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R&D Design Engineers - IOTA ENGINEERING (Tucson, AZ and Collierville, TN)
posted: 04/20/17

IOTA is a leading manufacturer of emergency lighting equipment, AC/DC power converters, and fluorescent DC inverter ballasts. Our innovative and reliable product designs are widely used throughout many diverse industries.
Our company is a leader in the industry and has an exciting and dedicated goal to expand and double the business. With over 45 years’ experience in the field, and sales in all 50 states, we pride ourselves in the superior quality of our products and customer service. Due to the needs and demands of our customers, we are constantly striving to offer the latest development of quality high-tech electronics.
We are dedicated to the success of our employees and offer a collaborative work environment where each employee can thrive. We offer a work atmosphere that is both pleasant and challenging, where opportunities for improvement abound and benefits are included.
We are hiring Design Engineers for both our Tucson, AZ and Collierville, TN locations.

POSITION SUMMARY

Design and develop emergency lighting drivers for LEDs, emergency lighting low frequency inverters, and other new products relating to lighting electronics, including controls, and interface circuitry. Also guide and direct design of PCBs, enclosures, packaging, and/or related equipment. Application of power electronics, switch mode power supply circuit design, and electronics for lighting, includes design of voltage, current, and power regulators, and analog & digital controls. Perform feasibility studies for new technologies and new product ideas, pre-development, and product development from conception to initial production. Conduct business at all times with the highest standards of personal, professional and ethical conduct.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and develop new products such as; emergency lighting LEDs drivers, emergency lighting low frequency inverters, and other new products relating to lighting electronics that meet specified quality, reliability, performance, and costs targets.
  • Design and develop battery charger & battery management circuits.
  • Design, coordinate, and hold design reviews, providing deliverables such as: complete Bill-of-Materials, block-diagrams, schematics, drawings, PCB design documentation, specifications, test data results, and other necessary documentation and information.
  • Sr. Lead Development Engineer on team projects. May supervise or coordinate the work of other engineers, PCB & Mechanical, technicians Prepare completed working prototype samples, including samples for the UL Client Test Data program, and production.
  • Guide and assist product/sustaining engineers in the UL Client Test Data Program, validating alternate components or processes, ensuring product quality & reliability particularly as it applies to Failure Mode and Effects analysis for new or major redesigned products.
  • Develop and execute reliability studies, which includes successful on-site or off-site installations and conduct reliability tests and analysis for new or major redesigned products.
  • Write, document, and provide special manufacturing guidelines and test specifications for new products, materials, or processes.
  • Determine the proper materials that are to be used in each product and participate in test programs for new materials.
  • Specify and monitor tests for product compliance with the applicable standards required by qualifying agencies; i.e. UL, FCC, etc.
  • Evaluate product or material performance as necessary to support the Quality, Manufacturing, and Field Service functions.
  • Issue complete and concise reports regarding the performance of new or improved products, as well as competing products.
  • Participate in the initial production phase of manufacturing inquiries and problems.
  • Utilize analytical modeling tools, when applicable, to insure initial design can meet target specifications.
  • Other tasks as necessary

SKILLS

  • Ability to conduct research, and quickly learn and adapt new technologies and apply toward the design of new electronic products
  • Skilled at hands-on bench-top design of electronics for lighting or related fields
  • Strong Electrical Engineering and technical skills with expert knowledge in an appropriate discipline
  • Ability to work with a team in a matrix organization and interact with and contribute to cross-functional teams, supporting senior personnel
  • Ability to use personal computers, especially using spreadsheets and word processing software
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and good organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to manage functional elements of a project and balance innovation and creativity with mindful regard to a project schedule with strong sense of urgency
  • Knowledge of UL standards and compliance standards such as FCC EMI
  • Knowledge of embedded microcontroller products helpful.

PROBLEM SOLVING / DECISION MAKING

  • Make technical decisions based upon his/her observations and consults with more experienced/senior engineers and team
  • Superior ability to create documentation and advance the teams product development efforts, and create transparency throughout the design/development process
  • Use own judgment in overcoming minor technical problems that arise, readily informing team members, and effectively seeking direction/advice from senior members/supervisor.
  • Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques and procedures using judgment in making adaptations and modifications.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • BSEE with some post graduate work in an appropriate Engineering discipline with 5+ years of appropriate design/development experience of products

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs.

E-mail resumes to jsaldana@iotaengineering.com with subject line: "R&D Design Engineer"


Account Manager / inside sales - FINELITE
posted: 02/02/17

Position Summary

This is a critical role with our Inside Sales organization. You are the voice of Finelite, working directly with sales agents, specifiers, contractors, architects and anyone who may touch or install our products. Strong relationships are the key along with your ability to provide superior customer service.

To succeed in this role you must have a passion for high-touch customer service and an internal drive to deliver a quality product as specified. A successful Account Manager is detail and action oriented, can shift gears with changing priorities and knows how to nurture and maintain existing relationships with our customer base.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Work directly with a variety of customers to address questions and concerns, provide timely response to requests, juggle shifting priorities and keep on top of deadlines and expected follow through
  • Work with the field sales network to provide lighting design, pricing and technical support
  • Generate quotations based on price requests from Agents and “take-offs”
  • Use CAD-AGI to provide product related reports
  • Learn about new features and product releases as developed
  • Educate customers on all new features and other company products and services
  • Act as Customer Advocate for product function, quality and usability
  • Foster innovation by helping develop new ways of doing business
  • Take individual initiative to get things done by actively working to improve current processes

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-5 years of related experience in a customer service or account manager role; Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Able to communicate both technical and business information verbally and in writing
  • Proven ability to build and maintain business relationships
  • Technical aptitude and ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly
  • Good math and mechanical aptitude
  • Excellent time management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a detailed, organized manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure without close supervision
  • Ability to work independently as well as in close collaboration with team members
  • Experience working in a manufacturing facility or other light industrial exposure

To apply, please send your Cover Letter and Resume to jobs.resume@finelite.com


IES Director of Member Services - ILLUMINATING ENGINEERING SOCIETY
posted: 12/29/16

The Director will lead and manage all Society functions related to membership services. The Director is responsible for implementing strategies to provide exceptional member service, and to collaborate with other departments for recruitment and retention strategies to increase and maintain membership, nationally and internationally. The Director is also responsible for overseeing the planning, on-site management, and execution of IES' annual conferences and programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as team leader for the seamless integration of membership services, annual conference, and other programs.
  • Develop membership plans for the retention of current members and the growth of new members. Ensure the coordination, management, tracking, and evaluation of all membership and renewal activities.
  • Collaborate with other departments on the development of membership marketing and promotional materials, including applications, welcome kits, certificates, membership cards, and other collateral. Publicize member events, special programs and service recognition.
  • Ensure that staff members address member concerns and issues professionally and timely.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of IES’ Annual Conference, Street and Area Lighting (SALC) Annual Conference, Bi-annual Research Symposium and IES’ distinguished Illumination Award program.
  • Create new member services that disseminate online content, engage audience segments, and leads to measurable action.
  • Assess continuously member as well as non-member need for growth and expansion.
  • Oversee and implement member services with the objective of increasing the value of membership and member satisfaction with the society.
  • Serve as representative to the IES Board and relevant IES committees.
  • Work with EVP and other Directors to develop long-term goals and objectives specific to means and methods for gaining membership from allied organizations.
  • Travel requirements: Approximately 20% time for travel to IES Sections and allied organizations for face-to-face interaction.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s preferred.
  • 10-15 years’ in membership services and/or association experience.
  • Direct experience managing staff and utilizing technology and tools to improve overall service and accountability.
  • Experience in event/conference management.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and priorities.
  • Maintains professional memberships and networks in organizations such as the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrated leadership in building and leading teams, optimizing team talents and growing individuals.
  • Flexible and adaptable with proven success in a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, decision-making, analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy of data.
  • Efficient working with databases and association management software (AMS).
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; excellent public speaking ability and leadership for committee meetings.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Supervises a team dedicated to providing membership services, conference services, and support across the Society’s regions and sections.
Interfaces regularly with EVP, Society’s Board of Directors, internal staff colleagues, and external professional colleagues.

To apply for this position, please submit a CV and cover letter to careers@ies.org.

Tim Licitra
Executive Vice President
Illuminating Engineering Society

Account Management - BOCK LIGHTING
posted: 12/19/16

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Processing new sales leads
  • Prospecting sales leads
  • Monitoring customer accounts
  • Coordinate, manage, and motivate the activities and efforts of the independent sales representatives throughout all territories, locally and nationally.

The company expects rapid growth of local and national business. The best person for this position must be adaptable, creative, innovative, personable, and technologically savvy. Salary commensurate with experience.

ABOUT BOCK LIGHTING:

Founded in 2009 by lighting professionals with decades of experience, Bock has quickly become an industry leader in innovation, quality, and service. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, Bock is committed to using only the highest quality materials and using resources responsibly. Our products are designed with the future in mind and manufactured using environmentally-friendly practices. 
Bock continuously expands its product line to offer cutting-edge products that make use of the latest technology. Our unsurpassed customization ability allows us to meet the challenges and demands of each unique project.
Our unbeatably quick lead times and superb customer service sets us apart. As a smaller company, we are better able to give you personalized, quick attention, and our dedicated team is committed to your satisfaction. We strive toward continuous improvement in all aspects of our business, and to providing exceptional value, price, and service to our customers.

To apply, please contact: espero@bocklighting.com


Regional Sales Manager (Eastern Region) - KENALL MANUFACTURING
posted: 12/18/16

As a proud advocate for manufacturing in the U.S.A., Kenall has become a champion in developing advanced lighting solutions, systems and controls for high abuse, transportation, security detention, and sealed enclosure for healthcare, cleanroom, containment and food processing environments. Kenall has an open position for a Regional Sales Manager to serve the Eastern Region.

The Regional Sales Manager (Eastern Region) will maintain, develop, and direct agent marketing and sales programs for an assigned region to achieve established company order entry and sales objectives. In this highly visible role, you will act as a liaison between the company and its agents, distributors, product specifiers, installers, and end users in all matters relating to marketing and sales of products and services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish performance standards and annual agent business plan; Evaluate sales agent performance ; Assist in the development of programs designed to motivate agent sales and promotion activities.
  • Develop and maintain effective sales agent relationship/rapport; Plan agent field visits
  • Implement agent field sales training, new product, and market orientation programs
  • Maintain agent organization in the region; recruit, interview, screen, and select additional or sales agent replacements; Manage assigned target markets and special accounts
  • Respond to and follow through on project specification, customer application needs, quotations, product field problems, and photometric assistance
  • Participate in industry and association trade shows and meetings
  • Evaluate and recommend new products to be developed, product modifications, marketing programs, and sales methods and procedures to increase sales revenue
  • Prepare reports of activities and various other reports as requested

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of  five (5) plus years sales related experience required; Lighting background with substantial technical lighting and/or electrical expertise and deep product knowledge is strongly preferred
  • Must have proven effective presentation skills along with strong negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must provide demonstrated evidence of proven sales success track record, possessing consultative selling skills to drive the close of sale
  • Outgoing, assertive, energetic, enthusiastic and customer-oriented; demonstrated ability to display strong customer service skills
  • Must be professional in appearance and attitude and possess the ability to work in a professional manner with customers, vendors, and employees at all levels
  • Computer literate including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.
  • High level of self-initiative and dependability.
  • Resourceful and highly organized with an attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and balance multiple tasks
  • Experience with MS Office products with an intermediate level of Excel, including pivot tables

Committed to advancing the state of lighting, Kenall is an established organization with a proven track record of excellence and great corporate culture. If you share our drive, professionalism and enthusiastic spirit and would like to be a part of a growing organization, we would like to hear from you. Visit our website: www.kenall.com.

Apply on line at https://goo.gl/pIrxaA


Director, Materials and Production Planning - KENALL MANUFACTURING
posted: 11/28/16

As a proud advocate for manufacturing in the U.S.A., Kenall has become a champion in developing advanced lighting solutions, systems and controls for high abuse, transportation, security detention, and sealed enclosure for healthcare, cleanroom, containment and food processing environments. Kenall has an open position for a Director, Materials and Production Planning.

The Director, Materials and Production Planning is a highly visible leader who will oversee the scheduling of assembly, fabrication and paint operations and will manage employees involved in order planning, materials and handling activities. This position will work closely with purchasing, sourcing and production in developing strategies and related plans for continuously improving inventory levels, increasing turns, optimizing planning sequencing for improved production efficiency of direct and indirect labor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct planners to level load production departments and develop methods to plan by line and/or other improvements; Sync with customer orders and demand
  • Leads and directs the S&OP process; Develops the monthly data acquisition for the S&OP and presents it to the company executive and peer staff monthly
  • Develops and directs material handlers, receiving and shipping. Optimizes material layout and movement in plant and “ensures” ongoing availability of parts needed for assembly and high reliability of ERP system and components availability accuracies
  • Maintain and recommend levels of finished goods, raw material and component inventory to meet customer requirements
  • Supervise inventory transactions; Check for errors, correct, train, and recommend disposition of excess materials in storage, as needed
  • Develops ongoing continuous IT improvement ideas and collaborates with IT on implementing them
  • Supervise and evaluate response and resolution of stopped or delayed manufacturing job; Monitor the scheduling of various plant (i.e., delayed, rework, new manufacturing orders)
  • Supervise contacts with suppliers and part-processing subcontractors to ensure that schedules are maintained. Work closely with engineering, manufacturing and purchasing departments for alternate sources of supply to ensure that production flow will be maintained at all times
  • Prepare various reports (i.e.delayed customer shipments, monthly planning delivery performance)
  • Evaluate and respond to Sales on customer order expedites, offering suggestions for alternatives in a timely manner

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS/BA degree in related discipline; MBA or M/S in mathematics highly preferred
  • 10+ years Materials and Planning Management experience within a sizable company
  • 10+ years planning experience; excellent planning and detail usage skills, APICS Certification
  • Experience working with an ERP system required; Epicor ERP system experience a plus
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills as required to discuss training, general direction and other position-related tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to display strong customer service skills
  • Experience with MS Office products with an intermediate level of Excel, including pivot tables

Committed to advancing the state of lighting, Kenall is an established organization with a proven track record of excellence and great corporate culture. If you share our drive, professionalism and enthusiastic spirit and would like to be a part of a growing organization, we would like to hear from you. Visit our website: www.kenall.com
Apply Online at: https://goo.gl/V3mBgB


Electronic Technician - KENALL MANUFACTURING
posted: 11/28/16

As a proud advocate for manufacturing in the U.S.A., Kenall has become a champion in developing advanced lighting solutions, systems and controls for high abuse, transportation, security detention, and sealed enclosure for healthcare, cleanroom, containment and food processing environments. Kenall has an opportunity available for an Electronic Technician as follows:

The Electronic Technician will perform quality analysis of field returns for components, subassemblies and finished products. This position will interface with design engineering, manufacturing, sales and customer service to identify areas of quality improvement for all Kenall products. Additional responsibilities include:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Inspect and analyze components returned to Kenall by our customers in the field. Coordinate the combined efforts of customer service, quality and design engineering to provide timely feedback of all field defects
  • Participate in customer field problem diagnosis and corrective action
  • Assist engineering and customer service in determining the root cause of field failures for electronic components and sub-assemblies including LED drivers and modules, lighting control systems, wireless control systems and mechanical sub-assemblies
  • Document findings in ERP database
  • Analyze defect data in company’s field return database to calculate failure rates of individual components and products
  • Communicate field quality status to other members of the Quality organization, Quality Manager and other company staff
  • Assist in quality audits, testing of products and communication of quality issues to customer service
  • Support Design Engineering/Manufacturing for matters pertaining to product reliability, manufacturing efficiency and customer satisfaction

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates Degree in a related field (Electronics Engineering Technology preferred)
  • Must be able to read electrical schematics and mechanical engineering drawings
  • 3+ years lighting industry highly preferred; experience with control circuitry and concepts, soldering, wiring and building simple fixtures/circuits preferred
  • Ability to learn the basics of lighting including lighting terms and definitions as well as the basic physics of lighting and reliability aspects of high efficiency LED drivers and modules
  • Experience with MS Office products (intermediate level of Excel to include pivot tables);knowledge of Labview and C language related software (understanding of software concepts i.e. state machine and data types)
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills as required to discuss projects/products/progress to non-technical personnel
  • Proven ability with a logical approach to problem solving
  • Proven ability to work well within a team environment and coordinate activities with many other departments
  • Self-starter and able to work independently with minimal supervision

Committed to advancing the state of lighting, Kenall is an established organization with a proven track record of excellence and great corporate culture. If you share our drive, professionalism and enthusiastic spirit and would like to be a part of a growing organization, we would like to hear from you. Visit our website: www.kenall.com
Apply Online at: https://goo.gl/GM60P5

Sales Application Engineer (Lighting Controls)- KENALL MANUFACTURING
posted: 11/28/16

As a proud advocate for manufacturing in the U.S.A., Kenall has become a champion in developing advanced lighting solutions, systems and controls for high abuse, transportation, security detention, and sealed enclosure for healthcare, cleanroom, containment and food processing environments. Kenall has an open position for a Sales Application Engineer, Lighting Controls.

Kenall lighting control systems are widely used for parking garages/lots, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, stairwells and multi-purpose rooms. The control systems monitor the environment, manage light levels, and provide notification services from our lighting fixtures. A Sales Application Engineer, Lighting Controls, will align our customer’s interests with the right product from pre-sales product inquiries to full on-site system set-up and commissioning. Additional responsibilities include:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Pre-Sales: Create controls layout and related document submittal materials for customers
  • Pre-Sales: Engage customers with controls related inquiries
  • Pre-Sales: Provide site-specific device bill of materials for quotation
  • Post-Sales: Provide on-site commissioning services such as system set-up, testing, and customer training
  • Post-Sales: Provide troubleshooting assistance, including on-site when needed
  • Create and maintain trouble-shooting guide documentation
  • Create and maintain controls commissioning documentation
  • Acts as a controls information resource for inside sales department
  • Acts as a controls information resource for outside sales representatives
  • Monitor high-profile projects from quotation to shipment

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical) or related field
  • 2+ years of customer facing, technical support experience
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • AGI32 layout experience preferred
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • Travel availability of 25-35%

Committed to advancing the state of lighting, Kenall is an established organization with a proven track record of excellence and great corporate culture. If you share our drive, professionalism and enthusiastic spirit and would like to be a part of a growing organization, we would like to hear from you!

Apply on line at www.kenall.com/careers


Mechanical Design Engineer (Proof of Concept) - KENALL MANUFACTURING
posted: 10/07/2016

As a proud advocate for manufacturing in the U.S.A., Kenall has become a champion in developing advanced lighting solutions, systems and controls for high abuse, transportation, security detention, and sealed enclosure for healthcare, cleanroom, containment and food processing environments. As a result of continuous growth, we have an opportunity available for a Full Time Mechanical Design Engineer (Proof of Concept).
 
Working in a cascade design process beginning with Research & Development followed by Proof of Concept and Sustaining Engineering, this individual will be responsible for the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create drawings for production release ensuring designs pass all requirements
  • Develop drawings and specifications sheets
  • Design and develop fixtures for existing product lines
  • Modify existing products per customer requirements or based on continuous improvement
  • Log requests using Workfront project management system
  • Work with testing and compliance team to develop product samples

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree, Mechanical Engineering desired
  • 2+ years practical experience strongly preferred
  • Proficient using 3D CAD solid modeling software; SolidWorks and/or Inventor
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes including injection molding, die-casting, extrusion and thermoforming
  • Strong understanding of sheet metal fabrication as well as polycarbonate, acrylic and aluminum
  • Able to design/build prototypes
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • Resourceful, highly organized while maintaining a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Professional in appearance and attitude and able to work with customers, vendors and colleagues on all levels
  • Highly dependable and self-motivated and directed
  • Flexible, able to work within a team environment; managing multiple projects and tasks at the same time

Committed to advancing the state of lighting, Kenall is an established organization with a proven track record of excellence and great corporate culture.   Kenall offers full time employment, competitive wages and benefits and continuous learning opportunities.  If you share our drive, professionalism and enthusiastic spirit and would like to be a part of a growing organization, we would like to hear from you.

 Apply online at www.kenall.com/careers

MRO Buyer - KENALL MANUFACTURING
posted: 10/07/2016

As a proud advocate for manufacturing in the U.S.A., Kenall has become a champion in developing advanced lighting solutions, systems and controls for high abuse, transportation, security detention, and sealed enclosure for healthcare, cleanroom, containment and food processing environments. As a result of continuous growth, we have an opportunity available for a Full Time MRO Buyer.
 
The MRO Buyer procures, as efficiently and cost effectively as possible, the goods and services for maintenance, repair and operations which keep the plant running efficiently. At the highest level, the MRO Buyer must be internal customer focused; striving to provide the highest quality service and support to all internal customers while providing the most optimal total cost for MRO product cost and services. Additional responsibilities are as follows:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop purchasing strategy for select MRO categories, including but not limited to considerations of spot buys vs. long-term contracting
  • Draft and negotiate contracts with suppliers, including terms and conditions.
  • Resolve supplier issues relating to quality, delivery and pricing.
  • Support management in strategic MRO cost savings projects.
  • Cooperate with production, maintenance, engineering and other departments in the development of MRO material requirements, facility services, and indirect spend.
  • Work with plant personnel in developing best practices for material issuance and distribution of needed MRO, while considering use and use control mechanisms for controlling inventory and usage.
  • Negotiate service contract agreements with best pricing, service levels, delivery and payment terms, incentives and penalties, as needed.
  • Obtain materials from suppliers at lowest cost with considerations of safety, quality, and sustainability, reliability of source and urgency of need. This includes interviewing vendors, recommending sources of supply, requesting and analyzing quotations from multiple suppliers, preparing & placing orders, scheduling deliveries, following up on orders, inspecting orders for accuracy and obtaining certifications and SDS of delivery.
  • Track usage, inventory cost, YOY savings and spend of all indirect materials and services.
  • Visit vendor offices and plants to investigate facilities, capacity, and ability to meet quality requirements, specifications and delivery dates; up to 5% Travel required
  • Additional activities include: preparing purchase order documents and agreements for repetitive purchases; developing and maintaining necessary records/files for efficient processes

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related field
  • Minimum of 4 years MRO Purchasing experience or facilities management.
  • Computer literacy, including ERP, advanced level of Microsoft Excel experience to include pivot table development and other features
  • An ability to balance tasks and achieve positive results with varying demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven problem analysis and resolution skills
  • Resourceful and highly organized while maintaining a high level of attention to detail, accuracy and quality orientation
  • Strong technical skills and experience which encompasses everything in and outside of the plant; to include fabrication equipment, machining, maintenance, HVAC, forklifts, plumbing, etc.
  • Professional in appearance and attitude and able to work with customers, vendors and colleagues on all levels; Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly dependable and self-motivated and directed
  • Flexible, able to work within a team environment; managing multiple projects and tasks at the same time

Committed to advancing the state of lighting, Kenall is an established organization with a proven track record of excellence and great corporate culture.   Kenall offers full time employment, competitive wages and benefits and continuous learning opportunities.  If you share our drive, professionalism and enthusiastic spirit and would like to be a part of a growing organization, we would like to hear from you.  

 Apply online at www.kenall.com/careers

Sustaining Engineer - KENALL MANUFACTURING
posted: 09/09/2016

As a proud advocate for manufacturing in the U.S.A., Kenall has become a champion in developing advanced lighting solutions, systems and controls for high abuse, transportation, security detention, and sealed enclosure for healthcare, cleanroom, containment and food processing environments.

Kenall has an open position within our Engineering Department for a Sustaining Engineer. Our Engineering Department has a cascade design process which begins with Research & Development and is followed by Proof of Concept and Sustaining Engineering. A Sustaining Engineer is responsible for product modification to meet company and customer needs and provides fundamental support of ongoing Engineering Department activities. Additional responsibilities include:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform ECNs, drafting, documentation, and prototype construction
  • Develop layouts and detailed drawings (flat, form, weld assemblies, etc.) using 3-D solid modeling software
  • Preparation of required documentation, such as bills of material, detailed drawings, component specifications, packaging, specification sheets, instruction sheets, and engineering change notices
  • Assist Sales/Customer Service by preparing customer drawings, BOMs and samples
  • Interface with vendors and buyers to assure best design utilizing purchased components
  • Perform standard product modifications and specials per customer orders in a timely manner
  • Develop product line extensions, enhancements, options and accessories
  • Other duties, as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering highly preferred; Associate Degree in Engineering related principle
  • Two years’ experience in sheet metal design and manufacturing methods preferred
  • Proficient using 3D CAD solid modeling software and AutoCAD
  • Inventor and/or SolidWorks experience
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to determine the origin of problems and initiate corrective action
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills as required to discuss training, general direction and other position-related tasks
  • Must be professional in appearance and attitude and possess the ability to work in a professional manner with customers, vendors, and employees at all levels
  • Computer literate including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.
  • High level of self-initiative and dependability

Committed to advancing the state of lighting, Kenall is an established organization with a proven track record of excellence and great corporate culture. If you share our drive, professionalism and enthusiastic spirit and would like to be a part of a growing organization, we would like to hear from you.

Apply online at www.kenall.com/careers

Digital Marketing Specialist - KENALL MANUFACTURING
posted: 09/09/2016

As a proud advocate for manufacturing in the U.S.A., Kenall has become a champion in developing advanced lighting solutions, systems and controls for high abuse, transportation, security detention, and sealed enclosure for healthcare, cleanroom, containment and food processing environments.

As a key contributor to the success of the marketing department, the Digital Marketing Specialist is responsible for the execution of digital marketing communications that support Kenall’s brand identity and awareness, online presence, product launches and updates, thought leadership and all other strategic marketing initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write code using best practices across a variety of digital marketing platforms
  • Create digital marketing communications and distribute to Kenall customers
  • Integrate data from a variety of sources into the CRM system and mine it to optimize Kenall marketing campaigns
  • Gather and define requirements and specifications for digital marketing projects
  • Create and maintain appropriate metrics to assess the success of all digital marketing campaigns
  • Maintain, expand and scale company website(s)
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and digital tools, identifying initiatives that support and strengthen Kenall’s digital marketing strategies

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree preferred; willing to consider web design or web development certifications
  • 2-3 years of relevant digital experience
  • Ability to maintain, expand and scale company website(s)
  • Experience with HTML and CSS
  • Ability to code using responsive design
  • Skilled in digital design and layout
  • Experience with Photoshop
  • Working knowledge of CRM systems; MS Dynamics strongly preferred
  • Basic knowledge of technical, on-page SEO
  • CMS (Titan) experience a plus
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • ‘Big Data’ knowledge a plus
  • Jquery and Javascript development a plus
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and under tight deadlines
  • Strong communicator, creative problem solver and ability to work in a team environment

Committed to advancing the state of lighting, Kenall is an established organization with a proven track record of excellence and great corporate culture. If you share our drive, professionalism and enthusiastic spirit and would like to be a part of a growing organization, we would like to hear from you.

Apply online at www.kenall.com/careers

Quotes & Applications Specialist - BIRCHWOOD LIGHTING
posted: 07/28/2016

We have an immediate opening for a technical-minded, personable, self-motivated individual to work in our Quotations & Applications department.

Responsibilities:

  • Process and respond to requests for quotation; includes system entry and fact checking for critical processing information
  • Ensure quotes are returned to clients accurately and in a timely manner
  • Answer client product questions and provide pertinent guidance or data when appropriate
  • Follow-up on quotes to determine status of the project
  • Interact with various internal departments as needed to effectively perform job duties

Requirements:

  • Be customer centered and possess great people skills—you will be regularly interacting with customers and representatives across North America
  • Be detail oriented and highly accurate with all forms of communications and data entry; multitasking is often required
  • Have experience at interpreting technical documents and plans
  • Show the ability to discern when one similar product option is better than another
  • Be a team player, proficient at general Customer Service related tasks
  • Ideally have some experience from the lighting or a similar technical industry

Qualifications:

  • Must have a great personality and be able to work within a group setting
  • Proficient in MS Excel and Word, experience with MRP systems is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of the lighting industry is a definite plus

Compensation

Birchwood Lighting, located in beautiful Southern California, offers a competitive package, which includes paid time off, health insurance and a retirement plan. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

About Birchwood Lighting

Headquartered in Orange County California, Birchwood Lighting is a leading, well-respected manufacturer of architectural grade standard, modified and custom lighting fixtures. We are a mid-sized company with positive growth in each of our 20+ years in business. Birchwood has a sales rep network of over 60 agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada. We are a customer driven company and the individual who joins this team will need to put the customer first.

To learn more about the company check out www.BirchwoodLighting.com.
Please email your resume and salary requirements/history to hr@birchwoodlighting.com. Please no phone calls. All applications will be kept confidential.

Northeast Regional Sales Manager - BIRCHWOOD LIGHTING
posted: 07/26/2016

We are looking for a seasoned lighting sales professional to join our family in this position. Birchwood Lighting is a customer driven company and the individual who joins our team will need to put the customer first.

This is a newly created position for us with the following responsibilities:

  • Manage, train and support our sales reps in the territory
  • Work with the V.P. of Sales to develop goals and implement sales strategies
  • Attend and work local tradeshows to support the sales reps
  • Schedule and make sales calls with our reps
  • Schedule and accompany reps and their clients on factory visits
  • Identify, nurture and grow national account sales penetration in the region
  • Identify customer needs and give input regarding new product development

The requirements for this position are as follows:

  • Must have a broad understanding of LED lighting technology
  • A minimum of seven years working in the lighting industry, three years of it in the field
  • Must live in the territory (Maine to Virginia) with access to a major airport
  • 50% or more overnight travel
  • Knowledge and experience with national account sales
  • BS or BA degree a strong plus
  • Ability to transport and demonstrate sizable and sometimes heavy fixtures for presentations

The compensation for this position is a base salary with a heavy emphasis on commission and bonus based on performance. We have a strong health insurance plan as well as a 401K plan with matching funds.

About Us

With headquarters in Orange County California, Birchwood Lighting is a leading, well-respected manufacturer of architectural grade standard, modified and custom lighting fixtures. We are a mid-sized company with positive growth in each of our 23 years in business. Birchwood Lighting has a sales rep network of over 60 agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Please forward resume and cover letter to: HR@birchwoodlighting.com

Design Engineer III/R&D Engineer - IOTA ENGINEERING
posted: 02/08/2016

Position Summary

Design and develop emergency lighting drivers for LEDs, emergency lighting low frequency inverters, and other new products relating to lighting electronics, including controls, and interface circuitry. Also guide and direct design of PCBs, enclosures, packaging, and/or related equipment. Application of power electronics, switchmode power supply circuit design, and electronics for lighting, includes design of voltage, current, and power regulators, and analog & digital controls. Perform feasibility studies for new technologies and new product ideas, pre-development, and product development from conception to initial production. Conduct business at all times with the highest standards of personal, professional and ethical conduct.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop new products such as; emergency lighting LEDs drivers, emergency lighting low frequency inverters, and other new products relating to lighting electronics that meet specified quality, reliability, performance, and costs targets.
  • Design and develop battery charger & battery management circuits.
  • Design, coordinate, and hold design reviews, providing deliverables such as: complete Bill-of-Materials, block-diagrams, schematics, drawings, PCB design documentation, specifications, test data results, and other necessary documentation and information.
  • Sr. Lead Development Engineer on team projects. May supervise or coordinate the work of other engineers, PCB & Mechanical, technicians Prepare completed working prototype samples, including samples for the UL Client Test Data program, and production.
  • Guide and assist product engineers in the UL Client Test Data program, particularly as it applies to Failure Mode and Effects analysis for new or major redesigned products.
  • Develop and execute reliability studies, which includes successful on-site or off-site installations and conduct reliability tests and analysis for new or major redesigned products.
  • Write, document, and provide special manufacturing guidelines and test specifications for new products, materials, or processes.
  • Determine the proper materials that are to be used in each product and participate in test programs for new materials.
  • Specify and monitor tests for product compliance with the applicable standards required by qualifying agencies; i.e. UL, FCC, etc.
  • Evaluate product or material performance as necessary to support the Quality, Manufacturing, and Field Service functions.
  • Issue complete and concise reports regarding the performance of new or improved products, as well as competing products.
  • Participate in the initial production phase of manufacturing inquiries and problems.
  • Utilize analytical modeling tools, when applicable, to insure initial design can meet target specifications.
  • Other tasks as necessary

Skills:

  • Ability to conduct research, and quickly learn and adapt new technologies and apply toward the design of new electronic products
  • Skilled at hands-on bench-top design of electronics for lighting or related fields
  • Strong Electrical Engineering and technical skills with expert knowledge in an appropriate discipline
  • Ability to work with a team in a matrix organization and interact with and contribute to cross-functional teams
  • Ability to use personal computers, especially using spreadsheets and word processing software
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and good organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to manage a project and balance innovation and creativity with mindful regard to a project schedule with strong sense of urgency
  • Knowledge of UL standards and compliance standards such as FCC EMI
  • Knowledge of embedded microcontroller products helpful.

Problem Solving/Decision Making:

  • Make technical decisions based upon his/her observations and consults with more experienced engineers as needed.
  • Use own judgment in overcoming minor technical problems that arise, referring only unusual and/or difficult cases to supervisor.
  • Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques and procedures using judgment in making adaptations and modifications.

Experience and Education:

  • MSEE or Master’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline with 2-5 years’ experience, or BSEE with 6+ years design & development experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs

E-mail resumes to jsaldana@iotaengineering.com with subject line: "Design Engineer (III)"

IOTA is a leading manufacturer of emergency lighting equipment, AC/DC power converters, and fluorescent DC inverter ballasts. Our innovative and reliable product designs are widely used throughout many diverse industries.
Our company is a leader in the industry and has an exciting and dedicated goal to expand and double the business. With over 45 years’ experience in the field, and sales in all 50 states, we pride ourselves in the superior quality of our products and customer service. Due to the needs and demands of our customers, we are constantly striving to offer the latest development of quality high-tech electronics.
We are dedicated to the success of our employees and offer a collaborative work environment where each employee can thrive. We offer a work atmosphere that is both pleasant and challenging, where opportunities for improvement abound and benefits are included.
The company is located in sunny Tucson, where we shovel sunshine instead of snow. Our weather is extremely mild in the winter and offers the exquisite opportunity to cool down in the beautiful mountainous areas surrounding Tucson during our warm summers. A wide variety of restaurants and forms of entertainment are available year-round due to our mild temperatures. It just doesn’t get better than this atmosphere!

*We offer a competitive salary and opportunity for advancement within the organization. Visit our website at www.iotaengineering.com
*Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Design Engineer II/R&D Engineer - IOTA ENGINEERING
posted: 02/08/2016

Position Summary

Design and develop emergency lighting drivers for LEDs, emergency lighting low frequency inverters, and other new products relating to lighting electronics, including controls, and interface circuitry. Also guide and direct design of PCBs, enclosures, packaging, and/or related equipment. Application of power electronics, switchmode power supply circuit design, and electronics for lighting, includes design of voltage, current, and power regulators, and analog & digital controls. Perform feasibility studies for new technologies and new product ideas, pre-development, and product development from conception to initial production. Conduct business at all times with the highest standards of personal, professional and ethical conduct.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop new products such as; emergency lighting LEDs drivers, emergency lighting low frequency inverters, and other new products relating to lighting electronics that meet specified quality, reliability, performance, and costs targets.
  • Design and develop battery charger & battery management circuits.
  • Design, coordinate, and hold design reviews, providing deliverables such as: complete Bill-of-Materials, block-diagrams, schematics, drawings, PCB design documentation, specifications, test data results, and other necessary documentation and information.
  • Sr. Lead Development Engineer on team projects. May supervise or coordinate the work of other engineers, PCB & Mechanical, technicians Prepare completed working prototype samples, including samples for the UL Client Test Data program, and production.
  • Guide and assist product engineers in the UL Client Test Data program, particularly as it applies to Failure Mode and Effects analysis for new or major redesigned products.
  • Develop and execute reliability studies, which includes successful on-site or off-site installations and conduct reliability tests and analysis for new or major redesigned products.
  • Write, document, and provide special manufacturing guidelines and test specifications for new products, materials, or processes.
  • Determine the proper materials that are to be used in each product and participate in test programs for new materials.
  • Specify and monitor tests for product compliance with the applicable standards required by qualifying agencies; i.e. UL, FCC, etc.
  • Evaluate product or material performance as necessary to support the Quality, Manufacturing, and Field Service functions.
  • Issue complete and concise reports regarding the performance of new or improved products, as well as competing products.
  • Participate in the initial production phase of manufacturing inquiries and problems.
  • Utilize analytical modeling tools, when applicable, to insure initial design can meet target specifications.
  • Other tasks as necessary

Skills:

  • Ability to conduct research, and quickly learn and adapt new technologies and apply toward the design of new electronic products
  • Skilled at hands-on bench-top design of electronics for lighting or related fields
  • Strong Electrical Engineering and technical skills with expert knowledge in an appropriate discipline
  • Ability to work with a team in a matrix organization and interact with and contribute to cross-functional teams
  • Ability to use personal computers, especially using spreadsheets and word processing software
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and good organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to manage a project and balance innovation and creativity with mindful regard to a project schedule with strong sense of urgency
  • Knowledge of UL standards and compliance standards such as FCC EMI
  • Knowledge of embedded microcontroller products helpful.

Problem Solving/Decision Making:

  • Make technical decisions based upon his/her observations and consults with more experienced engineers as needed.
  • Use own judgment in overcoming minor technical problems that arise, referring only unusual and/or difficult cases to supervisor.
  • Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques and procedures using judgment in making adaptations and modifications.

Experience and Education:

  • MSEE or Master’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline with 2-5 years’ experience, or BSEE with 6+ years design & development experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs.

E-mail resumes to jsaldana@iotaengineering.com with subject line: "Design Engineer (II)".

IOTA is a leading manufacturer of emergency lighting equipment, AC/DC power converters, and fluorescent DC inverter ballasts. Our innovative and reliable product designs are widely used throughout many diverse industries.
Our company is a leader in the industry and has an exciting and dedicated goal to expand and double the business. With over 45 years’ experience in the field, and sales in all 50 states, we pride ourselves in the superior quality of our products and customer service. Due to the needs and demands of our customers, we are constantly striving to offer the latest development of quality high-tech electronics.
We are dedicated to the success of our employees and offer a collaborative work environment where each employee can thrive. We offer a work atmosphere that is both pleasant and challenging, where opportunities for improvement abound and benefits are included.
The company is located in sunny Tucson, where we shovel sunshine instead of snow. Our weather is extremely mild in the winter and offers the exquisite opportunity to cool down in the beautiful mountainous areas surrounding Tucson during our warm summers. A wide variety of restaurants and forms of entertainment are available year-round due to our mild temperatures. It just doesn’t get better than this atmosphere!

*We offer a competitive salary and opportunity for advancement within the organization. Visit our website at www.iotaengineering.com
*Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.