Join the Häfele Family

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Here at Häfele, hardware is our passion and our expertise. With us you’ll find an environment populated with talented people across a wide range of departments committed to helping one another while providing the best possible experience for our valued customers. All positions with Häfele America Co. offer continuous training as well as opportunities for professional development and career growth.

As part of the Häfele family, you’ll receive an excellent compensation and benefits package including competitive pay, medical coverage, dental insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid time off, generous employee product discounts and more.

Current Available Positions:

Project Engineer
Technical Specialist, Show and Shop

Territory Sales Representative:

  • Southern California
  • Michigan
  • Oklahoma


Initiative Application:

Don’t see the job you’re looking for? We’re always looking to add qualified people to our team for a variety of current and upcoming roles. Send your resume to us at recruiter@hafele.us for future consideration.

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Project Engineer
Archdale, NC


The Project Engineer role at a glance:

  • As an experienced industrial or mechanical engineer, you will provide engineering and design support for multiple projects and new product developments. You will be involved in design, redesign, part assembly, detailed part drawing production, and prototype development, testing and assembly, across various product categories.
  • This is a highly collaborative position with responsibility for building and maintaining rapport with customers, potential clients, vendors and Häfele team members while maximizing productivity
  • To be successful in this role, you will need to be a highly organized self-starter with excellent analytical and communication skills. You’ll need to multi-task and regularly adapt to competing demands for your time.
  • Experience with Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing principles is essential. Preference will be given to candidates with Six Sigma certification.

 

Complete Role Description – Project Engineer at Häfele America Co. 

 

About the Job

 

The Project Engineer will provide engineering and design support to manage projects and new product developments. This talented and experienced industrial or mechanical engineer will maintain rapport with customers, potential clients, vendors and team members while maximizing productivity. This individual will work under the guidance of the Head of Category Management, and in collaboration with other business development areas. This role will be responsible for new product development and design and sustaining engineering for existing product, and involved in the environment of redesign, part assembly, detailed part drawing production, developing prototyping, testing, and assembling prototypes and samples, across members of category management and development teams.

You should be able to demonstrate recent experience in:

  • Managing multiple large projects
  • Developing resources and project plans
  • Evaluating production processes to provide business solutions
  • Utilizing Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement strategies
  • Improving the production team’s performance, processes, and proficiency
  • Collaborating with other team members to meet deadlines and complete projects

 

What Will Be Expected of You

Manage assigned projects to meet identified timeline and quality expectations

Effectively balance and direct targeted efforts to identified customer needs and expectations

Proactively manage changes in project scope to meet evolving needs and requirements; identify potential shortfalls and devise contingency plans, thereby minimizing Company exposure and risk as related to projects

Assist sales, quality, procurement, and manufacturing groups in problem solving activities related to assigned area for product support

Develop specifications and select qualified vendors to source components and/or finished goods from domestic and overseas vendors

Manage regular meetings to discuss status and coordinate current projects

Work directly with manufacturers to refine manufacturing processes and ensure products are produced within specification

Diagnose product performance and quality issues and implement corrective actions

Design ownership throughout product lifecycle including initial concept through production and product support

Design mechanical components and assemblies with an emphasis on manufacturability, reliability and maintainability

Establish and maintain an organizational structure to manage project scope and change

Communicate project direction, approach, priorities, events, and status to all project resources and management

Insure that all project deliverables are on time and on budget while meeting customer expectations

Become familiar with each team member’s function in order to effectively manage their activities

Easily recognize areas for improvement and developing plans for implementation.

 

Education and/or Experience

Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or other relevant field

10 or more years of experience in new product development specifying manufacturing processes for a variety of hardware components

Experience with plastic materials and plastic part design, but not limited to these materials

Experience utilizing Lean Six Sigma concepts in a new product development environment.

Demonstrated history of taking products from concept through commercialization

Experience in designing across a variety of product categories, i.e.: lighting components, sliding hardware, functional hardware, etc. desired. Strong familiarity with painting processes, specialty metal finishing, kitchen and/or furniture industry association is a plus.

Knowledge of Microsoft products including: MS Project, Windows 7, Word, Excel, proficient with SolidWorks, 3D CAD design software, Autodesk Inventor preferred.

Relevant experience in Product Design, particularly consumer products

Working knowledge of GD&T, DFMA and experience using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools.


Send resume to recruiter@hafele.us

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Technical Specialist - Shop and Show
Archdale, NC
 

Summary

The Technical Specialist, Show and Shop is responsible for translating brand initiatives into physical form.  As a member of our in-house Shop, this position’s primary role is to participate in developing materials which connect and engage with our various target audiences—architects, designers, cabinet makers and millworkers and large-scale manufacturers. This includes designing and building mock-ups, fixtures, prototypes and samples; creating and maintaining trade show displays; and performing general workshop duties.

Working with multiple mediums including but not limited to wood, metal, laminates, plastics, epoxies, and paint, this person will need to use creative problem solving and make decisions both independently and as a team.  This role will be interacting daily with diverse groups such as marketing, product managers, operations and outside customers.

Position Details

Assist and support with marketing, shop, technical and facility management duties including:

> creating hardware mock-ups, prototypes and sales samples;
> performing trade show setup and tear-down activities under demanding timelines and varying work conditions;
> creating, maintaining and storing shipping crates and trade show displays;
> completing hardware tests and comparisons;
> performing maintenance on machines and equipment
> performing general shop duties as required

  • Perform carpentry and cabinetry installation activities in line with position and project requirements
  • Install a variety of hardware from hinges, catches, and drawer pulls to complex architectural sliding door hardware
  • Set up and use all power tools, hand tools and related shop equipment
  • Understand and utilize construction methodologies and standards for cabinet and/or architectural millwork and how those methodologies affect the installation of hardware
  • Plan projects systematically by reading layouts, designs or blueprints
  • Understand and keep up-to-date with of safety regulations
  • Interpret plans and blueprints, regulatory codes, and work orders; ascertain service needed; prepare estimates of materials and labor needed to complete projects prior to deadline
  • Provide excellent service to internal and external customers
  • Demonstrate good judgment in solving problems, identifying problems in advance and proposing solutions


Education, Work Experience, Certification and/or Licensure

Completion of a Certificate or Apprenticeship program, or Associate’s degree in a technical field, and at least 5 years’ related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Send resume to recruiter@hafele.us

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Territory Sales Representative

 

Territory Sales Representative at a Glance:

  • You’ll be selling hardware – both cabinet and architectural – to a variety of different individuals and businesses while actively representing the Häfele brand.
  • Our team of sales professionals are the best at what they do in our industry. We offer continuous, personalized training throughout your tenure to stay ahead of industry trends.
  • Passion for the product and the brand are paramount in this role. Everything else can be taught. And there is a lot to learn.
  • Experience in hardware or millwork is strongly preferred, but we’ll gladly consider candidates with transferrable skills and backgrounds.
     

Complete Role Description – Territory Sales Representative at Häfele America Co.

 

About the Job

The Territory Sales Representative (TSR) travels within the defined territory promoting Häfele hardware (cabinet and architectural) to manufacturers, designers, engineers and architects. The focus is on sales and support to existing customers and specifiers as well as the development of prospective customers and specifiers.
 

What will be Expected of You

Develop and maintain a detailed sales and support plan for the territory.

Maintain consistent contact with customers to maintain a high degree of customer satisfaction.

Develop a daily agenda of in-person customer visits to demonstrate current and speculative products and assist in customer hardware decisions including new product development. Determine the customer’s needs.

Prepare price quotations and write orders subject to approval by Häfele Management.

Maintain detailed database on previous, current and future customer product presentations and associated meetings. Provide daily activity reports to Sales Management at regular intervals.

Travel to trade shows within and outside of the territory. This may include nights and weekends.

Participate in required training (product, computer, sales, etc.) within and outside of the territory.

Keep company informed on competitive products, promotional materials, sales techniques, pricing, warranty and marketing activities occurring within your territory. Complete product and market research reports as directed by Sales and Marketing Management.

Communicate regularly with Customer Service, Sales Management, Marketing Management and other internal personnel via phone, fax and email regarding customer activities.

Maintain a home office to conduct business exclusively for Häfele America Co.

Other duties may be assigned.

Education and Experience Required

Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university and 1 to 2 years of related sales experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands

Physical demands of the position include travel to the customer’s place of business, use of hands to demonstrate products, good verbal skills and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Send resume to recruiter@hafele.us

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