Careers in Compressed Air Distribution and Automation Industry

John Henry Foster (JHFoster) is a compressed air system and automation distributor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota & northern Iowa providing service, maintenance & electro-pneumatic design.

Grow with us!

Dedication in taking care of our 125+ employees and providing clients with first class service has been a part of JHFoster since 1938. Our cultural emphasis is on creating contemporary leadership that is focused on serving/coaching, empowering employees to be successful, and generating an open and healthy environment.

John Henry Foster employs more than twenty people who have worked here in excess of twenty years showing the level of dedication you don’t find in most organizations. We are a customer service focused Company that offers a competitive salary and benefit package, including medical, dental, and a 401(k) program. Discover your next great career with us by emailing your resume to hr@jhfoster.com or select from the categories below.


Electrical Engineer

About John Henry Foster:

John Henry Foster (JHFoster) provides solutions for automation, robotic, and compressed air systems. We engineer integrated systems, distribute parts and equipment, and provide comprehensive long-term customer care and service. We promote a progressive culture by seeking opportunities for technology and searching for exceptional value. We are dedicated since 1938 to taking care of our 125+ employees and providing clients with world-class service. Join our team and make a difference.

Summary:

JHFoster is a UL 508A & 698A panel shop seeking an Electrical Engineer to join or rapidly growing organization. This position will assist customers in achieving their safety, quality, productivity and automation needs. Job duties will include project management, generating layouts, bills of materials, and schematics using AutoCAD. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of PLC and HMI programming, be proficient in project management, and have strong problem-solving skills. In this position you will also be working with a range of industrial robots. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team that provides innovative automation solutions to meet our customer’s needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design, development, and implementation of electrical control systems.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, from beginning to end.
  • Responsible for PLC, HMI, Servo, Robotic programming and modifications.
  • Develop all project related documentation including wiring schematics, bill of materials, instructions, etc.
  • Assist sales with quoting, estimating, conceptual design.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to be applied in design, installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of automation systems.
  • Recognize customer concerns and address proactively.
  • Possess excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of industry-relevant experience
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects to meet production schedule/project requirements.
  • Working level knowledge of controls programming (ladder logic, structured text, flow chart) and experience with a PLC such as Allen Bradley
  • Capable of independently developing complex machine system controls including hardware layouts and specifications, operational descriptions and specifications and programming to satisfy these specifications, testing and implementation.
  • Advanced level ability to use AutoCAD and related electrical software design tools
  • Experience with machine vision systems and motion control systems
  • Computer experience with general business software including Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
  • Robotic programming experience a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable

John Henry Foster offers a competitive benefits package. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume to hr@jhfoster.com or fax to 651-681-9368.


Field Service Technician – Metro

About John Henry Foster:

John Henry Foster (JHFoster) provides solutions for automation, robotic, and compressed air systems. We engineer integrated systems, distribute parts and equipment, and provide comprehensive long-term customer care and service. We promote a progressive culture by seeking opportunities for technology and searching for exceptional value. We are dedicated since 1938 to taking care of our 125+ employees and providing clients with world-class service. Join our team and make a difference.

Summary:

The Field Service Technician will work on-site at customer locations to repair compressed air issues including air compressors, blowers and vacuum pumps. Strong mechanical background desired with the ability to properly diagnose and solve problems on a variety of compressor systems; some electrical experience helpful. This person should have excellent communication and organizational skills, with the ability to work closely with customers to resolve issues in a timely manner; exceeding customer expectations and increasing overall customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate effectively with customers to resolve compressed air issues
  • Maintain up-to-date information related to compressor technology, on-going focus on sharpening mechanical and diagnostic abilities to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Ability to learn how to assemble and disassemble compressors; to fully understand repair issues
  • Understand and abide by safety procedures and policies
  • Ability to quickly resource information/individuals when needing assistance to complete service calls
  • Work effectively with customers to ensure call meets/exceeds customer expectations.  Willing to go the “extra mile” to exceed customer expectations
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or management

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of service repair experience preferred
  • Professionally trained in compressed air mechanics preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure or deadlines
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

John Henry Foster offers a competitive benefits package. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume to hr@jhfoster.com or fax to 651-681-9368.


Mechanical Engineer

About John Henry Foster:

John Henry Foster provides solutions for automation, robotic, and compressed air systems. We engineer integrated systems, distribute parts and equipment, and provide comprehensive long-term customer care and service. We promote a progressive culture by seeking opportunities for technology and searching for exceptional value. We are dedicated since 1938 to taking care of our 125+ employees and providing clients with world-class service. Join our team and make a difference.

General Purpose of the Job:

Assist JHFoster customers and prospective customers in their efforts to improve the effectiveness/efficiency, operation and reliability of their entire compressed air systems through state-of-the-art audit procedures.  Strong knowledge of the compressed air industry including products, monitoring capability and application techniques.  Maximize capital equipment solutions for clients; creating seamless integration between design, test, maintenance, training and other technical support.  Maximize system performance, lowering operational costs and increasing system reliability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Improving overall energy efficiencies.
  • Investigate compressed air equipment deficiencies providing solutions or design modifications to improve overall system.
  • Work with Account Managers to solicit new audit business resulting in improved cost efficiencies for customers and increased revenue to JHF.
  • Complex problem-solving skills with ability to evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Knowledge of design techniques including technical plans, blueprints and drawings.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or management.

Qualifications, Skills and Education:

  • Certified Mechanical Engineer and 1+ year mechanical engineering experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of production processes, quality control, costs to maximize manufacturing.
  • Skills in mechanical , design, production processing, complex problem solving and critical thinking using logic and reasoning to identify strengths, weaknesses and alternative solutions required.

John Henry Foster offers a competitive benefits package. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume to hr@jhfoster.com or fax to 651-681-9368.


Automation Specialist

General Purpose of the Job:

John Henry Foster (Eagan, Minnesota) is hiring an Automation Specialist. This position will have an emphasis on creating and developing on-going business relationships with our customers. Additionally, this position will focus on providing excellent customer service including; technical support, pricing, processing customer orders via phone, fax and email, expediting customer orders, follow-up on leads, crossing over product to increase automation business, as well as assisting our Account Managers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a contact for JHF product and pricing information
  • Work with list of target accounts along with other customer inquiries; supporting on-going communications and sales
  • Focus on increased “add-on” business with customers calling in; increasing revenue per call/per customer
  • Knowledgeable on all JHF products, parts and services including strong technical background on all automation product offerings
  • Good understanding of competition and offerings
  • Ability to successfully sell the JHF “value-add” proposition and cross over product on an as-needed basis
  • Build and maintain excellent customer relations (internal and external)
  • Recognize customer concerns; addressing proactively
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or management

Qualifications, Skills and Education:

  • Two-year degree in Automation/Fluid Power/Mechatronics
  • Professionally trained in automation systems
  • Knowledge of Infor Enterprise Software a plus
  • Team player, but also must be able to work independently
  • Excellent communication and customer relations/service skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure or deadlines to meet customer expectations

John Henry Foster offers a competitive benefits package. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume to hr@jhfoster.com or fax to 651-681-9368.


Installation & Piping Specialist

Summary:

The Installation and Piping Specialist will work on-site at customer locations to install compressed air and coolant piping. Mechanical background is helpful but will train as needed; able to diagnose and solve problems on a variety of piping systems. Excellent communication and organizational skills with the ability to work closely with customers to resolve issues in a timely manner; exceeding customer expectations and increasing overall customer satisfaction.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Communicate effectively with customers/supervisors to ensure proper installation of all equipment and piping projects
  • Ability to multi-task and work to resolve issues to meet project deadlines
  • Work with customer to ensure calls meet customer expectations
  • Understands safety procedures/policies
  • Good driving record
  • Ability to work alone or with a team
  • Previous experience with maintenance, installation, plumbing and/or a technician is helpful.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or management

Qualifications:

  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Previous experience within the industry is a plus

John Henry Foster offers a competitive benefits package. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume to hr@jhfoster.com or fax to 651-681-9368.

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651-452-8452 | 800-582-5162

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