Careers

Every job is based on attitude, energy and effort.

We’ll shoot straight. This place is all about the people. That’s what makes us different. So we don’t manage bell to bell. We manage based on culture. And we all show up for one another to get the job done. We don’t care about the bumps in someone’s past. We care about hard work and consistency now. Proos is a team, and we all rely on one another. If the way we do team sounds a lot like you, we’d like to talk with you. People find fresh starts and great careers at Proos everyday.

Proos gave me the chance to lead. They let me know, ‘We’ve got your back on the decisions you make, and we’ll support you in building a cohesive team.‘

Kalsey Spears

Team Lead

JOB POSTINGS

Direct Material Expediter

The direct material expediter position compiles and maintains material and parts inventory and status information to expedite movement of material and parts between subcontractors & production areas by performing the following duties.

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Direct Material Expediter

Summary/Objective

The direct material expediter position compiles and maintains material and parts inventory and status information to expedite movement of material and parts between subcontractors & production areas by performing the following duties.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Reads production schedules, inventory reports, and work orders to determine type and quantity of materials required (multi-level bills of material), availability of stock, and order priority.
  2. Confers with department supervisors to determine overdue material and parts and to inform supervisors of material status daily.
  3. Examines material received, verifies parts numbers, and checks discrepancies such as damaged or unmarked parts.
  4. Compares part receipts to the work station needs and requirements.

Competencies

  1. Strong Organizational Skills
  2. Location based ERP system Experience
  3. Technical Capacity
  4. Strong sense of Urgency
  5. Decision Making

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bending or standing on a stool as necessary. 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 40 hours per week.

Travel

Occasional travel may be required from time to time all within the Grand Rapids area to vendors and other facilities

Required Education and Experience

  1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) & one to three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Manufacturing Engineer

To develop and implement optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and method in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls. Priorities include process improvement, problem resolution, project management, and employee training.

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Manufacturing Engineer

Purpose

To develop and implement optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and method in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls. Priorities include process improvement, problem resolution, project management, and employee training.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluates manufacturing processes by researching, designing and conducting process analysis; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials.
  • Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods, production flow and equipment.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by designing, developing, testing or sourcing, and cost-justifying various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods; analyzing and planning production flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
  • Prepares product/process analysis reports for cost reduction, quality improvement and efficiency improvement by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Responsible to organize, prepare for, and conduct APQP meetings as necessary.
  • Contributes to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintains working knowledge of sheet metal fabrication equipment.

Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints.
  • Ability to operate sheet metal fabrication equipment and hand held tools.
  • CAD Modeling using Autodesk Inventor.
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication and Stamping Experience.
  • Resistance Welding experience
  • Weld Process experience; including MIG, TIG and Robotic welding.
  • CAM programming experience for CNC fabrication equipment.
  • APQP and Continuous Improvement Initiatives.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Communication proficiency.
  • Teamwork orientation.

Requirements

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering; or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in a Manufacturing environment.

Reports to: Special Projects Director
Hours: 40-45 hours per week

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Manufacturing Quality Technician

The Manufacturing Quality Engineer is responsible for ensuring compliance as it relates to customer quality requirements through troubleshooting and support of the production department. The Manufacturing Quality Engineer identifies and implements continuous improvement initiatives as it relates to quality, throughput, and decreased cost. This role actively participates with the engineering team to ensure manufacturability and successful startup of all projects. This position will participate in corrective and preventative actions along with implementing engineering changes to address customer concerns.

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Manufacturing Quality Technician

Purpose 

The Manufacturing Quality Engineer is responsible for ensuring compliance as it relates to customer quality requirements through troubleshooting and support of the production department. The Manufacturing Quality Engineer identifies and implements continuous improvement initiatives as it relates to quality, throughput, and decreased cost. This role actively participates with the engineering team to ensure manufacturability and successful startup of all projects. This position will participate in corrective and preventative actions along with implementing engineering changes to address customer concerns.

Responsibilities

  • Promote quality and performance improvements throughout the organization.
  • Develop, implement, communicate, and maintain a quality plan to bring the company’s quality systems and policies into compliance
  • Maintain the Company’s quality inspection and product release programs
  • Organize and maintain quality assurance functions
  • Address plant floor quality concerns as they arise
  • Monitor performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports.
  • Work with purchasing staff to establish quality requirements from external suppliers.
  • Make sure tests and procedures are properly understood, carried out and evaluated
  • Effectively interact with Production and Development teams to maintain product supply
  • Support prototype-manufacturing operations for all quality activities
  • Ensure that Quality and Production staff are carrying out tests and checks.
  • Maintain the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and systems.
  • Liaison with customers, auditors and ensuring the execution of corrective action
  • Collect and analyze performance data and charts against defined parameters.
  • Active participation in APQP meetings
  • All aspects of Problem Solving

Skills

  • At last three years of experience in a Manufacturing Quality Technician role
  • Willingness to provide continuous improvement
  • Good understanding of root-cause analysis
  • Experience in quality management systems.
  • Part Layout 3+ years’ experience
  • Sheet Metal experience at least 3 years
  • Experience in quality system audits.
  • Familiar with all forms of metrology
  • Blue Print Reading skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills – positive in presentation
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Experience in Fabrication/Stamping/Welding
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Other skills that would be beneficial
      • Faro Arm experience
      • APQP knowledge
      • Power Inspect
      • Powerway
      • FEMA, Control Plans, Flow Chart
      • 8D/CPAR

Requirements

  • Associates Degree in an applied or quality science field or,
  • Minimum of 3 years prior experience in Quality Assurance for consumer product manufacturer.

Reports to: Operations Manager
Hours: 45 hours per week

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Mechanical Design Engineer

This critical position will focus on creating innovative designs consisting of sheet metal, machined, welded, and purchased components. Additionally, provide engineering support to manufacturing operations and determine process improvements to existing products.

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Mechanical Design Engineer

Summary

This critical position will focus on creating innovative designs consisting of sheet metal, machined, welded, and purchased components. Additionally, provide engineering support to manufacturing operations and determine process improvements to existing products.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform research, design and development of manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.
  • Specify the required tooling, fixtures, and gages required for manufacturing.
  • Perform tolerance analysis on new and existing products.
  • Coordinate the manufacturing launch of new or revised products which includes establishing goals, training team members, and evaluating results.
  • Design, develop, test, source and cost-justify various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.
  • Perform product and process analysis for cost reductions and quality improvement.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Skilled using parametric modeling software such as Autodesk Inventor.
  • Experience with sheet metal, machining, welding and assembly processes.
  • Working knowledge of machine components, mechanisms, hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Ability to work individually and in a team environment.
  • Familiar with current engineering standards (ASME, ASTM, AISI, AWS, ISO).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively to both internal and external customers.
  • Experience designing custom tooling, fixtures and gages.
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
  • Knowledge of material selection and heat treatments.
  • Experience with Metrology and Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Design and Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA).
  • Familiar with engineering change requests and document control methods.

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