Careers - Akkerman

Careers

Akkerman Inc.

Akkerman, Inc., headquartered in Brownsdale, Minnesota, is a privately-owned, worldwide manufacturer of pipe jacking and tunneling equipment that accurately installs a variety of underground infrastructure. Akkerman offers a comprehensive benefit package featuring health insurance, paid vacation and holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan, competitive wages, and a safe, clean, team-oriented working environment. Akkerman Inc. is an EEO employer.

CURRENT OPENINGS

  • Field Technicians
Senior Field Technician

Job Summary:

The Senior Field Technician is responsible to service and support all equipment sold by the company, off-site from the company location. Understanding Akkerman Inc. equipment will help support customer needs along with the ability to access important reference material relevant to the product. This is a full-time travel position with training in the main facility. The Senior Field Technician position should be able to perform the responsibilities and meet
qualifications of the position(s) below their current position.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical assistance on equipment start-ups, installations, and repairs of Akkerman Inc. equipment including hands-on work to assure equipment operates to customer’s requirements.
  • Fully independent in the field with the ability to access appropriate reference material.
  • Diagnose and repair all systems contained on equipment represented. Provide field service in a timely and courteous manner as directed by Service Manager, including weekend and after-hours service calls. Communicate directly with equipment owners, operators, and management and provide expert field service.
  • Conduct training to customers for operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Install all parts and supplies required for equipment repairs. Use hand, power, and pneumatic tools properly.
  • Complete and submit all required service-related documents in a timely manner. Use and maintain all manuals, schematics, and electronic media provided by company. Read and interpret hydraulic and electrical schematics and apply this knowledge to aid in the timely repair of all products represented.
  • Participate in engineering design reviews and provide feedback on products when needed.
  • Participate in project management groups when requested.
  • Function day to day within company mandated safety guidelines. Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all traffic laws and follow proper travel etiquette when representing Akkerman.
  • Basic computer skills, including the use of a laptop as it pertains to receiving correspondence, as well as proficiency using Microsoft Office products and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Travel to customer site to perform, diagnose, and repair emergency maintenance on equipment.
  • Complete required documentation timely and accurately, using the company computer system(s) and properly assess & report urgency of all needed repairs.
  • Interact with customer in a professional and courteous manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Industrial Maintenance or equivalent and 5-7 years of troubleshooting industrial or commercial mechanical systems.
  • Able to read schematics and diagrams for all equipment.
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing with customers and co-workers.
  • This position requires working in diverse conditions including but not limited to confined spaces with exposure to noisy operating equipment, exposure to all weather conditions.
  • Sound mechanical aptitude is a must.
  • This position is highly physical and requires regular use of hands, fingers, walking, stooping, and kneeling. It requires employees to regularly lift and or move up to 10 lbs, frequently lift and or move up to 50 lbs and occasionally lift and or move more than 50 lbs.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • This is a travel position and will require domestic and international travel.
  • Available to work alternative schedules including weekends, nights, and on-call hours is required.
Machinist – Day Shift

Akkerman Inc. is currently seeking to add an exceptional DAY SHIFT MACHINIST to its team of outstanding employees.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpieces, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Be able to start and observe machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjust machine controls as required.
  • Must be able to select, align, and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, grinders, and shapers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Display the ability to identify and resolve problems and be able to implement effective improvements.
  • Perform first piece part inspections.
  • Use manual inspection gauges and measuring equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to calculate and set controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, depth and angle of cut, or enter commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • PC Dmis experience is a plus, but not required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 2+ years of CNC lathe Machinist experience
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work well with others
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Reliable, conscientious, and dedicated team contributor
  • Possess a positive, can-do attitude to solve problems and embrace challenges
  • A detail-oriented perfectionist who adheres to the philosophy of doing things right the first time

Day shift employees work from 6:30AM to 5PM Monday through Thursday, with Friday being open for possible overtime. Akkerman is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is also an MNSHARP recognized employer for its exemplary safety practices. Akkerman offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and life insurance, paid vacation/Holidays, 401(k), competitive wages, and a safe, clean, and family-feel working environment.

Machinist – Night Shift

Akkerman Inc. is currently seeking to add an exceptional NIGHT SHIFT MACHINIST to its team of outstanding employees.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpieces, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Be able to start and observe machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjust machine controls as required.
  • Must be able to select, align, and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, grinders, and shapers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Display the ability to identify and resolve problems and be able to implement effective improvements.
  • Perform first piece part inspections.
  • Use manual inspection gauges and measuring equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to calculate and set controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, depth and angle of cut, or enter commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • PC Dmis experience is a plus, but not required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 2+ years of CNC lathe Machinist experience
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work well with others
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Reliable, conscientious, and dedicated team contributor
  • Possess a positive, can-do attitude to solve problems and embrace challenges
  • A detail-oriented perfectionist who adheres to the philosophy of doing things right the first time

Night Shift operates three nights per week from 4:30PM to 5:00AM and includes shift differential pay. Akkerman offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation/Holidays, 401(k), competitive wages, and a safe, clean, and family-feel working environment.

Electrical Engineer

Job Summary:

This position involves providing ideas, inputs, and analysis as an engineering team member. Performing electrical engineering design, programming, implementation, documentation, testing, validation and support for all electrical systems at Akkerman. These systems include wiring, communication, motors, drives, hydraulic valves, hydraulic pumps, diesel engines, generators, machine control, optics, user interfaces, etc.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform engineering analysis to support selection of parts, components, and materials
  • Prepare layouts, drawings, specification and bills of material
  • Evaluate designs for performance, safety, and reliability
  • Evaluate and document Engineering Change Orders
  • Design to applicable standards
  • Troubleshoot and resolve product problems in manufacturing, lab or field
  • Perform analysis of products including performance, features, cost, etc.
  • Provide information and direction to engineers, technicians, and customers
  • Analyze competitive products
  • Review instruction manuals and product literature
  • Perform lab and field testing
  • Other duties as required or assigned 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in an Engineering related field
  • 5-plus years of related experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with CAD systems
  • Experience with programming PLC’s, HMI’s, VFD’s and other automation devices
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work well with others
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to travel domestic and abroad

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with industrial and/or heavy equipment electrical systems
  • Experience with troubleshooting automated electrical hydraulic mechanical systems
  • Experience with developing control system software, Ladder Logic, C code, etc.
  • Experience with medium voltage systems
  • Ability to interact with all levels of personnel
  • Ability to make decisions in a timely manner
Project Engineer

Job Summary:

This position involves providing ideas, inputs, and analysis as an engineering team member. This position is responsible for leading and managing the development of new or improved products and/or process. This position could include supervision of engineers, designers, and technicians.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead projects and products in a manner which supports Akkerman’s company mission
  • Communicate information and provide direction to engineers, technicians, sales, purchasing, manufacturing, and customers
  • Perform or aid engineering analysis to support selection of parts, components, and materials
  • Create and maintain project/product documentation
  • Design to and ensure products are designed to applicable standards
  • Establish priorities and delegate tasks
  • Follow product development process as required
  • Evaluate products for performance, safety, and reliability
  • Assist in troubleshooting and resolve product problems in manufacturing or field
  • Perform analysis of products including performance, features, cost, etc.
  • Research and analyze competitive products, suggest new or improved products
  • Review instruction manuals and product literature
  • Provide ideas, input, and analysis of Akkerman equipment and processes
  • Prepare layouts, drawings, specification and bills of material
  • Other duties as required or assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering related field
  • 7-plus years of technical and project management experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work well with others
  • String verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of personnel
  • Ability to make decisions in a timely manner
  • Ability to travel domestic and abroad (10-25%)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Business and/or Project Management experience
  • Experience with design and manufacturing of industrial and/or heavy equipment
  • Experience with industrial and/or heavy equipment hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Experience with CAD systems

OPEN INTERVIEWS

Open interviews every Friday
between 9:00 am – 11:00 am
at Akkerman.

58256 266th Street
Brownsdale, MN 55918

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For consideration, please complete the online application below or remit completed resume and application to akk@akkerman.com.

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