“If there is any difference between you and me, it may simply be that I get up every day and have a chance to do what I love to do, every day.”
- Warren Buffett, in a speech delivered to students at the University of Nebraska.
(2001, Buckingham, Clifton, Now Discover Your Strengths, pg. 19)

We believe that people are most happy and productive when they are in a position that allows them to do what they are innately good at doing. Our company hiring and career development programs are founded on the research and strengths finder system developed by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. Based on data collected over 40 years, the strengths finder program helps our company identify each employee’s unique set of core talents.

“Talent, knowledge, and skills combine to create your strengths”
(2001, Buckingham, Clifton, Now Discover Your Strengths, pg. 29)

We hire people for the strengths they possess, not the skills they have learned. Our interview process and internship evaluations are based on talent themes first, position skills second. Apply today and see what makes our company a great place to work, our people excited to come to work, and the equipment we manufacturer best in class.


A Global Company with a Hands-On Approach

A Global Company with a Hands-On Approach

Hapman Test Lab

We are a privately-held company with a history that spans 65 years. We operate in a collaborative, hands-on work environment. Decisions you make today, can have an impact on our company and our customers tomorrow. Everyone from the CEO to the shipping manager works together with the goal of providing the best equipment and service to our customers.

Career Development Done Your Way

Career Development Done Your Way

Our company is part of KMC Global, (a group of companies brought together for our similarities and unique differences. Our sister companies along with our own division offer room for position and location growth and development. The path can be as unique as the individual.

Available Positions

Available Positions

Hapman is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested in one of the following positions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your resume.

Field Service Technician

Job Description Overview
Field Service Technicians are responsible for the service of PRAB, Inc. products at Customer locations. They perform preventive maintenance, site surveys, installations, modifications and equipment start-ups provide training and re-training in the use of PRAB, Inc. equipment. This position reports to the Customer Service Manager.


  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Ability to travel – 80 to 85% travel time (US and International travel)
  • Solid mechanical and electrical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Working knowledge and ability to perform high quality welds
  • Working knowledge of PLC controls and logic
  • Hydraulic knowledge/troubleshooting beneficial
  • High School education, technical training and 2 to 4 years of related technical service work
  • Ability to remain calm in difficult situation

The following activities are required in this position:

  • Promoting excellence throughout the department
  • Service PRAB & Hapman products at customer locations
  • Provide training and re-training in the use of PRAB & Hapman equipment at customer locations
  • Provide phone service and troubleshooting support from home office
  • Provide sales leads to Sales Department
  • Determine parts required for in field repairs
  • Co-ordination of service trips including travel plans
  • Accurately communicate and discuss problems with customers
  • Document all aspects of Service work performed

Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

Job Description Overview
The Shipping and Receiving Supervisor position is responsible for supervision of shipping personnel, crib, steel receiving, and material handlers. Overseeing the scheduling of equipment requiring packaging for shipment and interfacing with other manufacturing departments, engineering, purchasing and sales.


  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Three-year minimum shipping/logistics experience
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good general math skills
  • Good blueprint reading skills
  • Good hands-on mechanical ability
  • Working knowledge of computers


  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Quality and accuracy of shipped and received equipment and components
  • Shipping, receiving and material handler process instruction implementation (SOP’s)
  • Organization and cleanliness, 5S (general and individual areas)
  • Time management
  • Safety Implementation

Purchasing Agent

Job Description Overview
The Purchasing Agent position is responsible for purchasing of equipment, supplies and inventory, establish and maintain standard unit costs for raw materials, parts and fabrications, monitor and control flow of documents between engineering, manufacturing and accounting to ensure proper accuracy for production, posting, costing, inventory control and approval of invoices.


  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Minimum two-years’ experience in the purchasing of sheet metal fabrications, steel fabrications, industrial supplies and manufactured components
  • Basic understanding of steel fabrication, manufacturing processes, indented bills of materials and blueprint reading
  • Working knowledge of computerized purchasing and inventory control techniques
  • General understanding of basic accounting procedures
  • General filing, typing and office organization skills


  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Negotiates with vendors to obtain best competitive price and delivery to meet production requirements and cost estimates
  • Vendor selection and performance evaluation based on costs, quality and timeliness of deliveries
  • Maintain inventory levels as required to meet production requirements
  • Type and post purchase orders
  • Issue RFQ’s, vendor correspondence, etc.
  • Update inventory records from cost sheets, engineering bills of material and purchase requisitions as required
  • Provide general vendor management (telephone contact, invoicing, follow-up, track shortages and expediting orders, etc.)

Steel Receiving

Job Description Overview
The Steel Receiving position is responsible for receipt of all purchased steel products (i.e.: flame cut, sheared & formed metal, sheet, bar stock, structural shapes and pipe). Quality check of all inbound steel is required for both dimension and quantity. The individual must be able to store purchased items in a safe, neat, clean and orderly fashion, record locations and retrieve them quickly as jobs demand. Segregation of stock as required for specific jobs is a critical function.


  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer is required.
  • Extensive material handling; manual, forklift and overhead crane.
  • Continuous improvement is expected in all critical activities, which include among others: safety, accuracy, and productivity.


  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Maintenance of stock levels.
  • Communication of questions and discrepancies to processing.
  • Working with processing to solve problems.
  • Dispensing parts to shop floor personnel.
  • Maintaining a clean and orderly area & shop floor environment.
  • Maintaining up to date receiving records.
  • Others as assigned by supervision.

Manager Of Engineering

Job Description Overview
Hapman, a division of KMC Global, is searching for a strong creative leader for the role of Manager of Engineering & Innovation. The manager is responsible for developing the engineering department into an efficient, productive and innovative department able to effectively handle equipment designs, manage complete material handling systems, and lead the innovations required to keep Hapman as the industry leader. Hapman maintains a strong market identity, but we realize the needs of our customers are changing rapidly. The development of Internet of Things (IoT) and smart equipment is a company initiative based on the shift in process manufacturing toward more intricate data collection and analysis. Hapman must master and lead the development and manufacture of smart equipment. The role of the Manager of Engineering & Innovation will be to couple the current day-to-day needs of equipment engineering with the development of inventive equipment designs that will meet the evolving needs of our customers. The position reports to the company Vice President.

Over the next decade, we expect rapid changes in automation and technology in process manufacturing and we are looking for a leader who can take charge and properly manage within this changing environment.

Core Competencies Include

  • Dedication to Excellence and a quality output
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently lead and manage a diverse department
  • Ability to structure the department utilizing the existing talents and identify additional skill sets and talents required
  • Experience with automation
  • Know how to properly handle Project Management
  • Strong understanding of IoT and how it is used and implemented
  • Strong experience in product development
  • Understanding of the “Voice of the Customer” and the knowledge on how to apply
  • Strong understanding and drive to develop an excellent “customer experience”
  • A good understanding or programming, as it will apply to IoT
  • Knowledge of process industries and automation required

Core Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Set tone and conduct for department communications with customers
  • Manage all aspects of project management and equipment design within the departments
  • Ensure that all scheduling requirements are being met
  • Establish R&D requirements for smart equipment development, testing, and timelines for implementation
  • Assess and manage all individuals within the department
  • Collaborate with Customer Service and Manufacturing to understand on-going challenges in equipment designs and develop a strategy to change/update current designs

Basic Requirements

  • Minimum B.S. degree in Engineering or other technical discipline
  • Leadership and department management experience
  • Product development/innovation background
  • Proven ability to set and implement department objectives that support the achievement of company goals


  • Direct IoT development and implementation experience
  • Experience in automation software development
  • Advanced degree