Human Resources - Open Positions

Nelson Global Products will from time-to-time have open positions available as part of our continous expansion. Please check back often for career opportunities. Be part of a growing team!

Nelson Global Products, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Nelson Global Products, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Nelson Global Products, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Nelson Global Products, Inc. employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Please apply for a specific position. All resumes will be reviewed by HR and qualified candidates will be contacted for next steps.

Wednesday
Sep102014

Logistics Leader - Stoughton, WI

Position Summary:

This position requires a person with strong analytical skills, and a thorough understanding in logistical cost drivers.  In addition, this person needs to motivate others in the organization to make business process changes to support cost improvements.  And finally, a strong understanding in NAFTA and customs/duty provisions is required.

Principal Job Duties:

  • Lead logistic & cost negotiations with freight carriers and third party logistic suppliers for both domestic and international freight
  • Audit freight bills for accuracy, identifying root cause issues and drive permanent resolution to billing errors
  • Develop and track metrics for logistics performance, cost drivers for all U.S. manufacturing locations
  • Support international shipments with appropriate mode of transportation and accurate custom paperwork preparation
  • Support business requests to arrange best expedited freight methods as needed
  • Supervise Packaging Engineer/NAFTA coordinator.  Develop work objectives and monitor performance that tasks are being done effectively and efficiently
  • Lead NAFTA compliance requests from customers, and drive for process improvements in reporting efficiency

Qualifications:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
  • They should be a results oriented, hands on, creative and detail oriented leader with strong knowledge of logistics cost drivers.  They must have the drive to identify cost savings opportunities in logistics and packaging, and the energy to lead the organization through process improvements.
  • They must be able to objectively evaluate different supplier’s capabilities, and have a strong negotiating skillset

Education/Skills/Training/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from four-year College or University with at least 2 years relevant experience in logistics. (required)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Oracle, Syteline, and Internet. (required)
  • Self-motivated with excellent leadership skills and the ability to support and motivate others. (required)
Tuesday
Aug192014

NVH Development Engineer - Stoughton, WI

Overview:

This position resides within the New Product Development/Analysis/Test Engineering Group within Nelson Global Products Corporate Engineering.  This position has two complementary job functions.  The first will be in developing sound and acoustic tests and procedures related to Noise and Vibration.  The second is Product Development of structural, hydraulic, and exhaust products. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop structural, hydraulic, and exhaust products/systems for on-highway, off-highway and small engine and recreational vehicle markets to meet customer requirements.
  • Develop predictive tools and standards for the design and application of structural, hydraulic, and exhaust products
  • Lead the development and documentation of test procedures and methods for ensuring acoustic performance and durability of new products.  This includes dynamic, acoustic, thermal, and flow testing.
  • Identify the business case and lead procurement of capital required to complete test plans for products under development.
  • Identify and execute the technical support work (including mechanical design, analyses, testing, drafting, prototypes, etc.) required to develop system components, test fixtures, and standards.
  • Maintain and manage project schedules.
  • Travel to customer and supplier sites as necessary, perform on-site testing, and present our technology.
  • Travel Required:  10-30%

Qualification/Skills:

  • Expert level knowledge in NVH Data Acquisition, Signal Analysis, and Test Equipment.
  • Expert level analytic and test capabilities as related to Acoustics and Sound.  Including Sound Power Level, Sound Pressure Level, Binaural Recording, Jury Testing, Sound Intensity Mapping.
  • Expert level knowledge of Fluid Dynamics and Thermal Science.
  • User level knowledge of analytical tools in FEA and/or CFD. (Ansys CFX and Ansys Mechanical Skills – Preferred)
  • Proficient at Solid Modeling (Autodesk Inventor Preferred)
  • Project management skills and ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Independent, motivated, customer-focused.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Solid communication skills, written and oral.
  • Ability to work in cross functional team environment.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with 3 years of experience in NVH Engineering or Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering with 1 year of experience in NVH Engineering.
  • 1 plus years of experience in NVH testing and Signal Analysis is required.
  • Basic knowledge of vehicle chassis systems.
  • Basic knowledge of the off highway and small engine and recreational vehicle markets (preferred)
Tuesday
Aug192014

Staff Accountant

OVERVIEW:

 

This position provides consolidation and general accounting support to the corporate accounting team.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

  • Assist the consolidation manager with month end closing activities including intercompany balancing, submission of required schedules, approval of new GL accounts use etc.
  • Help facilitate the accurate and timely completion of month and year end reporting process including preparation of internal and external monthly reports.
  •  Support the annual external audit by ensuring supporting schedules and necessary documentation are prepared and reconciled on a timely basis
  • Analysis of balance sheet and P&L accounts and research and explanation of material variances to accounting manager and finance partner.
  • Research, recommend and assist in the implementation of necessary process improvements to financial reporting and controls
  • This role also includes assisting with some general ledger accounting activities for periods between reporting.
  • Maintains organized set of detailed records and files to document financial transactions
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required including assisting with finance organizationsl initiatives and act as backup roles for other accounting responsibilities.

 

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Analytical—the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Technical skills-the individual must possess strong US GAAP accounting knowledge related to normal business/manufacturing operations.
  • Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
  • Process Improvement—skills includes always driving towards process improvement
  • Quality management—the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Judgment—the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

 

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Experience in a manufacturing accounting environment preferred
  • Experience in multi-plant, multi-location environment desirable
  • Ability to navigate through multiple accounting systems
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • High level problem solving and analytical skills required
  • Exceptional personal initiative and desire to drive consistent improvement
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment with upward mobility potentials
  • Ability to be highly functional in a team environment
  • Must be able to balance workloads and multi-task while remaining cognizant of multiple reporting deadlines
  • Must have strong work ethics during high volume periods, including month year end close, and the budgeting season

Education/Training/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

MBA and/or CPA Preferred

Public accounting experience is a plus

Thursday
Aug142014

Manufacturing Engineer - Morton, IL

Job Summary:

Plan, design and integrate tooling, fixtures, and equipment into the manufacturing process and assist in ongoing improvement directly and indirectly related to the manufacturing process.

Essential Job Function:

  • Research and analyze methods required to manufacture product to the customers' requirements and specifications
  • Aid in the design of tooling, jigs, fixtures, dies and support equipment required to manufacture product to customer requirements and specifications
  • Provide sketches prints or drawings to design department required to produce tooling, jigs, fixtures, dies and support equipment needed by tool production department
  • Assist supervisors and operators on improving quality and process capabilities of product
  • Liaison with maintenance for new installations, modification and major trouble shooting difficulties
  • Research and analyze methods of reducing time and material cost required to manufacture product
  • Implement cost reduction programs mandated by customers and or management
  • Obtain quotations on equipment, machinery and apparatus required for process improvements and enhancements
  • Provide information for written detailed instructions to document control on current processes
  • Working knowledge for TS16949 standards preferred
  • Performs other essential duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree, Technical/trade school graduate or equivalent, plus three years related experience
  • Ability to read and interpret customer and internal prints, instructions and specifications
  • Good general math skills
  • Apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusion
Thursday
Aug072014

Engineering Technician 

Job Summary:

 The role of the Engineering Technician is to evaluate existing processes and to configure manufacturing systems to reduce costs, improve sustainability and develop best practices within the production process. The main focus of the Tech’s work is on maintaining reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs and changeovers. The Engineering Tech is a part of a team driven to identify, develop and deliver innovative solutions, driven to constantly improve process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving quality standards.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to read customer prints
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Talent for prioritizing and multi-tasking in a fast paced environment
  • High level of organizational skills
  • Creative problem solving
  • Must be able to follow up and follow thru
  • Must be good natured and flexible
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Strong math skills
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed
  • Good computer skills
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements/Education/Experience:

  • Mechanical engineering degree or Technical degree plus 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment or
  • High School diploma and minimum of 5 years experience with tube bending, tube forming, welding or robotic programming
  • Experience with AutoCAD a plus
Thursday
Jul312014

Business Unit Manager - Viroqua, WI

This role develops and implements capital projects, continuous improvement initiatives and processes for an assigned department (Business Unit). Develops and sponsors tactics to achieve strategic objectives across functional groups or within a business group. Influences strategic direction and develops tactical plans and completes complex assignments with minimal supervision or review. Provides comprehensive solutions to complex problems.

End results are evaluated for achieving P&L Goals and Objectives per Annual Operating Plan, AOP. Extensive contact with internal and external customers is required to obtain, clarify or provide facts and information. This role will also be a champion of Continuous Improvement and Value Creation.

Responsibilities:

  • The Business Unit Manager is a member of the plant strategic leadership team. He/She is the leader of the department and is accountable for the operational and financial performance of that department.
  • Lead/Develop Department specific Annual Operating Plan (AOP) with respect to CapEx (Capital Projects), Machine/Building maintenance/repair, Value Creation Projects (VCP), Strategic Initiatives.
  • Identify and lead at least two Break-Through Initiatives per year.
  • Develops and obtains appropriate approvals for capital projects and investments. Leads and executes implementation.
  • Demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit and drive.
  • Full responsibility for a department Profit & Loss (P&L) statement.
  • Establishes and manages current customer relationships, striving to capitalize on organic revenue growth opportunities.
  • Exhibits demonstrated successful relationship-building skills with high-level audiences at more strategic and senior levels within the organization.
  • Manages the performance, developments, and rewards for direct reports.
  • Full responsibility for continuous improvement of customer relationship performance metrics and customer satisfaction.
  • Assumes leadership role in site-level strategic planning meetings

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong financial skill knowledge and aptitude (e.g. balance sheet and income statement)
  • Strong operational knowledge (e.g., manufacturing, supply chain)
  • Leadership/people-management skills
  • Expert Problem Solving Ability

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Degree in Engineering, Finance/Accounting, or Business Management preferred.
  • Six (6) to eight (8) years work-related experience required, preferably in Financial or Manufacturing Operations fields.
  • Industry-specific experience helpful and/or preferred
  • Previous Business Unit Manager, Operations, Production or Plant Manager (or equivalent job) work experience preferred
  • Green Belt Certification in Six Sigma or Equivalent methodologies required. Black Belt preferred.
  • ASQ Certifications as Certified Quality Engineer or Certified Quality Manager preferred.
  • Or Equivalent Experience/background

 

Thursday
Jul242014

OEM Key Account Manager - Off HWY

POSITION SUMMARY:

 This position is primarily responsible for the development and coordination of processes and reporting metrics, aimed at maximizing profitable sales revenue growth at assigned key accounts or territory.  It includes development of specific action plans, account objectives, effective countermeasures to misses or direction.  Responsibility includes but is not limited to:  advocating for the needs of the customer, leading and managing sales activities, achieving account sales plans, provide technical solutions/support/assistance, providing customer feedback and needs to Nelson organization to assist in the planning process, and cultivating relationships with industry partners to strengthen Nelson’s position in the marketplace. 

PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Management of opportunities, RFQ’s, for all assigned accounts/territory from prospecting to close for all Nelson products. 
  • Works closely with Purchasing, Engineering, Operations, and other functions as necessary; works with NGP internal management, engineering, operations, to ensure sales success. 
  • Quick learner and able to work under pressure with ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong sales skills including prospecting, forecasting, presenting, value selling, total cost of ownership, and closing new business.
  • Contract negotiation experience.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.  Strong in-person, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to support and motivate others.
  • Adept at managing multiple tasks simultaneously, and excellent self-management skills.
  • Work with Director of Off-Highway Sales to develop annual sales targets and AOP goals, forecasts, implement sales & marketing strategy according to customer and market requirements. 
  • Effective knowledge of customer business including forecasting of sales by industry segment, platform and by part number as needed.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date customer records for significant calls and visits made, events taking place, and history.   
  • Identify marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor's share, and competitor's strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share.
  • Sustains rapport with customer locations by making frequent visits; exploring specific needs; anticipating new opportunities. Heavy travel will be required.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

Technical understanding of the Nelson products and customer markets is required.  More importantly, the individual must drive results through developing leadership skills that consistently champion and support a culture of continuous improvement in order to reach high performance levels on an individual and team basis.

Ability to work with a wide range of personalities and in varied environments is required with excellent interpersonal, organization, computer, writing, and presentation skills.  Must be able to accommodate overnight travel 80% of the time and work effectively without close supervision.  

Education/Skills/Training/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or the equivalent in Industry experience with at least 2~5 years relevant experience in related markets is required. (required)
  • Has or is able to obtain a valid Passport (required)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Internet. (required)
  • Self-motivated with excellent management skills and the ability to support and motivate others. (required)
  • Financial Planning and Strategy, Marketing Concepts, Positioning, People Management, Territory Management, Sales Planning, Competitive Analysis, Understanding the Customer, Product Development, Client Relationships

 

Tuesday
Jul222014

Welding Engineer - Stoughton, WI

The Corp Welding Engineer will provide technical expertise to both Product Development and Plant Production Teams.  Responsibilities to include developing welding techniques, procedures, and application of welding equipment to problems involving fabrication of metals, utilizing knowledge of production specifications, properties, and characteristics of metals, metal alloys, and engineering principles.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, coordinate and execute Continuous Improvement activities and Hoshin/Kaizen events to increase production capabilities of welding cells by coaching assigned project team members in effective problem-solving and project completion.
  • Improve existing or develop new welding equipment and Tools/Fixturing
  • Establish weld procedures to guide production team relating to specifications/processes
  • Conducts research to develop and test new Welding processes and procedures
  • Prepares technical reports as a result of research, development and preventative maintenance investigations
  • Evaluate new developments in the welding field for possible application to current welding problems or production processes
  • Works with quality and safety teams to build safeguards (poke yoke, ergonomics) into the production system eliminating defects and operator injuries.
  • Create and release engineering design standards for new fixture designs as needed
  • Creates and releases engineering standards for new equipment
  • Travel Required: 20-40%

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Ability to set up and troubleshoot robots and Automatic Welders in a production environment
  • Ability to identify and root cause technical and product defects in GMAW, TIG, Resistance and laser welding process
  • Solid communication skills, written and oral
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good computer skills with Office applications
  • Ability to work cross functionally in a team environment
  • Project management skills required

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • BS in Weld Engineering, BS in related field or equivalent Technical degree is required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a production environment, preferably with a Tier 1 Automotive or Heavy Truck Component manufacturer
  • User level proficiency with GD&T required
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes preferred (Machining, Tube Bending, Metal Stamping, etc.)
Monday
Jul072014

Production Planner - Morton, IL

Morton Industries is seeking a Production Planner / Master Production Scheduler to plan and prepare production schedules for our 400+ employee plant.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draws up master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders.
  • Analyzes production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools, and human resource requirements.
  • Plans and schedules workflow for each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times.
  • Plans sequence of fabrication, assembly, installation, and other manufacturing operations for guidance of production workers.
  • Confers with department supervisors to determine status of assigned projects.
  • Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
  • Prepares production reports.
  • Prepares lists of required materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Supervise 2-3 planners as needed

Requirements/Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university preferred
  • 5+ years working as a Production Planner or Master Scheduler and/ or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Strong Computer Skills/Experience is required - Candidates must have ERP experience (Oracle preferred). Prior knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Order processing systems; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
    • Specifically candidates must have a strong understanding of the following ERP tools & the effect they can have on inventory and production; Min/Max Order Quality, Safety Stocks, Material Requirement Planning (MRP), Day Supply
Tuesday
Jun172014

Sales Manager (On HWY) - Monterrey, Mexico

Principal Accountabilities:

  • OEM Sales Manager is responsible for executing sales strategy in our On Hwy, Off Hwy and OPE business segments in Mexico and Central America
  • Responsible for generating sales growth and new business opportunities with multiple commercial vehicle OEM’s across Mexico and Central America
  • Works closely with key OEM customers, Purchasing, Engineering, Operations, and other functions as necessary as well as NGP internal management, engineering, operations, to ensure a sales success. 
  • Must be a quick learner and not afraid to hit the ground running.
  • Strong sales skills including prospecting, forecasting, presenting, and closing new business, and comfortable working remotely  
  • Proven track record at business planning and achieving measurable goals
  • Contract negotiation experience
  • Outstanding people skills. Strong in-person, written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to support and motivate others
  • Ability to work well under pressure and proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Adept at managing multiple tasks simultaneously, and excellent self-management skills
  • Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet proficiency

Education/Training/Experience/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business with at least 2~5 years relevant experience in related markets is required
  • Willingness to travel on a regular basis in Mexico, Central American and to the US.