Help Wanted — HR Admin Needed Now

Posted October 5, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

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Calling all Administrative Assistants

Are you a go-getter with a positive can-do attitude? Highly organized team player? Are you often described as an overachiever? Innovative-IDM is looking for a detail oriented Rockstar to join our Human Resources Department.

Launch your HR career in this HR/Admin pathways position. You’ll bring with you your stellar administrative assistant skills and you’ll learn hands-on about all facets of Human Resources: Recruiting, On-boarding, Payroll, Benefits, Employee Relations, Compliance, Retention and Company Events. Because the position is at our Lewisville headquarters, you’ll also help with keeping our office supplies stocked, work with expense reports, help with corporate travel planning, schedule staff and executive meetings and other basic administrative assistant duties. While you might greet visitors, you won’t be asked to answer and route any incoming phone calls.

You’ll learn how to use recruiting platforms, career fair planning, compliance websites, time and attendance software, onboarding scheduling, plus many more valuable skills and experiences. You’ll successfully pass a background check and drug test since we must trust you with access to company information. If you have a degree in business administration, marketing, psychology, organizational behavior or another related field and you’ve been looking to get started in an HR career, apply for this position today. Also, you’ll have a corner window office – ask about that in your initial interview.


  • Functions as support to the HR & Payroll department of Innovative-IDM to ensure needs are met and legendary service is provided.
  • Organizing and maintain personnel records.
  • Processes incoming mail on a daily basis.
  • Schedules candidates for telephone and in person interviews.
  • Conducts background screening on prospective new hires on as needed basis.
  • Maintains office equipment.
  • Monitors supply usage and orders/purchases on as needed basis.
  • Receives travel requests and reserves airfare, hotel, car, etc. utilizing cost effective alternatives.
  • Orders fuel cards and administer employee usage.
  • Assists executive assistant with onsite meeting coordination.
  • Forms strong working relationships within team.
  • Anticipates business changes, identifies and introduces new ideas and solutions to create efficiency and improve processes in the operation.
  • Processes additions/deletions to benefits offered by Innovative-IDM.
  • Greet customers and direct traffic in front lobby.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.


  • Attention to detail with a high level of accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter who works independently and is self-motivated.
  • Energetic, optimistic and flexible.
  • Independent problem solver who analyzes potential decisions with regards to the business and customer.
  • Exhibits creativity and tenacity to drive through to effective solutions to customer service challenges.
  • Maintains a calm, tactful demeanor when dealing with interactions.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding employee, client and company information.
  • Manages multiple projects and timelines with a sense of urgency.
  • Identifies additional tasks to be completed and willingly assists others.
  • Follows direction with focused attention.
  • Prior administration background preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills required.
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State Fair of Texas Fountain Control Panel

Posted September 29, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

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State Fair of Texas fountain control panel

State Fair of Texas/City of Dallas Esplanade Fountain control panel, shown in our DFW panel shop with the crew (Jason Scott, Adam Ring, Brad Swift and Chris Coler) who built it, summer 2009. The panel still is in operation 12 years later and plays a vital role in the daily Illumination Sensation show at 8 p.m. at the State Fair of Texas.

This panel was destroyed shortly after its 2009 shipment because heavy rain flooded the vault in which it was housed. (No power had been installed to the site to run sump pumps, so the vault flooded.)

During the initial installation at Fair Park in Dallas, the panel was set in place inside the vault with a crane and then the top of the vault was set in place and the fountain built on top of that. After it flooded, there was no way to extract the panel from the vault since it was larger than the hatch. Innovative-IDM techs rebuilt the panel inside the sweltering hot and humid vault.

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Live Large, Live Free

Posted July 4, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

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The Spirit of '76 by Archibald Willard

Happy July 4th from the Automation Now blog team!

"He who drinks a fifth on the 4th may not come forth on the 5th." -- George Washington (not really)

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Traceability in Food and Beverage Packaging (White Paper from Ormon)

Posted June 15, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

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Traceability is not optional in Food and Beverage packaging.

In the food and beverage packaging industry, authenticity is essential. Since both public health and consumer satisfaction depend so heavily on product integrity, the food and beverage packaging industry is highly regulated.

Traceability is mandated by food and beverage regulation. Omron's laser markers, inspection verifiers, code readers and controllers cover the spectrum of traceability solutions.

Omron's white paper on traceability is must read for engineers and planners in the F&B packaging industry.

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