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TECHNICAL BUYER

Automatic Feed Company is currently seeking applications for a Technical Buyer position. This individual would perform the following essential functions:

  1. Understanding and documenting business requirements including preparing, tracking and reviewing purchase orders through the purchasing process.
  2. Understanding drawings and GDT dimensioning, call outs and finishing.
  3. Understanding welding and machining concerns to review with suppliers.
  4. Identifying and screening potential suppliers on multiple criteria (price, quality, delivery, availability, reliability and selection) and risk analysis if applicable.
  5. Identifying and realizing opportunities for cost reduction.
  6. Formalizing agreements according to company policy monitoring supplier compliance with contract terms.
  7. Following up on orders to ensure that materials are shipped and delivered on promised dates being mindful of product lead times in relationship to manufacturing schedules.
  8. Entering in all changes to the Purchasing system including price changes and engineering updates.
  9. Preparing and filing all purchasing related documentation.
  10. Preparing and completing reports as required.

This position also requires attention to detail, accuracy, ability to multi-task, strong communication and organizational skills. Interested applicants must be willing to travel.

Electrical Assembly

Applicants must be able to read electrical blueprints. This position also requires laying out and running conduit wire. The individual must be able to use and read the general tools and equipment of the electrical trade. This position is a union position and will require the individual to join the union two months from date of hire.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Automatic Feed Company is seeking an Electrical Engineer. Interested applicants should have programming experience on Allen Bradley ControlLogix, PLC-5, Siemens, or Mitsubishi. HMI programming on various platforms is preferred as well. Applicants should also have a good understanding of variable frequency drives such as AB PowerFlex Series. The successful candidate should possess either a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or computer related field, or an Associate’s Degree. Applicant must be willing to travel.

ELECTRICAL FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Automatic Feed Service Technicians are responsible for the following:

  1. Provide mechanical and electrical support and service to customers who are using Automatic Feed Company coil processing equipment.
  2. Perform preventive maintenance inspections and record findings in a written report.
  3. Support and follow the ISO 9001:2015 quality system.
  4. Assist in preparing quotes to customers for service and/or parts
  5. Assist in procuring parts from outside vendors.
  6. Installation of equipment at customer site; customer plant start-up.
  7. Troubleshoot the functions of the equipment.
  8. Complete service reports in a timely manner after service job is finished.
  9. Provide periodic training to operators and maintenance personnel on line concept and program maintenance;
  10. Safety – Ensure that safety guards and devices are in place and operational, safety warning signs are in place, and that safe operating procedures are being followed by operators and maintenance personnel. Report unsafe conditions or acts to the proper authority. Follow and obey all safety rules and safety regulations.
  11. Interested applicants must have strong mechanical and electrical aptitude. Good oral and written communication is required. The applicant must be willing to travel and work overtime that is needed.

UTILITY/ GENERAL LABOR

Immediate opening for a self-driven individual with a desire to progress in the company.
Duties include:

  1. Driving forklift to unload shipments
  2. Storing and retrieving parts for work in-process
  3. Prepping and painting parts
  4. Keeping shop clean and orderly.

This individual must have a valid driver’s license. Previous forklift experience is desired. Must be able to pass a respirator clearance medical exam. A successful applicant must have good mechanical aptitude and a desire to make a career as a machine builder or electrician. It requires the ability to keep parts well organized. Attention to safety is critical. Should have experience using hand tools such as: drills, grinders, tapping tools, paints guns, deburring tools, table saw, miter saw, drill press, and band saw.

Physical requirements include standing/walking for long periods of time, frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally move up to 50 pounds or more. Job requires good vision. Must be able to pass a drug test.

Automatic Feed is a union shop; The applicant is required to join the union two months from the start date.
Pay range: $14.00-$17.00. Benefits include: Health insurance, 10 paid holidays, additional paid time off, 401k Plan, paid life insurance policy, short-term disability insurance, and continuing education benefits.

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Join the Feed

Automatic Feed Company, a well-established producer of coil handling and press feeding equipment in Napoleon, Ohio, employs over 80 team members. The AFCO team consists of Mechanical, Electrical and Software Engineers, Service and Assembly Technicians, Project Managers and Administrative Staff. Our highly qualified team members find themselves being challenged and encouraged to freely utilize their expertise while efficiently completing tasks and building quality products. Each day’s unique activities makes each and every position challenging and rewarding.

Check back for future opportunities in these areas:

Mechanical Engineering

AFCO’s Mechanical Engineering team members utilize state of the art software to design customized equipment for our automotive customers. Our capabilities include equipment designs that meet our customers’ needs for processing aluminum, steel and UHSS, all while helping them to minimizing downtime.

Electrical Engineering

AFCO’s Electrical Engineering team develops electrical systems and software that are capable of running our customers’ equipment in a fully automated mode, or manually if preferred. Our capabilities include working with several drive and control systems including Unico, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Allen Bradley, and Toyopuc, to mention a few. If you understand electrical control systems, Electrical Engineering may be just right for you.

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Software Engineering

Automatic Feed also offers opportunities in Software Engineering. AIM, our in-house visual basic software package, offers our customers a tool that assists them with keeping their equipment running smoothly and efficiently, minimizing equipment downtime. It has been designed and written by our software engineers who know and best understand AFCO’s equipment. If you are interested in software, a career writing AIM may be of interest to you.

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Project Management

The Project Management team members work hands on with our Customers, assisting with projects, start to finish, to ensure customer satisfaction. Project Managers assist our customers by providing regular project updates, addressing customer concerns that arise, and by coordinating all aspects of an in-process project to ensure that progress moves along smoothly and seamlessly for our customers. If your skills include the ability to satisfy customers by coordinating large projects, a career as a Project Manager may be right for you.

Assembly Technician

Assembly Technicians build and wire all of the equipment designed by our Engineers. Mechanical Assembly team members will build our customizable equipment to meet our customer specs while Electrical Assembly team members build the needed electrical control systems that allow our equipment to function as required to meet our customers’ needs. If you prefer “hands on” work and like building things, you may want to learn more about AFCO’s assembly technician opportunities.

Service Technician

Join our Service team! Members of the Service team work closely with both our Customers as well as most of our internal departments. Service team members assist our customers by performing field service, customer support, training, equipment maintenance, preventive maintenance, and providing 24/7 support, as well as supplying repair parts to keep our customers up and running as efficiently as possible.

Administrative Staff

All of Automatic Feed’s administrative duties are performed in house by our admin team made up of accounting, purchasing, sales and human resources. Each of these career fields can be exciting and very interesting when you become a member of the AFCO team.

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