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Morbark builds equipment that creates opportunities in the forestry, recycling, sawmill, biomass, and tree care markets. Morbark equipment helps customers harvest, process, and convert wood and other organic materials into valuable, useful, and environmentally sound products.

With an average of almost 15 years of employment with the company, Morbark’s nearly 500 employees are dedicated to quality and customer service.

Current job openings at Morbark are listed on the tabs section below. Please click on the title to view and download the job description and to complete an online application.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not receive a confirmation upon applying, please contact us at jobs@morbark.com or re-submit your application.

Quality Engineer

Position Summary

The Quality Engineer provides support for quality improvement through empirical testing and by identifying testing methods and sampling plans. Additionally, the position will assist in the development of statistical analysis and trending in order to maintain the Quality Management System. Reports to the Quality Manager.

Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science field

Experience

  • Five years of previous experience in a quality engineer, quality assurance, or related role
  • Experience with lean manufacturing principles

Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
  • Understanding of ISO 9001, 140001, etc. implementation
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Suite (Excel, Access)

Personal

  • Demonstrated ability to lead courageously, maintaining a strong position amidst opposition to resolve important issues, and ability to navigate through complexity
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Business agility to manage complexity, change, and uncertainty; flexibility; nimbleness
  • Hands-on, energetic, and a “can do” attitude

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze quality performance utilizing statistical and analytical tools and methods
  • Implement methods to inspect, test, and evaluate reliability and accuracy of processes, products, and production equipment
  • Develop and establish quality procedures and systems for inspecting plans, quality trends, capability studies, and verification/validation activities
  • Ensure process control documents adhere with set requirements
  • Assist in on-time processing of non-conforming components
  • Assist material-review disposition process through failure analysis and corrective actions
  • Coordinate with suppliers and internal/external customers relating to quality trends, performance and corrective action
  • Verify conformance and productivity of quality engineering system through supplier audits and surveys
  • Initiate programs to enhance supplier performance
  • Interact with product development committees to inspect and review engineering releases
  • Review all product quality aspects like planning, manufacturing methods, and process specifications
  • Interact with manufacturing and engineering teams to optimize documentation related to quality and inspection checks
  • Develop and establish quality processes to establish and provide evidence for Device Master Record
  • Assist manufacturing scrap performance evaluation and management

Note

This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Field Service Engineer

Position Summary

Morbark’s Field Service Engineer position works as part of the Product Engineering team, investigating issues customers have with our products. The Field Engineer’s primary role is to lead fact gathering for product issues in the field and drive investigation efforts toward root-cause identification and then validation of permanent corrective actions. The Field Service Engineer will also support the Service team to determine appropriate immediate actions to return a customer’s equipment to an operational state. Approximate travel of 20% is required for this job.

Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering

Experience

  • Prior experience working in a field service role
  • Experience working with Design and/or Manufacturing Engineering a plus
  • Experience with electric and hydraulic controls and systems a plus
  • Experience working in a Lean manufacturing culture
  • Project management experience, interfacing with multiple projects

Skills

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ability to effectively understand and communicate with individuals at multiple levels of the organization including shop floor and office
  • Formal Problem Solving training/skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft product suite helpful
  • Ability to read and interpret Engineering Drawings a plus
  • Qualification to work in the United States

Personal

  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, fulfilling identified obligations.
  • Ability to interact with our internal and external customers at all leadership levels
  • Hands-on, energetic, and a “can do” attitude
  • Honest, reliable, and ethical nature

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gather information about product issues experienced by our customers
    • Work with the Morbark Service organization and our authorized servicing dealers to determine quick and effective repairs to customer’s equipment – monitor the effectiveness of any initial repairs
    • Work with Product Engineers to evaluate available information, identify, and close investigational gaps and drive investigation activity toward root cause of all assigned field issues
    • Work with Product Engineering to develop and validate permanent corrective actions to address product issues; facilitate application of these corrective actions on customer equipment in conjunction with the Morbark Service team as appropriate
  • Work with Product and Systems Engineering to develop troubleshooting and repair training for the Service organization and our servicing dealers
  • Work with the Product Engineering team to drive down Warranty occurrences and expense – support Product Warranty Board teams
  • Facilitate field testing with current or future customers
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the continuous improvement process; collaborate with other departments to provide a “best in class” quality product
  • Identify training opportunities and help develop training needed to improve the overall organization’s development
  • Create reports for management outlining current project status or current issues
  • Keep a working log of open issues and timelines for resolutions
  • Contribute to problem resolutions and participate in problem-solving activities

Note

This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Mechanical Engineer

Position Summary

The Mechanical Engineer will be assigned design projects for product modifications and new products employing steel fabrication, weldments, diesel and gasoline engines, drive trains, hydraulics, and electronic controls. Products range from small hand-fed tree care chippers and stump grinders to very large industrial chippers, horizontal and vertical mills, flails, and sawmill equipment.

Requirements

Education

  • BS Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Experience

  • 1 to 3 years’ experience, (including internship and/or co-op experience)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, machine design, mechanics of materials, and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Experience and/or training in engine components, hydraulics, sheet metal, fixture design, or failure analysis

Skills

  • Proficiency in use of Solid Modeling 3D CAD, prefer SolidEdge
  • Strong communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to productively use MS Office software
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

Personal

  • Unimpaired speech, hearing, and sight (continuous)
  • Postural changes such as sitting, reaching, climbing, standing, walking, and lifting

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute assigned design and development projects involving these technologies
  • Provide technical support to sales, production, service, and operations to make and meet commitments
  • Support manufacturing and update prints to provide configuration control of product as it is built
  • Pursue individual goals and objectives and contribute to the achievement of department goals and continuous improvement of department processes

Note

This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Manufacturing Engineer

Position Summary

Morbark’s Manufacturing Engineer position works as part of a team to maintain and improve processes and systems used in manufacturing.  Manufacturing Engineers work under minimal supervision and independently prepare, conduct, and evaluate analyses for planning process implementation of new or modified product designs to the factory.  The Manufacturing Engineer will also lead problem solving for manufacturing issues (production methods and procedures) in a specific function (including layout, production flow, tooling, and production equipment, material fabrication, assembly methods, and planning) in a Pre-Production, Production, or Post-Production environment.

Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering

Experience

  • Lean Certification
  • 3 – 5 years of manufacturing engineering related experience
  • Experience working with 3D Modeling (Solid Edge, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • Prior experience working in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Experience in conducting time studies
  • Experience identifying and developing solutions to Safety, Quality and Velocity issues in a shop floor environment
  • Experience with ERP – preferred
  • Metal Forming/Welding/Fabrications experience in a manufacturing environment – preferred

Skills

  • Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Ability to read/interpret engineering drawings
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ability to effectively establish, understand, and communicate with individuals at multiple levels of the organization, including shop floor and office
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts
  • Formal Problem Solving training/skills

Personal

  • Demonstrated ability to lead courageously, maintaining a strong position amidst opposition to resolve important issues, and ability to navigate through complexity
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Business agility to manage complexity, change, and uncertainty; flexibility; nimbleness
  • Hands-on, energetic, and a “can do” attitude
  • Honesty, reliability, and ethical nature

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform technical analysis of manufacturing processes to support management decisions
  • Design / direct the acquisition, design, fabrication, and repair of all necessary tooling and machines
  • Troubleshoot day-to-day process performance issues, develop solutions, and monitor improvements
  • Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of manufacturing best practices, product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, test methods, and quality control standards
  • Validate process cycle times by conducting time studies
  • Provide day-to-day coaching duties in absence of team leader
  • Respond to customer issues and lead process improvements
  • Determine manufacturing time and cost of new assemblies; provide Production Managers with a labor quote
  • Work with suppliers to determine product specifications and conformance to quality standards, and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or part

Note

This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Hydraulic Systems Engineer

Position Summary

Morbark’s Hydraulic Systems Engineer works as part of Morbark’s Systems Engineering team, ensuring that machine hydraulic systems meet or exceed applicable standards and requirements for the target customers and markets. The Hydraulic System Engineer will work with the other Systems Engineers and various Product Engineers to develop and validate new and modified Hydraulic Systems on current production machines, equipment under development, and any custom-built equipment that requires custom hydraulic controls. The Hydraulic Systems Engineer, as part of the Product Engineering Teams, will ensure that the Hydraulic Systems on all new and modified products meet any and all requirements and standards.

Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Mechanical Engineering

Experience

  • 1 – 3 years of Hydraulic Engineering-related experience
  • Project management experience, interfacing with multiple projects
  • Prior experience in Hydraulic System design and routing
  • Experience working with SolidEdge software package is highly preferred

Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to identify applicable design requirements for a given application or product
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills
  • Effectively establish, understand, and communicate with individuals at multiple levels of the organization, including shop floor and office
  • Formal Problem Solving training/skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft product suite
  • Qualification to work in the United States

Personal

  • Demonstrated ability to lead courageously, maintaining a strong position amidst opposition to resolve important issues, and ability to navigate through complexity
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Business agility to manage complexity, change, and uncertainty; flexibility; nimbleness
  • Hands-on, energetic, and a “can do” attitude
  • Honest, reliable, and ethical nature

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Own the Hydraulic System design and ensure that Morbark hydraulics comply with regulations and standards as well as meeting or exceeding requirements as specified by our various customers
  • Recommend and make improvements to current Hydraulic Systems
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the design process; collaborate with other departments to provide a “best in class” quality product
  • Identify Hydraulic System-related training opportunities and help develop training needed to improve the overall organization’s development
  • Create reports for management outlining current project status or current issues
  • Maintain a record of system changes as required
  • Contribute to systems-related troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities for the product or office
  • Support other groups and departments as needed

Note

This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Production Assembler

Job Summary

Use a variety of hand and power tools, fixtures, work instructions, and test equipment to perform a series of operations to correctly assemble machinery.

Requirements

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Experience

  • Previous production assembly experience – preferred
  • Prior experience in Electrical Controls system design
  • Prior experience in Electrical routing
  • Formal Problem Solving training/skills

Skills

  • Ability to perform basic math (add subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers in addition to understanding fractions and decimals)
  • Basic language skills (can read and understand written instructions)
  • Ability to identify and use a variety of assembly tools and methods
  • Basic/general knowledge in reading/understanding schematics
  • Understanding of equipment performance requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to identify applicable design requirements for a given application or product
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills
  • Ability to effectively understand and communicate with individuals at multiple levels of the organization, including shop floor and office

Personal

  • Unimpaired speech, hearing and sight (continuous)
  • Postural changes such as sitting, reaching, climbing, standing, walking, and lifting (intermittent)
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to chest-high shelving

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow detailed assembly instructions, processes, and procedures
  • Comply with policies, guidelines, and regulatory requirements to meet Quality Standards
  • Proficiently use equipment required by the job function
  • Adhere to safety, quality, inventory, and production guidelines
  • Report problems with quality, processes, equipment, and materials to Production Supervisor
  • Assemble equipment for final operation
  • Perform troubleshooting as required
  • Explore methods of improving efficiency, speed, and quality of work being done
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area to facilitate manufacturing functions

Note

This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Welder

Position Summary

Welders will be responsible welding metal, assembling parts, and clean-up welds. They will be responsible for performing basic math such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers. All welders will be expected to weld in a flat position and understand what a quality weld looks like.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Weld and assemble parts to company standards
  • Assemble parts using a variety of tools and methods
  • Become proficient in the use of the equipment required by the job function
  • May be required to explore methods of improving efficiency, speed and quality of work being done
  • Experienced welders will be responsible for performing finishing sanding, scraping, BBs and other clean-up duties
  • Follow departmental employee objectives, standards or directions
  • Adhere to safety, quality, inventory and production guidelines
  • Follow company policies and procedures

Minimum Requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Additional training, education or certification in welding is preferred.
  • Experience is preferred in one or more of the following welding processes: SMAW, GMAW or FCAW.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production or precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models
  • Ability to perform basic math (add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers in addition to understanding fractions and decimals)
  • Ability to read and understand both written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g. patterns of numbers, letters, pictures etc.)
  • Ability to read basic prints/schematics
  • Ability to read and use tape measure, rule and square to fit parts and assemblies

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds from floor to chest to high shelving
  • Ability to perform frequent postural changes such as sitting, reaching, climbing, standing, walking, lifting, stooping and twisting
  • Ability to see details at a close range (within a few feet) and judge which of several objects is closer or further away

Note

This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

3rd Shift Equipment Painter

Job Summary

Working a 3rd shift, the equipment painter position will be responsible for appropriately applying paint to all finished parts requiring paint. All Painter positions will be expected to recognize, understand, and perform to Morbark paint standards.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Select appropriate coatings, paints, or sprays, or prepare them by mixing substances according to formulas, using automated paint mixing equipment
  • Make sure all equipment is cleaned and properly prepped before painting
  • Read and understand formulas and follow written and verbal directions
  • Complete start-up and shut-down process on the paint line
  • Disassemble, clean, reassemble, and maintain painting application equipment
  • Follow departmental objectives, standards or directions
  • Perform routine maintenance on painting equipment
  • Adhere to safety, quality, inventory and production guidelines
  • Follow company policies and procedures

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Urethane or automotive experience
  • Two (2) to three (3) years of paint line experience
  • Ability to handle both basic math and print reading
  • Ability to use a tape measure
  • Ability to measure and mix paint

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds from floor to chest to high shelving
  • Ability to perform frequent postural changes such as sitting, reaching, climbing, standing, walking, lifting, stooping and twisting
  • Ability to see details at a close range (within a few feet) and judge which of several objects is closer or further away

Note

This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Draftsman

Job Summary

Draw and maintain the company’s drawings. Perform other drafting-related functions as described below. All drafting projects, normal working hours and overtime are assigned and/or approved by the supervisor.

Requirements

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent – required
  • One (1) year of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) in secondary school and one (1) year of experience using CAD – Recommended – Not required
  • An Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Computer Aided Drafting and experience in heavy equipment design – a plus

Experience

  • Experience in mechanical hardware drawings
  • GD&T – preferred
  • Understanding of basic math and print reading – required
  • Familiarity with electrical and hydraulic circuits – a plus

Skills

  • Basic written, typing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the designer as needed
  • Generate new drawings as assigned
  • Maintain drafting-related records; i.e. number logs, filing, etc.
  • Perform routine revisions as directed by designer
  • Plot/print drawings for production personnel or others as needed
  • Complete work in a timely, thorough, and accurate manner
  • Understand and use all existing and future company drawing standards
  • Use Solid Edge 3D, ACAD 2D, Microsoft Office programs
  • Adhere to all company safety policies, work rules and standard operating procedures
  • Adhere to Morbark Employee Performance Expectations
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism within the department
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area
  • Other duties as required

Note

This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Engine Specialist

Job Summary

Morbark’s Engine Specialist works as part of the Product Engineering team. The Engine Specialist’s primary role is selecting, modeling, and purchasing engines and/or engine components to meet Engineering requirements for Morbark’s product lines.

Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering field

Experience

  • Prior experience in engine and/or engine subcomponent design, selection, and testing
  • Experience working with Engineering and Manufacturing departments
  • Project management experience in interfacing with multiple/concurrent projects
  • Solid Edge experience preferred

Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret Engineering drawings
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, leadership, and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
  • Ability to effectively understand and communicate with individuals at multiple levels of the organization
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft product suite; ability to productively use MS Office software
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Qualification to work in the United States

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Select engines for product use
    • Coordinate with Engineer for performance requirements
    • Coordinate with Purchasing Department for timing/availability
    • Coordinate with Sales Department for customer preference
  • Determine or design engine subcomponent and packaging requirements
    • Design or select cooling and exhaust subsystems
    • Design enclosures
    • Coordinate with clutch suppliers for attachments
    • Work with CAD team to ensure proper model and BOM generation
  • Validate engines and engine packages
    • Determine validation needs
    • Establish test plans
    • Run, direct, or coordinate actual product testing
  • Work with Engineering and Quality teams to drive down warranty occurrences and expense
  • Identify training opportunities and help develop training needed to improve the overall organization’s development
  • Create reports for management outlining current project status or current issues
  • Keep a working log of open issues, design issues, and timelines for resolutions
  • Contribute to problem resolutions and participate in problem-solving activities when needed
  • Travel time up to 10% may be required for this position

Note

This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Technical Compliance Analyst

Job Summary

The Technical Compliance Analyst will develop and maintain system processes to ensure company compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements for all markets in which Morbark participates.

Requirements

Education

  • Associate Degree in a technical discipline

Experience

  • 1 – 3 years of Electrical Engineering-related experience
  • 2+ years of experience in a compliance management program
  • Demonstrated experience with multiple certification test agencies
  • Demonstrated understanding of various regulatory standards
  • Experience with regulatory certification requirements and processes in the U.S., Asia, and Europe
  • Experience organizing compliance documentation and maintaining current certification availability to sales and customers

Skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/assignment simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively communicate with management, written and orally
  • Ability to work effectively across organizations to achieve company goals and objectives

Personal

  • Demonstrated ability to lead courageously, maintaining a strong position amidst opposition to resolve important issues, and ability to navigate through complexity
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Business agility to manage complexity, change, and uncertainty; Flexibility; nimbleness
  • Hands-on, energetic, and a “can do” attitude
  • Honest, reliable, and ethical nature

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prevent compliance issues by collaborating with engineering planning and design teams, reviewing design data, identifying and resolving product and engineering design issues, identifying short-term and long-range issues, researching and identifying applicable regulatory and industry compliance standards and codes, and developing compliance policies
  • Organize compliance program by preparing timetables, cost estimates, and required resources, including test laboratories and equipment
  • Determine compliance by establishing compliance test standards, conducting and witnessing tests, performing diagnostic procedures, analyzing and evaluating findings, and supervising sub-contractors
  • Attain compliance by isolating and resolving non-compliance issues, recommending product and process changes, and initiating engineering change orders
  • Document compliance by completing approval applications, recording test results, preparing investigative reports, preparing and filing Declarations of Conformity, and maintaining compliance database
  • Prepare and present compliance reports with analysis of measurements, statistics, and other data
  • Prepare and file complete compliance reports with regulatory agencies and other local, state, or federal entities
  • Report the progress and support needs to management and inform engineering of compliance requirements and changes that impact design
  • Represent Morbark on applicable standards committees

Note

This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Morbark, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The policy of Morbark is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, Veteran Status, sexual orientation, genetic information of any other protected category by state and federal laws.