JBT Corporation

Project Manager

US-MI-Detroit | US-Remote
3 months ago
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Project Management


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 Automation Project Manager in the Detroit, Michigan area to implement automated material handling projects.  Projects include the supply and full integration of automated guided vehicles, system software, electrical controls, and mechanical equipment.


Project Execution

  • Project Ownership – inception to acceptance
  • Contract management – terms & conditions, deliverables, and milestones
  • Project Schedules – develop and maintain 
  • Technical writing – develop Functional Requirements Specifications (FRS)
  • Team approach – work with internal technical resources
  • Design and Technical reviews – conduct with internal and customer teams
  • Production/Purchasing – coordination with managers for schedule commitments
  • Risk management


Financial Responsibilities

  • Budget – maintaining and improving project margins
  • Forecasting – all project expenditures
  • Invoicing and payment management
  • Change Orders – estimate and develop quotes for client scope changes
  • Reporting – monthly reporting to management



  • 5+ years of experience – material handling systems (preferred in automation)
  • BS or MS in an engineering discipline
  • PMP Certification – preferred
  • MBA or currently earning an MBA degree, preferred
  • Excellent creative and brainstorming capabilities
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills capable of managing multiple projects varying of size and complexity
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  • Strong ability to listen and correspond with different communication styles of customers and team members
  • Excellent working knowledge in MS Office products, in particular: Word, Excel, Projects, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook
  • Ability to travel approximately 20% domestically and international



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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