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Customer Service Data Analyst.   •       Lake Zurich, IL

About Fresenius Kabi: 
Fresenius Kabi is a global health care company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and medical technologies for infusion, transfusion, and clinical nutrition. Our expansive portfolio of products and a global network of science and manufacturing centers provide essential support for the care of critical and chronically ill patients. We are part of Fresenius SE, a health care group with more than 100 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and life sciences. Our employees – more than 30,000 worldwide – develop and deliver injectable pharmaceuticals and infusion systems; blood collection, transfusion and cell technologies; and essential nutrients for parenteral nutrition. Caring is at the core of everything we do. Our purpose is to put lifesaving medicines and technologies in the hands of people who care for patients and to find answers to the challenges they face every day.



Job Summary: 
Responsible for primary support of the customer service organization. Responsibility will focus on special projects such as month end reporting, telephone reporting, and metrics. This job will also serve as a critical mass back up for DQSA (Drug Supply Chain Security Act) and other special projects as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in weekly Customer Service Meetings.
  • Maintain and publish daily, weekly, and monthly performance metric reporting – departmental, individual employee performance and CX Factor (customer loyalty program) metrics.
  • Monthly phone monitoring review with Customer Service team.
  • Monthly phone monitoring reporting to management.
  • Analyze metrics to identify variances to baseline activities and opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide insight and recommendations on findings/root causes.
  • Analyze and develop new metrics that will act as key indicators for gaps in processes/procedures.
  • Support the management team with related reporting and activities.
  • Support team in E-Portal project, become a SME on the E-Portal site to assist customers when needed.
  • Create Ad-hock reports and actively participate in special projects as necessary.
  • DQSA (Drug Supply Chain Security Act) back-up.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Exceptional Customer Service Focus
  • Strong Excel skills specifically focused on the ability to provide analysis using advanced Excel functions.
  • Ability to gather and analyze large amounts of data and summarize for presentation to management.
  • Strong ability to identify abnormalities, areas of potential, and provide solutions.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Lake Zurich, IL

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Data Analysis (Excel): 2 years
  • Customer Service: 1 year

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 Biostatician Fresenius Kabi – Lake Zurich, IL

LAKE ZURICH
Area of Interest
REGULATORY/CLINICAL AFFAIRS
CountryUnited States
State/Province
Illinois: City
Lake ZurichCompany Overview
Fresenius Kabi is a global health care company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and medical technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. Our expansive portfolio of products and global network of science and manufacturing centers provide essential support for the care of critical and chronically ill patients. We are part of Fresenius SE, a health care group with more than 100 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and life sciences. Our employees – more than 30,000 worldwide – develop and deliver injectable pharmaceuticals and infusion systems; blood collection, transfusion and cell technologies; and essential nutrients for parenteral nutrition.
Whether you work for us, buy from us, partner with us, or invest in us, you will come to know that caring is at the core of everything we do. Our purpose is to put lifesaving medicines and technologies in the hands of people who care for patients, and to find answers to the challenges they face every day.
Job Summary
We currently have an opportunity for a Biostatistician to join our Medical Devices R&D Department. This position will participate in the review of statistical documentation for clinical studies and for generating statistical deliverables per statistical analysis plans and other statistics documentation for clinical protocols.
Responsibilities

  • Assist with providing statistical input for clinical protocols including Case Report Form (CRF) development and the design of mock output (TLGs).
  • Participate in the review of statistical analysis plans and other statistical documentation for clinical protocols based on study specific documents and sound statistical methodology.
  • Develop and maintain statistical programs and specifications used in creating analysis datasets and TLGs for clinical protocols.
  • Participate in verifying the conformance of data system design, utilization, and maintenance applicable to clinical protocols to applicable regulatory guidelines and standard operating procedures.
  • Provide statistical support for meetings with regulatory bodies and clinical project managers.
  • Assist with providing statistical support for non-clinical protocols including analysis dataset production and verification and statistical analysis.
  • Participate in the review of standard operating procedures, systems and conventions for the biostatistics area.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related scientific program; Advanced degree preferred.
  • 7 years of industry clinical trial experience
  • Knowledge of the drug/devices development process and FDA and ICH Guidelines
  • Knowledge of basic and advanced statistical designs and analytical methods
  • Knowledge of SAS programming techniques
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective oral and written communication of statistical concepts and results
  • Detail-oriented and demonstrated leadership skills.

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Additional Information
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as life insurance, disability, and 401K with company match.
Fresenius Kabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disabilities, or protected veteran status.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • FDA and ICH Guidelines: 2 years
  • TLGs (Test Lab Guides): 2 years
  • Clinical Trial: 7 years
  • CRF (Case Report Form): 2 years

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Position Title          Tool Designer – MN  #3402

 

Relocation               No

 

Location                  Glenwood Minnesota

 

SUMMARY:  Tool Designer for the manufacturing engineering department performing Computer Aided Drafting of fixtures, carts, and racks that support the production needs.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

 

Provide problem resolutions during initial build or rework being done in the fixtures as well as supporting tools currently in use by production.

 

Makes final sketch of proposed drawing, checking dimension of parts, materials to be used, relation of one part to another, and relation of various parts to whole structure or project.

Utilizes knowledge of various machines, engineering practices, mathematics, building materials, and other physical sciences to complete drawings.

Selects standard items such as bushings, clamps, pins, and buttons to incorporate into tool design.

Draws preliminary sketches and prepares layout and detail drawings.

Makes any adjustments or changes necessary or desired.

Draws finished designs from sketches.

Maintain the plant layouts.

Drafts detailed multi-view drawing of machine and products.

Providing support to Manufacturing Engineers to complete 3D Modeling of tool concepts.

Communicate with Manufacturing engineer, Quality, and Production regarding new and revised fixtures and tools.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  Associates degree or diploma from two-year college; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 

Bottom line requirements :

 

  1. Associate’s degree or higher preferred.
  2. 3 years of experience in tool design with SolidWorks.
  3. Local or close enough for a short easy move.

 

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Company Card Administrator
Fresenius Kabi – Lake Zurich, IL

Fresenius Kabi is a global health care company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and medical technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. Our expansive portfolio of products and global network of science and manufacturing centers provide essential support for the care of critical and chronically ill patients. We are part of Fresenius SE, a health care group with more than 100 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and life sciences. Our employees – more than 30,000 worldwide – develop and deliver injectable pharmaceuticals and infusion systems; blood collection, transfusion and cell technologies; and essential nutrients for parenteral nutrition.

Whether you work for us, buy from us, partner with us, or invest in us, you will come to know that caring is at the core of everything we do. Our purpose is to put lifesaving medicines and technologies in the hands of people who care for patients, and to find answers to the challenges they face every day.

Job Summary

This position plays a vital role and is responsible for all aspects of management, support, training, reporting, and compliance with the company’s policies for E-payables and the Corporate Credit Card Programs for all entities.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring that all supplier discounts are taken and ensuring compliance to the company’s standard payment terms.
  • Handle all Cardholder requests and issuances and setting up suppliers on E-payables, including on-going training and technical support on the reconciliation system; monitoring transactions for unauthorized charges and analyzing trends to identify opportunities for marketing and promotion of E-payables and the Corporate Card Program.
  • Regular transaction auditing and analysis, policy interpretation and guidance, cardholder troubleshooting and developing and providing meaningful reports to all stakeholders.
  • Administration, oversight and review of all card and electronic payment programs.
  • Grow programs to established annual targets to maximize rebates.
  • Ensure Compliance with Company Policies and Guidelines.
  • Reconcile invoices, ensure accuracy and timely payment.
  • Train Cardholder, Managers and e-Payables vendors.
  • Monitor Card and e-Pay activity Daily and Resolve issues.
  • Ensure timely reconciliation of card expenses.
  • Create and Maintain Administrative procedure manuals.
  • Evaluate and develop policies and procedures.
  • Special Projects as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • CPCP Certification Preferred.
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Must have experience with Concur and Advanced Excel
  • Ongoing professional training is required.
  • Must demonstrate effective time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks with changing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills underscored with courteousness, tactfulness, and professionalism.
  • Superlative written and verbal communications skills as this position will have exposure to all levels of the Company and with external partners.
  • Reliability, integrity, accountability and fostering interpersonal relationships and the ability to collaborate with internal and external customers are essential requirements.
  • Ability to perform complex analysis and work independently while exercising good judgment and discretion.
  • Experience with or demonstrated ability to master Online Tracking Software.
  • Must have the ability to adapt to and assist with organizational and situational changes.




Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 /year

Job Location:

  • Lake Zurich, IL

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Card Holder Training: 3 years
  • Managing Company Cards: 3 years
  • Administrative Duties: 3 years
  • Concur: 3 years
  • Expense Reports: 3 years

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Credit & Collections Supervisor
Fresenius Kabi – Lake Zurich, IL
Fresenius Kabi is a global health care company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and medical technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. Our expansive portfolio of products and global network of science and manufacturing centers provide essential support for the care of critical and chronically ill patients. We are part of Fresenius SE, a health care group with more than 100 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and life sciences. Our employees – more than 30,000 worldwide – develop and deliver injectable pharmaceuticals and infusion systems; blood collection, transfusion and cell technologies; and essential nutrients for parenteral nutrition.
Whether you work for us, buy from us, partner with us, or invest in us, you will come to know that caring is at the core of everything we do. Our purpose is to put lifesaving medicines and technologies in the hands of people who care for patients, and to find answers to the challenges they face every day.
Job Summary

The Supervisor, Credit and Collections is responsible for managing the daily tasks of his/her direct reports. They effectively communicate the department’s fundamental goals and expectations (company policies, key performance indicators, and Collection call work list). The Supervisor is also responsible for communicating to higher levels of management about the team’s achievements, needs, and desires. Coordinate internal and external teams to identify, analyze, and initiate dispute resolutions.
Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring that customer complaints and issues are handled in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner.
  • Oversee the performance goals and objectives of his/her direct reports.
  • Monitors and prioritize daily workflow (Collections Work list, Credit Hold Releases, Credit memo processing, vacation and telephone scheduling)
  • Responsible for managing and overseeing Accounts Receivable activities for wholesalers and their affiliates, reporting distributors, and critical accounts
  • Motivate, mentor and coach team members for success
  • Ensure staff is fully trained and are adhering to standard operating procedures.
  • Receive and answer inquiries from customers, sales staff, and other cross functional departments
  • First escalation point for questions and complex problems
  • Evaluate and provide oversight on past due A/R with the Credit and Collection Analyst.
  • Draft, review and maintain LMS policies and procedures
  • Acts as a Subject Matter Expert on SAP applications and business processes.
  • Participate or lead project teams and/or process improvement teams.
  • Prepare and provide oversight to the creation of Finance and A/R Month End Reports (Financial Reserves, Credit Exposure, and Team Performance Indicators, etc.)
  • Use judgment and diplomacy to handle complaints, make adjustments, interact with customers to build strong internal and external relationships.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Contract department, Customer Service, Customer Maintenance, Finance, Supply Chain, Informational Systems, and the Sales Force.
  • Review Aging reports on a monthly basis in order to ensure financial solvency to improve DSO
  • Draft, review and maintain LMS policies and procedures
  • Participate in process improvement projects and support other management directives as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field required
  • 5 years of Credit and Collections experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry or 10 years of Credit and Collections experience required.
  • Demonstrate the ability to motivate / lead a team towards common goals and ensuring accuracy
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide constructive feedback to team members
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Strong Mathematical Skills required – solid understanding of debits/credits and basic accounting principles.
  • Credit certifications (CBA, CBF, and CCE) a plus
  • Posse’s strong problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Active listening skills.
  • Advance Excel and relational database knowledge required
  • SAP 6.0 experience

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 /year

Job Location:

  • Lake Zurich, IL

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Medical Devices: 5 years
  • Advance Excel: 5 years
  • SAP: 5 years
  • Credit Hold Releases: 5 years
  • Wholesale Collections: 5 years
  • Credit Memo Processing: 5 years
  • Collections: 10 years

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Tax Professional (CPA) 
Community Tax LLC – Chicago, IL

Community Tax, LLC, is one of the Nation’s largest, fastest growing, and most successful Tax & Accounting Services Firms, is in the search for a Tax Professional (CPA) to join their team in Downtown Chicago .

Community Tax, LLC is committed to building the biggest and the best professional tax service in the marketplace. We offer a variety of services in the areas tax, bookkeeping and accounting. We are a nationally recognized leader in IRS defense services for those facing challenges and enforcement actions. We propose and defend emergency and long term petitions for relief, for individuals and small businesses that are experiencing enforced collection action by the IRS and State Taxing authorities.

Full time career professionals enjoy competitive compensation, opportunities for personal and career growth and availability of a comprehensive benefit program including, health, medical, dental, vision, life, accident and supplemental benefits including commuter benefits

Tax Professional (CPA) Responsibilities:

  • Provides all tax services for business and individual clients as well as related tax planning
  • Manages workflow of tax preparations, full charge bookkeeping, and accounting to ensure timely, accurate delivery of services to clients
  • Preparation and filing of tax returns for CTAX Accounting Clients; Review tax returns prepared by CTAX Accountants & Preparers; and review related monthly bookkeeping and accounting.
  • Provides leadership in guidance, training and developing a team of tax preparers
  • May provide appropriate consultative CPA/Accounting and Tax advisory services as defined by CTAX as included in the scope of services

Qualifications:

  • CPA is required
  • 5 years experience with a public accounting firm working with diverse small/mid-size business clients
  • 3 years preparing Corporate Tax returns (1120 and 1120s)
  • Previous experience preparing and reviewing 1040,1065, 940 and 941 returns
  • Management experience with a public accounting firm is a plus
  • 4 year College Degree with Accounting or a Finance related field a plus
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite and QUICKBOOKS required)
  • Lacerte experience a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Tax Preperation: 5 years
  • Public Accounting: 3 years
  • Management: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • CPA

 

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HR Generalist 
Community Tax LLC – Chicago, IL
Community Tax, LLC, one of the Nation’s largest, fastest growing, and most successful Tax & Accounting Services Firms, is in the search for a career minded HR Generalist to join their team.
This position requires a versatile HR Generalist to help expand the HR Department. The HR Generalist must have the ability to think and work within a team and independently. The ideal candidate will have strong administrative and organizational skills and broad range of skills and experience, from administrative and Payroll, to Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement and Training & Development, and will enjoy working with an array of Human Resources responsibilities working directly with our company and partner companies.
HR Generalist Responsibilities:
  • Play a critical role in process improvement, development and implementation for onboarding, orientation, employee development and retention
  • Ensure compliance, integrity and proper management of employee records (including E-Verify, I-9s, Direct Deposit, State and Federal documents, licenses, and electronic documentation)
  • Assist in payroll and time & attendance processes and oversight.
  • Responsible for benefits administration.
  • Assist in creation and implementation of employee engagement and community outreach initiatives
  • Work with management as liaison in employee relations and subject matter expert in compliance including FMLA, FLSA, and relevant State and Federal Law, etc.
  • Provide expertise and guidance to various departments and departmental managers regarding human resources issues
  • Works with management and team members to communicate processes and support change management
  • Actively participates in on-boarding of new hires, orientations, reviews, updates, policy revisions, as well as exit interview process.
  • Work with HRIS (Paychex) to optimize use for HR management, adhoc reports, performance management, etc.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years progressive experience Human Resources in HR Coordinator or Generalist capacity
  • Knowledgeable in all areas of Federal and State law, compliance, reporting, etc.
  • Experience with and knowledge of general payroll practices, HRIS utilization (Paychex Flex).
  • Experience in initiation and/or implementation of policies and programs for onboarding, employee engagement, employee development
  • Knowledge of and experience with Benefits Administration, ACA Compliance and reporting, FMLA, FLSA and relevant regulations
  • Experience in Talent Acquisition/Recruitment
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking skills a plus

Education and Other Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Successful “think-out-of-the-box” attitude
  • PHR or equivalent certification is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook (Must be tech savvy)

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Human Resources: 3 years

Required language:

  • Spanish

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Purchasing Manager 

JOB OVERVIEW:
This position is responsible for providing management of processes necessary in the purchase of material resources (direct spend) AND services (indirect spend) to maximize operational efficiencies and fulfilment of laboratory demands. This position will work primarily with country locations/laboratories to centralize the purchasing of the organization, as well as to negotiate, implement and manage supplier relationships.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Coordinate and oversee implementation of a preferred supplier program and implement the strategic sourcing strategy consistent with corporate and regional objectives
  • Work directly with local management to establish policies and procedures necessary in the purchase of materials or other goods and services and ensure compliance throughout the company
  • Provide guidance in the purchase of products and services necessary to continue operations
  • Portfolio and spend data management responsibility
  • Prepare and analyse reports for local and corporate management
  • Supplier selection, supplier evaluation and development through common projects with cross functions based on Supplier Performance Rating (SPR) process
  • Generate activation of the preferred supplier list by defining supplier panels in relation with Global Category Manager and ensuring implementation, leading the selection of suppliers for projects and ensuring early involvement of suppliers at tender stage and throughout the project
  • Create and maintain long-term relationships with suppliers
  • Drive supplier negotiations as appropriate and perform regular supplier performance reviews, resolving any major issues
  • Provide guidance in material planning and scheduling, and establish inventory levels
  • Review inventory levels periodically throughout the year to ensure inventory control
  • Monitor and drive performance to improve on-time delivery, inventory reduction, and supplier performance
  • Work with local management in the planning and implementation of cost reduction initiatives throughout the company; periodically review, identify, reduce and eliminate excessive or obsolete materials
  • Ensure minimal working capital and costs involved in the procurement of products and services necessary in the daily operations of business units
  • Review operating reports and resolve operational maintenance related problems to ensure minimum cost and prevent operational delays
  • Administer corporate human resource programs relating to employee recruitment and retention, compensation, training and development, equal employment opportunity, performance appraisal, and employment record documentation
  • Provide metrics to ensure cost savings; periodically review capacity versus demands and address shortfalls within countries
  • Provide guidance in the development, review, and analysis of purchasing or cost data and trends to assist company personnel with forecasting current and future needs
  • Provide leadership in the generation of cost trend and forecasting of data for major commodities reflecting market conditions. Develop processes that maintain accurate database information of supplier profiles, cost trends, services and inventory levels
  • Provide information to area managers for budgets, including monthly or periodic reports of purchasing and usage activity
  • Perform other related duties as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong ability to communicate up, down and across an organization
  • Strong ability to mentor, develop and coach people and build high performance teams
  • Strong ability to communicate with different cultures
  • Can do attitude, no barriers approach to getting the job done
  • Strong business and personal ethics
  • Implement metrics, measures, accountability on a scorecard basis
  • Ability to think strategically as well as execute tactically

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • negotiating: 4 years
  • purchasing: 8 years

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Software Engineer 
Intelligent Medical Objects in partnership with Indeed Hire is seeking a full stack Software Engineer to join the IMO team in Northbrook, IL on a full time basis. The Software Engineer will work on the ASP.NET stack to design and author quality source code, including documentation of code, high level and detail level designs as needed. Implement unit tests as required for thorough code coverage. Review team source code, as necessary.

IMO is unable to offer sponsorship at this time. Please only apply if you do not require sponsorship now or in the future.

The Software Engineer will work within an agile team, solve problems efficiently and completely according to principals of scrum development. As needed, you will lead and perform solution analysis, code analysis, requirements analysis, software review, identification of code metrics, system risk analysis, and software reliability analysis. You will make specific determinations about system performance, and review changes in code and environment that can affect system performance with recommendations. Lead and participate application database design and implementation. Be comfortable in large database environments, including AWS.
Manage and respond promptly and professionally to defect reports. Provide assistance to testers and support personnel as needed to determine system problems. Assist with the implementation of our solution within client solutions. Identify issues or obstacles of department and/or programmer productivity or efficiency to software development management. Research and recommend software tools to management. Perform current technology assessment on an on-going basis to determine areas of improvement.

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes

  • Fluency in many development environments and web-based tools to provide technical expertise and guidance in the development of complex, high-performance software and systems (many of which are web-based).
  • 5 years development using C# or comparable object oriented language.
  • 3-5 years Microsoft development.
  • Knowledge of C#, ASP.NET, Java J2EE, Oracle RDBMS and Microsoft SQL Server as tools and platforms is necessary to work across our complete spectrum of product lines and technologies. A subset of these technologies is required to work on the applications and products.
  • Must understand theory and practice of relational database design and development.
  • Solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment and service-oriented architectures required.
  • Experience using a source control management tool (preferably Git).
  • Experience with cloud computing a plus (preferably AWS).
  • Experience collaborating on a development team.
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence tools a plus.
  • BS in Computer Science or comparable discipline.
  • Personal Attributes and Competencies
  • Strong and effective inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and staff, while maintaining positive client and staff interactions.
  • Must be able to operate in an agile team environment.
  • Act as an interface to complementary teams as needed.

Customer Base
All internal IMO teams, in addition to serving external clients (through our implementation or product teams) require the services of this position.

Working Conditions/Physical Job Requirements
This position will require employee to work on site at the IMO headquarters in Northbrook, IL.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • ASP.NET Web Services: 3 years

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Position Title          Manufacturing Engineer – Fabrication – MN  #3403

Relocation               No

 

Location                  Glenwood Minnesota

 

SUMMARY:  Develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls. Coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products. Priorities include process improvement, problem resolution, project management and employee training by performing the following duties.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.

Recommends revision of methods of operation or material handling, alterations in equipment layout, or other changes to increase production or improve standards.

Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement and efficiency improvement.

Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products, including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results.

Observes and records workers operating equipment or performing tasks to determine time involved and fatigue rate.

Prepares charts, graphs, and diagrams to illustrate workflow, routing, floor layouts, material handling, and machine utilization.

Designs, develops, tests or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.

Represents manufacturing on cross-functional teams.

Responsible for the development of engineering masters/manufacturing instructions using manufacturing engineering practices.

Participate in concurrent engineering and manufacturing design reviews.

Evaluate and approve drawings, routings/MI’s, specs and other documents.

Prepare/manufacture prototypes as required utilizing the principals of concurrent engineering.

Using manufacturing engineering practices, is responsible for writing routings/manufacturing instructions.

Manage the successful transition of new products and technology into the production arena.

Process development and documentation of manufacturing work instructions.

Support prototyping activities of new product development.

Analyze and design lean manufacturing cells using effective systems and simulation tools to optimize, use of space, equipment, material and personnel.

 

Work closely with research and development, quality assurance and maintenance personnel to prevent problems with products and tooling/fixtures.

 

Ensure all manufacturing safety regulatory policies and procedures are implemented and maintained at all times.

 

Stay informed concerning new manufacturing technologies and equipment in order to manufacture and reduce cost through efficiencies.

 

Determine and eliminate root causes and diminish occurrences in the manufacturing process.

 

Ensure that all manufacturing product specifications are developed and testing procedures are in place before starting up vendors/subcontractors.

 

Establish drafting standards for all designers to follow to ensure that all production personnel are able to understand information contained in the drawing.

 

Able to assist in reducing cost through re-engineering product/material.

 

Conduct Design for Manufacturability sessions to assist in total production reduce times.

 

Assist in the assessment of vendor/subcontractor evaluation for consideration.

 

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a related field; and four to ten years related experience in manufacturing process engineering.

 

 

 

Bottom line requirements :

 

1.  Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a related field.

2.  4 to 10 years of experience in manufacturing process engineering.

3.  Fabrication experience. 

4.  Local or close enough for a short easy move.

 

5.  Heavy manufacturing experience preferred.

 

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Position Title          Manufacturing Engineer – Assembly – MN  #3389

 

Relocation               No

 

Location                  Glenwood Minnesota

 

SUMMARY:  Develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls. Coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products. Priorities include process improvement, problem resolution, project management and employee training by performing the following duties.
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.

Recommends revision of methods of operation or material handling, alterations in equipment layout, or other changes to increase production or improve standards.

Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement and efficiency improvement.

Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products, including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results.

Observes and records workers operating equipment or performing tasks to determine time involved and fatigue rate.

Prepares charts, graphs, and diagrams to illustrate workflow, routing, floor layouts, material handling, and machine utilization.

Designs, develops, tests or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.

Represents manufacturing on cross-functional teams.

Responsible for the development of engineering masters/manufacturing instructions using manufacturing engineering practices.

Participate in concurrent engineering and manufacturing design reviews.

Evaluate and approve drawings, routings/MI’s, specs and other documents.

Prepare/manufacture prototypes as required utilizing the principals of concurrent engineering.

Using manufacturing engineering practices, is responsible for writing routings/manufacturing instructions.

Manage the successful transition of new products and technology into the production arena.

Process development and documentation of manufacturing work instructions.

Support prototyping activities of new product development.

Analyze and design lean manufacturing cells using effective systems and simulation tools to optimize, use of space, equipment, material and personnel.

 

Work closely with research and development, quality assurance and maintenance personnel to prevent problems with products and tooling/fixtures.

 

Ensure all manufacturing safety regulatory policies and procedures are implemented and maintained at all times.

 

Stay informed concerning new manufacturing technologies and equipment in order to manufacture and reduce cost through efficiencies.

 

Determine and eliminate root causes and diminish occurrences in the manufacturing process.

 

Ensure that all manufacturing product specifications are developed and testing procedures are in place before starting up vendors/subcontractors.

 

Establish drafting standards for all designers to follow to ensure that all production personnel are able to understand information contained in the drawing.

 

Able to assist in reducing cost through re-engineering product/material.

 

Conduct Design for Manufacturability sessions to assist in total production reduce times.

 

Assist in the assessment of vendor/subcontractor evaluation for consideration.

 

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a related field; and four to ten years related experience in manufacturing process engineering.

 

 

 

Bottom line requirements:

 

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a related field.
  2. 4 to 10 years of experience in manufacturing process engineering.
  3. Experience with research, design and development of manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.
  4. Local or close enough for a short easy move.

 

  1. Heavy manufacturing experience preferred.

To apply for these positions please put title of the position in the subject line and email your resume to smartin@empowercareer.net

 


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Director Client Services

 

Posting No. 892                       Posting Period: September 27, 2016 – Open Until Filled

 

The hiring range for this position is $91,403 to $114,254. 

 

Summary of Duties

Reporting directly to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director, Client Services will oversee all client service activities, including recruitment and employee relations. Develop strategies to maximize resources/processes and client satisfaction. Manage the client services team and day-to-day functions of specialists, generalists and recruiters.  Provide client department leaders and managers with an HR perspective on business decisions, and evaluates and advises on the impact of changes on employees, HR systems and operations.  Partner with client departments on employee relations matters, including policies, grievances, voluntary/involuntary terminations; work with client leaders and managers, and the Law department to develop and execute strategies.  Counsel client department leaders and managers in establishing and maintaining programs that promote and support robust employee-manager relations.  Conduct exit interviews, interpret results, and communicate trends.  Perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

Minimum Acceptable Qualification             

  1. Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business or Human Resources or related field OR in lieu of specified degree, any combination of education and experience may be substituted for the required degree that equals four (4) years in human resources.
  2. In addition to #1, must have seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience working in various areas of human resources (benefits, recruitment, workforce planning, etc.).
  3. Must have two (2) to five (5) years of experience leading and managing client services department; includes day-to-day employee management, assigning tasks, providing guidance and training, monitoring performance, conflict management, budgeting, hiring, disciplinary and/or termination.
  4. Comprehensive and professional knowledge and understanding of employee relations, human resources best practices, federal and state laws and regulations related to human resources.
  5. Demonstrated ability to handle difficult situations, build and maintain client relationships, develop/implement client- driven solutions, and comprehend client department business issues; ability to manage complex projects using industry standard tools and methodologies.
  6. Must possess outstanding interpersonal, communication, strong analytical and problem solving skills; must be able to influence others and foster teamwork and collaboration.
  7. Demonstrated breadth and depth of operational service delivery management expertise, focused on service quality, people, processes, and technology.
  8. Preferred certifications: SPHR, GHPR, HRBP, or SHRM-SCP.

 

All employees are responsible for performing their job safely and in accordance with the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.

 

Other Important Information

Selected candidates are subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment, vehicle and criminal history. Relocation is not available for this position.

 

To apply for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to the following email. Please be sure to list the job title in the subject line of your email.

 

E-mail:  jobs@metrarr.com

 

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Metra does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

 

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

 

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HR Policy and Analysis Manager

 

Posting No. 901   Posting Period:  September 30, 2016 – Until Filled

                Screening begins one week after posting.

                Salary range is $71,617 to $89,521.

 

Summary of Duties

Reporting to Chief Human Resources Officer, the HR Policy & Analysis Manager will be responsible for designing, reviewing and analyzing Metra’s human resources policies, processes, and functions and their impact on the organization.  Conducts external research, documents current policies and practices. Analyzes cost and impact of policy changes. Makes recommendations for change to increase efficiency and efficacy of human resources operations. Plays a key role in developing the overall HR strategy. Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  1. Must have Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a Human Resources, Public Administration, Business, Communications, Finance, or related field OR, in lieu of specified degree, any combination of education and experience may be substituted for the required degree that equals four (4) years in human resources information systems.
  2. In addition to #1, must have six (6) years’ experience in a senior analytical or managerial position in finance, operations, human resources, training and development, or related field which includes three (3) years’ experience analyzing and improving events, projects, or procedures, with demonstrated process improvement results.
  3. Experience in writing and analyzing human resources or related policies and procedures at a management level is preferred.
  4. Candidates showing previous work samples including flow charts, process improvements, and relevant writing samples are preferred.
  5. Experience with flow charting programs.
  6. Excellent writing and editing skills.
  7. Knowledge of human resources laws and regulations.
  8. Expertise in analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and providing recommendations for improvement.
  9. Strong writing and presentation abilities.
  10. Change management experience preferred.
  11. Demonstrated ability to create flow charts and analyze policies.
  12. Superior writing skills, including previous work in at least two of  the following: technical writing, policy writing, training course development, corporate communications.    
  13. Excellent presentation skills.
  14. Must be willing to travel within Metra’s six-county region.

 

All employees are responsible for performing their job safely and in accordance with the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.

 

Other Important Information

Selected candidates are subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment, vehicle and criminal history. Relocation is not available for this position.

 

To apply for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to the following email. Please be sure to list the job title in the subject line of your email.

 

E-mail:  jobs@metrarr.com

 

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Metra does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

 

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

 

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Labor Relations Specialist

 

Posting No.   1006                Posting Period:  October 21 – 27, 2016

 

The hiring range for this position is $56,369 to $70,461. 

 

Summary of Duties

Reporting directly to the General Director, the Labor Relations Specialist position is responsible for the daily operations of the Labor Relations Department under supervision, including but not limited to, labor contract administration, assisting in the resolution of on-property disputes in a functional capacity, developing constructive working relationships with labor organizations, grievance handling for designated crafts up to and including arbitration, providing guidance to employees and field personnel as the first point of contact on proper collective bargaining agreement application, working closely with the management team throughout all levels of the organization on disciplinary matters, compliance, and related skills development. 

 

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations, Industrial Relations or in lieu of specified degree, any combination of education and experience in labor relations, business administration, public administration, industrial relations that equals to four (4) years.
  2. In addition to #1, must have three (3) years of labor related or similar experience, which must include collective bargaining, contract administration and/or administrative hearings.
  3. Knowledge of labor contract administration under the Railway Labor Act preferred.
  4. Excellent written and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff and work well with a team. 
  5. Possess in-depth knowledge of a wide range of labor-management relations and/or employee relations issues that include discipline, appeals, grievances, performance based actions, and collective bargaining principles and strategies.
  6. Able to interpret and explain complex collective bargaining agreement language, related policies, and assist managers and supervisors with compliance, grievance resolutions, and contract administration.
  7. Able to conduct research that identifies and analyzes arbitration awards using industry databases.
  8. Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and/or Labor Relations Information Systems (LRIS) or other database applications.

 

All employees are responsible for performing their job safely and in accordance with the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.

 

Other Important Information

Selected candidates are subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment, vehicle and criminal history. Relocation is not available for this position.

 

To apply for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the posting number, job title, and your resume to the following email. Please be sure to list the posting number and job title in the subject line of your email.

 

E-mail:  jobs@metrarr.com

 

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Metra does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

 

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

 

Metra / 547 W. Jackson Blvd. / Chicago, IL  60661

 

 

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Senior Compensation Analyst

 

Posting No. 895   Posting Period:  September 29, 2016 – Until Filled

                Screening begins one week after posting

                Salary range for this position is $68,206 to $85,258.

 

Summary of Duties

Reporting directly to the Director, Human Resources Compensation and Benefits, the Senior Human Resources Generalist  is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating compensation programs, policies, and procedures throughout Metra that contribute to the organization’s ability to attract, retain, and engage qualified employees as part of Metra’s business strategy. This role will utilize both internal and external data to evaluate existing compensation systems and programs to remain competitive and meet the ever-changing market dynamics. Provide guidance and consultation to HR Generalists and department management on compensation related matters in order to ensure equitable and consistent salary practices. Perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  1. Must have Bachelor’s degree OR, in lieu of degree, any combination of education and experience may be substituted for the required degree that equals four (4) years in a professional human resources position.
  2. In addition to #1, must have five (5) years of compensation experience.
  3. Experience with Kronos HRIS system is preferred.
  4. Thorough knowledge of Federal, State local labor laws and regulations affecting compensation practices.
  5. Good collaborative skills as demonstrated by working with management of all levels, and ability to maintain positive relationships with others within the Human Resources department. 
  6. Knowledge of salary planning tools and methods, job evaluation techniques, and market survey trends.
  7. Knowledge of compensation practices and understanding of how to interpret and use market data.
  8. Strong quantitative reasoning, mathematical aptitude, and analytical skills.
  9. Ability to prioritize multiple projects and work under pressure while meeting strict deadlines.
  10. Detail-oriented and work well in a team environment.
  11. Ability to take initiative, be flexible, be self-directed, be motivated, and interact with employees at all levels.
  12. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
  13. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  14. Discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive information.
  15. PHR and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation preferred.

 

All employees are responsible for performing their job safely and in accordance with the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.

 

Other Important Information

Selected candidates are subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment, vehicle and criminal history. Relocation is not available for this position.

 

To apply for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to the following email. Please be sure to list the job title in the subject line of your email.

 

E-mail:  jobs@metrarr.com

 

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Metra does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

 

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

 

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Emergency Preparedness Training Coordinator (2)

 

Posting No. 967 & 1032    Posting Period:  October 21 – November 3, 2016

                The hiring range for this position is $62,006 to $77,507

 

Summary of Duties

Reporting to the Program Administrator of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security, the Emergency Preparedness Training Coordinator will Coordinate Metra’s CFR 239, and Passenger Train Emergency Evacuation Training Program (E-Prep) for first responders, and Metra’s front-line employees. Ensure compliance with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations.  Serve as Metra’s liaison to federal, state and local agencies on all emergency preparedness matters and regulations.  Attend and participate in community events promoting rail safety and emergency evacuation education. Maintain Metra’s Emergency Preparedness/Security documentation to meet requirements of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FRA, and ensure Metra is in compliance with Federal Homeland Security and FRA guidelines. Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  1. Must have Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Law or Political Science OR, in lieu of specified degree, any combination of education and experience may be substituted for the required degree that equals four (4) years of experience as a law enforcement officer, safety officer, or inspector.
  2. In addition to #1, must possess at least five (5) years’ experience in developing and presenting emergency preparedness related training programs for a local, State, or Federal government emergency management program or in an emergency response organization. 
  3. Must be a certified Operation Lifesaver Instructor.
  4. Must be certified as a Police Officer in the State of Illinois, or able to obtain a waiver from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board for out of state training within ninety (90) days.
  5. Comprehensive working knowledge of FRA regulations, and updates that pertain to 49 CFR Parts 238 & 239, Passenger Train Emergency Preparedness, and Training.
  6. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  7. Demonstrated presentation skills; proven ability to present with authority.
  8. Strong technical background in applying current Federal railroad safety standards, as well as strong analytical and communication skills; experience with conducting inspections is preferred.
  9. Must have experience in working with police, fire, and public safety agency protocols and procedures in response to disaster.

 

All employees are responsible for performing their job safely and in accordance with the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.

 

Other Important Information

Selected candidates are subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment, vehicle and criminal history. Relocation is not available for this position.

 

To apply for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to the following email. Please be sure to list the job title in the subject line of your email.

 

E-mail:  jobs@metrarr.com

 

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Metra does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

 

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

 

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Train Dispatcher Trainee

 

Posting No.    929              Posting Period:  October 21 – 27, 2016

 

For union externals: “Hourly rate is up to $39.83 depending on any applicable entry rate progression requirements in the collective bargaining agreement.”

 

Summary of Duties

Reporting directly to the Director, CCF, the Train Dispatcher Trainee is responsible for the movement of trains by train order. Supervise employees in the movement of trains. Maintain incident records. Perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.  Hours and days are as assigned. 

 

Training will be established based on the interview and according to current ATDA agreements.

 

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  1. Must possess a minimum of one (1) year experience within the last ten years working as a control operator, yardmaster, train dispatcher, engineer, conductor, trainmaster, air traffic controller, maritime dispatcher, power station load dispatcher or other similar position in a transportation related field requiring critical thinking and decision making skills in a stressful environment.
  2. Required to pass an examination on General Code of Operating Rules and Train Dispatcher and Control Operator Rules prior to completing the training period.
  3. Applicants must also be able to work with minimum supervision and have the ability to make decisions under stressful circumstances.
  4. Possess good communication skills and good color vision.
  5. Available for all shifts including holidays, weekends and short notice calls.
  6. Must be able to type 25 wpm.

 

All employees are responsible for performing their job safely and in accordance with the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.

 

Other Important Information

Selected candidates are subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment, vehicle and criminal history. Relocation is not available for this position.

 

To apply for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to the following email. Please be sure to list the job title in the subject line of your email.

 

E-mail:  jobs@metrarr.com

 

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Metra does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

 

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

 

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Senior Contract Agent

 

Posting No. 488 REPOST                Posting Period:  October 17-31, 2016

                Salary range for this position is $71,617 to $89,521.

 

Summary of Duties

The Senior Contracting Agent will plan, negotiate, lead and administer complex procurements of goods, systems or services with specialized requirements.  Responsible for the development of solicitations, proposal evaluations, cost and price analysis, negotiations, source selection, contract preparation, and contract award.  Develop and execute large, complex contracts in the procurement of technology, systems, materials, professional services, construction services, rolling stock, job order contracting (JOC) services, task order based services, and other agreements and contracts within assigned area.  Collaborate with assigned departments to develop optimum sourcing and contracting strategies for required goods and services.  Prepare, issue, and award contracts in accordance with Metra’s policies and procedures, and in compliance with state, Federal Transportation Administration (FTA), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and local regulations.  Monitor contractor performance and perform final close-out of assigned contracts for compliance with applicable state and federal procurement laws and regulations, delivery schedules, payment provisions, and other contractual requirements.  Resolve issues, and provide technical expertise and assistance related to agreements and contracts.  Respond to internal and external audits.  Guide and mentor other procurement staff regarding procurement processes and procedures. Occasional field visits.  Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  1. Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Contract Management or related discipline OR in lieu of specified degree, any combination of education and experience may be substituted for the required degree that equals four (4) years in public contracting and procurement services.
  2. In addition to #1, must have a minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in public contracting and procurement services that includes the full range of public contract procurement methods and administration of goods and services and project management, preferably in construction/transportation and government procurement/contracting in accordance with Federal Transportation Administration requirements.
  3. Experience in procuring job order contracts (JOC) and task order based professional services is a plus.
  4. Certified Purchasing Manager certification is a plus.
  5. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  6. Strong and effective verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  7. Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with all levels of management, employees, external groups and/or organizations.
  8. Able to work independently and manage multiple projects on a daily basis in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
  9. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

 

All employees are responsible for performing their job safely and in accordance with the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.

 

Other Important Information

Selected candidates are subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment, vehicle and criminal history. Relocation is not available for this position.

 

To apply for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to the following email. Please be sure to list the job title in the subject line of your email.

 

E-mail:  jobs@metrarr.com

 

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Metra does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

 

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

 

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Intern: Grant Management and Accounting

 

Posting No. 898 REPOST                Posting Period: October 18–31, 2016

                Screening Begins Immediately After Posting

 

The Metra Internship Program provides an opportunity for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students to gain practical experience through on-the-job learning. Metra assigns students to projects related to their academic/educational field of study, which complements classroom instruction. The knowledge gained contributes to career development, while the experience provides insight on the wide variety of jobs in the transportation industry.

 

Outcome/Goal

The Intern will integrate classroom learning with the principles of data reconciliations, data controls, data integrity, the ERP conversion process, and other related items.

 

Duties

The Intern will work on the project “Accounting Reconciliation for ERP Conversion” and will reconcile Capital Accounting- and Capital Asset-related data. The Intern will perform reconciliations, research, and data analysis.

 

Educational Requirements

The Intern must be currently enrolled as a sophomore,  junior or senior in an undergraduate program or in a graduate program from an accredited institution. Some college credit towards an Accounting or Finance degree, or in Business Administration or a related field, is preferred.  Preferred areas of  study are Accounting or Information Technology.  The Intern must be proficient in Microsoft Excel.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Must be 18 years or older; able to legally work in the United States; a student in good standing for each semester/quarter during their internship; and available to work between 12 and 20 hours per week for up to one year (optional: 40 hours per week during summer months).

 

Length of Program

Up to one year with three (3) mandatory one-week break periods during the school year: May, September and December.

 

Compensation

Paid internship

 

To apply for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter (which must include the position title), resume, class schedule, and copy of transcripts to the following e-mail address. Please be sure to list the job title in the subject line of your email.

 

E-mail:  tempjobs@metrarr.com

 

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Metra does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

 

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

 

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Technical Communications Specialist (GEB)

 

Posting No.  966                   Posting Period:  October 18 – 24, 2016

 

Rate is up to $30.49 depending on any applicable entry rate progression requirements in the collective bargaining agreement.

 

Summary of Duties

Reporting directly to the GPS Center Administrators provides daily oversight of LATA Mobile Display System (LMDS) for specified line(s).  Monitor assigned rail line(s) via LMDS, RR radios, Voice of Metra and outside sources for any disruption to normal scheduled service.  Monitor Metra Electric via PAL system.  Make and/or coordinate Voice of Metra and Visual Voice of Metra announcements and communicates to on-board equipment and stations for announcements on trains.  Input delay data from conductor TTR1 and dispatcher reports into TOPS system.  Highly organized, independent self-starter, with the ability to manage multiple projects.   Initiate delay comments in LMDS to provide approved users with immediate rail line status.  This position may be required to work overtime including double shifts to meet the needs of the department. Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  1. Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED, plus one (1) year office experience.
  2. Some college course work is desired.
  3. Basic arithmetic skills, good verbal and written communication, and some basic data entry skills or computer familiarity is required.
  4. Exposure to and understanding of railroad operations preferred.
  5. Typing test will be administered at time of interview, 25 wpm minimum required.

 

All employees are responsible for performing their job safely and in accordance with the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.

 

Other Important Information

Selected candidates are subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment, vehicle and criminal history. Relocation is not available for this position.

 

To apply for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to the following email. Please be sure to list the job title in the subject line of your email.

 

E-mail:  jobs@metrarr.com

 

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Metra does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

 

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

 

Metra / 547 W. Jackson Blvd. / Chicago, IL  60661

 

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Chick-fil-A in Orland Park, IL is Hiring

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Restaurant Employment Opportunities

How to Join our Local Chick-fil-A Team

The franchised Operators of Chick-fil-A Restaurant locations are in business for themselves. They recruit, hire, train and manage their own employees, handle all matters regarding employment of the Team Members at their Restaurants, and set their own employment policies and procedures.

 

 

Chick-fil-A in Orland Park is currently accepting applications for full and part time positions for both our Front Counter and Kitchen teams. Front Counter team members work in our dining room and behind our counter, taking orders from guests, making desserts and beverages, and assisting our guests in any way possible. Kitchen team members work in our back of house to prepare and cook guest and catering orders and maintain and clean equipment.

 

Applicants must be 16 years of age or above, and have reliable transportation to and from work. Applicants for both teams should have availability to work afternoons, evening and Saturdays.

Benefits of working at Chick-fil-A include Sundays off, college scholarship opportunities, flexible scheduling, meal and catering discounts, and competitive pay.

Apply today online at cfaorland.com, and click on Join our Team!

 

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