Sr. Project Manager - Automation in Akron, OH at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 12/28/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Akron, OH
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

JobID: 381754

Johnson Service Group ( JSG ) is actively searching for a Sr. Project Manager ( Automation / Packaging equipment ) for our client’s Akron, OH operation. The position is a long-term contract opportunity ( 6+ month ) and is fantastic opportunity to gain exposure with a Fortune 500 industry leader.

Contract duration: 6+ months

Per Diem: Available for non-local candidates in the form of a rate-split


  • Lead and manages capital projects in the area of packaging equipment and automation, part assembly, and robotic applications.
  • Research automation companies for specific application, reviews bids/quotes, and works with the selected suppliers to further develop their concept.
  • Manage equipment installation and integration
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (R&D, Packaging, Operations, Marketing) to understand product/package design requirements, future flexibility needs and to drive cost improvement activities.
  • Evaluate multiple concepts for improved operational efficiencies, ease of use operationally and technically, reliability of the equipment with respect to breakdowns and micro-stops and future flexibility.
  • Ensure new equipment functions properly, meets specifications, cost targets, and timing plans.
  • Review existing equipment capabilities with respect to new packaging options. Make recommendations for optimization or modifications as needed for new packaging designs.
  • Create and update test plans, sample plans, trial logs, timelines, project trackers and other key documents.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable system safety standards
  • Perform risk mitigation activities by taking concepts through a formal PFMEA process.
  • Leads and/or assists with productivity efforts to drive cost reduction opportunities.
  • Troubleshoot and provide technical support for solving more complex automation issues as they arise.


  • 5+ years of experience and proven track record of implementing packaging automation to drive efficiencies, strong collaboration in cross-functional teams, ability to balance multiple projects at a time, and achieve deadlines
  • Education: Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Packaging Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.).
  • Ability to review designs from outside suppliers (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • Strong project management skills.

Johnson Service Group is an EEO / An Affirmative Action M/F/D/V Employer


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