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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 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

Job Description

We are seeking a Purchasing Buyer in Wynn, MI. Our Buyers are responsible for quotation activities, negotiations, selecting qualified suppliers, seeking alternate suppliers, supplier negotiations (price, schedules and terms & conditions), documentation write-up, and post-award management regarding Long-Term Agreements, warranty, etc. You will work with engineering to identify and qualify new suppliers to meet customer requirements on new and existing programs.

Requirements

  • Lead formal negotiations (price, schedule, and supplier exceptions) to contractual requirements
  • Perform and comprehend price analyses, source selection/justification
  • Review purchase requisitions for clarity, compliance, detail, completeness, and obtain additional information considered necessary
  • Actively manage the procurement process from order placement through receipt of products and subsequent payment of invoices
  • Actively manage supplier performance through consistent communication to ensure proper adherence to purchase order terms and conditions
  • Participate in the invoice approval process to ensure that supplier invoices are in accordance with purchase order terms and conditions, and resolve issues as necessary
  • Review proposals, negotiate prices and terms, select or recommend suppliers, analyze trends, follow up on orders placed, verify delivery, approve payments, and maintain necessary records
  • Prepare RFQ packages

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.

Relocation Assistance Available

No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of Procurement experience
  • Experience in the procurement of Steel, Engines, Hydraulics, Electric and Electronic Components

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.

Hydraulic/Electrical Assembler

Responsibilities

Functions

  • Perform basic assembly of hydraulic/electrical components
  • Perform basic routing of hydraulics hoses
  • Determine that appropriate hoses, tubes and fitting sizes are being used
  • Read and understand hydraulic/electrical diagrams and prints
  • Bend hydraulic tubing to required specifications
  • Set pressures and flows of hydraulic systems
  • Put together electrical components with the use of blueprints, schematics or written work instructions

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow departmental employee objectives, standards and directions
  • Perform Electrical Assembly to company standards
  • Perform Hydraulic Assembly to company standards
  • Use equipment required by the job function proficiently
  • Adhere to safety, quality, inventory and production guidelines
  • Assemble components using a variety of tools and methods
  • Prep equipment for final operation
  • Perform troubleshooting as required
  • Explore methods of improving efficiency, speed and quality of work being done

Requirements

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Hydraulic – Required to take and pass Morbark’s General Hydraulic class or have equivalent experience
  • Electrical – Required to take and pass Morbark’s General Electrical class
  • 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 hydraulic schematics
  • Basic/general knowledge of hydraulic principles, methods, applications and components
  • Understanding of equipment performance requirements

Physical Requirements

  • 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

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.

Director of Engineering

Job Summary

The Director of Engineering is responsible for engineering and communicating all progress and concerns relative to designing and selling a well-engineered and reliable product. The Director will be responsible for providing technical and strategic leadership for planning, organizing and directing the overall success of the Engineering Product Team. This role is responsible for the organizational structure and management of the design-to-production-launch functions of the Hardware, Software and Mechanical Engineering staff.

Status

Exempt

Classification

Executive

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Directs and participates in engineering impacted cost-reduction efforts
  • Participates in the creation and implementation of the technical strategy
  • Performs administrative duties such as performance and merit reviews, hiring, etc.
  • Provides for training, personnel enhancements and staff development to ensure a highly efficient and technically competent work force
  • Seeks new products via regular meetings with end users, distributors, consultants and research organizations
  • Directs the establishment of regular engineering meetings with major customers to elicit current product update needs and to ensure proper future design planning
  • Fosters confidential working relationships with outside technical resources to enhance internal technical programs
  • Institutes the use of engineering tools such as DFMs, FMEAs and DOEs in the product development stages and in problem solving to ensure that only the highest quality products are manufactured when taken into production
  • Directs the establishment of investigative programs for regular analysis of competitive products to maintain current product knowledge
  • Is responsible for fostering continuous improvement in performance, quality and cost
  • Provides leadership to relevant cross-functional teams as Senior Advisor
  • Releases final designs for manufacturing or purchasing and components and quantifies timely product/process concern based on verification data
  • Supports Sales and Production Management in areas of manufacturing feasibility, tooling requirements and standard costing
  • Ensures an innovative and creative environment for product engineers to initiate/ implement ideas, VA/VEs and possible patents
  • Facilitates Projects – cost management, quality planning, human resource planning, and risk identification and qualification
  • Supports the safety and environmental programs to ensure a safe work environment for all employees

Essential Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills, ability to handle multiple tasks/programs, high energy, strong customer relations
  • Strong financial understanding of the costing of products
  • Proficiency in program management, FMEA, FEA, DVP&R, QS9000, TS16949 and PPAP tools
  • High level of analytical ability
  • Thorough knowledge of design and development of mechanical components and systems, working knowledge of test engineering, manufacturing operations, and engineering processes and procedures
  • 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
  • Hands-on, energetic, and a “can do” attitude
  • Honesty, reliability, and ethical nature

Ideal Education

B.S. in mechanical engineering level of knowledge, MSME or MBA level preferred with a minimum of 10-15 years relevant manufacturing industry experience and 5 years in management

Electrical Engineer

Reports To

Hydraulic and Electrical Systems Supervisor

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate circuit and electrical component design and proper application
  • Prepare schematic circuit drawings and specifications for electrical systems
  • Work to modularize circuit drawings to improve standardization and reduce cost
  • Program machine controls such as Parker IQAN and other CANbus controllers
  • Identify and correct failure points in the electrical circuit design, documentation and implementation process
  • Work with vendors to evaluate new products, proper documentation on changes on their products and proper application of their products
  • Work with vendors on schematic and product break downs for our parts and operators manuals
  • Give instructions to technicians with the ability to clearly communicate ideas and designs
  • Display attention to detail when working with complicated electrical systems and requirements for electrical components
  • Work as part of a team with other engineers, technicians and project managers
  • Prepare and present reports to engineering director and other upper management personnel
  • Display good organization and time management, prioritize projects and successfully complete projects on time

Education and Experience

  • Electrical Engineer; E.E., B.S. in E.E. or M.S. in E.E.
  • 2 years minimum work experience including participation in co-op or internship program

Physical Requirements

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

General Performance Expectations

  • Adhere to Global Employee Performance Expectations
  • Express initiative to learn and develop new processes in JD Edwards system with other team members
  • A commitment to assigned duties
  • Sense of ownership of problems and the resolution process to take care of the problem
  • Adhere to vendor relation policies
  • Adhere to vendor visitation policies
  • Follow purchasing and material control guidelines
  • Be able to recognize and refrain from divulging any confidential matters.
  • Other duties as assigned

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.

Parts Sales Associate

Status

Exempt

Reports to

Regional Part Sales Manager

Job Summary

The ideal candidate will increase Morbark’s market share in wear parts sales. While the wear parts products will be the target focus, the candidate will assist in growing sales of all parts. The qualified candidate must be analytical, able to build rapport and extended relationships, be aggressive, have a proven track record of growing sales and flourish in a highly competitive industry. Sales will be to direct customers and through our dealer network.  Experience in our industry is preferred.

Performance Expectations

  • Achieve >$1 million in sales by EOY 2017
  • Be willing to make “cold calls” and follow up; minimum of 3 hours talk time per day
  • Be able to handle complex efforts to make a connection with the buyer and take multiple approaches to realize that connection; NOTE: this includes working outside of 8am-5pm
  • Work under the direction of the Part Sales Regional Manager
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of sales plans and goals
  • Make survey calls into dealer territories
  • Gain competitive intelligence and document it properly; methods may be any of the following: via phone, email or in person
  • Obtain and document specific information on the customer and their business
  • Work with equipment sales and service representatives when opportunities arise
  • Learn and understand the product offering, be able to discuss features and benefits with customers; this will entail hands-on training with specified customers on the job site
  • Learn and understand the competitors; be able to discuss our differences with customers
  • Utilize CRM to document all activities as well as create follow-up tasks
  • Travel to direct customers as well as dealers’ customers to make sales
  • Attend trade shows as needed
  • Assist in taking overflow of queue calls from direct customers as needed
  • Complete training program, which includes working directly with customer’s maintenance and operators personnel

Job Requirements

  • Professional sales experience
  • Negotiation, planning, analytical and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated rapport building and influencing skills
  • Proficiencies in the following is preferred: MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint
  • Oracle CRM on Demand and JD Edwards experience beneficial
  • College degree preferred
  • Self-starting, self-motivated, goal-oriented personality
  • Professional and outgoing demeanor
  • Good listening and communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to speak in front of groups and in one-on-one situations
  • Good organizational and follow-through habits
  • Ability to resolve and overcome objections and provide solutions
  • Ability to pass all driving and insurance-related background checks
  • Willingness to sign a non-compete agreement
  • Ability to travel required
  • Ability to answer calls and emails after hours

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit, stand and bend over without physical limitations
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to drive and fly without restrictions
  • Ability to work with tools, such as an air wrench or torque wrench

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.

Paint Engineer

Department

Paint

Reports to

Production Manager

Status

Exempt

Classification

Learned

Position Summary

As a Paint Engineer you must represent our company well by being responsible, punctual and motivated to go above and beyond the call of duty. You must also be highly detail-oriented and organized with excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities. It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement tools and processes to improve paint system performance, including quality, up time and cost
  • Provide process and troubleshooting support to paint processes and implement permanent corrective actions
  • Manage and monitor paint system and paint supplier activities
  • Ensure environmental compliance in paint systems
  • Promote quality, continuous improvement, preventative maintenance, good housekeeping and safety practices
  • Effectively utilize employees, materials and equipment
  • Communicate on a regular basis to all affected parties on paint system activities
  • Design paint fixtures to drive higher quality and lower cycle times
  • Validate new paint process components and ensure they are robust in production

Qualifications

  • Strong background in paint, paint mixing and paint delivery systems
  • Experience with spray applications
  • Working knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulics, and electrical controls
  • Experience with facility design and deployment
  • Experience with paint fixtures
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment, as an active team member, group facilitator, and a leader
  • High level of analytical ability, oral and written communication skills
  • High degree of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others and treat everyone with respect and dignity

Educational & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years paint/engineering experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of process equipment design
  • Ability to effectively communicate with engineering and estimating departments, contractors, suppliers, and customers
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays when necessary

Physical Requirements

  • Unimpaired speech, hearing and sight (continuous)
  • Ability to have postural changes such as sitting, reaching, climbing, standing, walking and lifting intermittently
  • Ability to stand and walk on cement
  • Ability to climb on and under machines
  • Ability to visually recognize paint quality

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.

Accounting Clerk

Reports to

Assistant Controller

Status

Exempt

Position Summary

The Accounting Clerk will be part of the accounting department team. Largely responsible for the daily processing of accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions, the clerk is also responsible for different weekly and monthly tasks all related to accounting processes. The Accounting Clerk will participate and be a member of accounting projects as well as company projects as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be part of the accounting department team and be able to provide backup to co-workers
  • Process accounts payable invoices and ensure timely payment of them
  • Process accounts receivable receipts and ensure proper application to customer accounts
  • Take care of customer service communications with customers
  • Take care of all accounts payable communications with vendors
  • Prepare journal entries to ensure compliance with GAAP; understand what journal entries are necessary and their impact
  • Follow internal controls and safeguards for assets
  • Follow and update the documented system of accounting policies, procedures and work instructions
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement plans within the organization
  • Be part of project teams both within the accounting department and outside the department
  • Assist with anything else required by management

Educational & Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of relative accounting experience, including accounts payable voucher entry, and accounts receivable cash application
  • Associate’s degree in accounting or business administration preferred

Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of accounting processes relating to accounts payable and accounts receivable according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Basic knowledge of accounting and reporting software – JD Edwards One World a plus
  • Excellent data entry skills
  • Microsoft Excel skills: at least beginner-level training
  • Ability to multi-task and have the foresight to plan accordingly
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Manufacturing industry experience 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.