Careers

Looking for a great company? We’re looking for you!

Hampel is always seeking resourceful, innovative and motivated individuals.

If you love the excitement of a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding work environment and you have an optimistic “can-do” attitude, apply today! Hampel has a great work environment, great pay and great benefits all in a friendly, team-oriented, professional atmosphere. Hampel’s proprietary brand, Calf-Tel- the global leader in calf housing, also offers a rewarding work environment in the ever-growing dairy industry. If you enjoy building and maintaining relationships and providing input for future product development we’d like to talk to you.

Hampel’s compensation packages include competitive salaries, health & dental benefits, profit sharing and 401k.

Current Opportunities:

 

Human Resource Generalist

Position Summary:

The Human Resource Generalist is a purposeful, collaborative individual who will serve as the frontline human resource contact (HR) to all team members—fostering an inclusive and positive culture. This position provides HR support in areas including but not limited to talent acquisitions, onboarding, payroll, company policies and procedures; benefits, WC, performance management, and leaves of absence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage a full-cycle recruitment process to ensure a smooth experience for both candidates and hiring managers.
  • Facilitate onboarding and new hire orientation processes.
  • Prepare and process bi-weekly payroll for all Hampel team members.
  • Provide education and coaching to employees and team leads relating to payroll, time reporting and collection, benefits, and company policies.
  • Maintain team member’s annual performance appraisal process.
  • Serve as the primary focal point for the administration of medical, dental, vision, and other insurance benefits for active employees.
  • Lead in the administration of the annual open enrollment process for benefits, including flexible spending accounts and 401K enrollments.
  • Responsible for leave of absence programs (FMLA, STD, Personal) from issuance of applicable documentation to team members’ return to work eligibility.

Other:

  • Participate in the review and development of company policy and procedures.
  • Track and maintain employee status – new hires, terminations, transfers and benefit changes.
  • Conduct Hampel HR annual audit which includes I-9’s, personnel files (active and terminated) as directed.
  • Processes all incoming employee verification requests and unemployment notices.

Minimum Level of Education/Training/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 2+ years of generalist experience including administration of health and welfare benefit programs preferred.
  • Very strong knowledge of all payroll processing software (ADP, Paylocity, Paycom, etc.).
  • Knowledge of multi-state payrolls and taxes affiliated with them.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to adhere to processing schedule deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interface diplomatically with all levels of team members and management.
  • Ability to work independently and have good time management skills.
  • Excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills with extreme attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn new skills, adapts to organizational changes, and take on new responsibilities.

Incentive: As a member of the Hampel Team, you will participate in our profit-sharing plan that pays out 15% of pretax profits quarterly to all eligible employees on a pro-rata basis of individual base wages to total base wages.

Paid Time Off: Paid Time Off earned on a pro-rated basis each pay period (pro-rated for 2021) effective with your start date and eligiible to use immediately.

Other Benefits: 
All benefit plans listed below are effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment, unless otherwise noted.

Medical Insurance:  Currently provided through UMR.  Different plan options available based on your coverage needs.  Employee premium payment level and level of deductible depends on option selected.

Dental Insurance: Optional dental insurance available as well through Delta Dental at a nominal cost.

Vision Insurance: Voluntary vision coverage is available through Delta Dental.

Life Insurance: Group Term Life equivalent to 1X your annual salary, up to a maximum of $50,000 is provided to each employee. Additional voluntary supplemental life insurance is also available.

Short-Term Disability: Provided by Hampel, subject to applicable elimination period, for up to 26 weeks at a maximum of $500 per week. Additional voluntary supplemental short-term disability insurance is also available.

Long-Term Disability: Provided by Hampel after a 180-day elimination period at 60% of base wages up to a maximum of $6,000 per month. 

Unum: Voluntary supplemental Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity Insurance.

Flexible Spending Account:  Available as an option for you to set aside pre-tax income to cover eligible expenses.

401(k): Available through Hampel for participation after enrollment period.  Current 401(k) match is 50% up to 5% of salary contributions.  Team members are eligible to begin participating the first of the quarter following 90 days of employment.

Job Type:
Full-Time

Compensation:
$45,000-$55,000

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

 

Extrusion Assistant

Position Summary:

The Extrusion Assistant will perform production activities by stacking extruded sheet, assisting the Extrusion Operator and operating necessary equipment and tools. The Extrusion Assistant will assist the Extrusion Operator in following the production schedule and making sure all supplies needed for production runs are available. In addition, the Extrusion Assistant will be able to communicate quality issues, complete daily required documentation, report machine and tool malfunctions and ensure good production of quality sheet. This is a full time, hourly position that performs work under the Extrusion Operator with final approval by the Shift Team Lead.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Load, unload or stack materials or extruded sheet.
  • Collect and process edge trim as required.
  • Help start-up line.
  • Assist Extrusion Operator as necessary.
  • Verify packaging is in compliance with product specifications.
  • Maintain good packing of the sheet, legible packaging labels, and neat records.
  • Ensure that sheets are properly labeled as to thickness, size and color.
  • Monitor the sheet appearance to ensure highest quality, to include an optical inspection, masking application, saw cut, sheet dimension, stacking and package appearance.
  • Maintain gauge, set knives/shear, and identify cold and hot sheets in the extrusion process.
  • Identify defective products in the extrusion process and follow the QC procedure for non-conforming sheets.
  • Perform all quality inspections with accuracy.
  • Measure, weigh or count finished extruded sheet or materials.
  • Move materials or extruded sheet between work areas.
  • Complete daily reports and other production documentation as required.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with all department employees.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area at all times.
  • Use all required safety supplies and procedures at all items.
  • Perform orientation tests.
  • Operate forklift.

Minimum Level of Education/Training Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Basic reading, writing and math skills required.
  • Knowledge in plastics and extrusion preferred.
  • Ability to use and read calipers, tape measure, micrometer and velocity gauge.

Hours:

Start-up: the initial standard shift will be Monday - Friday from 7am to 5pm (estimated 8-10-hour days).

The first quarter of 2021 this position will transition into 12-hour shifts.

EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 - $15.00 per hour

 

Extrusion Machine Operator 

Position Summary:

The Extrusion Operator is responsible for the processing of plastic product into sheets. The Extrusion Operator will perform production activities by operating an extruder and other relevant equipment. The Extrusion Operator will follow a production schedule, make sure all supplies needed for production runs are available and operate the extruder generally unassisted. In addition, the Extrusion Operator will be able to communicate quality issues, complete daily required documentation, report machine malfunctions and ensure good production of quality sheet. This is a full time, hourly position that performs work under the Shift Team Lead with final approval by the Extrusion Team Lead.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set up and operate sheet extruder and ancillary equipment.
  • Adjust and calibrate the blending equipment to ensure proper blend of material components.
  • Blend colors at correct let down ratios.
  • Ensure a steady supply of plastic products (virgin resin, regrind and color) are delivered to the extruder by monitoring the flow of plastic components as required.
  • Change dies, screws, rolls and dialups on the extruder.
  • Understand and program Welex gauging systems.
  • Understand and operate all heat, feed, cooling, trimming and grinding systems.
  • Set and monitor temperatures on the die and zones in the extruder.
  • Take instrument readings on extruder and make adjustments as required.
  • Change filters and screens on the extruder.
  • Set up and operate the roll-stand equipment
  • Set the temperature on the roll and adjust speeds as required per product specifications.
  • Complete job/color changes with minimal scrap.
  • Match and distinguish colors from samples.
  • Maintain product specifications by performing quality checks using calipers, tape measures, and velocity gauge.
  • Measure all sheet for correct dimensions and gauge.
  • Make proper adjustments to correct any issues identified during QA checks.
  • Ensure that extruded sheet has no defects and meets quality standards.
  • Diagnose minor production problems and recommend corrective action to Extrusion Shift or Maintenance Team Leads.
  • Perform all shift change responsibilities as required.
  • Verify packaging is in compliance with product specifications.
  • Complete daily reports and other production documentation as required.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with all department employees.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area at all times.
  • Use all required safety supplies and procedures at all items.
  • Perform quality testing as needed: orientation tests, melt index tests, color tests, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to independently setup the extrusion machine using established protocols.
  • Ability to operate the extrusion machines including temperature settings, and other controls.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and make adjustments to the temperature and line speed of machinery to maintain acceptable product quality.
  • Ability to use calipers, tape measures, velocity gauge and other tools as required.

Minimum Level of Education/Training Required:

  • HMWPE extrusion is a plus
  • High School diploma or equivalent, required

Minimum Experience Required:

  • 2 years of experience in a plastic extrusion related environment, preferred.

Hours:

Start-up: the standard hours will be Monday - Friday, 7am-5pm (estimated 8-10-hour days).

The first quarter of 2021 the hours will transition to 12-hour shifts.

EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 - $25.00 per hour

 

Machine Operator

Shift Openings:

  • 1st Shift - 5 openings
  • 2nd Shift - 3 openings
  • 3rd shift - 5 openings

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read and understand production shop orders (including visual work instructions), interpret and use the instructions they provide.
  • Safe use of hand tools (tools should include: routers, drills, cutting tools, and finishing tools).
  • Understand basic thermoformer controls and run production (ability to load and unload machines).
  • Safe operation of bandsaws for pretrimming or cutting up scrap.
  • Use and understand basic measuring tools including tape measures, scales (rulers), and heat guns.
  • Keep accurate records and entries in the data collection system, QC reports and Day By the Hour Reports.
  • Contributes continuous improvement ideas regularly.
  • Operate CNC/robotic trimming equipment safely including stopping/starting machines.
  • Capable of independent operation of all thermoforming machines.
  • Capable of being trained on the startup and shut down procedures on all thermoformers.
  • Setup single sheet jobs on thermoformers with minimal supervision.
  • Makes small adjustments to the thermoforming process to bring process under control with tech direction.
  • Reads and interprets basic part drawings including tolerances.
  • Participate and promote 5S procedures and practices.

Marginal Job Functions:

All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience Required:

Experience working with large machinery is preferred.

Basic computer knowledge.

 

Part-Time Student Machine Operator

Position Summary:

The Student Machine Operator position will offer insight on manufacturing processes, robotics, production tooling and machining. This position requires a commitment of 12-15 hours/week during school and the potential for full-time hours during summer months. Hampel offers flexible hours that accommodate class schedules. Hours are mutually agreed upon by Hampel and prospective student worker, at the time of hiring.

Essential Functions

  • Perform general manufacturing tasks in the designated manufacturing department(s) assigned
  • Read or understand production shop orders (including visual work instructions) and basic part drawings (including tolerances), interpret and use the instructions provided
  • Safe use of hand tools (tools should include: routers, drills, cutting tools, and finishing tools)
  • Understand basic thermoformer controls and run production (ability to load and unload machines)
  • Safe operations of bandsaws for pre-trimming or cutting up scrap
  • Use and understand basic measuring tools including tape measures, scales (rulers), and heat guns
  • Keep accurate records and entries in the data collection system, QC reports and Day By the Hour Reports
  • Contributes continuous improvement ideas regularly
  • Operate CNC/robotic trimming equipment safely including stopping/starting machines
  • Capable of independent operation of all thermoforming machines
  • Capable of being trained on the startup and shut down procedures on all thermoformers
  • Setup single sheet jobs on thermoformers with minimal supervision
  • Makes small adjustments to the thermoforming process to bring process under control with tech direction
  • Participate and promote 5S procedures and practices

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to work a minimum of 12 hours per week
  • Legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management within Hampel
  • Basic computer knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

  • Self-driven time management and organizational skills
  • Prior experience working with large machinery

 

COVID-19 considerations:
Hampel is currently following the CDC guidelines with regards to social distancing and wearing face masks.

Hampel offers a clean workplace, competitive pay, steady year-round work with overtime opportunities, complete benefit package, a 401k plan with match and a profit sharing plan.

 

Employment Application

Download and complete the Application form and send to jobs@hampelcorp.com, complete an application in person between 8 am and 4 pm, or send your resume to jobs@hampelcorp.com

Hampel and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers.

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