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Project Manager

Post date

August 8, 2020


Auburn Hills, Michigan


Project Management


Full Time



Position Summary

As a Project Manager you will manage automation projects to meet the schedule, budget and customer requirements.  You will be responsible for reviewing project proposal or planning to determine time frame, funding, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project.

What You’ll Do:

  • Willing to perform engineering tasks
  • Examines and understands customer-supplied specifications in order to ensure the functionality of the equipment meets these specifications
  • Ensures the equipment being started up and commissioned operates in accordance with the customer requirements as outlined in the approved specification
  • Directs program activities pertaining to assembly equipment and coordinates activities of personnel responsible for the design, construction, and implementation of assembly systems; while managing several project simultaneously
  • Reviews and approves assembly systems vendors’ proposed designs and processes and follows equipment through all phases of development
  • Construct project timelines, monitor and manager those timelines to achieve all delivery milestones
  • Directs through team personnel the manufacturing facilities, suppliers or others involved in the development and implementation of assembly systems
  • Monitor project closely, providing direction and support to the project team
  • Work cross functionally to ensure project success; including accounting, design, manufacturing, engineering and shipping

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

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or management or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience designing software packages either in mechanical or controls engineering discipline
  • 1+ years working knowledge of manufacturing-type contracts, preferably in the automation or machine tool industries
  • 1+ years working knowledge of equipment, process, and commonly used design practices for automation projects.
  • Experienced with automation systems engineering and integration in the automotive manufacturing industry

Skills You’ll Have

  • Advanced knowledge of mechanical, electrical, controls and software engineering terms and principals
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, as well as Google Applications (such as Gmail, Calendar and Docs)
  • Strong work ethic

Other Details:

  • Travel to customer sites & other JR locations
  • Lead/Manage engineers and technical trades on project teams
  • The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation

Company Overview

Esys Automation is a leading full-service automation solutions provider to the automotive industry with locations in Auburn Hills & Sterling Heights, Michigan.  For the last six years, Esys has been recognized as one of the Top Work Places according to the Detroit Free Press.  Our teams enjoy a level of autonomy and responsibility that promotes innovative thinking and sense of ownership.  Established in 1999, Esys was acquired by JR Automation in 2018. 

We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking and a passion for technology.  Come think, solve, and create with us!

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JR Automation provides intelligent automated manufacturing and distribution technology solutions. We transform how the world's leading manufacturers make and distribute products.


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At JR Automation, we focus on our customers. And we take care of each other. Large as we've grown, we've held onto our small-business roots, and there's a personal, human touch in everything we do. We work hard, and we work together. We pursue shared interests and mutual benefit. We encourage ambitious ideas, and we never give up or give our second-best effort. Curiosity, humility, and determination in the face of tough challenges help make the world better for all of us. So we believe the future is bright, because we're building it together.