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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

COST ENGINEER - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE: The Cost Engineer works in conjunction with the procurement team, focusing on reducing overall product/component costs 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

 

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

 

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:

• Locate, investigate, document, and drive design and/or process changes to provide cost savings to the business.

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

• Utilize systems to identify, document and communicate critical specifications to suppliers and manufacturing needed for cost savings opportunities (ie FMEA, DFMA, product and process mapping, test planning and field analysis)

• 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.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

• 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

• 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

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE DIRECTOR - Greenwood, MS

GENERAL PURPOSE:
To manage all operations of Giardina’s Restaurant and The Alluvian Hotel Food and Beverage Program

MAIN DUTIES:

• Oversees and manages all restaurant operations

• Oversees all facility issues, maintenance, furniture and fixtures for Giardina’s and Alluvian kitchens

• Develops and maintains F/B budget in collaboration with General Manager of the Alluvian and Viking Range Finance department

• Schedules and attends monthly budget updates and financial reviews with Alluvian General Manager

• Supervises manager and chef, sharing rotating shift responsibilities with manager for front of house, bartenders, hosts and floaters

• Develops and implements world class service protocols for restaurant and hotel catering events, including training employees on all protocols

• Directs kitchen staff, bartenders and wait staff to execute the food and beverage program within the hotel and restaurant

• Attends weekly Food & Beverage meetings with management

• Ensures that set-up is satisfactory and performed in a timely manner for events and functions and that F/B executes these events in accordance with Alluvian standards

• Serves as primary liaison between Giardina’s and Positouch software support, Open Table and any other technical support

• Serves as a Giardina’s representative in weekly Banquet & Event meetings, communicating all catering and event needs to Giardina’s team.

• Serves as primary liaison with Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC).

• Responsible for wine program at Giardina’s and The Alluvian Hotel

• Places wine, beer and liquor orders on timely basis and maintains sufficient inventory at both restaurant and hotel happy hour and catering events.

• Properly selects, stores and catalogs all wines

• Verifies all inventories (beer, wine, liquor and food)  before submitting to Viking Finance in a timely manner

• Maintains an inventory of event supplies, such as linens, tables and other banquet items for hotel events and orders items as needed

• Maintains proper inventories of small wares for Giardina’s and hotel catering and orders items as needed

• Arbitrates guest charge disputes at Giardina’s

• Works with Viking Human Resources to complete hiring process for all food/beverage staff, including all paperwork and training procedures

• Resolves employee grievances

• Performs regular training sessions for Front of House team and hotel event staff

• Fosters and promotes a cooperative working environment with all staff and departments

• Maintains and completes applications for all licenses for Giardina’s and hotel catering

• Insures Giardina’s compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and licenses

• Represents Giardina’s at government, civic, community and private functions

• Assists with special projects as assigned by management

• Maintains complete knowledge and complies with all Viking Hospitality Group policies and procedures.

• Practices and is seen to be practicing good employee, customer and public relations

• Constantly aware of the needs of the customer, continuously striving to create the proper atmosphere at The Alluvian and Giardina’s

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

• Experience in hospitality management, with an emphasis in Food and Beverage

• Strong knowledge of wine and spirits

• Experience in supervising and managing employees

• Strong customer service skills

• Strong computer 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

 

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

HVAC TECHNICIAN - Greenwood, MS

JOB PURPOSE: Maintain HVAC Systems

REPORTS TO: Director of Facilities

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Possesses and applies advanced knowledge of electrical systems
  • Possesses and applies intermediate mechanical skill
  • Maintains proper condition of HVAC equipment by properly completing preventive maintenance while following diagrams, manual, manufacturer's instructions, and/or engineering specifications
  • Locates sources of problems in HVAC equipment by observing operation, examining components, using testing instruments and tools, and/or troubleshooting malfunctions
  • Repairs HVAC equipment by removing defective parts, properly repairing defective parts, and/or properly installing new or repaired parts
  • Reads and interprets electrical schematics and building plans
  • Reads and interprets pressure gauges
  • Maintains, replaces, and, repairs HVAC of buildings and/or facilities
  • 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
  • Maintains orderly work area by neatly organizing tools, equipment, and supplies, properly disposing of trash, and sweeping/dusting on, around, and under machines
  • 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

  • Must be EPA certified in CFC refrigerants
  • Five (5) years of experience in the HVAC industry
  • Must be highly organized and able to work independently with little direction
  • Must have basic computer skills and be able to maintain rcords and prepare reports
  • Associates Degree preferred; High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 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, grips, and moves up to 35 pounds; and occasionally lifts, pushes, pulls, grips, and moves up to 50 pounds
  • Regularly climbs ladders up to 30' tall and works on rooftops
  • Regularly works outside in all types of weather conditions

 

 

 

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.

SEALED SYSTEMS ENGINEER - Greenwood, MS

The sealed system engineer is a recognized subject matter expert in his/her domain and responsible for the coordination of design and development of sealed refrigeration systems. Viking Range, LLC is a manufacture of high end domestic and international refrigerators, consisting of All refrigerators, all freezers, Side by Side and Bottom Mount Freezers.

 

Essential Job Results:

• Responsible for the design, development and qualification of refrigeration system components and/or sub-assemblies related to the sealed system.  Some component parts include: compressors, condensers, evaporators, expansion device and fans, etc.

• Define Interface Control Documents (ICD) and work with System Integration Engineers to assure the performance, safety, quality and the reliability requirement of the product.

• Assist with DOE regulation changes, develop a project plan and introduce design alterations to improve the energy efficiency of the product.

• Work with AHAM and EPA on the new regulations / industry standard requirements and introduce an engineering change product plan to the management.

• Integrate refrigeration system components based on the theoretical analysis of the system.  Build a design model based on the theoretical analysis

• Coordinate activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling and resolving engineering design and test problems. Interface with vendors and other departments on product compliance.

• Coordinate engineering activities with other departments including change plans, engineering changes, performance/agency testing and trial runs,

• Contribute to a cross-functional team as required to support the development of future projects.

• Develop and initiate new product features and system performance.

• Evaluate and recommend improvements to existing components.

• Initiate and develop ideas that result in system performance improvements.

• Support the transfer of knowledge to product care and manufacturing.

 

Skills required:

• Expert on heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamic analysis of vapor compression refrigeration cycles.

• Experience in the modeling/simulation and development of AC or refrigeration systems and components

• Ability to design the engineering predictive models before sampling

• Ability to design efficient airflow systems.

• Knowledge of various manufacturing and quality processes related to refrigeration systems.

• FMEA experience

• Design of Experiments knowledge would be helpful

• International appliance product knowledge would be helpful

• Strong interpersonal, customer-focused, and leadership skills

• Excellent oral and written communications skills

 

Education:

• BSME with 10+ years or MSME with 8+ years of experience or Phd (thermodynamic or related) with 5+ years of experience

• Knowledge of 3D Parametric CAD is preferred

• Knowledge in CFD and FEA would be an advantage.

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