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.


Cost Estimator / Product Specialist


  • Work with NGP/GT/Silex representatives or customers directly, to identify appropriate silencers and accessories that will meet customer requirements
  • Perform sizing calculations and performance calculations for selection and verification of standard line silencers and accessories.
  • Establish Costs and Calculate Pricing for Industrial Silencers and Accessories
  • Generate Quotes in PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and submit these to the Customer or Representative in a timely manner
  • Create Sales Drawings for non-standard catalog items when required, using 2D or 3D CAD tools
  • Works with Nelson Plants to ensure feasibility of design requests
  • Supports new product introductions and customer revision changes
  • Establishes and improves processes related to costing, quoting, and sales drawing creation.



  • Project Management skills: ability to prioritize and manage both customer requests and documentation in a fast paced, customer focused environment
  • Strong mathematical skills are required
  • Ability to work cross functionally with manufacturing, engineering, supply chain, and external customers
  • Solid communication skills, written and oral
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook) required
  • User level CAD experience to create sales outline drawings (AutoCAD or Inventor preferred)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes preferred: welding, sheet metal fabrication
  • Experience in working with a PDM (Product Data Management) system preferred
  • Experience with ERP data entry preferred
  • Ability to be a change agent, willing to question and improve the process of costing, quoting, and documentation



  • Bachelor or Associate degree required, Technical field preferred
  • Customer facing experience preferred
  • Basic understanding of industrial silencers preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of engine/exhaust system performance preferred

Materials Manager

Job Summary

Reporting to the Plant Manager the Material Manager shall provide results driven leadership to the purchasing, planning, shipping/receiving, and inventory departments. Key areas of accountability include hands-on participation in department activities, planning, budgeting, purchasing, resource management, scheduling, training, supplier relations, quality, and continued improvement of responsible areas.  This position, along with Corporate Purchasing, is also responsible to develop and manage all supplier relationships.

Essential Job Functions

  • Establish and promote a Safe work environment.  The Materials Manager 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.  TheMaterials Manager will be responsible for the training of subordinates in the processes and procedures required generating Quality components.  The Engineering Manager will also be held accountable for production Scrap and Rework, inclusive of nonconforming product review and developing corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence. 
  • Promoting an efficient manufacturing environment.  The Materials Manager 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.
  • Develop, implement and manage cross-functional, fully integrated planning process that incorporates make versus buy, capacity planning, scheduling, inventory, material and associated cost elements.
  • Performs analysis of customer demand, sales forecasts and historical material usage to develop and execute build to order and build to forecast plans.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional business teams to develop the best economic strategy for production planning to support customer demand.
  • Establishes and supervises production scheduling activities by monitoring material inventories, tracking progress of production and reviewing factors that affect schedules.
  • Manage all departmental functions such that goals, direct report performance and objectives are consistently achieved.
  • Continuous improvement by finding ways to eliminate waste through cycle time reductions or material usage.
  • Create procedures and reporting for the effective management of inventory.
  • Ensure accuracy of data in system including location, quantity on hand, value, etc.
  • Ensure all customer orders are appropriately packaged and shipped promptly, accurately and with all necessary documentation.

Job Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Business, Technical, or related field and seven to ten years prior Management experience is required. 
  • Related experience in scheduling, warehousing, line balancing, and material handling, delivery, and scheduling transportation negotiation is beneficial.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills (both verbal and written) are a requirement
  • Results oriented individual with problem solving team building and coaching characteristics are preferred skill sets.
  • Candidate must be proficient in computer operations, inclusive of Internet tracking systems (FEDEX, UPS, etc.) excel, word and PowerPoint.

Customer/Product Application Engineer


  • Work closely with account management/customers to develop a workable exhaust system layout and to identify and resolve system-level issues. Act as engineering face to customer.
  • Design and integrate exhaust products/systems for on highway and off highway markets to meet customer requirements.
  • Generate/maintain detailed models of designs and system level bill of materials.
  • Generate specifications for product (2D prints, engineering specifications, etc)
  • Initiate and coordinate the technical support work (including mechanical design, FEA and CFD analyses, acoustical, flow and vibration testing, drafting, prototypes, etc.) required to develop system components against technical profile deliverables.
  • Work closely with manufacturing personnel to optimize designs for manufacturability and cost reduction.
  • Ensure DFM (Design for Manufacturability) is implemented in development of design (DQR, DVA, Design Reviews, etc)
  • Process 7 step issue resolution and report as necessary.
  • Maintain and manage project schedules.
  • Travel to customer and supplier sites as necessary, perform on-site testing, and present our technology.
  • Review/approve/process customer print conformance
  • Travel required 10-25%


  • CAD modeling/2D drawing (Autodesk Inventor preferred)
  • Project management skills
  • Independent, motivated, customer-focused
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Solid communication skills, written and oral
  • Proficient in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • ANSYS CFX and ANSYS Mechanical experience (preferred)
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work in cross functional team environment
  • Good computer skills with Office applications



  • BS Mechanical Engineer or equivalent educational degree is required.
  • Strong understanding of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics required.
  • 0 to 3 years of experience as related to product design using solid modeling tools (Inventor preferred).
  • Basic understanding of acoustics (preferred).
  • Basic knowledge of exhaust components/aftertreatment (preferred).
  • Six Sigma knowledge / skills preferred (belt certification a plus).

Client Program Coordinator

Summary: This position is responsible for managing the customer relationship, delivery flow, ensuring new items are set up in the ERP system, and other customer support needs of major OEM and Aftermarket customers on behalf of Nelson Global Products.  As a primary customer liaison, this role must ensure Nelson maintains a high level of customer satisfaction while protecting the interest of Nelson operations and overall business objectives.  


This individual will have primary decision-making responsibility associated with daily order management of key customer accounts.  Responsibilities include order processing, delivery oversight and coordination, customer and plant negotiations, forecast development, and leadership of a broad range of problem-solving activities.  This position will be based at the Stoughton, Wisconsin administrative facility.


Key Responsibilities 



  • Main external customer interface for communication related to order processing, mgmt and product delivery  
  • Lead product transportation and expedites, manage and lead all product delivery issues with customer
  • Understand product/information flows through the Nelson plants
  • Lead and facilitate problem resolution between customer and Nelson
  • Understand and assess the needs of both sides in order to promote cooperation and positive results
  • Proactively work to protect the customer from operations variances
  • Coordinate changes to the planned ship schedule with customers that are caused by product availability, material shortages, etc.
  • Reinforce order rules (MOQ, Lead-time, etc.) established by Nelson operations for current and new products
  • Track, report and  bring attention to customer issues and work cross-functionally to resolve them
  • Lead meetings with Nelson plants to ensure product coordination and meet targets
  • Lead or participate in marketing, account team, plant and customer-related meetings
  • Provide input into business case analysis for new business opportunities
  • Ensure Nelson responds to customers by the due dates for quotes and prototypes
  • Run shipment reports or Open order reports as needed




  • Attain, analyze, and input customer forecasts            
  • Develop and publish a rolling forecast of customer demand for manufacturing use
  • Assist in development of a 12 month rolling forecast with marketing and manufacturing
  • Participate in Nelson S&OP and marketing forecast meetings



  • Manage order flows for assigned Nelson OEM and Aftermarket customer accounts
  • Schedule, monitor, and facilitate new orders and order changes
  • Negotiate with customers exceptions based on order management guidelines
  • Oversee and coordinate daily shipments to ensure on-time delivery
  • Develop expertise on customer requirements, order transmittal methods, and freight routings/payment terms to ensure order flow accuracy
  • Identify opportunities for cost avoidance and/or reduction and initiate activities or lead projects to address
  • Ensure Purchase Order to quoted price compliance at time of order entry / acceptance to eliminate price leakage
  • Reconcile any invoice deductions that finance needs help to resolve
  • Manage the tracking spreadsheet for the customer’s tooling and prototype needs



  • Support new product introductions and customer requested application changes
  • Identify and implement business process and system improvements
  • Facilitate setup of new customers within Order Management system as required
  • Initiate the set-up of any new customer electronic order flows and coordinate with EDI team
  • Participate in the establishment and execution of CPC & Pricing functional excellence standards
  • Miscellaneous work to support the sales staff in their efforts to support customers

Key Skills


  • Bachelor or Associate degree
  • Comparable demonstrated work experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; writes clearly and concisely, speaks articulately, assures communications are comprehensive and timely, involving all who need to know.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to multi-task and prioritize requirements and activities
  • Consistently uses mature judgment within a broad range of situations and diverse groups of individuals, including customers’ and Nelson senior management and manufacturing teams.
  • Understands Nelson production and information flows.
  • Demonstrates or develops basic familiarity with Nelson business processes and work flows in which Customer Service has input or requires output
  • Understands or develops knowledge of Nelson product lines.
  • Gains proficiency with MS Office, SOMS, Discoverer, reading drawings, and Oracle GIEA.


  • Detail-oriented and accurate in executing work impacting customer satisfaction and revenue flows.
  • Champions continuous improvement and initiates/leads structured problem-solving efforts (7-step, 6 sigma) among diverse groups internal and external to Nelson.
  • Continuously reviews CPC business processes for improvement opportunities.
  • Results oriented and demonstrates commitment to follow-through.
  • Focused on meeting customer expectations (both internal and external)
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Gains understanding of Total Quality Systems (TQS), participates in documentation of procedures



  • Works effectively within all levels of an organization, including customers’ senior management
  • Strong interpersonal skills to help foster good cross-functional relationships
  • Supports cross-training efforts within group and trains others on own accounts to ensure complete account coverage during vacations.
  • Supports CPC group projects, initiatives, or other team members as needed.



  • Drives and achieves resolution of open issues
  • Has effective time and project management skills
  • Effectively manages multiple tasks in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Has strong initiative, a proven self-starter
  • Represents Nelson Global Products professionally and abides by policies and procedures relative to ethics and treatment of others.
  • Maintains composure and diplomacy regardless of the situation.
  • Continually reviews CPC business procedures and recommends changes to ensure accurate and complete adherence to plant order rules.

Quality Engineer

Position Description:
The Quality Engineer defines and leads the application of the principles of product quality planning, evaluation, and control in support of manufacturing or installation operations. Must be able to travel 25% of the time within Wisconsin Operations

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the corrective action system
  • Corrective Action Requests (CAR)
  • Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR)
  • Non-Conforming Material Reports (NCMR)
  • Leading containment activity
  • Facilitates continuous improvement activities to reduce the potential for defects
  • Problem identification
  • Priority setting
  • Action planning and execution
  • Lead and/or participate in six sigma projects
  • Responsible for ensuring the quality of new product/process development (i.e.: VPI, New Plant Start Up, etc)
  • Conducts audits/assessment of processes and quality systems (i.e.: ISO/TS, internal audit, etc)
  • Participates in change management activities
  • Quality verification of products/processes
  • Development of key measures
  • Analysis of data for decision support
  • Supplier performance, development, and improvement
  • Lead the use of the 5 Core Tools (where applicable)
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Product Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Lead the development, use and audit of control plans
  • Works with Purchasing and SQI Functions to improve quality of purchased parts
  • Works with Product Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Functions to ensure continual improvement in process and product design to exceed customer expectations
  • Serve as a Quality technical resource to the other local functions
  • Leads RPS projects to resolve warranty issues (as appropriate)
  • Identify and deliver appropriate quality function training both for the Quality function and cross-functionally

Most Critical Skill Dimensions

Functional / Technical:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Plus 1-3 years’ experience as a supervisor and in a quality related manufacturing environment
  • Application and use of basic statistics for analysis and decision making, problem solving
  • Quality Improvement, Statistical Mathematics, Problem Solving
  • Technical Programing and Writing
  • Quality Management and Leadership
  • Quality System Development, Implementation and Verification, Preparing reports and recommendation
  • Work within defined boundaries (Procedures and Processes)
  • Use of basic computer systems (Microsoft Office, Minitab, Word, etc.)

Quality / Improvement:

  • Attention to details and a commitment to quality
  • Six Sigma


  • Ability to train others
  • Work on cross-functional teams
  • Ability to lead small teams


  • Project management of teams
  • Continuous improvement.
  • Facilitating team performance
  • Continuous improvement.
  • Group Meeting Facilitation
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Cross-functional management and support

Nelson Global Products, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified Women, Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.