Welding Automation Engineer

Website JB Poindexter & Co

Welding Automation Engineer Job Highlights

Title Welding Automation Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Engineering/IT
Location Morgantown, PA, United States
Company JB Poindexter & Co

Company Profile

JB Poindexter & Co provides best-in-class commercial automotive and manufacturing goods and services. The company applies innovative operational and financial disciplines to truck and van bodies, pickup truck covers and accessories, industrial vehicle storage and shelving, funeral coaches, limousines, specialty industrial parts, and expandable foam packaging.

Morgan Truck Body (a unit of JBPCO) is a leader in light and medium-duty truck body manufacturing and upfit for dry freight, refrigerated, platform, and custom-built commercial bodies.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Welding Automation Engineer who will perform cost justification, lead project reviews, obtain financial approval, and work with integrators and contractors to fully implement automated equipment.

Perform troubleshooting, design improvements, and retrofitting of previously implemented automated and semi-automated equipment.

Education Level

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering from a College/University

Work Experience

  • 5+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment, 4+ years of work experience in a comparable industry
  • Experience leading multiple large CapEx projects
  • Experience with existing manufacturing technologies, including but not limited to welding, fabrication, painting, manual assembly
  • Experience with factory automation, maintenance, and integrating engineering designs into production
  • Practical Lean principles experience with proven success using the tools


  • Address production efficiency issues and implement solutions
  • Build safety into every aspect of equipment
  • Conduct studies to improve equipment OEE
  • Design equipment and procedures to automate the production process
  • Develop and document Operator and Maintenance training
  • Ensure volume and mix flexibility in equipment and processes
  • Identify and qualify equipment integrators and suppliers
  • Improve labor, space efficiency, and costs effectiveness
  • Justify, install, test, qualify, administer training, and successfully implement equipment into full production
  • Perform system diagnostics and prepare reports
  • Prepare and present concept layouts and drawings
  • Standardize equipment and processes across plants
  • Work cross-functionally with teams to aid in increased efficiency of production and Manufacturing Engineering processes
  • Work with Maintenance to create maintenance procedures, PM schedule, and spare parts list
  • Other continuous improvement duties as assigned

Preferred Credentials

  • CWI certificate a plus
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is highly desirable
  • PMP certificate a plus


  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Minitab
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Familiarity with the project management process from start to finish
  • Quality orientation and attention to detail


  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life
  • Generous Footwear, Eyewear, and Safety Equipment Discount Program
  • Paid holidays and increasing vacation time with years of service
  • Paid Job and Leadership Development training
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Employer’s Statement

J.B. Poindexter & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company provides equal employment opportunities and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply for this job please visit careers.jbpoindexter.com.

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