JBT Corporation

Mechanical Engineering Supervisor

2 weeks ago
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# of Openings
Technology (Engineering, Technical)


To review and create mechanical designs, drawings and specifications involving existing and new technology for food processing equipment.


Supervise up to 5 mechanical technicians and engineers.


Manage all technical aspects & staffing needs of a custom engineered product line. To plan, lead and direct activities related to the product line. Evaluate current order engineering process and propose process improvements.


Working safely is a condition of employment. Approximately 85 percent (90%) of all work is performed in an office setting, 5 percent (5%) on the shop floor and 5 percent (5%) traveling to various sites. Extended periods of time will be at a computer terminal. Possible exposure to hazards such as noise, heavy equipment, temperature extremes, chemicals, etc. while working in assembly areas and field service applications.


Spends 80% of the time sitting and operating a computer or workstation, 15% percent in the shop and 5% with customers. Some walking and climbing.


At times, weekend and off-hour work will be required to support customer and business needs.


Support the mechanical design needs of the business by

    • Applying basic scientific/engineering principles
    • Using CAD, database systems and available resources to make layouts, evaluate/analyze mechanical systems and generate new cost effective designs
    • Testing and evaluating prototypes and products

Using Design for Manufacturing techniques

Manage Engineering Projects by

    • Developing, negotiating, reporting and meeting project target dates.
    • Acquiring adequate resources to efficiently produce engineering documentation
    • Attending cross-functional project meetings

Supervise and evaluate staff by

    • Identifying & establishing their Major Responsibility Areas
    • Leading their development to align with business objectives
    • Monitoring their progress towards achieving identified goals and objectives

Prepare reports, correspondence, procedures and/or specifications by

    • Consolidating technical data and papers from sales personnel, customers and publications
    • Using effective internal presentation and report writing skills
    • Establishing internal processes and standards to insure efficient development of systems and products to meet business and customer expectations.


  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in mechanical design and thermo/fluid dynamics.
  • Must have 7+ years of increasing responsibility in technical positions involving custom engineered food equipment and engineering supervision.
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate engineering staff
  • Ability to use 2D/3D CAD Systems
  • Ability to read, interpret and prepare applicable technical information and suggest design/process changes to ensure simple, functional and cost effective results. Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to communicate within a team environment
  • Ability to anticipate potential problems and take preventative actions
  • Ability to use MRP based business system, Syteline or equivalent
  • Knowledge of modern scheduling tools
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Ability to work with customers to solve issues


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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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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