Fey Industries, Inc
  • - Automation
  • Edgerton, MN, USA
  • Full Time
  • Health, Dental and Life Insurance, 401K, Paid time off and flex time, Onsite gym including basketball court, racquetball court and locker rooms as well as an onsite library

Fey Industries, Inc. in Edgerton, MN seeks a full-time Automation Application Engineer to join our growth focused, forward thinking organization. As an Automation Application Engineer you will be part of the team responsible for Continuous Improvement.  The ideal candidate has a passion for working in a team oriented environment, possesses excellent communication skills, and a positive can do attitude.

Fey Industries, Inc. is a QCA accredited light manufacturing company who operates in a clean, climate controlled, work environment and strives to have a culture representing family values.    If you enjoy team interaction and strive to continuously grow your knowledge and skill base, then this is an excellent opportunity for you. This role is geared for those who are results driven. We are a dynamic team of people that are passionate about what we do both at work and within the community. We have an exceptional culture that is friendly, growth focused and team oriented. We believe in helping our team members live our core values; accountability, continuous improvement and innovation, integrity, sense of urgency and stewardship throughout each day. We encourage our team members to stay motivated and drive themselves onward through continuous improvement.

Fey Industries, Inc. started in 1965 to provide branded promotional packaging products that enhance the image of other organizations and continues to grow with additional product lines and acquisitions. We pride ourselves on achieving Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) accreditation for the promotional product industry. We are 1 of 31 to be QCA accredited. Our purpose is brightening the world through our actions which includes the impact we create with our products, jobs and communications. For more information about us, please visit our website at http://www.feyindustries.com/.

Key Accountabilities for the Automation Application Engineer include:

  1. Deliver automation to existing equipment and processes, while reducing operator variables and complexity
  2. Elevate automation by applying Fey creativity, yielding more-up and/or time reduction...uniquely better
  3. Curious problem solving, yielding an effective cost and time saving solution (understanding simple is more)
  4. Quick reaction resource to Production to apply automation solutions
  5. Mentor production team on the operation of the new automation, understanding the 'Why'

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  1. Maintain awareness of new technologies and understand how to apply them at Fey
  2. Design equipment upgrades using following principles
    1. SMED
    2. Reduction of operator interface points (mach. adjustments)
    3. High cycle rates & throughput
    4. Simplification of equipment for ease of maintenance & operation
    5. Inclusion of up-stream and down-stream operations
    6. Reduction of material handling
    7. Cross functional team input (production, maintenance, QA, Eng. & Tool room)
    8. Use of GANT plans
    9. BOM budget planning
    10. Complete documentation packet                                            
  3. Design equipment upgrades utilizing the following technologies
    1. Integrated robotics
    2. PLC, sensors & servos
    3. HMI controls
    4. WiFi & barcode
    5. Vision systems
    6. Material handling (pick-n-place, power conveyors, nip rollers)
    7. Material guidance (mechanical & electronic
  4. Equipment upgrade
    1. Actively lead (hands-on) and maintain the build schedule
  5. Equipment Debug

Required Skills:

  1. Communication skills - written and verbal
  2. Strong understanding and experience in some or all of:
    1. mechanical systems and structures
    2. electrical systems (motors, relays, switches)
    3. electronic controls (sensors, PLC, servo drives) –required-
    4. control panel design and layout –required-
    5. programming of PLC, HMI and Servo –required-
    6. pneumatic systems (valves, actuators)
  3. Attention to detail
  4. Problem solver


This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Fey Industries, Inc


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