Kadant Solutions Division is seeking a motivated and dedicated individual to join our Sales organization as a Field Service Technician. Kadant Solutions sells and services equipment into the pulp and paper industry.
The Field Service Technician is responsible for providing technical support to facilitate the installation and servicing of Kadant Solutions products. Typical activities include: Troubleshooting assistance, equipment inspections on machine shutdowns, report writing, and sales support. The key skills for this position are the ability to understand mechanical drawings, instruct a crew on maintenance and installation activities, communicate findings and summarize in a report.
A four-year technical degree is preferred in addition to five to ten years of relevant work experience. Experience in paper machine applications a plus. Must possess strong critical thinking skills as well as have the ability to apply consistent logic to diverse situations. Strong technical aptitude coupled with excellent interpersonal and communication skills is essential to the success of this position. This position will entail 30-70% travel, depending on the function and workload with an average of three overnights per week. Preferred residence in the greater Portland, Oregon area.
The candidate will work directly for the West Region Sales Director. Interested applicants should submit a letter interest along with a resume.
Additional Salary Information: Base salary plus commission and company vehicle
For more than a century, Kadant has been delivering smart and efficient solutions to process industries. As a global leader in fiber processing; fluid handling; doctoring, cleaning, and filtration; and wood processing systems, we design and manufacture products used in industries ranging from paper to plastics and textiles to tires.
We are a global supplier of high-value, critical components an...d engineered systems used in process industries worldwide. Our products, technologies, and services play an integral role in enhancing process efficiency, optimizing energy utilization, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive industries.
While Kadant is a relatively new name, and became a fully independent public company in 2001, many of our businesses have been serving industrial customers for more than 100 years. Our major product brands, sold under the Kadant name through our subsidiaries, include well-known industry names such as AES, Black Clawson (stock preparation), Carmanah, Goslin, Johnson, Lamort, Lodding, Noss, PAAL, and Vickerys.
Our primary product lines are:
Fiber processing systems for recovering recycled fibers and processing virgin fibers
Fluid handling systems that transfer fluid, power, and data between fixed piping and rotating components
Roll doctoring and scraping products that clean roll surfaces
Cleaning and filtration systems that clean fabrics and filter and recycle process water
Wood processing systems to debark and cut logs into strands used in the production of OSB, lumber, and other wood-based products
Baling equipment and systems to process recyclable waste and other materials for transport and storage
Fiber-based granules made from papermaking byproducts for agricultural and professional turf applications
At Kadant, we are proud to offer innovative products and technologies that help reduce energy consumption, improve water management, and enhance efficiencies for long-term sustainability.
Kadant Inc. is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with 2,400 employees worldwide in 20 countries worldwide. Our stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KAI.
Kadant brand products and services are sold to industries worldwide through our subsidiaries located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. To find your local sales office, visit our Contact Us page.