Employment Opportunities

We at American Panel are dedicated to offering excellent wages & benefits to the workers we employ. Please direct any questions to hr@americanpanel.com.
Resumes may be faxed to 352-245-0726, emailed to apc.recruiter@gmail.com or you may apply in person at:

American Panel Corporation
5800 SE 78th Street
Ocala, FL 34472
8:00AM-4:30PM (Mon-Fri)

Available Positions (Click for more info)
Assistant Service Manager
Summary
American Panel Corporation is a growing local manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment. We are seeking an individual to supervise the installation and repair of refrigeration equipment in the field, investigate and resolve customer reports of technical problems with equipment via the telephone, and work to eliminate future operational or service difficulties.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and abilities:
  • One year certificate from a college or technical school or related experience and/or training.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively with customers and employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Skilled with MS Office, Internet and Email
  • Type 25cwpm
  • EPA Universal Certification
  • Capable and willing to travel to domestic and international locations for service or installation activities
  • Willing to travel on short notice
  • Possess a valid driver's license with minimal infractions and appropriate personal car insurance limits of liability as dictated by the Company

Physical requirements include:
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

We offer an excellent benefit packages and competitive wages. Drug Free Workplace.
Scanning Clerk
Summary
The main task of a scanning clerk is to produce digital copies of documents for retention purposes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Operating various computer software and office machinery (scanner/copies) to convert paper document into digital documents.
  • Review digital copies to ensure completeness and quality and save electronic documents using pre-determined naming conventions.
  • Destroy and/or make arrangement to have destroyed paper documents.
Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Highly organized and well versed in various types of filing systems and methodologies.
  • Comfortable working with computers and computer storage systems, scanning systems (i.e.: flatbed scanner all the way up to document systems that scan hundreds of pages at one time.)
  • Maintain confidentiality and abide by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1993.
Education/Experience:
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, associate's degree in office administration or outside classes in document management or imaging programs preferred.
  • Strong work history demonstrating information data storage and retrieval.

Starting salary is $10.00-12.00 per hour DOE

In exchange for your talent and dedication, we offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package including 100% Company paid health insurance, life, dental and vision insurances, paid vacations, 401k Plan and much more. We are a drug free workplace.


Parts Assistant
Summary
Top quality manufacturer of walk-in cooler and freezers has an opening for a Parts Assistant. This individual will assist the Parts Manager with inside sales of parts and components including providing price quotations and product information to customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Answer incoming calls and act as an information center for customers, sales representatives, dealers and national accounts representatives
  • Review specifications and provide price quotations parts and components for walk-in coolers and freezers to customers
  • Process orders by gathering all necessary information and initiate paperwork
  • Follow customer orders from inception to delivery to ensure complete customer satisfaction

Requirements
  • Two years of college or technical/vocational school preferred
  • One year sales experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong mathematical and technical abilities
  • Ability to multi task in a fast pace environment
  • Strong computer experience with Microsoft Office products

In exchange for your talent and dedication, we offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package including 100% Company paid health insurance, life, dental and vision insurances, paid vacations, 401k Plan and much more. We are a drug free workplace.
Sales Associate
Summary
Top quality manufacturer of walk-in cooler and freezers has an opening for an Inside Sales Associate. This individual is responsible for inside sales activities including providing price quotations and product information to customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Answer incoming calls and act as an information center for customers, sales representatives, dealers and national accounts representatives
  • Review specifications and provide price quotations for walk-in coolers and freezers, and refrigeration systems to customers
  • Distribute correspondence to customers
  • Process orders by gathering all necessary information and initiate paperwork and drawings for all files
  • Follow customer orders from inception to installation to ensure complete customer satisfaction
  • Participate in ongoing training of self and new sales associates
  • Attend trade shows

Requirements
  • Two years of college or technical/vocational school
  • One year sales experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong mathematical and technical abilities
  • Ability to multi task in a fast pace environment
  • Strong computer experience

In exchange for your talent and dedication, we offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package including 100% Company paid health insurance, life, dental and vision insurances, paid vacations, 401k Plan and much more. We are a drug free workplace.
Director of Manufacturing
Summary
Top quality manufacturer of walk-in cooler and freezers has an opening for a Director of Manufacturing. This key individual is responsible for the efficient operation of our manufacturing facility which includes production, safety, security, product development, quality control, production documentation, and management of personnel. These tasks are accomplished personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinates plant production, quality, and shipping in an efficient manner in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by the Company.
  • Ensures that orders entered into production leave in a timely manner, keeping production lead time to a minimum.
  • Establishes, coordinates, and monitors department production schedules for smooth work flow.
  • Requisitions and schedules the delivery of standard and special materials as required for production requirements.
  • Develops plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees.
  • Reviews production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of Company
  • Controls material costs continually to see that there is proper usage of materials, minimum waste of same, and no theft of Company merchandise/property.
  • Ensures efficient production - correct tools for the job, people in correct places at the right time, physical layout of the plant for efficient use, ensuring that the proper production techniques are used by supervisor and plant personnel.
  • Recognizes production problems or problems related to finished goods and takes corrective action to continually reduce rework expenditures. Works to eliminate dents, scratches, reskins, etc., which would result from poor initial workmanship or carelessness with the finished goods.
  • Controls personnel costs on regular time by effectively locating people where needed. Keeps overtime hours to a minimum.
  • Implements changes in manpower levels, overtime, etc. to maintain and improve efficiency and to meet shipping requirements.
  • Makes all areas under direct responsibility "profit centers".
  • Monitors quality control throughout the production cycle and at the final inspection point. Ensures product quality meets company standards at each point of the operation.
  • Inspects final product before shipment to ensure the product shipped will meet with the customer's satisfaction.
  • Monitors plant safety and works closely with Executive Vice President the Human Resources Director to ensure a safe workplace. Takes necessary action to remedy unsafe work practices and conditions.
  • Establishes and maintains records and systems for effective inventory and production control for costing, for performance, and for other purposes as may be deemed necessary.
  • Utilizes effective leadership skills to develop a skilled workforce and to maintain an effective relationship with all parts of the organization.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the building, grounds, and machinery for a safe, efficient and orderly facility.
  • Manages the maintenance of physical plant, grounds surrounding the plant, plant equipment, forklifts and company vehicles. This will be partially handled by Purchasing, but may require assistance from time to time in the lending out of personnel. It is however, the Director of Manufacturing's obligation to report any damaged or out of repair equipment to the Executive Vice President for immediate repair or replacement. Any needs for new equipment or trucks should be forwarded to the Executive Vice President immediately.
  • Keeps up with company goals and objectives and integrates these into the system and reports back to management relative to achieving these goals.
  • Researches plant management techniques to keep abreast of and implement improved methods and techniques that will benefit the company.

Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering
  • Five years plant management experience, preferably in the commercial refrigeration industry
  • Experience in urethane foam injection processes, sheet metal fabrication, and refrigeration systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Solid presentation skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication (both oral and written), organizational skills
  • Strong financial literacy including P&L

In exchange for your talent and dedication, we offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package including 100% Company paid health insurance, life, dental and vision insurances, paid vacations, 401k Plan and much more. We are a drug free workplace.
Marketing Manager
Summary
Due to tremendous business growth, American Panel Corporation has an exciting and new opportunity for an individual to help us reach out to customers via marketing and advertising.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Establish strategic marketing plans to achieve corporate objectives for products and services.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive marketing plans and programs, both short and long range, to support sales and revenue objectives of organization.
  • Research, analyzes, and monitors financial, technological, and demographic factors to capitalize on market opportunities and minimize effects of competitive activity.
  • Develop and manage marketing operating budget.
  • Develop, plan and execute advertising and promotion activities including print, online, electronic media, and direct mail.
  • Create ads, marketing materials, brochures, videos, websites, etc. including layout.
  • Evaluate and recommend distribution channel development programs.
  • Determine agencies and suppliers of record, and negotiates contract terms and conditions for major services.
  • Serve as liaison with outside agencies on ongoing promotional campaigns.
  • Develop and oversee the development and production of promotional and collateral materials.
  • Develop and recommend product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share.
  • Help to achieve satisfactory profit/loss ratio and market share in relation to preset standards and industry and economic trends.
  • Ensure effective control of marketing results, and takes corrective action to guarantee that achievement of marketing objectives falls within designated budgets.
  • Evaluate market research and adjusts marketing strategy to meet changing market and competitive conditions.
  • Monitor competitive products and marketing activities.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry influencers and key community and strategic partners.
  • Resolve conflicts and facilitates changes in structure of marketing group to ensure objective fulfillment and swift response to marketing problems and opportunities.
  • Conduct marketing surveys on current and new product concepts, and provides feedback for future product development.
  • Prepare marketing activity reports and presents to executive management.
  • Establish and maintains a consistent corporate image throughout all product lines, promotional materials, and events.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communication, advertising, or journalism
  • Six months experience in a marketing role
  • Strong creative and design skills
  • Knowledge of print advertising production processes
  • Marketing and advertising skills
  • Up to date technological skills
  • Experience with graphic design software
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Web design
  • Desktop publishing experience
  • Strong technical writing skills

In exchange for your talents, we offer a great benefit package including vacation time and
401k plan, etc. and competitive salary.