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Create a better quality of life through innovation and automation

MFT Automation is a fast-growing global company that creates Total Automation Solutions with our world-class Feeders, Labelers, and Integrated Systems. We have a strong work ethic to serve our industries in the Pharmaceutical, Food, and Print/Packaging areas with quality products that are flexible for multiple applications, and provide efficiency, safety and security. With state-of-the-art machinery, we enable our customers to be more efficient and increase ROI. Our customers value our knowledge and superior technology.

Become a part of the MFT Automation Team

At MFT Automation, you are part of a team, and we offer a great deal of variety with an excellent work environment, fun work culture, great career growth potential, and competitive salary with benefits. If you are highly motivated and looking for a fast-paced professional working environment, MFT is the place to work.

If you have experience in Sales, Engineering, Integration, or Assembly, we’d love to hear from you.
Send your resume and cover letter in the “Submit Your Application Here” area, or at jobs@mftautomation.com, or to the address below:

Attn: Human Resources Manager

MFT Automation
4821 White Bear Parkway
White Bear Lake, MN 55110, USA

We have openings, check it out!

Submit your application online below:
JOB TITLE: Integration Engineer Date: March 2022
DEPARTMENT: Integration & Field Service WORK CATEGORY Full Time Salary
REPORTS TO: Integration Supervisor SCHEDULE: 40-50 hrs  / week
TRAVEL: 10-25%

 

 

SUMMARY:   This role of Integration Engineer will have you leveraging your Mechanical Engineering skills to integrate, validate, automation equipment into complex systems based on engineering drawings and Work Orders. This position does consist of some domestic & global travel to customer sites for the installation & service of MFT Automation products. This position requires professional customer facing communication skills, on site effectiveness, schedule flexibility, the ability to train others, high level electromechanical problem solving, diagnostic, and analytical skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties or tasks may be assigned as required. Management may modify, change or add to the duties of this description at any time without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Integration
    • Participate in work to integrate standard equipment and 3rd party hardware into complex systems based on engineering drawings.  This often requires managing work time on multiple projects as assigned allowing for upstream engineering, machining, procurement, and any production changes to minimize delays.
    • Test and Troubleshoot components and system performance with customer product.
    • Design, model, and draw up parts for system modifications or work with a design engineer to design, model, and draw up parts.
    • Participate in kick-off project review meetings and contribute to provide accurate work time estimates based on available information as well as previous experience with similar projects.
    • Expedite internal processes that jeopardize delivery timing and escalate to Management as needed.
    • Collect / Produce final quality data proving customer process & product is Verified & Validated.
    • Close assigned integration projects on time.
    • Document Issues, report, and escalate in real time.
    • Document all validation processes both through video and provided templates.
    • Identify Risks and report to Project Manager & other stakeholders proactively.
  • Collaborate in Continuous Improvements
    • Participate in documentation of changes to customer projects providing reference for service concerns or in order to enhance future system builds and minimize warranty liability.
  • Installation, field service, and customer training
    • Apply technical skills to install and run equipment at a customer’s site.
    • Support site qualification following successful factory qualification.
    • Help to train customer on system after site qualification.
    • Provide technical assistance remotely to customers through email, video conferencing, and phone support.
    • Overcome difficulties and solve problems on site using analytical and diagnostics skills.
    • Maintain a professional demeanor in front of customer at all times.
    • Document work complete, issues found, or customer suggestions onsite and share with customer and Integration management.
  • Documentation
    • Document all testing done on equipment during Internal Product Validation phase.
  • Create and maintain documentation of changes to customer projects providing reference for service concerns or in order to enhance future system builds.
  • Travel
    • Domestic and international travel of 10-25% overall.
    • Flexible schedule to allow increasing trip duration as needed to complete installation, field service, and customer training.
    • Make all necessary travel arrangements for self.
    • Prepare for each trip to ensure success (tools, parts, travel details, equipment knowledge, etc.).
    • Track and report all service activities via scheduling software.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Abide by all Core Values and company policies.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Excellent electro-mechanical diagnostic, analytics, and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to properly utilize hand, electric, and pneumatic tooling in a safe and effective manner.
  • 4 year Engineering degree or 2 year technical degree preferred.
  • Ability to fasten pneumatic and hydraulic lines, electrical fixtures, and attachments required to integrate accessories to larger system.
  • 0-3 years of field service and training experience.
  • 0-1 years of planning and documentation experience.
  • Must also possess a valid Driver’s license and passport.

CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires the individual to have access to confidential records and information.  To successfully perform this position, confidentiality of the information with which the individual has contact must be maintained.

CORE VALUES: The core values described here are representative of the core values of the Company.  Every employee is expected to follow these values.

  • Integrity:  do the right thing, rational, ethical, trustworthy, honest
  • Engaged:  determined, hardworking, dedicated, driven, organized, resilient, focused, and continuous improvement
  • Innovative:  creative, imaginative, visionary, intelligent, competent
  • Team Player:  collaborative, great communicator, motivator, positive outlook, fun, respectful, compassionate maturity, for greater good of company, admits mistakes, decisive, and ensures job completion
  • Customer Collaborative:  effective & creative in providing customer sale and service solutions while enhancing partner relationships
JOB TITLE: Mechanical Electrical Technician Date: March 2022
DEPARTMENT: Integration & Field Service WORK CATEGORY Full Time Salary
REPORTS TO: Integration & Field Service Manager SCHEDULE: 40-50 hrs  / week
TRAVEL: 10-25%  

SUMMARY:   This role of Mechanical Electrical Technician consists of hands-on work to integrate standard MFT Automation equipment into complex systems based on engineering drawings and Work Orders. Some domestic & global travel to customer sites for the installation & service of Multifeeder products will be required.  This position requires professional customer facing communication skills, on site effectiveness, schedule flexibility, the ability to train others, high level electromechanical problem solving, diagnostic, and analytical skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties or tasks may be assigned as required. Management may modify, change or add to the duties of this description at any time without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Integration
    • Participate in work to integrate standard equipment and 3rd party hardware into complex systems based on engineering drawings.  This often requires managing work time on multiple projects as assigned allowing for upstream engineering, machining, procurement, and any production changes to minimize delays.
    • Test and Troubleshoot components and system performance with customer product
    • Work with Integration team members to design, model, and draw up parts for system modifications or work with a designer to design, model, and draw up parts.
    • Expedite internal processes that jeopardize delivery timing and escalate to Project Management and Operations as needed.
    • Collect / Produce final quality data proving customer process & product is Verified & Validated.
    • Close assigned integration projects on time.
    • Document Issues, report, and escalate in real time.
    • Identify Risks and report to Project Manager & other stakeholders proactively.
  • Collaborate in Continuous Improvements
    • Participate in documentation of changes to customer projects providing reference for service concerns or in order to enhance future system builds and minimize warranty liability.
  • Installation, field service, and customer training
    • Apply technical skills to install and run equipment at a customer’s site.
    • Support site qualification following successful factory qualification.
    • Help to train customer on system after site qualification.
    • Provide technical assistance remotely to customers through email, video conferencing, and phone support.
    • Overcome difficulties and solve problems on site using analytical and diagnostics skills.
    • Maintain a professional demeanor in front of customer at all times.
  • Documentation
    • Document all testing done on equipment during Internal Product Validation phase.
  • Create and maintain documentation of changes to customer projects providing reference for service concerns or in order to enhance future system builds.
  • Travel
    • Domestic and international travel of 10-25% overall.
    • Flexible schedule to allow increasing trip duration as needed to complete installation, field service, and customer training.
    • Make all necessary travel arrangements for self.
    • Prepare for each trip to ensure success (tools, parts, travel details, equipment knowledge, etc.).
    • Track and report all service activities via scheduling software.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Abide by all Core Values and company policies.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Excellent electro-mechanical diagnostic, analytics, and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to properly utilize hand, electric, and pneumatic tooling in a safe and effective manner.
  • 2 year technical degree preferred.
  • Ability to fasten pneumatic and hydraulic lines, electrical fixtures, and attachments required to integrate accessories to larger system.
  • 0-3 years of field service and training experience.
  • 0-1 years of planning and documentation experience.
  • Must also possess a valid Driver’s license and passport.

CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires the individual to have access to confidential records and information.  To successfully perform this position, confidentiality of the information with which the individual has contact must be maintained.

CORE VALUES: The core values described here are representative of the core values of the Company.  Every employee is expected to follow these values. 

  • Integrity:  do the right thing, rational, ethical, trustworthy, honest
  • Engaged:  determined, hardworking, dedicated, driven, organized, resilient, focused, and continuous improvement
  • Innovative:  creative, imaginative, visionary, intelligent, competent
  • Team Player:  collaborative, great communicator, motivator, positive outlook, fun, respectful, compassionate maturity, for greater good of company, admits mistakes, decisive, and ensures job completion
  • Customer Collaborative:  effective & creative in providing customer sale and service solutions while enhancing partner relationships

Senior Embedded Hardware Design Engineer

MFT Automation manufactures friction feeding equipment and integrated systems for the packaging, print, and pharmaceutical industries. We currently have an opening for a Senior Embedded Hardware Design Engineer.

Job Description:

  • Circuit board design specification and project management
  • Mixed-signal hardware design on new and existing PCBs
  • Electronic component specification
  • Schematic Capture
  • Printed circuit board layout
  • Communication with sales, production, and mechanical departments
  • Give work direction to and work with electrical technicians
  • Component-level troubleshooting of circuit boards
  • Creation of installation, assembly, and test procedures
  • Design and fabrication of test fixtures
  • Maintain and improve consistency of schematic and layout parts libraries
  • Assist with testing machines to CE standards

Education/Qualifications: BSEE or similar degree with 5+ years’ experience designing embedded hardware

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ARM microcontrollers & FPGAs
  • Experience with CAN, USB, & Ethernet communication
  • Experience with OrCAD or other schematic capture
  • Experience with PCB Layout
  • Experience with brushless motor drive design
  • Experience with EMC/EMI, ESD, and safety certification
  • Ability to solder PCBs and cabling
  • Familiarity with hand and power tools

Required Skills:

  • Ability to use oscilloscopes and multimeters
  • Ability to take work direction from multiple sources
  • Ability to work independently and manage your own time
  • Ability to communicate with other departments
  • Ability to multi-task between projects
  • Ability to apply math and physics
  • Technical writing ability
  • Diagnostic and troubleshooting skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office

We offer an excellent work environment, great career growth potential, and competitive salary and benefits.

Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Description:

Privately owned MFT Automation is a world leader in design and manufacture of friction feeders, labelers, systems, and accessories, using the latest design techniques with state-of-the-art components and materials to provide solutions for our customers.  Due to robust company growth, we are looking for a talented Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team.

As a member of the product development and custom automation team, Mechanical Design Engineer will work with other staff members to reach project goals.  A broad range of components and manufacturing processes will be utilized by this role, including sheet metal, machining, power transmission, servo motors, and sensors.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 3 years minimum (5 years preferred) experience in custom automation and material handling in food and pharmaceutical industries
  • Knowledge of robotic automation
  • SolidWorks and/ or Creo experience (2 years)
  • Organized, detail-oriented self-starter
  • Ability to excel in highly interactive team environment
  • Commitment to learning and continuous improvement
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Responsibilities:

  • Understand product requirements and develop solutions
  • Use theoretical calculations and analytical methods to develop mechanical concepts
  • Create or review part drawings, solid models, and bills of materials
  • Lead design reviews
  • Prototype and test designs
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities
  • Work in a team environment for design process, brainstorming and evaluation

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Education:

College accreditation with emphasis in engineering or equivalent experience, preferably from within a manufacturing firm—bachelor’s degree with concentration in mechanical or electrical engineering strongly preferred

Experience: Five or more years of machine design engineering experience—two years of engineering experience within the special machine industry preferred

Additional skills:

  • Significant competence in the use and manipulation of 2D and 3D design software in a collaborative environment.
  • Experienced in drawing creation of assemblies and details to include all dimensions, tolerances, and documentation to allow the manufacture and assembly of designs that meet specified requirements
  • Self-motivated to initiate and implement tasks, strategies and techniques in a goal-oriented manner to increase productivity and profitability
  • Technically creative with an understanding of mechanical and/or electrical functions to provide solutions in a robust and economical manner
  • Capable of evaluating quotations, specifications, and documentation to discern functional requirements, identify missing information, define tasks, establish plans and develop schedule timing for mechanical designs
  • Organized and flexible in work functions allowing for dedicated, multitasking, and task interrupted duties
  • Analytical and decisive in defining, evaluating and solving problems in an organized way
  • Strong planning and communication skills, both written and verbal, with competency in computer and Microsoft Office products
  • Established interpersonal skills to lead and collaborate in team environments while maintaining individual duties effectively

Job Type: Full-time

Competitive salary, benefits & incentives

Send resume to:  jobs@multifeeder.com

To support our customers in their success, we are looking for the right type of person to join our team as a Production Assembly Technician. The ideal candidate will have a high degree of mechanical aptitude, demonstrates critical thinking, has the energy to finish time sensitive production goals and enjoys working in a collaborative team environment.

The candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Build high performance Friction Feeders, Automated Product Loaders, Labelers, and conveyors
  •  Prepares work to be accomplished by studying assembly instructions, blueprint specifications, and parts lists; gathering parts, subassemblies, tools, and materials.
  • Able to work off of detailed drawings and in a paperless assembly environment.
  • Fit and assemble mechanical and/or electrical components according to prints or sketches, and construct, rebuild and repair specialized machines and systems
  • Assembles, fasten, and connect parts and subassemblies including pneumatic and hydraulic lines, electrical fixtures, and attachments and able to examine connections for correct fit
  • Superb attention to detail, able to catch occasional errors and escalate prior to incorrect assembly. Resolves assembly problems and notifying manager to obtain additional resources for real-time corrective actions.

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • High School diploma with significant assembly experience with hi tech automation machinery. Proven experience as an exceptional assembler
  • Communication skills, Exercise Judgment, Decision Making, Team Player, Collaborative
  • Understanding and prior experience with LEAN manufacturing principles.
  • Understanding of 5S and able to maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with company procedures
  • Understanding of Kanban process
  • Understands best QA & documentation practices.
  • High computer proficiency. Able to read and assemble from electronic CAD prints and drawings.
  • Able to use manual Tools, Power Tools, Ability and experience to operate pneumatic and electric power tools, in a safe, effective manner.
  • Professional demeanor with ability to clearly articulate and collaboratively communicate with other departments such as management, machine shop and Integration department.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and proud to live out MFT Automation’s Core Values.


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