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Full-Time

Position Overview
The supervisor's main responsibility is to assist with all floor supervision including: enforcing proper molding procedure; insuring production schedules are met; insuring the quality of production; and enforcing safety procedures and company rules and regulations. Maintenance responsibilities are for the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the company's manufacturing equipment and facilities.

Supervisor Tasks & Responsibilities
•Responsible for high quality production of all products in a safe and efficient manner.
•Responsible for ensuring that all operators are fully trained to perform their primary job functions, as well as cross trained to fill in as needed in other areas, when production or scheduling requirements warrant it.
•Responsible for ensuring that all operators are performing their job accurately and reporting production on a daily basis, as well as any variances that may occur from standard activity, when rework orders are issued, on a daily basis.
•Responsible for ensuring that operators are properly recording data for purposes of updating the OEE reporting system.
•Responsible for ensuring that all operators are accurately capturing all labor that is expended, in all direct and indirect labor activities, via the job card program and/or other activity monitoring program in place, on a daily basis...
•Identify and correct Molding Department performance problems, as documented in MRRs, and report to the Molding Manager any that cannot be corrected by him/her.
•Review work methods and procedures used in the Molding Department. Recommend any needed changes, or suggestions for improvements, to the Molding Manager.
•Responsible for enforcing plant rules and procedures and immediately documenting any incidents.
•Monitor and maintain T & A system all employees on your shift. Train new hires on T & A system and enforce T & A rules and regulations as outlined in the T & A Procedures Manual.
•Report any accidents or injuries on the C2 form (injury and accident) and forward all pertinent data to the Molding Manager, Safety Director and HR.
•Assist Maintenance & Technicians in job duties.
•Responsible for housekeeping in and around the molding machinery and molding department including organized storage of products and materials and maintaining neat, clear aisle ways.
•Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure building, when working on an off-shift, and ensuring that all machinery and equipment, as well as the facility, is properly secured, if your shift is the last scheduled shift of the week.
•All other tasks as assigned by management.
•Installation, setup, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of manufacturing equipment electrical and mechanical systems including but not limited to: robots, PLC's, drilling, injection molding, blow molding, granulators, grinders, screen printers, and general purpose automated/manual machines.

Maintenance Tasks & Responsibilities
•Observe all prescribed and standard safety rules and regulations, and work within the confines of the hazardous material guidelines.
•Maintain awareness of environmental regulations (EPA, OSHA, Etc) and help assure compliance.
•Maintain, troubleshoot and repair facility equipment including power (electric), air, water, heating, and other related services.
•Order, inventory and organize required spare parts for plant equipment and critical work centers.
•Troubleshoot tooling, equipment and processes to resolve technical and maintenance problems.
•Promptly maintain/repair all safety and codes related aspects of FGI facilities.
•Assist with manufacturing process improvements, cost reductions and quality improvement initiatives.
•Minimize waste through set up reduction, scrap reduction, improved material and machine utilization.
•Ability to work effectively independently as well as in a team environment.
•Individual must be highly motivated, organized and exhibit a sense of urgency.
•All other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by Maintenance Manager.

Job Requirements
•Knowledge of blow or injection molding
•3 years plant supervision
•Computer literate
•Leadership ability
•Minimum of 5 years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment
•Exposure to automatic and manual assembly equipment
•Proven mechanical aptitude
•Familiarity with PLC programming
•Knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems

Qualified candidates please submit your resume and cover letter to resume@thefgi.com, or mail to The Fountainhead Group, Inc., 23 Garden Street, New York Mills, NY 13417. No Phone calls. The Fountainhead Group Inc. is an AAE/EEO employer.




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Full-Time

Manufacturer has opening for 3rd shift Quality Control Inspector position.

Qualified candidate must have:
•Candidate with 3 years experience as a quality control inspector in a manufacturing setting preferred
•Experience using measuring devices
•Blue print reading experience
•Must be able to read and write English
•Must be able to work overtime
•Must have good attendance
•Must be able to perform mathematical equations

Qualified candidates please email resume and cover letter to twilson@thefgi.com or complete a company application at The Fountainhead Group, Inc., 23 Garden St., New York Mills, NY 13417 from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday. No phone calls. The Fountainhead Group, Inc. is an AAE/EEO employer.

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Full-Time

Manage and maintain all daily quality routines and processes. Recommend ongoing improvements as it pertains to the Q.C. system.

Responsibilities
•To insure the integrity of all materials purchased and manufactured according to developed and proven specifications.
•Work with Quality Engineer to achieve ongoing quality improvements.
•Lead the Materials Review Board (MRB) for review and disposition of all non-conformance materials.

Tasks & Responsibilities
•Daily scheduling of all inspectors and inspection routines, insuring all daily inspection documentation is properly submitted.
•Training and management of all Quality Inspectors.
•Documentation of all products/components found to be out of specifications using the “Defective Material Report” (DMR) process, and document any accepted deviations through “Temporary Deviation” (TDM) documentation. Distribution and tracking of DMRs and TDMs with all internal departments.
•Responsible for approving all MRR & TDM completed by inspectors prior to distribution.
•Work with Quality Engineer to insure any non-conforming product or component is handled according to procedure.
•Participate in corrective action activities, working directly with Quality Engineer to support the completion of required corrective actions.
•Insure inspection plans are strictly adhered to as outlined in the Incoming, In- Process, and Final Approval inspection procedures, for each product.
•Monitoring and track product complaints, working with Quality Engineer to support continuous improvement efforts.
•Responsible for maintaining quality ratings of operators and vendors (Evaluating scrap, incoming inspections, in process inspections, and rework).
•Develop/update department procedures as needed, and enforcement of those procedures.
•Responsible for tracking & calibration of all inspection instruments. Tagging each instrument with calibration dates.

Qualified candidates please submit your resume and cover letter to resume@thefgi.com, or mail to The Fountainhead Group, Inc., 23 Garden Street, New York Mills, NY 13417. No Phone calls. The Fountainhead Group Inc. is an AAE/EEO employer.


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Full-Time

Position Overview
Responsible for the management of engineering projects including new product development, product line extensions, existing product improvements, and product cost reductions.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Take a leadership role in the development and improvement of FGI product lines by managing engineering projects from concept to commercialization, and coordinating related activities across the company.

•Projects will range in size from small product improvements, through product line extensions, and up to major new product launches.
•Adhere to the FGI New Product Development system.
•Develop and execute project plans for engineering projects including overall project approach, team members and roles, known manufacturing location(s), key suppliers/partners, initial make/buy proposal, and major project challenges.
•Create and maintain Product Specification Document (PSD) to document all aspects of a new product including performance targets, cost targets, industrial design, Bills of Material, detailed design, cost estimates, actual cost, and testing results.
•Create and manage project timelines (in MS Project). Monitor critical path items to ensure projects stay on schedule and meet critical milestones, including project deliverables related to product performance, cost, and initial production launch.
•Lead and participate in the product design and development process for assigned projects. This includes high level design oversight and some detailed CAD design work, to guide the team to the optimal product design solution. Conduct regular design reviews with design engineers to evaluate options, solve problems, and ensure product specifications and project goals are achieved.
•Create and develop detailed Engineering Bills of Material.
•Create, refine, and track product cost estimates during product development process to ensure cost targets are met.
•Create purchase requisitions for prototypes, materials, tooling, or equipment as needed to support projects.
•Estimate capital equipment costs and timeline for expenditure.
•Develop product test plans to ensure product performance meets specifications, FGI quality standards, and customer requirements.
•Develop and update manuals, labels, and packaging as needed to support new projects or product updates.
•Work collaboratively with all other departments to ensure good communication of important project information needed to meet project goals.
•Work collaboratively with, and travel to, domestic and overseas suppliers to address project challenges, manufacturability issues, timelines, product cost, etc.
•Give monthly project status presentations to senior management, focusing on product performance and cost, and project timeline. Provide key project deliverables at set milestones to demonstrate project achievements.
•Identify possible opportunities to obtain patents to protect intellectual property developed by FGI. Work with legal team to provide documentation necessary to support patent applications.
•Investigate, research, test, and prove out design proposals for improvements to cost, performance, manufacturability, ease-of-use, customer value, etc.
•Participate in continuous improvement activities within the engineering department and with other departments. Identify weaknesses in current processes, and propose changes that support departmental and company goals.
•Provide Engineering support to Production Control, Manufacturing, QC, and Purchasing on disposition and corrective action for non-conforming material.
•Adhere to all department policies and procedures.
•Engineering tasks as assigned by VP of Engineering to include but not limited to idea generation, problem solving, investigation, cost analysis, feasibility research, manufacturability research, detail design, design validation, manufacturing validation and support, QC support, documentation, cost reduction.

Requirements
•4-year engineering degree from an accredited college or university.
•5+ years of experience in an engineering position at a manufacturing facility.
•2+ years of experience in new product development.
•3+ years of experience with CAD software (SolidWorks preferred).
•Ability to work with a cross-functional team, including members from all levels of the company, to achieve projects goals.
•Ability to work with suppliers, including travel (domestic and overseas) to visit.
•Detailed knowledge of engineering drawings including ability to understand, create, revise, and check.
•Strong understanding of manufacturing processes and design for manufacturability, particularly injection molding and associated component design requirements.
•MS Office Products - Work, Excel, PowerPoint, Project.

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Full-Time

Manufacturer has opening for 2nd shift Quality Control Inspector position.

Qualified candidate must have:
•Candidate with 3 years experience as a quality control inspector in a manufacturing setting preferred
•Experience using measuring devices
•Blue print reading experience
•Must be able to read and write English
•Must be able to work overtime
•Must have good attendance
•Must be able to perform mathematical equations

Qualified candidates please email resume and cover letter to twilson@thefgi.com or complete a company application at The Fountainhead Group, Inc., 23 Garden St., New York Mills, NY 13417 from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday. No phone calls. The Fountainhead Group, Inc. is an AAE/EEO employer.

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Full-Time

Position Overview
The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the smooth and profitable operation of the human resources department. They supervise and provide consultation to management on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, budget, and labor relations. They develop, implement and maintain human resources policies, procedures, and forms; assist and support department managers and employees regarding personnel issues; and maintain personnel records in accordance with organizational and regulatory requirements.

Tasks and Responsibilities

•Under the direction of the Executive Officers of the company, develops implements and updates personnel policies, procedures and forms. Stays current with laws and regulations affecting personnel issues (Equal Employment, employee safety, etc.), employment practices or trends and recommends new or revises policies and procedure as appropriate
•Assists and supports department managers and all employees regarding personnel issues. Answers employee questions regarding personnel policies, procedures and benefits; researchers and disseminates topical or timely information to managers and/or employees on personnel issues
•Coordinates and assists with employee recruitment, hiring, orientation, and training; determines employee classifications and ensures completion of all appropriate paperwork for new employees
•Revitalization of employee evaluation process
•Establish employee development program for long term retention and growth
•Coordinates and assists managers with employee reviews and appraisals. Coordinates and participates in completion of terminations and exit interviews
•Establishes and maintains personnel records and reports; maintains company organization charts
•Prepares and coordinates all accident reports and workers compensation reports. Handles follow-up insurance and works compensation claims. Handles return-to-work and disability slips
•Preforms other related duties as required or as assigned

Qualifications
•Strong interpersonal communication skill, both verbal and written
•Excellent time management and problem solving skills
•Thorough knowledge of Human Resource practices and procedures
•Extensive knowledge of State and Federal Laws and regulations pertaining to Human Resource matters
•Proven ability to handle sensitive/confidential information and situations with diplomacy, confidence and tact
•Ability to handle multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment
•Exceptional results orientation with high degree of personal initiative and very hands on, flexible and customer centric attitude
•Proficient in Microsoft applications – Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Education and/or Experience
•3-5 years of experience in the Human Resource discipline favorable
•Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Communications is a plus

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Full-Time

Qualified candidates must have customer service experience in an office setting, be computer literate, detail oriented, able to multi-task, have a pleasant phone personality, and great communication skills. Must have professional demeanor, and be a team player. Call center experience a plus. The Fountainhead Group, Inc. is an AAE/EEO employer.

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Full-Time

Position Overview
The Plastics Molding Process Engineer is responsible for supporting the Sr. Blow Mold Process Engineer to insure all molding systems operate effectively to support plan production. This includes maintaining, troubleshooting and improving these systems with an overall goal to improve quality, improve efficiencies and drive down costs.

Tasks and Responsibilities
•Assist in the development and support of molding department technicians.
•Work with production control and QC to insure availability of high quality molded parts as needed.
•Set specifications for all molding materials. Monitor these materials to make certain the specifications are met, and that the materials are applied properly in the molding systems.
•Develop and manage process specifications for all molder/mold combinations in the plant. Communicate these specifications to the technicians and supervisors.
•Develop techniques for monitoring the molding process (melt temperature measurement, SPC, etc.) that will enhance quality and reduce non-conforming product.
•Interact with the Quality Manager to maintain all specifications required by the customer.
•Monitor molding manufacturing processes and implement cost and quality improvements.
•Develop and monitor PM procedures for the molding equipment.
•Development and maintenance of PM procedures (cleaning, restoring wear, storage, etc.) for all molds.
•Define equipment improvements that will enhance the molding processes. Prepare presentations to management to gain approval for the resources required to make these improvements.
•Provide technical input to Engineering Department in new mold design and modifications.
•Minimize molding waste through set up reduction, scrap reduction, improved material and machine utilization.
•Evaluate and interact with outside supplier sources for molded parts, components, molds, and tooling.
•Assist the technicians and supervisors in developing both their skills and overall understanding of the molding process.
•Provide training to mold technicians as needed.
•Work closely with Maintenance Supervisor to insure that quality, cost reduction and production goals are met.
•Work with Molding Department Supervisors in such initiatives as molding scrap reduction, cycle time optimization and process improvements.
•All other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by Process Engineering Manager.

Position Requirements
•Minimum of 3 years experience with Cincinnati, Graham or Davis Standard accumulator head blow molders.
•Solid background in extrusion blow molding and secondly plastics inject molding.


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Full-Time

Summary
The eCommerce Sales Manager will be responsible for Internet channel management and will develop a strategic approach to selling our products online; via 3rd party partners, FGI- direct to consumer. The Sales manager will be responsible for managing all current and developing eCommerce relationships in this fast-growing division. Reporting to the Chief Growth Officer, the eCommerce Sales Manager will have digital retail experience and can work autonomously to develop a strategy complete with performance metrics. He or she will direct research and execute strategic plans to increase sales within the digital channel.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities
Channel Strategy & Sales Planning
•Create and manage e-Commerce budget and strategy (On-line etailers, Direct to Consumer - FGI Website, Licensed partner "bundling" and other)
•Develop relationships with online retailers through face-to-face visits, frequent on-line meetings, conference calls, monthly updates, quarterly reviews, etc.
•Reports out on the competitive environment including emerging trends and business models in the industry.
•Manages pricing strategies with eCommerce partners ensuring coordination with other Fountainhead group channel partners.
•Develops annual promotional program calendar in conjunction with FGI's existing channel managers and executes accordingly.
•Seeks out new channel opportunities and does required due diligence
•Evaluates, develops, prioritizes, and executes eCommerce pilot/test initiatives.

Relationship Management
•Manages existing relationships with FGI's key partners: Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe's, Walmart, and utilizes 3rd party resources as required to maximize sales and distribution.
•Provides product and market segment training as needed to educate and grow our business with channel partners.
•On-boards authorized new e-retailer accounts
•Plans and implements webinars, seminars and other communication events with customers as required.
•Manages company-wide education of eCommerce processes, order flow, customer demands, internal expectations that are involved in the process.

Content Management
•Manages the process of website updates, onboarding and obsolescence of new products and improvements to the internal content management process as needed.
•Directs programming priorities (for simple changes), with internal and external vendors.
•Manages digital assets and fulfills requests for images, specifications, videos, PDFs, etc.

Metrics and Analytics
•Directs research and analytics to increase sales, brand exposure, lead-scoring, sales conversion, usability, and traffic acquisition/conversion efficiency.
•Develops marketing scorecards/reports internally and externally to manage and monitor key performance metrics internally (FGI’s performance) and externally (3rd Party eTailers).

Education and Experience Required
•Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, communications or related field.
•Minimum of 5+ years of relevant marketing and consumer goods experience.
•5+ years of prior B2B or B2C experience.
•Excellent knowledge of state-of-the-art digital marketing tools and willing to stay current.
•Keen understanding of selling channels and differences and nuances of each.
•Estimated approximately 20-30% travel, as needed.

Necessary Specialized Training, Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
•Outstanding analytical skills, strong experience interpreting sales data, attention to detail.
•Demonstrated strong business judgment and decision-making skills; ability to identify, prioritize, and articulate highest impact initiatives.
•Interpersonal and strong customer relationship skills.
•Comfortable working with analytics, creating and making presentations, and public speaking.
•Positive attitude, high level of energy and flair for the creative side.
•A self-starter who takes initiative and can work independently with a moderate level of guidance. Very detail-oriented and eager to learn and own the channels you manage.
•Takes ownership and accountability of your responsibilities.
•Ability to communicate externally and internally to “win friends and influence people”.
•Results oriented, sense of humor.
•Strong project management skills, ability to work with challenging deadlines.

Tools and Equipment Used
The applicant is expected to freely operate the following tools and equipment: personal computer (including word processing, spreadsheet, database and other miscellaneous programs); printer; calculator; telephone; copier; fax machine.

Working Environment
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically works in a normal office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually low.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described herein 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, carry or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; talk or hear; walk, sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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Full-Time

Hours Monday-Friday 3pm to 11:30pm

•Picking and staging orders, as needed.
•Maintaining and consolidate FG's as needed.
•Material Handling functions to move raw materials, sub-assemblies and finished goods around the facility.
––Load/unload transfer trucks
––Move incoming receipts to stock locations
––Move production receipts to stock locations
––Return product not used on pack lines to stock locations
––Stage product for next day's production start-up
––Supply manufacturing lines with materials needed to support production
•Maintain overall cleanliness of warehouse daily.
•Work on special projects as needed.
•All other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by manager.

Job Requirements:

•Must have 2 years prior forklift and warehouse experience.
•Forklift license preferred.
•Must be computer literate.
•Must be able to speak, read & write English.

No Phone Calls.

The Fountainhead Group Inc. is an AAE/EEO Employer.

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Full-Time

Company Overview:

The Fountainhead Group, Inc. (FGI) is a privately owned mid-size company, headquartered in Central New York, that designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes a variety of consumer and professional products for the lawn & garden, landscaping, industrial, concrete, and firefighting markets. FGI is the market leader in quality and innovation and plans to drive considerable growth over the next 5 years.

Position Overview:

The Senior Electro-Mechanical Engineering is responsible for all aspects of Electrical Engineering in the support of product development and testing. This is generally divided into two areas:

1. Working with design engineers and outside resources to develop electrical specifications for battery-powered consumer products.
2. Working with test engineers to design and build electrical systems for test equipment, including custom programming and data acquisition.

Responsibilities:

•Lead all electrical projects related to new product development for the Engineering and R&D departments.
•Develop electrical and electro-mechanical specifications for systems and components for new products, to achieve performance requirements.
•Develop procedures to test electrical and electro-mechanical performance of products against requirements.
•Troubleshoot electrical and electro-mechanical issues in products, identify problems, and determine solutions.
•Maintain existing and develop new specialized fixtures and apparatuses for testing electrical and electro-mechanical systems.
•Maintain existing and write new programs in LabVIEW to operate test fixtures and apparatuses.
•Provide clear and timely reporting to product teams on status of electrical projects.
•Work with suppliers, including domestic and international travel to visit, to source motors, batteries, PCB’s, and other electrical components.
•Support regulatory certification (ETL/UL) process for electrical consumer products, included working with outside testing labs.
•Coordinate with Electrical Technician to support projects.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
•7+ years of industrial experience in an Electrical Engineering position.
•Ability to manage own workload to support multiple projects.
•Ability to work with a cross-functional team, including members from all levels of the company, to achieve project goals and maintain good communication.
•Working knowledge of small DC motors, Li-Ion batteries, PCB’s, motor controls, and charging systems.
•Proficient with test equipment used for Electrical Engineering (oscilloscopes, meters, data-loggers, power supplies, etc.).
•Ability to design fixtures and apparatuses to test electrical and electro-mechanical systems and components.
•Ability to write new programs and edit existing programs in LabVIEW for use with test equipment.
•Ability to troubleshoot electrical and electro-mechanical issues, identify root causes of problems, and determine solutions.
•Ability to analyze test data, compile results, and summarize into effective communication to share with a cross-functional team.
•Ability to travel domestically and internationally to visit suppliers.
•Proficient with MS Office Products – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project.

Preferred Qualifications

•Advanced knowledge of Lithium-Ion based battery technologies and charging requirements.
•Experience working with small electric pumps (diaphragm or gear types), including developing motor specs to achieve desired performance.
•Basic understanding of Fluid Mechanics, including measurement of pressure, flow, and temperature.
•Extensive experience designing and building electrical and electro-mechanical test equipment, including data acquisition capabilities.
•Familiarity with the regulations governing the shipment of Lithium-Ion Batteries.
•Experience obtaining regulatory certifications (ETL/UL) for consumer products.

To apply, please email resume to Resume@thefgi.com or mail to Theresa Wilson c/o The Fountainhead Group Inc., 23 Garden Street, New York Mills, NY 13417.

The Fountainhead Group Inc. is an EEO/AAE employer.

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