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Kemper Equipment is Hiring!

Would you like to join a team dedicated to innovation, safety, knowledge and commitment? Are you looking for a positive work environment with room to grow? Then Kemper Equipment might be the perfect place for you. If you have a can-do attitude and enjoy taking ownership of your work, consider a career with Kemper Equipment. Our open positions are listed below.

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Kemper Equipment is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability or other protected statuses.

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    A Field Service Technician supports our customer base by responding to service calls for routine and emergency service on material handling and process equipment – crushing, screening, washing, and conveying equipment. It is a physical job demanding long hours, at times of standing, bending and kneeling. Heavy lifting sometimes required of up to 100 pounds. Work includes:

    • Installation, commissioning, training, inspections, repairs, and rebuilds of equipment.

    • Train customers and fellow employees on general maintenance and operation of the equipment.

    • Diagnose and troubleshoot equipment issues when dealing with application, mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical issues.


    • Proven experience and skills including mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, welding, diagnostic, and general maintenance. A minimum of 2-4 years of relevant experience is desired.

    • Aptitude and interest in machinery and equipment.

    • Service or maintenance experience in quarry and material handling equipment, including rock crushers, screens, feeders, and conveyors.

    • Welding, torching, millwright and steel erection experience is desired.

    • Ability to read schematics and drawings and understand technical manuals and literature.

    • Ability to travel (including some overnights) with our crews as needed to customer locations. Typically, Monday through Friday, some weekend work as needed in emergency situations.

    • Ability to work overtime as needed to fulfill workload requirements.

    • Shop fabrication experience, while not required, is a benefit to assist Kemper Manufacturing based on project workload.

    • Must be safety oriented. Must be MSHA certified (training offered by KE) and able to work in a professional and safe manner at all times.

    • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

    • Must pass pre-employment drug screening.

    • Must be able to work in a team environment, with both customers and fellow employees, in a positive manner during fast pace, stressful situations.

    Pay range will be based on experience of candidate. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance options, vacation and PTO days upon policy set milestones, STD and life insurance, 401K plan with employer participation.

    Position Type: Full-Time (FLSA non-exempt status)

    Working Hours: 40 hours/week

    Work Breaks: (may vary based on work schedule)
    Overtime is expected and may be voluntary or mandatory - depending on workload

    Work Schedule: Changes in work schedules may be required based on company needs (i.e.: additional hours, or a reduction in hours based on available work and/or seasonal requirements).
    6:00 am – 4:30 pm (Monday – Friday)
    Saturdays – as required
    ½ hour unpaid lunch
    Two 15-minute paid work breaks may apply - depending on work schedule

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Joins, fabricates, and repairs equipment, structures, and various types of metal objects (typically carbon, AR, or stainless steel) using an array of welding techniques such as flux core and hard wire welding.

    • Analyzes blueprints, plans, and drawings to determine measurements, plan layout, and sequence of welding assignments.

    • Good understanding of DWG reading and layouts to achieve a quality product

    • Participate in quality assurance discussions to assure items are built according to DWG details.

    • Determines the best equipment and welding method based on the specific job requirements.

    • Operates drill presses, grinders, power saws, and other hand tools.

    • Inspects and tests welded structures and surfaces to ensure acceptable/quality weld and to discover flaws.

    • Uses and maintains equipment responsibly as to not compromise safety.

    • Comfortable with team work on large weldments

    • Personal hand tools are a requirement

    • Ensure safety of self and others

    Depending on workload, fabricator will be expected to perform welding functions:

    • Basic and pneumatic hand tools, sanders, grinders, saws, drills, drill presses, welding equipment, shapers, cutters, measuring tools, forklift, overhead crane, various material handling and fabrication equipment

    Required Education/Experience/Training:

    • Less than High School Education, or Highschool Education, or equivalent

    • Vocational or Welding School training, or proven on the job training experience

    • Minimum of 3 years welding experience required

    • Working knowledge of fabrication equipment

    • Mechanical or Maintenance aptitude helpful

    • Must be able to read and interpret documents, such as blueprints, drawings, plans, policies, diagrams, tables, DWG related prints, etc.

    • Must have mathematical and numeric knowledge/skills related to measuring, estimating weights, heights, calculating numbers, solving spatial problems

    • Must have knowledge of materials and a strong understanding of metals and equipment

    • Must be organized and have good communication

    Summary of Responsibilities:

    To serve as Design Engineer for various material handling projects from inception to completion including interpretation of specifications, design engineering, selection of components, creation and checking of drawings, and resolution of problems occurring during manufacturing and installation.

    Job Duties:

    • Review new orders along with associated specifications and technical documents.

    • Manage small projects within Engineering from inception through completion ensuring all details are covered and requirements are met.

    • Prepare design calculations, 3D models, drawings, sketches, bills of materials, etc. for drafters and others to satisfy the requirements of orders and customer specifications.

    • Layout basic to complex structures incorporating various types of equipment.

    • Select purchased components and prepare purchase requisitions when applicable.

    • Develop complex design models utilizing AutoCAD 3D.

    • Schedule and/or attend onsite meetings with customer to discuss project objectives and goals.

    • Prepare layout approval drawings for customer approval.

    • Check design models prepared by other designers for completion and correctness.

    • Work with fabrication shop personnel to answer questions or solve problems encountered during the manufacturing process.

    • Work with installation crew personnel to answer questions or solve problems encountered during the installation process.

    • Visit customer's facility, when necessary, to obtain measurements of existing equipment and structures for interface of new equipment.

    • Perform other relevant duties as required.


    • Advanced proficiency with AutoCAD 3D modeling, design, and 2D drawing creation.

    • Experience within the Bulk Material Handling Industry is strongly preferred but not required.

    • Experience with structural steel calculations & reinforced concrete.

    • Must have broad based machine knowledge with high mechanical aptitude.

    • Mechanical design experience with power transmission components such as electric motors, speed reducers, sheaves & v-belts, sprockets & chain, bushings & shafts, and bearings.

    • Experience with sizing and selecting hydraulic drives & motion systems beneficial but not required.

    • Shafting verification for bending and torsional applications.

    • Steel detailing experience with knowledge of AISC, AWS, OSHA, MSHA standards.

    • Attention to detail crucial to success in the position.

    • Must be able reason and think logically.

    • Must be able to analyze problems and develop corrective actions.

    • Must be able to work with others to collectively solve problems.

    • Must be able to multi-task several projects and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required (Excel/Word).

    • Must be able to communicate clearly and function in a delivery driven environment.

    • 5 to 6 years design experience in Mechanical, Structural, or Civil Engineering Field


    • AS or BS in Mechanical or related Engineering Field