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:

Machine Assembler/Service

Location: Holland, MI

Employment Type: Full Time

Description: This position allows you the opportunity to build Fogg filling equipment, and parts assemblies in an air conditioned facility. You will see your project from creation to installation, which allows you to travel to many interesting locations around the globe.

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:

PLEASE SELECT BELOW FOR DETAILS OF OPEN POSITIONS

3rd shift CNC Lathe Setup Operator/Programmer

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.

3rd Shift CNC Machine Setup Operator

BASIC FUNCTION Setup, and operate CNC lathes, and mills to produce precision Fogg parts in a timely manner.  Reads blueprints and work orders for product specifications, such as dimensions and tolerances.  Reads tooling instructions, such as fixtures, feed rates, and determines sequence of operations.  Includes modifying, or repairing parts or assemblies, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Setup, and operate CNC machines. Machine parts to specifications on detail prints provided, or as instructed.
  2. Set up tooling, work pieces, and CNC machine offsets as needed.
  3. Maintain measuring, and set up tools, which are common to the machinist’s trade.
  4. Record part set-up, 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.

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.
3rd Shift Manual Machinist

BASIC FUNCTION

Setup, and operate manual saws, lathes, mills, drills and arbor presses…etc. to produce precision Fogg parts in a timely manner.  Reads blueprints and work orders for product specifications, such as dimensions and tolerances.  Reads tooling instructions, such as fixtures, feed rates, and determines sequence of operations.  Includes modifying, or repairing parts or assemblies, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

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. Setup, and operate manual machines. Machine parts to specifications on detail prints provided, or as instructed.
  2. Setup, and operate vertical and horizontal saws as needed.
  3. Set up tooling, work pieces, and fixtures as needed.
  4. Maintain measuring, and set up tools, which are common to the machinist’s trade.
  5. Record part set-up and run time through Counterpart when necessary for tracking of time on specific jobs.
  6. Monitor due dates on the process sheets, and complete all work as scheduled.
  7. Deliver parts to other departments in the plant as necessary.
  8. Provide verbal, and written feedback to appropriate members of the manufacturing group.
  9. Perform work, and cross train on various positions or equipment as required.
  10. Maintain a professional appearance always, representing Fogg in a professional and courteous manner.
  11. A quality check is required on all parts that you manufacture. This may be an internal or external process.
  12. Work overtime when approved and scheduled by your manager.
  13. Maintain safety and cleanliness of work area by performing housekeeping duties daily. Including, but limited to trash, coolant, work area etc.

RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Internal Contacts – Work with other members of your department, and all other Fogg members to solve work related problems.
  2. External Contacts – Periodically with customers of Fogg Filler Company touring the facilities.

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. Machining experience preferred.

ENVIRONMENT

  1. Exposure to oil, grease, coolant, solvent, and paint.
  2. Moderate-sized equipment utilized around work area.
  3. Moderate exposure to noise; hearing protection provided.
  4. The basic nature of the job requires precaution to avoid potentially serious injury.

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.

Controls Engineer-Level II

Provides Controls Engineering support for Fogg Filler Company products and services worldwide.   Assist other departments and Fogg customers to ensure quality electrical specifications are met.  Direct Fogg Controls Engineers-Level 1 and Electrical Technicians, 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 insure that all quality aspects of product design and manufacturing are met by applying engineering principals under minimal supervision.   JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Performs in depth investigation into materials, processes and products assigned by management.  Provides a comprehensive written analysis for review.
  2. Utilize engineering principals to design products from information provided by Mechanical Engineering Department and R&D Department.
  3. Review electrical Bill of Materials for consistency and accuracy.
  4. 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).
  5. Analyzes electrical costs by performing mathematical calculations. Applies calculated data, with material costs, to determine total product material costs.
  6. Works with other engineering designers to review form, fit and function of product designs by utilizing CAD and PC’s.
  7. Provide project 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Design and assemble prototype product using power and hand tools. Lifts/moves parts weighing up to 40 pounds, during engineering evaluations to determine form, fit and function.
  10. 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.
  11. Analyzes competitive products by evaluating materials, manufacturing processes, product performance and packaging.
  12. Contacts and when necessary visits customers, suppliers, and agencies to obtain information relative to existing products, purchased parts, material selections, or manufacturing processes.
  13. Travel and provide engineering field support for machine installation, startup and service for all of Fogg customer base and/or our dealer/agents, maintaining optimum quality customer service, as required.
  14. Support Fogg customers, Sales Department and Purchasing Department on project control specifications. Answer controls and electrical related customer service telephone calls.
  15. Maintain a professional appearance at all times representing Fogg in a professional and courteous manner.
  16. When other Fogg Departments require additional assistance due to production demands, you may be required to help in that department.

BENEFICIAL REQUIREMENTS Bachelor of Science in engineering discipline or equivalent experience, preferred. 5 years engineering experience required, packaging industry preferred. Electrical wiring experience in an OEM atmosphere Experience in RSLogix 5000, Logix 500, FactoryTalk View ME, Siemens WinCC and Step 7 V5 Must be able to debug machine wiring, and high and low voltage circuits. 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 have a valid Passport. 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.

Service/Project Manager

BASIC FUNCTION Manage multiple product-focused service projects with specific responsibilities for the planning, organization, scheduling and implementation of field service installations of FOGG products worldwide.  Focus is to enhance equipment sales, both new and after market. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Coordinates and dispatch, in a timely manner, products and/or services necessary to install, repair or replace FOGG equipment worldwide at customer locations. Including new, remanufactured, existing machinery, and/or warranty work.
  2. Responsibility to stay customer-focused providing complete and total customer satisfaction.
  3. Maintain Fogg service calendar to monitor service contracts and arrange service trips for these jobs using the resources available while keeping all departments in the factory productive
  4. Must be available to take after hours on-call responsibilities.  Currently 1 week per month of 24-7 on-call service availability, this could be subject to change depending on work flow and on-call policy.  Must be able to work weekends and/or holidays, if an emergency occurs
  5. Travel and provide start up assistance for new installations, as required. Valid Passport will be required.
  6. Prepare documentation and work orders for parts to be fabricated by the factory.  Including follow up to insure any additional parts are shipped to the customer.
  7. Document parts used on service trips for inventory and billing purposes, and all service and warranty requests, including travel, and man hours per job.  Time, mileage, and expenses must also be documented to insure complete customer billings.
  8. Act as coordinator to insure engineering files are updated after service visits are completed, including written documentation and drafting support.
  9. Debrief Service Manager / Director of Sales & Market immediately after service trip discussing information pertinent to general sales activities and new sales opportunities. For example, new packaging lines being added, competitive equipment and activities, and market trends.
  1. Work with Engineering to design specialty items necessary to complete an order.  This may involve systems, and/or parts necessary to interconnect FOGG equipment with existing customer equipment.
  1. Prepare quotations and documentation materials for classroom/formal training as required.

BENEFICIAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Ability to handle mechanical multi-task problems that may be encountered on service trips. 2. High School diploma, and 5 years manufacturing experience.  Skills must include welding, parts fabrication, installation of machinery, and conveyor work. 3.  Working knowledge of drafting and application to specification and components. 4. Working knowledge of plumbing and electrical components and ability to follow machine installation to conclusion. 5. Travel required a minimum of 15% of the work year. 6. Able to lift a maximum of 50 pounds and be in good physical condition. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Must have knowledge of CAD. Must have PC/Computer skills, which include knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.

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 Engineer

BASIC FUNCTION This position supports our sales efforts acting as a liaison between Fogg manufacturing and our customer base. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Research information for preparation of manufacturing new and used machine orders. Including, time line of one week after order is placed, attaching technical and commercial specifications together with container and closure samples.  Tracking shipping schedule, and order confirmation to customer.
  2. Issue internal or customer derived change orders to manufacturing and insure correct machine changes are implemented. Track purchase order amendments and relative invoicing for purchases or credits.
  3. Coordinate with Customer and/or a third party line integrator regarding plant & line layout with recommendations and placement of Fogg equipment. Layouts imported to  AUTO CAD from 3D Solid Works models that show machine orientation, placement and utility/process connections.  Documents must be presented in a professional format.
  4. Participates in quotation process. This will be coordinated with the Fogg sales team member and may require a site visit to customer’s facility. Insure that technical quotations are quoted accurately and promptly.
  5. Machine order specifications entered into Fogg database and ERP system for scheduling and publishing ordering tasks to various departments.
  6. Maintain and update Fogg manufacturing and production schedule for weekly meeting. Schedule machine order design reviews. Coordinate job startup and completion dates with engineering and operations VP.
  7. Required to travel a minimum of 10% and attend trade shows.
  8. Coordination with 3rd party equipment suppliers and the exchange of technical data required for the integration of their equipment e.g. cappers, sorters, conveyors, labelers etc.
  9. Maintain inventory of sample containers and caps. Analyze specialized containers with customers, Fogg pattern department and engineering for problem resolution.
  10. Understanding the principles of operation and functionality of CIP/SIP, chemical blend skids and their relationship with the production process.
  11. Meet with Fogg customers, when necessary, and assist with technical information to promote future sales.
  12. Coordinate shipping procedures with Shipping Department, including preparation and setup of customer equipment leaving Fogg, via telephone and email correspondence.
  13. Provide post sales design, build technical and specification support with customer via email, telephone and webinar conferences if necessary.
  14. Coordinate and setup up daily agenda, detailed checklist for Factory Acceptance Test protocol. Document post FAT action items required for correction and to completion.
  15. Work closely with Parts and Service Department regarding Start-up and extended spares, Installation and Commissioning Schedule.
  16. Customer support and troubleshooting with customer to discern whether or not a service call needs to be setup.
  17. Communicate closely with the Accounting Department from order inception to machinery shipment.

BENEFICIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Associates Degree in engineering discipline preferred.
  • Five years Process Engineering/Manufacturing/Packaging experience.
  • Proficient in the utilization of Auto CAD and Solid Works.
  • Have knowledge of Navisworks or 3D modeling software experience
  • Must have PC skills which include word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Adept in various other CAD software for design, data analysis and presentations.
  • Strong customer service background required.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willing and able to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Valid passport is a must.

Engineering Intern

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

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.