Test Engineer


DEPARTMENT: Research & Development
REPORTS TO: Manager of R&D
PREPARED BY: Jon Swanson

Scope/Summary Statement: The Test Engineer shall have the responsibility of providing engineering assistance as required for assigned R&D projects and test programs in support of Miner Enterprises, Inc., Miner Elastomer Products Corporation, and Powerbrace Corporation.

Job Function Statements

  • Perform stress analysis, Finite Element Analysis, data reduction, and data analysis, on testing equipment and company products.
  • Utilize stress or strain based design techniques for test fixtures and test equipment used in Static, Dynamic, and Cyclic testing.
  • Create engineering documentation on fixture designs, equipment designs, and lab test reports for internal and contract testing.
  • Assist in contract testing efforts, including regulatory or industry standard review, test sequence proposals, quoting of man hours, material, and equipment, and formal test reports.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical failures of test fixtures and equipment
  • Collaborate with electrical technicians and maintenance personnel on troubleshooting of electro-mechanical test equipment and repairs/upgrades.
  • Manage internal and contract test projects from initiation to completion.
  • Research, Recommend, and specify new equipment or procedures toward enhancing and expanding the Research & Development capabilities.

Education and / or Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical and non-technical information to technical and non-technical project stakeholders.
  • Ability to understand department priorities and align activities with company objectives while receiving competing work requests and deadlines.
  • Proficiency With a CAD/Drafting software – preferably Solidworks.
  • Experience with Computer FEA software – preferably ANSYS
  • Proficiency in other computer application such as Excel, Word, Outlook and Access programs.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to intermittently sit/stand for various duties.
  • Ability to walk in plant periodically, bend and stoop to access file drawers.
  • Ability to work on a computer for the majority of the workday.

Temporary Summer Help


DEPARTMENT: Maintenance
REPORTS TO: Maintenance Manager
APPROVED BY: Maintenance Manager

Scope/Summary Statement: We are looking for a number of temporary employees to work full time beginning now until the end of August. The Summer Temporary position will be responsible for helping the Maintenance department with a variety of misc. tasks.

Job Function Statements

  • Responsible for cleaning, painting and organizing of various areas in the building.
  • Installation of building signage as well as a variety of other miscellaneous projects, i.e. assembling cabinets or shelving.
  • Lawn maintenance, tree trimming, and general upkeep of the outdoor areas.
  • Washing of company vehicles.
  • Pick up of shop material as well as mail drop off and pick up.

Education and / or Experience:

  • High School graduate or GED required, further education is highly recommended.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 35 pounds.
  • Ability to work indoor and outdoors.

Customer Service Representative


REPORTS TO: Dir. of Sales and Marketing
PREPARED BY: T. Koehn / R Beranek 9/20/21

Scope/Summary Statement: To provide customer service support to Miner Elastomer Products Corporation. Ensuring the highest level of customer satisfactions is maintained through accurate and timely entry of orders, monitoring customer portals to ensure changes in product demand is communicated to scheduling and production in a timely manner as well as day of shipment ASN's. This position requires working directly with S&R Manager as well as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Primary Duties

  1. Receives and processes customer orders from phone conversations with customers, quotes initiated by sales representatives, customer email exchanges or fax, ensuring that orders are placed accurately and timely.
  2. Responds to customer inquiries and/or changes by updating appropriate information and individuals within the Company.
  3. Ensures and provides quality service to both internal and external customers.
  4. Initiates contact with customers and/or sales reps to verify issues related to order detail and accuracy.
  5. Monitor and maintain customer Portals to obtain orders and ensure orders are entered properly as well as Day of shipment ASN's.
  6. Work directly with and for the shipping department to ensure all customer shipping requirements are communicated properly and shipping issues are addressed in a timely manner.
  7. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  8. Contributes to the development and maintenance of standards, and procedures regarding customer service. This will require working directly with S&R, Scheduling, and manufacturing department heads.
  9. Actively ensure the retention of the organization's customer base which includes promoting the organization to existing customers.
  10. Prepares, generates and distributes daily order acknowledgements to appropriate personnel.
  11. Provides order entry reports each month to the Director of Sales and Marketing.
  12. Process Credit card orders as needed.
  13. Obtain credit applications and financial information for new customers
  14. Process and complete NDAs for customers requesting technical data.
  15. Maintain customer contact information in the MRP system.
  16. Responsible for processing commercial invoices.
  17. Handle Misc. P.O. (website ordering) as directed by S&R Manager.
  18. Backup invoicing and ASN's when necessary due to vacations schedules and/or personal leaves.
  19. Work with scheduling for ship dates and lead time.
  20. Print labels as time allows.


  1. 2 years of progressive customer service experience is required. Candidates with equivalent experience to associates degree and work history will be considered.
  2. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  3. Ability to prioritize and handle competing requests and deadlines.
  4. Ability to learn internal software.
  5. Intermediate level experience with Microsoft Office product, including Excel and Word. Database management experience is a plus.

Extrusion Machinist / Operator


REPORTS TO: Shift Lead / Mfg. Engr
PREPARED BY: K. Louis DATE: 3/2/21
APPROVED BY: E Hahn DATE: 3/2/21

Scope/Summary Statement: Perform duties necessary to produce and assemble product in accordance with process instructions and quality specifications, in a safe and timely manner.

Job Function Statements: Perform all manufacturing, safety, quality, and assembly functions utilizing both verbal and written work instructions.


  1. Ability to perform basic (as a minimum) or advanced (preferred) machining operations such as milling, lathe work, drill, and saw.  This includes setting up the machine and monitoring the machining processes.
  2. Ability to machine parts for "fit and function" as well as to meet specifications.
  3. Read and follow blueprints, drawings and sketches.
  4. Ensures work area cleanliness and safety.
  5. Inspect set up and parts to ensure quality standards.
  6. Follows work instructions, as trained and/or provided, during the manufacturing process.
  7. Report required information to appropriate quality and production forms (parts, labor, etc.).
  8. Able to work alone and within a team environment.
  9. Operation of manual & semi-automatic presses and other production machines.
  10. Alert shift lead or management of any questionable conditions concerning quality or equipment operation.
  11. Perform mold or tooling changes per production requirements.
  12. Count and label product, packaging and bulk containers.
  13. Perform repetitive operations.
  14. Maintain shop floor housekeeping and organization


  1. Set and remove die sets according to specifications.
  2. Operate lift truck, welder, sand blaster, etc.
  3. Fill in for other employees when needed.
  4. Other duties as required.

TOOLS EQUIP. & MEASURING INSTRUMENTS: The use of quality gauges, rulers, welders, hydraulic presses, spray painter, small arbor presses, hand tools, fixtures and packaging equipment.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED);  three years related experience and/or training. Basic PC operation (email, office), CAD is a plus. Training by MEPC in the use of the current ERP system.

CLOSING STATEMENTS: Follow safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition. Perform other related duties as assigned. Comply with attendance program.

Hydraulic Mechanic

Hydraulic Mechanic reports to Foreman, Miner Enterprises
Work location: Geneva, IL. Full Time-1st. shift

Key Responsibilities:

The Hydraulic Mechanic is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of heavy duty hydraulic equipment, as well as performing general machine/building maintenance.

Essential Functions:

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, repair and maintain heavy duty hydraulic systems
  • Identify hydraulic components and their capabilities
  • Read and understand schematics
  • Capable of performing electrical/mechanical troubleshooting root-cause, repairing and rebuilding equipment
  • Work with production personnel to correctly identify repair requirements
  • Understand and utilize blueprints, operator manuals and/or part catalogs in order to successfully fulfill preventative and corrective maintenance procedures
  • Perform work on motors, compressors, conveyors and boilers, and various hydraulic presses ranging from 5-600 tons
  • Be available for emergency breakdowns (on-call) and/or snow removal during off work hours, as needed


  • HS diploma and/or vocational school training. Minimum of 5 year’s hydraulic experience.
  • Excellent working knowledge of hydraulic systems and components including troubleshooting and retro-fitting or designing hydraulic systems.
  • Solid understanding of electrical (480V), mechanical pneumatic, hydraulic and piping systems.
  • Welding and torch cutting abilities.
  • Ability to machine and fabricate parts.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills for injection molding, hydraulic presses and automated assembly equipment.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work in a safety conscious manner; understanding safety guidelines and protocols.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.


We are currently looking for qualified Assemblers to work full time in our Geneva, IL location.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Assemble product in accordance with process instructions and quality specifications, in a safe and timely manner.
  • Inspection of parts to ensure quality standards.
  • Follow work instructions, during the manufacturing process.
  • Teardown and setup of equipment and tooling according to specifications.
  • Enter information obtained using measuring devices into data collection system.
  • Operation of manual and semi-automatic jobs as well as grinders and other machines.
  • Report information to appropriate quality and production forms.
  • Run extruders and other related equipment.
  • Ability to use gauges, rulers, calipers, general plastics processing equipment hand tools, fixtures and packaging equipment.


  • Experience with using hand tools
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English
  • Basic computer skills
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Interested applicants should send a resume with salary expectations to or apply now below.

About Miner Enterprises

Miner Enterprises, Inc., was founded in 1894 and has grown to become a leading supplier of engineered and manufactured rail car components. In addition to side bearings, the company provides draft gears, discharge gates, hatch covers, and other key components for railroads, freight car builders, and repair shops in more than 50 countries. Miner is based in Geneva, Illinois View More

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