DESIGN ENGINEER

ETS is seeking a Design Engineer to assist in the development of innovative agricultural equipment.

ABOUT ETS

Environmental Tillage Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of conservation tillage and nutrient management equipment, which enhances soil productivity and farm profitability. Our SoilWarrior systems set the standard for in-field performance, machine durability, and ease of operation. For more information visit soilwarrior.com.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 The Design Engineer will assist the Senior Engineer with creating innovative technology for our SoilWarrior product line. He or she will also evaluate, redesign, and test existing equipment for enhanced durability, efficiency, and ease of operation. The position is based at ETS headquarters in Faribault, Minnesota, with some travel required for in-field testing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates, coordinates, and monitors all aspects of product design, fabrication, and quality.
  • Performs engineering assignments related to design and analysis for agricultural tillage equipment.
  • Optimizes new systems and upgrades to existing systems and processes.
  • Works with service team to develop and implement solutions to service related issues.
  • Confirms system and product capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods; testing properties.
  • Develops mechanical products by studying customer requirements; researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials; soliciting observations from operators.
  • Prepares product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
  • Maintains system and product database by entering data.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing other assignments as needed.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Precise attention to detail.
  • Good mechanical aptitude and knowledge.
  • Advanced organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ag Engineering, or related field
  • 5+ years of engineering experience preferred
  • Experience with SolidWorks CAD software.

 

BENEFITS

Health and disability insurance, 401K, and paid vacation time.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE & CONTACT INFORMATION

Applications will be accepted until May 26, 2017. Please email a resume and a short cover letter explaining your interest to Senior Engineer Scott Opsahl at info@soilwarrior.com.

 


SERVICE TECHNICIANS

Environmental Tillage Systems is looking for two service technicians to help maintain our premier tillage equipment and support our customers.  ETS needs one service technician to support our mid-west clients and one service technician to support clients in the Illinois and Indiana area. 

ABOUT ETS

Environmental Tillage Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of conservation tillage, integrated planting and nutrient management equipment, which enhances soil productivity and farm profitability. Our SoilWarrior systems set the standard for in-field performance, machine durability, and ease of operation. For more information visit soilwarrior.com.

DESCRIPTION

ETS Service technicians provide professional and prompt support to new and existing ETS clients. Their primary role is to safely, accurately, and efficiently maintain ETS equipment lines, which include the SoilWarrior®, HoneyWarrior®, and RollerWarrior®. Technicians are also expected to be ambassadors of the ETS brand and provide support to other areas of the company as needed. Workload varies throughout the year and may include nights and weekends. The ideal candidate must be able to travel for multiple days during peak times of the year.

DUTIES

  • Analyze work orders and assist service manager in planning travel schedule.
  • Investigate service and warranty claims. Diagnose errors and technical problems. Determine proper solutions.
  • Manage onsite set-up of new machines and installation of technology. Repair and maintain equipment as needed.
  • Document services performed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Transport machines and vehicles as needed.
  • Maintain ETS-supplied vehicle and service trailer. Ensure equipment and tools remain in clean, professional condition, and are maintained according to manufacturer recommendations.
  • Develop and cultivate good client relationships. Build trust by keeping service information confidential.
  • Support research and development of new and existing products.
  • Operate all vehicles and handle tools in a safe manner.
  • Support Regional Sales Managers with demonstrations, tradeshows, events, and transportation of equipment and/or show materials.
  • Seek out and participate in professional development opportunities.
  • Follow company processes, policies, and procedures as outlined in the employment handbook.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum AAS (2-year) technical degree or same years of related experience
  • Possess or willing to obtain forklift operator certification and Class A CDL
  • Experience working with precision ag technology
  • Ability to think critically and implement solutions
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Work well independently and with team
  • Knowledge of agriculture

 

BENEFITS

Health insurance and 401k available. Technicians are also provided with a truck, trailer, and tools.

LOCATION

ETS is located in Faribault, Minnesota. This position services customers based out of a home office with occasional travel to corporate headquarters.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Applications will be accepted until April 14, 2017. Please email a resume and a short cover letter explaining your interest to Tanner Schuldt at info@soilwarrior.com.

 


ENGINEERING INTERNSHIP

ETS is seeking an engineering intern at our production facility in Faribault, MN.

ABOUT ETS

Environmental Tillage Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of conservation tillage, integrated planting and nutrient management equipment, which enhances soil productivity and farm profitability. Our SoilWarrior systems set the standard for in-field performance, machine durability, and ease of operation. For more information visit soilwarrior.com.

DESCRIPTION

This internship will focus on all aspects of engineering of the SoilWarrior product line.  Duties may include prototyping, light assembly, field testing (and associated travel), documentation of assembly processes and systems. The selected person should also establish personal goals he or she would like to accomplish during this internship. We will make every effort to provide opportunities to achieve these goals.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be interested in our business and working with equipment
  • Must be pursuing degree in mechanical or agricultural engineering or related technology field
  • Must have completed at least sophomore-level classes, heading into junior or senior year of college
  • Must have basic computer skills and some CAD modeling experience
  • Must have local living accommodations; ETS will not pay for travel or relocation

TIMEFRAME

This internship is available year-round and can be structured to fit different lengths of time, hour requirements, and projects. Candidates should anticipate a fun, flexible, and challenging work environment.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Please email a resume and a short description about why you’re interested in an internship to: Scott Opsahl, Senior Engineer: sopsahl@soilwarrior.com. Questions can be directed to Scott or by calling 507-332-2231.