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Talented employees are Buyers Products Company’s most valuable asset and the foundation of our success. Each day, our employees uphold our longstanding culture of Pride, Teamwork, Integrity, Passion, Innovation, and a Sense of Urgency. We provide an inclusive work place where individuals take pride working in a challenging environment.


Buyers Products Company is committed to creating a diverse, equal opportunity workplace. It is our practice to recruit, hire, develop, and promote individuals across all job families without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability or any other protected classification under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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If you enjoy a team dynamic and want to be part of a company that fosters personal and professional success, reach out to us about any of the positions below at careers@buyersproducts.comPlease note the position you are applying for in the subject line.

We are actively recruiting for the following:

 

Manufacturing Operations Manager

 

Purpose:   The Manufacturing Operations Manager is responsible for leading and directing all assigned manufacturing operations.  The right candidate drives a culture of continuous improvement and holds the production teams accountable for defined expectations.  The candidate will organize manufacturing activities in accordance with plant policies and procedures to drive & develop the performance measures surrounding supply, financial performance, and talent development. 

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists Department Managers in effective implementation of continuous improvement disciplines.
  • Leads and develops the department managers to optimize processes, efficiency, and equipment utilization.
  • Ensures products are produced efficiently while being on time and meeting all cost, quality, and safety requirements. 
  • Incorporates plans for manufacturing growth as dictated by the expansion of the business.
  • Evaluates product/process improvements for the business.
  • Establishes KPI’s with clear goals and targets for the production functions.  Measures the production function on achievement of goals, performance targets and performance standards.
  • Communicates with internal customers as required to provide updates, manage expectations, resolve problems, and obtain feedback. 
  • Places importance on the victory of the team above personal achievements.
  • Engages closely with personnel on the shop floor on continuous improvement opportunities, problem analysis, solutions, implementation, and control methods. 
  • Drives process and methods for creating and maintaining an organized, clean, high performance visual workplace.
  • Constantly analyzes the business demand and staffing requirements to ensure production departments are scheduled and staffed appropriately. 
  • Reacts and adapts well when re-prioritization is required.  Views changing priorities with urgency and takes a constructive approach to execute them on a dynamic basis.   
  • Files, submits, and maintains accurate records of all documentation associated with department duties.
  • Has strong knowledge of manufacturing processes related to laser cutting, metal fabrication, machining, welding, and assembly.
  • Conducts scheduled reviews of team members in order to align expectations, maintain accountability, and proactively develop associates. 
  • Develops and implements standard work practices.
  • Takes accountability for the production output, quality, efficiency and safety. Reports to the Site Leader.
  • Directs manpower and adjusts schedules as necessary to meet production requirements.
  • Provides direction in the development and implementation of production improvements, training, safety and housekeeping.

Qualifications:   

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, operations management, or related field with a minimum of 5 to 10 years’ experience in a manufacturing/operations leadership role.
  • Demonstrated experience with operations management and working knowledge of engineering, manufacturing practices, safety, quality, purchasing and materials management.
  • A strong working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles and implementation. 
  • A customer focused team player with excellent communication, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Past experience leading teams, departments, and managing/developing staff.
  • Manages employees in an effective manner by communicating goals and expectations and providing follow-up feedback.
  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey your message to all levels of the organization, including the ability to give and receive praise and corrective feedback.
  • Proficient with MS Office software, with the ability to learn new software including ERP and production scheduling software.
  • Knowledge of ISO quality systems and experience working in ISO certified organization.

Skills:  

  • Critical thinking and problem solving 
  • Planning and organizing 
  • Decision-making 
  • Communication
  • Delegation 
  • Team work
  • Project management 
  • Positive “can do” attitude 
  • Leadership

The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial – ownership approach to leadership on the shop floor and will drive this approach to team members.

 

Continuous Improvement Engineer

 

Purpose: The Continuous Improvement Engineer leads, coordinates, and completes a variety of projects related to the core manufacturing processes.  Is responsible for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering/continuous improvement activities within area of assigned responsibility. 

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans, executes, and manages project activities with cross functional teams.  Project types can include assembly process layouts and improvements, robotic welding booth product flow and waste reduction, plant layout, production fixturing, new equipment sourcing and implementation, paint fixture design, continuous improvement, and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Uses Lean manufacturing techniques and principles to identify problems with current state and develop actionable solutions for future state processes.  
  • Leads continuous improvement teams to solve issues and reduce variation in variety of manufacturing and business related processes.
  • Applies and promotes Lean manufacturing techniques to continuously improve cycle times and process flows.  Identifies, supports, or directs the execution of improvement efforts to reduce waste in all manufacturing and business processes.
  • Demonstrates technical ability through the application of engineering skills, approaches and knowledge.
  • Takes financial responsibility for activities to create positive impact to the business.
  • Able to manage a variety of production related process improvements, source necessary tools or equipment, and implement solutions with quantifiable improvements. 

Required Skills & Experience:

  • BS in Mechanical, Industrial Engineering or similar Technology degree
  • Demonstrated Lean/Six Sigma experience
  • Knowledge of ISO and applicable customer and regulatory standards
  • Ability to travel up to 50%
  • CAD capable (Pro Engineering preferred)
  • Familiarity with laser cutting, press brakes, and welding preferred
  • Development of process flow diagrams, control plans, adherence to deadlines
  • Minimum 5+ years engineering experience in a hands-on, fast paced, metals manufacturing/welding environment
  • Strong leadership ability to drive projects to completion
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)

 

 

Senior Buyer / Planner

 

Purpose: To lead the development, implementation, and execution of the supply base strategy, including acquisition of material, for commodities in the direct and/or indirect space with a focus on steel markets.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assume a leadership support role, reporting to the Director of Purchasing, implementing steel commodity strategies including supply market analysis, value, and risk analysis.
  • Investigate, identify, and recommend suppliers that contribute to growth initiatives, cost targets, and production strategies.
  • Implement supply chain processes to achieve lowest total cost of acquisition of materials and services while maintaining world-class service levels.
  • Evaluate and execute complex analysis requiring in-depth knowledge of plant requirements, constraints, ERP, and software systems.
  • Understand the synchronized flow of material to optimize manufacturing operations while maintaining optimal inventory levels.
  • Develop, maintain, and distribute key metrics and performance tracking reports around spend, inventory, and service levels.
  • Execute day-to-day transactions related to procurement.
  • Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to highlight challenges, devise solutions, and drive improvement.
  • Assist in the development and ongoing implementation of new processes and systems.
  • Participate in new project and product rollouts, including identifying and negotiating with potential suppliers.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education & Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in a fast-paced manufacturing/distribution environment
  • Experience in steel pricing strategies, bid analysis, and procurement
  • Degree or equivalent experience in the area(s) of Industrial Management, Purchasing, Materials Management or related field
  • Purchasing and negotiations experiences
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt to suit different audiences
  • Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships, both internal and external, and establish credibility with business partners
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Excellence in analytical, fact-based problem solving to optimize results for world-class customer service
  • Willingness to learn, self-motivated and positive team player

 

In exchange for meeting the above requirements, the company offers a very attractive compensation package, which includes:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Excellent health benefits
  • Paid Holidays, vacation and personal days
  • Top-notch profit-sharing program

This is a career opportunity and only serious and qualified individuals should apply.

 

 

Buyer

 

PurposeSupporting the Buyers Supply Chain through timely placement of purchase orders and delivery of material to meet customer order and work order requirements while maintaining appropriate inventory levels and achieving the lowest total cost of acquisition.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create, review, and release Purchase Orders in a timely manner and expedite/defer to balance customer and inventory objectives.
  • Perform transactions necessary to provide the organization with visibility to incoming supply and maintain accurate inventory balances.
  • Review and address past due orders, stock outs, and changes required with vendors (expedite/defer) in a timely manner.
  • Investigate, identify, and recommend suppliers that contribute to growth initiatives, cost targets, and production strategies.
  • Maintain part settings, such as safety stock and order minimums, to enable efficient ordering.
  • Respond promptly and professionally to Customer Service inquiries about lead times for customer orders and communicate schedule revisions as necessary.
  • Maintain mutually beneficial relationships with assigned suppliers to foster continuous improvement and feedback.
  • Identify problem areas that impact delivery and quality performance and initiate corrective action.
  • Ensure prompt disposition of non-conforming receipts to minimize impact to our customers.
  • Participate in departmental initiatives as required.
  • Develop, maintain, and distribute measurement reports as required.
  • Participate in new project and product rollouts, including identifying and negotiating with potential suppliers.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education & Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a fast-paced manufacturing/distribution environment
  • Degree or equivalent experience in the area(s) of Business, Industrial Management, Purchasing, Supply Chain or related field
  • Purchasing and negotiations experiences
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt to suit different audiences
  • Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships, both internal and external, and establish credibility with business partners
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to execute initiatives
  • Excellence in analytical, fact-based problem solving to optimize results for world-class customer service
  • Willingness to learn, self-motivated and positive team player

 

In exchange for meeting the above requirements, the company offers a very attractive compensation package, which includes:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Excellent health benefits
  • Paid Holidays, vacation and personal days
  • Top-notch profit-sharing program

This is a career opportunity and only serious and qualified individuals should apply.

 

Fixture Cage Technician

 

PurposeThe Fixture Technician will assemble, maintain and repair fixtures to support manual and robot welding production.  The Fixture Technician will also provide support to the machine shop, fabrication department and production engineers as needed.  We are willing to provide training to an individual with a strong work ethic, good attendance and willing to learn new skills.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensures all fixture components are accurate per engineering drawings.
  • Assembles and maintains manual and robotic weld fixtures.
  • Designs fixtures as required for new and existing products.
  • Produces first article weldments for fixture qualification.
  • Builds tables, carts, and benches as needed to support production.
  • Follows internal procedures and processes in accordance with ISO 9001 Certification.
  • Collaborates with Engineering, Welding, and Quality on fixture related issues.
  • Provides technical support and assists in resolution of manufacturing problems as required.
  • Ability to work independently, resolve technical and manufacturing issues with minimal direction, and work as part of a team.
  • Maintains good contacts with the machine shop, welding and engineering departments.

Required Skills:

  • Willing to learn new skills (including welding, plasma cutting, assembly, machining, blueprint reading and troubleshooting.
  • Good attendance is required.
  • Must be mechanically inclined.
  • Welding, fab, machining experience a plus.
  • Good written/oral communication skills.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with proactive approach to attacking opportunities.

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
 

Laser Lead (2nd Shift)

PurposeThe Laser Lead is responsible for training, first piece inspection, executing daily schedule, flow of material, safety and clean up, white boards and production in the Laser department on second shift.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • First piece inspection
  • Executing daily schedule
    • Coordinate communication between operators and material handlers
    • Evaluate changes necessitated by material and/or machine availability
  • Flow of Material
    • Coordinating with driver on machine needs, keeping area organized and dumping scrap
  • Safety / Clean up
    • Audit area daily for safety hazards
    • Dispose of wood / broken skids
    • Dispose and replace shop rags
    • Dispense proper PPE as needed
  • White Boards
    • Audit at end of shift
    • Follow up with operators
  • Production
    • Operate assigned machine
    • Work with operators to ensure minimal down time
    • Adjust parameters as needed
    • Allocate labor based on need between machines
  • Training new employees
    • Follow weekly itinerary
    • Audit paperwork for first 2 weeks
    • In process inspection

Required Skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Critical thinking
  • Strong communication
  • Interest and aptitude for technology
  • Dependable
  • Ability to be cross trained
  • Experience with Amada Laser / Cincinnati Laser / Bystar Laser is a plus

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED.
  • Production Manufacturing experience
  • RF scanner bar code experience
  • Previous role in leadership preferred
 

Assembly Production Scheduler

 

PurposeThe Assembly Production Scheduler is responsible for the effective management of daily and weekly production schedule for work orders routed through the 8120 Buyers Assembly resources.  The position will collaborate with the PPC and Tracom Production Planners and Planning department to coordinate schedules up and down stream.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:  

  • Review production schedules and organize functional activities to insure compliance with delivery, cost, and quality standards
  • Build strong, efficient and well­ developed relationships throughout the Supply Chain – with specific liaison requirements between Planners/Buyers/Operations
  • Act as facilitator within the Supply Chain with respect to open issues.
  • Facilitate IBT’s to transfer materials as needed between sites.
  • Coordinate all scheduling aspects of engineering changes to insure minimal material obsolescence, part number changes, new suppliers, affectivity date changes, etc.
  • Collaborate with Planning to monitor and facilitate ramp up schedules for new products to ensure production start dates are met by supply base. Assist in development of ramp-­up plans for new products that assure start of production dates can be met without any problems
  • Initiate and review material releases for components and production planning to support production.
  • Responsible for development of targets or performance measurable and action plans or allocation of resources required to obtain them
  • Actively participate in cost reduction, continuous improvement and team activities.  Implement company policies and procedures; assure uniformity of application between shifts and between departments

Education & Experience:

  • Associate degree in related field
  • 5+ years previous work experience with high volume manufacturing environment in production scheduling, planning, warehousing or logistics management role; equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Skills: 

  • Strong inventory control system experience
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of material control systems, warehousing/stores, logistics and material flow in manufacturing operation
  • Strong Excel user
  •  Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  •  Exceptional verbal, written and visual presentation/communication skills
  •  Proactive supply chain approach and flexible to business changes
  •  Effective supply chain and project management skills, ability to delegate/negotiate/influence
 

Quality Technician (2nd Shift)

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform calibration on equipment as needed.
  • Audit the welding process for assigned areas.
  • Record documentation detailing outcomes of the quality audit process.
  • Perform first piece inspection.
  • Perform and document first article inspection.
  • Ensure accuracy, form, and function of finished goods.
  • Provide support and assistance concerning minor quality defects discovered in the assembly area and enforce quality standards.
  • Assist quality department with the handling of issues.
  • Maintain a relationship of open communication between manufacturing departments including welding, fabrication, laser, machine shop, manufacturing engineering, and the quality department.
  • Retrain employee(s) based upon identification of quality issues. 
  • Train and teach welding quality concepts to welders in slow periods or down time.
  • Comply with all safety requirements and proper use of PPE.
  • Additional responsibilities as requested or required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must show demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and Excel.
  • Experience measuring with calipers, micrometers, and tape measures.
    • Additional experience in layout inspection is a plus.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Follow direction and work with minimal supervision.