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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

BUYER - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE:   To insure purchased part requirements/flow in support of production.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:

1.    Order parts from vendors
2.    Insure vendors meet delivery dates and other service commitments
3.    Be very aggressive, proactive and professional in managing open orders and insuring timely delivery
4.    Work with other departments as needed to mitigate shortage issues
5.    Actively participate in making all order management and inventory systems more efficient and effective

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

1.  Bachelor’s Degree in operations, management or similar field preferred, but not required
2.  2+ years buying experience preferred,  but not required
3.  Self-starter
4.  Creative problem solver
5.  Comfortable handling challenging situations in a professional manner while insuring positive outcomes (i.e. pushing vendors to delivery parts on time – be very aggressive and also very professional)
6.  Enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a great team.
7.  Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are a must
8.  Experience using MS Office Suite, especially Excel

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

FABRICATION MANAGER - WEST SITE - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE:   Manage all facets of fabrication for the Viking/Lynx West Site  
                                                         

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:

1. Maximize fabrication output from invested capital and human resources
2. Drive continuous improvement focused on increasing production output, labor-hours-per-unit, and other key production and profitability metrics
3. Insure best practices for all process from laser cutting and welding/metal finishing to part flow
4. Drive improved documentation, i.e. work instructions
5. Help create and foster a strong "team" environment around continuous improvement of people, systems, and equipment
6. Create an environment of growth and participation that engages team members and pushes them to learn and grow
7. Plan for the future by keeping up-to-date on new, advanced manufacturing techniques and equipment

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

1. Bachelors of Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or similar or equivalent experience  
2. 5+ years of "on the floor" sheet metal fabrication experience. Key areas of experience preferred:
    a. punching/laser cutting
    b. forming     
    c. welding and metal finishing
    d. robotics
3. Critical thinker with strong process flow and process improvement experience
4. Experience driving down cost/waste, i.e. scrap
5. Experience in a lean manufacturing environment including KANBAN
6. Proven leadership and team building skills are critical
7. "Hands on" leader who can be in the middle of the project and/or leading and supporting a team
8. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

FOOD RUNNER - GIARDINA'S - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE:  To assist front of house staff with delivery of food to tables during service

 

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:

   · Prioritize running hot food to all tables including bar and to go orders to hostess station
   · Properly package to-go orders for pick-up
   · Deliver all room service orders
   · Replenish to-go station upon arrival
   · Assist in flipping tables when needed
   · Any other duties as assigned by General Manager

 

HOST - GIARDINA'S - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE:  To assist in providing exceptional customer service to the patrons of  Giardina’s Restaurant

 

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:

· Greet all restaurant patrons as they enter the establishment

· Show guests to their tables, providing menus and wine lists

· Explain any special promotions to guests

· Answer all phone calls and return calls as needed

· Confirm all phone reservations

· Ensure cleanliness of front lobby

· Handle ‘to go” orders and room service orders

· Assist with assigning wait staff to specific tables, ensuring they know any special requests or information regarding the guests they will be serving (celebrating birthday, etc.)

· Assist with special projects as assigned by management

· Maintain complete knowledge and complies with all Alluvian policies and procedures.

HOUSEKEEPER - THE ALLUVIAN HOTEL - Greenwood, MS

GENERAL PURPOSE:

To insure the guest rooms and all public areas are cleaned and maintained to Alluvian standards.

Main Duties:

· Maintain and clean assigned guest rooms each day in a timely manner. This includes stocking the rooms with proper linen, amenities and printed material.

· Report any broken or non-working items to Director of Housekeeping and maintenance departments before completing rooms.

· Work together with other housekeepers when needed to finish job assignments.

· Promote positive guest relations.

· Accommodate requests from guests for any information needed to make their stay as perfect as possible.

· Dress only in hotel assigned uniforms.

· Set up housekeeping carts each morning before entering the hotel guest area. Clean carts at the end of shift.

· Document all guest requests, complaints or problems immediately and notify designated department/personnel for resolving the situation.

· Document rooms that have been smoked in and report to D.O.H.

· Communicate with all departments of the hotel any issues that arise.

·  Know where the MSDS and safety manuals are located in the hotel.

·Follow all standards and policy from the Alluvian Handbook.

· Assist in other areas of the hotel when needed or with projects that are assigned by the D.O.H.

· Clock in and out correctly. This includes clocking out for lunch periods and anytime you leave the hotel for personal business.

· Responsible for reading the Daily Flash, our daily communication tool, each day

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 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

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.

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