Central New York Fabrication, LLC

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Fabrication Team Leader

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain inventory of steel supplies
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of all processes and equipment
  • Report daily labor in Visual business system
  • Report any process and equipment problems to the Fabrication Manager
  • Work with G.A. Braun Maintenance Mechanic or Vendor Service Department to resolve manufacturing equipment issues
  • Monitor cell quality yields, production yields and cell utilization
  • Train, evaluate and review employees, and report to Fabrication Manager
  • Organize workload for positive flow through the cell

Qualifications:

  • General working knowledge of equipment and manufacturing flow
  • Knowledge of CNC manufacturing equipment and CNC programming is a plus
  • Proficient in using Windows computer system.

Grinder/Finisher (Entry Level)

Responsibilities:

  • Select the appropriate tool for processing according to work traveler.
  • Finish part to blueprint or work traveler specifications.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of all processes and equipment.
  • Setup, operate and maintain finishing equipment.
  • Maintain quality and run yields.
  • Unload steel from trucks and put it away in storage racks.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment a plus.
  • General understanding of equipment and manufacturing flow.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Self-starter who is ambitious, technically sound, and is results driven.
  • High sense of urgency.

Painter/Blaster

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare surfaces by sanding and using commercial cleaners
  • Perform spray painting of machine parts
  • Review the actual machine against the BOM
  • Ensure all signs and placards are affixed
  • Perform final quality check ensuring acceptable cosmetic levels and functionality of equipment, review and sign off all pre- and current quality check lists.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work in extreme climates of heat and humidity
  • 2 to 3 years of wet painting experience required

Welder - Sign On Bonus Offered!!

Responsibilities:

  • Weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals using various weld procedures to include: soldering, brazing, stick welding, MIG welding and TIG welding
  • Cut metals with oxyacetylene or plasma
  • Setup and operate welding machines to build jobs to the specifications on prints
  • Read measuring equipment and interpret blueprints

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Welding Experience

Project Manager – Inside Sales

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Braun’s Sales Team with production analysis and facility layout design (via AutoCAD) including travel to sites for full assessments.
  • Develop scope of work for Braun and third-party contractors.
  • Develop costs and project timelines for installation, start-up and training of projects ranging from single-machine solutions to fully automated laundry processing systems.
  • Function as the liaison between the Braun Factory, the Braun Service Department and the Client to schedule project implementation per project timeline developed pre-sale.
  • Coordinate with third-party contractors including travel to sites for project meetings.
  • Travel to site (as necessary) and oversee project installation, start-up and training per scope of work developed pre-sale.
  • Complete project on-time, on-budget and to the customer’s satisfaction in order to achieve equipment acceptance sign-off.
  • Complete after-action reviews including project financials, execution timeline tracking and lessons learned.
  • Travel with Braun’s Sales Team to perform site assessments and design support for long-range strategic projects.
  • Work with Braun’s Engineering, Controls, Manufacturing & Service Teams on all automated laundry processing systems proposals and designs.
  • Establish working relationships with third-parties including design engineers, architects and MEP contractors.
  • Assist Braun’s Sales Team with creation of bid packages for RFP submittals.
  • Perform data, cost and ROI analytics.
     

Education and/or Experience:

  • BS in Engineering Field (Civil, Mechanical or Engineering & Management preferred).
  • Highly motivated and able to work in a dynamic environment.
  • AutoCAD Experience preferred.

Field Service Technician

Duties and Responsibilities: 

To install, support, train and repair product equipment in customer’s establishment, following blueprints and manufacturer’s instructions, and utilizing knowledge of mechanical and electrical machinery. The client training/instruction is for equipment operation and maintenance.

Performs the following tasks in support of company practices and procedures:

  • Reviews blueprints and observes layout of machine in manufacturer’s plant to become familiar with machine operation and plant processes.
  • Consults with Braun administration to resolve problems of machine design to avoid installation problems in customer’s establishment.
  • Operates with site supervisors and machine operators through trial run at customer’s establishment to ensure that quality and rate of production meet specifications.
  • Trains customer’s personnel and management in the operation of, adjusting, maintaining and repairing equipment by means of hands on instruction and review of operations and maintenance manuals.
  • Obtains client signoff for training and equipment acceptance on new equipment installations when the project manager is not present.
  • Consults with customer about deviations of machine operation from original specifications and explains reasons for changes. Needs to enforce OEM parts and recommended proper maintenance and operation of equipment.
  • Repairs worn or defective equipment in customer’s plant.
  • Well versed in WashNet and machine operating systems.  Is literate with PC and able to resolve system issues.
  • Supports income phone calls from customers, distributors, field service and regional sales managers.
  • Takes multiple pieces of information and puts them together to craft a solution.
  • Diagnoses and resolves complex problems to the equipment/system.
  • Lends technical assistance to customers, Regional Sales Managers, Inside Sales and Engineering.
  • May conduct customer on-site training classes for line employees and management staff.
  • Ability to calm an irate customer and solve the problem.
  • Have knowledge of the customer base in his/her home territory and proactively visit sites to strengthen Braun’s presence and relationship.
  • Ability to propose and close service contracts and generate machine parts sales.

Education and/or Experience:

Position requires AS degree in Engineering, other specialized vocational training or equivalent experience and desire a minimum of six months direct experience in the electrical and mechanical assembly of Braun machines.  Must be able to read blueprints/diagrams or schematics, use testing equipment and have own basic hand tools.  Must be able to deal with customers in a professional and diplomatic manner.  Must be computer literate and willing to travel extensively. Must know equipment well enough to be comfortable training machine operation and maintenance. Must act as Braun site leader when project management is not on site to coordinate and prioritize functional sequence of events.

Software Controls Engineer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Design software and controls for equipment considering engineering standards, form, fit, function, safety, reliability, cost, ease of use, and ease of maintenance.
  2. Develop all technical documentation to support consistent, repeatable manufacturability including detailed operational descriptions for controls, definition of tolerances, specifications for purchased components or materials, quality standards, test requirements and any specialized processes.
  3. Program and configure Washnet PC’s and various types of PLC’s for Manufacturing, Parts or Service.
  4. Program customer wash formulas into applicable machine PLC’s and work with various chemical vendors to assist and train them in the use of Washnet’s formula programming capability.
  5. Troubleshoot, diagnose, and assist in the repair and performance optimization of Braun equipment, particularly from the aspect of machine controls.
  6. Ensure that all engineering changes are accurately and thoroughly documented and communicated via Braun’s Engineering Change Notice (ECN) process.
  7. Proactively participate in or lead team-based continuous improvement (Kaizen) efforts for applicable product lines to ensure that the product design, manufacturing process and product costs are always being improved upon from a software and controls perspective.
  8. Develop and accurately maintain all applicable machine software revisions, Service Manuals, Work Instructions, ECN’s, Sales Literature, Test Data and any other pertinent product information necessary for proper engineering control.
  9. Under guidance from Senior Braun Management, design and develop new products in accordance with Braun’s New Product Development Process.
  10. Work with Inside Sales to develop project costs and scope of work for customer projects.
  11. Work with the Service & Parts Department as required to provide engineering support to customers and equipment in the field.
  12. Work with the Purchasing Department to develop and maintain proper specifications and for purchased parts used in applicable machines and, as required, assist in qualifying new components or new vendors.
     

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or Associate’s degree (A.S.) in an appropriate engineering field is desired along with appropriate experience in the design and engineering support of PLC-based controls for industrial equipment.  Knowledge of common engineering practices and project management techniques are required, and experience with various programming languages is desired, such as:

  • PLC Ladder Logic
  • LabVIEW (MMI)
  • Visual “C”
  • Visual Basic
  • Data Reporting Systems (Microsoft Access or other)

Mechanical Assembler

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assemble, adjust and fine-tune mechanisms of the product line, under little to no supervision
  • Inspect work, using precision measuring and gauging tools, performing required inspection before, during and after assembling
  • Perform operations using hand tools, such as drill, sander, cutting tools, torque wrench

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Experience with hand tools
  • Assembly experience preferred

Electrical Assembler

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read electrical & mechanical drawings
  • Have knowledge of relays, starters, inverters, motors, etc.
  • Have the ability to work with hand tools, electrical tools, test equipment and use meter gauges to work with electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Experience with hand tools
  • Assembly experience preferred
  • PLC experience and some computer skills desired

Sheet Metal Fabricator

  • Setting up and operating fabricating machines such as a drill press, punch press, shear, forming roll, CNC press brake, CNC laser, CNC plasma table and grinders to shape and alter sheet metal to specification
  • Will use an overhead crane and/or forklift to load/unload steel from trucks and storage racks

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Ability to use and read measuring devices such as a tape measure, angle finder, square and calipers
  • Ability to read and interpret work travelers and blueprint drawings accurately

Powder Coat Painter

Put a finish on raw steel using various pieces of industrial equipment. The individual must be able to setup and operate a pressure washer, cleaning bath, oven, powder coating gun and various hand tools to put a finish on jobs to the specifications on prints or work travelers.

  • Load carts by color and product size.
  • Clean parts using cleaning bath or high-pressure spray booth.
  • Operate curing and drying ovens.
  • Plug or mask parts according to work order travler or blue prints.
  • Operate powder coating gun and booth to put finish on parts.
  • Unload and label finished parts.
  • Deliver completed parts.
  • Clean and maintain water treatment system, cleaning baths, high pressure spray booth, ovens, powder coating gun, powder coating booth and room.
  • Utilize computer scanning system to record labor.
  • Use and read measuring tools such as, tape measure, pressure gages and liquid measuring devices.
  • Rig up parts and use overhead crane.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in extreme climates of heat and humidity
  • Ability to read measuring equipment, work order travelers and interpret blueprints.
  • Ability to setup and operate a pressure washer, cleaning bath, oven, powder coating gun and various hand tools to put a finish on jobs to the specifications on prints or work travelers.
  •  1 to 2 years of powder coat/sandblasting experience required.

Manufacturing Engineer

As a manufacturing engineer, you will engage with current and future customers from a variety of industries, evaluate quote requests, and prepare estimates and proposals that exceed customer satisfaction requirements and cost goals. The successful candidate will be highly motivated to learn and to execute successfully on all assigned initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Successfully lead all aspects of assigned projects in support of both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Evaluate customer requests for quote, preparing cost estimates, and develop & document a manufacturing process to meet customer requirements and achieve cost goals.
  • Create drawing packages to support contract manufactured product.
  • Communicate with customers frequently and effectively, maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Develop manufacturing processes by studying engineering product requirements and researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods. Partner with equipment suppliers to expand and improve our capabilities.
  • Build effective relationships with and successfully engage team members from varied backgrounds in discussion, problem solving, & decision making.
  • Lead technicians, fabricators, and junior level staff toward successful project execution.
  • Design, develop, test, and document tooling and fixtures.
  • Support product engineering team through development of manufacturing capabilities and standards documents, design reviews for manufacturability, and identification of potential design changes to improve overall product quality and reduce costs and defects.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Develop written and graphical work instructions to effectively communicate manufacturing processes and inspection requirements to production personnel.
  • Perform in-process inspection as part of the First Article Qualification process to ensure conformity and identify defects and process deviations. Convey findings verbally and in written reports and recommend appropriate rework and corrective actions.
  • Assist engineering and QA departments in resolution of manufacturing quality related problems.
  • Analyze processes, workflow, and cell layout throughout manufacturing and work closely with manufacturing team to improve runtimes and quality.
  • Train and mentor less experienced employees and provide sound engineering guidance to all who might seek it.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continued growth, professional development, and engineering excellence.
  • Other duties & responsibilities as assigned.

 

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Confidence to make decisions in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Ability to create, read, interpret and analyze engineering drawings and technical policies and procedures.
  • Exceptional mechanical aptitude, including functional familiarity with manufacturing processes including machining, fabrication, and welding.
  • Clear understanding of manufacturing tolerances and capabilities of various manufacturing processes.
  • Operation of CAD/CAM software. Experience with Solidworks® preferred, and experience with FEA will be useful.
  • Ability to measure and inspect parts and components, using standard inspection methods and tools, including precision measurement in a machine shop environment.
  • Familiarity with national and international codes and standards related to manufacturing & welding is a plus.
  • Leadership skillsets gained through any activity, and the ability to motivate others is highly desirable.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates degree in a technical discipline at minimum, with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering technology preferred.
  • Two or more years of experience in an engineering or manufacturing environment.
  • Hands on experience in welding, fabrication, or machining strongly preferred.