Employment Opportunities at Standard-Knapp

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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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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.

Field Service Engineer
Available Position(s): Field Service Engineer – Packaging Equipment
Employment Type: Full Time
Compensation: Salary Based on Experience, 40 hrs/week, overtime, full benefits, cell phone, car allowance
Location: Home Office & Travel Nationwide
Industry: Packaging Equipment/Machinery for Food & Beverages Industries
Travel: Over 90% across North America (US, Canada and Mexico) and occasional international travel. (Travel time is paid in full)

Position Description:

A successful Field Service Engineer candidate is responsible for ensuring a high rate of customer satisfaction through the installation, troubleshooting, repair and support of new and legacy Standard-Knapp packaging equipment at the customer’s facility. The ideal candidate must have a background in automation and have strong PLC knowledge. Field Service Engineer will be required to write detailed service reports for each job and report directly to the service manager.

Duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Installation, start-up, commissioning and test of the company’s equipment supplied to a customer plant.
  • Technical assistance, both mechanical and electrical, during and after warranty period on site or by phone.
  • Training customer’s employees and other services on the equipment delivered to the customer.

Assets & Experiences:

  1. Proficiency in Machine Automation, Mechanics, and Electronics
  2. 3+ years Field Service experience in a similar industry preferred
  3. Proficiency in Rockwell Automation software, specifically RSLogix 5000
  4. Conversational Spanish an asset

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

Master Machine Builder
Available Position(s): Master Machine Builder
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 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.

Quality Engineer
Available Position(s): Quality Engineer
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 been designing and manufacturing packaging equipment in the United States for more than 120 years. Our machines enable high speed operation, quick changeover and outstanding flexibility. We are looking for an individual that pays immaculate attention to detail. This position offers the opportunity for a driven individual to help create and promote stellar process and product quality.

The right candidate for this position will have the following experience or working knowledge:

  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerance
  • Create test plans based on customer specifications
  • Root cause corrective action experience
  • Statistical process control
  • Configuration/Document management
  • Supplier auditing
  • Customer support
  • Company safety officer including OSHA data management
  • Collaborate with operations manager to develop and implement controls and improvements.
  • Develop corrective actions, solutions, and improvements.
  • Work cooperatively in a team environment to reach common results and goals

The following skillsets are a plus-point: 

  • 3 to 5 years of related experience
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Strong Mechanical Skills 
  • Team Building
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications
  • Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills

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

Senior Controls Engineer
Available Position(s): Controls 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 20% travel across North America (US, Canada and Mexico) and occasional international travel.

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. Will be responsible for electrical configuration management.
  • Serve as a technical expert with significant client contact.
  • Use Auto-Cad Electrical to create new and modify existing design solutions. Estimate the costs of design solutions. 
  • Active developer with hands-on problem solving of new and existing designs. 
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with Standard-Knapp manufacturing and purchasing to implement the solutions during the machine build and testing process.
  • Review of project specifications to assure compliance with customer requirements.
  • Work with customers to ensure that any problems are quickly corrected.
  • Provide technical support for North American customers of our sister company A&F Packaging Solutions located in Kirchlengern Germany. 

Optimum Position Requirements:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or similar
  • 5 to 10 years electrical and controls design experience.
  • Industrial Control Panel experience.
  • 3 phase AC power systems
  • Knowledge of electrical assembly best practices. 
  • Knowledge with NFPA79, NFPA70E, NEC codes.
  • Knowledge of PackML a plus.
  • PLC and Motion experience (Allen Bradley preferred), servo motors, drives, HMIs
  • Communications Standards (Ethernet/IP, AS-I, IOLink)
  • Advanced troubleshooting capabilities
  • Strong computer skills (2D AutoCAD Electrical; MRP experience 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.
Sales: (860) 342-1100, ext. 239 | Fax: (860) 342-1557

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