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Headquartered in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Zeus is the world leader in the design and production of high-performance fluoropolymer tubing used in demanding applications. Zeus products and services are preferred by companies in the medical, electrical, fluid handling and mechanical markets. Founded in 1966 by Frank P. Tourville, Sr., the company remains privately held with over 1,000 employees. The company has global locations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

  • Posted on: 08.28.15
    Orangeburg, SC

    Principal duties and responsibilities:

    1. Sets up and operates machines for the construction, maintenance, repair and alteration of tooling, machinery and machine parts.
    2. Enters work related data into Oracle
    3. Follows ISO/AS9100 procedures relating to job function
    4. Inspects own work and prepares inspection report
    5. Participates actively in shop 5S program

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

    1. Must have basic skills on manual lathes, mills, drill presses, saws and bench and surface grinders.
    2. Proficient in the use of micrometers, calipers, dial indicators and other standard machine shop measuring devices.
    3. CNC experience is desirable
    4. Tool making experience is desirable
    5. Reads and works from blueprints, drawings and sketches.
    6. Two (2) years of industrial machinist experience.
    7. Associates degree in Machine Tool field is desirable
    8. Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this position.  Any unscheduled absence or tardy will have a negative impact on our ability to meet our production objectives.
    9. Physical aspects of the job are defined on the Physical Demands Analysis located in HR.

    Working conditions & Safety Equipment:

    • Hazard Communication Training
    • Required to wear safety glasses while performing specific tasks
  • Posted on: 08.17.15
    Orangeburg, SC

    General Summary:

    This is an entry-level inside sales position. Associates in this position perform a wide array of sales functions under the supervision of the respective sales management personnel.

    Principal duties and responsibilities:

    Account Maintenance Including:

    1. Troubleshoot/resolve customer complaints and issues
    2. Follow-up on late orders
    3. Develop/review price quotes (with appropriate approval)
    4. Monitor open order status
    5. Conduct account follow-up calls
    6. Develop and submit daily sales reports
    7. Coordinate on-site sales calls with outside sales representatives
    8. Conduct sales “cold calls” on prospective new customers
    9. Develop and distribute customer feedback reports
    10. Determine appropriate shipping methods
    11. Adjust shipping dates and production priorities (with prior supervisory approval)
    12. Reduce/change pricing on non-standard or new products (with prior approval)
    13. Issue return authorizations (with prior approval)
    14. Issue non-standard restocking fees (with prior approval)
    15. Change open order quantities (with prior approval)
    16. Complete any other duties as assigned

    New Account / Product Generation

    • Provide background market research on new markets and materials
    • Lead follow up
    • Conduct cold calls
    • Generate new business at existing accounts
    • Seek out new avenues for Zeus products
    • Attempt to expand Zeus market share
    • Complete any other duties as assigned

    Performance Standards:

    • Complete a minimum of 40 sales “cold calls” each week
    • Maintain returns and allowance at, or below 0 monthly
    • Sales system activity rating maintained at approximately 100% monthly average
    • Number of new customers to exceed 3 monthly
    • Attend weekly sales training sessions during normal operating hours
    • Obtain prior supervisory/managerial approval on all predefined accountabilities

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

    • 4 year bachelor degree and 1-2 years prior sales or marketing experience.
    • Foreign Language preferred
  • Posted on: 08.17.15
    Orangeburg, SC

    General Summary:

    The Outside Sales Engineer job description includes but is not limited to working with existing and potential customers to increase sales within your territory.  Making sales calls, learning applications, markets and building customer relationships.  Obtain and communicate to Sales Management competitive information within your territory.  Develop and maintain an excellent, team based communicative relationship with Inside Sales.  Represent Zeus in a professional manner in all aspects of what you do.

    Principle duties and responsibilities:

    1. To manage your territory and know the characteristics and properties of the products we sell as well as the applications they’re sold into.

    2. Average four (4) quality sales calls per day four (4) days per week dividing time between medical and industrial customers.  Friday’s are to be used as an office day to write call reports, schedule appointments for the following week, synchronize ACT! and communicate with Sales Management regarding the weeks activities, action items and questions.

    3. Submit professional weekly call report to Sales Management and Inside Sales on the “call report template” by Monday 12:00 EST listing activities from previous weeks calls as well as the following week’s itinerary.

    4. Maintain customer notes and activities in ACT! and synchronize weekly with the Zeus’ network

    5. Communicate daily with Inside Sales Representatives and Sales Managers regarding pertinent issues at accounts, quotes, samples questions etc.

    6. Develop new customers through personal research, referrals, etc. and conduct cold calls where appropriate.

    7. Annually forecast projected sales for Top 20 customers to Outside Sales Manager.  Include pertinent info on other customers.

    8. To maintain the confidentiality of the Outside Sales Engineer compensation program

    9. Follow up on action items to insure they have been handled appropriately and in a timely fashion.

    10. Obtain as much information as possible on competition providing information on pricing, lead times, capabilities, etc. to Zeus management. 

    11. Maintain customer files containing paperwork from Zeus corporate (i.e. quotes, samples, letters etc.)

    12. Maintain and exercise professional standards, dress code and ethics.

    13.  Ensure the confidentiality of proprietary Zeus and customer information

    14. Entertain customers effectively while being prudent with Zeus’ money.  Anything other than a moderate lunch or dinner will need approval from the Outside Sales Manager.

    15. Submit expense reports to Sales Manager weekly with appropriate receipts. Stay within the travel allowance guidelines as directed by Zeus.  Work within the budget for car phone, faxes, phone bills and misc. home office supplies.

    16. Record company vehicle miles and turn in on weekly expense reports.  Make sure the vehicle is cleaned and serviced at regular intervals.  Fully comply with requirements of the Zeus Fleet Safety Program.

    17. Take care of Zeus-owned office equipment. 

    18. Host Zeus corporate visitors; pick them up and drop them off at the airport, assist in setting up accommodations.

    Restrictions:

    1. The base of operations will be the home office. No other site other than a temporary site for meeting can be used.

    2. All advertising and listing will be done by the Marketing Department.  No additional listings are permitted (i.e. phonebook listing)

    3. No repair work or services other than the solicitation of orders is permitted.

    4. All orders received must be confirmed by the Sales Office.  Outside Salespeople are not allowed to accept or reject an order, only forward it to Zeus corporate.

    5. All material in the possession of the sales person is for samples purposes only. 

    6. Outside Salespeople are not to make QC decisions.  Mistakes on orders can be corrected but decisions based on the evaluation of quality must be made by a Zeus QC Manager.

    7. All financial activities such as credit reports and collections will be handled through Zeus accounting.

    8. Outside Sales Manager must be copied or informed of any communication with corporate management.

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

    • Undergraduate degree, preferably business related
    • One to four years technical sales experience
    • Knowledge of the medical device industry
    • Comfortable with computers and working knowledge in Windows, Outlook, PowerPoint, and contact management software
    • Knowledge of the plastics industry is a plus

  • Posted on: 08.14.15
    Orangeburg, SC

    Principal duties and responsibilities

    • Follow electrical drawings to build and wire panels for automated machines
    • Work along with electrical engineers, fabrication specialists, and other Corporate Shops personnel on new and existing complex controlled equipment
    • Assist engineering in setting up and checking controls operations of machines
    • Troubleshoot PLCs I/O, Electrical Drives, electromechanical systems, and electronic sensors of all types
    • Communicate openly with supervisor, electrical engineers, and electrical CAD technician to fully document all equipment wiring
    • Give valued input during pre-installation meetings to aid in installing various machines efficiently and safely
    • Ensure safe and satisfactory operation of new equipment; assist electrical CAD technician by the use of clearly marked prints’ red lines
    • Train maintenance staff as needed to service critical equipment components
    • Assist engineering and manufacturing in setting up and evaluating new equipment and processes
    • Be willing and able to travel to various sites to aid in installing various electrically controlled machines

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

    • 2 year Associates degree or equivalent experience
    • Min. 8 years in manufacturing environment field working with electrical machines
    • Knowledge of high voltage AC as well as 24 V DC systems
    • Strong process control background, including Allen Bradley PLCs, electrical drives, temperature, flow, and pressure controls
    • Proficient with using digital multimeter to aid in machine troubleshooting
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills in fast paced manufacturing environment
    • Works well in a team oriented environment
    • PC experience
    • Hands on
  • Posted on: 08.05.15
    Gaston, SC

    Principle duties and responsibilities:

    • Repairs, maintains, installs and tests machines, works on plumbing, does electrical and HVAC work, and minor construction work as necessary. Performs routine and preventive maintenance to keep equipment running and in good condition.  Performs various safety inspections and abatements.
    • Observes safety rules and regulations.
    • Follows preventative maintenance checklists, inspects belts, checks fluid levels, replaces filters and worn parts, lubricates moving parts, and keeps records.
    • Plans repairs, consults blueprints, electrical schematics, and ladder diagrams, flow schematics and parts catalog. 

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

    • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions.
    • Ability to adapt to different situations.
    • Work in a team or alone as the particular job/situation requires.
    • Be able to lift, push, pull, and/or stand for sustained periods. 
    • Must have basic mathematical skills and be able to read and write legibly, and keep written records, as required.
    • Must supply own tools and toolbox.
    • Be able to work in temperatures ranging from 30°F to 100°F, and work inside and outside, year round.
    • Be able to lift up to 75 pounds. 
    • Be able to reach overhead with no difficulties.
    • Ability to diagnose problems quickly and solve promptly.
    • Be able to work in confined and restricted spaces.
    • Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this position.  Any unscheduled absence or tardy will have a negative impact on our ability to meet our production objectives.
    • Physical aspects of the job are defined on the Physical Demands Analysis located in HR.

    Previous experience in industrial maintenance required. Graduate of either a standard high school or vocational school. Completion of either a two-year electrician training program, electrical technology, manufacturing technology, engineering technology or related program, or any equivalent combination of experience and training.  Have thorough knowledge of the standard practices, tools and equipment used in the general industrial maintenance trade.  Good knowledge of the principles of operation of all types of AC, DC, and SERVO controls and operation of electric motors and controllers, and of mechanical and electrical repair of machinery.  PLC and electronic experience beneficial. Experience and/or solid understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic systems preferred, but not required. Good knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.  Have the ability to adapt available tools and repair parts to specific problems. Skill in the use and care of hand, power and basic machine tools.