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We seek honest, authentic, engaged, and respectful individuals who strive to do their best in whatever they do. If this describes you, we ask you to consider McFarlane Mfg. Co. as an employer. We provide employees with an environment where "your Team" is like a family. We are continuing a 100-year old tradition of exemplary service to farms, families, and far beyond. We do all of this and provide many opportunities for our staff to contribute to and grow within this tradition. We employ Welders, Machine Operators, Painters; Agricultural-, Auto-, Small Engine- Service Technicians; Engineers, Estimators, Detailers, Retail Associates, Office Staff, and many more. We welcome the opportunity to speak with qualified individuals further regarding any of the opportunities available at McFarlane Mfg. Co., Inc.'s Family of Businesses: McFarlanes' Retail & Service Center, McFarlane Ag Tillage Tool Mfg, and McFarlane Structural Steel Mfg.


Product Development Manager

Department: Product Development

Job Summary: The Product Development Manager manages the product life cycle for current products and assists in a leadership role in analyzing and developing business opportunities involving new products for assigned product lines.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Continually investigate potential product improvements, enhancements, features, to the current product line to respond to changing market demands; develop appropriate action plans.
  • Monitor external research and regulatory activities (Universities, government, etc.) that may alter future trends and requirements.
  • Work with Sales Manager to identify competition’s products, distribution system, market shares, pricing, strengths, and weaknesses and track them on a continuous basis.
  • Works with Sales and Engineering Teams to identify and analyze business opportunities involving possible new products or current product line extensions.
  • Responsible for representing Sales & Marketing, Engineering and Manufacturing throughout new product development process by partnering with all stakeholder personnel to bring new products and/or improved products to the market on a timely basis.
  • Leadership role with Engineering Team to ensure current product projects and product development projects are clearly defined, stay on target and the goals, objectives and time-lines are met.
  • Lead the Product Development process for assigned products. Participate on all product teams related to assigned product lines.
  • Provide product specifications for new products and product upgrades to product development teams throughout the design and evaluation phase.
  • Maintain minimum three-year product development plan for assigned product lines.
  • Assist in the review of design, testing, and planning with Design Engineering departments.
  • Coordinate the communication between the Sales, Engineering and Manufacturing Teams relative to product projects.
  • Work with the Sales Manager in the creation and production process of the price book for assigned product lines; Develop and update pricing based on market conditions, competition, available features, and margins; Forward pricing calculations to sales and marketing group for review.
  • Work with Sales Manager to develop marketing plans and promotional materials for all current and new products as well as product improvements, and draft bulletins for product change releases.
  • Assist with development and coordinate and present product training for internal Sales personnel, Territory Managers, Reps, Distributors and dealers at sales meetings, field demonstrations, trade shows, etc.
  • Provide direction on what products need to be displayed for each target market at trade shows throughout North America.
  • Support the sales organization by working select farm shows, answering product questions for customers, and conducting field demonstrations of product.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for all significant issues related to products; answer specialized questions over the phone regarding product functions and applications, and travel to dealer/customers site to provide technical support on product usage.
  • Responsible for ensuring customer and market requirements are identified and met which includes; lead customer follow-up after the new products have been introduced to market to insure product that was designed meets customer’s needs.
  • Responsible for adhering to and promoting McFarlane Mfg. Co. values by performing duties in a manner consistent with being a Team leader.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Regularly required attendance is an essential function of this position.
Education & Experience and Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology Management related fields preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Public Relations, or Agri-Business considered.
  • Minimum five (5) years job-related agricultural product development experience required; knowledge of specific tillage products, preferred.
  • Five (5) or more years of prior lead or management experience.
  • Superior project management skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong strategic mindset, with ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with ability to present and operate various types of equipment.
  • Proficient MS Office, with ability to learn other software as needed.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
Physical Demands & Safety Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires driving, standing, walking, sitting, using standard office equipment such as computer, keyboard, printer and telephone. Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull trade show displays (up to 50 lbs) alone or with assistance. Must be able to travel for extended periods of time to and from Trade Shows and demonstrations. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation is based on experience. Competitive benefits package includes payments towards group health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, 401k plus match, Paid Time Off, paid training, generous employee retail service center discount and more! To be considered for this opportunity, please send resume to or apply in person at: McFarlane Mfg., Attn: HR, 780 Carolina Street, P.O. Box 100, Sauk City, WI 53583, 608-643-2309 (fax), or email HR@mcfarlanemfg.com, visit www.mcfarlanemfg.com for more information and to apply online.

Welder

Reports to: Ag Supervisor or Structural Shop Manager

Department: Ag Production or Structural

Job Summary: Responsible for ag production department or structural department welding projects.

Duties & Responsibilities: Welder has knowledge of commonly used welding concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on pre-established guidelines to perform the job.

Specifically, in only Structural Welding Department:

  • Learn full-pen welds.
  • Use a torch, hand held plasma torch, carbon arc.

Specifically, in both Ag Production & Structural Welding Departments:

  • Weld in GMAW Process.
  • Read and interpret weld symbols.
  • Follow weld marking requirements.
  • Ensure completed welds are of acceptable visual quality.
  • Operate overhead cranes.
  • Utilize resources to ensure efficient and timely completion of work.
  • Understand and follow all McFarlane quality and safety procedures.
  • Perform additional duties as requested.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
Education And Required Skills And Qualifications:
  1. High School Diploma or equivalent; technical degree in welding preferred.
  2. Metal materials methods a plus.
  3. Able to read tape measure to the 1/16 of an inch.
  4. Forklift certified or ability to obtain certification, preferred.
  5. Proven self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision; take instruction from bench leader, as needed.
  6. Possess good interpersonal communication skills to work well with others.
  7. Strong problem solving skills.
  8. Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  9. Ability to recognize quality expected and be able to reproduce it.
Safety / Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this position, employee is regularly required to walk, stand, use hands and fingers, grip; reach; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; and talk and hear. Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time. Ability to lift, push, pull and carry 50 lbs. on a regular basis. Must be able to do repetitive work. Must wear safety glasses while in the production area. Able to supply own welding helmet and safety shoes. Demonstrates accountability for all safety procedures. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation based upon experience. Full time employees are eligible to receive a competitive benefits package which includes group health, dental, life and disability insurances, 401k, Paid Time Off, generous McFarlanes' Retail Service Center discount and more. To be considered for this opportunity, please complete an online application at www.mcfarlanemfg.com; apply in person at 1330 Dallas Street, Sauk City, WI; mail resume to McFarlane Mfg. Co., Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 100, Sauk City, WI 53583 or email resume to HR@mcfarlanes.net