Title Project Coordinator
Location Chehalis, WA
Job Information

Come join our team!
Braun Northwest is looking for the right candidate to fill our open Project Coordinator position. These positions manage the emergency vehicle build process from specifications to delivery.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and management of all interfaces of the bid and build process to ensure the accurate and timely delivery of each assigned emergency response vehicle. Interfaces include, but not limited to; Customers, Management, Sales Staff, Specification/Bid Estimator, Engineering, Materials and Production.

The Ideal Candidate is able to;

  • Work with a diverse customer based from Fire and Police Chiefs, to Purchasing Agents and Fleet Managers,
  • Apply solid Project Management Principles for efficient timelines and completion of tasks,
  • Work in front of a monitor for long periods of time,
  • Maneuver in, out, and around the vehicle modules in order to inspect the completed work at each stage of the build process,
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and ability to focus on details
  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills
  • Work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • These positions may require Overtime and some Saturday work, along with maintaining a solid work attendance.

Required Education:
AA degree in business or equivalent from an accredited college, or two years of experience working as a project manager, or job cost estimator, or a position where the costing of goods and services is required.

Position Requirements:
This position requires the use of Microsoft software such as; Word, Excel, Access and Outlook

Knowledge Requirements:
Lean Principles of Manufacturing, Project Management Principles
Experience working in a Manufacturing environment is desirable.

This is a non-exempt hourly position, and wage will depend on qualifications and experience. Please list desirable wage.

BRAUN NORTHWEST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

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Title Designer
Job Information

Braun Northwest is looking to fill a Designer position in our Engineering Dept.
If you are motivated to learn how to design emergency response vehicles, we have just the job for you!

Job Summary
Using AutoCAD and/or Inventor, this position is responsible for preparation of accurate design drawings used for production of fabricated aluminum modules for custom emergency response vehicles.

Essential Job Functions
• Ability to work in front of a computer screen for long periods of time
• Competent in the use of AutoCAD and/or Inventor
• Capable of accurate design work with careful attention to detail
• Ability to quickly learn general design practices associated with sheet metal fabrication and specific practices related to modular bodies for emergency vehicles
• Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
• Based upon marked-up drawings, sketches or bid specifications, prepare sales drawings, assembly drawings, electrical drawings, as-built drawings and parts drawings, using AutoCAD, and/or Inventor.

Job Requirements and Qualifications
Education: Completion of drafting/design program at an accredited school or college
Position Requirements: Demonstrated proficiency in the use of AutoCAD
Knowledge Requirements: Knowledge in 3D design
Required Experience: Experience using Autodesk Inventor is preferred. Mechanical or auto body experience is desired.
Other Information: All design work is currently performed using AutoCAD. However, future design work will be done using both AutoCAD and Inventor.

Braun Northwest is an equal opportunity employer.

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Title Specification Writer – Bid Estimator
Job Information

This position is responsible for the overall management and coordination of all specifications and drawings to be used in the design and construction of emergency response vehicles, and serves as back up to the Bid Estimator position.

Essential Functions
• Interpret emergency vehicle design plans and prepare specifications for the build process
• Ability to write technical descriptions specifying material qualities and properties
• Must have knowledge of material standards, build processes and manufacturing procedures
• Ability to interpret and edit documents
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability work with others in team setting
• Ability to communicate directly with internal customers
• Ability to focus on multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to sit for long periods of time
• Strong attention to details

Other Functions
• Make notes in CAD files to correct or clarify specified material in coordination with design and details
• Conduct quality reviews of build documents while researching and preparing specifications
• Serves as back up to the Bid Estimator position
Job Requirements and Qualifications
Education: AA degree in business or equivalent from an accredited college or two years of experience working as a Project Manager, or job cost estimator, or a position where the costing of goods and services, is required.
Position Requirements: This position requires the use of Microsoft software programs to include:
• Word – ability to format and merge documents
• Excel – ability to create and use spread sheets
• Access – ability to create, maintain, and merge to work documents
• Outlook – ability to use email and task portion of program
• Mechanical aptitude
• Keyboarding skills

Knowledge Requirements:
Knowledge of AutoCAD or similar drafting programs, Project Management Principles, Lean Principles in manufacturing, and job costing.
Required Experience:
• Customer Service experience
• Experience working both independently and, in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
• Experience working in a production/manufacturing environment
• Experience working with ERP systems

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Title Buyer
Location Chehalis WA
Job Information

NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.

GENERAL PURPOSE:
The Purchasing buyer has the primary responsibility of ensuring material availability to support the production schedule. Maintains dependable sources of supply for materials while keeping an optimum balance between quality and cost. Must be able to develop and apply sound purchasing principles, practices and techniques to the supply functions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Purchase commodities and services to meet specialized or complex needs.
• Make purchase decisions in accordance with company procedures.
• Analyze purchase requisitions and review for accuracy and completion.
• Collaborate with Materials manager and lead to clarify purchase requisitions, identify departmental needs, and refine specifications for future purchase orders.
• Identify and select vendors and suppliers using criteria such as quantity and quality of supplies, price, and delivery date.
• Determine the correct method to process purchase requisitions depending on total cost, timeliness, and existing contracts.
• Place orders to procure requisitioned items or services.
• Solve problems with orders in an efficient and timely manner.
• Review MRP reorder requirements to ensure adequate stock levels and they are consistent with targeted inventory goals for projects in production.
• Due to changing workloads, other duties or tasks on an as needed basis.
• Strong work ethic with the ability to take ownership, roll up sleeves, and get things done.
• Contribute to team effort by accomplishing other job-related tasks as needed; enabling other workers to achieve their job objectives.
• Ability to work under pressure, effective at handling stress and tight deadlines with a strong attention to detail.
• Perform quarterly cycle counts of inventory.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• AA degree and minimum of two to years of experience in Purchasing/Demand Planning, or adequate relevant experience that demonstrates comparable knowledge and skills.
• Experience in the manufacturing industry and a strong understanding of supply chain management concepts.
• Experience with Manufacturing ERP Systems and MRP.
• Moderate to Expert in MS Excel.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Willingness to take initiative
• Ability to exercise independent judgment
• Strong written and verbal communication
• Exemplary interpersonal skills

Braun Northwest adheres to a core set of values which include; Integrity, Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability. We are successful because we place a high value on our employees, customers and product.

Braun Northwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Title Chassis Prep / Final Assembly
Salary DOQ/E
Location Chehalis WA
Job Information

If you are dependable, hardworking and willing to learn, then Braun Northwest, Inc. has a job for you!

Braun Northwest, Inc. is looking for a Final Assembler to prepare the chassis for installation of completed module.

In order to be successful in this position the candidate must be able to;

  •  Maneuver underneath and inside chassis throughout the day
  •  Reach above head for varying periods of time throughout the day
  •  Lift or otherwise move up to 50 lbs as needed
  •  Install sirens, horns, radios, winches after-market bumpers, and various customer requested accessories
  • Grasp small hand tools in order to complete work required
  • Work in a team setting, and follow verbal and written instructions.

Knowledge of basic mechanical, carpentry and electrical installation methods.

Basic welding and cutting experience and experience utilizing basic carpentry and mechanical skills are desirable.

Braun Northwest adheres to a core set of values which include; Integrity, Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability.  We are successful because we place a high value on our employees, customers and product.

Braun Northwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Title Welder/Fabricator
Salary DOQ/E
Location Chehalis, WA
Job Information

Job Description 

These positions are responsible for laying out, welding, and building the metal frame and component parts of the module. These tasks must be completed accurately in order to be moved to the Paint Department in a timely manner.

Essential Functions 

  • Read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Use and read a tape measure accurately and perform the math calculations to layout the project being fabricated.
  • Fit and weld metal components per drawing and specifications to required tolerances
  • Regularly lift, carry and otherwise move and position objects weighing up to 50 lbs, and on occasion 75 lbs.
  • Regularly push and pull large sheets of metal in order to place them in proper position for cutting and welding.
  • Stand for long periods of time in order to complete the fabrication work.

Other Functions 

  • Inspect own work for completeness and acceptability to quality requirements.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

Education: Basic Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, normally acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent. Welding certification from an accredited welding program is desired.

Position Requirements: These positions require the use of proper welding masks with a protective lens shade of no less than eleven. Tools and a tool box are required.

 Knowledge Requirements: Knowledge of welding and fabrication principles.

Required Experience: Prior welding experience desirable; MIG and aluminum

Use of Tools 

Ability to safely and competently operate some or all of the following equipment:

  • Drill Press
  • Table Saw
  • Chop Saw
  • Overhead Hoist
  • Grinder
  • Band Saw
  • Welders (MIG & TIG)
  • Shear
  • Sawzall
  • Plasma Cutting Equipment
  • Various Hand/Power Tools

Other Information 

The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. Responsibilities may require adjusting the work schedule, long days and occasionally Saturday work. Meeting production schedules is critical to the success of the company thereby requiring a solid attendance record from each employee. 

Braun Northwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Title Assembly
Salary DOQ/E
Location Chehalis WA
Job Information

If you are dependable, hardworking and willing to learn, then Braun Northwest, Inc. has a job for you!

Braun Northwest, Inc. is looking for a craftsman to work in our Assembly Department assembling the components of the emergency vehicle module. In order to be successful in this position the candidate must have:

  • the ability to use hand tools, lift or hold objects overhead in order to assemble and install module parts.
  • the ability to regularly stand, sit, and crawl through modules in order to complete tasks.
  • the ability to accurately use a tape measure and perform basic math skills

Knowledge of basic carpentry principles, basic principles of design and assembly techniques is preferred.

Braun Northwest adheres to a core set of values including; Integrity, Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability.  We are successful because we place a high value on our employees, customers and product.

Braun Northwest is an equal opportunity employer.

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Title Final Assembler
Salary DOE
Location Chehalis
Job Information

Braun Northwest is looking for  reliable individuals that have the mechanical experience or aptitude to work in our Final Assembly Department.

The Essential Functions of these positions include;

  • • Must be able to reach above head for varying periods of time throughout the day
    • Must be able to lift or move up to 50 lbs. as needed
    • Install sirens, horns, radios, winches after-market bumpers, and various customer requested accessories
    • Must have the ability to grasp small hand tools in order to complete work required
    • Must be able to work in a team setting, and follow verbal and written instructions.

Other duties include;

  • • Note any discrepancies on appropriate forms and verify they are corrected prior to delivery.
    • Perform exhaust modifications
    • Clean vehicles prior to delivery
    • Perform any minor assembly operations to include electrical wiring as needed
    • Touch up minor paint blemishes

Please submit a cover letter of interest and resume for consideration.

Braun Northwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Title Vehicle Electrician
Salary DOQ/E
Location Chehalis, WA
Job Information

If you are dependable, hardworking and willing to learn, then Braun Northwest, Inc. has a job for you!

Braun Northwest, Inc. is looking for an Electrical Helper to loom wires and assemble electrical components to be installed into the emergency response vehicles. In order to be successful in this position the candidate must be able to;

  • Loom wire harnesses in branches using repetitive hand motions
  • Grasp small tools in order to manipulate pull and assemble electrical wires and parts
  • Lift or otherwise move up to 50lbs
  • Distinguish between color coded electrical wires
  • Sit, stand, and reach over head for long periods of time
  • Work in confined spaces and maneuver under vehicles

Knowledge of basic 110 wiring is preferred

Braun Northwest adheres to a core set of values which include; Integrity, Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability.  We are successful because we place a high value on our employees, customers and product.

Come join our team!

Braun Northwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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