Job Postings

Job Title:   Production Manager

Department: Manufacturing

Position purpose:  To manage the day-to-day activities at the manufacturing facilities and implement state of the art manufacturing techniques to ensure the most efficient, cost-effective, and quality driven manufacturing operation that meets the needs of the customer.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

1)   Plans and organizes activities of the production or assembly line employees to meet production deadlines.

2)   Assigns work and equipment in accordance with fixed schedules to maintain a balanced line level; performs performance evaluations, training of staff and scheduling of overtime, etc., as assigned.

3)   Researches, develops, and implements state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques for assigned facility; manages existing operations efficiently.

4)   Actively promotes continuous improvement of products and personnel.

5)   Leads process improvement projects.

6)   Provides for successful resolution of manufacturing problems within assigned facility to ensure achievement of daily production goals.

7)   Maintains productive business relationships with foreign and domestic vendors, Analyzes sales trends, inventory levels, lead times and customer demands. Orders raw materials, tooling & supplies.

8)   Coordinates with Engineering on upcoming part machinability; performs forecasted scheduling and routing.

9)   Keeps immediate superior promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance and takes prompt corrective action where necessary or suggests alternative courses of action which may be taken.

10) Controls all activities that are performed at our manufacturing facility and ensures maintenance of a clean and orderly facility where all OSHA requirements are being met.

11) Generates and adheres to department operating budget; recommends modification for production facility or equipment as needed.

12) Responsible to see that the highest level of quality work is being produced.

13) Coordinates with Engineering, purchasing, scheduling and sales on issues related to production supervision and performance.

14) Recruits and screens personnel to staff manufacturing at the most efficient level.

15) Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in related field with at least 3 years of manufacturing supervisory experience or minimum of 2-year Technical School plus 8 years’ experience.

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in Blueprint reading and shop math
  • Experience with SPC, CNC programming and CAD; MRP desirable
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

    Send resumes to Kristin Kramer: kristink@gpcompanies.com


Job Title:
  Inside Sales Representative

Department: Sales

Reports to:    Inside Sales Manager

Position purpose:  To generate revenue by effectively selling the organization’s services and products.

 Principal duties and responsibilities:

  1. Generate revenue by promoting product via phone with Distributors and OEMs; encouraging sales to increase profitable business (issuing quotations, prototypes, competitive comparisons, etc.).
  2. Attend various trade shows as required to provide technical experience, address customer concerns, promote sales, and obtain new business.
  3. Assist National Sales Manager, Product Managers and Market Managers by working on key projects as assigned.
  4. Follow sales leads from trade shows, customer service, literature requests, e-mail, and follow through accordingly.
  5. Provide forecasting for Purchasing/Product Managers for assigned region based on estimated requirements.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Ability to function effectively on various job-related committees.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong customer service orientation.

Send resumes to Kristin Kramer: kristink@gpcompanies.com and markv@gpcompanies.com

      Job Title: Service Technician

        Department:   Service

          Reports to: Service Manager

            Position purpose:  To evaluate returned merchandise for warranty, process inventory modifications and provide technical support to internal and external customers.

              Principal duties and responsibilities:

                  1. Process and evaluate RMA’s and ensure customer satisfaction (fairness) in warranty claims.
                  2. Document RMA corrective results (RTS, repair, replace, etc.) and all related information.
                  3. Compose written evaluations on defective components that explain the product’s serviceable condition, contributing factors for failure, and warranty status – for customers, sales, or engineering use.
                  4. Generate repair quotes on non-warranty components that can be rebuilt.
                  5. Assist Customers with the resolution of product problems through troubleshooting and technical information.
                  6. Perform repairs on varied equipment.
                  7. Perform modifications to inventory for special applications and rush orders.
                  8. Work with Application Engineer on field returns.
                  9. May travel occasionally to the customer’s on site location for repairs or modifications of components.
                  10. Perform operational testing of varied components under diverse operating conditions.
                  11. Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment.
                  12. Maintain test equipment.
                  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

              Position Requirements: 

                  • High school diploma/GED/2 year mechanical or technical training preferred.
                  • Good mechanical skills and experience in product repair.
                  • Good communication skills on the phone and in person.
                  • Basic computer skills.
                  • Requires some heavy lifting – up to 85 pounds.
                  • Must be able to compose written reports that are clear and concise.
                  • Must be able to work well with others.
                  • Be physically able to stand on a concrete floor  8 hours per day.

              Send resumes to Kristin Kramer: kristink@gpcompanies.com