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Plant Floor Systems Engineer I

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Job ID: JRA21549
Date Posted: May 18, 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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JR Automation is looking for a Plant Floor Systems Torque Engineer for our Sterling Heights, Michigan location.  

The PFS Torque Engineer develops and executes torque strategies for Trim programs. The PFS Torque Engineer works with Esys’ Plant Floor Systems Project Leads as well as the Senior Controls Project Engineers to understand requirements for both Greenfield and Brownfield projects and implements appropriate torque engineering designs and strategies. This position is responsible for assisting with performing field checks, hardware, software and network designs utilizing customer supplied templates, configuring and commissioning and validating system functionality. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Gather, define & document all torque requirements for GM Trim fastening processes
  • Construct torque process strategy list & torque database (WITS) for each Trim program.
  • Program torque controllers and tooling on Integration Floor thru FAT and on Plant floor thru SAT approval
  • Develop and provide training to keep production teams and management current with requirement
  • Perform / assist correlation studies for static / dynamic torque for fasteners having an issue.
  • Review torque database periodically to identify potential issues or deficiencies.
  • Support technical aspects of torque monitoring.
  • Acquire foundation of Atlas Copco equipment knowledge.
  • Participate in weekly project meetings and initiatives.
  • Act as the in-house torque expert and provide support to JR Automation/Esys project teams & tooling suppliers as required.
  • Assure proper tool calibrations and gages are initiated/performed to meet required maintenance plans (torque equipment, refractometers, etc)
  • Proficient use of databases, information systems, tool monitoring systems with solid interpretation of data.
  • Use of great people skills to establish solid working relationships with peers, leadership, customers and suppliers.
  • Implement best practices, resolve problems, and sustain consistent performance to objectives
  • Reduce waste by identifying and improving value-added and eliminating non-value-added tasks
  • Responsible for following JR Automation/Esys safety policies and promoting safety within the JR Automation/Esys team
  • Executes safe work practices as the highest priority
  • Manage Atlas On-site support, scheduling, and tracking
  • Apply prescribed techniques and procedures in accordance with established criteria to perform assigned tasks
  • Perform routine technical work which does not require previous experience
  • Acquire an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities
  • Assist with ensuring the functionality of the equipment meets specifications
  • Assist with ensuring the equipment being started up and commissioned operates in accordance with the customer requirements as outlined in the approved specification
  • Assist with checking design and details for proper functionality of both his/her work and the work of other engineers
  • Assist with providing technical support and training to the end-user at the customer facility
  • Ensure that JR Automation/Esys products and services continue to be the benchmark within the industry
  • Demonstrate a commitment to JR Automation/Esys Core Beliefs
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safe work practices while on JR Automation/Esys or the customer’s premises
  • Influence peers through team interactions
  • Contribute to success of group projects
  • Other duties as assigned

What You’ll Bring: 

  • 2+ years Related experience Automotive industry (not a minimum requirement)
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field (not a minimum requirement)
  • Associates degree (2-year) with experience from accredited program (ABET/EAC) (not a minimum requirement)
  • High School Diploma
  • Preferred experience with electrical systems or shop experience
  • Preferred basic knowledge and experience with Ethernet IP, Ethernet and Device Net Networks
  • Preferred experience with reading electrical prints, panel build and troubleshooting
  • Experience with Atlas Copco torque controllers (not a requirement)

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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