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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE REPRESENTATIVE - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE: MAINTAIN SUPPLIER ACCOUNTS BY ENTERING AND MATCHING INVOICES TO RECEIPTS AND FOLLOWING UP ON SUPPLIER REQUESTS AND INVOICING PROBLEMS

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 SUPPLIERS 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.
  • ATTEND ALL TRAINING SESSIONS APPLYING TO JOB DUTIES
    By
    Keeping up to date with new methods in Oracle and other applications.
  • 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.
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and other required applications
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Payables system
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and work tasking

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

DESIGN ENGINEER, REFRIGERATION - Greenwood, MS

Position Description:
The Design Engineer works as part of a platform product improvement/inception team, focusing on product 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:

  • Develop and maintain project schedules including program plans that identify work scope, schedules, milestones, tasks, priorities, 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.
  • Lead the project team by conducting regular meetings, ensuring that action logs are kept, and integrated schedules are available and up to date.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure alignment with overall project scope and schedules.
  • Attend and actively participate in project team meeting 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.

General Requirements:

  • Demonstrated leadership, negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • 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 projects, and rapidly adapt/respond to changes in environment and priorities.
  • Advanced organizational, problem solving and analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a sense of urgency, initiative, and a commitment to work assignments.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Requirements:

  • BS/MS in Engineering preferred or closely related field.

  • Proven experience utilizing project management techniques and tools.
  • 5-10 years of kitchen appliance or related design experience
  • Must be proficient in 3D CAD/PLM systems
  • Advanced experience with applications including MS Project, Excel, Word, and Outlook.

 

ELECTRONICS SPECIALIST - Greenwood, MS

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:
• Install, troubleshoot, and maintain electronics on production equipment including drive units, control boards, etc.
• Maintain and program PLC systems on production equipment.
• Create and maintain preventative maintenance programs on all production equipment controls and PLCs.
• Perform and record tests and calibrations on testing equipment.     
• Oversee updates on production related software at manufacturing facilities.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
• Advanced knowledge of electrical circuits
• 5 years of experience required
• Basic knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics
• Proficient in electrical schematics and blue print reading
• Advanced computer skills necessary
• Self-starter, possessing diversity within skill set
• Ability to work well within a team environment

ENGINEERING INTERN - Greenwood, MS - Spring 2020

Position Description: This position is an opportunity for an individual on a 4 year Bachelor of Engineering track (Preferably Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, program must be an ABET accredited program). The position involves working alongside a team of platform engineers on projects related to cooking appliances.  The student will learn and develop critical thinking skills and practical engineering experience through hands-on projects.

Responsibilities:
• Perform 3D CATIA design, initiate drawings, and create bill of materials
• Write engineering change requests and other support documentation
• Participate in building prototype units for UL/CSA certification testing
• Coordinate test plans with the engineering department and engineering test lab
• Familiarize with machine shop activities and processes to gain knowledge on metalworking
• Investigate design improvements to improve part quality, cost or processes
• Assist in basic manufacturing problems affecting production and recommending solutions

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE:  SUPPORTS EXECUTIVE OFFICE BY IMPLEMENTING ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS, PROCEDURES, POLICIES, AND REPRESENTING THE EXECUTIVE TO OTHERS

REPORTS TO: PRESIDENT     

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:

  • Ensures smooth operation of the Executive Department by assisting the President in all areas.
  • Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics.
  • Organizes and prioritizes work by reading, researching, and routing correspondence, collecting and analyzing information, and initiating telecommunications.
  • Maintains executive’s calendar by scheduling meetings and appointments and keeping calendar updated at all times by posting new events as they occur.
  • Welcomes guests and customers by greeting them, in person or on the telephone, answering or directing inquiries.
  • Maintains customer and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains President and employee confidence and protects operations by keeping personnel data and information confidential.
  • Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval system.
  • Coordinates intellectual property rights by serving as the administrative contact for all trademark/patent matters.
  • Handles highly confidential and specialized business data, which includes outside companies as well as Viking.
  • Maintains work flow by studying method; recommending reductions and reporting procedures.
  • With review and approval, handles all emails, some highly confidential for President when he is out of the office, to meet deadlines and keep things flowing smoothly.
  • Coordinates approval of expense reports submitted by departmental managers when President is out of the office.
  • Maintains continuity by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs.
  • Aids in office operation by sorting, filing, and distribution of incoming correspondence and mail.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications or related field
  • Five years professional experience in secretarial and administrative office skills
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Responsible, dependable, detailed oriented, and professional
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Oracle, and other required applications

EXECUTIVE CHEF - Greenwood, MS

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:
    
• Oversees and manages all kitchen operations for Giardina’s and The Alluvian
    • Represents Viking Range, The Alluvian Hotel, and Giardina’s Restaurant at public events, culinary events and other special events as determined by Management
    • Regularly interacts with guests and customers
    • Develops menus for Giardina’s and Alluvian special events, ensuring quality, presentation, taste and meeting standards set forth by Management
    • Serves as Manager on Duty for restaurant when restaurant GM is off property
    • Responsible for completing budget with management and adhering to the budget throughout the fiscal year
    • Orders food and oversees check-in process
    • Maintains food cost within agreed margins
    • Maintains labor cost within agreed margins
    • Insures that all recipes are followed and maintained
    • Maintains consistent food quality and presentation
    • Maintains standards for food storage, food handling, and food preparation and presentation
    • Attends weekly BEO and Food & Beverage meetings with Management
    • Supervises all back of house employees
    • Prepares payroll for back of house employees
    • Performs monthly food inventories and maintains records
    • Performs regular inventories on all catering supplies/equipment and restaurant supplies/equipment, re-ordering as needed and maintaining records for all inventories
    • Assists HR in hiring back of house staff, including completing all necessary HR paperwork
    • Resolves employee grievances for back of house employees
    • Trains back of house team in all aspects of kitchen and menu preparation
    • Trains front of house team in menu presentation, menu knowledge and specials
    • Holds daily line-up for front of house team to learn about specials and communicate menu to guests
    • Fosters and promotes a cooperative working environment with all staff and departments
    • Develops weekly kitchen schedule and shares with necessary managers
    • Communicates with Maintenance, Sales and Housekeeping for necessary items relating to the restaurant
    • Assists with special projects as assigned by management
    • Responds to on call emergencies
    • Maintains complete knowledge and complies with all Viking and Alluvian policies and procedures                               
                  

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

    • Minimum of 5 years experience in restaurant cooking  
    • Experience in hospitality management
    • Experience in creating and costing recipes and menus
    • Experience in supervising and managing employees
    • Leadership and customer service skills
    • Pleasant personality
    • Good grooming and presentation
    • Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Positouch
    • Detail oriented work style
    • Good organizational and follow up skills
    • Well developed verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to promote positive relations with guests and staff
    • Ability to work irregular hours, weekends and public holidays

JR. INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE: 

Assists higher-level Industrial Designers in the conceptualization and development of new products. Plans, establishes, and manages a variety of tasks including research, concept production, model making, and presentation in the aesthetic and functional design of products, exhibits, and displays. Work is of moderate difficulty and limited scope with specific and detailed instructions.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS: 

  • Enhances Consumer Appeal of Product by contributing to or establishing the aesthetic and functional design of products. 
  • Proposes Design Concepts by researching and preparing 2-D and 3-D models. 
  • Formulates Specifications by preparing dimensional, material, and finish criteria necessary to support industrial design intent. Specifications developed in conjunction with marketing, engineering, manufacturing, and outside vendors under the supervision of staff and/or senior designers as well as design management. 
  • Creates Product Artwork by working directly with engineering to design and implement new artwork or revise existing artwork 
  • Works with Marketing on crossover projects and show setup and displays 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design 
  • Creative and technical skills to provide visual communication of concepts. 
  • Must be proficient in 3D modeling 
  • Keyshot proficient 
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & XD proficient 
  • Strong sketching and graphic communication skills 
  • Must be able to manage your workload and task 
  • Good understanding of human factors and user experience 
  • Strong model making and prototyping ability and general shop knowledge

MACHINE OPERATOR - Greenwood, MS

Position Description: This position is responsible for fabricating parts by setting up and operating metal fabricating equipment.

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

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE:   Assists with all aspects of the Maintenance/Engineering department which handles repairs, maintenance, upkeep and replacement of all Viking Hospitality Group property in accordance with VHG standards.  

REPORTS TO: Director of Housekeeping and Facilities  

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:
• Maintains the physical facilities of all Viking Hospitality Group entities including the Alluvian, Alluvian Spa, Giardina’s, Viking Retail Store, Viking Cooking School and Service Center, keeping it in excellent repair and first rate condition for our guests.
• Performs daily walk-through of VHG properties to identify areas that need attention
• Checks maintenance slips and logbook daily and ensures all tasks lists are completed
• Receives Manager on Duty log weekly and ensures all tasks are completed
• Performs preventative maintenance on all hotel property and equipment
• Maintains, repairs or replaces heating/cooling, ventilation, kitchen equipment, furniture or other equipment as needed
• Installs equipment, furniture or fixtures as needed for hotel, cooking school, spa and restaurant
• Responds immediately to guest complaints regarding equipment, furniture, or fixtures in guest rooms or VHG properties
• Maintains all emergency power systems
• Prepares event rooms for meetings and seminars, including setting up and break down of tables/chairs, etc.
• Ensures hotel public areas are in compliance with all fire and safety codes
• Exercises safety precautions when working on any equipment
• Maintains proper use and storage of all tools and equipment belonging to the hotel
• Recommends new ideas for upkeep of property
• Receives shipments for property and directs or moves them to proper storage location
• Attends seminars and training on property’s equipment
• Adheres to OSHA requirements when handling hazardous materials or performing tasks
• Complies with all hotel and departmental policies and procedures
• Responds to on-call emergencies during nights and weekends

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC - Greenwood, MS

Position Description:
The Maintenance Mechanic maintains production capabilities by ensuring proper maintenance and condition of equipment and facilities.

Responsibilities:

• Maintains proper condition of machinery and mechanical equipment by 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.
• Controls downtime by informing employees of machine/equipment malfunctions, potential malfunctions, and routine preventive maintenance schedules and techniques.

Experience and Skills Required:

• Minimum of two years maintenance experience within a manufacturing facility.  
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints, engineering specifications and test instruments.
• Excellent trouble-shooting and problem solving abilities.  
• Knowledge of PLC, electrical systems and lean manufacturing concepts a plus.  
• Must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Must have strong interpersonal skills to work successfully in a team environment.

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER - Greenwood, MS

Position Description:  The Manufacturing Engineer will evaluate the entire manufacturing system in a continuous effort to improve by analyzing current processes, systems, and product designs for elimination of waste and to recommend potential areas for improvement.


Responsibilities:
• Improve labor utilization by auditing the current standard against the planned standard and recommend areas for potential improvement; then update the standard to reflect this improvement.
• Prepare work standards and operator guidelines by writing or updating policies, procedures, and work methods.
• Gather information and make improvements throughout the manufacturing system by spending time on the plant floor documenting current conditions and analyzing the system for improvements.
• Assist or project-manage the implementation of new equipment on the production floor by gathering technical information, specifications, and capital justification.


Education, Experience and Skills Required:
• Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering or related degree
• Personal computer skills such as CAD, spreadsheet software, access or other database software
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and adapt to changing situations and work tasking
• Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
• Experience in a Pull Production System and robotics, preferred

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER INTERN - Greenwood, MS - Spring 2020

Position Description: This position is an opportunity for an individual on a 4 year Bachelor of Industrial Engineering or Industrial Technology track.  The position involves working alongside a team of manufacturing engineers on projects related to cooking and refrigeration appliances.  The student will learn and develop critical thinking skills and practical manufacturing engineering experience through hands-on projects.

MATERIAL HANDLER - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE: Distributes and moves materials by following material movement procedures

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:

• Ensures constant supply of materials, parts, and/or components to work areas
• Ensures timely movement of materials and/or parts between departments
• Safely and efficiently operates forklifts and other material movement equipment
• Loads and unloads inbound and outbound trucks using material movement equipment and by hand
• Identifies, labels, and places materials and supplies in stock; records location of inventory
• Assembles part containers and part racks
• Prepares finished product for shipment by loading and securing product
• Reads work orders and/or follows oral instructions to determine materials or containers to be moved
• Possesses working knowledge of Kanban system and follows Viking production system procedures and practices
• Loads/unloads materials onto and from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by using material movement equipment and by hand
• Loads materials into vehicles and installs strapping, bracing, and padding to prevent damage in transit
• Opens containers using various hand tools
• Counts and sorts materials by location, product number, and/or description
• Works in team environment to count and record inventory
• Communicates defective material issues to supervisors, line leadership, and peers; and quarantines rejected material as appropriate
• Works effectively with management and representatives from various departments
• Interprets and completes material and inventory control documents and forms
• May be assigned to different workstations as production needs require
• Cleans work area and equipment by sweeping and dusting on, around, and under machines; ensures an orderly and neatly maintained work area, including racks, shelves and pallets
• Maintains and follows all quality procedures and guidelines
• Eliminates waste by following practices involved with the Lean Manufacturing Process

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

PLATFORM DESIGN ENGINEER - Greenwood, MS

Position Description:
The Platform Design Engineer works as part of a platform product improvement/inception team, focusing on product 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:

  • Develop and maintain project schedules including program plans that identify work scope, schedules, milestones, tasks, priorities, 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 meeting 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.

General Requirements:

  • Demonstrate leadership, negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • 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 projects, and rapidly adapt/respond to changes in environment and priorities.
  • Organizational, problem solving and analysis skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with others in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain a sense of urgency, initiative, and a commitment to work assignments.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Requirements:

  • BS/MS in Engineering preferred or closely related field.
  • Proven experience utilizing project management techniques and tools.
  • Experience in 3D CAD/PLM systems a plus.
  • Experience with applications including MS Project, Excel, Word, and Outlook a plus.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE - Buford, GA

Position Summary: 

The Technical Support Representative assists field servicers in the repair of Viking major appliances.

Responsibilities:

• Provide technical support to field service technicians by answering technical questions and providing technical support via phone and email
• Work with consumers via phone and email
• Document technical information requests by entering information into service data base
• Work with RSM, engineering & customer support departments

Skills/Requirements:

• 3-5+ years of experience in gas, electrical, and/or refrigeration appliance repair or comparable experience in a technical field
• Ability to problem solve technical issues
• Previous technical support or technical training experience a plus
• Education and/or training in a technical field preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience using a computer
• Team player with initiative and a desire to learn and grow with the company

WELDER - Greenwood, MS

Position Description: This position is responsible for welding parts by setting up and operating welding equipment proficiently.

Responsibilities:
• Sets up and operates welding equipment properly; proficient in assigned welding techniques
• Sets up and prepares appropriate materials and parts for welding
• Possesses knowledge of wire and filler material types, sizes, and gauges; and applies knowledge to appropriate types, sizes, and gauges of metal
• Observes welding process to detect work piece defects and/or machine malfunctions
• Performs daily TPM on machines and equipment
• Measures work piece dimensions using precision measurement equipment to ensure consistent achievement of quality standards
• Uses manual and power tools to grind and/or finish metal; and corrects defects using such tools
• Eliminates waste by following practices involved with the Lean Manufacturing Process
• Maintains acceptable productivity levels

Skill required:
• Ability to comprehend written production orders and/or verbal instruction