Current Job Openings

Function:     Manufacturing Engineer

Reports to:  Director - Mfg. Engineering

Location:     Lafayette, IN

Position Summary:

Develop Lean Manufacturing Methods to continuously improve the manufacturing process in the factory, while maintaining the lowest cost and the highest quality. This individual will be responsible for manufacturing process plans and mentoring other associates.  This position will be in contact with all areas of the business.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Maintain process plans, Support manufacturing floor in all areas of the manufacturing process including CNC programming.

Contact machine tool vendors for assistance as required.

Work closely with Process Designers to ensure their training and development.

Plant layout to ensure through put environment on the shop floor.

Deliver complete and accurate instructions to Process Designers for all tooling and gauging required at operation of plan.

Review tool and manufacturing drawings and support documents to validate correctness and adherence to the manufacturing process plan.

Work with Metallurgy on selection of raw material.

Work with Purchasing Department on purchase of all raw material, hardware and services required to manufacture the part correctly.

Contact customers to resolve technical issues.

Additional tasks as identified by Manufacturing Manager.

Assist Sales as technical support with customer.

Work with external suppliers and machine tool representatives to develop and validate all manufacturing processes

Monitor manufacturing cost against manufacturing estimate

Validate manufacturing time standards.

Interact with factory personnel solve process and tooling related problems.


Knowledge & Skills Summary:

Experienced in Lean manufacturing concepts and methods to continuously improve the manufacturing process.

Proficiency in Solid Works Cad, Esprit Cam packages or equivalent required. 

Familiarity with fixture and gage design.

Ability to read blueprints.


Education and work Experience:

BS Degree Mechanical Engineering Technology, related degree or equivalent experience

Prefer minimum of 2 years of manufacturing engineering experience in metal working industry.

Use the following link to apply on-line:

Function:  Payroll and Benefits Administrator
Reports to:  Benefits and Compensation Manager
Location:  Lafayette, IN

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Benefits and Compensation Manager, this position has primary responsibilities for maintaining records for the various employee benefit plans of Fairfield Manufacturing and for performing various administrative duties. On a daily basis, the benefits coordinator will record and answer questions about employee benefits. In addition this position will coordinate all payroll activities in the department. This includes, but is not limited to, administrative duties involving the development and maintenance of payroll systems, internal controls and records, and the supervision of the day-to-day payroll processing operations and related accounting entries.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary contact for employee questions regarding benefit issues. Coordinate communications between third party administrators, employees, and Fairfield representatives.
  • Maintain an accurate computerized database to track employees, retirees, dependents, and COBRA participants for the health and dental plan.
  • Prepare and distribute reports: 401 (K) participation reports, health & dental plan claims costs, LTD claims costs, STD claims costs, etc.
  • Provide requested data for the annual audits of benefits plans.
  • Present new hire orientation for Fairfield benefits.
  • Prepare, announce, and coordinate retirements.
  • Reviews and audits payroll edit reports; identifies errors and returns reports for corrections; audits final summary reports.
  • Gathers data, prepares reports or summarizes information
  • Ensures that computing, withholding, or deductions associated with net pay is done properly.
  • Perform other projects or responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  • Experience as a benefits specialists or benefits clerk, working with group health care plans, third party provides, pension plans and other employee benefits.
  • Comprehension of ERISA, COBRA, HIPPA and other benefits regulations.
  • Knowledge of FASB 106 AND FASB 112 reporting.
  • Extensive comprehension with word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs with emphasis on Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and AS400.
  • Ability to effectively and persuasively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization, and ability to properly handle confidential information.
  • Comprehension of Federal and State tax laws pertaining to the payroll function.

Education and work Experience:

  • Associates degree or experience in health care administration and payroll or related field is desired.
  • Two to four years of experience in benefits administration including pension and payroll or related field is preferred

Use the following link to apply on-line:

Function:     Sr. Design Engineer
Reports to:  Manager Drive Products Engineering
Location:     Lafayette, IN

Position Summary:

Senior Product Design Engineer will be responsible for Torque Hub products in the Agricultural Sprayer market. Design responsibility for existing products and new product development.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Planetary Design Engineering

Concept, design, test of new product

Use ODS product development process

Lead DFMEA activities

Write and execute test plans

Work with suppliers on new technology incorporated into the design

Work with manufacturing engineering, purchasing, quality, metallurgy, program management, sales and marketing on new product development in cross functional teams

Lead cost reduction and VA/VE projects

Design/select/validate gears, carriers, planet pins, planet bearings, brake friction, seals, spline connections, thermal capacity, bolted connections, material grade and heat treat for product development of planetary gearbox

Work with sales and marketing on developing product specifications and test plans

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  • Must be driven and a self-starter
  • Excellent mechanical and analytical skills
  • Planetary gearbox design experience
  • Brake design experience
  • Gear geometry and life calculations/analysis
  • Vehicle performance calculations and energy calculations
  • Familiarity with self-propelled sprayer market
  • Ability to create calculations spreadsheets in EXCEL

Education and work Experience:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • 7+ Years design experience in mechanical power transmission
  • Ag drive systems machine design

Use the following link to apply on-line:

Function:        Regional Sales Manager

Reports to:     Sales Director

Location:        Lafayette, IN

Job holder:    Sales

Position Summary:

The Regional Sales Manager is responsible for selling, promoting, pricing and business development efforts in their region at all levels of their assigned customers and prospects. They are responsible for achieving our global goals and objectives in their region by identifying and communicating customers’ needs and requirements and coordinating with internal Oerlikon Drive Systems (ODS) functional areas to meet these needs in alignment with Oerlikon Drive Systems strategies and plans.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Actively seeks new business opportunities to identify and develop new business to expand sales and market penetration in their territory.
  • Meets with customers and prospects in their assigned territory to identify customer needs and requirements, maintain, develop and grow relationships, develop proposals and present ODS’s capabilities.
  • Initiate inquiries, prepares quote and proposals, negotiate prices and close deals.
  • Proficient in the utilization of ODS best practice sales, pricing and negotiation processes, and procedures.
  • Utilizes ODS systems and procedures for inquiries, proposals and CRM
  • Maintain customer records, sales forecasts and publish call reports in the CRM.
  • Perform account management with customers and prospects in their assigned territory.
  • Training, development, and support of authorized distribution and representatives.
  • Monitor and report customer and competitor activity and changes in market conditions in their assigned territory.
  • Monitor and drive daily and monthly bookings and sales for Fairfield
  • Meet and exceed the financial/sales goals for their territory

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  • Highly self motivated and results oriented individual
  • Selling, negotiations and closing skills and ability to influence decision making at all levels or an organization.
  • Professional verbal and written communications skills to be able to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Ability to effectively interact at all levels of the customers and ODS organizations
  • Experience in mobile equipment, construction machinery, hydraulic fluid power and power transmission markets or related experience with similar technical products.
  • Direct related experience in gears and gear boxes a plus.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office products

Education and work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing or equivalent in experience. Degree in Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of three years direct sales experience

Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 7940
Lafayette, IN  47903-7940

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