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About Applied Motion Products

NOTE: Applied Motion Products will be moving its headquarters to Morgan Hill, California in June, 2021.

We are part of a billion-dollar global company focused on automation. We have a joint venture with Moons’ in Shanghai China that incorporates organizations in Germany, Romania, and Switzerland. The Moons’ organization has 750,000 square feet of facility space with 1.2M square feet to be added in 2021, over 4000 employees. Total annual production of 20 million motors and over 500,000 motor drives.

Our goal is leadership in automation products through exceptional customer focus, innovation, and continuous improvement. Our employees are committed to accountability, leadership, and teamwork.

Operations Manager

Reports to CEO
Onsite - Located in Morgan Hill, CA

Posted January 17, 2022

To apply for this position send your resume to [email protected]

Summary:

Manage the order fulfillment process at Applied Motion products. This includes the activities of:

  • Selecting monitoring and approving material suppliers, planning material needs and placing timely orders, negotiating pricing, conducting receiving inspection and reacting to supplier quality issues with corrective action requests.
    Provide input to customer service on product lead times to support quotes or order acceptance activities.
  • Manage the operation of order fulfilment including, pulling material that is ready to ship, creating and completing work orders for product that must be configured or manufactured, monitoring in process, and outgoing quality, ensuring that customer specific quality requirements are met and shipping product to customer.
  • Manage inventory including inventory control making sure product that moves in or out of inventory is properly documented, optimizing the inventory balance to ensure that we have sufficient stock to make timely shipments but not excessive stock increasing our cash investment, conduct monthly cycle counts to ensure inventory count accuracy and conduct year end counts as requested for external audit purposes.
  • Manage the personnel in the organization including performance reviews, corrective counseling if needed, hiring and termination. Ensure compliance with labor laws and work rule requirements spelled out in our company handbook
    As leader of operations, you are responsible for delegating tasks and planning manpower as appropriate to fulfill these duties.

Direct reports

Customer service, product configuration, machine shop and warehouse personnel.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure on time delivery of ordered product and high quality of product shipped to customers.
  • Manage quality issues and corrective action in case of cutomer complaints.
  • Manage customers requesting on site audits or quality certifications
  • Ensure ISO 9001 compliance of the operation including compliance with the ISO 9001.2015 standard
  • Manage inventory with regard to ensuring we have sufficient inventory to ship from stock while achieving the highest inventory turns possible to minimize cash tied up in inventory.
  • Implement process metrics and drive improvements in the order fulfillment process

Experience

  • Managing Operations
  • Leading people
  • Technical Skills

    • Understanding of ERP, material planning and scheduling methods.
    • SAP experience a plus.
    • Bachelors degree in a related subject.
    • Excel, word and powerpoint, APICS certification desired.

    Other

    Occasional travel
    To apply for this position send your resume to [email protected].

    Embedded Firmware Engineer

    Posted January 17, 2022

    To apply for this position send your resume to [email protected]

    Summary:

    We’re looking for an embedded firmware engineer to join our Engineering org and drive our Industrial Networking products into the future. Industrial Networking and Industry 4.0 are pushing the bounds of how physical motion is programmed, deployed, monitored, and maintained in every field imaginable. Our motors and drives can be found across a wide range of applications from the conveyers in automated pizza ovens to the conveyers sorting your latest online order, from the AMRs moving product around 3PLs to the AGVs moving wafers around automated fabs, and from the peristaltic pumps feeding bioreactors to the agitation axes mixing them.

    You will be a key engineering resource in the US and will work heavily with both US and Shanghai based design teams to support customer applications and to push the bounds of what’s possible in Industrial Networking. Your input into the hardware design process will ensure our future products have all the horsepower they need to push support tomorrow’s Industrial Networking requirements.

    Job Description

    • Own the implementation of our Industrial Ethernet firmware base - currently EtherNet/IP, Profinet, and EtherCAT
    • Working with product management and sales, generate firmware specifications, write firmware, and work with validation resources to deliver custom firmware products for our line of motor and drive products
    • Aggressively push the boundaries of our Industrial Ethernet firmware products, including researching new standards, coding prototypes, and assisting in customer qualification for new standards and application profiles
    • Work with US and Shanghai based Engineering resources to identify, isolate, fix, and validate firmware and software bugs
    • Become the global SME for Industrial Ethernet products including EtherNet/IP, Profinet, and EtherCAT
    • Own and drive fieldbus certification efforts
    • Assist with automation tasks in the Engineering Lab to develop novel ways of testing and validating our products

    Requirements

    • Fluent in Embedded C running on bare metal
    • Fluent in at least one of the following: EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Profinet
    • Experience selecting processors
    • Experience integrating 3rd party stacks (lwip, etc)
    • Familiarity with standard bus interfaces (SPI, I2C, BiSS C)
    • Experience with 3rd party certifications (ODVA, PICC, etc)
    • Prototype bring-up
    • Tie together customer requirements documents into technical specs
    • Excellent priority management
    • Experience working with global development teams

    Nice-to-Have Skills

    • Visual Studio .NET (primarily C#)
    • Wireless experience
    • Assembly code
    • UI design experience
    • Motion control fundamentals

    Your Profile

    • 5+ years desired, but negotiable
    • BS in a related discipline
    • English required/Mandarin beneficial
    • In-person in Morgan Hill
    • Willingness and ability to travel to Shanghai for extended periods infrequently (dependent on COVID restrictions)
    • Infrequent (less than 10%) domestic travel to customer sites

    Benefits:

    • Competitive salary
    • Health, dental, and vision care coverage
    • Generous paid time off policy
    • Creative work environment

    Customer Service Rep

    Posted June 18, 2021

    Summary:

    • Order entry and response to inquiries on a variety of issues from distributors and customers including quotes and follow up on delivery questions.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Quotes:
      • Provide timely response to customer requests for quotes. Determine pricing and delivery according to Applied Motion Products policies and procedures.
    • Order Entry:
      • Timely and accurate entry of order information into ERP system.
      • Create new customer profiles in ERP (Macola, SAP or Salesforce)
      • Review purchase order terms and conditions.
      • Ability to locate and quantify sales and order information when needed
      • Responsible for accurate archiving and filing of customer service paperwork and records on a timely basis
    • Order Follow Up:
      • Interface with customers concerning delivery, order status and other information
      • Optimize on time delivery by coordinating within our organization to provide customers with the best possible delivery dates.
      • Work through delivery issues and report late deliveries to customers
      • Follow up on order backlog for assigned territories.
      • Handle purchase order reschedule requests.
      • Manage month end pull-ins with supply chain.
    • Knowledge:
      • Knowledge of Applied Motion Products policies and procedures relating to warranty issues, returns, credits, RMA's etc.
      • Safety stock review with supply chain if requested.
      • Assist accounting department with customer credit holds.
      • General customer service including order status, tracking # requests, accounting inquiries, etc.
      • Have an understanding of Applied Motion Products offerings sufficient to determine if needed parts may be missing from incoming orders and recommend upsells.
    • General:
      • Provide accurate and timely product support to customers, sales representatives. This includes lead times, confirmation of purchase orders, engineering and manufacturing developments affecting customer orders, etc.
      • Perform as a back-up to the RMA Coordinator.
      • Address customer issues and ensure effective and long-term problem resolution.

    Requirements:

    • Minimum High School diploma, Some college or degree preferred.
    • Some experience in an office environment and familiarity with general office procedures and practices. Some customer service related experience required.
    • Training in the use of Salesforce CRM and SAP or hands on experience preferred.
    • Macola, Salesforce and SAP esperience along with Microsoft Office products.
    • Excellent phone skills and manner, attention to detail extremely important.

    Benefits:

    • Competitive salary
    • Health, dental, and vision care coverage
    • Generous paid time off policy
    • Creative work environment

    Location:

    • This position is based at our new Headquarters in Morgan Hill, CA

    To apply for this position send your resume to [email protected].

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