.
  • Execute ISO\Quality standards.
  • Communicate with the Machine Build Lead on open issues and progress during the build process.
  • Successful execution of assigned programs as they relate to cost, quality, timing and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned work area.
  • Assist with preparing material for secondary processes (material finishing, heat treat, and deburring).
  • Effectively and safely operate:
    • Mill
    • Lathe
    • Drill Press
    • Surface Grinder
    • Saws
    • Shears
    • Presses

Note: This list of responsibilities is by no means inclusive; however, it is intended to be a guideline for activities.


What You’ll Bring:

  • Eligible to enroll in an approved apprenticeship program.
  • High school diploma, or equivalent certification.
  • Related vocational education preferred


Skills You’ll Have:

  • Basic computer skills.
  • Intermediate proficiency reading part and assembly drawings.
  • Proven mechanical aptitude with a focus on safety and quality.
  • Proven ability to accept direction and complete tasks as assigned while working as part of a team or individually.
  • Ability to maintain a steady pace while bending, kneeling, climbing ladders, and climbing onto and beneath machines.


Other Details:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. as required.
  • Ability to obtain a Hi-Lo (Fork Lift), Aerial Platform and Overhead Crane license, along with Lock Out Tag Out training, while employed at JR.
  • Ability to provide own hand tools and tool box suitable for the job (a list of those recommended will be provided).
  • Travel at least 25% of the time may be required. This may include domestic and international travel depending on the project.


Behavioral Skills:

  • Safety
  • Adaptability
  • Quality Orientation
  • Communication
  • Self-Motivated
  • Attention to Detail
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at JR Automation, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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