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Our primary mission is to satisfy the needs of our customers by providing quality products and service of the highest level. With our modern manufacturing facility, Handgards is very well prepared to provide manufacturing solutions and provide expertise for industrial applications for years to come.

A diverse and inclusive environment, Handgards looks for people who can bring new perspectives to boost innovation and productivity. Handgards will maintain and build a culture and environment where honesty and integrity are the most valued characteristic of all. If you’re looking for a place that values loyalty, commitment and integrity, then get in touch and start your career with Handgards!

“Where there is a full understanding that realistic answers are all that are wanted and that there is no belief, deeply felt and honestly put, that won’t be considered with an open mind.”

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We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Positions Available:

Job TitleShiftPosition Summary
Machine Technician 1st Shift and 2nd Shift• Operates and repairs assigned machines mechanically and electrically to ensure proper function.
• Prepares production item set up to meet product specification.
• Monitors quality of products to assure standards are met.
• Monitors material stock to determine when materials are needed to manufacture product.
• Meets productivity standards to achieve production schedules and service customers.
• Monitors and remains accountable for overall production waste.
• Maintains production schedules.
• Monitors efficiency and identifies problem.
• Completes required reports
• Packages products to meet customer specifications.
• Responsible for housekeeping of assigned manufacturing area
Electrical Mechanic / Mechanic1st Shift To perform electrical/electronic repairs to production machines and any other machines in the facility.
To repair, replace, install, modify all types of production machinery in the facility.

Management reserves the right to change or modify the functions of this job as required to meet the needs of the organization. Other duties may be assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• This position works 12-hour shift
• Perform electrical/electronic troubleshooting on machinery and associated circuits.
• Perform electrical/electronic repairs on machinery, circuits, and in facility.
• Use meters and associated electrical/electronic equipment to test and repair circuits in facility and machines.
• Exhibit comprehensive knowledge of electrical/electronic components, programs, and all associated equipment.
• Read and comprehend electrical schematics and diagrams. Install new circuits associated with existing and new installations of machines.
• Ensures and enforces to department personnel all Handgards, OSHA, Federal, State and Local policies, rules and regulations pertinent to the machinery preventive maintenance procedure.
• Ensure that work area is clean and all Good Manufacturing Practices are followed.
• Recognize and communicate deficiencies in machine/facility electrical and or electronics especially those pertaining to safety.
• Repair, move and/or set up, modify or alter production machinery
• Perform repairs required in the facility.
• Plan and maintenance functions and make lists of materials needed.
• Read blueprints and or machine diagrams.
• Maintains communication with other employees and supervisor.
• A propensity toward understanding mechanics and mechanical fundamentals.
• Should have the ability to train new personnel.
• Communicate input concerning positive modification that benefits safety and productivity.
QC Inspector 1st Shift Inspects in process, finished, and incoming products and materials as assigned.

Management reserves the right to change or modify the functions of this job as required to meet the needs of the organization. Other duties may be assigned.
• Incoming, In process, Final inspection activities and associated PC data entry.
• Mechanical and electrical component and assembly acceptance inspection using
• established documentation and guidelines.
• First article report generation
• Finished goods cosmetic and functional inspection.
• Inspection of labeling and packing of finished goods prior to shipping.
• Data collection as required by Quality criteria.
• Quality Assurance personnel are encouraged to be creative & innovative, while at the
• same time are expected to learn and follow our structured processes. They will take
• direction from Quality management personnel and will assume appropriate level
• of responsibility for technical work to assist in the development of continuous improvement efforts.
• Quality Assurance personnel are expected to contribute to our team while enhancing
• their own technical expertise and increasing their responsibilities.
• Inspects all company products to assure high standard of quality.
• Inspects in process products and suggests changes to make products better quality.
• Performs various tests and inspections to assure standards are met according to specifications.
• Inspects all finished products to ensure that products are packaged properly according to specifications.
• Follows safety rules and procedures to ensure all equipment is used in a safe manner as directed.
• Wears protective equipment to ensure quality control is in compliance with all safety rules
• Ensures that work area is safe and kept in an orderly manner. This position works 12 hours shifts
• Coordinate training efforts so that all employees are aware of and follow quality, safety programs, rules, and compliance with regulations. Support all departments with quality and related issues. Conduct quality assurance training sessions for existing employees.
• Ensures company is in quality compliance for all customers and regulatory agencies. Coordinate and conduct audits of products in inventory for customer complaints or otherwise stated by QA Manager.
AR Analyst1st ShiftThe Accounting Associate performs activities in the accounts receivable department. Position specializes in clearing customer deductions, billing and collecting, large volumes of data input and management of automated programs.

We are an environment of teamwork, assuring all activities are performed timely and in accordance with company policy. Accounts and tasks are allocated under the direction of the department's Finance Director and subject to change as required by business operations.

Management reserves the right to change or modify the functions of this job as required to meet the needs of the organization. Other duties may be assigned.

Requires managing and understanding company policies and practices with regard to accounts receivable. This position is cross trained with other members in the department to perform all department functions. Specific duties include daily invoicing of customers, posting customer payments, follow up of past due invoices with customers, process customer deductions for programs and contract billbacks, settle freight claims, and daily AR reconciliation. The position works closely with the Sales Administration, Customer Service and Shipping departments. Other duties will be assigned to meet the needs of the Accounts Receivable group and company.

• Daily invoicing of customers
• Posting customer payments
• Follow up of past due invoices with customers
• Process customer deductions for programs and contract billback
• Settle freight claims
• Daily AR reconciliation
• Will conduct research and analysis
• Consistently adheres to established accounts receivable internal controls, policies and procedures.
• Good verbal and written communication skills are important.
• This position works directly with customers and other departments. Job requires working with other departments to resolve processing issues.
• Accuracy in data entry and data processing, extremely important.
• Expect individual to participate, suggest, and initiate process improvement. (included some of these items in the ed / exp / working skills)
• Must effectively use the Company’s BPCS billing and accounts receivable modules, MC2, Ezclaim system and EIS to satisfactorily perform job duties.
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Sales Administration Associate1st ShiftBased on regional assignment individual responsible for maintaining all aspects of customer price contracts, trade spend agreements, processes, incentive compensation process, analyzing trade spending requests, Responsible for information integrity within the promotional and contract management systems with emphasis on urgency, accuracy and time sensitivity. Must have excellent problem-solving skills while working within established business control parameters and administrative processes.
Responsible for maintaining cross-functional communication throughout all Handgards teams.

• Maintain, review, and analyze customer end user price contracts, trade spending plans, rebates, promotions, deals, allowance documentation, and settlement of claims by region assignment
• Perform audit of transactional data incoming from customers against planned program guidelines, taking necessary remedy when necessary.
• Prepare tracking, reporting and payment of programs to customers against program guidelines, taking necessary actions when customer inquiry occurs.
• Analysis, research, and communication of spending trends outside anticipated patterns.
• Input and maintain contract data sales reporting and promotional spend data entry is required.
• Work closely with Accounts Receivable and Sales Administration to maintain accurate customer contract information. Problem resolution for all liability errors is key responsibility and must be accomplished with urgency in a time sensitive environment.
• Work with Price Administration personnel to ascertain that pricing and contract content is accurate and current.
• Ensure timely exchange of monthly data among business partners, calculate eligibility, review and distribute reports/payments, field inquiries from sales colleagues, initiate data investigation and communicate resolution.
• Participate in implementation and utilization of specialized tools for sales administration.
• Assist in the development, maintenance and communication of Sales Administration Policies and Procedures.
• Work with Sales Administration and Sales leadership team to identify opportunities for improvement in all areas of sales administration/financial information sharing.
• Develop and maintain job process documentation
• Master Operator for specialized sales information systems – AFS/TPM, PROs and others as implemented.
Customer Service Manager1st ShiftManages the company’s customer service department and activities. Oversees and delivers all aspects of customer service processes, objectives, and initiatives. Lead the customer service team of associates and align customer service activities and initiatives to support customer relationships and provide high customer service delivery and satisfaction.

• Supervise day to day operation of the customer service team of associates and provide coaching and guidance in the support of customers including but not limited to receipt and processing of orders, handling of returns, customer inquiries, customer complaints, back orders, and pricing.
• Responsible for providing team leadership, direction, training, and career development to the Customer Service team.
• Assists the VP of Sales Operations with establishing goals and metrics for the support function that measures the team’s and customer performance.
• Assist in processing and managing customer orders.
• Assist CSR’s in investigating and solving customer problems.
• Leads production meetings and interacts with internal departments to assure product levels are adequate.
• Interacts with cross functional teams dedicated to maintaining inventory levels to identify potential problems and offer solutions.
• Ensure the department responds to customer issues in a timely manner.
• Through a team effort, coordinate and develop customer satisfaction goals and ensure they are consistently met.
• Create or maintain effective customer service procedures, policies, and standards.
• Maintain accurate records and documents of customer service activities and discussions.
• Determine staffing needs and participate in the recruiting and hiring process
• Responsible for completing direct report performance evaluations
Industrial Engineer1st ShiftResponsible for evaluating existing processes and configuring manufacturing systems to increase productivity, eliminate waste, reduce costs, and develop best practices within the production process to ensure that products are within specification and meet quality standards. Coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products.

• Improve process capabilities, eliminate waste, reduce costs, safely increase productivity, and improve quality by evaluating, developing and/or improving existing processes in manufacturing systems.
• Maintain reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, production costs, and changeover times.
• Perform product analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, improved efficiency, and waste reduction.
• Develop innovative solutions to challenging problems.
• Prepare film samples for study when needed.
• Collect, record, and transcribe data.
• Show results in reports.
• Maintain any testing equipment directly related to manufacturing.
• Assist the manufacturing team with assigned projects.
• Provide suggestions during incident investigations.
• Advise on corrective actions.
• Work with equipment designers and manufacturing officers to develop a cost-effective and working production process.
• Ensure projects are completed on time.
• Ensure financial budgets are followed where applicable.
• Research and purchase new manufacturing technology when assigned.
• Prepare and maintain detailed layouts of buildings and equipment.
• Drive multifunctional teams
• Lead manufacturing continuous improvement efforts.
• Prepare and present plans for the above and coordinate deployment including visual aids and training of team members.

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