Careers

At Strongwell, growth, market diversity and financial stability create an environment of security and opportunity. Strongwell people take pride in being part of an industry leading team. The company recognizes that its people provide the intelligence, vitality, enthusiasm and productive effort that makes the company what it is today.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please submit a resume with salary history in confidence to Human Resource Department, Strongwell-Bristol, P.O. Box 580, Bristol, VA 24203-0580. You may also email your information to the Human Resources Manager. No phone inquires please.


Availability at our Bristol Location

Digital Media Specialist

JOB PURPOSE:

This position is responsible for supporting the Marketing Manager and occasionally the VP, Business Development and Marketing in developing newsletters, case studies, literature, website content, videos and other materials as needed for various departments and locations of Strongwell. Professional representation of the company is required when dealing with sellers, media and suppliers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research, write and develop newsletters
  • Develop and produce new literature, which includes writing, designing and printing coordination
  • Graphic design as needed for literature, website, advertising and trade shows
  • Develop and produce special multi-media presentations for interdepartmental support
  • Maintain website functionality and continuously improve website with up-to-date content, case studies, videos and unique landing pages for targeted marketing efforts
  • Create and maintain website applications (Design Manual, Specifications, Literature order form, More Info form, MSDS docs, CAD blocks, etc.)
  • Create, maintain and update online training videos
  • Maintain and improve Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for all search engines
  • Cooperate with others to accomplish tasks and projects

OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in special assignments as directed by the VP, Business Development and Marketing or upper management
  • Assist Marketing Manager in developing advertisements and advertising campaigns

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience, Competencies and Education

  • Must possess a college degree in marketing, mass communications, digital media or a related field and have at least two years of proven experience
  • Must demonstrate ability to develop literature, video, website content and multi-media
  • Must be highly computer literate and proficient in the following programs and languages on a PC:
    • Adobe CS6 Suite
      • InDesign
      • Photoshop
      • Illustrator
      • Premiere Pro
      • After Effects
      • Dreamweaver
    • Microsoft Office
      • Word
      • Excel
      • PowerPoint
    • Experience with these programs/services is a plus:
      • PHP and MySQL
      • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6+
      • Autodesk 3D Studio Max

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB:

This position requires that the employee be able to perform the following physical requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

Must be able to type and use computer, photography and videography equipment. Must be able to make occasional overnight business trips and be able to travel independently. Must be able to communicate via telephone, email, text and online chat platforms on a daily basis.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This position requires the employee be able to work effectively in a work environment involving:

Short deadlines, an often heavy work load and frequent requests by sales and upper management for immediate support on various projects. Must be able to adapt to changing priorities, be well organized, and be able to effectively multi-task.

If you are interested in pursuing this challenging and rewarding opportunity, please submit your response in confidence to: webmaster@strongwell.com.


MANUFACTURING SUPERVISOR

Strongwell, the world’s leader in the pultrusion industry, is seeking a supervisor for the Abingdon, Virginia manufacturing operation. This third shift (11 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.) supervisory position is responsible for the leadership of the shift ensuring manufacturing objectives are accomplished.

POSITION PREREQUISITES:

  • High school graduate
  • Minimum of four years’ manufacturing supervision experience.
  • Proven work ethic demonstrated by independent initiative, reliability, good communication skills and motivation abilities.
  • High degree of integrity
  • Basic computer skills
  • Competent in contemporary quality, technical, productivity and safety programs.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure department and company objectives are met.
  • Enhance employee relations through effective communications.
  • Maintain quality standards.
  • Promote an exceptional safety and teamwork environment.
  • Foster an atmosphere of employee achievement.
  • Professional leadership and image
  • Proven decision making abilities
  • Strong technical abilities

If you are interested in pursuing this challenging and rewarding opportunity, please submit your response in confidence to: webmaster@strongwell.com.


Regional Sales Manager

Strongwell, the world’s leader in the manufacture of pultruded composite products, is recruiting a Regional Sales Manager for the western United States. The position will be located at the corporate headquarters in Bristol, Virginia. The successful candidate will be responsible for sales in Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona. Additionally, British Columbia, Canada is included in the sales territory. Prior experience with sales endeavors in this region is a plus. Listed below is a description of the responsibilities.

JOB PURPOSE:

Responsible for professionally managing the assigned sales territory to maximize sales and profitability.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet or exceed annual sales goals.
  • Maintains a high level of integrity and develops a high degree of trust and respect among customers.
  • Professional behavior, attitude, and appearance at all times.
  • Capable of researching the territory to identify, and land potential new customers.
  • Achieve specification of Strongwell products.
  • Thoroughly prepared for all sales calls.
  • Continually improve product knowledge by spending time in each manufacturing location.
  • Continually improve selling and closing skills.
  • Able to create and conduct PowerPoint presentations to new and existing customers.
  • Able to forecast and execute a business plan that includes meeting all goals for the territory.
  • Effectively work with all departments including pricing, accounting, engineering, corporate sales, quality and R&D.
  • Support personnel at the appropriate manufacturing location .
  • Communicates with internal personnel with information pertaining to product requirements, acceptability and competitive matters .
  • Timely submittal of all required reports and CRM updates.

OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in trade shows, sales presentations, sales meetings, and training sessions for customers
  • Diplomatically resolves customer problems
  • Remain compliant with all company policies and procedures
  • Willing and able to be a team player
  • Maintain Outlook calendar

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience, Competencies and Education

  • College degree
  • 5-7 years of successful experience in sales
  • Strong selling and closing skills
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are required
  • Requires at least 50% overnight travel
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications and CRM
  • Requires good organizational skills
  • Must be a self-starter

If you are interested in pursuing this challenging and rewarding opportunity, please submit your response in confidence to: webmaster@strongwell.com.


Availability at our Chatfield Location

Process Engineer Intern

Strongwell, the world leader in the manufacture of pultruded composite products, is seeking an engineering intern for its Chatfield, Minnesota manufacturing facility. The Process Engineer intern will work closely with employees in operations, technology and product development to improve processes and systems, productivity improvements and waste reduction efforts. Flexibility is necessary to support multiple shift operations when required. Strong interpersonal, analytical, communication and problem solving skills are required.

Requirements / Key Responsibilities include:

  • Working toward B.S. in mechanical, chemical or composite engineering
  • Creative technical and hands-on aptitude
  • A keen desire to learn a unique and growing manufacturing process
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various manufacturing departments
  • Understanding of best manufacturing processes
  • Ability to multi-task assignments
  • Analyze, recommend and implement process improvements
  • Report on process activities
  • Recommend and implement productivity improvements
  • Recommend and implement waste reduction processes
  • Investigate and resolve production problems
  • Work with development team to investigate new processes and formulas

Qualifications:

  • Excellent computer skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate with verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with SolidWorks, ASTM, ISO

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity with the industry leader, please submit your resume in confidence to webmaster@strongwell.com.


Availability at our Highlands Location

No openings at this time.