JR Automation Applications Engineer in Stevensville, Michigan

Applications Engineer

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 designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions. JR?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.

Position Summary:

As an Applications Engineer at JR, you will work alongside a team of professionals to help develop an accurate budget and quote that outlines key concept points, sequence of operations, and mechanical description. We work with solutions that include robotics, vision, pneumatic, and motion control. You will work hard as a team, meet deadlines, and be rewarded for a job well done.


  • Traveling with a mentor.

  • Presenting to a customer with the support of a mentor.

  • Supporting Account Managers by ensuring pain points and competitive advantages are leveraged into the proposals.

  • Generating concept solutions for problems with no previous or standard solution.

  • Developing proposals that have a clearly defined scope, which includes specifying machine buy-off requirements, identifying customer part requirements at project level, and ensuring that the customer specification has been reviewed and that appropriate assumptions and exceptions are made.

  • Developing a comprehensive quote package that incorporates necessary documentation for internal and external audiences such as Risk Assessments, Flow Charts, Cycle Time Charts, etc.

  • Facilitating concept brainstorming, leading docket review meetings with the support of a Level 3, Lead, or Manager.

  • Presenting to the executive team for review with the support of a Level 3, Lead, or Manager.

  • Supporting functional team members associated with a project by facilitating project authorization meetings for awarded work and consulting with the PM for scope variation.

  • Maintaining AE related fields in company CRM.

  • Schedule and facilitate Project Authorization Meetings for PEP.

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


  • Bachelor?s degree in a related business/engineering field or related industry experience.

  • 1-5 years of industry experience in a related business or Applications Engineering role.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

We realize and appreciate that our strength and competitive advantage is due to our capable team. Our employees are rewarded and recognized for performance. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR?s high regard for our employees.