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 info@strongwell.com. No phone inquiries please.


Availability at our Bristol Location

Manufacturing Manager

Strongwell, the world’s leader in pultruded composite products, is recruiting a Manufacturing Manager for its Bristol Virginia facility.  The Manufacturing Manager, under the direction of the Virginia Director of Manufacturing Operations, manages and directs all manufacturing departmental functions, reports accurately and timely production performance results, performs production analytics and displays proven acumen with leading a production team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership to production employees and monitor their performance to ensure adherence to established standards and procedures and to achieve business goals and objectives
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient daily operation of production department, maximizing productivity and minimizing cost while maintaining quality
  • Cultivate an environment of excellence through open communication, collaboration, and teamwork
  • Create and reinforce a safety first culture by personal leadership as well as appropriate daily reinforcement of employee behaviors
  • Work in a team environment with other department management to coordinate a production schedule based on available manpower, equipment efficiency, and material requirements as well as establish priorities and monitor production progress to achieve required deadlines, objectives, and budgets
  • Drive to achieve and improve company Key Performance Indicators which include: Safety, Scrap Reduction, On-time Delivery, Direct Labor, and Utilization
  • Manage and optimize BOM structures and routings
  • Drive and champion new technologies, collaborations, and improved processes to define, leverage, and implement best production practices including leading continuous improvements in cost reduction, production time, and manufacturing capacity.
  • Lead and support company initiatives for new product development and R&D
  • Supervise, motivate, and coach production employees in the performance of their duties, complete performance reviews, and provide feedback and necessary mentoring to develop and enhance their growth
  • Maintain compliance with safety standards, GMP's, and all other company policies and procedures

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in operations management, engineering, business, or related field preferred.
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Highly proficient in ERP/MRP systems, Microsoft Office, and data analytics
  • A process-oriented thinker with strong technical acumen, a passion for learning, and desire for continuous improvement
  • The ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining high standards of quality and strong customer focus
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

The above mentioned duties are the essential functions of the job.  We reserve the right to review job duties as situations dictate.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Environmental, Health & Safety Technical Assistant

Job Purpose: Compiles necessary information and statistics to comply with required safety regulations.  Performs safety audits on all equipment and operations.  Writes and implements safety policies throughout Virginia Operations.  Assists with environmental permitting as needed.  Maintains all records with the required level of detail and confidentiality.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Comprehend Environmental, Health and Safety regulations to write, maintain and implement required policies and procedures
  • Help maintain Strongwell’s safety program
    • Conduct safety audits on all operations
    • Provide technical advice for all safety concerns
    • Provide training assistance as needed
  • Supervise the Contractor Compliance Plan and ensure adherence
  • Oversee Strongwell’s Lockout/Tagout and Confined Space plans
  • Assist Operations Manager in implementing 5S throughout the plants
  • Compile monthly OSHA 300 Log
  • Work to streamline Strongwell’s Hazard Communication system and maintain safety data sheets
  • Assist with environmental or human resources projects as needed

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

  • Limited lifting
  • Walking
  • Limited Climbing
  • Limited Travel

Work Environment: This position requires that the employee be able to work effectively in an office/manufacturing environment.

Qualifications: Experience, Competencies and Education

  • High School graduate
  • Good mathematical and mechanical comprehension
  • Effective verbal/written communication skills
  • 1-5+ years of on the job experience
  • Computer literate

The above mentioned duties are the essential functions of the job.  We reserve the right to review job duties as situations dictate.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Process Engineer

Requirements / Key responsibilities include:

  • B.S. in mechanical, chemical or composite engineering
  • Creative technical aptitude
  • A keen desire to learn a unique and growing manufacturing process
  • “Hands on” capabilities with 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 at all levels of the organization
  • Inventor, ISO, AutoCad, ERP Systems
  • Composite industry experience in process engineering

Ideal experience:

  • 3 to 5 years’ process engineering experience
  • Environmental/safety experience
  • Pultrusion manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Process automation

The above mentioned duties are the essential functions of the job.  We reserve the right to review job duties as situations dictate.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Availability at our Chatfield Location

ERP Administrator

JOB PURPOSE:  Serves as corporate resident expert on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications. Updates, monitors and revises ERP system based on recommendations of business units. Effectively trains and communicates system functions to end-users as necessary. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reviews, analyzes, and modifies configured product systems including encoding, testing, and debugging to support the ERP applications
  • Responsible to ensuring the reliable performance of ERP manufacturing systems
  • Assists with feasibility studies for new ERP initiatives
  • Participates in projects to implement, test and design ERP system releases and system upgrades
  • Monitors and maintains ERP systems security.
  • Serves as liaison between functional and technical resources to manage the development of ERP system functionality.
  • Monitor, report and resolve ERP Help Desk support tickets.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance

OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Seeks end-user input regarding system performance
  • Identifies individuals for ERP cross-training
  • Enhance ERP and product knowledge by attending user group meetings and online forums
  • Create and maintain ERP documentation such as operating procedures, workflows and user guides

QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience, Competencies and Education

  • Comprehensive knowledge in standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a configure-to-order manufacturing environment.
    • Inventory Management, Bill of Material, Routes, Production Scheduling, Product Configurator
  • Experience working with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) manufacturing software system
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server and Access databases
    • MS SQL 2012 / 2014
    • Access 2013 / 2016
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills a must
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work in a cross functional team environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems or related area and 3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment 

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

Sedentary, standing and walking in office and manufacturing plant environment. Limited travel. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  This position requires that the employee be able to work effectively in a work environment involving: Offices and manufacturing facility. 

The above mentioned duties are the essential functions of the job.  We reserve the right to review job duties as situations dictate.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Availability at our Highlands Location

No openings at this time.