“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.


INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER

Job Description Overview

The Industrial Engineering and Quality Control Manager position is responsible for supervision of PRAB/Hapman production efficiency coordinator, manufacturing engineers (shop & ERP), quality assurance/control programs, and process instruction development. This position reports to the Vice President, Manufacturing.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and quality.
  • Department Manager – KMC Global Appendix A
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing and quality control processes
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • ERP Software knowledge
  • AutoCAD Knowledge 
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Manufacturing Environment
  • Five to seven years’ industrial management experience

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Design and maintain lean manufacturing processes
  • Research new manufacturing technologies
  • Dialogue with engineering, manufacturing engineering, plant management, and shop personnel
  • Development and continuous improvement of manufacturing process instructions
  • Development and sustainability of a quality assurance program
  • Development and sustainability of a quality control program 
  • Employee Relation Skills

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.
  • Proven experience with effectively managing and directing the work of others.
  • Proven experience with project management.
  • Demonstrated communication, organizational, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Inventor, ERP, MS Word, Excel & Project software.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work independently, accurately & efficiently.
  • Knowledge of metal machining, stamping & die-cast industries a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Direct supervision of Engineering and Applications Engineering personnel and overall department performance
  • 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.

SHIPPING & RECEIVING SUPERVISOR

Job Description Overview

The Shipping and Receiving Supervisor position is responsible for supervision of the shipping specialists, stock room, shipping and receiving.  Overseeing the scheduling of equipment requiring packaging for shipment and interfacing with other manufacturing departments, engineering, production control, customer service and sales.  This position reports to the Plant Manager.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and quality
  • Department Manager – KMC Global Appendix A
  • Good general math skills
  • Good blueprint reading skills
  • Good hands-on mechanical ability
  • Working knowledge of computers & Microsoft Office Suite
  • Three-year minimum shipping/logistics experience

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Quality and accuracy of shipped and received equipment and components
  • Shipping and receiving process instruction implementation (SOP’s) and training
  • Time management
  • Safety Implementation
  • Supervision of salary and union personnel
  • Freight company pricing and quality – on time and damage tracking
  • Freight inbound and outbound tracking and cost reduction 
  • Shipping supplies administration
  • Job ticket administration
  • Schedule shipment priorities (managing)
  • Schedule manpower between two facilities
  • Returned goods administration
  • Test material administration
  • Shipping and receiving organization and cleanliness
  • Monitor FIFO
  • Damaged goods administration
  • Working knowledge of shipping software
  • Visual software knowledge
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Support Systems (MSS)

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.


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.