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Banner Welder Inc. is a world-class builder of custom designed automated machinery and systems. We currently are seeking a high energy, results oriented members to join our team.

Machinist III \ IV

Job Department: Fabrication & Machine Shop
Reports to: Fabrication & Machine Shop Supervisor
Revised Date: July 12, 2021
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Summary

The specific work of a machinist can differ each day, depending on the parts being created; however, the primary role is to produce machine parts and tools using precision CNC (computer numerical control) and manual machining equipment. The incumbent will set up, creating programming instructions, adjust and maintain all equipment used in their daily job activities along with maintaining quality and safety standards, keeping records, and maintaining equipment and machining supplies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

The incumbent is responsible for planning the machining steps by studying blueprints, engineering sketches, interpreting dimensions and tolerances, materials specifications, and machining parameters. If there may be an issue, they discuss part designs with an engineer and\or supervisor as needed to guarantee manufacturability and collaborate to modify designs when existing ones are not feasible. Furthermore they determine the fixtures, attachments and tools necessary to complete jobs according to specifications, and mount them to machine prior to beginning cutting.  Finally they program the machines by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches and the like required.

During the machining of the components, the incumbent will oversee cutting process, make adjustments throughout each job modifying machine speed, tooling and cutting style to ensure precision and accuracy of manufactured parts. Additionally, the incumbent is diligent in catching mistakes as they happen and take necessary measures to eliminate errors. Furthermore, to assure good machine performance, they supervise machine temperatures, ensure that machine has adequate warm-up and cool-down time between jobs and replaces coolant periodically. Upon completion, the incumbent inspects all finished components for accuracy and uniformity to ensure part quality.

Furthermore, the incumbent will maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations and perform daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tasks to ensure machine longevity, including lubrication, cleaning and tool replacement. Finally the incumbent is also responsible for such other duties as management may assign to the position from time to time.

Education, Experience and Qualifications

Requires a minimum of high school diploma or equivalent; minimum 3 years’ experience demonstrating a broad understanding in setting up, programming (G Code), troubleshooting, and operating CNC and manual lathes and milling machines; and comfortable using tools and maintaining machinery. Must have solid grasp of machining practices and various metal characteristics.  Must be able to read blue prints, interpret dimensioning, and use various precision measuring equipment to validate quality. Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and their application is a requirement. Knowledge and use of CAM software is a plus.

Work Environment

Incumbent basically works alone in a moderate environment, but Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required (safety glasses, shoes, gloves, etc.). Noise levels may be distracting, but are within acceptable limits. A high level of accuracy is required in this position. They also have hand-eye coordination and are able to work in a physically demanding environment where standing is the norm.

Application Submission

Please send cover letter and resume along with salary history to rdrebenstedt@bannerweld.com; dduquaine@bannerweld.com; ldowd@bannerweld.com with "Job Applicant Submission: Machinist III \ IV" in the subject line.


Mechanical Design Engineer III \ IV

Job Department: Mechanical Engineering
Reports to: Mechanical Engineering Supervisor
Revised Date: June 7, 2021
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Summary

The Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for the mechanical design and required customer \ Banner documentation for the machines/equipment, tooling, and fixtures produced by Banner according to customer specifications, or specifications developed in conjunction with application engineering and/or the customer that also meet cost targets and timing deadlines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

The main component of a Mechanical Engineering Design Engineer is the development of mechanical designs created in a timely manner that meet or exceed the specifications and budgetary requirements. The incumbent either performs themselves or may oversee the detailing of all component parts, and check accuracy of all details to ensure that machinists, welders, and assemblers have all information needed to produce the components. Selections of purchased items during design phase that are cost effective, meet delivery requirements, follow customer specifications, and are sized properly are key considerations.

Further responsibilities include but are not limited to creation of detailed floor plan layouts; generation of sequence of operations, pneumatic cylinder and transformer charts for electrical engineering; follow up on shop component production & machine\tool assembly to ensure proper function and quality is maintained; lead/coordinate all internal and customer design reviews; and assist with all "customer care" functions (spare parts list, training requirements, and resolution of any issues that arise. etc.) at the customer's location.

Incumbent is also responsible for such other duties as management may assign to the position from time to time.

Education, Experience and Qualifications

Requires a minimum of Associate’s Degree in a relevant field, and 5 years related and progressive experience in a machine design, automation, and\or tooling environments.  Requires competency in SolidWorks 2020 (Certified SolidWorks Associate (CWSA) certification is desirable), experience working in a PDM vault environment is desirable; and an AutoCAD background is helpful. Understanding of welding processes (MIG & Resistance), machining and assembly processes, robot reach and capacity exposure, and ergonomics a strong plus.  A working knowledge of G.D.& T. is highly desirable.  Finally, requires proficiency with Microsoft Office software.

Work Environment

Typically, the main activities of this position are carried out in an open office environment and entails extensive periods of sitting at a computer station with a high attention to detail and accuracy. During the build cycle, frequently time is required to spend on the shop floor in consultation with other Banner Welder managers/workers, and customers. The incumbent will have frequent interface with individuals at all levels of the organization, with vendors and customers at the Company's facility as well as at the customers' location.

Application Submission

Please send cover letter and resume along with salary history to rdrebenstedt@bannerweld.com; pderpinghaus@bannerweld.com; ldowd@bannerweld.com with "Job Applicant Submission: Mechanical Design Engineer III \ IV" in the subject line.


Controls Engineer - III

Job Department: Electrical Engineering
Reports to: Electrical Engineering Manager
Revised Date: May 9, 2019
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Summary

This position is responsible for designing control systems according to customer specifications, or specifications developed in conjunction with application engineering and/or the customer, including mechanical sequencing of operations. Such systems entail high voltage wiring, safety circuits, PLC I/O wiring, wiring to various devices, fluid power and pneumatic applications. Incumbent provides the electrical design then programs code for the control systems, including PLC, HMI, safety and other devices, and loads such code to the machine for subsequent setup of communications (DeviceNet, Ethernet, etc. as required), and programming of external devices. Also responsible for testing & debugging of the machine, for collaborating on developing welds if part of the process, testing safety circuits and fault logic, messaging and recovery, and verifying cycle time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

The Controls Engineer duties include the following:

  • Creates electrical and pneumatic circuit designs & documents in AutoCAD.
  • Develops PLC & HMI code in Rockwell, Siemens, or other various platforms
  • Will work with and design ladder logic, servo automation, motors, panel wiring and interconnects, dedicated controllers, robot interface etc. as required for each project
  • Will generate bills of material, system documentation, and user manuals
  • Communication with the mechanical engineering team to integrate the system controls with the mechanical portion of every project.
  • Evaluation, requisition, and follow up with purchasing the components to best meet engineering application and budgetary constraints.
  • Integrate new technologies into machines to insure that the systems achieve high quality, competitively priced, state-of-the-art equipment, which best meets our customer’s requirements.
  • Startup and troubleshooting of machinery both on the shop floor and in the Customer’s plant.
  • Provide technical customer support via telephone, email, and onsite visits
  • Communicating effectively with customers and all functions within Banner.

Education, Experience and Qualifications

Preferred Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering plus five years related, progressive experience.
Requires competency in AutoCad, thorough understanding of HMI design practices, PLC Ladder Logic, and a working knowledge of industrial networks. Must also have basic understanding of electrical codes (National Electrical Code, NFPA, ANSI, etc.) and safety requirements as related to industrial equipment, awareness of machine & workplace ergonomics, as well as Microsoft Office software. Incumbent must have the ability to travel – up to 30% of the time & able to travel outside of USA if required. Finally, a working experience with Fanuc, Panasonic, Motoman and other robot brands is desirable.

Work Environment

While the principal activities of this position are carried out in an office environment requiring extensive periods of sitting at a computer station, the incumbent is required to travel to customer facilities for installation, start-up and training purposes (can amount to 30%). Must be able to concentrate on the particular job at hand, often to the exclusion of surrounding distractions. Incumbent is frequently required to spend time on the shop floor in consultation with other Banner Welder managers/workers, and customers. On such occasions, infrequently engages in physical activity other than the normal activities of standing, walking, stooping, reaching, etc.

Application Submission

Please send cover letter and resume along with salary history to rdrebenstedt@bannerweld.com; msmith@bannerweld.com; ldowd@bannerweld.com with "Job Applicant Submission: Controls Engineer - III " in the subject line.


Machine Builder - Electrical Assembly III \ IV

Job Department: Assembly
Reports to: Assembly Supervisor
Revised Date: February 2,2021
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Summary

The Electrical Assembler performs wiring and assembly operations required for machinery and integrated systems involving the connection of intricate apparatus and fairly complex circuits. Planning, machine layout, wiring of electrical panels, general fabrication, assembly, plumbing and placement of valves for air and water lines is typical. Incumbent must read and interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, specifications and layouts to determine materials requirements, and assembly operations. Incumbent is responsible for designing, fabricating and welding of brackets for control cabinets, light curtains, guarding, switches, etc. Incumbent may be called upon to assist with testing operations on machinery and complete cells, the calibration and regulation of units and final assemblies to meet load capacities and operating requirements. They may also assist with de-bugging of machinery and integrated systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

The Electrical Assembler is responsible for the assembly of parts, weldments, & subassemblies per engineering specifications in an accurate and timely manner. Duties performed include:

  • Read and interpret electrical & pneumatics prints to determine procedures and assembly sequence.
  • Layout machines – electrically & pneumatically to meet customer specifications under direction of lead a person or supervisor
  • Troubleshoot basic assembly problems.
  • Wire, layout and build panels, and troubleshoot circuits using a multi-meter.
  • Assemble and fit parts, subassemblies and mechanisms together. Fabricate extra bracketry as required.
  • Make adjustments to tooling in support of machinery debug.
  • Operate a fork truck and overhead cranes as needed to support the machinery build process.
  • Create and\or complete all necessary documentation and paperwork as required (some documentation is done on computers).
  • Travel (some travel maybe international) for installs or service calls – Can be up to 25% of the time but the average is 10%

Education, Experience and Qualifications

The following are several key requirements:

  • High school education and 3 to 5 years related work experience. Associate degree in an electrical or electronic field is beneficial but not required.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude, and understand electrical principles and wiring practices.
  • Ability to read and understand documents such as blueprints, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Must be familiar with & safely operate portable power tool and machine tools such as drill press, band saw, cut-off saw and grinder.
  • Ability to write standard documentation such as a trip report, expense report, etc. & comfortable with documenting on a computer.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with other employees of the organization and customers in a quick and accurate manor.
  • Previous experience and training with PLC logic, programming, robotics, welding (MIG or resistance) are beneficial but not required.
  • Basic knowledge of carpentry, pneumatics, and hydraulics is beneficial but not required.
  • Work overtime & travel as required to support customer needs.

Work Environment

Incumbent spends a significant part of the workday standing, and performs physical activities that require considerable use of his arms and legs, and moving his entire body, such as climbing, lifting, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Position requires very good near vision for seeing details at close range, as well as good arm-hand steadiness, finger and manual dexterity. Must also possess physical flexibility and coordination.

Incumbent sometimes works alone, but most often works in a team environment where he might be called upon to be the team leader. Subject to direction and supervision, the incumbent works in a job shop environment where duties may vary significantly from day to day, thereby requiring a degree of flexibility, initiative, and ability to prioritize. Incumbent may be required to interface with others in problem solving situations, and with other workers as part of their training. May also have significant interface with customers" personnel while performing installation, repair or rebuilding of machines at the customers location.

Application Submission

Please send cover letter and resume along with salary history to rdrebenstedt@bannerweld.com; cperkins@bannerweld.com; ldowd@bannerweld.com with "Job Applicant Submission: Machine Builder - Electrical Assembly III \ IV" in the subject line.


Machine Builder - Mechancial Assembly III \ IV

Job Department: Assembly
Reports to: Assembly Supervisor
Revised Date: February 2, 2021
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Summary

The mechanical assembler performs diversified operations to assemble, install, rebuild or repair intricate, large and expensive precision machines. Assembly and erection procedures are standard practices implemented in accordance with customer specifications and sometimes complicated assembly drawings. Incumbent performs skilled fitting of parts, sub-assemblies and units, and alignment, adjustment and required secondary machining and fabrication. Working with engineers, must be capable of complex problem solving and corrective actions. Incumbent is occasionally called upon to instruct and oversee the work of Mechanical Assemblers with lower classification. Finally, utilizing precision measuring instruments and gauging devices, incumbent inspects and tests completed components, and participates in the testing and final inspection of completed machines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

The Mechanical Assembler is responsible for the assembly of parts, weldments, & subassemblies per engineering specifications in an accurate and timely manner. Duties performed include:

  • Read and interpret drawing\print specifications to determine procedures and assembly sequence.
  • Layout machines – Assemble and fit parts, subassemblies and mechanisms together. Fabricate extra bracketry as required.
  • Troubleshoot basic assembly problems and make adjustments to tooling in support of machinery debug.
  • Operate a fork truck and overhead cranes as needed to support the machinery build process.
  • Operate various hand tools, power hand tools, and machine tools to make adjustments to tooling or the parts.
  • Use a variety of precision measuring devices to set up and adjust parts and verify conformance of work to specifications.
  • Create and\or complete all necessary documentation and paperwork as required (some documentation is done on computers).
  • Travel (some travel maybe international & require overnight stays) for installs or service calls – During peak demand can be up to 25% of the time but the average is 10%

Education, Experience and Qualifications

The following are several key requirements:

  • High school education and 3 to 5 years related work experience. Associate degree in an associated field is beneficial but not required.
  • Ability to exercise logic to identify problems, alternative solutions, conclusions and approach to problems.
  • Good math and computer skills, good verbal and communicative skills, ability to interact with others.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude, and understand mechanical assembly principles and practices.
  • Ability to read and understand documents such as blueprints, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Familiarity with interpretation of GD&T beneficial but not required.
  • Must be familiar with & safely operate portable power tool and machine tools such as drill press, band saw, cut-off saw and grinder.
  • Ability to write standard documentation such as a trip report, expense report, etc. & comfortable with documenting on a computer.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with other employees of the organization and customers in a quick and accurate manor.
  • Previous experience and training with PLC logic, programming, robotics, or welding (MIG or resistance) are beneficial but not required.
  • Basic knowledge of carpentry, pneumatics, and hydraulics is beneficial but not required.

Work Environment

Incumbent spends a significant part of the workday standing, and performs physical activities that require considerable use of his arms and legs, and moving his entire body, such as climbing, lifting, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Position requires very good near vision for seeing details at close range, as well as good arm-hand steadiness, finger and manual dexterity. Must also possess physical flexibility and coordination.

Incumbent sometimes works alone, but most often works in a team environment where he might be called upon to be the team leader. Subject to direction and supervision, the incumbent works in a job shop environment where duties may vary significantly from day to day, thereby requiring a degree of flexibility, initiative, and ability to prioritize. Incumbent may be required to interface with others in problem solving situations, and with other workers as part of their training. May also have significant interface with customer’s personnel while performing installation, repair or rebuilding of machines at the customers location.

Application Submission

Please send cover letter and resume along with salary history to rdrebenstedt@bannerweld.com; cperkins@bannerweld.com; ldowd@bannerweld.com with "Job Applicant Submission: Machine Builder - Mechancial Assembly III \ IV" in the subject line.


Robotic Programmer III \ IV

Job Department: Automation Technician Group
Reports to: Department Lead
Revised Date: February 2, 2021
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Summary

Provide the robotic programming and technical expertise required to support quality & innovative integration, startup, and customer training associated with our companies machinery and equipment. Support in the achievement of on time delivery, meeting budget targets, and ensuring achievement of all traditional customer service and performance expectations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

With limited supervision as required, this position is responsible for the assembly and integration of robotic welding cells through the development and programming of robotic motion paths; for the integration and installation of peripherals such as i/o devices, relays, positioners, operator stations, grippers, welders, and other end-of-arm tools, or conveyors through robotic controllers and/or programmable logic controllers; and for the performance testing of robotic assemblies, and documentation of such test procedures and results. Must tie-in PLC logic with Robot programs to assure a smooth "hand shake", and verify that all tasks required by the customer are met, including welds, speeds and efficiency.

Also responsible for customer run-offs, system backup, tear down of system for shipment, reassembly at customer location and training of customer personnel. Must be able to troubleshoot robotic systems and to disassemble and reassemble robots and peripheral equipment to make repairs and replacement of defective components as needed.

Responsible for receiving new robots, verifying that all package contents are included, and for the initial set-up of "as received" robots, and loading to Banner Welder Server.

During non-peak periods, may be required to function as an electrical or mechanical assembler as needed. Also responsible for such other duties that management may assign to the position from time to time.

Education, Experience and Qualifications

Requires high school education minimum, with continuing technical education or associates degree highly desirable, plus 3 to 5 years related work experience. Must have working knowledge of electrical, & pneumatic control concepts (and hydraulic desirable), the ability to read and interpret related schematics, and knowledge of resistance and Mig welding principles. Specific experience with Fanac, Motoman (Yaskawa), Panosonic, & ABB desirable. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.

Physical Requirements

Incumbent spends a significant part of the workday standing, utilizing hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. Often required to climb to access hard to reach areas, and to program robots in cramped spaces. Position requires good near vision for seeing details at close range as well as finger and manual dexterity. Must also possess physical flexibility and coordination. The attached job-specific functional abilities assessment is an integral part of this job description.

Position involves significant travel and overnight stay (as much as 50% during peak periods of activity but on average 20-30%) to customer locations for installation/start-up.

 

Work Environment

Incumbent usually works alone with minimum of supervision, but has significant contact with fellow workers, engineering staff, customers and suppliers. Must maintain a high level of accuracy. Incumbent may be required to participate with engineers/designers in problem solving activities in both the design and production phases of machine building, and may have significant interface with customers' personnel during run-off and installation.

Application Submission

Please send cover letter and resume along with salary history to rdrebenstedt@bannerweld.com; mluza@bannerweld.com; ldowd@bannerweld.com with "Job Applicant Submission: Robotic Programmer III \ IV" in the subject line.


General Resume' Submission

Job Department: Human Resources
Revised Date: July 12, 2021
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Summary

To present your credentials to Banner for a position not as of yet being posted.

Application Submission

Please send cover letter and resume along with salary history to rdrebenstedt@bannerweld.com with "Job Applicant Submission: General Resume' Submission" in the subject line.


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