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Inventory and Purchasing Manager

Department: Accounting

Reports to: Controller

Job Type: Full-time

Hours of work: 8 hour daily, Monday-Friday; Saturdays as needed

Position Summary:

The Inventory and Purchasing Manager is responsible for the accuracy of all incoming and outgoing products and supplies.  The Inventory and Purchasing Manager is also responsible for managing all aspects of ordering and receiving inventory.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Devise ways to optimize inventory control procedures
  • Collaborate with employees to ensure business goals are met
  • Analyze data to anticipate future needs
  • Use software to monitor demand and document characteristics of inventory
  • Establish and maintain continuous improvement (2 Second Lean), problem-solving (KATA technique), and Root Cause analysis
  • Negotiate with vendors on pricing
  • Maintain ISO 9001:2015 departmental standards
  • Follow all company policies and procedures

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as inventory manager or similar experience
  • Previous experience in purchasing
  • Working knowledge of inventory management software
  • Strong math skills
  • Excellent computer and MS Office skills; proficient in Excel
  • Good leadership and management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Working knowledge of CMMS

Working Conditions:

  • Office
  • Mill environment (PPE required)
  • Some travel

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at desk, working on computer
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times
  • Must be able to access and navigate each department
  • Various repetitive motions – keyboarding

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Compile daily reports for the Yard, Mill, Highway, and Farm Departments
  • Document outside processor activity
  • Compile weekly inventory reports and weekly water usage reports
  • Compile end-of-month accounting reports
  • Direct and document monthly inventory counts for each department
  • Order parts and supplies according to company procedures, including compiling quotes and obtaining approval

Machines/Equipment Used for Position:

  • Telephone, cell phone
  • Computer/iPad
  • ERP and CMMS software
  • Copier, FAX machines
  • Scanners, barcode.
  • Teleconferencing equipment

Other Duties as assigned

Farm Channel Outside Sales Representative

Department: Highway

Reports to: Manager/Highway

Job Type: Full-time, non-exempt

Hours of work: 8-10 hours per day Mon-Fri, Saturdays as needed

Position Summary:

As part of our team, the Highway Department mechanic will support Franklin Industries by assembling, installing, maintaining, and disassembling vital machinery as well as performing comprehensive diagnostics on all machinery to ensure maximum and safe functionality. The mechanic must log the use, state of repair, and replacement of all equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assemble and install critical manufacturing machinery, ensuring accurate assemblage to minimize wear and strain on components
  • Perform preventive maintenance and accurately log all maintenance
  • Disassemble machinery and transport it to the appropriate storage location
  • Perform diagnostic tests on functioning machinery to ensure safe and efficient functionality
  • Assist on troubleshooting setups of presses

Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or GED
    • Trade school diploma or vocational certificate preferred
    • Strong mechanical aptitude and experience in a heavy manufacturing environment
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics
    • Strong math, communication, problem-solving, and time management skills
    • Good understanding of hydraulics and pneumatics
    • Good mathematical skills such as machinist background or precision mechanical building of equipment

Working Conditions:

  • This is a safety sensitive position. You will be around and/or operating heavy machinery.
  • Working around mechanical parts and vibrations
  • Working around some fumes, gases, fluids and chemicals

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb on, off, and around equipment
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for periods of time
  • Ability to bend, twist, lift, turn as needed
  • Ability to lift item (occasionally very heavy, up to 100 pounds)
  • Ability to use wrists, hands, and/or fingers for various repetitive motions
  • Ability to verbally communicate
  • Good eye acuity, depth perception, field of vision (with or without accommodation)

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Follow directions from Maintenance Group Leader and Mill Maintenance Manager
  • Complete assignments from CMMS
  • Complete monthly safety training

Machines/Equipment used for Position:

  • Computer, telephone, cell phone
  • Copy/Fax machines 
  • Radios
  • Measuring devices
  • Large and small tools
  • Gauges
  • All equipment within department/plant.

Other duties as assigned.

Farm Channel Outside Sales Representative

Department: Sales

Reports to: Assistant V.P. of Sales

Job Type: Full-time, non-exempt

Hours of work: 8 hours per day Mon-Fri, Saturdays as needed

Position Summary:

The Farm Channel Outside Sales Representative is responsible for increasing sales by developing and maintaining relationships with customers and clients. Duties include identifying prospective customers, following up on potential sales leads and maintaining relationships with existing customers. The Farm Channel Outside Sales Representative may also recommend marketing strategies designed for the target market.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and establish contact with potential customers
  • Schedule and perform product demonstrations with potential customers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing customers
  • Attend industry trade shows to identify potential sales leads and make meaningful contact with existing customers
  • Follow industry trends to identify new opportunities for potential sales
  • Recommend marketing strategies to target a specific region or demographic
  • Generate and submit sales reports to management

Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred; however non-degree credentials may be considered
    • 5 years’ experience in Sales with a demonstrated ability to achieve sales goals
    • Demonstrated ability in meeting sales objectives
    • Impeccable interpersonal communication skills
    • Thorough understanding of the industry and industry trends
    • Familiarity with marketing strategies and consumer psychology
    • Proficiency with the word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
    • Ability and willingness to travel for trade shows, demonstrations and client meetings

Working Conditions:

  • Remote work location
  • Travel

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally stand or walk
  • Ability to lift items (occasionally more than 10 lbs.)
  • Ability to travel
  • Various repetitive motions – typing

Essential Job Functions: 

  • New customer acquisitions
  • Increase current customer accounts
  • Quote pricing to customers
  • Develop new customer accounts and relationships
  • Assist VP of Commercial and Assistant VP of Sales as needed
  • Prepare shipments for invoicing
  • Enter PO’s formula for ship date
  • Provide certifications required for POs
  • Allocate POs and pick sheets for shipping
  • Research galvanized POs for ready-to-ship
  • Consignment orders/end-of-month consignment floor count balance
  • Scan invoices

Machines/Equipment used for Position:

  • Computer/Scanning Equipment
  • iPad
  • Fax/scan equipment
  • Phone
  • Personal Vehicle for travel

Other duties as assigned.

Highway Channel Outside Sales Representative

Department: Sales

Reports to: Assistant V.P. of Sales

Job Type: Full-time, non-exempt

Hours of work: 8 hours per day Mon-Fri, Saturdays as needed

Position Summary:

The Highway Channel Outside Sales Representative is responsible for increasing sales by developing and maintaining relationships with customers and clients. Duties include identifying prospective customers, following up on potential sales leads and maintaining relationships with existing customers. The Highway Channel Outside Sales Representative may also recommend marketing strategies designed for the target market.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and establish contact with potential customers
  • Schedule and perform product demonstrations with potential customers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing customers
  • Attend industry trade shows to identify potential sales leads and make meaningful contact with existing customers
  • Follow industry trends to identify new opportunities for potential sales
  • Recommend marketing strategies to target a specific region or demographic
  • Generate and submit sales reports to management

Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred; however non-degree credentials may be considered
    • 5 years’ experience in Sales with a demonstrated ability to achieve sales goals
    • Demonstrated ability in meeting sales objectives
    • Impeccable interpersonal communication skills
    • Thorough understanding of the industry and industry trends
    • Familiarity with marketing strategies and consumer psychology
    • Proficiency with the word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
    • Ability and willingness to travel for trade shows, demonstrations and client meetings

Working Conditions:

  • Remote work location
  • Travel

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally stand or walk
  • Ability to lift items (occasionally more than 10 lbs.)
  • Ability to travel
  • Various repetitive motions – typing

Essential Job Functions: 

  • New customer acquisitions
  • Increase current customer accounts
  • Quote pricing to customers
  • Develop new customer accounts and relationships
  • Assist VP of Commercial and Assistant VP of Sales as needed
  • Prepare shipments for invoicing
  • Enter PO’s formula for ship date
  • Provide certifications required for POs
  • Allocate POs and pick sheets for shipping
  • Research galvanized Pos for ready-to-ship
  • Consignment orders/end-of-month consignment floor count balance
  • Scan invoices

Machines/Equipment used for Position:

  • Computer/Scanning Equipment
  • iPad
  • Fax/scan equipment
  • Phone
  • Personal Vehicle for travel

Other duties as assigned.

Sales Account Specialist

Department: Sales

Reports to: V.P. Commercial

Job Type: Full-time, non-exempt

Hours of work: 8 hours per day Mon-Fri, Saturdays as needed

Position Summary:

The Sales Account Specialist is responsible for driving sales by acquiring new customers, maintaining current customers, creating long-term, profitable sales growth, and overseeing competitive bids.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive sales
  • Build customer relationships and customer outreach
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Sales Call Reports
  • Lead On Time Shipping committee meetings
  • Assemble weekly sales team minutes
  • Contract renewals
  • Answer customer concerns
  • Establish and maintain continuous improvement (2 Second Lean), problem solving (KATA technique), and Root Cause analysis
  • Maintain ISO 9001:2015 departmental standards

Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    • 5 years’ experience in sales and customer service
    • Understanding of the sales process and dynamics
    • Professionalism, patience, and a “people first” attitude
    • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Works well independently and in a team environment
    • Self-motivated, fast learner, exceptional problem-solving abilities
    • Efficient multi-tasker in fast-paced, changing environment
    • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
    • Zoom, Skype, and MS Teams skills
    • Experience with CRM and SAGE a plus

Working Conditions:

  • Work in office
  • Mill environment
  • Travel

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally stand or walk
  • Ability to lift items (occasionally more than 10 lbs.)
  • Various repetitive motions – typing

Essential Job Functions: 

  • New customer acquisitions
  • Increase current customer accounts
  • Quote pricing to customers
  • Develop new customer accounts and relationships
  • Assist VP of Commercial and Assistant VP of Sales as needed
  • Prepare shipments for invoicing
  • Enter PO’s formula for ship date
  • Provide certifications required for POs
  • Allocate Pos and pick sheets for shipping
  • Research galvanized Pos for ready-to-ship
  • Consignment orders/end-of-month consignment floor count balance
  • Scan invoices

Machines/Equipment used for Position:

  • Computer/Scanning Equipment
  • iPad
  • Fax/scan equipment
  • Phone
  • Personal Vehicle for travel

Other duties as assigned.

Machinist

Department: Machine Shop

Reports to: Machine and Roll Shop Manager

Job Type: Full-time, non-exempt

Hours of work: 10 hours per day Mon-Fri, 8 hours Saturday, as needed

Position Summary:

The Machinist will provide high quality precision parts for Franklin Industries’ Rolling Mill. Using equipment to accomplish goals with accuracy while also maintaining high levels of production rates.

The Machinist will be required to perform a variety of tasks to support the mill production functions of Franklin Industries.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret sketches, blueprints, and computer-aided design files to understand what needs made.
  • Review and audit all procedures, policies, and work instructions for accuracy and proper ISO format
  • Assist all managers with their machinery needs.
  • Record, collect, and track data of all parts
  • Operates and maintains lathe and milling machines.
  • Takes precise measurements for cutting or shaping.
  • Plans proper sequence of tasks to complete the assignment.
  • Maintains inventory of completed projects.
  • Follow all safety procedures and protocols
  • Monitors production, adjusting feed and other settings as necessary.
  • Maintains inventory of completed products.
  • Checks output for quality assurance and documents or discards defects.
  • Maintains a safe and clean workstation.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.
  • Internal ISO Auditor

Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or higher education certificate
    • Experience working with machine tools or mechanical assembly.
    • Proficient in math
    • 5-7 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Ability to read blueprints
    • General knowledge of roll and pass design
    • Mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills
    • Above average communication skills
    • General knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. i.e., word, excel, PowerPoint, and access.
    • Intermediate/advanced computer skills to enter data into inventory system
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to multi-task and work with a high degree of accuracy
    • Ability to work in a safe manner.

Working Conditions:

  • This is a safety-sensitive position. You will be around and/or operating heavy machinery.
  • Mechanical parts and vibrations
  • Some fumes and gases
  • Fluids and chemicals
  • Loud noises

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for periods of time.

Direct Reports:

  • Daily, weekly, monthly, and annual mill delay charts and data collection.
  • Daily roll shop data collection.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Attendance at work
  • Ability to read and interpret safety and work procedures
  • Be able to follow work procedures and instructions both written and verbal
  • Ability to collaborate well with other team members, performing work in a safe manner
  • Maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Participate in house keeping

Machines/Equipment used for Position:

  • Dual monitor computer for data entry
  • Lathe
  • Saws
  • Mills
  • Grinders
  • Jib Crane
  • Scale
  • Micrometers
  • Verners
  • Threading
  • Turning
  • Boring
  • Broaching
  • Deburring

Mill Maintenance Group Leader

Department: Mill

Reports to: Mill Maintenance Manager

Job Type: Full-time, non-exempt

Hours of work: 10 hours per day Mon-Fri, 8 hours Saturday, as needed

Position Summary:

The Mill Maintenance Group Leader will support the maintenance department by demonstrating thorough knowledge, comprehension, and dedication to safety, quality, and the rolling mill needs.

The Mill Maintenance Group Leader will be required to perform a variety of tasks to support the mill maintenance functions of Franklin Industries.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Maintenance Manager in parts sourcing and purchasing.
  • Work closely with the Mill Maintenance Manager to plan and execute projects to successful
  • Work closely with mill maintenance personnel to ensure the daily workload is safely and effectively carried out.
  • Issue work orders for repairs needed on the rolling mill to ensure proper function of all mill equipment.
  • Work with maintenance manager and CMMS to ensure full workload for all maintenance employees.
  • Work closely with the maintenance team to ensure all projects are completed to specification.
  • Assist in the training of all new mill maintenance employees.
  • Follow all safety procedures and protocols

Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or higher education certificate
    • 5+ years of experience in industrial maintenance environment
    • Extensive knowledge of heavy machines, hydraulics, pneumatics, and rotating assemblies
    • Ability to read blueprints
    • Ability to use measuring equipment
    • Mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills
    • Above average communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to multi-task and work with a high degree of accuracy
    • Ability to work in a safe manner

Working Conditions:

  • This is a safety-sensitive position; you will be working around and/or operating heavy machinery
  • Office/shop/mill environment – temperatures could vary

Physical Requirements:

  • Stand or sit for long periods of time. Lift up to 50 lbs.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Attendance at work
  • Blueprint reading
  • Use precision measuring tools
  • Ability to read and interpret safety and work procedures
  • Be able to follow work procedures and instructions both written and verbal
  • Ability to collaborate well with other team members, performing work in a safe manner
  • Maintain appropriate documentation
  • Ability to effectively lead a team and communicate objectives

Other Duties as assigned

Manager, Mill and Shears

Department: Mill and Shears

Reports to: President and/or CEO

Job Type: Full-time

Hours of work: Mon-Fri, 8 hours Saturday, as needed

Position Summary:

The Mill and Shears Manager will manage and coordinate activity the Mill and Shears Departments to ensure that operations are carried out efficiently and safely in all areas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all employees receive training in the proper use of equipment, enforce safety regulations, assign tasks, oversee employee’s daily work.
  • Manage the Mill Department and the Shears Department:
  • Assure the maintenance of these departments daily
  • Schedule manpower
  • Review employee hours
  • Participate in interviewing, onboarding, and training new candidates
  • Responsible for disciplinary action
  • Meet and communicate with all department managers daily
  • Meetings with Mill and Shears teams daily
    • Review daily production from previous day and delays
    • Conduct root cause analysis on each delay
  • Communication with Sales to ensure shipment of proper materials to sales and customers
  • Manage Furnace and Slitter Operations
  • Operate furnace pulpit and Mill pulpit as #5 backup
  • Communication of production changeovers and rolling schedule
  • Ensure that safety is the number one priority for Franklin Industries
    • Promote safety practices
    • Correct unsafe conditions and behaviors
  • Assign employees with work orders to complete production needs
  • Review CMMS work orders, enter correctly and verify completed work before closing
  • Keep a current job manual, including a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly checklist
  • Watch and abide by all safety protocols.
  • Follow Lock out Tag out (LOTO) guidelines
  • Update skills and training matrix for Mill and Shear employees
  • Provide leadership and motivation
  • Active member of FI Safety Committee
  • Complete annual evaluations for employees
  • Establish and maintain continuous improvement (2 Second Lean), problem solving (KATA technique), and Root Cause analysis.
  • Maintain ISO 9001;2015 departmental standards.
  • Create PM’s for department equipment
  • Assign proper maintenance work orders and PM’s for department and equipment
  • Distribute all work orders, dashboard, checklists, and training paperwork
  • Time card and updates for payroll (ex: employee vacation days off, employee schedule)
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, and annual mill delay charts and data collection.
  • Daily roll shop data collection.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with President, and/or CEO

Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or higher education certificate
    • 5-7 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Ability to read blueprints.
    • General knowledge of roll and pass design
    • Mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills
    • Understanding mill sections and stands
    • Understanding mill rolls and locations
    • Understanding of rail steel rolling fundamentals
    • Knowledge of operating all department machinery and equipment
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
    • Intermediate/advanced computer skills to enter data into inventory system
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to multi-task and work with a high degree of accuracy
    • Ability to work in a safe manner
    • Organized and detail-oriented
    • Sage 100 software efficiency and knowledge

Working Conditions:

  • This is a safety-sensitive position; you will be working around and/or operating heavy machinery
  • PPE required
  • Office/shop environment – temperatures will vary
  • Working around mechanical parts and vibrations

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb on, off, and around equipment
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for periods of time
  • Ability to lift item (occasionally very heavy, in excess of 50 pounds)
  • Various repetitive motions

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Attendance at work
  • Ability to read and interpret safety and work procedures
  • Ability to follow work procedures and instructions both written and verbal
  • Ability to collaborate well with other team members, performing work in a safe manner
  • Maintain appropriate documentation
  • Direct employees
  • Walk through department, ensure all needs are met for safety, quality and production.
  • Complete quotes for materials needed
  • Request material for work orders
  • Create purchase orders for work order material
  • Request tooling needed to preform jobs efficiently
  • Follow up with outside vendors.
  • Provide training for employees in departments
  • Inspect parts coming in/out of the departments
  • Send out tooling to be reground
  • Send out any material needed heat treated.
  • Review department’s employee hours
  • Schedule according to workload
  • Weekly toolbox talk
  • Manage work orders
  • Track work scheduled, being performed, and completed

Machines/Equipment Used for Position:

  • Dual monitor computer for data entry
  • Computer, iPads, ISO Chrome books
  • Phone
  • Fax Machine
  • Video equipment
  • Radios
  • Cell phone
  • Scanners, barcode, and office
  • Basic machining and hand tools
  • Measuring tools
  • Small tools
  • ERP Software
  • Gauges
  • Torch
  • Scrap shears
  • All equipment within the department

Other Duties as assigned

Maintenance Technician

Department: Maintenance

Reports to: Maintenance Manager

Job Type: Full-time

Hours of work: 8 Hours per day Mon – Fri; Saturdays as needed

Position Summary: The Maintenance Technician will support production by assembling, installing, maintaining, and disassembling vital machinery as well as performing comprehensive diagnostics on all machinery to ensure maximum and safe functionality. Millwright must log the use, state of repair, and replacement of all equipment.

Essential Job Tasks:

  • Follow directions from Maintenance Group Leader and Mill Maintenance Manager
  • Complete assignments from CMMS
  • Complete monthly safety training

Responsibilities:

  • Assemble and install critical manufacturing machinery, ensuring accurate assemblage to minimize wear and strain on components
  • Perform preventive maintenance and accurately log all maintenance
  • Disassemble machinery and transport it to the appropriate storage location
  • Perform diagnostic tests on functioning machinery to ensure safe and efficient functionality

Machines/Equipment used for Position:

  • Radios/Phone
  • Computer
  • Scanner/Copier
  • Measuring devices
  • Large and small tools
  • Gauges
  • All equipment within department/plan

Required Education:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Trade school diploma or vocational certificate preferred

Required Experience: 

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and experience in a heavy manufacturing environment
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics
  • Strong math, communication, problem-solving, and time management skills
  • Good understanding of hydraulics and pneumatics

Essential Job Functions:

  • Follow directions from Maintenance Group Leader and Mill Maintenance Manager
  • Complete assignments from CMMS
  • Complete monthly safety training

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb on, off and around equipment
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for periods of time
  • Ability to lift items (occasionally very heavy in excess of 50Lbs)
  • Various repetitive motion

Working Environment:

  • Working around mechanical parts, and vibrations
  • Working around some fumes, and gases
  • Working with some fluids and chemicals
  • Working around loud noises

Other Duties and Projects as assigned

Millwright

Department: Maintenance

Reports to: Maintenance Manager

Job Type: Full-time

Hours of work: 8 Hours per day Mon – Fri; Saturdays as needed

Position Summary: Millwright will support production by assembling, installing, maintaining, and disassembling vital machinery as well as performing comprehensive diagnostics on all machinery to ensure maximum and safe functionality. Millwright must log the use, state of repair, and replacement of all equipment.

Essential Job Tasks:

  • Follow directions from Maintenance Group Leader and Mill Maintenance Manager
  • Complete assignments from CMMS
  • Complete monthly safety training

Responsibilities:

  • Assemble and install critical manufacturing machinery, ensuring accurate assemblage to minimize wear and strain on components
  • Perform preventive maintenance and accurately log all maintenance
  • Disassemble machinery and transport it to the appropriate storage location
  • Perform diagnostic tests on functioning machinery to ensure safe and efficient functionality

Machines/Equipment used for Position:

  • Radios/Phone
  • Computer
  • Scanner/Copier
  • Measuring devices
  • Large and small tools
  • Gauges
  • All equipment within department/plan

Required Education:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Trade school diploma or vocational certificate preferred

Required Experience: 

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and experience in a heavy manufacturing environment
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics
  • Strong math, communication, problem-solving, and time management skills
  • Good understanding of hydraulics and pneumatics

Essential Job Functions:

  • Follow directions from Maintenance Group Leader and Mill Maintenance Manager
  • Complete assignments from CMMS
  • Complete monthly safety training

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb on, off and around equipment
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for periods of time
  • Ability to lift items (occasionally very heavy in excess of 50Lbs)
  • Various repetitive motion

Working Environment:

  • Working around mechanical parts, and vibrations
  • Working around some fumes, and gases
  • Working with some fluids and chemicals
  • Working around loud noises

Other Duties and Projects as assigned

Manufacturing Line Operator in our Farm Post Finishing Department

Job Type: Full-time

On-the-job training available but previous experience in a manufacturing environment on an assembly line is preferred. Mechanical skills a plus. This is an entry level position with the ability to move to higher level positions in the department.

Position participates in an incentive plan.

Shift hours for Manufacturing Line Operators – 6:00 a.m./4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Saturdays as necessary 6:00 a.m./2:00 p.m.

Second Shift during peak seasons is 7:00 p.m./5:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday.

Overtime required.

Benefits Available First of Month Following 60 Days of Employment. Company & Employee Share Monthly Premium.

General Laborer

Job Type: Full-time

Hours of work: 5:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday thru Friday, Saturday 5:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. As Needed

Position Summary: Assists the breaker operator with the process of breaking rail.

Essential Job Tasks:

• Pull down rail

• Pull off rail

• Use torch for rail marking

• Oil the skids

• General housekeeping duties around rail yard

Responsibilities:

• Inspects the ends of rail

• Counts the bundles

• Hooks up lifts

• Makes sure lifts are not overloaded

Machines/Equipment used for Position:

• Rail wrench

• Hook wrench

• Torches

• Hand tools

• Oil

Required Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent (G.E.D) preferred

Required Experience: Prior experience with a cutting torch is a plus. Previous operation of heavy equipment is also a plus.

Recommended Knowledge/Skills:

• Basic Math

• Basic Reading

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to Climb on, off and around equipment

• Ability to Sit, stand, and walk for periods of time

• Ability to Lift items

• Various repetitive motion

Working Environment:

• Working around mechanical parts, and vibrations

• Working around some fumes, and gases.

• Working with some fluids and chemicals

• Working around loud noises

Other Duties as assigned

Press Operator

Department: Highway

Reports to: Highway Supervisor

Full Time work

Hours of work: 6am-4pm Mon – Fri, some Saturdays

Position Summary: The Highway press operators will direct the other employees at the press and utilize it to complete needed work for work orders. They may also operate the 400, 250, 600, 756 and 750 presses as needed.

Essential Job Tasks:

•Keep press operating at efficacy 

•Oversee employees at press

•Preform preventive maintenance on press

•Quality check material 

 

Responsibilities:

•Operate the press to complete workorders

•Fill in on 400, 250, 600, 756 and 750 presses as needed

 

Machines/Equipment used for Position:

•400, 250, 600, 756, 800 and 750 presses

•Hand tools

Required Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent (G.E.D) 

Required Experience: None

Preferred Experience: Press setup, familiarity with press tooling

Recommended Certifications, Registrations, Licenses:  None

Recommended Knowledge/Skills:

• Knowledge of presses

• General machine knowledge 

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to climb on, off and around equipment 

• Ability to sit, stand, and walk for periods of time

• Ability to lift items 

• Various repetitive motion

Working Environment:

• Working around mechanical parts, and vibrations

• Working around some fumes, and gases. 

• Working with some fluids and chemicals 

• Working around loud noises 

Other Duties as assigned

Straightener Operator

Department: Highway

Reports to: Highway Supervisor

Full Time work

Hours of work: 6am-4pm Mon – Fri, some Saturdays

Essential Job Tasks:
• Set up straightener for operation
• Run material through the straightener
• Perform preventive maintenance on straightener

Responsibilities:
• Run the straightener safely and effectively

Machines/Equipment used for Position:
• straightener

Required Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent (G.E.D)
 

Required Experience: None

Preferred Experience: None

Recommended Certifications, Registrations, Licenses: None

Recommended Knowledge/Skills:
• Basic Math

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to climb on, off and around equipment
• Ability to sit, stand, and walk for periods of time
• Ability to lift items
• Various repetitive motions

Working Environment:
• Working around mechanical parts, and vibrations
• Working around some fumes, and gases.
• Working with some fluids and chemicals
• Working around loud noises

Other Duties as assigned.

Manufacturing Engineer

Department: Mill & Shears

Reports to: President, COO, or CEO

Job Type: Full-time, non-exempt

Hours of work: 8 Hours per day Mon – Fri; Saturdays as needed

Position Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineer supports Franklin Industries by being a catalyst for change, combining execution of strategic initiatives with strong leadership of cross-functional operating, technical, and maintenance teams.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that safety is the number one priority for Franklin Industries. Watch and abide by all safety protocols.
  • Establish and maintain continuous improvement (2 Second Lean), problem-solving (KATA technique), and Root Cause analysis
  • Maintain ISO 9001:2015 departmental standards

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Process Engineer or Industrial Engineer preferred)
  • 3+ years’ experience in the field preferred
  • Ability to perform cost/benefit analysis and calculate ROI for projects
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Highly motivated and proactive
  • Detail-oriented with excellent communication skills
  • Well-organized and adept at multi-tasking
  • Analytical, with excellent math skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent computer skills, MS Office and Excel.

Machines/Equipment used for Position:

  • Computer
  • iPad
  • ISO Chrome Book
  • ERP software
  • Cell phones
  • Radios
  • Video equipment
  • Measuring devices
  • Small tools
  • Gauges
  • Copy/Fax machines 
  • Scanners, barcode and office
  • Equipment within various departments

Working Conditions: 

  • This is a safety sensitive position. You will be around and/or operating heavy machinery.
  • Working around mechanical parts and vibrations
  • Working around some fumes and gases
  • Working with some fluids and chemicals
  • Working around loud noises

Essential Job Functions:

  • Identify delays in production and sources of waste, then use technology and engineering principles to refine the system
  • Set criteria for quality and speed, then consistently measure manufacturing behaviors and evaluate their success
  • Apply innovative systems to improve company workflows
  • Adjust production lines and integrate new technology to improve the supply and production chain.
  • Train other staff on how to properly incorporate new technology and methods into current production standards

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb on, off and around equipment
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for periods of time
  • Ability to lift items (occasionally very heavy in excess of 50Lbs)
  • Various repetitive motion

Other Duties and Projects as assigned by the President or CEO.

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