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Highwood USA LLC is a growing organization with excellent team-spirit and working conditions. If you would like to join us, please keep an eye on the list of current openings (below) and complete our application form by clicking HERE.

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Current Open Positions

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FABRICATION CELL TECHNICIAN

INDEPENDENT SALES REP

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

PM/REPAIR TECHNICIAN I

PROFILE TECHNICIAN


 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

The designer will be part of the New Product Development team and will explore a wide variety of compelling design options. The designer will communicate concepts and ideas through verbal, visual and written forms, and develop design options through sketching, 3D CAD modeling, rendering or physical mock ups.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conceptual development of outdoor furniture and spa cabinet products.
  • Ability to interact effectively with engineering, sales & marketing, manufacturing, and customers among others in the development of new products.
  • Produce quality, creative, and innovative designs with an eye on the marketplace.
  • Research market for theme attributes including form, colors, materials, finishes, and textures.
  • Design focus should also include the human factor and ergonomics with an understanding of consumer’s needs and user behavior.
  • Preparation of inspiration boards, materials, and models for customer presentations and trade shows.
  • Prepare and coordinate prototype samples.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A BS in Industrial Design or equivalent. Experience with 3D CAD/solid design (AutoCad Inventor, Solid Works or Pro Engineer) required. Demonstrates talent through portfolio.

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MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

Highwood USA is a rapidly growing plastics extrusion company located in Hometown, PA. We offer tremendous opportunities to motivated employees. We are seeking an Engineer to assist in all aspects of the manufacturing process, including developing new furniture fabrication capabilities. The ideal candidate will be familiar with woodworking, plastics, and Lean Manufacturing techniques.

This individual will be responsible for designing mechanical parts, assemblies and systems to meet customer requirements. Researching components and other aspects of design. Providing engineering support and guidance to manufacturing organization. Managing the NPD process by maintaining effective communication with management, sales, production, procurement, and quality organizations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design of the mechanical aspects of outdoor furniture and spa cabinets.
  • Interface with customers to provide design engineering support for new products.
  • Interface with vendors for new designs or issue resolution with existing designs.
  • Building prototypes as proof of design concept.
  • Develop product documentation and specifications.
  • Provide customers with conceptual drawings and solid models.
  • Support new products from design stage through volume manufacturing.
  • Provide engineering support to production team for existing products.
  • Provide training as needed to technicians and manufacturing personnel.
  • Participate in cost and waste reduction efforts including product / process improvements.
  • Evaluate and make engineering recommendations for new production capital equipment.

Qualifications: A minimum of a BS in Mechanical Engineering with three (3) years of design experience. Experience with 3D CAD/solid design (AutoCad Inventor, Solid Works or Pro Engineer) required. Finite element modeling is a plus. Experience with manufacturing processes including CNC routing, profile extrusion, fabrication and assembly is a plus.

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MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Highwood USA is a rapidly growing manufacturer of outdoor furniture and spa cabinets located in Hometown, PA. We offer tremendous opportunities to motivated employees. We are seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to assist in all aspects of the manufacturing process.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and development of new work cells using Lean principles.
  • Initiate and lead development including tooling/fixture design and process automation.
  • Provide technical support and training on manufacturing process.
  • Developing, maintaining and updating all documentation required to support the manufacturing process.
  • Develop CAD drawings and hands on involvement in all aspects of project completions.
  • Manage projects to acquire and install new equipment and/or to upgrade existing equipment, including development and management of budget and ROI analysis.
  • Evaluate equipment and work with vendors to recommend appropriate modifications and/or new equipment. Support the installation, modification of equipment and roll out to operations.
  • Identify and implement product improvements related to design, assembly, and packaging.
  • Apply Lean principle in resolving manufacturing issues, supporting changeover and setup improvements.
  • Lead efforts in the implementation of continuous improvement activities to increase capacity, correct issues, improve equipment and production efficiency and improve yield and product quality.

Qualifications: A minimum of a BS in Engineering with three (3) years of manufacturing experience, strong computer skills and proficiency with MS Office Suite is required. Lean certification or equivalent experience. Furniture fabrication, CNC machining and automation experience a plus.

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PM/REPAIR TECHNICIAN I
3rd Shift

Position Summary: Successful PM/Repair Technicians enjoy the challenges of working in a fast paced, team oriented environment while safely completing the processes associated with preventive maintenance and repair of all equipment in the plant. PM/Repair Technicians strive to provide a safe working atmosphere for all Highwood employees by assuring equipment is in good working condition, reliable and compliancy and regulatory requirements is up-to-date without violation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Independently perform all types, levels and frequencies of Preventative Maintenance on all production equipment and some support equipment
  • Ability to develop effective Preventative Maintenance Checklists where applicable
  • Capability to independently troubleshoot and repair equipment failures of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic nature
  • Capable of accurately communicating the status of an assignment and the requirements to complete the job
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Assist with installation of new equipment
  • Ability to work as a team in a team environment
  • Independently facilitate shift hand-offs
  • Support all departmental initiatives and goals and carry out action items accordingly
  • Flexibility to complete overtime when needed: weekend coverage, weekend on-call as needed, vacation coverage, call-offs, emergent repairs, etc.
  • Record failures and work activities as daily standard work
  • Ability to use PCs to communicate, troubleshoot, upgrade or reprogram equipment
  • Maintain inventories which includes placing orders, receiving, and stocking spare parts
  • Competently operate all equipment as needed
  • Required to follow all shop practices
  • Forklift operation
  • Practice safe work habits and comply with Federal, State and Municipal guidelines including but not limited to Lock Out Tag Out, Arc Flash, Haz Mat, Confined Space, as well as internalized safety standards set as Highwood procedures
  • Other duties may be assigned

Essential Functions:

  • Self-motivated and demonstrate the ability to prioritize work to best use of time
  • Ability to train others
  • Take direction from Operation Team, Individuals and Team Managers
  • Ability and desire to work in a team based environment where decision making is at the team level
  • Recognize and act upon what needs to be done with little to no supervision
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Demonstrate willingness to learn and advance
  • Able to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Identify failures and repair issues in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate the ability to switch tasks at a moment’s notice to ensure reliability of equipment and production flow
  • Ascertain and communicate root cause of failures
  • Consistently look for ways to improve and promote quality, safety, and productivity
  • Motivated to increase skills and progress
  • Interested in company results
  • Demonstrate the ability to use Microsoft Office programs and Maintenance related software
  • Accurate and thorough data recording
  • Capable of reading simple electrical and mechanical prints
  • Treat people with respect
  • Follow policies and procedures.
  • Open to new ideas and welcome change
  • Commitment to working safely
  • Able to apply team feedback to improve work performance
  • Prompt and consistent attendance
  • Appropriately asks for and offers help
  • Able to quickly and accurately compare color and pattern of products on the basis of visual stimuli to quality control standards
  • Comfortable working at elevated heights
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily as well as the ability to handle situations by working as a team.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED), five years related experience performing maintenance in an industrial manufacturing environment, specialized training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills
Able to speak, read, write and comprehend in the English Language to perform the duties of this position.

Mathematical Skills
Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Possess the ability to accurately read a tape measure.

Reasoning Ability
Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands /fingers to handle, feel and reach. The employee is frequently required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employee must be able to work adeptly at elevated heights. Employees are frequently required to climb ladders, and work from ladders, platforms, and mobile platforms. The employee must regularly lift 50 pounds and occasionally move up to 100 pounds.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud and PPE is required. Appropriate hearing protection while in the plant is required as noise levels within the facility meet OSHA requirements for hearing protection equipment. Electrical and mechanical dangers will frequently be present and the employee is required to take appropriate safety measures to protect themselves and others at all times from injury. Other dangers will be present from time-to-time when lifting, hoisting, moving and installing equipment, and the employee is required to take appropriate safety measures to protect themselves and others at all times from injury. The employee will be working in close proximity of rotating machinery, grinders, welders, various types of saws and cutters, where they will be required to take the appropriate safety measures to protect themselves and others at all time from injury.

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PROFILE TECHNICIAN
Full Time
2nd or 3rd shift (8 hour shifts Monday - Friday)

Responsibilities include:

  • Operation of compound and profile extrusion lines from start up through packaging of finished product
  • Color and tool changeovers
  • Understanding of quality specifications and performance/documentation of quality checks
  • Basic maintenance such as inspection, care and cleaning of equipment
  • Trouble shooting of equipment and process issues
  • Participation in continuous improvement projects/teams
  • Complete and accurate documentation of production, scrap, run conditions, and other key data
  • Ability to learn and use a computer at a basic level
  • Packing, banding and wrapping finished product
  • Forklift operation
  • Ability to pass color-blindness test

Qualifications:

Extrusion Experience a plus. High School Diploma or GED required as well as ability to work well in teams.

We offer a competitive rate and a progressive pay system which offers promotional opportunities for motivated employees. We also offer a great benefits package which includes medical, disability, and a company matching retirement plan.

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FABRICATION CELL TECHNICIAN
Full Time
Flexible 1st shift or 2nd shift

Responsible for the entire process associated with fabricating furniture and panels from raw material handling through QA and packing finished product.

Can operate hand tools and power tools, including but not limited to drill/screw gun, staple gun, brad nailed, router, chop saw.

  • Demonstrates attention to detail and able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality, safety, and productivity.
  • Ability and desire to work in a team based environment where decision making is at the team level.
  • Recognizes and acts upon what needs to be done with little to no supervision.
  • Motivated to increase skills and progress in pay levels.
  • Interested in company results.

Qualifications:

Prior CNC experience a plus. Woodworking or cabinetry skills a plus. High school diploma or GED required as well as ability to work in a team environment.

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INDEPENDENT SALES REP
Furniture & accessories
The highwood® brand of furniture and accessories provides innovative products and a growing portfolio. We are seeking independently contracted sales professionals who can help us develop market share in the furniture specialist/outdoor living/pool & spa retail channels.

Candidates should be:

  • Self starters…passionate and hungry for the opportunity
  • Interested in home and garden/design
  • Personable & have excellent communication skills (Written & Verbal)
  • Well presented in manner and professional in appearance
  • Driven, ambitious and organized
  • Capable of showing a clear understanding of selling skills
  • Preferably with experience selling new products into an established retail channel
  • Have an ability to cold call/introduce yourself and the product to target retailers
  • Have an understanding of selling value and new product concepts
  • Be a closer

Remuneration is commission based, with growth of accounts that you set-up delivering a steady stream of income. This is an exciting and fun opportunity for professional sales people with the drive and the necessary skills to join our ambitious team. Unlimited earning potential for the right candidates.

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Highwood provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by the law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Highwood USA • 87 Tide Road, Tamaqua, PA 18252 • 570-668-6113 Ext. 12
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