JBT Corporation

System Installation Engineer (Test Engineer Rotational Program)- Automated Guided Vehicles

Job Locations US-NY-Kingston | US-NY-Albany | US-NY-Poughkeepsie
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1 month ago(6/22/2021 8:21 PM)


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A leading global supplier of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), JBT’s AGV group has catered to the automotive, food and beverage, hospital, paper, and consumer product industries for over 30 years. With offices in the United States and Europe, we are one of the world’s leading producers of AGV systems. The diversity of our global team allows us to develop and support a wide variety of products and technologies.


We currently have opportunities for Systems Installation Engineers to join our team!  Your career at JBT will begin with a 6-9 month rotation in our Kingston, NY test facility, after which remote work will be available.  The rotational program is designed to hone the candidates electrical, mechanical, and software debugging skills while contributing to the company’s AGV pre-shipment qualifications.  Throughout the test engineering rotation, the candidate may be assigned to work on-site with installation teams for 1 to 2 weeks when the schedule permits.  



AGV Test Engineer Responsibilities

Test Engineers are responsible for validating that vehicles meet all project requirements prior to being shipped to customer sites. 


Typical tasks include: 

  • Electrical, mechanical and hydraulic debug of AGV systems
  • Vehicle configuration
  • Vehicle calibration and tuning
  • Application code debug
  • Validation of safety systems
  • Validation of project requirements
  • Validation of throughput
  • Recording power consumption values
  • Interacting with engineering and R&D to resolve issues
  • Traveling (25%) domestically to customer sites

Systems Installation Engineer Responsibilities

System Installation Engineers are responsible for site layout programming, commissioning, and testing of JBT supplied equipment at customer sites.

Typical tasks include:

  • Performs system installation of autonomous vehicles and peripheral equipment (chargers, I/O panels, operator interfaces, etc.).
  • Installing, testing and debugging of the system.
  • Traveling (60-75%of the time) domestically and internationally to customer sites
  • Modifying equipment and software.
  • Troubleshooting, defining and seeking resources to recognize and resolve electrical, mechanical and/or software improvement opportunities with system components.
  • Making software and hardware adjustments.
  • Monitoring system performance metrics.
  • Performing customer training.
  • Interfacing with customers.
  • Collaborating with other engineers on projects


  • BS  or BSET in Engineering - disciplines of engineering includes Software, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Robotics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechatronic, etc.
  • 2 years of full-time engineering work experience preferred but not required.  Internships will be considered for recent college graduates (seniors).
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Fundamentals of logical structured code – programming experience preferred
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Proficiency in CAD required (AutoCAD preferred).
  • Valid driver's license required. 


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   

Remote Candidates must reside within 1 hour of a major metropolitan airport


Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization. F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) who will require H-1B status, TNs or current H-1B visa holders will not be considered. H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for this position.  



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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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