Thursday, April 24, 2014

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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

Field Service Technician

Ross Industries is seeking a full time Field Service Technician. Join Ross Industries Inc. in the Service Department and become part of our team of hard working professionals who are dedicated to keeping our company of 45 years strong and growing.  This position requires the mechanical and technical expertise necessary to install, troubleshoot, and service ROSS Industries equipment.

The incumbent will be responsible for performing field service and customer training for all ROSS equipment both domestic and internationally.  Candidate will be key liaison with customer’s maintenance and service personnel, as well as Reiser Co. technicians.  Travel commitment is 90% and reports to Service Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to customers and field technicians to install and maintain ROSS equipment
  • Provide telephone support for installation, troubleshooting, and repairing equipment
  • Perform hands on equipment installation and maintenance at customer locations (domestic and international)
  • Perform equipment demonstrations for existing and prospective customers, both at ROSS and customer locations
  • Set up and maintenance of ROSS demonstration equipment as well as the procurement and administration of in house supplies
  • Provide technical training to customers’ service technicians for installation, operation, and maintenance of ROSS equipment
  • Assist with analyzing field performance of ROSS equipment, and participate in the development of new equipment and custom applications
  • Prepare service reports and expense reporting

Absolute Requirements: 

  • Previous experience with food processing equipment and/or food product machinery
  • Previous field service and travel experience
  • Familiar with PLC/PC software programming
  • 5+ years of troubleshooting and maintaining complex mechanical, pneumatic and electrical systems
  • Software programming and troubleshooting capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Travel commitment 90 – 100% - overnight and frequent weekend travel is required
  • Self motivated, detail oriented and superb organization skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Product demonstration experience
  • Ability to make sound decision independently
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid Passport or ability to obtain one
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel extensively

Education and Training:

  • H.S. diploma or equivalent
  • Technical school and/or military training in mechanical, pneumatic and/or electrical systems
  • Associates Degree or technician degree in related field

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to lift 75 pounds
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time walking and standing

Electrical Controls Engineer

Ross Industries is seeking an Electrical Controls Engineer to develop and design electrical controls, and to perform machine testing and troubleshooting.  You will independently evaluate, select, and apply standard electrical engineering techniques in the design of electrical components and controls for all Ross Packaging and Processing Equipment.  As a key project team member you would provide engineering support to the sales, manufacturing, and service departments.


  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering or related Engineering Degree
  • 3 plus years of related work experience
  • Proficient in SolidWorks & AutoCAD
  • Proven ability to program and design control systems for basic ideas/specifications
  • Ability to create, review, and document the design of new or revised assemblies and parts
  • PC knowledge including Windows applications


  • Plans, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of the design of PLC’s and motion control equipment for Ross Packaging/Processing Equipment
  • Creates, reviews, and documents the design of new or revised assemblies and parts.  Insures design is based upon sound Engineering judgment, safety, and is designed with manufacturing in mind.  Understands that he or she is accountable for results
  • Participates in pre-production and design reviews
  • Releases well organized electrical packages using fully documented Engineering Change Notices
  • Creates and edits Service Bulletins.  Reviews Machinery Manuals
  • Monitors the urgency of tasks so as to not impact shipment schedules
  • Provides controls support to sales, manufacturing, and service
  • Receives instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions
  • Assigned additional responsibilities as requested or required

CNC Machinist

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

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