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The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the position and shall not be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

 

HeatTek, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or any other state or federal protected class.  All applicants are subject to appropriate pre-employment testing.

CORE VALUES

HeatTek Employees On-Brand Behaviors

Inventive: Ask: how can we do it better?

Positivity: Have a can-do attitude

Collaborative: Pull together to solve problems

Dedicated: Show up, stay late, do whatever it takes

Accountable: “Own it”; never shift blame

Proud: Be meticulous in our craft

 

Never Settle Attitude: Continuously improving ourselves both personally and professionally to positively impact our customers.

Current Openings:

Application Engineer – Customs

Role Overview

The Application Engineer is responsible for supporting the sales team through the development of equipment/system concepts, technical documentation/engineering support and evaluation of competitive project costs.  Support engineering and manufacturing teams through project management oversight and facilitating customer communication.    

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review request for quotes (RFQ)’s for completeness and develop project specific question list for submittal to customer.
  • Clarify project RFQ scope requirements accomplished through scheduled meetings with sales and/or the customer.
  • Review and qualify customer specifications.
  • Perform process development testing: develop product specific test procedures and set-up test apparatus. Interface with manufacturing and Quality Assurance (QA) to ensure proper test set-up.  Generate and present test reports.
  • Perform engineering calculations. This would include product heating/cooling load calcs, recirculation air calcs, strength of materials calcs, transmission calcs.
  • Research and qualify vendor/manufacturer components for concept designs. Schedule vendor product demonstrations.
  • Generate 2D sales drawings and/or Solidworks models of equipment/system concepts as wells as supporting ancillary components.
  • Generate budgetary and firm project costs with competitive price considerations in mind to include base equipment pricing, optional pricing such as integrated systems, international shipping and equipment installation.
  • Order entry: review purchase order contract and develop internal and external job order documentation.
  • Project management: schedule and lead job kick-off meeting, develop customer Gantt charts through coordination with engineering and manufacturing, generate and maintain project open items list, facilitate internal/external status update meetings with project team and customer, monitor job costs and update project team of cost deviations, generate sales change documentation and generate final job cost documentation and schedule post job meeting. Coordinate the procurement of customer product, generate factory acceptance testing (FAT) agenda and assist sales with customer interface.
  • Promptly respond to inquiries to support individual, team and company success.
  • Continuous participation and engagement in process improvement strategies.
  • Perform various duties as requested by management.

Essential Job Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Must be capable of long durations of standing work and ability to perform light lifting as necessary.
  • Driving Requirements: Must maintain a valid state driver’s license, have access to reliable transportation and carry the state minimum required auto insurance.
  • Customer Service and Communication: Must maintain an approachable demeaner at all times. Deliver pleasant, responsive interactions with customers (internal and external) and time-sensitive responses to all inquiries and requests.  Focus on clear, concise communication to clients, vendors, and peers.  Professional, positive and timely communication, both verbally and in writing is crucial to this role.
  • Focus and Direction: Accepting of interruptions and able to refocus and stay on task.  Must be able to take direction as well as instill a proactive, self-directed approach to ensure daily requirements are fulfilled.  Must be able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and know how to prioritize in order of importance.
  • Analytical Aptitude: Ability to collect, gather, visualize and analyze information in detail including the ability to see a problem or situation from different points of view.  Ability to solve complex problems by making decisions in the most efficient way.
  • Technology: Proficient with basic software and smartphone technology including email, internet and calendaring applications and able to functionally use emerging technologies to support business needs. Proficient with MS Office applications such as Word, Power Point and MS Project. Advanced knowledge of Excel.  Proficient with AutoCAD 2D drawing generation and Solidworks 3D modeling. 
  • Hours and Work Environment: Individual must meet or exceed job requirements and company expectations.  Must be able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and maintain a flexible work schedule working in the office and at customer locations as necessary.  Able to work additional hours as required including nights and weekends as necessary. Willing to travel for sales technical support and trade shows.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have the ability to perform basic mechanical assembly activities (i.e. set-up test apparatus assembly).
  • Basic understanding of industrial controls electrical schematics.
  • Drive and initiative to learn a complex industry and its processes.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Possess the ability to meet overlapping deadlines in a fast-paced working environment without substituting quality or accuracy.
  • Quick-thinker with the ability to solve problems with practical, creative and cost
  • Punctual, highly organized and focused on details and accuracy. Fast-paced and able to multi-task, manage multiple projects, requests, deadlines and work amongst constant interruption.
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize and accomplish tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to listen attentively, ask questions ensuring clear expectations, follow directions and provide prompt continuous follow-up.
  • Ability to build relationships, good rapport and instill confidence.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with many personality types and adapt to varying environments, tasks, people and change in general.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, confident self-starter willing to accept responsibility for results; committed to excellence: accuracy in work and attention to details; sets high goals and standards for self and others.

Education and Experience

  • 4 year degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 1 year of Internship experience with exposure to a design and manufacturing environment.

Project Engineer-Electrical

Role Overview

Under the direction of the Director of Engineering, the Project Engineer under minimal supervision, designs electrical control systems for all thermal systems and process equipment meeting safety standards, project deadlines and project cost constraints to meet or exceed our customer’s needs. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review, interpret and document customer specifications, sales agreements and other project related information prior to the “kick-off” meeting with the project team.
  • Attend the “kick-off” meeting with the project team to discuss project requirements highlighting critical design features, high risk areas, and/or areas of concern. Generate list of questions and/or missing information required to complete the design and manufacturing of the equipment.
  • Responsible for information flow on projects, not necessarily performing all related tasks but delegating those tasks and ensuring completion of tasks.
  • Manage the gathering of missing information from customer, vendors, etc., and document responses.
  • Provide all aspects of the equipment electrical design including necessary calculations, advance orders of long lead components, ladder logic electrical schematics, control panel layouts with complete bills of material, software design for PLC’s, software design for HMI’s using sound practical engineering principles and safety standard, while meeting project deadlines, estimated engineering hours and estimated equipment cost constraints.
  • Support Quality Assurance personnel and assist in the testing of equipment prior to customer buy-offs, including trouble shooting of PLC and HMI software programs where applicable to ensure safe and proper equipment operation.
  • Support Quality Assurance and/or sales personnel on customer buy-offs of equipment as necessary.
  • Attend “progress” meetings including “kick-off” meeting with manufacturing personnel prior to the start of interconnect wiring and “post job review” meeting with the project team after commissioning of the equipment.
  • If required, travel to jobsite to support service personnel to resolve technical issues in the field.
  • Develop working relationships with manufacturing department to address and resolve problems to produce the highest quality products at the lowest possible cost.
  • Act as technical resource for Sales, Applications, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and Field Service assisting in addressing and resolving questions and problems.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams to address and resolve manufacturing, design and quality problems and ensure the continuous, on-going improvement of processes and methods.
  • Review designs of lower level engineers to ensure design meets or exceeds customer needs while staying consistent with Company’s engineering standard practices.
  • Participate in the interviewing process for all potential new hires and provide input in making final candidate selections.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Engineering, provide leadership for new engineers hired into the department. This includes but is not limited to training and continuous development in order to maximize their productivity in the minimum amount of time.
  • May be required to schedule, prepare and carry out the Catalytic Coaching process for new engineers and assist lower level engineers with this process to manage their training and development and ensure they are performing up to maximum potential.
  • Assist in documenting training procedures for new engineers and developing metrics to gauge their progress.
  • Provide written sequence of operation and technical support in creating instruction manuals.
  • Manage and assist in maintaining the electrical estimating workbook.
  • Compile input from Director of Engineering, Sales, Manufacturing and vendors and use this information to work with lower level engineers to write and maintain engineering design standards. This includes standard engineering drawings, standard software designs for PLC’s and HMI’s and standard engineering practices for oven design and vendor design data.
  • Assist Director of Engineering in determining engineering resource requirements to maintain budgeted business levels.
  • Stay current in new developments in the industry and suggest ideas for new products.
  • Keep informed of new parts or methods to improve products or product designs.
  • Follow and comply with all safety standards and all work rules and regulations and follow all housekeeping procedures.
  • Promptly respond to inquiries to support individual, team and company success.
  • Perform various duties as requested by management.

Essential Job Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Must be capable of long durations of sitting or standing while working. Ability to see colors is recommended but not required.
  • Driving Requirements: Must maintain a valid state driver’s license, have access to reliable transportation and carry the state minimum required auto insurance.
  • Customer Service and Communication: Must maintain an approachable demeaner at all times. Deliver pleasant, responsive interactions with customers (internal and external) and time-sensitive responses to all inquiries and requests.  Focus on clear, concise communication to clients, vendors, and peers.  Professional, positive and timely communication, both verbally and in writing is crucial to this role.
  • Focus and Direction: Accepting of interruptions and able to refocus and stay on task.  Must be able to take direction as well as instill a proactive, self-directed approach to ensure daily requirements are fulfilled.  Must be able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and know how to prioritize in order of importance.
  • Analytical Aptitude: Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as project and customer specifications, professional codes and standards and engineering drawings and have the ability to see a problem or situation from different points of view.  Ability to effectively add notes and other pertinent information on drawings for customer approvals and manufacturing.  Ability to solve complex problems by making decisions in the most efficient way.
  • Technology: Proficient with basic software and smartphone technology including email, internet and calendaring applications and able to functionally use emerging technologies to support business needs. Proficient with MS Office applications such as Word and have advanced knowledge of Excel.  Proficient with AutoCAD electrical and PLC and HMI software languages.   
  • Hours and Work Environment: Individual must meet or exceed job requirements and company expectations.  Must be able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.  Occasionally may work a flexible work schedule based on customer needs.  Able to work additional hours as required to meet deadlines. Willing to travel for sales technical support and trade shows. 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to mentor, coach, train and develop staff members with patience and understanding, providing clear and concise direction to assure successful learning and growth.
  • Must have the ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as project and customer specifications, professional codes and standards and engineering drawings.
  • Basic understanding of industrial controls electrical schematics.
  • Drive and initiative to learn a complex industry and its processes.
  • Quick-thinker with the ability to solve problems with practical, creative and cost effective solutions.
  • Must have strong organizational skills. Possess the ability to meet overlapping deadlines in a fast-paced working environment without substituting quality or accuracy.
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize and accomplish tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to listen attentively, ask questions ensuring clear expectations, follow directions and provide prompt continuous follow-up.
  • Ability to build relationships, good rapport and instill confidence. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with many personality types and adapt to varying environments, tasks, people and change in general.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, confident self-starter willing to accept responsibility for results; committed to excellence: accuracy in work and attention to details; sets high goals and standards for self and others.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and five (5) to ten (ten) years of related experience, or ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible related experience.