“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.

Mechanical Design Engineer

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