JBT Corporation

Applications Engineer

Job Locations US-PA-Chalfont
Posted Date 1 year ago(2/17/2017 11:43 AM)
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Application Engineering (Portfolio)


John Bean Technologies Corporation has a long history of technical innovation. JBT traces its roots to 1884 when inventor John Bean developed a new type of spray pump to combat San Jose scale in California's orchards.  Our innovative solutions have helped create industries, and our tradition of invention continues to contribute to customer success today. We are a leading provider in nearly every market in which we compete, with strong relationships that only begin with the best people, equipment and technologies available anywhere. Today, JBT is a strong and balanced market leader with almost $1 billion in annual revenue.


JBT Corporation’s Automated Systems business is a leading global supplier of automated, self-guided vehicle systems to the automotive, food & beverage, hospital and consumer product manufacturing industries.  With offices in the United States and the UK, we are one of the world’s leading producers of automated vehicle systems.  As a member of the JBT team, you will find that you are joining a world class organization with an entrepreneurial work environment and innovative spirit.


We have an immediate opportunity for an Applications Engineer to analyze project requirements and design material handling systems and equipment, selecting the most appropriate configuration to meet specified cost, function and schedule goals. 


  • Engineering design of automated material handling systems
  • Generate detailed proposals for automated material handling systems
  • Generate accurate pricing estimates
  • Create material handling drawings/documentation and provide direction in the preparation of detail drawings and construction of equipment
  • Provide technical customer support, both remote and on-site
  • Propose new methodologies to solve design challenges



  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or other related Engineering discipline
  • 3+ years engineering experience in material handling, or closely related industry preferred
  • Ability to speak effectively in front of groups of customers and employees
  • Strong technical writing ability
  • Proficient in use of AutoCAD - 3D drafting experience
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio
  • Strong analytical, technical, problem-solving skills
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Detail oriented with a ‘root cause’ driven approach to solutions
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, up to 25%
  • Valid driver's license



JBT offers excellent benefits and competitive compensation. 




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It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted.  In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact the local Human Resources department. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


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