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We are the Hearth Experts™.
We are Hearth & Home Technologies®.

Hearth & Home Technologies is the world’s largest developer, manufacturer and supplier of fireplaces, stoves and hearth products.

As the Hearth Experts™, we thrive on continual innovation and work to incorporate the latest in material, design and technology. Our consumer-focused approach, strong brands and streamlined value chain help us lead every aspect of the hearth industry.

Our member/owner culture is founded on lean methodology. Members are trained to improve the business—and empowered to enact change. Collaboration, accountability and collective integrity keep our Company moving forward.

We are trained, but will never stop improving. Are you ready to join our team in one of these three career paths?

SALES ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING

Our sales team acts as strategic business partners to our customers. We are there to help our customers forecast, grow the sales and profitability of their business and expand the overall market for hearth products.

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Every idea starts with a spark. So does every fire. Harness your ideas to create new products and technologies, or new manufacturing processes. From design to reliability, quality to R & D, we’re out to deliver the best—and then work to make it better.

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Use your hands to create the best American-made hearth products available. Professionals working in production environments are dedicated to quality and safety, and are always on the lookout for improvement opportunities.

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Hearth and Home Technologies® (HHT) is headquartered in Lakeville, MN and is the world’s largest developer, manufacturer and supplier of fireplaces, stoves and hearth products. The company is a subsidiary of HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) and serves residential and commercial markets. HHT produces the industry’s best and most-recognized brands, including: Heat & Glo®, Heatilator®, Quadra-Fire®, Harman®, SimpliFire™, EcoChoice™ and PelPro™. The company also manages Fireside Hearth & Home™ retail stores and builder design centers.

There’s a reason we hold the most patents, awards and honors in the industry. Our innovative, knowledgeable and accountable members are why.

Locations

Now hiring sales professionals throughout the United States

Sales Professionals. Taking Pride in their Customers’ Success.

Our sales members are the Hearth Experts™ our customers depend on to support and build their business—true business partners. They are there shaping a long-term strategy for mutual benefit, sustainable growth and consumer satisfaction. It’s a result of critical thinking, business acumen and exceptional service—all core attributes of our team of business partners.

*Job candidates may be eligible for relocation assistance.

SALES OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROS AND RECENT GRADS

Dealer Business Partner

Partner with and support your customers to identify sales growth opportunities in line with territory goals. Through the HHT Dealer Sales Process, our Dealer Business Partners increase satisfaction levels while building relationships with customers.

DEALER SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER

Identify sales growth opportunities in line with territory goals and achieve sales revenue goals for your territory by gaining an understanding of products, business, and accounts and working to establish a disciplined approach to sales and support via phone and electronic media.

Builder Sales Representative

Support the vision and goals of Hearth & Home by establishing new builder accounts and servicing existing builder accounts in the assigned market.

Independent Distributor Business Partner

Increase satisfaction levels, build relationships with customers and grow revenue, unit dollar average, market penetration and incident rate by gaining Product, Program and Market Knowledge through effective execution of sales process and tools.

Sales Leadership

Drive Top Line Sales by using the sales talent management and development processes to develop a proactive customer focused sales team, able to make sound business decisions in support of regional sales goals.

Retail Sales Associate

Develop an in depth understanding of hearth products and the installation process to facilitate product recommendations and solutions for our consumers.

Innovative, Knowledgeable and Accountable Engineers.

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This applies to our strong, trusted engineering teams as well. Our engineers work in cross-functional teams with diverse projects. This fosters collaboration and leverages each individuals’ ideas across multiple functional areas.

You’ll help create the best and most cutting-edge hearth products in the world—and be challenged and supported to improve along the way.

ENGINEERING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROS AND RECENT GRADS

Design Engineer

Partners with business leaders and uses continuous improvement to manage projects that produce innovative, quality products that continue to strengthen our market share growth. Our design engineers work cross-functionally to ensure we have the right product, at the right time, with the right results for both internal and external customers.

Reliability Engineer

Apply lean tools and benchmark others, with quantified results, in a way that most effectively and rapidly improves the aggressive profitable sustainable growth of our business. Our reliability engineers are key contributors in the New Product Development gate process to ensure the reliability of the product is statistically validated.

Manufacturing Engineer

Exceptional opportunity to be innovative and hands on, working for a cutting edge lean manufacturer. Our manufacturing engineers manage their own diverse projects and help maintain plant operating margin through successful involvement in new product launches and process improvement.

Quality Engineer

Support the vision and goals of HHT by collaborating with Operations, Maintenance, Quality, and Engineering teams in the development and administration of quality standards. Our quality engineers maintain programs to assist us in achieving the highest quality standards.

Supplier Quality Engineer

Partner with business leaders and suppliers to help shape and strengthen our supply base quality, thus the quality of our product, through development and administration of quality standards. Our supplier quality engineers develop and maintain programs using continuous improvement tools to evaluate supplier response to root cause identification and provide coaching back to improve techniques through the use of various quality tools.

R & D Engineer

Support the vision and goals of HHT by evaluating, designing and testing new products and technologies. Our R&D engineers interface with marketing, manufacturing, process engineering and external suppliers to insure effective new product development and seamless transition of products from design to manufacturing.

Manufacturing Professionals Who Will Never Ship or Install Bad Product

Our production environments exemplify lean manufacturing and emphasize flow—where slow is smooth, and smooth becomes fast. Working within a team and trusting other members creates efficiency and increases quality. It’s a fast-paced, supportive environment where everyone can develop, and play a role in making their jobs better.

MANUFACTURING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROS AND RECENT GRADS

Production Technician

Supports the vision and goals of HHT by performing various manufacturing and assembly tasks to build fireplace and stove products, including usin small hand tools or light powered tools to construct sub-assemblies, assemblies, or finished products.

Group Lead

Safely and efficiently direct members, equipment, and materials to achieve departmental goals with responsibilities for safety, quality, delivery, cost, member development, maintenance and continuous improvement.

Welder

Perform welding applications to steel and sheet metal and performing repetitive workstation or line assembly operations tasks to produce fireplace and stove products.

QA Tech II

Appraise quality problems and recommend corrective actions based on analysis of statistical data. Our QA Techs work closely with manufacturing engineering and factory managers to develop and/or correct processes and methods to achieve quality goals.

Designer I

Prepare all engineering documents necessary for new products including prints, assemblies, bills of material, and programs. Ensure all documentation is completed in an accurate and timely manner.

Engineering Tech

Provide advanced skills in sheet metal model building and construction of gas, wood, and pellet appliance. Our engineering techs use knowledge and skills to set up tests for various recognized certification and safety standards.

A Culture of Collaboration. A Heritage of Success.

"Our culture remains our greatest strength. Every HNI member is empowered, accountable, and respected. Our culture drives our behaviors, and our behaviors drive better outcomes – outcomes that matter to our customers and shareholders."
- President and CEO of HNI, Stan A. Askren

From the beginning, the founders of our organization chose to call those who worked for the corporation "members" rather than employers. Our strong culture of ownership and a sense of shared responsibility for the success of the company is a key element of the overall formula needed to perform at the highest levels. In our unique and powerful member-owned environment, each of us has an opportunity to participate in making the business better.

The progressive culture at Hearth & Home Technologies encourages growth and development. Members are rewarded for company performance with quarterly profit sharing. In addition, members gain access to company 401(k) retirement plans, member stock purchase plans, and tuition reimbursement options. Hearth & Home Technologies also provides competitive medical, dental and life insurance coverage options, and up to 10 paid holidays per year.

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