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Thank you for your interest in a new career at The Howard Company!

We are 100% employee-owned with a team of over 50 full and part-time employees. In business since 1950, we take pride in all the products we design and create for our business partners. There is always something new and exciting happening here;  let's talk about how you might fit in with The Howard team!

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Open Positions

Assembler

Job Summary: Perform mechanical and electrical assemblies by following job paperwork to pull correct parts, assemble, and package various types of equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Work from detailed assembly drawings, pick lists, and specifications to accurately perform mechanical and electrical assemblies or sub-assembly operations on menu systems and accessories per customer order.         

Use a barcode scanner to log into jobs on a computer, record labor, and issue materials to jobs.

Maintain total quality assurance by following procedures and completing final UL inspections.

Assist with physical inventory counting on a weekly basis.

Maintain a clean and safe work environment and follow all safety practices.

Abide by all Howard Company rules and regulations as noted in the Employee Handbook, including attendance standards where 5 or fewer unplanned absences a year is the maximum acceptable standard.

Work hours are typically 7-3:30 pm. There is occasional overtime available either by adding an extra hour before or after the normal shift, or very occasionally by working a Saturday.

Core Values:

Successful employees at The Howard Company consistently display these Core Values:

We are Flexible: We are willing to adapt and change ourselves, our products and the business as the circumstances dictate.

We Have Unquestionable Integrity: We are honest, ethical, fair, respectful, and trustworthy. We do the right thing.

We Have Unshakable Can-Do Attitudes: In everything we do we focus on why we can.

We Have Hearts of Service: We respond with urgency to the needs of our customers and co-workers

We Have The Mindset of Ownership: We own and we care about our actions, our responsibilities, the company resources, and the company itself.

 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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. The company will provide any necessary training to ensure the job requirements are met.

Education/Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; 1-2 years of experience and/or training in mechanical/electrical assembly preferred. Working knowledge of electric and air-driven hand tools.

Language, Math, and Computer Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions in English. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to read a ruler. Basic knowledge of personal computers.

Physical Demands: The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.

Design Engineer/Project Manager

About Us: Celebrating over 70 years of design excellence, The Howard Company is an ESOP-owned menu board equipment manufacturer located in Brookfield, WI. We specialize in marketing solutions and brand merchandising for the foodservice industry. Our focus is digital indoor and drive-thru menu systems, illuminated and non-illuminated menu boards and foodservice marketing products, and permanent and semi-permanent POP retail merchandising displays. We have built our reputation on providing first-class customer service and high-quality products under our brands including Mainstreet Menu Systems, Howard Displays, Howard Menus, and VisionQuest Digital Systems. Our satisfied customers include Arby's, Taco Bell, Freddy's Frozen Custard, Zaxby's, Rita's Italian Ice, Wendy's, Noodles, and many more. Visit our website www.howardcompany.com for information on our latest products and services offered for the foodservice industry and retail POP needs, or call us toll-free at 1-800-782-6222.

Job Summary: This is a hybrid position, being half engineering and half project managing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and present new products and product updates.
  • Manufacturing bill of materials using ERP. (Syteline 9)
  • Product configurator. (Infor Design Studio -Syteline 9)
  • Value engineering.
  • Maintains multiple projects in different phases of development.
  • Supports production to ensure that new/existing products are manufactured accurately and to standard workflow.
  • Participates with purchasing/assembly to determine non-conformance of materials.
  • UL48 sign requirements.
  • Digital and Backlit Signs
  • Instruction sheets.
  • Work with a structural engineer on outdoor products requiring stamped drawings.
  • Project manager for projects Engineer is assigned to.
  • Engineering Change Requests.
  • Responsible for developing the project schedule and assigning resources using project management tools and comprehensive project documents.
  • Provides a high level of service to all internal and external customers.
  • Research new materials, manufacturing processes, and technologies to better meet the product needs of our customers.
  • Estimating based on sketches, previous boms/drawings or mechanical drawings for RFQ.
  • Customer-facing position. Keep customer updated on milestones, meeting notes, and reviews.

Core Values:

Successful employees at The Howard Company consistently display these Core Values:

We are Flexible: We are willing to adapt and change ourselves, our products and the business as the circumstances dictate.

We Have Unquestionable Integrity: We are honest, ethical, fair, respectful, and trustworthy. We do the right thing.

We Have Unshakable Can-Do Attitudes: In everything we do we focus on why we can.

We Have Hearts of Service: We respond with urgency to the needs of our customers and co-workers

We Have The Mindset of Ownership: We own and we care about our actions, our responsibilities, the company resources, and the company itself.

 

Qualifications and Skills Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • 5+ Years of Engineering experience in Engineering.
  • 2+ Years of Project Management experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Industrial Design.
  • Manufacturing Bill of Materials. (ERP-Syteline 9 a plus)
  • Configurator ERP. (Infor Design Studio – Syteline 9 a plus)
  • 3D/2D CAD 5+ years. (Solidworks a plus)
  • Electrical sign product knowledge a plus.
  • Material and Manufacturing Processes (metal fabrication, metal/plastic extrusions, and some injection molding).

Additional Company Information: 100% Employee-Owned, ESOP, 401K Match, Health, Dental, Eye Care

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000 - $80,000 per year

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