Career Opportunities

Join our team! With over 95 years of history, Wahl Clipper is the world leader in the manufacture and distribution of professional and consumer clippers, trimmers, shavers, and personal care devices. Wahl employs 3,300 employees worldwide with our products sold in more than 165 countries. At Wahl, we are proud of our heritage of excellence as well as our remarkable list of ground-breaking innovations for the present and future for the global market.

Wahl is a unique organization with our Global headquarters being set in a rural Northwestern Illinois community.   This historic area offers great outdoor activities with the Rock River being located right here, and miles of bike paths and parks to explore. We are centrally located between Chicago, Rockford, Peoria and the Quad Cities for a more active lifestyle. If you are most successful in a creative, casual environment collaborating with others and solving problems - this is the place for you.

Benefits
Wahl Clipper offers a competitive salary and benefit package including:
• Health Insurance
• 401(k) with Company Match
• Profit Sharing
• Bonus Programs
• Company Paid Life Insurance
• Paid Vacation and Holidays
• Tuition Reimbursement


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Current Career Opportunities:

Industrial Engineer
Category Manager
Product Manager Wet & Promotional Goods
Product Manager International Clippers
Journeyman Progressive Tool & Die Maker W/ High Speed Stamping 1st shift


 

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Why Engineering at Wahl? I’ve always been interested in ‘technical stuff’ and how things work. At Wahl, I work to fix and improve processes and help solve problems.

Kurt Akerman – Manufacturing Engineer at Wahl since 2010.

 

Working at Wahl has helped me start a career in my area of interest and has given me the opportunity to become part of a wonderful culture where being an employee means being part of a family. Wahl not only preaches family first, it also practices it and here every single person under the umbrella of Wahl’s rich and long heritage, is family. Wahl has always taken care of my every need and I know this is something I can always count on.

I chose the path of Industrial Engineering (I.E) because I wanted to work in a field without restrictions. Industrial Engineering is applicable to every sector, from manufacturing to information technology; an I.E can bring both engineering and management skills to any type of industry as their focus is on process improvement and processes are inherent to every sphere of life.

Patty Rangavajjula – Industrial Engineer at Wahl since 2013

 

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Journeyman Progressive Tool & Die Maker W/ High Speed Stamping - 1st shift

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper is searching for experienced and dedicated individuals to join our Tool Room Team in a high volume precision metal forming/stamping plant.

 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build new, repairs, rebuilds and/or overhauls all types of production progressive dies/injection molds and service equipment. Read blue prints to build quality components within tolerances of one thousandths of an inch. Checks and inspects die for wear and maintenance issues. Evaluates problems and implements immediate solutions to reduce problem recurrence.
  • Set up and operate all types of tool-room equipment and tools, considering the various types of materials, tolerances, cutting tools, coolants and machine tool’s feeds/speeds.
  • This position works with extremely close tolerances and grinds all types of special tools to blue print & die specifications. Use of micrometers, calipers, optical comparator and/or VIM visual inspection machine & CMM coordinate measuring machine.
  • Traces tool difficulties to their source and corrects them. Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Develop root cause to production issues, preventative maintenance thru continuous improvement.
  • Will help develop our apprentices in our Tool & Die Program.
  • Must possess a high degree of attention and care, toward work.

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

  • The successful candidate must have knowledge of and ability to use shop mathematics, tools & hold a Journeyman’s certificate with 5 years of experience or 10 years’ experience without a certificate.
  • A Mandatory requirement would be to have 3D CAD/CAM knowledge, wire EDM & CNC programming from solid models

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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IT Infrastructure Manager

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded Consumer and Professional products, has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and team-oriented individual to fill the role of IT Infrastructure Manager at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.  This role is responsible for architecting, expanding, implementing, supporting, operating, and maintaining Wahl Clipper Corp. IT infrastructure of technologies and platforms supporting a complex corporate data and voice infrastructure, including hardware, software, and communications equipment.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning, implementing, supporting, and maintaining security systems, firewalls, spam filters, malware, virus protection, and policies to provide requisite protection against viruses and other destructive or invasive software.
  • Planning, implementing, supporting, and maintaining equipment, systems, and policies to prevent data loss, and loss of computing capability. Also responsible for business continuity plan, data back-up and disaster recovery of Wahl Clipper’s IT systems.
  • Planning, implementing, supporting, and maintaining hardware, software and connectivity components by analyzing the functionality of infrastructure framework and designing and planning major upgrades and changes to ensure reliability and availability.
  • Planning, implementing, supporting, and maintaining all hardware, software and infrastructure used for network, communications, server administration, server virtualization, data storage (SAN), application delivery (CITRIX), and mobile device management.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master's Degree strongly preferred.

  • 5 years relevant experience
  • Preferred Education BS or MS in Computer science
  • Infrastructure engineering experience; increasing levels of responsibility

  • Preferred Licenses / Certifications CISCO Certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE)
EMC Certifications (EMCSA, EMCSyA, EMCTA, EMCDS, EMCDCA, EMCCA)
VMware Certifications (VCP, VCA-DCV, VCAP-DCA, VCA-DCD, VCDX-DCV)
Microsoft (MCP, MCITP, MCSE, MCSA)
CITRIX (CCE, CCP, CCA)
PMP
  • Desired Skills Moderate to Advanced Networking Skills, Network Engineering, Thorough understanding of
WAN/LAN/DMZ/etc.,VPN’s, Switching, Routing, Security, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Subnetting, VLANs

  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

Experience

  • Experience working with Cisco Nexus, Catalyst, and access layer switches a plus.

  • Experience working with Cisco firewalls a plus.
  • Experience working with SAN storage technologies & integration with VMware, specifically EMC
VNX, Replication, Tape Library
  • Experience working with Virtualization: VMWare ESX, ESXi, vCenter, vSphere
  • Experience working with EMC AVAMAR a plus.
  • Experience working with CITRIX and thin clients
  • Experience working with Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 , 2012, Knowledge of CISCO UCS and HP
servers
  • Experience working with Active Directory (Forests, Domains, Trusts, etc.), Group Policy
  • Experience working with Exchange 2010 & 2013, Spam Filters, Virus Protection
  • Experience working with Scripting skills: PowerShell, VBScript, Perl & Shell Scripts
  • Experience working with Naming Services, LDAP, NIS
  • Experience working with Microsoft System Center 2012
  • Experience with strategic consulting/extremely comfortable managing client relationships and project
expectations
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Data Center Architectures
  • Knowledge of and certification in ITIL is a plus
  • Familiarity with Cloud would be an added advantage

  • Ability to generate Network Diagrams in short notice using tools like Visio(or similar) and explain
solutions to client (Analysis, Creation and Presentation)

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently

  • Ability to learn new technologies and adapt quickly to new requirements and environments
  • Track record of practical problem solving, excellent communication, and documentation skills
  • Strong communication & leadership skills
  • Strong, concise documentation skills


Travel

  • Infrequent (approximately 1-4 trips annually)

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Product Manager International Clippers

Location - Sterling, IL

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded Consumer and Professional products, has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and team-oriented individual to fill the role of International Product Manager at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.

The International Product Manager works to maximize the company’s market share and category position through product assortments that meet local market needs, as well as through the sharing of global best practices. The Sterling International division overall supports the regional growth of Wahl outside of North America, with territories at varying degrees of development. This is a very dynamic and fast-growing segment of the Wahl business, with significant growth expected in the coming years.

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

  • Be the subject matter expert for the Consumer Clipper category.
  • Identify opportunities to expand brand and product category presence to ensure Wahl offers the best assortment for local market needs.
  • Develops, coordinates and executes sales & marketing plans for specific products to maximize sales, profit and market share.
  • Champions product development for assigned categories.
  • Interfaces with manufacturers in a variety of capacities such as pricing, volume planning, market customization, packaging or quality issues.
  • Manages product lifecycle needs such as sku rationalization, packaging refreshes, etc.
  • Develops local market packaging & support materials that comply with Wahl brand identity.
  • Cultivates relationships with subsidiaries to support company initiatives.
  • Highly effective at leading cross-functional teams and driving projects.
  • Must be very comfortable with multi-tasking due to the broad nature of the markets we support and the depth of the product lines.
  • Strong capabilities to think strategically relative to market development; yet also have an effective and efficient manner to deal with day-to-day tactical needs of the business.

Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline, MBA a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in related fields of traditional product management; durable goods a plus
  • Exposure in a multi-national business environment or international business experience a plus
  • Computer skills: Microsoft office, with strong Excel and PowerPoint skills, AS400 experience a plus.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

Travel

  • 5-10%

Wahl Contact Information

baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Product Manager Wet & Promotional Goods

Location - Sterling, IL

This position is responsible for managing all phases of the product life from product inception to sourcing and manufacturing with outside suppliers and consultants. Manage a time sensitive schedule to ensure that products are introduced, cost saving realized, and forecasts are prepared in a timely basis. Maintain profits and search for cost reductions without cheapening the product’s appeal to the end user.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manages new product development, product improvement implementation, product changes, promotions, costing, cost reductions, slow moving inventory management, minimizing waste, budget forecasting and forecast maintenance.
  • Communicates effectively and often with outside suppliers and consultants to drive efficient development of these products.
  • Manages challenges that arise related to product, formula and stability introductions, manufacturing non-conformance, packaging delays, costs, and shipping issues.
  • Identifies and executes necessary changes to meet with constantly changing product regulations
  • Establishes dynamic promotions and promotional items, working internally and externally.
  • Ensures that the process of production to shipment remains efficient and timely, working cross-functionally with Purchasing, Compliance and Safety Compliance Engineers.
  • Works independently using discretion to handle and solve problems. Analyzes situations and involves pertinent parties needed to resolve issues.
  • Manages PCN process and fully understands our ERP system.
  • Serves as a point of contact internally with Purchasing, Research and Development, Quality Control, Sales, Finance, and the Professional Department and externally, with our outside consultants, the Wahl & Soma Education Team, outside product testers, and vendors.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Marketing, Chemistry or Design preferred
  • 5 years’ experience
  • Strong computer/Microsoft Office skills
  • Forecasting knowledge
  • Strong planning/organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Shows respect for individuals by valuing diversity, listening and considering others’ ideas.
  • Exercises change management skills by embracing change with little resistance.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Travel

  • 10-15%

Wahl Contact Information

baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Category Manager

Location - Sterling, IL

The Category Manager will be responsible for supplier management, supplier sourcing and category management duties within assigned categories of spend. This position manages both value and risk within the supply base and ensures that supplier pricing, processes, and quality meet or exceed business requirements. Primary categories of responsibility will include cords, shaver parts, transformers, batteries, motors, PCBA and MIM blades. Secondary miscellaneous categories will be assigned as required.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement effective sourcing strategies of assigned categories through analysis and linkage to company requirements
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding and knowledge of assigned category products/markets, supplier input costs and their potential impact on company performance
  • Regularly perform detailed analysis (exchange rates, trade compliance, industry capacity, price trending data) and other relevant information for assigned categories. Provide appropriate and timely visuals for the Gemba process
  • Develop, communicate and implement short & long-term category strategies to lower total cost of ownership and mitigate risk to the company
  • Develop and manage a cost savings project pipeline that will deliver YOY savings to the company
  • Lead cross-functional sourcing projects including new supplier development, new material trials and other related to assigned categories. Work closely, collaboratively with all internal stakeholders.
  • Provide alternate materials/supplier recommendations, which may bring competitive advantage or enhanced risk management to the company. Work closely with stakeholders to develop new trial and approval processes
  • Develop and publish reports/dashboards relative to assigned categories (management team, finance, other)
  • Responsible for overall performance of suppliers in assigned categories
  • Effectively manage supplier selection process to meet category strategy, quality, service, cost, risk mitigation and supplier performance goals
  • Drive the supply base to continually develop and implement process improvements and provide meaningful value to the company
  • Collaborate with multiple departments to address performance, quality and other issues with suppliers within assigned categories. Manage supplier root cause and corrective action process
  • Manage new product development within assigned categories. Collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure all expectations are met for product launch
  • Develop and manage product transitions that effect inventories. Be pro-active in managing possible obsolescence and develop disposition plans in collaboration with all internal stakeholders
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure stability within the supply chain and product availability at all times. Proactively communicate potential supply disruptions and contingency plans
  • Work closely with Compliance department to ensure all suppliers within assigned categories are compliant

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain operations, finance or other related to business requirements
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ category management/purchasing experience within a strategic environment
  • Minimum 3-5 years of supplier management experience
  • Experience/understanding of assigned categories
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing, supplier audit processes and CPI methodology
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing and purchasing methodologies (RFI, RFP, 7-step SS, SRM, category management) and excellent negotiation skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of inventory planning techniques
  • Ability to be proactive and persistent in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional environment
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships across many functional areas
  • Ability to respectfully challenge status quo where appropriate, as supported by well-researched data and effectively articulate how each case will positively affect the company
  • Integrity, humility, flexibility and a creative thought process
  • Strong “follow up” mindset and attention to detail

Travel

  • 10-15%

Wahl Contact Information

baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Industrial Engineer

Location - Sterling, IL

The Industrial Engineer is responsible for promoting the effective and efficient use of people, machines, materials and information with consideration for flow, safety, quality, and cost reduction in the manufacturing of products and providing services to our customers. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists in the development of cost estimates, methods and time standards, safety audits, accident investigations and training lean manufacturing principles.  Develops methods and time standards based on time studies and standard data.
  • Ensures work is accomplished in the most efficient manner by employees, and that rates in the system used for piecework compensation, Day Rate jobs, and capacity planning are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Monitors product changes requiring new work standards and instructions, and time standards being established for new products. Responds quickly to requests for specific time studies, work instructions, audits and revisions, cost estimates and routing changes.
  • Participates in the creation, execution, and follow up of Rapid Improvement Events. Works to identify Value Stream constraints and takes action.
  • Communicates internally with department managers/supervisors and manufacturing employees to meets goals for the quantity, quality, accuracy, and timeliness of work instructions and time standards.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develops work instructions, time standards and cost estimates for new and existing products.
  • Ensures a safe work environment through the Safety Committee, safety audits, safety checks, accident investigations, corrective action, and safety training.
  • Will help train employees in the concepts of lean manufacturing such as 5S principles.
  • Provides support to lean manufacturing team as needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or related field
  • 3 years of experience, preferably in a manufacturing setting
  • Preferred CAD and 6 Sigma experience
  • Strong computer/Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment

Travel

  • N/A

Wahl Contact Information

baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Benefits

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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