As Automation Engineering Co. continues to grow, so do the career opportunities in assembly, machining, fabrication and electric panel production. To kickoff 2015, AEC’s machine shop employs 30 people, a 233% increase from two years ago.
Before Matt Kelley was named Manufacturing Manager in 2013, the machine shop employed nine people. By August 2014, that number grew to 20. Today the industrial automation equipment maker for the tube and pipe industry employs nine assembly production professionals, seven fabricators, six machinists, four electrical panel assemblers and four manufacturing supervisors, including one who is a manufacturing engineer.
In addition to being known for manufacturing automated long product material handling and processing systems, AEC offers build-to-print services. The Machining and Assembly Divisions run on two shifts, bringing added value to companies in need of AEC’s expertise and equipment, including milling machines, turning lathes, surface grinders, drill presses, press brakes, bandsaws and welding equipment.
“We’ve definitely grown,” Kelley said. “When we had 10 guys, I was the only supervisor. Now we have a fabrication supervisor, machining supervisor and an electrical supervisor. Altogether, we are more focused on training than we were in the past.”
Matt Kelley, a registered professional engineer, joined AEC in 2008. He previously served as a lead mechanical engineer and design engineer. Kelley is also responsible for the Cooperative Learning Program at AEC, providing students with hands-on work experience in the fields of design and manufacturing engineering.
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