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Lead Machine Builder

Job ID: JRA21103
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2021
Segment: Industry
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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Job Title: Lead Machine Builder
Reports to: Machine Build Manager
 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 detail, and keep the team informed on
workload, and hours required.
 Drive best practice and cost savings opportunities with the build team.
 Assign and track tasks for the build 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.
 Promote and execute build team training through the use of the 3 build development modules.
 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 Build Manager and Project Manager on open issues, milestones, release
status, timing, hours, and budget concerns.
 Responsible to assist the build manager in developing the build 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.
 Release prints according to timeline schedule – sequencing purchased and fabricated parts to
arrive when needed.
 Coordinate tear down and installation schedules including trucking requirements.
 Lead installation of equipment at customer site which may include coordinating equipment and
resources needed on site.
Note: This list of responsibilities is by no means inclusive; however, it is intended to be a guideline for
 High school diploma, or equivalent certification
o Related vocational education preferred
 Proficient with Microsoft Office and the ability to navigate Excel.
 Proficient in reading part and assembly drawings.
 Strong mechanical aptitude with a focus on safety and quality.
 Proven ability to lead the build of automated machinery.
 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 machines.
 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 20% of the time may be required. This may include domestic and international
travel depending on the project.
Behavioral Skills:
 Adaptability
 Quality Orientation
 Communication
 Self-Motivated
 Attention to Detail
 Problem Solving
 Mentoring
 Safety
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