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


Fabricator

Job Description Overview

The Fabricator position is responsible for the quality of work, productivity, attendance/punctuality, safety, flexibility, working without supervision, and general housekeeping.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Will have a skill-set that allows the quick, accurate jigging and checking of products manufactured by the company
  • The ability to perform high quality welds in all positions (vertical up, down, flat and overhead) typically required in fabricating PRAB machinery
  • The ability to perform high quality welds on stainless steel and other alloys such as cast iron, nickel and manganese steels is required
  • Will have the skill-set to perform the following welds: TIG (Primary), MIG and ARC
  • Will have the skill-set to perform surface finish specifications up to food grade on stainless steel surfaces (including food grade welding and polishing)
  • The employee will supply all basic tools required to perform the responsibilities listed

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Must be able to conduct themselves in a safe manner
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area
  • Read, write and interpret complex blueprints and lists of materials
  • Fabricate components and assemblies from blueprints and sketches
  • Plan various operations required to make assemblies
  • Become familiar with and fabricate pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Be familiar with construction and operation of shop equipment and maintain it
  • Perform routine machine set-up
  • Act as a group leader (subject to the individual acceptance)
  • Continuous improvement is expected in all critical activities such as overall machine quality, safety, weld strength and appearance, and productivity
  • Design, build and install guards and drive assemblies
  • Set-up and install drive assemblies
  • Final quality checks of products
  • Dimensional verification of parts and final product
  • Work in other areas of the operation as directed by supervision
  • Others as assigned by supervision

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.

Please direct all inquiries to Human Resources. Any candidate submitted by a PRAB/Hapman employee, and that candidate completes the hiring process, the PRAB/Hapman employee will be eligible for a $500.00 signing bonus.

Senior Electrical Controls Engineer

Job Description Overview

The Senior Electrical Controls Engineers are responsible for overall design of the company’s electrical controls & associated PLC and HMI programming. Duties include preparation of engineering drawings & documentation for control packages. This person must have the ability to work close with sales department to quote medium to large control packages and support service department field technicians. This position will require the skill set to supervise the electrical control engineers. 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 the successful Electrical Controls Engineer. This position reports to the Engineering Manager and may be required to supervise the work of others depending on project size & workload.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Documented experience writing PLC logic and HMI programming.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD electrical.
  • Working knowledge of Windows & general computer operation.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel & Project.
  • Must be able to work independently, accurately & efficiently.
  • Demonstrated communication, organizational & time management skills.
  • Documented experience with field installations.
  • Have the capacity to manage and direct the work of others.
  • Must be able to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Experience in Pneumatic and Hydraulic design.
  • A thorough understanding of how to design with several different communication protocols communicating to Scada systems.

Responsibilities

The following activities are required in this position:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Design and testing & troubleshooting of controls, including panels, PLC logic & HMI programming.
  • Production of detailed panel layout drawings with bill of materials.
  • Customer contact with respect to electrical control portions of our projects.
  • “Ownership” and responsibility for projects.
  • Travel to customers and provide Engineering, Start-up & Installation support.
  • Panel & logic check-out in the shop before shipment.
  • Maintenance of the Production Schedule by finishing work on time.
  • Interpretation of Customer specifications.
  • Others as required by the Engineering Manager.
  • Work closely and communicate with other departments regarding current projects and quotation of future work.
  • Electrical Controls Engineers represent the company at the highest level and must conduct themselves in a professional manner.

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.

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 and Pre-Wire, Equipment Pre-Wire

Job Description Overview

The Pre-Wire position is responsible for forming conduit, wiring, labeling, and debugging conveying equipment. Duties will include some control panel assembly. This position reports to the Fabrication Manager and will work closely with the Controls Engineering group. Responsibilities also include quality of workmanship, productivity, attendance/punctuality, safety, flexibility, working without supervision, and general housekeeping.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Experience forming conduit, wiring, labeling, and debugging conveying equipment.
  • Experience building control panels a plus.
  • Must be able to work independently, accurately, and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Familiarity with NEC a plus.
  • The employee will supply all basic tools required to perform the responsibilities listed.

Responsibilities

The following activities are required in this position:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Must be able to conduct themselves in a safe manner.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area.
  • Run conduit, wires, label and test conveying equipment.
  • Read electrical schematics and panel layout drawings with bills of materials.
  • Become familiar with and assemble pneumatic and hydraulic components.
  • Be familiar with construction and operation of shop equipment and maintain it.
  • Continuous improvement is expected in all critical activities such as overall assembly quality, safety, and productivity.
  • Work directly with engineering to sustain scheduled delivery.
  • System test and sign-off before teardown and transfer.
  • Interpretation of Customer specifications.
  • “Ownership” of workmanship.
  • Others as required by supervision.

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.


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