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"For the past 15 years, Sentry Equipment has been good to me and has made me to be the person I am today. Sentry has taught me to work hard, to be proud of what I do and to be proud of the product we put out."

- Marvin
Marvin - Sentry Employee

Controls Engineer 

Job Summary 

The Controls Engineer will help design and develop new automation equipment and conveyor systems. The Controls Engineer will work to develop machine and process concepts along with the Engineering team. The ideal candidate will program all controls components such as PLC, safety devices, HMI, servo drives, and robots from power-on to debug, and finally to process fine-tuning and validation. The Controls Engineer will work closely with our Mechanical Engineering team

Essential Functions 

  • Layout new industrial electrical control panels which are NFPA79/NEC/UL508A compliant.

  • PLC code will interact with subsystems such as Robots, conveyor systems, and servos. Primarily AB Logix 5000 platform.

  • HMI development is required to simplify machine operations for operators.

  • Hands-on mechanical adjustments with great attention to detail.

  • Prepare software programs for custom conveying and automation systems.

  • Formulate PLC and operator interface programs.

  • Possess a working understanding of schematic wiring diagrams, PLC I/O, connection diagrams, and field drawings for design work.

  • Will conduct Factory Acceptance Tests and functional checks, troubleshoot, start-up of control systems throughout the US.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Current, hands-on knowledge for developing and programming PLC programs preferably Allen Bradley Control Logix, CompactLogix, PLC and SLC, and use of Ethernet

  • Working, hands-on knowledge of Operator interface programs, preferably Allen Bradley Factory Talk View and RS View.

  • AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills.

  • High level of analytical ability to effectively evaluate, verify or select alternate design approaches.

Required Education & Experience 

Minimum of 2 years of experience as a hands-on Controls Engineer.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

None

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand on concrete floor, bend, stoop, and lift steel materials

Travel:

60% Travel Required

 

Field Service Programmer

Job Summary 

The Field Service Programmer provides Electrical Controls service and customer support during field visits to customer facilities

Essential Functions 

  • Read and understand schematic wiring diagrams.

  • Connect to PLCs and navigate programming code.

  • Troubleshoot wiring, Check I/O, Tach conveyors

  • Implement interface connections between PLCs

  • Correct PLC code as needed or directed by Controls Engineer

  • Generate changes as needed in HMI programs

Competency

  • Knowledge of PLC programs, preferably Allen-Bradley Control Logix, Compact Logix, SLC and PLC

  • Knowledge of Operator Interface programs, preferably FactoryTalk View and RSView.

  • Demonstrates oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills.

  • High level of analytical ability to effectively evaluate, verify or select alternate design approaches.

Preferred Education & Experience 

Previous experience in the field or with Rockwell software and Allen Bradley processors is a plus

Supervisor Responsibilities:

None

Physical Requirements

Standing, sitting, stooping, etc.

Work Environment

Office, Shop, and Customer setting; Travel throughout USA approximately 75%

Additional Eligibility Requirements 

Flexibility with scheduling; travel

 

Assembly Mechanic- 1st Shift

Job Summary 

The Assembly Associate will assist with the assembly of various machine and conveyor equipment. You will assemble components according to blueprint specifications, using precision measurement tools to perform quality tests. Our ideal applicant will have some mechanical assembly experience and manual dexterity.

Essential Functions 

  • Assemble a variety of machine and conveyor equipment.

  • Use measurement and hand-held tools.

  • Read, interpret and follow basic blueprints, diagrams, engineering drawings, specifications, bills of materials, and other written instructions or procedures.

  • Perform quality work checks to insure the product meets quality standards.

  • Identify product defects.

  • Rework and/or repair assembled equipment and products according to engineering specification changes.

  • Perform all work in accordance with quality standards and established safety procedures.

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.

Competency

Assembly experience a plus.

  • High attention to detail and self-motivation skills.

  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

  • Manual dexterity.

  • Basic math and blueprint reading skills.

  • Familiarity with hand and power tools.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly lift 30-50 pounds

  • Regularly perform repetitive tasks

  • Regularly possess manual dexterity to put parts or pieces together quickly and accurately

Supervisor Responsibilities:

None

Work Environment

Climate Controlled facility. A work life balance culture.

 

Fabricator - 2nd Shift

Job Summary 

Performs fabrication procedures to ensure that steel is shaped, sanded, grinded, deburred, and produced according to specifications.

Essential Functions 

  • Ensures that all parts are itemized.

  • Ensures laser parts are free of sharp edges

  • Keeps material carts straight & organized

  • Keeps work area clean and neat

  • Assists and trains newer employees

  • Maintain satisfactory level of production

  • Maintains attendance at satisfactory rating

  • Follows safety procedures

  • Work harmoniously with other employees

Competency

  • Ability to operate machinery such as grinders, belt sanders, tumblers, deburring machine, etc.

  • Ability to perform all functions of a Deburrer and assist Brake Operators

  • High School or GED

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand on concrete floor, bend, and lift steel materials.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

None

Work Environment

Climate Controlled facility. A work life balance culture.

 

Mechanical Engineer

Job Summary 

Sentry Mechanical Engineers prepare calculations and design of individual components for the manufacturing process. The Mechanical Engineer works closely with Sales Engineers, Shop Employees, Electrical Engineers and the Quality Control Manager to ensure high customer satisfaction with all finished product. A mechanical engineer at Sentry Equipment is responsible for the design of our equipment. They are involved with all product stages from initial specifications, to design and development, to manufacturing as well as the Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT).

Essential Functions 

  • Create mechanical drawings in accordance with company standards.

  • Calculate and apply tolerances to engineering drawings to ensure fit, form, and function of mechanical parts.

  • Effectively communicate all above requirements to shop fabrication personnel.

  • Design material handling equipment by applying knowledge of engineering principles.

  • Read, interpret, and apply company and national safety standards to ensure compliance.

  • Apply knowledge of manufacturing techniques to design readily manufacturable parts and systems.

  • Contribute to design standards and support design reuse.

Competency

Familiarity with Machine design, AutoCAD , Inventor skills; One to three years of applicable mechanical experience required; Preference given to conveyor manufacturing experience; Creative thinking and innovation; Advanced problem-solving and critical thinking skills; Great interpersonal skills and teamwork abilities; Effective verbal and written communication

Supervisor Responsibilities:

None

Work Environment

Position is in an office setting, working within a cubicle work station

 

CNC Machine Operator/Setup

Job Summary 

Ideal candidate will display proficiency in the operation and setup of CNC machines.

Essential Functions 

  • Read and interpret drawings to determine best practices and set up

  • Selection of the correct material for the part being worked on

  • Ability to use the available setup sheet to download the correct program from network.

  • Set work piece coordinates

  • Select, set up, and measure correct tooling for the program

  • Able to make small changes in code such as tool location changes

  • Use best practice procedure to prove out program and setup for accurate first piece of the production run

Competency

  • High school degree or equivalent

  • Position expects two (2) to three (3) years of relevant experience based on scope of the position

  • Willing and able to work overtime as required

  • Possess problem solving capabilities, with a sense of urgency

  • Must be detail-oriented and able to multitask

  • Must have a positive attitude, foster a continuous improvement environment and work well with others

Physical Demands:

Ability to stand for long periods of time, ability to lift up to 50 lbs., ability to drive a forklift

Work Environment

Temperature controlled work environment inside, minimal noise (no hearing protection needed), eye protection and close toe/heel shoes required at all times inside shop.

 

Shipping and Receiving Manager

Job Summary 

Sentry Mechanical Engineers prepare calculations and design of individual components for the manufacturing process. The Mechanical Engineer works closely with Sales Engineers, Shop Employees, Electrical Engineers and the Quality Control Manager to ensure high customer satisfaction with all finished product. A mechanical engineer at Sentry Equipment is responsible for the design of our equipment. They are involved with all product stages from initial specifications, to design and development, to manufacturing as well as the Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT).

Essential Functions 

  • Inspect received goods, noting any damages and discrepancies, and compare with records such as manifests, invoices, or orders to confirm accuracy

  • Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, damages, or discrepancies, for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes

  • Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials timely

  • Prepare products for shipment

  • Coordinate with others to correct problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to customer’s specifications

  • Ability to effectively coordinate work with internal and external personnel

  • Knowledge of safety & legal procedures pertaining to the shipping/handling of goods

  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, etc. to maximize the effective manufacture and distribution of products

  • Customer service skills to meet quality standards for shipping and ensuring customers’ satisfaction

  • Ability to supervise Shipping & Receiving Clerk

  • Work with Accounting department to verify payments received prior to shipments

  • Work with Sales Engineers to ensure that the project is complete before shipping

  • Must be able to pass fork lift driving exam

  • Negotiate the price of shipment transportation with carriers

  • Keep shipping operations within budget without compromising speed or efficiency

  • Process shipment documentation and inspect completed orders

  • Create and implement shipping policies and procedures

  • Act as a liaison between management, carriers, and shipping customers

  • Collaborate with internal departments to optimize the flow of orders from preparation to shipment

  • Document processes and report to management as required

  • Evaluate carrier performance and resolve issues with orders and logistics

  • Comply to shipping industry regulations and company policies

Competency

  • LTL experience a must

  • 3-5 years' experience in the shipping industry is desirable

  • International shipping experience is a plus

  • In-depth knowledge of logistics and shipping documentation.

  • Knowledge of shipping industry regulations.

  • Advanced analytical, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

Oversee Shipping Department 

Work Environment

Temperature controlled work environment inside, minimal noise (no hearing protection needed), eye protection and close toe/heel shoes required at all times inside shop.

 

National Account Manager

Job Summary 

The ideal candidate will bring experience and be creative, strategic, persuasive and influential. They will have opportunities to take their career in the direction they want. The candidate will be challenged and rewarded. Sentry has been blessed with significant growth and our hope is that this candidate will help Sentry grow and prepare for future leadership roles.

As a National Account Manager, candidate must have experience working directly with customers designing and budgeting capital projects for their automation requirements. This role involves working with customers to design and engineer their production line enhancements while promoting Sentry Equipment’s portfolio of products. The ideal candidate must be comfortable becoming a reliable resource for their customers from plant level to C-suite. The account manager will work with all levels of management and engineering at Sentry Equipment. The Account Manager will be involved with all stages of the selling process from design to successful start-ups.

Competency

  • High school degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • Position typically expects five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant experience based on scope of the position

  • Willing and able to work overtime as required

  • Possess problem solving capabilities, with a sense of urgency

  • Must be detail-oriented and able to multitask

  • Must have a positive attitude, foster a continuous improvement environment and work well with others

  • Open minded for future relocation to Sentry headquarters in Forest, VA for leadership roles

Essential Functions 

  • Compile lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads

  • Travel to call on regular and prospective customers to solicit. Interaction with customers to create or confirm appointments and follow-up.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers.

  • Explain technical aspects of Sentry machinery. Work closely with Technical Sales Support to expand market penetration.

  • Review quotes and credit terms and assist with sales contracts for orders obtained.

  • Keep detailed expense account records.

  • Enter new customer data and other sales data for current customers into Company CRM System if required.

  • Investigate and resolve customer problems acting as the Customer Advocate.

  • Attend trade shows.

  • Maintain an acceptable level of market penetration.

  • Meet or exceed revenue objectives.

  • Read and interpret schematic drawings, diagrams, blueprints, specifications for entire production line designs.

  • Maintain a clean and safe home office environment.

  • Meets acceptable time/work standards.

  • Works in accordance with established safety policies.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Work Environment

Remote