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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

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CURRENT OPENINGS

Sales Engineer

Easy Automation Inc. is seeking to add an additional Sales Engineer to our team. The candidate will assist our sales team by working with our feed and agronomy clients and customers to understand their needs by completing quotes, designing process flow diagrams, and other documentation necessary to complete the order. This person will work closely with both our sales and engineering teams, as well as with our customers to ensure accuracy in both quotation and system design, within our feed and agronomy divisions.  

 

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Work closely with both the customer and other EAI sales team members during the pre-sale process, to design, plan, and implement equipment layout drawings utilizing Autodesk Inventor.  

  • Create applicable pricing and quotes for controls systems based on the project/customer requirements.  

  • Obtain all relevant project information and specifications to support EAI’s Electrical Engineering team throughout the panel fabrication and programming phases of the project.  

  • Serve as the technical liaison between the customer and internal team members as questions or obstacles arise during all phases of the project.  

  • Be a valued member of the sales team by collaborating with other sales engineers, marketing, sales assistants, the VP of Sales, as well as other Regional Managers. 

  • Occasional travel to customer sites to gather information on the customer’s requirements needed to provide equipment and/or controls system specifications. As well as travel to customer sites for a final inspection/start-up (specifically for larger equipment projects). Travel is expected to be 10-15%. Overnight travel on occasion (less than 5% of the time).  

  • Occasionally attend tradeshows and other networking opportunities. 

  • Detailed utilization of Salesforce (CRM) to track activity and record customer information. 

  • Responsible for a quota on levels of activity as well as end results (opportunities created then sold, etc.). 

  • Additional duties and roles as needed.  

Job Requirements: 

  • Applicable work experience specifically in feed manufacturing, feed operations, grain handling, agronomy blending automation/equipment, bulk material handling, food processing, electrical engineering, or similar. 

  • Preferred but not required, possess a Two- or Four-year degree in Agricultural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ag Systems Technology, Feed Science and Management, or similar. 

  • General familiarity with electrical engineering principles and control panel design. 

  • Knowledge of the feed, grain, and/or agronomy industries is preferred but not required. 

  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics. 

  • Familiarity with CAD software (ideally Inventor or AutoCAD) and PLC programming is preferred, but not required.   

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of PLC programming. 

  • Comfortable with CAD software (preferably Inventor or AutoCAD). 

  • Proficiency in phone and computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and CRM software experience.  

  • Excellent written, communication, and problem-solving skills to be applied through face-to-face, over-the-phone, and email connections. 

  • Must have a valid U.S. driver's license.  

  • Must be able be able to tolerate dust and dirt environments and climb ladders, grain legs, or similar (most applicable when visiting customer sites).  

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

  • Follow and exhibit qualities of our Core Values of Empathy, Approachability, Integrity, and Perseverance.    

 

This position has the ability to work in our Welcome, Mankato, or Chanhassen office locations, with the opportunity to work hybrid/remote once approved/as determined by management. Required training for this position would be in our Welcome and Mankato offices. Occasional travel between office locations will be required during the training period and during the course of employment. 

Full Stack Developer

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.

  • Additional duties and roles as needed.

 

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.

  • Follow and exhibit qualities of our Core Values of Empathy, Approachability, Integrity, and Perseverance

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

Customer Service Software Support Technician

Easy Automation Inc. is currently seeking to add an additional Customer Service Software Support Technician to our team. The individual will work closely with EAI customers to prep, install, and train them on our various software platforms.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot customer problems over the phone, during normal business hours, as well as provide after-hours phone support as assigned.

  • Prepare for customer visits (both in person and remote) to install and train customers on their new software solution.

  • Work with our internal team to manage and develop custom software solutions for our customers.

  • Additional duties and roles as needed.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent customer service skills and organizational skills.

  • Basic information technology (IT) skills.

  • Light booking/accounting knowledge.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook.

  • Knowledge of the feed mill and/or swine industry is preferred, but not required.

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

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

  • 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 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.

  • Follow and exhibit qualities of our Core Values of Empathy, Approachability, Integrity, and Perseverance

 

This position will require travel (about 5-15%) to customer sites to install the project (working hours and schedule may vary when traveling) and has the potential to be based out of the Welcome, Mankato, or Chanhassen offices, with the opportunity to work remotely or on a hybrid work model, after a given training period.

Executive Assistant to Co-President

Easy Automation is a family-owned and operated company with approximately 100 people in three MN locations.  We are passionate about serving our valued customers in the agricultural industry by providing innovative and practical solutions to their specific challenges. We seek a dedicated Executive Assistant to support our Co-Presidents.  This role is pivotal to our continued success and offers the right candidate a dynamic, fast-paced work environment with significant responsibility. 

 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Administrative Support: Provide comprehensive administrative support to the Co-Presidents, including managing schedules, organizing meetings, and handling correspondence. Maintain the highest level of performance, organization, professionalism, and confidentiality.

  • Calendar Management: Manage each of the Co-President’s calendars and meeting scheduling. Exercise judgment to prioritize conflicting appointments effectively.

  • Meeting Coordination: Initiate onsite and offsite meetings with key participants. Responsible for logistics, agendas, technology requirements, virtual meeting links, materials, and catering.

  • Email Management: Consistently monitor and prioritize emails. Communicate key emails to Co-Presidents. Flag, escalate, and delegate emails as needed.

  • Communication:  Gather information and prepare agendas, reports, memos, and PowerPoint presentations. Edit documents to ensure quality and accuracy. Act as liaison between Co-Presidents and other departments. Familiarity with legal concepts. 

  • Work Independently: Ability to prioritize, anticipate needs, and problem-solve. Manage projects, meet deadlines, and organize materials/documents professionally. 

  • Embrace EAI Core Values: Empathy, Approachable, Integrity, and Perseverance. 

  • Relationship Building: Provide exceptional customer service and build relationships within EAI and with external stakeholders.

               

Job Requirements: 

  • Post-secondary education preferred, High School diploma or GED considered with experience candidate. 

  • Three (3) or more years of experience as an Executive Assistant or in a similar role, preferably in a fast-paced, growing company.  

  • Must be able to handle sensitive information with the utmost discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times. 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant software. 

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and situations.

  • Ability to take ownership of work and expected outcomes. 

  • Enjoy collaboration between key company leaders and willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities. 

  • Possess a valid U.S. driver's license. 

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

 

This position will require working onsite at our Chanhassen location with the opportunity of working 10% from home. This position will be based out of Chanhassen, MN.   

 

Salary: $25-$35/hour (Approx. $50,000-$70,000/year)

 

Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week) 8:00am-5:00pm (CST)

 

How to Apply: 

Please send your resume to jmathiason@easy-automation.com. Once sent, please call 507.728.8214 and ask for Jill or Denise to confirm receipt of the resume and discuss the next steps.

Project Manager / Engineer

Easy Automation Inc. (EAI) is an international supplier of software, automation technology and equipment to the feed manufacturing, agronomy, and grain handling industries. EAI is unique in providing customers the opportunity to fully integrate their operations with industry-leading solutions in controls, software, and equipment. With a strong conviction of the company's core values and a service-oriented approach, EAI provides matchless service and practical engineering for exceptional solutions.

 

EAI 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. 

 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • 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. 

  • 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 (working hours and schedule may vary when traveling) and has the potential to be based remotely or out of our Welcome, Mankato or Chanhassen locations in Minnesota. 

 

Salary: $75,000 - $100,000/year

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

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