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Production Planner / Scheduler

The Production Planner/Scheduler is responsible for coordinating and expediting the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments. 
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priories. 
  • Requisition and maintain inventories of materials or supplies necessary to meet production demands.
  • Arrange for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules. 
  • Confer with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.
  • Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production, or engineering.
  • Confer with establishment personnel, vendors, or customers to coordinate production or shipping activities and to resolve complaints or eliminate delays. 
  • Examine documents, materials, or products and monitor work processes to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications. 
  • Record production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, or quality control measures.
  • Calculate figures, such as required amounts of labor or materials, manufacturing costs, or wages, using pricing schedules, adding machines, calculators, or computers. 
  • Compile information, such as production rates and progress, materials inventories, materials used, or customer information, so that status reports can be completed. 
  • Compile and prepare documentation related to production sequences, transportation, personnel schedules, or purchase, maintenance, or repair orders. 
  • Maintain files, such as maintenance records, bills of lading, or cost reports. 
  • Contact suppliers to verify shipment details. 
  • Plan production commitments or timetables for business units, specific programs, or jobs, using sales forecasts.
  • Establish and prepare product construction directions and locations and information on required tools, materials, equipment, numbers of workers needed, and cost projections. 
  • Provide documentation and information to account for delays, difficulties, or changes to cost estimates.


  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience in Production Scheduling or Supply Chain. 
  • Associate’s Degree is preferred. 

Desired Characteristics: 

  • Clear, concise and articulate verbal, wrien, listening and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing tasks 
  • Strong analytical analysis skills to solve problems with creative solutions 
  • Impeccable organization and efficiency skills; strong attention to detail 
  • Strong team player, work ethic and commitment to win

Production Planner

Looking for a Production Planner in the manufacturing industry.


  • 3-5 year’s experience in production planning/supply chain


  • Associate’s Degree preferred


  • $65K to $75K depending on experience

Applications Engineer

The Applications Engineer responds to inquiries from the organization’s sales force or customers about the technical aspects of the organization’s products and services. Leads technical training about product selection, performance, and troubleshooting. Reviews engineering specifications and generates proposals. Develops skills and knowledge of the organization’s products and services.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or equivalent relevant work experience


  • 2+ years of experience
  • Relevant industry experience (pumps, valves, system design, rotating equipment, etc.) desired

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly organized and efficient in approaching tasks
  • Ability to professionally interact with customers on technical topics
  • A self-starter with ability to problem solve and anticipate and avoid issues
  • Clear, concise, and articulate communication skills – verbal, written and listening
  • Strong team player, work ethic and commitment to win
  • Ability to select a pump and/or accessories based on application requirements
  • Ability to analyze a mechanical system and provide technical guidance for operation and troubleshooting
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance to sales team and channel partners for selection, configuration, and quotation of products.
  • Provides technical support and troubleshooting for channel partners and end users.
  • Conducts technical training of internal team members, channel partners, and other industry participants, such as EPCs, consultants, and end users.
  • Provides technical support in marketing activities such as: creation of market literature, preparing for and supporting trade shows, industry events and PSG product training and customer events.
  • Conduct market research through trade associations, internet investigation and corporate services.
  • Knowledge of products in detail including the operating principles and performance characteristics.
  • Proficient in company processes and policies pertaining to role.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of competitive products and their activity in the market place and provide reports, on a regular basis.
  • Investigate market needs for innovative products and communicate them to Product Management as opportunities for product development.
  • Other duties as assigned

Senior Human Resources Generalist

The HR Generalist is a key member of the leadership team for a $130 million division (business unit) of a large multi-national industrial leader based in the Midwestern United States.

The HR Generalist will be part of the local HR leadership team and will be accountable for facilitating and executing company HR policies and programs, talent management, organizational strategy, and employee relations in support of the overall business objectives of the organization and the Global HR team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as a key member of the HR Team and provides business support which aligns with HR best practices and company objectives.
  • Working with the HR Director, assist in leading the site’s Human Resources function, ensuring accurate interpretation and administration of HR policies and programs and engages in the day- to-day Human Resources functions, specifically related to but not limited to employee and labor relations, HR processes, rewards & recognition, talent management, and workforce planning.
  • Drive performance- based culture.
  • Build and foster an effective working relationship with employees, supervisors, managers, leadership team, and HR Team.
  • Assist in business development strategy and formulate local HR strategy in conjunction with HR Director
  • Provide coaching, change management support, and guide managers and employees through action or influence to support career development, business decision making, and performance management.
  • Administers and updates compensation program, monitors performance review program, responsible for locational reporting, and other business support requirements.
  • Maintains collaborative partnerships with the Global HR Team for effectiveness and may lead specialized projects and/or services.
  • Monitor key trends, assists in proposing solutions.
  • With assistance of HR administrator, deliver high quality day-to-day HR administrative duties including: new hire orientations, benefits administration, onboarding, off-boarding, communications, and wellness events. Administer and coordinate leave of absences and disability management programs.
  • Support Talent acquisition and recruitment efforts.
  • Administer compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations for employment law including but not limited to labor, compensation, EEO and ADA, and affirmative action planning.
  • Promote a positive work environment through communications and maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and integrity; manage sensitive issues, anticipate and resolve matters expeditiously and discretely.
  • Manage union relations and the grievance process.

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in Human Resources or similar discipline as Business Administration with 0-3 years HR experience.
  • Understanding of Federal labor law and compliance. (Michigan state employment law experience preferred but not required)
  • Ability to develop relationships and influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical/analytical thinking skills; and organized with long-term outlook in any decision
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and manage a variety tasks to achieve results.
  • Maintains a professional, collaborative demeanor in performing duties adhering to strict confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Microsoft Office and HRIS system proficiency

Desired Characteristics:

  • Domestic mobility (i.e. ability to relocate domestically for future assignments)
  • Preferred experience with SAP Success Factors
  • Preferred experience with ADP HRB and ADP Time & Attendance
  • Highly organized and efficient in approaching tasks; strong attention to detail
  • Flexible and embraces change to foster success
  • Strong team player, with high work ethic, ambition and commitment to win

Sr. Customer Service Rep

The Customer Service Representative is a key member of the Grand Rapids Customer Service Team for a $100 million division of a large multi-national industrial leader.

The Customer Service Representative is responsible for:

Checking the status of orders for distributors
Processing orders, both stock and rush orders and verifying for accuracy
Looking up serial numbers for pump identification
Issue, type and mailing RMA’s
Expediting of orders and shipments
Referral of calls to distributors
Processed order verification to meet with ISO for contract requirements
Account follow up on payments
Performing all system documentation and communication to OEM accounts as assigned
Required Skills:High School Diploma or Equivalent

5 years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination and experience
Strong multi-tasking capabilities, able to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently.
Excellent people skills and adaptable to change
Required Experience

Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal skills at all levels of the organization
Ability to multi-task and perform in a dynamic environment
Highly organized and efficient in approaching tasks
Strong team player, work ethic and commitment to win, self-starter with ability to problem solve, anticipate and avoid issues
Strong attention to detail, hands-on and strive to execute
Interfaces with wide array of individuals

Manufacturing Engineer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
● Develops work instructions for assembly, testing, and painting processes; trains
operators to complete tasks
● Develops work holding and fixture designs for assembly and testing.
● Conducts time studies to determine operation rates and costs. Actively works to reduce
production times and decrease costs for assembly, testing, and painting.
● Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and
● Uses all continuous improvement and Lean Six Sigma tools to lead the development,
design, and implementation of manufacturing processes for all areas of production.
● Conducts complex analysis with knowledge of set up reduction, 5S, line balancing, root
cause, PLC logic and standards, cell layouts, and machine designs.
● Coordinates activities with test, engineering, and quality and oversees all support teams
to coordinate the build and installation of a machine.
● Analyzes manufacturing activities to determine manufacturing capacity and design,
improve production methods, and fabricate or modify manufacturing processes.
● Develops methods to understand workforce utilization, space requirements, workflow,
and design layout of equipment and workspace to ensure maximum efficiency.
● Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure
efficient production methods.
● Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of
equipment, materials, fixtures, tooling, gauges or parts, and evaluates products
according to specifications and quality standards.
● Has knowledge of testing / equipment operation and associated outputs required for
proper function. Is capable of teaching others on the operation of machinery /
● Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing
capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production
● Competent in developing processes and work instructions relating to the assembly of
components, testing, and painting.
● Competent with CAD software and using software to develop assembly fixtures and
other assembly needs – Solidworks preferred
● Competent in creating Statements of Work to supply vendors for specialized equipment
● Time Study Experience and Certification preferred
● Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from four-year College or university
● 2-3 years related experience in a similar environment; experience with fluid testing