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Material Handler

Sullivan-Palatek Inc., a leader in innovation and design, offers the industry's most comprehensive range of electric and portable rotary screw air compressors. From humble beginnings in 1984, Sullivan-Palatek has grown from providing engineering services to existing clients to a privately owned company that manufactures the most rugged and reliable machinery available in the market. We are a family-oriented, trustworthy company that promotes from within. Job Description: Sullivan-Palatek Inc. is rapidly expanding, and we are looking for: day, afternoon, and evening shifts for Material Handlers, effective immediately. Duties and Responsibilities: Moves material to various production lines Maintains and supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, verifying receipt of supplies Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: Material Handlers needed for full-time positions – non-exempt. Typical days and hours worked are Monday through Friday day shift: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and may require overtime Monday through Friday afternoon shifts: 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m Monday through Friday evening shifts:  3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m Qualifications: Should be able to lift, carry and or pull 50 pounds Should be able to read and follow prints and detailed instructions Benefits: Insurance Medical [...]

Material Handler2022-11-16T16:07:57-06:00

Electrical Engineer

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a family-owned company that cares about their employees? Sullivan-Palatek, Inc. is the place for you if you are! We are looking for a skilled Electrical Engineer. The right candidate needs to be able to design, develop, and integrate electrical systems into Sullivan-Palatek's products. The following other job duties are part of the position: Responsibilities: Design, develop, and maintain electrical systems and components to required specifications, focusing on safety, reliability, quality, cost and sustainability. Design, package, and evaluate electrical designs for existing and new product applications. Work cross-functionally with Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Purchasing, and Service on all electrical controls related design items and changes. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must possess at least a BS or its equivalent in Electrical Engineering or a related field and at least 5 years of experience Job Type Full-time Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental Insurance Employee assistance program Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insurance Schedule: 8-hour shift Education: Bachelor's (Required) Experience: Electrical engineering: 5 years (Preferred) Work Location One location Email Resume and Application to: Human Resources Department [email protected] Employment Application

Electrical Engineer2022-09-20T09:27:34-05:00

Advantages of buying from Authorized Distributors

Bruce McFee explains the advantages of buying from authorized distributors at the 2022 Association of Independent Compressor Distributors conference.

Advantages of buying from Authorized Distributors2022-05-31T10:45:57-05:00

Product Support Technician

Duties and Responsibilities: Perform troubleshooting, repairs, and installation of compressed air equipment such as air compressors, refrigerated air dryers, and other types of air dryers. Document services performed and provide recommendations to customer contact on-site. Communicate findings and recommendations to the product support manager, office support personnel, and sales associates. Special skills: Must have basic computer skills. Must have strong customer service skills and be able to adapt to different situations daily. Must be able to work safely around engine-driven rotating equipment. Must be familiar with industrial environments and safety practices. Must be able to work independently as well as with a team. Must be able to learn quickly as technology advances. If necessary, must be willing to obtain a passport, transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC card), and a Mine Safe and Health Administration (MSHA) certification and be willing to travel to customer's sites worldwide to repair machines in the field. Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Health insurance Dental insurance Vision insurance Disability insurance Life insurance Employee discount Paid time off Schedule: Full time 8-hour shift Monday to Friday Education: High School diploma or equivalent. College or tech school is a plus. Experience: 2+ years working in the compressed air or [...]

Product Support Technician2022-11-30T16:29:12-06:00

Closing out 2021

As we close out 2021 in what may very well be the strangest year ever for the economy, there is a very strong demand for capital projects but a lack of labor to support production and installation. On the demand side, the US federal government has passed three stimulus programs exceeding $1 trillion each since March 2020. The extra money has supported homeowners, government, and industry alike, making it possible to purchase more hard goods. Many people who lost their jobs early after covid hit have not returned to the workforce on the labor side. As a result, several million fewer people are employed in the workforce than before 2020. The shortage of employees has become so significant that we have entered what is being called The Great Resignation, where record numbers of people quit to get a new job. Another trend in government and big business is that many employees work remotely. It makes emails and Zoom meetings more important but in-person meetings less common. But a problem starting to be recognized with remote work is that work productivity tends to decline over time, and innovation slows. Understanding the nature of this new remote work environment can create great [...]

Closing out 20212021-12-23T09:52:43-06:00

What a year!

What a year! As we prepare to leave 2021 behind and greet 2022 with enthusiasm and anticipation for the challenges we will undoubtedly face and successes we will surely achieve, I find myself sitting in my office reflecting on my first year at Sullivan-Palatek. On the bright side, the demand for compressors was rebounding as the country and world emerged from the pandemic giving salespeople the hope of making up some of the losses they had endured. Sadly, the positive beginning of the year was quickly diminished by the unprecedented supply chain difficulties that slowed everyone’s ability to deliver a product as they had routinely done. This affected every aspect of sales, including the customer relationships that salespeople had spent years developing on all levels. Suddenly we were unable to give customers the product they demanded in a timely fashion. Add to this the crippling inflation of prices for everything, and it is easy to lose focus on anything else. We have all heard the old saying, “control your controllables,” and I have always tried to follow this tenet. I’ve never given a lot of effort or energy to the things over which I have no control, and the supply [...]

What a year!2021-12-23T09:48:05-06:00

Assembler

Sullivan-Palatek, Inc. is rapidly expanding, and we are looking for Compressor Assemblers, effective immediately. Compressor Assembler Duties and Responsibilities: Prepares work to be accomplished by studying assembly instructions, blueprint specifications, and parts lists; gathering parts, subassemblies, tools, and materials. Resolves assembly problems by altering dimensions to meet specifications; notifying supervisor to obtain additional resources. Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, verifying receipt of supplies. Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Health insurance Dental insurance Vision insurance Disability insurance Life insurance Employee discount Paid time off Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: Compressor/Machine assembler is a full-time position – non-exempt. Typical days and hours worked are Monday through Friday. 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. but may require outside times to be worked. Compressor Assembler Qualifications: Must have experience within compressor assembly or manufacturing environment. Must have strong mechanical skills and strong attention to detail and quality. Must be able to lift, carry and/or pull 50 pounds. Must be able to read and follow prints and detailed instructions. Job Type: Full-time Email Resume and Application to: Human Resources Department [email protected] Employment Application

Assembler2022-06-20T12:02:14-05:00

ARA Show Rebate

It's showtime! Once again, it is time to take the sales team to Las Vegas to showcase our company and products at the ARA show. The American Rental Association is an extensive group covering a wide variety of rental equipment from party tents to heavy construction, and portable air compressors are a part of this. Sullivan-Palatek maintains a presence in several shows each year, and ARA is one of the largest annual events. Our purpose for attending these shows is primarily centered around maintaining the relationships we have with our current customers by listening to their feedback about any issues they may have and sharing with them news of new products or enhancements designed to give them a competitive edge over the competition. These shows are invaluable to the sales team as far as deepening relationships by continuing to tell the Sullivan-Palatek story. The ARA show is a little different because a significant number of the people attending are distributors who rent compressors to end-users. They supply businesses and contractors that use our equipment but prefer to rent rather than own it. This gives the sales team a chance to introduce them to Sullivan-Palatek and show them our new products. [...]

ARA Show Rebate2021-09-16T08:45:21-05:00

Techniques for Competing Against Remote Sellers

As a local distributor of industrial products, competing in a world of remote sellers is becoming more and more commonplace. Not only can buyers get competitive pricing through online stores, but they also can easily find out-of-state distributors that handle products similar to yours. While there is never a one size fits all solution, knowing how to use your on-site presence can provide you with advantages over any remote seller. One of the biggest advantages might start with helping the customer specify the right compressor system for capacity, air quality, and maintenance. However, there is a dilemma in the up-front work; you want to make sure you don't give away your consulting expertise for free. The first step of avoiding this mistake is recognizing the danger. If there is no up-front agreement to use your company, what will stop a purchasing department from getting competitive bids on your specification? Your local presence can help you size out the purchasing process. Is the decision-maker an owner/operator? Is it the engineer, maintenance manager, or purchasing agent? Is it a committee? Are bids required? Knowing this information can help you decide how much information to give up-front. A common quoting strategy for local [...]

Techniques for Competing Against Remote Sellers2021-09-15T12:22:24-05:00

Empowering through training

As Director of Field Sales, I have been tasked with managing the outside regional sales managers for both portable and industrial products. Outside sales is a critical component of our strategic plan for growth providing us with the face-to-face contact with our direct customers necessary for building and maintaining our relationships. One of the foundation blocks of our value proposition separating us from other manufacturers in this industry is our commitment to our customers and this begins with our sales managers. Building a relationship with you begins with them understanding your business, always looking for ways that Sullivan-Palatek can help add value for you, or make your job easier even if in some small way. Earlier this year, we conducted the most intensive internal sales training in our company’s history broken into two groups, industrial and portable. The primary purpose for this training was to better define and enhance our value proposition for our customers and to then incorporate this into our day-to-day processes. During this training, the complex nature of our industry as well as the changes impressed on us by social issues such as the COVID 19 pandemic made us think about new ways we can work with [...]

Empowering through training2021-07-13T09:42:55-05:00

Moving past COVID

As we are coming out of COVID, Sullivan-Palatek has a new vision for its partnerships with distributors. We believe most sales of compressor products should go through distribution or a trained OEM because compressed air systems are complex. End customers should obtain substantial benefits by having a local trained professional participate with them in the product selection, installation, operation, and