CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Fogg is a family-owned business in its third generation of family ownership. Built on strong values and a passion for delivering the highest quality products for their customers, Fogg strives to be a leader in both innovation and product quality.

Featured Job Opportunity:

CNC Machinist

Location: Holland, MI

Employment Type: Full Time

Description: This position allows you to operate cutting edge technology in Fogg’s top of the line, air conditioned machine shop. You will work in a highly skilled team with a wide range of experience levels. This position has 1st and 3rd shift opportunities available.

All positions require background checks, physicals, drug screens and valid driver’s license. Fogg provides an excellent benefits package for their employees. To be considered for this position, please fill out the application below, and email it along with your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@foggfiller.com
Currently we are searching for qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

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3rd shift CNC Lathe Setup Operator/Programmer-SHIFT PREMIUM

SHIFT PREMIUM

A $6/hr Shift Premium is included with this position.

BASIC FUNCTION  

Setup, operate, and program CNC equipment to produce precision Fogg parts in a timely manner. Includes modifying, or repairing parts or assemblies, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Program, setup, and operate cnc lathes. Machine parts to specifications on detail prints provided, or as instructed. This may include programming your own parts as well as other parts in the department.

2. Set up tooling, work pieces, and CNC machine offsets as needed.

3. Supply and maintain measuring, and set up tools, which are common to the machinist’s trade.

4. Record part set-up, programing, and run time through Counterpart when necessary for tracking of time on specific jobs.

5. Monitor due dates on the process sheets, and complete all work as scheduled.

6. Deliver parts to other departments in the plant as necessary.

7. Provide verbal, and written feedback to appropriate members of the manufacturing group.

8. Perform work, and cross train on various positions or equipment as required.

9. Maintain a professional appearance at all times, representing Fogg in a professional and courteous manner.

10. A quality check is required on all parts that you manufacture. This may be an internal or external process.

11. Work overtime when approved and scheduled by your manager.

12. Maintain safety and cleanliness of work area by performing housekeeping duties daily. Including, but limited to trash, coolant, work area etc.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

1. High School diploma preferred.

2. Experience in a manufacturing setting preferred.

3. Must have good manual and verbal dexterity.

4. Must be able to work independently.

5. Programming experience preferred.

Controls Engineer Level I
BASIC FUNCTION

Provides electrical and controls support for Fogg Filler Company products and services worldwide.   Takes direction from Fogg electrical Controls Engineer – Level II, to design and document new products and product line enhancements of an electrical nature.  Works with manufacturing to determine the best manufacturing processes for existing and new products.  Works with quality personnel to ensure that all quality aspects of product design and manufacturing are met by applying engineering principals under minimal supervision.

JOB RESPONSIBILITES

  • Assists Controls Engineer – Level II, by utilizing engineering principals to design new products from information provided by Mechanical Design Engineering Department and R&D Department.
  • Assists Controls Engineer-Level II in product design.
  • Monitor wire stock and order replacement wire as needed. Monitor electrical stock and order replacements as needed. Determines proper material selection by performing static and dynamic engineering calculations with the aid of computer-aided design (CAD, personal computers (PC) and calculators).
  • Assist Controls Engineer-Level II in analyzing electrical costs by performing mathematical calculations. Applies calculated data, with material costs, to determine total product material costs.
  • Works with Controls Engineer-Level II to review form, fit and function of product designs by utilizing CAD and PC’s.
  • Provides support and leadership on major installation or revision of machines and equipment. Including direct production of Fogg electrical controls.  Weld wire ways to machine bases, run conduit, pull cables, read blueprints and wire machines accordingly, track BOM parts and make sure they arrive on time.  Work with assembly department to coordinate timing of wiring and machine startup.  Build electrical panels, assist in machine disassembly for shipping.  Test safety circuits.
  • Documents all projects and maintain in master engineering file. Insure that a bill of materials and electrical schematic are placed in the engineering file of each machine.
  • Assembles prototype product using power and hand tools. Lifts/moves parts weighing up to 40 pounds, during engineering evaluations to determine form, fit and function.
  • Assist and Support development programs which will increase cost efficiency resulting in smoother workflow for manufacturing. Including testing and analysis of materials, processes and prototypes. Prepares test requests, monitors tests, and evaluates test performance per agency and industry standards.
  • Analyzes competitive products by evaluating materials, manufacturing processes, product performance and packaging.
  • Contacts and when necessary visits customers, suppliers, and agencies to obtain information relative to existing products, purchased parts, material selections, or manufacturing processes.
  • Keep wiring areas clean and organized.
  • Travel and provide engineering field support for machine installation, setup and service for all Fogg customer base and/or our dealer/agents, maintaining optimum quality customer service, as required.
  • Support Fogg customers, Sales Department and Purchasing Department on project control specifications. Answer engineering customer service telephone calls.
  • Maintain a professional appearance at all times while representing Fogg in a professional and courteous manner.
  • When other Fogg department require additional assistance due to production demands, you may be required to help in that department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Promote a positive attitude, understand and promote company mission and values. Must be able to work independently and accept accountability.
  • Must have excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills, share information with others prior to decisions and after decisions in a timely manner. Listen effectively and accept constructive criticism.
  • Ability to take independent action solving problems, seek out new responsibilities, act on opportunities, generate new ideas and manage risk of new ideas, work to promote self-development.
  • Must have a common sense/practical approach, ability to make thoughtful and timely decisions, get clarity of issue or objective by getting input in the decision-making process and show consideration for the impact of the decisions.
  • Show openness to new ideas, ability to adapt to change and assume new responsibilities. Must be able to handle pressure and uncertainty, adjust work plans to meet changing company and customer needs.

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Internal Contacts –Service Department, Purchasing Department, senior engineering, manufacturing and all Fogg employees.
  • External Contacts – Moderate contact with suppliers and vendors serving Fogg Filler Occasional contact with agencies, customers, and dealer/agents.

BENEFICIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma
  • 5 years’ electrical experience required, packaging industry preferred.
  • Electrical wiring experience in an OEM atmosphere
  • Experience in RSLogix 5000 & 500, Factory Talk View ME, Siemens Win CC and Step 7 V5
  • Attention to detail and quality of work
  • Self-motivated and ability to see what needs to be done
  • Communication skills and willingness to take on challenges
  • May include machine design, tooling, controls or field maintenance, mechanical desktop, 3-D drawing, Excel, Word, Autocad and/or Internet experience.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have PC/Computer skills, which include knowledge of word processing, data analysis and spreadsheet applications.
  • Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment and have a valid Passport.

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Machine Assembler/Service
Build Fogg filling equipment, and parts assemblies in a timely manner maintaining a smooth flow of parts and products from production to crating for delivery to customer. Service and/or install equipment in the field when necessary. Job Functions:

  1. Fully assemble and test run fillers, parts assemblies and related equipment.
  2. Disassembles, prepares and crates parts and equipment for shipment to customers per Fogg packaging standards.
  3. Designs, welds, machines, and fabricates parts as necessary. Document your work and communicate with the Engineering department to ensure prints are drawn.
  4. Reorders parts needed through Parts Coordinator or Materials Manager when necessary.
  5. Photograph machines, complete check lists and document all information relating to each machine.
  6. Travel periodically to customers for installation and/or service of Fogg machine Up to two (2) weeks per machine. Up to 30% of the year for travel service work.
  7. Gain a working knowledge of basic electronic functions of the machines, as well as understanding basic PLC and servo functions; be able to modify programs as needed to improve performance of equipment.
  8. Route parts to other departments in the factory as necessary.
  9. Ensures and maintains safety and cleanliness of work area by performing housekeeping duties daily.
  10. Provides verbal/written feedback to appropriate member regarding engineering, manufacturing and/or routing problems with parts and/or equipment.
  11. Work overtime when scheduled by your supervisor.
  12. In the event of any emergency contact your supervisor, or plant manager immediately. If you are unable to locate them, use your own judgement.
  13. Performs and cross trains on various positions as required.
  14. Completes appropriate paperwork. 
  15. Meets daily production requirements.
  16. Maintains a professional appearance at all times, representing Fogg in a professional and courteous manner.
  17. When QC Department requires additional assistance due to production demands, you will be required to help in that department.

Specific Requirements:

  1. High School diploma preferred.
  2. Experience in a manufacturing setting preferred.
  3. On the job training provided.
  4. Must have good manual dexterity and the ability to communicate with coworkers.
  5. Valid Passport-preferred.
  6. Must have basic computer knowledge.
Mechanical Design Engineer
POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:                      Mechanical Design Engineer – Level 1 REPORTS TO:         Engineering Manager SUPERVISES:          None DATE:                       July 2018 BASIC FUNCTION Individual works under the direction of Level II design engineers or engineering managers designing and documenting new products and product line enhancements and material. Works with manufacturing to determine the best manufacturing process for existing and new products.  Works with quality personnel to insure that all quality aspects of product design and manufacturing are met by applying engineering principals under supervision of a Level II design engineer or engineering manager. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

  1. Promote a positive attitude, understand and promote company mission and values. Must be able to work independently and accept accountability.
  2. Must have excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills, share information with others prior to decisions and after decisions in a timely manner. Listen effectively and accept constructive criticism.
  3. Ability to take independent action solving problems, seek out new responsibilities, act on opportunities, generate new ideas and manage risk of new ideas, work to promote self-development.
  4. Must have a common sense/practical approach, ability to make thoughtful and timely decisions, get clarity of issue or objective by getting input in the decision making process and show consideration for the impact of the decisions.
  5. Show openness to new ideas, ability to adapt to change and assume new responsibilities. Must be able to handle pressure and uncertainty, adjust work plans to meet changing company and customer needs.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Performs in depth investigation into materials, processes and products, as assigned by Level II Engineers or Engineering Managers.
  2. Utilizes sound engineering principles to design new products or modify existing ones from information provided by: customer request/feedback, sales/sales engineers, manufacturing personnel or Fogg service team under supervision of Level II Engineers or Engineering Managers.
  3. Works with manufacturing to determine the best design to minimize labor and overhead costs.
  4. Works with other Level II Engineers to review form, fit and function of product designs by utilizing SolidWorks.
  5. Develops engineering detail and assembly documentation to support tooling quotations, manufacturing and manufacturing preparation under supervision of Level II Engineers or Engineering Managers.
  6. Requests prototypes from outside suppliers, or manufacturing, to be used for engineering performance, concept evaluation and reliability testing.
  7. Assembles prototype product using power and hand tools. Lifts/moves parts weighing up to 40 pounds during engineering evaluations to determine form, fit and function.
  8. Initiates and coordinates development programs which will increase cost efficiency resulting in smoother workflow for manufacturing. Including testing and analysis of materials, processes and prototypes.
  9. Analyzes competitive products by evaluating materials, manufacturing processes, product performance and packaging.
  10. Contacts and when necessary visits customers, suppliers, and agencies to obtain information relative to existing products, purchased parts, material selections, or manufacturing processes.
  11. May be asked to travel and provide engineering field support for customer base and/or our dealer/agents, maintaining optimum quality customer service, as required.
  12. Support Fogg customers and Sales Department on project control specifications. Answer engineering customer service telephone calls.
  13. Maintain a professional appearance at all times representing Fogg in a professional and courteous manner.
  14. When QC Department requires additional assistance due to production demands, you will be required to help in that department.

BENEFICIAL REQUIREMENTS –       Bachelor of Science in engineering discipline or equivalent, preferred. –       Detail oriented with strong math skills. –      Some engineering experience preferred, packaging industry preferred. –      Experience may include machine design, tooling, controls or field maintenance. –     Valid Passport- preferred. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Must have PC/Computer skills, which include knowledge of word processing, data analysis  and spreadsheet applications.  Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment. DISCLAIMER The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Sales Representative

BASIC FUNCTION

Actively pursue sales opportunities, in designated sales territory, (determined by the company) to promote and sell the complete line of Fogg products and ancillary lines of equipment.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop all aspects of sale, from initial customer/dealer contacts, resulting in order-generating customer sales.
  2. Improving existing dealer/agent relationships and building new ones.
  3. Update and maintain all customer contacts in Outlook.
  4. Promotion of Fogg machinery by organizing customer/dealer visits and plant tours.
  5. Work with customer/dealer regarding problem resolution, using our filling equipment, and sales strategies.
  6. Responsible for preparing quotations and correspondence in rough draft format.
  7. Technical expertise in line layout, understanding the mechanics of efficient layouts.
  8. Attending industry trade shows and staffing the booth when Fogg is exhibiting.
  9. Approximately 25% of time spent outside the office, traveling in sales territory.
  10. Regular travel to customer locations to monitor customers satisfaction levels and communication with all who need to know whenever satisfaction is achieved or at risk.
  11. Communicate both internally and externally lead times. Defend both internally and externally lead times.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Promote a positive attitude, understand and promote company mission and values. Must be able to work independently and accept accountability.
  2. Must have excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills, share information with others prior to decisions and after decisions in a timely manner. Listen effectively and accept constructive criticism.
  3. Ability to take independent action solving problems, seek out new responsibilities, act on opportunities, generate new ideas and manage risk of new ideas, work to promote self-development.
  4. Must have a common sense/practical approach, ability to make thoughtful and timely decisions, get clarity of issue or objective by getting input in the decision-making process and show consideration for the impact of the decisions.
  5. Show openness to new ideas, ability to adapt to change and assume new responsibilities. Must be able to handle pressure and uncertainty, adjust work plans to meet changing company and customer needs.

RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Internal Contacts – Director of sales, and all Fogg employees.
  2. External Contacts – Extensive contact with customers, clients, and dealers/agents, via personal contact, telephone and in written form. Both domestic and international.

BENEFICIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, business, and/or engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • Candidate must have a minimum of four (4) years capital machinery sales experience.
  • Ability to speak a foreign language desired and have a valid Passport.
  • Adept in the use of personal computers (PC/CRT, keyboard and software) used for data analysis, presentations, and word processing.
  • Preferably AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT.
  • Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Technical Writer

BASIC FUNCTION

Creates, develops, writes, and edits material for manuals, videos, reports, briefs, proposals, instruction books and videos, catalogs, and related technical and administrative publications.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Receives assignments from supervisor. Observes production, developmental, and experimental activities to determine operating procedure, and details and records this for later use.
  2. Interviews production, engineering, and all other relevant personnel to become familiar with Fogg machines and equipment. Reads journals, reports, and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods.
  3. Reviews manufacturers’ and trade catalogs, drawings and other data relative to operation, maintenance, and service of equipment.
  4. Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, parts lists, specifications, mock-ups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure, and production sequence detail.
  5. Organizes material and completes writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
  6. Reviews published materials and recommends revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction and binding. Maintains records and files of work and revisions.
  7. Selects photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate all material. Creates and assists in material layout for publication.
  8. Create, assemble and monitor shop manuals (the build books) for each machine order.
  9. Create, edit, and publish instructional video content.
  10. Acts as Fogg Filler Company’s Safety Coordinator and/or Assistant.
  11. Review, clean up, and file-manage the completed Engineering section of the Machine File for each machine.
  12. Arranges for typing, duplication, and distribution of material.
  13. Possibly writes, edits, or creates speeches, articles, for public or employee relations releases.
  14. Makes minor engineering change order (ECO) changes and updates.
  15. Possibly works on corporate trademark issues.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Promote a positive attitude, understand and promote company mission and values. Must be able to work independently and accept accountability.
  2. Must have excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills, share information with others prior to decisions and after decisions in a timely manner. Listen effectively and accept constructive criticism.
  3. Ability to take independent action solving problems, seek out new responsibilities, act on opportunities, generate new ideas and manage risk of new ideas, work to promote self-development.
  4. Must have a common sense/practical mechanical approach and aptitude, ability to make thoughtful and timely decisions, get clarity of issue or objective by getting input in the decision-making process and show consideration for the impact of the decisions.
  5. Must have some mechanical skills to ascertain the correct informational and instructional wording relative to the mechanical part, equipment, and machine.
  6. Show openness to new ideas, ability to adapt to change and assume new responsibilities. Must be able to handle pressure and uncertainty, adjust work plans to meet changing company and customer needs.

RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Internal Contacts – Senior engineering, and all Fogg employees.
  2. External Contacts – Occasional contact with agencies, customers, and dealer/agents, serving Fogg Filler Company.

BENEFICIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Science and/or graphic design discipline or equivalent, preferred.
  • 1-year technical writing and/or engineering, and/or graphic design experience required, packaging industry preferred.
  • May include machine design, tooling, controls or field maintenance, mechanical desktop, 3-D drawing, and/or Internet experience.
  • Valid Passport- preferred.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have PC/Computer skills, which include knowledge of word processing, data analysis and spreadsheet applications, including knowledge of integration and manipulation of digitized photographs, charts, tables, etc.
  • Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment.

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

 

Maintenance Intern

James Scholten-Hamilton High School

James Scholten is part of the Hamilton High School Co-Op Program. This program allows James to explore the real-world work environment and the opportunities Fogg Filler has to offer. Through the Co-Op program, James has the chance to learn a variety of trades including machine assembly, welding, general plant maintenance, and CNC machining. During his time here at Fogg, James has learned how to weld and has installed various hanging systems throughout the company.  Per Co-Op requirements, James works a minimum of 10 hours a week at Fogg in place of the school hours he misses for the program. James will have the opportunity to transition into a full-time employee right out of high school due to his work through the co-op. In his free time, James enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, quad riding, and dirt biking.

Mechanical Engineering Intern-Summer 2018

Kyle Bush – Michigan Technology University

Kyle Bush is a Mechanical Engineering Intern at Fogg Filler Company. Currently, Kyle is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Michigan Technology University. Kyle was attracted to Fogg Filler, because of the shiny, reflective design of the machines and the structure of the internship. At Fogg, Kyle is allowed the freedom to work and complete projects that provide valuable, real life, engineering experience, as opposed to menial “intern work”. In his free time, Kyle enjoys “anything with a motor”, including quading, jet skiing, and snowmobiling.

Engineering Intern-Summer 2018

Liz Hoekstra – Michigan Technology University

Liz Hoekstra is a Chemical Engineering Intern at Fogg Filler Company. Currently, Liz is a third-year student at Michigan Technology University. Liz is pursuing a degree in chemical engineering and plans on obtaining a master’s degree in it as well. After attending a career fair at MTU, Liz was introduced to Fogg Filler because Fogg was specifically looking for chemical engineers. Liz was intrigued by the fact that Fogg allows her to utilize SolidWorks models during her internship. Thanks to her studies, Liz has been an excellent contributor to the Chemical Skid Department. In her free time, Liz enjoys swing dancing and playing the cello.

I.T. Intern-Summer 2018

Elijah Potter – Michigan Technology University

Elijah is an I.T. Intern at Fogg Filler Company. Currently, Elijah is a third year student at Michigan Technology University, where he is pursuing a degree in Computer Science and will be graduating in December, 2019. Elijah plans on obtaining his Master’s degree in Computer Science. At Fogg Filler, Elijah is considered a “Jack of all trades” and handles a variety of technology related issues. What Elijah enjoys most about Fogg Filler is the people he gets to work with and the opportunities presented here for him. Elijah also enjoys that his internship allows him to gain valuable programming experience that he can apply in his future studies. Elijah’s dream job is to become a software developer. In his free time, Elijah enjoys biking, jogging, and drawing.