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Part Time Electrician


Senior Industrial Designer – Consumer Division


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Sr. Packaging Engineer

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded consumer products, has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and team-oriented individual to fill the role of Sr. Packaging Engineer in the Global Supply Chain Division at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.  This role will design, and implement packaging solutions for both finished goods and raw materials, while ensuring that packages meet performance, aesthetic, and total cost requirements.


  • Work cross-functionally with the marketing, manufacturing, and logistics to design and develop packaging solutions for both products and raw materials

  • Ensure that packaging designs meet cost targets and meet manufacturing and logistics requirements

  • Assist in creating packaging designs that maximize consumer acceptance of the product 

  • Develop and deploy standard work of package design across global organization

  • Ensure that global packaging standards are deployed across the global organization 


  • Develop, engineer, and innovate new concepts in packaging to delight consumers/end-users while meeting marketing requirements, functional requirements, cost targets, and manufacturing and distribution requirements

  • Ensure new products packaging designs combine appropriate marketing presentation and product protection

  • Stay abreast in the latest trends in marketplace packaging and innovations and work with marketing managers to incorporate these trends where appropriate for our end-user

  • Provide technical input into the package design process to ensure that package is designed to meet operational requirements while ensuring desirable aesthetic elements 

  • Continuous improvement efforts – Review existing packages, redesign, test, and implement packaging improvements with emphasis on cost optimization (direct or indirect)

  • Work with global packaging resources and suppliers to resolve any quality issues and improve packaging cost and performance

  • Develop standard work of packaging design – operating procedures, standardized practices, material specifications, and package testing methods

  • Global packaging expert - understanding of packaging materials, processes, and technologies

  • Stay current on new packaging materials, processes, and regulatory requirements

  • Ensure new product packaging designs are aligned to the manufacturing/distribution capabilities

  • Develop and manage the process to establish and maintain the packaging related data with the global ERP system to ensure that the packaging data is available and data integrity is ensured

  • Qualify new packaging suppliers and perform package testing and qualification


  • Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent

  • 5 Years of packaging development experience, ideally with consumer products

  • Hands on experience with CAD/Graphic Design software

  • Proven experience with packaging and printing technologies

  • Thorough understanding of packaging performance test methods (compression testing, drop testing, vibration testing)

  • Understanding of the impact of package design on manufacturing, material handling, and logistics/distribution

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to interface with cross functional business teams

  • Ability to sell new concepts and solutions

  • Ability to travel internationally 15% of the time 

Interested qualified candidates please submit a resume to the Staffing Manager – Please see our website for our story and rich history! 




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Part Time Electrician

Location - Sterling, Illinois
Day shift - 29 hours a week maximum.

This position is considered Part-time and as such no additional benefits, including health insurance will be offered for the selected individual.

Repair, maintain, and install: wiring, motors, transformers, lighting, and other electrical systems as well as 24VDC and PLC troubleshooting.  Mechanical repairs, hydraulic and pneumatics as well as machine relocations and installations and troubleshooting will be part of this position.

Duties will be as followed but not limited to:

  • Install, repair, and maintain; motors, transformers, generators, lights, circuits, wiring, and other electrical system equipment and components in compliance with electrical codes, standards, and regulations.

  • Operate a variety of electrical testing equipment in locating and determining types of electrical malfunctions.

  • Ability to read and understand plans, drawings, specifications, and work orders to determine work requirement and sequence of repairs and/or installations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the electrical trade.

  • Knowledge of applicable electrical codes, standards, and regulations.

  • Knowledge of electrical application for high and low voltage electric system.

  • Skill in the installation, repair and maintenance of all types of electrical system equipment.   

  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the mechanical trade.

  • Knowledge of tools and equipment applicable to machine maintenance, troubleshooting and repair.

  • Must be able to work alone as well as with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two (2) years of progressively responsible journey level electrical experience; OR, Completion of a federally approved technical training program in electrical repair and/or maintenance and/or two (2) years electrical experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Requires a current driver's license upon employment.




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Senior Industrial Designer – Consumer Division

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation, the world leader in cutting hair, has an exciting opportunity for a talented senior level industrial designer to join our award winning US Consumer Sales and Marketing Division at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.   This Senior Industrial Design will be part of a multi-disciplinary group that develops the next generation of products to help continue our record breaking sales growth.  This position is accountable for the execution of design.  In this role, it is imperative to understand needs of the consumer, the latest trends in design and ergonomics to develop world class personal care appliances.   

Job Description:
This position must meet multiple deadlines in regard to designing and sampling products for research, presentations to customers, and managing the integrity of the design through market launch.   The Senior Industrial Designer must excel at free hand design, computer aided design, and sample making.  They must have complete understanding of Lean NPD and basic engineering skills in order to work with engineering to insure manufacturability of the designs created.  This position requires great attention to detail and up-to-date knowledge of computer aided design, model making, and design technique to enhance the performance of the duties.

This position requires the ability to meet aggressive deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, consumer, and team-oriented work environment.
Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design Products that meet Consumer needs.

  • Rapid development of prototypes.

  • Manage outside services.

  • Manage and mentor junior level designers.

  • Understand the unique perspectives of Marketing, Engineering, and Operations.

  • Have a thorough understanding of Engineering and the Manufacturing processes.

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Creativity.

  • Courage to explore new ideas.

  • A strong technical background and a proven understanding of the lean NPD process.

  • Minimum 10 years of similar experience within a consumer product durable goods company.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design

  • Knowledge of Unigraphics and Rhino and/or Solidworks

  • Demonstrated Project Management skills

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills

  • Ability to stay current with trends, software and techniques of the trade.




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Wahl Clipper Corporation - Sterling, IL (Rockford, Illinois Area) 
Job Description
Wahl Clipper is looking for a Global CFO to plan, direct and control the domestic and international financial activities of the Corporation to ensure optimal utilization of financial resources.  In addition this position directs the Corporation's information services operation. This position reports to the President.  Strategic Planning and effective strategic thought partner to the CEO and all global managers.
  • Lean Manufacturing

  • Cross-functional: must be knowledgeable in accounting and financial controls, credit and collection, cash and investment management, mergers and acquisitions

  • Communications: Outstanding interpersonal skills, both written and oral, up and down the organization, and across organizational lines

  • Leadership: Ability to develop and lead people to affect results

  • Outstanding people skills and communication are required.

  • Work within a Global vertically integrated company with multiple subsidiaries around the world

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting  or related field

  • MBA preferred

  • 15 years minimum experience in manufacturing operations

  • 5 years minimum experience on an international level

  • Prior Lean Manufacturing experience, proven track record and experience in implementation

  • Able to travel Internationally extensively

  • Able to embrace our Family Values organization 

  • Relocation to our World Headquarters in the Sterling, IL area is required

Company Description
Wahl Clipper Corporation is an innovative global company with headquarters in Sterling, IL. We design and manufacture hair care and grooming products for animals, home consumers and the professional beauty field. Check out our websites to get a better idea of our product lines:




Wahl Clipper offers a competitive salary and benefit package including:

 • Medical Insurance

• Dental Insurance

• Life Insurance 401(k) with company match

• Profit Sharing

• Paid Vacation

• Paid Holidays

• Disability Insurance

• Improshare (gainsharing program)



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