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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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Avatar Engineering is a subsidiary of Pivot International. They were established in 1999 as a custom electronic design and manufacturing solutions partner. They are located in Shawnee, KS and have over 175 years of product design, engineering, and manufacturing experience. They work with clients to design, engineer, manufacture, test, and support each product from beginning to end with their state-of-the-art technology.

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
  • J-Std-001 Certification

Job Type: Full-time

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Mid-Continent Custom Electronics (MCCE) was established in 1972 as an electronics manufacturing company. They are located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and 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.

MCCE is a subsidiary of Pivot International. Pivot, along with their companies, provide product development based in the United States and Europe while offering our customers the financial advantages of global tooling, procurement, and manufacturing at our facilities in the US, Europe, Mexico, and Asia. We offer a unique suite of product design services with the expertise to deliver only the most effective solutions. 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.

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
  • J-Std-001 Certification

Job Type: Full-time

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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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Electronic Design & Manufacturing (EDM) is a premier custom and contract manufacturing company. We specialize in the manufacturing of through-hole and surface mount circuit boards, electronic assemblies, and electro-mechanical assembly services. Our 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.

EDM is a subsidiary of Pivot International, a global single-source design, development, engineering, and manufacturing company headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas. Pivot, along with their companies, provide product development based in the United States and Europe while offering our customers the financial advantages of global tooling, procurement, and manufacturing at our facilities in the US, Europe, Mexico, and Asia. We offer a unique suite of product design services with the expertise to deliver only the most effective solutions. 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.

POSITION SUMMARY:

As we continue to grow and scale our operations, we have an excellent opportunity for a new Electronic Manufacturing Engineer in our facility just outside of Omaha, Nebraska. The ideal candidate will bring their hands on engineering and project management expertise as well as their manufacturing know-how to the company. As an Electronic Manufacturing Engineer, you will have responsibilities that include key manufacturing processes such as PCBA (SMT and through-hole), cable and box build assembly. In addition to manufacturing engineering responsibilities, there will be opportunity for some design engineering work (electrical and mechanical). This role requires competencies to drive quality, delivery, and cost improvements in manufacturing. The engineer will partner with the NPI team and customers to develop and transfer new products, designs, and processes into production. The engineer will implement lean principles to improve operating performance and reduce waste as well as support daily operational goals.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

This position reports directly to the Operations and Engineering Manager and communicates frequently with employees at all levels. This person must be able to interface effectively with managers, office employees, production employees, suppliers, customers, and other individuals inside and outside of the organization.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support all aspects of electronic and mechanical assembly, including Surface Mount Technology (SMT), through-hole assembly, convection reflow, hardware installation, cleaning, conformal coating, and box build.
  • Resolve manufacturing and process issues.
  • Detail product costs and prepare quoting packages.
  • Develop, qualify, and document new manufacturing processes or modify existing processes to fit the requirements of new products.
  • Work with NPI groups (internal and external) to develop both hardware and electromechanical assemblies, ensuring the designs are reliable, cost effective, and designed for manufacturability and testability.
  • Support Supply Chain with analysis of alternate electrical components and commodity management.
  • Identify, design, procure, and validate fixtures & tools. Support factory equipment selection process to meet production plans.
  • Initiate, take ownership, and complete technical projects leading to new or improved products or processes.
  • Perform process capability assessments and establish methods to control process output.
  • Develop, verify, and validate products from process development to successful commercialization.
  • Train, develop, and/or provide work direction to operators and technicians.
  • Research and recommend new technologies to improve reliability, efficiency and contribute to cost reduction.
  • Communicate business and technical needs, status, results, and observations to operating, technical and business teams.
  • Responsible for process documentation and ensuring it is kept current like Work Instructions, Standard Work documents, PFMEA, and Control Plans.
  • Understand and adhere to the Pivot EDM Quality and EHS policies.
  • Participate in and coordinate CI initiatives, Lean Manufacturing, Problem-Solving, Kaizen events and other improvement activities.
  • Assist in identifying and prioritizing opportunities to improve customer satisfaction, increase net income, enhance productivity, and further employee performance.
  • Serve as the point of contact for specific project initiatives and best practices.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 3-5 years of experience.
  • Ability to organize and to prioritize work based on business needs.
  • Strong analytical skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to listen well and to communicate simply and effectively.
  • Able to interpret and create electronic schematics, assembly, and fabrication drawings.
  • Basic working knowledge of CAD (SolidWorks or other) software.
  • Basic working knowledge of printed circuit board manufacturing including Gerber files and CAM software.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Mental

  • Performs highly complex and varied work in the office and manufacturing setting in a variety of situations as well as exercise of independent judgment.
  • Must have the ability to analyze situations and respond to problems to ensure internal and external customer requirements are met.
  • Must be able to make decisions and judgments based on data or, in some instances, a lack of data.

Physical

  • This position requires work in the office and a manufacturing environment.
  • Interfaces with other managerial, office and hourly employees on a regular basis with various forms of communication.
  • Must be able to move about to accomplish facility/customer or supplier tours and evaluations. Requires the ability to visually inspect parts, product, and processes.
  • Occasionally lifts 25 pounds and may stand or sit for sustained periods up to several hours.
  • Must be able to work in front of a computer.
  • Must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

The responsibilities and duties outlined in this position description are a guideline for the general duties of the position and are not exhaustive of all duties inherent in the job. The company reserves the right to modify, amend, alter, or delete any aspect of this position description at any time.

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Job Objective: Assist the Senior Accountant and CFO in creating timely and accurate financial statements; complete analysis for inventory and administer intercompany receivable, intercompany payables and other financial projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Complies with the Company’s Quality System procedures and work instructions.
  2. Cost Accounting, Inventory, and Manufacturing Variance Analysis.
    • Maintain Standard Costs, analyze, explain variances from standard
    • Reconcile Inventories from MRP/ERP system to General ledger
    • Analyze freight and import / export costs
  3. Intercompany Payable and/or Receivable:
    • Verifying standard cost and movement transaction in MAX
    • Identifying correct GL account code distribution
    • Correspond with subsidiaries, as needed
    • Entry of Payables into Great Plains
  4. Run From/To Report Daily and review variances.
  5. Month End Close:
    • Reconcile Great Plains subsidiary ledgers to general ledger
    • Reconcile intercompany account and post corresponding journal entries to general ledger
    • Reconcile inventory to general ledger
    • Reconcile Prepaid Software to general ledger
    • Maintain fixed assets in Depreciation software
    • Prepare various closing journal entries and post to general ledger
    • Run Month-end MAX report
  6. Makes good use of time and can set priorities to meet organizational and departmental goals.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting with cost accounting experience preferred, will consider candidates with Associates Degree and work experience in the functions.

  • Strong problem solving, analytical skills, data analysis and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of principles of General ledger, Cost Accounting, Account Analysis and Reconciliation, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable functions.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains) GL system, Quick Books, or other automated General ledger systems
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems and integrated cost financial reporting, preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent clerical, data entry skills, speed and accuracy required

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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, use hands to fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, and 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.
  • Domestic travel may be required.

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.

Job Type: Full-time

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