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mthayse
Apr 20, 2022
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Monday-Friday 2nd Shift 2-10:30PM-Eden Prairie Job Responsibilities and Duties: (Percentages = priority and approximate time focus) 1. Operate all material handling equipment safely and efficiently. 2. Move and store Materials in a safe and organized manner, accurately and efficiently. 3. Pick Materials in a safe and organized manner, accurately and efficiently. 4. Ship and Distribute Materials in a safe and organized manner, accurately and efficiently. 5. Audit existing Materials in a safe and organized manner, accurately and efficiently. Cycle count all “A” items quarterly Cycle count all “B” items semi-annually Cycle count all “C” items annually 6. Receive Materials in a safe and organized manner, accurately and efficiently. 7. Process inventory transactions accurately and efficiently. 8. Understand and maintain a culture of “lean action” within the department so that we live lean better than any organization. Implement and maintain standards and processes that eliminate waste throughout the department. Apply and utilize “lean tools” to permanently implement improvements Institutionalize 5-S in all aspects of the department. (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain) 9. Perform other work as assigned. Qualification and Skill Requirements: Prior Experience: 1-2 years of prior relevant experience in a manufacturing environment required. High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. Knowledge Requirements: To be effective, this position requires specific knowledge of material handling processes and material handling equipment. Person needs to understand or be capable of learning receiving, storing, picking, moving, shipping and distribution processes. Position also requires an understanding of or the capability of learning auditing practices as it applies to cycle counting of materials. Basic math skills including counting, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication are required. Licenses and Certifications: Forklift license is required and operators must be able to maintain certification. Certifications or required class attendance: None Work Requirement: This position may require some work hours beyond the normal workday based on the demands of the business cycle, customer volume of business, and specific sales efforts underway. It has a moderate to high demand for physical activity. Physical Requirements: This position requires: Continuous (6 or more hours per day) bending, pushing, pulling, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting and grasping. Continuous (6 or more hours per day) standing and walking. Continuous (6 or more hours per day) talking, teaching, and repetitive motion, hand/wrist movement. Sensory requirements: Good eyesight, normal hearing, and fluent in the English language. Working Conditions: Indoors, generally. Will be exposed to various fragrances which at times may be at elevated levels. Moving and lifting objects, sometimes 50 lbs. frequently. Able to utilize stairways. Able to respond and adapt to changes in the work environment. Ability to work in a high paced work environment. Capable of operating various motorized and non-motorized material handling equipment. Computer literate with basic PC platform and understands basic office software including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of MRP / ERP and WMS systems a plus. Work Schedule: This position usually works for 8 hours during a shift. However, hours of work are flexible and will fluctuate based on the needs of the business and the customers. The job may require a maximum of 5-20 hours of work beyond the normal work-week schedule depending on work demands. The work hours can vary depending on customer requirements and staffing. Technical Competencies: Uses processes and technology to improve the quality and efficiency of service or production; follows processes well. Can maintain and grow technical knowledge and expertise. Can be accurate, precise and pay attention to detail. Has a “working” knowledge of personal computer operation. Proficient at Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Office 2000 or higher. Can read and write in English at a high school level. Understands and can do basic math and algebra to create a spreadsheet report or produce a query. Strong ability to decipher alpha-numeric numbering sequences related to item numbers and customer packaging requirements. Can read and follow specifications. To apply, fill out our Warehouse Operator application.
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mthayse
Apr 20, 2022
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Job Responsibilities and Duties: The Lean Purchasing Manager will be successful by fulfilling the following job responsibilities and duties and core competencies. (Percentages = priority and approximate time focus) 1. Implement Strategic Sourcing by establishing a network of partner suppliers who align with the Apex Purpose & Values, and support the Apex Vision while leading to least total cost and minimized order to delivery cycle turn. Implement and maintain e-procurement creating seamless interactions between Apex and its suppliers to minimize purchasing lead times, reduce supply cycle times and time spent by procurement to process day to day operating and pricing. Implement a Supplier Relationship Management process to quantify and select suppliers, manage procurement risk, monitor supplier performance and drive collaboration to achieve outstanding results. Implement and create discipline around Contract Management strategies with suppliers and contract manufacturing parties. Develop a “results orientation” with suppliers and APEX team with a focus on performance improvement. Create and implement criteria for supplier evaluation, audits and scorecards. Develop and implement a pull system of inventory and material management that minimizes lead time, cycle time, waste, excess and obsolesce. Create and implement information transparency in the supply chain so that all stakeholders are able to identify location of materials, components and finished goods. Develop and communicate the integration of all process throughout the supply chain to ensure everyone understands how their decisions effect supply chain and procurement outcomes. Define, implement and monitor cost savings ideas with key customers for ongoing cost savings. 2. Management Competencies: Develop & maintain an organization of people who are experts at what they do & who align with the Apex Lean Vision, Core Purpose and Core Values. Selection: Find and retain the right people in each position and select the right candidates. Training: Provide employees the skill & information they need to perform their jobs successfully and follow through to ensure learning. Management/Leadership: Coach employees to succeed and develop them for the future. Correction & Redirection: Address chronic unacceptable performance in a way that causes improvement. Performance Evaluations: Objectively value & define performance against outcomes and standards. Employee Development: Follow a plan to develop performance and prepare people in their career development. Termination: Know how to document employee performance processes and construct a case leading to correct termination decisions. 3. Participate in ensuring that regulatory and procurement processes, administration and data are accurate and provide information in a way that moves the business forward. Ensure that all local, state, and federal regulatory purchasing requirements are met within the supply chain. Provide improvements for accurate and current material and component information in MRP. Interprets and improves material use statistics and make corrections and adjustments in purchasing decisions, as well as recommends opportunities for improvement. 4.Understand and maintain a culture of “lean action” within the department so that we live lean better than any organization Implement and maintain standards and processes that eliminate waste throughout the department Apply and utilize “lean tools” to permanently implement improvements Institutionalize 5S in all aspects of the department (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.) 5. Perform other work as assigned. Qualification and Skill Requirements: Prior Experience: This position requires more than 7 and less than or equal to 15 years experience in a procurement/purchasing management position in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge Requirements: To be effective, this position requires Customer Focus, Constant Improvement and Results Orientation as core character traits. This position requires manufacturing aptitude and experience. An understanding of MRP software such as Alliance is required. Also requires a high level of competence to leverage Apex’s ability to innovate and create solutions for customers. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. Licenses and Certifications: none Certifications or required class attendance: Certification or class attendance from any of the following organizations: ISMT, NAPM, APICS is highly desirable Technical Skills: Uses Company processes and technology to improve the quality and efficiency of purchasing or procurement processes; follows processes as described, applies training effectively. Can maintain and grow technical knowledge and expertise. Can be accurate, precise and pay attention to detail. Has a “working” knowledge of personal computer operation. Is proficient at Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 or higher. Can read and write at a college level. Understands and can do basic math, algebra and calculus to create a spreadsheet report or produce a query. To apply, fill out our Chemical Purchasing Manager application.
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mthayse
Apr 20, 2022
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Directors of engineering perform various functions at Apex International; Below shows major tasks, duties, and responsibilities commonly associated with the role: Deliberate with management, production, and marketing staff on the possible requirements and procedures for a project Organize and manage projects, making detailed plans that work towards the fulfillment of a set objective Examine technology, organizational resources and the demands of the market in order to plan or give procedures for projects which are practicable or possible Manage the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment, making sure they are executed by the personnel responsible Direct, evaluate, and confirm product design and changes Recruit, assign, direct, and evaluate employees in their work station Supervise the development and maintenance of staff abilities and suitability in the organization Direct the negotiation of research contracts and also prepare the company’s budget, bids, and contracts Set scientific and technical goals in the confines of the organization with the aid of management Consult or negotiate with clients to make arrangements of resources required for a project Setup schemes or designs, and also elaborate reports and results to clients Develop and implement policies, standards, and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the organization Administer highway planning, construction, and maintenance Perform administrative functions such as evaluating and writing reports, approving expenditures concerning projects. Requirements – Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge – for Director of Engineering Job To be able to work as an engineering director in most companies, you should expect to meet the following commonly set requirements: Education and Training: To become a director of engineering, you require a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, building management, or in other related fields Communication Skill: Directors of engineering have excellent communication skills which they utilize when instructing and directing employees Critical Thinking: They require good logic and reasoning skills to be able to identify weaknesses and strengths of alternative solutions or approaches to problems Organizational skill: Their work is often to instruct and direct workers, thereby making them persons who need excellent organizational skill to perform their duties. To apply, please fill out our Director of Engineering application.
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mthayse
Apr 20, 2022
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The opportunity to advance your career starts here! Apex International is a fast-growing organization with plenty of opportunities where you can make an impact regardless of your role. Because of the nature of our business, we have plenty of variety and no day is usually the same. We take pride in the products we make, and even more pride in our employees’ accomplishments. You can be part of this growth too. We are currently looking for Compounders for our Chaska location. The pay is based on experience, but starting rate is $22.00/hour and we are offering $5,000-$7500 starting retention bonus. This position does require manufacturing experience. These full-time opportunities offer a competitive benefits package, which includes: Medical, Dental, 401k with a company match, Company Paid Life Insurance, Company Paid Short Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and 8 paid holidays per year. The shifts are as follows: 1st Monday-Friday 5:30am-2:00pm 2nd Monday-Friday 1:30-10:00pm ($.50 shift differential) 3rd Sunday-Thursday 9:30pm-6:00am ($1.00 shift differential) Weekend Days and Nights-6:00am-6:00pm and 6:00pm-6:00am (Paid for 40 hours)-Flexible Days Job Duties Include: Mix and make batch records based on schedule requirements. Follow Compounding Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and GMP’s to ensure batch making accuracy. Makes sure batch yields are falling within an acceptable range. Reports and investigates any yield variances. Disposes of any scrap in an environmentally safe manner. Ensures preventative maintenance and proper cleaning procedures are done on all equipment. Has a lean mindset and always looking for ways to improve processes. Prior Experience & Technical Skills/Competencies: Requires a high school diploma or GED. Requires at least 1-year experience in chemical handling. Prior mixing experience a plus. Operate all material handling equipment safely and efficiently. Uses processes and technology to improve the quality and efficiency of service or production; follows processes well. Can maintain and grow technical knowledge and expertise. Can be accurate, precise and pay attention to detail. Has a “working” knowledge of personal computer operation. Can read, comprehend and write in English at a 12th grade level. Strong ability to decipher alpha-numeric numbering sequences. Must be able to read and follow specifications/instructions. To apply, please fill out the Compounder application.
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