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An Employee Owned Company

An ESOP Company

We are currently looking for the following:

Job Opening - Auto / Machinery Mechanic

Solomon Colors, Inc., a growing employee owned and family run business, is seeking an enthusiastic and professional Auto/Machinery Mechanic for the repair and maintenance of all company vehicles and heavy equipment. 1-2 years of relevant experience, communication and interpersonal skills are ideal. Along with, Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant. Working knowledge of computer and software applications used in job functions. Working knowledge of machinery and general mechanical skills. Demonstrated positive influences on teams including a willingness to proactively accept change. This position is based in Springfield, Illinois. Regular and punctual attendance is required.



Additional Qualifications:

  • LANGUAGE SKILLS: English is the primary language of the facility. Ability to read and write, communicate clearly with co-workers and customers and to respond to appropriate questions regarding work process or work product.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals as appropriate to the position.
  • REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written oral and/or diagram form. Ability to define and solve problems and collect data.


Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Ability to drive a forklift, including a stand-up forklift
  • Diagnosis and repair or consultation on repairs for machinery
  • Manage distribution of workflow to ensure efficiency including preventative maintenance
  • Follow all regulations, policies and procedures for health, safety and environmental compliance including wearing all necessary personal protective equipment as required
  • Set up and operate production equipment and perform basic maintenance on machines in accordance with current good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures
  • Responsible for machine operations in an industrial setting
  • Maintain excellent communication with the Maintenance Supervisor
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to effectively manage others using positive motivational techniques, support and guidance
  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze and determine the root cause of issues and assist in implementation of appropriate solutions
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with co-workers, and other related facilities and companies as appropriate
  • Promote company philosophy, mission and objectives within and to customers outside the facility
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize tasks/responsibilities and complete duties within allotted time
  • Ensuring product production and packaging meets stated production goals and timelines
  • Seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices
  • Improve the efficiency of all responsible production processes
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity, at all times
  • Demonstrate respect for co-workers and complies with company policies
  • Demonstrate above average level of interpersonal skills to interact and deal tactfully with facility staff, administration, customers, vendors, and government agencies
  • Ability to carry out essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to responsibilities
  • Attend and participate in facility meetings
  • Knowledge of emergency and disaster procedures of the facility
  • Participate in company safety program identifying risks to safety and reducing incidents
  • Participate in relevant in-service training sessions
  • Use safety/personal protective equipment as required for the location/situation
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Solomon Colors, Inc. offers and generous and wide ranging benefits package, which includes, health, dental, vision, 401(k), and ESOP benefits.



Job Type: Hourly (Non-Exempt)

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Job Opening - Shipping Coordinator

Solomon Colors, Inc., a growing employee owned and family run business, is seeking an enthusiastic and professional Shipping Coordinator. The ideal candidate will Performs various types of product packing and shipping in accordance with established procedures and/or commercial standards; receives and stocks incoming equipment, materials, and supplies and prepares shipments. This position is based in Springfield, Illinois.



Additional Qualifications:

  • ATTENDANCE: Regular and punctual attendance is required
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS: English is the primary language of the facility. Ability to read and write, communicate clearly with co-workers and customers and to respond to appropriate questions regarding work process or work product
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals as appropriate to the position
  • REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written oral and/or diagram form. Ability to define and solve problems and collect data
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant
  • Working knowledge of computer and software applications used in job functions
  • Demonstrated positive influences on teams including a willingness to proactively accept change
  • One to two years related experience or equivalent
  • Familiarity with shipping practices and handling methods
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Processes all in and outbound shipments including but not limited to sorting, logging, delivering, packing, and shipping
  • Audits each shipment prior to packing to ensure that goods match order
  • Packs and labels product based on established standards
  • Ensures that proper equipment, manuals, and accessories are shipped with correct order
  • Inspects all incoming freight for damage; follows-up with purchasing to resolve any damaged freight issues
  • Assists in maintaining material inventory levels
  • Assists in responses to requests for tracing of missing shipments
  • Assists in maintaining safety and housekeeping standards in shipping area
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to effectively manage others using positive motivational techniques, support and guidance
  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze and determine the root cause of issues and assist in implementation of appropriate solutions
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with co-workers, and other related facilities and companies as appropriate
  • Promote company philosophy, mission and objectives within and to customers outside the facility
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize tasks/responsibilities and complete duties within allotted time
  • Ensuring product production and packaging meets stated production goals and timelines
  • Seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices
  • Improve the efficiency of all responsible production processes
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity, at all times
  • Demonstrate respect for co-workers and complies with company policies
  • Demonstrate above average level of interpersonal skills to interact and deal tactfully with facility staff, administration, customers, vendors, and government agencies
  • Ability to carry out essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to responsibilities
  • Attend and participate in facility meetings
  • Knowledge of emergency and disaster procedures of the facility
  • Participate in company safety program identifying risks to safety and reducing incidents
  • Participate in relevant in-service training sessions
  • Use safety/personal protective equipment as required for the location/situation
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Solomon Colors, Inc. offers and generous and wide ranging benefits package, which includes, health, dental, vision, 401(k), and ESOP benefits.



Job Type: Hourly (Non-Exempt)

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Job Opening - Product Manager - Fiber

Solomon Colors, Inc., a growing employee owned and family run business, is seeking an enthusiastic and professional full time Product Manager for its fiber product line. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of progressive and proven business development experience in addition to a familiarity with technical sales, construction specifications and an understanding of business analytics. Candidates with an engineering background, including active or former licensed professional engineers, are preferred. This position is based in Springfield, Illinois and will require approximately 20% travel to support the activities of the department including building proposals with the sales team, preparing technical presentations and marketing pitches for customers, as well as representing the company and products in the marketplace.



Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Product planning including coordination of business forecasts to achieve corporate directives
  • Collection of tactical marketing input regarding the product application area from various sources including Sales and external references
  • Develops marketing position for the products and defines Sales support materials
  • Defines product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategy
  • Directs the advertising and marketing budget for the product which includes print, on-line, direct mail, and other electronic productions
  • Participates with the Sales organization in customer interaction and sales efforts, acting as a product application specialist
  • Monitors the industry environmental and quality reporting requirements for the products
  • Ensures quality procedures and supply chain assurance is in place for the products
  • Directs trade show participation related to the products

Solomon Colors, Inc. offers and generous and wide ranging benefits package, which includes, health, dental, vision, 401(k), and ESOP benefits.



Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $85,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year

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