Design Engineer

ProPulse, located in Peosta, Iowa, is a recognized leader in the high pressure cleaning and hydraulic hose industry. We have doubled in size in the last 5 years, and project to double in the next 4 years. As a result, we are seeking to enhance and grow our staff to sustain our growth.

This position shall report to the Director of Product Development at ProPulse a Schieffer Company.  The Design Engineer will work with a team that is charged with helping to develop new products as well as supporting the existing product offering to fit customer needs or address market gaps while maintaining quality and cost initiatives for the project. The position will encompass all aspects of development, design, testing, implementation, and support of all product offerings past present, and future. Strong communication skills are a must, as the individual will regularly interact with all disciplines within the company as well as customers, and suppliers. The engineer shall help with all current engineering issues, products, components, and in addition will support all new product development efforts. The duties will require both hands on activities (testing and crimping) as well as office work and proficiency with MRP/ERP software, SolidWorks, and specification work. The engineer will work to help incorporate all new designs in SolidWorks and within the ProPulse MRP/ERP system. The position may also entail customer visits to realize new opportunities and better utilize current opportunities to provide true value improvement opportunities as well as trips to suppliers as needed.

May occasionally have to lift and/or move up to 55 pounds; operate hand and electrical tools, when applicable, and able to read and understand basic instruction sheets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited too):

  • Work with the Manufacturing in the realization of any continuous improvement projects.
  • Work with Engineering, Sales, Purchasing, and QC on any current production/QC issues that may arise.
  • Take direction from the Director of Product Development and Engineering Team in the realizations of new products and the support of current product offerings.
  • Developing smart fluid conveyance solutions to customer problems with innovative thinking and mindset.
  • Provide feedback and support to Sales and Marketing group with product testing, development and qualification of both new and existing product lines.
  • Work on creating new part number set ups, routings, work ticket templates and other work detail in the ERP system.
  • Create drawings in SolidWorks of new designs and work with supplier drawings to transfer to a ProPulse design format.
  • Work with Supply Management on the adoption of new suppliers, new parts, new part availability, lead time, and implementation into current production.
  • Work with production and extrusion personnel on new concepts and better streamlining of current product designs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education

A strong understanding of hydraulics, hose assembly, as well as the understanding of thermoplastic hose extrusion and assembly is highly desired. Plastic Injection Molding and like experiences a plus.

MATERIAL PLANNING SPECIALIST

Using system tools and frequent communication with internal and external contacts, coordinates materials requirements and delivery schedules for assigned products and vendors.  Position encompasses the flow of data and materials from the time that a material requirement is recognized/purchased to the receipt of these materials.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For the most part the work environment includes ambient room temperatures, well-lit work areas and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment. The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to the warehouse/operations area where certain areas of the warehouse require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel; talk or hear; or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited too):

  • Create and manage purchase orders for area of responsibility, ensuring timely confirmation and delivery.
  • Actively track and manage all backordered products with each supplier to effect timely resolution.
  • Will be responsible for part shortage reporting and associated steps taken to address the issues.
  • Optimize inventory to support production needs and meet target inventory levels and turns.
  • Maintain relevant data in the MRP system, item master to include lead-time, order requirements, safety stock, and other order modifiers.
  • Have an active role in the identification, disposition, and report of OSMI (Obsolete/Slow Moving Inventory).
  • Actively assist in managing vendor relationships, including vendor compliance enforcement.
  • Continuously review purchased items and make recommendations to management based on history, forecasts and trends.
  • Ensures accuracy and completeness of work by concentrating on and paying attention to detailed information.
  • Data collection/reporting for supplier metrics and general analysis.
  • Will take part in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Experience and Education

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are preferred of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

The Material Planning Specialist will need to employ good business skills, including:

  • The Material Planning Specialist will need to employ good business skills, including
  • Strong negotiation skills and customer service
  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively (both verbal and written)
  • High motivation, energy and discipline
  • Good presentation skills
  • Have a solid understanding of the high pressure hose industry or ability to learn new industries
  • Extremely organized to effectively work on multiple accounts at once
  • Must understand the purchasing process and production needs
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Most important, a successful Material Planning Specialist must have excellent interpersonal skills, as the primary responsibility is to establish and build relationships with vendors.
  • Associates degree in related field.  (Preferred) Other degrees or equal work experience may be considered as well.
  • Minimum of one year purchasing experience, preferably within a manufacturing environment. 
  • Certification courses in software such as Power Point, MS Word, Outlook and MS Excel. (Preferred)
  • APICS certification a plus

 

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form Proficient in computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite (intermediate knowledge of Access and Excel preferred) and other software.
  • Strong knowledge of MRP/ERP type systems.
  • Ability to anticipate and analyze problems, suggest and implement solutions to routine situations such as delays to schedules, material shortages and daily systems transaction errors.                       
  • Ability to communicate (in the English language) with customers, vendors and company personnel in a positive and proactive manner.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, with minimal day-to-day supervision.
  • Ability to extract and analyze data from various systems and make purchasing recommendations to management.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to attend to multiple concurrent tasks.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Must be able to work with people utilizing diplomacy and tact.
  • Must possess a valid license as required. (Forklift, etc.)
  • Must have knowledge of all Schieffer Co. International L.C. documentation, work instructions, bill of materials, MAS200 applicable applications.
  • Must have a working knowledge of computers
  • Must understand all job functions and classification of day-to-day operations.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of Schieffer Co. International L.C. workmanship standards and general practices.
  • Must have a working knowledge of process methods.

                                            

maintenance technician

Assists maintenance department to ensure all equipment is functioning safely and properly producing quality products that yield customer satisfaction.  Communicate and work directly with a number of different departments to install, maintain and repair equipment as needed.  Follow all safety rules and regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited too):

  • Install, maintain and repair machinery and equipment as needed.
  • Troubleshoot, install, and repair electrical, hydraulic and mechanical devices.
  • Ability to work with 110 to 480 three phase electrical including running conduit.
  • Complete preventive maintenance activities as called required.
  • Maintain and review equipment and preventative maintenance records to identify and avoid maintenance problems/equipment downtime trends. Forecast and identify repair projects to minimize production interruptions.
  • Maintain an organized, clean and safe work area.  Adhere to company’s ISO documentation requirements.
  • Ensure all work is performed and completed in conformance with any related codes, guidelines or standards established by a manufacturer or regulating body.  Ensure repairs and maintenance to all equipment and facilities are performed in a neat workmanship-like manner.    
  • Maintain proper safety conditions of equipment and of Company assets.
  • Comply with all standard safety practices, safety guidelines, and all Company guidelines and policies.
  • Identify and communicate all issues and/or problems in a proactive manner to the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Work a minimum 40 hour week schedule. Flexible shifts and/or overtime plus weekends as required.
  • Demonstrate good attendance.
  • Effectively read, write, speak and comprehend English.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education

  • Associates degree (AA) from two-year college or tech school; or at least 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be able to understand and follow directions.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Can operate scissor/boom lift at high heights.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good attendance.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and/or overtime as required.
  • Must be able to participate in job development training, such as equipment cross-training and team development training.

extrusion operator 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Shifts

Operate machinery utilizing techniques developed through training practices based on SOP’s and on the job training.  Ensure quality standards are achieved through understanding of said standards and continuous monitoring of product output.

ProPulse, located in Peosta, Iowa, is a recognized leader in the high pressure cleaning and hydraulic hose industry. We have doubled in size in the last 5 years, and project to double in the next 4 years. As a result, we are seeking to enhance and grow our staff to sustain our growth.

We are looking for Associates that have good mechanical aptitude, the ability to problem solve and apply common sense to production situations.

May occasionally have to lift and/or move up to 55 pounds; operate hand and electrical tools, when applicable, and able to read and understand basic instruction sheets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited too):

  • Read and understand all posted work instructions, and Hose Construction Documents
  • Must be able to work independently to complete daily tasks assigned in allotted time frame.
  • Computer skills; Excel, Word and Access for schedules and record keeping. IQMS, Shop Data, IQRF.
  • Labeling product for delivery to customers.
  • Read understand and complete all required documentation associated with production.
  • Tracking Records including spool, scrap, and material consumption.
  • Adhere to departmental and company quality standards.
  • Tasks must be performed within scheduled times.
  • Ideas and suggestions to improve product and/or processes.
  • Ability to use measurement tools such as caliper, pin gauge, and tape measure.
  • Must keep a clean and safe workplace and follow all company policies and procedures.
  • Follow all current ISO 9001 Quality system procedures, when applicable.
  • 5S and organization of the work environment a must.

Experience and Education

  • Minimum of High school diploma or general education degree (preferred).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Must have an excellent attendance record.
  • Good organization and prioritizing skills.
  • Ability to use hand-held scanning unit, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, stand for long periods of time, safely operate material handling equipment, work on concrete flooring and varying temperatures, lift up to 75 lbs, and climb ladders.
  • Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Warehouse specialist

This position will entail having the flexibility to assist in many facets of warehouse responsibilities (Shipping & Receiving, Inventory/Cycle Counting, Material Handling, Picking/Packing, etc.) throughout a given day. You will be working with other warehouse personnel along with various supervisors, team leads and managers. It is expected that you will follow all business and safety guidelines and assist as needed in other areas of business.

ProPulse, located in Peosta, Iowa, is a recognized leader in the high pressure cleaning and hydraulic hose industry. We have doubled in size in the last 5 years, and project to double in the next 4 years. As a result, we are seeking to enhance and grow our staff to sustain our growth.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand for long period of times.
  • Ability to safely operate material handling equipment as needed.
  • Ability to work in warehouse environment on concrete flooring and in varying temperatures.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited too):

  • Loads and unloads materials from trucks/containers.
  • Receive, verify, stage and stock all incoming material.
  • Pulls and prepare orders for shipment.
  • Data entry of receipts and/or shipments into ERP system.
  • Utilization of 3PL to obtain freight quotes and/or setup shipments.
  • Performs physical/cycle counts on inventory and/or recounts.
  • Obtain a Class B CDL or be willing and able to obtain Class B CDL
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Good organization and prioritizing skills.
  • Ability to use handheld scanning unit
  • Ability to simultaneously perform multiple tasks.
  • Basic PC skills with knowledge of Excel, Access and Outlook.
  • Assist and be a backup for transfer truck shuttles.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Education

  • High School diploma or GED
  • A minimum of one-year warehouse and logistics experience including experience working with materials handling equipment required
  • Certified material handling experience preferred
  • Willingness and ability to function as a part of a team

Assembly Assistant 1st & 3rd Shifts

The Assembly Assistant is responsible for assisting other Assembly employees to ensure optimal machine production and efficiencies.   This position will assist and support all production operations to optimize output and minimize waste while maintaining excellent quality and safety standards.  May be involved in solving process related issues and problems on a day-to-day basis.

ProPulse, located in Peosta, Iowa, is a recognized leader in the high pressure cleaning and hydraulic hose industry. We have doubled in size in the last 5 years, and project to double in the next 4 years. As a result, we are seeking to enhance and grow our staff to sustain our growth.

We are looking for Associates that have good mechanical aptitude, the ability to problem solve and apply common sense to production situations.

May occasionally have to lift and/or move up to 55 pounds; operate hand and electrical tools, when applicable, and able to read and understand basic instruction sheets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited too):

  • The primary job function will be to assist in the manufacture of quality products (per customer standards) as determined by the production schedule and/or supervisor.
  • Must be flexible and open to changes in the work environment, and deal with frequent changes or unexpected events.
  • Able to creatively solve problems and assist in finding solutions to complex problems to improve plant efficiencies and ensure efficient workflow.
  • Assists team members as needed.
  • Interact with all plant departments on different levels to address process problems (Quality, Maintenance, Scheduling, Customer Service, Shipping and Assembly).
  • Give and welcome feedback to support the efforts of the Assembly team.
  • Attend all Safety training and comply with all safety initiatives related to equipment and OSHA regulatory standards

Experience and Education

 Education

  • High school diploma or GED, Associates Degree and/or industrial certification preferred.

 

Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Good critical judgment and initiative
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to rapidly changing priorities
  • Mechanical aptitude preferred
  • Experience and skill with assembly process and equipment

 

 Principal Duties & Responsibilities:  

  • Support process improvement activities
  • Assist in identifying best practices and standard methods to use on all crews.
  • Assist with the Assembly processes.

 

Job Specifications:

  • Production experience in the Assembly process preferred but not required.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with Assembly team members.
  • Assure 5S, and standardized work compliance and development
  • Uphold ProPulse’s commitment to safety and follow safety procedures
  • Ability to work independently and excel with minimum supervision

 

 Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

  • Physically able to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Standing up 8-10 hours per day with a normal 5 days per week work schedule
  • Occasional twisting, turning, or bending to move items up to 40 lbs
  • Alert state of mind to avoid safety hazard
  • Required to verbally communicate, hear, smell, stand, sit, walk, climb stairs and ladders, balance, bend and stoop.
  • Vision requirements of the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus to perform all functions safely.
  • Exposed to typical plant environment with periodic exposure to inclement weather (dumping trash), noise, oil, grease, and chemical odors to some extent.
  • Near and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Account Specialist

The Account Specialists primarily handles the acquisition of new and current accounts. The role is responsible for analyzing, determining and planning a plan of attack to address the most crucial needs of the customer. It is the responsibility to carry out first-class customer care and service. The Account Specialist is responsible for coming up with a strategy to manage the accounts and set objectives for on-going account management. This role will interact and communicate with the clients on a regular basis to determine changing trends and preferences. The role will pro-actively research the dynamics of the accounts and “like” organizations and propose growth strategies for the client. This position will manage conflict and come up with effective negotiation and sales strategies. This role is often required to assist and provide back up support to our customer service team with daily functions such as order entry, customer follow- up, pricing updates and relaying ship dates, delays and/or other order related anomalies.

Experience and Education

  • College degree or equal experience with specialization in sales or marketing or equal work experience. (Preferred)
  • Certification courses in software such as Power Point, MS Word, Outlook and MS Excel. (Preferred)

Position Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include the following and any other duties that may be assigned.

  • Perform all aspects of the account management process, including (not limited to):
    • Identify and understand the requirements of new and current customers
    • Process daily transactions including quotes, orders, back orders, RMA’s, and deviations
    • Establish and develop long-term relationships with new and existing accounts
    • Maintain account management reporting through corporate CRM or excel
    • Collaborate with engineering and material teams to create customer proposals, as needed
  • Seek out and identify new business opportunities within existing accounts, initiating communication with decision makers to assess their needs and promote ProPulse products or services.
  • Track and forecast sales by customer, BOM, components, purchase orders and revenue
  • Perform annual business reviews for management and customer enlightenment
  • Prepare and present information to senior and executive level managers as needed
  • Participate in sales skills training and corporate safety as required
  • Support daily activity of the customer service group, order entry, customer contact, shipping issue, pricing updates, etc.
  • Perform other duties as required
 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are preferred of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • The Account Specialist will need to employ good business skills, including sales and marketing and high-level Microsoft suite compatibility
  • Strong negotiation skills and customer service
  • Creative and critical thinking
  • The ability to communicate effectively (both verbal and written)
  • High motivation, energy and discipline
  • Good presentation skills
  • Have an understanding of hose industry and/or ability to learn new industries
  • Extremely organized to effectively work on multiple accounts at once
  • Must understand the sales process and customer needs
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Most importantly, a successful Account Specialist must have excellent interpersonal skills, as the primary responsibility is to establish and build relationships with others internally as well as externally

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