Careers

Build Your Career with The Wittern Group

At The Wittern Group, you will be working alongside top talent with exceptional learning opportunities as a part of one of Iowa’s premier companies. As a third generation, family-owned business, we believe our employees are a part of our extended Wittern family and value the diverse backgrounds, talents and perspectives of our employees.

At The Wittern Group, your new career will get the best of both worlds: an entrepreneur’s mindset plus reach and resources. Our collaborative culture and worldwide presence generate a stream of new opportunities to define the future and propel your life’s work. Bring your unique perspective. Bring curiosity. Bring ingenuity, and drive. We will give you a platform to be daring on a global scale.

From empowering mentorships to customized coaching, The Wittern Group provides you with support to help you develop your career. You will work with people from diverse backgrounds to solve important problems. Are you ready to grow?

Seeing people grow is one of the most rewarding things. I enjoy seeing our team members taking on more responsibility, setting their own goals and realizing what is important to them. This happens at The Wittern Group, every day.
Heidi Chico, CEO

Positions Available at The Wittern Group

PRODUCTION WORKERS

Fawn Manufacturing is looking for Production employees to start immediately. All positions start at $10/hour until probation is completed where there is a potential of anywhere between $11 and $14!!!

Mig Welders – 1st and 2nd Shift
Press Operators- 1st and 2nd Shift
Assemblers – 1st Shift
Inspectors – 1st and 2nd Shift

Must be able to lift up to 50-75 lbs., physically able to stand for 8 hours. Bend, twist, grasp, have the ability to grip sheet metal, pick/pack or assemble parts. Must be punctual and have a good attendance record. Must be able to pass a basic skills test that includes reading measurements, adding, subtracting, and putting things in order. High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

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SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Job Description:

 

 

As a Service Technician, you will be a part of a team that assists customers with vending machine issues remotely by phone. You will utilize company databases and documentation to diagnose customer issues, and provide solutions. In the event that you are unable to resolve the customer's issue over the phone, you will create a work order and dispatch a field technician to assist them on site.

Requirements:

  • Proven customer service experience
  • Ability to troubleshoot, test, repair and service technical equipment
  • Experience reading blueprints and repair manuals
  • Familiarity with mobile tools and applications
  • Technical degree or certification preferred

 

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the phone queue, accepting customer calls when available
  • Create work orders and document all incoming calls
  • Diagnose vending equipment failures
  • Provide solutions to customer complaints and/or issues

 

 

Post offer physical and drug test required

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ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE

Account Representative Job Description

  • Respond to client and vendor inquiries and document in customer database.
  • Review sales reports to identify potentially malfunctioning machines and machines that need to be collected.
  • Assist in sourcing and qualifying 3rd party service providers.
  • Communicate with vendors & clients, documenting and following up with service issues and account placements.
  • Communicate service escalations and irregularities with suggested corrective action.
  • Maintain database integrity, assuring up-to-date & complete documentation of contacts, properties, machine information and task notes with minimal discrepancies.
  • Assist with vendor compliance issues
  • Client retention of 95% or greater
  • Assure timely resolution and documentation of service calls and account transitions within the parameters established for each account 

 

The Account Placement/Customer Service Specialist reports to the Operations Manager, assisting the operations team with customer service inquiries, routine account placements and implementation of special vending programs. Position works with moderate oversight and direction with periodic follow-up to confirm task comprehension, work quality and answer questions.

 

Candidate should be a dependable, hardworking, service-oriented team player that is efficient, organized and tenacious with follow-through. He/She should be a good communicator that is both persuasive, firm and persistent. We are seeking an individual that pays attention to details and remains calm under pressure with multiple distractions present.

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FARMER/FARM HAND

 

Job Description – Farmer/Farm Hand

The Wittern Group, a leading manufacturer of vending machines and a diversified company of services, has an immediate opening for an experienced Farmer. Responsibilities include row crop and cattle operations. Must have a valid CDL and sprayer certifications. Duties also include assisting with other farm and property operations as needed. Operating heavy equipment, managing others, plumbing, electrical skills are required. Farm locations border West Des Moines suburbs.

Qualified candidates must:

  • be hardworking
  • have valid CDL
  • have Sprayer Certifications
  • have excellent attendance
  • have solid electrical skills
  • have previous farm experience/background
  • have experience with raising and caring for cattle
  • work in all types of weather conditions
  • have a flexible schedule and be able to work odd hours
  • be physically able to perform the duties as needed for the position
  • have experience with a variety of farm equipment
  • must be a self-starter
  • have knowledge of basic mechanics

The qualified candidate must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and be service-oriented with proven professionalism and a positive attitude. We offer competitive compensation, outstanding benefits and the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements. Post Offer Physical and Drug Testing Required.

Position requires availability to work any shift as needed, including weekends, evenings and holidays. Position may require reporting to work on short notice in emergency situations.

Job Type: Full-time

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HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT/RECRUITER

Human Resources Assistant/Recruiter

 

The Wittern Group is seeking a Human Resources Assistant/Recruiter. This position will be responsible for providing support to the Human Resources department and various clerical functions.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the Human Resources department
  • Establish and post job adverts on job search websites
  • Schedule and organize interviews with suitable candidates
  • Prepare necessary documents, job descriptions, screen tests, and interview questions
  • Communicate requirements and duties to prospective candidates
  • Assist recruitment specialist in screening eligible candidates
  • Maintain good relationship with all candidates, employees, and corporate clients
  • Keeps records of candidate interviews and report them to recruitment managers
  • Execute new hire orientation with all new employees

 

 

Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience using a computer
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Very organized and responsible
  • Able to work with deadlines
  • Fluent in English language, excellent writing and oral skills
  • Able to speak one or two foreign languages (preferred skill) Spanish preferred, but not required
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of recruitment and legal aspects of the hiring process
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

 

 

Post offer physical and drug test required

 

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BUYER

 

Buyer

 

Responsible for sourcing, negotiating, and purchasing of materials for a manufacturing environment. Has total ownership of assigned commodities from design to obsolesence. Goal is to achieve 2% cost reduction per year and improve inventory turns of the commodities assigned to six per year with a maximum of $50,000 per year obsolesence.

  • Must have strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to read blue prints and some background experience in design engineering
  • Experience working with a ERP/MRP system in manufacturing environment
  • Experience at global sourcing
  • Must be able to mult-task in a fast paced environment
  • Be service-oriented with proven professionalism and a positive attitude.

 

Post offer physical and drug screen required

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MANUFACTURING SUPERVISOR 3RD SHIFT

Manufacturing Supervisor 3rd Shift

 

The Manufacturing Supervisor will be responsible for all aspects of the manufacturing process in the press and weld departments. The ideal candidate is an accomplished lean practitioner, effective at leading and growing associates, and a commitment to producing quality high end products. You will be responsible for providing focused leadership of manufacturing and continuous improvement. You will help develop and guide the implementation of manufacturing strategies and determine the best practices to achieve goals. You will manage and coordinate activities to meet and facilitate safety, production, sustainability and quality standards while optimizing efficiency in the department!

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes work orders and blueprints to determine information such as material to be used, type of operations, and sequence of operations required
  • Requisitions dies, fixtures, and material
  • Examines defective machinery to determine cause of malfunction and reports need for machine repairs
  • Sets up and operates machines to make test runs and experimental products
  • Inspects work in progress and finished products
  • Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals
  • Maintains time and production records
  • Create a safe work place and reduce lost time accidents
  • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments
  • Performs activities of workers supervised
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with turret press, brake press and lasers
  • Able to read blueprints and use measuring tools

Post offer physical and drug screen required

Working days are Sunday night-Friday morning 11:00pm-7:30am

 

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SALES SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

Job Description

The Wittern Group is seeking a qualified Sales Support Technician. A Sales Support Technician will play a fundamental role in assisting sales team members in creating and validating custom vending equipment. You must be comfortable working with team members, key manufacturing members, and third-party members of the organization. You will need to have the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Sales Team Members to develop incoming Customer Product databases
  • Test and Manage customer supplied product, and enter details into product database
  • Work with Engineering to produce final production documents
  • Complete final evaluation of product and if needed, connect to cloud management system
  • Understand various vending equipment and services

 

Requirements:

  • Proficient Microsoft office related tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong listening skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively

 

Post offer physical and drug test required

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CONTENT MARKETING SPECIALIST

Job Description Content Marketing Specialist

Content creation is at the heart of this role, with a wide variety of opportunities for making an impact.  The Content Marketing Specialist will create compelling content to help prospects and customers in their buying journey through digital and other mediums.  The Content Marketing Specialist will be responsible for content creation and supporting the cross-channel content strategy. This role requires an excellent communicator and independent self-starter with a detailed-oriented mindset. This position will report directly to the CMO and work closely with the broader marketing team to create exceptional content and compelling stories across multiple channels. This position has great potential to grow and learn as a content marketer and be a valuable member of The Wittern Group’s marketing team. If you love working in fast-paced environments that are constantly challenging you, learning new topics, technologies and products, and telling compelling and meaningful stories, this may be the right role for you.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism or related field
  • 2+ years proven experience working as a creative B2B content creator 
  • Refined business messaging skills to craft engaging headlines, calls to action, and structured content pieces
  • Strong writing, proofreading and editing capability
  • Expertise in social media / blogging content creation and platforms
  • Project management skills and attention to detail
  • Sharp eye for design and ability to visually organize information to quickly convey the core message 
  • Knowledge of digital marketing tactics, including SEO, email marketing, and web analytics
  • Ability to organize and deliver multiple assignments at once
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Adobe Creative Suite with a good understanding of graphic layout and visual hierarchy
  • Ability to communicate effectively across various mediums and platforms

Summary:

  • Execute on the content strategy, and produce and manage content for white papers, sells sheets, product landing pages, webinars, etc., that increase engagement and drive leads.
  • Be a valuable member of the Marketing Team, helping drive a centralized content strategy across the company in alignment with corporate objectives.
  • Create go-to-market content strategy, translating technical details and features into stories that resonate with customers and differentiates our product in the market.
  • Create content pieces targeting both prospects and customers
  • Craft content for standardized product materials, including presentations, case studies, email campaigns, product videos scripts, website copy.
  • Be a product expert. Always seek out opportunities to up-level your product understanding and expertise.
  • Create compelling content to evangelize customers and internal teams about our product features and their benefits.
  • Identify target audiences that are the intended recipients of the company’s content materials.  Learn their preferences, expectations and ultimate needs to deliver the content they will be most interested in.
  • Identify key messages to effectively communicate each company’s brand, message and voice.
  • Use data-driven insights by analyzing content marketing metrics to suggest changes and write more effective assets.
  • Create editorial calendars aligned with SDP TTIs and Action Plans.
  • Analyze content marketing tools intended to drive traffic, generate leads, convert them and retain customers.  Manage all digital and print content and develop content reports.
  • Ensure well-organized content structure to improve readability and visual attractiveness.

 

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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE MANAGER

Job Description for Property Maintenance Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direction, leadership, mentoring and training to staff regarding properties and applicable maintenance of Wittern facilities, grounds and land.
  • Ensure property maintenance of Wittern facilities, grounds, land and all service and maintenance related tasks are performed in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Supervise property maintenance on all Wittern facilities, grounds and land.
  • Manage grounds inspections and application/treatments programs.
  • Develop budgets, estimates and oversee various projects from start to finish.
  • Minimize downtime and maximize facilities and land management revenue.
  • Ensure property and land management meet quality control guidelines and complies with local, state and federal health and safety regulations.
  • Perform accurate tracking and reporting of maintenance work.
  • Ensure customer and quality satisfaction of facilities, properties and land.
  • Perform other duties as directed that correspond to the overall function of this position.
  • Ensures confidentiality and professionalism is maintained when dealing with sensitive and confidential information.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of building and property codes, health and safety regulations. Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment. Must have excellent leadership skills, self-driven, highly motivated, communication, interpersonal, customer service, organizational and problem-solving skills. Proficient in MS Office Suite to include: MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Must have a valid Driver’s license and Commercial Driver’s License. Chemical Application License required and ongoing continuing education as required.

Must be mechanically inclined and able to work independently and as part of team on projects.

Experienced in: electrical, plumbing, HVAC, Security and Technical Systems, heavy equipment and machinery, waterline and septic systems, seasonal lawn maintenance and snow removal.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physically able to do bending, twisting, gripping, grasping and lifting. Physically able to stand for up to eight (8) hours. Requires good hand-eye coordination. Physically able to lift up to 50 lbs., occasionally able to lift up to 75 lbs.

Position requires availability to work any shift as needed, including weekends, evenings and holidays. Position may require reporting to work on short notice in emergency situations.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or GED or equivalent experience/combined education.
  • Minimum of five (5) years related work experience.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of plumbing, electrical, HVAC, landscaping, irrigations, security and technical systems, heavy equipment machinery, as they related to facility, property and land management.

Job Type: Full-time

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WORDPRESS WEB DEVELOPER INTERN

Job Description Word Press Web Developer Intern

The Wittern Group is looking for a passionate WordPress Developer Intern that thrives in a fast-paced environment to join our Marketing team! Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Intern will gain hands-on experience with WordPress Web Development including front-end and back-end development, plug-ins, themes, and site performance monitoring.  This position will be a part of a dynamic team that ensures the company’s online marketing efforts have the highest possible return on investment (ROI.)  Candidate must be self-motivated and proficient in utilizing technology, engage with new people, and working collaboratively within a team.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Front-end technologies (such as HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, and jQuery)
  • Back-end technologies (such as PHP)
  • Knowledge of Visual Basic Programming
  • Debugging tools (such as Chrome Inspector and Firebug)
  • Website creation tools (WordPress)
  • Knowledge of leading software and technologies
  • Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites
  • Experience working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.
  • Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers
  • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages
  • Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
  • Understanding of code versioning tools {{such as Git, SVN, and Mercurial}}
  • Understanding of PHP back-end development
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Very organized and responsible
  • Able to work with deadlines
  • Fluent in English language, excellent writing and oral skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be available for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 semesters
  • Must be enrolled in a STEM approved program of study (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) at an Iowa College / University and within two (2) years of graduation 

Summary

The WordPress Web Developer Intern will be responsible for designing, coding and modifying websites, from layout to function and according to specifications. He/she will strive to create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation.  Key areas of focus include:

  • Manage Front-End Development - Design and build the front end of WordPress websites (HTML, CSS), including designing layouts and adding content. Utilize UI and UX to improve user experience by making the site more visually appealing and user-friendly. Design and implement new features and functionality.
  • Manage Back-End Development - Server-side development to control how the sites work and encompasses changes and updates. Manage databases and servers, and will acquire hands-on experience with site structure, security, and content management.  Will write code in languages like PHP or .NET, that are compatible with databases.
  • Generate Plug-Ins and Themes - Work with code to create and implement themes and plug-ins them. Formulates an effective, responsive design and turns it into a working theme and plugin.
  • Performance Monitoring - Monitor WordPress web applications to make sure they are online, working correctly, and loading quickly. Respond to error codes and troubleshoot problems. Ensure high-performance and availability, and manage all technical aspects of the CMS.
  • Participate in Team Meetings - Attend meetings and help conceptualize ideas to help bring visions into reality.

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Please send letter of interest and resume to:
The Wittern Group
Human Resources – MSF
8040 University Blvd. Clive, Iowa 50325

We require a pre-employment physical and drug screen.