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Piranha is a leading U.S. manufacturer of metal fabrication equipment and cutting machines with a proud and successful 140-year history.

Including our W.A. Whitney and Bertsch brands, our product offering ranges from fiber laser cutting machines, combination punch/plasma fabrication centers and plasma cutting machines to ironworker machines, press brakes, bending rolls, structural punching equipment and punch tooling.

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Applications Engineer - Rockford, IL

Applications Engineer – Rockford, IL

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Mega Fabrication, Inc. dba Piranha a nationally recognized machine tool manufacturer seeks a hands-on, self-motivated Applications Engineer. Ideal candidates will have at least 2 years of experience in the related manufacturing/fabrication field as well as experience with custom machinery, tooling, or automation. This is a hands-on position that requires strong technical communication skills. The work environment will be flexible including our Rockford IL office and shop, customer facilities, or trade shows. This is a full-time position with responsibilities as outlined below.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Programming and operation of machinery, applications/process development
  • Engineering support of new product testing
  • Production support of new machine startup
  • Sales support of samples, customer demonstrations, time studies/cost analysis, and marketing activities
  • Customer Application/Service remote support
  • On-site customer training/troubleshooting
  • Write operations and maintenance manuals
  • Some travel required – about 25%

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2D/3D CAD software such as Solidworks and AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products [Excel, Word, Power Point]

VALUABLE EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of metal fabrication processes such as punching, laser cutting, plasma cutting, bending, and rolling.

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Piranha is a leading manufacturer of metal fabrication equipment with a proud and successful 140-year history with facilities located in Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Toronto, and Tianjin China. To learn more, please visit www.piranhafab.com.

Our full benefits package includes medical, dental, disability, and 401k with company match.

REPORTS TO: Product Manager-Thermal Cutting

CONTACT: human.resources@piranhafab.com

Mechanical Engineer - Rockford, IL

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Piranha is a leading U.S. manufacturer of machine tool equipment with a proud and successful 132- year history. Piranha is comprised of the Piranha, W.A. Whitney and Bertsch brands of machine tools – the product offering including combination punch/plasma fabrication centers, ironworkers, plate rolls, section rolls, plasma and laser cutting machines, structural punching equipment and tooling.

Piranha is currently accepting resumes from qualified candidates for the FULL-TIME position described below.

Job Description:

Design and support Mechanical systems for Piranha’s line of laser cutting, plasma cutting , and punching machines. The successful candidate must have experience with Solidworks, pneumatics, and hydraulics, and be highly motivated with a willingness to learn.

Educational Requirements:

  • BSME , BSMET or Technical College with applicable work experience

Tehnology Requirements:

  • Solidworks
  • Strong mechanical drawing skills with an ability to create detail and assembly drawings
  • Ability to read and follow schematic diagrams and mechanical drawings
  • Experience with product BOMs and engineering documentation
  • Familiar with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing per ANSI Y14.5

Additional Preferred Technologies:

  • Custom tooling design including punching and forming applications

Personal Skills:

  • Possess good organizational skills and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with in-house personnel and supplier teams
  • Ability to work on multiple projects

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design for CNC motion control
  • Review and generate bill of materials for new products and existing equipment
  • Support distributed product lines
  • Support machine assembly and field service operations
  • Assist with field installation of new designs when necessary
  • Design with current standards, ANSI, CSA, CE
  • Travel Requirements: up to 25%, both domestic and international

COMPENSATION / BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salary compensation plan
  • Comprehensive benefits package

Reports To: Engineering Manager
Position available: Immediately
Location: Rockford, IL, U.S.A.

Controls Engineer - Rockford, IL

POSITION DESCRIPTION – Controls Engineer

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Piranha is a leading U.S. manufacturer of machine tool equipment with a proud and successful 132- year history. Piranha is comprised of the Piranha, W.A. Whitney and Bertsch brands of machine tools – the product offering including combination punch/plasma fabrication centers, ironworkers, plate rolls, section rolls, plasma and laser cutting machines, structural punching equipment and tooling.

Piranha is currently accepting resumes from qualified candidates for the FULL-TIME position described below.

Job Description:

Design and support electrical and software systems for Piranha’s line of laser cutting, plasma cutting , and punching machines. The successful candidate must have experience with CNC controls, pneumatics, and hydraulics, and be highly motivated with a willingness to learn multiple software platforms.

Educational Requirements:

  • BS Electrical Engineering , BS Electrical Engineering Technology or Technical College with applicable work experience
  • 5yrs of Industry Experience – preferably with machine tools

Technology Requirements:

  • Siemens 840D Control
    • Programming and operation, STEP-7
  • WIN CC Visualization Software
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic circuits
  • Working knowledge of pneumatic circuits
  • Working knowledge of EPLAN electrical design software
  • CAD experience

Additional Preferred Technologies:

  • Beckhoff PLC system
    • Programming and operation, utilizing structured text
  • Indusoft Visualization Software
  • Programming experience with high level language, Visual Basic , C++
  • Understanding of basic network communication

Travel Requirements: up to 25%, both domestic and international

Personal Skills:

  • Possess good organizational skills and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with in-house personnel and supplier teams
  • Ability to work on multiple projects

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, review and troubleshoot electrical schematic circuits and layouts to meet appropriate standards and application requirements
  • Design and write logic for new options and machines
  • Design for CNC controls and servo systems
  • Review and generate bill of materials for new products and existing equipment
  • Design of Electrical Panel, component selection, 3-phase power, motor control
  • Support distributed product lines with multiple CNC and PLC platforms
  • Support machine assembly and field service operations
  • Assist with field installation of new designs when necessary
  • Design with current standards, NEC, NFPA, UL, CSA, CE

COMPENSATION / BENEFITS:

  • competitive salary compensation plan
  • comprehensive benefits package

SUPERVISOR: Engineering Manager
Position available: Immediately
Location: Rockford, IL, U.S.A.

Electrical Assembler - Rockford, IL

POSITION DESCRIPTION – Electrical Assembler

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

MegaFab DBA Piranha is a leading U.S. manufacturer of machine tool and metal processing equipment with a proud and successful 139 + year history.  Our product offering includes fiber laser cutting machines, combination punch/plasma fabrication centers, plasma cutting machines, ironworkers, press brakes, bending rolls, section rolls, and structural punching equipment and tooling.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

We are accepting resumes for Electrical Assemblers with mechanical aptitude to assemble a variety of machines and options.  Full Time and Part Time positions available.

Responsibilities:

Assemble-Build-Wire Industrial electrical panels and controls for CNC Punch Plasma machines, Lasers, press brakes, high definition plasma, bending rolls, and related product, via blueprints, bill of materials, photos, job notes.  Test run machines per final inspection and test procedures.

Requirements:

  • Read and interpret electrical blueprints.
  • Follow electrical schematics to build panels, assemble CNC packages, drives, motors, terminal blocks, IO’s, switches, safety circuits, and related.
  • Wire complete machines and sub-assemblies.
  • Knowledge of wiring practices, layout, neatness in cable runs.
  • Knowledge of using flexible, rigid conduit, and terminating wires.
  • Utilize photos, blueprints, engineering sketches, verbal instructions to build product.
  • Use PC/wire label printer to create wire numbers.
  • Follow written or verbal instructions.
  • Write legibly, fill out final inspection and test documentation.
  • Able to perform mechanical assembly or aptitude to learn.
  • Use tools of the trade. Meters, screwdrivers, knock-out punches, drills, taps, wire cutters, crimpers, soldering iron, wrenches, air/electric drills, die grinders, and others.
  • Safe machine startup, verify correct voltage, phasing, troubleshoot startup issues.
  • Utilize overhead crane and proper rigging or lifting devices.
  • Operate a forklift.
  • Work in a team environment interacting cooperatively.
  • Lift / handle 50 pounds.
  • Safety minded. Must wear steel or composite toe safety shoes, safety glasses. Knowledge of electrical safety.

POSITION DESCRIPTION-Electrical/Mechanical Assembler

Requirements:

  • Good communication skills with co-workers, lead men, engineering and supervisor.
  • Quality conscious.
  • Use computer to clock on/off jobs.
  • Maintain work area cleanliness-organization.
  • Work with limited supervision.
  • Pass Drug Test and Physical
  • Work Overtime when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent.
  • Associates degree in a related Electrical Trade preferred but not necessary with qualified experience.

Experience:

  • Willing to train a qualified individual (Student currently enrolled in Industrial electrical trade with mechanical aptitude) or recent Trade/Tech School Graduate.
  • 2 years in an Industrial environment preferred (related electrical trade).
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude, general knowledge of tools, fasteners, and assembly technique.

Physical Demands:

  • Lift and/move/handle 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift heavier weight.
  • Regular use of eye/hand coordination.
  • Frequently stand, stoop, or kneel up to 10 hours.
  • Work off a lift or ladder.
  • Frequently walk.

Position Benefits:

  • We offer competitive wages and benefits.

 

SUPERVISOR: Plant Supervisor/Assembly Lead man

Position available: Immediately
Location: Rockford, IL, U.S.A.
Contact: Tom Scott, Plant Supervisor

Mechanical Assembler - Rockford, IL

POSITION DESCRIPTION – Mechanical Assembler

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

MegaFab DBA Piranha is a leading U.S. manufacturer of machine tool and metal processing equipment with a proud and successful 139 + year history.  Our product offering includes fiber laser cutting machines, combination punch/plasma fabrication centers, plasma cutting machines, ironworkers, press brakes, bending rolls, section rolls, and structural punching equipment and tooling.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

We are accepting resumes for Mechanical Assemblers to assemble a variety of machines and options.

Full Time and Part Time positions available.

Responsibilities:

  • Assemble and test piranha iron workers, punch plasma machines, lasers, press brakes, high-definition plasma tables, air plasma tables, bending rolls, and related product.
  • Read and interpret assembly blueprints.
  • Utilize photos, blueprints, engineering sketches, bill of material, job notes, and verbal instructions to build product.
  • Write legibly, fill out final inspection and test documentation.
  • Able to perform mechanical assembly.
  • Utilize hand tools, power tools, air tools.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics.
  • Basic Welding experience.
  • Safe machine startup, troubleshoot startup issues.
  • Utilize overhead crane and proper rigging or lifting devices.
  • Operate a forklift.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Work in a team environment interacting cooperatively.
  • Lift / handle 50 pounds.
  • Safety minded. Must wear steel or composite toe safety shoes, safety glasses. Knowledge of industrial safety.
  • Good communication skills with co-workers, lead men, engineering, and supervisor.
  • Quality conscious.
  • Use computer to clock on/off jobs.
  • Maintain clean and organized work area.
  • Work with limited supervision.
  • Pass Drug Test and Physical
  • Work Overtime when necessary.

Qualifications:

Education

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent.
  • Associates degree in a related Trade preferred, but not required.

 Experience:

  • Willing to train a qualified individual (Demonstrated Mechanical Aptitude, Student currently enrolled in Industrial trade) or recent Trade/Tech School Graduate.
  • 2 years in an Industrial environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude, general knowledge of tools, fasteners, and assembly technique.

Physical Demands:

  • Lift, move, handle 50 pounds and occasionally heavier weights.
  • Regular use of eye/hand coordination.
  • Frequently stand, stoop, or kneel up to 10 hours.
  • Work off a lift or ladder.
  • Frequently walk.

Position Benefits:

  • We offer competitive wages and benefits. Wages negotiable based on experience level.

SUPERVISOR: Plant Supervisor/Assembly Lead man
Position available: Immediately
Location: Rockford, IL, U.S.A.
Contact: Tom Scott, Plant Supervisor

Warehouse - Rockford, IL

POSITION DESCRIPTION – Warehouse

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

MegaFab DBA Piranha is a leading U.S. manufacturer of machine tool and metal processing equipment with a proud and successful 139 + year history.  Our product offering includes fiber laser cutting machines, combination punch/plasma fabrication centers, plasma cutting machines, ironworkers, press brakes, bending rolls, section rolls, and structural punching equipment and tooling.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

We are accepting resumes for Warehouse personnel to pull product for shipment, job orders, and outsourcing.  Unload trucks, receive, put product away.  Ship product via various carriers.  Utilize PC, MS Excel, Email, Syteline to perform warehouse related functions.  Other duties as assigned.

Full time and part-time positions available.

Responsibilities:

  • Safely operate cranes, forklifts, order picker and pallet jacks.
  • Pull correct inventory for customer orders, shop orders, or outsourced product.
  • Correctly label and put stock away in correct locations by hand, forklift, or crane.
  • Use computer system to issue stock, receive stock, verify PO’s, print customer orders, shipping report, UPS World Ship software, inventory moves, cycle counts, and release jobs.
  • Fill out BOL, International documents, pick lists and various carrier documents.
  • Use a variety of packaging techniques to ensure packing is robust and survives transportation.
  • Unload & Load product using forklift, crane, rigging devices, or other methods.
  • Drive company vehicle to pick up or deliver product locally.
  • Use hand tools such as banding tools, pry bars, sledgehammer, nail gun, impact wrenches, tape measure, power saw and others.
  • Follow shipping instructions from customer orders to ensure items shipped are correct part numbers, quantities, shipping method, and sent to correct destination.
  • Excellent communication via phone, email, written notes with co-workers, customer service, lead-men, truck drivers, vendors, and others.
  • Maintain clean and organized work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Work in a team environment interacting cooperatively.
  • Customer oriented. (Personable, professional, and courteous).
  • Utilize tools of trade including forklift, overhead crane and proper rigging or lifting devices.
  • Able to follow written or verbal instructions.
  • Able to communicate verbally and write legibly.
  • Phone skills to interact with customer service and others.
  • Quality conscious and Safety minded. (Safety glasses, forklift & crane operation, use of tools).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Utilize PC, email, Microsoft Excel & Word, time clock and other related programs.
  • Work with limited supervision.
  • Pass Drug Test and Physical
  • Work Overtime when necessary.

Qualifications:
Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience in an Industrial environment preferred.
  • Warehouse
  • Use of computers and related software.

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly lift and/move/handle 3 ounces to 70 pounds and occasionally heavier weights.
  • Regular use of eye/hand coordination.
  • Frequently stand, stoop, or kneel up to 10 hours.
  • Frequently walk 1,000 feet or more.
  • Indoor/outdoor forklift use, rain, snow, hot, moderate, and cold.

Position Benefits:

  • We offer competitive wages and benefits. Wages negotiable based on experience level.

SUPERVISOR: Plant Supervisor/Warehouse Lead man
Position available: Immediately
Location: Rockford, IL, U.S.A.
Contact: Tom Scott, Plant Supervisor

Field Service Engineer - Rockford, IL

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Mega Fabrication, Inc. dba Piranha Is in need of a top-notch Field Service Engineer for servicing equipment throughout North America with some International Travel. Our Manufacturing Facility is located in Rockford Illinois. If you have 5+ years or more experience in the repair and or modification of CNC machinery and strong electrical and mechanical background, then this might be the position you are looking for. You will be servicing machine tools with various controls and drives, Fanuc, Siemens, and Beckhoff Control experience a plus. Laser and Plasma Cutting experience desired, not required. Military background in the electrical/electronic field a plus. This is a direct position with great opportunity for growth. This is a full-time position with responsibilities as outlined below.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Travel throughout North America and some International Travel
  • Mechanical, electrical, and electronic troubleshooting and repair of machine tools.
  • Modification of electrical/mechanical systems of machine tools.
  • Preventative maintenance of electrical/mechanical systems of machine tools.
  • Provide customers troubleshooting assistance via telephone and or Internet connection.
  • Other projects as assigned by management team.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a minimum 5 years of experience providing service on CNC machinery at customer locations.
  • Travel 90% or more.
  • Present professional image.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Background in basic machine operation and part programming.
  • Familiarity with PLC programming standard.
  • Knowledge of various controls, Fanuc, Siemens, Beckhoff.
  • Knowledge in use of Microsoft office products and internet.
  • Trained in theory and principals of mechanical/hydraulic systems.
  • Ability to independently travel to customer locations.
  • Experience working with hand tools, power tools and electronic test equipment.
  • Working knowledge of job site safety, i.e. Lockout/tagout.
  • High standard of integrity and professionalism.
  • 2 Year Associates Degree in Electronics Preferred

REPORTS TO: Engineering Manager