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Inside Sales/Estimator

 

Reports to:  Director of operations

 

General description:

 

As a member of the ISD team, complete assigned daily tasks that will ensure timely responses to customer inquiries and ensure inter-departmental projects are processed fully and accurately so information is used by other departments to process their work in an orderly fashion that is beneficial to the overall company goals and objectives.

 

Known for its industry-leading customer service, Magnetic Products, Inc. (MPI) is a global provider of metal control solutions. For over 30 years, MPI has implemented a business model that combines technologically superior equipment with a strong focus on customer education. As a member of the inside sales team, you will have the opportunity to contribute directly to the success of the company. Our inside sales team operates in a close-knit, results-oriented, and fact-based environment that is highly valued by the organization. If you enjoy working for a fast-paced, non-bureaucratic organization where winning is the ultimate goal, MPI encourages you to apply. For further information on our company, please visit www.mpimagnet.com.

 

Job summary:

 

As an Inside Sales / Estimator you will work with a select team of motivated applications specialists and engineers. MPI Inside Sales Department (ISD) members assist in setting prices of list products and assemble detailed proposals for turnkey systems supporting sales. Key responsibilities include analyzing customer applications, recommending the correct MPI product, quoting the product, and processing all RFQ’s, customer orders and manufacturing work orders through our ERP system.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Capable of estimating custom “Job Shop” styled sheet metal components, machine components and power transmission components. (Examples) Sheet metal chutes, transitions, specialty machined purpose built components, and conveyors just to name a few.
  • Develop and track standard sales /market pricing trends on assigned product lines versus cost of manufacturing to ensure continued competitiveness and profitability.

  • Analyze and review pricing after products have shipped to check time and cost actual vs. estimated.

  • Receive daily RFQs (request for quotation) and review for completeness of information to properly process RFQ into Visual Manufacturing (ERP system).

  • Work with closely with inside and outside sales, engineering and manufacturing to develop quotations for non-standard products or systems.

  • Identify challenging or complex RFQs and review with other department heads to ensure accurate product pricing.

  • Follow standard guidelines in pricing RFQs in ERP system using available tools and resources to ensure all RFQs meet process timeline standards.

  • Comply with work order instructions to accurately enter information into ERP system.

  • Process all departmental documents in a timely manner to ensure information is properly distributed in accordance with departmental guidelines

  • Conduct analysis of competitors’ offerings and sales strategies, and maintain awareness of competitive environment.

  • Acquire internal and external suppliers component cost to support engineering estimates and quotations.

  • Analyze blueprint detail for consideration into cost calculations.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and handle a variety of assignments.

Knowledge, Skills, Attitude, Experience:

  • Energetic and motivated with a strong desire to succeed in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working knowledge of metals, metal fabrication and processes and equipment.
  • Ability to estimate total job costs from either drawings and / or sketches.
  • Engineering degree or technical background in mechanical design is preferred.
  • Strong background in blueprint reading and understanding of mechanical drawings.
  • Must have the ability to learn a wide variety of technical products and their applications.
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills.
  • 5+ years of experience in Mechanical Design / Estimating in a manufacturing environment (Custom Equipment), (Mechanical Solutions) (From sheet metal to machining) including quoting and costing of industrial equipment.
  • Strong knowledge of these industries and industry equipment design is a plus: manufacturing; food processing and safety; conveying equipment; magnetic separation equipment; sorting equipment; metal detection; recycling.
  • Working knowledge of “Bill of Materials” within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with AutoCAD or other drafting software is a plus.
  • Experience with Visual Manufacturing (ERP system) software is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use Microsoft Office software.

Educational requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 5 years of relevant professional experience.

Benefits:  

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • 401k matching program
  • Medical insurance
  • Opportunity for bonuses
  • Paid vacation

Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a substance abuse screening test and/or criminal background check. This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the position responsibilities. It serves only as a general description of the position.

 

To apply, send resume via e-mail to careers@mpimagnet.com and reference estimator in the subject line.


Part-time database / report designer

 

Reports to:  Director of operations

 

General description:

 

This position will design and develop unique metric reports and processes that empower our employees and decision makers with the information needed to drive better operations, analyze success of department and individual performance goals, and analyze success and profitability of products and better understand customer preferences and behavior.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Meet with stakeholders to understand current and possible future reporting needs
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the business to determine which key performance metrics are required to provide better intelligence in reporting
  • Design and develop unique reports and data-search templates
  • Responsible for data quality in reports
  • Develop reports for SSRS
  • Coordinate with administrator to provide convenient yet secure access to reporting
  • Work with systems administrator to keep our database and reporting service environments up-to-date and well-maintained

Required qualifications:  

  • Strong knowledge of SQL with ability to write and tune complex queries
  • Knowledge of T-SQL and SSIS
  • Ability to design and create stored procedures, triggers, views and indexes 
  • Strong experience writing and publishing reports for SSRS using Report Builder 3.0
  • Knowledge of relational database design and data warehouse design concepts
  • Effective communication skills, task management skills and ability to discuss tactical/strategic issues with management

Preferred qualifications:   

  • Experience with Visual, data cubing and OLAP
  • Experience designing workflows
  • Knowledge of industrial equipment a plus
  • Experience developing BI/dashboard components using tools like BIDS, PerformancePoint and PowerPivot. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP a plus.
  • Experience in business and systems analysis
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills

MPI offers a competitive compensation package. 

Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a substance abuse screening test and/or criminal background check.

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the position responsibilities.  It serves only as a general description of the position.

 

To apply, send resume via e-mail to careers@mpimagnet.com and reference part-time database/report designer in the subject line.


Mechanical designer/engineer

Reports to:  Engineering manager

 

General description:

 

This person will represent MPI’s standards of excellence while executing his/her day-to-day responsibilities using strong mechanical aptitude, analytical skills, creativity, and interpersonal/efficient communication skills to support product innovation, design and testing. The ideal candidate will support all internal customers and support our internal departments to ensure successful growth within the industry.

 

He/she will possess a high aptitude in the R&D process, design engineering using Inventor and Auto CAD, and knowledge of the following processes: CNC CO2 laser; CNC press brake; CNC turret punch; hydraulic shear; hydraulic press brake; CNC turning center; CNC vertical milling center; honing machine; Bridgeport; lathe; welding; overhead cranes; and painting. 

 

Core responsibilities:

  • Support the team in product development and design using Invertor and Auto CAD to create 3-D models/approval drawings and 2D manufacturing prints for production build/assembly.   
  • Work with our customer service and manufacturing departments to ensure product design, performance and product quality expectations during quote and assembly. 
  • Design complete assemblies and individual details from customer concept illustrations.
  • Must be able to perform pre-development product testing, generate test report findings, develop solution concepts, generate bill of materials with material specification, generate drawings with tolerances, create assembly routers, and define weld and finish specifications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills / experience: 

  • Engineering degree or technical background in mechanical engineering is preferred.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in mechanical design in a manufacturing environment (custom equipment), (mechanical solutions) [AUTOCAD 2008-(2D)] (from sheet metal to machining) required.
  • Strong background in conveyor design (belt, magnetic, roller, etc.) and/or magnetic separation design is a major plus.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, analytical skills and background in machinery and equipment standards, common to the machine building industry, to perform machine design.
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook required.
    Expert knowledge in AUTOCAD and Inventor software; CNC programming and Visual Manufacturing software experience a major plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Previous fabrication or design shop experience is a major plus.

Safety equipment required: 

  • Must wear safety eyeglasses. In addition, a hard hat and hearing protection may be required.

Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a substance abuse screening test and/or criminal background check.

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the position responsibilities.  It serves only as a general description of the position.

 

To apply, send resume via e-mail to careers@mpimagnet.com and reference mechanical designer / engineer in the subject line.

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