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At Saltillo Corporation, we believe that our greatest assets are the employees who help bring our innovative/quality products into the lives of consumers who need our technology to communicate and gain independence.  We look to attract top performers to join our team to deliver the highest quality products and services. In return, Saltillo employees enjoy a supportive environment, opportunities for professional growth, and a chance to make a difference in somebody’s life.

If you're looking for a career opportunity that encourages creativity and rewards hard work, Saltillo Corporation could be just what you've been looking for.

Saltillo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, supporting a drug-free work environment.

Open Positions:

 

Software Engineer

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for generating and completely documenting software for Saltillo’s communication products and support software. Writes code in a team environment which integrates with the code of other engineers on the project. The software must be designed to perform the function specified in the product definition and needs to be tested to meet ease-of-use as well as functionality for customer satisfaction and ISO documentation. A comprehensive knowledge of Java, SQL or SQL Lite, Android operating system and development tools is preferred for this position.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Development and Marketing Team to obtain product definitions for new products. Supplies technical feedback to evaluate the feasibility of the product definitions. Helps assure that the product definitions include complete descriptions necessary for product design.
  • Convert ideas and concepts for new products into functional products by writing software for systems on dedicated hardware or on personal computer platforms.
  • Write software which easily integrates with software written by other engineers on the project. The software must be written such that it takes advantage of modules written by other engineers. This also requires that modules must be written and documented so that other engineers can easily use them. Code must be clear, portable and modular.
  • Write, debug, document and maintain code with operational notations, flowcharts, testing procedures, and testing and other applicable documentation.
  • Takes responsibility for software design. This includes structuring the program, defining modules, writing and testing the code, and documenting the software.
  • Work closely with hardware engineers and provide input to help optimize the overall product design.
  • Write software which can be used to test and troubleshoot microprocessor related hardware in the development or production of the hardware.
  • Makes modifications and enhancements to existing PRC products by modifying code written by him/herself or other engineers.
  • Thoroughly test each feature and/or module during development via emulation, on a target system or with appropriate development tools.  Software needs to be tested with beta testers and/or others outside the department to verify the code is bug-free, to verify functionality and to verify ease-of-use.
  • Document and maintain software in accordance with R&D policies and such that it can be understood and altered by any competent engineer. Maintain documentation, versions and revisions of software as needed to meet ISO requirements.   
  • Assist in training other staff when required. Act as a technical resource for other engineers and service staff.
  • Provide the necessary technical information defining the operation and function of the design to the Hardware/Software Test Engineer, allowing the development of test procedures.
  • Provide operational information to the operator manual writer in a timely manner. Also, make sure that the operation instructions are accurate and complete.
  • Release completed designs to production through standard R&D procedures.
  • Review software strategy with Engineering Management and other senior engineers to assure that the final products:

                        - are safe for the end user.

                        - follow good engineering practices (software must be able to be maintained and modified if necessary.)

                        - perform the functions described in the product definition.

                        - meet current consumption requirement.

  • Attend department and applicable specific product meetings to obtain and communicate relevant information.
  • Strives to expand knowledge of recent developments and directions in the microprocessor and software field, as well as the aspects of the AAC field in general, particularly how these issues affect the end-users of the products being designed.
  • Provide technical assistance to the service and manufacturing departments as required.
  • Develop support tools necessary to simplify the service support, international development/translations and icon maintenance.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

SKILLFULL COMMUNICATIONS:

Frequent contact with Product Managers and other engineering staff. Requires resourcefulness, tact, negotiating/problem solving abilities.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • none

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • B.S. in computer science equivalent education and experience.
  • Four years experience in writing object oriented code for PC applications and/or embedded systems.
  • Specific experience with SQL databases
  • Specific experience writing Java code
  • Specific experience in programming for Android platforms                                                             

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Must be able to work independently with little supervision.
  • Must be able to work well with a team.
  • Must have sound decision-making and problem-solving abilities.
  • Must have enthusiasm for engineering in the field PRC serves.

PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive Motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Sedentary Work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

 

Send resume including salary requirements to humanresources@prentrom.com.    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

 

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Assistive Technology Consultant- Georgia

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary responsibility of the Assistive Technology Consultant (ATC) is to market and promote appropriate placement of Saltillo AAC devices. The ATC is responsible for identifying key AAC service providers in his/her territory and keeping those providers updated about Saltillo products through presentations, trainings, e-trainings and visits.  The ATC will also provide post-sale trainings when appropriate.  The ATC will represent Saltillo in professional presentations, exhibits, consultations and other activities as requested.  ATC strives to increase Saltillo’s customer base, along with an increase in customer satisfaction, customer knowledge, and long-term corporate profitability.

 

ACTIVITIES, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Marketing:

  • Leads the development of new contacts and opportunities for the assigned territory
  • Proactively keeps AAC service providers informed of Saltillo’s products, services and benefits
  • Initiate and maintain regular communications and working relationships with key individuals in the territory
  • Consult with potential customers to guide decision makers in determining product’s appropriateness for client
  • Maintain professional visibility throughout the territory
  • Provide ideas and input toward new company projects and products
  • Assists in the implementation of company marketing plans

 

Educational:

  • Submit and deliver formal presentations and/or papers at conferences and conventions
  • Staff events such as local, regional, national, or international conferences when appropriate
  • Provide post-sales training for speech professionals, educators, parents and consumers as appropriate.
  • Develop and deliver in-services on a variety of topics such as: advanced applications, device customization, access techniques and modifications.
  • Develop and deliver webinars on product features and operation.
  • During in-services and webinars, offer ideas and suggestions on how devices and vocabulary can be implemented in therapy and the classroom
  • Must be able to demonstrate and/or discussSaltillo’s entire product line

 

Administration:

  • Schedule, manage and develop territory to achieve profitability within budgetary guidelines
  • Complete contact information, schedules, expense reports and other required paperwork on time
  • Maintain regular communication and working relationships with key individuals, both internal and external, in a manner that reflects highly on Saltillo Corporation.
  • Attend scheduled team meetings at Saltillo or other designated locations.
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all Saltillo support departments
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Financial Duties:

  • Develop annual marketing plan in conjunction with Marketing Manager, detailing activities to follow throughout the fiscal year
  • Work within budget for territory

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

 

Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters Degree in Speech, Special Education, OT or related field is desired. 
  • Work independently and be self-motivated
  • Demonstrate an understanding of teaching methods and learning styles, particularly with adults

 

Training and Prior Experience:

  • 2-4 years of experience within the AAC or assistive technology field
  • Demonstrate clinical/teaching experience with solid hands-on experience with AAC systems strongly preferred
  • Experience in group presentations, trainings or sales is preferred
  • Basic experience using a computer and knowledge of basic computer functions

 

Skills:

  • Strong presentation and platform skills to medium and large audiences
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently as well as accept direct supervision
  • Flexible and willing to adjust to sometimes rapidly changing circumstances
  • Must be able to handle difficult situations and improve customer’s opinion ofSaltillowhen necessary
  • Ability to provide referral to professional resources outside of Saltillo when other companies’ products or services are necessary to meet customer needs.
  • Ability to cooperatively interact with families, professionals, funders, clients of all ages
  • Must be able to work independently and in cooperation with other team members

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Frequent overnight travel
  • Provide own transportation
  • Provide current driver’s license and Certification of Insurance for personal car

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. 

 

Send resume including salary requirements to humanresources@prentrom.com.    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Shipping Associate & Technical Assembler

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The Shipping Associate responsibilities of this role include packaging and testing of standard components in preparation for shipment, processing paperwork, recording data, and completing forms as assigned by the Shipping Clerk. This person must be knowledgeable and proficient in all operations of the Shipping Department. The Tech Assembler responsibilities include assisting the Manufacturing team 'in the assembly and testing of electronic assemblies. Troubleshooting of assemblies is limited to visual inspection. This individual will strive to provide the highest quality of services to both inside and outside customers

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Shipping Associate Duties

 

  • Processes invoices and all additional paperwork associated with order processing. Double checks all orders for accuracy. Processes UPS shipping labels as directed by Shipping Clerk.
  • Updates CRM data base with shipping information.
  • Processes invoices and packing lists for the service department daily. This includes processing credit card payments and recording payments in QuickBooks.
  • Finalizes invoices with UPS tracking information and any shipping charges. Prints or emails final invoices to customer or distributor.
  • Adjusts schedule to handle all rush shipments defined as top priority by any department.
  • Has knowledge of all inventory. Able to assess if components are missing, defective or incorrect in preparing shipment.
  • Able to provide coverage of shipping department as needed. This includes processing and packaging orders for shipment.
  • Handling boxes up to 50 pounds will be required.
  • Able to operate the shipping manifest. Print out forms for UPS and other shipping carriers as needed.
  • This position has limited flex-time. Keeps Operations Manager informed of working schedule at all times.
  • Tests and labels standard components for inclusion in orders. Tech Assembly Duties
    • Prepares devices for manufacturing as needed.
    • Assembles and tests control interfaces.
    • Assembles and tests adapter cables.
    • Assembles system accessories
    • Assembles and visually inspects sub-assemblies before using.
    • Mounts all parts and sub-assemblies into chassis.
    • Completes all necessary wiring.
    • Tests completed assemblies.
    • Completes product by adding labels. This includes adding UDI required labels or etching.
    • Hand solders printed circuit boards.
    • Assists other assemblers when needed.
    • Maintains equipment as needed.
    • Strives to meet the corporate goal.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • None

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  

  • The ability to pursue High school diploma or general equivalency degree (GED).

 

Skills Required:

 

  • Must be able to remain calm and steady under the functioning demands and deadlines of daily shipping.
  • To be able to interact with all other departments, team player is essential.
  • To be able to handle heavy items at times (approximate 70 lbs.).
  • Ability to function as a team player.Willing to take responsibility as team decisions are made.
  • Must be able to work efficiently without direct supervision.
  • Must be accurate, precise, thorough, and give attention to detail.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Accuracy on numerical filing of large 6 digit numbers and alphabetizing.
  • 1 year training/learning curve.

 

Communication Requirements:

 

Routine Communications: Position duties involve routine communications with contacts inside the organization where the nature of information provided usually follows an established pattern generally requiring only normal courtesy and the exchange of basic information.

 

Addtional Information:

 

This position is our last quality check for all orders. Any items that seem incorrect or defective can be returned to production for an evaluation.

 

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing. Particularly for sustained period of time.
  • Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
  • Medium Work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services, general laborer,etc.) or to make general observations of facilities of structures (i.e., security guard, inspection, etc.)
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

 

 Send resume including salary requirements to humanresources@prentrom.com.    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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On-Call AAC Educator- Central Illinois (Part-time)

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary responsibility of the On-Call Educator (OCE) is to market and promote appropriate placement of Saltillo AAC devices. The OCE is responsible for identifying key AAC service providers in his/her territory and keeping those providers updated about Saltillo products through presentations, trainings, e-trainings and visits.  The OCE will also provide post-sale trainings when appropriate.  The OCE will represent Saltillo in professional presentations, exhibits, consultations and other activities as requested.  OCE strives to increase Saltillo’s customer base, along with an increase in customer satisfaction, customer knowledge, and long-term corporate profitability.

 

ACTIVITIES, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Marketing:

  • Leads the development of new contacts and opportunities for the assigned territory
  • Proactively keeps AAC service providers informed of Saltillo’s products, services and benefits
  • Initiate and maintain regular communications and working relationships with key individuals in the territory
  • Consult with potential customers to guide decision makers in determining product’s appropriateness for client
  • Maintain professional visibility throughout the territory
  • Provide ideas and input toward new company projects and products
  • Assists in the implementation of company marketing plans

 

Educational:

  • Submit and deliver formal presentations and/or papers at conferences and conventions
  • Staff events such as local, regional, national, or international conferences when appropriate
  • Provide post-sales training for speech professionals, educators, parents and consumers as appropriate.
  • Develop and deliver in-services on a variety of topics such as: advanced applications, device customization, access techniques and modifications.
  • Develop and deliver webinars on product features and operation.
  • During in-services and webinars, offer ideas and suggestions on how devices and vocabulary can be implemented in therapy and the classroom
  • Must be able to demonstrate and/or discussSaltillo’s entire product line

 

Administration:

  • Schedule, manage and develop territory to achieve profitability within budgetary guidelines
  • Complete contact information, schedules, expense reports and other required paperwork on time
  • Maintain regular communication and working relationships with key individuals, both internal and external, in a manner that reflects highly on Saltillo Corporation.
  • Attend scheduled team meetings at Saltillo or other designated locations.
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all Saltillo support departments
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Financial Duties:

  • Develop annual marketing plan in conjunction with Marketing Manager, detailing activities to follow throughout the fiscal year
  • Work within budget for territory

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

 

Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters Degree in Speech, Special Education, OT or related field is desired. 
  • Work independently and be self-motivated
  • Demonstrate an understanding of teaching methods and learning styles, particularly with adults

 

Training and Prior Experience:

  • 2-4 years of experience within the AAC or assistive technology field
  • Demonstrate clinical/teaching experience with solid hands-on experience with AAC systems strongly preferred
  • Experience in group presentations, trainings or sales is preferred
  • Basic experience using a computer and knowledge of basic computer functions

 

Skills:

  • Strong presentation and platform skills to medium and large audiences
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently as well as accept direct supervision
  • Flexible and willing to adjust to sometimes rapidly changing circumstances
  • Must be able to handle difficult situations and improve customer’s opinion ofSaltillowhen necessary
  • Ability to provide referral to professional resources outside of Saltillo when other companies’ products or services are necessary to meet customer needs.
  • Ability to cooperatively interact with families, professionals, funders, clients of all ages
  • Must be able to work independently and in cooperation with other team members

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Frequent overnight travel
  • Provide own transportation
  • Provide current driver’s license and Certification of Insurance for personal car

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. 

 

Send resume including salary requirements to humanresources@prentrom.com.    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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On-Call AAC Educator- Minnesota (Part-time)

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary responsibility of the On-Call Educator (OCE) is to market and promote appropriate placement of Saltillo AAC devices. The OCE is responsible for identifying key AAC service providers in his/her territory and keeping those providers updated about Saltillo products through presentations, trainings, e-trainings and visits.  The OCE will also provide post-sale trainings when appropriate.  The OCE will represent Saltillo in professional presentations, exhibits, consultations and other activities as requested.  OCE strives to increase Saltillo’s customer base, along with an increase in customer satisfaction, customer knowledge, and long-term corporate profitability.

 

ACTIVITIES, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Marketing:

  • Leads the development of new contacts and opportunities for the assigned territory
  • Proactively keeps AAC service providers informed of Saltillo’s products, services and benefits
  • Initiate and maintain regular communications and working relationships with key individuals in the territory
  • Consult with potential customers to guide decision makers in determining product’s appropriateness for client
  • Maintain professional visibility throughout the territory
  • Provide ideas and input toward new company projects and products
  • Assists in the implementation of company marketing plans

 

Educational:

  • Submit and deliver formal presentations and/or papers at conferences and conventions
  • Staff events such as local, regional, national, or international conferences when appropriate
  • Provide post-sales training for speech professionals, educators, parents and consumers as appropriate.
  • Develop and deliver in-services on a variety of topics such as: advanced applications, device customization, access techniques and modifications.
  • Develop and deliver webinars on product features and operation.
  • During in-services and webinars, offer ideas and suggestions on how devices and vocabulary can be implemented in therapy and the classroom
  • Must be able to demonstrate and/or discussSaltillo’s entire product line

 

Administration:

  • Schedule, manage and develop territory to achieve profitability within budgetary guidelines
  • Complete contact information, schedules, expense reports and other required paperwork on time
  • Maintain regular communication and working relationships with key individuals, both internal and external, in a manner that reflects highly on Saltillo Corporation.
  • Attend scheduled team meetings at Saltillo or other designated locations.
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all Saltillo support departments
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Financial Duties:

  • Develop annual marketing plan in conjunction with Marketing Manager, detailing activities to follow throughout the fiscal year
  • Work within budget for territory

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

 

Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters Degree in Speech, Special Education, OT or related field is desired. 
  • Work independently and be self-motivated
  • Demonstrate an understanding of teaching methods and learning styles, particularly with adults

 

Training and Prior Experience:

  • 2-4 years of experience within the AAC or assistive technology field
  • Demonstrate clinical/teaching experience with solid hands-on experience with AAC systems strongly preferred
  • Experience in group presentations, trainings or sales is preferred
  • Basic experience using a computer and knowledge of basic computer functions

 

Skills:

  • Strong presentation and platform skills to medium and large audiences
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently as well as accept direct supervision
  • Flexible and willing to adjust to sometimes rapidly changing circumstances
  • Must be able to handle difficult situations and improve customer’s opinion ofSaltillowhen necessary
  • Ability to provide referral to professional resources outside of Saltillo when other companies’ products or services are necessary to meet customer needs.
  • Ability to cooperatively interact with families, professionals, funders, clients of all ages
  • Must be able to work independently and in cooperation with other team members

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Frequent overnight travel
  • Provide own transportation
  • Provide current driver’s license and Certification of Insurance for personal car

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. 

 

Send resume including salary requirements to humanresources@prentrom.com.    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer