Job Openings

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 450 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.

Equipment Painter

Department:

Production

Reports to:

Supervisor of Check Out

Job Summary:

The Painter will be responsible for appropriately applying paint to all finished parts requiring paint. They will uphold Morbark quality by having a clear understanding of the paint process from start to finish. This position will adhere to all Morbark safety, quality, inventory and production guidelines, standards, policies and procedures.

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
  • Perform startup 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
  • Make sure work area is clean
  • Paint equipment to quality expectations
  • Follow safety guidelines
  • Always wear protective clothing and respirator

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Must have two (2) to three (3) years of paint experience in a Urethane application
  • Basic written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others

Physical Requirements:

  • Unimpaired speech, hearing and sight (continuous)
  • Postural changes such as sitting, reaching, climbing, standing, walking and lifting intermittently
  • Standing and walking on cement
  • Climbing on and under machines
  • Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 50 pounds from ground level to chest level
  • Must be able to discriminate between colors and judge brightness and shade

General Performance Expectations:

  • Adhere to Morbark Employee Performance Expectations
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism within the department
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area

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.

Machine Operator

Job Summary:

The Machine Operator will be responsible for operating various types of machines in the plant. They will adhere to all Morbark safety, quality, inventory and production guidelines, standards, policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Inspect work pieces for defects, and measure work pieces to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates, or other measuring instruments
  • Observe machine operation to detect work piece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary
  • Read blueprints or job orders to determine product specifications and tooling instructions and to plan operational sequences
  • Set up and operate machine to perform machining operations
  • Follow all departmental objectives, standards or directions
  • Machine all parts to company standards following
  • Proficient use of equipment required by job function
  • Keep work place safe, clean and organized
  • Ensure proper placement of tools at the end of each shift
  • Responsibilities may change; be added or deleted.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Ability to handle both basic math and print reading is required. Proficient in shop mathematics and layout techniques is preferred.
  • Ability to use a tape measure is required. Proficient use of measuring instruments such as micrometers, height gauges, etc. is preferred.
  • Basic written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others

Physical Requirements:

  • Unimpaired speech, hearing and sight (continuous)
  • Postural changes such as sitting, reaching, climbing, standing, walking and lifting intermittently
  • Standing and walking on cement
  • Climbing on and under machines
  • Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 50 pounds from ground level to chest level

General Performance Expectations:

  • Adhere to Morbark Employee Performance Expectations
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism within the department
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area

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

Job Summary:

The Welding position 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.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Welds and assembles parts to company standards.
  • Assembles parts using a variety of tools and methods.
  • Responsible for becoming 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, BB’s and other clean-up duties.
  • Will be responsible for following departmental employee objectives, standards or directions.
  • Adheres to safety, quality, inventory and production guidelines.
  • Follows company policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Additional training, education or certification in welding is preferred.
  • Experience preferred in one or more of the following welding processes: SMAW, GMAW or FCAW.
  • 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).
  • Possess the ability to read and understand both written and verbal instructions.
  • Must be able 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.).
  • Must be able to read and use tape measure, rule and square to fit parts and assemblies.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds from floor to chest to high shelving.
  • 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:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties.

Purchasing Buyer

Reports to

Central Shop Office Purchasing Supervisor

REQUIREMENTS

  • Use computers to organize and locate inventory, and operate spreadsheet and word processing software
  • Negotiate prices, discount terms and transportation arrangements for product
  • Work with sales and engineering employees to obtain information about customer needs and preferences
  • Examine, select, order and purchase product consistent with quality, quantity and specification requirements at the most favorable price
  • Monitor and analyze sales records, trends and/or economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns and determine what the company will sell and how much inventory is needed
  • Authorize payment of invoices or return of merchandise
  • Work closely with suppliers to obtain and develop desired products
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment
  • Manage supplier returns of defective goods
  • Manage supplier warranty claims
  • Investigate and resolve new machine quality issues on purchased goods
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes
  • Manage any invoice/purchase order discrepancies
  • Always look for and help implement opportunities to reduce the number of transactions required to support our business
  • Follow policies and procedures, in addition to the creation and or revision of P&Ps
  • Maintain paranoia reports
  • Perform cycle counts
  • Train suppliers and persuade them to implement barcode system
  • Process MRP orders
  • Cover for any teammates who may be out of the office

Education

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent

Experience

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a materials department environment is required

SKILLS

Must have:

  • Sufficient abilities to effectively communicate with internal Morbark personnel and outside customers in both written and oral form
  • Ability to work without direct and constant supervision
  • Ability to prioritize appropriately and possess organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and knowledge of when confidentiality is required
  • Dedication and enthusiasm for the company, as expressed by daily attitude within and outside of work hours
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Professional image within the work place and in public

Personal

It is expected that each CSO representative maintain a calm, professional demeanor and possess the ability to facilitate the smooth transaction of daily activities while working to achieve the future goals of the Procurement group, CSO and Morbark, LLC.

Other

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.

ENVIRONMENT

Work

Office setting, transitioning daily to Shop Floor/Production setting

Physical

  • Occasional necessity to lift a minimum of 20 lbs.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, twisting
  • Sitting/standing frequently

Industrial Field Sales

Job Summary

Highly motivated coach, responsible for planning and results while encouraging others to make continuous improvements.  Works well with other departments to solve issues.  A “public” ambassador for Morbark, always aware of market conditions and future requirements.  Is able to close direct deals and assist dealers to close their deals without taking over the sale.

Department

Industrial Sales

Reports To

Director of Industrial Sales

Status

Exempt

Class

Outside Sales

Responsibilities

  • Identifies, pursues and closes sales in open territories assigned to representative
  • Maintains relationships with direct customers at ownership, job supervisor and mechanic levels
  • Identifies new prospective customers
  • Assists in developing and implementing a Morbark dealer support strategy from “the field” perspective
  • Assists in creating and implementing a growth strategy for the dealers
  • Assists with product development
  • Assists in training
  • Strengthens Morbark awareness at the branch and executive levels of dealerships
  • Publically supports Morbark goals with dealers
  • Provides feedback and written plans when requested for continuous improvements for dealers and Morbark

Required Skills

  • Strong communication skills via oral and written communications (including CRM and Hot Syncs), presentations and meetings both internally and externally
  • Appropriate contact with dealer personnel (i.e., daily)
  • Ability to continually learn and utilize all Morbark and competitive features, benefits and strategies
  • Ability to demonstrate industrial equipment and understand optimum performances in different applications
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs., stand, walk, bend/stoop on a regular basis
  • Ability to drive long hours, away from home for days, climb on and operate heavy machinery
  • Ability to travel internationally occasionally

Education & Abilities Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • College Degree Preferred
  • Experience with applications of heavy equipment sales, heavy equipment distributor businesses and/or electric powered systems
  • Computer utilizations of basic software programs (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) required

Manufacturing Engineer

Job 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, independently prepare, conduct, and evaluate analyses for planning improvements and 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 Production or Post-Production environment.

Reports To

Director of Engineering

Status

Exempt

Classification

Exempt

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 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
  • Effectively establish understand and communicate with individuals at multiple levels of the organization including shop floor and office

Essential Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Metal Forming/Welding/Fabrications experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Experience in conducting time studies
  • Experience identifying and developing solutions to Safety, Quality and Velocity issue in a shop floor environment; and thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts
  • Formal Problem Solving training/skills

Ideal Personal Profile

  • 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 personality

Ideal Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering
  • Lean Certification
  • 3 – 5 years of manufacturing engineering related experience
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Ability to read/interpret engineering drawings
  • Experience with ERP – preferred

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.