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Schupan Project Manager – Custom Extrusion/Manufacturing in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Schupan?s 50-year formula for success has been simple: to treat their employees and customers as they would wish to be treated. Honored with various community-based and national awards, Schupan leads the list of top companies to work for and to do business with.

Please read the position description below and send us your completed application and resume if you're interested in a fast-paced, family oriented environment.


The Project Manager ? Custom Extrusion/Manufacturing is responsible for coordinating all aspects of custom jobs from receipt of order to completion. To include, quotation of custom extruded aluminum shapes and other materials, implementation of new business awarded from customers, and daily project management of existing business.


  • Works with department managers, supervisors, and outside vendors to develop quotations on internal and external processes.

  • Initiates ECN/NCD as required and inputs information into business system, i.e., part numbers, bill of materials, purchasing information, etc.

  • Assists with documentation and development of job routing including job packets and related paperwork.

  • Assists with coordination and documentation of equipment and tooling needs.

  • Monitors and reports progress of projects and deadlines.

  • Assist with procurement of tooling and equipment needs.

  • Monitors and establish stocking levels.

  • Assists quality department with engineering change notices, and continuous improvement projects.

  • Monitors production deadlines, material, manufacturing costs, and pricing to customers.

  • Build relationships and good rapport with customers, vendors and teammates.

  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.

  • Exhibits behaviors that reflect the company core values: Teamwork, Integrity, Tenacity, Compassion & Diversity

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENTTo accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Schupan & Sons, Inc. expects all employees to perform their job duties and consistently follow the code of conduct.

Teamwork - relates to coworkers minimizing and/or resolving conflict. Arrives to work on time, works efficiently and balances team and individual responsibilities. Listens attentively and approaches others in a tactful manner while supporting others efforts to succeed.

Integrity - supports organization's goals and values while following policies and procedures. Leads by example with ethical, honest and fair behavior. Keeps commitments and takes responsibility for own actions.

Tenacity - learns from mistakes and overcomes obstacles by recognizing solutions. Accentuates the positive and perseveres in difficult or challenging situations.

Compassion - values the welfare of coworkers, customers, and the communities we serve. Shows kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others.

Diversity - shows respect and sensitivity for others and their differences and supports a harassment-free workplace.



Bachelor?s Degree in Project Management, Supply Chain Management or 1-2 years of purchasing, project management, or related experience.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as blue prints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of all levels (executives, engineers, designers, quality) of customers or employees of organization.

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

  • Familiar and able to manipulate CAD software and Solidworks software.

  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office or similar software.

  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Knowledge of the aluminum industry.

  • Knowledge of the manufacturing industry.