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JR Automation Project Manager in Liberty, South Carolina

Project Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980, and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. With over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. JR Automation designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR Automation?s customer base includes the world?s leading automotive, life sciences, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers. With a keen focus on technological innovation and a strong dedication to their employees, customers, and community, JR Automation is poised to continue its path toward further strategic growth and expansion.

Job Summary:

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for Business Unit (BU) projects throughout the entire project life cycle (from quote hand off to project close); providing customer support; leading project-related communications, and taking full project management ownership of related activities performed by multi-disciplined cross functional teams.

Primary objectives are to manage project scope and scope changes, performance to schedule and budget, to satisfy the customer with the performance of the product equipment and the services provided, and to deliver business financial results that meet or exceed JR?s expectation for awarded projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interface appropriately with Account Managers to manage customers.

  • Establish and manage project objectives, functional specification, schedule, budget and resources.

  • Assist Sales and Applications in concepting, proposals, quotations and presentations.

  • Direct everyday operations of project to monitor compliance to customer requirements and expectations.

  • Inform customer of project status on a regular basis.

  • Meet with the project team on a weekly basis to coordinate project activities and to assure the project schedule is maintained.

  • Maintain a record of project activities in the project notebook, in accordance with standard operating procedures.

  • Manage project costs versus established budgets and project cash flow positions.

  • Required to assemble and manage cross-functional project teams and support-oriented departments or organizations.

  • Total responsibility for all project or program expenditures.

  • Estimate projected manpower and material costs required to complete the project, and report status to management on a regular basis.

  • Prepare and submit Engineering Change Orders to the customer for project scope changes.


  • Bachelors' degree in Engineering or Management or 7+ years experience in engineering related to special production machinery.

  • At least 5 years of experience managing/leading/overseeing projects within an applicable industry.

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in customer negotiations and marketing related efforts.

  • Computer skills: Windows, Word, Excel, Project, etc.