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Career Opportunities at WaterFurnace.

Join us, and grow…

… in an entrepreneurial culture producing a clean energy product. Combine your contributions with those of an experienced team of professionals.

Nature fuels our product; passion fuels our success.

Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, WaterFurnace has been raising the standard on innovation and efficiency since its inception in 1983. WaterFurnace units have been installed across all 50 states and in countries around the world. Although we earned a reputation as a leader in geothermal heat pumps, we've worked in recent years to innovate new technologies, integrate key trends and grow our core business to represent a portfolio of clean and sustainable solutions.

Our success in the residential market is being coupled with significant strides forward in the commercial and international realms with a robust line of products, top-notch training, and growing global recognition.

Front End Software and App Developer

Front End Software and App Developer

Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Local Candidates preferred.

Description

WaterFurnace has developed and implemented a unique initiative called Symphony. It serves as a platform for Internet of Things, Smart Home Systems as well as a connected platform for our heat pump products. We are calling for the brightest minds who share our commitment to work for a more sustainable future—so that we together can push the boundaries of how to utilize local energy sources in the most efficient ways possible to create a comfortable indoor climate.

You will be a part of a small team responsible for developing multiple web based frontend systems and apps with human UI interfaces as well as IoT functionalities. Our development team consists of people with expertise in many areas ranging from hardware development to cloud services.

Summary of Position

Your role will have responsibility for the front end and app development supporting Symphony and other WaterFurnace software application products.

Nature and Scope:

  • Developing front end code for customer use in accessing our web applications.
  • Developing smart device App's for customer use in accessing our products.
  • Developing software specifications for use as documentation and for use with outside software suppliers as needed.
  • Working cooperatively with WaterFurnace IT and marketing on software development and implementation.
  • Designing and developing other software for engineering use as needed.

Education Required:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.

Primary Skills Required:

  • 2+ years web development experience.
  • In depth knowledge and experience of HTML/CSS and JavaScript.
  • Experience with UX design and products such as Adobe InDesign.
  • Mastery of web development.
  • Proficiency with C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, PHP and Python.
  • Proficiency with revision control including: git, subversion, or equivalent.
  • Preferred technical requirements: Java/Kotlin, Objective-C/Swift, git, Jira, HTTP, REST.
  • Developed apps and published them to Google play or the Apple Appstore.
  • Good writing and communication skills.

Secondary skills that are plus:

  • 2+ years of C# software development experience.
  • In depth knowledge with different SQL databases.
  • API development and Message queuing services such as RabbitMQ.
  • Experience about MongoDB, Cassandra or similar NoSQL databases.
  • Proficiency with VMWare, Hyper-V and Azure.
  • MicroChip PIC Microprocessor Development Environment.
  • Linux system experience.

WaterFurnace is on a mission to develop the next phase of our Symphony connected cloud-link solutions for indoor climate. Years of innovation and growth has taken us to where we are now, and it is time to take the next leap in our development. Digitalization and connectivity unlock new opportunities for even more sustainable energy production and improved solutions for indoor climate.


Please attach a résumé and completed Applicant Voluntary Self-Identification Form. careers@waterfurnace.com
Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Location: Fort Wayne, IN

Description

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Mechanical Engineer contributes full time design support to the team efforts for both project and development engineering of our new and existing products, including developing and analyzing lab tests, facilitating vendor interface, arranging field trials, and providing creative solutions to support the engineering product team goals.

Drawing on a solid working knowledge of refrigeration systems and HVAC installation and service as well as typical plumbing and electrical practices, your accountabilities will include:

  • Developing potential HVAC designs using lab and/or computer modeling data, with responsibility for any specific projects assigned.
  • Supporting engineering lab testing and test unit development.
  • Acquiring and analyzing field data, as needed.
  • Designing and developing test apparatus and procedures, as needed.
  • Complying with all WaterFurnace International and OSHA policies, procedures, specifications, and standards.

Qualifications:

Required:
  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Three or more years of design experience in the development and manufacture of Air Source heat pumps.
  • Working knowledge of refrigeration systems and HVAC installation and service as well as typical plumbing and electrical practices.
  • Electrical wiring and schematic reading, and general troubleshooting.
  • Software skills: mid-level Visio, Microsoft Excel, and Word.
  • Refrigeration theory and broad geothermal product knowledge.
  • General HVAC installation and service skills.
  • General knowledge of plumbing and electrical practices.
  • Project management skills.
Preferred:
  • Broad geothermal product knowledge
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Visual Basic is a plus

Please attach a résumé and completed Applicant Voluntary Self-Identification Form. careers@waterfurnace.com
Production Assembler

Production Assembler

Location: Fort Wayne, IN

WaterFurnace International, Inc., the most respected name in geothermal heat pumps, seeks career-minded talent to assemble state-of-the-art Residential and Commercial units at our manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, IN.

Our geothermal units feature unique functionalities that include home energy management, advanced zoning systems, and variable capacity technology. These features work together to optimize equipment performance.

Description

Our Assemblers combine their skills and efforts in a team environment.

Your accountabilities will include the following:

  • Use powered hand tools, brazing torch, lift tables, hand-held scanner, and forklift.
  • Install couplers, vacuum lines, copper tubing, wiring, and sheet metal panels.
  • Cross-train on different assembly stations.
  • Schedule: Monday through Thursday from 3:30 PM until 2:00 AM.
  • Starting rate: $12/hour plus additional $2/hour 2nd Shift Premium. Merit review at 60 days.

Qualifications:

Required:
  • Any related experience.
  • Ability to lift heavy items.
Preferred:
  • High School degree or GED.
  • Related vocational coursework.
  • Welding experience.

Please attach a résumé and completed Applicant Voluntary Self-Identification Form. careers@waterfurnace.com

Region Sales Manager — West and Central/Northeast Regions

Region Sales Manager — West and Central/Northeast Regions

Location: United States

Description

What makes the WaterFurnace Sales Team different from the rest? We have long-term relationships with our Dealers. WaterFurnace sells the leading geothermal products in the residential market. Our Salesforce Customer Service system is top-tier.

We're seeking qualified Region Sales Manager candidates to fill two immediate openings in the West and Central/Northeast regions.

This FLSA Exempt salaried position requires more than 50 percent travel.

Responsibilities:

Outbound Sales Calls & Telemarketing (80%):

  • Manage Residential Sales in the assigned Region: Develop Sales Plans and evaluate results.
  • Work with Internal WaterFurnace departments: Communicate and work with Finance, Customer Service, Marketing, and other related functional partners.
  • Work with existing Dealers: Evaluate Dealer performance with Territory Managers and take action as needed to improve Dealers' performance.
  • Evaluate Territory Managers' performance: Coach to close performance gaps, relying on regular communication and ride-alongs.
  • Provide support to Territory Managers: Assist TMs with solving challenging problems, and pass solutions along to other TMs to proactively address future issues.
  • Manage administrative activity: Evaluate TMs' monthly reports, including approval of expense reports, special pricing, procurements, and invoices.

Qualifications:


Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED). College coursework or degree in related field preferred.
Experience Requirements:
  • Three or more (3+) years of related B2B sales management experience required.
  • Experience selling via a Dealer Sales channel.
  • Competent User of Salesforce CRM software.
Skills and Competencies Required:

Qualified candidates will possess a demonstrated track record of results with the following abilities:

  • Self-starter
  • Leads by example
  • Excellent listener
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented

Please attach a résumé and completed Applicant Voluntary Self-Identification Form. careers@waterfurnace.com
Territory Manager - South Carolina

Territory Manager - South Carolina

Location: Indeally based in the Columbia, Greenville, or Charleston, SC areas. Local candidates will be given preference.

Description

WaterFurnace International, the most respected name in geothermal heat pumps, seeks an ambitious, dedicated sales professional to support continued growth in the residential and light commercial HVAC market. Candidates should be comfortable leveraging the Internet and technology to drive sales. Established relationships with area Dealers and utilities a plus.

Duties

Call on Dealers
  • Call on dealers, including joint calls on builders and electric utilities
  • Assist sales growth
  • Answer product questions
  • Facilitate ecommerce (secure site, website)
  • Resolve problems and pricing questions
  • Introduce new products & marketing programs
  • 50% travel, though few overnights
Assist Dealers with application challenges
  • Answer unit selection and application questions, including sizing analysis
  • Visit job sites
  • Assist with quotes and order details
  • Promote sales of systems to customers
Respond to Customer Inquires
  • Find solutions to specific end user consumer questions
  • Assist with Warranty issues
Assist Dealers with Training Schools, Shows, and Trade Initiatives
  • Participate in Dealer and Industry trade shows
  • Schedule and host Dealer training schools (with Trainers)
  • Train Dealers on WaterFurnace programs, including marketing allowances and warranty
  • Promote WaterFurnace geothermal solutions by allying with electric utilities, builders and green living advocates

Seek new Dealers to represent and install our products

Qualifications

  • Education Requirements: High School Diploma, or equivalent required. BS/BA preferred.
  • Experience Requirements: At least five (5) years experience in B2B sales. Skilled with development and delivery of PowerPoint presentations. HVAC or geothermal contracting experience, preferred.

Please attach a résumé and completed Applicant Voluntary Self-Identification Form. careers@waterfurnace.com
Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Local candidates will be given preference.

Description

As the successful candidate for our Strategic Sourcing Specialist role, you'll thrive in a challenging and professionally rewarding environment that's characterized by a high-velocity supply chain…ISO-9001 and -14001 business disciplines…integrated efforts to achieve validated cost reductions…Industry-leading on-time deliveries…dual-sourcing…bar-coded Kanban…ERP-driven reporting and demand methodologies…and much more!

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Materials Manager, the Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for making the sourcing process efficient, building relationships with suppliers, negotiating cost and developing agreements, consulting WaterFurnace functional stakeholders, and advising supply chain leaders in both making and driving recommendations for continual improvement.

To facilitate an efficient sourcing process, your key accountabilities will include:

  • Hands-on, day to day Supplier management on select key commodities.
  • Building robust relationships with Suppliers, ensuring continual improvement in sourcing.
  • Negotiating price, quantity, and delivery schedules along with renegotiating existing new contracts.
  • Drafting new contracts to be reviewed by senior leaders, the supplier, and legal counsel, including all of the details of the negotiation.
  • Understanding WaterFurnace's commodities, serving as our go-to Subject Matter Expert.
  • Assisting the Materials Manager, Senior Buyers, Planners, and multiple functions in achieving our common Supply Chain and Order Fulfillment objectives.

Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in related field.
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in a Senior Buyer's capacity at a high-velocity assembly organization, including strategic contributions.
  • Demonstrated understanding of technical attributes on commodity components.
  • Proficiency in related software applications and methodologies.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional
  • International experience
  • Epicor ERP/MRP system experience
Skills and Competencies Required

The ideal candidate for the Strategic Sourcing Specialist role will possess a demonstrated track record of results with the following core competencies:

  • Expert negotiation skills
  • Solving problems and increasing efficiency
  • Applying analytical skills
  • Communicating with strong persuasive and interpersonal skills
  • Prioritizing tasks and taking an organized approach

Please attach a résumé and completed Applicant Voluntary Self-Identification Form. careers@waterfurnace.com
Vice President Human Resources

Vice President Human Resources

Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Description

The Vice President of Human Resources is a key role on our Executive Leadership team reporting directly to the CEO. This position is responsible to lead the recruitment and skill development process for our talent, as well as define our Culture with the CEO and Executive Leadership Team. This position will also have responsibility to administer and manage our Benefits and Compensation Model.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build strong Client relationships with Functional Leaders by providing expertise of labor laws, mentoring and policy oversite while aligning Talent Development and Compensation Models with Business Strategy for both our Production and Professional Teams.
  • Manage Payroll Process and develop a Compensation benchmarking model using market data to evaluate and propose changes to the compensation model and organizational structure.
  • Administer all Benefits programs with third party providers and CFO. Evaluate our comprehensive Benefits model utilizing benchmarking and propose options for improvement.
  • Facilitate with CEO and Leadership Team the definition and forward direction of the WaterFurnace Culture and Values System, enhancing the WaterFurnace Employment Brand.
  • Develop professional job descriptions for recruiting and skill development of all Professional and Production Team positions, as well as lead the recruiting and candidate evaluation process.
  • Develop and manage the performance planning and review processes, including annual performance reviews, merit increases, competency reviews, and performance improvement process.
  • Mentor cross-functional Employee Initiatives Team and Safety Team for planning and implementation of employee engagement activities, while ensuring an enriching and safe working environment.
  • Provide expertise and assistance to employees and managers through one on one coaching. Responsible for review and approval of all final warning and termination actions.

Requirements


  • Bachelors' degree in human resources, organizational development, or related field.
  • 8-10+ years of progressive Human Resources experience with 3-5 years at the Executive Level—broad knowledge and experience in employment, compensation, Federal/Indiana Laws, IOSHA, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, as well as training and development.
  • Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks, recruiters and organizations.
  • Experience designing, developing and supporting organization-wide human resources programs that include benefits, compensation, employee engagement, strategic planning, data analytics and relationship management.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as an effective representative of the organization’s human resource needs to the Executive Management team. Being a change agent facilitator for the purpose of increasing team collaboration, culture definition and refinement.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Please attach a résumé and completed Applicant Voluntary Self-Identification Form. careers@waterfurnace.com

WaterFurnace's 115,000-square-foot headquarters serves as a model for commercial geothermal installations worldwide. Our innovative approach, state-of-the-art business systems and outstanding work environment combine with our excellent benefits to make WaterFurnace your Employer of Choice: Tuition Reimbursement; Group Health Insurance, including Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision, and Flexible Spending Account; Company-Paid Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment; Optional Life Insurance; Short- and Long-Term Disability; Vacation; paid Sick/Personal days; Holidays; and 401(k) Retirement Savings with Company Match.

WaterFurnace International, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

   

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