JBT Corporation

  • Applied Physicist

    Job Locations US-PA-Chalfont | US-PA-Philadelphia | US-PA-Doylestown
    Posted Date 4 months ago(6/20/2018 10:35 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Product Development
  • Overview

    Join a world class organization with an entrepreneurial work environment and innovative spirit!


    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 Europe, we are one of the world’s leading producers of automated vehicle systems. 


    We have an immediate opportunity for an Applied Physicist, Applied Mathematician, or Research Scientist to join our R&D team in the Greater Philadelphia area.


    We develop sophisticated algorithms to control Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), both at the vehicle level and at the fleet coordination level.   We are continuing to expand the type of applications these vehicles service.  As a result, we are continuing to improve and expand our navigation and routing algorithms.  We are looking for someone to lead this effort.  The successful candidate will be responsible for researching, analyzing, and developing new algorithms to improve the performance and extend the capabilities of AGVs and the fleet management system.


    • Solve challenging control theory problems
    • Solve challenging Automated Guided Vehicle navigation and routing problems
    • Solve challenging Automated Guided Vehicle modeling problems
    • Be the primary resource to help others within the organization solve any higher level mathematical problem


    • PhD in Applied Physics or Applied Mathematics or preferred; MS in Applied Physics or Applied Mathematics and 5 or more years of industry experience is acceptable
    • Fluency in MATLAB, with experience in building, iterating, and validating algorithms and models from scratch
    • Knowledge of relational databases, such as SQL
    • Software development skills
    • Ability to convey higher level mathematical concepts to non-experts
    • Ability to develop problem definitions, models, and constraints form informal requirements and deal with ambiguity and competing objectives
    • Ability to travel to debug algorithms in the field under real world conditions




    What we offer:


    • Opportunity for growth in a booming industry (material handling automation)
    • Transparent leadership team – business goals and objectives regularly communicated through monthly meetings
    • Casual work environment
    • Company culture of continuous improvement
    • Competitive salary and benefits – medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability
    • Benefits begin your first day of employment
    • Generous education reimbursement benefits
    • Robust retirement benefits with company match
    • Vacation, sick, and holiday paid time-off 



    Candidates should be eligible to work in the US with no sponsorship requirements needed now or in the future.



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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.


    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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