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Production Supervisor

Summary
Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating variety of machines to manufacture parts or products by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

·Analyzes work orders to estimate worker hours and create machining schedules that meet both internal and external needs.

·Computes amounts of stock and supplies required for operations, based on production schedules, and requisitions materials from storage area.

·Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assigns duties.

·Plans flow of materials through departments according to work orders.

·Interfaces with others in the organization to ensure customer deadlines are met.

·Inspects and measures parts and products to verify conformance to specifications.

·Directs workers in adjusting machines and equipment to repair products which fail to meet standards.

·Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.

Develops, recommends, and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.

·Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.

·Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.

·Maintains time and production records.

·Ensures that all employees work in a safe manner and that they are following safety policies and procedures.  Ensures that good housekeeping practices are consistently followed.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                     

·Supervises a total of 40+ employees. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Requirements

·Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or at least two or more years of related experience and/or training or combination of education and experience.  Previous supervisory experience required.

·Knowledge of Manufacturing and Word Processing software.

·Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50lbs.

·Ability to work overtime and occasional Saturdays when requested. 

2nd Shift Finishers (entry level)

Summary
Grinds and smooth surfaces of metal parts prior to finishing operations by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·Examines and feels surface of work piece for defects.

·Selects grade of abrasive belt, wheel, or disk according to specifications, knowledge of abrasives, and condition of metal, and attaches to grinder.

·Starts grinder and moves it over surface of work piece to remove scratches, laminated metal, excess weld material, and burs.

·Ability to estimate time required to produce a part.

·Polishes ground areas with finer abrasive to produce smooth, unmarred surface.

·Replaces worn abrasive disks, wheels, and belts.

Requirements

·Ability to read and interpret written information.

·Basic math skills including fractions, decimals, and standard measuring devices.

·Ability to lift and/or move up to 50lbs.

·Ability to work overtime and occasional weekends when requested. 

Maintenance Technician

Summary
Repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment such as pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines and equipment by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

·Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.

·Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.

·Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.

·Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.

·Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.

·Repairs or replaces defective parts.

·Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.

·Lubricates and cleans parts.

·Starts devices to test their performance.

·Sets up and operates lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.

·Initiates purchase order for parts and machines.

·Repairs electrical equipment.

Requirements

·Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have knowledge of CNC machines, PLC, and electric and hydraulic schematics.

·Ability to lift and/or move up to 50lbs.

·Ability to work overtime and occasional weekends when requested. 

Regional Sales Manager

Summary
Facilitate the development and maintenance of HitchDoc accounts; develop good working knowledge of materials and sources of supply to efficiently describe products to customers and acquire new accounts in order to grow sales volume by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

·Compiles lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads, based on information from newspapers, business directories, industry ads, trade shows, Internet Web sites, and other sources.

·Reports new trends, ideas, issues, products and programs to the company.

·Makes efficient use of company time and resources by performing sales calls to schedule appointments.

·Travels throughout assigned territory to call on regular and prospective customers to solicit orders, or talks with customers on sales floor or by phone.

·Focuses on cold calling potential new accounts to offer HitchDoc products.

·Promotes stocking of HitchDoc products to help facilitate growth for dealer and HitchDoc.

·Quotes prices and credit terms and prepares sales contracts for orders obtained.

·Prepares reports of business transactions and keeps expense accounts.

·Works with inside sales representatives to keep account activities and literature up to date.

·Coordinates dealer training to install confidence in HitchDoc product lines.

·Investigates and resolves customer problems with deliveries.

·Assists in designing and developing new products using industry ideas and requirements.

·Reports inventory at the dealer level to compare with competitors' inventory.

·Works to assist customers and dealers any way possible, advertising, literature needs, etc.

·Looks for points of interest on sales calls to personally connect with dealer.

·Attends trade shows (wholesale and retail) to promote stocking and sale of HitchDoc products.

Requirements

·Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Those with metal manufacturing knowledge and/or familiarity with agricultural products highly desired.

·Must hold a valid driver's license.

·Must be able to travel 75% of the time. 

Manufacturing Engineer

Summary
Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes in industrial plant by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods.

·Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.

·Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.

·Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.

·Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.

·Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.

·Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential.

Requirements

·Bachelor's Degree or equivalent; or four or more years related experience and/or training in metal manufacturing and leadership role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·Knowledge of Manufacturing software (I.E. Solid Works)

·Ability to work overtime (including Saturday's), when requested.

·Ability to lift and/or move up to 25lbs. 

Product Development Engineer

Summary
Researches, plans, and designs mechanical and electromechanical products and systems, and directs and coordinates activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and repair of mechanical or electromechanical products and systems by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·Researches and analyzes data such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.

·Designs products or systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines, and mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, or heat transfer systems.

·Plans and directs engineering personnel in fabrication of test control apparatus and equipment, and development of methods and procedures for testing products or systems.

·Directs and coordinates fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications.

·Coordinates operation, maintenance, and repair activities to obtain optimum utilization of machines and equipment.

·Designs products and systems to interface machines, hardware, and software.

·Evaluates field installations and recommends design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.

Requirements

·Bachelor's Degree or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 

·Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

·Knowledge of Solid Works software.   


Benefits Offered:

HitchDoc offers a competitive benefits package including: paid holidays, paid time off (PTO), retirement plan, and health, dental, and vision insurance. 

 

Send resume/Application to:

HitchDoc

131 County Road 34 East

P.O. Box 179

Jackson, MN 56143

Or email resume to: jobs@hitchdoc.com



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