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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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    Full-Time – 40 hours week
    6:00 am – 4:30 pm (Monday – Friday)
    Saturdays – as required

    The Shipper/Receiver will support the overall production and manufacturing processes by providing material handling, packing/unpacking products, loading/unloading trucks, shipping, receiving, inventory, and warehouse support.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Manages finished product ready to be loaded and shipped

      • Does final inspection check of completed product

      • Completes final assembly as necessary in a single or team setting

      • Packages/wraps completed product/material for transportation

      • Loads trucks and/or vehicles

    • Unloads trucks/vehicles

    • Inspects, weighs/counts if applicable, and verifies delivered products

    • Sorts and stocks delivered products into correct areas or spaces

    • Uses and maintains equipment responsibly as to not compromise safety

    • Completes paperwork according to company requirements

    • Maintains organized member ready areas in shipping/receiving and warehouse sections

    • Collaborates with the Parts/Sales shipping/receiving department

    • Comfortable with teamwork

    • Prepare and maintain records/documents when applicable

    • Personal tools are a requirement

    • Ensure safety of self and others

    Required Ability to Use or Operate the following:

    • Basic and pneumatic hand tools, cutters, measuring tools, forklift, overhead crane, various material handling and fabrication equipment

    Required Education/Experience/Training:

    • High School Education or equivalent

    • Prior experience in shipping/receiving and arranging transport, packaging, and loading of large units up to 15,000 lbs and more

    • Knowledge of logistics, best practices, and shipping for large engineer-to-order and custom manufactured products

    • Prior experience in general material handling

    • Mechanical or Maintenance aptitude helpful

    • Must be able to read and interpret documents, such as blueprints, drawings, plans, policies, etc.

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

    • Must be organized and have good communication

    • Proficient computer skills and familiarity with MS Office Suite


    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:

    • Fit and fabricate steel structures, weldments, chute work, and other company products.

    • Check measurements and dimensions of each piece being worked on with measuring tapes, squares, or other devices.

    • Place each product component in its appropriate location as noted on the blueprints for proper alignment by using a hammer, pry bar, jack, wedge, or other tools

    • Mark spots to cut and use tools to manipulate steel or other materials by cutting, hammering, bending, or grinding the workpiece

    • Employ hand torches to heat materials to make them more flexible for bending or manipulation into the correct specification

    • Review blueprints, drawings, and other specification papers before starting work on a fabrication process and during the steps to ensure accurate completion

    • Maneuver fabrication machines, such as grinders, drill presses, brakes, shears, and torch to cut, bend, grind and adjust materials

    • Make templates for common work tasks when conducting repetitive motions for the fabrication process to ensure a set standard of work quality

    • Maintain fabricating equipment

    • Identify tools and methods needed to construct and assemble components

    • Evaluate equipment performance and implement necessary modifications

    • Fabricate and/or assemble structures made of steel

    • 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:

    • 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.

    Required Education/Experience/Training:

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

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

    • Minimum of 5-year experience in the metal fabrication field required

    • Working knowledge of fabrication equipment

    • Mechanical or Maintenance aptitude helpful

    • Welding knowledge/experience required

    • 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 the measuring and estimating of 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

    • Must have good dexterity


    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:

    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. 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.

    • Lead internal crews and subcontractors in equipment and steel installations on Kemper Projects.

    • Maintain a safe working environment at all times.

    • Accurately and thoroughly document time, repairs, and parts used or needed on daily service reports.

    • Other duties as assigned.


    This position is a physical job that demands long hours, at times of standing, bending and kneeling. Heavy lifting sometimes required of up to 100 pounds. The position includes simple lifting and grasping, firm lifting and grasping, repetitive use of hands and use of Personal Protective Equipment.

    Field Service Technicians must supply their own basic hand tools. Specialty or heavy-duty items will be supplied by Kemper.

    Qualifications:

    • 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 after 90 days of employment, vacation and PTO days upon policy set milestones, STD and life insurance, 401K plan with employer participation.


    Full-Time – 40 hours week
    6:00 am – 4:30 pm (Monday – Friday)
    Saturdays – as required

    The General Shop Laborer will perform various assigned job duties to assist and support the overall production and manufacturing processes.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities-Entry Level:

    • Responsible for general shop clean-up/housekeeping, and maintenance

    • Assist with prep work such as:

      • Pre-Treatment of metal

      • Grinding

      • Running drill press

      • Metal cutting using a band saw

    • Assist with assembly, banding, strapping, loading, unloading, sorting, and storing of material (finished and unfinished products/materials)

    • Assist with inventory and organizing stock items

    • Assist with pre-inspections of equipment, machines, tools, work areas

    • Ensure safety of self and others


    Special Aptitudes or Abilities Required:

    • Accurately complete administrative forms and reports and in a timely fashion

    • Effectively carry out job functions with or without supervision

    • Exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and when making decisions

    • Understand and comply with personnel and other policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook and Safety Policy

    • Consistent and reliable attendance is required

    • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow instructions

    • Exercise courtesy and tact when dealing with others

    • Work effectively and harmoniously in a culturally and ethnically diverse work force

    • Ability to self-motivate and work under deadline pressure

    • Apply organizational, time management, basic research, and data collection skills

    • Exercise confidentiality

    Required Ability to Use or Operate the following:

    • Basic and pneumatic hand tools, measuring tape, sander, grinders, saws, drills


    Required Education/Experience/Training:

    • Less than High School Education

    • Prior production or warehouse experience helpful

    • Mechanical aptitude helpful

    • Must be able to read and interpret documents

    • Must have basic math skills


    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.

    Qualifications:

    • 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

    Education:

    • AS or BS in Mechanical or related Engineering Field