JBT Corporation

Electrical Engineer

Job Locations US-AR-Russellville
Requisition ID
Posted Date
2 months ago(4/20/2021 11:15 AM)



JBT is a diverse, global company with many needs for international management talent and great opportunities for experienced graduates. Our businesses are worldwide and opportunities are broad in scope.


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Being a global company allows us to present you with a number of career opportunities. JBT is one of the largest solutions providers to the global food processing industry. The largest food processors within the fruit, vegetable, meat, poultry, seafood and bakery industries are among our customers.



The Electrical Engineer uses independent judgment, consistently & clearly demonstrates creativity & innovation in finding solutions & alternatives to multi-faceted and/or time sensitive, complex problems that may include the design of new systems or development of solutions having few or no precedents, or the correction and/or extension of current systems/products.  Applies relentless continuous improvement principles to all projects/processes.



Essential Duties and Percent of Time Spent:

Manages solutions to complex problems from discovery to resolution.  Interfaces effectively with local departments, other site departments, outside technical experts and customers.  Anticipates potential problems, proactively solves complex problems through creative thinking & internal/external resources.


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.  Actively progressing in industry knowledge base. 


Writes PLC/Scale Indicator programs to control industrial food processing equipment.  Creates functional HMI/MMI/OIT screens for operator interaction.  Uses independent judgment, consistently and clearly demonstrates creativity and innovation in finding solutions and alternative.  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.  Utilizes available technical resources throughout JBT and outside institutions.




Travels to customer sites to perform controls start-up and trouble-shooting of food processing equipment and operator training.  Consults with other departments on equipment designs and problems.  Identifies root cause of problems.  Develops alternative solutions and communicates associated benefits and risks.  Sponsors new project technologies and solicits understanding and support of other departments for major projects.



Occasional Responsibilities: 





BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or related technical field.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills.
  • Specialist in machine control electrical schematics
  • Specialist in programming PLC’s & GUI systems
  • Knowledge of LUA and/or C/C++ is prefferable
  • Specialist in configuring industrial machine controls, including AC/DC drives
  • Demonstrated ability to apply advanced laws, principles, theorems & mathematics or industry knowledge in the improvement & development of technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently create functional & cost effective designs/processes that meet complex specification requirements.
  • Knowledge of competing & alternative technologies.
  • Ability to communicate within a team environment.
  • Ability to anticipate potential problems and take preventative actions.



  • 4-10 years relevant experience in industrial machine controls.

Supervisory Responsibility:  

  • NA

Financial Responsibility:

  • Actively reviews costs, margins, and engineering hours spent on projects and compares actual dollars and time spent to estimate.
  • Major contributor in the planning and scheduling process for projects in which involved.
  • Manages the resolution of complex problems from discovery thru installation and testing of solutions.
  • Interprets & applies relevant policies & procedures.
  • Reviews the work of others for accuracy & soundness of judgment.
  • Uses software tools to provide industry standard programs for custom equipment at the lowest possible cost.
  • Effectively interacts with all functional areas of the business.


Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • 10% travel both domestic and International.
  • Possible exposure to hazards such as noise, heavy equipment, temperature extremes, chemicals, etc. while working on the Shop floor, assembly areas and Spends 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 10% at customer sites.
  • Some walking and climbing.


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This job description is a summary of essential job functions.  It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform.  All employees are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisor, regardless of job title or routine job duties



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 with company match.



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


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