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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE REPRESENTATIVE - Greenwood, MS


ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:
• ENTER INVOICES AND MATCH TO RECEIPTS by matching incoming supplier invoices to receiving record in Oracle.
• SCAN AND ATTACH INVOICES by scanning each invoice and attaching to invoice record in Oracle.
• HANDLE ALL ASSIGNED SUPPLIER REQUESTS by handling and following up on all phone calls, emails and faxes from assigned suppliers.
• ISSUE SUPPLIER DEBITS by matching RMA’s with supplier credit memos and entering in system.
• RESEARCH SUPPLIER INVOICES FOR MONTHLY WRITE-OFFS by calling suppliers for invoice copies not received to match inventory receipts.
• CONTRIBUTE TO THE TEAM by accomplishing other duties that may be assigned by A/P Manager.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
• Background/experience in Accounts Payable. • Strong interpersonal skills
• Strong verbal, written, and visual communication skills
• Knowledge of Payables systems
• Strong organization and prioritization skills
• Ability to adapt to changing situations and work tasking
• Proficient in all Microsoft Office products

ASSEMBLER - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE:
Produces finished products and components by assembling parts and subassemblies.


ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:
• Successfully completes pre-employment training program
• Prepares work to be accomplished by interpreting instructions, blueprint specifications, and parts lists; and by gathering parts, subassemblies, tools, and materials
• Reads and interprets engineering specifications and production orders to position parts and subassemblies; and to determine production methods and sequence of operations
• Assembles products/components by fastening parts and subassemblies using hand, power, and air tools; and by examining connections for correct fit
• Observes assembly operation to detect product/component defects and/or malfunctions; notifies supervisor when such defects are found
• Packages, loads, and/or ships finished products or subassemblies
• May be assigned to different workstations as production needs require
• Maintains safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures and regulations; and by cleaning work area and equipment
• Eliminates waste by following practices involved with the Lean Manufacturing Process
• Maintains acceptable productivity levels


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED
• Ability to comprehend written production orders and/or verbal instruction


PHYSICAL ABILITIES REQUIRED
• Constantly stands, bends, and moves while assembling components
• Constantly uses arms, hands, and fingers to reach for, handle, and grasp parts, tools and other materials; and to position components for assembly
• Regularly walks and carries parts, components, tools, and materials from holding area to work area
• Regularly lifts, pushes, pulls, grips, and moves up to 15 pounds; frequently lifts, pushes, pulls, grips, and moves up to 25 pounds; and occasionally lifts, pushes, pulls, grips, and moves up to 50 pounds with assistance

CAD DESIGNER - Greenwood, MS

Position Description:
The position will have the responsibility of designing, developing and releasing to production product assemblies, and sub-assemblies while working within design team atmosphere.


Responsibilities:
• Interface with the CAD system to provide necessary modeling and detailing support for existing and new assemblies and sub-assemblies.
• Interact with Manufacturing to provide acceptable designs for assembly and fabrication.
• Interact with Purchasing to provide complete engineering drawings and support documentation for all current and future designs.
• Investigate and process ECN’s through the Viking Range Process.
• Work with various Viking Range departments supplying and verifying necessary data for producing acceptable products.
• Provide assistance to other team personnel on drafting standards, engineering practices, and manufacturing materials and processes.


Requirements:
• High School education. Preferably some college courses in engineering or mechanical design.
• Experience with 3D Parametric CAD is required. CATIA/Solidworks preferred.
• Works well within a team environment
• Minimum of 2 to 5 years product design experience

DESIGN ENGINEER - Greenwood, MS

Position Description:
The Design Engineer works as part of a process and product improvement/inception unit, focusing on product and process development by using engineering principles to increase the efficiency and value of the business, while utilizing cost effective mechanisms and improving overall product performance, reliability, and safety.


Responsibilities:
• Ability to utilize engineering principles to develop an optimized product design.
• Assist in the development and maintenance of project schedules, including program plans that identify work scope, schedules, milestones, tasks, priorities, and risks.
• Manage program/project issues and risks by effectively working with departments to develop parallel paths, contingencies, and risk mitigation plans to meet project deliverables per budget and schedule.
• Collaborate with other departments to ensure alignment with overall project scope and schedules.
• Attend and actively participate in project team meetings to ensure overall project alignment.
• Effectively communicate program/project status to all stakeholders including project team members, resource owners, suppliers, and customer groups.
• Escalate issues and risks as appropriate to ensure program/project success.
• Ability to use 3D CAD software packages to build a conceptual idea for prototyping and communications to other departments.
• Analyze product applications, investigate customer/field problems, and answer customer inquiries related to product designs.


General Requirements:
• Dependable and timely.
• Willing to do what it takes to get the job done, including eliciting cooperation from senior management and other departments.
• Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple complex programs/projects, and rapidly adapt/respond to changes in environment and priorities.
• Advanced organizational, problem solving, and analysis skills.
• Ability to work cooperatively with others in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
• Ability to maintain a sense of urgency, initiative, and commitment to work assignments.
• Strong attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Shows strong creativity and innovation.


Requirements:
• BS/MS in Engineering or closely related field.
• 2-5 years of kitchen appliance or related design experience preferred.
• Experienced with project management techniques/tools and data analysis.
• Experienced in 3D CAD/PLM systems. CATIA/Solidworks knowledge preferred.
• Advanced experience with applications including MS Project, Excel, Word, and Outlook.

DIRECTOR OF QUALITY - Greenwood, MS

Job Description:
Establish quality goals, communicate requirements to fulfill quality goals and establish system to achieve quality goals. Develop and monitor quality metrics. Scope covers all branded quality and products the customer views as Viking or Lynx Grills.

This position nurtures an environment for continual improvement and excellence. Advisor to the senior executive group on quality matters. Providing quality training, internal growth paths, and facilitating management systems certification as needed.

Communicates the company’s quality system to suppliers, customers and stakeholders alike, and challenges / drives improvement outcomes throughout the organization. Also provides key oversight of business system compliance to any international standard adopted by the company.


Qualifications:
• Strong APQP and Process Control implementation skills
• Strong supplier quality and development background.
• Able to supervise hourly quality auditors
• Able to facilitate implementation of in-process inspection
• Knowledge of and ability to negotiate quotes for electronic test equipment
• TS16949/ISO 9001 lead auditor trained. UL, KIWA, CSA or In-Metro quality systems knowledge beneficial.
• Has implemented an ISO-9001 / ISO-140001 / TS-16949 business system in the past and successfully seen it through 3rd party registration.
• Analytic skills required for documentation of continuous improvement and product development
• Able to make decisions and communicate justification to executive management
• Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to utilize common software such as Minitab, MS Project, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Access. • Very proficient in dBase development and queries.
• Can write WebPages for business system development using MS FrontPage or similar program.
• Minimum Education – B.S. degree, MBA, Six Sigma Black Belt; ASQ certification a plus.
• Has shown ability to drive significant warranty reductions and change from past assignments.
• Strong leadership skills with 8-10 years leading a multi-plant / corporate level quality system.
• At least 15 years of experience, with at least 3 of which while employed by a high volume appliance or automotive OEM.

MACHINE OPERATOR - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE:
Fabricates Parts by setting up and operating metal fabricating equipment


ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:
• Sets up and operates metal fabricating equipment including, but not limited to, automatic brakes, shears, presses, punching and stamping machines, spot welders, and laser cutters; to cut, bend, form, and/or otherwise produce metal sheets, plates, parts, and components
• Reads and interprets blueprints, engineering specifications, shop orders, and Kanban tickets to determine materials, machine setup, production methods, and sequence of operations, and quality standards
• Observes machine operation to detect work piece defects or machine malfunctions
• Measures work piece dimensions using precision measurement equipment to ensure consistent achievement of quality standards
• May be assigned to different workstations and machines as production needs require
• Performs daily TPM on machines and equipment
• Cleans work area and equipment by sweeping and dusting on, around, and under machines.
• Operates forklift to load metal and discard scrap.
• Maintains acceptable productivity levels
• Eliminates waste by following practices involved with the Lean Manufacturing Process.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED
• Ability to comprehend written production orders and/or verbal instruction
• Ability to write legibly and complete production reports
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints
• Ability to perform basic mathematical computations
• Ability to use precision measurement equipment
• Successfully completes pre-employment training program


PHYSICAL ABILITIES REQUIRED
• Constantly stands, reaches, and moves while fabricating components
• Constantly uses arms, hands, and fingers to reach for, handle, rotate, and grasp parts, tools, and other materials in order to set up equipment and position components for fabrication
• Constantly uses foot to press and release machine control pedals
• Regularly bends and stoops to remove components from tables and machines, and to place finished components in holding containers
• Regularly walks and carries parts, components, tools, and materials from holding area to work area
• Regularly lifts, pushes, pulls, grips, and moves up to 15 pounds; frequently lifts, pushes, pulls, grips, and moves up to 25 pounds; and occasionally lifts, pushes, pulls, grips, and moves up to 50 pounds

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE:
Maintains production capabilities by ensuring proper maintenance and condition of equipment and facilities.


ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:
• Maintains proper condition of machinery and mechanical equipment by properly completing preventive maintenance while following diagrams, manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and/or engineering specifications
• Locates sources of problems in machinery and mechanical equipment by observing operation, examining components, using testing instruments and tools, and/or troubleshooting malfunctions
• Repairs machinery and mechanical equipment by removing defective parts, properly repairing defective parts, and/or properly installing new or repaired parts • Inspects parts to determine dimensional changes by using measuring instruments
• Adjusts functional parts of machinery and mechanical equipment by using various types of tools
• Possesses knowledge of and properly uses tools and equipment such as, but not limited to, fork trucks, power floor cleaners, hoists, cranes, torches, air compressors, air and power tools, hand tools, and measuring instruments
• Reads and interprets blueprints, engineering specifications, and shop orders to properly complete tasks and/or determine machine setup, work methods, and sequence of operations
• Controls downtime by informing management, lead people, and peers of machine/equipment malfunctions, potential malfunctions, and routine preventive maintenance schedules and techniques
• Maintains and repairs plumbing, physical structure, and electrical wiring/fixtures of buildings and/or facilities
• Capable of performing all essential job results of custodial & building/grounds maintenance
• Maintains stock of equipment, parts, and supplies by checking inventory levels, anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies, placing and expediting orders, and verifying receipt of orders, and neatly storing equipment, parts, and supplies in proper location
• Operates forklift
• May be assigned to different work areas as production needs require
• Maintains orderly work area by neatly organizing tools, equipment, and supplies, properly disposing of trash, and sweeping/dusting on, around, and under machines
• Eliminates waste by following practices involved with the Lean Manufacturing Process
• Follows all safety procedures and guidelines
• Maintains safe working environment by properly using, handling, and storing hazardous materials
• Maintains acceptable productivity levels


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
• Ability to comprehend written and verbal instruction
• Ability to write legibly and complete reports
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints and diagrams
• Ability to perform basic mathematical computations
• Ability to use measurement equipment


PHYSICAL ABILITIES REQUIRED
• Constantly stands, walks, bends, and moves while performing maintenance tasks
• Constantly uses arms, hands, and fingers to reach for, handle, and grasp parts, tools, equipment, and other materials
• Regularly walks and carries parts, components, tools, and materials between work areas
• Regularly lifts, pushes, pulls, grips, and moves up to 20 pounds; frequently lifts, pushes, pulls, grips, and moves up to 35 pounds; and occasionally lifts, pushes, pulls, grips, and moves up to 50 pounds with assistance

MATERIALS MANAGER (EAST SITE) - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE:
Oversee the materials team for two facilities, and maintain the appropriate inventory levels and material flow to satisfy production requirements while maximizing the company’s inventory investment.

REPORTS TO:
Director of Materials


ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:
• Lead material’s team that consists of buyers, warehouse managers, and warehouse personnel to support production requirements and goals
• Supervises personnel including hiring, delegating assignments, training, monitoring, and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions
• Responsible for improving and maintaining data integrity by training, implementing, and following through on policies and procedures
• Timely delivery of forecasts and purchase orders
• Schedule and host meetings with current and future suppliers to ensure continuity of supply
• Develops or modifies rules, policies, or standards, to change with business conditions
• Department collaboration with Production, Procurement, Engineering, Fabrication, and Quality to ensure total alignment for all projects and daily production
• Ensure accurate inventory levels by verifying bills of materials, deviations and material transactions are completed, and corrective actions are completed to address discrepancies
• Monitor inventory and purchase orders to minimize obsolescence for new product launches and revision changes
• Maintains accurate records and logs for all required functions
• Oversees preparation of cycle count documents for auditors and internal audits
• Ensures work safety measures are being followed and implemented where needed
• Other tasks as assigned


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED
• 10+ years Manufacturing experience or equivalent with 5+ years in a management role
• Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy or Business or a Technical degree with a Manufacturing or Supply Chain emphasis
• Experience with a Manufacturing software system, preferably Oracle
• Experience with Microsoft Office and Data Management systems
• Critical and proactive thinker
• Strong verbal, written, and visual communication skills
• Strong organization, prioritization skills, and process improvement skills

METAL FINISHER - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE:
Metal finishes parts by setting up and operating metal finishing equipment.


ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:
• Sets up and operates metal finishing equipment properly; proficient in assigned metal finishing techniques
• Sets up and prepares appropriate materials and parts for metal finishing; including positioning parts on machines and other equipment
• Uses machinery, as well as manual and power hand tools, to grind, sand, buff, polish, and finish various types of metal according quality and production standards; and correct defects using such equipment
• Reads and interprets blueprints, engineering specifications, and shop orders to determine machine setup, production methods, and sequence of operations
• Observes metal finishing process to detect work piece defects and/or machine malfunctions
• Performs daily TPM on machines and equipment
• May be assigned to different workstations and machines as production needs require
• Cleans work area and equipment by sweeping and dusting on, around, and under machines
• Eliminates waste by following practices involved with the Lean Manufacturing Process
• Maintains acceptable productivity levels


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
• Ability to comprehend written and/or verbal instruction
• Ability to write legibly and complete production reports


PHYSICAL ABILITIES REQUIRED
• Constantly stands, reaches, and moves while metal finishing components
• Constantly uses arms, hands, and fingers to reach for, handle, rotate, and grasp metal finishing equipment
• Regularly bends, stoops, and lifts to remove components from holding areas, position components on and remove from machines and tables, and place finished components in holding areas
• Regularly walks and carries parts, components, tools, and materials from holding area to work area
• Regularly lifts, pushes, pulls, grips, and moves up to 20 pounds; frequently lifts, pushes, pulls, grips, and moves up to 40 pounds; and occasionally lifts, pushes, pulls, grips, and moves up to 60 pounds with assistance