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.

Friday
Dec122014

Machinist- Jigs & Fixtures 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to produce semi complex parts Schedule, monitor and facilitate new orders and order changes
  • Work with Engineering, Production, VPI and Quality teams to understand the product, design and build jigs/fixtures for new and existing products. Also work with other NGP Plants.
  • Work with Production and Quality to re-make/modify jigs/fixtures and tooling.
  • Maintain stock of sharpened tooling/machined spare parts or any other tooling that requires sharpening.
  • Diagnose and remedy operating troubles
  • Design, build and maintain various tooling and fixtures
  • Work from drawings and specifications
  • Understand and apply appropriate and prescribed safety procedures and practices
  • Use variety of precision measuring instruments
  • General maintenance as needed on special projects.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor

 Skills and Abilities

  • Safety conscious
  • Strong math skills, including Trigonometry
  • Work without supervision
  • Positive Attitude
  • Ability to work efficiently and be able to multi-task
  • Strong communication skills

Education & Experience

  • 2 years Tech school or equivalent
  • 3 years’ experience working in a similar position, preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Must be able to walk at least 75% of time  

 

 

Wednesday
Dec102014

Six Sigma 

Job Description

Project leader for projects that will drive cost savings, improve efficiencies and remove waste using Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement tools.

Consult and monitor project progress for any completed projects that are being pirated by others to roll through other parts of the organization.

Participate in project sustainability and savings validation audits.

Work through projects by leading teams of cross functional individuals using Six Sigma processes/tools.

These projects will be both for Stoughton administrative projects as well as plant manufacturing projects.

Scope out projects (identifying the problem that needs to be resolved and collect data to validate the problem really exists and to what magnitude.)

Lead a team through mapping out the process, performing cause and effect analysis, using other tools to determine the root causes of the problem. 

Lead the team to work to implement the solutions. 

Identify what can be audited going forward with the process improvements to make sure the changes remain sustained.

Audit the process for the next 12 months to make sure the improvements are still in place. 

Work with the team to identify any slips in improvements, and evaluate and resolve those issues.

 

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering, or a related field, or the foreign equivalent.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification or higher
  • Experience in a metal fabrication environment preferred
Thursday
Dec042014

Quality Engineer

We are currently interviewing for a full-time Quality Engineer for our plant located at 500 Cleveland Street , South Cambridge, MN 55008.

Nelson Global Products – Cambridge (Formerly CMP) is nationally recognized manufacturer of quality custom laser cutting for sheet and tube, sheet metal fabrication, tube fabrication, welding, metal stampings, powder coating, product design and engineering services. We are a supplier to original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) in the automobile and recreational vehicle industries which include motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) and snowmobiles. Nelson also distributes its own line of aftermarket accessories for the recreational vehicle industry throughout the United States - and the world.

Summary:
Quality Engineer designs and installs quality control process sampling systems, procedures and statistical techniques that support CMP’s quality programs. Trains hourly and exempt staff in quality processes and applications.

Responsibilities:

Follows position, department and company standard work

Analyzes production limitations and problems

Works on process development with an aim towards mistake proof processes Programs and operates CMM and Romer Arm inspection devices

Initiates / conducts Corrective Actions, including determining root cause, intermediate and final corrective actions / work with the Quality Manager on preventative actions

Generates, analyzes and reports SPC data to produce recommendations for improvement

Formulates or assists in formulating quality standards, policies, programs, plans, procedures, and practices Conduct internal audits of processes (.i.e. quality system, development activity, etc.) Conduct supplier audits when needed as part of the Failure Analysis or CA process

Reads, understands, and follows GD&T dimensional requirements Review continuously the economics of the quality program and makes recommendations

Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the Quality Manual

Follows established company policies / practices including safety


Education:
Bachelor's Degree in engineering, quality or related field or equivalent education & experience. ASQ Certification is preferred.

Experience:

5+ years of quality / engineering experience

1+ years of leadership experience

Experience working for a metal fabricator and working with Enterprise Product Data Management (EPDM) and CAD

Experience working with ISO and Lean principals (5S, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, etc.)


Key Competencies:

Adaptable, Analytical, Attendance / Punctuality, Change Management, Cost Conscious, Customer and Personal Service, Dependable, Ethical, Takes Initiative, Innovated, Judgment, Effective Communication Skills, Organization Support, Planning / Organizing, Problem Solver, Professional, Quality Management, Safety and Security, Software and Reporting, Teamwork, Ability to Use Precision Measuring Equipment (electronic instruments, to check the dimensions, or other qualities of parts, assemblies or product)

Physical/Safety Requirements:

Must wear PPE (Safety Glasses, Ear Protection, & Steel Toed Boots)

Feeling

Finger Dexterity

Hearing

Sitting

Talking


 

Thursday
Dec042014

Quality Manager 

We are currently interviewing for a full-time Quality Manager for our plant located at 500 Cleveland Street , South Cambridge, MN 55008.

Nelson Global Products – Cambridge (Formerly CMP) is nationally recognized manufacturer of quality custom laser cutting for sheet and tube, sheet metal fabrication, tube fabrication, welding, metal stampings, powder coating, product design and engineering services. We are a supplier to original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) in the automobile and recreational vehicle industries which include motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) and snowmobiles. Nelson also distributes its own line of aftermarket accessories for the recreational vehicle industry throughout the United States - and the world.

Summary:
Manages and directs quality and manufacturing operations. This includes managing a group of engineers and the quality of incoming materials and components, work in process and finished goods.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Follows position, department and company standard work
  • Establishes department policies, control processes and quality programs within overall direction set by senior management
  • Exercises judgment in dealing with unusual cases or those involving significant cost
  • Works closely with engineering, sales and production staff to improve the quality of products and services
  • Conducts a Management Review of the Quality System
  • Meets customer quality requirements from new product documentation to corrective action requests
  • Insures that organizational systems and training is in place
  • Validates new tooling acceptability and process capability for new products
  • Administers document control and configuration management system
  • Oversees established calibration and testing program
  • Assists the management team and provide QA support as necessary
  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the Quality Manual
  • Follows established company policies / practices including safety
  • Completes additional tasks as assigned to meet the business needs of the organization

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, quality or related field or equivalent education and experience

Experience Required:

  • 5+ years of quality / engineering experience
  • 2+ years of managing a team
  • Experience working for a metal fabricator and working with Enterprise Product Data Management (EPDM) preferred

Key Competencies:

Adaptable, Analytical, Change Management, Cost Conscious, Customer and Personal Service, Dependable, Developing Others, Ethical, Takes Initiative, Innovated, Judgment, Effective Communication Skills, Organization Support, Planning / Organizing, Problem Solver, Professional, Quality Management, Safety and Security, Managing Performance, Software and Reporting, Teamwork, Ability to Use Precision Measuring Equipment (electronic instruments, to check thedimensions, or other qualities of parts, assemblies or product)


Safety & Physical Requirements:

  • Feeling
  • Must wear PPE (Safety Glasses, Ear Protection, & Steel Toed Boots
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Hearing
  • Sitting
  • Talking

 

Wednesday
Dec032014

Production Supervisor

Summary:

Reporting to the Manufacturing Manager, the Production Supervisor shall oversee the assigned manufacturing operations within Nelson Global Products.  The Production Supervisor is responsible for ensuring a Safe work environment, effectively manage resources employees, material, methods and machinery, additionally, the supervisor is responsible for improving processes by identifying and eliminating waste.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Establish and promote a Safe work environment.  The Supervisor will train all personnel in the practices of Safety, hazard identification and elimination of issues identified as potential safety hazards.
  • Develop and maintain an environment conducive to producing a Quality product.  The Supervisor will be responsible for the training of subordinates in the processes and procedures required generating Quality components.  The Supervisor will also be held accountable for production Scrap and Rework, inclusive of nonconforming product review and developing corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.  TS16949 knowledge is required.
  • Promoting an efficient manufacturing environment.  The Supervisor will be responsible for production schedule compliance, meeting Customer delivery expectations and controlling financial expenditures within the respective area of responsibility.  Monthly reviews will provide Supervision with the opportunity to communicate the departmental performances, to both management and shop floor personnel.  Results will be posted in the factory.
  • Developing personnel within Nelson Global Products.  The Supervisor, in conjunction with Human Resources, will provide an opportunity for each employee to become a greater asset to the organization.  Cross training within cells, work groups and departments will be a requirement; with documented training levels formalized in accordance with TS16949 (or related) procedure.
  • Supervision will perform employee evaluations and mentor subordinates accordingly.
  • Supervision will assist in the development and implementation of an automated resource utilization process.  Manpower planning and work center utilization will be the focal point of the process.
  • Supervisor will practice and enforce lean manufacturing concepts throughout the plant by Mentoring employees in utilizing best manufacturing practices.
  • Performs other essential duties as required. 

Education/Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Supervision, Engineering, Business or related field and five years prior supervisory experience is required.  A high school graduate, with a minimum of 10 years supervisory experience will be considered for the position.
  • Related experience in tube forming, fabrication, welding, brazing or bending is beneficial.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills (both verbal and written) are a requirement.
  • Problem solving, team building and coaching characteristics are preferred skills sets.
  • Candidate must be proficient in computer operations, inclusive of spreadsheets and word processing.

 

Wednesday
Dec032014

New Product Launch Engineer

Summary:

Manages the operational aspects of a scope or a project relating to new product Launch or continual improvements in regards to manufacturing as directed by Quality Manager. The Engineering Manager – New Product Development has direct involvement with APQP and new product review; therefore, good communication skills within the organization are a must.

Essential Job Function:

  • Establish and promote a safe work environment.  The Operator will employ the learned practices of safety and hazard identification.  The employee will need to communicate any Safety issue that cannot be immediately addressed, to the immediate supervision of the area.  The objective is to systematically eliminate issues identified as potential safety hazards, within NGP.
  • Maintain the Quality and Quantity of production by ensuring proper operational sequencing and processes.  Must be capable of continuously handling medium work (averaging up to 50 pounds of weight) for purposes of loading and unloading of work, in a standing condition, while walking distances should be kept to a minimum (up to 200 feet).  The operator will be required to lift out of and into baskets, on a continuous basis. 
  • Oversee the program, cradle to grave, on new parts.
  • Schedule review meetings for start-up of program, as well as follow up.
  • Assign responsibility and track open items
  • Reports on a weekly basis the status of each program
  • Escalate issues, before program gets off track to the Quality Manager or Plant Manager.
  • Work with Operations Team to develop the floor plan
  • Work with Functional Managers to dev3elop action items and insure target dates are met.
  • Provide back up to the Prototype/Current Parts NPI
  • Hold hand off meeting when parts move from prototype to production stage
  • Develop a Lesson Learned Log
  • Validate parts are ready for production and hold hand off meeting
  • Develop a Lesson Learned Log
  • Validate Parts are read for production and hold hand off meeting
  • Complete APQP folder/items
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager

Job Qualifications:

  • Educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 3 years manufacturing engineering experience
  • Reliability and self-motivation is a must. This job requires an individual to take an action item list and execute the task with good results
  • Computer literate, able to create and maintain spreadsheets utilizing Excel, Access, etc…
  • Good Communication skills required
Friday
Nov212014

Buyer 

This position is accountable for transactional support and procurement of required materials and services needed to support the organization. This includes requirements for Manufacturing, Engineering, Machine Manufacturing, and other functional areas. This position is responsible for purchasing transactions, including processing of requisitions and purchase orders, administration of supplier pricing and contracts and compliance with company policies and procedures for best practices to ensure best total cost of materials or best total cost of ownership.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

(All other duties as assigned)

  • Process purchase requisitions for materials and services in ERP or Supplier Order Management systems and ensure system accuracy
  • Maintain effective supplier relationships and monitor supplier performance
  • Identify and resolve issues late deliveries, shortages, quality issues with vendors
  • Initiate and support continuous improvement activities and best practices to achieve improved efficiency
  • Utilization of best procurement practices and adherence to procurement policies
  • All other duties assigned.

SCOPE AND IMPACT:

This position will execute the activities noted above which are necessary for the acquisition of materials and services to support the organization.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Procurement or Supply Chain or 3+ year’s procurement experience.
  • Proficient in preparation of purchase orders.
  • Proficiency in analytical and computer skills (Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • MRP and ERP experience preferred.

 

Thursday
Nov132014

Quality Manager

Overview:

The act of overseeing/leading all activities and tasks needed to maintain a desired level of excellence. This includes creating and implementing quality planning and assurance, as well as quality control and quality improvement.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Collect, organize, monitor, and report on information related to the functions of the Quality Assurance department.
  • Interact with both customer and company personnel on all levels regarding quality related issues
  • Establish and maintain continuity of quality related programs and/or issues between all departments and all shifts.
  • Manage issuing, coordinating, and processing of Return Authorizations and Material Rejections.
  • Continuously review quality processes for improvement.
  • Maintain plant and company quality standards – PPM goals
  • Develop & maintain ISO-9000 certification
  • Maintain calibration program throughout plant
  • Maintain welding procedure
  • Establish production Quality Plans  and set In-Process and Final Inspection hold points
  • Schedule and assist in customer inspections
  • Train personnel on quality processes and procedures
  • Maintain Plant and Corporate PQC events during year
  • Ensure plant meets ITAR requirement/documentation
  • Ensure process documentation is maintained and controlled
  • Collaborate with other management team members to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure customer quality requirements are met.
  • Control scrap and the cost of non-quality (CONQ) 

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 have a basic understanding of 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.
  • Management skills - skills includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; and develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.
  • 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:

  • 3-5 years manufacturing and supervisory experience.
  • Experience using Statistical Software
  • Proficient with Microsoft tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in engineering or quality discipline.
  • Strong computer skills - including familiarity with MS Office products.
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing ERP systems
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9000 Quality Standard.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize a busy workload
  • Understanding of management systems.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Familiar with Kaizen Methodology
  • Familiar with Lean Enterprise concepts
  • Team player with a very positive attitude, willing to be a champion of change
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Integrity
  • Persuading/Influencing
  • Relationship Building
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good decision making skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to address issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to set targets and goals for the quality team.
  • Ability to speak publically and make effective presentations.
  • CMM knowledge (Roamer)
  • Knowledge of Geometric, Dimensioning & Tolererancing (GDT)
Monday
Nov102014

Senior Network Administrator

Position Description:

Nelson Global Products designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of fabricated high performance OEM and aftermarket products for the global commercial vehicle, on-highway and off-highway markets and the outdoor recreational vehicle and power markets.  Our continued success is attributed to staying at the forefront to provide the right services and solutions for our clients and a challenging, but rewarding work environment to help our team members succeed. 

As a Sr. Network Engineer, you will be key in assisting us with performing system analysis, designing/re-engineering, and developing technical solutions for our business needs. This additional role to our staff is responsible for physically installing, configuring, supporting and integrating network applications and business systems.  Our ideal candidate should possess a strong ability to design, support and troubleshoot LAN/WAN networks; understand implementation and review of network security solutions; and have experience in advance technologies, i.e. virtualization, hosted solutions.

Required Skills:

  • Cisco routing and firewall security including WAN and VPN connectivity, multi-point routing, identity management.
  • Strong working knowledge of Windows 2008+ Server and Active Directory design and implementation.
  • A thorough understanding of DNS, DHCP, and VLAN, VPN as well as new technologies as they become relevant.
  • Strong technical troubleshooting skills.
  • Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of various network hardware and software applications.

Desired Skills:

  • Cisco solutions and technologies
  • Virtual Server (Hyper-V & VMware)
  • Mid-scale Wireless technologies
  • Network Security
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft SQL
  • IP routing and firewall security
  • Imaging programs (Ghost or Acronis)

Educational\Technical Requirements:

  • Associates degree or Bachelor of Science in related field.   
  • 3 years plus experience in a consultative or lead engineer role.
  • Certification(s) in one or more of the following:  Microsoft, Citrix, or VMware.

 
This is a position with high visibility and responsibility where your keen problem-solving skills, leadership qualities, effective communication, good documentation, meeting expected deadlines, and flexibility will be greatly valued and your efforts will have a direct impact on the company.

 
This a full time Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. position that may require some weekends and after-hour responsibility for cut over, network and systems updates as well as being part of a rotating on-call role.

 

Wednesday
Oct292014

HR Generalist 

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the HR Manager, the Human Resources Generalist supports the plant and human resources management teams. Acts as liaison between plant management and employee population in support of Company policies and HR initiatives. Works closely with Operations to understand issues and how they impact the employee population. Performs HR duties in recruiting, training and development, benefits administration, payroll reporting, performance management, and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a liaison between plant management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering polices and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Processes employment applications, interviews applicants, participates in selection of applicants for hiring, and related employment activities. Facilitates with staffing agency for placement of contingent workers.
  • Conducts new employee orientation; Develops and/or presents employee training as required.
  • Creates and maintains electronic and/or paper records of employee information such as personal data, rates of pay, benefits, payroll data, attendance, performance evaluations, job changes, etc.
  • Compiles statistical reports from records to develop HR metrics. Participates in annual reporting for Affirmative Action and EEO purposes.
  • Participates in investigation of employee complaints and work related injuries and illness. 
  • Administers all aspect of claims for unemployment benefits.
  • Travels between multiple locations on a regular basis.
  • Miscellaneous projects as assigned

To Qualify:

  • 3- 5 years of experience as an HR Generalist in a heavy manufacturing environment (required)
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office and HRIS applications. SyteLine experience a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills a must. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability/willingness to follow through a must