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Senior Industrial Designer – Consumer Division
Project Engineer – Purchased Finished Goods
Manufacturing Engineer
Sr. Packaging Engineer
Facilities Manager
Sales Manager - Professional Products Division

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Full-time Manufacturing Employees

Location - Sterling, Illinois

We are now accepting applications for full-time manufacturing workers for our second shift assembly operation; hours are 3:30 pm – 2 am. Apply online at https://jobs.wahlclipper.com

ONLY ON LINE applications will be considered.

Must be able to work overtime on Fridays and some Saturdays – hours average up to 50 hours per week.

Wahl Clipper is family owned and operated by the Wahl family. Wahl has been in business since 1919, the last 45 without a layoff. Wahl has over 3000 employees worldwide with factories in U.S., Hungary, China, U.K., Germany, and Vietnam.

We are looking for fast paced workers with a solid work history, above average dexterity skills and an excellent attendance record. Drug testing and background screening will be conducted upon job offer. High School Diploma or GED is REQUIRED.

Position offers:

      $11.00 starting wage + $1.10 average piece rate + $.35 shift premium = $12.45 potential per hour for a 60 day training period.

      $13.05 base wage + $1.10 average piece rate + $.35 shift premium = $14.50 potential per hour after 60 days.

      Opportunity every 12 weeks to move up the pay scale.

      40-hour workweek Monday - Thursday (10 hour days).

      Overtime worked Fridays and some Saturdays – hours average 50 hours per week.

      Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Short Term Disability after 60 days.

      401(k) and Profit Sharing after 1 year of service.

      Paid vacation and 10 paid holidays per year.

      Training opportunities including tuition reimbursement.

      Promote from within.

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Senior Industrial Designer – Consumer Division

Location - Sterling, Illinois

This position must meet multiple deadlines in regard to designing and sampling products for research, presentations to customers, and managing the integrity of the design through market launch. The Senior Industrial Designer must excel at free hand design, computer aided design, and sample making. They must have complete understanding of Lean NPD and basic engineering skills in order to work with engineering to insure manufacturability of the designs created. This position requires great attention to detail and up-to-date knowledge of computer aided design, model making, and design technique to enhance the performance of the duties.

This position requires the ability to meet aggressive deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, consumer, and team-oriented work environment.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design Products that meet Consumer needs.
  • Rapid development of prototypes.
  • Manage outside services.
  • Manage and mentor junior level designers.
  • Understand the unique perspectives of Marketing, Engineering, and Operations.
  • Have a thorough understanding of Engineering and the Manufacturing processes.

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Creativity.
  • Courage to explore new ideas.
  • A strong technical background and a proven understanding of the lean NPD process.
  • Minimum 10 years of similar experience within a consumer product durable goods company.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design
  • Knowledge of Unigraphics and Rhino and/or Solidworks
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills
  • Ability to stay current with trends, software and techniques of the trade.

About Wahl Clipper Corporation

Wahl Clipper Corporation, the world leader in cutting hair, has an exciting opportunity for a talented senior level industrial designer to join our award winning US Consumer Sales and Marketing Division at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL. This Senior Industrial Design will be part of a multi-disciplinary group that develops the next generation of products to help continue our record breaking sales growth. This position is accountable for the execution of design. In this role, it is imperative to understand needs of the consumer, the latest trends in design and ergonomics to develop world class personal care appliances.

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Project Engineer – Purchased Finished Goods

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper has over 90 years of history as the world leader in the manufacture and distribution of professional and consumer clippers, trimmers, shavers, and personal care devices. Wahl employs 3,200 employees in fifteen countries and its products are distributed in more than 165 countries around the globe.

Wahl is currently searching for a Project Engineer that will serve as a primary engineering interface between Wahl’s Global Product Managers and our suppliers located in China. This position will be located in our global headquarters in Sterling, IL and report to our New Product Development Group.

Must be Fluent in Mandarin Chinese to be considered.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Direct development of new personal care products to be manufactured at our suppliers in China.
  • Primary interface between Global Product Managers and our Chinese suppliers - translating product functionality, performance, and cost requirements into a new product design.
  • Visit vendors on a regular basis to verify products meet all requirements.
  • Able to travel frequently to China.

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Experience designing injection molded, stamped and machined parts
  • 3D CAD modeling experience in complex surfaces
  • Working knowledge of UL and IEC safety standards
  • Working knowledge of FDA standards

Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical)
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese (verbal and written)
  • 5+ years hands-on experience managing new product introduction from initial concept to high volume mass production
  • Technically proficient with mechanical principles and basic knowledge of electrical principles
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a cross-functional team environment
  • Working knowledge of quality control and assurance systems
  • Working knowledge of quality control and assurance systems
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Manufacturing Engineer

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper has over 95 years of history as the world leader in the manufacture and distribution of professional and consumer clippers, trimmers, shavers, and personal care devices. Wahl employs 3,200 employees in twenty countries and its products are distributed in more than 165 countries around the globe.

Wahl is currently searching for a Manufacturing Engineer that will interface and support our factory and suppliers located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This position will be located in our global headquarters in Sterling, IL. The candidate must be fluent in Vietnamese (verbal and written) and must be able to travel to Vietnam frequently.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide manufacturing and operational support to our Vietnam operations and suppliers
  • Identify, direct, and support projects that will achieve quality, delivery, and cost targets
  • Design, develop, and qualify tools, equipment, and manufacturing processes
  • Support New Product Introductions

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Fluent in Vietnamese (verbal and written)
  • 5+ years of “hands on” experience in a manufacturing or assembly environment
  • Knowledge and experience with grinding, stamping, or injection molding
  • Experienced in jig and fixture design
  • Experience designing and developing tooling, equipment, or manufacturing processes
  • Technically proficient with mechanical principles and basic knowledge of electrical principles
  • Working knowledge of quality control and assurance systems
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a cross-functional team environment
  • CAD experience is a plus
  • Basic understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles and practices is a plus
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills
  • The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing).
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Sr. Packaging Engineer

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded consumer products, has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and team-oriented individual to fill the role of Sr. Packaging Engineer in the Global Supply Chain Division at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL. This role will design, and implement packaging solutions for both finished goods and raw materials, while ensuring that packages meet performance, aesthetic, and total cost requirements.

Interested qualified candidates please submit a resume to the Staffing Manager – djones@wahlclipper.com Please see our website www.wahl.com for our story and rich history!

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work cross-functionally with the marketing, manufacturing, and logistics to design and develop packaging solutions for both products and raw materials
  • Ensure that packaging designs meet cost targets and meet manufacturing and logistics requirements
  • Assist in creating packaging designs that maximize consumer acceptance of the product
  • Develop and deploy standard work of package design across global organization
  • Ensure that global packaging standards are deployed across the global organization
  • Develop, engineer, and innovate new concepts in packaging to delight consumers/end-users while meeting marketing requirements, functional requirements, cost targets, and manufacturing and distribution requirements
  • Ensure new products packaging designs combine appropriate marketing presentation and product protection
  • Stay abreast in the latest trends in marketplace packaging and innovations and work with marketing managers to incorporate these trends where appropriate for our end-user
  • Provide technical input into the package design process to ensure that package is designed to meet operational requirements while ensuring desirable aesthetic elements
  • Continuous improvement efforts – Review existing packages, redesign, test, and implement packaging improvements with emphasis on cost optimization (direct or indirect)
  • Work with global packaging resources and suppliers to resolve any quality issues and improve packaging cost and performance
  • Develop standard work of packaging design – operating procedures, standardized practices, material specifications, and package testing methods
  • Global packaging expert - understanding of packaging materials, processes, and technologies
  • Stay current on new packaging materials, processes, and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure new product packaging designs are aligned to the manufacturing/distribution capabilities
  • Develop and manage the process to establish and maintain the packaging related data with the global ERP system to ensure that the packaging data is available and data integrity is ensured
  • Qualify new packaging suppliers and perform package testing and qualification

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent
  • 5 Years of packaging development experience, ideally with consumer products
  • Hands on experience with CAD/Graphic Design software
  • Proven experience with packaging and printing technologies
  • Thorough understanding of packaging performance test methods (compression testing, drop testing, vibration testing)
  • Understanding of the impact of package design on manufacturing, material handling, and logistics/distribution
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to interface with cross functional business teams
  • Ability to sell new concepts and solutions
  • Ability to travel internationally 15% of the time
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Facilities Manager

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation who manufacturers in Sterling IL and in the countries of Hungary, China, the UK and Germany is looking for a Facilities Manager to manage our Sterling facility and provide support to our global subsidiaries. This position is responsible for managing the design, planning, construction and maintenance of equipment, machinery, buildings and other facilities. This position will also champion the Company’s environmental conservation efforts.

The Manager works with multiple projects that affect the efficiency, comfort and safety of the overall organization. The Manager works in strict confidentiality in regard to contractor bids, project costs and equipment operation/manufacturing processes.

This person must keep current in regard to wiring codes, building codes, ADA structural/remodeling requirements, OSHA and EPA regulations, and the deregulation/efficient use of utilities.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prioritize and schedule work assignments and employees
  • Coordinate projects and outside contractors, and may serve as general contractor on major projects.
  • Design, building and/or acquisition of new equipment.
  • Work with the alarm detection service, fire department, local law enforcement officials and utility companies in regard to security and safe operation of facilities.
  • Monitor facilities and equipment to ensure structural, safe and efficient operation and is subject to calls 24/7.
  • Ensures the safety and environmental well-being of all employees and make certain the Company is OSHA compliant.

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • The ideal candidate is able to work cross-functionally with individuals at all levels of the organization. Externally, the Manager has contact with utility providers, contractors, vendors, fire department, law enforcement officials and various government agencies.
  • The successful candidate must have a strong mechanical aptitude with a working knowledge in electrical/mechanical systems.
  • Construction bidding and contract administration.
  • Must know wiring codes, building codes, ADA and OSHA and EPA regulations.
  • BS degree in facilities management is preferred.

Experience

  • Experience in environmental conservation and alternative energy sources is a plus.
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Sales Manager - Professional Products Division

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper, the number one Brand of Consumer and Professional Hair Products, is searching for a sales leader to continue our trend of growth in our Professional Products Division.

Wahl Clipper continues to expand around the world with our products being sold in 165 countries and manufactured in our own factories spread across four continents.

The Sales Manager for Professional products is responsible for maintaining and increasing sales with direct house accounts as well as managing the sales activity of outside sales representatives.

This position works in a competitive environment, which requires confidentiality in working with different customers in regard to pricing, etc.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create and recommend online sales strategies
  • Push sales through Men’s Grooming Education
  • Capture customer data and trends
  • Technical knowledge to understand how our products work and the differences in the products and competitor’s products in order to better target the right market
  • Meet deadlines for customer commitments, presentations, trade shows, commitments to outside sales representatives and in meeting sales quotas and profitability
  • Recommend new product categories and analyzing existing programs
  • Prepare sound sales forecasts, analyzing point-of-sales data and managing expenses for budgetary purposes
  • Keep current on competitive strategies, market awareness in the beauty & barber industry
  • Increase brand awareness and sales within the professional beauty & barber markets

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, or related field
  • 10 years’ experience in Sales, prefer experience in Professional Products
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Benefits

Wahl Clipper offers a competitive salary and benefit package including:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance 401(k) with company match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Disability Insurance
  • Improshare (gainsharing program)
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