Harmonic Drive LLC | 247 Lynnfield St. Peabody, MA 01960 | 800-921-3332
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Harmonic Drive LLC is currently growing!  We strive to hire only the best and brightest.  Having the best talent means rewarding our employees with the best benefit plans.  We offer 100% paid medical, dental, short-term, and long-term disability, as well as a well-funded 401k plan.  

Current Open Positions

Harmonic Drive LLC is currently seeking to add qualified personnel for the following positions: 


 

Sr. Mechatronics Engineer

 

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for all aspects of mechatronics engineering for custom and next generation actuator designs, including gear system, motor and sensor design specifications, as well as verification of actuator performance with a variety of amplifiers and controllers.   Must be a hands-on contributor to product development, including project management.

 

TECHNICAL

  • Electro-mechanical design, development and documentation for systems of varied complexity from concept through production.  Designs integrating industrial electro-mechanical system components, including motors, gears, bearings, sensors, actuators, servo drives and data acquisition electronics.
  • Develop products, designs and processes that are efficient and deliver quality products.
  • Develop and document test equipment for electro-mechanical assemblies.  Analysis, design, and testing at the component and systems level.

 

MANAGERIAL

  • Work closely with the VP of Mechatronics Engineering on plans, goals, designs, and future innovations.
  • Set objects for development projects, including project schedules and deadlines.
  • Interact with customers to gain an understanding of the product requirements.  Defines scope, plans, and deliverables for assigned work.
  • Follow and make recommendations to improve upon Harmonic Drive’s development processes and procedures.
  • Technical leadership skills for a small engineering group.
  • Work to define and document production test requirements and methodologies.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related discipline.  Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • 10 years of engineering experience with industrial product design and development, 4+ years of experience in a managerial role.
  • Required knowledge of 3D CAD.  SolidWorks strongly preferred.
  • Experience writing technical specifications and project proposals.
  • Experience with Automation, Robotics, and PC-based software controls.
  • Servo design, development and troubleshooting experience of motion control systems.  Experience with Copley Controls and Rockwell Kinetix is a plus.
  • Experience successfully managing projects with small teams of engineers.
  • Excellent organization, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Networking experience including – EtherCAT, DeviceNet and CANopen a plus.
  • Experience with software tools, Simulink and MATLAB, to model system behavior a plus.
  • Experience with test automation tools, such as LabVIEW is a plus.
  • Aerospace or medical equipment design experience a plus.

 

CHARACTER AND INTERPERSONAL

  • Strong, results-driven and self-directed individual with personal commitment to excellence.
  • Promotes a creative and innovative work environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and strong people skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, have excellent attention to detail.

 

OTHER

  • Travel domestically and internationally, when required, up to 10% of the time.
  • Willingness to work beyond core business hours, as needed, to meet project deadlines.

 

 


 

Vice President, Engineering

 

JOB SUMMARY

This position reports to the CEO/President.  Candidates must possess a strong understanding of electromechanical motion products with a find attention to detail.  Hands-on Prototype development and assembly capabilities are required. The ability to develop test programs for new or existing products is required.  Understanding of the dynamics of motion and a fundamental knowledge of precision Power Transmission components will also be expected.  The candidate will have the ability to develop new and unique products by working directly with customers, management, or sales engineers.  Must also have the ability to guide others in the development and test of product.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee and/or create accurate design proposals for new and modified products through life cycle using strong management and math skills.
  • Oversee the creation of clear and accurate documentation for manufacturing, including detail and assembly drawings.  Insure drawings are to ANSI standards.
  • Oversee and/or create test fixtures and test protocols to insure customer requirements are met while insuring manufacturability and cost controls.
  • Design assembly test and fixtures and coordinate with sales and manufacturing to insure customer requirements are met.
  • Oversee prototype and first time manufacture of their designs to insure customer satisfaction.
  • Work with purchasing and manufacturing to source vendors for outside purchase of components.
  • Assist customers and vendors to resolve questions and problems with designs and drawings.
  • Coordinate with inside and outside sales to insure customer satisfaction and accuracy of documentation.
  • Work with assembly and manufacturing to trouble shoot and resolve design and manufacturing issues and police documentation changes.
  • Travel, as required, to support business goals and technical sales force.

 

KNOWLEDGE/ SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • BS required, MS preferred
  • Strong mechanical experience in an engineering or manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated mechanical design creativity and pragmatic, problem solving skills, with a willingness to take ownership of a project with demonstrated project managements skills.
  • Sound understanding of the technology of gears and motion mechanisms.
  • CAD and design experience
  • Sound knowledge of GD&T and ANSI standards.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of mechanical power transmission and motion control components.
  • Understanding of machine shop practices.
  • Hands-on experience in the design, development, and assembly of complex prototype designs.
  • Ability to multi-task in an accurate, timely, and organized fashion.
  • Ability to conduct structured and in-depth failure analysis and to present detailed and professional reports.

 

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE

  • BSME degree required
  • 10+ years hands-on management experience
  • Experience in change management

  


 

Precision Machinist I

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Precision Machinist I is responsible for the manufacture and inspection of high precision products of varying complexity, under limited supervision.  This person will also be responsible for the quality and quantity of work performed.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Set up and operate various types of CNC lathes and/or machining centers in accordance with company policy, procedures and time standards.
  • Perform various repetitive machining operations primarily on production work or tooling
  • Machine precision products from drawings under minimal supervision and in accordance with established procedures using the ability to read and interpret drawings, sketches and work instructions.
  • Operate various types of machinery, CNC milling, turning and CNC or manual gear making equipment following established procedures
  • Setup tools to precise tolerances in accordance with established procedures.
  • Transmit or receive CNC program information, maintain computerized or manual records as required.
  • Inspect own work
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE/ SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to multitask in an accurate, timely and organized fashion
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a professional and cooperative manner
  • Understanding of the importance of customer service
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Computer savvy
  • Detail oriented
  • Team player

 

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma - some college preferred
  • Technical or vocational school background is helpful
  • 5-10 Years in a Manufacturing environment

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read directions and prints and to inspect machined parts closely to ensure that they meet specifications. 
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate machinery for precision work. 
  • Physical ability to do work requiring frequent stooping, bending, squat, kneel, bend or twist and lifting.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, move about the shop floor, talk, hear, bend and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds Ability to squat, kneel, bend or twist

 

Electro-Mechanical Assembler

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Electro-Mechanical Assembler is responsible for the assembly and testing of high precision products of varying complexity, under minimal supervision.  This person will also be responsible for the quality and quantity of work performed. 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assemble a variety of subassemblies, standard and special products in accordance with industry standards, company policy and procedures.
  • Accurate fitting, aligning and adjusting required to very close tolerances or precision fits subject to strict inspection.
  • Ability to cut, strip, solder, crimp and terminate small gauge wire according to specifications using hand and power tools
  • Set up and test complete products to determine compliance with exacting operating requirement using automated and manual testing methods.
  • Read and interpret drawings
  • Other responsibilities as required.

 

 KNOWLEDGE/ SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to multitask in an accurate, timely and organized fashion
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a professional and cooperative manner
  • Understanding of the importance of customer service
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Basic computer skills
  • Detail oriented

 

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Technical or vocational school background in electrical or electronics helpful
  • 3+ years of experience in an assembly environment

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate machinery for precision work
  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read directions and prints and to inspect machined parts closely to ensure that they meet specifications
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, move about the shop floor, talk, hear, bend and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to squat or kneel occasionally

 


 

Quality Assurance Technician

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for monitoring the overall process to assure that product exiting the process is correct.  Monitoring includes mechanical and visual inspection of precision parts for dimensional and visual compliance to established procedures.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for inspection of incoming product to established drawings and standards.
  • Responsible for In-Process Inspection of product to drawings and standards.
  • Responsible for providing inspection support to all departments in the organization.
  • Document Non-Conforming Material per established procedures.
  • Perform other responsibilities as required

 

REQUIRED BACKGROUND AND SKILLS

  • Perform receiving, in-process, and final inspection.
  • Machine shop process knowledge; turning, milling.
  • Experience with CMM (programming skills preferred, such as Mitutoyo MCOSMOS)
  • Knowledge of the gear manufacturing processes of shaping, hobbing and shot peening and cleaning helpful.
  • Knowledge of crimping and soldering termination inspection is helpful.
  • Programming CMM from 3D solid models is helpful
  • Knowledge of ERP systems
  • Working knowledge of GD&T (read and interpret)
  • Mechanical Inspection of precision part
  • Must be able to multi-task without losing track of details
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Office)

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • 5-7 years as a QA Technician.
  • High School or equivalent diploma
  • Visual inspection experience

 

REQUIRED JOB COMPETENCIES

  • Able to perform job independently, with limited supervision
  • Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc.
  • Knowledge of theory and instruments used in Shop and Trade Practices
  • Knowledge of technical practices (theoretical and precise)
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, and use and maintain tools and equipment
  • Integrity in performance and work ethic

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate machinery for precision work
  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read directions and prints and to inspect machined parts closely to ensure that they meet specifications
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, move about the shop floor, talk, hear, bend and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to squat or kneel occasionally 

 

 

IT Helpdesk Support Technician

 

JOB SUMMARY

The IT Helpdesk Support Technician will maintain and monitor end-user workstations and productivity on the local area network performing a variety of maintenance, software installation, end-user support and training tasks. This person will provide support to staff on all company-supported applications, troubleshoot hardware and software issues identifying and the source and advising on appropriate action in accordance with Company standards.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports employee activities utilizing TCP/IP on a primarily Microsoft Windows-based local area network (LAN) including oversight of software and application installation and upgrades.
  • Investigates user issues, identifies their source, and implements solutions.
  • Installs, configures and maintains personal computers, Windows networks, Apple workstations, file servers, network cabling, and other related equipment, devices and systems; adds or upgrades and configures disk drives, printers and related equipment.
  • Maintains site licenses for department/organization.
  • Plans and implements network security, including maintaining firewalls, configuring VPN, managing host security, file permissions, file system integrity, and adding and deleting users.
  • Troubleshoots networks, systems and applications to identify and correct malfunctions and other operational issues.
  • Develops and conducts various training and instruction for system users on operating systems and other applications; assists users in maximizing use of networks and computing systems.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information on the network that is processed, stored or accessed by end-users.
  • Assists personnel of other departments as a hardware/software resource.
  • Provides computer orientation to new and existing company staff

 

KNOWLEDGE/ SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to communicate technical information to nontechnical personnel.
  • Able to install, configure and maintain personal computers, networks and related hardware/software.
  • Knowledge of computer and/or network security systems, applications, procedures and techniques.
  • Able to identify and resolve computer system malfunctions and operations problems.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to learn and support new systems and applications

 

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in related field and 3-5 years of networking experience, or equivalent applicable work experience.
  • 1-2 years help desk experience
  • Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows Server GPO knowledge

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Normal vision range; ability to see color and to distinguish letters, numbers and symbols.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, bend and reach.
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

 

 

Inside Sales Representative

 JOB SUMMARY

Working closely with Regional Sales Engineers, the Inside Sales Representative is responsible for providing customer service to established and prospective customers. Customer Service includes handling requests for quotes, order entry and changes, lead time requests, expediting and communicating pertinent information back to customers.  The Inside Sales Representative is also responsible for overall coordination of information flow to various personnel and departments such as Manufacturing, Engineering and Shipping to ensure that Customer requests and expectations are met.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Communicating with customers and Regional Sales Engineers while providing price, delivery, product and customer service information to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Assist customers in a courteous and helpful manner while developing customer relationships and loyalty.
  • Managing the Returned Materials Authorization (RMA) process to include documentation and tracking progress to ensure customer needs and expectations are met.
  • Engaging Company resources as needed to resolve customer concerns or identified problems.
  • Entering customer orders into ERP system and providing customers with order acknowledgements.
  • Responding to customer requests for expedited deliveries.
  • Maintaining frequent communication with customer accounts concerning quotations, price, and delivery and order status. Using customer’s internet portal as necessary to assure proper planning and action in response to customer’s production needs.
  • Preparing spreadsheets and reports as needed to support the Sales department.
  • Coordinate efforts with Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales and Accounting to assure timely response to customer inquiries and on-time delivery of product.
  • Accurately records customer information and own customer activities in CRM (i.e. phone calls that would provide useful information for other members of the Sales team).
  • Other responsibilities as required


KNOWLEDGE/ SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Customer focused, courteous, persuasive, tactful
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Must work well under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task without losing track of the details.
  • Very strong computer skills (including MS Office)


EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE

  • BS/BA or equivalent.  AS in Engineering is a plus.
  • 3-5 years of customer service experience preferably in a production or manufacturing environment
  • Experience with ERP/CRM systems a plus.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  •        Frequently required to sit, stand, move about, talk, hear, bend and reach with hands and arms
  •        Occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds 

 

Interested in one of our open positions? Send your resume to hr@harmonicdrive.net 

 


 

Harmonic Drive LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Harmonic Drive LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 


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