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Function:        Director of Custom Sales
Reports to:     Vice President of Sales
Location:        Lafayette, IN 
Job holder:    Sales

Core Competencies:  Business Acumen, Cooperative Relationships, Drive for Results, Perspective, Conflict Management, Developing People, Managerial Courage.

KRA’s:  Account Development, Opportunity Acquisition, Forecast Accuracy, Customer Care, Negotiations, Organizational Development.

Position Summary:
The Director of Custom Sales responsible for Direct and Distributor sales, P & L of $145 Million, direct staff of 6 Regional Sales Managers.  Includes account development, opportunity acquisition, forecast accuracy, customer care, negotiations, and organizational development. Requires a broad working knowledge of leading manufacturing and gear system technologies worldwide to plan, develop, organize and direct the selling, pricing and business development efforts of the custom sales team in alignment with strategic plans to achieve the global goals and objectives.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Drives topline Custom gear and assembly sales growth in the Americas developing go-to market strategies.
  • Meets with key clients, build relationships, lead customer, prospect and key account negotiations, and close deals.
  • Provides day-to-day operational leadership of the Custom Sales Team, while maintaining focus on strategic goals.
  • Ensures alignment with global best practices for sales, pricing and negotiation processes.
  • Develops and provide bookings and sales forecasts, including trend commentary and any possible pricing impact.
  • Actively seeks and prioritizes new business opportunities.
  • Manages and prioritizes inquiries and proposals with other departments to drive sales and market penetration.
  • Prepares sales, backlog, customer, and market reports with comparisons to important KPI’s. 
  • Collaborates with operations to ensure on-time delivery and high quality standards are met.
  • Works closely with engineering, program management, and the customer to deliver requirements per specification.

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  • Sales ‘Hunter’ with drive systems, gearing, gearboxes, or related products (10 years)
  • Solid sales track record for profitable growth
  • Developed realistic action plans and ensured achievement of goals.
  • Understands business principles, practices, and impact of actions, pricing, and processes on P & L
  • Has taken initiative and advantage of existing and prospect opportunities
  • Comfortable in taking independent actions and calculated risks
  • Commercial Negotiations
  • Residence: Indiana (Relocation assistance provided)
  • On and Off-Highway sales and customer Interface
  • Managed and leveraged global resources within a highly matrixed organization 

Education and work Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (i.e. Engineering technology, Marketing, Business Administration)
  • Led a Sales Team & Sales Management (5 years)

 


Function:        Hybrid Systems Engineer
Reports to:     Drive Systems Manager
Location:        Lafayette, IN
Job holder:    Engineering

Position Summary:

Under supervision of Drive Systems Engineering Manager, the hybrid systems engineer works to expand our drive systems product offerings for hybrid vehicles.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop new and innovative drive systems for the markets ODS is currently in
  • Research and develop drives systems for market not currently serviced by ODS
  • Develop models and prototypes, develop and execute test plans for both of the above
  • Work closely with customers during both prototype and production intent design phases
  • Train entry level engineers
  • Travel to customers and other ODS locations as required

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  • Solid understanding of various sub-areas of hybrid electric systems such as electric machine design, , power electronics hardware, control algorithms and software, CAN based communication and control
  • Working knowledge of hydrostatic transmission systems, electric drive systems, and hybrid drive technology
  • Solidworks modeling experience
  • Demonstrated ability to solve issues effectively and efficiently

Education and work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electric Engineering, or similar degree
  • 2+ years in the field of electric hybrid systems
  • Experience with simulation tools such as Cadence OR-CAD, Pspice, National Instruments Multisim, Altium designer, or Mentor Graphics tools
  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink, Siemens LMS, or Labview
  • J1939 and familiarity with Vector CanAlyzer/CANApe or similar tools

 


 

 

  • Function:    Lead Electric Systems Engineer
      
    Reports to:    Drive Systems Manager

    Location:    Lafayette, IN

    Effective:    9/1/2015Job holder:    Engineering

Position Summary: 

Under supervision of Drive Systems Engineering Manager, the hybrid systems engineer works to expand our drive systems product offerings for hybrid vehicles.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  •     Develop new and innovative drive systems for the markets ODS is currently in
  •     Research and develop drives systems for market not currently serviced by ODS
  •     Develop models and prototypes, develop and execute test plans for both of the above
  •     Work closely with customers during both prototype and production intent design phases
  •     Train entry level engineers
  •     Travel to customers and other ODS locations as required
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    Knowledge & Skills Summary:
  •     Solid understanding of various sub-areas of hybrid electric systems such as electric machine design             power electronics hardware, control algorithms and software, CAN based communication and                         controlWorking knowledge of hydrostatic transmission systems, electric drive systems, and hybrid drive         technology
  •     Solidworks modeling experience
  •     Demonstrated ability to solve issues effectively and efficiently

Education and work Experience:

  •     Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electric Engineering, or similar degree
  •     2+ years in the field of electric hybrid systems
  •     Experience with simulation tools such as Cadence OR-CAD, Pspice, National Instruments Multisim, Altium
         designer, or Mentor Graphics tools
  •     Experience with Matlab/Simulink, Siemens LMS, or Labview
  •     J1939 and familiarity with Vector CanAlyzer/CANApe or similar tools

 

 

 


Function:    Facilities Engineer

Reports to:    Facilities & Maintenance Manager

Location:    Lafayette

Job holder:    Facilities Engineering

Position Summary:
 
 Tasks and Responsibilities:

  •     Designs below-the-hook lifting devices and related material handling equipment 
  •     Creates, plans and performs engineering design, development and/or analysis tasks of moderate                   complexity for a project or may lead these activities for a small project. Ensures tasks meet cost, quality,       schedule and performance requirements.
  •     Applies Engineering design and/or analytical theory, principles, techniques and practices to a portion of a       technical project. 
  •     Manages assigned facility project in area of training, including meeting with customers to define project           scope, determining conceptual design approach, developing and monitoring project budgets and schedules,     handling communication during construction, monitoring construction quality, negotiating changes, creating     a punch-list and certifying completion for final payment. 
  •     Applies knowledge of facility design to solve moderately complex and clearly defined engineering                   problems. Selects the best methods or process from among several existing alternatives. 
  •     Develops and writes technical documentation, makes revisions to existing documentation and provides           input to technical papers or presentations. May deliver technical presentations. 
  •     Performs technical analysis, testing, calculations and evaluation of results to solve moderately complex         engineering problems using specialized equipment and/or by computer programs. 
  •     Provides input to project leaders for the development of project plans, schedules and budgets. 
  •     Develops and maintains effective relationships with customers to solve technical problems of moderate         complexity.
  •     Analyzes and interprets design specifications, drawings, documentation, models and/or test results to           ensure technical designs comply with applicable engineering standards, military specifications and product     requirements. 
  •     Analyzes and recommends methods for improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact of plant         operations.
  •     Provides input on equipment reliability and robust design. 
  •     Maintains up-to-date knowledge of relevant engineering discipline(s), industry practices, trends and                 applications. 
  •     May direct the work of less senior technical personnel. 
  •     Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety policies and rules. 
  •     Shares responsibility of self-development with immediate supervisor.
    Knowledge & Skills Summary:
  •     AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Navisworks, SolidWorks experience preferred
  •     Ability to work with people in an industrial environment
  •     High energy level; comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities
  •     Superior interpersonal abilities and ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful; mature; flexible
  •     Good reasoning abilities
  •     Good communication skills
  •     Resourceful and well organized
  •     Ability to establish credibility and be decisive, but be able to recognize and support the organization's             preferences and priorities
  •     Results and people oriented, but have sound judgment; ability to balance other business considerations,         service oriented, but assertive/persuasive

Education and work Experience:

  •     Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience

 

Function:    Materials Planner

Reports to:    Director, Materials Planning

Location:    Lafayette, IN

Effective:    06/29/16

Job holder:    Materials

Position Summary: 

Responsibility for planning and coordinating all requirements to optimize the manufacturing processes and maximize customer service on-time delivery.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  •     Promise customer orders by line item, based on lead-time availability of raw               materials. 
  •     Monitor production activity and develop action plans to optimize work center               effectiveness; supporting continuous fulfillment of customer requirements.
  •     Monitor and develop action plans to manage aged and obsolete inventory for               assign- ed areas.
  •     Initiate investigations and involve required key personnel to resolve problems that       may impact scheduled shipments.
  •     Maintain system-based parameters for lead-time, lot quantity and safety stock             level.
  •     Coordinate and manage scheduling of production matching requirements with               available capacity and communication with customer, category and logistics teams.
  •     Coordinate requirements, purchases, manage inventory levels in order to support         production schedules while minimizing inventory.
  •     Maintain bill of materials database and inventory reporting systems.
  •     Assist in developing improved procedures and automation of manual systems.
  •     Assist with the daily open lot process, review inventory for obsolescence
  •     Advise management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and           potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials, and       services are provided as needed.
  •     Prepare work orders or purchase requests for the production or purchase of                 components or parts to support a master production schedule, shop load, and             inventory requirements.  
  •     Coordinate material movements between internal work and storage areas and/or           outside processing or suppliers to ensure materials are available when needed.
  •     Schedule and expedite the movement of parts by means of move orders and/or           stock transfers to meet customer shipping dates.
  •     Coordinate cross-functional activities with Quality Assurance, Manufacturing,               Purchasing, Engineering, Inventory Control, Shipping and Receiving, and Contract       Administration to ensure a smooth flow of materials through the production process     and consistent information about status and priorities.
  •    Apply continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and        systems to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  •     Strong experience in Excel. Knowledge of Access or Query a plus. Familiarity with       AS400 environment.
  •     Experience/knowledge in the following: sales order entry, inventory management,         production planning, capacity planning, scheduling, shipping and receiving,                 purchasing, APICS CPIM, six sigma.        
  •     Problem solving skills: ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts,             determine alternative solutions, and implement permanent corrective actions.
  •     Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in           goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.
  •     Ability to read and interpret production drawings as well as understand                         manufacturing processes
  •     Ability to learn and document processes (process mapping, written procedures) and     apply continuous improvement methods.
  •     Ability to effectively communicate and present information to team members, other     team leaders and top management.
  •     Must be able to work independently.
  •     Needs to be well organized and able to multi-task.
  •     Able to communicate clearly to people from a variety of functional areas and               backgrounds. 
  •     Good attention to detail is essential.
  •    Ability to meet physical requirements of frequent walking, as well as lifting, bending,    kneeling, stair climbing and standing.

Education and work Experience:

  •     Some college experience required.
  •     APICS certification a plus.

Position has frequent contact with machine operators, scheduler/coordinators, buyers, manufacturing process engineers, internal customer service representatives and external sales representatives, ensuring the fulfillment of customer requirements and attainment of plant shipping goals.


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