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To inquire about a position with SoftLite, please fill out the below form and hit SUBMIT. A SoftLite representative will contact you to discuss next steps and/or set up an interview.

Typical available positions are in manufacturing and general assembly. You may attach a resume to highlight your specific skills and background.

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Current Open Positions:

SoftLite is looking for efficient 1st shift assemblers in our manufacturing facility in Streetsboro, OH.

We are looking for individuals who take pride in their work and are self-motivated but are also a team player. Our assemblers are responsible for the beginning-of-the-line assembly and must have great attention to detail and the ability to keep up on the production line. All employees are able to work their way up to the next level and learn more skilled tasks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Verifying specifications by measuring completed components
  • Following detailed assembly instructions, processes, and procedures to build custom orders
  • Assembling components by examining connections for correct fit; fastening parts and subassemblies
  • Identifying and using hand tools, such as screw guns, drills, scrapers, snips, hammers, chisels, etc, to perform assigned duties
  • Maintaining quality process control checks and following standard work instructions
  • Escalating quality, safety, and productivity concerns using proper chain of command
  • Ability to work as a member of a team

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to read, write, and understand English
  • Able to stand for a 10-hour shift
  • Daily duties may require lifting 30-50 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to apply physical mobility (bending, pushing, pulling, lifting, and twisting) to perform all line duties
  • Ability to use hand tools, such as screw guns, drills, scrapers, snips, hammers, chisels, and any other tool required to perform duties
  • Familiarity with safety protocols in a manufacturing environment; safety glasses, hearing protection, wearing cut-resistant gloves and sleeves, and steel-toed or composite-toed shoes or boots
  • Must be able to work overtime during the week and on Saturdays as needed
  • These positions are not located on the bus line. You must have your own reliable transportation

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous manufacturing and/or assembly experience a plus but not required

 BENEFITS:

  • Weekly pay
  • Casual dress code
  • Health insurance – medical/dental/vision/accident, and critical illness
  • Vacation time accrual
  • Three (3) sick days – eligible upon hire
  • Paid (8) federal holidays and (2) floating holidays – eligible upon hire
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Basic general life insurance at 2x annual salary
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • $95 annual boot allowance
  • Referral bonus program
  • Window discounts
  • Employee events, contests, and giveaways
  • COVID vaccinations not required

 SCHEDULE:

  • Monday to Thursday onsite
  • Occasional Friday overtime (with advance notice)
  • 1st Shift – 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

SoftLite is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veteran, or disability status.

SoftLite seeks a dynamic EH&S Manager for our manufacturing operations. This is a great opportunity for an experienced EH&S leader to join our growing team and take ownership in improving the health and safety of our employees.

SoftLite, a business unit of Harvey Building Products Corporation, manufactures premium vinyl replacement windows. We pride ourselves on offering several high-quality, energy-efficient windows and doors that are ENERGY STAR® certified.

The EH&S manager position will lead Streetsboro, Ohio, safety and environmental initiatives to ensure compliance and drive continuous improvement of safety and environmental metrics, including but not limited to: 

  • Injury reduction
  • Focus on hazard reduction and improved safety behaviors
  • Compliance to all EH&S regulations
  • Transition to leading indicator versus lagging
  • Integration of EH&S in all processes
  • Total associate involvement and ownership at all levels
  • Implement visual daily management

 This role reports to the vice president of human resources with responsibilities to onsite leadership. The candidate will be a key contributor, driving safety improvements and playing a pivotal role in assessing EH&S tools and processes to be launched across the organization.

Preferred candidates are bilingual (English/Spanish) with a strong aptitude for problem solving, lean or continuous improvement background and dynamic skills in building trust through the engagement of the workforce.

The focus of this role is to reduce recordable injuries and to continuously improve the Safety Culture for SoftLite.  Implement health & safety tools and processes to manage business and facilitate improvement at all levels.

  • The EH&S manager will work directly with the VP of operations, operations director, value stream managers, and other operational leaders, along with maintenance, quality, and lean and process engineers to drive EH&S improvement for the site.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety, environmental science, or related discipline
  • 5+ years EH&S field
  • 3+ years manufacturing experience in a lean manufacturing principle, preferred but not required
  • 3+ years management experience required

 

QUALIFICATIONS & PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • “Go to Gemba” mentality, hands-on
  • Excellent organization skills, including recordkeeping and reporting
  • Strong manufacturing/operations background
  • Excellent computer skills required
  • Strong communication skills, bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Management experience required
  • Positive interpersonal and facilitation skills with excellent presentation and written/verbal communication skills to properly direct, assist and train personnel is needed
  • Proven experience in influencing, leading cross functional teams and driving change results
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, delivers information clearly and factually
  • Capable of adjusting to situation or audience
  • Demonstrates personal leadership skills; high performance behaviors, self-initiative, excellent work ethic, exercises good judgment, influencing, mentoring, coaching, negotiation and collaboration
  • Workplace safety, team building, and financial awareness

Key Programs and Initiatives:

  1. Safety team/committee champion
  2. EH&S champion
  3. BBS Audits program
  4. Take 5 for Safety program
  5. JHA program
  6. KPI bowler champion (EH&S metric management)
  7. Safety training champion
  8. QuickBase incident update leader
  9. Sharepoint
  10. Litmos

In this role, you will help upkeep the production lines and support the team to preserve functionality of our business premises. Your duties will include troubleshooting, repairing equipment, and performing preventative maintenance procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment.
  • Diagnose problems, replace and/or repair parts, test, and adjust as needed.
  • Properly and efficiently troubleshoot and diagnose machines for repair.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, multimeters, and material handling equipment in performing duties.

Read and interpret equipment manuals, electrical and mechanical schematics.

  • Conduct periodic quality checks on equipment and machines to ensure everything is up to working standards.
  • Comply with OSHA safety, quality, and machine specifications.

REQUIREMENTS:

– LOTO, safety circuit troubleshooting, electric troubleshooting, basic machining, and tooling.

– Possess the mechanical skills to properly and efficiently troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely manner.

– Strong attention to detail.

– Ability to work as a team as well as independently.

– Able to perform duties and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines with minimal supervision or guidance.

– Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

– Language skills: English (reading, writing, and verbal)

– Effective communication skills

– Mathematical skills

– Understand basic math and measurements, including standard to metric conversions

– Previous experience with safety procedures and guidelines followed when troubleshooting, repairing, and/or         entering pieces of equipment.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

3 – 5 years with electrical / mechanical and pneumatics required.

SCHEDULE:

Monday to Thursday: onsite, 10-hour shifts

1st shift, full-time: 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Some Fridays required with advance notice (no weekends)

PAY:

*Based on experience*

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Job Summary:

Open a window of opportunity today with a career at SoftLite, LLC. We are seeking a mechanical engineer to work with our operations teams improving manufacturing efficiency and machine reliability and reducing cost of quality.

Organization Summary:

SoftLite is a leading manufacturer of custom-made vinyl replacement windows and patio doors. Located in Streetsboro, OH, our products are sold and distributed throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and Southern United States. Our company culture focuses on quality, respect, accountability, and integrity while working in an open and friendly, fast-paced work environment. Our excellence in providing innovative, high-end quality products have received multiple awards including: the Ohio Partnership for Excellence Award, the Crystal Achievement Award from Window and Door Magazine, and the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year and Sustained Excellence Award.

Job Requirements:

  • Design and develop tools, machines, controls, equipment, and mechanical processes to improve manufacturability and improve equipment quality and reduce ergonomic issues, increase output
  • Identify, evaluate, and correct potential or existing equipment issues as well as effectively communicate corrective actions to appropriate parties
  • Oversee installation, and development of new, modified, and/or existing systems and reliability engineering of equipment
  • Identify PM process, assist maintenance scheduling, and train maintenance in reliability best practices
  • Create process documentation including technical drawings, work instructions, engineering change workflow
  • Find volume leverage on bottleneck equipment. Look for ways to improve production cycle times and product quality
  • Lead troubleshooting on machine and related material quality issues
  • Own new manufacturing equipment sourcing and own plant layout documentation
  • Manage and order tooling for machines on the floor
  • Support and partner with various departments:
    • Purchasing and quality control in determining sourced component acceptability.
    • Maintenance to develop TPM on critical equipment (saws, fab centers, and welders used when fabrication window extrusions).
    • Production and quality teams to improve process capabilities that reduce cost of poor quality and warranty cost.
    • Supports scheduling and process engineers in throughput and machine capability planning
    • Continuous improvement team to improve process flows and elimination of the eight forms of waste.
    • Safety manager to ensure that all processes are safe and compliant with local codes and requirements
  • Participate in large operations project management activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in industrial manufacturing environment for 3 – 5 years
  • Experience using auto-CAD
  • Ability to troubleshoot manufacturing equipment, including but not limited to, mechanical, pneumatic, and controls. Working on equipment used to cut, clean, weld, and wrap
  • Strong mechanical troubleshooting
  • Understanding of machine networking
  • Understanding of equipment drawings
  • Perform and communicate root cause analysis
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Project, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Must be highly detailed and able to work on multiple tasks independently with little direct supervision in a fast-paced environment

Education Certification: Bachelor’s degree (preferred)

Experience Level: 3-5 years of experience

Business Developers | Regional Sales Managers – SoftLite Windows and Doors

Headquarters:    Streetsboro, OH 

AVAILABLE AREAS: North Central (WI, MN, ND, SD) Northeast (New England)

The regional sales manager (RSM) works to improve the dealer channel’s market position and achieve financial growth. The RSM builds key customer relationships, identifies new business opportunities, negotiates and closes business deals, and maintains extensive knowledge of product lines and current market conditions.  

Deliverable Outcomes:

  • Manage all relationships and sales activities with existing and potential SoftLite customers. This includes annual business planning, training and marketing support activities, resolving and correcting all relationship, product, pricing, credit, shipping, lead-time, and day-to-day business issues in a timely manner.
  • Assess and cultivate strong business relationships with window and door- focused trade partners whose segment focus aligns with SoftLite’s product portfolio.
  • Support existing clients to ensure they are satisfied and positive. Sales calls may require presentations about solutions and services that meet or predict the client’s future needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a pipeline of new business while capturing knowledge of the market. Track and record activity on accounts and build forecast sales targets (and ensure they are being met).
  • Adopt the finest product knowledge and presentation skills in the window and door industry. Plan approaches and pitches. Work with marketing staff using market and competitive knowledge to help identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators.
  • Develop and maintain a highly collaborative and positive working relationship with SoftLite’s leadership team, manufacturing division, and company personnel.
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distributions channels that will lead to increased sales. Maintain correct channels or distribution and proper mapping in each market to collect maximum market share while minimizing market conflict.
  • Work seamlessly with manufacturing on project flow and product production as well as new product development.
  • Participate in pricing solutions and service.
  • Adhere to travel and entertainment cost-center budgets.
  • Ensure customer showrooms correctly exhibit our products with the most current revisions – always looking first-class and up-to-date.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 2-5 years of applicable work experience within the window and door industry
  • Networking, prospecting, motivation to sell, closing skills, ability to identify customer needs and challenges, market knowledge, and professionalism.
  • Demonstrates the ability to speak to large groups using multiple delivery methods.
  • Significant experience in negotiating with customers and successfully resolving disputes
  • Evidence of strong analytical and fact-based planning skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to operate independently or in a team environment to achieve results
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, and analytical skills
  • High level of proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strategic planning and execution
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Travel will be required

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