• Automated Systems for Processing Metal Turnings and Recovering Cutting Fluids

  • Automated Conveyor Systems for Metal Stamping, Laser and Die Cast Scrap

  • Custom-Engineered Fluid Filtration and Recycling Systems

PRAB Career Opportunities

A STRENGTHS-BASED CULTURE WITH STRONG EMPLOYEE GROWTH GOALS AND MULTIFACETED CAREER PATHS, IN A COLLABORATIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT

“If there is any difference between you and me, it may simply be that I get up every day and have a chance to do what I love to do, every day.”
— Warren Buffett, in a speech delivered to students at the University of Nebraska.
(2001, Buckingham, Clifton, Now Discover Your Strengths, pg. 19)

We believe that people are most happy and productive when they are in a position that allows them to do what they are innately good at doing. Our company hiring and career development programs are founded on the research and strengths finder system developed by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. Based on data collected over 40 years, the strengths finder program helps our company identify each employee’s unique set of core talents.

“Talent, knowledge, and skills combine to create your strengths”
(2001, Buckingham, Clifton, Now Discover Your Strengths, pg. 29)

We hire people for the strengths they possess, not the skills they have learned. Our interview process and internship evaluations are based on talent themes first, position skills second. Apply today and see what makes our company a great place to work, our people excited to come to work, and the equipment we manufacturer best in class.

 

We are a privately-held company with a history that spans 65 years. We operate in a collaborative, hands-on work environment. Decisions you make today, can have an impact on our company and our customers tomorrow. Everyone from the CEO to the shipping manager works together with the goal of providing the best equipment and service to our customers.

Our company is part of KMC Global, (a group of companies brought together for our similarities and unique differences. Our sister companies along with our own division offer room for position and location growth and development. The path can be as unique as the individual.

Available Positions

Prab is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you are interested in one of the following positions, please contact us at careers@prab.com




Panel Shop Designer

Job Description Overview
Panel Shop Designers are responsible for the design of the company’s electrical controls. Duties include preparation of engineering drawings including electrical schematic, panel layout, bill of materials & documentation for control packages. This position reports to the Senior Panel Shop Engineer.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Associates of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical software.
  • Must be able to work independently, accurately & efficiently.
  • Demonstrated organizational & time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Working knowledge of Windows & general computer operation.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel

Responsibilities
The following activities are required in this position:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Design, documentation, testing & troubleshooting of controls.
  • Production of detailed electrical schematics and panel layout drawings with bills of materials.
  • Panel & logic check-out in the shop before shipment.
  • Maintenance of the Production Schedule by finishing work on time.
  • Interpretation of Customer specifications.
  • “Ownership” and responsibility for projects.
  • Others as required by the Senior Panel Shop Engineer.
  • Work closely and communicate with other departments regarding current projects.
  • Controls Designers represent the company at a high level and must conduct themselves in a professional manner.



Shipping & Receiving Manager

Job Description Overview
The Shipping and Receiving Supervisor position is responsible for supervision of the shipping specialists, stock room, shipping and receiving. Overseeing the scheduling of equipment requiring packaging for shipment and interfacing with other manufacturing departments, engineering, production control, customer service and sales. This position reports to the Plant Manager.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and quality
  • Department Manager - KMC Global Appendix A
  • Good general math skills
  • Good blueprint reading skills
  • Good hands-on mechanical ability
  • Working knowledge of computers & Microsoft Office Suite
  • Three-year minimum shipping/logistics experience

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Quality and accuracy of shipped and received equipment and components
  • Shipping, receiving and process instruction implementation (SOP’s)
  • Organization and cleanliness
  • Time management
  • Safety Implementation
  • Supervision of union and salary personnel
  • Freight company pricing and quality – on time/damage tracking
  • Freight inbound and outbound tracking
  • Shipping supplies
  • Job ticket administration
  • Schedule shipment priorities (managing)
  • Manage manpower between two facilities
  • Monitor RGS and test materials
  • Test material administration
  • Shipping area cleanliness
  • Monitor FIFO
  • Handle damaged goods
  • Oversee returned goods and damaged goods
  • Working knowledge of shipping software
  • Visual software knowledge



Production Supervisor

Job Description Overview
The Production Supervisor position is responsible for supervision and training of fabrication personnel to include the manufacture and quality control of all equipment, parts orders, work orders and equipment process instruction implementation. This position reports to the Plant Manager.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and quality
  • Department Manager - KMC Global Appendix A
  • Good general math and trigonometry
  • Ability to interpret manufacturing routing forms
  • Good hands-on mechanical ability
  • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working with metal fabrication
  • Hands on working knowledge of welding and fabrication techniques
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or equivalent
  • Three years minimum supervisory experience

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Responsible and accountable for shop organization, cleanliness, and quality
  • Maintain a clean and organized manufacturing facility
  • Supervise activities of manufacturing to obtain optimum productivity and accuracy
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Continuous improvement is expected in all critical activities
  • Job, work order and parts order scheduling
  • Assist in the development and implementation of fixtures and fixture kits for existing and new products
  • Interface with other manufacturing departments, engineering, purchasing, processing, shipping and sales
  • Attend all scheduled meetings as required
  • An active member of the manufacturing problem-solving team



MFG Data Entry/Shop Support

Job Description Overview
The Manufacturing Data Entry/Shop Support role will promote excellence throughout the organization, work closely with the Manufacturing Administrative Assistant and support the Shop Floor personnel and plant management. This position will report to the Manufacturing Administrative Assistant.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and quality
  • Honest, professional, independently driven and responsible
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Must be flexible, able to multi-task and shift focus on multiple projects.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise.
  • Must pay attention to detail
  • Work effectively under tight deadlines
  • Motivation
  • Strong in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Minimum high school diploma required with two to three years’ minimum applicable manufacturing experience

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department and plant
  • Accept and log job folders (production jobs, parts orders and work orders)
  • Distribute paperwork to designated operations
  • Maintain Schedule 1 & MSS
  • Make Short Report and get jobs/orders ready to ship/Fab or put into stock
  • Distribute packing slips to shipping for items that ship to vendors
  • Notify processors when production stock orders are completed and placed in correct location
  • Release parts orders as needed
  • Transfer items between buildings as needed
  • Notify people of issues and changed ship dates (shortages, items processed incorrectly, items cut wrong)
  • Job Ticket Administration
  • Job Schedule Updates
  • Vacation Schedule Administration
  • Manufacturing Hours Administration
  • Job Status Report Administration



Control Assembly & Pre-Wire

Job Description Overview
Control Panel Builders are responsible for the assembly of industrial control panels. Duties include all aspects of the panel build including; inventory control, reading schematics, enclosure cutouts, sub pan assembly, wiring, wire labeling, markers, documentation and testing of control panels. This position reports to the Panel Shop Manager.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Experience building and testing control panels.
  • Must be able to follow checklists and document work performed.
  • Must be able to work independently, accurately & efficiently.
  • Demonstrated organizational & time management skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Working knowledge of Windows programs & general computer operation.
  • Familiar with NEC, NFPA, UL508A a plus.

Responsibilities
The following activities are required in this position:

  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Construction, documentation, testing & troubleshooting of controls and control panel.
  • Read electrical schematics and panel layout drawings with bills of materials.
  • Work directly with engineering to resolve issues with layout/build to sustain scheduled delivery.
  • Panel check-out in the shop before shipment.
  • Interpretation of Customer specifications.
  • “Ownership” of workmanship. Quality construction is normal.
  • Others as required by the Panel Shop Manager.



Field Service Technician

Job Description Overview
Field Service Technicians are responsible for the service of PRAB, Inc. products at Customer locations. They perform preventive maintenance, site surveys, installations, modifications and equipment start-ups provide training and re-training in the use of PRAB, Inc. equipment. This position reports to the Customer Service Manager.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Ability to travel – 80 to 85% travel time (US and International travel)
  • Solid mechanical and electrical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Working knowledge and ability to perform high quality welds
  • Working knowledge of PLC controls and logic
  • Hydraulic knowledge/troubleshooting beneficial
  • High School education, technical training and 2 to 4 years of related technical service work
  • Ability to remain calm in difficult situation

Responsibilities
The following activities are required in this position:

  • Promoting excellence throughout the department
  • Service PRAB & Hapman products at customer locations
  • Provide training and re-training in the use of PRAB & Hapman equipment at customer locations
  • Provide phone service and troubleshooting support from home office
  • Provide sales leads to Sales Department
  • Determine parts required for in field repairs
  • Co-ordination of service trips including travel plans
  • Accurately communicate and discuss problems with customers
  • Document all aspects of Service work performed



Purchasing Agent

Job Description Overview
The Purchasing Agent position is responsible for purchasing of equipment, supplies and inventory, establish and maintain standard unit costs for raw materials, parts and fabrications, monitor and control flow of documents between engineering, manufacturing and accounting to ensure proper accuracy for production, posting, costing, inventory control and approval of invoices.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output
  • Minimum two-years’ experience in the purchasing of sheet metal fabrications, steel fabrications, industrial supplies and manufactured components
  • Basic understanding of steel fabrication, manufacturing processes, indented bills of materials and blueprint reading
  • Working knowledge of computerized purchasing and inventory control techniques
  • General understanding of basic accounting procedures
  • General filing, typing and office organization skills

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department
  • Negotiates with vendors to obtain best competitive price and delivery to meet production requirements and cost estimates
  • Vendor selection and performance evaluation based on costs, quality and timeliness of deliveries
  • Maintain inventory levels as required to meet production requirements
  • Type and post purchase orders
  • Issue RFQ’s, vendor correspondence, etc.
  • Update inventory records from cost sheets, engineering bills of material and purchase requisitions as required
  • Provide general vendor management (telephone contact, invoicing, follow-up, track shortages and expediting orders, etc.)




Steel Receiving

Job Description Overview
The Steel Receiving position is responsible for receipt of all purchased steel products (i.e.: flame cut, sheared & formed metal, sheet, bar stock, structural shapes and pipe). Quality check of all inbound steel is required for both dimension and quantity. The individual must be able to store purchased items in a safe, neat, clean and orderly fashion, record locations and retrieve them quickly as jobs demand. Segregation of stock as required for specific jobs is a critical function.

Qualifications

  • Dedication to excellence and a quality output.
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer is required.
  • Extensive material handling; manual, forklift and overhead crane.
  • Continuous improvement is expected in all critical activities, which include among others: safety, accuracy, and productivity.

Responsibilities

  • Promote excellence throughout the department.
  • Maintenance of stock levels.
  • Communication of questions and discrepancies to processing.
  • Working with processing to solve problems.
  • Dispensing parts to shop floor personnel.
  • Maintaining a clean and orderly area & shop floor environment.
  • Maintaining up to date receiving records.
  • Others as assigned by supervision.