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Quality Assurance Manager - Manchester, New Hampshire

Quality Assurance Manager

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Reports to: Director of Manufacturing
Department: Quality
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Salary / Exempt

Position Summary:

The Quality Assurance Manager coordinates the activities required to meet quality standards, and is responsible to ensure that the product and service provided meets both the specification and customer expectations. The Quality Assurance Manager will work with other managers and staff throughout the organization to ensure that the Quality Management System is functioning properly and is continuously improved, as opportunities are identified.

Essential Duties:

  • Fully maintain and continuously improve a Quality Management System consistent with the latest revisions of ISO 9001, acting as the Subject Matter Expert.
  • Oversee and manage Quality Control functions, with direct authority over QC Manager, and Test personnel, and indirect authority over non-quality department personnel performing system and process audits. Recommend strategies and tactics to improve QC inspection methods to QC manager. Drive test procedure development, equipment evaluation, implementation, and analysis of quality measurements to improve facility performance.
  • Establish clear and achievable quality objectives, through both multi-year strategic and annual tactical planning activities for Quality System improvements and Quality related Key Performance Indicators.
  • Establish and prepare quality metrics, monitoring performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports to advise on the performance of the quality management system.
  • Establish and maintain performance, safety, and reliability testing and category protocol by incorporating test procedures as mandated by Design and Development Engineering, customers and regulatory agencies.
  • Conduct product testing and failure analysis by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends including failed processes, capability studies, recalls, and corrective actions (8D Process).
  • Drive continuous improvement through innovative methods, such as Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma, providing quality improvement expertise and leadership to other departments. Participate in Project Teams as SSMBB and SSGB Training as required.
  • Review and approve new design releases based on prototype and pre-production First Article Inspection Reports, Process FMEA’s and approval of Process Step Quality Control Plans.
  • Maintains and improves product quality by managing product, company, system, compliance, and surveillance audits; investigating customer complaints; collaborating with other members of management to ensure customer expectations are always considered.

Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering preferred, and/or equivalent experience.
  • ASQ: CMQ/OE, CQE , SSBB OR CQA preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years related experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Superior communication, interpersonal and verbal skills required to interact effectively with all customers, employees and outside vendors, etc.
  • Strong customer-service and solutions-oriented background.
  • Proficient skills working with Microsoft Office, MiniTab or JMP.

Qualifications:

  • Position works in an office environment, sitting for long periods of time, working at a desk.
  • Finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination for operation of personal computer and operating of office equipment on daily basis.
  • Light lifting, carrying of files, supplies, ability to move, carry, lift up to 30 lbs. of objects.
  • 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.

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:

Send resume to: Hitachi Cable America Inc.
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

Quality Engineer - Manchester, New Hampshire

Quality Engineer

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Reports to: Quality Manager
Department: Quality
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Exempt

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.

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.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • 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.

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:

Send resume to: Hitachi Cable America Inc.
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

Production Supervisor - Manchester, New Hampshire

Production Supervisor

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Reports to: Manufacturing Manager
Department: Manufacturing
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Exempt
Application: View Application

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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Performance reviews and feedback.
  • 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 but not required.
  • 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:

Send resume to: Hitachi Cable America Inc.
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

Cable / Twist / Strander / Armor / Color / Utility – 2nd Shift - Manchester, New Hampshire

Cable / Twist / Strander / Armor / Color / Utility – 2nd Shift

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Department: Production
Location: New Hampshire
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.

Contact:

Send resume to: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com or apply in person
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

Cable/Twist – 2nd and 3rd shifts - Manchester, New Hampshire

Cable/Twist – 2nd and 3rd shifts

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Department: Production
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Hourly

Position Summary:

Perform set-ups/changeovers and operates various Twist and Cable machines.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to meet production standards by performing quality checks in accordance with ISO quality procedures, following the process and manufacturing specification sheets
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing process meeting production schedules and customer deadlines
  • Responsible for machine set-up working with pay-off and take-up procedures, including installation, gear changes, and removal of a variety of reel sizes and closing dies
  • Consistently run machine efficiently on a continuous line
  • Responsible to properly tag reels, string wire break device, tape and drain wires
  • Work with power switches, run controls, adjust speeds, and tension settings
  • Must complete written production paperwork neatly and legible, including QC quality sheets
  • Maintain cleanliness of machines
  • Observes safety procedures and uses equipment and materials properly
  • Subscribes to and practices 5S principles, procedures, and guidelines
  • 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, process sheets and instructions and procedures in English
  • Oral and written 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 to minimize scrap
  • Familiar with cable and wire products and material
  • Ability to enter data into a computerized system
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Hands on experience and knowledge using micrometers and other measuring devices
  • Read and interpret gauges, dials, equipment controls

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 to identify coded cables, products, and material

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching
  • Repetitive pushing and pulling motion of wire cable materials
  • Required to talk, hear and demonstrate manual hand and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination to handle machinery, materials, and parts
  • Must be able to lift, carry, relocate, move a minimum of 50 lbs of objects, materials, and/or product

Contact:

Send resume to: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com or apply in person
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

Extrusion Operator – 2nd and 3rd shifts - Manchester, New Hampshire

Extrusion Operator – 2nd and 3rd shifts

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Department: Production
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Hourly

Position Summary:

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

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • 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

Typical Physical Demands:

  • 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

Contact:

Send resume to: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com or apply in person
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

FG Respool Operator – 3rd shift - Manchester, New Hampshire

FG Respool Operator – 3rd shift

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Department: Production
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Hourly

Position Summary:

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

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • 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

Contact:

Send resume to: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com or apply in person
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

Purchasing Manager - Manchester, New Hampshire

Purchasing Manager

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Reports to: Director of Manufacturing
Department: Purchasing
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Salaried/Exempt

Position Summary:

Primary focus is on the development and management of HCA’s inventory forecasting, planning, and procurement operations.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the purchasing function to maintain appropriate inventory while minimizing total costs
  • Oversee Compliance of REACH, RoHs and Conflict Minerals.
  • Oversee production control department, manage all schedules for plant operations.
  • Implement company-wide purchasing strategies and policies
  • Negotiate with suppliers for the most favorable purchasing/shipping arrangements
  • Evaluate and interview potential suppliers for HCA to partner with
  • Create positive relationships with external suppliers and customers
  • Communicate effectively and frequently with vendors, suppliers, customers and employees
  • Leverage lean and supply chain optimization to drive continuous improvement within the organization
  • Develop and implement inventory control procedures including daily reconciliations, reporting, inventory balances and variances
  • Focus on continual improvement of procedures and processes that will drive and improve inventory accuracy, minimize shrinkage and inventory discrepancies
  • Research current industry trends, commodities, materials, and product pricing
  • Subscribe to and practice 5S, JIT, and Process Improvement activities
  • Observe safety procedures and conduct; use equipment and materials properly

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong wire & cable knowledge, with ability to understand HCA premise and electronic products, materials and pricing
  • Positive and successful interaction with customers, employees, reps and vendors
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Possess excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Superior communication, interpersonal and verbal skills required to interact effectively with all customers, employees and outside vendors, etc.
  • Work well within a team environment, as well as independently
  • Use sound judgment to resolve routine daily issues
  • Knowledge of current import and export laws
  • Proficient and strong computer skills working with Microsoft Office, including WORD, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, with ability learn customized AS-400 systems
  • Ability to travel occasionally and/or as required

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent preferred in Purchasing Management, Inventory Control, Business Management, Supply Chain, or related field
  • 5 years + related purchasing experience in manufacturing work environment with JIT implementation
  • Cable/wire experience a plus
  • Strong customer-service and solutions oriented background

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Position works in an office environment, sitting for long periods of time, working at a desk
  • Finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination for operation of personal computer and operating of office equipment on daily basis
  • Light lifting, carrying of files, supplies, ability to move, carry, lift up to 30 lbs. of objects, materials, etc.
  • 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 within the plant facility

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:

Send resume to: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources
Careers site: www.hca.hitachi-cable.com

Inventory Control Specialist - Manchester, New Hampshire

Inventory Control Specialist

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Reports to: Logistics Supervisor
Department: Logistics
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Hourly / Non-Exempt
Working Hours: 8am - 5pm

Position Summary:

Working with the Logistics Supervisor and the Director of Logistics and Inventory Management, the Inventory Control Specialist will be responsible for all aspects of inventory control. The Inventory Control Specialist verifies finished goods product, allocations, order picks, cycle counting, inventory adjustments and inventory accuracy.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Counts and enters all finished goods products into inventory.
  • Allocates and picks orders based upon customer’s order criteria.
  • Communicates effectively to sales and manufacturing based upon daily needs and priorities.
  • Performs cycle counts and updates log based upon volume criteria.
  • Studies, standardizes and automates processes to improve inventory accuracy.
  • Creates computer generated reports relating to inventory control responsibilities and accuracy.
  • Ensures that all safety rules and regulations are complied with.
  • Maintain and monitor acceptable inventory level of finished goods and WIP.
  • Communicates with customers and employees in a professional manner at all times.
  • Must meet weekly, daily and hourly deadlines for key tasks related to inventory control.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor within the scope of responsibilities of this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of finished good products and product identification.
  • Skilled in operating electric sit down fork trucks, stand-up, hand or reach trucks and pallet jacks in a warehouse environment to move stock and reorganize storage.
  • Ability to operate vehicle equipment in tight and/or congested areas.
  • Self motivated problem solver.
  • Ability to make adjustments for frequent interruptions and changing priorities caused by rush orders and/or production delays.
  • Respond to shifting priorities in a cooperative manner.
  • Ability to take direction and work with minimal supervision and as a team member.
  • Focus on accuracy and quality to ensure that all orders and transactions are accurate.
  • Respond to all inquiries timely and with professionalism.
  • Accurately performs multiple operational tasks assigned.
  • Strong commitment to quality, safety and efficiency.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience with warehouse experience.
  • Experience with AS400 and Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.
  • Basic math skills necessary.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience working with moving product physically and in the system.
  • Good oral communication skills to exchange information with employees, co-workers and management.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, moving within the plant to load and unload orders.
  • Lifting, carrying, moving, and reaching to maneuver a minimum of 50 lbs. of materials, product, boxes, cartons, packages in the facility.
  • Move within facility to inside office locations and/or warehouse areas, to loading dock areas, including outdoors throughout all seasons.
  • Hand and finger dexterity.

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:

Please visit Human Resources if you are interested in this opportunity.
Laura McKevitt, Director of Human Resources.

Regional Sales Manager - Remote/West Coast

Regional Sales Manager

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Reports to: Director of Sales, Premise & Fiber
Department: Sales
Location: Remote/West Coast
Classification: Exempt

Position Summary:

Responsible for selling HCA cable and wire products and services to prospective (or existing) customers in assigned territories/ regions, and identifying potential growth opportunities for premise copper, fiber optic, and electronic cables.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Employ strategic selling skills promoting HCA products and services.
  • Recruit, hire and manage sales agents to sell HCA cables and products in designated territories.
  • Identify and secure distributors that stock and assist in supporting HCA sales in the region.
  • Develop and execute territory plans for each territory managed that includes specifying HCA to consultants, contractors, and end users.
  • Conduct technical product presentations as necessary to specify and promote HCA products.
  • Conduct direct sales activities with strategic end-users, consultants and contractors consistent with and in support of sales growth goals.
  • Secure appointments with leads.
  • Adopt and implement sales growth strategies consistent with the HCA Sales Team.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with existing and potential customers.
  • Evaluate customer needs for HCA products and services.
  • Develop and maintain base of customers, motivate, and manage distributors in region(s).
  • Provide monthly sales forecasts and New Business Opportunities.
  • Coordinate participation in trade shows/conferences within the territories.
  • Document correspondence with customers and distributors, including customer visits.
  • Execute regional sales plans, budgets, forecasts, and other management objectives as assigned.
  • Keep customers and distributors informed of new product developments. Maintain current marketing materials and literature.
  • Work with Inside Sales to prepare quotes for new and existing products for customers.
  • Manage key accounts in the region.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong prospecting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organization skills
  • Excellent communications skills verbally and written
  • Well versed in selling techniques and methodologies
  • Able to understand customers’ needs quickly and able to communicate those needs
  • Interact and communicate concisely with C-level, Executive Management, Facilities personnel, etc.
  • Continuous development of product knowledge and technical skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Business, Marketing, Communication, or related field preferred
  • 5+ years of related sales experience
  • Ability to learn product, product offering and services quickly
  • Experience and success in leveraging customer relationships to identify and develop new opportunities
  • Experience managing sales through distribution channels
  • Strong ability to influence decision-makers in a variety of industries
  • Technical understanding of the cable and wire products, business, technology and process

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Frequent travel, up to 50% by automobile, plane, train, etc. to customers, business meeting, conferences, and trade shows, etc.
  • Position also works in a desk environment for moderate periods of time
  • Ability to operate personal computer and office equipment on a daily basis
  • Light lifting, carrying of files, supplies, portable computer equipment, carry and lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to speak and hear customers, vendors, and/or other employees via phone or in person
  • Requires sufficient autonomy, standing, walking, moving to various geographic locations

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:

Send resume to: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources
Careers site: www.hca.hitachi-cable.com

Preventative Maintenance Mechanic - Manchester, New Hampshire

Preventative Maintenance Mechanic

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Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor
Department: Maintenance Facilities
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Hourly

Position Summary:

Provide Preventative Maintenance support and assistance in mechanical repairs within Facilities and Maintenance Department. Responsible for implementing preventative maintenance measures to ensure on-going operation of production equipment and machinery. (May provide back-up assistance for mechanical repairs, on an as needed basis).

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Complete preventative maintenance tasks according the PM schedule maintenance on mechanical systems and some minor electrical systems as per requirements.
  • Update, correct, and/or make recommendations to preventative maintenance procedures when needed
  • Enter all PM information into the work order system on a daily basis. Must be or become proficient utilizing the Work Order Management system
  • Prioritize problems/issues by adhering to PM schedule. Use measuring and testing instruments.
  • Maintain equipment, part and supply inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level. Anticipate needed parts and supplies in advance of ordering to ensure availability
  • Maintain continuity among the maintenance team by documenting and communicating action, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Observe safety procedures and conduct; use equipment and materials properly
  • Subscribe to and practice 5S principles, procedures, and guidelines, JIT, and process improvement
  • Work a full time shift schedule with regular attendance and ability to work overtime if needed
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with safety and plant regulations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints and sketches.
  • Ability to operate basic power tools, multi-meters and pneumatic tools.
  • Basic computer knowledge, and ability to navigate the Maintenance Work Order system
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, and as a team member
  • Analyzes maintenance problems and able to solve them
  • Reading comprehension skills to understand written specifications, instructions and procedures in English
  • Mechanical aptitude necessary

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum 5 year’s experience with focus on PM duties and scheduling in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrate hands-on experience working with mechanical equipment.
  • Wire and Cable experience is a plus
  • Strong verbal, written, communication and interpersonal skills to exchange of information with co-workers, supervisors, suppliers, and/or vendors

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching and climbing ladders during entire shift
  • Must be able to lift, carry, maneuver and move up to 70 lbs. of objects in the facility
  • Required to talk, hear and demonstrate manual hand and finger dexterity
  • Eye-hand coordination to handle, machinery, materials, parts and working with hand tools
  • Regular attendance and ability to work in excess of a 40-hour week if necessary

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

Contact:

Send resume to: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources
Careers site: www.hca.hitachi-cable.com

Material Handler - Manchester, New Hampshire

Material Handler

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Reports to: Traffic Supervisor
Department: Warehouse
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Hourly

Position Summary:

Provides support in the areas of shipping, receiving, inventory control and may include moving and transporting raw materials and finished goods throughout the manufacturing facility.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Use fork truck and/or forklift equipment to secure and transport materials and products within facility safely
  • Unload trucks at shipping and receiving docks as scheduled or instructed
  • Interact with transport drivers regarding the loading and unloading of materials/products
  • Make a record of receipts using the AS400 information system
  • Route and move shipments to the proper department and warehouse or stock section Handle and arrange for adjustments for merchandise that is lost or damaged
  • Prepares shipments, wrapping and/ or packing the goods in shipping containers
  • Prepare shipping documents, mailing labels, label packages.
  • Look up and compute freight or postal rates, and record the weight and cost of each shipment
  • Sorts packages, accepts deliveries, and distributes throughout facility
  • Record items taken from inventory
  • Calculate the weight of the skid by placing boxes on a scale
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area.
  • Verify, count and condition for all material being received from suppliers
  • Provide production floor with product as necessary
  • Participate in Inventory control assignments
  • Subscribe to and practices 5S principles, and JIT procedures
  • Adhere to and follow ISO guidelines
  • Must work in a safe and healthy manner, following all safety rules and policies
  • Work a full time shift schedule with regular attendance and ability to work overtime as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skilled in operating electric sit down fork trucks, electric (or gas) stand-up, hand or reach trucks and pallet jacks in a warehouse environment to move stock and reorganize storage
  • Ability to operate vehicle equipment in tight and/or congested areas
  • Knowledge and familiarity using a variety of hand tools
  • Ability to make adjustments for frequent interruptions and changing priorities caused by rush orders, production or shipping delays
  • Aware of proper storage and product placement in the warehouse
  • Skilled in lifting heavy box materials and objects
  • Ability to take direction and work with minimal supervision and as a team member
  • Focus on customer service and quality
  • Accurately performs multiple operational tasks assigned within the facility
  • Good verbal communication skills in English to exchange information with co-workers and supervisors

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience working in a material handler capacity and/or in warehouse environment
  • Cable and wire experience a plus
  • Must distinguish colors and pass a colorblind test
  • Proficient reading comprehension skills in English to understand written information on packaging, contents, handling specifications and instructions, bills of lading, MSDS sheets, and other pertinent information

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Frequent bending, stooping, moving within the plant to move product and materials daily
  • Lifting, carrying, moving, and reaching to maneuver a minimum of 70 lbs of materials, product, boxes, cartons, packages in the facility
  • Move within facility to inside office locations and/or warehouse areas, to loading dock areas, including outdoors throughout all seasons
  • Eye hand coordination
  • Hand and finger dexterity

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

Contact:

Send resume to: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources
Careers site: www.hca.hitachi-cable.com

Manufacturing Engineer - Pensacola, Florida

Manufacturing Engineer

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Reports to: Manufacturing General Manager
Department: Manufacturing
Location: Pensacola, FL

Position Summary:

Florida plant manufactures high-performance brake lines used by the automotive industry, is seeking an experienced Manufacturing/Production Engineer to join our team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and optimize reliable manufacturing processes to ensure new and existing products meet all quality specifications, production rate requirements, and customer expectations.
  • Design, implement and maintain product launches including: ordering equip/tooling, establishing cycle times, creating SOP’s
  • Create and review product drawings, process flow charts, design and risk assessment data for accuracy and feasibility.
  • Identify, investigate, and assist in resolving problems and eliminating defects and waste.
  • 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, quality and continuous improvements.

Requirements/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years engineering experience preferably in an automotive manufacturing environment (IATF 16949).
  • Program Management experience (launch to production)
  • Must have AutoCad (or equivalent), tooling and fixture experience.
  • Able to withstand extensive standing or walking.

Contact:

Send resume to:
Email: apply-in@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

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