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Plant Floor Systems Engineering Manager

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Job ID: JRA21645
Date Posted: Jun 1, 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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As a Plant Floor Systems (PFS) Engineering Manager, you will lead and mentor some of the most talented engineers in the automation industry. As a cross-functional team you will be responsible for the design, commission, configuration and integration of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). The innovative solutions we work on offer diverse experiences that will strengthen your skills and challenge your abilities. This business unit is rapidly expanding - you will have the opportunity to develop your career and have a direct impact on success. 

What You’ll Do

  • Direct supervision of controls engineers and other staff.  
  • Manage proof of concept and new development of various systems.
  • Work to develop engineering department through leadership, training and continuous improvement.  
  • Responsible for leading cross-functional technical teams throughout the lifecycle of various projects. 
  • Assist with the successful management of assigned programs as they relate to cost, quality, timing and customer satisfaction. 
  • Manage staffing and workload issues, including managing direct, indirect and overtime hours as they relate to workload, budget and timing. 
Note: This list of responsibilities is not inclusive; however, it is intended to be a guideline for activities. 

What You’ll Bring:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field OR Associates degree with 2+ years of related experience 
  • 10+ years of related experience 
  • 5+ years leading technical projects   
  • Experience with Error Proofing and Andon Systems preferred
  • Background in General Motors (GM) Standards with certifications in GCCH, GCCS and GM Networks preferred

Skills You’ll Have:

  • Knowledge of Communications Networks and their applications
  • Thorough knowledge of Control Logix PLCs and Safety PLCs
  • Understanding of CAD development techniques and/or PLC development and programming
  • Knowledge to lead others and positively influence engineer's development and progression. 
  • Breadth and depth of experience with automation products, services, and the industry. 
  • Expert in Applications/Quoting Engineering processes and tools.
  • Ability to identify systemic issues to improve department efficiency.  
  • Experience leading technical projects. 

Other Details:

  • Travel up to 25% to customer sites & other JR locations. 
  • Present to colleagues, company management and may participate in media interviews.
  • Negotiate critical issues with internal and customer engineers and leaders. 
  • Partner with other leaders to create methods to develop technical talent.    
  • Lead teams and influence project direction and progress.  
  • Serve as mentor, coach and leader in the department. 

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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