Careers

Superwinch seeks the brightest and the best.  To apply to any of the postings below, please contact Superwinch Human Resources at hr@superwinch.com.  

Browse our current openings:

 

Payroll Specialist

 

Superwinch is amongst the largest privately held designer, manufacturer and marketer of winch systems and accessories in the world. The Company produces a large variety of winch products including electric and hydraulic winches, power drives, accessories, parts and hubs that are sold to both the consumer and industrial end-markets. The Company’s products have established sales in the aftermarket automotive, OEM, power sport vehicle, industrial and military markets. 

 

We are currently recruiting a Payroll Specialist to join our team in Tualatin, OR.   This person will be responsible for the accurate and prompt processing of payroll in ADP Workforce. This person will perform a wide variety of record keeping, payroll and benefit processing activities.

 

Primary Responsibilities Include but not limited to:

  • Process weekly payroll, ensuring compliance with all state and federal wage and hour laws
  • Verify accuracy of time and attendance data
  • Compile payroll data such as garnishments, vacation time, insurance, and 401(k) deductions
  • Analyze and respond to inquiries from employees regarding paycheck amounts, deductions, leave accruals, and direct deposit
  • Actively take part in payroll projects and provide recommendations for process optimization
  • Produce monthly reports for management as needed
  • Support HR operations as needed

Minimum Experience and Education Requirements:

  • High School Graduate, Associates Degree preferred.
  • Must have high attention to detail
  • 2-3 years payroll processing experience
  • 1+ year experience processing payroll in ADP
  • Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency
  • Exceptionally strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of payroll laws

If this sounds like you, please apply to hr@superwinch.com 

Production Team Leader

 

Superwinch is amoung the largest privately held designer, manufacturer and marketer of winch systems and accessories in the world. The Company produces a large variety of winch products including electric and hydraulic winches, power drives, accessories, parts and hubs that are sold to both the consumer and industrial end-markets. The Company’s products have established sales in the aftermarket automotive, OEM, power sport vehicle, industrial and military markets. 

 

We are currently recruiting a Production Leader to join our team in Tualatin, OR.   This person will lead the production and assembly to ensure that volume, cost and quality standards are achieved. Implement problem identification and resolution and provide leadership and direction for employee development and process improvement. This position will spend approximately 70 percent of their time on the shop floor and 30 percent of their time in the office.

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Manage employee work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals
  • Provide leadership and ensure effective work flow
  • Implement continuous improvement projects and activities
  • Resolve production issues effectively to assure quality and timeliness
  • Manage Safety Activities in work area and shop
  • Achieve and report on productivity goals with safety, quality, delivery and cost
  • Coordinate quality control efforts
  • Coordinate material work flow

 

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Associate Degree + Preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, quality commitment and management skills
  • Budgeting and cost tracking skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of production processes, improvement, scheduling and workflow
  • Demonstrated understanding and skill in quality systems
  • Effectively problem solve and prioritize to meet production and quality needs
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a successful team
  • Must have proficient computer skills

 

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently stand or walk; use hands to handle, grasp, or keyboard; and reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally sits; climbs; stoops or crouches; pushes/pulls; and talks and hears. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 5 lbs. and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds.

If this sounds like you, please apply to hr@superwinch.com 

 

Product Design Engineer II- Portland, Oregon Office

 

Superwinch is the largest privately held designer, manufacturer and marketer of winch systems and accessories in the world. The Company produces a large variety of winch products including electric and hydraulic winches, power drives, accessories and hubs that are sold to both the consumer and industrial end-markets. The Company’s products have established sales in the aftermarket automotive, OEM, power sport vehicle, industrial and military markets.  We are currently recruiting a Product Design Engineer II to join our team in Tualatin, OR.

 

Working as part of a small, focused product design engineering team, this team member selects and applies standard engineering principles and procedures in the design and development of new products or the update/modification of existing products. It requires coordination of internal company activities related to design projects, working closely with individuals on the team and across functions to execute project activities.

 

Duties and responsibilities will include:

Developing and maintaining all necessary engineering specifications and performance requirements for new and existing product which may include: test protocols to ensure products meet or exceed quality and performance expectations; drafting technical product requirements or organizational standards.

Developing project time schedules for program implementation; working with Purchasing, Manufacturing or outside suppliers, both foreign and domestic, to implement new product or product changes meeting or exceeding quality and performance goals while maintaining cost efficiency; diagnosing and correcting technical issues; working constructively with other internal and external organizations to solve issues.

 

Assist Quality Department in inspecting of First Article Samples as needed to support rapid introduction and define critical quality characteristics to be inspected by QC and approval of critical parts.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, BSME preferred.
  •    Depending on experience, five or more years of hands-on mechanical engineering design experience in any of the following: rotating machinery, power transmission, gear reducers, motor  operated appliances, motor operated tools, hoists, or winches. 
  •    Strong analytical documentation background
  •   Exposure to electrical/electronic design. (The job is 85% mechanical and 15% electrical.)
  •   Proven ability to organize multiple new product development projects in a cross-functional team environment successfully.
  •   Thorough knowledge of SolidWorks Solid modeling and Finite Element Analysis, limited exposure to AutoCAD 2D a plus, but not required.
  •   Working knowledge of quality tools (SPC, DOE, FMEA) and other statistical techniques.
  •   Working knowledge of machine shop equipment (milling machine, lathe, etc)
  •  Must be willing to perform day-to-day product sustaining activities
  •  Ability to work on new product design while also performing manufacturing engineering functions including documentation, drafting and system BOM maintenance. 
  •    Ability to effectively interface with customers, large and small.
  •  May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires work be performed at a desk/PC as well as working with operators in a shop and test environment. 



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Experience with Powersport (ATV & UTV) winches and mounting systems or automotive winches or hoists.
  • Strong die casting, coatings, powder metals, gear design, metallurgy.
  • Experience with overseas suppliers.  Able to travel internationally. 
  • Knowledge of electric motors (permanent magnet and wound field fractional and integral horsepower).
  • Mechanical/electronic system integration background.
  • Familiar with Lean Manufacturing
  • Experience with production line layout
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements including SAE, CE, CSA and UL.

 

 

Quality Manager

Superwinch is the largest privately held designer, manufacturer and marketer of winch systems and accessories in the world. The Company produces a large variety of winch products including electric and hydraulic winches, power drives, accessories, parts and hubs that are sold to both the consumer and industrial end‐markets. The Company’s products have established sales in the aftermarket automotive, OEM, power sport vehicle, industrial and military markets. We are currently recruiting a Quality Manager to join our team in Tualatin, OR with responsibility for all of the Company’s locations.

The Quality Manager contributes to the success of the Company by ensuring the overall quality of finished products and services in accordance with Company’s Standards and reports directly to the Superwinch President & CEO. This individual will be responsible for quality assurance and control processes and standards and align the organization to achieve these standards. Domestic and
international travel required to all Company facilities and suppliers.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Develops and implement standards, methods and procedures for inspecting, testing andevaluating the precision, accuracy and reliability of company products.
  • Develops, implements and maintains the activities of quality systems by working crossfunctionally with Supply Base, Operations, Sales, and Engineering departments.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings, improved efficiency, and reduction of non‐value addingactivity (LEAN manufacturing focus)
  • Manages and oversees all inspections of parts, investigates non‐conformance.
  • Recommends and implements corrective action necessary to ensure conformity with quality specifications.
  • Ensures finished products conform to government and company standards and satisfy good manufacturing practices regulations.
  • Performs Interface with inspection and manufacturing personnel on technical issues, specification requirements, inspection methods and scheduling.
  • Lead problem‐solving and process improvement processes with manufacturing and with customers to achieve resolution and elimination of product issues.
  • Reviews and approves all revisions to internal process procedures and Quality system procedures to assure that documentation meets current regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Leads and reviews internal and external audits to assure that any out of compliances with product, processes, or procedures are identified, documented, and corrected.
  • Keeps management team abreast of significant issues or developments identified during quality activities and corrective/preventative actions being taken to assure continuous process improvement.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of government and industry quality codes and standards.
  • Represents Company during all customer and regulatory audits.
  • Reviews all data obtained during all quality control and quality assurance activities to ensure consistency with company goals, policies and procedures
  • Lead ISO 9001 quality management insuring continued registration
  • Travel required, approximately 20% or as required to domestic and international locations

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 8 years of quality management experience with 10 or more years product manufacturing experience
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan and execute in alignment with overall company goals and strategies
  • Proven ability to communicate successfully to others in support of an overall strategy
  • Strong project management skills and high level of proficiency in Microsoft office programs
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; Ability to deliver group presentations comfortably