IMPERIAL DESIGN

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HVAC Technician

Seeking an HVAC Licensed Technician to work up at our Whitehall, MI operation. Position will entail:
Maintaining & repairing, installing, inspecting, adjusting commercial and industrial HVAC systems. Supervises and directs the activities of apprentice with HVAC system operation, boiler systems, cooling tower, repair & installation. Also estimates, plans, and schedules jobs and assists in new project installations.

II. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

Includes but is not limited to the following, as other duties may be assigned.

• Studies system blueprints, specifications, and performance data to determine configuration and purpose of system components such as compressors, motors, pumps, fans, switches, controls, ducts, or pipes.
• Inspects system to verify system compliance with plans and specifications and to detect malfunctions in system component parts.
• Opens valves on equipment such as compressors, pumps, and condensers to prepare system for operation and starts equipment and auxiliary machinery.
• Starts systems, observes operation, read gauges and instruments, and adjusts mechanisms such as actuators, valves, controls, and pumps to control system operation.
• Discuss system malfunctions with users to isolate problems.
• Records temperature, pressure, and other readings on log sheet at specified intervals.
• Operates refrigerant recovery equipment, vacuum pumps, charging equipment and service gauges.
• Screws, bolts, rivets, welds, and brazes parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches, gauges, wiring harnesses, valves, pumps, compressors, condensers, cores, and pipes.
• Installs wiring to connect components to electric power source.
• Dismantles malfunctioning systems and tests components.
• Replaces or adjusts defective or worn parts to repair systems.
• Cuts, threads, gas welds, and connects pipe to functional components of HVAC systems.
• Cuts, bends and crimps sheet metal, installs air ducts and associated sheet metal components.
• Inspects and measures building to determine airflow requirements.
• Installation of complete heat and air conditioning systems.
• Lubricate fans, motors, and control units.
• Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical heat and refrigeration systems.
• Performs all preventative maintenance tasking on all HVAC equipment including boilers and cooling towers in accordance with detailed tasks in CMMS library.
• Attends classes and seminars on air conditioning components and system design to update skills.
• Responsible for accurate and timely paperwork related to essential duties and responsibilities.
• Performs other routine duties.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-04-16 08:00:46.

Solidworks Detailer

Seeking a Solidworks Detailer/Light Designer. Position will entail modifying existing sheet metal parts, creating bill of materials, interacting with customers and vendors along with other engineers within the organization. Qualified candidates must have a couple of years of experience on Solidworks and a background in sheetmetal is a definitely plus. This is a long term position position here in the Standale/Allendale area.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-03-27 12:08:43.

Manufacturing Engineer

Seeking a Manufacturing Engineer with 3+ years of experience. This is a permanent position here in the Aerospace industry and will consist of:
-Writing all the process sheets that need to happen in order to make the part.
-Being involved in the quoting process in order to help sales figure out an end figure
-Improving processes on the manufacturing floor
-Lean manufacturing
-Creating process sheets
-Dealing with customer on engineering changes
-Understanding GD&T
-Working with AS 9100 requirements

This is a an excellent position for someone who is detail oriented and enjoys working with tight tolerances. Average work week is 7-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and the position offers excellent benefits. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated industry.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-03-26 14:01:07.

Plumber

Looking for a Plumber/Pipefitter with 2+ years of experience in sweating copper, bending tubing, and installing pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders onto new machines. This is a long term position in the Holland area. Position offers excellent benefits and advancement potential. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-03-11 12:15:43.

Interior Designer


Seeking an Interior Designer to assist us on a 6-12 month project. This position will entail:
-Developing plans and designs for the interior of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings based on the needs of the client
-Creating functional and aesthetic designs that help boost productivity, increase sales, attract customers, and enhance living space.
-Planning the use and layout of the space and decorating with color, furniture, fixtures, etc.
-Developing drawings, presentations, and cost estimates along with coordinating the work of contractors.

This position requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty along with 4+ years of experience. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-03-05 05:28:11.

Welder

Welder/Fabricator-Looking for experience Stick/Arc Welders with 5+ years of experience working in a fabrication type environment. Qualified welders must be able to pass a flat and verticle up weld test with 1/4 inch mild steel(3 pass fillet) and be able to read blueprints. Position is located in Whitehall Michigan. Must have prior fabrication experience to be considered.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-03-04 06:04:29.

Customer Service

Seeking an individual who has experience and is comfortable updating schedules on the computer, filing paperwork, looking through documentation, updating p.o's etc. Someone with an accounts payable/receivable background would work out well. Doing customer service when customers call in and finding out where their order is in the process, maintaining delivery schedules etc. This position would be full time. They need to be very detail oriented and good with Microsoft word and excel. This person will spend a lot of time on jobboss but that package can be taught.

Must have customer service experience in a manufacturing background


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-03-03 07:35:41.

Welder / Fabricator

Seeking a Welder/Fabricator to work at our building facility. Qualified candidates will have the following:

• 4 plus years of fabrication and MIG welding experience
• Experience reading and understanding prints, layout and fabricate items per drawings
• Knowledge and experience setting up and operating Iron Worker/Piranha's
• Experience fabricating high tolerance weldments square, parallel, flat, …
• Experience welding and fabricating structural steel and sheet metal GA, welding materials within tolerance and as specified on drawings
• Experience setting up jigs/fixtures
• Operate, maintain, perform preventative maintenance on welding equipment
• Supply welding helmet, steel toe safety boots, general hand tools required to perform job, and prescription safety glasses
• De-Burr and prep parts for wash
• Use proper safety equipment for task assigned
• Take direction from supervisor and perform assigned tasks
• Strive to maintain project schedules

This is a long term position that offers competitive benefits. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-03-02 07:08:50.

Skilled Trades Manager

Seeking a Skilled Trades Manager to oversee our facilities, tooling and maintenance operations. Qualified candidates will have 5+ experience in:
-Leading skilled trades
-Mechanically inclined in assisting machine repair as necessary
-Dealing with subcontractors for facility/equipment projects
-Plastic injection
-Setting work and p.m. schedules
-strategic planning
-Assisting in safety issues

Position offers great benefits. Interested candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-24 06:37:57.

Pro-E Designer


Location: Zeeland
Pay: 30-40 an hour
Seeking a Pro-Designer with 7+ years of experience to help with our furniture operations. Position will consist of:
-Modifying existing products
-Creating new products
-Modeling and surfacing
-Working with sheetmetal, tubing, and aluminum forming materials
-GD&T and strength analysis
-Working with suppliers and manufacturing on manufacturing issues

This is an indefinite contract position that offers full benefits. Interested candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-24 06:37:38.

HVAC Test Inspector

Seeking a Test Inspector to work in our build facility. Candidate will be responsible for testing and inspecting finished equipment including testing refrigerants, and basic electrical. Qualified candidates should a 2 year certificate in either Electrical or Refrigeration, be EPA certified, and have an understanding of wiring schematics. This is a long term position that offers competitive benefits. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-24 06:37:18.

Laser Operator

Seeking a 1st shift Laser Operator to work within our sheet metal operations. Position will entail setting up lasers, operating the machine, and quality inspection of parts as necessary. This a long term position that offers competitive benefits. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-24 06:36:59.

Screw Machine Operator

Seeking a Screw Machine Operator with 3+ years of experience in the set-up and operation of Davenport screw machines. We also have Acmes and someone with this experience would be considered as well. This is a 1st shift opportunity working 10 hour shifts Monday thru Thursday. Must have a solid work history. This is a long term position that offers competitive benefits. Quality candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-24 06:36:43.

Welder

Seeking a Welder/Fabricator to work at our building facility. Qualified candidates will have the following:

• 4 plus years of fabrication and MIG welding experience
• Experience reading and understanding prints, layout and fabricate items per drawings
• Knowledge and experience setting up and operating Iron Worker/Piranha's
• Experience fabricating high tolerance weldments square, parallel, flat, …
• Experience welding and fabricating structural steel and sheet metal GA, welding materials within tolerance and as specified on drawings
• Experience setting up jigs/fixtures
• Operate, maintain, perform preventative maintenance on welding equipment
• Supply welding helmet, steel toe safety boots, general hand tools required to perform job, and prescription safety glasses (CCMich supplies non-prescription safety glasses)
• De-Burr and prep parts for wash
• Use proper safety equipment for task assigned
• Take direction from supervisor and perform assigned tasks
• Strive to maintain project schedules

This is a long term position that offers competitive benefits. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-24 06:36:25.

Project Engineer

Seeking a Project Engineer to work in our Grand Rapids location here in the Conveyor and Material Handling industry. Qualified candidates will have 5+ years of experience working in the conveyor industry and will be responsible for:
-Creating purchase orders for parts, equipment and/or services
-Managing small custom systems which consisted of PLC's, photo electric's, proximity switches, AC/DC drives & pneumatic devices ranging to $3,000 1 million
-Maintaining a complete project file
-Preparing system proposal & installation drawings
-Creating project schedules
-Commissioning systems
-Editing designs as necessary
-Maintaining customer contact from the initial kick-off meeting though the customer sign-off phase of the project
Issuing supplier invoices
-Preparing written proposals and proposal drawings on some major projects.
-Approving customer purchase orders and acknowledgements on major projects.
-Approving supplier invoices on major projects.

This person will gather technical information, write orders, layout the conveyor system using Autocad, and place orders for electrical and mechanical Hydralic equipment needed to build the system. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-24 06:36:12.

Machinist

Seeking a Manual Machinist to work 2nd shift in our tool room. Qualified candidates will have experience with:
-Lathes
-Bridgeports
-Surface Grinders
-Read Blueprints
This is a long term position that offers overtime. Excellent benefit package. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-24 06:35:00.

Project Engineer

Job description
Currently seeking an Assembly Project Engineers The ideal candidate will be highly organized, have strong leadership skills, a solid project management background. The Project Engineer will work as part of a launch team and will follow automated assembly equipment from the quoting phase to the production phase. Primary duties include:
• Provide project leadership and drive all aspects of project launch from quoting to production.
• Manage build shops to ensure project is on time and the automated equipment is built per CMC's machine standards.
• Meet with build shop weekly to maintain an open-issue report and a MS project timeline
• Review and approve tooling designs, system layouts, control design, and weld documentation.
• Work with the manufacturing engineer and quality engineer to complete part builds at the build shops.
• Work on closing open issues with build shops before cell buy off and hand off to manufacturing facility.
Desired Skills and Experience
Minimum requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in engineering is preferred.
• 2 plus years of project management experience working for a Tier 1 or Tier 2 supplier
• 2 plus years of experience with automotive underbody resistance and MIG welding
• Knowledge of automated mig and spot welding and should have fanuc or abb robots and prior experience with cell integretion.
• Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

This is a long term position at our Grand Rapids location. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-24 06:34:43.

Manual Machinist

Seeking a Manual Machinist. This position will be working on our mills, lathes, saws, and drillpresses and will be making parts for the machines that we build. This is a 1st shift contract position. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-24 06:34:24.

Manual Machinist

Seeking a Manual Machinist. This position will be working on our mills, lathes, saws, and drillpresses and will be making parts for the machines that we build. This is a 1st shift contract position. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-20 13:50:31.

Senior Mechanical Designer

Location: Greenville

Pay: 80-100k

Title: Senior Mechanical Designer

Mechanical Design Engineer
Established privately owned manufacture of industrial machinery located near Grand Rapids Michigan is seeking a Principle Mechanical Design Engineer to join our growing team.

Job Description and Responsibilities
Apply mechanical engineering fundamentals to develop, verify and implement machine design projects in support of aluminum extrusion and finishing equipment manufacturing.
Equipment Project Design Development
Collaborate with customers, technical sales people, and designers to conceptualize equipment solutions following established industry standards and sound engineering practices.
Develop cooperative relationship with industrial electrical controls group, manufacturing department, service and installation personnel to insure design concepts are fully examined for success.
Insure design concepts are financially feasible and fall within quoted budget.
Insure design concepts can be implemented in a timely manner and according to project schedules.
Foster an atmosphere of continuous improvement with in the engineering department.
Verify designs meet criteria using principles of material mechanics, dynamics and statistical analysis.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-20 13:47:25.

Production Planner/ Scheduler

Location: Grand Rapids
Title: Production Planner/Scheduler
Pay: 65-85k
Summary
The Master Scheduler is responsible to develop, implement and align materials planning and inventory management for the Grand Rapids, Michigan and Nogales, Mexico facilities. The Master Scheduler works intimately with the Customer Service, Purchasing, Production and Shipping Department teams to satisfy customer demands while carrying minimum effective inventory. The Master Scheduler manages a team of Production Planners at both facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Schedules production effectively for both the Grand Rapids and Nogales manufacturing facilities
• Supervises Production Planners at both the Grand Rapids and Nogales facilities
• Maintains schedules to ensure efficient, cost effective production and on-time delivery of products to customers
• Works with Operations to set up master production schedules for new projects
• Recommends labor levels for efficient production
• Daily monitors, analyzes and reports production performance and potential production problems
• Determines product delivery dates based on material availability and labor capacity
• Identifies backlogs and scheduling priorities
• Revises production schedules when required due to labor or material shortages or to accommodate unexpected situations
• Provides detailed information and reports regarding production schedules, customer on time delivery status, and corrective action status.
• Updates master production schedule to reflect correct completion dates
• Recommends labor and machine requirements to meet short and long term production schedules
• Ensures appropriate inventory for efficient production
• Monitors shipping risks and opportunities
• Identifies, recommends and takes corrective actions to solve production and scheduling issues
• Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Job Requirements
• Bachelor's Degree in Business, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or related discipline
• APICS Certification, strongly preferred
• Minimum 5 years successful production planning and/or materials management experience
• Minimum 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment
• Demonstrated knowledge of inventory control
• Up to 25% travel, including travel to Mexico
• Proficiency with ERP/MRP System
• Lean manufacturing experience, preferred
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated analytical ability
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

This is a long term position with a reputable organization. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-20 13:30:20.

Electrical Engineer

Seeking an Electrical Engineer with 3 + years experience with PLC controls. Ideal candidate would have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and have a solid work history. Must have experience in electrical design and a knowledge of programming Allen Bradley PLC's Job requirements: This job requires 5+ years of experience. Should be willing to travel up to 20%
Electrical Engineer

Job Summary: Responsible for controls design for a company that produces special machines, fixtures, and gages. Assists manufacturing and participates in house build and field support of installed machines needed. Responsibilities include design (according to customer specifications), detail work, PLC programming, HMI programming, coordination and supervision of machine installations as necessary.

Job Specifications: BSEE with emphasis on controls or systems design as well as three to 5-10 years relevant work experience is preferred. Those without a Bachelors but applicable job experience will be considered. Position requires experience with AutoCAD, machine control design, troubleshooting, implementation utilizing 480VAC and 24VDC control panel design, variable frequency drive experience; Mainly Allen Bradleys. Individual must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and work within a cross-functional team environment. Experience designing with and using variable frequency and servo drives is needed. Experience in programming PLC controls. Proficient in using Microsoft Office products. Self-starter and self-motivated individual who understands the importance of being a team player to achieve organizational goals.

Primary skills and responsibilities: (Others may be assigned.)
• Create system design in AutoCAD.
• Program and troubleshoot control systems by close interaction with assembly and engineering team.
• Ensure effective communication with customers, product and project managers, and team members in defining system requirements, system operation, and schedule planning.
• Provide support of new and existing equipment by providing on-site or phone support by use of analog and digital circuit as well as computer hardware knowledge and troubleshooting skills.
• Assists with machine start-ups and assists with coordination of installation services.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-20 13:25:38.

Maintenance

Seeking a contract Test Technician to test furniture including tables, chairs, desks, and cabinetry. Position requires someone with prior testing experience to set up tests, run the tests, and document the results. Those with vibratory and shock test experience will be highly considered. This is 6 month+ contract position here in Grand Rapids. Interested candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-18 05:43:51.

Maintenance

Seeking a contract Test Technician to test furniture including tables, chairs, desks, and cabinetry. Position requires someone with prior testing experience to set up tests, run the tests, and document the results. Those with vibratory and shock test experience will be highly considered. This is 6 month+ contract position here in Grand Rapids. Interested candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-02-18 05:40:48.

Solidworks Detailer

Looking for a Solidworks Detailer/Light Designer with 0-2 years of experience. Position will entail:
-Detailing and redesigning new and existing products
-Creating bill of materials
-Reverse engineering of drawings as needed.
-Performing Product layout and detail work from sketches, layouts or existing parts on Solidworks
-Performing all drafting in accordance with QS 9000 procedures and work instructions
-Changing drawings and updating engineering records

Qualified candidates should be fluid with Solidworks. This is a long term position that offer competitive benefits. Qualified candidates please respond with an update resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2015-01-16 12:45:42.