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CAREERS AT EAI

Easy Automation Inc. employs a wide range of occupations from production work such as machine operators, welders, and assemblers, to service technicians, engineering, computer programmers, and administrative staff. We currently have three office locations for employees.

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We always accept resumes and welcome your inquiries. If you have questions, please reach out below or call our office at 507-728-8214. 

Kenlie Maday 

Talent Acquisition Specialist

kmaday@easy-automation.com

Jill Mathiason

Human Resources Administrator

jmathiason@easy-automation.com

Megan VanBuskirk

Human Resources Assistant

mvanbuskirk@easy-automation.com

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CURRENT OPENINGS

Controls Engineer

Easy Automation Inc. is currently seeking to add a Controls Engineer to our team. On top of regular pay and our company benefits, this position can accrue comp time, has a regular 8-5 schedule, and opportunities for bonuses and incentives above base pay!

 

In this role, the candidate will:

  • Collaborate with our controls team to take projects from the initial sales order through to the completed installation. 

  • Write code for PLC and HMI programs. 

  • Work with EAI development team to produce innovative solutions that meet the needs of an ever-expanding list of customers and industries. 

  • Develop and enhance challenging and unique projects.

 

The successful candidate would possess: 

  • An electrical background and proficient knowledge of PLC programming.

  • Two- or Four-year degree in Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, or equivalent education/experience to include applicable military service in an electrical field/area.

  • Professional presence and foster an attitude that is positive and open to new ideas.

  • A valid U.S. driver's license and passport (or be able to obtain one). 

  • Must be able to travel to Canada. 

  • Must be able to climb ladders, grain legs, or similar. 

  • Must be able to tolerate dusty work environments. 

  • Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted and sit, stand, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, or squat several times a day. 

  • Experience with Allen Bradley is preferred, but not required.

  • Experience in liquid controls applications and knowledge of the agriculture industry is preferred, but not required. 

  • Additional duties and roles as needed. 

 

This position will require travel (about 20-25%) to customer sites to install the project (working hours and schedule may vary when traveling) and has the potential to be based out of our Welcome, Mankato, or Chanhassen office locations, with the opportunity to work remotely after a training period.

Production Associate

Easy Automation Inc. is seeking a Production Associate for our manufacturing facility in Welcome, MN. Regular schedule would be forty (40) hours per week (6:00AM to 2:30PM), with the potential for overtime as needed or assigned by management. This position will report directly to the Shop Foreman for assigned duties/tasks.

This role is assigned a primary work area, however, willingness to move to multiple other areas as needed is a key attribute of a successful candidate.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Fabricate and assemble products and large equipment according to 3D models, blueprints, and/or instructions using various fabrication equipment and hand tools, guides, fixtures, etc.

  • Able to retain complex assembly processes in a low-volume, high-complexity production setting.

  • Ability to develop and execute efficient and effective production procedures.

  • Utilize various types of powered and non-powered shop equipment to complete products.

  • Utilize a forklift to move products throughout the assembly process and load them onto trailers for final shipment. 

  • Maintain inventory of parts and tools used in the assembly process.

  • Keep a clean and well-organized work area by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Work well within a flexible and collaborative environment with individuals from other departments within the company.

  • Additional duties and roles as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent qualification, technical or vocational degree is preferred.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, blueprints, and schematics.

  • Exceptional understanding of power tools and assembly processes.

  • Must have a valid U.S. driver's license and excellent driving record.

  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.

  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office products and experience using a Windows computer.

  • Experience with ERP systems is preferred.

  • Have or ability to obtain a DOT Health card.

  • Must be able to tolerate dusty work environments.

  • Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted and stand, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, or squat repeatedly throughout a shift.

  • Steel-toe boots will be required. EAI will refund up to $100 towards this purchase.

Wage: $18-$22/hour

Project Manager - Engineer

Easy Automation Inc. is seeking to add an additional Project Manager to our team. This position will report to the General Manager, while also working closely with the Sales Team as well as the Operations Team to deliver organization, communication, and project success to both our customers and our internal team.

 

In this role, the candidate will:

  • Oversee and manage multiple projects from the point it is sold to the point the customer signs off and says they are pleased with the implementation and that no further work is required.

  • Organize and coordinate key internal and external meetings, monitor the progress of the project to make sure timelines are being met, and help to overcome any roadblocks in projects that could cause challenges for others.

  • Be a main point of contact for customers, electricians, millwrights, dealers, and other necessary contacts.

  • Work closely with the Sales Team to provide technical assistance and research where needed, to provide the customer with the best solution for their needs.

  • Apply in-depth knowledge of electrical systems, codes, and regulations to guide project decisions, ensuring technical accuracy and compliance. Provide expert input on electrical design, installation, and troubleshooting.

  • Assist in developing quotes that will meet the specifications required by the customer.

  • Work closely with the customer to obtain information on motor sizing, flow of the facility, and other details that are vital to the success of the project. This is done in a timely manner which allows the Operations Team to push projects through to completion.

  • Ensure that information is available for the Operations Team to meet their deadlines.

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as needed.

              

Job requirements:

  • Three (3) or more years of experience as a Sales Engineer or Project Manager in the feed, agronomy, bulk material handling, or similar industry.  

  • An in-depth understanding of electrical and mechanical structures, layouts, and configurations.

  • The ability to communicate effectively with customers in both a technical and non-technical nature.

  • Must be able to travel periodically (expected less than 5%) as needed to complete project requirements.

  • Possess a valid U.S. driver's license and passport (or be able to obtain) and must be able to travel to Canada.

  • Follow and exhibit the qualities of each of our core values: Empathy, Approachability, Integrity, and Perseverance.

 

This position will require minimal travel to customer sites to install the project (working hours and schedule may vary when traveling) and has the potential to be based out of our Welcome, Mankato, or Chanhassen, with the opportunity to work remotely or on a hybrid work model, after a given training period in the Welcome office.

Senior Controls Engineer

Easy Automation Inc. is currently seeking to add an additional Senior Controls Engineer to our team. On top of regular pay and our company benefits, this position can accrue comp time, has a regular 8am-5pm schedule, and opportunities for bonuses, incentives, and commissions above base pay!

 

In this role, the candidate will:

  • Work with our controls team to take projects from the initial sales order through to the completed installation.

  • Assist in writing and determining standards in code for PLC and HMI programs.

  • Work with EAI development team to produce new solutions that meet the needs of an ever-expanding list of customers and industries.

  • Develop and enhance challenging and unique projects.

 

The successful candidate would possess the following:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of PLC/HMI programming experience and proficient electrical background.

    Two- or Four-year degree in Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, or equivalent education/experience to include applicable military service in an electrical field/area.

    Professional presence and foster an attitude that is positive and open to new ideas.

  • A valid U.S. driver's license and passport (or be able to obtain).

  • Must be able to travel to Canada.

  • Must be able to climb ladders, grain legs, or similar.

  • Must be able be able to tolerate dust and dirt in your work environments.

  • Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted and sit, stand, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, or squat several times a day.

  • Knowledge of the agriculture industry is preferred, but not required.

  • Additional duties and roles as needed.

 

This position will require travel (about 20-25%) to customer sites to install the project (working hours and schedule may vary when traveling). This role has the potential to be based out of our Welcome, Mankato, or Chanhassen offices, with the opportunity to work remotely after a given training period at those locations.

Controls Technician Apprentice

Easy Automation Inc. is currently seeking to add a Controls Technician Apprentice to our team. This position would consist of paid, on-site work and training, while also enrolling and completing external educational training and coursework, to become a certified Controls Technician.

 

What will the Apprenticeship process look like?

  • Upon hire, the candidate would begin full-time work at EAI, training on our internal processes and procedures within our panel shop, as well as learn key duties and skills to prepare the candidate. Throughout this process, the candidate will check-in with a manager/supervisor on a regular basis, to ensure he/she is continuing to advance within the apprenticeship. The timeline for this part of the training process is intended to be approximately one (1) year, but is dependent on the candidate’s skills, abilities, and background.

  • After the given training period, and panel shop work experience, a candidate will then move onto an internal team of technicians, working on specific customer projects and tasks, writing programming, customer service and support, and occasional travel to customer sites for additional training opportunities. At this point, the candidate will also enroll and begin external training and coursework at a local community college for certification.

  • Once the candidate’s supervisor approves that he/she is fully trained and has passed the required coursework to become certified, the individual will join our team as a full-time Controls Technician.

 

Long term, the goal for this apprenticeship is for an individual to work up to the position of a Controls Technician, with the potential for continual growth within that role.

 

  • What are basic requirements to be eligible for the Apprenticeship?

  • Follow and exhibit qualities of our CORE VALUES of Empathy, Approachability, Integrity, and Perseverance

  • Excellent organization and communication skills 

  • Basic computer and phone skills (Microsoft Products: Outlook, Excel, etc.)

  • A professional presence and foster an attitude that is positive and open to new ideas.

  • A valid U.S. driver's license and passport (or be able to obtain one). 

  • Must be able to travel to Canada. 

  • Must be able to climb ladders, grain legs, or similar. 

  • Must be able to tolerate dusty work environments. 

  • Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted and sit, stand, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, or squat several times a day. 

  • Knowledge of the agriculture industry is preferred, but not required. 

  • Additional duties and roles as needed. 

 

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, the candidate will begin work as a Controls Technician. In this role, a candidate will:

  • Collaborate with our controls team to take projects from the initial sales order through to the completed installation. 

  • Write code for PLC and HMI programs. 

  • Work with EAI development team to produce innovative solutions that meet the needs of an ever-expanding list of customers and industries. 

  • Develop and enhance challenging and unique projects.

 

In the Controls Technician role, there is the requirement to travel (about 20-25%) to customer sites to install the project (working hours and schedule may vary when traveling). This position has the potential to be based out of our Welcome or Mankato facilities, with the opportunity to work remotely after a training period.

Software Solutions Coordinator

The Software Solutions Coordinator at Easy Automation Inc. plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between our clients, sales, and our development teams. This position involves working closely with clients to understand their unique business requirements, coordinating with our development teams to implement tailored software solutions, and ensuring successful project delivery. The ideal candidate is a proactive communicator, detail-oriented, and possesses a strong understanding of the agriculture business. As part of this job, the candidate will have multiple responsibilities including but not limited to:

1. Client / Sales Engagement:

  • Work closely with the sales team to understand client needs and ensure our software solutions align with their objectives.

  • Provide software demos as necessary.

  • Collaborate with clients to gather and document software requirements.

  • Conduct needs assessments and provide consultative support to clients during the project lifecycle.

  • Build and maintain strong client relationships through effective communication and responsiveness.

  • Collaborate with the sales team to develop and present proposals and gather client feedback for continuous improvement.

 

2. Third Party Integration Liaison

  • Collaborate with third-party software vendors / partners to build relationships and trust.

  • Facilitate integration discussions.

  • Work with the clients and the development team to determine integration functional specifications.

 

3. Project Coordination:

  • Liaise between clients and the development teams to ensure a clear understanding of project objectives.

  • Coordinate project timelines, milestones, and deliverables.

  • Facilitate collaboration between internal and external stakeholders to ensure system solutions meet or exceed their expectations.

  • Monitor project progress and address any issues that may arise during development.

 

4. Quality Assurance:

  • Facilitate or conduct thorough testing and validation of software solutions to ensure they meet client specifications.

  • Collaborate with the Quality Assurance team to identify and address any bugs or issues.

 

5. Documentation:

  • Prepare and maintain detailed quotes, project documentation, including specifications, user manuals, and training materials.

  • Document client feedback and ensure timely resolution of issues.

  • Assist in writing up custom Statements of Work (SOW) for projects requiring unique or specialized development.

 

6. Training and Support:

  • Provide training sessions to clients on new software solutions.

  • Offer ongoing support and troubleshooting assistance to clients as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • Extensive understanding of the agricultural industry and the software/processes that support it.

  • Proven experience in a similar role, focusing on software solutions coordination.

  • Strong understanding of software development processes and project management methodologies.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to delivering high-quality solutions.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

 

Travel Expectations:

  • 10 - 20 overnight trips per year Travel bonus will be included with this expectation.

Full Stack Developer

BENEFITS

90% Paid Employee Coverage Health Insurance with 25% Paid Family Health Insurance Coverage

Generous PTO

90% Paid Employee Dental Insurance

401K Available with Employer Match

7.5 Paid Holidays

Health Savings Account with Employer Contribution

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Life and AD&D Insurance

Flexible Spending Account

Easy Automation Inc. is seeking a talented and experienced Full Stack Developer with an emphasis on front-end experiences to join our team. As a Full Stack Developer at EAI, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining scalable web applications used in the agriculture industry, with a primary focus on taking our current desktop solutions to the cloud. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to understand their needs and translate them into functional code. The ideal candidate is passionate about technology, stays up to date with the latest trends, and has a proven track record of delivering high-quality code.

 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Design, develop, and maintain responsive and performant web applications.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements, define solutions, and deliver them.

  • Write clean, efficient, and testable code that meets both business and technical requirements.

  • Debug and fix issues reported by users and stakeholders.

  • Create and maintain technical documentation for the developed codebase.

  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and consistency.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest web development trends and technologies.

 

Job Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field. 

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience as a Full Stack Developer or similar role.

  • Demonstrable experience in UI/UX design principles.

  • Proficient in front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript frameworks (e.g., React, Angular, Vue.js).

  • Strong knowledge of back-end technologies such as Node.js, Java, and Spring Boot.

  • Strong knowledge of relational database design and SQL (e.g., MS SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL).

  • Familiarity with version control systems (e.g., Git, SVN).

  • Understanding of Agile software development principles and practices.

  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality code.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Agriculture experience and knowledge of basic accounting principles are preferred.

This position has the potential to be based out of our Welcome, Mankato, or Chanhassen, MN locations, with the opportunity for hybrid work after a training period. Must be based in/near southern Minnesota or the Twin Cities metro area.

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