Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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We're looking for the best and the brightest

If you think you've got what it takes to join one of the world's leading manufacturers of food processing systems, we'd love to hear from you.

In addition to related work experience and training, we look for employees who are enthusiastic about what they do and enjoy working in a cooperative team environment.

As a Ross employee, you will enjoy the following Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Retirement
  • Paid Leave
  • Paid Holidays

There are three ways to apply for positions:

  1. Submit your detailed resume to:
  2. Download and complete the application electronically, save the file, and email the application to the above email address as an attachment.
  3. Download and print application, complete, and forward to email, fax, or postal mail.

    * Please reference the position for which you are applying.

    Ross Industries, Inc.
    ATTN: HR Manager
    5321 Midland Road
    Midland, VA 22728

Regional Sales Manager (RSM) - Western Region

Job Title:        Regional Sales Manager (RSM)
                      Western Region 
                      WA, OR, CA, ID, NV, MT, WY, UT, AZ

Department:    Sales

Reports to:      Director of Sales

Ross Regional Sales Managers are responsible for capital equipment sales, ongoing account services, direct marketing and product promotions for Ross Industries equipment.   Promote sales of equipment both domestic and internationally under the leadership of the Director of Sales.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Sell Ross portion control equipment to food processing industry
  • Continually visit customers within designated region to assess needs for Ross equipment
  • Follows, identifies customer needs, submit proposals, and close orders
  • Pricing and related incentives other than published pricing or per approved guidelines with the Director of Sales
  • Conduct demonstrations of Ross equipment, both at Ross Industries and customers’ facilities as required
  • Identify applications of Ross equipment for new potential customers
  • Work scheduled trade shows
  • Participate in strategic planning sessions as required
  • Work closely with service technicians on new product installations
  • Prepare and submit sales forecasts for equipment on a monthly basis
  • Submit weekly sales call reports
  • Utilize CRM for all sales activities
  • Ability to travel extensively, minimum of 5 days per week (Monday – Friday) to customer locations.  Position travel requirement is 90% with some weekend work and travel
  • Work effectively and relate well with others
  • Exhibit professional manner in dealing with others and maintain constructive working relationships

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS in Sales & Marketing, Business Administration or equivalent experience and education


  • Sales in capital equipment strongly preferred
  • Innovative, energetic, and goal oriented driven sales experience
  • Industry experience a plus
  • 5 + years experience in selling capital equipment in food processing industry
  • Proven track record
  • Strong technical background
  • Well organized, detail oriented, with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent customer service and customer relationship aptitude

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time walking and standing
  • Ability to bend, stoop, twist at the waist
  • Ability to work in varied production environments (extreme cold and heat)
  • Ability to spend extended period of time traveling by plane, car, domestic and internationally

Other Requirements:

  • Possess valid driver’s license
  • Possess valid passport or ability to obtain one

Mechanical/Design Engineer

Job Title:          Mechanical/Design Engineer

Department:    Engineering

Reports to:      Engineering Manager

Ross Industries Inc. is the world leader and manufacturer of commercial food processing and packaging equipment. Our equipment is composed of stainless, aluminum, and plastics. Our Engineering team design mechanical and electro mechanical products and systems by developing and testing using proven engineering methods.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate mechanical and electromechanical systems and products by designing and conducting research, applying principles of mechanics, hydraulics, etc.
  • Develop and test models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, and possible new applications, including necessity of modification.
  • Confirms system and product capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods
  • Develop manufacturing process by designing and modifying equipment for fabricating, assembling, and installing components.
  • Eliminate cost for engineering and related projects.
  • Prepare product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
  • Recommend design modification to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.
  • Provide customer technical support.

Job Requirements:

  • Successful candidate must use mechanical engineering design principles and methodologies.
  • Must be proficient using Solid Works and ability to model in 3D, proficient in MS Office.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented environment.
  • Must be able to visit customer locations including meat processing divisions, withstand extreme cold and warm conditions, install and/or test equipment to assist with customer needs and expectations.

 Education and Training:

  • BS in mechanical engineering and 5+ years of experience in field or related area.
  • Proficient in Solidworks.
  • Exposure to CE and OSHA guarding
  • Working knowledge of machinery design for the food industry is a plus

CNC Machinist

Job Title:          CNC Machinist

Department:    Machine Shop/Manufacturing

Reports to:      Machine Shop Supervisor

Qualified applicants must have previous experience setting up and operating CNC vertical and horizontal mills and lathe, as well as performing manual machining.  Candidates must be able to read and work from blueprints and drawings, and to inspect parts, using precision measuring equipment. The ability to stand most of the day, to lift 75 pounds, and to operate a fork lift is required.  Candidates who are selected for an interview will take a hands-on test during the interview process.  Relocation package available to candidates living outside of the metro area.

Job Requirements:

  • Complete set-up and operation of CNC vertical mills, horizontal mills and lathes
  • Experience with Haas and Okuma equipment highly desired
  • Must be able to interpret CAD drawings and inspect parts
  • Identify and set-up correct tooling for jobs
  • Capable of basic program editing
  • Expected to run multiple machines
  • Programming with MasterCam is a plus, but not required
  • Experience with fixture design is preferred
  • Operation of manual mills and lathes a plus

 Education and Training:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least 1 year in manufacturing environment
  • Valid Driver’s License

Position is full time with full benefits package.

Tray Sealer Product Manager

With more than 40 years of success in the food equipment industry, Ross is recognized worldwide for its high-quality equipment, innovative engineering, and outstanding service and support.  We have a total commitment to our customers; this positions us as the one supplier that food manufacturers can trust for better, smarter solutions.

Job Summary:

As a Product Manager within our Tray Sealer Equipment lines, you will be responsible for the overall project engineering management experience, supporting multiple salespeople through a thorough discovery process with prospective customers. You will contribute to the selling process by providing complex, technical proposals and quotes. You will guide a sales team through a discovery process with prospective customers.

Essential Functions:

  • Understands applications engineering for packaging equipment well and can communicate knowledge in various ways.
  • Prepares complex quotes and proposals to customers based on specific engineering of packaging equipment.
  • Continually communicates with sales team and with external customers; working towards a positive end result.
  • Must be able to articulate value to business owners and senior executives, in small and large group settings.
  • Be actively involved with industry associations.
  • Ensure reports and documentation are accurate and concise.
  • Assemble and define all relevant project requirements to insure project is delivered to customer’s project specifications.

Key Qualifications:

  • Project Management engineering and/or sales experience.
  • Has sold or engineered packaging equipment or film supplier with significant customer interface.
  • Effectively generates leads through networking with trade groups, suppliers and other industry contacts.
  • Is subject matter expert in MAP and VSP packaging.
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills.
  • Ability to identify market trends.
  • Ability and willingness to be hands’ on in situations that require immediate attention

Experience and Skills:

  • 10+ Years of related sales experience, applications engineering for packaging equipment, thermoforming equipment or film/tray supplier applications.
  • BS in related field
  • Ability to travel up to 80% of the time.
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