Harmonic Drive LLC | 42 Dunham Ridge, Beverly, MA 01915 | 800-921-3332
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Harmonic Drive LLC is currently growing!  We strive to hire only the best and brightest.  Having the best talent means rewarding our employees with the best benefit plans.  We offer 100% paid medical, dental, short-term, and long-term disability, as well as a well-funded 401k plan.  

Current Open Positions

Harmonic Drive LLC is currently seeking to add qualified personnel for the following positions: 


 

Regional Sales Engineer (Northern California: San Jose area)

Summary/Objective

The Regional Sales Engineer works within an assigned territory and is the primary person responsible for business development and support of existing customers.  The Sales Engineer identifies customer needs and works with the customer to select Harmonic Drive products with features or options that provide optimal solutions.

Essential Functions

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

  • Provides technical assistance and application guidance to customer’s engineering personnel to establish new business and maintain existing business.
  • Develops and maintains customer commercial relationships.  Represents the customer voice as needed to ensure customer satisfaction with RMA's, deliveries, pricing, product warranties, etc.
  • Addresses customer related concerns through activities such as purchase order reviews, pricing analysis, RMA handling, and expediting deliveries.
  • Maintains records in company CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) for all accounts in territory and inputs information including: visits and communications, contact information, opportunity tracking, application data, technical requirements, products used or being considered, competition activities, customer feedback, etc.
  • Interacts with customer and factory personnel through various forms of communication including customer visits, emails, video calls, and phone calls.
  • Prepares sales forecast twice per year.
  • Delivers technical presentations and quotations.
  • Maintains list of target accounts and focuses activity to generate new business.
  • Performs research and follow-up on leads generated from advertising, trade shows, web, etc.
  • Participates in internal sales meetings, trade shows, and conferences.
  • Business Development - Research & investigate opportunities for the company in targeted market(s).

Competencies

  • Sales Skills, persuasion, and tactfulness.
  • Technical: Sizing calculations and selection of gearing, motors, and bearings.
  • Knowledge about market segments like robotics, semiconductor, and medical equipment.
  • In depth understanding of products and suppliers in the motion control market.
  • Knowledge of competitors’ strengths and weaknesses.
  • Working knowledge of ERP software especially key functions related to sales.
  • Working knowledge of CRM including opportunities, activities, quotations, and forecasting.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Supervisory Responsibility

Team involvement is essential.  The position does not have direct reports.

Work Environment
This role operates in a professional office environment or in some cases out of a home office. Involves frequent visits to customer sites.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

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.

  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read directions and prints.
  • Driving license and ability to travel regularly.
  • Ability to carry product sample cases and attend trade shows.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position and works during normal business hours Monday through Friday.

Travel

Travel is expected approximately 20% of the time with overnight travel subject to the individual’s territory.  Visits to East Coast factory and some international travel may be required.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical, or Mechatronics engineering.
  • 3 to 5 years of sales or application engineering or related field experience with a preferred emphasis on motion control.

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Regional Sales Engineer (Pacific Northwest Portland/Seattle area)

Summary/Objective

The Regional Sales Engineer works within an assigned territory and is the primary person responsible for business development and support of existing customers.  The Sales Engineer identifies customer needs and works with the customer to select Harmonic Drive products with features or options that provide optimal solutions.

Essential Functions

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

  • Provides technical assistance and application guidance to customer’s engineering personnel to establish new business and maintain existing business.
  • Develops and maintains customer commercial relationships.  Represents the customer voice as needed to ensure customer satisfaction with RMA's, deliveries, pricing, product warranties, etc.
  • Addresses customer related concerns through activities such as purchase order reviews, pricing analysis, RMA handling, and expediting deliveries.
  • Maintains records in company CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) for all accounts in territory and inputs information including: visits and communications, contact information, opportunity tracking, application data, technical requirements, products used or being considered, competition activities, customer feedback, etc.
  • Interacts with customer and factory personnel through various forms of communication including customer visits, emails, video calls, and phone calls.
  • Prepares sales forecast twice per year.
  • Delivers technical presentations and quotations.
  • Maintains list of target accounts and focuses activity to generate new business.
  • Performs research and follow-up on leads generated from advertising, trade shows, web, etc.
  • Participates in internal sales meetings, trade shows, and conferences.
  • Business Development - Research & investigate opportunities for the company in targeted market(s).

Competencies

  • Sales Skills, persuasion, and tactfulness.
  • Technical: Sizing calculations and selection of gearing, motors, and bearings.
  • Knowledge about market segments like robotics, semiconductor, and medical equipment.
  • In depth understanding of products and suppliers in the motion control market.
  • Knowledge of competitors’ strengths and weaknesses.
  • Working knowledge of ERP software especially key functions related to sales.
  • Working knowledge of CRM including opportunities, activities, quotations, and forecasting.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Supervisory Responsibility

Team involvement is essential.  The position does not have direct reports.

Work Environment
This role operates in a professional office environment or in some cases out of a home office. Involves frequent visits to customer sites.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

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.

  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read directions and prints.
  • Driving license and ability to travel regularly.
  • Ability to carry product sample cases and attend trade shows.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position and works during normal business hours Monday through Friday.

Travel

Travel is expected approximately 20% of the time with overnight travel subject to the individual’s territory.  Visits to East Coast factory and some international travel may be required.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical, or Mechatronics engineering.
  • 3 to 5 years of sales or application engineering or related field experience with a preferred emphasis on motion control.

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Account Manager

Summary/Objective

Working closely and in a supportive role with Regional Sales Engineers, the Account Manager is responsible for providing customer service to established and prospective customers. Customer Service may include, but is not limited to, order entry, expediting, order modifications, quoting, and communicating pertinent information to customers.  The Account Manager is also responsible for overall coordination of information flow to various departments such as Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, Finance and Shipping to ensure that Customer requests and expectations are satisfied.

Essential Functions

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

  • Communicating with customers and Regional Sales Engineers while providing delivery, price, and other customer driven information to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Entering customer orders into ERP system and providing customers with order acknowledgements.
  • For sales orders that include products coming complete from our parent company, issue purchase orders from ERP system.
  • Responding to customer requests such as for expedited deliveries.
  • Understanding of ERP system functionality and where information can be obtained.
  • Assist customers in a courteous and helpful manner while developing customer relationships.
  • Handling Returned Materials Authorizations (RMA’s) including documentation and tracking progress.
  • Engaging Company resources as needed to resolve customer concerns or identified problems.
  • Utilize customer’s internet portals/apps as necessary to assure proper planning and action in response to customer’s production needs.
  • Prepare spreadsheets and reports as needed to support the Sales department.
  • Coordinate efforts with required departments to assure timely response to customer inquiries and on-time delivery of product.
  • Accurately record customer information and activities in CRM (i.e. phone calls that would provide useful information for other members of the Sales team).
  • Other responsibilities as required.

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

Required Competencies

  • Customer focused, courteous, persuasive, tactful.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Maintain composure in ever changing environment.
  • Ability to multi-task without losing track of the details.
  • Very strong computer skills (including MS Office).

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct reports.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.

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, some of which may be done with accommodations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate both verbally and in writing. The employee is frequently required to move about the office, use a computer, and reach with hands and arms.  May be necessary to lift up to 30 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position which operates during normal business hours Monday through Friday..

Travel

Little to no travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

  • BS/BA or equivalent.  AS in Engineering is a plus.
  • 3-5 years of customer service experience preferably in a production or manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with ERP/CRM systems a plus.

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Administrative Assistant – HR and Accounting

Summary/Objective

Under the supervision of the department managers, the AA supports the Accounting and Human Resources teams by performing a variety of administrative responsibilities.  The AA must possess administrative and/or clerical skills that have been gained through education or experience.

Essential Functions

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

HUMAN RESOURCES:

  • Answer phones, greet visitors, scan, file and perform typical office duties.
  • Schedule meetings reserving internal or external conference space and catering.
  • Maintain employee training records and manage training databases.
  • Assist with recruiting efforts to including but not limited to development and maintenance of job descriptions and current job postings on the HCM site and Company Website and communicating with external recruiters.
  • Assist with pre-employment communications and scheduling as well as onboarding new hires.
  • Assist with company-wide employee communications and company events.
  • Participate in safety initiatives within the organization.
  • Ensure company regulatory postings are up to date and revised as needed.
  • Assist Human Resources Manager with implementing additional modules within Paylocity HCM database.
  • Research and respond to employee inquiries.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

ACCOUNTING:

  • Match open ACH and check-run back-up documents to check copies and advise of missing back-up.
  • Reconcile and create daily invoices and prepare them for mailing in support of the Finance Department.
  • Assist in accounts receivable collections.
  • Verify invoices and prepare expense reports.
  • Ensure proper file maintenance for A/P documents and back-up.
  • Audit open vendor files quarterly.
  • Participate in special projects.
  • Assist with customers to streamline A/R and supporting customer tax information.
    • Assist with collection of W-9;s.
    • Change of “remit to” information.

Required Competencies

  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Organized and able to efficiently multi-task.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good attitude and sense of humor.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct reports.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.

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, some of which may be done with accommodations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate both verbally and in writing. The employee is frequently required to move about the office, use a computer, and reach with hands and arms.  May be necessary to lift up to 30 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time hourly position which operates during normal business hours Monday through Friday.

Travel

No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

  • 2-Year degree in Business Administration, HR or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of demonstrated Accounting/Finance experience.
  • HR Certification or coursework completed a plus.

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Lead Electro-Mechanical Assembler

Summary/Objective

The Lead Electro-Mechanical Assembler is responsible for the assembly and testing of high precision products of varying complexity, under minimal supervision.  This person will also be responsible for the quality and quantity of work performed. This person will be responsible for managing the resources required to maintain the manufacturing environment and ensure timely completion of high-quality products that conform to all documented requirements.

Essential Functions

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

  • Assemble various subassemblies, standards, and special products according to regulatory, organizational, and procedural requirements.
  • Accurate fitting, aligning, and adjusting required to very close tolerances or precision fits subject to strict inspection.
  • Ability to cut, strip, solder, crimp and terminate small gauge wire according to specifications using hand and power tools.
  • Set up, and test complete products ensuring units meet specification and customer order requirements.
  • Oversee production inventory, assembly test equipment, and staffing requirements to maintain production schedules and ensure product quality.
  • Oversee and assign responsibilities to assemblers in the group.
  • Effectively explain assembly procedures or techniques to co-workers.
  • Assist in the creation of manufacturing procedures to ensure clarity and product quality.
  • Maintain a safe, orderly, and clean manufacturing environment.
  • Other responsibilities as required.

Required Competencies

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to multitask in an accurate, timely, and organized fashion.
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a professional and cooperative manner.
  • Must be quality-minded and take the initiative to improve product and process performance.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Understanding the importance of customer service.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Detail-oriented.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position is a supervisory role, overseeing the work of Electro-Mechanical Assemblers in a dedicated assembly area.

Work Environment
This job operates in a dedicated laboratory in a professional manufacturing environment.  Employees in this role routinely use electrical test equipment, standard hand tools, and microscopes, as well as some office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully, some of which may be done with accommodations.

While performing this job's duties, the employee is regularly required to communicate both verbally and in writing. The employee is frequently required to move about the office, use a computer, and reach with hands and arms.  It may be necessary to lift 50 lbs.

  • Must have visual acuity (corrected) to read directions and prints and inspect machined parts closely to ensure that they meet specifications visual abilities also include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.
  • Must have manual dexterity sufficient to operate machinery for precision work.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, move about the shop floor, talk, hear, bend and reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to squat or kneel occasionally.
  • Occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This position is full-time, which operates Monday through Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Travel

Travel is not required for this role.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Technical or vocational school background in electrical or electronics helpful.
  • 5 years of experience in a precision electro-mechanical assembly environment.
  • Training to IPC-A-610 and IPC-A-620 standards for electronic and cable/wire harness assemblies helpful.

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Document Control Coordinator

Summary/Objective

Responsible for creation, organization, and maintenance of various Engineering and Quality documentation in accordance with the company quality management system procedures and policies.

Essential Functions

Assist Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Quality with document control and improvements.

  • Oversee document change process.
  • Create and maintain workflows in SolidWorks PDM.
  • Create and maintain forms and document templates.

Required Competencies

  • Experience with AS9100 / ISO9001 or some other document control quality management system.
  • Copy Exact / process control knowledge.
  • Sound computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience with writing quality procedures and forms.
  • Understanding of workflows with a willingness to be a SolidWorks PDM administrator.
  • Willingness to give training in various procedures.
  • Willingness to assist in various quality and customer audits.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct reports.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional, open-concept, office and manufacturing environment.

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, some of which may be done with accommodations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate both verbally and in writing. The employee is frequently required to move about the office, use a computer, and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time exempt position, Monday through Friday, during normal business hours.

Travel

No travel is required for this role.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience.

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Mechanical Design Engineer

Summary/Objective

Candidates to possess an understanding of power transmission products and associated components.  A proficiency in CAD design and detailing using SolidWorks is required. Hands on assembly, test, and automation experience are a plus.  Ability to function in a fast-paced manufacturing environment in collaboration on multiple task with other departments is required.

Essential Functions

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

  • Design electromechanical/mechanical products and create manufacturing drawings, using SolidWorks, to Customer and Company specifications.
  • Design assembly and test fixtures as required for manufacturing.
  • Create test and assembly procedures and reports in collaboration with other departments to ensure customer requirements are met.
  • Work with purchasing and manufacturing to source vendors for component purchases and create bills of materials.
  • Written and verbal communication skills enabling a clear and accurate understanding when communicating with sales as well as directly with customers or vendors.
  • Manage multiple everyday engineering tasks effectively.
  • Work with relevant departments (i.e. Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Assembly, etc.) to evaluate Deficiency Reports and suggest actions.  When necessary prepare Deviation or Change Requests for items requiring Customer approval.

Competencies

  • Mechanical engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrate design creativity and pragmatic problem-solving skills with the ability to design for manufacturing ease and cost in mind.
  • SolidWorks knowledge required with an understanding of GD&T with an understanding of manufacturing and inspection capabilities and limitations.
  • Sound computer skills (Microsoft Office, ERP, etc.).
  • Ability to generate accurate reports to clearly document and communicate findings.
  • Familiarity with engineering documentation control practices.
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical power transmission and motion control components and associated calculations.
  • Ability to work across teams and communicate clearly with colleagues, customers, and partners in a professional and cooperative manner.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in an accurate, timely, and organized fashion.
  • Willingness to work on and take on responsibility of various aspects of projects.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the importance of customer satisfaction.
  • Hands on experience in assembly and or machining is a plus.
  • Ability to use calipers and micrometers.  Familiarity with other inspection tools and methods and the ability to interpret inspection reports (CMM, FAIR, etc.) is a plus.
  • Experience with various types of automated machinery is a plus.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional, open-concept, office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers as well as electrical and environmental test equipment located in a dedicated laboratory.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate both verbally and in writing. The employee frequently is required to move about the office and shop, use a computer, and reach with hands and arms.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Travel

Infrequent day-trips and overnight travel may be required.

Required Education and Experience

  • BS in Engineering is required.  MS preferred.
  • 2-8 years of relevant experience.
  • Certification in SolidWorks a plus.
  • Certification in GD&T a plus

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Mechatronics Design Engineer

Summary/Objective

The successful Mechanical Design Engineer – Mechatronics must possess a strong understanding of power transmission products and associated components such as gears, motors, encoders and servo drives.  A proficiency in CAD design and detailing using SolidWorks is required. Hands on mechanical and electrical assembly and test experience is a plus.  Ability to function in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment in collaboration with other departments is required.

Essential Functions

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

  • Electro-mechanical design, development and documentation including manufacturing and customer drawings for systems of varied complexity from concept through production.  Designs integrating industrial electro-mechanical system components including actuators, motors, gears, bearings, sensors, connectors, servo drives, and controllers.
  • Develop products and components for high quality electro-mechanical assemblies.
  • Perform analysis, troubleshooting, and testing at the component and systems level for products in development as well as in production.
  • Create test and assembly procedures and reports to ensure customer requirements are met.
  • Work with purchasing and manufacturing to source vendors for component purchases and create bills of materials.
  • Written and verbal communication skills enabling a clear and accurate understanding when communicating with sales as well as directly with customers or vendors.
  • Manage multiple everyday engineering tasks effectively.

Competencies

  • Electrical and/or mechanical experience in a manufacturing environment and experience working with electromechanical systems and associated calculations.
  • Demonstrate electromechanical design creativity and pragmatic problem solving skills, with the ability to design with manufacturing ease and cost in mind.
  • SolidWorks knowledge with an understanding of GD&T as well as an understanding of manufacturing and inspection capabilities and limitations.
  • Familiar with engineering documentation control practices.
  • Experience with electrical test equipment such as multimeters, power meters, oscilloscopes, etc. a plus.
  • Hands on experience in mechanical and electrical assembly including soldering and crimping a plus.
  • Ability to generate accurate reports to clearly document and communicate findings.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, ERP, etc.).
  • Programming skills such as with Python or LabVIEW and servo drive commissioning experience is a plus.
  • Ability to develop PCBAs for various applications a plus.
  • Experience with various types of automated machinery and robotics is a plus.
  • Ability to work across teams and communicate clearly verbally and in writing with colleagues, customers, and partners in a professional and cooperative manner.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in an accurate, timely, and organized fashion.
  • Willingness to work on and take on responsibility of various aspects of projects.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the importance of customer satisfaction.

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, and photocopiers as well as electrical and environmental test equipment located in a dedicated laboratory.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate both verbally and in writing. The employee frequently is required to move about the office and shop, use a computer, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Travel

Infrequent travel may be required.

Required Education and Experience

  • BS in Engineering is required.  MS preferred.
  • 2-8 years of relevant experience.
  • >Certification in SolidWorks a plus.
  • Certification in GD&T a plus.

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Project Engineer

Summary/Objective

Candidates to possess an understanding of power transmission and electromechanical motion products.    Experience and knowledge in manufacturing, assembly, testing, and automated processes.  Ability to function in a fast-paced manufacturing environment in collaboration on multiple projects and tasks with other departments is required.  Must be able to lead, manage, and take ownership of projects.  Experience in CAD design and detailing using SolidWorks along with a good foundation in GD&T would be helpful.

Essential Functions

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

  • Project management and contribution to the design and development of electromechanical/mechanical products for mass production as well as the associated production processes, and creating technical documentation to Customer and Company specifications.
  • Assist in the design of assembly and testing requirements and specifications as required for application and production development.
  • Create product specifications and reports in collaboration with other departments to ensure customer requirements are met.
  • Work with other departments and the customers on application and product or process development.
  • Written and verbal communication skills enabling a clear and accurate understanding when communicating with sales as well as directly with customers or vendors.
  • Manage and prioritize multiple projects and everyday engineering tasks effectively.
  • Work with relevant departments (i.e. Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Assembly, etc.) to evaluate and improve processes.  When necessary, prepare reports for items requiring Customer approval.
  • Conduct or participate in root cause investigations and analysis for relevant process improvements.
  • Lead, mentor, and train as part of the process improvement or development.

Required Competencies

  • Project management experience in a manufacturing environment with knowledge of project management practices.
  • Demonstrate design creativity and pragmatic problem-solving skills with the ability to design for manufacturing ease and cost in mind.
  • Ability to work and lead across teams and communicate clearly with colleagues, customers, and partners in a professional and cooperative manner.
  • Sound computer skills (Microsoft Office, ERP, etc.).
  • Ability to generate accurate reports to clearly document and communicate findings.
  • Familiarity with application and new product development processes.
  • Ability to lead, prioritize, and complete multiple tasks in an accurate, timely, and organized fashion.
  • Capable of delivering internal and external customer satisfaction to meet the needs of the project.
  • Experience and knowledge in manufacturing, assembly, testing, and automated processes.
  • Knowledge of power transmission and electromechanical motion products.
  • SolidWorks and GD&T practices knowledge for understanding of manufacturing and inspection capabilities and limitations.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct reports.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional, open-concept, office and manufacturing environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers as well as electrical and environmental test equipment located in a dedicated laboratory.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate both verbally and in writing. The employee is frequently required to move about the office, use a computer, and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time salaried position which operates Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

Travel

Infrequent day-trips and overnight travel may be required.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required in a technical field or equivalent technical experience.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience.
  • >Certification in PMP a plus.

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Quality Assurance Technician - RMA

Summary/Objective

The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for monitoring the overall process to assure that product exiting the process is correct.  Monitoring includes mechanical and visual inspection of precision parts for dimensional and visual compliance to established procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Analysis and QC inspection on returned parts from customers including:
    • Determining if nonconformity claimed by customer is present as described.
    • Specific mechanical and/or electronic test, dimensional and visual inspection.
    • Communicate with Sales Department for priorities and analysis/measurement results.
    • Communicate with Customer for clarifications.
    • Generate and follow-up N/C (DR) reports.
  • Perform other responsibilities as required.

Competencies

  • Electro-mechanical inspection experience preferred to include:
    • Electronics troubleshooting.
    • Electric motors, actuators encoders.
    • Servo drives.
    • Mechanical Assembly and repair.
  • Knowledge of specific QC mechanical and electronic tools.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems.
  • Working knowledge of GD&T (read and interpret).
  • Must be able to multi-task without losing track of details.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Office).

Supervisory Responsibility

None.

Work Environment
This job operates in a manufacturing environment. This role routinely uses shop floor tools and machinery.

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.

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate machinery for precision work.
  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read directions and prints and to inspect machined parts closely to ensure that they meet specifications.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, move about the shop floor, talk, hear, bend and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to squat or kneel occasionally.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm.

Travel

None.

Required Education and Experience

  • Familiarity with ISO 13845 or AS 9100 QMS preferred.
  • Visual inspection experience.
  • Minimum 5 years industrial/manufacturing Quality Control environment (medical or aerospace preferred).
  • High School Diploma or equivalent work experience.
  • US Citizenship required.

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Quality Engineer

Summary/Objective

The primary responsibilities include assisting in examination and approval of components and finished products, equipment, processes and related documentation. Utilizing different tools and techniques, the Quality Engineer will help ensure that only the highest quality products are delivered to our customers.

Essential Functions

  • Conducts and supports investigations of manufacturing nonconformities; recommends, develops and implements effective corrective actions.
  • Coordinates, collects, analyzes and distributes quality monthly and quarterly metrics.
  • Uses analytical methods to assess product and process performance and quantify the effect of changes.
  • Participates in audits conducted by regulatory agencies and/or customers.
  • Conducts internal audits of processes and outcomes.
  • Participates in supplier evaluation and selection assessments.
  • Participates in risk assessment and risk management activities including FMEA and development of control plans.
  • Ensures appropriate compliance and operational effectiveness in all areas of the QMS including document control, change control, training, complaint handling, CAPA, nonconforming process and auditing (internal and external).
  • Works in collaboration with Product Development to ensure that the designs, procedures and outcomes of the project are acceptable in quality.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency with Minitab, JMP or other statistical software suites is a plus.

Competencies

  • Experience with ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 certification and FDA’s 21CFR 820 preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with mechanical measurements and understanding of GD&T required.
  • Experience in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) environment is required.
  • Extensive experience writing and implementing policies, processes and procedures is required.
  • ASQ certified Quality Auditor and/or Quality Engineer is preferred but not required.
  • CQE, CRE, PE, CRA Certifications are highly desirable.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt required.
  • Experience with statistical methods including measurement system analyses, process capability analyses, regression analyses, tests for equal means and variances and design of experiments.
  • LIMS and ISO 17025 experience is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct reports.

Work Environment
This job operates in a manufacturing environment. This role routinely uses shop floor tools and measuring equipment.

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.

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate measuring equipment for precision work.
  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read directions and prints and to inspect machined parts closely to ensure that they meet specifications.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, move about the shop floor, talk, hear, bend and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to squat or kneel occasionally.

Travel

None.

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of overall QA experience in an ISO (FDA is a plus) regulated environment, with at least 3 years in a direct Quality role is required.
  • College degree is preferred but not required (5 years with degree/10 years without).

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Senior Buyer

Summary/Objective

The Buyer is responsible for the development, planning and execution of procurement strategies for precision electro-mechanical commodities. Candidate will support related administrative functions to maintain AS9100 certification. Strong working knowledge of MRP and best purchasing practices is a must.

Essential Functions

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

  • Create Purchase Orders; maintain accurate open PO lines to define inbound quantities and due dates from suppliers.
  • Mange supplier performance including key performance metrics such as On Time Delivery and Quality Assurance Rating.
  • Drive problem solving and corrective action for suppliers with process or execution deficiencies.
  • Work with cross functional teams to support company needs and provide best solutions.
  • Develop, implement and negotiate procurement strategies to provide best total landed cost. Maintain inventory levels to meet company needs while achieving cost management goals.
  • Partner with internal customers when needed to expedite purchase requisitions or identify solutions for supply chain disruptions, which may include the sourcing of alternative providers.
  • Appropriately escalate any known supply chain disruptions, order discrepancies, or contract matters for internal review and remediation.

Required Competencies

  • Proven experience driving continuous process improvement and cost savings.
  • Strong communication, negotiating and organizational skills.
  • Ability to interpret and manage MRP data to meet company objectives.
  • Working knowledge of ERP, blueprint reading, MS Office, Microsoft Dynamics A/X (helpful).

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct reports.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

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, some of which may be done with accommodations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate both verbally and in writing. The employee is frequently required to move about the office, use a computer, and reach with hands and arms.  May be necessary to lift up to 30 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time salaried position which operates during normal business hours Monday through Friday.

Travel

Little to no travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

  • BSBA required.
  • 5+ years of working in a manufacturing environment, CPM, CPIM preferred.
  • MRP or ERP experience desired.

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Precision Assembler I

Summary/Objective

The Precision Assembler I is responsible for assembling high-precision products of varying complexity under a more experienced employee's guidance.  This person will also be responsible for the quality and quantity of work performed.

Essential Functions

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

  • Under the direction of a more experienced employee, assemble a variety of subassemblies, standard and unique products, using established procedures.
  • Accurate fitting, aligning, and adjusting required to very close tolerances or precision fits subject to strict inspection.
  • Set up, and test complete products to ensure that units meet specification and customer order requirements.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Competencies

  • Team player.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings.
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Basic computer skills,
  • Detail orientated.
  • Understanding of the importance of customer service.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct reports.

Work Environment

This job operates in a dedicated laboratory in a professional manufacturing environment.  Employees in this role routinely use electrical test equipment, standard hand tools, and some office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully, some of which may be done with accommodations.

While performing this job's duties, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing. The employee is frequently required to move about the office, use a computer, and reach with hands and arms.  It may be necessary to lift 50 lbs.

  • Must have manual dexterity sufficient to operate machinery for precision work.
  • Must have visual acuity (corrected) to read directions and prints and inspect machined parts closely to ensure that they meet specifications; visual abilities also include close vision, distance vision, color vision.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, move about the shop floor, talk, hear, bend and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to squat or kneel occasionally.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time hourly position that operates Monday through Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Travel

Travel is not required for this role.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 1-3 years in an assembly environment.

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Precision Machinist II

Summary/Objective

Responsible for the manufacture and inspection of high precision products of varying complexity under minimal supervision. Responsible for the quality and quantity of work performed and must have the appropriate level of CNC machining experience required for the job as outlined below.

Essential Functions

  • Set up and operate various CNC machine tools in accordance with company policy, procedures, and time standards.
  • Perform various repetitive production machining operations using the ability to read and interpret drawings, sketches and work instructions.
  • Inspect parts produced.
  • Transmit and receive CNC programs, maintain computerized and/or manual production records.
  • Provide technical assistance and on-the-job training to other employees.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Competencies

  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a professional and cooperative manner.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • General computer skills.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct reports.

Physical Demands

  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read documents, drawings, instructions and to inspect machined parts.
  • Stand, move about the shop floor, talk, hear, bend, squat, kneel, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time hourly position which operates Monday through Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm.

Travel

Travel is not required for this role.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Technical or vocational school background is helpful.
  • 5-10 Years in a Manufacturing environment.

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Machine Operator I

Summary/Objective

Responsible for the manufacture and inspection of high precision products of varying complexity under general supervision. Responsible for the quality and quantity of work performed and must have the appropriate level of CNC machining experience required for the job as outlined below.

Essential Functions

  • Set up/operate various CNC machine tools according to company policy, procedures, and time standards.
  • Transmit and receive CNC programs and maintain computerized and/or manual production records.
  • Perform various repetitive production machining operations.
  • Read and interpret drawings, sketches and work instructions.
  • Inspect parts produced.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Competencies

  • Professional and cooperative team player.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral (English).
  • Basic computer skills.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct reports.

Physical Demands

  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read documents, drawings, instructions and to inspect machined parts.
  • Stand, move about the shop floor, talk, hear, bend, squat, kneel, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time hourly position which operates Monday through Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm.

Travel

Travel is not required for this role.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent (Technical/Vocational school background helpful).
  • 1-3 Years in a Manufacturing environment.

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Machine Operator Apprentice

Summary/Objective

Responsible for the manufacture and inspection of high precision products of varying complexity under direct supervision. Responsible for the quality and quantity of work performed.

Essential Functions

  • Set up/operate various CNC machine tools according to company policy, procedures, and time standards.
  • Perform various repetitive production machining operations using the ability to read and interpret drawings, sketches and work instructions.
  • Inspect parts produced.
  • Transmit and receive CNC programs, maintain computerized and/or manual production records.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Competencies

  • Attention to detail.
  • Professional and cooperative to co-workers.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • General computer skills.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct reports.

Physical Demands

  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read documents, drawings, instructions and to inspect machined parts.
  • Stand, move about the shop floor, talk, hear, bend, squat, kneel, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time hourly position which operates Monday through Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm.

Travel

Travel is not required for this role.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Technical or vocational school background is helpful.

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Janitor

Summary/Objective

The Janitor is responsible for facility maintenance as directed by the Facility Maintenance Supervisor.

Essential Functions

  • Routine maintenance of facility and equipment.
  • Preventative maintenance.
  • Disposal of metal scrap from machine tools.
  • Mixing and dispensing fresh coolant to machine tools.
  • Maintaining adequate lubrication reservoir levels in machine tools.
  • Ensures that Facility is maintained in a neat and orderly appearance.
  • Responsible for safe operation of the facility.
  • Performs miscellaneous jobs as assigned.

Required Competencies

  • Strong mechanical skills.
  • Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions in writing, oral or diagram form.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English both verbal and written.
  • Experience with various mechanical maintenance jobs.
  • Skilled in painting, carpentry, plumbing, and demolition.
  • Trouble shooting equipment malfunctions.
  • Performing routine and preventative maintenance on HVAC, Oil Mist Extractors, Solvent Cleaning Machines, Machine Tools, etc.
  • Operation and maintenance of electric fork lift truck.
  • Operation and maintenance of scissors lift.
  • Capable of determining and using a wide variety of personal protective equipment.
  • Able to use basic arithmetic.
  • Capable of completing assignment in a timely manner without constant supervision.
  • Capable of performing maintenance duties during facility shut down.
  • Valid Driver's License & good DMV record.
  • Capable of performing assigned maintenance tasks without losing track of details.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional manufacturing and office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers as well as electrical and environmental test equipment located in a dedicated laboratory.

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.

  • Frequently required to sit, stand, move about the shop floor, talk, hear, bend and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to squat, kneel, bend or twist occasionally.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm.

Travel

Travel is not required.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • 5 years of maintenance/repair experience.

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Please note these job descriptions are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for the aforementioned jobs. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Harmonic Drive LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Harmonic Drive LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

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