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The Pfannenberg Group is an internationally active family business in the field of electro-technology.

We develop, manufacture and sell technical products of the highest quality in the fields of thermal management of electrical enclosures, signaling technology and process cooling. Our objective is “Protecting Man, Machine and the Environment”. We promote the individual development of our employees by target-oriented management and extensive education and training. Many of the daily challenges we face, are often solved in teamwork.

Versatile tasks, high workplace safety, performance-oriented salaries, international career opportunities and a work-life balance: What are you waiting for?

Check out our open positions below and apply. It’s that easy!

Open Positions

Great Minds Welcome!

Are you interested in working for Pfannenberg? Here you can find our current available positions with a detailed description of the responsibilities and the requirements.

If you don’t see something that matches your qualifications at this time, check back soon.  We are a growing company, and update our list often.

PLANNING MANAGER

We are looking for a self-motivated, well experienced Planning Manager who enjoys the challenge of new opportunities. The ideal candidate will ensure the on-time delivery of finished products in compliance with the published delivery times/customer deadlines by both leading a small team and participating directly in the planning of two shifts of production in a medium volume manufacturing environment.
Responsibilities include establishing, maintaining, and monitoring proper planning parameters in ERP system to maintain inventory levels that are both fiscally responsible and achieve a high level of delivery satisfaction. This candidate must understand MRP/ERP methodology. Active past use of a Tier 1 ERP system (Oracle, SAP, MFGPro, etc.) is a requirement. Participation in a previous ERP system implementation, migration, or significant upgrade is a plus.

Experience working with Lean Manufacturing principles and tools is preferred. Previous experience as a Planner or Scheduler in a manufacturing environment is required. Formal APICS/ASCM CPIM certification is a strong plus.

To be successful in this position, you must enjoy working in a team environment, be willing to share expertise, and have effective communication skills within the team and the entire organization. Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are required.

BUYER

We are looking for an experienced purchasing professional to fill our role of Buyer.  In this role, you will be purchasing various types of material and supplies required for production and engineering projects; Reviewing production shortages and expediting necessary parts to support planners; and Working with other departments to improve and resolve quality issues while working towards achieving department as well as personal goals and objectives related to inventory turns, supplier performance, and customer satisfaction.

This candidate will need to have a proven track record of achieving a high level of customer satisfaction with both internal and external customers.

Skills needed:  Understanding of supply and demand, MRP, good time management skills, good organizational skills, supplier development & management know how, experience establishing VMI & consignment programs, and excellent communication skills.  Must have the ability to work independently as well as in a team setting. Experience with Navision or SAP helpful.

B2B MARKETING MANAGER

Job Brief

Pfannenberg, a global leader in thermal management, liquid cooling solutions and signaling horns and strobes is looking for a full-time experienced Marketing Manager to help us grow our market share, build brand awareness, and promote the value of our products primarily throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. Pfannenberg continues to grow, our products are used in almost every industry world-wide to protect electrical equipment, processes, and personnel essential to keeping modern manufacturing and automation processes up and running.

Responsibilities

Support the development and execution of our strategic and operational marketing activities for our different business units. You will work closely with our VP of Marketing, Sales Director and Product Managers in defining, managing, and implementing our market positioning, product strategy and brand awareness.

Strategic Marketing, Planning and Implementation

  • Assist with the creation of a strategic marketing plan for our different business units including recommended marketing investments and operational budgets to support revenue targets.
  • Work with data analyst to establish and monitor key metrics and ROI from our marketing activities including which industry groups we are seeing success with and future industry groups we should target.
  • Partner with sales team to define our buyer persona types including who, how and what defines the decision process to buy Pfannenberg.
  • Liaise with company leadership team to support and implement growth strategies.
  • Help refine and develop product launch and campaign process to support repeatable successful campaign programs.
  • Create and execute marketing strategies focusing on our targeted industry groups and customers by driving awareness, engagement, and adoption as a trusted advisor.
  • Manage existing marketing personnel while also recommending new hires and positions that support the development of building a best-in-class B2B Marketing Team.
  • Promote and reinforce the Pfannenberg Vision, Mission and Purpose both internally and externally.

Operational Marketing Support

  • Develop unique and creative marketing campaigns alongside in-house creative and design teams.
  • Monitor and implement marketing automation activities to support our customer’s inquiries and communications.
  • Coordinate customer communications through email and newsletter activities.
  • Manage the online channels including our website and social platforms.
  • Lead the development of content creation to support our sales efforts: sales presentations, sell sheets/brochures, videos, case studies, web content etc. that builds our brand as a trusted advisor and engages with existing and future customers to drive qualified leads.
  • Work closely with our third-party resources for PR management, creating content ideas, digital marketing campaigns and strategies.
  • Work with our data team to manage our CRM records (cleanup, list targeting and accuracy of data).
  • Provide creative direction to our inhouse graphics personnel and external agency partners.
  • Support our distribution partners with cobranded communications, online product data and additional marcom communications.
  • Support our Rep Sales team with marketing and product support.
  • Plan and execute events such as sales meetings and tradeshow activities including all aspects from concept to after show lead distribution and measurement.

Experience

  • BS degree in Marketing, Communications or related field or 5+ years of experience of corporate and product marketing.
  • Experience managing and developing teams.
  • Excellent knowledge of management methods and techniques.
  • Proven experience building and leading marketing teams with a proven track record for launching new products and services.
  • Experience working with sales and product management teams to deliver desired business goals.
  • Prior experience working and collaborating with teams in person and remotely both domestically and internationally.

Preferred Qualifications

  • B2B Marketing experience preferred
  • Ability to provide Creative Direction
  • MBA in Marketing or Business not mandatory but desired

Requirements

  • Ability to think strategically and to lead with courage while empowering your team
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and visual) both for our internal audience and customers
  • Awareness of industry’s (marketing, web & design) latest technology trends and applications
  • Strong customer and sales team facing communication skills
  • Advanced troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills
  • Customer Experience Focused
  • Adhere to and manage the approved budget
  • Maintain an orderly workflow according to priorities
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Product Suite
  • Experience with Hubspot or similar marketing automation tool
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM
  • Ability to work in the office (Western New York) and Remote
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Growth and Achievement Orientated
  • Outgoing and team focused

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for the overall maintenance and upkeep of the property, as well as specific preventative maintenance actions on designated equipment within the factory.

Essential Functions

  • Schedule, coordinate, monitor and/or perform all maintenance, service requests, and repairs to facility buildings and grounds
  • Document daily maintenance activity including problems encountered, work completed and outstanding actions.
  • Perform, monitor, inspect, and conduct evaluations on designated production and test equipment.
  • Physically walk and inspect the property daily and maintain proper internal cleanliness and external professional appearance.
  • Maintain an adequate inventory of property cleaning, sanitation, and consumable supplies and equipment.
  • Inspect, schedule and/or perform minor and routine maintenance on all designated equipment.
  • Work with purchasing to obtain competitive bids and prices for supplies and grounds contracts.
  • Inspect and approve all maintenance supply shipments.
  • Track and keep documents available regarding utility shut offs, meter locations, sewer clean outs, and all building systems.
  • Maintain a preventative maintenance log, required permits and certificates.
  • Serve as a member of the facility Safety Committee
  • Report all liability, property incidents, injuries, accidents, emergencies, code violations, and legal and compliance directives to appropriate safety committee member.
  • Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position

Mental and Physical Demands

  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, customer service, organizational, time management, and verbal and written skills
  • Must be able to communicate in English with coworkers, emergency providers and outside contractors
  • Must possess mechanical aptitude, skillful use of equipment and tools, and have physical and manual dexterity skills
  • Must have computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to navigate the Internet.
  • Required use of a company cell phone
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to manage a flexible schedule including overtime and be on-call as needed
  • Must be able to walk, move and transport up to 100 lb. loads, bend, stoop, climb stairs, access and work in confined spaces as well as at heights in excess of 20 feet and have the mobility required to use ladders

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities except as may be assigned from time to time

Core Competencies/Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience related to mechanical/automotive, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, appliance, HVAC, and building systems
  • One year of prior experience in a building or mechanical maintenance position is required.

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekend availability as required

APPLICATIONS ENGINEER

Understand customer needs and make recommendation on appropriate solutions. Provide support during all phases of the sales process, working in conjunction with sales, engineering and the operation’s team to assure complete customer satisfaction. Articulate complex technology into easy to understand communication to non-technical audience while still able to converse in a technical manner with engineers at all levels. Document and share special application case to use for teaching or as marketing material to help generate sales. Be the voice of the customer to better improve customer experience. Work in concert with Product Manager to lead and participate in cross-functional projects supporting overall business growth. Able to leverage engineering background to contribute as an individual contributor to support customer while providing leadership through influence to ensure success of projects

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provides recommendations and technical information to customers, channel partners and sales team in matters pertaining to applications.
  • Maintains product expertise and detailed knowledge of the products supporting our commercial team and customers.
  • Creates and conducts technical training program for sales personnel, channel partners and end-users.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of technical information on the website.
  • Lead competition benchmarking work including testing and proper documentation.
  • Represent company in trade organization or industry association staying ahead of industry trend.
  • Write technical article/whitepapers in technical subjects benefiting the industry.
  • Prepare comprehensive technical proposal involving system design of thermal management system ie. chillers, heat exchangers, piping.
  • Coordinate activity with internal team, vendors, outside technical consultant and customer for completion of such projects.
  • Consults with Engineering and various departments regarding product development, service recommendations, product test results, customer complaints, inspection methods and costs of new product development in relation to sales potential.
  • As necessary step in as project manager to plan, scope and oversee local/global projects to ensure completion within time and budget.

Qualifications and Skills

  • BS degree in Engineering or equivalent experience/knowledge
  • 2+ years’ experience in technical support or sales role, and project management familiarity is a plus
  • Experience with industrial refrigeration, fluid cooling systems and/or logic controls
  • Computer Skills: MS Office. Navision, Salesforce, SAP and Labview is a plus

ACCOUNT MANAGER

We are looking for an account manager to build and maintain Key Account Customers including providing quotes and follow-up after order ships. Develop sales opportunities by researching and identifying potential accounts, welcoming new accounts and building rapport with them, providing information and responses to customer questions, and preparing, presenting and following up on quotations.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop meaningful relationships with Key Account Customers to encourage trust and loyalty
  • Identify opportunities within the Key Accounts assigned and communicate to ASM
  • Provide exemplary customer care
  • Increase Share of Wallet for Pfannenberg products

Qualifications and Skills

  • 3-5 years’ experience
  • Strong desire to win including having determination and grit
  • Outgoing and very comfortable making first call to help nurture business
  • Strong listening and communication skills with the ability to demonstrate empathy
  • Critical Thinker and Problem Solving Skills,
  • Independently work and ability to make decisions
  • Capability to learn about our products
  • Ability to Learn
  • Looking for upward mobility and advancement in the future.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office and CRM Software knowledge.
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Some travel required

ASSEMBLER

We are looking for an Assembler for our Production Department.  Responsible for the building of air conditioner units and air to water heat exchangers.

This involves:  Metal fabrication, using wiring schematics to assembly electrical boxes/wiring unit, brazing and soldering copper pipes, general assembly techniques, ability to use power tools, lifting up to 50lbs, twisting, bending and reaching, standing for long periods of time, able to work overtime and Saturdays and the ability to work within a team.

Great benefits, paid time off, 401K, day shift.

WAREHOUSE WITH SHIPPING OR RECEIVING EXPERIENCE

Pfannenberg is looking for an individual to join our team in the Materials department as a Material Handler. We are looking for a team member who has good computer skills, has some shipping and or receiving experience with UPS or Fed Ex shipping software and stand up forklift experience to come and work in our fast-paced environment.

We offer 1st shift hours (7:00 am-3:30 pm), a robust benefits package and a team atmosphere. We are located in Lancaster, NY just minutes away from Walden and Central area. If you have the skills we are seeking please apply today!

MATERIALS HANDLER

We are looking for a team player with the ability to pick, pack and pull material for fast passed shipping, receiving and production warehouse.

Must be customer focused with a sense of urgency, good follow through, follow up and prioritization skills.  Must be computer literate.  Fork lift experience a must.  Prior warehouse experience and scanner use a plus.

We offer PTO, paid holidays, tuition assistance, paid Short Term Disability, matching 401K, a generous benefits package and a great culture! We are looking for you!

INTERN

Internships are opened for various departments. Please click on “Apply here” for more information.