Open Positions

Electrical Engineer
Maintenance Mechanical Position
Electrical PLC Technician
Millwright Plant Maintenance Mechanic
Quality Administrator
Plant Manager
Fiber Technician
Safety, Health, and Environment Manager
Shift Supervisor
Operations Technician


Electrical Engineer

The Wauford Group, a family of diverse companies, located in the Chester area, is now accepting applications/resumes for an Electrical Engineer located in the Chester plant.

Required Skills/Education/Experience:

  • BS/BA degree in Engineering
  • Experience in engineering in a production environment that includes safety and quality parameters
  • Good Communicator with Management and production personnel
  • Skills in the following areas:
    • Electronic Systems, Electronics troubleshooting, Electronic Testing Design, Project Management, Quality Focus, Safety Focus, Database Design, Analyzing Information, Reporting research results, Attention to Detail, Emphasizing Excellence, Innovation
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and Access
  • Detail oriented

Duties

  • Confirms system’s and components’ capabilities by designing testing methods; testing properties
  • Develops manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for building and assembling electrical components; soliciting observations from operators
  • Prepares product reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends
  • Provides engineering information by answering questions and requests
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with federal and state regulations
  • Keeps equipment operational by following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures
  • Maintains product data base by writing computer programs; entering data
  • Completes projects by training and guiding machine operators
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Competitive salary and benefits

All members of the Wauford Group family of companies are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

Apply using the job form below.


Maintenance Mechanical Position

The Wauford Group, a family of diverse companies, located in the Chester area, is now accepting resumes for Maintenance Mechanic positions.

Qualifications needed: Minimum of two years of experience in an industrial environment; Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance and Troubleshooting Background; Ability to use Electrical Diagnostic Equipment; experience with multiple styles of packaging equipment; ability to learn various processes, equipment repair and preventive maintenance.

Duties include: Maintain various pieces of industrial equipment by troubleshooting electrical and mechanical hardware problems; Perform electrical and mechanical preventive maintenance on machines; maintain facility hardware and mechanical systems; knowledge and understanding of Industrial Machine Operation and Maintenance and basic understanding of mechanical systems.

Must have good organizational skills; follow safety rules and be self-directed as well as working along with the team.

Competitive salary and benefits

All members of the Wauford Group family of companies are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

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Electrical PLC Technician

The Wauford Group, a family of diverse companies, located in the Chester area is now accepting applications for an Electrical PLC Technician open position located in one of our Chester Plants.

Job Description

Seeking highly skilled, self-motivated individual to join our technical department and support plant wide industrial automation processes. We are looking for an individual with expert knowledge in automated controls, including PLC, motor drives, hydraulics, pneumatics, instrumentation and temperature controlled heating systems. The individual should be able to independently diagnose automated system failures, decipher electrical and mechanical drawings, troubleshoot and modify Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC code to keep production equipment downtime to a minimum.

Responsibilities and Job functions:

  • Automation Controls – Knowledgeable in an automated machine setting. Ability to identify and analyze the root cause within a complex architecture of sequential automated production machinery (required).
  • PLC’s –Allen Bradley Control Logix, SLC500, PLC5. Able to go online and troubleshoot (required) and modify code if necessary (preferred). Siemens knowledge (preferred)
  • HMI – Interface and communications experience (required) with ability to create and modify screens and communications (preferred)
  • Motion – Ability to troubleshoot machine motion controllers and frequency drives (required).
  • Hydraulics – Decipher hydraulic prints, troubleshoot closed loop servo pump controls, directional valves, proportional valves, relief valves.
  • Instrumentation – Ability and working knowledge of instrument calibration procedures (preferred).
  • Temperature control – Maintain and program temperature control PID loops. Working knowledge of different types of thermocouples and RTD’s (required).
  • Electrical/Mechanical Drawings – Ability to read, decipher various drawings (required). Print, and modify ACAD drawings (preferred).
  • Computer Systems – Superior knowledge of Rockwell Automations “Factory Talk Environment” encompassing RSView, PLC’s, RsLinx, HMI’s, PowerFlex Drives.

Competitive salary and benefits

All members of the Wauford Group family of companies are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

Apply using the job form below.


Millwright Plant Maintenance Mechanic

The Wauford Group, a family of diverse companies, located in the Chester area, is now accepting resumes for a Millwright/Process Plant Maintenance Mechanic position.

Qualifications needed:  Past maintenance mechanical experience is a must as well as knowledge and understanding of industrial machine operations, mechanical systems, safety compliance, good housekeeping rules, procedures, and regulations.  A qualified candidate will possess previous experience maintaining accurate equipment, parts and supply inventories, and preparing mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing info and trends.  Must be able to be approved for a TWIC card.  PPE is mandatory.  Ability to work with a team is a must.

Duties include:

  • Ensure the operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, pumps, and production machines
  • Follow diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications
  • Observe (by sight and sound) mechanical devices in operation and troubleshoot malfunctions as they arise
  • Use precision measuring and testing instruments
  • Remove defective parts by dismantling devices through the use of hoists, cranes, hand, and power tools
  • Examine form and texture of parts
  • Control downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques
  • Monitor compliance
  • Conserve maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
  • Provide mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests
  • Maintain continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs

Competitive salary and benefits

All members of the Wauford Group family of companies are Equal Oportunity Employers.

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Quality Administrator

The Wauford Group, a family of diverse companies, located in the Chester area, is now accepting applications/resumes for a Quality Administrator opening located in the Chester area.

Required Skills/Education/Experience:

  • High School graduate with Associate Degree
  • Office experience and strong computer skills with Microsoft (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Experience in creating spreadsheets and flow charts as well as understanding data
  • Knowledge of ISO quality systems and experience in an ISO environment
  • Internal Audit experience is desired
  • Detail oriented
  • Work independently

Duties Include:

  • Ensure that the quality system documentation is adequate and effective
  • Ensure that document control policies/procedures are implemented
  • Create and revise Quality System documentation upon request
  • Maintain and continually improve the document control system
  • Serve as an Internal Auditor and report findings to the QA Manager
  • Conduct document audits to ensure effective control
  • Interface with other departments to address and resolve quality systems
  • Assist in maintain Quality record filing systems
  • Coordinate, direct and schedule the activities of the training staff
  • Develop and modify training procedures as necessary
  • Develop training records and oversee the managing of maintenance and retention

Competitive salary and benefits

All members of the Wauford Group family of companies are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

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Plant Manager

Responsibilities

  • Monitor production operations for safety and quality ensuring that all applicable regulatory and quality requirements including FDA and cGMP standards are met and followed
  • Oversee supervisory staff of day and night shifts in assigned areas
  • Assist in evaluating current and proposed systems and procedures, recommend changes when necessary, and assist in implementation of new processes to drive continuous improvement
  • Oversee the daily activities of the plant, workflow and worker schedules, instructing supervisory staff as appropriate
  • Review and confirm product specifications and production schedules
  • Plan labor and drive cost reduction initiatives to ensure that efficiency, productivity, and on time shipment performance targets are met
  • Notify Quality, Maintenance, Logistics and HR of any changes to the daily plan
  • Observe supervisors and employees performance to ensure safety, quality and housekeeping procedures are followed
  • Coach supervisory staff and other persons as appropriate in case of unsafe / unacceptable practices
  • Interact with customers and suppliers to understand and agree on expectations
  • Partner with Human Resources and on-site staffing services regarding personnel issues, hiring and termination

Critical Requirements

  • A college degree or equivalent experience in a manufacturing environment is mandatory
  • Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in manufacturing management and in FDA compliance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Production Management systems
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task concurrent project demands
  • Exceptional attention to detail, as well as organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and multitask

If you’re a confident communicator with the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time and thrive in a busy atmosphere, this could be a great opportunity for you.

Competitive salary and benefits

All members of the Wauford Group family of companies are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

Apply using the job form below.


Fiber Technician

The Wauford Group, a family of diverse companies, located in the Tri-Cities area, is now accepting applications/resumes for Fiber Technician openings located in the Petersburg area.

Required Skills/Education/Experience:

  • High School degree
  • 3-5 years of experience operating machinery in a prototyping environment
  • S./B.S. in Science/Technology field in lieu of experience accepted
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Detail oriented and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills
  • Excellent computer skills including reporting, spreadsheets, database, and ability to learn a variety of software packages
  • Be able to work in an autonomous environment

Duties Include:

  • Manufacture test samples per trial specifications/engineer instruction
  • Maintain accurate records to ensure product and process traceability
  • Communicate on an as needed basis with development engineers to ensure trails are conducted accurately
  • Take ownership equipment to ensure proper operation and maintenance of equipment
  • Assist in periodic review and update of standards and procedures
  • Assist in Hard Armor Lab and other functional areas as needed
  • Adhere to all quality and safety standards
  • Maintain clean and organized work area with emphasis on safety, quality, efficiency and utilization
  • Recommend process improvements to achieve higher levels of success for delivering quality results
  • Continually seek to improve work processes and individual performance

Competitive salary and benefits

All members of the Wauford Group family of companies are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

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Safety, Health, and Environment Manager

The Wauford Group, a family of diverse companies, located in the Tri-Cities area, is now accepting applications/resumes for a Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Manager located in the Petersburg plant.

Required Skills/Education/Experience:

  • BS/BA degree in Engineering, Chemistry, environmental science or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing environmental and OSHA regulations, SHE management systems and RCRA compliance programs
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager certification is a plus
  • Advanced degree and SHE certifications is also a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Proven track record of providing operational/functional leadership in a manufacturing environment
  • Effective communicator- Able to interact with plant floor employees as well as business and operations leaders to establish credibility and influence direction.
  • Ability to train others is critical
  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Focus on continuous improvement and facilitating standardization where necessary to drive higher levels of performance

Duties Include:

  • Drive programs, processes and systems that help the site achieve zero injuries, zero environmental incidents and 100% regulatory compliance
  • Maintain and continuously improve the site’s regulatory compliance program
  • Ensure compliance with State and Federal RCRA requirements
  • Establish site SHE objectives and metrics in alignment with business targets
  • Participate in audits of site operations to assess full implementation of requirements
  • Develop and deploy to the operating level life crucial permit process and compliance process that are very visible , easily understood and clearly demonstrate commitment to safety and compliance
  • Manage third party audits and inspections including regulatory agencies, insurance companies and other non-governmental organizations
  • Drive a positive SHE culture in the workplace

Competitive salary and benefits

All members of the Wauford Group family of companies are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

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Shift Supervisor

The Wauford Group, a family of diverse companies, located in the Chester area, is now accepting applications/resumes for Shift Supervisor openings located in the Chester area.

 Required Skills/Education/Experience:

  • Associate Degree or higher degree or previous supervisory experience
  • Advanced leadership skills
  • Solid Commitment to Safety practices
  • Good oral and written skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Quality System experience
  • Microsoft Office computer skills(Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Duties Include:

  • Manage production floor making sure all equipment is operating and appropriately staffed
  • Managing and motivating employees to perform their jobs to the best of their ability and in accordance with Company quality procedures, as well as facility safety and security policies
  • Administrative duties include: Daily shift reports, weekly shift time card reporting, attendance reports, training and certification support, written and oral reports as well as general computer interface; must be able to interface with other departments in order to address and resolve issues
  • Working additional shifts if needed

Competitive salary and benefits

All members of the Wauford Group family of companies are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

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Operations Technician

The Wauford Group, a family of diverse companies, located in the Chester area, is now accepting applications for an Operations Technician position located in Chester.

Required Skills/Education/Experience:

  • Two year technical degree (Engineering, Engineering Technology, Chemistry, Material Sciences) or High School diploma with more than five years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility in a pilot or commercial chemical manufacturing facility
  • Able to develop, coach, train and counsel others
  • Basic PC skills including Microsoft Office
  • Stand, walk and use arms and hands to handle, feel, reach, pull, turn, grasp, and carry items; Frequently lifts and/or move up to 55 pounds and occasionally life and/or move up to 88 pounds with assistance;
  • Climbing up and down staircases, ladders and scaffolding multiple times during the day.

Duties / Objectives: 

  • Ensures all jobs are done per standard operating procedures, including but not limited to: batch formulation, start-up, operation and shutdown of manufacturing equipment, packaging of finished products and product changeover.
  • Responsible for safety of all personnel during the shift.
  • Monitors consumption of raw materials, packing materials and waste generation during shifts.
  • Load and unload chemicals and raw materials.
  • Troubleshoot and take corrective action to ensure operating parameters are within Standard Operation Condition for the production of quality products.
  • Perform analytical tests to ensure product specifications are met
  • Operate PLC/HMI and electronic controllers to run the process
  • Perform and maintain good housekeeping standards
  • Update shift logs and document process variables in checklists, work instructions, procedures and other media.

Competitive salary and benefits

All members of the Wauford Group family of companies are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

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