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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

We’ve got some amazing opportunities for outstanding talent! If you like what you see, click on the link in the job description and apply directly through LinkedIn! If not, shoot us your resume below and we’ll keep you in mind for a future fit!

Land Development Project Manager - Rochester, MN

Our client was named to the StarTribune’s Top Workplaces in Minnesota for the fourth consecutive year and the Zweig Group Hot Firm List for the third consecutive year. We have an opening at our Rochester office for a Project Manager in our Land Development Group.

What You Will Do: As a project manager you take the lead role on multiple small to medium-sized private development projects and guide these projects through the local approval process. The project manager ensures that our staff complete the projects within prescribed time frames and budgets and to the client’s satisfaction. You will use your project management skills to plan, direct, track, and coordinate all project activities. You will also market and secure work from new and existing clients, formulate strategies for increasing market share, and lead the proposal process when necessary.

Your experience level will determine the amount of independent judgment granted, the complexity of tasks performed, and direct supervision received.

What You Will Bring: The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or similar field from an accredited school and five or more years of experience in civil engineering and land development; a Minnesota PE license or the ability to obtain their license within six months; a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Excellent advocacy, communication and organizational skills are required.

Candidates – Please include a cover letter summarizing your experience in land development.

Who We Are: our client is an energetic professional consulting and design firm with offices all over the MN area. We have over 400 staff members who provide diverse engineering, planning, environmental, and construction services to clients in the government, energy, and commercial markets. Our services also include GIS, landscape architecture, right of way, and surveying.

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Senior Electrical Project Engineer - Winona, MN

Our client, headquartered in Winona, Minn., is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has 18 manufacturing plants located in the United States, Mexico, Germany, France, Singapore and China and they are GROWING. Our engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear-resistant properties.

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for the planning, control, and integration of electrical activities and the development of project deliverables to insure the success of their project. The individual designs power and lighting systems for commercial and industrial facilities. The Electrical Engineer utilizes his or her creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment to anticipate and solve engineering problems, determine program objectives and requirements, and develop standards and guides for diverse engineering activities.

Essential Duties:

  • Gains a full understanding of the project objective, scope, deliverables, budget implications, and other factors that impact design activities
  • Establishes design criteria for specific projects
  • Takes responsible lead in the design and detailing of electrical systems
  • Manages the procurement of all necessary equipment related to project electrical needs.
  • Manages the development of construction/equipment installation documents and project deliverables
  • Performs analysis and design calculations and is responsible for the design and drawing activities
  • Reviews and evaluates computer program and manual calculations for technical accuracy and compliance with established design criteria
  • Coordinates electrical activities with the project team during the course of the overall project
  • Performs field surveys and develops the electrical requirements for each given project
  • Prepares estimates of probable costs for electrical equipment and installation. Participates in preparation of project specifications
  • Performs periodic design reviews; ensures designs follow specifications, codes and regulations, and project requirements. Ensures technical and quality standards are maintained
  • Reviews shop drawings for compliance with project requirements and documents

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Senior Water Resources Engineer - Greater Mpls/St. Paul Area

Our client was named to the StarTribune’s Top Workplaces in Minnesota for the fourth consecutive year and the Zweig Group Hot Firm List for the third consecutive year. We have an opening at our Minneapolis or Rochester location. Build your legacy today with my client!

What You Will Do:

As a Project Manager you will oversee multiple projects of varying size and complexity and ensure that projects are accomplished within prescribed time frames and budgets. You will use your project management skills to plan, direct, track, and coordinate all project activities. You may also formulate project approaches and lead the proposal process for Water Resource projects.

A Project Manager for Water Resources will independently manage complex water resources analysis and design projects for both public and private clients. The successful candidate will manage multi-disciplinary teams to meet project budgets, project scopes, and client expectations. The Project Manager for Water Resources will also support our private development, municipal, transportation, and planning projects in other offices, as needed. The successful candidate will know how to cultivate internal client relationships to successfully fulfill this role.

Your experience level will determine the amount of independent judgment granted, the complexity of tasks performed, and direct supervision received.

What You Will Bring:

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or similar degree from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of 6 years work experience including project management in Water Resources and familiarity with hydraulic modeling software (e.g. HEC-RAS, HydroCAD, SLAMM, SWMM), as well as hydraulic design for Mn/DOT/ State-Aid projects. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota or the ability to obtain licensure within 6 months is preferred. Excellent technical, communication and organizational skills are required. The successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license along with a clean driving record and have the ability to work in a variety of locations.

Who We Are: our client is an energetic professional consulting and design firm with offices all over the MN area. We have over 400 staff members who provide diverse engineering, planning, environmental, and construction services to clients in the government, energy, and commercial markets. Our services also include GIS, landscape architecture, right of way, and surveying.

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Quality Engineer - Rochester, MN

General Summary

The Customer Quality Engineer is responsible for investigating and applying quality tools to implement effective corrective and preventive actions to resolve customer related quality issues.

Description

  • Applies Quality Engineering tools and methods such as Six Sigma and seven basic quality tools to investigate and resolve customer identified non-conformances.
  • Write and/or respond to defect reports, non-conforming material reports (NCMRs), or supplier corrective action reports (SCARs). Disposition material. Provide instructions for rework or repair.
  • Interface with required departments or individuals to implement meaningful preventative and corrective action plans. Review and update FMEA and control plans as necessary.
  • Gather data on customer complaints and internal non-conformances. Analyze this data to recommend and implement improvement plans.
  • Use technical knowledge of our products to determine disposition of returned materials and provide instruction for rework.
  • Participate on special project teams as required.

Physical/Environmental Demands

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Overnight and overseas travel may be required on a limited basis.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Scientific field or sufficient combination of related education and work experience is required; Chemical, Mechanical or Composites Engineering degree preferred
  • Experience with quality engineering tools, APQP, root cause analysis, corrective/preventive actions (CAPA), customer complaints and containment preferred.
  • Must be hands-on: willing to work with blending equipment, extruders and injection molding machines
  • Must have a positive attitude and possess excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Dependable, excellent attendance
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work with, coach and develop others
  • Safety awareness
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

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Product Development Manager - Austin, MN

The Product Development Manager partners with design, purchasing, operations and inventory, with the primary outcome to develop and execute a high-quality product consistent with the Designer’s vision. The Product Development Manager oversees and manages the development and execution of products from design inception through production, with a focus on meeting deadlines, ensuring quality, producing products at the right cost to optimize margin, with the required speed and flexibility in support of the brand strategy. May manage 1 or more direct reports.

Core Accountabilities:

  • In partnership with Design, manage product development with the cross functional team and vendors, understanding aesthetic & technical direction to guide the best product outcome
  • Create and manage project plan with key milestones through all stages of development, sample production and hand off to Operations
  • Review and ensure all development components meet calendar requirements, assessing impact to deliverable and modifying schedules as necessary
  • Identify product risk in development cycle and create contingency options to mitigate risk
  • Communicate with Operations on product critical details and development milestones
  • Create and execute a detailed product pass off process to the Operations team
  • Own proactive communication plans throughout life cycle of collections and styles
  • Create internal cost breakdowns for styles within design collections, providing cost estimates to design and purchasing as needed to develop established IMU goals
  • Own entry on style BOM components & color into PDM system at development stage & collection adoption stage.
  • Create and implement a quality check process on samples for accuracy & inform design on any sample deficiencies
  • Drive collaboration with purchasing, design and operations when substitute materials for sampling, costing, and production ready styles is necessary
  • Collaborate with packaging to ensure material availability aligns with key milestone deliverables
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts around quality and efficiency

Leadership\Management:

  • Partner with recruiting and HR Partners to build a talent plan to support the growth of the business and evolving requirements
  • Assess talent pool to identify opportunities for retraining, cross training, and skill building to support new processes and/or technology
  • Recruit and retain new team members to satisfy skill gaps
  • Ensure that every team member successfully produces work product that contributes to the bottom line
  • Set specific and measurable roles and goals to ensure that every team member has a sense of purpose, accountability, and a clear understanding of how success is measured
  • Implement productivity/quality KPIs designed to minimize costs and enhance efficiency
  • Provide ongoing and real-time performance and career coaching
  • Invest in growing your team’s skills and providing career opportunities within the enterprise

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Director of Customer Support/Service - Mason City, IA

The Director of Relationship Management is responsible for leading the private label delivery

mechanism, ensuring compliance with contract and licensing requirements along with leading special sales events. This is a key position that will be a member of the leadership team, reporting directly to the COO.

Core Accountabilities:

Strategy

  • Create an enterprise aligned strategy to deliver high quality and profitable products to our private label customers
  • Serve as a strategic partner across sales, product development and manufacturing to ensure strategy alignment
  • Approach all aspects of the business with a focus toward continuous improvement and efficiency
  • Own post-sale private label customer relationship management
  • Develop and deploy an analytical framework to assess gaps and opportunities within the business
  • Lead private label customer reviews to ensure satisfaction and additional opportunities for the enterprise

Operations

  • Partner with Commerce VPs to develop private label sales forecasts based on market and competitive factors
  • Meet sales, on-time delivery, customer loyalty and quality targets
  • Create sustainable and scalable frameworks that support on time delivery
  • Partner across sales, product development and manufacturing to create and implement a closed loop communication process internally and with the customer
  • Own review, approval and compliance for customer contracts
  • Ensure compliance with licensing requirements and regulations
  • Lead business development coordinators, establishing policies and procedures
  • Provide interim leadership for the customer service and data processing teams

Special Events

  • Lead enterprise wide efforts for charitable programs, partnering with marketing, design and production
  • Own event planning and execution for special sales events, coordinating across internal stakeholders

Management

  • Evaluate division structure and team for continual improvement of efficiency and effectiveness as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities
  • Attract, develop and retain talent within the organization
  • Leverage strengths of individuals across locations to meet the needs of the enterprise

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Operations Manager - Dallas, TX

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

Directs the overall manufacturing/production department in the efficient manufacture of products on a timely basis to the master schedule and consistent with all budgeting and quality parameters, through effective leadership of personnel.

experience in manufacturing environment. Multiple manufacturing disciplines preferred.

Departments Under This Position:

  • Production control/scheduling
  • All production departments (e.g. cutting, edging, fabrication, tempering, lamination, painting, printing, etc.)
  • Maintenance
  • Shipping
  • Crating
  • DLP scheduling and production
  • Customer Service (“CSRs”) is still TBD (might be better to report to eventual Sales Manager – not hired yet
  • Purchasing

Responsibilities (unless specifically stated, all pertain to manufacturing operations only):

  • All personnel decisions, including establishing org chart and all hiring/firing decisions
  • In first few weeks, assess existing team and make recommendations on path forward
  • Work closely with HR as it relates to the manufacturing operation
  • Lead daily/weekly/monthly production meetings (standing 10am daily meetings now)
  • Establish/maintain safety program
  • Establish training and onboarding program
  • Establish/maintain merit and discipline system
  • Determine daily capacity and establish order in-take system (i.e. governor for sales/customer service to determine if/when we are booked/full)
  • Maximize daily throughput
  • Once an order is sent to product in the system (“flipped”), responsible for it until arrives at customer’s doorstep
  • Establish better production scheduling system
  • Establish product flow throughout plant
  • Utilize and maximize capabilities/effectiveness of new scanners
  • Establish and maintain robust PM program
  • Maintain and add to existing operational metrics and manage business according to data (e.g. scrap, on-time complete, quality, daily output, labor dollars, OT hours, etc.)
  • Help with eventual move to larger building
  • Work with Technical Director to opine on new equipment purchases
  • Work directly with Director of Continuous Improvement) on LEAN initiatives
  • Maximize effectiveness of existing ERP system and be intimately involved in selecting new system (1-2 years away)
  • Help with annual budgeting process and manage to the budget
  • Work with sales and CSRs to establish a process for producing stock and custom samples

Experience/Requirements:

  • [10]+ years leading a manufacturing operation with lower-skilled labor
  • Would be great if glass experience, but not a requirement
  • Experience with LEAN would be great
  • Proven results leading an organization through significant growth (e.g. taking a plant from $15M of revenue to $30M)

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Industrial Engineering Manager - Eau Claire, WI

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide direction and leadership to the Industrial Engineering function at the Eau Claire site.
  • Ensure optimal facility layouts using Systematic Layout Planning methodology.
  • Develop and maintain manufacturing capacity models and recommend resources needed to meet production requirements.
  • Apply Lean Manufacturing techniques to improve material flow, throughput, and eliminate non-value add processes.
  • Conduct equipment utilization and capacity studies and provide recommendations to improve OEE.
  • Apply ergonomic techniques to improve the working conditions in manufacturing.
  • Lead cross-functional and cross-site improvement teams to improve utilization, efficiency, and yield in manufacturing.
  • Review and present capital investment projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4-year IE degree or other relevant degree / experience.
  • 5-year IE experience in a manufacturing environment as well as previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Excellent leadership and interaction skills.
  • Understanding of product flow and overall equipment effectiveness metrics.
  • Self-starter. Makes independent decisions and uses excellent judgment and effective problem solving methods.
  • Able to influence individuals to achieve win/win resolutions.
  • Ability to gather relevant information systematically, seek input from others, use accurate logic in problem analysis, and make sound decisions.
  • Previous experience with demonstrated ability in the following areas:
  • Providing direction and defining priorities for a work group
  • Obtaining and coordinating resources
  • Managing and improving work performance

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Outside Sales Representative - Greater Mpls/St. Paul Area

Outside Sales Reps are responsible for performing in-home residential window and door replacement consultations. These consultations will involve in-home selling process, product demonstrations, project evaluation and measuring, project estimating, closing the sale, following the job through the system, and collecting the payment after the install is completed.

Reps will be responsible for managing all practices and procedures designed to increase sales, enhance profitability, and develop very satisfied customers. All Outside Sales Reps will be expected to generate repeat customers, referral customers, and new customers independent of advertising and marketing efforts conducted by the company.

Essential RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for all field activity relating to customer relations, product sales, collections and customer satisfaction for the replacement segment.
  • Pursues leads, gives product demonstrations both in the home and at the Window Store, discusses product options with the customer and takes on-site measurements.
  • Ensures quotes and orders are accurate and follows company sales processes
  • Completes all required paperwork to ensure all necessary information is present, allowing the Project Coordinator and Installer to efficiently complete the project.
  • Complies with company policies on pricing, product offering, installation, credit and collections
  • Follows up with prospects to inform them of business changes such as product offering, pricing, or assembly options in a timely manner.
  • Must be computer literate and able to use electronic software (PQM, MSOffice, ACE, etc.) to track, quote, sell and order products
  • Follow-up with all customers to ensure that the project meets or exceeds the customers’ expectations
  • Coordinates and communicates with the Project Coordinator to ensure accurate understanding of and timely resolution to customer issues
  • Participates in various departmental and interdepartmental meetings or training as required

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications, physical demands and work environment characteristics listed below are Consultant of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully perform the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Sales Representative - Greater Mpls/St. Paul Area

Outside Sales Reps are responsible for performing in-home residential window and door replacement consultations. These consultations will involve in-home selling process, product demonstrations, project evaluation and measuring, project estimating, closing the sale, following the job through the system, and collecting the payment after the install is completed.

Reps will be responsible for managing all practices and procedures designed to increase sales, enhance profitability, and develop very satisfied customers. All Outside Sales Reps will be expected to generate repeat customers, referral customers, and new customers independent of advertising and marketing efforts conducted by the company.

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

  • Responsible for all field activity relating to customer relations, product sales, collections and customer satisfaction for the replacement segment.
  • Pursues leads, gives product demonstrations both in the home and at the Window Store, discusses product options with the customer and takes on-site measurements.
  • Ensures quotes and orders are accurate and follows company sales processes
  • Completes all required paperwork to ensure all necessary information is present, allowing the Project Coordinator and Installer to efficiently complete the project.
  • Complies with company policies on pricing, product offering, installation, credit and collections
  • Follows up with prospects to inform them of business changes such as product offering, pricing, or assembly options in a timely manner.
  • Must be computer literate and able to use electronic software (PQM, MSOffice, ACE, etc.) to track, quote, sell and order products
  • Follow-up with all customers to ensure that the project meets or exceeds the customers’ expectations
  • Coordinates and communicates with the Project Coordinator to ensure accurate understanding of and timely resolution to customer issues
  • Participates in various departmental and interdepartmental meetings or training as required

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Plant Operations Manager - Jackson, MN

Directs the Assembly Operations department in the efficient manufacture of products on a timely basis to the master schedule and consistent with all budgeting and quality parameters, through effective leadership of Assembly personnel.

SUPERVISION 50%

  • Supervises all painted and assembly production activities.
  • Responsible for employee and labor relations within the department. Participates in negotiating labor contracts by advising management regarding competitive needs of the contract.
  • Responsible for housekeeping, productiveness, manpower levels and work habit discipline within the assembly department.
  • Supervisory duties are aided by the General and Production Supervisors. Staffs and operates production shifts commensurate with optimum efficiency, flexibility, and capacity requirements.

PROCESS IMPLEMENTATION 25%

  • Assure that production output meets the requirements of approved Master Schedules at optimum costs, within quality limits, and consistent with good operating procedures.
  • Responsible for timely production of finished products and service parts to assure an excellent level of customer service.
  • Responsible for the development of assembly department objectives to meet the required Master Schedule at a satisfactory cost level. (Includes cost center budgets, manpower plans, cost improvement plans, system development, etc.)
  • Responsible for the implementation of assembly systems, policies, procedures and methods as required meeting short and long-term objectives.
  • Analyzes all accounting, manufacturing engineering, personnel, quality control, and production control reports, which are issued to assist assembly in operating knowledgeable and efficiently.
  • Responsible for smooth and efficient pilots, new product start-up and recommending changes in design where products can be improved.
  • May assist in production scheduling to maintain a relatively stable work force and attain the desired level of production efficiently.

QUALITY 15%

  • Regular maintain plant quality standards, and participate in quality improvement planning for the paint and all assembly operations.

SAFETY 10%

  • Ensure all Employees are trained in Safety Rules and procedures and support and consistently enforce safety policies.
  • Participate in Safety Inspections and support Plant Safety activities.
  • Establish Safety measurement goals and accountability for employees under their direction.
  • Proactive compliance with Safety laws.
  • Review Department Accident/Investigation reports and participate in preventive/corrective Safety planning.
  • Ensure Supervisors follow through on prevention, counseling or discipline as part of individual safety goals.
  • Participate in Employee progress or decision meetings concerning case management decisions.

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Quality Engineer - Winona, MN

General Summary

The Customer Quality Engineer is responsible for investigating and applying quality tools to implement effective corrective and preventive actions to resolve customer related quality issues.

Description

  • Applies Quality Engineering tools and methods such as Six Sigma and seven basic quality tools to investigate and resolve customer identified non-conformances.
  • Write and/or respond to defect reports, non-conforming material reports (NCMRs), or supplier corrective action reports (SCARs). Disposition material. Provide instructions for rework or repair.
  • Interface with required departments or individuals to implement meaningful preventative and corrective action plans. Review and update FMEA and control plans as necessary.
  • Gather data on customer complaints and internal non-conformances. Analyze this data to recommend and implement improvement plans.
  • Use technical knowledge of our products to determine disposition of returned materials and provide instruction for rework.
  • Participate on special project teams as required.

Physical/Environmental Demands

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Overnight and overseas travel may be required on a limited basis.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Scientific field or sufficient combination of related education and work experience is required; Chemical, Mechanical or Composites Engineering degree preferred
  • Experience with quality engineering tools, APQP, root cause analysis, corrective/preventive actions (CAPA), customer complaints and containment preferred.
  • Must be hands-on: willing to work with blending equipment, extruders and injection molding machines
  • Must have a positive attitude and possess excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Dependable, excellent attendance
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work with, coach and develop others
  • Safety awareness
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

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Director of Customer Experience - Austin, MN

The Director of Relationship Management is responsible for leading the private label delivery

mechanism, ensuring compliance with contract and licensing requirements along with leading special sales events. This is a key position that will be a member of the leadership team, reporting directly to the COO.

Core Accountabilities:

Strategy

  • Create an enterprise aligned strategy to deliver high quality and profitable products to our private label customers
  • Serve as a strategic partner across sales, product development and manufacturing to ensure strategy alignment
  • Approach all aspects of the business with a focus toward continuous improvement and efficiency
  • Own post-sale private label customer relationship management
  • Develop and deploy an analytical framework to assess gaps and opportunities within the business
  • Lead private label customer reviews to ensure satisfaction and additional opportunities for the enterprise

Operations

  • Partner with Commerce VPs to develop private label sales forecasts based on market and competitive factors
  • Meet sales, on-time delivery, customer loyalty and quality targets
  • Create sustainable and scalable frameworks that support on time delivery
  • Partner across sales, product development and manufacturing to create and implement a closed loop communication process internally and with the customer
  • Own review, approval and compliance for customer contracts
  • Ensure compliance with licensing requirements and regulations
  • Lead business development coordinators, establishing policies and procedures
  • Provide interim leadership for the customer service and data processing teams

Special Events

  • Lead enterprise wide efforts for charitable programs, partnering with marketing, design and production
  • Own event planning and execution for special sales events, coordinating across internal stakeholders

Management

  • Evaluate division structure and team for continual improvement of efficiency and effectiveness as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities
  • Attract, develop and retain talent within the organization
  • Leverage strengths of individuals across locations to meet the needs of the enterprise

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Product Development Manager - Mason City, IA

The Product Development Manager partners with design, purchasing, operations and inventory, with the primary outcome to develop and execute a high-quality product consistent with the Designer’s vision. The Product Development Manager oversees and manages the development and execution of products from design inception through production, with a focus on meeting deadlines, ensuring quality, producing products at the right cost to optimize margin, with the required speed and flexibility in support of the brand strategy. May manage 1 or more direct reports.

Core Accountabilities:

  • In partnership with Design, manage product development with the cross functional team and vendors, understanding aesthetic & technical direction to guide the best product outcome
  • Create and manage project plan with key milestones through all stages of development, sample production and hand off to Operations
  • Review and ensure all development components meet calendar requirements, assessing impact to deliverable and modifying schedules as necessary
  • Identify product risk in development cycle and create contingency options to mitigate risk
  • Communicate with Operations on product critical details and development milestones
  • Create and execute a detailed product pass off process to the Operations team
  • Own proactive communication plans throughout life cycle of collections and styles
  • Create internal cost breakdowns for styles within design collections, providing cost estimates to design and purchasing as needed to develop established IMU goals
  • Own entry on style BOM components & color into PDM system at development stage & collection adoption stage.
  • Create and implement a quality check process on samples for accuracy & inform design on any sample deficiencies
  • Drive collaboration with purchasing, design and operations when substitute materials for sampling, costing, and production ready styles is necessary
  • Collaborate with packaging to ensure material availability aligns with key milestone deliverables
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts around quality and efficiency

Leadership\Management:

  • Partner with recruiting and HR Partners to build a talent plan to support the growth of the business and evolving requirements
  • Assess talent pool to identify opportunities for retraining, cross training, and skill building to support new processes and/or technology
  • Recruit and retain new team members to satisfy skill gaps
  • Ensure that every team member successfully produces work product that contributes to the bottom line
  • Set specific and measurable roles and goals to ensure that every team member has a sense of purpose, accountability, and a clear understanding of how success is measured
  • Implement productivity/quality KPIs designed to minimize costs and enhance efficiency
  • Provide ongoing and real-time performance and career coaching
  • Invest in growing your team’s skills and providing career opportunities within the enterprise

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Manufacturing Engineer - Windom, MN

Do you want to work for an innovative, dynamic team that cares about every single product that leaves the manufacturing facility? A team that knows each product can stand the test of time because they are reliable, durable, easy to operate, and FUN to ride. We are looking to add to our team and need a strong manufacturing engineer that loves to solve problems and help develop new products for a company that leads the way in their industry!

Major Function

Responsible for planning and implementing manufacturing processes, tooling and equipment for new and existing product lines.

As a core member of product development teams, plays a key role in the development of successful products by maximizing product quality and minimizing product cost. As a subject matter expert on existing and emerging product assembly methods this position guides new product development with regards to DFMA.

Duties & Responsibilities

PROCESS IMPLEMENTATION 35%

As core team member, participates with product development teams from concept evaluation/selection through prototype construction/evaluation to full production; advises the team on tradeoffs related to manufacturing assembly process (subject matter expert); leads manufacturing process capability studies as needed to support product development; working with the AME and the design team, makes decisions on key elements of manufacturing process design; leads preparation of production area and pilot run activities.

Participate in the maintenance of existing product lines. Insure smooth startups of both new and existing product by identifying problem areas and refining line balances. Establish and maintain time standards, methods, and processes for all significant direct labor operations as assigned. Responsible for cost reduction and value analysis of existing product lines.

ENGINEERING DOCUMENTATION 15%

Review the structural Bills of Material and insure that there are no discrepancies between the structural bills and Engineering bills. Coordinate all deviations from material specifications with corporate design engineering.

ENGINEERING AND CAPITAL PROJECTS 10%

Responsible for Capital equipment planning, budgeting, justification, purchase and installation as assigned. Maintain awareness of new equipment and processes that may benefit the manufacturing process.

SAFETY 5%

To insure that all safety rules and programs are followed and maintained within the assigned area of responsibility. Responsible for proper ergonomics in work station setup, processes, tooling, and safety equipment. Conduct ergonomic audits during production and startups. Regularly incorporate and document safety information, equipment or tooling needs into production processes by station. Assist Supervisors in accepting employees back to original work areas and assist in proper employee assignment. Document equipment and work station process modifications.

SUPERVISION 5%

The manufacturing Engineer may be responsible for supervision of Assembly personnel in the absence of the Production Supervisor when requested to do so by the Engineering Manager. May select, train and evaluate personnel in accordance with established policy. May handle employee discipline in line with company policy and working agreement in the absence of the Production Supervisor. May supervise direct or indirect labor areas as required.

Job Dimensions

Capital Projects: $50,000 to $500,000.

Coordination with Design Engineering, Materials, and Production personnel at all levels.

Communication with parts and equipment venders and contractors in support of production and project responsibilities.

We are looking for someone with 2-10 years of relateable experience and has a Bachelors of Science in Engineering or a related field. Mechatronics Engineer experience.

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Engineering Manager - Eau Claire, WI

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare operating budgets and strategic plans for the ME department that will meet the company’s overall goals.
  • Provide direction to supervisors and other employees, and coordinate work to support strategic plans.
  • Provide direction and support for the manufacturing process to assure customer satisfaction and continuous process improvement.
  • Develop employees through training, coaching and effective feedback, ensuring they understand and follow policies and procedures.
  • Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
    • Resolves problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies, or concepts.
    • Analyzes technology trends, human resource needs, and market demand to plan projects.
    • Forecasts operating costs of department and directs preparation of budget requests.
    • Advises management of new developments that may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies that may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.
    • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4-year engineering degree.
  • Manufacturing environment as well as previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Excellent leadership and interaction skills.
  • Self-starter. Makes independent decisions and uses excellent judgment and effective problem solving methods.
  • Broad understanding of components manufacturing processes and products.
  • Ability to gather relevant information systematically, seek input from others, use accurate logic in problem analysis, and make sound decisions.
  • Project management experience with the ability to lead teams to deliver results.
  • Experience in materials, process and equipment optimization.
  • Strong problem-solving and technical skills related to materials and process technologies.
  • Knowledge of statistical process control and design of experiment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with both written and verbal communication.
  • Capable of clearly and concisely presenting complex concepts to others.

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Senior Electrical Project Engineer - Winona, WI

Our client, headquartered in Winona, Minn., is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has 18 manufacturing plants located in the United States, Mexico, Germany, France, Singapore and China and they are GROWING. Our engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear-resistant properties.

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for the planning, control, and integration of electrical activities and the development of project deliverables to insure the success of their project. The individual designs power and lighting systems for commercial and industrial facilities. The Electrical Engineer utilizes his or her creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment to anticipate and solve engineering problems, determine program objectives and requirements, and develop standards and guides for diverse engineering activities.

Essential Duties:

  • Gains a full understanding of the project objective, scope, deliverables, budget implications, and other factors that impact design activities
  • Establishes design criteria for specific projects
  • Takes responsible lead in the design and detailing of electrical systems
  • Manages the procurement of all necessary equipment related to project electrical needs.
  • Manages the development of construction/equipment installation documents and project deliverables
  • Performs analysis and design calculations and is responsible for the design and drawing activities
  • Reviews and evaluates computer program and manual calculations for technical accuracy and compliance with established design criteria
  • Coordinates electrical activities with the project team during the course of the overall project
  • Performs field surveys and develops the electrical requirements for each given project
  • Prepares estimates of probable costs for electrical equipment and installation. Participates in preparation of project specifications
  • Performs periodic design reviews; ensures designs follow specifications, codes and regulations, and project requirements. Ensures technical and quality standards are maintained
  • Reviews shop drawings for compliance with project requirements and documents

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Master Electrician License (preferred)
  • 7-10 years of successful Electrical Engineering experience.
  • Working knowledge AutoCAD, Word, Excel, Outlook and discipline specific software packages such as SKM Power Analysis and AGI-32 Lighting Analysis
  • Expertise in engineering systems and related design principles
  • Awareness of other disciplines and the interrelationship of the various elements of design
  • Strong knowledge of the National Electrical Code and general building codes is a must
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

We offer a highly competitive benefits package and a competitive pay based on experience.

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