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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Highwood USA is a rapidly growing plastics extrusion company located in Hometown PA. We offer tremendous promotional opportunities and have an opening for an Engineer.
The selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining and improving all aspects of the manufacturing process.
Responsible for SOP's changes affected by the process/equipment addition and changes.
The professional we seek has a strong background in Organizational Development in a manufacturing environment. The primary role is developing the vision and implementing the strategy for Highwood USA across all areas of the company to maximize employee development, engagement, and organization effectiveness. This encompasses both individual and team professional development, coaching, training, as well as developing and cultivating a pipeline of new employees to support continued growth. This professional demonstrates leadership by example, challenges the status quo, and is influential in managing change through a positive, coaching-style personality, both one-on-one and in among teams.
Responsibilities will include both development of existing employees/teams (approx. 80% of role) and development of recruiting “pipelines” (20%). Highwood employs a High Performance Work Team (HPWT) approach with all production technicians, and uses a contribution-based pay system for hourly employees. All salaried employees use a quarterly performance development plan—with a 3-yr professional development goal mutually established with their manager. Key strategic goals for Highwood are increased employee engagement/ownership at all levels, improved teamwork, and— ultimately—recognition as the best place to work in our market area.
The OD Manager will work across the company to improve business results through culture, employee engagement, and alignment of OD objectives with the company’s mission, vision, and core values. Working with the Leadership Team, develop a 3 and 5 year vision for organizational strategy, and execute OD initiatives to deliver on the strategy. The strategy would encompass recruiting, on-boarding, talent management and development, recognition and rewards, compensation and benefits.
This role entails assessing bench strength, and creating plans to build depth; as well as identifying skills/talent gaps, and formulating programs to close gaps. Design, develop and implement learning curricula that support the business strategy, including career planning for all employees to identify and grow in areas related to their current or future job roles. Collaborate with leaders across the company to ensure that employees have access to tools that support their career advancement.
Determine effectiveness of all current assessment tools and recommend new tools to support the talent management. Design and develop mentorship program that supports succession, leadership and performance management initiatives, including recommending coaching and developmental assignments. Determine and create “Return on Investment”, “Impact on Business” and “Return on Expectation” metrics to support all organizational development initiatives.
To be considered, the minimum requirements for this position are:
Highwood USA LLC, a growing manufacturer of synthetic wood products, is seeking an experienced Accountant to oversee all aspects of the accounting function at its facility in Hometown, PA. The Accountant will work closely with all functional groups across the company to develop sound controls regarding the accounting function and to develop a framework for gathering and analyzing the true delivered cost of our product lines. In addition, this position will be responsible for general accounting functions including A/R, A/P, GL, month-end close and reporting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To be successful the individual must demonstrate strong leadership qualities such as;
Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science and at least 5-7 years’ experience in Accounting within an ERP system. Demonstrated ability to lead projects/initiatives, excellent analysis skills, prior purchasing/supplier relationship experience, and experience implementing a standard cost system a plus.
Responsible for processing accounts receivables and accounts payable. Also, inventory and account reconciliations, cost accounting and other duties as required. Attention to detail, ability to work in a team environment and excellent communication skills are essential. Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office programs required. Experience working with an ERP system and in a manufacturing setting a plus.
SUMMER INTERNSHIP - ENGINEERING
Highwood USA is seeking an Engineering Intern student to assist with manufacturing improvement projects. We are a rapidly growing plastics extrusion and manufacturing company in Hometown PA. The Engineering Intern will perform activities concerned with design, development, testing, and implementation of equipment upgrades and product development. The position will report directly to the Plant Engineer and will assist in performing engineering analysis, developing CAD Drawings, and generating new ideas for improvements.
Education and Experience:
Highwood is seeking an Electromechanical Technician to help support recently added CNC machinery and expand our industrial automation capability. We are a rapidly growing plastics extrusion and manufacturing company in Hometown PA. The Electromechanical Technician will be responsible for troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of a wide variety of production and plant equipment. The scope includes working with mechanical, pneumatic, electrical, and electronic devices and systems. This individual must be able to deal with situations involving all types of equipment including advanced CNC machine tools, robotic equipment and special diagnostic instruments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
This is a fast-paced position that requires an energized and organized individual who can meet strict deadlines. Responsibilities include processing orders, communicating with customers and consumers, assisting AR, coordinating with logistics and manufacturing, inventory monitoring, sending samples and handling general questions and concerns via phone and email.
The ideal candidate should have exceptional attention to detail and communication skills. The candidate should also possess the ability to multi-task and be able to show a proficiency in project management - the ability to plan actions to hit short term (daily) and longer term milestones. Excellent writing and organizational skills are a must - this position is often the face of the company. Proficiency in both Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
3rd shift (8 hour shifts Monday - Friday)
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.
FABRICATION CELL TECHNICIAN
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.
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.
Responsible for producing, designing, crafting, and testing furniture wood products using specialized tools.
High school diploma or GED. Experience in basic or rough carpentry a plus.
SUMMER (SEASONAL) - PACKING POSITIONS
Highwood has Summer (Seasonal) packing positions available on all shifts.
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:
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.
Highwood USA • 87 Tide Road, Tamaqua, PA 18252 • 570-668-6113 Ext. 12
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