Composites Engineer

JR Automation - Nashville, TN3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $76,000 - $97,000 a year
Job Description

Job Title:Composites Engineer

Reports To:Business Unit Manager

JR Automation was founded in 1980 and has grown to become one of the leading global systems integrator 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.

JR Automation Technologies is looking for an expert in Composites Engineer to join its team located in Nashville, TN. If you’re interested in working in a team environment and enjoy thinking outside of the box to solve practical problems with no standard solution, then this might be a great opportunity for you.

Ability to do patent research, focused learning through the internet, university contacts, and vendor support on a wide variety of industrial processes and help project teams meet their technical goals.
Ability to evaluate a customer’s desired process and make suggestions on the proper equipment and / or process parameters to meet the requirements. This can include the type of heating applied to a certain product, a method of cleaning a certain system, the pros and cons of cooling by different mediums etc.
Assure the project “Scope of Work” is clearly defined, monitor adherence to applicable customer specifications and company standards.
Work with customers on upfront process parameters as they apply to carbon fiber and composite applications.
Serves as an SME for composites materials and processes engineering
Supports problem solving, production challenges, and machine design for materials and methods
Assist Engineering in the development of project scope for quotation proposals, such as defining and obtaining pricing of equipment within area of expertise, preparation of equipment arrangement, brainstorming of design concepts, preparing vendor specifications, and participation in meetings with customer to define scope.
Develop vendor relationships of key suppliers that will be needed to integrate a carbon fiber or composite plant.
Provide thermal and flow analysis to determine mechanical loads, design shapes, and insulation requirements of oil heated platens, skid units, heated or cooled process rolls.
Understand process piping, calculating CV, selection of valving, tanks, heat exchangers etc. for tank systems. Execute safety relief calculations. Knowledge of B31.3 a plus.
Understand PID drawings and support process definitions with the clients.
Ability to develop, document, and modify calculations and solutions in MathCAD or other similar computational software. These can include calculations ranging from simple deflection, expansion or contraction in equipment, to horsepower evaluation for dynamic tension systems.
Develop tools and templates for applications and other engineers: example may include (heat requirements, motor horsepower, resin disposition system)
Evaluate problems, determine corrective actions, set plans, execute plans and develop root cause analyses.
Assure all policies and procedures are adhered to.
Promote team awareness of the latest technological advances.
Assist in efforts across other teams or departments to assure success of all projects.

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

Bachelor's degree in physics, chemistry, or engineering required.
3‐5 years relevant industry experience in process design and engineering related to special production machinery
This position may require lifting to 40 pounds on occasion.

Behavioral Skills:
Problem Solver
Develops Others
Safety Awareness
Quality Oriented