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R+D employees - careersAt R+D Custom Automation, our employees are the most valued assets of the company. It is our desire to see each and every employee achieve their highest potential. To that end, R+D strives to offer competitive employment packages which include both a health care plan and a retirement plan. We are always interested in qualified candidates.

We design, build and maintain machines that automate essential processes and manufacturing for the Life Sciences industry. Our team works collaboratively with each other in a challenging yet supportive, fast-paced environment – with each employee contributing to our automation solutions and, therefore, to the success of our customers.

Our new, state-of-the-art facility is located in Trevor, Wisconsin, which is in Kenosha County and near the Illinois border.

Questions about careers at R+D?  Send us an email at humanresources@rdcustomautomation.com.

Our Current Career Opportunities:

Technical Sales Engineer - Posted Feb. 28th, 2024

R+D Custom

R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a team player who is a highly motivated, problem solver to join their Sales and Marketing department.

 

Compensation: Salary:  $70,000 – $90,000, plus commission

Benefits Offered: Medical, Dental, Life, PTO, Holidays, 401(k), Profit Sharing

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: This is an on-site role with possible consideration for hybrid, travel is required, up to 30% of the time.

 

Technical Sales Engineer General Summary:

A successful Technical Sales Engineer (TSE) will manage and expand existing customer relationships and research & identify potential new customers within the Life Science industries which are in need of Automated Capital Equipment & Services. The TSE will be capable of visiting, vetting, conceptualizing, and quoting high probable customer opportunities.  The TSE will present the R+D solution to the customer with the goal of earning the sale (PO). The TSE will constantly strive to add new business to their pipeline in support of the R+D Sales Strategy, while maintaining and growing existing customer relationships.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Pipeline Forecasting
    • Responsible for developing a continuous and robust customer pipeline of R+D existing customers within the Life Science industries.
    • Responsible for developing new customer pipelines, identifying and maintaining strong growth of new customers each year within designated sales territory.
  • New Business
    • Primary focus on developing existing customer pipelines aligned to meet individual and company quarterly & annual Bookings and Revenue targets.
    • Secondarily strive to develop new business to meet individual and company quarterly & annual Bookings and Revenue targets.
    • Coordinate all sales opportunities with Application Engineers & After Market Manager to generate the best possible solutions for our customers.
    • Administer presentations to customers with the ability to describe R+Ds capabilities / capacities in a comprehensive manner.
  • Account Management
    • Manage customer relationships to maximize the opportunity with R+D.
    • Act as liaison between active customers and in-house Project Managers, as needed.
    • Manage, coordinate and deliver project quotes in a timely fashion to customers by properly assessing customer needs and managing internal process to deliver proper expectations.
    • Have an active customer base to ensure bookings and sales revenue expectations per Sales Manager directed goals / targets.
  • Other
    • Strength in technical sales environment, supported by personal experience.
    • Execute weekly sales goals in accordance with R+D’s sales plan.
    • Participate in weekly department meetings and attend other meetings as needed.
    • Update weekly sales follow-up calendar and quote forecasting databases.
    • Understanding of Quote and Project submission processes as outlined in ISO documents.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Electrical or Mechanical Engineering degree required.
  2. Under 3 years of experience in the technical sales environment preferred (Capital Equipment related to the Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices or Life Sciences Industries preferred). Recent graduates are welcome to apply.
  3. Proven expertise in delivering client-focused solutions based on customer needs.
  4. Proven ability to be organized and manage multiple projects at a time with impeccable attention to details.
  5. Excellent listening, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Working knowledge of engineering practices, including design for manufacturability, maintainability, reliability, safety and machine shop practices.
  8. Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-up skills
  9. High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

 

A valid driver’s license and appropriate level of automobile insurance coverage, compliant with local and state laws are required.

Mechanical Design Engineer - Posted Feb. 28th, 2024

R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a team player who is a highly motivated, problem solver to join their Engineering department.

 

Compensation: $25.00 to $43.00 per hour

Benefits Offered: Medical, Dental, Life, 401(k), Bonus Plan, Profit Sharing

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location:  On-Site

General Summary:

Mechanical Design Engineer position working for a rapidly growing custom automation company building machines for the Life Sciences industry.  Responsibility includes designing automation (assemblies and sub-assemblies), fixtures, and prototypes, performing equipment debugging, supporting applications, interfacing with customers to understand requirements, designing to safety standards, and applying mechanical engineering principles to the implementation of automation. This role can have an estimated 15% travel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Design automation (assemblies and subassemblies), retrofits, fixtures, and prototypes.
  2. Interface with customers to understand system requirements and resolve design issues encountered.
  3. Document customer requirements to capture design intent and develop designs that incorporate said intent.
  4. Document and maintain revisions to existing automated systems.
  5. Work with team members to create integrated design between multiple stations and designers on large machines.
  6. Incorporate proven, readily available technology into design based on customer or project requirements.
  7. Identify correct motors, actuators, slides, heaters, grippers, and electrical components for specific design application.
  8. Update Test Plan to capture design requirements that commissioning will use to test the machine according to User Requirement Specifications.
  9. Design automation to OSHA and NFPA standards.
  10. Mitigate operator risk of machine operation, usage, maintenance, or in machine failure during design. Use safety sensors in critical areas to ensure operator and machine safety.
  11. Anticipate possible failure modes of machine operation that cause harm to the operator, machine, product, or environment and alter the design to eliminate or minimize it.
  12. Create drawings with detailing of parts and assemblies including dimensions, callouts, tolerances, and material specifications.
  13. Creates comprehensive build plans for the mechanical assemblers to accurately assemble/build to print.
  14. Develop and release bill of materials including stock material and commercials to purchasing.
  15. Communicate to Fabrication critical features, dimensions, materials, and tolerances.
  16. Evaluate and troubleshoot automation when problems arise during commissioning and propose recommendations for resolving equipment issues.
  17. Act as a technical mechanical design resource/support for company sales staff.
  18. Support applications by providing automation concepts and concept drawings in preparation of estimates and quotes.
  19. Stay current in new developments within industries served. Keeps informed of new applications and methods to improve systems or products.
  1. Observe all safety rules, applicable regulations, and relevant ISO standards.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Education and Experience/Skills Required:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or comparable knowledge/experience preferred.
  2. 5 years’ experience is preferred.
  3. Strong and demonstrated mechanical design aptitude and skilled in 2D (AutoCAD).
  4. 3D CAD SolidWorks PDM experience preferred.
  5. Strong preference for prior automation design experience.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  7. Proven experience working effectively in a team environment.
  8. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with customers, vendors, and employees.
  9. Working knowledge of all MS Office applications.
  10. Ability to read and interpret technical specifications, blueprints, assembly plans, and other manufacturing instructions.
  11. Ability to work with complex mathematical concepts.
  12. Up to 15% travel required.
Mechanical Design Engineer - Posted Oct. 26, 2023

R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a team player who is a highly motivated, problem solver to join their engineering department.

Compensation: $25.00 to $43.00, Hourly

Benefits Offered: Medical, Dental, Life, 401(k), Bonus Plan, Profit Sharing

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location:  On-Site

General Summary:

Mechanical Design Engineer position working for a rapidly growing custom automation company building machines for the Life Sciences industry.  Responsibility includes designing automation (assemblies and sub-assemblies), fixtures, and prototypes, performing equipment debugging, supporting applications, interfacing with customers to understand requirements, designing to safety standards, and applying mechanical engineering principles to the implementation of automation. This role can have an estimated 15% travel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Design automation (assemblies and subassemblies), retrofits, fixtures, and prototypes.
  2. Interface with customers to understand system requirements and resolve design issues encountered.
  3. Document customer requirements to capture design intent and develop designs that incorporate said intent.
  4. Document and maintain revisions to existing automated systems.
  5. Work with team members to create integrated design between multiple stations and designers on large machines.
  6. Incorporate proven, readily available technology into design based on customer or project requirements.
  7. Identify correct motors, actuators, slides, heaters, grippers, and electrical components for specific design application.
  8. Update Test Plan to capture design requirements that commissioning will use to test the machine according to User Requirement Specifications.
  9. Design automation to OSHA and NFPA standards.
  10. Mitigate operator risk of machine operation, usage, maintenance, or in machine failure during design. Use safety sensors in critical areas to ensure operator and machine safety.
  11. Anticipate possible failure modes of machine operation that cause harm to the operator, machine, product, or environment and alter the design to eliminate or minimize it.
  12. Create drawings with detailing of parts and assemblies including dimensions, callouts, tolerances, and material specifications.
  13. Creates comprehensive build plans for the mechanical assemblers to accurately assemble/build to print.
  14. Develop and release bill of materials including stock material and commercials to purchasing.
  15. Communicate to Fabrication critical features, dimensions, materials, and tolerances.
  16. Evaluate and troubleshoot automation when problems arise during commissioning and propose recommendations for resolving equipment issues.
  17. Act as a technical mechanical design resource/support for company sales staff.
  18. Support applications by providing automation concepts and concept drawings in preparation of estimates and quotes.
  19. Stay current in new developments within industries served. Keeps informed of new applications and methods to improve systems or products.
  1. Observe all safety rules, applicable regulations, and relevant ISO standards.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Education and Experience/Skills Required:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or comparable knowledge/experience preferred.
  2. 5 years’ experience is preferred.
  3. Strong and demonstrated mechanical design aptitude and skilled in 2D (AutoCAD).
  4. 3D CAD SolidWorks PDM experience preferred.
  5. Strong preference for prior automation design experience.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  7. Proven experience working effectively in a team environment.
  8. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with customers, vendors, and employees.
  9. Working knowledge of all MS Office applications.
  10. Ability to read and interpret technical specifications, blueprints, assembly plans, and other manufacturing instructions.
  11. Ability to work with complex mathematical concepts.
  12. Up to 15% travel required.

Company Address:  11052 254th Court, Trevor, WI 53179

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Electrical Builder – Posted Oct. 26, 2023
  1. Electrical Builder

    R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a team player who is a highly motivated, problem solver to join their electrical build department.

    Compensation: $20.00 to $36.00, Hourly

    Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Profit Sharing

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes, but is not limited to:

    Responsible for building electrical panels, field wiring and pneumatic plumbing components to print. Follows processes as specified in company policies/instructions. Meets schedule and quality standards. Maintains tooling and equipment expertise. Continuous self-improvement. Troubleshoots and resolves problems. Travels 20% for service and installations.

    Qualifications:

    1. Reads and interprets complex blueprints, electrical and pneumatic schematic, or engineering instructions to build electronic components, panels, subassemblies, and wiring.

    2. Completes electronic builds using appropriate hardware, soldering and hand and/or power tools.

    3. Assists in systems integration, PLC, robot, and HMI configurations.

    4. Assists in troubleshooting automation manufacturing control systems consisting of PLC’s, industrial networks, robots, machine vision and HMI interfaces.

    5. Performs I/O checks, sets, and documents sensors, performs sensor and message challenge testing.

    6. Responsible for change control documentation including marking electrical and pneumatic schematic packages with as built updates and changes.

    7. Stays current in new developments within industries served. Keeps informed of new applications/methods to improve systems/products.

    8. Observes all safety rules, applicable regulations, and relevant ISO standards.

    Education and/or Experience:

    1. High school diploma or equivalent required. Technical degree or additional college coursework related to design and electrical principles preferred.

    2. Three to five years of high skilled experience in electrical build and system integration/function strongly preferred.

    3. Requires mathematical skills that require the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and to make metric system conversions.

    4. Must have the ability to read and understand blueprints, specification manuals, assembly plans, and other manufacturing instructions.

    5. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with employees effectively.

    6. Working knowledge of all MS Office applications.

Company Address:  11052 254th Court, Trevor, WI 53179

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Application Engineer - Posted Oct. 9, 2023

R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast-paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a team player who is a highly motivated problem solver to join their Sales and Marketing department.

 Compensation: $26.00 to $40.00 per hour

Benefits Offered: Medical, Dental, Life, PTO, Holidays, Bonus Plan, 401(k), Profit Sharing

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: This is an on-site role.  Travel is required, up to 20% of the time.

 Application Engineer General Summary:

A successful Application Engineer (AE) will be able to research & develop concepts, create budgets and quotes to support customer requests for quote activities. The AE will team up with an Account Manager (AM) or Business Development Manager (BDM) throughout this process.  The AE will from time to time also participate in customer presentations.  The AEs primary focus is on customer quotes, with a secondary focus of supporting customer development and project Q&A.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Concepting
    • Research and develop concepts through collaborating with Account Managers, Business Development Managers, or other team members.
    • Vet out technical solutions to ensure viability.
    • Develop conceptual CAD layouts.
  • Budgeting
    • Work with the R+D Account Managers or Business Development Managers to understand the scope of the RFQ. Review all customer specification documents to ensure budget alignment with customer expectations.
    • Generate required costs for concepts for each discipline in R+D. This becomes the operational budget for the project.
    • Work with Vendors to obtain commercial quotes as required.
    • Collaborate within R+D regarding aligning technical solutions being quoted.
    • Work with Account Managers / Business Development Managers to identify possible “Development” projects and quote accordingly.
  • Quoting
    • Prepare formal quotes for RFQ’s.
    • Work with Account Managers / Business Development Managers regarding requirements for presenting quotes to customers.
  • Other
    • Act as liaison for operational questions for project concepts, budgets, quotes, etc.
    • Participate in all department meetings.
    • Contribute to and follow ISO Process Documents.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in sales, marketing, technical, business development or equivalent required.
  2. 5 – 10 years of experience in the technical sales environment required ((Capital Equipment related to the Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices or Life Sciences Industries preferred)
  3. Proven expertise in delivering client-focused solutions based on customer needs.
  4. Proven ability to be organized and manage multiple projects at a time with impeccable attention to details.
  5. Excellent listening, negotiation, and presentation skills
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  7. Working knowledge of SolidWorks. AutoCAD would be a plus.
  8. Working knowledge of engineering practices including design for manufacturability, maintainability, reliability, safety, and machine shop practices
  9. Excellent organizational, time management and follow-up skills
  10. High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Professional Licensing and/or Certifications Required

Valid driver’s license and appropriate level of automobile insurance coverage compliant with local and state laws.

Company Address:  11052 254th Court, Trevor, WI 53179

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Account Manager, Sales – Posted Oct. 9, 2023

R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a team player who is a highly motivated, problem solver to join their Sales and Marketing department.

Compensation: Salary:  $90,000 – $110,000

Benefits Offered: Medical, Dental, Life, PTO, Holidays, 401(k), Profit Sharing

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: This is an on-site role with possible consideration for hybrid, travel is required, up to 30% of the time.

 Account Manager General Summary:

A successful outside Account Manager (AM) will manage and expand existing customer relationships and research & identify potential new customers within the Life Science industries which are in need of Automated Capital Equipment & Services. The AM will be capable of visiting, vetting, conceptualize and quote high probable customer opportunities.  The AM will present the R+D solution to the customer with the goal of earning the sale (PO). The AM will constantly strive to add new business to their pipeline in support of the R+D Sales Strategy, while maintaining and growing existing customer relationships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Pipeline Forecasting
    • Responsible for developing a continuous and robust customer pipeline of R+D existing customers within the Life Science industries.
    • Responsible for developing new customer pipelines, identifying and maintaining strong growth of new customers each year within designated sales territory.
  • New Business
    • Primary focus on developing existing customer pipelines aligned to meet individual and company quarterly & annual Bookings and Revenue targets.
    • Secondarily strive to develop new business to meet individual and company quarterly & annual Bookings and Revenue targets.
    • Coordinate all sales opportunities with Application Engineers & After Market Manager to generate the best possible solutions for our customers.
    • Administer presentations to customers with the ability to describe R+Ds capabilities / capacities in a comprehensive manner.
  • Account Management
    • Manage customer relationships to maximize the opportunity with R+D.
    • Act as liaison between active customers and in-house Project Managers, as needed.
    • Manage, coordinate and deliver project quotes in a timely fashion to customers by properly assessing customer needs and managing internal process to deliver proper expectations.
    • Have an active customer base to ensure bookings and sales revenue expectations per Sales Manager directed goals / targets.
  • Other
    • Strength in technical sales environment, supported by personal experience.
    • Execute weekly sales goals in accordance with R+D’s sales plan.
    • Participate in weekly department meetings and attend other meetings as needed.
    • Update weekly sales follow-up calendar and quote forecasting databases.
    • Understanding of Quote and Project submission processes as outlined in ISO documents.

 Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in sales, technical, business development or equivalent required.
  2. 5+ years of experience in the technical sales environment required (Capital Equipment related to the Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices or Life Sciences Industries preferred).
  3. Proven expertise in delivering client-focused solutions based on customer needs.
  4. Proven ability to be organized and manage multiple projects at a time with impeccable attention to details.
  5. Excellent listening, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Working knowledge of engineering practices, including design for manufacturability, maintainability, reliability, safety and machine shop practices.
  8. Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-up skills
  9. High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

A valid driver’s license and appropriate level of automobile insurance coverage, compliant with local and state laws are required.

Company Address:  11052 254th Court, Trevor, WI 53179

Apply Now

Account Manager, After-Market – Posted Oct. 9, 2023

R+D Custom Automation, a leading, fast-paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical industry, is seeking a team player who is a highly motivated problem solver to join their Sales and Marketing department.

 Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Life, 401(k), Profit Sharing, Holidays, PTO & Commission Plan.

Employment Type:  Full-Time

Work Environment:

This is an onsite role with possible consideration for hybrid, travel is required, up to 30% of the time.

 Compensation:  $75,000 – $90,000 (Plus Commission)

 General Summary:

The successful Account Manager (AM) will have a focus on the After-Market segment.  They will manage and expand existing customer relationships and research & identify potential new customers within the Life Science industries which are in need of Automated Capital Equipment & Services. The AM will be capable of visiting, vetting, conceptualizing and quote high probable customer opportunities.  The AM will present the R+D solution to the customer with the goal of earning the sale (PO). The AM will constantly strive to add new business to their pipeline in support of the R+D After-Market Strategy, while maintaining and growing existing customer relationships.  The emphasis of this role is to represent R+D for post equipment shipment sales, related to Spare Parts, Service, Retrofits, Upgrades, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Pipeline Forecasting
    • Responsible for developing a continuous and robust customer pipeline of R+D existing customers within the Life Science industries.
    • Responsible for developing new customer pipelines, identifying, and maintaining strong growth of new customers each year within designated sales territory.
  • New Business
    • Primary focus on developing existing customer pipelines aligned to meet individual and company quarterly & annual Bookings and Revenue targets.
    • Secondarily strive to develop new business to meet individual and company quarterly & annual Bookings and Revenue targets.
    • Coordinate all sales opportunities with Application Engineers & After Market Manager to generate the best possible solutions for our customers.
    • Administer presentations to customers with the ability to describe R+Ds capabilities / capacities in a comprehensive manner.
  • Account Management
    • Manage customer relationships to maximize the opportunity with R+D.
    • Act as liaison between active customers and in-house Project Managers, as needed.
    • Manage, coordinate, and deliver project quotes in a timely fashion to customers by properly assessing customer needs and managing internal processes to deliver proper expectations.
    • Have an active customer base to ensure bookings and sales revenue expectations per Sales Manager directed goals / targets.
  • Other
    • Strength in technical sales environment, supported by personal experience.
    • Execute weekly/monthly sales goals in accordance with R+D’s sales plan.
    • Participate in weekly department meetings and attend other meetings as needed.
    • Update weekly sales follow-up calendar and quote forecasting databases.
    • Understanding of Quote and Project submission processes as outlined in ISO documents.

 Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in sales, technical, business development or equivalent required.
  2. 5+ years of experience in the technical sales environment required (Capital Equipment related to the Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Bio-Tech or Life Sciences Industries).
  3. Proven expertise in delivering client-focused solutions based on customer needs.
  4. Proven ability to be organized and manage multiple projects at a time with impeccable attention to details.
  5. Excellent listening, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Working knowledge of engineering practices, including design for manufacturability, maintainability, reliability, safety, and machine shop practices.
  8. Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-up skills
  9. High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

 A valid driver’s license and appropriate level of automobile insurance coverage, in compliance with local and state laws are required.