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Quality of Life

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TekTone® world headquarters is located in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina where residents enjoy an unsurpassed quality of life. The 517 square miles of Macon County, NC include the towns of Franklin (the county seat) and Highlands, plus numerous smaller communities. Almost one-half of the county is comprised of the Nantahala National Forest, the largest in North Carolina.

While the climate is mild, there are four distinct seasons. The area boasts plenty of woodlands, beautiful streams, waterfalls, mountains, hills and valleys. Macon County's "green factor" is unparalleled in the region. We have a variety of outdoor activities, such as whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking on the Appalachian and Bartram Trails, boating and skiing, and we are only 40 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The TekTone® campus is located in a beautiful rural area, but is by no means isolated. We are just one hour from Asheville, NC and just over two hours from several major business centers, including Atlanta, GA, Greenville/Spartanburg, SC, and Knoxville, TN.

Our Culture

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TekTone® is a family-owned business, and we consider our employees to truly be part of our family, working towards a common goal. We strive to continually improve our processes by actively encouraging and recognizing ideas from all employees.

TekTone® products are designed and built in our FDA-registered, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Operating for over 40 years, we provide our customer base around the world with world-class support, and we have a strong commitment to product design. All healthcare products are designed, manufactured and tested in the USA, while all software is written and owned by TekTone®. We have our own in-house engineering department that is constantly working to use new innovative technology to improve our products, and a primary focus organization-wide is Continuous Improvement of service, quality, and processes.

Franklin, NC

The people are friendly and organize year-round activities, including festivals and arts & crafts events. There are countless trails for hiking, including the Little Tennessee River Greenway, and the views are breathtaking. A paradise for those that love the outdoors, Franklin is designated as an Appalachian Trail Community. Franklin is home to approximately 3,600 citizens, but the population nearly doubles during the spring, summer and fall seasons due to our temperate climate and beautiful scenery. With a healthy tourism industry and lots of local people taking an active role in the community, Franklin offers endless opportunities for the entire family.


 

Position Available: QUALITY ENGINEER (posted July 5, 2017)

Join our fast growing family owned electronics manufacturing company that designs and manufactures nurse call systems for the long term care market. We are looking for a skilled Quality professional to assist in the areas of quality, regulatory compliance, validations and procedures.

Responsibilities:

Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist and develop complete validation protocols and reports to maintain compliance with regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Continuously improve existing quality procedures.
  • Participate and lead teams with process improvement projects and train employees on quality and lean manufacturing methodologies.
  • Work with design engineers to develop risk management and qualification plans for new medical devices.
  • Assist in the maintenance of ISO systems. Analyze and implement appropriate changes to any procedures.
  • Work with Purchasing and Suppliers to ensure material compliance with product requirements.
  • Provide support to manufacturing areas to ensure product quality and compliance with procedures and requirements.
  • Assists and lead MRB meetings for any non-conforming product generated within the facility or from suppliers.

Qualifications / Experience Required:

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Experience with medical device / electronic assembly is a plus.
  • Technical Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education; Bachelor's Degree Preferred.
  • Experience with Electronic Manufacturing, Plastics, and/or Metalworking industries is helpful.
  • A working understanding of IPC, FDA, ISO, EU directives, UL, and other applicable standards and guidance documents.
  • Must have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as within cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work within a team environment to accomplish a wide variety of tasks.
  • Knowledge of product drawing, gaging, GD&T and tooling.
  • ASQ, CQA or CQE a plus.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification or knowledge is beneficial.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge:

  • Lean principles and practices
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and flow management
  • General and current understanding of ISO practices, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations in relations to quality.

Skills:

  • Familiarity with various operating systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, especially Microsoft Excel

Abilities:

  • Able to analyze data to make decisions relative to manufacturing
  • Ability to drive performance and implement systems to improve overall plant efficiency and Quality.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people and skill sets.
  • Management of people, processes and policy.

TekTone® offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including holidays; vacation; medical, dental, life and disability insurance; a flex benefits plan; and a 401(k) plan with profit sharing.

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to: with "Job Application: Quality Engineer" in the subject line; or mail or fax it to:

TekTone® Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc.
Attn: Human Resources Dept.
324 Industrial Park Rd.
Franklin, NC 28734
Fax: (828) 524-9968


Position Available: MATERIALS MANAGER (posted July 5, 2017)

Join a fast growing family owned electronics manufacturing company that designs and manufactures nurse call systems for the long term care market. This position is responsible for all purchasing, production scheduling, and warehousing activities within the company. The position will have significant input into the direction of these activities and will be involved with the strategic decisions and the implementation of changes to improve overall performance.

Responsibilities:

Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops methods and policies that ensure the most efficient and economical movement of all materials within the plant.
  • Manage Production planning and scheduling for on-time delivery.
  • Oversee the purchasing staff and purchase electronic, plastic, and material components required to meet production and customer needs.
  • Develop strategy to generate PPV by at least 5%
  • Develop strategy and tool for MRP sharing with supply chain to reduce LT risks and increase PPV.
  • Manage the issuing of production orders, and proper allocation of materials and resources to meet customer delivery requirements using company MRP system.
  • Reviews and monitors safety stock inventory levels. Where appropriate, recommends changes/additions to the safety stock program.
  • Develops and implements procedures within the department to optimize work flow.
  • Manage kitting, shipping, and receiving responsibilities
  • Increase stock room efficiency and effectiveness
  • Develop cycle count strategy to increase inventory accuracy
  • Prepares data and metrics to guide decisions.
  • Maintains compliance with internal and external customer procedures.
  • Manages and tracks past due performance as well as internal on-time delivery

Qualifications / Experience Required:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a materials management role or in a production control management role.
  • Experience in the electronics industry preferred.
  • APICS certification strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge:

  • Lean principles and practices
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and flow management
  • General and current understanding of ISM (Institute for Supply Management) practices, APICS practices, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical journals, or governmental regulations in relation to materials management

Skills:

  • Familiarity with various operating systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, especially Microsoft Excel

Abilities:

  • Able to analyze data to make decisions relative to manufacturing Scheduling, planning, purchasing, and inventory levels.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Ability to drive performance and implement systems to improve overall Plant efficiency and on time delivery.
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills within ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software which includes sales order processing, MRP, BOM, inventory management, production control, and purchase order management tools.

TekTone® offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including holidays; vacation; medical, dental, life and disability insurance; a flex benefits plan; and a 401(k) plan with profit sharing.

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to: with "Job Application: Materials Manager" in the subject line; or mail or fax it to:

TekTone® Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc.
Attn: Human Resources Dept.
324 Industrial Park Rd.
Franklin, NC 28734
Fax: (828) 524-9968


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