“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)

At Hapman, we believe that people are happiest and most productive when they are allowed to do what they are naturally good at doing. Our company hiring and career development programs are founded on the research and strengths-finder system developed by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. Based on data collected over 40 years, the strengths-finder program helps us 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 material handling equipment we manufacturer the best in the industry.

A Global Material Handling Equipment Company with a Hands-On Approach

We are a privately-held company with a history that spans 70 years. We operate in a collaborative, hands-on work environment. Decisions we make today can and do 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 bulk material handling equipment and service to our customers.

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Hapman 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

Hapman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are interested in one of the following positions, please contact us at careers@hapman.com with your resume.

Applications Engineer

Job Description Overview

Applications Engineers are responsible for the preparation of Sales drawings, equipment costing, quotations, order entry and other documentation in support of sales efforts. Duties include coordinating with Sales and Engineering from Customer inquiry until the final equipment purchase order is prepared for engineering. This is a visible position within the Company, suppliers and to our customers. Solid communication skills are required due to the combined Sales and Engineering nature of this position. Reports to the Engineering Product Manager, and may infrequently be called upon to supervise the work of others, depending on project size & workload.


  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Associates of Applied Science in Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, 3-D experience is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Windows, MS Word, Excel, CRM software.
  • Basic knowledge of machine design & electrical controls (PLC).
  • Communication and Organization skills.
  • Cost estimating experience is desirable.
  • Experience in the bulk material handling and processing industry a plus.


The following are required of this position on a daily basis:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Review the RFQ, clarify the customer requirements, and help determine the proper equipment.
  • Work with Sales to prioritize the proposal schedule.
  • Production of sales drawings, formal and budgetary proposals.
  • Produce installation RFQs.
  • Estimate equipment costs, get bids for buyout items and installation.
  • May act as customer contact.
  • Testing and evaluation of Customer materials, includes writing test reports.
  • “Ownership” and responsibility for assigned projects.
  • Maintenance of Proposal Schedule by finishing work on time.
  • Work independently, accurately, and efficiently.
  • Work closely and communicate with other departments.
  • Applications Engineers represent the company at a high level and must conduct themselves in a professional manner.
  • Occasional travel to customer facilities providing Sales support.

Shipping & Receiving

Job Description Overview

The Shipping and Receiving position is responsible for loading and unloading inbound and outbound products and material. Once unloaded, inbound materials are to be transferred to a suitable holding area in a safe and orderly manner, and packing slips taken directly to the proper person (i.e. crib attendant). Outbound freight is to be skidded and/or packaged in a conscientious manner using a packing list or other written information provided.


  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • Basic carpentry experience


  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Final quality and completeness check for outbound materials
  • Initial quality check of inbound materials
  • Extensive material handling, forklift and overhead crane rigging
  • Safety stickers and tag placement
  • Check list completion
  • Securing manuals to equipment
  • Dimensional verification of parts
  • Cutting of helix casings
  • Work in other areas of the operation as directed by supervision
  • Monitor inventory of shipping supplies including the use of Kanban cards
  • Local pick-up and drop-off of items
  • Transportation of company documents
  • Others are assigned by supervision
  • The employee will supply all basic tools

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Description Overview

The Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for the accurate preparation of all equipment drawings required for customer approval, shop manufacturing and installation. The duties will include, but not be limited to: reviewing specifications with the customer, preparation of the approval drawings, communication with the customers regarding questions and schedules, preparation of accurate manufacturing drawings, communication with the shop personnel with regard to design questions and suggestions, review of equipment before shipment to ensure that all design details have been implemented, support Customer Service for any issues that may arise with the equipment on which you worked. This is a visible position with the Company and to our Customers. Solid communication skills are required.


  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Two-year Associates Degree in Mechanical Design and Drafting or equivalent experience
  • Exposure to bulk material handling equipment
  • Broad experience in systems, food, chemical process and bulk material handling with a large exposure to in-field startups, troubleshooting
  • Design experience with sheet metal, hoppers, chutes, structural supports and machine drive arrangements in hazardous, wash-down, sanitary and heavy industry areas
  • Ability to read electrical and pneumatic diagrams
  • Strong mechanical ability and knowledge of process equipment
  • Proficient use of AutoCAD 2017, Inventor 2017, Vault, Excel and Word
  • General math and trigonometry skills
  • Strong project management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Proficient skills in handling service calls and phone support
  • Problem solving skills (Inter/Cross Departmental)
  • Excellent communication
  • Willingness to travel

General Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Development of proper and efficient equipment designs
  • Production of detailed mechanical equipment drawings using CAD and Inventor
  • Responsible for the management of the project on which you are assigned
  • CAD drawing file maintenance
  • Interface with shop floor fabricators
  • General project engineering and customer contact including occasional customer plant visits
  • The production of quality and accurate part, models and, drawings
  • Drawing transmittals
  • Adhere to schedules
  • Provide prompt and effective communications with customers
  • Understanding of our company procedures and processes

Panel Shop Designer

Job Description Overview

Panel Shop Designers are responsible for the design of the company’s electrical controls. Duties include preparation of engineering drawings including electrical schematic, panel layout, bill of materials & documentation for control packages. This position reports to the Senior Panel Shop Engineer.


  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Associates of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical software.
  • Must be able to work independently, accurately & efficiently.
  • Demonstrated organizational & time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Working knowledge of Windows & general computer operation.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel


The following activities are required in this position:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Design, documentation, testing & troubleshooting of controls.
  • Production of detailed electrical schematics and panel layout drawings with bills of materials.
  • Panel & logic check-out in the shop before shipment.
  • Maintenance of the Production Schedule by finishing work on time.
  • Interpretation of Customer specifications.
  • “Ownership” and responsibility for projects.
  • Others as required by the Senior Panel Shop Engineer.
  • Work closely and communicate with other departments regarding current projects.
  • Controls Designers represent the company at a high level and must conduct themselves in a professional manner.

Field Service Technician

Job Description Overview

Field Service Technicians are responsible for the service of Hapman and PRAB 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 Hapman and PRAB 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 Hapman and PRAB products at customer locations
  • Provide training and re-training in the use of Hapman and PRAB 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