“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.

Maintenance Technician

Job Description Overview

The Maintenance Technician position is responsible for the general maintenance and up-keep of the office space, manufacturing space, and grounds across our three facilities in Kalamazoo. This position reports to the Vice President of Manufacturing and must work effectively at scheduling and working without supervision. This position will perform other duties as requested.


  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Punctual with a bias for action.
  • Familiar with basic painting, drywalling, electrical, and plumbing.
  • Familiar with operation, cleaning, and maintenance of hand tools and equipment.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License (chauffer license a plus).

General Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the company.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment.
  • Maintain maintenance schedules.
  • Plan various projects and perform duties economically.
  • Continuous improvement is expected in all critical activities such as overall facility quality and appearance, safety and productivity.
  • Reporting to the Plant Manager major issues requiring outside support.
  • The employee will supply the basic tools required to perform the above operations.

Office Responsibilities

  • Inspection of lighting, walls, doors, woodwork, ceilings, and floors for damage.
  • Minor plumbing and electrical troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Annual breaker box inspections.
  • Repair minor damages to walls and mechanical equipment, to include painting.

Shop Floor Responsibilities

  • Inspection of lighting, walls, doors, columns, ceilings, and floors for damage.
  • Minor equipment and electrical troubleshooting and repair.
  • Evaluation of broken tools and equipment.
  • Annual breaker box inspections.
  • General maintenance on industrial equipment.

Grounds Responsibilities

  • Inspection of exterior walls, lighting, and parking lot for damage.
  • Minor repairs as necessary.

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.

Mfg Data Entry/Shop Support

Job Description Overview

The Manufacturing Data Entry/Shop Support role will promote excellence throughout the organization, work closely with the Manufacturing Administrative Assistant and support the Shop Floor personnel and plant management. This position will report to the Manufacturing Administrative Assistant.


  • Dedication to excellence and quality
  • Honest, professional, independently driven and responsible
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Must be flexible, able to multi-task and shift focus on multiple projects.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise.
  • Must pay attention to detail
  • Work effectively under tight deadlines.
  • Motivation
  • Strong in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Minimum high school diploma required with two to three years’ minimum applicable manufacturing experience.


  • Promote excellence throughout the department and plant.
  • Accept and log job folders (production jobs, parts orders and work orders)
  • Distribute paperwork to designated operations
  • Maintain Schedule 1 MSS
  • Make Short Report and get jobs/orders ready to ship/Fab or put into stock
  • Distribute packing slips to shipping for items that ship to vendors
  • Notify processors when production stock orders are completed and placed in correct location
  • Release parts orders as needed
  • Transfer items between buildings as needed
  • Notify people of issues and changed ship dates (shortages, items processed incorrectly, items cut wrong)
  • Job Ticket Administration
  • Job Schedule Updates
  • Vacation Schedule Administration
  • Manufacturing Hours Administration
  • Job Status Report Administration

Production Control Engineer

Job Description Overview

The Production Control Engineer position is responsible for entering equipment and parts orders into Visual and revising as needed, assisting in smoothing order flow throughout the department, and material and product cost monitoring and cost reduction.


  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Associates degree in Manufacturing Technology (or similar discipline) and two-year minimum experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of mechanical engineering drawings to include AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT (Familiarity with 3D software preferred)
  • General understanding of manufacturing principles and procedures (Knowledge of Laser Cutting and Press Brake Forming equipment preferred)
  • Knowledge of metals including steel sheet and structural shapes
  • General math skills
  • Keyboard speed and proficiency
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • History of purchasing/inventory control and/or steel processes preferred
  • General understanding of accounting principles and procedures preferred


  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Create work orders as required either by customer orders or by inventory requirements
  • Purchasing, inventory control and quoting of raw steel product
  • Purchasing products as need per production control
  • Good communication skills working with sales, engineering, customer service, vendors and shop personnel

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.

General Responsibilities

  • Service PRAB & Hapman products at Customer locations
  • Perform preventive maintenance, site surveys, installations, modifications and equipment start-ups as required by customers
  • 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


  • 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 situations