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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

Job Summary

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

Job 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

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in quality, mechanical, or industrial engineering
  • Five years of previous experience in a quality engineer, quality assurance, or related role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
  • Understanding of ISO 9001, 14001, etc., implementation
  • Experience with lean manufacturing principles
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Suite (Excel, Access)
  • Certification as CQE (Certified Quality Engineer) from the American Society for Quality 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.

Quality Manager

Job Summary

The Quality Manager is responsible for overall development, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of the organization’s Quality Management System (QMS).  Reports to the Director of Operations.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the organization’s Quality Management System conforms to customer, internal, and regulatory/legal requirements
  • Ensure evaluation of, and reporting on, quality systems
  • Oversee inspection (examination) of incoming materials, ensuring that they meet requirements
  • Manage the monitoring, measurement, and review of internal processes, especially those that affect the quality of the organization’s products
  • Lead a team of Quality engineers, inspectors, auditors, analysts, and technicians
  • Report to Management on the performance of QMS (e.g., results of quality audits, corrective actions), including the need for improvement
  • Conduct periodic management review meetings
  • Oversee product recalls
  • Ensure accuracy and timely inspection/calibration of monitoring and measuring devices
  • Keep up on standards, regulations/laws, issues, and news with respect to product (service) quality

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

  • 3+ year’s management experience in manufacturing and quality assurance
  • Understanding of ISO 9001, 14001, etc., implementation
  • Experience with lean manufacturing principles
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Suite (Excel, Access)
  • Excellent communicator both verbally and written
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Certified Quality Inspector preferred
  • Six Sigma 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.

Manufacturing Financial Analyst

Job Summary

The Manufacturing Financial Analyst will be responsible for collecting and studying data to determine costs of manufacturing and other activities as a basis for business decisions. This includes analysis of materials, inventory, subcontractor, labor and overhead, operating variances, and product pricing and profitability. They will collaborate with manufacturing personnel on the structure and validity of BOM and routing data, and on capital deployment analysis to reduce production costs.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with operations on continuous process improvement of inventory control, cycle counting, engineering change order process, and inventory transactions, and participate in, reconcile and analyze cycle count program
  • Provide accurate, timely costing information to the business to support business decisions, including product line P&Ls
  • Participate in forecasting and budgeting process for the Winn, Mich., and Wooster, Ohio, facilities
  • Review and develop standard work to ensure variances arising from purchase prices and work orders are investigated and any necessary corrective actions are implemented
  • Assist in the analysis of financial data and assess relevant information; interpret data for the purpose of applying past financial performance to future standards
  • Maintain responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of the manufacturing inventory records, through analysis and working with operations on continuous process improvement of inventory control and reporting

Required Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Three years of relevant manufacturing analysis experience, including experience with bills of materials and variance analysis
  • Ability to solve problems while coordinating projects, communicating changes and monitoring progress
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment meeting deadlines with accurate and detailed results
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, for effective interaction with all levels of company personnel
  • Strong project management and process improvement skills; proficiency with spreadsheet and presentation software
  • Excellent analytical skills, combined with impeccable business judgment and ability to communicate with management and staff
  • Highly motivated and energetic personality, with desire for hands-on 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.

Project Engineer

Position Summary

Morbark’s Project Engineer position works as part of the product engineering team, organizing and leading designs for products and/or systems that meet or exceed applicable standards and requirements for the target customers and markets.  The Project Engineer shall work with other members of the Engineering team to develop and execute design, testing and launch plans for new and modified products.  The Product Engineer will also interface with internal partners and customers as a part of the development and execution of project plans.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop project plans and proposals; work with management to develop specific project objectives
  • Develop a project schedule from the determination of timing and sequencing of all activities required to satisfactorily complete the project
  • Oversee and coordinate the technical aspects of the project including, but not limited to:
    • Determine product design requirements (Customer, Regulatory and internal standard)
    • Product design studies
    • Prepare cost estimates and status of performance to targets
    • Conduct testing to assure safe and satisfactory product performance
  • Prepare and communicate status reports to the project stakeholders; regularly monitor budgets, contractors and schedules; keep accurate records of all elements of the project
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the product development 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
  • Keep a working log of open issues and timelines for resolutions
  • Contribute to problem resolutions and participate in problem-solving activities
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities for the product or office
  • Support other groups and departments as needed

Essential Qualifications

  • Prior experience in product development; integration of multiple systems into a single, cohesive product
  • Ability to work in an environment where process and standards are often not well defined; ability to develop standards where standards do not exist
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to effectively communicate with individuals at multiple levels of the organization, including shop floor and office
  • 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
  • Hands-on, energetic, and a “can do” attitude
  • Honest, reliable, and ethical personality

Ideal Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering
  • 4 – 7 years of product development experience
  • Successful leadership of several projects; project management experience interfacing with multiple projects
  • Experience working with 3D Modeling (Solid Edge, SolidWorks, etc.) beneficial
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft product suite
  • Qualification to work in the United States

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.

Procurement Engineer

Job Summary

Morbark’s Procurement Engineer position will develop and implement cost-reduction strategies that meet the short-term and long-term product and enterprise cost-reduction goals as determined by senior management. This position will evaluate and recommend potential suppliers to thereby develop Morbark’s supplier base, which in turn will facilitate expanded business, improved financials, reduced in-house / total costs, improved quality and on-time deliveries. The Procurement Engineer also will provide direction and support in order to foster a mentoring relationship with suppliers and adapt tactics based on the maturity and track record of the supplier.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Investigate potential suppliers and recommend those most desirable; the investigation process would include:
    • Interviewing supplier representatives regarding specifications, costs, inspection, and similar problems relating to parts and equipment
    • Reviewing technical data, designs, preliminary specifications, manufacturing limitations, supplier facilities, and availability of parts and equipment
    • Reviewing supplier quality standards and data to verify that they meet Morbark standards
    • The Procurement Engineer may be called on to assist in the resolution of supplier quality issues should they arise.
  • Initiate Design Change & Model implementation – process and track Engineering Change Requests.
  • Set up and maintain Material Resource Planning (MRP) and JD Edwards settings promptly and accurately including Information Records, Source List and MRP related Material Master settings
  • Create trial part purchase orders and track to ensure timely delivery; follow up with suppliers on quality and/or delivery issues on trial parts and address as needed
  • Develop and implement inventory reduction projects for supplier base to meet top management’s inventory reduction and months on hand target levels
  • Travel approximately 15% of the time will be necessary for this role

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business or Engineering or related field and 3 years purchasing or planning experience – OR 2 years college and 7 years purchasing or planning experience
  • Excellent communication skills as well as outstanding negotiation skills
  • Experience conducting Cost Analyses – Theoretical cost calculations to develop “should” costs for components and systems
  • Knowledge of MRP process
  • Knowledge of Warehouse/Inventory Management
  • Critical Thinking skills – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Independence – the Procurement Engineer role requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision and depending on oneself to get things done
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft product suite
  • 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
  • Initiative – Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Hands-on, energetic, and a “can do” attitude
  • Honesty, reliability, and ethical nature
  • Experience working in a Lean manufacturing culture

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.

Electrical Systems Engineer

Job Summary

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

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Own the Electrical Controls design and ensure that Morbark controls comply with regulations and standards as well as meeting or exceeding requirements as specified by our various customers
  • Recommend and make improvements to current Electrical Control Systems
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the design process; collaborate with other departments to provide a “best in class” quality product
  • Effectively establish understanding and communicate with individuals at multiple levels of the organization, including shop floor and office
  • Identify Electrical Controls and 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 controls-related troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities for the product or office
  • Support other groups and departments as needed

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering
  • 1 – 3 years of Electrical Engineering related experience
  • Prior experience in software development and maintenance
  • Project management experience, interfacing with multiple projects
  • Experience working with IQAN software package highly preferred
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft product suite
  • Qualification to work in the United States
  • Prior experience in Electrical Controls system design
  • Prior experience in Electrical Circuit design
  • 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
  • Formal Problem Solving training/skills
  • 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

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.

Hydraulic Systems Engineer

Job Summary

Morbark’s Hydraulic Systems Engineer position 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.

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

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering
  • 1 – 3 years of Hydraulic Engineering related experience
  • Project management experience, interfacing with multiple projects
  • Experience working with IQAN software package highly preferred
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft product suite
  • Qualification to work in the United States
  • Prior experience in Hydraulic System design
  • 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
  • Formal Problem Solving training/skills
  • 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

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.

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Job Summary

Morbark’s Advanced Manufacturing Engineer position works as part of a team to maintain and improve processes and systems used in manufacturing.  Advanced Manufacturing Engineers work under minimal supervision, independently prepare, conduct, and evaluate analyses for planning process implementation of new or modified product designs to the factory. The Advanced 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.

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

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering
  • Lean Certification
  • 3 – 5 years of manufacturing engineering related experience
  • Experience working with 3D Modeling (Solid Edge, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance
  • Ability to read/interpret engineering drawings
  • Experience with ERP – preferred
  • 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 issues in a shop floor environment
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts
  • Formal Problem Solving training/skills
  • 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

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.

Sustaining Engineer Manager

Job Summary

The Sustaining Engineering Manager position leads and manages the Morbark product design change process. This work includes feasibility assessments to modify existing products to meet application requirements and the design, validation and implementation planning of any approved changes. Responsibilities also include the investigation and resolution of field issues to address customer concerns and reduce warranty expense. The Sustaining Engineering Manager shall ensure that work meets or exceeds applicable standards and requirements for the target customers and markets.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain the Engineering Change Process
  • Oversee and manage engineering of modification of standard products to meet application requirements including, but not limited to:
    o Determining applicable product design requirements (Customer, Regulatory and internal standard)
    o Scoping design options with timing and cost estimates
    o Product design of approved changes
    o Evaluating design to ensure safe and satisfactory product performance
    o Working with Production Scheduling to meet production schedule
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering to implement new design in production
  • Develop Engineering solutions to reduce cost and improve quality of existing products; collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering to achieve same goals
  • Lead root cause investigations for Internal and External Customers; oversee other team members working on investigations as well as lead own investigations
  • Prepare and manage a Sustaining Engineering staffing and expense Budget
  • Serve as a technical resource for the Engineering Team
  • Identify training opportunities and help develop training needed to improve the overall organization’s development
  • Keep a working log of open issues and timelines for resolutions
  • Contribute to problem resolutions and participate in problem-solving activities
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities for the product or office
  • Support other groups and departments as needed
  • Effectively communicate with individuals at multiple levels of the organization, including shop floor and office

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering; Master’s degree desirable
  • 5 – 10 years of product development experience; 2 – 5 years managing people
  • Successful leadership of several projects; project management experience interfacing with multiple projects
  • Experience working with 3D Modeling (Solid Edge, SolidWorks, etc.) beneficial
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft product suite
  • Qualification to work in the United States
  • Prior experience in product development and integration of multiple systems into a single, cohesive product
  • Ability to work in an environment where process and standards are often not well defined and to develop and work to standards where standards do not exist
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Formal Problem Solving training/skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead courageously, maintaining a strong position amidst opposition to resolve important issues, and ability to navigate through complexity
  • Business agility to manage complexity, change and uncertainty
  • Hands-on, energetic, and a “can do” attitude
  • Honesty, reliability, and ethical nature

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.

Testing and Validation Engineer

Job Summary

Morbark’s Testing and Validation Engineer position works as part of the product Engineering Team, verifying that designs meet or exceed applicable standards and requirements for the target customers and markets. The Testing and Validation Engineer shall work with the Product Engineers to develop testing and validation plans to validate new and modified products, including identification of prototype needs. The Testing and Validation Engineer will oversee overall validation plan execution, which may include conducting internal testing, testing and verification with suppliers and/or facilitating field testing with current or future customers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute validation plans for new and modified products
  • Develop new test methods to validate designs and improve product development robustness
  • Collaborate with the Testing and Development Team to recommend and make improvements to the methods and equipment used to validate products
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the product development process; collaborate with other departments to provide a “best in class” quality product
  • Effectively establish understanding and communicate with individuals at multiple levels of the organization, including shop floor and office
  • Identify training opportunities and help develop training needed to improve the overall organization’s development
  • Create reports for managements 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
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities for the product or office
  • Support other groups and departments as needed

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering.
  • 4 – 7 years of product validation and development experience
  • Project management experience, interfacing with multiple projects
  • Experience working with 3D Modeling (Solid Edge, SolidWorks, etc.) beneficial
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft product suite
  • Qualification to work in the United States
  • Prior experience in product testing and validation
  • Demonstrated ability to develop validation methods when existing methods either do not exist or are not complete
  • Ability to work in an environment where process and standards are often not well defined and to develop and work to standards where standards do not exist
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Formal Problem Solving training/skills
  • 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

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.

Field Service Engineer

Job 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.

Job 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 managements 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

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft product suite helpful
  • Experience working in a Lean manufacturing culture
  • Project management experience, interfacing with multiple projects
  • Ability to read and interpret Engineering Drawings a plus
  • Qualification to work in the United States.
  • Prior experience working in a field service role
  • Experience working with Design and/or Manufacturing Engineering a plus
  • 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
  • Experience with electric and hydraulic controls and systems a plus
  • 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
  • Honesty, reliability, and ethical nature
  • Ability to travel — Approximate travel of 20% is required for this job

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.

Engineering Technician

Job Summary

Morbark’s Engineering Technician position is responsible for building and/or modifying prototype equipment. The Engineering Technician will work with other members of the Engineering team to optimize and validate equipment design and function. He or she will work with other members of the Engineering Team to ensure that all new or modified sellable products meet all applicable requirements and standards for the intended customers and markets.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Product Engineering and other stakeholders to plan and build prototypes for new machines from engineering 2- and 3-Data
  • Assist in product benchmarking to support New Product Development and Continuous Improvement Activities through teardown and measurement of existing products and systems
  • Assist the Engineering Team and other Morbark stakeholders in the investigation and resolution of field issues
  • Maintain a record of prototype build/configuration changes as required
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities for the product or office
  • Support other groups and departments as needed

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 3 – 7 years’ experience in build and fabrication
  • Experience machining and welding to modify existing as well as to create new components and systems
  • Ability to read and interpret Engineering Drawings
  • Experience working with Design and Manufacturing Engineering a plus
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • 2-year technical training, mechanic certification or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft product suite helpful
  • Experience with 3D Modeling Software (Solid Edge, Solid Works, etc.) helpful
  • Experience working in a Lean manufacturing culture
  • 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.
  • Initiative: Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Hands-on, energetic, and a “can do” attitude
  • Honesty, reliability, and ethical nature

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.

Traffic and Inventory Control Supervisor

Job Summary

The Traffic and Inventory Control Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the team responsible for all aspects of the inventory control process, including cycle counting, root cause analysis and variance investigation, and reporting. Also, the Traffic and Inventory Control Supervisor will be responsible for leading the Traffic team responsible for the movement of materials within the plant. The Traffic and Inventory Control Supervisor will be tasked with identifying, developing, and implementing process improvements in these areas.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead a small- to medium-sized team of employees, providing direction, accountability, and development opportunities while performing at a high level
  • Instill a culture of communication with other functional groups within the organization to obtain necessary information and provide feedback to stakeholders in the inventory control process
  • Cultivate a “customer service” mindset among the inventory control team, targeting proactive service to employees and groups outside of the inventory and/or materials teams
  • Always look for opportunities to enhance and promote lean manufacturing techniques; make manufacturing information readily available to other departments
  • Manage and administer the cycle count inventory processes; measure and report inventory accuracy and root causes
  • Manage all Kanban processes, including Kanban labeling, bin, and signal systems for shop floor
  • Operate as a key player in the establishment of inventories, including the identification of material that should and should not be kept in inventory, the type of inventory it should be kept in, and the level of inventory required; oversee the use of these practices by the team after implemented
  • Lead implementation of engineering, production, and other changes that will impact inventory levels and material supply
  • Always look for opportunities to reduce inventory and inventory transactions but still support our business
  • Manage and administer the company’s location control processes
  • Oversee all internal traffic activities, ensuring they are completed in a timely and accurate manner, and transacted in JDE
  • Identify, develop and implement improvement opportunities and solutions to establish a traffic system that effectively and efficiently ensures delivery of materials within the plant
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams to develop solutions to problems that make all stakeholders successful
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in business, supply chain management, or related field
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to be self-directed
  • Good computer, math, and organizational skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to accept added responsibilities
  • 5+ years’ experience in inventory management
  • 5+ years’ experience in supervisory role
  • Lean/Six Sigma training and/or experience

Physical Requirements

  • Unimpaired speech, hearing and sight (continuous)
  • Postural changes such as sitting, reaching, climbing, standing, walking and lifting (intermittent)
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds from ground level to chest level

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.

Planning/MRP Manager

Job Summary

The Planning/MRP Manager will ensure that strategic material planning processes are in place to enable operational and production continuity. He/she will take a coordinating lead, working closely with internal and external parties to ensure supply of materials is in place to satisfy production requirements. The successful candidate must be able to deliver efficient, effective and flexible solutions to meet production requirements.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Initially, this role’s primary responsibility will focus solely on the development and implementation of a robust MRP process, primarily those functions in JDE. All other supervisory responsibilities will be withheld until that project is complete, at which time the Planning/MRP Manager will take on the rest of the duties described herein.

  • Ensure that material scheduling strategy and processes are in place and work effectively in order to ensure material supply meets production requirements with minimum stock levels
  • Engage with multi-functional groups within the organization to manage the MRP periodic process from customer forecast through supplier forecast and production supply
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to forecast, plan, and facilitate on-time materials to the production line as and when required, avoiding disruption to production
  • In partnership with Purchasing, share ownership of material planning issues that arise, including over or under delivery, and guide any follow-up actions, especially in the event of material shortages that affect production
  • Assess volume requirements against planning assumptions
  • Design, develop and implement flexible solutions to aid business efficiency, drive process improvements, and add value
  • Seek and recommend solutions to overcome issues in order to meet production requirements and address operational risks
  • Ensure that Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) in place is effective and that data is accurate and up to date, as well as resolve any issues as required (master data management)
  • Ensure the integrity of routings and, in partnership with Engineering, of Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Manage, coach and develop a high-performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best-practice results, added value, and continuous improvements
  • Maintain an active role in establishing departmental objectives/KPIs, and is responsible for reviewing and assessing ongoing performance of direct reports
  • Monitor and ensure that staff under supervision maintain accurate material schedules to get the right materials on site at the right time
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives; investigate and implement system enhancement initiatives
  • Ensure strategic and operational information, reports, and metrics are available to share with others in the business as and when required
  • Support new business initiatives and projects and contribute to review meetings and change process; in conjunction with Inventory Control, ensure effective material planning implementation takes place relating to the change

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in business, supply chain management, or related field
  • 5+ years’ experience in planning activities, including successfully leading the implementation of an MRP system
  • 5+ years’ experience in supervising small- to medium-sized teams (i.e., 5-10)
  • Ability to be self-directed
  • Excellent computer, math, and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to accept added responsibilities

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.

Machine Operator

Job Summary

This is a 3rd Shift Position. 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.

Job Duties and 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
  • 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.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to handle both basic math and print reading is required. Proficiency 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
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds from ground level to chest level

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.

Facilities Maintenance Worker

Job Summary

The facilities maintenance worker will perform a variety of routine and semi-skilled tasks involving general maintenance of Morbark facilities, equipment, and grounds.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Make routine repairs to facilities
  • Make routine repairs to equipment
  • Make electrical related repairs
  • Perform routine carpentry work
  • Perform preventative maintenance on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
  • Make repairs to grounds
  • Perform other specific maintenance duties as assigned
  • Work unsupervised
  • Work safely at a fast pace
  • Have the ability to train and complete a variety of daily tasks

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to 3 years of construction or facility maintenance experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to follow written policies and procedures
  • 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 (intermittent)
  • Ability to lift pounds from floor to chest-high shelving
  • Strength and stamina

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.

Demonstration Crew Operator

Job Summary

The Demonstration Crew Operator will be responsible for operating and maintaining all heavy equipment used to transport equipment and prepare sites for demonstration of all Morbark equipment. This includes operation of various types of heavy equipment along with the truck transportation of the heavy equipment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the demo site
  • Gather and transport green waste to be used for equipment demonstrations
  • Transport heavy equipment
  • Operate heavy equipment in the process of gathering material and demonstrating Morbark equipment
  • Perform general maintenance of equipment (checking oil, greasing, fueling, inspections for leaks or other safety issues)
  • Complete work projects on time and in an effective manner

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent — required
  • CDL Class A — required
  • Prior heavy equipment operation experience — required
  • A keen eye to details and good decision-making skills
  • Knowledge of workplace safety practices
  • Basic written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervisor along with the ability to work well with others
  • Flexibility to work non-standard hours

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.

Paint Prep (Third Shift)

Job Summary

This is a 3rd Shift Position. The Paint Prep position will be responsible for loading and unloading parts, preparing machines for paint, and paint touch up. All Painters will be expected to recognize, understand, and perform to Morbark paint standards.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Load and unload painted and unpainted parts onto and off of paint racks
  • Perform daily maintenance on paint booth and also paint equipment
  • Become proficient in the use of the equipment required by the job function
  • Clean and prepare equipment and parts for paint
  • Do touch-up work or fix problems that might arise
  • Follow departmental employee objectives, standards and directions
  • Take on new projects as assigned
  • Adhere to safety, quality, inventory and production guidelines
  • Follow company policies and procedures

Education and Experience Requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Additional training, education or certification in welding is preferred.
  • 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
  • Self-motivated and self-directed personality

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.

Material Handler

Job Summary

The objective of a Material Handler is to get the right part, to the right person, at the right time, in the least amount of transactions.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adhere to company and departmental Safety policies and procedures to minimize the potential for damage and injury
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow departmental objectives, processes and procedures
  • Load, unload, and move material throughout Morbark’s production areas
  • Develop proficient use of equipment and lifting devices used in material handling processes; not limited to counterbalance lift trucks, standup lift trucks, flat bed carts, hoists, and other lifting devices
  • Adhere to Morbark’s 6S standard in all work areas
  • Perform basic equipment maintenance
  • Work unsupervised
  • Work safely at a fast pace
  • Understand, scan and utilize work orders
  • Train and complete a variety of daily tasks

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to follow written policies and procedures
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to operate barcode scanners
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Physical Requirements

  • Unimpaired speech, hearing, and sight (continuous)
  • Strength and Stamina
  • Ability to routinely lift 75 lb to chest level
  • Ability to perform postural changes such as sitting, reaching, climbing, standing, walking and lifting (intermittent)
  • Ability to enter and exit lift trucks and other material handling vehicles multiple times per hour

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.