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Terra Universal is the leading US manufacturer of critical environment equipment with a diversified product line including cleanrooms, desiccators, hoods, glove boxes, cleanroom furnishings and similar equipment. Terra has exhibited steady growth for over 40 years with strong a strong financial balance sheet; it is internally financed, has no debt, and is wholly owned by a single individual who is actively involved in the business.

Terra's diversified customer base includes over 5,000 bio-tech, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and aerospace manufacturers, as well as universities, private research institutes and government organizations. Terra manufactures its significant products and distributes a growing range of laboratory and analytical instruments from top-tier suppliers. Some 30% of sales are outside the US, notably Canada, Mexico and Europe. No single customer provides more than 4% of sales and no product line more than 13% of sales.

Terra employees work in a three-building campus in Fullerton, California.

Terra Positions

Engineering
Database Developers 4-D (Fourth Dimension)

To expand its 4D-based enterprise system, Terra is seeking experienced 4D developers for its IT group located in Orange County, California. Terra is a light manufacturer for high-tech industries with a 40-year history of stability. 4D developers are supported by a strong network management/client support team and up-to-date networks with full fail-safe systems and essentially no hardware constraints.

In addition to full-time employed positions on-site in Fullerton, California, Terra has contract projects available for developers located off-site. 4D experience is a requirement for all positions.

Position Overview

4D developers assess users' needs, design approaches to meet those needs, prepare project plans to implement the requirements and then execute approved plans. All development meets interface and structure standards consistently applied across Terra's enterprise system.


To Apply or Express Interest

Please send an e-mail cover letter with "4D Developer" in the subject line and an attached résumé to 4Djobs@terrauniversal.com


The 4-D Application

The system supports all aspects of Terra's business: client prospecting, e-mail campaigns, client development, proposal generation and tracking, follow-up tracking (CRM), order entry, shop work orders, shop labor tracking, vendor development, material requisitioning, PO creation and tracking, receiving, product and material records, inventory control, costing and valuing, inventory draws, material use tracking, freight carrier development, shipment creation and tracking, vouchering, disbursing, invoicing, billing, receivables, general ledger.


General Job Duties
  • Become fully familiar with the structure, business rules and interface used in the current system.
  • Code, debug and install fixes and new features.
  • Interview users (all users are in-house) to fully understand their needs.
  • Suggest applications that meet Terra's clients’ needs or improve efficiency.
  • Design system changes to meet users’ needs
  • Prepare project statements outlining approach, timelines and costs to meet new needs or fix bugs.
  • Prepare system change proposals, gain approval and implement the changes.
  • Coordinate with and assist network and client-side staff as needed.

Compensation and Benefits

Terra offers competitive compensation and a fast-paced work environment. Professional growth is expected and a benefit for IT staff. Other benefits include stable, full-time employment in Orange County, Southern California, vacation, sick leave and related benefits, and medical coverage.


Experience
  • 4D experience and competence using 4D later versions (V14+)
  • Experience with other db systems is not a substitute
  • Four+ years’ experience as a 4D developer working in a business environment
  • Four year technical degree or equivalent
  • Experience with common business processes in a manufacturing/distribution environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving abilities
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and Outlook. Terra's 4D runs under Windows

Requirements

Must have right to work in the U.S.

Employment is subject to a pre-employment background, brief medical check and drug test. Subsequent screenings may be conducted.

Terra does not hire people who smoke and does not pay relocation costs or agency fees of any kind.

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Engineering
Terra Engineering Positions

Terra Universal, the leading U.S. manufacturer of critical environment solutions and distributor of lab equipment and analytical instrumentation, seeks full-time, non-exempt, on-site Engineers.


General Job Duties

The successful candidate will join an engineering team operating in new facilities, with up-to-date engineering -workstations operating SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and AP100US. Principal responsibilities are generate new and modified designs for control systems, cleanrooms, glove boxes, storage cabinets and other enclosures in a variety of plastics and steel. Support sales staff with customized approval drawings and meet with clients to refine proposals. Troubleshoot manufacturability and production issues.

Success in this job requires creativity, persistence, plus familiarity with or a willingness to learn sheet metal, sheet plastic, and welding fabrication techniques.


Required Skills, Education and Experience
  • BSME or similar degree
  • AutoCAD]
  • SolidWorks
  • Minimum 2 years manufacturing or design experience
  • Familiarity with sheet plastic and sheet metal design
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Basic negotiation clients

Benefits

Affordable healthcare plans; annually, the company provides one week of paid vacation, one week of sick leave (which may be added to vacation time), two floating holidays and 10 paid holidays. Staff members become eligible for these benefits after twelve months of employment.


Requirements

Must have right to work in the U.S.

Employment is subject to a pre-employment background, brief medical check and drug test. Subsequent screenings may be conducted.

Terra does not hire people who smoke and does not pay relocation costs or agency fees of any kind.

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Sales
Terra Sales Positions

Terra Universal, the leading U.S. manufacturer of critical environment solutions and distributor of lab equipment and analytical instrumentation, seeks full-time Sales Associates/Product Specialists.


Position Overview

These are full-time, near-entry-level, business-to-business inside sales and product specialist positions. The Sales Associate develops and manages relationships with Terra’s clients and prospects. The individual is responsible for analyzing client needs, preparing quotations, closing sales, following up on orders, and prospecting and developing new clients in the life science, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, semi-conductor, aerospace, construction and academic sectors.


General Job Duties

Ensure client retention via responsive and proactive account management; develop thorough understanding of all products and services, and apply knowledge to provide appropriate recommendations/solutions that meet client's requirements; establish and maintain excellent relationships in customers’ organizations; utilize relationships to grow business.


Specific Job Duties

Develop new clients and manage business to retain and grow existing clients. Negotiate contracts and process contracts; follow up on client inquiries; maintain consistent, ongoing contact with clients’ end-users and decision makers; provide ongoing product feedback from clients to Terra management


Required Experience
  • BS/BA (in any field) and 1+ years of relevant Sales/Customer Service experience
  • Prior technical sales or product development experience is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Perform simple calculations
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving abilities
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Basic negotiation clients

Team player who works collaboratively with colleagues and management


Benefits

Affordable healthcare plans; annually, the company provides one week of paid vacation, one week of sick leave (which may be added to vacation time), two floating holidays and 10 paid holidays. Staff members become eligible for these benefits after twelve months of employment.


Requirements

Must have right to work in the U.S.

Employment is subject to a pre-employment background, brief medical check and drug test. Subsequent screenings may be conducted.

Terra does not hire people who smoke and does not pay relocation costs or agency fees of any kind.

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