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.  

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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 

 

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

 

 

Buyer Planner 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 Buyer Planner II to join our team in Portland/Tualatin, OR.

This Buyer Planner position is within the Superwinch Purchasing Team, reporting to the Materials Planning and Purchasing Manager. The team is responsible for the planning and purchasing of Superwinch materials across its Global footprint. Working as part of a small, focused purchasing team, this team member is responsible for the planning and purchasing of Superwinch’s materials. Time will be spent approximately 50% planning & 50% purchasing.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

1. Acts as general purchasing resource for Superwinch, handling production and MRO purchases for all of its global facilities

2. Conducts and is responsible for activities associated with the planning function as it relates to production planning, capacity planning, inventory control management, material control management, batch-size reduction, through-put, lead time reduction and forecasting.

3. Responds to planners’ requests and purchase requisitions expediently and prudently while obtaining the best possible cost.

4. Monitors the MRP (Material Requirement Planning) report and responds to changes as they occur in open purchase orders.

5. Coordinates and negotiates contracts for the procurement of goods, services, capital equipment and other significant or critical parts.

6. Performs cost and value analysis when applicable.

7. Conducts visitations to vendor facilities. Determines the positive or negative value of the service or product offered as it relates to company purchase requirements.

Required Qualifications: •

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: • 5-7 years’ experience in MRP Planning and Purchasing • Associates Required, Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

 

 

Internet Marketing Specialist- Portland Oregon Facility

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.

The internet Marketing Specialist will be responsible for growing and scaling subscriber base through a mix of channels including: SEM, SEO, programmatic display and digital video. This position will be heavily focused on internet and social media advertising. This leader’s challenge will be identifying ways to diversify channels and accelerate customer acquisition while maximizing LTV, minimizing churn and managing carefully to a target CAC. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute greatly to the success of the company. The role reports to the Superwinch Marketing Manager.

The successful candidate will be an SEM/SEO subject matter expert, comfortable operating in an entrepreneurial environment, and energized by creating impact from the ground up.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead customer acquisition and retention efforts for all paid direct response channels.
  • Lead development and execution of ad and landing page test plan to drive continuous improvement.
  • Stay educated on the latest developments in digital marketing to inform the team of new approaches, tools, and strategies
  • Manage the day to day operation of the company’s e-commerce site
  • Assist in execution of the digital brand strategy through SEO/SEM, social media, web and email, leading the Superwinch brand presence and evolution in digital, implementing best practices and using data for continued evolution.
  • Measure and report KPIs. Prepare to be measured against these for positive improvements.
  • constant experimentation
  • Build and embody the Superwinch brand audience, leveraging followers and fans for insight, content product ideas and innovation. To include user forum interaction.
  • Assist in Major Initiative Rollouts
    • Loyalty programs
    • Dealer programs
  • Experience with Google Analytics, PLA/PPC, Amazon AMS, SEO/SEM, keyword mining, landing pages, A/B testing, Facebook ads.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2+ years Social Media Marketing
  • 5+ years Digital Marketing
  • 6+ years of online marketing experience and a proven track record of driving ROI
  • Subject matter expert in SEM/SEO
  • Demonstrated experience with Facebook’s paid advertising platform
  • Proficient with Google Analytics
  • Demonstrated experience managing external agencies to optimize spend and channel mix
  • Prior experience in a fast paced, high volume multi-tasking role and environment
  • Think critically and operate independently
  • Detail oriented and have the ability to execute and to drive change within a team
  • Strong communication, relationship and interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience working in e-commerce. Start up

 

There is no relocation assistance offered for this position.

 

 

 

Director of Sales

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.


The Director of Sales will be responsible for leading and managing Superwinch’s Consumer Business sales team to a successful achievement of the budgeted sales plan and brand strategy for our consumer market channels. The Director of Sales will be responsible for overseeing the development, execution and implementation of the consumer sales team’s strategy, goals, revenues, and key objectives. This leadership role will be directly responsible for managing account tracking systems that monitor sales activities and market analytics for all of the Consumer market customers and directly responsible for assigned strategic customer relationship and sales targets.  Reporting to this role is the North American outside sales team.

The successful candidate will have strong communication and team building skills. Experience in growing sales with a branded enthusiast consumer product across multiple consumer market channels.  Experience in selling and growing a diverse set of customer types. This role reports to the VP of Consumer Business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day to day activity of the North American Consumer sales team driving them to meet sales goals and meet budget guidelines. Manage, train, coach and mentor Consumer sales team to be high performing.
  • Provide oversight to the Sales team and implement strategic sales initiatives that result in meeting goals.
  • Review all customer pricing, product proposals, and customer agreements and make well thought out recommendations aimed at rapidly securing approval from VP of Consumer Business
  • Monitor and measure retail sales performance against budgets. Provide suggestions on adjustments.
  • Provide input for the organization to make strategic decisions; market intel, forecasting, competitive intelligence
  • Work with the VP of Consumer Business to develop overall team strategic and tactical initiatives.
  • Establish and support a culture of strategic thinking, risk-taking and independent initiatives in support of superior customer service.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree  required
  • 10+ years of relevant sales experience in a consumer enthusiast market and 10+ years of leading teams across various locations and markets.  Start-up environment experience a plus.
  • Exceptional leadership, coaching and motivational skills
  • Deep familiarity with core sales KPIs and how to measure them, including through the use of CRM/BI systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills and a commitment to collaborate with people.
  • Budgeting, forecasting and P&L experience/responsibility.
  • Ability to travel up to 60% percent of the time to customers and sites.

 

 

Financial Controller - 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.

 

The Financial Controller participates in reporting the organizational financial performance against budget and directly leads the accounting team.  They will develop tools and systems to improve accuracy and timeliness of deliver of critical financial and operational information to the leadership team and make recommendations on financial operations.  Responsible for developing objectives and continuously setting priorities for the accounting team in addition to being responsible for the execution of accounting team projects and their routine processing workload.  This role will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

 

  • Responsible for accounting team accurate and timely development and execution of; financial statements, annual audits, annual budget and consolidation of foreign and domestic subsidiary financials.
  • Lead & Manage accounting team members ensuring their proper training, performance and continuous improvement within their AR, AP and disbursement functions and their interactions with other teams.
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial statements.
  • Establish and maintain systems and controls that verify the integrity of all systems, processes and data
  • Maintain corporate income tax compliance and assure accurate & timely completion
  • Lead and participate in the completion of various finance & accounting related projects as assigned
  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Ensure timely, accurate and professional communication by team members in support of all other teams
  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger maintenance and balance sheet reconciliations

 

Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required and additionally CPA certification preferred.
  • 10 years of related financial management experience with 3 years managing an accounting team
  • Demonstrated ERP system competency within a manufacturing environment
  • Some Public accounting experience desirable.
  • Advanced excel spreadsheet skills
  • Must have strong communication skills and be deadline oriented
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% or as required

To apply to any of the postings, please contact Superwinch Human Resources at hr@superwinch.com.