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!

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

Wednesday
Mar252015

Development Engineer - Acoustics

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 acoustic mufflers, as well as tests and procedures related to muffler or exhaust system development.  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 exhaust products, structural products, or hydraulic 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%

QUALIFICATIONS/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 AND/OR 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) 
Monday
Mar232015

Cost Estimator / Sales Engineer

Summary: This position is responsible for accurate and competitive quoting to customers, a broad range of problem-solving activities, identifying the capacity concerns that a quote may cause if awarded, identifying the fixtures and tooling needed, and interact with the engineering departments of our customers on behalf of Nelson Global Products.  As a customer liaison, this role must ensure Nelson maintains a high level of value to our customers while protecting the interest of Nelson operations and overall business objectives.  

 This individual will have primary decision-making responsibility associated with quoting for customer accounts.  This position can be based at either the Black River Falls, Viroqua or Stoughton corporate office location.

 

 COMMUNICATION

  • An customer interface for communication related to quoting and design for manufacturability  
  • Understand product/information flows through the Nelson plants
  • Lead meetings with other Nelson departments to ensure the initial and NPI quote reviews are completed
  • Ensure Nelson responds to customers by the due dates for quotes
  • Check customer portals for quote requests
  • Work with other Nelson plants to determine the best place to have a product made

  QUOTING

  • Determine the BOM & routing
  • Determine tooling needs
  • Point out capacity concerns to evaluate outsourcing needs or capital needs
  • Pull together pricing on raw materials needed
  • Calculate total cost to produce and calculate price
  • Fill out the customer’s quote form.

SYSTEMS / PROCESS CAPABILITY

  • Support new product introductions and customer revision changes
  • Identify and implement business process and system improvements
  • Participate in the establishment and execution of Sales Engineering functional excellence standards
  • Take out new part #’s in the Vault and add customer’s prints to the Vault

 FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL:

  • Bachelor or Associate degree
  • Comparable demonstrated work experience.
  • Strong mathematical concept skills are necessary.
  • CAD and/or Pro-E experience helpful
  • 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, business and information flows.
  • Understands or develops knowledge of Nelson product lines.
  • Gains proficiency with MS Office, SOMS, Discoverer, reading drawings, and Oracle GIEA.

QUALITY/IMPROVEMENT:

  • 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 Sales Engineering 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

 TEAMWORK:

  • 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 Sales Engineering group projects, initiatives, or other team members as needed.

 LEADERSHIP:

  • 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 Sales Engineering business procedures and recommends changes to ensure accurate and complete adherence to plant order rules.
Thursday
Mar192015

Financial Analyst

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Controller, this position supports the plant and financial management teams. Responsible for analysis of plant level costs and control including standard cost analysis, inventory reconciliation, and cost reduction initiatives. Works closely with manufacturing to understand issues and how they impact the financial results, as well as educate plant leadership on cost drivers and variances.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Analyze actual labor, material and overhead costs against Standard/Budget. Research and explain variances on a weekly and monthly basis.

Support the month end close process

Inventory reconciliation and analysis

Assist with the development of new labor and overhead rates, annual budgets, and forecasts.

Perform ad hoc product/plant cost analysis to support the plant operations.

Miscellaneous projects as assigned

  

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

B.S. in Accounting or Finance.

2+ years experience in a general accounting / Analysis position.  Manufacturing experience is ideal.

Experience with a manufacturing software package. SyteLine is a plus.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

High level of proficiency using spreadsheet applications such as Excel, including the use of pivot tables.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Sound planning and organizational skills.

Thursday
Mar192015

Plant Controller

OVERVIEW:

 

This position is the Business Partner to the Plant Manager and provides financial analysis of plant operations so appropriate financial decisions can be made, especially on cost reduction.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Lead Monthly Inventory Forecast Process
  • Lead Annual Physical Inventory Process
  • Standard Cost Variance Analysis
  • Scrap Analysis
  • Cycle Count Process
  • CapEx Project Reviews
  • Inventory working capital management and reporting
  • Supporting, tracking. Monitoring and controlling Value Creation Plan (VCP) initiatives at the plant
  • Perform monthly close select plant balance sheet accounts like inventory, inventory reserves, plant accruals, etc.
  • Analysis and Reporting of results to management
  • Provide controllable spend and provide variance analysis
  • Coordination and support of budgeting/forecasting of plant spend
  • Miscellaneous special projects as directed by Finance Management
  • Provide finance leadership presence and support at the plants

   

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.

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:

Should have 5+ years of experience in all aspects of accounting including accounting supervisory experience

Experience in a manufacturing accounting environment preferred

Experience in multi-plant, multi-location environment desirable

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 and not only be able to follow the rules but set the rules

Ability to work within a team environment and highly functional not just as a leader but also as a team member

Ability to navigate through multiple accounting systems

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
  • Standard Cost Accounting Experience
  • CPA preferred

 

Wednesday
Mar182015

Customer Service Representative

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.

COMMUNICATION

  • 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

FORECASTING

  • 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

ORDER MANAGEMENT

  • 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

SYSTEMS / PROCESS CAPABILITY

  • 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

FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL:

  • 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.

QUALITY/IMPROVEMENT:

  • 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

TEAMWORK:

  • 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.

LEADERSHIP:

  • 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.
Wednesday
Feb182015

Manufacturing Engineer

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

Performs other essential duties as assigned

 

Job Qualifications

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
Feb052015

Machinist - Jigs & Fixtures 

Key Responsibilities:    

Ability to produce semi complex parts

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 & Abilities:

Safety conscious

Must have good Math skills, including Trigonometry.

Knowledge and experience in the operation of CNC lathes and mills required.     AUTO CAD/BOB CAD

Knowledge and experience in the use of CAD/CAM software required

Ability to program CNC machines using G codes

Ability to work independently or in a team environment

Work without supervision

Positive attitude

Ability to work efficiently and handle multiple tasks

Good communication skills

Must have a good work ethic and be willing to work overtime as needed to meet customer requirements

 

 

Education & Experience:

2 years Tech School or equivalent

3 years’ experience working in a similar position is preferred

 

 

Physical Requirements: 

Must be able to lift up to 50lbs

Must be able to walk at least 75% of the time

 

Tuesday
Feb032015

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for inspecting/repairing/installing/modifying & maintaining electrical systems, circuits & equipment
  • Design, program and troubleshoot PLC & Control packages for machines
  • Perform electrical and electro mechanical preventative maintenance
  • Working knowledge of 120,220,480VAC, 1PH & 3PH circuits
  • Troubleshoot machinery and equipment to detect faults and correct in a timely  manner
  • Wire and install mechanical and electrical components on new or retrofitted machinery and equipment
  • Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams and technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly
  •  Repair, rework and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies/systems to meet operational specifications
  • Support CI/Lean/NGP Initiatives
  • Responsible for work area cleanliness (5S – Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) & Line Organization

Skills and Abilities

  • Good mechanical aptitude, self-motivated and energetic
  • Be flexible and able to perform a wide variety of duties with assignments often changing on short notice
  • Strong communication, problem solving  and organizational skills 
  • Strong analytical skills, mathematical concepts and problem solving ability
  • Read, understand and trouble shoot schematics
  •   Good attendance and solid performance history
  • Must not have a current final warning

 

Education and Experience

  • Electro mechanical Associated degree or related fields preferred or 2-4 years of experience in PLC programming and I/O logic
  • 2-4 years’ experience working in a manufacturing fabrication environment

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to lift/move up to 50 lbs
  • Must be able to walk/stand at least 90% of the time

 

Friday
Jan302015

Welding Engineer

Job Summary

Direct and coordinate technical personnel in performing inspections to ensure workers' compliance with established welding procedures, restrictions, and standards. Develop welding techniques, procedures, and application of welding equipment. Assist quoting on new product weld/braze specifications.

 

Essential Job Function

Establish and promote a Safe work environment.  The Welding Engineer 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 Welding Engineer will be responsible for the training of subordinates in the processes and procedures required generating quality components.  The Welding Engineer 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 Welding Engineer will be responsible for production schedule compliance, meeting customer delivery expectations and controlling financial expenditures within the respective area of responsibility.

Troubleshoot out of control processes and correct, providing feedback to engineering.

Develop and test new weld tooling and weld equipment for current or future production.

Assist with assembly or repair of weld fixtures and equipment.

Provide process capability data on new and existing weld processes or equipment.

Provide training to supervisors and operators on equipment, tooling and processes.

Perform weld inspections for production or quality as needed. Examples would be; visual, “peel”, or cutting and etching welds.

Continuous improvement by finding ways to eliminate waste through cycle time reductions or material usage.

Liaison with maintenance for new installations, modification and major trouble shooting difficulties

Obtain quotations on equipment, machinery and apparatus required for process improvements and enhancements

Perform other essential duties as assigned by Engineering Manager.

 

Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering with an understanding of metallurgy and welding. AWS certified.

Extensive knowledge of AWS, ISO, and other weld specifications.

Extensive working knowledge of welding practices in a diverse range of materials.

Ability to read and interpret weld drawings and specifications.

At least 5 years welding manufacturing experience.

ABB robot knowledge preferred.

Brazing knowledge preferred.

Tubing background preferred.

Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.

Positive can-do attitude focused on continuous improvement.

Ability to work in a fast paced and varying environment.

Ability to work well with others in a team environments.

Proficient in Microsoft Office software.

Ability to read and write in English.

Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.