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Lead Fluid Power Technician

Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Job ID: R0051077
Date Posted: May 24, 2024
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industry & Distribution
Company Name: JR Automation
Profession (Job Category): Production & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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What You’ll Do:

• Assist Engineering in the development phase.

• Direct supervision of project teams assigned during the build phase.

• Plan, organize, and control the build process and related costs.

• Work cross functionally with all departments during all phases of the project, including de-bug and runoff.

• Verify arrival of materials to ensure they are available when needed.

• Keep the project team up to date on key project detaisl, and keep the team informed on workload, and hours required.

• Drive best practice and cost savings opportunities with the fluid power team.

• Assign and track tasks for the fluid power team so that all resources are used to their full potential during the build phase.

• Strive to achieve the highest level of performance from each team member as it relates to their individual ability.

• Set employee expectations, provide feedback, coaching, and accountability to insure employees meet company expectations as needed and during formal performance reviews.

• Support, promote, and execute company initiatives.

• Ensure that changes and problems get documented and communicated.

• Provide timely customer service to both internal and external customers.

• Communicate to the Fluid Power Manager and Project Manager on open issues, milestones, release status, timing, hours, and budget concerns.

• Responsible for assisting the Fluid Power Manager in developing the fluid power team through leadership, experience, positive attitude, encouragement, and training.

• Support the quoting team by giving input on concepts, hours, and material costs.

• Maintain a clean and organized work area.

• Demonstrate a commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety, on time delivery, and quality of our products.

• Responsible for holding team accountable to company policy and procedure.

• Effectively and safely:

• Troubleshoot pneumatic and hydraulic circuits

• Install piping and hoses

•Read blueprints, identify fittings and have basic symbol knowledge

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


What You’ll Bring:

•High school diploma, or equivalent certification; 4 years’ fluid power experience.
• Related vocational education preferred.
• Journeyman’s card preferred.

• Proficient with Microsoft Office and the ability to navigate Excel.
• Proficient in:Schematic interpretation, Pipe Threading, Fitting Identification, Symbols.

 Strong mechanical aptitude with a focus on safety and quality.
• Proven ability to accept and give direction, set expectations, and hold team members accountable to meet 
timing, budget, and customer expectations.
• Ability to train and mentor.
• Ability to maintain a steady pace while bending, kneeling, climbing ladders, and climbing onto and beneath 

Other Details:

• Ability to lift to 50 lbs. as required.
• Ability to obtain a Hi-Lo (Forklift), Aerial Platform and Overhead Crane license, along with Lock Out Tag 
Out training, while employed at JR.
• Ability to provide own hand tools and toolbox suitable for the job (a list of those recommended will be 
• Travel at least 20% of the time may be required. This may include domestic and international travel 
depending on the project.

At JR Automation, A Hitachi Group Company, we discover potential, reimagine limits, and advance industry. When faced with a problem, we find a solution. Together, we push what’s possible to automate for tomorrow.

Join our team of 2,000+ at one of our 20+ facilities around the world and be a part of the most experienced team of advanced automation integrators.

Fueled by Possible.

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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