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FILTEC Careers

Join Our Team and Define Packaging’s Future

We are looking for experienced, driven, fearless individuals who want to help propel change within the manufacturing sector. We’re looking for talent with a thirst to build systems with real impact to see their work in use around the world and to challenge industrial norms. Team players, mavericks, detail-oriented innovators welcome!

Here are some of the benefits our employees can expect:

HEALTHCARE BENEFITS

401K

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION

LIFE INSURANCE

For more on our company leadership and our legacy, check out our About page.

Current Job Openings

Associate Product Engineer

FILTEC, Ltd was founded in 1958 by Fred Calhoun, considered by many in the industry to be the father of modern beverage packaging inspection. Fred envisioned a more efficient manner to inspect beverage bottles and created and sold the world’s first electronic Empty Bottle Inspector (EBI).

FILTEC is looking for an Associate Product Engineer to work out of the Torrance headquarters. The Associate Product Engineer (Associate PE) is responsible for the release of new inspection products and the sustaining engineering for current and legacy inspection products. The Associate PE is responsible for creating customized BOMs for sales order release to manufacturing. The Associate PE has direct interface with engineering, customer service, and manufacturing departments within FILTEC. The Associate PE is expected to follow all products through the product lifecycle from engineering release to manufacturing through end of life. The Associate PE is responsible for validating performance of products and ensuring conformance with customer requirements, FILTEC requirements/specifications and regulatory requirements like UL, CSA, RoHS, and CE.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Prepare Engineering change Orders (EO’s) to create and/or coordinate the preparation of drawings and documentation for new products and features and correct or clarify existing designs.

· Prepare Production Change Orders (PCO’s) to modify systems currently in production.

· Assist Order Administration in configuring systems for Production to create customized BOMs and fulfill Sales Orders.

· Prepare Conversion Orders, Service Notes and Upgrades to modify systems already delivered to customer sites.

· Work with the Application Engineers (AE) to process and document Product Customization Requests (PCR’s).

· Support Field Service and Customers with Parts Requests for legacy products.

· Work directly with Manufacturing Engineers to ensure that all products released through Product Engineering are fully documented such that they can be manufactured without support from Product Engineering.

· Write build and test procedures for production/manufacturing and test.

· Support Manufacturing in specifying replacement components (i.e. component obsolescence) for use in current and legacy systems.

· Maintain the performance specifications for released products.

· Support Technical Documentation and Marketing with product specifications and drawings for use in internal and external documentation.

· Work with Engineering QA and AE to verify and release new software to manufacturing and field service.

· Support Field Service and Engineering with the resolution of product performance/quality problems for inspection products installed at customer sites.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Good communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

· Ability to work cross-functionally with R&D engineering, manufacturing, field service, and sales.

· Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

· Good understanding of mechanical, electrical, optical, and industrial automation systems.

· Working knowledge and ease with using computing devices running Linux, Windows and/or OS X.

· Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment.

· Ability to travel up to 10% of the time, occasionally on short notice.

Minimum education and work experience required:

· B.S. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent occupational experience.

· 2-5 years’ experience working with engineering and manufacturing release processes.

· Experience with shepherding products through the certification process (CE) is a significant plus.

· Experience with machine vision based inspection systems is a plus.

· Knowledge of optics, lighting, and cameras used in machine vision applications is a plus.

· Knowledge of gamma, x-ray, and sensor-based inspection systems is a plus.

If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity for you, and you meet the minimum qualifications, we want to hear from you!

In addition to a competitive salary, FILTEC provides comprehensive benefits including medical and dental plans, vision, short-term & long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and more. For consideration, please e-mail your resume to careers@filtec.com

Electrical Engineer

FILTEC, Ltd was founded in 1958 by Fred Calhoun, considered by many in the industry to be the father of modern beverage packaging inspection. Fred envisioned a more efficient manner to inspect beverage bottles and created and sold the world’s first electronic Empty Bottle Inspector (EBI).

FILTEC is looking for an Electrical Engineer to work out of the Torrance headquarters. The Electrical Engineer responsible for developing and integrating electrical components, products, systems and applications within the Intellect container inspection platform. Electrical Engineer carries out various engineering tasks, such as performing calculations, designing electronic circuits, testing prototypes, developing test procedures, etc. to ensure the systems meet design goals, functional specifications, and global safety and regulatory standards. Electrical Engineer collaborates with technicians, mechanical engineers and software engineers on development of the entire platform and products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Design, control, and implement electrical components, products and systems

· Develop manufacturing processes according to global engineering codes and standards

· Review and analyze customer requirements

· Gather additional requirements from other developers and document them

· Ensure that products and applications are in line with customer needs and safety standards

· Collaborate with engineers and technicians to design and test new and legacy products and systems.

· Perform quality and performance analysis on new and legacy systems

· Summarize data and report on test results

· Develop and document test cases and procedures

· Participate in design reviews and code reviews

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Good communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

· Good analytical and problem solving skills

· Strong technical writing skill as applied to test documentation

· Competent in the use of electrical engineering software

· Strong understanding of electrical manufacturing processes

· Working knowledge of issue tracking systems (Jira)

· Working knowledge of real time and Linux-based operating systems

Minimum education and work experience required:

· B.S. degree in in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology

· 10+ years’ electrical engineering experience.

· Experience developing hardware for complex systems or devices

If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity for you, and you meet the minimum qualifications, we want to hear from you!

In addition to a competitive salary, FILTEC provides comprehensive benefits including medical and dental plans, vision, short-term & long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and more. For consideration, please e-mail your resume to careers@filtec.com

Electro-Mechanical Assembler

FILTEC, Ltd was founded in 1958 by Fred Calhoun, considered by many in the industry to be the father of modern beverage packaging inspection. Fred envisioned a more efficient manner to inspect beverage bottles and created and sold the world’s first electronic Empty Bottle Inspector (EBI).

Under general supervision works from a variety of production blueprints, assembly layouts, rough schematics, wiring diagrams, parts lists, wire lists, sketches, and verbal instructions.

Responsibilities:

· Constructs, assembles, and performs complex mechanical, electro-mechanical, and prototype fabrication operations utilizing a wide variety of hand and power tools.

· May perform modifications, re-work and conduct limited testing as directed. Provide input to engineering/quality control regarding malfunction causes.

· Performs critical production calibrations and alignments of a mechanical nature to assure proper functional system operation.

· Performs a variety of functional checkouts, often requiring the analysis and correction of malfunctions.

Experience and Training: Ability to read, write, and perform shop mathematics and measurements. Understand blueprints, wiring diagrams and related instructions. Knowledge of electro-mechanical systems.

This is a fully experienced level, requiring 3 to 5 years of difficult mechanical/electro-mechanical assembly experience. Excludes those with bona fide supervisory responsibilities.

If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity for you, and you meet the minimum qualifications, we want to hear from you!

In addition to a competitive salary, FILTEC provides comprehensive benefits including medical and dental plans, vision, short-term & long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and more. For consideration, please e-mail your resume to careers@filtec.com

Field Service Engineer II

FILTEC, Ltd was founded in 1958 by Fred Calhoun, considered by many in the industry to be the father of modern beverage packaging inspection. Fred envisioned a more efficient manner to inspect beverage bottles and created and sold the world’s first electronic Empty Bottle Inspector (EBI). 

The ideal Field Service Engineer II (FSE) candidate will have a strong systematic electrical and mechanical aptitude with some experience working with electronics. Direct experience working in the food/beverage packaging industry is preferred but not required.

This position is field/home based and requires 80-90% travel, both domestically and internationally. Cross trains on products serviced in the field, and displays proficiency in servicing both the Detection/Inspection/Vision and X-Ray/Gamma product lines. Willingness to work on special projects, some of high visibility, as assigned. Looks for common-mode problem occurrences and seeks to resolve, both independently and with the aid of others. Has a working knowledge of business PC applications (MS Word, Excel & Power Point) and able to effectively use them to provide clear, concise information summaries as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Responsible for meeting all daily service repair & maintenance needs and driving customer satisfaction
  • Installs, repairs and maintains equipment in the field; provides customer training as required.
  • Documents all inspections, maintenance, repair work and submits paperwork in a timely basis
  • Order, install, and return parts and manages repair parts cycle time
  • Reviews all logs for open issues and prepares formal reports to customers as necessary.
  • Participates in Service Sales opportunities and assists with promoting and implementing revenue programs.
  • Ensures that all tools and test equipment are properly maintained and calibrated
  • Assesses product/equipment performance based on field support data; recommends modifications or improvements.
  • Seeks to provide technical support to customers and other service professionals as required.
  • Possesses a solid level of technical knowledge on the company’s technologies.
  • Establishes and maintains a close relationship with senior level FSE’s and Product Managers in order to support the needs of the customer and remain aware of current technical trends.
  • Ability to travel, overtime and work hours other than Monday-Friday is required.
  • Other duties as required.

EDUCATION AND SKILLS:

  • Associate’s Degree or Related Trade Certification (electrical, electronic, mechanical) or Military Training (electrical, mechanical, electronics). Equivalence achieved through comparative work and life experience is acceptable (>3 years work experience in a related electrical or mechanical field service role).
  • Minimum of 5 years experience directly involved in troubleshooting and field repair of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
  • Prior experience in machine communication, data transfer, OPC UA and MODBUS TCP/IP is preferred.
  • Computer literacy; competency in use of all programs within MS Office Suite and aptitude for learning specialized software programs.
  • Individuals shall possess excellent communications skills and have a strong orientation for customer focus and teamwork.
  • Maintains clear and concise business communication proficiency, both oral and written
  • Must be able to pass an in depth background check (vetting).
  • There is a requirement for heavy lifting, on occasion, during some equipment installations.
  • Able to work with hand tools and possess mechanical/electrical troubleshooting skills.

If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity for you, and you meet the minimum qualifications, we want to hear from you!

In addition to a competitive salary, FILTEC provides comprehensive benefits including medical and dental plans, vision, short-term & long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and more.  For consideration, please e-mail your resume to careers@filtec.com

Metal Finisher

FILTEC, Ltd was founded in 1958 by Fred Calhoun, considered by many in the industry to be the father of modern beverage packaging inspection. Fred envisioned a more efficient manner to inspect beverage bottles and created and sold the world’s first electronic Empty Bottle Inspector (EBI).

Under general supervision Metal Finisher with an eye for detail will operate hand and power tools/equipment in order to grind welds and finish steel metal parts to company standards They must communicate with co-workers to keep and maintain a clean and safe environment.

Essential Functions

· Communicate verbally with co-workers to keep a safe working environment

· Use hand and power tools to prep parts for #4 Stainless Steel Finish

· Smooths surface of item to specified finish, using hand tools and powered tools.

· Metal finish, sand, grind, surface of parts/equipment

· Grinding weld, flattening weld, and buffing of parts

· Hand sand, file

· Inspect and detect in equipment and parts for defects

· Select and attach abrasive belts, wheels, or disks according to product and sander or grinder specifications

· Inspect finished product for defects and take appropriate steps to correct

· Examines and feels surface of metal to detect defects, such as dents, scratches, or breaks in metal

· Follow instructions to complete tasks and keep a safe work environment

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

· 3+ years’ experience sanding and grinding metal

· Understands processes used in removing scratches, excess weld material, and burs

· Position requires frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, to 50 pounds

· Understand parts, equipment, and tools used for Metal Finishing

· Able to read and speak English

· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and independently

If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity for you, and you meet the minimum qualifications, we want to hear from you!

In addition to a competitive salary, FILTEC provides comprehensive benefits including medical and dental plans, vision, short-term & long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and more. For consideration, please e-mail your resume to careers@filtec.com

Press Brake Set Operator

FILTEC, Ltd was founded in 1958 by Fred Calhoun, considered by many in the industry to be the father of modern beverage packaging inspection. Fred envisioned a more efficient manner to inspect beverage bottles and created and sold the world’s first electronic Empty Bottle Inspector (EBI).

Under general supervision works from a variety of production blueprints and verbal instructions. Operates the Amada Model: HM 1003 110 Ton. Sets up and operates machines such as drill presses, punch presses, shears, bending rolls, brakes, grinders, and numerical control equipment to shape and alter sheet metal according to specifications.

· Must be able to prepare and run complex bend setups and forming operations on a CNC-controlled press brake.

· Follows blueprints, rough sketches, or engineer drawings to shape metal accurately.

· Uses hand and power tools to shape and smooth metal and blend seams.

· May set up and operate soldering and welding equipment.

Position requirements include:

· High school diploma or its equivalent

· 5+ years of experience in the field or in a related area.

· Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.

· Qualified candidate relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

· Ability to perform a variety of complicated tasks.

· May lead and direct the work of others.

· Must have a full understanding of print reading and tolerances

· Strong mathematical and analytical skills

· A wide degree of creativity and autonomy required.

· Ability to speak and read English

· Amada press experience is a plus.

If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity for you, and you meet the minimum qualifications, we want to hear from you!

In addition to a competitive salary, FILTEC provides comprehensive benefits including medical and dental plans, vision, short-term & long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and more. For consideration, please e-mail your resume to careers@filtec.com

Project Manager

FILTEC, Ltd was founded in 1958 by Fred Calhoun, considered by many in the industry to be the father of modern beverage packaging inspection. Fred envisioned a more efficient manner to inspect beverage bottles and created and sold the world’s first electronic Empty Bottle Inspector (EBI).

The position is responsible for project management at the headquarter of Filtec in Torrance, California. The Project Manager owns the system delivery process from order entry to customer acceptance of the system in the field. In addition, the position manages all project communication on behalf of the Customer Support Center, delegates technical activities, aligns payment and shipment schedules, shares critical details with stakeholders, and resolves issues as they arise.

The Project Manager utilizes prioritization and scheduling skills to make case-specific decisions. Daily this person will work with internal and external customers, engineering, manufacturing, accounting, product support resources, and order administration.

Only apply if you have project management experience in manufacturing businesses for industrial systems.

Duties/Responsibilities:

· Outline and develop the project plans for new inspection solutions

· Perform as a liaison between customer, field service, sales, manufacturing, and engineering

· Provide project updates consistently to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress

· Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout the entire project execution

· Establish and oversee administrative procedures to meet objectives

· Resolve customer complaints or answer customers’ questions regarding policies and procedures

· Coordinate activities of professional and technical staff members

· Provide guidance and handling difficult or complex problems or in resolving escalated complaints or disputes

· Evaluate the work of staff to ensure the programs are of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively

Required Skills/Abilities:

· Ability to think critically, be proactive and be a self-starter

· Excellent customer communication skills

· Be fluid in all job functions and can adapt as needed

· Follow-up and follow-through on each portion of the project are essential

· Needs to have excellent computer skills with office and project software

· Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education

· Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) is preferred

· Minimum of 5 years of experience

Candidates with either Inspection System Business or Packaging Industry experience would be most desired.

In addition to a competitive salary, FILTEC provides comprehensive benefits including medical and dental plans, vision, short-term & long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and more. For consideration, please e-mail your resume to careers@filtec.com

Repair / Test Technician 2

FILTEC, Ltd was founded in 1958 by Fred Calhoun, considered by many in the industry to be the father of modern beverage packaging inspection. Fred envisioned a more efficient manner to inspect beverage bottles and created and sold the world’s first electronic Empty Bottle Inspector (EBI).

Under general supervision, the Repair / Test Technician 2 will perform a variety of complex electronic technical functions related to production test, checkout, calibration, alignment, fabrication, modification, and assembly of electronic and electro-mechanical systems.

Responsibilities include:

· Works from limited documentation, written or verbal instruction, schematics, rough sketches, diagrams, layouts, and plans often requiring interpretation and application of comprehensive knowledge and practical understanding of electronic theory and principles

· May work on analog, digital and/or video type circuitry and logic systems

· Performs operational tests and fault isolation on systems and equipment to ensure conformance with final product specification

· Conducts complex product testing requiring improvisation of procedures, components, parts or apparatus and determines methods or actions to rectify malfunctions

· May provide design details where lacking and recommend modifications to engineering designs as necessary

· May perform a variety of tests engineering support activities

· Selects and sets up test apparatus or devices/test equipment to test and evaluate the performance and reliability of product

· Sets up specialized test equipment for checkout of non-routine assemblies and systems

· Technician will be working around and handling low level radiation

Qualifications and Experience:

· Certificate in electronics, or similar preferred, not required

· A minimum 2 years’ experience preferred

If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity for you, and you meet the minimum qualifications, we want to hear from you!

In addition to a competitive salary, FILTEC provides comprehensive benefits including medical and dental plans, vision, short-term & long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and more. For consideration, please e-mail your resume to careers@filtec.com

Wiring/Harness Assembler

FILTEC, Ltd was founded in 1958 by Fred Calhoun, considered by many in the industry to be the father of modern beverage packaging inspection. Fred envisioned a more efficient manner to inspect beverage bottles and created and sold the world’s first electronic Empty Bottle Inspector (EBI).

Under general supervision works from a variety of production blueprints and verbal instructions. This position is for an experienced wire assembler with electrical wiring experience.

· Under minimal supervision, performs all phases of wiring operations such as fabricating, assembling, lugging, tying, splicing, stripping, crimping, grouping, soldering identifying and testing prior to line installation.

· May work with engineers and others on documentation, routings and redlines, work from written and/or verbal instructions, determine methods and sequence of assembly operations where complete information is not readily available.

· Wire and install complete cable harnesses.

· Plan the working procedure relative to the placement of electrical and mechanical components and the routing of individual wires to form cables.

· Perform engineering changes, modifications and maintenance requiring extensive rewiring, adding or removing wires and components.

· Will be required to disassemble, modify, refurbish, rework and test units as required. Assist as required in material movement and control.

· Must be able to work independently, yet function as part of a team. Maintain equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition.

· Must be able to work from drawings, sketches, wiring diagrams, schematics and other documentation as required.

· Candidates must be flexible to work overtime hours when requested.

Must have ability to read, write and perform required assembly calculations with accuracy. May train and/or assist lower level assemblers as required.

Prefer 3-5 years experience of progressively difficult, related assembly experience.

If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity for you, and you meet the minimum qualifications, we want to hear from you!

In addition to a competitive salary, FILTEC provides comprehensive benefits including medical and dental plans, vision, short-term & long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and more. For consideration, please e-mail your resume to careers@filtec.com

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