JBT Corporation

  • Controls Engineer II

    Job Locations US-CA-Madera
    Posted Date 9 months ago(9 months ago)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Technology (Engineering, Technical)
  • Overview


    • Creates, reviews and approves designs, drawings, BOM’s, specifications, etc. and ensures that designs meet specifications, standards and performance requirements.
    • Develops unique solutions for complex technical problems that may include the design of new systems or development of solutions having few or no precedents
    • Regularly assigned ownership of multiple projects with time sensitive completion schedules.
    • Works with Application Engineering and Customer Service to provide detailed information for quoting machines and parts


    • Duties and Responsibilities

      Uses Visual Basic & C++ to write application code

      Traveling to customer sites to perform controls start-up and trouble-shooting of food processing equipment and operator training

      Write PLC programs to control industrial food processing equipment

      Creating functional OIT screens for operator interaction

      Expert knowledge of at least one JBT product lines and applications and significant knowledge of most technologies, products & applications produced/offered by JBT.

      Solid understanding of the divisions businesses and the internal and external economic factors affecting the businesses. Broad understanding of internal economic factors affecting assignment areas (costs, margins, profit impact of decisions).

      Uses independent judgment, consistently and clearly demonstrates creativity and innovation in finding solutions and alternative.

      Writes department process, procedures and policies as required.

      Ensures that development costs, project costs and schedules are met.

      Utilizes available technical resources throughout JBT and outside institutions.

      Creates and reviews, designs, drawings, BOMs, specifications, etc. and ensures that projects meet specifications, standards and performance requirements within area of expertise.

      Prepares documentation, information and communications such as ECN’s, e-mails, SharePoint entries and engineering specifications.

      Plans and defines project schedule.

      Interprets and applies relevant policies and procedures.

      Leader in setting objectives for projects.

      Assist with the development of new professionals.

      Demonstrates excellent organizational skills.

      May be required to travel to various JBT locations

      Identifies root cause of problems. Develops alternative solutions and communicates associated benefits and risks.

      Uses advanced product line knowledge to help Application Engineering and Customer Service create complex quotes for machines and parts.

      Attends appropriate industry related professional society meetings and functions in order to stay informed of and make good use of new technology, products and personal development opportunities.



      • BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
      • At least (4) years relevant experience in industrial machine controls.
      • Solid understanding of PC based control systems with Microsoft O/S
      • Ability to program in Visual Basic and/or C++ preferred
      • Expert in reading machine control electrical schematics
      • Ability to program PLC’s & HMI’s
      • Ability to configure industrial machine controls, including VFD drives
      • Demonstrated ability to independently create functional & cost effective designs/processes that meet complex specification requirements.
      • Has or can obtain a valid Passport
    • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Describe amount & frequency of physical requirements of the position (i.e. lifting, pushing, climbing)
      • Spend most of the time in an office environment.
      • Spends 65% of the time sitting and operating a computer or workstation, 5% percent in the shop and 30% at customer sites.
      • Possible exposure to hazards such as noise, heavy equipment, temperature extremes, chemicals, etc. while working on the shop floor, assembly areas and field service applications.
      • Physical demands when working at customer sites may include ability to bend, stoop, kneel, push, pull, reach above shoulders, walk and lift up to 50 pounds throughout work day. May carry materials up to 50 pounds for distances up to 20’.
      • May be subject to inclement weather conditions.


    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

    If you have a disability or impairment that prevents you from completing the online application, please seek the assistance of your local employment services agency. JBT maintains active relationships with local employment services agencies, and they have pledged their support in assisting any applicant needing help in applying. To find information on agencies throughout the United States, please go to www.careeronestop.org

    You may also call Megan Meagrow at 844-286-4524 if your disability or impairment prevents you from applying online. NOTE: Do not use this number unless you need assistance because of a disability or impairment. The personnel attending this phone line will not be able to give you a status update regarding your application and will not be the individuals making a decision regarding your employment.


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