• Project Engineer

    Job Description: The Project Engineer (Mechanical) is responsible for innovating and designing the systems and products sold by Precision Valve Automation - PVA. This position ensures that the product is designed correctly, and within customer requirements, budget, and timeframe.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Review sales orders and interprets engineering needs to deliver an on-time, complete, and accurate design and documentation package.
    • Monitors project to ensure that goals and customer expectations are met, and product is developed on schedule.
    • Facilitates project kick-off meeting.
    • Coordinates with other departments to develop project schedule.
    • Answers questions, manages expectations and acceptance criterion, and fosters customer relationships throughout the design process.
    • Monitors project to ensure that goals and customer expectations are met, and product is developed on schedule.
    • Designs and develops machine documents and submits models to CAD group to create diagrams and generate full bill for parts.
    • Partners with purchasing and internal shops to order parts for on time delivery.
    • Organizes and facilitates Engineering Cross Review to assess and ensure design meets the needs of the customer and company.
    • Interprets safety codes so that equipment meets specifications on every design.
    • Conducts meetings to gain customer approval of all specifications prior to manufacturing.
    • Creates test run-off document, post run-off punch list, and conducts customer run-off acceptance meeting.


    Skills:

    • Customer centric, committed to supporting the internal and external customer.
    • Strong verbal communication and listening skills.
    • Self-starter who works independently and in a fast-paced team environment.
    • Maintains a calm, tactful demeanor when dealing with difficult situations.
    • Manages multiple projects and timelines with a sense of urgency and follow through.
    • Well organized, analytical, and detail oriented.
    • Strong computer and excel skills.
    • Knowledge of industrial robots, machinery, electrical and fluid mechanics, electronics, and
    • modeling/drawing software, required. SolidWorks experience preferred.
    • Minimum three (3)+ years of custom engineering and design required.
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering, required.


    Job Location: PVA Global Headquarters | Cohoes, NY

  • ERP Business Systems Analyst

    Job Description: The ERP Business Systems Analyst oversees information systems. This position is critical to PVA; the ERP Business Systems Analyst analyzes business needs and recommends and develops information system solutions to solve business problems.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Gathers, documents and analyzes business needs and problems.
    • Designs, develops and modifies business systems and automation solutions.
    • Drives project selection and tracks and documents successes, KPI's, wins/losses based on business priorities.
    • Trains new and existing end-users in information systems, ERP and business processes.
    • Partners with team to develop content and delivery to introduce business technology solutions and features, monthly.
    • Oversees and implements ERP system enhancements to achieve maximum integration, coordination and information flow between departments.
    • Develops embedded Epicor (ERP) solutions that encourage and enforce best practice compliance.
    • Defines, delivers, and supports strategic plans by implementing information technologies to maintain organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Troubleshoots escalated Epicor issues, daily.
    • Integrates third-party software to our ERP ecosystem, as needed.
    • Oversees, implements, and develops timelines for new solution implementations.
    • Researches, analyzes and introduces new technology systems to provide business value.
    • Provides technology, digital strategy, and guidance to the IT team in areas such as cloud computing capabilities, Internet of Things (IoT), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and other emerging technologies.
    • Maintains confidentiality of customer and employee information 100% of the time.
    • Creates and delivers updates and presentations to the management team, quarterly.


    Skills:

    • Customer centric, committed to supporting the internal and external customer.
    • Strong verbal communication and listening skills.
    • Self-starter who works independently and in a team environment.
    • Thrives in a fast-paced environment.
    • Exhibits sound judgement; anticipates the implications and consequences of situations and takes appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.
    • Maintains a calm, tactful demeanor when dealing with difficult situations.
    • Manages multiple projects and timelines with a sense of urgency and follow through.
    • Well organized, analytical, and detail oriented.
    • Follows direction with focused attention.
    • Exhibits initiative, willing to learn.
    • Strong computer and excel skills – technical understanding and technical management capabilities.
    • Knowledge of IT management, required.
    • Minimum five (5)+ years of information systems management and business analysis experience, required.
    • Prior manufacturing experience, preferred.
    • Bachelor's degree in business management or computer science, required.
    • Project management certification, preferred.
    • Experience with Epicor 10.2 preferred, however any ERP experience is desirable.


    Job Location: PVA Global Headquarters | Cohoes, NY

  • Systems Programmer

    Job Description: The Systems Programmer writes code that operates and enables the manufacturing robotics sold by Precision Valve Automation - PVA. This position is critical to PVA; the Systems Programmer ensures that machines are built correctly and meet the expectations of the customer which ultimately impacts the revenue and long-term profitability of the company.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Programs manufacturing robotics using proprietary company coding language following procedures and instructions to meet customer expectations.
    • Completes programming within specified timeframes based on the complexity and uniqueness of the machine to ensure goals and expectations are met.
    • Ensures product is created according to specification based on instructions and job tracker with up to 99% quality.
    • Reads and interprets mechanical schematics to ensure accuracy.
    • Utilizes software to communicate issues or delays during build, on real time basis.
    • Sets up machine to perform process.
    • Completes build within specified timeframes to ensure goals and expectations are met and product is developed on schedule.
    • Ensures equipment is in optimum working order and brings issues to team leaders’ attention within one hour when aware of machine interruption.
    • Maintains confidentiality of customer information.
    • Keeps a neat and organized workstation for safety and efficiency.
    • Interacts with customers in value stream or works in other value streams, as needed.


    Skills:

    • Customer centric, committed to supporting the internal and external customer.
    • Strong verbal communication and listening skills; ensures that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed.
    • Self-starter who works independently, and in a fast-paced team environment.
    • Exhibits sound judgement.
    • Maintains a calm, tactful demeanor when dealing with difficult situations.
    • Manages multiple projects and timelines with a sense of urgency and follow through.
    • Well organized, analytical, and detail oriented.
    • Comfortable working in a structured environment.
    • Follows direction with focused attention.
    • Exhibits initiative.
    • Strong computer skills
    • Proficiency in multiple programming languages, preferred. A successful candidate will be driven and motivated to learn PVA’s specific programming language.
    • Associates Degree in Computer Science, required.


    Job Location: PVA Global Headquarters | Cohoes, NY

  • Systems Administrator

    Job Description: The Systems Administrator ensures all physical and virtual systems are optimized for business performance with little to zero downtime. This position is critical to PVA; the Systems Administrator supports users, infrastructure design, deployment, security, and systems which impacts the revenue and long-term profitability of the company.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Provides tier two/three technical support and guidance for end-users and backend use.
    • Installs, monitors, and supports end-user hardware, software, and virtual server environment.
    • Configures systems to ensure consistent operations to support processes and ensure business objectives are met.
    • Installs updates, upgrades, patches, and hotfixes.
    • Maintains internal end user and technical support knowledge base.
    • Provides Microsoft Exchange 365 email configuration and maintenance to corporate, and locations.
    • Assists with Active Directory configuration, maintenance, and administration.
    • Assists with setup and execution of new technology systems.
    • Assists in the rollout of new company programs, policies and procedures as needed.
    • Assists with laptop/desktop workstation deployment and upgrades.
    • Assists with Mobile Device Management system implementation and development.
    • Assists with setup, configuration, and support of internal and/or external networks.
    • Assists with development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, procedures, and associated plans related to IT.
    • Assists with implementation of disaster recovery, back-up procedures, and physical and information security to ensure company assets are preserved.
    • Supports strategic plans by implementing information technologies to maintain organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Maintains systems and policies to comply with PCI standards, data security, and management policies to comply with GDPR standards.
    • Utilizes all systems, tools, and procedures with 100% integrity.
    • Maintains confidentiality of customer and employee information 100% of the time.


    Skills:

    • Customer centric, committed to supporting the internal and external customer.
    • Strong verbal communication and listening skills.
    • Self-starter who works independently and in a team environment.
    • Exhibits sound judgement; anticipates the implications and consequences of situations and takes appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.
    • Maintains a calm, tactful demeanor when dealing with difficult situations.
    • Manages multiple projects and timelines with a sense of urgency and follow through.
    • Well organized, analytical, and detail oriented.
    • Follows direction with focused attention.
    • Exhibits initiative, willing to learn.
    • Minimum three (3)+ years of network, VMWare virtualization technologies (Workstation, vSphere), Windows Server, DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, and experience in Microsoft Products, including Office 365 and Azure.
    • SQL, PowerShell, ITIL, and lean technology concepts, preferred.
    • ERP technology certification experience and CCNA, preferred.
    • Bachelor's degree in IT, preferred.


    Job Location:
    PVA Global Headquarters | Cohoes, NY

  • Assembly Technician

    Job Description: The Assembly Technician is responsible for manufacturing the systems and products sold by PVA. This position ensures that product is assembled correctly and shipped on time.

    Job Duties:

    • Reads and interprets electrical and mechanical schematics to assemble components.
    • Uses a volt meter and hand tools.
    • Cable assembly and cable integration into motion platform.
    • Ensures department meets weekly average shipment targets.
    • Ensures that goals and expectations are met, and product is being developed on schedule.
    • Ensures equipment is in optimum working order and brings issues to supervisors’ attention within one hour when aware of machine interruption.
    • Maintains confidentiality of customer information 100% of the time.
    • Forms strong working relationships within team and treats each other with respect.
    • Corresponds with departments, and team through face-to-face meetings.


    Skills Required:

    • Basic knowledge and ability to use hand tools.
    • Understanding of electrical and mechanical concepts.
    • Strong verbal communication and listening skills; ensures that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed.
    • Self-starter who works independently and in a team environment.
    • Thrives in a fast-paced environment.
    • Exhibits sound judgement; anticipates the implications and consequences of situations and takes appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.
    • Maintains a calm, tactful demeanor when dealing with difficult situations.
    • Manages multiple projects and timelines with a sense of urgency and follow through.
    • Well organized, analytical, and detail oriented.
    • Follows direction with focused attention.
    • Exhibits initiative.
    • Willing to learn.


    Job Location: PVA Global Headquarters | Cohoes, NY