Culture & Careers

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~ Mark Twain

WHY MR SYSTEMS?

FANTASTIC PLACES TO LIVE AND WORK

Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, & Columbia offer our employees the highest quality of living which enriches their lives.

OUR EMPLOYEES MAKE THE WORLD BETTER

From environmental sustainability issues to working with communities in need all over the globe, we ensure that MR Systems will leave the planet better than how we found it.

SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS

We believe that to be the best we must hire the best and make you an integral part of our team in all positions at MR.

THE CUSTOMER ALWAYS COMES FIRST

For more than 20 years, the success of our company has been built upon the talent and dedication to customer satisfaction that our remarkable employees demonstrate daily.

“Careers very rarely are a waste of time; jobs usually are.” ~Donald Glover

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Best Cities to Live

24

Years of Service

313

Clients Served

365

Awesome Work Days

Bright Futures, Big Cities 

Nashville, TN

Everyone Welcome – Music is the Universal Language

Atlanta, GA

Impossible Dreams Take Form

Charlotte, NC

A Lot to Savor, A Lot to Do

Columbia, SC

The Real Southern Hot Spot where Tradition and Tomorrow Pair Perfectly

David Foster P.E.

David Foster’s contributions to our company are truly invaluable. As one of the original five he has been working here for 23 years in which he has held numerous roles. He credits all his roles, family, and great co-workers to his success. As Regional Manager and Vice President, David is happy to do what he needs to make the company run at its upmost efficiency. When asked what he has seen remain through the years he said, “The company has always put their customers first.” We at MR Systems are proud to have had an amazing leader here for all 23 of his years.

 

Learn more about David Here!

20 Year Ride

It’s a big year for three incredible employees: Joe Bannister, Rita Barrows, and Chris Shaffer who are celebrating 20 years at MR Systems. Although they each hold different positions within the company, they all had one thing in common, the people and environment have kept them around so long. We sat down and talked to each person individually whos thoughts on the last 20 years gave us a rich outlook on where MR started and how it has evolved.

Watch The Spotlight Video Here!

Danielle Emmett

As MR Systems grew we realized that we needed someone that could fill the dual role of Financial Controller and Human Resources Manager- we found that person in Danielle. Born and raised in Iowa, Danielle comes to MR with an Accounting degree from the University of Iowa. Her husband, Rick, is a firefighter and a former professional hockey player. Married for twenty years, they have two sons- Payton, who will be attending Georgia Southern University in the fall pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree, and Parker, a sophomore in high school. She has two rescue dogs- Boomer, who we have the delight to see from time to time, and Yogi, a 9-week-old puppy that spends his days at home playing and sleeping.

 

Learn More About Danielle Here!

Employee Spotlight

Matthew Prichard has been part of the MR family for about a year and a half. We are pleased to have him as part of the team.

“Prior to MR Systems, I didn’t know much about controls. Most of my experience from my previous employer was in power distribution. I now know how to design industrial control panels efficiently and according to UL standards. I have been exposed to projects large and small, and have better learned how to delegate work when necessary. Lastly, I have learned a lot about using AutoCAD Electrical and my proficiency in using the program has greatly increased.”

Learn More About Matt HERE!

Join Our Team

Our awesome people make MR an awesome place to come and work every day.

When you’re considering your future, we hope you’ll consider MR Systems. We’re constantly seeking talented, professional employees to assist us in maintaining our goal of being the instrumentation and control system integration leader in the municipal water and wastewater industry.

For more than 20 years, the success of our company has been built upon the talent and dedication to customer satisfaction our remarkable employees demonstrate daily. We believe that to be the best, we must hire the best and make you an integral part of our team.

If you are self-motivated, highly professional, customer-oriented and have a strong work ethic, we encourage you to apply or call us today to see how you can fit into our organization. We offer an exceptionally stable work environment, challenging assignments, competitive compensation, benefits and, most importantly, a satisfying and engaging place to establish a profitable and fulfilling career.

Below are just some of the career possibilities at MR.

All inquiries are kept strictly confidential. MR Systems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Project Manager

As a Project Manager at MR, you supervise and direct project personnel and processes to keep assigned projects executing efficiently and within budget without compromising quality standards or owner and contractor relationships. You will coordinate and mentor team members in performing projects utilizing MR’s Best Practices and Project Management Methodology.

QUALIFICATIONS

A 4 year college degree is required with a major in engineering or computer science.  An advance degree in Business Administration or Engineering is desired.  A PE license is desired. A minimum of 10 years conducting previous Project Management functions and experience is essential. Good engineering, communications with technical personnel, and problem solving skills are essential. Leadership skills are essential. Familiarity with project management, spreadsheet and word processing applications are required. Must also be able to understand and utilize engineering drawings; as well as utilize financial reports and legal documents to conduct business.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates with Regional and Project Managers to establish the scheduling of each project.
  • Meets with the Regional Manager to select a Project Team.
  • Coordinates with Engineering to discuss project engineering requirements, specifically, instrumentation, panel design, and submittals.
  • Meets regularly with the Project Team to discuss the HMI Application software, graphic displays, PLC Programming requirements, schedules, and implementation progress.
  • Coordinates with the other Project Managers to ensure company labor resources are efficiently utilized.
  • Executes projects according to MR’s Project Methodology.
  • Coordinates all project startup activities with the Contractor and Project Team, which includes scheduling, troubleshooting, and meeting commitments.
  • Establishes the Customer billing schedule for each project, executes the billing process monthly, and verifies timely payment.
  • Evaluates project issues and find solutions that are acceptable to all, and are also in the best interests of MR Systems.
  • Verifies all project completion requirements, including testing, demonstrations, punch lists, billing, and documentation have been completed according to the contract.
Sales Engineer

A Sales Engineer at MR is responsible for representing MR Systems, Inc. as a company to both existing and new customers.  You will be expected to make sales calls on consulting engineers and municipal water and wastewater utilities to promote MR Systems, Inc. and to explain technically our various software and hardware offerings and solutions. You must have a basic knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes, instrumentation and controls, telemetry systems, and SCADA systems. You must also be able to respond to the functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs and must be able to clearly convey customers’ requirements to Project Management. The ability to travel throughout the assigned sales territory is a must.

QUALIFICATIONS

A college degree is required, preferably in electrical engineering. Familiarity with project management, spreadsheet and word processing applications is required. Previous project quotation experience is essential. An in depth knowledge of contract specifications and the ability to examine and understand engineering drawings is essential. Requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a willingness to work hard.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Must be able to establish strong working relationships with consulting engineers, municipal utility staff, and contractors.
  • Must be capable of clear and concise communications with customers and MR Systems’ staff.
  • Must be able to gain customers’ acceptance by explaining or demonstrating cost reductions and operations improvements.
  • Must be able to prepare detailed and accurate cost estimates by studying blueprints, plans, specifications, and related customer documentation.
  • The Sales Engineer is expected to pursue bid estimate improvements by analyzing cost-benefit equipment, supplies, or service applications in customer environment; engineering or proposing changes in equipment, processes, or use of materials or services.
  • The Sales Engineer must maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • The Sales Engineer must stay informed on industry news and trends, products, services, competitors, relevant information about legacy, existing, and emerging technologies.
  • Contribute to sales engineering effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of action; implementing directives.
  • Confer with customers and engineers to assess equipment needs, and to determine system requirements.
  • Develop present, or respond to proposals for specific customer requirements, including request for proposal responses and industry-specific solutions.
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations that explain products or services to customers and prospective customers.
  • Research and identify potential customers for products or services.
Project Engineer

MR Project Engineers use electrical and mechanical engineering principals to design instrumentation and control systems and industrial control panels. This position uses computer aided design and development (CADD) techniques to prepare project drawings including system architecture, panel mechanical, panel mechanical assembly, panel electrical, panel index, interconnection wiring, loop diagram, and mechanical fabrication according to company specifications and standards.

QUALIFICATIONS

A technical degree in Electrical Engineering is required. Good communication skills and the ability to work with technical people are essential. Experience with computer-aided design software and Microsoft Office software is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use CADD software to prepare new drawings and modify existing drawings, as required by project contract plans and specifications.
  • Read and interpret project contract plans and specifications to determine necessary control system architecture, component equipment, and functional requirements.
  • Design instrumentation and control system communication networks.
  • Design industrial control panels.
  • Design interfaces to equipment furnished by other suppliers.
  • Select component equipment, mechanical and electrical devices.
  • Maintain Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards and maintain National Electrical Code standards.
  • Assist Manufacturing and Field Service.
  • Interface with component and device vendors and manufacturers.
PLC Application Engineer

As a PLC Application Engineer at MR, you develop application software to meet the requirements of project contractual documents while adhering to MR’s project methodology. Application Engineers with PLC expertise develop PLC application monitoring and control software (Allen-Bradley and Modicon), perform startup and testing, and provide training.

QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum two years’ experience in PLC programming, preferably in the Water & Wastewater industry. PLC Application Engineers must have knowledge and experience with PLC hardware and programming software (Allen-Bradley and Modicon).  Candidates must have good communications skills and the ability to work well with others.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receives project requirements and direction through meetings with the Regional or Project Manager and review of the contract documents.
  • Produces the System Control Narrative on projects.
  • (PLC) Application Engineers develop Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) application programs based on the contract documents and System Control Narrative using the PLC manufacturer’s Programming Software.
  • Installs all developed application software and required vendor software, and verifies their proper execution.
  • Interfaces MR supplied equipment to third-party vendor systems via industrial communication protocols, when applicable.
  • Participates in Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT), when required.
  • Demonstrates overall system functionality to the Owner/Engineer/Contractor including hardware and network operation, SCADA monitoring and control, displaying data, alarming, and historical data collection for report generation.
  • Provides training to operators, supervisors, and administrative personnel.
  • Generates and gathers all required final project documentation.
  • Provides technical assistance to Customers.
HMI Application Engineer

HMI Application Engineer at MR develop application software to meet the requirements of project contractual documents while adhering to MR’s project methodology. HMI Application Engineers must have knowledge and experience with Microsoft operating systems, networks, and HMI configuration software (Wonderware or Intellution). Application Engineers with HMI expertise set up the customer computer system hardware and network, configure the SCADA application software, perform startup and testing, and provide training.

QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum two years’ experience in HMI programming, preferably in the Water & Wastewater industry. HMI Application Engineers must have knowledge and experience with Microsoft operating systems, networks, and HMI configuration software (Wonderware or Intellution). Candidates must have good communications skills and the ability to work well with others.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receives project requirements and direction through meetings with the Regional or Project Manager and review of the contract documents.
  • Produces the System Control Narrative on projects.
  • (HMI) Application Engineers develop Human-Machine Interface (HMI) application software per the contract documents and System Control Narrative using Third-Party software development packages, such as Wonderware’s InTouch, Rockwell Software’s RSView, and Intellution’s IFIX.
  • (HMI) Application Engineers set up the project system servers, workstations, operating system, networks, and peripheral equipment at the job site.
  • Installs all developed application software and required vendor software, and verifies their proper execution.
  • Interfaces MR supplied equipment to third-party vendor systems via industrial communication protocols, when applicable.
  • Participates in Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT), when required.
  • Demonstrates overall system functionality to the Owner/Engineer/Contractor including hardware and network operation, SCADA monitoring and control, displaying data, alarming, and historical data collection for report generation.
  • (HMI) Application Engineers develop custom Operational and State Reports per the Owners requirements.
  • Provides training to operators, supervisors, and administrative personnel.
  • Generates and gathers all required final project documentation.
  • Provides technical assistance to Customers.
Field Service Engineer/Technician

MR Field Service Engineers and Technicians perform project startups, including instrument installation, calibrating and commissioning; panel terminations, markups and testing; network terminations and testing; and instrumentation, and panel training.

QUALIFICATIONS

A 4 year college degree in Engineering and 3 years field service experience is required.  An understanding and working knowledge of process instruments is desired.  Comprehension of contract Electrical & P&ID drawings is essential.  Ability to communicate with customers (notably Contractors, Electricians, and Owners), management, and co-workers is crucial.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs startup of project instrumentation, which may include installation, wiring, terminations, and calibrations.
  • Commissions MR Systems control panels on the jobsite, which includes field signal wiring, panel wire terminations, input/output signal checkout, and field equipment interfacing.
  • Terminates plant network fiber and copper cables, and tests signal loss in each segment.
  • Marks up control panel drawings with additions, deletions, and modifications to reflect actual field equipment interfaces.
  • Provides customer training on project instrumentation and control panels.
  • Provides on-site troubleshooting assistance to Contractor, Electrician, and Owner, as necessary.
  • Provides on-call service for customers with Maintenance Contracts as directed by the Service Manager.
  • Performs or assigns any other duties necessary related to customer service or to achieve customer satisfaction.
3D Graphics Artist

As a 3D Graphics Artist at MR, you will develop graphic images to be integrated into MR’s HMI standard software package. Candidates must be able to coordinate with Regional and Project Managers and contractors to gain a full understanding of how the finished product is going to look.

QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum of five years’ experience with 3-D graphics modeling and rendering or Graphical Design degree equivalent is required. Experience with and extensive knowledge of Autodesk 3-D Studio MAX modeling and animation software, Autodesk AutoCAD drafting software, as well as various 2-D image editing applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Corel Photo paint are essential. Ability to read and interpret contract drawings is a necessity. Good communications skills and the ability to work well with others are essential.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops standards for creation of 3-D models and materials.
  • Receives project requirements and direction through meetings with the Project Manager and review of the contract drawings.
  • Develops 3-D graphic scale models for all civil structures of the project. Creates and applies necessary textures to these models to provide a realistic representation of the structure.
  • Creates or modifies existing models of process equipment (i.e. pumps, valves, motors, etc) to be shown on the HMI screens. Deposits newly created reusable models into a centralized storage location for future use.
  • Creates final renderings (2-D format such as .BMP or .JPG) of each individual process area with appropriate lighting to best show the equipment for a functional layout in the finalized HMI screens.
  • Evaluates potential training materials/classes to further advance the company’s graphic creation and modeling capabilities.
Control Panel Wiremen

As a Control Panel Wireman at MR, you will fabricates control panels from engineering drawings following M/R’s Panel Assembly Standards. You will pack crate panels in preparation for shipment. You will handle shipping and receiving functions, including entering received orders into the company’s Purchase Order system as well as inventory. You will also performs building maintenance when assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum of 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment. A high school diploma is required. Ability to work with people is essential. Knowledge of component parts installation in enclosures, electrical wiring standards, and manufacturing standards are required.  Familiarity with shipping and receiving procedures are beneficial.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Meets with Supervisor for the monthly manufacturing scheduling.
  • Reviews and verifies the correctness of project panel drawings received from Engineering.  Discusses problems with Manufacturing Supervisor.
  • Fabricates panels per the “For Manufacturing” project drawings and follows the company’s Panel Assembly Standards.
  • Applies required project stickers to the inside door(s) of panels ready for shipment.
  • Takes finished product, wraps and packs it as required for shipment.  Determines most cost-efficient bundling of items, (i.e. palletizing or individual packages).
  • Receives and inspects external packaging of all incoming shipments.  Notifies supervisor of any apparent shipping damage and proceeds accordingly.  Reviews incoming packing lists and routes to the appropriate area.
  • Operates company forklift to move equipment as necessary.
  • Performs building maintenance as assigned.
  • Services and maintains company vehicles as needed.
  • Performs monthly inventory of inventoried materials.

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