Current Job Openings

SLPT Global Pump Group offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k) program. Please submit your resume with cover letter and salary expectation to:  Recruiting@slpt.com or apply online at Linked In.

The statements for all open positions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements of personnel as classified.   SLPT Global Pump Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetic information.

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TEAM LEADER – HOURLY NON-EXEMPT POSITION

I. PURPOSE/SUMMARY
Leading the team to succeed, the Team Leader has several key responsibilities for their designated work area and assigned shift to include: serve as a support resource, lead team members to meet production schedules, facilitate the safe and productive manufacture of high quality products, effectively drive and maintain the standardized work process; train team members in the proper method; and help the team to succeed in an environment based on KPI’s, continuous improvement, Lean manufacturing, and 5-S. Key characteristics of a successful team leader are problem-solving, coaching and eliminating waste in the organization by responding to abnormalities and following the TMS philosophy. It is anticipated that this position will devote approximately 95% of scheduled production time on the shop floor.

II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Safety:
• Review [bimonthly] the safety performance (board) with all team members.
• Create a mentally engaged, physical, and professional safe environment.
• Champion and promote the plant’s safety policies and procedures by adopting the SLPT safety culture.
• Lead by example in promoting safety practices and policies, including but not limited to, initiating start-of -shift stretches, wearing proper PPE, and holding all team members accountable for wearing theirs; following LOTO procedures; reminding the team about the importance of Hazcom labels (present, correct and legible data) and MSDS information.
• Surface all team member injuries and/or illnesses to Supervisor.
Ergonomics:
• Observe team members’ techniques as they perform the job functions and reduce overburden by counter measuring any awkward or excessive movements. Collaborate with the supervisor and/or EH&S coordinator to continuously improve the ergonomics of the work.
5-S Process:
• Daily promote the 5-S Process for the cell or value stream.
• Continually evaluate the 5-S condition by observing the process area and follow–up on abnormalities.
• Complete any 5-S documentation and records as required by the 5-S plan.
Standardized Work:
• Team Leaders or their assigned designee train the team members in Standardized Work practices and follow up on any concerns that arise, actively listening for team members’ techniques or methods that potentially improve the standardized work.
• Lead by example to ensure consistency of standardized work by all team members.
• Coordinate the “continuous improvement” of Standardized Work and follow-up to ensure changes are made or abnormalities are resolved.
• Adhere to the ongoing use of the yellow card audit system
• Train and audit team members in standardized work, update and revise standardized work (as necessary), and complete the training matrix to document all training.
Job Instruction Training:
• Train using the standardized work Teaching methodology: 1) Prepare the team member; 2) Present the operation to the team member; 3) Allow the team member to try out the operation;, and 4) provide coaching and follow up.
• Validate job breakdown sheets and standardize work processes with the team.
• Provide department/new hire orientation as required for replacements.
Communication:
• Communicate with the next shift any and all issues/concerns resulting from your shift’s operations.
• Provide timely and effective feedback to help team members to strengthen specific skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
• Discuss in team meetings [huddles] information concerning safety, quality, inventory, production schedules, etc and fosters continuous improvement through communication.
• Listen and talk to the team members to get a better sense of their concerns and issues.
• Assure upward communication of the issues and/or successes of the cell on an as-needed basis.
• Maintain the glass wall in a neat and organized manner.
• Complete required paper work such as production record charts, quality information and logbook for shift-to-shift communication.
Production Output:
• Monitor the hourly production board to keep abreast of the current production rate
• Respond as primary support to team member calls when needed and to avoid a line stop.
Cell Operations (Product, Equipment, Quality):
• Confirm quality of materials and finished goods.
• Respond immediately when product abnormalities occur, solve the problem or report upward.
• Ensure set-up and operation of equipment in accordance with production requirements, procedures, and policies.
• Provide first response to line problems, document problems, resolve when possible, follow up with resources to assure that the problem is corrected.
• Provide direction to team members to maintain compliance with process standards.
• Monitor and record efficiency and downtime for the area assigned to assure cell(s) are running to TAKT time.
• Continuously monitor and manage nonproductive time in the cell (changeover, downtime)
• Demonstrate ability to set up numerous processes within home department and train to set up processes in additional departments as needed.
• Be willing and able to receive additional training and responsibility to serve as “back-up” to Senior Setups and team members in home and other departments.
• Request department technical and maintenance support as needed to ensure effective departmental operations.
• Assist in maintaining equipment up-time and equipment repair, working with maintenance as required to diagnose and repair machine faults.
• Move stock as necessary for automatic feed mechanisms or for machine operator personnel.
• Help respond to and interact with customers/visitors on plant tours and issues of quality, cost and delivery.
• Participate in other value added plant activities as assigned – fill in for departmental setups or production associates, kaizen events, waste reduction projects, clean and shine projects, 8D meetings, etc.

Defects & Scrap:
• Identify defects and suspect material and confer with the supervisor to coordinate the appropriate disposition and elimination scrap
• Facilitate the proper completion of scrap documentation.
Operating Supplies:
• Monitor the usage of operating supplies.
Problem Solving / Philosophy:
• Lead actions to countermeasure a problem’s root cause, monitor the results and standardize the changes made to correct the problem.
• Be proactive in resolving problems in the cell, and elevate the need for assistance as necessary.
• “Go see” and observe problems first hand, investigate and ensure an effective understanding of the facts/data.
• Solve problems utilizing the “scientific method.”
• Deepen process learning through rapid low-cost trials/experiments to solve problems.
Continuous Improvement:
• Lead and mentor the team to continuously improve their processes towards True North and strive to eliminate waste in the process.
Teamwork:
• Develop, support and monitor activities that foster teamwork within the group.
• Coordinate job assignments based on production needs and/or attendance concerns.
• Frequently analyze work balance to eliminate waste.
• Build strategic working relationships to achieve work and team goals.
• Support a positive work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination or other unlawful practices.
• Immediately escalate any unlawful or improper practices to their supervisor and or Human Resources.
Daily Paperwork:
• Complete required paperwork such as production record charts, quality information and the logbook for shift-to-shift communication.

III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education/Experience:
• High school diploma or GED equivalent are required.
• Working knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, and SAP preferred.
• Industrial or manufacturing experience with 12 month shop floor operations experience preferred.
B. Technical Knowledge
• Must possess knowledge to read, write, and perform basic math skills (includes basic algebra, fractions, geometry).
• Must have the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram forms.
• The ability to operate, troubleshoot, make minor adjustments and/or perform preventive maintenance on metal bending, welding, forming, fabrication, and assembly equipment would be beneficial.
• Demonstrated experience in effective use of quality control gauges/equipment, inventory systems, blueprint interpretation, computer applications, and SPC charting where applicable.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
• Subject to the needs of the position and boundary area, obtain a valid forklift license, i.e. Shipping.
• Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to interact cooperatively and collaboratively with co-workers and supervision.
• Follow all changes, projects, and orders through to full completion.
C. Characteristics
• Must have good facilitation and decision-making skills.
• Ability to organize work under constant demands and changing priorities.
• Demonstrated ability to logically reason and apply the problem-solving process.
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, manage multiple priorities, work effectively alone or in a team environment, adapt to changing work requirements, emulate strong interpersonal skills and effectively interact with people and motivate high performance of work team.
• Must demonstrate professional and ethical leadership.
• Must be willing to accept challenges and opportunities of acting in a leadership role and suggestions/recommendations for professional development.
• Strong basic math skills in calculations, tracking and analysis.
• Must possess a desire to champion change and the ability to motivate others to do so as well.
D. Attendance
• Must have excellent attendance and punctuality and be in compliance and good standing with local Attendance Policy
• No Employee Warning notices for 90 days prior to application.
• Performance Improvement Plans must have been closed for 90 days prior to application.
• Ability to work any shift as needed.
• Flexible enough to work long hours to meet customer needs from time to time.

IV. OTHER INFORMATION

A. All Machines, Tools, Software, etc. Used In This Position
• Microsoft Office
• SAP knowledge a plus

B. Environmental. Physical and Social Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The employee is regularly required to stand in place for long periods of time and uses dexterity of hands to handle and feel materials.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and may occasionally lift and/or move more weight with the safety assistance of another employee.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Regular exposure to moving mechanical parts.
• Occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles, liquids including oil, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
• Noise levels in the work environment are usually loud, requiring hearing protection.
• Temperatures will vary in the factory (hot to cold).
• The work spaces will sometimes be somewhat crowded.

C. Need For Driving or Travel
On rare or infrequent occasions, the manager may assign a short trip to travel by automobile or commercial carrier to attend meetings, training, conferences, or customer visits or other plants.

PROGRAM MANAGER

Job location: Rochester Hills, Michigan

If you are an individual that likes to work with new program launches from concept to launch within a growing and progressively changing environment, the Program Manager position may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Responsible for coordinating and directing the overall product development activities from program initiation to mass production for complex programs.  This position works out of our Detroit based, USA World Headquarters leading a cross functional team through SLPT’s phased APQP gate review process throughout the product life cycle ensuring that all customer and company product objectives are achieved.

  • Ensure that the product being developed meets customer targets (Price, quality, Functional Performance, Timing, Launch), as well as SLPT’s program targets of profitability and within budget.
  • Lead the cross functional team meetings; facilitate communication and interaction amongst the functional representatives.
  • Lead the cross functional team through SLPT’s phased APQP gate review process.
  • Be the primary point of contact for customer communication.
  • Develop the master timing plan and maintain updates to the plan throughout the product life cycle.
  • Control, track and report program status relative to the timing plan, budget and APQP phase review tasks.
  • Develop and implement recovery plans for off-schedule instances.
  • Evaluate risk, develop risk mitigation plans and reduce risk in a timely manner, including escalation to senior management as required.
  • Other duties as necessary.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor degree (Business or Engineering preferred) with minimum five-7 years of automotive product development and/or product launch experience.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Proven program management success, including strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Solid oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid organizational and analytical skills.
  • Capable of mentoring less experienced team members in the Program Management department.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, including high proficiency with Microsoft Project software.
  • Trained in APQP, PPAP, MSA, Problem Solving, Quality System, and Leadership.
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SENIOR COMMODITY BUYER

Job location: Sallisaw, Oklahoma

If you are an individual looking for an opportunity to work in a fast-paced growing automotive environment, interested in personal development and an opportunity to make a difference, then our position may be a perfect match. 

As a member of the purchasing team, the experienced buyer will be responsible for the overall management of their commodity and supply base under the direction of the Materials Director. This includes leading efforts to determine and select new suppliers, manage current suppliers, facilitate new product launch activities and carry out contract administration.

JOB DUTIES        

  • Supplier additions: When the need for a new supplier of a good or service is determined, conducts supplier audits as part of an interdisciplinary team and completes the required paperwork to manage the supplier addition.
  • Supply base management: Works with other departments to resolve issues that arise with product quality, delivery and payment of invoices. Determines which suppliers are in need of specialized attention and arranges for the appropriate actions to be taken to provide supplier management.
  • Product launch: Creates new program databases, sends out RFQ packages for components and services, tracks and records quotations, creates quotation recap documents for approval by management, issues purchase orders for pre-production parts and tooling, works with quality and engineering on supplier APQP management and creates blanket purchase orders upon management approval of sourcing suggestions.
  • Contract administration: Creates annual blanket purchase orders and maintains record retention per applicable requirements. Creates miscellaneous purchase orders as necessary to provide goods and services for the organization. Manages engineering changes, issues drawings, tracks expendable tooling and places orders for replacement tooling as required.
  • Other duties: Performs whatever tasks are needed in support of the organization.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum five years experience in purchasing, including experience purchasing major commodities used at SLPT. (Die Castings, Tooling, Sintered Metal, Stamped, Coiled, Machined and Cold headed product.)
  • CPM or APICS certification a plus.
  • Must be able to read blueprints and understand GD&T.
  • Must have basic proficiency with Microsoft Office.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Solid negotiation, process and contract administration skills, including the ability to effectively manage program cost requirements and relationships with suppliers in order to support company goals.
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to produce an analysis of varied supplier proposals and present the most beneficial to management.
  • Self directed with the ability to manage multiple programs, daily activities and work team assignments concurrently.
  • Must be able to accurately enter purchase orders, update program documents and administer a record’s retention center.
  • Must be able to develop systems that allow effective coordination of the purchasing process with other internal departments and outside suppliers.

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STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Job location: Sallisaw, Oklahoma

We have an immediate need for a qualified Staff Accountant to join our Finance Team at our Sallisaw, Oklahoma facility.

This position will support the Plant Controller in carrying out the responsibilities of the Finance / Accounting Department.

JOB DUTIES         

  • Perform timely account analysis and reconciliations for reasons of understanding and verification.
  • Prepare accurate and timely results of financial operations to Accounting management.
  • Maintain the Fixed Asset and associated depreciation schedules on the FAS Software System; provide monthly detail to the Plant Controller and prepare General Journal entries for fixed assets; insure proper recording of new purchases and disposals.
  • Perform duties involving standard cost maintenance and updates. This includes working with other departmental functions to attain the information needed for existing and new standard costs.
  • Reconcile and monitor book to physical inventory levels on a timely basis.
  • Investigate operating variances which arise in order to determine where adjustments are required.
  • Prepare correspondence as needed within the department.
  • Prepare labels and maintain files as needed within the department.
  • Track and monitor construction in progress and tooling spending for accuracy and overrun purposes.
  • Perform other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as required.

EDUCATION                  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA, CMA or MBA a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS         

  • Minimum 5 years experience in accounting; preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Highly self-motivated and flexible with strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills with the ability to execute tasks timely and accurately.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficient use of computer and common software is required (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

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EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Part Time)

Job location: Rochester Hills, Michigan

This Part-Time position provides executive administrative support to the Company President and Global Director of Sales & Marketing, while also ensuring that all office functions of the Rochester Hills, Michigan facility are being met.  Responsibilities include answering non-routine correspondence and assembling highly confidential and sensitive information while working with a diverse group of important external callers and visitors and internal contacts at all levels of the organization.  Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload, including recommending changes in office practices or procedures.

JOB DUTIES

  • Provide all administrative and secretarial support to the President and Global Director of Sales & Marketing, including management of their schedules, correspondence, travel arrangements, expense reports, routine reports and presentations.  Occasionally provide administrative support to other executive team members as requested.
  • Schedule and organize complex activities such as customer and internal meeting arrangements and department activities.
  • Responsible for the organization and coordination of office operations, procedures and resources to facilitate efficiency of the facility while also maintaining a safe and secure working environment.  This includes working with internal and/or external support personnel for mail, phone, office equipment, building problems and maintenance.
  • Coordinate office moves (including internal changes) for the facility.
  • Monitor and maintain office supplies inventory.
  • Assist the Human Resource team in first day orientation activities where needed, organizational charts, overseeing adherence to office policies and procedures, and alerting management to potential issues.
  • Work independently and within a team on special projects with occasional leadership of projects, at the request of the President or Global Director Sales & Marketing, which may include:  planning and coordinating multiple presentations, disseminating information, and organizing events.
  • Communicating on a daily basis with customers, employees and all levels of management.
  • Professionally handle confidential and non-routine information, customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

EDUCATION

Associate’s degree or higher preferred.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum two years’ executive administrative and office manager experience, preferably in a corporate office environment.

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Must possess strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to effectively work with both internal and external customers, including global interface.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite programs.  Working knowledge of Visio preferred.
  • Good familiarity with common software (use of internet, browsers, email) and basic office equipment (phone, photocopier, fax machine).
  • Self directed, with excellent leadership, planning, problem solving, time and work management skills.

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LEAD PROTOTYPE MACHINING TECHNICIAN 

Job location: Sallisaw, Oklahoma

As a member of the Product Engineering team, the Lead Prototype Machining Technician is responsible to provide prototype hardware fabrication for product development and customer deliveries, while also having the opportunity to make a difference by leading and training entry level machinists.

This position reports to the Technical Services Supervisor.

JOB DUTIES

  • Machine prototype components from cast or billet material through the use of engineering designed drawings and models.
  • Design work/machining fixtures required to support product component pressing.
  • Interpret blue prints and engineering drawings to determine layout for machining operations.
  • Use GD&T to provide interpretation of significant characteristics.
  • Work with engineers to achieve machining expectations.
  • Read and write CNC G code and troubleshoot machining operations and methods to achieve the highest level of accuracy and precision.
  • Provide support to production and maintenance through tool room requests.
  • Lead and train entry level machinists .
  • Participate and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Communicate with engineers and participate in development of prototype machining best practices.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Two year technical degree geared toward machining and 5 year CNC experience.
  • Minimum 10 years tool room experience.
  • Toolmaker or machinist with CNC and MasterCam software experience is required.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be skilled in the use of all standard tool room equipment and CNC machining centers.
  • Capable of designing machining fixtures and own work fixtures required to support product component pressing.
  • Proficient at GD&T interpretation of significant characteristics.
  • Strong mathematical skills in basic Trigonometry and Algebra.
  • Solid communication skills with the ability to work with engineers to achieve machining expectations.
  • High competency and understanding of milling machine operations.
  • Must be able to read and write CNC G code with a high level of competency.
  • Must be able to trouble shoot machining operations and methods in order to achieve the highest level of accuracy and precision.
  • Strong Proficiency in the use of MasterCam programming software or similar computer aided machining software.
  • Solid understanding and competency for measuring machined features on prototype components.
  • Usage of general office computer software (word processing, spreadsheets, office communications) desired.

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER (Entry Level)

Job location: Sallisaw, Oklahoma

We have an excellent opportunity for an Entry Level Product Engineer to join our engineering team in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

This engineer supports the design, development, production launch and maintenance of hydraulic pumps, components, assemblies or systems for the automotive market.  Generally functions in support of a single product development program with the ability to perform some of the key accountabilities while demonstrating strong characteristics that foster team progress, the initiative to take on challenging assignments and the ability to create opportunity where none exists.  Capable of demonstrating good problem solving skills and strong analytical skills.  Accountabilities will include documentation of activities appropriate to the activity.

JOB DUTIES 

  • Design – Responsible for supporting implementation of design concepts from component design through finished assembly.  This would include analysis, concept sketching, dimensional verification and general demonstration of the use of core engineering disciplines.  This may include support for the completion of DFMEA documents.  This also includes understanding of up to and preferably being able to apply the basics of GD&T (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing).  Design of fastened joints.
  • Lab Development – Responsible for development of design concepts through prototype hardware procurement, assembly, testing parameters, data analysis and design refinement.  This may include some direction of technical support personnel.
  • Design Validation – Responsible for lab testing that is done to verify and validate the design concepts to meet specification requirements for function, environmental compatibility, reliability and durability.  This will include support for the generation and completion of DVP&R documentation.
  • Document Control – Responsible for all aspects of document control requirements as indicated in Design Control section of TS16949 Manual.  This would include Design Control files, DFMEA, Parts Lists, Drawings, Specifications, DVP&R’s, PCPs (prototype control plans), and engineering change documentation (UCRs).
  • Program Management – Responsible for supporting program management activities related to release and production launch of product designs.  This may include generating and maintaining program timing plans, team communications, meeting minutes, management reports.
  • Prototype Program Management – Responsible for support of all activities related to the development and delivery of prototype products to customers, plants and internal development uses.
  • Customer Management – Responsible for support of customer interface activities including phone, electronic and personal communication as necessary to support development, production release and maintenance of products.  This would include professional representation of SLPT in all arenas of possible customer presence.
  • Teamwork – Considers and seeks out the impact of his/her actions within the team.  Actively seeks collaboration with internal and external team members.
  • Responsible for supporting division wide cost reduction and containment initiatives.
  • Special Assignments – Responsible for support and completion of special assignments as required.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical preferred).
  • Minimum 2 years experience in hydraulic pump components or systems preferred.  Will consider recent college graduates with engineering internship experience.
  • Must have solid communication skills, including written, oral and interpersonal with the ability to work effectively in a team environment and with all levels of the organization.
  • Must be self directed with solid analytical and problem solving ability.
  • Exhibits strong work ethic, action and process orientation and creative solution abilities.
  • Experience effectively planning and managing projects, which includes carrying out multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Must be proficient in use of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)