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Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist - Manchester, New Hampshire

Accounts Payable / Payroll Specialist

Posted: 5/11/2017
Reports to: Director of Finance
Department: Accounting/Finance
Classification: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

This position has responsibility for both the Accounts Payable and Payroll functions.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Accounts Payable

  • Review invoices for accuracy and completeness
  • Process vendor invoices in accordance with terms and conditions, apply discounts, ensure proper coding and appropriate approvals
  • Enter invoice data and pertinent information into the Accounts Payable system
  • Generate weekly check runs
  • Process employee expense reports

Payroll

  • Process weekly and semi-monthly payroll timely, in accordance with payroll schedule
  • Calculate employee wages and deductions including vacation, earned time, and shift differential
  • Extract data from the Workforce.Now.ADP time keeping system to compute employee hours
  • Post payroll data in payroll system timely and accurately
  • Transmit electronic file to financial institution for direct deposit and positive pay file
  • Prepare check requests to third parties for disbursements of employee withholdings
  • Prepare payments to government agencies as required
  • Monitor and adjust Longevity pay for employees
  • Monitor and adjust attendance points or credits in employee record on weekly basis
  • Prepare and distribute attendance reports on weekly basis
  • Enter, edit and update payroll changes to the employee record received from human resources
  • Verify hourly employee discrepancies with Shift Supervisor
  • Set up new employee data in cooperation with HR
  • Perform monthly closing tasks associated with P/R
  • Communicate regularly with employees regarding payroll related questions or clarifications
  • Review and reconcile employee deductions to approved deduction amounts based on employee approval and employee insurance contributions elections

General

  • Maintains and keep A/P and Payroll files up to date
  • Organizes, sorts and file documents and reports regularly
  • Adheres to operating procedures and compliance guidelines including federal and state laws and regulations
  • Support, subscribe to and practice, 5S, JIT and Process Improvement activities
  • Observe safety procedures and conduct; use equipment and materials properly
  • Support 5 S programs
  • Observes safety procedures and uses equipment and materials properly

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Accounting software and programs
  • Proficiency using Excel and Word
  • Hands-on experience processing payroll in an expeditious and timely manner
  • Thorough understanding of employment wages, deductions, taxability in accordance with federal and state laws
  • Must be familiar with A/P practices and procedures
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Detailed orientated with attention to accuracy and thoroughness
  • Willing and adapt to changes in the work environment and manage competing demands
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and troubleshoot activities
  • Ability to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Associates Degree, B.S. in Accounting and/or Finance preferred
  • 2-4 years experience working with accounts payable and payroll
  • Work well within a team environment, and ability to act independently

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment, including PC
  • Sitting for periods of time, working at a desk in office environment
  • Light lifting, carrying of files, supplies, ability to move, carry, lift up to 30 lbs. of objects and/or materials
  • Ability to speak and hear customers, vendors, and or other employees via phone or in person
  • Requires sufficient autonomy, standing and walking to move for one office location to another and throughout the plant

HCA reserves the right to change or revise functions and responsibilities as the need arises. HCA is an “at-will” employer, and this document is not a written or implied contract or guarantee of employment.

Send resume to:
HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com

Quality Engineer - Manchester, New Hampshire

Quality Engineer

Posted: 4/19/2017
Reports to: Quality Manager
Department: Quality Control
Classification: Exempt/Salary

Position Summary:

Primary focus of this position is to assess quality performance using statistical and analytical methods. Devises and implements various methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the statistical capability of products, processes and production equipment. Recommends improvements to the quality system and procedures, inspection plans and means of monitoring quality performance trends. Working hours: 7am to 4pm

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Subject Matter Expert for the proper application of statistical analysis, assisting in problem solving techniques, and recommending new techniques in statistical quality assurance to reduce process variations.
  • Interfaces with product design and development engineers and production to develop control plans for manufactured goods and processes, using historical on-line and off-line quality parameter data for confirming process capability to ensure products are designed for manufacturability.
  • Perform routine mechanical, dimensional, and electrical testing and analysis of results on in-process product, finished product and incoming supplier product.
  • Manages calibration program, calibrates test equipment within capabilities and confirms measurement adequacy through Gage R&R studies.
  • Reviews and recommends changes to the Quality Management System and associated documents, such as standard operating procedures/standard work.
  • Develops new testing methods or software programs to evaluate the quality of products.
  • Reviews and recommends disposition of non-conforming material through RMA process.
  • Initiates and manages CAPA / SCAR processes.
  • Creates and maintains quality documentation and test results per defined procedures.
  • Schedules quality department resource testing, coordinating with manufacturing and engineering.
  • Prepares and conducts internal production/process and manufacturing quality control audits to ensure processes are in control and yield quality products.
  • Executes internal QMS audits to ensure compliance with in-house and external specifications and standards such as ISO9001:2015.
  • Manage and resolve supplier issues and customer complaints.
  • Maintain and update test job log.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail necessary.
  • Strong statistical analysis skills with experience implementing SPC.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient in the use of formal problem solving methods.
  • Provide effective training as needed or required.
  • Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines.
  • Respond to shifting priorities in a cooperative manner.
  • Understanding of lab testing methodology, process and procedures.
  • Proficient computer skills utilizing Microsoft Excel and Word, and customized programs.
  • Reading, writing, and comprehension skills in English.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to interact with co-workers, customers, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering, Mathematics or related field.
  • Professional accreditation by ASQ in Quality Engineering, Management or Auditing.
  • Experience with ISO9001 quality systems.
  • 4-7 years experience in a manufacturing environment; prior experience in plastics or continuous process industry desired.
  • Strong working knowledge of performance measurement and monitoring methods required.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment, including PC.
  • Sitting and standing for periods of time, working at a desk in both office and lab environment.
  • Light lifting, carrying of files and supplies, ability to move, or lift up to 30 lbs. of objects and/or materials.
  • Ability to speak and hear customers, suppliers, and or other employees via phone or in person.
  • Body motor skills sufficient to move from one office location to another throughout plan.

HCA reserves the right to change or revise functions and responsibilities as the need arises. HCA is an “at-will” employer, and this document is not a written or implied contract or guarantee of employment.

Contact: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Or Drop off resume to Human Resources at 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester NH 03109.

To learn more about Hitachi Cable America Inc. please visit www.hca.hitachi-cable.com

FG Respool Operator, 3rd Shift - Manchester, New Hampshire

FG Respool Operator

Posted: 11/22/2016

Position Summary:

Set-up and operation of finished goods respool machine according to manufacturing spec and job cards.

  • Responsible to meet production standards by performing quality checks in accordance with ISO quality procedures.
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing process, meeting production schedules and customer deadlines
  • Must complete written production paperwork neatly and legible
  • Maintain cleanliness of machines including utilizing Jet Printers to print cables according to specifications
  • Perform preventative maintenance functions
  • Communicate and work closely with fellow operators and supervisors to produce quality products
  • Observes safety procedures and use equipment and materials properly
  • Work a full time shift schedule with regular attendance and ability to work overtime as needed

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Reading comprehension skills to understand written manufacturing specifications and instructions and procedures in English
  • Oral communication skills to exchange information with co-workers and supervisors
  • Good math skills and above average mechanical aptitude necessary
  • Attention to detail is required in machine operation and minimizing scrap
  • Familiar with different wire gauges and handling a variety of cable products
  • Hands on experience using micrometers, calipers, gauges, and other measuring devices

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One-year manufacturing experience and skills with machinery equipment and troubleshooting desired
  • Cable and wire experience a plus
  • Must have visual acuity and ability to distinguish colors and pass a colorblind test
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Frequent bending, stooping, moving within the plant
  • Repetitive pushing and pulling motion of wire cable materials and metal reels
  • Required to talk, hear and demonstrate manual hand and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination to handle machinery, materials, tools and parts
  • Must be able to lift, carry a minimum of 50 lbs. of objects, materials, product, etc.
  • Maneuver large reels of cable

Please contact Human Resources at HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com or apply in person at 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester NH 03109.

Cable/Twist/Strander/Colorizer/Armor Utility - Manchester, New Hampshire

Cable/Twist/Strander/Colorizer/Armor Utility

Posted: 11/22/2016
Reports to: Shift Supervisor
Department: Cable/Twist
Classification: Hourly

Position Summary:

As an operator you will perform set-ups, changeovers and run both a stranding and colorizing machine to support fiber optic cables.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to meet production standards.
  • Ensure both process and manufacturing specification sheets are adhered to.
  • Follow established quality standards by performing quality checks in accordance with ISO procedures.
  • Responsible for setting up and tearing down the Stranding line and colorizer machine correctly.
  • Responsible to measure insulated fiber legs, select closing dies, yarns, tapes and reel sizes.
  • Responsible for selecting inks and fiber to set up the colorizer.
  • Work with power switches, run controls and tension settings.
  • Must complete written production paperwork neatly and legible.
  • Maintain cleanliness of machines.
  • Observes all safety procedures and uses equipment properly.
  • Subscribes to 5S principles, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Work a full time shift schedule and overtime as needed while maintaining regular attendance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Reading english and understand written manufacturing specifications and process sheet instructions.
  • Oral and written communication skills to keep co-workers and supervisors up-to-date.
  • Good math skills and above average mechanical aptitude necessary.
  • Attention to detail is required in machine operation to minimize scrap.
  • Familiar with fiber materials.
  • Ability to enter data into a computerized system.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Hands on experience and knowledge using micrometers, calipers, verniers, and other measuring devices.
  • Read and interpret gauges, dials and equipment controls.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One-year manufacturing experience and skills with machinery equipment and troubleshooting desired.
  • One-three years of manufacturing experience in similar role
  • Familiarity with cable and twist equipment and troubleshooting desired
  • Cable and wire experience a plus
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Wire and cable experience a plus.
  • Must have good manual dexterity and the ability to pass a color blind test.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching.
  • Repetitive pushing and pulling motion of fiber cable materials.
  • Required to talk, hear and demonstrate manual hand and finger dexterity along with eye-hand coordination to operate machinery, materials, and line components.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, relocate, move a minimum of 70 lbs of objects, materials, and/or product.

The job description is not designed to cover an entire comprehensive listing of all job duties or unplanned activities. HCA reserves the right to change or revise functions and responsibilities as the need arises. HCA is an “at-will” employer and this document is not a written or implied contract of guarantee of employment.

Please contact Human Resources at HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com or apply in person at 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester NH 03109.

Jacket Extrusion, 3rd Shift (Fiber Department) - Manchester, New Hampshire

Jacket Extrusion

Posted: 11/22/2016

Position Summary:

Set-up and operation of extrusion machine to manufacture insulated cable products.

  • Responsible to meet production standards by performing quality checks, in accordance with ISO procedures and following Process and Manufacturing specification sheets
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing process, meeting production schedules and customer deadlines
  • Must complete written production paperwork neatly and legible
  • Communicate and work closely with fellow operators and supervisors to coordinate tasks, discuss production problems, and exchange information to produce quality products
  • Subscribes to and practices 5S principles, procedures, and guidelines

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail is required in machine operation to minimize scrap
  • Ability to work with a variety of cable and wire products
  • Familiarity with frequent changeovers and handling of different compounds and raw materials in order to produce made to order and high quality products
  • Must be able to read, follow and understand written and verbal instructions in English
  • Good math skills and above average mechanical aptitude necessary.
  • Hands-on experience using micrometers, calipers, gauges, and other measuring devices

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Wire and cable extrusion experience desirable
  • Must distinguish colors and pass a colorblind test

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time - Frequent bending, stooping, moving within plant
  • Repetitive pushing and pulling motion of wire cable materials
  • Eye hand coordination - Hand and finger dexterity
  • Must be able to lift, carry, relocate, move a minimum of 70 lbs. of objects, materials, and/or product
  • Reading comprehension skills to understand written manufacturing specifications, instructions and procedures in English - Oral and written communication skills to exchange information with co-workers and supervisors
  • Must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) safety headgear with shield and gloves when handling MEK, bander, and/or printer equipment

Please contact Human Resources at HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com or apply in person at 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester NH 03109.

Production Shift Supervisor, 2nd Shift & 3rd Shift - Manchester, New Hampshire

Production Shift Supervisor: 2nd Shift (3pm to 11pm) & 3rd Shift

Posted: 7/21/2016
Reports to: Manufacturing Manager
Department: Manufacturing
Classification: Exempt*

Position Summary:

The responsibilities of this position is to direct, coordinate and supervise the activities of manufacturing personnel in order to satisfy customer quality and on-time-delivery needs. Under the direction of the Manufacturing Manager, the individual assumes the responsibility for achieving production results in a manner that optimizes productivity and provides maximum return. Through a coordinated effort with others in the company, the individual will properly maintain the plant to ensure it is safe, clean and organized at all times. The Production Supervisor is expected to coordinate with their peer Production Supervisors to ensure that each shift has proper staffing coverage and follows the daily production schedule.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes and directs assigned personnel to meet production schedules.
  • Lead 5S activities encouraging operators to subscribe to 5S principles and procedures while ensuring operator work areas are maintained in accordance with 5S principles.
    • Overseeing visual standard work boards in each operation reflecting shift health while taking countermeasures when daily goals are not met.
  • Maintains awareness of and implements plant policies and procedures while taking an active role in enforcement.
  • Oversee plant operations to ensure proper machine set-up, correct machine speeds, sample retention and the completion of process and/or quality sheets during each operation.
  • Responsible to adhere to the daily Shift Supervisor Checklist of duties. (see attached)
  • Observes, evaluates and corrects problems in manufacturing on a daily basis.
  • Focus on scrap reduction and minimization efforts to achieve budget
  • Proactively work in a cooperative manner with other departments (Production Control, Quality Control, Engineering, etc.) to ensure orders are completed on time.
  • Reviews all job cards and operating procedures before and during manufacturing of the company’s products.
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  • Provides for the proper identification of rework, scrap and regular handling procedures.
  • Train, teach and motivate employees regarding efficiency, productivity, cooperation and morale, while ensuring quality products are produced.
  • Coordinate cross-training activities on a continuous basis to develop and create a multi-task and skilled workforce.
  • Monitors areas for safety issues ensuring the correct PPE for the area or job are in use.
  • Conduct shift turnover by reporting updated information and performing daily walk-through at shift transfer
  • Observes safety procedures and uses equipment and materials properly
  • Ensures clean working environment
  • Regular attendance required and ability to work in excess of a 40-hour work week when necessary*

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of plant machinery and equipment, including the identification of problems related to machine, equipment breakdown, and material quality
  • Ability to train operators and personnel in the use and application of plant equipment
  • Knowledge of 5S and JIT principles, Kanban’s and six sigma concepts.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to handle personnel problems related to quality, process sheets, job cards, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in English orally and in written form
  • Good math skills and above average mechanical aptitude necessary
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Qualifications:

  • BS / AS degree or other progressive manufacturing supervisory experience. Cable experience a plus.
  • Six Sigma experience with 1-3 years of a practicing background desirable.
  • Supervisory experience working with a diverse population
  • Experience in manpower scheduling of personnel and jobs assignments due to changing priorities, customer demands, etc.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to exchange information with managers, employees, and co-workers
  • Ability to maintain production schedule in accordance with targeted customer deadlines

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, transverse throughout entire facility/plant
  • Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching
  • Pushing and pulling motion of wire cable materials and reels when necessary
  • Required to talk, hear and demonstrate manual hand and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination to handle machinery, materials, and parts.
  • Must have visual acuity and ability to distinguish colors and pass a colorblind test to identify color-coded cables, products, and materials
  • Able to lift, carry, relocate, move a minimum of 50 lbs of objects, materials, and/or product
  • Must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) safety headgear with shield and gloves when handling MEK and bander equipment

HCA reserves the right to change or revise functions and responsibilities as the need arises. HCA is an “at-will” employer and this document is not a written or implied contract of guarantee of employment.

Contact: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Or Drop off resume to Human Resources at 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester NH 03109
To learn more about Hitachi Cable America Inc. please visit www.hca.hitachi-cable.com

Process Engineer - New Albany, Indiana

Process Engineer

Posted: 1/27/2016
Reports to: Process Engineering Manager
Department: Process Engineering

Primary Duties:

  • Develop and optimize reliable manufacturing processes to ensure new and existing products meet all quality specifications, production rate requirements, and customer expectations.
  • Create and review product drawings, process flow charts, design and risk assessment data for accuracy and feasibility.
  • Assist and support program management in the introduction and integration of new products.
  • Identify, investigate, and assist in resolving problems and eliminating defects and waste.
  • Act as customer liaison and respond to customer needs in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Assist with general engineering requirements relating to production and maintenance, and support all corporate engineering activities and R & D efforts.
  • Create and maintain routings, packaging specs, and other information in the MRP system.
  • Identify, propose, and implement cost reduction/avoidance ideas, and productive, efficiency, and quality improvements.
  • Stay abreast of new technology and techniques to maximize effectiveness of company resources.
  • Prepare all required reports and provide information as requested to management.
  • Assist in developing justifications required for preparation of Capital Investment Projects.

Other duties:

  • Assist with special projects.
  • Promote teamwork and support team improvement committees and activities.
  • Identify and propose cost reduction/avoidance ideas, and productivity, efficiency, and quality improvements.
  • Maintain continuous improvement of the department and the services delivered to the external customer.
  • Support all efforts to ensure that ISO/TS 16949 requirements are met and maintained.
  • Support all efforts to ensure compliance with the environmental policy and procedures.

Education / Experience / Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years engineering experience preferable in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must have hands on knowledge and understanding of plant engineering processes. Line and equipment setup.
  • Must have Pro-E, AutoCad, tooling and fixture experience.
  • Machine building experience is a plus.
  • Ability to readily interface with all areas of the company and outside contacts while maintaining confidentiality on sensitive issues.
  • High degree of self-motivation and independent decision-making.
  • Able to withstand extensive standing or walking.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Physical / Safety Requirements:

Office/Plant Floor Environment. Required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment deemed necessary by the company.

This job description in no way implies that the duties listed above are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the departmental manager.

Contact:

Human Resources Department (apply-in@hca.hitachi-cable.com)