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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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Thank you for your interest in Highwood USA LLC.

 

Current Open Postions

Highwood USA is a rapidly growing plastics extrusion company 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, including developing new furniture fabrication capabilities. The ideal candidate will be familiar with woodworking, plastics, and Lean Manufacturing techniques.



 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP - ENGINEERING
Part Time

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.

Projects include:

  • Improvements to equipment in furniture manufacturing cell.
  • Assist with implementing Lean Manufacturing Tools
  • Assist with the development of new product prototypes.

Required Skills:

  • Proficient in AutoCAD or equivalent CAD software
  • Interest in working in a manufacturing facility
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making
  • Results oriented
  • High commitment level
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Education and Experience:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Student of Junior or Senior standing


 

GENERAL ACCOUNTANT
Full Time

Responsible for processing accounts receivables and accounts payable. Also, inventory and account reconciliations 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 with accounts payable and ERP systems a plus.


 

LOGISTICS TECHNICIAN (LT)
Full Time
Modified 1st shift (10:50 am to 7:10 pm)

The logistic technician will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Performing daily forklift checklist
  • Staging orders/loading trucks
  • Managing floor space constraints vs. inventory levels
  • Ensuring shipping requirements meet customer specifications, including stacking heights, pallet requirements, and banding
  • Shipping/receiving all Bulk, packaging and MRO items as well as UPS items. Includes receiving into IQMS
  • Managing shipment of samples from suppliers
  • Reviewing Certificate of Analysis for deliveries /give to Quality Department
  • Performing monthly physical inventory of raw materials and finished goods and cycle counts
  • Preparing and shipping customer samples UPS/FED EX
  • Correctly filling out Bill of Ladings and printing BOL’s from IQMS
  • Obtaining freight quotes


 

SUMMER (SEASONAL) - PACKING POSITIONS
All Shifts
Part Time

Highwood has Summer (Seasonal) packing positions available on all shifts.

Qualification:

  • Must be 18 years of age.


 

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

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.


 

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.


 

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.

 

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