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If you’re looking for a career with a dynamic organization where hard work and talent is recognized and appreciated… you’re in the right place. MPI, the worldwide leader of wax-room & ceramic core injection, assembly & automation equipment has been experiencing explosive growth and we’re looking for talented people to help us continue our momentum. If a stimulating work environment and an opportunity for career and financial growth is important to you, join our team at our world headquarters in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.

If you’re looking for a career with a dynamic organization where hard work and talent is recognized and appreciated… you’re in the right place. MPI, the worldwide leader of wax-room & ceramic core injection, assembly & automation equipment has been experiencing explosive growth and we’re looking for talented people to help us continue our momentum. If a stimulating work environment and an opportunity for career and financial growth is important to you, join our team at our world headquarters in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.

Job Title: Director of Operations

Position Summary:

Director of Operations is responsible for providing the leadership and guidance to successfully manage the day to day Manufacturing, Production, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations. This position is directly responsible for the mentoring and coaching of its staff to achieve the company goals of profitability, on time delivery, inventory accountability, supply chain management and effective planning. Maintaining lean operations and just-in-time delivery to reduce waste, lower cost and assure customer satisfaction is paramount to this position. The Director of Operations is responsible for the safety of all operational personnel, maintaining a clean and organized work environment and providing leadership by example. This person must be a strong- hands on problem solver with excellent organizational skills and possess the ability to prioritize the work to meet the corporate objectives. This position works closely with other cross functional support teams, Engineering, Sales, Service, Quality, Finance and HR to meet the immediate and annual goals while fostering continuous improvement and ensuring the company is living up to its core values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each principal duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, experience, skill, and ability required:

  • Demonstrate leadership consistent with MPI’s principals and core values.
  • Provide guidance to ensure the Operations department is executing according to the corporate plan.
  • Take ownership of productivity and work quality to achieve efficiency, accuracy and timeliness.
  • Drive individuals and the team toward continuous improvement in key operational metrics (On Time Deliveries, Inventory Control, Supplier selection, Machine Shop Output, Technology Center Production and effective Planning.
  • Produce clear reports and communications within corporate protocols and policies.
  • Utilize corporate ERP SW tool Epicor to maximize efficiencies, produce effective reporting and control costs.
  • Manage activities for effective production scheduling including assumptions, material flow and deliveries to achieve just-in-time performance.
  • Ensure Supply Chain, Procurement and Material flow is cost effective, efficient and minimizes risk to on time performance and quality.
  • Identify creative ways to reduce cost and raise performance levels.
  • Assist in establishing, measuring and maintaining operations budgets.
  • Contribute to the development and formulation of short and long range plans, policies, programs, initiatives and objectives for the company.
  • Solicit ongoing feedback from peers and team members to work in unison towards establishing and achieving goals.
  • Establish relations with staff and personnel to be viewed as a mentor and effective leader.
  • Create clear and measurable goals and objectives for your department.
  • Perform team member evaluations professionally and on time.
  • Manage and maintain personnel including interviewing and hiring as required.
  • Monitor employee morale and turn-over, identifying key factors that can be improved upon.
  • Identify individual and team strengths in order to recognize and development on an ongoing basis.
  • Interface and cooperate with Engineering, Sales, Quality and other cross functional managers to meet MPI’s objectives.
  • Lead departmental meetings to effectively organize and communicate actions and plans.
  • Manage the mentoring and coaching of the Operations Team Leaders, driving accountability and applying discipline with the guidance of the HR department.
  • Manage and maintain a clean, safe workplace and require prompt reporting of all incidents to Safety Personnel and HR.
  • Measure quality, health and safety of your department to be in compliance with ISO 9000 standards, government regulations and customer requirements.
  • Align Manufacturing to Support Factory Acceptance Testing as required.
  • Understand and comply with all policies outlined in the Company Handbook.
  • Must be a TEAM PLAYER.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Skills / Qualifications / Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills: listening, verbal and written.
  • Position requires high level of critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing principles with ISO 9000 compliance.
  • Background in running Operations for an OEM Manufacturer, preferably capital equipment.
  • Ability to conduct meetings and deliver presentations in front of peers, subordinates and executive staff.
  • Must possess very good organizational skills with the ability to multi-task on a daily basis.
  • Excellent reasoning and decision making ability.
  • Data driven individual.
  • Effective skills to calm upset personnel and deescalate tense situations.
  • Able to work in an environment that has time pressures.
  • Driven to perform assignments and tasks to a thorough conclusion.
  • Advanced computer skills and command of MS Office SW Products.
  • Knowledge or experience with ERP systems, EpiCor a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Mentor to peers, team player to all.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum BS degree, MS preferred.
  • 5+ years working as Operations Manager in a manufacturing environment or similar experience.
  • 10+ years Management experience.

Work Environment:

  • Manufacturing / Factory based management position located in Poughkeepsie, NY.
  • Typical work hours are 7:00am to 5:00pm, covering 1st and 2nd shift change over.
  • Industrial / Production where safe work habits and OSHA compliance are required.
  • Investment Casting Industry – Large Wax Room Injection, Assembly and Automation equipment.

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Job Title: 2nd Shift Inventory Analyst

Position Summary:

This role has primary responsibility for maintaining inventory accuracy and providing inventory data analysis to support efficient and effective inventory control. Must be detail oriented, have advanced PC skills and highly proficient in an ERP software, preferably Epicor. The individual will interface with people from multiple departments to support effective inventory control processes as well as determine root cause of inventory inaccuracies. Data analysis to identify slow moving inventory, incorrect inventory transactions, efficient stocking and order levels will occur regularly to drive down inventory costs and achieve company KPIs. Occasional picking and stocking of parts, replenishment of POU inventory and general support of all Materials Department functions will be required.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Maintain Inventory count and location accuracy at all times utilizing cycle counting, transaction review and data analysis. This includes all locations, general warehouse, VLM and POU.
  • Monitor all inventory transactions, identify problems, and resolve root cause.
  • Set up new inventory locations both in Epicor and Physical Site optimizing use of space.
  • Develop efficient strategies to eliminate stock outs.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of materials management systems that increase inventory control and efficiency.
  • Make recommendations to improve inventory transaction processes throughout MPI.
  • Interface with department supervisors, engineering, planning and operations management as required for efficient operations.
  • Assist in management of Quality transactions.
  • Become cross trained for two other roles within the Material Services Department.
  • Comply with all MPI safety and health requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 3-5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  2. Must be highly proficient using an ERP and MRP system. Epicor ERP or Vantage 8.03 is a plus.
  3. Must possess strong Microsoft office skills in Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  4. Must be well versed in navigating within a Windows 365 environment.
  5. Strong verbal and written communication skills individually and in a group setting.
  6. The ability to be flexible and adjust priorities to meet quickly changing circumstances.
  7. Above average problem-solving skills and analytic ability to identify data patterns.
  8. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs, charts and data patterns.

Reasoning Ability:

  1. Ability to solve practical problems, dealing with multiple variables in situations where only limited or contextualized standards exist.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the principal duties of this position:

  1. Ability to lift 50 lbs. to perform the functions of this position.
  2. Ability to drive a fork truck and operate other equipment to lift more than 50lbs.
  3. Ability to stand or walk on concrete floors for extended periods.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the principal duties of this position:

  1. The environment in this position is that of a typical manufacturing facility and the individuals workstation is on the Warehouse floor. The noise level is moderate.

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Job Title: Engineer- Controls

Contribution Level: Applying – E                               

Department: Engineering                                       

Reports to: Engineering Manager 

Functional Area:

Product Support Engineering

Production and Process Engineering

New Product Development

Automation 

Position Summary:

The Controls Engineer B applies engineering knowledge to designs and assists with the development of major engineering projects. This position requires a moderate degree of supervision from the Senior Engineer or Engineering Manager. Any design or technical change decisions require management approval in advance.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Electrical Design: Responsible for creating electrical schematics, plc program logic, and electrical enclosure designs within the constraints determined by the given project, time, cost, performance.
  2. Project Supervision: Completes an electrical design for a project with supervision. These responsibilities include the following:

    a. Estimating engineering hours required for a project.

    b. Electrical enclosure design and detail.

    c. Electrical schematic design.

    d. Hands-on PLC and HMI programming.

    e. Hands-on Robotic programming desirable.

    f. Knowledge of vision systems is desirable.

    g. Project documentation, including bill of materials.

    h. Project checking.

    i. Manufacturing assembly support.

  3. Checking / Verification: Responsible for ensuring that any of his or her own work is inspected and approved by a qualified engineer or engineering manager.
  4. Documentation: Responsible for the proper documentation of his or her work, including ECR’s, machine manuals, check lists, and others.
  5. Scheduling & Reports: Responsible for reporting the status of his or her project in accordance with Epicor Projects (MPI’s information system) and the engineering production schedule at each weekly meeting. If a problem occurs that requires immediate attention, it is the engineer’s responsibility to report to the department manager at that time.
  6. Other duties as assigned by management.

Skills and Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each principal duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, experience, skill, and ability required:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus 4 to 5 years of related experience.
  2. Sound understanding of electrical design, schematics, and electrical codes in regard to machine tool design.
  3. Sound computer skills, Cad for Schematics is desirable.
  4. Experience with machine tool equipment, electrical design.
  5. Experienced PLC programmer. Omron, AB, and Siemens are desirable.
  6. Experienced HMI programmer. Indusoft is desirable.
  7. Experienced Robotic’s programmer. ABB and Fanuc are desirable.
  8. Proficient using Microsoft Office, Solidworks, and MPI information system “Epicor”
  9. PLC programming experience. Omron, Indusoft experience highly desirable.
  10. Software knowledge; Excel, Solidworks, and Microsoft Windows.
  11. Flexible, able to react to change.
  12. Sound communication skills, verbal, written and the ability to listen effectively.
  13. Good organization skills.

Reasoning Ability:

  1. The ability to know when to seek guidance.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the principal duties of this position:

  1. The ability to occasionally lift 50 lbs to perform the functions of this position.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the principal duties of this position:

  1. The work environment for this position is a manufacturing facility.

 

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Job Title: Refurbishment Technician 2

Contribution Level: Guiding                                      

Department: Refurb Dept                                          

Reports to: Refurb Manager

Functional Area: Refurb                                            

Position Summary:

Perform equipment teardown, cleaning, and reassembly as required per determination of customer equipment need and requirements. Rebuild machines according to job orders, schematics, and prints, by placing component parts and sub assembly units on machine frames to meet production schedules.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Follow all Personal Protection Program guidelines.
  2. Compliance of all OSHA and MPI Safety Procedures.
  3. Follow schematics, drawings and written procedures to assemble equipment to specifications including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical assemblies.
  4. Startup of refurb equipment including high voltage connections, software installation, component setup and calibration.
  5. Follow quality control checklists to confirm machine operation.
  6. Use historical equipment documentation for MPI rebuild and interface procedures
  7. Work with other departments as needed to resolve any engineering or manufacturing related problems.
  8. Operate forklift for material transport, upon completion of MPI training.
  9. Operate chain hoists and lift tables, upon completion of MPI training.
  10. Clean, dewax, degrease, disassemble, and reassemble equipment components to the required level dictated by the level of requirement as per customer and manager determinations.
  11. This position is responsible for maintaining cleanliness of work area.
  12. Other duties as assigned by management.

Skills and Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each principal duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, experience, skill, and ability required:

  1. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  2. Ability to speak effectively with employees of organizations including fellow workers, engineering staff and supervisors.
  3. Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings.
  4. Sound understanding of electrical fundamentals, PLC’s, hydraulics, pneumatics, and the ability to read and interpret schematics, ability to comprehend circuits and components.
  5. Advanced skill level and ability to perform technical trouble shooting and diagnostics of mechanical and electrical components and control mechanisms.
  6. Mechanical experience in assembly or repair.
  7. Above average computer skills with recent experience.
  8. Extensive trouble shooting experience, electrical, PLC, hydraulic and pneumatic.
  9. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  10. Valid driver’s license: checked and verified by MPI Insurance carrier before driving MPI vehicles.
  11. Education / Experience: 2 years of college or technical school with 2 years experience, or 5 years of related experience and training.
  12. Lead responsibility in the absence of the department manager.
  13. Train less skilled employees in best practices to achieve high quality results.
  14. Assist manager with employee performance reviews and evaluations.
  15. Provide assistance to manager when reviewing outline of equipment refurbishment.
  16. Document and maintain best practices, methods, and procedures for equipment refurbishment.
  17. Other duties as assigned by management.

 

Reasoning Ability:

  1. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagram form.
  2. Ability to deal with problems involving multiple variables in standardized and random situations.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the principal duties of this position:

  1. The employee is regularly required to stand or sit for extended periods.
  2. The employee must occasionally lift 50 lbs and/or move up to 1000 pounds with proper equipment.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the principal duties of this position:

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee can be exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  2. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, vibration and hot surfaces.
  3. Occasional exposure to fumes and or airborne particles.
  4. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to slightly above.

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