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STANDARD-KNAPP, INC.
63 Pickering Street, Portland, CT 06480 U.S.A.
Email resumes to: Jobs@standard-knapp.com

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Customer Solutions Specialist
Job Title: Customer Solutions Specialist
Employment Type: Full Time
Compensation: Salary Based on Experience, full benefits
Location: Portland, CT
Industry: Packaging Equipment/Machinery for Food & Beverages Industries

Standard-Knapp has developed and manufactured high speed packaging machinery for over 125 years. Our machines enable high speed operation, quick changeover and outstanding flexibility. We are looking for a customer Solutions Specialist who will handle customers throughout the entire parts experience with their satisfaction as the number one priority.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Extensive customer interface by phone/email/text or in-person regarding quoting, ordering, processing, and the delivery of machine spare parts.
  • Solicit information from customers through a variety of questions and probing techniques, assessing their needs and requirements.
  • Meet all sales and production metrics as prescribed by management.
  • Work closely with the Materials group to set up stocking levels and safety stock
  • Provide spare parts kits, working with engineering for all new machines and aftermarket enhancements.
  • Coordinate with stockroom personnel on customer shipping procedures and methods.
  • Maintain customer data base of machinery and contacts.
  • Communicate field issues to engineering and quality as needed.
  • 10% travel required across the USA and Canada for stockroom audits of spare parts.

Qualifications:

  • 3 years minimum of proven sales experience working in an Inside Sales/Customer Service or Support role in a manufacturing company.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written plus listening skills.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Strong computer skills (Word, Excel and MRP a plus)

Please email resumes to Jobs@standard-knapp.com.

Mechanical Engineer
Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Employment Type: Full Time
Compensation: Salary Based on Experience, full benefits
Location: Portland, CT
Industry: Packaging Equipment/Machinery for Food & Beverages Industries
Travel: Up to 10% travel across North America (US, Canada and Mexico) and occasional international travel. (Travel time is paid in full)

Our company develops high speed packaging machinery for the consumer product industries. We offer the unique opportunity for engineers to create solutions and see the results of their work in operation within a few months. We work in a fast paced, exciting environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to budget and schedule constraints.
  • Design, develop and support high speed packaging automation machinery for the food and beverage industry.
  • Creatively solve application problems to enable customer’s products to run efficiently on Standard-Knapp automation solutions.
  • Use solid modeling to create new and modified design solutions. Estimate the costs of design solutions. 
  • Work closely with Standard-Knapp manufacturing and purchasing to implement the solutions during the machine build and testing process.
  • Work with customers to ensure that any problems are quickly corrected.
  • Review Customer Specifications to ensure compliance.

Optimum Position Requirements:

  • BSME
  • 3 to 5 years mechanical design experience.
  • Strong computer skills (Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, and Avante MRP experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of GD&T, Fixturing, Tolerance Stack-ups
  • Knowledge of machine shop practices a plus
  • Up to 10% travel may be required

Please email resumes to Jobs@standard-knapp.com.

Master Machine Builder
Job Title: Master Machine Builder
Employment Type: Full Time
Compensation: Salary Based on Experience, full benefits
Location: Portland, CT
Industry: Packaging Equipment Manufacturer

We are seeking a Master Machine Builder to join our team in Portland, CT as a Master Machine Builder. We have a full time first shift opening for an experienced machine builder. Plus, the opportunity to join the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Union.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assemble, erect, and test complicated machines requiring fitting, aligning and timing.  Work from complicated assemble drawings, sketches and part lists.
  • Pipe complicated special machines complete with pneumatic and hydraulic components and make necessary adjustments and tests.  Work from pneumatic and hydraulic schematic diagrams and sketches.
  • Perform such operations as drilling, tapping, scraping, reaming, turning, filing and fitting by hand.  Sharpen tools.  Operate all required equipment.  Have required tools.
  • Diversified work requiring considerable independent judgment to complete assembly and piping and make final adjustment. Operate a variety of machine shop equipment including but not limited to saws and presses. Set up, lay out and perform all operations involving various types of work on these machines.
  • Work to all types of blueprints and sketches, make minor repairs on the machines that he/she operates, and have necessary tools for this type of work.
  • Have knowledge to use precision tools and instruments as may be required.
  • Supervision is always available.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent education and experience required.
  • Must be able to read & interpret blueprints.
  • Demonstrated skill working in a team environment.
  • Must have a positive attitude.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing a plus

Please email resumes to Jobs@standard-knapp.com.

Master Electrical Machine Builder
Job Title: Master Electrical Machine Builder
Employment Type: Full Time
Compensation: Salary Based on Experience, full benefits
Location: Portland, CT
Industry: Packaging Equipment Manufacturer

Under supervision of Foreman, assemble and test a variety of electrical components and complicated circuits to machines in accordance with electrical assembly drawings, schematic wiring diagrams, sketches, and specifications to comply with quality and safety standards.

Plan and lay out work, assembly sequence, test procedure, component arrangement and wiring patterns.  Mount components to chassis or panels.  Install and connect wiring harness to terminals.  Test circuits.  Regulate and adjust units to test for operational reliability and proper performance.

Assemble, erect and test complicated machines requiring accurate fitting, aligning, and timing.  Work from complicated assembly drawings, sketches, and parts lists.

This is highly diversified work requiring use of considerable judgment to diagnose and remedy trouble. Perform electrical maintenance work when required.

Please email resumes to Jobs@standard-knapp.com.

Technical Writer
Job Title: Technical Writer
Employment Type: Full Time
Compensation: Salary Based on Experience, full benefits
Location: Portland, CT
Industry: Packaging Equipment Manufacturer for Food & Beverages Industries

Standard-Knapp is seeking an experienced technical writer to join our team on Portland, CT. This position is full time, first shift and the pay and benefits are commensurate with experience. The technical writer is responsible for the writing, editing, assembly and distribution of electronic and printed company literature, machine specific operation and parts manuals, internal documents and more. The ideal candidate is experienced in the production of technical literature from start to finish. The technical writer works closely with the engineering, quality and operations groups to determine individual machine specifications and develop customer manuals for each machine. This individual will be responsible for created customer specific training presentations using MS PowerPoint or similar software. MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite Autodesk and ERP software are used extensively in this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Production of printed and electronic technical documentation for new and legacy machines
  • Create customer specific machine training presentations
  • Assist in the strategic planning, marketing and coordination of industry specific tradeshows
  • Assistance with phones, parts quotes and order entry during busy times
  • Travel management for new employees
  • Research and procurement of branded apparel and promotional products

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication or relevant technical field
  • 2-4 years’ industry experience as an effective technical writer
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for details
  • Proven ability to quickly learn and understand complex topics
  • Experience working with engineering to produce content, create visuals and diagrams for technical support content
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, meet aggressive deadlines, and make effective decisions
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator a plus

Please email resumes to Jobs@standard-knapp.com.

CNC Machinist/Programmer
Available Position(s): CNC Machinist/Programmer
Employment Type: Full Time
Compensation: Salary Based on Experience, full benefits
Location: Portland, CT
Industry: Packaging Equipment/Machinery for Food & Beverages Industries

We are seeking an individual to join our team in Portland, CT. as a CNC Lathe/Milling Operator & Programmer. We have a full time first shift opening for an experienced CNC professional with demonstrated knowledge in the set up, programming, and operation of CNC lathe and milling machines. Plus the opportunity to join the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Union.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop machining standards by studying work orders, blueprints, materials, and specifications; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T) whenever applicable.
  • Generate programs for CNC lathe and milling machines.
  • Verifying settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to blueprint requirements and customer specifications
  • Perform first piece in process inspection using standard measuring equipment such as micrometers, calipers, height gauges and dial gauges
  • Troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Support Design and Manufacturing Engineering as required.
  • Maintaining safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintaining equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements.
  • Maintain clean, organized and safe work environment following all safety standards and requirements.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent education and experience required
  • 3-5 years of milling and turning experience including set-up and troubleshooting
  • Must be able to read & interpret blue prints & GD&T symbols
  • CNC Certificate preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated skill working in a team environment
  • Must have a positive attitude
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing a plus

Please email resumes to Jobs@standard-knapp.com.

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Available Position(s): Senior Mechanical Engineer
Employment Type: Full Time
Compensation: Salary Based on Experience, full benefits
Location: Portland, CT
Industry: Packaging Equipment/Machinery for Food & Beverages Industries
Travel: Up to 10% travel across North America (US, Canada and Mexico) and occasional international travel. (Travel time is paid in full)

Our company develops high speed packaging machinery for the consumer product industries. We offer the unique opportunity for engineers to create solutions and see the results of their work in operation within a few months. We work in a fast paced, exciting environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • A high-level position in the Engineering Department. May oversee the entire design process or serve as a technical expert. Assist in project management. Significant client contact. 
  • Adherence to budget and schedule constraints.
  • Design, develop and support high speed packaging automation machinery for the food and beverage industry.
  • Creatively solve application problems to enable customer’s products to run efficiently on Standard-Knapp automation solutions.
  • Use solid modeling to create new and modified design solutions. Estimate the costs of design solutions. 
  • Work closely with Standard-Knapp manufacturing and purchasing to implement the solutions during the machine build and testing process.
  • Work with customers to ensure that any problems are quickly corrected.
  • Review Customer Specifications to ensure compliance.

Optimum Position Requirements:

  • BSME
  • 5 to 10 years mechanical design experience.
  • Strong computer skills (Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, and Avante MRP experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of GD&T, Fixturing, Tolerance Stack-ups
  • Knowledge of machine shop practices a plus
  • Up to 10% travel may be required

Please email resumes to Jobs@standard-knapp.com.

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63 Pickering Street, Portland, CT 06480 U.S.A.

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