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Engineering

RF Engineer Field Applications Engineer

Operations

Technical Sales Representative Stock Room Supervisor

Sales

Technical Sales Representative Technical Sales Representative

Document Control

New Programs Planner New Programs Planner


Empower RF Systems, Inc., a leading provider of high-power ultra-broadband radio frequency (RF) amplifiers is seeking qualified, dynamic, successful and driven candidates. Founded in 1999, Empower RF Systems designs and manufactures solid-state, high-power RF amplifier systems and modules for commercial and military customers worldwide. We are an ISO9001 certified company with an excellent industry reputation. New employees are hired with an eye toward their future growth potential and capability to contribute to this fast-paced work environment that encourages engineering innovation and customer satisfaction.

We offer a competitive salary, cash bonus plan, comprehensive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) contributions, etc. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce. If any of these position descriptions sound like you, we welcome your response!

Engineering

Field Applications Engineer

Job Summary

Reporting to the Company\'s Vice President of Business Development and Sales and partnering closely with our US and International Region Sales teams (and manufacturer\'s rep network) and the Company\'s Engineering Team, this is an opportunity to lead the action on technical support for key customers, business proposal and product development definition, and solidifying key elements of our overall technical "positioning" and technical pre-sales support capabilities in the market.

Essential Functions

  • Partner with sales, engineering, business development, and executive management to identify and close on power amplifier solutions for key markets and customers.
  • Provides sales personnel with technical support for the promotion and positioning of existing and new products. Responsible for inputs to marketing plans, development of sales tools, and selected, web content preparation.
  • Provides customer feedback to improve existing products and influence development of new products.
  • Primary focal point for pre-sales evaluation of technical alternatives and preparation of proposal response materials.
  • Provides competitive analysis and performs benchmark services to assist sales in winning customer business.
  • Prepares and presents technical materials (and product demonstrations, as applicable) in key customer meetings, industry events, and tradeshows.
  • Participates in industry or trade associations as a representative of Empower RF Systems.
  • Accountable for business results as a key contributor in the Sales organization, and close associate of the engineering and business development teams.

Qualifications

  • Partner with sales, engineering, business development, and executive management to identify and close on power amplifier solutions for key markets and customers.
  • Provides sales personnel with technical support for the promotion and positioning of existing and new products. Responsible for inputs to marketing plans, development of sales tools, and selected, web content preparation.
  • Provides customer feedback to improve existing products and influence development of new products.
  • Primary focal point for pre-sales evaluation of technical alternatives and preparation of proposal response materials.
  • Provides competitive analysis and performs benchmark services to assist sales in winning customer business.
  • Prepares and presents technical materials (and product demonstrations, as applicable) in key customer meetings, industry events, and tradeshows.
  • Participates in industry or trade associations as a representative of Empower RF Systems.
  • Accountable for business results as a key contributor in the Sales organization, and close associate of the engineering and business development teams.
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Sales

Technical Sales Representative

Job Summary

Reporting to the Headquarters Sales Manager, the Technical Sales Representative is a key member of the Empower Sales Team with responsibilities for pre and post order support, customer service and technical problem resolution, and integrated sales efforts with third party reps and direct sales managers to close orders. Measures, metrics, and compensation are ultimately tied to sales team performance in meeting the Company's orders growth and customer satisfaction targets.

Essential Functions

  • Customer-facing resource for initial screening and handling of phone and e-mail inquiries.
  • Accurate and timely responses to inquiries, questions, and customer escalations.
  • Maintain ongoing and accurate funnel of quotes and order status - stay connected with key sales personnel in the field and key customer contacts at designated top accounts.
  • Accountable for results as a member of the Sales Team for territory specific or market specific orders and assistance with identification and closure of opportunities.
  • Provide initial technical screening, generate quotes, enter orders, and work with sales management to organize sales to engineering "hand off" on new development contracts as they are received.
  • Stay informed on competitive products and technologies.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of sales experience. Positions of responsibility in the US Military are an attractive alternative.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Possess a solid understanding of the sales process from prospecting to closing, to entering complete data, to providing excellent post sale follow-up.
  • Experience with manufacturers' reps, channel partners and distribution partner(s).
  • Experience with or ability to understand our high power amplifier product line and end use markets/applications.
  • Ability to interact with an array of technical and business resources to solve problems and close action items tied to customer pre and post sales situations.
  • Experience with Epicor Vantage, Salesforce.com or similar CRM systems is preferred.
  • Good communication skills - verbal and written.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to work successfully independently and in a team environment.
  • RF power amplifiers experience is a plus.
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Operations

Stock Room Supervisor

Job Summary

The Stock Room Supervisor oversees stock and inventory levels within the Stock Room and Warehouse areas. He/she safely moves material throughout the building by carrying, pushing, rolling or operating forklift equipment. Ensures proper materials are loaded using pallets, trays, racks, and shelves when needed. Ensures all identifying tags or labels are properly attached to materials or all identifying marks are properly used to identify information on parts, bags, kits or other containers. Properly maintains records as required by management in the appropriate warehouse information system.

Essential Functions

  • Receive incoming inventory & supply items, logs into company ERP system, and stock inventory in the proper location.
  • Read work orders, shipping orders, or follow verbal instructions regarding inventory material.
  • Fill kits, check part numbers, clean and pack inventory items.
  • Transports materials from storage areas to work stations or shipping area.
  • Inspect inventory for defects, scratches or other damage. Notify Manager of problems.
  • Follow all company safety and accident procedures while on company premises or operating company vehicles or equipment.
  • Track all inventory in appropriate system (Epicor with Vantage).
  • Organize and clean warehouse space and company equipment as needed.
  • Enforce policies and procedures to ensure efficient, effective, and safe stock room operations.
  • Recommend process and procedure changes to Inventory management.
  • Contribute ideas on ways to reduce costs and increase productivity.
  • Maintain working knowledge of ERP data system and perform various tasks within the system.
  • Assist in warehouse inventory counts and reconciliation.
  • Assist in day-to-day inventory discrepancies as well as monthly inventory counts. Ensure that all inventory levels are correct (via cycle count) and be prepared at any time for an outside audit.
  • Initiate daily cycle counts, verify findings, fix discrepancies and post to Vantage.
  • Working knowledge of how to identify obsolete material and its disposal or sell off.
  • Schedule employee start and complete times in support of manufacturing; schedule and approve all overtime activities.
  • Ensure that all incoming material is transacted and stocked in an identified location in a timely fashion and in acceptable packaging.
  • Provide status reports to the Operations Manager when required.

Qualifications

  • AA Degree preferred.
  • Minimum five years’ experience as Stockroom Supervisor is a must.
  • Must be able to walk, or stand for long hours and be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Forklift operating experience is necessary (Forklift Certification a plus).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and MRP/ERP Systems is required. Epicor/Vantage experience a plus.
  • Ability to read, write and verbally communicate effectively in English.
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, ability to handle high-volume workload and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment are necessary for success in this position.
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Document Control

New Programs Planner

Job Summary

The New Programs Planner will use established guidelines to release production and work orders, expedite WIP or rescheduling due to material availability or capacity changes, and review and report production schedule changes to Management as required in a fast-paced engineering environment.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for planning, releasing, monitoring, rescheduling, updating and closure of assigned work orders.
  • Assist Manufacturing Engineering in the design and creation of bills of manufacturing/materials.
  • Assist with work center set-ups.
  • Attend Operations meetings as needed to develop priorities which are in line with Sales requirements.
  • Capture necessary communication on BOM to be relayed to Operations through work order release.
  • Participate in the ECO process for necessary changes to structure or routing of product due to manufacturing requirements.
  • Track in-work product.
  • Plan outsourced sub-assemblies and coordinate with Purchasing.
  • Analyze complete work orders to verify labor and material posting, closing and retaining work orders.
  • Using ERP, report capacity required, including overtime needs, per build schedule.
  • Daily review of sales order open bookings to ensure product readiness in advance of ship day.
  • Configure and review variant process requirements and ensure their accuracy throughout the build process.
  • Participate in cost reductions and productivity improvement programs.
  • Work pro-actively, on a daily basis, with the manufacturing supervisors, engineers, assemblers, procurement and other departments to ensure schedules are maintained.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related area, or an Associates’ Degree with five years of materials planning experience is preferred.
  • Significant prior work experience in lieu of degree may be considered.
  • Working knowledge of ERP/MRP principles and materials management is a must (Epicor/Vantage a plus).
  • Working knowledge of flow of Engineering, and CCB (Change Control Board) / ECR (Engineering Change Order) process is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of Bill of Materials (BOM) structures and routings.
  • Strong understanding of entire flow of production from kit pulling to processing finished goods.
  • Working knowledge of flow of Engineering and Engineering Change Order requirements is a must.
  • Capable of performing purchasing functions, i.e. subcontract PO’s and emergency component buys, from distributors and established suppliers.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; must have the ability to communicate well at all levels and have good interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, ability to handle high-volume workload and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment are necessary for success in this position.
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