Career Opportunities at Kalamazoo Fabricating

Available Positions

Kalamazoo Fabricating is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you are interested in one of the following positions, please contact us at careers@kalfab.com


Customer Service Administrator

Job Description Overview

The Customer Service Administrator responsibilities include a working knowledge of both Visual and CRM, ability to enter parts orders, being able to stay at a desk for long periods of time and maintaining a positive attitude when dealing with difficult customers. This position reports to the Technical Development Coordinator and Customer Service Manager as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Honest, Reliable and irreversible Integrity
  • Minimum Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience (2-5 years) in Customer Service/Support
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office programs, excellent written and oral communication is required
  • Proficient skills in handling service calls and phone support

Responsibilities

The following activities are required in this position:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Communicate professionally with customers and co-workers
  • First point of contact and responsible to answer phones
  • Back up for order entry
  • Follow-up on unordered quotes
  • Prepare Service Tech for Site Visit. Customer Contact, Location, Job Book
  • Enter expense reports into Visual
  • Compile Service reports
  • Manage JV500
  • Take detailed notes during weekly Service meeting
  • Prepare 501 Schedule
  • Email and or call customers for site Confirmation
  • Additional Tasks as required

Electrical Controls Engineer

Job Description Overview

Electrical Controls Engineers are responsible for overall design of the company’s electrical controls. This is a highly visible position both within the company and to its customers. Strength in controls design coupled with proven project management ability and excellent communication skills are hallmarks of a successful Electrical Controls Engineer. This full-time position reports to the Senior Electrical Controls Engineer.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Minimum of Associates degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Five-years of experience in controls design.
  • Dedication to Excellence and a quality product.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Working knowledge of Windows and general computer operation.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel.
  • Working knowledge with various PLC programming software.
  • Must be able to work independently, accurately & efficiently.
  • Demonstrated communication, organizational & time management skills.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects concurrently.

Responsibilities

The following activities are required in this position:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Design, documentation, testing & troubleshooting of controls.
  • Production of detailed electrical schematics and panel layout drawings with bill of material.
  • Customer contact with respect to the controls.
  • Work closely with the Design Group detailing exactly what is required in any given panel.
  • Providing Engineering support to internal departments.
  • Guide and assist Service Department.
  • Panel & Logic check-out in the shop before shipment.
  • “Ownership” and responsibility for projects.
  • Interpretation of Customer requirements/specifications.
  • Travel to customer sites as needed.
  • Work closely and communicate with other departments regarding current projects.
  • Panel check out in shop before shipment.
  • Controls Design Engineers represent the company at a high level and must conduct themselves in a professional manner.
  • Others as required by the Senior Controls Design Engineer.

Saw, Belt & Sub-Assembly

Job Description Overview

The Saw, Belt and Sub-Assembly position is responsible for producing subassemblies and assemble the belts and chains quickly and accurately, quality evaluations on all products built, resolving questions on drawings and belt sheets with the appropriate departments, plan various operations required to build belts and chains accurately and economically.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Ability to set-up and run pin cutter, drill fixture and press, milling machine, spot welder, saws and the iron worker
  • Ability to make quality MIG welds

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area
  • Read, write and interpret belt/chain sheets and simple blueprints
  • Read vendor packing lists and verify proper part number
  • Track and requisition consumable and production stock supplies
  • Stocking inventory in proper locations on a timely basis
  • Work effectively without supervision
  • Help in the saw area as required
  • Perform other tasks as required by the supervisor

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Applications Engineer

Job Description Overview

Applications Engineers are responsible for the preparation of Sales drawings, equipment costing, quotations, order entry and other documentation in support of sales efforts. Duties include coordinating with Sales and Engineering from Customer inquiry until the final equipment purchase order is prepared for engineering. This is a visible position within the Company, suppliers and to our customers. Solid communication skills are required due to the combined Sales and Engineering nature of this position. Reports to the Engineering Product Manager, and may infrequently be called upon to supervise the work of others, depending on project size & workload.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Associates of Applied Science in Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, 3-D experience is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Windows, MS Word, Excel, CRM software.
  • Basic knowledge of machine design & electrical controls (PLC).
  • Communication and Organization skills.
  • Cost estimating experience is desirable.
  • Experience in the bulk material handling and processing industry a plus.

Responsibilities

The following are required of this position on a daily basis:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Review the RFQ, clarify the customer requirements, and help determine the proper equipment.
  • Work with Sales to prioritize the proposal schedule.
  • Production of sales drawings, formal and budgetary proposals.
  • Produce installation RFQs.
  • Estimate equipment costs, get bids for buyout items and installation.
  • May act as customer contact.
  • Testing and evaluation of Customer materials, includes writing test reports.
  • “Ownership” and responsibility for assigned projects.
  • Maintenance of Proposal Schedule by finishing work on time.
  • Work independently, accurately, and efficiently.
  • Work closely and communicate with other departments.
  • Applications Engineers represent the company at a high level and must conduct themselves in a professional manner.
  • Occasional travel to customer facilities providing Sales support.

Plant Manager

Job Description Overview

The Plant Manager position is responsible for supervision of PRAB/Hapman production managers, manufacturing administrative assistant and shipping supervisor, monitoring equipment and parts orders to level shop scheduling, and continue to work on facility and process improvements (5S and Kaizen). This position reports to the Vice President, Manufacturing.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and quality.
  • Department Manager – KMC Global Appendix A
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • ERP Software knowledge
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Manufacturing Environment
  • Seven to ten-years’ plant management experience

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Implement and maintain lean manufacturing techniques
  • Research and implement new manufacturing technologies
  • Dialogue with Sales, Engineering, Production Control, and Customer Service
  • Continuous improvement of the process instruction and fabrication kit program
  • Responsible for the facility maintenance program
  • Responsible for the equipment maintenance program
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Train and sustain the 5S program, PRAB Production System and other manufacturing training programs
  • Maintain a safe workplace according to legal standards and foster a culture of attention to health and safety
  • Maintenance of quality control/assurance plan
  • Proficient knowledge of Visual ERP
  • Proficient knowledge of MSS
  • Employee Relation Skills
  • Labor and Expense Report Maintenance
  • Manufacturing Scheduling Administration

Fabrication Manager

Job Description Overview

The Fabrication Manager position is responsible for supervision and training of fabrication personnel to include the manufacture and quality control of all equipment, parts orders, work orders and equipment process instruction implementation. This position reports to the Plant Manager.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and quality.
  • Department Manager – KMC Global Appendix A
  • Good general math and trigonometry
  • Ability to interpret manufacturing routing forms
  • Good hands-on mechanical ability
  • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working with metal fabrication
  • Hands on working knowledge of welding and fabrication techniques
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or equivalent
  • Three years minimum supervisory experience

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Responsible and accountable for shop organization, cleanliness, and quality
  • Maintain a clean and organized manufacturing facility
  • Supervise activities of manufacturing to obtain optimum productivity and accuracy
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Continuous improvement is expected in all critical activities
  • Job, work order and parts order scheduling
  • Assist in the development and implementation of fixtures and fixture kits for existing and new products
  • Maintain a safe workplace according to legal standards and foster a culture of attention to health and safety
  • Interface with other manufacturing departments, engineering, purchasing, processing, shipping and sales
  • Attend all scheduled meetings as required
  • An active member of the manufacturing problem-solving team

Control Assembly & Pre-Wire

Job Description Overview

Control Panel Builders are responsible for the assembly of industrial control panels. Duties include all aspects of the panel build including; inventory control, reading schematics, enclosure cutouts, sub pan assembly, wiring, wire labeling, markers, documentation and testing of control panels. This position reports to the Panel Shop Manager.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Experience building and testing control panels.
  • Must be able to follow checklists and document work performed.
  • Must be able to work independently, accurately & efficiently.
  • Demonstrated organizational & time management skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Working knowledge of Windows programs & general computer operation.
  • Familiar with NEC, NFPA, UL508A a plus.

Responsibilities

The following activities are required in this position:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Construction, documentation, testing & troubleshooting of controls and control panel.
  • Read electrical schematics and panel layout drawings with bills of materials.
  • Work directly with engineering to resolve issues with layout/build to sustain scheduled delivery.
  • Panel check-out in the shop before shipment.
  • Interpretation of Customer specifications.
  • “Ownership” of workmanship.  Quality construction is normal.
  • Others as required by the Panel Shop Manager.

Field Service Technician

Job Description Overview

Field Service Technicians are responsible for the service of PRAB, Inc. products at Customer locations. They perform preventive maintenance, site surveys, installations, modifications and equipment start-ups provide training and re-training in the use of PRAB, Inc. equipment. This position reports to the Customer Service Manager.

General Responsibilities

  • Service PRAB & Hapman products at Customer locations
  • Perform preventive maintenance, site surveys, installations, modifications and equipment start-ups as required by customers
  • Provide training and re-training in the use of PRAB & Hapman equipment at customer locations
  • Provide phone service and troubleshooting support from home office
  • Provide sales leads to Sales Department
  • Determine parts required for in field repairs
  • Co-ordination of service trips including travel plans
  • Accurately communicate and discuss problems with customers
  • Document all aspects of Service work performed

Qualifications

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Ability to travel – 80 to 85% travel time (US and International travel)
  • Solid mechanical and electrical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Working knowledge and ability to perform high quality welds
  • Working knowledge of PLC controls and logic
  • Hydraulic knowledge/troubleshooting beneficial
  • High School education, technical training and 2 to 4 years of related technical service work
  • Ability to remain calm in difficult situations