Updated July 18, 2022

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General Machine Products, a Klein Tools company, located in Suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a manufacturer of a wide range of products for the telecommunications, power utility, and cable television industries, and the contractors who serve them.


Manufacturing Engineer Intern

The Manufacturing Engineer Intern position for Fall 2022 is responsible for assisting with manufacturing process improvements, shop organization, posting visual controls, and creating standard work procedures. This position will be presented with real‐world business challenges and tasked to think critically and creatively while engaging with cross-functional partners and learning from experienced manufacturing professionals.
  • Gather product and consumer insights as assigned and make recommendations based on feedback.
  • Assist with analyzing manufacturing issues to determine root cause and define corrective actions supporting ongoing operational activities.
  • Assist manufacturing team in various departments with building products.
  • Recommend manufacturing process improvements to make production more successful.
  • Draft documentation of manufacturing processes and setups.
  • Perform other duties as required within the nature and level of work.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and currently pursuing an undergraduate degree. Comprehensive knowledge of PC and various business office applications/software.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, proper phone etiquette, and the ability to work in a group effectively. Must have the ability to deal with all levels of people both inside and outside of the organization. Ability to handle confidential information discreetly and shift priorities in a fast‐paced environment. Must have excellent follow‐through and be organized and detail‐oriented.

Physical Demand Requirements 

​Occasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Manufacturing Engineer Fall Intern

The Manufacturing Engineer Intern position for Fall 2022 is responsible for assisting with manufacturing process improvements, shop organization, posting visual controls, and creating standard work procedures. This position will be presented with real‐world business challenges and tasked to think critically and creatively while engaging with cross-functional partners and learning from experienced manufacturing professionals.
  • Gather product and consumer insights as assigned and make recommendations based on feedback.
  • Assist with analyzing manufacturing issues to determine root cause and define corrective actions supporting ongoing operational activities.
  • Assist manufacturing team in various departments with building products.
  • Recommend manufacturing process improvements to make production more successful.
  • Draft documentation of manufacturing processes and setups.
  • Perform other duties as required within the nature and level of work.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and currently pursuing an undergraduate degree. Comprehensive knowledge of PC and various business office applications/software.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, proper phone etiquette, and the ability to work in a group effectively. Must have the ability to deal with all levels of people both inside and outside of the organization. Ability to handle confidential information discreetly and shift priorities in a fast‐paced environment. Must have excellent follow‐through and be organized and detail‐oriented.

Physical Demand Requirements

​Occasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

This is a supporting role in which the Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for performing engineering analysis to define design requirements, and review the suitability of materials, and feasibility of proposed processes under daily direction. This position requires solid knowledge of engineering fundamentals and principles with a good general understanding of various material properties.
  • Focus primarily on the engineering development of new product ideas that fuel the future growth of the assigned products.
  • Participate in field visits with Product Marketing to observe end-user installations and uncover unmet needs related to fiber optic cable installations.
  • Participate in internal new product ideation brainstorming to develop next-generation product concepts and work to engineer those ideas from concept to commercialization.
  • Provide support and engineering insight to product marketing for the development of new product business cases.
  • Apply the new product development process to bring product from feasibility, through development, pilot, and up to launch.
  • Prepare and route product documentation including, but not limited to, detailed drawings, Item Masters, Bill of Materials (BOMs), specifications and inspection criteria as directed.
  • Design, develop,  prototype, and test product components, and sub‐systems, by using principles and techniques of mechanical, electrical, and/or industrial engineering analysis and findings.
  • Participate as directed in resolving engineering design, product quality, and testing issues.
  • Fulfill benchmark evaluation of competitive or proposed new products as well as ongoing product improvements utilizing proposed processes or material changes.
  • Perform engineering analysis and field research to define design requirements for new products.
  • Perform quality improvement and cost reduction projects that improve customer satisfaction and profitability. Use problem‐solving skills to analyze engineering difficulties.
  • Prioritize work to align with the goals of the department and various project teams.
  • Review personal progress within projects on a consistent basis and work to maintain timelines.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and three (3) years of relevant work experience in SolidWorks or other CAD software experience. Knowledge of machining and other manufacturing processes is a plus.
  • Must have strong technical and analytical skills. Must have planning and organizational skills. Must be capable of facilitating projects and solutions on time and within budget. Demonstrated oral and written communication within a team environment. Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Physical Demand Requirements 

​Occasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mechanical Engineer

The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for performing engineering analysis to define design requirements and review the sustainability of materials, and feasibility of proposed processes under daily direction. The position will perform benchmark evaluation of competitive or proposed new products as well as ongoing product improvements utilizing proposed processes or material changes. The position will design prototypes and test product components, sub-systems, and fixturing by applying principles and techniques of mechanical engineering.

  • Prepare product documentation including, but not limited to, detailed drawings, specifications, and inspection criteria as directed.
  • Prepare proposed routings, bills of material, and cost estimates for completing the proposed project.
  • Perform benchmark evaluation of competitive or proposed new products as well as ongoing product improvements utilizing proposed processes or material changes.
  • Utilize problem-solving skills in resolving engineering design, product quality, and testing issues.
  • Design prototypes and tests product components, sub-systems, and fixturing applying principles and techniques of electrical, mechanical, and/or industrial engineering as directed.
  • Write technical reports as directed to document engineering analysis and findings.
  • Review personal progress within projects on a consistent basis and work to maintain timelines.
  • Seek out and demand accurate inputs and produce only quality work products for downstream customers.
  • Maintain close contact with associated engineering groups and project teams.
  • Perform other duties as required within the nature and level of work.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and one (1) year of related work experience with SolidWorks or other CAD software is required.
  • Must possess strong analytical, planning, organizational, and conflict resolution skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word). Ability to manage engineering projects, and tasks and be an active member of a project team. Ability to communicate with all levels of a project team. Ability to complete projects on time and within budget.

Physical Demand Requirements

​Occasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Production Associate – Assembler

$1000 sign-on bonus

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Overview

​The Production Associate is responsible for operating manual and CNC equipment, assembly, and packaging. This position is also responsible for maintaining an inventory of assembly components within the work area and setting up components to complete each assembly assignment.

Responsibilities

1. Operate manual and CNC (computer numerical control) metal-cutting equipment.
2. Read bill of materials, gather product to assemble kits, and position parts following assembly instructions or blueprints.
3. Assemble product using hand tools/power tools and apply product labeling in the proper areas when applicable.
4. Ensure the product meets all quality and functional requirements.
5. Package product using packaging instructions.
6. Maintain an organized and accurate inventory of kit components within the assigned work cell.
7. Perform minor troubleshooting on equipment.
8. Disassemble products sent back to the facility for repair to replace or salvage parts.
9. Efficiently complete all assembly by the required deadline and standard rate.
10. Keep a clean and organized work area.
11. Practice, promote and support Lean implementation, continuous improvement initiatives, and 5S standards in the assigned work area.
12. Continuously look for ways to improve process flow and eliminate waste.
13. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent with at least one ﴾1﴿ year of mechanical work experience.
Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to work with others and independently with minimum supervision.

Physical Demand Requirements

​Occasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


CNC Machine Operator – 2nd Shift

$2.50 shift differential and $5000 sign-on bonus

—2nd Shift hours are Mon – Fri 3:00PM to 11:30PM—

The CNC Machine Operator is responsible for setting up and operating a variety of machine shop tools and machines such as radial drill presses, lathes, milling machines, punch presses, shapers, and grinders to machine metal work pieces.

Responsibilities

  • ​Study blueprint or layout on workpiece to visualize machining required and plan the sequence of operations. Select the method of holding the workpiece.
  • Lift the workpiece manually or using a hoist, and position and secure it to holding devices such as machine tables, chuck, centers, or fixtures.
  • Select feed rate, cutting speed, depth of cut, and cutting tool (bar tool, rotary cutter, or abrasive wheel) for each operation.
  • Maintain coolant levels in the machine.
  • Observe operation and regulate tool position and action.
  • Verify conformance of machined workpiece to specifications.
  • Measure, mark, and scribe work pieces to lay out for machining.
  • Devise ways of clamping workpieces and make special jigs and fixtures as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required within the nature and level of work.

Qualifications

  • ​A High School Diploma or equivalent and three (3) years of experience working as a machinist are required. Experience with plastic injection molding is preferred. CNC (computer numerical control) and Master Cam experience are a plus.
  • Ability to use tool room equipment such as lathes, mills, and grinders. Ability to read and understand part and tool prints. Ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine to exact positions. Must have good communication skills and work well within a team. Ability to work productively with minimum supervision. Ability to use measuring tools and hold tolerances.
Physical Demand Requirements
Occasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

CNC Machine Operator – 1st shift

$5000 sign-on bonus

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Responsibilities

The CNC Machine Operator is responsible for setting up and operating a variety of machine shop tools and machines such as radial drill presses, lathes, milling machines, punch presses, shapers, and grinders to machine metal workpieces.
  • ​Study blueprint or layout on workpiece to visualize machining required and plan the sequence of operations. Select the method of holding the workpiece.
  • Lift the workpiece manually or using a hoist, and position and secure it to holding devices such as machine table, chuck, centers, or fixtures. Verify workpiece position.
  • Select feed rate, cutting speed, depth of cut, and cutting tool (bar tool, rotary cutter, or abrasive wheel) for each operation.
  • Maintain coolant levels in the machine.
  • Observe operation and regulate tool position and action.
  • Verify conformance of machined workpiece to specifications.
  • Measure, mark, and scribe workpiece to lay out for machining.
  • Devise ways of clamping workpieces and make special jigs and fixtures as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required within the nature and level of work.

Qualifications

  • ​A High School Diploma or equivalent and three (3) years of experience working as a machinist are required. Experience with plastic injection molding is preferred. CNC (computer numerical control) and Master Cam experience are a plus.
  • Ability to use tool room equipment such as lathes, mills, and grinders. Ability to read and understand part and tool prints. Ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine to exact positions. Must have good communication skills and work well within a team. Ability to work productively with minimum supervision. Ability to use measuring tools and hold tolerances.

Physical Demand Requirements 

Occasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Maintenance Technician

$1000 sign-on bonus

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Responsibilities

The Maintenance Technician position will maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment. This position will be required to assist with the installation of equipment. This position will also be responsible for minimizing downtime and unplanned breakdowns by performing preventative maintenance work and completing repairs in a timely manner.
  • Maintenance/repair of building and manufacturing equipment/processes, (electrical), including painting, sheet metal work, welding, plumbing etc; diagnose machine malfunctions, disassemble and determine the extent of repairs necessary, estimate labor time, purchase or make repair parts, and conduct, test, and repair.
  • Maintain a safe work environment to prevent on-the-job injuries by following and promoting company, OSHA, and EPA rules and regulations, implementing machine safeguards, recognizing and reporting safety hazards, and following all safety procedures and standards.
  • Assist with the installation of capital equipment and electrical wiring systems in a safe, timely, and competent manner.
  • Keep work area in clean and orderly condition, complying with established 6S standards.
  • Transport wastewater to an assigned location using a company truck.
  • Conduct daily inspection of fork truck and comply with all safety rules and regulations while performing work.
  • Perform all other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • ​High School Diploma (GED) and a minimum of one (1) year of experience. Must possess basic electrical and plumbing knowledge. Must have knowledge in welding, fabricating, repairing, and installing equipment.
  • Ability to learn, problem-solve, and make decisions per work instructions and documents. Ability to communicate and work as a team member. Must possess knowledge of basic math skills. Must be able to read, write, speak and understand basic English.

Physical Demand Requirements

​Walking, up to 10 hours per day (interruptive), sitting or standing up to 10 hours per day (interruptive), bending/twisting neck, up to 2 hours per day (interruptive), bending/twisting waist, up to 2 hours per day (interruptive), hand movement, up to 10 hours per day (repetitive), arm movement, up to 10 hours per day (repetitive), pushing/pulling weight (assisted), up to 2 hours per day (interruptive), and lifting weight, up to 45 pounds, up to 2 hours per day (interrupting).

Vice President Product Management (General Manager)

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Responsibilities

This position reports to the Heavy Infrastructure General Manager working independently with limited supervision. This position exists to manage profit and loss responsibility for General Machine Products (GMP) division and is responsible for developing the business through new product development, supply chain optimization, marketing activities, and working directly with strategic market partners in North America. In addition, this position will be responsible for manufacturing, sales, and customer service in order to continue growth and strengthen relationships with our key consumers and vendors. The position will be the highest level of authority in regard to the local business unit and will oversee the Information Technology, Human Resources, and Finance departments as they support the overall business initiatives.

1. Manage and deliver on corporate strategy to maximize revenue, profitability, and customer satisfaction.

2. Achieve new product sales as a percent of total sales.

3. Maximize sales efficiency for the business by prioritizing and directing the sales team.

4. Maximize the supply chain of business unit products from a quality, cost, flexibility, and lead time perspective.

5. Develop annual budgets for the business unit for approval and perform to meet or exceed the approved budget.

6. Develop, gain approval for, and implement rolling three-year strategic plans for the business unit, including defining growth strategies, margin improvement strategies and other strategic priorities.

7. Provide strategic advice to ownership and upper management to inform them of market conditions and current results based on metrics.

8. Prepare and implement comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement by planning cost-effective operations and market development activities.

9. Ensure company policies and legal guidelines are communicated all the way from the top down in the company and that they are followed.

10. Establish and maintain key relationships with strategic customers and vendors.

11. Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its profile.

12. Manage subordinates with responsibility for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of employees.

13. Prepare for and participate in monthly staff meetings with prepared status reports.

14. Perform other duties as required within the nature and level of the work.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of seven (7) years of experience identifying and launching new products to market is required. In addition, seven (7) years of business-to-business (B2B) industry experience preferably working with engineered and/or capital products is required. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is preferred. Prior experience with Profit & Loss (P&L) responsibility is preferred.

Knowledge of new product life cycle from the conception of the new product through launch commercialization. Ability to understand market changes and forces that influence the company. Knowledge of Corporate Finance and performance metrics. Experience managing cross-functional teams with multiple direct reports. Experience in strategic business development planning, including product management and go-to-market strategy.

Excellent organizational, leadership, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. Must be able to communicate with all levels of the organization.  Must be a results-oriented individual possessing a sense of urgency with the drive to get things done. Must be comfortable using analytics to drive decisions and hit Key Performance Indications (KPIs).


Quality Control Technician

$1000 sign-on bonus

Responsibilities

The Quality Control Technician is responsible for testing and inspecting products at various stages of the production process and compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain the quality and reliability of parts and products.
1. Interpret engineering drawings and schematic diagrams and work with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards.

2. Select products for testing at specific stages in the production process, and test products or components for a variety of properties such as dimensions, performance, and mechanical, electrical, or chemical characteristics.

3. Perform the first piece, work in process, and final piece inspections.

4. Record test data and apply statistical quality control procedures.

5. Evaluate data and document deviations from existing standards. May reject material, part or product necessary if standards are not met.

6. Recommend modification of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.

7. Set-up and perform destructive and non-destructive tests on materials, parts, or products to measure performance, life, or material characteristics.

8. Maintain calibration schedules of measuring tools and instruments used in the quality assurance process, including quality assurance department and shop floor tools.

9. May calibrate tools or outsource tools for calibration services as needed.

10. Prepare graphs or charts of data and enter data into the computer for analysis.

11. Perform other duties as required within the nature and level of work.

Qualifications

A High School Diploma or equivalent and one (1) year of work experience in quality control are required.

Strong math skills in the areas of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Ability to effectively communicate with supervisors and co-workers. Excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to read, write, speak and understand basic English.

Physical Demand Requirements

Occasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Tool Crib Attendant

$1000 sign-on bonus

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The Tool Crib Attendant is responsible for receiving, storing, and issuing hand tools, machine tools, dies, materials, and safety equipment. In addition, this position will inspect inspection tools and equipment for defects and complete periodic inventories in the tool room.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Issue equipment such as tools, fixtures, jigs, and dies to workers and maintain a record of tools and equipment issued and returned.
  • Locate lost or misplaced tools and equipment that are not returned after being used.
  • Receive, unpack, and store incoming tools and equipment to replenish inventory.
  • Inspect and measure tools and equipment for defects or wear and report to tool room personnel.
  • Mark and identify tools and equipment with the proper storage location.
  • Prepare and complete periodic inventory of the tools and equipment.
  • Perform other duties as required within the nature and level of work.

Job Qualification Requirements

A High School Diploma or equivalent and one (1) year of relevant work experience are required. Familiarity with OSHA regulations is required. Experience working with AS400 is preferred.

Ability to complete data entry accurately. Attention to detail plays a large role in the success of the position. Must have the ability to work cross-functionally and communicate effectively with upper management and peers. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Physical Demand Requirements

​Occasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Manufacturing Engineer Intern

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The Manufacturing Engineer Intern position is responsible for assisting with manufacturing process improvements, shop organization, posting visual controls, and creating standard work procedures. This position will be presented with real‐world business challenges and tasked to think critically and creatively while engaging with cross-functional partners and learning from experienced manufacturing professionals.
  • Gather product and consumer insights as assigned and make recommendations based on feedback.
  • Assist with analyzing manufacturing issues to determine root cause and define corrective actions in support of ongoing operational activities.
  • Assist manufacturing team in various departments with building products.
  • Recommend manufacturing process improvements to make production more successful.
  • Draft documentation of manufacturing processes and setups.
  • Perform other duties as required within the nature and level of work.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and currently pursuing an undergraduate degree. Comprehensive knowledge of PC and various business office applications/software.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, proper phone etiquette, and the ability to work in a group effectively. Must have the ability to deal with all levels of people both inside and outside of the organization. Ability to handle confidential information discreetly and shift priorities in a fast‐paced environment. Must have excellent follow‐through and be organized and detail‐oriented.

Physical Demand Requirements

​Occasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.