Why Work at AEC?

AEC's Management is focused on specific goals of a world-class company and providing a quality environment for employees.

American Excelsior Company is recognized by its employees and customers for the ability to understand its markets and offer its customers a high level of experience in production, distribution and service.

The employees are a combination of resourceful problem solvers and are equipped with diverse skill sets. AEC has a strong national network and remains a solid, growing business, continuing a century old success story.

AEC is positioned in niche categories of the market, allowing for a strong presence for its products, and strong buying power across national channels.

What We Offer Our Employees

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Long and short term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Section 125 Plan
  • Performance Awards
  • Service Awards

American Excelsior Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Current Vacancies

Buyer/Purchasing Agent

AEClogo_FoamLogoThe American Excelsior branch in Sheboygan, Wisconsin is currently taking applications for the Buyer/Purchasing Agent position.

Responsible for all purchasing for the site. Directs, coordinates and performs materials management duties including vendor management, sourcing, price negotiations and inventory control. Generates purchase orders including MRO items.

(Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Establishes and implements strategies to minimize the total cost of materials while maximizing vendor service and accounting controls.
  • Provides administrative support for all branch functions within the scope of position duties.
  • Uses ERP system to review and conduct materials planning, entering purchase orders and tracking of deliveries.
  • Negotiates with suppliers to establish price and terms.
  • Plans and coordinates special project. with Corporate purchasing as required/assigned.
  • Conducts quality audits of primary suppliers.
  • Regularly meets with vendors to review supplier performance, set performance expectations and collect intelligence on markets and cost driver trends.
  • Establishes, maintains and adjusts inventory stock levels based on demand.
  • Researches suppliers, requests sample, coordinates necessary testing and sources materials as required by Engineering to satisfy RFQs.
  • Manages/conducts and is responsible for accuracy and timely cycle counts and quarterly/annual physical inventory.
  • With Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for accurate receiving and storage of raw materials.
  • Negotiates price and manages sale and logistics of recycled materials.
  • Coordinates disposition, logistics and cost for disposal of waste materials.
  • Inventory master records maintenance including posting of reconciliation entries.

Bachelors degree (B.A.) from an accredited four year college or university preferred; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in supply chain management. Computer literacy including proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets is required. Fluency in English, both written and oral, is required.

Buyer Planner, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Environment: 3 years

American Excelsior Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.


ErosionLab® Manager


The ErosionLab® facility, based out of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, is currently taking applications for the ErosionLab Manager position.


Conducts tests and field investigations at large-scale erosion and sediment control research and development laboratory, to obtain data for use by environmental, engineering, and scientific personnel in determining sources and methods of controlling pollutants in air, water, and soil.  Confers with Application Engineers and other sources, in application of principles, methods, and techniques of soil erosion testing technology.  Writes technical papers and test reports and travels across the country periodically, to represent company and present findings.  Conducts tests and collects data on performance of existing, new, and competitive erosion and sediment control products, for determining methods of improving these products by performing the following duties.


  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates equipment and instruments to provide statistical information of erosion and sediment control product performance.
  • Tests materials used as ingredients of products for such qualities as stability, density, absorption, tensile strength, water holding capacity, etc.
  • Develops testing protocol and tests, preparing them for field test documentation form with the use of computer equipment.
  • Tests samples of manufactured products to verify conformity to specifications.
  • Records test results on standardized forms and writes test reports describing procedures used.  Prepares graphs and charts.
  • Conducts field and lab tests according to prescribed methods to determine characteristics or composition and performance of all erosion and sediment control products.
  • Collects soil, silt, or mud to determine effectiveness of products tested.
  • Conducts germination testing on all erosion control products, and develops methods of improving germination.
  • Operates equipment necessary to bring test plots back to original shape for future testing.
  • Operates equipment or hand tools such as rakes, hoes, and shovels necessary to keep the facility to original specifications with materials supplied.
  • Operates mowing and weed whipping equipment necessary to maintain appearance of grounds.
  • Prepares samples for testing, records data, and prepares summaries and charts for review on erosion and sediment control products.
  • Installs, operates, and performs routine maintenance on water flow systems, mechanical equipment, and other test instrumentation.
  • Calculates dimensions, profile specifications, and quantities of materials such as sand, silt, and clay.
  • Operates fixed or mobile monitoring or data collection station.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs minor everyday maintenance problems with all related equipment or communicate the problems to the qualified personnel, to ensure the work is completed in a timely fashion with minimal disruption.
  • Travels occasionally by vehicle or airplane.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, and establishing personal networks.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Bachelor’s of Science (BS) Degree or higher in Engineering or Natural Sciences Fields; or one to two years related experiences and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Communication, Attention to Detail, Technical Writing, Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis, Statistics, Project Design & Management, Problem Solving, Professional Presentations, Equipment Maintenance, Basic Safety, Flexibility, Regularly Lift and/or Move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 90 pounds.


While performing the duties of this job, is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

American Excelsior Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.