“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.


FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Job Description Overview

Field Service Technicians are responsible for the service of KMC Global customers and product lines. They perform preventive maintenance, site surveys, installations, modifications, equipment start-ups, provide training and re-training in the use of KMC Global equipment.   This position reports to the Technical Development Coordinator and Customer Service Manager as necessary.

Qualifications 

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Honest, Reliable, and displays irreversible Integrity
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Ability to travel – 80 to 85% (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
  • Ability to adhere to Standard Operating Procedure
  • Able to complete service reports at the completion of service, to provide customer resolution.

Responsibilities

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

PAINTER

Job Description Overview

The Painter position is responsible for the final quality check prior to the application of paint, maintain inventory levels on all standard paints and supplies, and must have the skill-set to apply high quality painted surface on all KMC Global product lines.  The high quality painted surface must be achieved when using enamel, epoxy, or on occasion polane and water based paints.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Familiar with lifting devises to achieve safe handling of equipment to and from the paint area.
  • Familiar with operation, cleaning, and maintenance of painting equipment.
  • Familiar with equipment to recognize when all components have been painted.

Responsibilities:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Conduct themselves in a safe manner.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area.
  • Plan their workload to maximize efficiency while keeping with production schedules.
  • Read, write and follow manufacturers recommended mixing and application instructions.
  • Work independently with only simple verbal instructions.
  • Others as assigned by supervision.
  • The employee will supply all basic tools required to perform the responsibilities listed.

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.


ELECTRICAL CONTROLS ENGINEER

Job Description Overview

Electrical Controls Engineers are responsible for overall design of the company’s electrical controls.  This is a highly visible position both within the company and to its customers.  Strength in controls design coupled with proven project management ability and excellent communication skills are hallmarks of a successful Electrical Controls Engineer.  This full-time position reports to the Senior Electrical Controls Engineer.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Minimum of Associates degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Five-years of experience in controls design.
  • Dedication to Excellence and a quality product.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Working knowledge of Windows and general computer operation.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel.
  • Working knowledge with various PLC programming software.
  • Must be able to work independently, accurately & efficiently.
  • Demonstrated communication, organizational & time management skills.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects concurrently.

Responsibilities

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 bill of material.
  • Customer contact with respect to the controls.
  • Work closely with the Design Group detailing exactly what is required in any given panel.
  • Providing Engineering support to internal departments.
  • Guide and assist Service Department.
  • Panel & Logic check-out in the shop before shipment.
  • “Ownership” and responsibility for projects.
  • Interpretation of Customer requirements/specifications.
  • Travel to customer sites as needed.
  • Work closely and communicate with other departments regarding current projects.
  • Panel check out in shop before shipment.
  • Controls Design Engineers represent the company at a high level and must conduct themselves in a professional manner.
  • Others as required by the Senior Controls Design Engineer.

MECHANICAL DRAFTER

Job Description Overview

The Mechanical Drafter position is responsible for the production of detailed mechanical equipment drawings using CAD drafting and mechanical drafting techniques, CAD drawing file maintenance and backup, general customer contact and drawing transmittals.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Two year Associates degree in Mechanical Drafting or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Inventor / AutoCAD 2007 or later
  • General math skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

General Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Light mechanical design
  • Interface with shop floor personnel

ENGINEERING MANAGER

Job Description Overview

The Engineering Manager is responsible for the overall performance of the engineering specific to a product line.  Duties include direct supervision of Engineering and Applications Engineering personnel.  This is a highly visible position within the Company and to its customers.  Strengths in mechanical design, equipment estimating & project management are required.  This position reports to the Vice President.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Documented ability to effectively manage and direct the work of others.
  • Documented experience with project management.
  • Demonstrated communication, organizational & time management skills.
  • AutoCAD 2007, 3-D experience a plus.
  • Experience in heavy sheet-metal and structural steel design & fabrication.
  • Experience in Machine Design; including mechanical drive design. 
  • Basic knowledge of electrical controls (PLC), pneumatics & hydraulics.
  • Working knowledge of Windows & general computer operation.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel & Project.
  • Must be able to work independently, accurately & efficiently.
  • Knowledge of metal machining, stamping & die-cast industries a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Oversee & participate in the production of detailed engineering & system layout drawings
  • Participation in Sales process by providing technical support, accurate machinery layouts and pricing to Sales Managers in a timely fashion.
  • Acts as primary technical contact for specified product line.
  • “Ownership” and responsibility for all department processes.
  • Travel to customers providing Engineering, Sales or Project Management support is required.
  • Maintenance of Production Schedule by actively managing Engineering department release dates. 
  • Maintenance of Proposal Schedule by actively managing Applications Engineering department quote due dates.
  • Others as required by the Vice President.
  • Work closely and communicate with other departments regarding current projects, pricing and engineering practices.
  • Product Managers represent the highest level of Product knowledge in the company and must always conduct themselves in a professional manner.

FABRICATOR

Job Description Overview

The Fabricator position is responsible for the quality of work, productivity, attendance/punctuality, safety, flexibility, working without supervision, and general housekeeping.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Will have a skill-set that allows the quick, accurate jigging and checking of products manufactured by the company
  • The ability to perform high quality welds in all positions (vertical up, down, flat and overhead) typically required in fabricating machinery
  • The ability to perform high quality welds on stainless steel and other alloys such as cast iron, nickel and manganese steels is required
  • Will have the skill-set to perform the following welds: TIG, MIG and ARC (primary weld is product line specific)
  • Will have the skill-set to perform surface finish specifications up to food grade on stainless steel surfaces (including food grade welding and polishing)
  • The employee will supply all basic tools required to perform the responsibilities listed

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Must be able to conduct themselves in a safe manner
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area
  • Read, write and interpret complex blueprints and lists of materials
  • Fabricate components and assemblies from blueprints and sketches
  • Plan various operations required to make assemblies
  • Become familiar with and fabricate pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Be familiar with construction and operation of shop equipment and maintain it
  • Perform routine machine set-up
  • Act as a group leader (subject to the individual acceptance)
  • Continuous improvement is expected in all critical activities such as overall machine quality, safety, weld strength and appearance, and productivity
  • Design, build and install guards and drive assemblies
  • Set-up and install drive assemblies
  • Final quality checks of products
  • Dimensional verification of parts and final product
  • Work in other areas of the operation as directed by supervision
  • Others as assigned by supervision

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.


Temporary Control Assembly Pre-wire

Job Description Overview

The Pre-Wire position is responsible for forming conduit, wiring, labeling, and debugging conveying equipment. Duties will include some control panel assembly. This position reports to the Fabrication Manager and will work closely with the Controls Engineering group. Responsibilities also include quality of workmanship, productivity, attendance/punctuality, safety, flexibility, working without supervision, and general housekeeping.

Qualifications 

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Experience forming conduit, wiring, labeling, and debugging conveying equipment.
  • Experience building control panels a plus.
  • Must be able to work independently, accurately, and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Familiarity with NEC a plus.
  • The employee will supply all basic tools required to perform the responsibilities listed.

Responsibilities

The following activities are required in this position:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Must be able to conduct themselves in a safe manner.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area.
  • Run conduit, wires, label and test conveying equipment.
  • Read electrical schematics and panel layout drawings with bills of materials.
  • Become familiar with and assemble pneumatic and hydraulic components.
  • Be familiar with construction and operation of shop equipment and maintain it.
  • Continuous improvement is expected in all critical activities such as overall assembly quality, safety, and productivity.
  • Work directly with engineering to sustain scheduled delivery.
  • System test and sign-off before teardown and transfer.
  • Interpretation of Customer specifications.
  • “Ownership” of workmanship.
  • Others as required by supervision. 

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.


SHIPPING SPECIALIST

Job Description Overview

The Shipping Specialist position is responsible preparing all the required documents associated with the shipments of both small shipments as well as dedicated truckloads, communicating between departments internally, customers, trucking companies, and drivers.  This position reports to the Shipping and Receiving Manager.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • High-school diploma or equivalent
  • Two-year minimum experience in the shipping industry 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent written and oral communication

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Maintain shipping records
  • Prepare daily shipping report and email it out (error free)
  • Prints parts orders throughout the day to maintain a steady flow of work for the packers and the shipping office personnel
  • Prepare for upcoming jobs being shipped
    • Review 28-day schedule for new jobs coming up
    • Print out acknowledgement and shipping notes for said job
    • Create a folder for all documents pertaining to the job
    • Pull prints from True View in order to create a packing list
    • Create a packing list
    • File folder in job file
  • When a job is finished and packaged
    • Determine whether or not a shipping detail is required to ensure that all ship loose items are listed on the packing list
    • If ship loose items need to be listed, edit the packing list and make sure the new copy makes it to all pieces of the job
    • Prepare a freight quote and present it to customer
    • Once approved, prepare appropriate shipping documents
    • Prepare BOL and any other required documents
    • Schedule the pick-up
  • If a job or parts order is shipping out of the country
    • Prepare all export documents needed (the required documents depend on the destination)
    • Sometimes export documents need to be sent ahead of the job or order via fax or email.
  • UPS (parts orders)
    • Use Visual to find the value of the order (needed for insurance)
    • Prepare shipping labels
    • Record the tracking number and cost of shipment
  • Truck (parts orders)
    • Determine the weights and classes of all pieces and the NMFC
    • Use handful of selected carriers to get freight quotes
    • If the order is already ok’d for prepaid and add to invoice secure the shipment
    • Create BOL and any documentation (for exports)
    • Schedule the pick-up
  • Communication
    • Make sure to write all information pertaining to a job in the job folder on the note page so that there is no question as to where we are in the process of getting a job out
    • Strive to ensure the safest, most efficient, method of shipment while keeping costs low

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.

Qualifications

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

Responsibilities

  • 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.


MATERIAL HANDLER

Job Description Overview

The Material Handler position is responsible for working with Fabrication Managers and/or Crib Attendant to stage parts and materials of jobs for Fabricators, working with Steel Receiving in separating and staging materials received from vendors, and working with Fabricators to make sure they have everything they need to do their job.  They may also be responsible for driving the Company truck for building to building transfers as well as local deliveries and pick-ups.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • Valid Michigan Chauffeurs License (or valid Driver License with the ability to obtain)
  • Current Medical Examiner’s License (or ability to obtain)
  • Ability to read blueprints, lists of material and routers
  • General Math Skills
  • Ability to operate basic manufacturing equipment and tools
  • Experience:  one-year minimum experience in a manufacturing environment

Responsibilities:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Maintain a clean, safe work area and conduct themselves in a safe manner
  • Operate basic manufacturing equipment and tools
  • Moving stock throughout the plant
  • Assisting in moving of large equipment
  • Maintenance of consumable inventory levels for Manufacturing floor
  • Provide timely consumable products to the Manufacturing floor throughout the day
  • Responsible for tagging and placing of materials and parts in proper locations
  • Excellent communication with a variety of manufacturing personnel
  • Work independently with only simple verbal instructions
  • Transferring parts and materials from building to building, local deliveries and pick-ups
  • Work in other areas of the operation as directed by supervision

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.


MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Job Description Overview

The Manufacturing 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.

Qualifications

  • 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

Responsibilities

  • 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

FABRICATION SUPERVISOR

Job Description Overview

The Fabrication Manager position is responsible for supervision and training of fabrication personnel to include the manufacture and quality control of all equipment, parts orders, work orders and equipment process instruction implementation.  This position reports to the Plant Manager.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and quality.
  • Department Manager – KMC Global Appendix A
  • Good general math and trigonometry
  • Ability to interpret manufacturing routing forms
  • Good hands-on mechanical ability
  • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working with metal fabrication
  • Hands on working knowledge of welding and fabrication techniques
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or equivalent
  • Three years minimum supervisory experience

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Responsible and accountable for shop organization, cleanliness, and quality
  • Maintain a clean and organized manufacturing facility
  • Supervise activities of manufacturing to obtain optimum productivity and accuracy
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Continuous improvement is expected in all critical activities
  • Job, work order and parts order scheduling
  • Assist in the development and implementation of fixtures and fixture kits for existing and new products
  • Maintain a safe workplace according to legal standards and foster a culture of attention to health and safety
  • Interface with other manufacturing departments, engineering, purchasing, processing, shipping and sales
  • Attend all scheduled meetings as required
  • An active member of the manufacturing problem-solving team

PRODUCT SALES ASSISTANT

Job Description Overview

The Product Sales Assistant is to provide assistance with multiple tasks ranging from talking with customers, to documentation control and entry, to proposal follow-ups and technical discussions.  The position will be wide ranging and demanding, but be a perfect place to become completely immersed in a product line and be a potential precursor for growth opportunities within the company.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and quality
  • Honest, professional, independently driven and responsible
    • Clean cut, professional appearance. Ethical business conduct, never lie. Self-confident. Team player. Positive attitude with a bias for action as we are the face of the company to the world.
  • Sales experience preferred
  • Attention to detail
    • Be sure all paperwork is done correctly and information matches on all documents
  • Highly organized
    • Staying organized with multiple proposal folders and the process to follow up on those proposals
  • Excellent communication skills
    • Not afraid to pick up the phone and talk with customers
    • Strong written communication through emails
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
    • MS Word – Creating quotes that are sent out to the customer
    • Excel – Work through price sheets for quoting purposes
    • Outlook – Utilize the calendars, meetings, contacts, and linking to CRM
  • Working knowledge of CRM software
    • GoldMine CRM (Utilize the opportunities, projects, leads, activities, dashboards, contact entry/edit, and reports)
  • Ability to learn and understand mechanical concepts
  • CAD knowledge helpful
    • Blueprint reading as a minimum
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with multiple departments within the company
    • Product assistants must be able to approach other departments to discuss parts orders, product testing, engineering assistance, customer’s credit, and progress of the jobs in the shop

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Learn and understand all aspects of the product line
  • Customer communications, both written and verbal
  • Obtain complete Request for Quote information
    • Understand the customer’s application, and obtain all the information needed to provide the best proposal for their application
  • Follow up on outstanding proposals
    • Utilizing the CRM to keep a schedule for follow ups
  • Take calls from reps and customers and have the ability to discuss the applications with them
  • Perform order entry tasks
    • Carefully transfer information from the customer’s purchase order over to Hapman’s order entry forms. 
    • Review the proposals for the pertinent information needed during the order entry process
  • Be able to answer customer questions with regard to schedules, shipping, etc.
  • Follow up on leads and provide accurate information into the CRM
    • Send out documentation to the leads that will gather the necessary information for a quote to be generated
  • Provide weekly updates to our customers and reps.
    • Keep the customers and reps updated on the status of their order ship dates

VICE PRESIDENT – KMC GLOBAL

Appendix A

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and quality
  • Honest, professional, independently driven and responsible
    • Shares KMC Global’s Values, Mission and Vision.  Consistently displays integrity, models behavior, develops people and builds teams
    • Well-organized and self-directed with a bias for action and sense of ownership
  • Commitment to Results
    • Proven ability to set and implement objectives that support the achievement of company goals
    • Experienced in departmental budgeting, budget control and profit margin management
    • Instills responsibility and holds people accountable for both their actions and results
  • Business Savvy and Problem Solving Skills
    • An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of the organization
    • Ability to prioritize what to be involved with and what to delegate
    • Able to react to a quickly changing environment
    • Anticipates threats and solves problems
    • Recognizes and takes advantages of opportunities
    • A self-starter and team player with an entrepreneurial mindset
    • A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability and good judgement who is well versed in operational and management systems
  • Leading Change
    • A creative thinker who can implement ideas
    • An individual who manages continuity, change and transition and deals effectively with demanding situations
    • Develops, improves and implements departmental processes and procedures
    • A strong leader able to provide strategic direction for the department, both operationally and in personnel succession planning.
  • Motivation
    • An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image
    • Knows how to influence and enable others
    • Approachable and engaging
    • Proven ability to recruit, develop and place people in the right position
    • Outstanding ability to build and lead well-functioning teams
  • Excellent communication skills
    • Verbal and written.  Effective group presentation.  Solid grammar/spelling. Excellent listener. “Crucial Conversations” training/use. Telephone and tele/video conferencing.