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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.
Utilize thermodynamics and heat transfer concepts to verify oven and furnace capacities, combustion requirements and efficiencies.
Assist with vendor selection and provide technical leadership for the purchasing department.
Determine pneumatic and/ or hydraulic fluid power requirements and provide associated technical direction to designers.
Document design verification details. Determine procedures for insuring verification steps are performed accurately and consistently.
Lead development of mechanical drawing standards to insure all designers are following consistent procedures. Standards should include layer control, dimensioning, machining tolerances, fabrication tolerances, welding designations, fluid power schematic symbols, combustion schematics, fastener selection, sheet metal, etc.
Standardize mechanical drawing organization for clear consistent communication of equipment designs to manufacturing organization.
Create procedures for BOM creation. Determine best practices for creating, transferal, and change control processes for Bill of Material.
Implement and direct engineering change request/order system.
Manage mechanical engineering department CAD software and computer resources. Continually evaluate existing department technology and develop long term plan for maintaining.

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


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-23 06:44:00.

Mechanical Designer

Seeking a Machine Designer with 5+years of experience. Position will entail using either Autocad or Solidworks software to design automated stamping equipment, make modifications to existing machines, reverse engineering, taking older hand drawn prints and convert them over to 3-d drawings. This is a long term position. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-23 06:43:37.

Mechanical Engineer

Seeking a Mechanical Engineer for our Grand Rapids firm. Position will be responsible for:
Researching, designing, and evaluating equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements
-Participate with installation, operation, maintenance and repair of machinery
-Identify all equipment failures and implement corrective actions
-Diagnose potential faulty operation and initiate corrections 95% of the time before failure
-Make recommendations to maintenance crew on repairs
-Participate in all customer corrective actions
-Provide feedback to customer problems and needs
-Conduct research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, and performance of equipment and systems once per quarter

Qualified candidates should have:
-A Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
-3-10 years of manufacturing experience preferred
-Knowledge of manufacturing processes, procedures, and machinery required
-Experience in Lean Manufacturing preferred (Kanban, 5S, Visual Factory, Six Sigma).
-Demonstrated experience with developing and maintaining systems such as: predictive maintenance

This is a long term position here in Grand Rapids. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-23 06:43:21.

Quality Technician

Seeking a 1st shift Quality Technician for our Grand Rapids operations. Essential job functions include:

Quality Assurance:
• Performs and documents receiving, 1st piece, in process, and final inspection and approval. Maintains inspection records and reports, including SPC records.
• Communicates quality information, provides feedback of issues to manufacturing team members (process techs, trim operators, secondary, supervisors, managers)
• Conducts and assists in completing Gage R & R and assists in gage calibration, data entry, and record keeping.
• Takes the lead and or assists in containing non-conforming material.
• Communicates nonconformance issues, issues hold tags, quality alerts, and closes when completed.
• Trains and certifies production associates on process and quality standards and conduct other training as required.
Quality Systems:
• Perform document control functions for the QMS that include: controlling, updating, and revising procedures, work instructions, forms, document lists and other required documents as necessary.
• Directs and or participates in the QMS internal Audits and LPA process for continuous improvement and compliance.
• Participates in and provides key data for management review and provides feedback to management team.
• Assists in developing, controlling, and issuing process or job related documentation.
• Monitors and communicates the status of the Quality Concerns log, hold tags, and quality alerts to facilitate on-time completion of any customer and supplier issues with the quality team.
• Access customer websites as needed.
• Any other requirement by the Quality Manager or General Manager.
New Product Development:
• Participates as required in new product planning, prior to production start up as an APQP team member.
• Assists as required with the preparation of preliminary inspection instructions, flow charts, and other necessary documents or procedures to assist plant associates in sample production and analysis.
• Leads or assists in developing a quality plan with material suppliers and purchasing to assure that quality standards and product specifications are maintained.
• Provides in the development of the internal quality plans, operator instructions, boundary samples, reporting form and SPC instructions.
• Participates with APQP team to aid incompliance to TS 16949 standards.

This is a long term position that offers quality benefits. Those that are qualified please respond with an updated resume.



Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-23 06:43:06.

Materials Engineer

Materials Engineer
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY

Responsible for the overall control and movement of materials in and out of the plant. Devises methods and policies ensuring most efficient and economical movement of all materials in and out of the plant.

DUTIES

1. Forecast's sales and production on daily, weekly and monthly schedules.
2. Maintains liaison among plants, sales divisions, and warehouses to provide efficient customer delivery service.
3. Ensures that company standard procedures are followed.
4. Analyzes and evaluates inventory and delivery problems and recommends solutions.
5. Required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties upon request of the Plant Manager.
6. Complies with the following OSHA Safety Standards: Hazard Communication; Bloodborne Pathogens; Lockout; Permit Required Confined Space; Hot Work Permit; Powered Industrial Trucks; P.P.E. and Ergonomics.
7. When necessary, participate in classes and training seminars to learn new technologies and techniques deemed helpful to performance on the job.
8. Manages Indirect Purchasing Activities.
9. Tracks material costs for inventory levels, budget and new programs.
10. Participates in annual plant cost reductions, MP&L contributes between $100K to $150K annually in cost reductions related to freight, packaging and indirect spend.
11. Creates and generates internal management reports to track performance and costs related to, inventory, transportation, cost savings, production and sales.
12. Actively participates in all financial forecasts.
13. Supports all new program launches.
14. Support other locations with planning and system related projects.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Skills
• Ability to coach and develop employees
• Ability to deal with multiple levels of people effectively, in group and individual settings
• Ability to effectively deal with vendors/suppliers/customers
• Basic computer literacy
• Basic math and business writing skills
• Demonstrated ability to develop project plans and manage projects to successful completion
• Ability to learn new programs, activities and tasks
• Good oral/written communications and interpersonal skills
• Strong organizational, planning and documentation skills

Knowledge
• Bachelor Degree; Business, Administration, Accounting, Engineering and Logistics Degrees preferred
• 5-6 years in Manufacturing Environment working with process of meeting schedules and supervising people
• Must have strong learning skills to work with multiple company systems as well as outside customer systems
• Must have understanding of domestic and international logistics
• Must have very strong computer and analytical skills and be excellent at producing schedules and cost comparisons.

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


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-23 06:42:44.

Electrical Engineer

Seeking an Electrical Engineer for our position here in the Grand Haven/Spring Lake area.
Qualifications:
BSEE with a concentration in power technologies
Electrical Testing
Excellent technical and communication skills and the ability to work in a manufacturing environment

Pluses:
Inventor (3D) / Autocad (2D)
Experience in magnetic component design (even in an academic setting)
Safety agency (i.e. UL, CSA, TUV) experience

Typical duties:
Electrical and mechanical design of dry-type transformers, reactors, and chokes
Mechanical design of mounting hardware and enclosures
Utilizing Inventor / Autocad to generate outline assembly drawings and detailed manufacturing prints
Test products in our company's CSA certified lab (electrical and thermal testing)
Working closely with manufacturing associates to continuously improve our products and assembly processes
Direct customer contact developing custom magnetics from inception through completion
Design products that meet UL, CSA, IEC, NEMA, & IEEE standards and working with these safety agencies

Type of products:
• Dry-Type Transformers from 1KVA to 2000KVA, at 15KV max voltage; Isolation, Auto, K-rated, DIT, Multi-pulse, Scott-T, encapsulated, high efficiency single and three phase
• Line and Load Reactors to 4000 Arms at 15KV max voltage; power filtering inductors to 20KHz, air cores, encapsulated, low loss, single and three phase
• DC Chokes to 1000Adc, 360-20KHz, encapsulated

Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-23 06:39:53.

Engineering Assistant

Seeking an Engineering Assistant to help with catching us up with entering bill of materials into our system. Candidates with a background in 3-d Design or Purchasing would be an excellent fit. Should be fairly fluent with word programs. This is a contract position and we are looking for candidates who can start immediately. Interested candidates should respond with a resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-11 10:46:21.

Mechanical Designer

Seeking a Mechanical Designer with Solidworks background. Position will entail modifying drawing to existing machines as well as new design development. The qualified candidate will also be responsible for:
Design: Conceptualizes designs. Analyzes and selects materials. Performs engineering calculations and analysis. Performs component cost analysis. 30%
Documentation: Researches and understands basic requirements of appropriate manufacturing standards for components and subassemblies. Produces CAD models and drawings, performs bolted joint design, component tolerance stack-up, geometric tolerancing, FMEAs and hazard analysis. 25%
Administrative: Compiles information for writing ECNs. Creates and maintains BOMs. 10%
Product Support: Serves as the engineering contact for specific product line. Provides production support through quality notifications and deviations. 10%
Product Testing: In collaboration with Research & Development and Engineering, creates test plans, evaluates results and recommends appropriate engineering action if required. 10%
Communication: Maintains communication with internal departments and supplier base. Has the ability to serve at the primary contact for projects. 15%
Safety: § Performs all job functions is a safe manner and maintains safety awareness. § Reports known accidents, injuries and unsafe practices and/or conditions to supervisor.

This is a long term position here in Norton Shores. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-05 11:31:49.

Test Technician

Seeking a Test Lab Technician for our facility in Grand Rapids. This person will be monitoring motors with mechanical and electrical instrumentation. This position will involve hooking these motors to instruments in order to check voltage, horse power, noise levels, and overall quality. This person should have a strong mechanical aptitude, be computer literate, able to lift 40 lbs, and use hand tools. Those with prior experience working in a lab will be highly considered. This is a contract position with a good chance of going direct. Qualified candidates please respond with a resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-05 11:31:33.

Mechanical Designer

Seeking a Machine Designer with 7+ years in the design of special machines. Qualified candidates will have prior experience designing weld cells that integrate with robotics fixtures and be fluent with Solidworks. This is a direct hire position here in the Cedar Springs area. Interested candidates please reply with a resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-05 11:31:06.

Machine Builder

Seeking a Machine Builder to work in our R&D lab. Candidate will be responsible for building test machines for products we produce including:
-Fabrication of parts for machines
-Machine Assembly
-setting up and conducting tests, data acquisition and documenting test results
-Installation and layout of electronic/electrical/hydraulic systems, machining lathe/mill work for prototype machine
-Maintaining detailed test logs on machines
-Panel building

Qualified candidates should have experience with temperature, pressure, and flow sensors. This is a long term position here in the Muskegon area. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-05 11:30:52.

Manufacturing Engineer

We are seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to work at our automotive plant here in Holland, MI. This position will be responsible for:
-Troubleshooting equipment/manufacturing/facility problems
-Analyzing production results
-Lean manufacturing
-Implementing and improving manufacturing methods and processes,
-Interaction with internal customers and external vendors to solve urgent and complex problems by identifying and evaluating alternatives to provide support of all in-plant production as required.

Qualified candidates will have a B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing, or related), 2+ years of experience in complex mechanical assembly, tooling, and manufacturing in a highly automated and/or automotive engineering environment, and a knowledge of robotics is a plus. Interested candidates should respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-05 11:30:39.

Test Engineer/ Supervisor

Seeking a candidate with 5+ years of working in a Test Lab wit prior leadership experience. Essential duties and responsibilities include:

Product Development and Improvement:
Performs necessary testing duties including: designing cost effective tests to substantiate performance relative to objectives, testing to substantiate performance characteristics (vibration, sound, stress/strain, temperature, compaction and others), and /or verifying computer simulations.
Performs Haz ID, FMEA, regulatory testing and created test protocols.
Conducts analysis on the data received from tests.
Adjusts product designs in conjunction with Design Engineering, Sales Engineering and Product Management to achieve a product that meets market and regulatory requirements.

Failure Analysis:
Performs failure analysis on products in conjunction with Design Engineering and Research and Development (R&D) Technicians.
Works with R&D Technicians to assemble prototypes and test fixtures.

Field Testing Functions:
Assists in the creation of field test survey reports in conjunction with Design Engineering, Product Management, and Sales Engineering.
Works with Product Management to compile all field test reports.

Test Reporting:
Documents all tests performed, with assistance from the R&D Technicians on products in development and competitive equipment. Test reports may include: methods, analysis and calculations, results and any other pertinent regulatory compliance.
Assists the R&D Technicians in writing test reports and completing detailed work request documentation.

Technical Support Function:
Provides technical support and is a resource for development group and Design Engineering personnel regarding product testing and analysis.
Qualifications:
A Bachelor's Degree in Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering is required. A Master's Degree is preferred.

Qualified candidates should respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-05 11:30:20.

Tooling Engineer

Seeking a Tooling Engineer for our stamping operation. Qualified candidates should have 5+ years of stamping experience and responsibilities include:

1. Calculating blanks, stock widths, tonnages, layout sequences, and all appropriate engineering information for new tooling jobs, as assigned.
2. Ensuring tool and machine design standards are maintained and are used in designs.
3. Training designers so they have the ability to layout and properly design machinery and tooling.
4. Coordinating and lead concept and project meetings, while meeting assigned target dates.
5. Assisting production and tool room departments with tool build or tool development problems associated with designs.
6. Coordinating and oversee continuous improvement projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Training Required:
1. A minimum of five years experience as a Tooling Engineer. On the job training (OJT)

This is a long term position. Qualified candidates please reply with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-05 11:29:59.

Quality Engineer

Seeking a Quality Engineer for our automotive stamping operations. Specific Responsibilities will include:
1. Coordinating customer concern responses for assigned customer accounts, including initial root cause responses, analysis, and updates.

2. Leading cross-functional problem solving meetings with the goal of determining root cause for open customer concerns.

3. Overseeing product quality on the production floor for assigned customer accounts.

4. Coordinating customer concern responses for assigned customer accounts including initial root cause responses, analysis, and updates, ensuring the customer is being protected via proper containment at all times.

5. Investigating and processing ECR's including coordination of data, negotiations/approvals, and advanced quality planning as required for product changes.

6. Working with the Product Launch Engineers to support the APQP process, and defect prevention on new projects for assigned customer accounts.

7. Reviewing inspection methods and work with the Launch Engineers, Gage Designer, and Quality Lab to provide continual quality improvement.

8. Assisting the Launch Engineer(s), and Gage Designer in the analysis of gage techniques.

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


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-05 11:29:46.

Solidworks Detailer/ Designer

Seeking a Solidworks Detailer/Designer to aide in detailing and modeling of existing drawings, checking all machined castings, reverse engineering as necessary, new pattern quotes, and performing pattern analysis on Solidworks. This is a long term opportunity here in the Grand Rapids area.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-05 11:29:30.

Machine Designer

You will be responsible for machine design and documentation on a variety of custom projects. Each design will be managed to make sure the project fills within time contraints and within budget. Position will entail:

-Reviewing projects and product design requirements from Project Engineering.
-Creating concepts and submitting for approval
-Creating Bill of Materials, Sub-Assembly and Detail Drawings, and performing Design calculations.
-Developing machine concepts that meet customer requirements.
-Estimate costs of materials and labor
-Coordinate with the shop floor to make sure the project is meeting time requirements

Qualified candidates will have 3+ years working with Solidworks, have a background in Machine Design, and have excellent communication skills. This is a long term permanent position. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-09-05 11:29:12.

Product Designer

Seeking a Designer with 1-5 years of experience. Position will consist of detail and design of products, taking existing designs and making modifications, figuring out ways to make the product more cost effective, interacting with Customer Service, Purchasing, Sales, and the Lab on product related changes. Design is done on Solidworks. This is a long term position here in the Muskegon area.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-29 11:49:18.

Product Engineer

Seeking a Product Engineer with 2+ years of experience. Position will consist of concepting new designs, taking existing designs and making modifications, figuring out ways to make the product more cost effective, interacting with Customer Service, Purchasing, Sales, and the Lab on product related changes, and consulting with Chief Engineers and Project Managers to ensure products are meeting customer and regulatory standards. Design is done on Solidworks. A Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology is a plus but will consider candidates with an Associate's Degree. This is a direct position hire position here in the Muskegon area. Candidates that are entry-level with good internship experience will be considered.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-29 11:43:37.

Welder

Welder/Fabricator-Looking for an experienced Mig Welder with 5+ years of experience working in a fabrication type environment. Qualified welders must be able to pass a basic weld test. Position will entail fabrication of machines and conveyors, reading blueprints, operating basic shop equipment, and grinding as necessary. Must have prior fabrication experience to be considered. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 06:30:09.

Quality Engineer

Seeking a Quality Engineer with a background in the automotive industry. Qualified candidates will have experience in Supplier Quality, have an excellent understanding of TS-16949 requirements, have experience with high toleranced machine parts, have prior experience in writing PPAP's and controls plans, and have a willingness to travel up to 40%. This is a contract position with a chance to go direct here in the Muskegon area. Qualified candidates should have prior experience working with tier 1 customers.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 06:28:18.

Controls Engineer

Seeking an Electrical Engineer with 3 + years experience with PLC controls. Ideal candidate would have a Bachelors 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: Should be willing to travel up to 25% of the time to commission new machinery in the field. This is a long term position here in Holland.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 06:25:11.

Manufacturing Engineer

We are seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to work at our automotive plant here in Holland, MI. This position will be responsible for:
-Troubleshooting equipment/manufacturing/facility problems
-Analyzing production results
-Iean manufacturing
-Implementing and improving manufacturing methods and processes,
-Interaction with internal customers and external vendors to solve urgent and complex problems by identifying and evaluating alternatives to provide support of all in-plant production as required.

Qualified candidates will have a B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing, or related), 2+ years of experience in complex mechanical assembly, tooling, and manufacturing in a highly automated and/or automotive engineering environment, and a knowledge of robotics is a plus. Interested candidates should respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 06:23:10.

Machinist

Seeking a 1st shift and 2nd CNC Programmer for our Machine Build facility here in Holland. Qualified individuals will have a prior background in programming CNC's and have a background operating a manual mill and lathe. This person needs to be able to Set-Up, Program, run and check for quality parts. Those with a background working in a Machine Build or job shop type of environment will be highly considered. This is a contract to direct position here in the Holland area. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 06:21:26.

Civil Designer

Seeking a Civil Designer with 5+ years of experience in the construction industry. Qualified candidates will have experience in either Civil 3d or Land Desktop in the design of storm, sewer, water, and grading details on construction plans. This is a long term position here in Grand Rapids. Only those with previous experience with either Civil 3d or Land Desktop will be considered.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 06:18:19.

Sales Engineer

Seeking a Sales Engineer to handle the initial calls from new customers and work with our regional sales guys If a new customer calls in or sends in an email request for information, this person makes the initial contact, gathers as much information as possible make suggestions on the product that would be the correct fit, and then work with the internal sales service folks and the regional sales group to get the order and the product manufactured. Very technical position. We are looking for a degreed engineer that is a good problem solver and can interact with the customer as well as the manufacturing engineers on the floor. The position is really working with the customer and analyzing what they are intending to do with the product, do strength analysis etc. Should be able to manipulate drawings in CAD. This individual really see's the project through from beginning to end. This is a long term position for us that offers a full benefit package along with a competitive salary and bonus incentives. Qualified candidates please reply with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 06:12:15.

Screw Machine Operator

Seeking a Screw Machine Operator with 10 + years experience in the set-up and operation of Acme-Gridley or New Britton screw machines. This is a 1st shift opportunity in the Holland, MI area. Knowledge of Davenport machinery is a plus. Must be willing to work 50 + hours a week and have a solid work history. Candidates must have experience with Acme-Gridley or New Britton's to be considered for this job. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 06:08:40.

Field Service Technician

Seeking an electrical and mechanical mechanic to install and support machines at customer sites. Some over night travel will be required, but should be home most weekends. The ideal candidate will have experience with PLC's and CNC's troubleshooting and programming. This is a great, long-term opportunity to learn all aspects of PLC programming and machine installation and support. This Grand Rapids, MI. based company is very stable, pays over time over 40 hours per week, offers full benefits and competitive wages.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 06:04:53.

Machinist

Seeking a 2nd shift Machinist for our build operations. Qualified candidates will have experience in:
-Manual Machining with both manual mills and lathes
-CNC Set-Up and Operations (Programming is not necessary)
-Reading blueprints
-Select, align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders and shapers.
-Calculate and set controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve.
-Fabricate tools and fixtures per print to maintain schedules.
-Verify conformance of finished work piece to specifications.

This is a long term position here in Kentwood and offers excellent benefits. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 05:56:06.

Mechanical Engineer

You will be responsible for machine design and documentation on a variety of custom projects. Each design will be managed to make sure the project fills within time constraints and within budget. Position will entail:

-Reviewing projects and product design requirements from Project Engineering.
-Creating concepts and submitting for approval
-Creating Bill of Materials, Sub-Assembly and Detail Drawings, and performing Design calculations.
-Developing machine concepts that meet customer requirements.
-Estimate costs of materials and labor
-Coordinate with the shop floor to make sure the project is meeting time requirements

Qualified candidates will have 3+ years working with Solidworks, have a background in Machine Design, and have excellent communication skills. This is a long term permanent position. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 05:54:05.

Controls Designer

Seeking a Controls Technician with 3+ years of experience in the Electrical drafting and PLC troubleshooting of HVAC/Oven type systems. Candidate will be responsible for making changes to existing drawings, creating bill of materials, ballooning of parts, troubleshooting PLC issues and interacting with Lead Designers and the shop floor on any issues. Candidate will be working on Autocad Electrical but someone with knows regular Autocad will be considered. This is a long term position here in the Grand Rapids area. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 05:51:03.

Buyer/ Planner

Seeking a Buyer/Planner for our facility here in West Michigan. Qualified candidates will have 8+ years of experience in:
-Lean, Kanban, and MRP systems
-Figuring out ways to lower costs on the shop floor
-Interacting with engineers on an everyday basis
-Purchasing of parts both domestically and internationally
Qualified candidates should be willing to travel up to 4 times a year at a week at a time. Those interested should send an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 05:47:07.

Maintenance

Seeking a Machine Repairman to work during our 1st shift operation. Qualified candidates should have experience working in either a Plastic Injection or Blow Mold facility including a knowledge of:
-Repairing hydraulic cylinders
-Troubleshooting PLC's
-3-phase electrical
-Basic Machining
-Welding
Candidate will be responsible for Keeping the molding lines in production and producing acceptable quality tanks at the specified weight, measurements and cycle speed, making the necessary adjustments as required to maintain acceptable material distribution throughout the cycle, and make the necessary changes to the material system on the machine to achieve a consistent mixture of Virgin, Color Concentrate and Regrind of material thru the extruder at all times.

This is a long term position that offers excellent benefits. Qualified candidates should start off by sending an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-25 05:44:44.

Maintenance

Seeking a Machine Repair candidate with 6 + years of experience working in an industrial manufacturing facility. Candidate must have a Journeyman's card in Machine Repair either from the union or United States Department of Labor and have experience in hydraulics, pneumatics, mig welding and basic machining of parts as necessary. This is a contract position on 3rd shift (11 p.m.-7 a.m.) that could end up going permanent in the future. Machines may include brake presses, stamping presses, wood working and secondary equipment. Qualified candidates should respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-24 13:13:05.

Machine Builder

Title: Machine Builder
Location: Holland
Pay-22-26 an hour
Job title: Machine Builder

Seeking a Machine Builder with 8+ years of experience. Position will entail:
-Building specialty machines.
-Having experience with pneumatics
-Having experience with hydraulics
-MIG welding
-Bending tubing
-Fabrication skills
-Reading drawings/prints
-Trouble shooting equipment
-Installation of equipment on site as necessary

This is a long term opportunity in the Holland area that offers competitive benefits and growth potential. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-24 12:57:27.

Production Supervisor

Seeking a Production Supervisor with a background working in powder coat operations. Position will entail
-Overseeing the daily activities of workers performing powder coat
-Ensuring that work is done efficiently according to daily and weekly schedules
-Training employees in the fundamental of powder coat including preparing surfaces for spray operations, applying paint, drying and bundling materials for shipping -Inspecting finished products for workmanship and quality prior to shipping -Troubleshooting complaints and resolving any paint issues -Assisting the plant manager with supervisory duties; assisting with interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning and making work assignments, assisting in appraising performance
This is a long term position here in the Grand Rapids area. Those who are interested please reply with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-08 06:44:27.

Electrical Supervisor

Seeking an Electrical Supervisor for our operation here in Holland. The qualified candidate will be hands on in the modifications to PLC's, leading panel builders, interacting with customers, making sure projects stay on schedule and within budget, and making sure each projects gets written up in the computer correct. This is a long term position and those with a background working in an Industrial or Machine Build type setting will be highly considered.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-08 06:42:42.

Product Engineer

Seeking a contract Product Engineer to help us thru the rest of this year. This project is for the furniture industry and the candidate will be responsible for:
-Ensuring production of profitable product desirable by customers.
-VA/VE of existing products
-Creating engineering change notices
-Development, and introduction of new products and production support for existing products and/or product line enhancements that fall within strategic direction of company
-Coordinating with the test lab on the testing of new and existing parts
-Ensuring performance (business, profit, product and functionality) to specifications.
-Conducting cost reduction activities to determine material, labor, and overhead costs.
-Investigating and analyzing competitive products to determine product performance, costs, and packaging methods.
-Providing technical direction to other staff members and interfaces at all organizational levels.
-Designing and developing solutions for new products, enhancements, and existing product lines through selection of materials, form, fit, function, design failure mode effect analysis and design reliability testing. Determines best practices and processes to minimize labor, material, and overhead costs, and assure manufacturability to increase market share and profitability.
-Participating in analysis of competitive products by evaluating materials, manufacturing processes, product performance, and packaging to determine competitiveness of product offerings.

Candidates with a background working in the furniture industry will be highly considered. Interested candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-08 06:41:07.

Quality Manager

Seeking a Quality Engineer with at least 5+ years of automotive Quality Management experience. The ideal candidate will have experience with:
-Managing quality control process systems, procedures and statistical techniques
-Inspection and testing, implementation and maintenance of the quality system, communication of quality issues both internally and externally.
-Assist in development and lead the implementation of product specific quality plans
-Provide daily communication to staff, company and suppliers on quality issues or concerns
-Plan, promote, and organize all quality related training activities within the plant.
-Assist the Business Units and sales teams with quality issues.

Successful candidates must possess an Associate degree with 5 years' experience. A Bachelor's degree in a technical field is preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business information, write reports, present information and respond to questions. Ability to work with mathematical concepts, proficient in problem solving techniques, ASQ certification preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Those with a background in CNC Machining or casting operations will be highly considered. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-08 06:40:46.

Plumber/ Pipefitter


We are currently looking for a 2nd shift Plumber for our Machine Build operation. Position will entail:
• Bending tubing with hand bender and power bender.
• Reading plumbing blue print schematics.
• Pipe threading and hose crimping experience
• Travel when necessary.
• Threading pipe and brazing as necessary

Candidates with 1+ years of recent experience will be considered.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-08 06:40:06.

Field Service Technician

Seeking a Field Service Technician with 1+ years of experience working with basic electrical and mechanical. Qualified candidates will have had some exposure to electronics or electrical, basic skills in hydraulics and pneumatics, exposure to Microsoft Office, and have a clean record. Candidates should be willing to travel up to 90% of the time including travel to both Canada and Mexico. This is a long term position here in Holland. Qualified candidates please respond with an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-07-08 06:39:50.

Plumber

We are currently looking for a 2nd shift Plumber for our Machine Build operation. Position will entail:
• Bending tubing with hand bender and power bender.
• Reading plumbing blue print schematics.
• Pipe threading and hose crimping experience
• Travel when necessary.
• Threading pipe and brazing as necessary

Candidates with 1+ years of recent experience will be considered.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-06-23 05:58:17.

Manufacturing Engineer

Seeking a Manufacturing Engineer with 2+ years of experience.
Position will entail:
-Improving processes on the manufacturing floor
-Participating in Kaizen events
-Setting up work cells
-Root cause analysis
-Creating work instructions
-Optimizing the plant layout of new machinery
-Applying lean manufacturing principles
-Support Process Service activities as they relate to specific projects, or new areas of interest.
-Direct new product introductions and improvements to existing products in production.
-Troubleshoot process and equipment problems as they arise.

This is a long term position here in Muskegon. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or 5+ years of experience working as a Manufacturing and/or Process Engineer.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-06-09 09:01:47.

Production Supervisor

Job Title: Production Supervisor
Location: Grand Rapids
Pay:60-70k


PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE JOB: This position is responsible for assisting in the supervision and production within the manufacturing facility to insure that all product meets both the company's and customer's quality and delivery standards. This includes assisting in coordinating activities of all departments, monitoring production effectiveness and enforcement of company policy and quality standards while being a positive company representative.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
1. Analyze processes and paperwork to attain process improvement
2. Assist department lead people with monitoring and reviewing employees performance, skill level, training needs
3. Determine labor requirements and make recommendations for effective utilization
4. Assist with coordination of new projects
5. Assist with development of procedures to accomplish manufacturing goals
6. Investigation of time exceptions on jobs
7. Assist in future planning
8. Coordinate workload between departments
9. Process Change Notices through the shop and Customer Service
10. Monitor hot customer orders
11. Process customer schedules for manufacturing information
12. Provide supervision and direction to department lead person
Ideal candidates will have a background working in a sheet metal, machine build, or job shop type of environment. This is a hands on position where you will be continually interacting with the shop floor on any issues, assisting floor supervisors with issues or needs that they have, and continuously mentoring those that report to you. This is a long term position that offers salary + bonus potential.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-05-06 06:48:40.

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 2014-05-06 06:45:58.

Project Engineer

Seeking a Project Engineer with 4+ years of experience working in the Automotive Industry. Position will entail leading projects from concept to completion including dealing with product engineers on design issues, visiting the customers, overlooking builds, expediting samples, and launching of products. Those with experience with injected molded parts will be highly considered. This is a contact position with the possibility of going long term in the future. Degree isn't mandatory.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-05-05 12:01:28.

Project Engineer

Seeking a Project/Product Engineer with 10+ years of experience working in the Automotive Industry. Position will entail leading projects from concept to completion including dealing with product engineers on design issues, overseeing designers, visiting the customers, overlooking builds, expediting samples, and launching of products. Those with experience with injected molded parts will be highly considered. This is a long term position here in the Grand Rapids area. Those with experience with Honda or Chrysler will be highly considered. This is a permanent position here at our Grand Rapids office. Interested candidates should please send a resume thru the Craig's list site.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-05-05 11:59:29.

Graphic Designer

Seeking a Graphics Designer to help us out for the next 4-5 months. Position will entail working here on site in Muskegon updating electronic catalogs with new products to give the catalogs an updated look. Qualified candidates must have a background in InDesign and preferably 2+ years of experience working as a Graphics Designer. Essentially this individual will be grabbing the old images of parts and putting them into InDesign. Those with some familiarity with either Solidworks or Photoworks will be highly considered. This is a contract position. Interested candidates should respond with a resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-04-16 13:42:59.

Plant Manager

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE JOB: This position is responsible for assisting in the supervision and production within the manufacturing facility to insure that all product meets both the company's and customer's quality and delivery standards. This includes assisting in coordinating activities of all departments, monitoring production effectiveness and enforcement of company policy and quality standards while being a positive company representative.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
1. Analyze processes and paperwork to attain process improvement
2. Assist department lead people with monitoring and reviewing employees performance, skill level, training needs
3. Determine labor requirements and make recommendations for effective utilization
4. Assist with coordination of new projects
5. Assist with development of procedures to accomplish manufacturing goals
6. Investigation of time exceptions on jobs
7. Assist in future planning
8. Coordinate workload between departments
9. Process Change Notices through the shop and Customer Service
10. Monitor hot customer orders
11. Process customer schedules for manufacturing information
12. Provide supervision and direction to department lead person
Ideal candidates will have a background working in a sheet metal, machine build, or job shop type of environment. This is a hands on position where you will be continually interacting with the shop floor on any issues, assisting floor supervisors with issues or needs that they have, and continuously mentoring those that report to you. This is a long term position that offers salary + bonus potential.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-03-31 07:48:48.

Packaging Engineer

Seeking a Packaging Engineer with 3+ years of experience. Qualified candidates will have experience in developing new packaging solutions, VAVE, have prior knowledge of FDA requirements, executing and coordination of new launches, design and launch of new lines, dealing directly with customers and suppliers, and being involved in packaging validation. This is a long term opportunity here in the Kentwood area. Qualified candidates should respond with a resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-03-31 07:48:09.

Laser Operator

Seeking a CNC Laser Operator with 3+ years of experience to set-up and operate lasers. Individual must have prior experience running a laser, be able to read blueprints, have decent math skills, and have a solid work history. This is a 1st shift position in the Grand Rapids area. Interested candidates should email resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-03-28 06:16:50.

Quality Inspector

Seeking a Quality Inspector with 2+ years of experience. This position will entail visual inspection of metal painted parts looking for cracks, overspray etc. Having experience using micrometers and calipers, reading blueprints, and be able to read an spc chart is a plus but not absolutely necessary. Need to have prior quality inspection experience to be considered. This a contract position with the potential to go direct. This is a first shift position. Pay is in the 12-15 an hour range.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-03-13 12:15:22.

Product Designer

Seeking a Product Designer for our Grand Rapids office. Candidate will be responsible for:
-Concept & design, product development, prototypes, production release and ECRs.
-Deal with PDFs and proto rendered type files (JPEGs) of models and drawings for customer and sales approval.
-Work with molded plastic, die & sand cast, machined and sheet metal parts
-FEA analysis as required
-Design is done on either Solidworks or Unigraphics. Candidates must be fluent in one of the two packages to be considered.

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


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-03-06 05:44:55.

Architectural Drafter

Seeking an Architectural Drafter to join our team. Position will entail doing building layouts of our stores on AutoCAD along with fixture layouts. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years in either architectural, construction, or cabinetry type drafting and have experience on Autocad. This is a long term position here in Kentwood Michigan. Interested candidates should apply with a resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-27 06:10:42.

Machine Designer

Seeking a Solidworks Designer with 5+ years working as a Machine Designer. Position will entail design of equipment from scratch, ballooning of parts, have an excellent understanding of mating conditions, interact with the guys on build floor with any problems or concerns, and make sure designs on done on time within the overall schedule. This is an immediate 6-12 month contract position here in the Muskegon area. Interested applications please forward resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-25 05:26:27.

Estimator/ Sales Engineer

Seeking an Estimator/Sales Engineer for our operations here in Grand Rapids. Qualified candidates should have a background in the conveyor industry including experience in:
-Writing up proposals
-Quoting of systems
-Dealing with customers
-Interacting with leaders on the shop floor in regards to timing and proposals
-Knowledge of AutoCAD to do basic layout drawings

This is a long term immediate position here in Grand Rapids. Qualified candidates please send an updated resume.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-25 05:26:09.

Project Engineer

Basic Description:
Seeking a Product/Project Engineer with 3+ years working in the furniture industry in a related capacity. Position will be responsible for:
-Ensuring that the product is made to customer specs
-Coordinating with overseas suppliers in China on specifications
-Assisting the Quality Manager with quality issues
-Using Solidworks to manipulate/modify drawings and evaluate customer supplied files
-Leading projects from start until completion

Those with a knowledge of metal parts and assemblies will be highly considered. This is a long term position here in the Grand Rapids area.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-21 13:30:10.

Electrical Supervisor

Seeking an Electrical Supervisor for our operation here in Holland. The qualified candidate will be hands on in the modifications to PLC's, leading panel builders, interacting with customers, making sure projects stay on schedule and within budget, and making sure each projects gets written up in the computer correct. This is a long term position and those with a background working in an Industrial or Machine Build type setting will be highly considered.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-18 12:57:26.

Project Manager

Seeking a Project Manager with 2-5 years of experience. Position will entail quoting of projects, acting as the main customer contact, scheduling and ensuring projects are done on time and within budget, travel to the customer as required, have the ability to understand a variety of designs and drawings, and have the ability to handle multiple projects at one time. This position is a Machine Build facility. Those with a background in working around weld cells, assembly lines and robotics will be highly considered. This is a permanent position here in Grand Rapids.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-18 12:54:43.

Quality Engineer

Seeking a long term Quality Engineer to work in our Aerospace group. Position will be responsible for:
-Writing control plans
-Assisting Process Services manager in establishing, implementing and maintaining the quality management system
-Interfacing with Customers and Operations to ensure transfer to production of new products are in accordance with approved data.
-Ensuring timely resolution of supplier failure, corrective actions and preventive actions
-Analyzing failure, corrective and preventive action to respond to customer complaints.
-Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for Process Services related concerns.
-Supporting the Quality Inspectors to ensure that products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system.
-Continual improvement activities to enhance the quality system, such as 5S, Kaizen lean methods, etc.
-Developing training to build quality awareness.
-Conducting audits, including closing out audit findings, creating audits finding reports and determine proper corrective and preventive actions.
-Preparation of QA reports.

This is an immediate position. Bachelor's Degree is preferred.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-18 12:53:27.

Project Engineer

Seeking a contract Project Engineer to help us thru the rest of this year. This project is for the furniture industry and the candidate will be responsible for:
-Ensuring production of profitable product desirable by customers.
-Development, and introduction of new products and production support for existing products and/or product line enhancements that fall within strategic direction of company
-Leading project teams for designated ('B' level or less) projects.
-Ensuring performance (business, profit, product and functionality) to specifications.
-Conducting cost reduction activities to determine material, labor, and overhead costs.
-Investigating and analyzing competitive products to determine product performance, costs, and packaging methods.
-Providing technical direction to other staff members and interfaces at all organizational levels.
-Designing and developing solutions for new products, enhancements, and existing product lines through selection of materials, form, fit, function, design failure mode effect analysis and design reliability testing. Determines best practices and processes to minimize labor, material, and overhead costs, and assure manufacturability to increase market share and profitability.
-Participating in analysis of competitive products by evaluating materials, manufacturing processes, product performance, and packaging to determine competitiveness of product offerings.

Candidates with a background working in the furniture industry will be highly considered.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-18 12:52:11.

Machine Operator

Seeking a 2nd shift Turret Operator for our Sheet metal Fabrication operation. Qualified candidates will have 2+ years in the operation and set up of turrets, understand blueprints, and have decent match skills. This is a long term permanent position here in Grand Rapids.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-18 12:49:24.

Machine Builder

Seeking a Machine Builder/Conveyor Assembler with 5+ years of experience to work at our location near Allendale. Position will entail:
-assembling conveyors, specialty conveyors, specialty machines.
-Assisting in directing support staff
-Panel building if
-Experience with pneumatics
-Experience with hydraulics
-MIG welding
-Fabrication skills
-Experienced with lathe, end mill, and general fabrication equipment
-Capable of reading drawings/prints
-Capable of assembling equipment within tolerance and specifications as stated on drawings
-Capable of trouble shooting equipment
-Installation of equipment on site as necessary

This is a long term position.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-18 12:48:05.

Engineering/ Maintenace Manager

Seeking an Engineering Manager for our Operations here in West Michigan. The qualified individual is responsible for all Maintenance activities which include the day to day operations and efficiencies of the plant. Responsibilities also include conducting engineering assessments, cost estimates, design requirements and execution of capital projects that will improve productivity while assuring highest levels of safety, quality, sanitation and regulatory compliance. Other responsibilities include:
-Working closely on a daily basis with Plant Management to oversee and direct all maintenance activities in the plant.
-Developing strategies to increase plant efficiencies, reduce downtime and evaluate effectiveness of preventive maintenance in running the plant at peak performance.
-Working on ways to make the plant run more efficiently
-Working closely with Plant Management on the development of project scope, process design, capital and expense estimates, contractor/vendor selection, equipment specifications and purchases, implementation timelines and coordination of execution plans.
-Overseeing the fabrication and manufacturing of equipment for production needs; product and process piping, sanitary equipment, steam lines, chemical lines, pneumatic lines, etc.
-Overseeing plant projects, and provide support, guidance and direction to the plant in new installations.

This is a long term permanent position that offers competitive benefits. A Bachelor's Degree is required.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-18 12:47:50.

Quality Engineer

Seeking a Quality Engineer with at least 3+ ears of automotive QE experience. The ideal candidate will have experience with:
-Designing and installing quality control process systems, procedures and statistical techniques
-Writing controls plans
-specifying inspection and testing mechanism and equipment
-analyzing production limitations and standards
-recommending revision of specifications when indicated
-Participating in development and implementation of new and existing programs through APQP process
-Evaluating and maintaining the company quality program for compliance to customer standards and leading efforts to exceed expectations
-Assisting team members in cross functional teams as required

ASQ or CQA certifications are preferred. This is a great long-term direct hire opportunity in the Muskegon area and offers full benefits and competitive pay. Those with a background in CNC Machining or casting operations will be highly considered.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-18 12:47:31.

Process Engineer

Seeking a Process Engineer to work in an automotive type setting. Position will be responsible for:
-Assisting with the management of new programs
-Developing and maintaining timelines, monitoring program milestones, tracking and reporting tooling & capital spending, and coordinating launch meetings
-Advance Quality Planning (AQP) processes
Developing and Optimizing casting processes; develop specific casting process / parameters to meet customer and HLI requirements, document parameters, developed procedures.
Continuous Improvement; Lead and/or participate on teams, provide engineering support.
Problem Solving; Implement quality and productivity improvements using basic and advanced problem solving methodology, document sample plans & results, maintain a current status of programs an identify corrective actions to be taken.

Candidates for this position should have a background in Casting processes in order to be successful in this type of position. This is a long term position here in the North Muskegon area.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-18 12:47:10.

Electrical Engineer

Responsible for controls design for custom automotive equipment, including high and low voltage control panel design and layout, analog and digital circuit design, and communications. Responsibilities include design (according to customer specifications), detail work, PLC programming, HMI programming, control panel, machine assembly, coordination and supervision of machine installations, as well as field support and troubleshooting both on-site and remotely by phone. Position requires significant experience with AutoCAD, machine control design, troubleshooting, implementation utilizing 480VAC and 24VDC control panel design, variable frequency drive experience; AB, GE, Siemens, Mitsubishi family PLC systems, DeviceNet design and programming experience. 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. Effectively works under pressure and is task-oriented. Is willing and able to travel as necessary (up to 30%). This is a long term position here in Grand Rapids. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred but not absolutely necessary.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-18 12:46:52.

Process Technician

Seeking a 3rd shift Process Technician to join our team. Qualified candidates will be responsible for the overall performance of the Molding Department including start up, shut down, and maintenance of molding equipment and process that achieve production, quality, and scrap standards. They are responsible for the effective evaluation of the machine, mold and material for any established process. They are also responsible for effectively training, assigning and evaluating appropriate personnel to achieve competent employee performance. This is a long term position here in the Muskegon area


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-18 12:46:35.

Solidworks Designer

Seeking a Solidworks Detailer/Designer with 3+ years of experience to detail and modify parts on Solidworks, create bill of materials, and support work instructions. Position will also entail:
-Performing all design work in accordance with applicable Engineering Standards.
-Utilizing basic knowledge of manufacturing and engineering practices, mathematics, material properties & other physical sciences to create, modify or complete engi-neering models and drawings.
-Revising and updating Engineering design documentation relative to approved Engi-neering Change requests.
-Applying advanced skills and product knowledge while preparing final drawings from proposals or sketches, checking dimensions of parts, materials to be used, relation of one part to another, and relation of various parts to whole structure or project. Responsible for determining all necessary details, views, dimensions and notes required for manufacturing and inspection.
-Interpreting 3D models and applies 3-D da-tum and geometric dimensioning tolerancing schema to applicable production drawings.
-Layout, design, update and release any engineering product models, special products or modifications to standard products as requested by the responsible Engineer.
-Answering and/or investigate technical questions from internal and external customers in a timely manner.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-02-06 13:52:31.

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 2014-01-22 05:33:25.

Machine Builder

Looking for a Machine Builder with 3+ years of experience. Potential candidates MUST have experience in assembly of machinery, welding, reading blueprints, drilling and tapping, and fabrication as needed. Those with a background in Machine Building, Tool and Die, and Machine Repair will be considered. This is an immediate 1st shift position here in the North Muskegon area.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2014-01-22 05:33:00.

Brake Press Operator

Seeking a CNC Press Brake Operator with a minimum of 1 year experience in operation and set-ups. It is required to read blueprints and ability to us all types of measuring equipment. This is a 2nd shift position available immediately in the Grand Rapids area with excellent benefit package. Ideal candidates will be familiar with Amada and Cincinnati CNC Brakes.


Please forward resumes to llubben@imperialdesign.com.
Job Posted 2013-08-13 06:57:41.