Employment Opportunities

JOB DESCRIPTION: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Sentry Equipment Erectors Inc., has an opening for a qualified enthusiastic and innovative candidate for the position of Human Resources Manager.  Sentry Equipment & Erectors, Inc. is a full service provider of conveyor equipment and related container handling machinery located in Forest, Virginia. This position is directly responsible for the overall administration and coordination of the Human Resources function. This position assumes the responsibility for effective communication of benefits, workers compensation, employee relations, recruitment, retention, employee training, safety, and compliance with all state and federal employment laws and compensation.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • BA/BS in Human Resources or related area preferred
  • Minimum of 4 year HR experience (manufacturing environment preferred)
  • Must possess and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of human resource disciplines
  • SHRM-CP and/or PHR certified desired
  • Solid computer skills including MS Office products preferred
  • Knowledge of sound techniques in all aspects of personnel management.
  • Knowledge and application of federal and state employment laws and best practices associated with compliance.
  • Must possess the ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain absolute confidentiality.

JOB DESCRIPTION: ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE CLERK


COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Sentry Equipment & Erectors, Inc. is a North American based full service provider of conveyor equipment and related container handling machinery. Located in Central Virginia, Sentry employs approximately 200 people that specialize in integrating packaging equipment and conveying systems into cost-effective and efficient plant designs.

Sentry, an employee-owned ESOP company, remains among the leaders in the business by offering a full service solution from idea to implementation. Sentry designs, manufactures and installs everything from complete packaging systems to individual components.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare and submit invoices for payment to customers.
  • Reconcile and prepare excel spreadsheets matching customer line item purchase orders to internal shop orders.
  • Process accounts receivable and maintain customer outstanding balances and reconciliation of payments to accounts.
  • Provide monthly statements and follow up on outstanding invoices. Communicate with customers regarding any discrepancies and questions to resolve payment issues.
  • Prepare and maintain various monthly reports.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • MS Office (excel, word, outlook), knowledge or previous use of accounting software
  • Mathematical aptitude, data entry skills, detail oriented, general knowledge of accounting
  • Team player, good communication skills, logical thinking skills, positive attitude, construction/manufacturing environment a plus.

JOB DESCRIPTION: TIMEKEEPER/ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COORDINATOR


COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Sentry Equipment & Erectors, Inc. is a North American based full service provider of conveyor equipment and related container handling machinery. Located in Central Virginia, Sentry employs approximately 200 people that specialize in integrating packaging equipment and conveying systems into cost-effective and efficient plant designs.

Sentry, an employee-owned ESOP company, remains among the leaders in the business by offering a full service solution from idea to implementation. Sentry designs, manufactures and installs everything from complete packaging systems to individual components.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Verify accuracy of weekly timekeeping information for employees
  • Process and calculate weekly employee hours worked and run reports.
  • Maintain and manage timekeeping records of employees.
  • Respond to employees on timekeeping issues.
  • Review semi-monthly timesheets for time entry for incentive pay
  • Work with supervisors and management to resolve payroll hours’ discrepancies and calculate any adjustments.
  • Assist with vacation tracking and incentive time.
  • Maintain/protect employee confidence by keeping information confidential
  • Prepare and maintain various quarterly reports
  • Input in accounts payable invoices
  • Assist with other special projects as assigned

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication abilities with aptitude in problem-solving
  • Working knowledge of relevant software (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook) a must.
  • Familiarity with TimeTrax time clock software a plus
  • High school diploma or equivalent; Associates or BS/BA in accounting/business administration is a plus
  • Strict confidentiality a must.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently

JOB DESCRIPTION: ELECTRICAL CONTROLS ENGINEER


COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Sentry Equipment & Erectors, Inc. is a North American based full service provider of conveyor equipment and related container handling machinery. Located in Central Virginia, Sentry employs approximately 200 people that specialize in integrating packaging equipment and conveying systems into cost-effective and efficient plant designs.

Sentry, an employee-owned ESOP company, remains among the leaders in the business by offering a full service solution from idea to implementation. Sentry designs, manufactures and installs everything from complete packaging systems to individual components.

GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Create PLC and HMI programs utilizing Rockwell Software/Allen-Bradley/Siemens products, startup and debug of controls for high speed conveyor systems in the field.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare software programs for custom conveying and automation systems.
  • Prepare PLC and operator interface programs.
  • Working understanding of schematic wiring diagrams, PLC I/O, connection diagrams, and field drawings for design work.
  • Perform functional checks, troubleshoot, start-up of control systems throughout the U.S. (approx. 60% travel required)

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Experience with AC and DC systems including Variable Frequency Drives
  • Current, hands-on knowledge for developing and programming PLC programs preferably Allen Bradley Control Logix, PLC and SLC, and use of Ethernet. Knowledge of Siemens controls systems are a plus.
  • Working, hands-on knowledge of Operator interface programs preferably Allen Bradley Factory Talk View and RS View.
  • AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • High level of analytical ability to effectively evaluate, verify and/or select alternate design approaches

JOB DESCRIPTION: ASSEMBLY MECHANIC

  • First Shift hours for an 8 hour day – 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • 15 minute break at 9:00 a.m.
  • 45 minute lunch 11:45 – 12:30 p.m. (30 minutes unpaid time)
  • Overtime – 1st hours – 10 hour day Monday thru Thursday – shift extends till 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday – 8 hour day regular hours

Attendance is a must for this position; we work to meet our customer’s schedule

  • Break room on site with vending machines

Pre-employment drug test required before starting to work

  • Dress is casual; safety glasses are required and provided by Sentry
  • Gloves, ear plugs, etc. if needed are provided by Sentry
  • Employees must have their own tools (tool list attached)
  • Physical Requirement Form attached
  • Essential job functions for positions at Sentry attached
  • Assemby Mechanic Job Description attached
  • Shop is extremely clean and everyone must do their part to maintain, about 10 – 15 minutes before quitting time everyone cleans their work area
  • Shop is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer
  • Good working conditions
  • Employees need to be versatile and flexible, never asked to do a job that is unsafe
  • Plenty of Parking Spaces
  • Smoking is permitted, some areas are designated non-smoking
  • We like to have the prospective candidate interview at Sentry to see what the job entails and what our facility looks like, gain an idea of what we do and who we are looking for, this industry works for some but not all