Project Manager, DSI

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.

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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, Vision coverage
401(k) plan with company match - up to 6.5%
Company paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance
Paid Parental Leave
Paid Holidays
Vacation pay
Sick pay
Tuition Reimbursement (*eligible after 2 years)
Manages multiple OEM projects from order process to startup including the coordination of materials and personnel within JBT, with external suppliers, and on-site at customer locations. Manages the detailed technical schedule and financial performance of the project to deliver a quality product on time and within the project budget. Serves as the primary internal point of contact for Customers, Engineering, Sales, Service, Manufacturing, and Purchasing for the life cycle of the project.

Essential Duties and Percent of Time Spent:

Actively participates in established proposal/budget/project review meetings with Segment Leader, Product Manager, Applications Engineering, Design Engineering, Operations, Sales and other business departments to review configuration defined by Applications Engineering and to identify possible risks of the project in the quotation stage to help ensure a satisfied customer and to achieve booked gross margin dollar targets.


Serves as the primary point of contact between JBT and the customer upon Order Entry. Manages customer expectations with respect to scope of work, project schedule, and buyer/seller responsibilities. Confirms customer’s agreement/completion of their mechanical and production start-up responsibilities. Builds and maintains a positive relationship with customers and suppliers associated with assigned projects.


Co-develops and then manages project schedules to ensure on-time completion of the contractually required project milestones including final delivery of equipment, installation, mechanical start-up, and production start-up. Participates in onsite customer kick-off meetings and pre-installation meeting for projects as needed and as appropriate to eliminate confusion, to mitigate risk, to clarify expectations, and to ensure the customer has all necessary information to achieve a successful project.


Participates onsite as needed and as appropriate to achieve project success. Resolves field installation problems by maintaining close contact with customers, applications engineering, Customer Care, warehouse, supplier and others as needed. Is responsible for managing and communicating the active punch list of issues during a project installation phase. Coordinates timely corrective action with internal and external resources while minimizing cost impact to the project. Arranges changes orders as appropriate.


Learns and masters the current ERP system and any changes therein. Ensures that project cost tracking and forecasted spending are updated in the ERP systems accurately and on a timely basis. Provides a monthly forecast of expected project completion, costs, COV and final gross margin. Arranges a pos project reviews. Measures customer satisfaction with the order to start up process. Evaluate all task margins/issues. Creates and implement long term corrective actions plans in collaboration with Engineering Leadership. Routes warranty issues to Product Manager and Segment Leader.


Occasional Responsibilities:

Performs other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager.


Strong organizational, negotiating, planning and influencing skills, verbal and written
Experience in supplier/procurement processes
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications
Prior experience with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system
Attention to detail
Follow through and completion skill
Pleasant assertiveness and determination
Critical thinking skills to interpret and use information from a variety of sources and interpret highly technical concepts
Ability to develop, monitor, analyze, and control project budgets
Good organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and thrive in a change-oriented, fast-paced, high stress environment where schedules, deadlines, and customer demands can shift priorities
Ability to read and interpret engineering and assembly drawings
Leadership and team-building experience with the ability to integrate a diverse group of people to achieve objectives
Ability to shift style and effectively interface with co-workers, customers, and suppliers
Well-structured and organized problem solving/root cause analysis skills
Preventive and corrective action skills
Strong reporting and presentation skills
Ability to travel as needed
Successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required upon acceptance of employment.


BS Degree in Engineering or Project Management
Certification in Project Management (PMP through PMI or equivalent)
Knowledge of industrial food processing environment
Technical background in manufacturing, fabrication, construction, and service disciplines
Working knowledge Syteline 9 business system software
Ability to establish relationships and support Customer Care and Applications Engineering teams at site with supplier and parts as needed


Minimum three years experience with Project Management in a capital equipment environment.

Scope of Responsibility/Accountability:

Receives direction from manager to set broad objectives. Consistently and clearly demonstrates creativity and innovation in finding solutions to multi-faceted problems. Meets quality requirements without sacrificing safety, cost and delivery goals. Works with various departments to recommend methods to control job cost and non-conformances. Must be willing to travel to site to assist with project execution and pre-installation as necessary and required.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Directs some aspects of field technician task work on a dotted line basis during equipment installation and start-up activities. Supervises non-KBT site crews on a direct basis during the equipment build and installation process, as appropriate.

Financial Responsibility:

Project sales value averages $1.0 million each. Manages approximately 5-15 projects at any given time.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

Must be willing to travel to customer site (predominantly US/Mexico/Canada) to assist with project pre-installation meetings and active installations. Estimate 60% of time in an office or meeting environment. Exposed to possible shop or site installation hazards including heavy equipment, shop traffic, uneven/slippery footing, inclement weather, etc. Sites environments are typically indoor, wet, 30-40° F refrigerated rooms. Installation sites require appropriate JBT and Customer PPE such as hard hat, Steel Toe Shoes, safety glasses, hair nets, lab coats, gloves (NO JEWELRY of any kind).

Physical Demands: Frequent sitting and operating computer. Frequent walking and standing. necessary time in a field environment to meet with customers, engineers, suppliers, account managers, field technicians and others to monitor and manage project scope, site conditions, schedule, cost, and to resolve critical supplier or installation problems. This fast-paced environment is often best managed walking the factory floor to assess and resolve multiple priorities, constant change and a variety of equipment, process and other problems.


SponsorJBT Corporation
Posted Date3/23/22
ContactSue Wilson
Contact Email
CountryUnited States of America

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