Vanair Manufacturing

Your Mobile Power Solution Provider Since 1972™
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Vanair Manufacturing

FACTORY POSITIONS

Vanair Manufacturing is now accepting applications or resumes for open positions in our factory. We are seeking candidates for assembly work and also those who are mechanically inclined. Please send applications or resumes to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
or mail to:
Vanair Manufacturing, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
10896 West 300 North
Michigan City, IN 46360


DRAFTSMAN

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION 
As a member of the engineering staff, the draftsman is responsible for performing technical support within our Engineering Department. In this role, you may also design new products or modify existing products for customer application.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create CAD drawing files from sample parts and translate hard copy drawings to electronic files
  • Develop plans and models for production while ensuring optimal use of materials, manufacturing, and installation
  • Create detailed shop drawings, diagrams, and instructions to complete work order
  • Create bills of material for proposals and orders
  • Update fabrication and assembly drawings
  • Communicate with all relevant departments to ensure all materials ordered relate to the project
  • Partner with production department to determine best practice for completion of project
  • Ensure quality and timely completion of project assignments while meeting cost targets
  • Provide production support and troubleshoot any issues on the production floor
  • Analyze, develop, and improve engineering processes through waste reduction, error proofing design, and standardization
  • Provide exceptional service to all customers and vendors
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 2 - 5 years of AutoCAD and technical documentation experience
  • Advanced computer and applications knowledge
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills working in a team environment
  • Excellent technical analytical and reasoning skills
  • Fluently speak, read, and write English
  • Familiar with BOM data entry
  • Associate degree in Engineering or equivalent education and experience
  • Understand Engineering principles and terminology
  • Detail oriented and committed to producing quality, comprehensive drawings
  • Understanding of assembly line manufacturing: electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, sheet metal and welding
  • “Can-do” attitude

Vanair offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package including health/dental/vision insurance, matching 401K, and vacation and wellness time. Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS

Department: Technical Publications

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Responsible for assisting our Publications Specialists with creating high quality Operator/Installation Manuals for our line of vehicle-mounted air compressors, generators, welders, hydraulics, chargers/boosters, engine starters and custom mobile power solution products. You will join a team of talented publications specialists who work collaboratively with developers, engineers, product managers, and our sales and service teams to make our products easy to use.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel
  • Assist with organizing/preparing material for our manuals according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology
  • Confer with appropriate personnel to establish technical specifications and to determine subject material to be developed for publication
  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Experience with Adobe FrameMaker, Acrobat, and Illustrator and/or willingness/aptitude to learn these programs – must be page layout/graphics literateExperience
  • Experience with researching and gathering relevant technical data from subject matter experts, such as engineers, sales professionals, and service technicians, as well as from internal documentsProficient in Microsoft Word
  • Proficient in Microsoft WordExperience and familiarity with CAD, solid modeling and retrieval of applicable information for use in our manuals
  • Experience and familiarity with CAD, solid modeling and retrieval of applicable information for use in our manualsWorking understanding of drawings, specifications,
  • Working understanding of drawings, specifications, mock-ups, and product in order to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure, production sequence, and detailAbility to understand and access data as it pertains to product from Bills of Material
  • Ability to understand and access data as it pertains to product from Bills of MaterialStrong organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and impeccable attention to detailStrong multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong multi-tasking and problem-solving skillsExcellent communication and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and time management skillsFamiliarity with mobile power solution systems (as described in Job Summary above) and its technology
  • Familiarity with mobile power solution systems (as described in Job Summary above) and its technology

Vanair offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package including health insurance, matching 401k, and vacation and wellness time. Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

Department: Sales

Vanair Manufacturing, Inc., headquartered in Michigan City, IN, is seeking Regional Sales Managers in the Midwest, North Central, Northeastern and South Central territories. Vanair is the market leader in mobile compressed air and power solutions and continues to innovate in multiple industries. This individual should exemplify the Vanair guiding principles of being trustworthy, cooperative, conscientious, accountable, open, driven, and customer focused.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

The Regional Sales Manager will plan, organize, execute and manage sales activities within his/her territory to ensure profitable growth and obtain sales objectives. Product demonstrations, product presentations, and getting Vanair product written into customer bid specifications are key activities. The RSM will work closely with Vanair dealers, OEMs, and end customers to understand and identify their power needs and offer best value solutions to satisfy them. At times, the RSM may be called upon to assist and/or train customers with installation, in-service and maintenance training, and routine troubleshooting of systems in the field. This position requires the candidate to live in the territory and requires approximately 60-80% travel.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Establish and maintain productive contact with current and potential customers. Initiate and cultivate business relationships with multiple levels of customer decision makers and influencers such as owners, management, engineers, purchasers, sales & marketing, maintenance, parts managers and other individuals at assigned accounts.

  • Identify and recommend new customers and channels, new markets/applications, opportunities, and services.
  • Regularly report sales forecast information, call reports, travel schedules, and maintain CRM records.
  • Develop and maintain account plans for assigned customers.
  • Regularly monitor competitive pricing and product offerings.
  • Attend approved/required trade shows and industry association meetings.
  • Provide training to fleet operators, fleet technicians, installers, and distributors.
  • Represent the company in a professional manner.

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will possess 5 or more years of proven successful field sales experience in the work truck, compressed air, or hydraulics industry. Strong candidates in other fields will be considered.  A bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or Engineering is preferred, but not necessary with equivalent experience or other professional qualifications. Strong mechanical aptitude, the ability to read or interpret specifications and drawings, as well as being self-directed, motivated, and highly organized, are all strongly desired traits. The candidate must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License, be TSA Global Entry eligible, and must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Vanair offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package including health insurance, matching 401K, and vacation and wellness time. Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SALES ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Department: Sales

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

We are looking for someone with sales experience that can also handle administrative tasks.This position will include mainly administrative tasks and you will have direct daily communication with our inside and outside sales staff.  The Sales Administrative Assistant handles a variety of tasks, often simultaneously, and effectively manages workload in consideration of multiple priorities. This position projects a professional image, exercises good judgement, takes initiative, possesses excellent communication skills, and maintains confidentiality.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Update and maintain records and automated tracking systems.Assist with the creation of proposals, reports, presentations, and other sales documents.
  • Assist with the creation of proposals, reports, presentations, and other sales documents.Coordinate expense reports, invoices, and other documents for approval/payment.
  • Coordinate expense reports, invoices, and other documents for approval/payment.Remain knowledgeable of Vanair’s products, and sales policies and procedures.
  • Remain knowledgeable of Vanair’s products, and sales policies and procedures.Prepare and run reports, schedule meetings, make travel
  • Prepare and run reports, schedule meetings, make travel arrangements, and manage appointments. Assists Marketing in
  • Assists Marketing in coordination of sales events and meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

At least two years of relevant experienceProficiency in Microsoft Office products - Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Excel (including basic formulas and creating reports)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products - Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Excel (including basic formulas and creating reports)Access, Salesforce, or other database/CRM software skills
  • Access, Salesforce, or other database/CRM software skillsData entry
  • Data entryBasic computer skills
  • Basic computer skillsGood team player
  • Good team playerPositive attitude
  • Positive attitudeOutstanding phone etiquette
  • Outstanding phone etiquette

Vanair offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package including health insurance, matching 401K, and vacation and wellness time. Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Department: Service

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

As a member of the service team, the Service Technician’s primary duties are to provide service for and support of Vanair products.  This Service Technician will also be responsible for assisting customers with troubleshooting our products over the phone, via email, and / or at a customer location. Additionally, this technician will repair / recondition Vanair products in our plant.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Self-starter, organized and punctual
  • Possess a mechanical and electrical troubleshooting background
  • Customer service experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good aptitude with electricity (12V and 120V), machinery, and mechanical devices
  • Must be able to work in a high stress environment, operate as a team, and interface with other departments
  • Must be able to travel on short notice
  • Must be well-groomed in the presence of customers
  • Must have basic tool set; specific tools will be provided
  • Must have a valid driver license and be insurable to operate a company vehicle
  • Must be able to work in a safe manner with no supervision

Vanair offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package including health insurance, matching 401K, and vacation and wellness time. Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


STRATEGIC ACCOUNT MANAGER

Department: Sales

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

The Strategic Account Manager will be focused on driving new business sales into named accounts and prospects.  He/she will be responsible for selling Vanair’s Mobile Power Solutions while also capturing market demand for new opportunities/solutions to be developed.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Generate incremental sales into named/targeted accounts and prospects. ncrease revenue opportunities through building and managing long term relationships with Vanair customers.
  • Increase revenue opportunities through building and managing long term relationships with Vanair customers.
  • Create demand/pipeline of new opportunities to support sustainable growth.
  • Work with product and marketing to develop new offerings based on market demand.
  • Maintain certified knowledge in all product categories.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • 5 years+ in a strategic solution-based sales rolePrevious history in strategic new business sales
  • Previous history in strategic new business salesStrong interpersonal skills, team player, ability to build strong relationships and partnerships with vendors/suppliers/constituents, ability to influence change and adapt quickly to change
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team player, ability to build strong relationships and partnerships with vendors/suppliers/constituents, ability to influence change and adapt quickly to changeAbility to develop, communicate and maintain status reports with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to develop, communicate and maintain status reports with a high attention to detailAbility to work a flexible schedule to ensure ample service levels for customers in multiple time zones on occasion
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to ensure ample service levels for customers in multiple time zones on occasionAbility to work independently
  • Ability to work independentlyStrong interpersonal, listening, questioning, and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Strong interpersonal, listening, questioning, and communication skills (oral and written).Interviewing skills
  • Interviewing skillsProven experience with multimedia
  • Proven experience with multimediaAbility to present new ideas,
  • Ability to present new ideas, approaches and information clearly Elite time management and ability to manage multiple projects effectively to meet deadlines
  • Elite time management and ability to manage multiple projects effectively to meet deadlinesDiligent work ethic and insatiable desire to learn and develop skills.
  • Diligent work ethic and insatiable desire to learn and develop skills. Self-starter, highly motivated
  • Self-starter, highly motivatedCultural sensitivity/awareness
  • Cultural sensitivity/awarenessCommitment to company purpose and values
  • Commitment to company purpose and valuesProficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Excel) and ability to use technology tools to increase performance efficiency
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Excel) and ability to use technology tools to increase performance efficiencyCollaborative
  • Collaborative
  • Strong business acumen
  • Creativity and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Must be able to travel up to 60%
  • Must have a valid passport

Vanair offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package including health insurance, matching 401K, and vacation and wellness time. Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.