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


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.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • 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 situation

Responsibilities
The following activities are required in this position:

  • Promoting excellence throughout the department
  • Service PRAB & Hapman products at customer locations
  • 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

Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

Job Description Overview
The Shipping and Receiving Supervisor position is responsible for supervision of shipping personnel, crib, steel receiving, and material handlers. Overseeing the scheduling of equipment requiring packaging for shipment and interfacing with other manufacturing departments, engineering, purchasing and sales.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Three-year minimum shipping/logistics experience
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good general math skills
  • Good blueprint reading skills
  • Good hands-on mechanical ability
  • Working knowledge of computers

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Quality and accuracy of shipped and received equipment and components
  • Shipping, receiving and material handler process instruction implementation (SOP’s)
  • Organization and cleanliness, 5S (general and individual areas)
  • Time management
  • Safety Implementation

Purchasing Agent

Job Description Overview
The Purchasing Agent position is responsible for purchasing of equipment, supplies and inventory, establish and maintain standard unit costs for raw materials, parts and fabrications, monitor and control flow of documents between engineering, manufacturing and accounting to ensure proper accuracy for production, posting, costing, inventory control and approval of invoices.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Minimum two-years’ experience in the purchasing of sheet metal fabrications, steel fabrications, industrial supplies and manufactured components
  • Basic understanding of steel fabrication, manufacturing processes, indented bills of materials and blueprint reading
  • Working knowledge of computerized purchasing and inventory control techniques
  • General understanding of basic accounting procedures
  • General filing, typing and office organization skills

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Negotiates with vendors to obtain best competitive price and delivery to meet production requirements and cost estimates
  • Vendor selection and performance evaluation based on costs, quality and timeliness of deliveries
  • Maintain inventory levels as required to meet production requirements
  • Type and post purchase orders
  • Issue RFQ’s, vendor correspondence, etc.
  • Update inventory records from cost sheets, engineering bills of material and purchase requisitions as required
  • Provide general vendor management (telephone contact, invoicing, follow-up, track shortages and expediting orders, etc.)

Steel Receiving

Job Description Overview
The Steel Receiving position is responsible for receipt of all purchased steel products (i.e.: flame cut, sheared & formed metal, sheet, bar stock, structural shapes and pipe). Quality check of all inbound steel is required for both dimension and quantity. The individual must be able to store purchased items in a safe, neat, clean and orderly fashion, record locations and retrieve them quickly as jobs demand. Segregation of stock as required for specific jobs is a critical function.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer is required.
  • Extensive material handling; manual, forklift and overhead crane.
  • Continuous improvement is expected in all critical activities, which include among others: safety, accuracy, and productivity.

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Maintenance of stock levels.
  • Communication of questions and discrepancies to processing.
  • Working with processing to solve problems.
  • Dispensing parts to shop floor personnel.
  • Maintaining a clean and orderly area & shop floor environment.
  • Maintaining up to date receiving records.
  • Others as assigned by supervision.