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Maintenance Technician

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.


·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

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.


·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. 

2nd Shift Welders

Welds metal parts with gas welding equipment as specified by layout, welding diagram, or work order by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·Selects torch, torch tip, filler rod and flux, according to blueprints or type and thickness of metal.

·Works with blueprints to measure and position metal components for welding operation.

·Holds torch at proper angle to metal and guides along weld joint, applying filler rod to molten area to form weld.

·Verifies welds meet quality standards.

·Repairs broken or cracked metal objects, fills holes, and builds up metal parts.

·Welds along vertical or overhead weld lines.

·Operates a range of tools including, but not limited to: grinders, welders, overhead cranes, hoists, and forklifts.


·Previous production welding experience preferred.

·Ability to read blueprints.

·Math skills including fractions, decimals and standard measuring devices.

·Ability to lift and/or move 50lbs. and work standing on hard surface.

·Ability to work overtime and Saturdays if requested. 

Manufacturing Engineer

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.


·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

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.


·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.   

2nd Shift CNC Machinist

Sets up and operates conventional, special purpose, CNC machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts by performing the following duties.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

·Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.

·Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining.

·Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.

·Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.

·Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications.

·Installs machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and tests operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance.

·Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining problems.  


·A two year technical degree in tool and die or CNC machining or a minimum of 1 year experience in machining and working in a manufacturing setting.

CAD/CAM programming a plus.

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

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

·Ability to work overtime and occasional Saturdays when requested. 

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:


131 County Road 34 East

P.O. Box 179

Jackson, MN 56143

Or email resume to: jobs@hitchdoc.com

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Jackson, MN 56143

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