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Design Follow-Up Engineer

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Job ID: JRA21121
Date Posted: Jan 28, 2022
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industry & Distribution
Company Name: JR Automation
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Remote: No

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The Mechanical Engineering Department is tasked with designing and commissioning the most efficient and reliable operational equipment, while adhering to budgets. The Mechanical Design Follow-Up Engineer is responsible for the design of all equipment, and provides oversight to other Project Engineers, as well as suppliers, who may be involved in the design and/or engineering process.

What You'll Do:

  • Coordination of all internal and external mechanical design activities
  • Works closely with Manufacturing, Controls Engineering and Project Management to follow a project from its inception to the final customer acceptance and sign-off, provides follow up and support after this point
  • Reviews and releases final engineering drawings to the manufacturing department
  • Develop & maintain good relationships with customers & suppliers
  • Leads, organizes and participates in design review meetings for internal, as well as outsourced, designs
  • Ensures the equipment being started up and commissioned operates in accordance with the approved customer specification; interprets engineering drawings and specifications to develop and provide equipment installation instructions which are compliant with site installation requirements
  • Gather required project information from Customers & Suppliers to create specifications 
  • Develops equipment specifications for the internal mechanical design and/or build by outside vendors; ensures the selected suppliers follow Esys processes and meet project quality and delivery expectations, as well as maintaining the appropriate budget
  • Document information, decisions, changes related to mechanical design, etc. from Customers & Suppliers 
  • Conduct proper line ups when handing projects off to Esys Integration for Build 
  • Complete project related purchase requests for design work and provide to purchasing 
  • Travel to Supplier and Customer sites when required
  • Provides project specific direction to design suppliers
  • Perform design and build buy-offs & quality checks 
  • Reviews all mechanical engineering drawings prior to final release, ensuring compliance for customer buyoff
  • Ensures that Esys products and services continue to be the benchmark within the industry
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Esys Core Beliefs
  • Understand and employ the Esys Quality Management System
  • Demonstrates a commitment to safe work practices while on Esys or the customer’s premises
  • Other duties as assigned

What You'll Bring:

  • Ability to demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines without endangering the integrity of the equipment or compromising safety requirements
  • Ability to interact professionally with customers and suppliers, while maintaining a positive working relationship
  • Ability to work onsite within the Esys offices or at customer locations as required
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, as well as Google Applications (such as Gmail, Calendar and Docs)
  • Advanced knowledge of mechanical design software applications (SolidWorks preferred)

What You'll Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other closely-related engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of design and engineering experience related to custom machinery and/or capital equipment
  • 3+ years of experience in a project-build, manufacturing environment


  • Travel to suppliers and customers is required which includes extended travel depending on project and resource requirements
  • When travel to the customer is required, will be required to adhere to the customer’s project schedule and maintain the daily start and end times as directed by the customer/project
  • Travel to other Esys locations may also be required

Company Overview

At JR Automation, A Hitachi Group Company, our talented teams leverage the latest technologies, innovative thinking, and decades of experience to provide our global customers with world-class automation equipment.  We transform processes & optimize operations with the solutions we design, build, program & deploy for nearly every industry.  Our people are the heart of our operations, and we believe unique skills and capabilities enable us to grow, collaborate and evolve.   

Join our team of 2,200+ at one of the 27 facilities around the globe.  We offer competitive pay, great benefits, apprenticeship programs, tuition reimbursement and training opportunities to develop your skills.      

Come Think. Solve. Create. With Us! 



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