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 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 Materials Stockroom Shipping & Receiving Clerk
Job Information

Job Summary
This position is responsible for performing clerical and physical tasks in connection with shipping goods and receiving incoming shipments to include; inspecting, and stocking of incoming shipments of parts and materials used in the production of emergency response vehicles.

Essential Functions
• Ability to stand for long periods of time
• Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move boxes and materials weighing up to 50 lbs
• Ability to use hand truck and pallet jack for moving bulky or heavy items (50+ lbs)
• Ability to safely and competently operate a Forklift unloading trucks and loading into pallet rack storage.
• Ability to use a keyboard and computer using MAX Inventory Control software

Other Functions
• Open/count and inspect orders
• Sort and Mark parts received
• Put parts in designated storage areas
• Deliver parts to production areas based on weekly stockroom inventory checklist
• Maintain in-house vendor inventory and physical locations for inventory in a neat and orderly fashion.
• Unpacks and examines incoming shipments, rejects damaged items, records shortages, and corresponds with shipper to rectify damages and shortages.
• Package outgoing shipments and parcels
• Track shipments as needed
• Use a computer as needed for email, internet information and use Microsoft office documents to create entries and maintain an electronic log of incoming and outgoing packages. Record Receipt of Shortages on the Daily Short List.
• Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock. Prepare weekly action list for buyers for all stocked parts that are low or depleted.
• Unpacks and examines incoming shipments, rejects damaged items, records shortages, and corresponds with shipper and/or carrier to rectify damages and shortages.
• Package & weigh outgoing shipments and parcels
• Maintain accurate outgoing shipping records.

Job Requirements and Qualifications
Education: Basic reading, writing and arithmetic, normally acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent.
Position Requirements: Working in a fast-paced environment, excellent customer service, organizational and time management skills, and ability to work under pressure. Materials and tools used in this position include but are not limited to; box knife to open shipments, keyboard and computer to process shipments and maintain inventory control; and operation of forklift
Knowledge Requirements: Knowledge of shipping and receiving, Supply Chain Management, and Inventory principles.

Required Experience:
At Minimum 6 months of Forklift Operation in a production facility.
Must have at least 2 years of prior Shipping and Receiving work preferably in a production environment or warehouse setting.
Experience using computers and keyboarding functions to include; Word, Excel, Outlook and other Microsoft Office programs is desirable

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

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Title BOM Specialist
Location Chehalis WA
Job Information

This position is responsible to build a custom Bill of Materials for each order, based on sales specifications, and update the BOMs as changes to specifications occur; maintaining accurate and timely records to meet production requirements. In addition this position will be responsible to identify and source special order items as required.

Essential Functions
• Ability to work under pressure and independently
• Ability to communicate effectively, internally and externally at all levels
• Ability to maintain accurate, detailed, and timely records and reports
• Ability to identify and resolve complex problems and to communicate the problem and resolution to senior management
• Ability to source wide variety of products/parts, negotiate favorable pricing and if needed, terms for payment and a firm delivery date.
• Ability to sit for long periods of time
• Ability to work in front of a monitor screen for long periods of time
• Ability to enter, create and maintain data using Microsoft Office products
• Ability to create and maintain reports in Excel Spreadsheets and to use automated Inventory Control software.
• Ability to coordinate closely with Project Coordinators and Designers to determine specific project requirements

Job Requirements

Education: High School Diploma

Position Requirements: This position serves as a crucial liaison between the Project Coordinator, Materials Manager, engineering and manufacturing.
Knowledge Requirements: Knowledge of materials procurement preferably in a manufacturing environment where meeting production goals is a priority.
Required Experience: Prior experience working in the emergency vehicle manufacturing environment is desirable.

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

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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 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 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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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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