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Pivot International

Pivot International is a leading global product development, design, engineering, and manufacturing firm based in the Kansas City metropolitan area. We have enjoyed explosive growth in recent years and know that our employees are our most valuable resource and continue to be the driving force behind our success.

With offices around the world, we strive to provide a collaborative work environment and are always searching for top talent. If you don’t see a position that fits you, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@pivotint.com.

Castle Creations is the leading aftermarket manufacturer of high-performance electronic speed controls, brushless DC motors and accessories for the radio-controlled hobby market as well as mission-critical commercial applications. Castle has 16 patents and 23 years of innovation in ESC and motor design with a reputation for superior performance, high quality, and “make-it-right” customer service.

Why Castle Creations?

  • Stable and GROWING company
  • We make interesting products (electronic speed controls and motors) for a positively fun market (radio controlled vehicles)
  • Essential business - we also build products for commercial, industrial and military customers with mission-critical applications
  • Great work environment - positive, productive, organized and flexible
  • Friendly coworkers - our people are what make us unique and great
  • Opportunities for growth

Requirements:

  • Soldering experience (preferred)
  • Manual dexterity for working with small components
  • Good eyesight including close and distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to talk, hear, stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time and perform continuous operations
  • Flexible to work in other positions on assembly lines as needed (inspection, test, packaging, etc.)
  • Familiar with component polarities and ability to verify solder and component placement on circuit boards
  • High school diploma or GED

Job Type: Full-time and Part-Time positions available

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Electronic Design & Manufacturing (EDM) is a subsidiary of Pivot International and is a premiere custom and contract manufacturing company located in La Vista, NE. They specialize in the manufacturing of through-hole and surface mount circuit boards, electronic assemblies, and electro-mechanical assembly services. Their customers range from startups to Fortune 500 companies in all segments of industry with manufacturing, engineering design, service and warranty support, and full turnkey product fulfillment. EDM is an ISO9001:2015 registered company.

Responsibilities include assembling electronic components, subassemblies and systems using hand tools, light assembly equipment and lead-free solder stations. Assemblers are expected to follow production work instructions and shop orders to complete product assembly with the highest quality and efficiency.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Set up and operate appropriate equipment, tools, and fixtures for product assembly
  • Soldering of wires and components to printed circuit boards
  • Assembly and soldering of wiring harnesses
  • Hand assembly of plastic and metal heat sinks and case parts
  • Operate and supervise automatic epoxy resin potting machines
  • Functional testing of work in progress and completed units
  • Packaging of finished goods (box and clamshell)
  • Works with production supervisor to ensure product quality by identifying and resolving assembly issues and highlighting continuous improvement opportunities
  • Maintain a safe, clean working environment
  • Read and apply documented quality system procedures
  • Read and understand work instructions and Bills of Material
  • Must understand and follow all rules of safety as defined by the employer and required by all applicable regulations
  • Other tasks as required

Requirements:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent certificate
  • Must be able to read, write, and perform basic mathematical calculations at a high school level
  • Pass a Background and Drug Screening
  • Soldering experience
  • Manual dexterity for working with small components
  • Good eyesight including close and distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to talk, hear, stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time and perform continuous operations
  • Flexible to work in other positions on assembly lines as needed (inspection, testing, packaging, etc.)
  • Familiar with component polarities and ability to verify solder and component placement on circuit boards
  • Must meet production and quality standards as assigned by the supervisor

Skills & Desired Qualities:

  • Electronics Manufacturing Environments: 2 years preferred
  • Soldering SMT and THT components: 1 year preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and consistency
  • Positive attitude with ability to function in a team environment
  • IPC-A-610 Certification

Job Type: Part-time and Full-time positions available

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Mid-Continent Custom Electronics (MCCE) is a subsidiary of Pivot International and was established in 1972 as an electronics manufacturing company. They are an industry leader in the development of custom-designed electronic components, both original design manufacturing (ODM) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS). They serve all industries and product categories, specializing in electro-mechanical and box electronics, throughout the world.

Job Description: The shipping and receiving coordinator position performs inventory management for incoming and outgoing company products and parts necessary to manufacturing of products.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reconciliation of receiving/purchase documentation.
  • Notifies and/or delivers incoming product to end user as needed.
  • Completes daily receiving entries in computer system (MAX / EXCEL). Distributes to accounting.
  • Responsible for managing all outbound shipments, packaging of product to be shipped, including preparation paper work of shipping labels, commercial invoices, packing slips, bill of ladings, and arrangement of transportation services. FedEx/Expeditors are current service providers.
  • Performs general housekeeping, maintenance and organization of the dock area; includes hands-on cleaning and management of packaging material inventories.
  • Organization and interpersonal skills to coordinate with other departments.
  • Maintain, operate the safe operation of a fork truck.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • High School diploma
  • Maintains a working knowledge and understanding of all currently hazardous materials IATA, IMDG, and DOT/49 CFR) shipping regulations and documentation requirements
  • 1+ years of shipping & receiving experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, and MRP software for data entry
  • Works well without supervision
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter, able to recognize problems and discern solutions without being asked
  • Knowledge of common material handling equipment, i.e. fork truck, two-wheelers, pallet jack

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to sit for long periods, stand, walk, bend, kneeling, stooping, crouching, reach with arms & hands, ability to handle & feel objects, tools or controls, move/walk about the facility and talk and hear.
  • Able to moderately lift up to 50 lbs, package product to prepare for domestic and international shipping
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • Work performed in a combination of shop and office environments
    • Exposed to shop elements such as noise, dust, odors, fumes, oils
    • Hours: Monday through Friday / 7:30am to 4:30pm / 40 hours per week
    • Salary: $15.00 to $16.00 / hour + benefits

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

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Job Objective:
The Quality Engineer Level One (QE-1) under the direction of the Quality Manager and the Operations Department’s management group has responsibility for improving product and process quality and meeting all applicable product and process requirements. This responsibility includes supporting New Product Introduction quality targets, coordinating investigation of quality issues, issuing and managing corrective actions, and working directly with suppliers through the production part approval process, change implementation, and issue investigation. The QE-1 will work closely with Supply Chain and Engineering development teams.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Support quality planning in New Product Introduction process to mitigate risk of product quality defects.
2. Participate in the vendor evaluation and selection activities as applicable. Drive proactive participation with suppliers and (when possible) aid in their process improvement efforts.
3. Reviews all supplier, internal, and customer discrepancies; coordinate and track the effectiveness of corrective/preventive action (CAPA) efforts. Investigate causes of sporadic defects.
4. Translate customer requirements and specifications into robust production procedures.
5. Identify preventive opportunities to continuously improve quality, cost, and time factors.
6. Evaluate and recommend inspection gauges and test equipment.
7. Maintain records and documents in support of qualification activities (IQ/OQ/PQ/PPQ) and validation plans, e.g., manufacturing procedures, work instructions, design and production guides, etc.
8. Develop tools for quality improvement such as flow charts, check sheets, pareto reports, histograms, cause-and-effect charts, scatter diagrams and controls charts. Implement process control systems.
9. Work with supplier representatives to identify root cause and implement sustainable corrective actions.
10. Drive timely closure of all quality issues.
11. Conduct supplier audits as needed to ensure Pivot quality requirements are satisfied.
12. Interface and provide technical support on quality issues with the customer as needed.
13. Coordinate Customer Complaint investigations on items returned to the facility for analysis.
14. Accept responsibility and identify when additional authorization is required to resolve an issue by including management or others when appropriate.
15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Only under special assignments within the quality department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline (i.e. Engineering); with two years of manufacturing or quality-related work experience
  • Knowledge of quality measurement systems, statistical process control, and quality control
  • Able to think proactively, locate opportunities and potential improvements, and address and prevent problems
  • Able to set priorities to meet organizational and departmental goals
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and collaboration skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Time sensitive (quickly responsive)
  • Professional in manner, tact, and action
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

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 sit for extended periods, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects reach with hands and arms, and to talk and hear.
  • Standing, sitting, stooping and squatting can be expected along with light lifting of 20 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required may include close vision, distance vision, peripheral and depth perception and ability to focus.

Able to obtain a passport as both domestic and international travel will be required.

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