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  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Sales Manager
  • Service Technician

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Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer
Location: Southern Illinois
Reports To: Engineering Manager

Position Overview

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for all aspects of the equipment design process that relate to the mechanical/hydraulic components, and the systems in which they apply.  They are to be well versed in the safety and industry standards as they apply to their function.  Other responsibilities include support of aftermarket sales, inside sales, service department and ongoing daily manufacturing.  Some travel may be required. This position reports to the Engineering Manager.

The position will be best suited for an individual with strong leadership skills and a passion for growing business and continuous improvement, with a high level of intellectual curiosity.   

Summary of Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

New Sales

  • Assist sales during initial quoting stages to aid in specifying equipment details.
  • Design new equipment, support structure, and/or auxiliary equipment to meet customer requirements.
  • Calculate stress and deflection of components using FEA to achieve desired specifications.
  • Create detail drawings using GD&T.
  • Support purchasing by communicating details of components with suppliers as needed.
  • Create and release engineering BOM’s for new jobs in ERP system.

After Sales

  • Support service department in troubleshooting field equipment.
  • Support the aftermarket parts department with replacement parts sourcing and viable alternatives to obsolete or unavailable components.
  • Make recommendations as to the necessity of rebuild or repair of existing equipment.

Other

  • Investigate cost savings and technical improvement options.
  • Assist in creation of operation manuals for equipment.
  • Support the manufacturing department in daily operations.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS Degree in mechanical engineering and/or relevant industry experience.
  • Hydraulic systems experience preferred.
  • Experience in creating schematics and assembly/part drawings using AutoCAD and Solidworks.
  • Able to read and understand technical documentation, ie. schematics, spec sheets, manuals, etc.
  • General knowledge of electrical controls and their associated function for equipment.

Other Attributes Preferred

  • Experience with Made2Manage
  • Ability to define and validate design parameters and execute tolerance analyses
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, technical, and communication skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel
  • Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Self-starting with ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Industrial Machinery Design Experience
  • Experience in a smaller company culture and enjoyment of being involved in all aspects of a business

Compensation

  • Base Salary: Competitive, based on candidate experience
  • Benefits: Exceptional benefits plan

About Us

75+ year old branded OEM of hydraulic machinery.  The Company designs and manufacturers highly engineered hydraulic metalworking equipment used in a wide array of industries and applications.  The Company generates ~$12 million of revenue, of which ~65% is from the sale of new capital equipment, and ~35% is from the sale of aftermarket parts and technical services sold to the installed base.  The Company benefits from a reputable brand name in the industry, resulting in the opportunity to continue to capture incremental share in a large addressable market.  We are investing in refreshing product lines to address a lower cost/higher volume section of the market and look to continue this activity moving forward.

How to Apply


Job Title: Sales Manager
Location: Southern Illinois, relocation not required but will be required to come to the home office location 2-3 days a month and as needed.
Reports To: President

Position Overview

The Sales Manager reports to the President and is responsible for overseeing the sales and customer support process from lead generation through system design, estimating, proposal, contract negotiation, support, and service. The Sales Manager also plays a pivotal role in new product development. Heavy emphasis on expanding customer base and aggregating market data from customer discussion and other sources to assist in product development as well as the overall strategy of the company. The Sales Manager is also responsible for growing our dealer network. We do sale both directly to end users and indirectly thru dealers.  Reporting to the Sales Manager is the Service Department, Aftermarket Department and Sales Department. The Sales Manager will also have significant input into marketing strategies. This position does require travel as needed, 30%.

The position will be best suited for an individual with strong leadership skills and a passion for growing business and continuous improvement, with a high level of intellectual curiosity.  We are looking for, and enthusiastic to support, someone who will identify the highest return strategic initiatives for building long-term value.

Our ideal candidate should possess

  • Sales experience in Manufacturing/Engineered product companies
  • Experience in machinery sales is preferred
  • Experience in strategic selling
  • Excellent leadership skills, including ability to manage diverse activities and personalities across a range of functions
  • High aptitude for problem solving and collaborating with a team on complex systems
  • BA/BS Degree

Other Positive Attributes

  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Involvement in Industrial/Metalforming associations
  • Technical background
  • Metalworking Industry Experience
  • Experience in a smaller company culture and enjoyment of being involved in all aspects of a business.

Compensation

  • Base Salary: Competitive, based on candidate experience
  • Profit Share: bonus potential based on meeting business metrics
  • Benefits: Exceptional benefits plan

About Us

75+ year old branded OEM of hydraulic machinery.  The Company designs and manufacturers highly engineered hydraulic metalworking equipment used in a wide array of industries and applications.  The Company generates ~$12 million of revenue, of which ~65% is from the sale of new capital equipment, and ~35% is from the sale of aftermarket parts and technical services sold to the installed base.  The Company benefits from a reputable brand name in the industry, resulting in the opportunity to continue to capture incremental share in a large addressable market.  We are investing in refreshing product lines to address a lower cost/higher volume section of the market and look to continue this activity moving forward.

How to Apply


Job Title: Service Technician
Reports To: Service Manager

Position Overview

Immediate openings for highly motivated Service Technicians with a desire to work in fast paced, quality centered environments.  Position requires 75% travel to service customers worldwide.

Representing Pacific Press worldwide, the successful candidate must display

  • Strong integrity, committed to principle-centered leadership
  • Accountability, professionalism, and dedication to customers and Pacific Press
  • An ability to work under pressure and complete tasks in a timely fashion
  • An ability to exude high energy and solution-based thinking while focusing great attention to detail
  • Excellent service-oriented skills to customers

Key Responsibilities

  • Service all equipment to operate at its highest efficiency
  • Install new machinery
  • Maintain safety, health and environmental policies and procedures
  • Electronically log and maintain records of all details pertaining to Service Department
  • Consistently communicate with members of the Service Department to ensure all members of the team are kept up to date on service issues
  • Educate customer operators and maintenance staff on proper maintenance techniques and procedures
  • Conduct operator training on operation of machinery
  • Gather intel from customers to strengthen customer and Pacific business relationship
  • Develop successful and beneficial relationships with vendors

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain safety, health and environmental policies and procedures
  • Electronically log and maintain records and details of in-field service work
  • Occasionally complete assigned tasks to aid in the manufacture of Pacific equipment
  • Provide technical phone support to customers as needed and directed by the Service Manager
  • Develop understanding of all Pacific PLC and HMI equipment and lead internal and customer training
  • Develop customer training and installation documents as directed by the Service Manager

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years of relevant maintenance technician experience, preferably in a metal fabrication environment
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical and hydraulic issues, servo-drives, hydraulic and pneumatic pressure systems
  • High mechanical and electrical aptitude with demonstrated troubleshooting and decision-making abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient use of personal computers including Windows and Microsoft Office applications
  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • May be required to work in variable temperatures (both indoor and outdoor scenarios)
  • May be required to work in tight or elevated spaces
  • May be required to stoop, kneel or climb
  • Must be able to obtain passport for foreign travel

About Us

75+ year old branded OEM of hydraulic machinery.  The Company designs and manufacturers highly engineered hydraulic metalworking equipment used in a wide array of industries and applications.  The Company generates ~$12 million of revenue, of which ~65% is from the sale of new capital equipment, and ~35% is from the sale of aftermarket parts and technical services sold to the installed base.  The Company benefits from a reputable brand name in the industry, resulting in the opportunity to continue to capture incremental share in a large addressable market.  We are investing in refreshing product lines to address a lower cost/higher volume section of the market and look to continue this activity moving forward.

How to Apply