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Vornado Air, LLC is always looking for the best talent in the industry. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package as well as a dynamic work environment. Whether you are in sales, engineering or manufacturing please consider a career at Vornado Air, LLC.

All positions located at the Vornado Headquarters in Andover, KS.

Vornado Air, LLC. is an equal opportunity employer. Resumes can be submitted to: hr@vornado.com.

COMPLIANCE ENGINEER

Summary of Position:

 

Responsible for safety and compliance engineering activities for all product lines. Assist design Engineers with certification BOMs and troubleshooting identified problems for products to assure components are acceptable to regulatory standards for countries where product will be sold. Review and interpretation of regulatory standards requirements and notifying appropriate personnel of changes and how/if it will impact products.  Responsible to ensure products’ materials and components individual certification listings are kept current. Lead discussions with agencies about disagreements with interpretation of standards. Support compliance team with management of chemical non-compliance issues with suppliers.

 

Job Duties:

 

Assists in assuring that all products have been evaluated and tested for compliance with all applicable US and international codes and standards and that all safety and regulatory issues have been reviewed and approved.

 

Assist Compliance Manager as needed for regulatory compliance related activities.

 

Product Safety, Chemical, and other related Standards and Reliability:

  • Ensure that all products have been tested and evaluated for reliability, that they comply with all applicable US and international codes and standards, and that all safety concerns, and reliability issues have been reviewed and approved.
  • Periodic evaluation of products manufactured for Vornado ensuring safety and reliability.
  • Ensure listed components have valid certification listings on an annual basis.
  • Complete review of certification BOMs to product construction and factory system BOMs at least annually.
  • Work with design Lab on different types of testing as required in order to support compliance activities.
  • Ensure UL and/or international standards’ testing of new products and components, as well as continuous improvement changes to existing products, is done to assure regulatory compliance and verify that particular components can be used in Vornado products.
  • If there are any updates to regulatory standards, then responsible to notify related departments and personnel at Vornado and ensure products are tested and reviewed against the certification updates to assure compliance. This pertains to both products built in USA and overseas.

 

 

Product Development and Continuous Improvement:

  • Participates with Design, Marketing, Compliance, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Sales as needed in product development and continuous improvement management to assure highest product quality designs while maintaining safety and regulatory compliance.

 

Read, research, interpret and implement applicable safety and compliance regulations for Vornado consumer products.

 

Responsible for effective communication, coordination, and working relationships with company personnel,  external clients, customers, contractors, and officials.

 

Responsible for related duties as required or assigned.

 

 

Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Five years of compliance related experience. At least two years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of safety standards requirements for domestic and international consumer appliances and management thereof.
  • Knowledge of chemical regulatory compliance requirements and management thereof.
  • Knowledge of various domestic and foreign manufacturing disciplines.
  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical design of consumer appliances is desirable.
  • Strong experience in record stewardship for internal and external audit purposes.
  • Ideal candidate will possess regulatory and compliance experience in consumer product or manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience managing the certification process of consumer products, including experience with IEC, UL/ETL, CE, CCC, BSMI, etc, is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of domestic and international regulatory and compliance schemes: UL, CSA, FCC, CB Scheme, CE Directives (LVD, EMC, RoHS, REACH, CA65, Energy Efficiency, etc), and others, is desirable.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of how other functions and stakeholders impact the business and projects.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills and organizational processes.
  • 3D modeling and 2D detail design skills in SolidWorks preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills used in problem solving.
  • Excellent time management, analytical, problem solving, negotiation and decision-making skills.
  • PC computing skills, including MS Office and engineering software.
  • Strong documentation skills – able to read and interpret product specifications and technical drawings. Must be skilled in project/time management and maintaining schedules.
  • Occasional domestic and international travel may be required.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.
  • Ability to obtain a valid US passport and necessary work visas.

 

 

Resumes can be submitted to hr@vornado.com

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DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

Summary of Position:

 

Responsible for management of the Engineering Department including participation in quality assurance and regulatory compliance initiatives.  Responsible for overseeing transition of product development efforts between R&D and Engineering departments. Responsible for product development, product improvements, developing and maintaining schedules and budgets, product cost estimates and incorporating emerging technologies into new and existing products. Responsible for assessing and implementing process improvements within the Engineering Department. Responsible for coordinating the activities of overseas engineering resources.

 

Job Duties:

 

Assumes responsibility for strategic planning, development, and implementation of effective engineering strategies and policies. 

 

  • Ensures that engineering operations are cost effective, efficient, and within established budget constraints. Works to properly align Company priorities with available resources.
  • Assists senior management in developing short and long-term goals and strategies. Provides suggestions and recommendations.
  • Responsible for cost analyses, specifications, manufacturing analyses, compliance analyses and other related tasks as requested.
  • Creates and presents thorough project status reports as required or requested.

 

Assumes responsibility for overseeing the design, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of all products. 

 

  • Ensures that all products are functioning properly, receive timely maintenance and continuous improvement as necessary.
  • Maintains relationships with vendors and suppliers to stay well informed of product specifications and new developments.
  • Oversees the design and development execution of new products including engineering project coordination and management as well as implementation of new technology.
  • Oversees the design and improvement of current products, including manufacturing process improvements.
  • Provides oversight for organizational documentation (ie BOM’s, Work Instructions, Quality Standards, Engineering Drawings, New Product Testing, etc.).
  • Develops engineering policies and procedures for future reference and problem solving.
  • Provides oversight for the engineering change request (ECR) process.
  • Ensures manufacturing engineering duties are fullfilled at Vornado to build quality product which meets regulatory certification requirements.

 

Assumes responsibility for overseeing regulatory compliance engineering activities of all products.

 

  • Ensures that all products are built in compliance with regulator standards and codes both in the US and international markets in which they are sold.
  • Ensures that products’ components and materials with individual certification listes are maintained and valid.
  • Ensures the product construction and factory(s) system BOMs match to certification reports.
  • Ensures new product development and continuous improvement activities remained aligned with regulatory compliance requirements and that appropriate testing and reviews are conducted to assure compliance.

 

Assumes responsibility for overseeing engineering lab activities for all products.

  • New product development and continuous improvement testing.
  • Annual production audits of products.
  • Testing and assessment of consumer returned products.
  • Preliminary certification testing.

 

Effectively supervises engineering personnel, ensuring optimal performance.

 

  • Provides leadership to USA and overseas engineering personnel through effective objective setting, delegation, and communication.
  • Conducts meetings to ensure that personnel are well informed of changes in programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Trains, directs, and coordinates personnel. Provides assistance and support as needed.
  • Conducts performance appraisals as assigned. Provides measurable feedback to engineering staff and suggestions for improved performance.
  • Implements employee corrective actions as needed.

 

Assumes responsibility for effective communication, coordination, and working relationships with company personnel, external clients, customers, contractors, and officials.

 

Maintains a can-do work ethic withing the engineering organization and a strong sense of urgency. Leads to team for operational excellence and administrative organization within the activities of the department.

 

Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Ten years of progressive engineering and management experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong leadership and administrative management of engineering team required.
  • Knowledge of various domestic and foreign manufacturing disciplines.
  • Experience in 3D modeling and 2D detail design.
  • Experience in electro-mechanical design of consumer appliances preferred.
  • Experience in programmable controls for electronic consumer appliances preferred.

Experience in safety, chemical and other regulatory compliance requirements of consumer appliances preferred.

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to problem-solve and work within deadlines.
  • Ability to put personalities aside and work cohesively with all team members.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read, understand and apply product certification requirements for domestic and international consumer appliances.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, negotiation and decision-making skills.
  • Strong documentation skills with the ability to read, interpret and proofread product specifications and technical drawings.
  • Frequent domestic and international travel required.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.
  • Ability to obtain a valid US passport and necessary work visas.
  • Ability to proficiently operate computer applications including:
    • Solid Works
    • Microsoft Office Suite including Project
    • Internet

 

 

Resumes can be submitted to hr@vornado.com

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EDI & DOMESTIC SALES COORDINATOR

Summary of Position:

 

Responsible for handling inbound/outbound Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Conducts testing, audit, handles relevant documents, and networking with partners.  Works closely with 3rd Party ERP provider and customers to solve a range of problems or complete the set-up of new customers or document types. Responsible for insuring the EDI program is working as intended.  This position does not require the need to build or code the EDI transaction to complete EDI mapping, although understanding what these functions are and how they flow between systems is beneficial to the role.

 

Conducts daily purchase order entry, invoicing, order maintenance and provides excellent customer service.  Assists customers with new orders and advises of status of orders in process.  Upon approval, provides accounts authorization for end of season returns.  Courteously and promptly resolves customer questions and problems or properly refers them to appropriate personnel.  Completes related records, reports, and documentation.  Performs miscellaneous sales reporting and clerical duties as required.

 

Job Duties:

 

Maintains smooth communications for all EDI transactions.

 

  • Conducts daily management of EDI tasks.
  • Monitors and provide resolution of EDI transactions, and identify opportunities for improvements.
  • Documents and maintains policies and procedures related to EDI.
  • Coordinates with our ERP partner and customers the set up and testing, this includes customer requirement

 

Assumes responsibility for the accurate entry of customer orders.

 

  • Receives orders by EDI, fax, and mail.
  • Processes orders, enters into computer, and sends to Finance Department for review and release to ship.
  • Processes invoices on confirmed shipments.
  • Acknowledges faxed and mailed orders. Verifies pricing, discounts, billing and shipping addresses, credit status, and informs account managers and/or customers of any problems.  Assists in coordination of the communications to customers of product backorders and anticipated availability.
  • Maintains files, including master file and standing order files. Updates addresses.
  • Researches and resolves problems with orders.
  • Processes sample shipments to customers. Assists in coordination of product allocation when in short supply.

 

Assumes responsibility for effectively performing miscellaneous customer service functions.

 

  • Sets up and processes new customers.
  • Informs customers of credit holds.

Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining professional working relations with customers.

 

  • Resolves questions, requests, and problems promptly and courteously.
  • Keeps customers informed of Company policies, procedures, and status of their orders and accounts.
  • Politely obtains and conveys information as needed.
  • Maintains the Company’s professional reputation.
  • Provides superior customer service.

 

Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective working relations, communications and coordination with Company personnel and management.

 

Responsible for other duties as assigned or required.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years working within EDI environment
  • 3+ years with EDI, Customer Service, Supply Chain, Operations or Sales experience required.
  • Familiar with GS1 standards for retail EDI documents including but not limited to 850, 855, 860, 856, 810, 852, 846, and 832.
  • Knowledge of customer specific selling requirements/programs in consumer goods industry preferred.
  • Experience in problem Solving and implementing solutions
  • Demonstrated experience positively collaborating with customers and cross functional business partners
  • Working knowledge of EDI and ERP systems
  • Excellent business communications skills.
  • Well organized with focus on quality, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to be able to come up with creative and flexible solutions
  • Proven ability to make decisions with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and the Internet.
  • Ability to use PC, calculator, and basic office equipment.

 

 

Resumes can be submitted to hr@vornado.com

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MODEL MAKER

Summary of Position:

 

The Model Makers of the Model Shop are tasked with the creation of photorealistic samples and engineering prototypes representing the newest innovations of the company for use in Sales presentations, Marketing materials and New Product Development prototypes. They are further tasked with the maintenance of the suite of 3D printers maximizing efficiency in the production of component parts.

 

To be effective Model Makers will need to learn, understand and employ several modelling and assembly techniques including: sanding, painting, chroming, soldering and molding. While most of the work will be hands on, Model Makers must be able to function in a team environment and communicate effectively across several functions such as Engineering, R&D, Marketing and Product Management. At times, the Model Shop will resemble a small manufacturing operation as several identical models will need to be made to support Sales efforts.

 

Job Duties:

 

Model Making and Model Shop

 

  • Develop prototype sample products made for use as sales samples that are of photographic quality and can be utilized in product literature and press releases.
  • Support the development of conceptual models and prototype sample products for use by product development team in testing, analysis and proof concept.
  • Complete product samples by painting and or modifying 3D printed assets or premanufactured components.
  • Provide feedback to product developers with comments or ideas that will help ensure that the product design or prototype construction meets the highest quality standards.
  • Become educated on and assumes responsibility for the maintenance and operation of the suite of 3D printers and other tools necessary for sample completion.
  • Willingness to learn new processes and techniques used in the completion of new products samples.
  • Maintain a clean and professional work area.

 

Communication

 

  • Strong communication is essential for a strong team environment.

 

 

Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Two years of experience in a manufacturing environment, prototype development and/or paint shop where teamwork is a priority. Minimum of 2 years of manufacturing experience required.
  • Relevant experience is a “maker space” will be considered.
  • Well organized with experience in managing multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to work cohesively within a team structure.
  • Ability to work independently on a given task with limited oversight or supervision.
  • Attention to detail and a quality orientation.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to safely operate a variety of power equipment such as a drill press, disc sander, band saw, lathe, etc.
  • Ability to use a variety of hand tools.
  • Basic PC computing skills, including MS Office.
  • Experience with Solidworks a big plus.
  • Sedentary and manual labor work. Exerts up to 25 lbs. of force frequently and may exert up to 50 lbs of force occasionally.
  • Must be able to climb 19 stairs frequently.

 

 

 

Resumes can be submitted to hr@vornado.com

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NOT FINDING A CAREER?

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. If you’re not seeing a career opportunity that fits you, and you’d still like to be part of the Vornado family, please send your resumé to:  hr@vornado.com