Tuff Automation is looking for hard-working, talented individuals to add to our team. 

Shop-Machine Assembly 

Machine Builder

May include:

  • Assemble custom conveyor equipment- entry level
  • be familiar with using hand tools
  • organizing parts
  • shipping and receiving
  • cleaning the shop
  • driving

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Grand Rapids, MI

Required license or certification:

  • Driver's License

Mechanical Design Engineer 

Job Description Tuff Automation is seeking a highly motivated technical professional to join our team as a Mechanical Design Engineer.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with sales and customers to understand product requirements and scope of work.
  • Participate with sales in concept development and job quoting.
  • Create robust product designs including mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Create assembly drawings, component details and BOMs.
  • Specify and order purchased components including: motors, bearings, etc.
  • Manage multiple projects under tight time frames.
  • Communicate closely with operations to insure manufacturing feasibility and timing.
  • Must be able to travel to customer or supplier sites.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years in equipment design.
  • Material handling equipment experience is preferred.
  • 2D AutoCAD experience. 3D CAD experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with welding, sheet metal and machining capabilities and feasibility.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Project management experience is beneficial.

Salary determined based on experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Equipment Design: 3 years

Job Location:

  • Grand Rapids, MI

Electrician - Controls

Position Summary

Tuff Automation is seeking an electrical controls technician to assist in panel building and machine hardwiring, and provide troubleshooting support for equipment controls and periodic on -call support to plant operations. He or she will participated in project support to equipment installation and upgrade activities.

The ideal electrical controls technician candidate will possess the following:

  • Familarity with wiring PLC's
  • Familiarity with panel and machine hardwiring
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics
  • Ability to work in a team enviornment
  • Flexibility to travel out of state and country


Applicants must have at least 1 year of experience in electrical work.

Required education: High School or equivalent

Required experience: Electrical work 1 year

Driver's License

Tuff Automation  is an equal opportunity employer.