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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

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.

Agronomy Business Analyst

Easy Automation is seeking a skilled and motivated Agronomy Software Business Analyst to join our dynamic team. As an Agronomy Software Business Analyst, you will play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between our technical development team and the unique requirements of the agronomy market sector. Your expertise in both software development processes and agronomy practices will be crucial in shaping and delivering innovative software solutions that cater to the specific needs of our clients within the agriculture industry.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with agronomy experts, stakeholders, and clients to understand their business processes, challenges, and software needs.

  • Translate agronomy-related requirements into clear and comprehensive technical specifications for software development.

  • Identify and prioritize features that align with industry trends and customer demands.

  • Stay up to date with the latest developments in the agronomy sector, including technology advancements, industry regulations, and market trends.

  • Conduct competitive analysis to ensure our software solutions maintain a competitive edge in the agronomy market.

  • Create detailed functional and non-functional requirements documentation, user stories, and use cases.

  • Work closely with development teams to design software solutions that meet the specific needs of agronomy clients, while ensuring scalability and maintainability.

  • Act as a liaison between agronomy experts and software development teams, fostering clear and effective communication.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including developers, UI/UX designers, and quality assurance, to ensure a holistic approach to solution delivery.

  • Assist in the creation of test cases and scenarios that reflect the unique requirements of the agronomy sector.

  • Conduct testing and validation to ensure that software solutions meet the established standards and address agronomy-specific challenges.

  • Provide training materials and support documentation to agronomy clients, enabling them to effectively utilize our software solutions.

  • Collaborate with customer support teams to address and resolve any software-related issues in a timely manner.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.

  • Proven experience (3-5 years) working as a Business Analyst, preferably within the agronomy or agriculture sector.

  • Strong understanding of SQL databases and queries.

  • Strong understanding of agronomy practices, crop management, and agribusiness processes.

  • Familiarity with software development methodologies such as Agile or Scrum.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills.

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively convey technical information to non-technical individuals.

  • Experience with requirements gathering, documentation, and translating user needs into technical specifications.

  • Proficiency in using business analysis tools and software.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and manage multiple projects.

 

This position has the potential to be based out of our Welcome, Mankato, or Chanhassen, MN locations, with the opportunity to work remotely, after a training period.

Software Support Technician

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

 

In this role, the candidate will:

  • 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.

 

The successful candidate would possess:

  • 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.

  • Additional duties and roles as needed.

 

This position will require travel (about 15-20%) 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.

Electrical Engineer / Designer

Easy Automation Inc. is seeking to add an Electrical Engineer / Designer to our team. This position will work closely with the Controls and Sales Teams as well as the Production Team to deliver high-quality electrical solutions for our customers.

 

In this role, the candidate will:

  • Be responsible for the timely production of schematics and electrical drawings for EAI’s Production Team, as well as the examination and confirmation of new components and processes for EAI’s continued success.

  • Work primarily with AutoCAD Electrical software to create prints for panels to meet our customer needs and requests.

  • Determine appropriate equipment needed for UL rated control panels.

  • Additional duties and roles as needed.

 

The successful candidate would possess:

  • A Two- or Four-year degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, or equivalent electrical education/experience.

  • Proficient with AutoCAD Electrical or similar software.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with deadlines. 

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

 

This position has the opportunity to be based out of our Welcome, Mankato, or Chanhassen office locations,with the opportunity to work remotely after a training period or based on level of experience/knowledge. Occasional travel between the two locations may be required during the training period.

Project Manager

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 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.

Information Technology Business Analyst

Easy Automation Inc. is seeking to add an Information Technology Business Analyst to our IT team. As an IT Business Analyst at EAI, you will play a critical role in optimizing our IT systems and processes. You will be responsible for analyzing current software programs, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing strategies to integrate new software seamlessly into our daily operations. Your expertise will help us achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness while ensuring that our technology systems align with our business goals.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather and understand business requirements.

  • Analyze existing IT systems and processes to identify opportunities for enhancement and efficiency gains.

  • Capability to independently develop and design reports and dashboards, eliminating the necessity for developer involvement.

  • Proficiency in creating comprehensive visualizations and informative reports using relevant tools and software(s).

  • Work closely with software developers and vendors to integrate new software solutions into our operational framework.

  • Create detailed documentation of system requirements, workflows, and processes.

  • Conduct thorough testing and validation of new software implementations to ensure seamless functionality.

  • Provide training and support to end-users on new software tools and systems.

  • Monitor system performance and troubleshoot issues as they arise.

  • Remain up to date with industry trends and best practices in business process automation.

  • Additional duties and roles as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, or related field.

  • Proven experience as a Business Analyst or similar role, with a focus on implementing business projects.

  • Experience with SharePoint and JobBoss.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

  • Familiarity with software integration processes and project management principles.

  • Proficiency in documenting requirements and specifications.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical individuals.

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

  • Experience in process improvement or business process reengineering is a plus.

  • Possess a valid U.S. driver's license (travel between office locations will be required for specific assignments)

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of automation and workflow management tools.

  • Familiarity with ERP systems and database management.

  • Project management certification (e.g., PMP) is a plus.

  • Experience with Power BI, Tableau, or similar.

This position will be required to be on-site and based out of our Welcome, MN or Mankato, MN locations.

Project Coordinator

Easy Automation Inc. is currently seeking to add an additional Project Coordinator to our team. In this role, the individual will work closely with EAI team members and customers to ensure projects are completed on time and that customer expectations are being met or exceeded.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Schedule all critical aspects of projects and check in with other EAI personnel to be sure that deadlines are being met.

  • Coordinate and lead online calls/meetings with both EAI team members and customers including initial kickoffs, weekly check-ins, and prior to and following project installation.

  • Primary customer contact throughout the entirety of the project.

  • Work closely with customers to help schedule startups and travel arrangements for EAI personnel.

  • Monitor project tasks and milestones, ensuring they are completed on time and within scope.

  • Help allocate resources effectively, including personnel, equipment, and materials, to meet project goals.

  • Coordinate with external partners, vendors, and subcontractors to ensure timely delivery of goods and services.

  • Generate and distribute regular project status reports to project managers and team leads.

  • Train new team members on internal processes, procedures, and policies for traveling technicians.  

 

Job Requirements:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience.

  • A strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook is required.

  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • The successful candidate will be a confident, self-starter and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to multitask and manage priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Collaborative and team-oriented mindset.

  • Problem-solving abilities and adaptability.

 

This position has the potential to be based out of our Welcome, Mankato, or Chanhassen, MN locations, with the opportunity to work remotely after a training period.

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.

Electrical Assembly

Easy Automation Inc. is seeking a full-time candidate to assemble control panels and wire mechanical equipment at our Welcome, MN facility. In this role, the candidate will work on various tasks including, but not limited to, control panel wiring, part preparation (drilling, tapping, cutting), assembly, reading schematics, and soldering. Previous experience in each of these tasks is preferred, however, we are willing to train the right candidate. Working hours for the position are 7:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday; assigned overtime as necessary.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Attention to detail and quality workmanship.

  • Excellent communications skills.

  • Ability to work well with limited supervision.

  • Able to prioritize and fulfill multiple tasks regularly.

  • Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted.

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, reach, and squat consistently throughout a full workday.

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

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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