• Applications Lab Team Member

    The Applications Lab Team Member will assess customer needs, communicate capabilities, provide test methods, and otherwise assist customers in validating potential purchases. This position helps sell equipment by acting as the voice of the customer to translate needs and identify and test potential solutions.

    Job Responsibilities:
    - Program machines for path work.
    - Act as intermediary, provide technical support, understand needs, and describe productcapabilities and company offerings to potential customers.
    - Create pictures/videos/reports to present test results to customers.
    - Establish priority list and ensure timely completion of customer projects.
    - Present test results to the customer via pictures, videos, and reports.
    - Ensure the lab and all systems are clean and ready for use.
    - Review database and provide recommendations to customers on materials, products,settings, insight parameters, and history of use.
    - Corresponds with customers to answer questions, understand processes/needs, and sharesinformation with applicable departments.
    - Some travel required to provide onsite support and attend trade shows.

     

    Skills:

    - Customer focused.
    - Well organized, able to manage multiple projects with a sense of urgency and follow through.
    - Self-motivated in fast-paced environment.
    - Problem solver.
    - Attention to detail.
    - Knowledge in all aspects of fluid dispensing and coating processes.
    - Knowledge of PVA’s product line.

     

    Location:

    Suzhou, China

  • Accounts Payable

    Job Description: The Accounts Payable Team Member ensures the efficient, timely, and accurate payment of accounts and expense to vendors and/or employees of PVA. This positions functions as a liaison between the company and its’ vendors by monitoring and processing payments which affects the profitability and long-term viability of the company.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Performs day to day processing of accounts payable transactions in an effective, up to date, and accurate manner, and sets invoice up for payment, daily.
    • Reviews, sorts and matches invoices, packing slips and check requests.
    • Works closely with supply chain team and Controller for payment approvals, weekly.
    • Prepares and processes approved accounts payable payments via payment manager program, weekly.
    • Maintains updated vendor files and file numbers, daily.
    • Monitors cash flow to ensure company is in a sound fiscal position, weekly.
    • Assists with month-end close standardized checklist.
    • Ensures processes are followed for month end reporting, reconciles bank accounts and closes prior month by the 10th of the month.
    • Files checks and invoices.
    • Maintains inventory valuation data for correct part unit pricing.
    • Posts general journal entries to general ledger as required.
    • Manages company credit card and expense reporting program via online bank platform and ensures compliance with rules for submitting receipts, daily.
    • Assists with year-end financial statement audit by providing auditors with information as requested.
    • Serves as backup for accounts receivable team member job functions.
    • Maintains confidentiality of company, customer and vendor 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.
    • 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.
    • Excellent computer and excel skills.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, preferred.
    • Minimum three (3) + years of bookkeeping, AP, AR, cost accounting experience, required.

    Job Location: PVA Global Headquarters | Cohoes, NY

  • Analyst/Programmer

    Job Description: The Analyst/Programmer analyzes and develops ERP and IT user information system needs. This position is critical to PVA; the Analyst/Programmer ensures all physical and virtual systems are optimized for business performance with little to zero downtime which impacts the revenue and long-term profitability of the company.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Design, develop, document, analyze, create, test and modify Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) computer systems, programs and integrations.
    • Arrange project requirements in programming sequence by analyzing requirements; preparing a workflow chart and diagram using knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, programming language, and logic.
    • Document the functionality and requirements for IT and ERP systems/software.
    • Provides reference for use of prime and personal computers by writing and maintaining user documentation.
    • Develops and maintains applications and databases in ERP system by evaluating client needs; analyzing requirements; developing software systems.
    • Research, evaluate and recommend ways to consolidate, simplify, and standardize information systems, ongoing.
    • Supports strategic plans by implementing information technologies to maintain organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Explores Internet of Things (IoT), Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and other emerging technologies, on an ongoing basis.
    • Maintains confidentiality of customer and employee information 100% of the time.
    • Apply troubleshooting and maintenance techniques and procedures, including consulting with users to determine ERP hardware, software or systems functional specifications
    • Maintains ERP computer systems and programming guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.
    • Partners with ERP team to develop content and delivery to introduce business technology solutions and features, monthly.
    • Troubleshoots escalated ERP issues, daily.
    • Serves as the liaison between the end users and the software vendor’s technical support teams to address any issues that cannot be resolved in-house.
    • Integrates third party software to our ERP ecosystem, as needed.
    • Analyzes and optimizes SQL DB, including regular backups, indexing, and automation.
    • Integrates new components from ERP (enterprise search/data discovery/social/etc.).
    • Maintains administration duties of keeping current (six-month lag time) with ERP system’s feature and major update releases.
    • Supports multiple ERP instances and move databases from Production to Test Environment, as needed, for low risk troubleshooting and development work.
    • Maintains settings and configurations of application server, report server, system agent, admin console (including module licensing) and databases.
    • Implements and supports appropriate tools that allow for daily monitoring of systems, timely and appropriate response to alarms, system tuning to maintain/improve performance.
    • Works with business units to enhance reporting and solve problems by developing custom reports utilizing SQL, BAQs and BI tools and analytics.
    • Maintains security at the system level and at the user level, including new user setup and appropriate system access provision.
    • After-hours work may be required for upgrades, maintenance, and emergencies in support of high availability ERP environment.

    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.
    • Minimum three (3)+ years of programming, business analysis, and ERP system experience, required.
    • Experience with Epicor 10.2 preferred, however any ERP experience is desirable.

    Job Location: PVA Global Headquarters | Cohoes, NY