JBT Corporation

  • Application Engineer

    Job Locations US-FL-Lakeland
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/13/2018 2:03 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Application Engineering (Portfolio)
  • Overview


    During the first year candidate must be open to travel to Amsterdam 80% of the time for training, after which the postion will be based in Alpharetta GA with 30% travel within US, Canada, Mexico and Latin America.


    Technically aid the sales force, customers and potential customers in an effort to drive machinery, parts and service sales. Will be expected to provide direction to colleagues throughout the organization in an effort to improve sales, profitability, safety, quality and customer satisfaction levels. Also, research customer product requirements, competitive offerings, and product gaps to determine market needs for new products. In addition, must have a general knowledge of machine capabilities, processes, and performance requirements as well as conduct financial analysis on product portfolios.


    • Work closely with Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Research Engineers.
    • Work closely with customers across the globe to gain their perspective of JBT products offered.
    • Gather pertinent data from customers to assist in analyzing and recommending product promotions, and pricing.
    • Shares opinions, ideas and resources with sales, engineering, manufacturing and procurement functions.
    • No formal reports, but may be called upon at times to provide supervisory responsibilities to help coach.
    • Demonstrates solid understanding of policies & procedures that apply to cross-functional assignments.
    • Progress and results receive both general and/or detailed reviews.
    • Indicate budget/revenue responsibility.
    • Coordination responsibility on assigned product line functional performance against project budgets.


    • Bachelors in Mechanical engineering. Preferred MBA.
    • Speak fluent Spanish (or Portuguese).
    • Demonstrated experience in engineering/manufactruing in a Co-op or Internship role required.
    • Very proficient with a PC and MS Office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
    • Very strong technical writing skills.Ability to read, interpret and prepare technical drawings.
    • Basic mechanical and electrical/controls aptitude.
    • Ability to present ideas and information clearly and concisely, either to individuals or to a large group.
    • Demonstrate effective leadership ability within a team environment and contributes significantly to team performance.
    • Understands division businesses and competing products or technologies and financial impact of decisions.
    • A very good understanding of the food industry segments and customers we serve on a global basis.
    • Effective knowledge about our key competitors and their products.
    • Affinity for and history of working well with customers.
    • Has or can obtain a valid Passport.
    • Up to 30% Travel to various JBT and/or customers’ sites inside and outside of the U.S. required as necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.


    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Will spend most of the time in an office environment. possible exposure to hazards such as noise, heavy equipment, temperature extremes, chemicals, etc. while working on the shop floors, production, and process areas across JBT, Supplier, and Customer sites.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Some walking and climbing.


    JBT is a leading supplier of integrated food processing solutions.  From single machines to complete processing lines, we enhance value and capture quality, nutrition and taste in food products. As a local presence on six continents, we can quickly provide customers and partners in the food processing industry with know-how, service, and support that ensure their profitable enterprise. 



    JBT Corporation offers the growth potential of a company with a developing technology that is unique in its field, plus frequent company-sponsored events and a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage and 401(k) plan.



    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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