612-623-0000

Engineering and Manufacturing

Seeking candidate to fill a Calibration Coordinator-Technician position. ($19.00 – $21.00/hour)

1st shift (4 ten hour days)

(Contract assignment with potential for direct hire)

Objective:

Manages measurement and test equipment (M&TE) that flows through the Metrology and Calibration Laboratory and supports a variety of indirect labor functions for the laboratory staff, infrastructure and operations.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree
  • Aptitude in using Microsoft Office
  • SAP software application for production environment
  • Fluke Met/Team Database Software

Accountabilities:

  1.  M&TE Processing
    Responsible for receiving, acquiring, processing, and delivering M&TE.
  • Collaborates with internal M&TE users and laboratory technicians to schedule calibrations
  • Manages incoming (check-in) and outgoing M&TE.  Responsibilities include:
    • Met/Team database entry
    • SAP Service Order entry for Metrology and Factory Service
    • Staging M&TE
    • Processing outgoing M&TE, including Delivery Notifications.
    • Ensures M&TE is adequately protected and packaged to prevent handling damage
    • Picks up and delivers M&TE to internal customers, where applicable or needed
    • Operates a variety of powered industrial material handling equipment as required by corporate safety protocols to move M&TE or fixturing
    • Familiar with M&TE and function
  1.  Production Volume Support
    Leads or assists in supporting calibration production volume and associated           material
  • Monitors late parts and expedites when necessary to maintain production and delivery requirements
  • Monitors Dispatch list/report for material issues
  • Manages non-conforming material
  • Supports inventory replenishment Kanban- Retrieves Kanban cards from designated locations and perform SAP transactions to trigger replenishment of PSA
  • Organizes /restocks production material and facilitates inventory counting
  1.  Factory Service Volume Support
    Leads or assists in supporting calibration factory service volume and associated material
  • Process service orders
  • Customer contact regarding service order status
  • Communicates with Order Entry Personnel, Service Manager, Service Planner, Laboratory Manager, and Customer to ensure orders are processed efficiently
  1.  Met/Team Data Base Asset Management
    Active role and responsibility in recalling assets for calibration
  • Issues asset management reports to M&TE users at established interval
  • Laboratory contact regarding asset processing and management of assets, including the extension of calibration intervals
  • Assists in training of company personnel in Met/Team transactions
  1.  Laboratory Operations Support
    Supports a variety of indirect labor functions for the laboratory staff, the infrastructure and operations
  • Assists with the procurement of parts, tools, material, consumables, etc.
  • Manages dated material
  • Leads 5S efforts and monitoring
  • Performs crane inspections
  • Processes calibration standards sent out to Calibration Service Providers, including Purchase Requisition tasks
  • Performs responsibilities in compliance with the laboratory quality management system (QMS)
  • Main Laboratory contact for Field Service Engineers, addressing, filtering, or distributing calls laboratory staff
  • Revises applicable QMS procedures when applicable.
  • Active participant in continuous improvement opportunities

Installation Engineer/Supervisor ($90-115k)

Under general direction, the Installation Supervisor is responsible to provide technical support for customers and their contractors to assist in erecting, installing, and the mechanical operation of new equipment in the field. In addition, the Installation Supervisor supports and assists QC and Field Service with inspecting fabricated equipment in the shop and in the field.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist contractors in the erection and installation of new process equipment, provide technical assistance and training to customers for mechanical operation of process equipment. Prepare written field inspection reports and punch lists.
• Perform fabricated equipment inspections in support of the global quality control program – coordinate with Global Quality Assurance Director, Regional Quality Specialist, Project Management, and Field Service to schedule fabrication inspection; address issues & concerns; prepare written fabricator inspection reports.
• Work with Global Quality Assurance Director, Regional Quality Specialist to assist with assuring fabricators meet quality, drawing, and code requirements to generate product consistency among suppliers – ensuring standardized results globally.
• Coordinate with purchasing/receiving department to evaluate locally fabricated equipment and parts. Address issues and concerns; prepare written supplier inspection reports.
• Liaison between fabricators and crown design and project engineering functions, to assist in interpreting design and fabrication information and to ensure that crown fabrication drawing information is accurate, and fabrication techniques are consistent.
• Monitor fabrication schedule and facilitate progress updates between fabricators and internal project management.
• Observe all company & OSHA safety rules, follow fabricators’ and customers’ safety programs when on site.

QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS
• Associate degree or equivalent to a two-year College or technical school.
• 5 plus year’s mechanical experience in equipment fabrication, installation and/or checkout and startup.
• Proficient in the following skills:
o Millwright work
o Welding, inspection
o Rigging
o Field repair.
• Ability to interpret equipment drawings and schematics is an essential skill.
• High integrity and ethics.
• Must be able to communicate in English fluently. Ability to communicate in a second language – European or Asian languages preferred but not required.
• Preferred knowledge in AutoCad.
• Knowledge of computers and applications, such as Microsoft Office.

WORKING CONDITIONS
• Approximately 50% of time spent in the office environment; approximately 50% spent in the plant environment.
• Office environment conditions are normal for an office environment.
• Plant and fabrication environment conditions include some exposure to chemicals, hazardous materials, and noise, potential work at heights, in confined spaces, and in inclement weather conditions.

Process Engineer – Process Equipment ($100k+)

JOB SUMMARY: Provide process and operational assistance to customers during installation, commissioning and operation of new process equipment and systems. Serve as a lead representative at customer production facility(s) and key communication link between design engineering, field service, and sales regarding performance of processes and equipment in operation, product improvement/innovation, and training.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Primary function to provide technical assistance related to process and equipment training, installation, commissioning, and operation at customer sites. Prepare written field inspection, commission and status reports.
• In conjunction with engineering and field service, evaluate and troubleshoot process and mechanical issues with equipment and plant operation, and maintain technical correspondence with customers.
• Coordinate internally with project engineering and field service for scheduling site visits and support project execution efforts.
• Support R&D process development efforts. Assist with testing and pilot runs of new processes and optimizing efforts.
• Offer technical and operational support for sales and commercial efforts.

QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS
• Associate degree or equivalent to a two-year College or technical school.
• 5 plus year’s direct experience in oilseed plant process engineering and /or plant operations.
• Experience and positions held should be specific to oilseed preparation, solvent extraction and/or oils and fats refining & oleochemical operations.
• Ability to interpret equipment drawings and schematics is an essential skill.
• Must be able to communicate in English fluently. Ability to communicate in a second language – European or Asian languages preferred but not required.
• Preferred knowledge in AutoCad.
• Working knowledge of Control Systems, help automation personnel performing instrumentation calibration, loops are tuned, interlocks are correct etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS
• Approximately 50% of time spent in the office environment; approximately 50% spent in the plant environment.
• Office environment conditions are normal for an office environment.
• Plant and fabrication environment conditions include some exposure to chemicals, hazardous materials, and noise, potential work at heights, in confined spaces, and in inclement weather conditions.

Design Engineer

Retail Fixture Company in search of an experienced Design Engineer.

• The Design Engineer works within the framework of the Alpha Engineering Team as an expert in design concept development; bringing experienced production design perspective and excellent creative problem solving to the front end of the project development process, ensuring that every design concept is tailored to fit the precise needs of the customer as well as optimized to fit company production capabilities.

Key Qualifications:
• High degree of motivation, curiosity, passion & creativity
• Excellent organizational, research and analytical skills
• Design intelligence: mechanical intuition, creative problem solving, spatial reasoning, diligence in finding the best solution for each design challenge, attention to detail
• Flexible design skills: functional aesthetics, tolerance analysis, design for assembly/manufacturability, simple fixture design, design for rapid prototyping, design for high volume manufacturing, technology integration, mechanism design
• Strong technical aptitude: proficient in MS Office ( i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint… ) along with software applications for developing conceptual drawings ( i.e. SketchUp, SolidWorks… )
• Excellent communication skills: both written and verbal, ability to clearly communicate design ideas, thrives in collaborative design efforts
• Experience in the design cycle from concept through manufacturing
• Experience in outside customer contact a plus
• Ability to work productively and creatively with limited supervision
• Ability to accept criticism and make changes accordingly
• Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines

Description:
The essential duties that this position will carry out as a part of the team…
Define the Design Intent…
• Compiles a thorough understanding for the customer’s expectations by gathering and reviewing sales process documentation; sketches, renderings, design deck, customer provided drawings, product specifications, estimates, etc.…
• Coordinates with project management personnel, sales staff and customer representatives to further develop the design intent; addressing questions about finish, functionality, manufacturability and anything else that may not have been fully considered during the sales process
• Develops creative and effective build strategy ideas to best fit all project parameters including delivering on the customers vision, project lead time, production budget, manufacturability, product quality, etc.…
• Effectively employs an array of visual communication mediums (hand sketch, SketchUp, SolidWorks, Adobe Suite…) to efficiently convey design concepts as we work with the customer to define the design intent
Develop a Strategic Design Solution…
• Considers a wide range of construction methodologies optimized to work with wood, metal and plastic materials in order to make well informed decisions while transitioning the initial design concept & build strategy into a fully vetted production design
• Collaborates with engineering, production and vendor resources to both verify fixture build strategies and to explore new creative options
• Utilizes an expert working knowledge of SolidWorks to produce drawing sets for customer design approval as well as generating CAD models to be used when developing production details after the approval process.

• Works within the engineering team as a collaborative resource, effective at reviewing and continuously improving fixture designs as they flow through the full design & manufacturing process
General…
• Continuously balances independent design work with customer & resource collaboration
• Maintains records using a document control process
• Proactively communicates project status, challenges and issues
• Proofread and submit documentation which is comprehensive, accurate and complies with company brand standards
• All other duties as required

Education & Experience:
The training necessary to be ready to take on this position…
• Ideally, 3+ years of design engineering experience in metal and wood product manufacturing; experience with retail clients preferred
• Degree in design (architectural, industrial, engineering…) or equivalent experience preferred
• Solid understanding of how products are built, their intended functions and the desired end result
• Strong work ethic, willing to learn new things, high positivity, and endless curiosity are highly encouraged personal traits for this position
• Ability to effectively convey information to a wide variety of technical and non-technical individuals or groups
• Innovative and creative problem solver

Additional Requirements:
Anything else important to being able to perform the duties of the job effectively…
• Advanced knowledge of 3D CAD modeling utilizing SolidWorks CAD Software
• Familiarity with supporting design software such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and SketchUp are a plus
• Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Word & PowerPoint
• Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
• Adaptability and flexibility to meet an equally fast paced and rapidly changing work environment
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment
• Readily exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of job-related duties
• Physical Demands: Regularly required to stand

Core Responsibilities

1. Technical Expertise – 90%

Serve as a member of an integrated design team and assist with drafting/BIM output along with other duties to meet project schedules and budgets.

Key Activities:

Prepare drawings using relevant software for drafting/modeling of assigned projects
Use applicable knowledge and understanding of building concepts to projects
Revise and update existing drawings to reflect design changes
Recognize inaccuracies in drawings and being them to the attention of the project lead
Apply drafting standards, techniques, and procedures in accordance with SSE established criteria

2. Client Relationships – 5%

Provide appropriate information in a timely manner for successful client communication to create and sustain trusting relationships and maintain/increase client satisfaction and retention.

Key Activities:

Participate in project meetings in a professional manner
Understand the client’s requirements and expectations
Understand client work pipeline
Review and recap project success and opportunities for improvement with integrated design team

3. Administration – 5%

Keep projects up to date in Ajera to ensure clients are invoiced accurately and SSE is paid in a timely manner.

Key Activities:

Ensure documents and emails are filed appropriately
Accurately record time to projects
Submit timecard, expenses, and PTO requests in timely manner
Participate in internal projects as needed
Job Requirements
Qualifications

Associate degree or completion of a technical trade school in Revit, drafting, or related field with experience using Revit software or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Solid understanding and knowledge of general building concepts
Proficient use of the English language, both verbal and written
Experience with structural engineering preferred
Ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal methods, adaptable to all audiences

Environmental Conditions:

Office environment; field environment; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when conducting field inspections and investigations.

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation):

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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