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Metallurgist / Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Dayton-OH

Leading international manufacturer of tools and tooling components for the metal stamping and plastic molding industries has an opening for a degreed Metallurgist who will also lead various types of Manufacturing Engineering projects. The position requires direct involvement with manufacturing operations, provides technical assistance to marketing efforts including field presentations and works in a matrix environment. Facilities include a modern vacuum heat treating department, tempering furnaces, and a fully equipped metallographic laboratory with SEM.

Key Responsibilities

  • Complete material analysis reports, including root cause analysis of internal and external customer supplied materials and provides technical assistance to marketing efforts, including field presentations.
  • Operate and maintain the lab equipment and train others as needed.
  • Monitor heat treat processes for metallurgical and geometrical properties to ensure quality standards are maintained.
  • Support the heat treat process in the company’s other North American facilities (limited travel required)
  • Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and ensure vendors meet or exceed those specifications.
  • Confer with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Manage projects related to safety, cost reduction, and productivity improvements as directed.
  • Prepare capital investment proposals and commission/decommission capital equipment.
  • Manage general facility improvement projects at the Dayton, OH plant as needed.
  • Utilize lean manufacturing and continuous improvement concepts, including 5S, Standardized Work, and SMED to eliminate waste and reduce product cost.
  • Analyze and process Engineering Change Requests / Notifications and employee suggestions.
  • Take a hands-on approach to fulfilling job responsibilities – must be willing to problem solve in a production environment.

Qualifications and Experience

  • B.S. degree in Materials Science, Engineering, Metallurgy or related field
  • 2+ years of relevant experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Direct experience with metallographic lab equipment and heat treating processes
  • Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, and data analysis is required
  • Experience with Kaizen and other Continuous Improvement techniques is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required

We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefit package and tuition reimbursement.





Production Manager

Location: Bellaire-MI

This position is expected to ensure the manufacturing department operates at peak efficiency in tandem with customer demands and within organizational constraints. The Production Manager coordinates the manufacturing activities including planning and scheduling with adequate staffing to sustain high productivity level and operator participation.

Essential Job Functions

  • Strategic management of operations and direct labor optimization
  • Facilitates daily communication plans between operations and support groups
  • Sets operational goals to meet SQTC (Safety, Quality, Time, Cost) targets in alignment with organizational KPIs
  • Develops supervisory staff
  • Leads operational efforts for continuous improvement
  • Monitors Production performance ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Analyzes productivity data trends and introduces effective countermeasures

Qualifications: Education, Knowledge, Training & Work Experience

  • Applicable Bachelor’s degree or, equivalent extensive work experience
  • Results driven candidate with the ability to be held accountable for P&L functions
  • 5 to 10 years in a manufacturing environment, preferably in metal machining
  • Exceptional communication skills with demonstrated honesty and integrity
  • 3 to 5 years of leadership experience managing direct labor
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Lean manufacturing experience desired
  • Understanding of MRP systems functionality

Environment

Work time will be spent in a standard office environment with manufacturing plant exposure. Temperature and noise may vary depending on external environmental conditions. Lack of attention and carelessness may result in personal injury to self or others. Personal protective equipment is required on the production floor.

Quality

It is the responsibility of all employees to meet our customer's quality needs and to follow the quality policy and procedures as set forth in the Quality Procedure Manual.

Safety

It is the responsibility of all employees to comply with all Company safety practices and rules and render every possible aid to maintain safe operations.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.





High Speed Precision Machinist

Location: Dayton-OH

We are seeking an experienced precision high speed surface grinder machinist. The successful candidate must possess the following qualities: Perform set-up and operation of all grinding capabilities to various tool steels, including but not limited to: flat grinding, complex intricate shape grinding, and low speed and high speed in a production environment; Must be able to work to close tolerances in the range of .0001" - .0002"; Ability to achieve fine finishes is a plus; Mechanically inclined and have experience reading blueprints along with moderate math (Geometry) skills; and be available to work 2nd shift (3:30pm - 12:00am).

We offer competitive wages, merit increases after 90 days of employment, an excellent benefit package, tuition reimbursement, a contributory 401k and a retention bonus each of the first three years of employment.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to jobs@daytonprogress.com
OR Apply in person at:
500 Progress Road
Dayton, Ohio 45449
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

EOE/M/F/V/D





Machinists

Location: Portland-IN

Dayton Progress is the leading international manufacturer of tools and tooling components for the metal stamping and plastic molding industries.  We have immediate openings for entry level Machinists.  The ideal candidate must have a HS Diploma/GED, pass a drug test, and be available to work any shift, weekends and overtime. 

We offer competitive wages, merit increases after 90 days of employment, an excellent benefit package, tuition reimbursement, a contributory 401k and a retention bonus each of the first three years of employment.

Qualified candidates should apply in person M-F 9:00am-4:00pm
Dayton Progress
1314 North Meridian Street
Portland, IN 47371

Or send their resume to jobs@daytonprogress.com

EOE/M/F/V/D

 





Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Dayton-OH

Leading international manufacturer of tools and tooling components for the metal stamping and plastic molding industries has an opening for a degreed Manufacturing Engineer. This position will be responsible for designing, implementing, supporting, and improving manufacturing processes in a machining environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare capital expenditure requests, including financial justification and presentation to management
  • Implement capital equipment and facilities projects within budget and time constraints, including development of detailed project plans and schedules
  • Work with suppliers and internal resources to design and improve machining processes, both for existing product lines and for new product introductions
  • Design and coordinate fabrication of fixturing, gaging, and tooling for new and existing processes
  • Work with global company locations to share and adopt best-practice processes and methods, including transfer of turn-key processes
  • Provide technical support to ongoing production operations at Dayton, Ohio plant, as well as at other company locations as needed (processes include conventional and CNC turning, milling, drilling, grinding, and EDM)
  • Utilize lean manufacturing and continuous improvement concepts, including 5S, Standardized Work, and SMED to eliminate waste and reduce product cost
  • Direct and/or oversee cost reduction and product/process improvement projects as assigned
  • Analyze and process Engineering Change Requests / Notifications and employee suggestions
  • Take a hands-on approach to fulfilling job responsibilities – must be willing to problem solve in a production environment

Qualifications and Experience

  • B.S. Engineering degree in Mechanical, Industrial or similar discipline
  • 3+ years of experience in a machining environment, including direct experience leading implementation of new machinery
  • Direct experience with CNC machining equipment
  • AutoCAD, Siemens NX, or similar CAD/CAM experience is a required
  • Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, and data analysis is required
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally to Asia for extended periods (total travel <25%)
  • Japanese language skills are a plus
  • Experience with Kaizen and other Continuous Improvement techniques is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required
  • CNC machine programming experience is a plus

We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefit package and tuition reimbursement.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to salaryjobs@daytonprogress.com

Dayton Progress Corporation
500 Progress Road
Dayton, Ohio 45449

EOE/M/F/V/D





Machinists

Location: Dayton-OH

Dayton Progress, a Dayton Lamina company, is the leading international manufacturer of tools and tooling components for the metal stamping and plastic molding industries.  We have immediate openings for entry level Machinists in Dayton, Ohio and Portland, Indiana.  The ideal candidate must have a HS Diploma/GED, pass a drug test, and be available to work any shift, weekends and overtime.  

We offer competitive wages, merit increases after 90 days of employment, an excellent benefit package, tuition reimbursement, a contributory 401k and a retention bonus each of the first three years of employment.

Training

No prior experience is necessary. We will train you, starting with the basics, in our classroom and on our factory floor.

Pay and Benefits

We pay well above average among manufacturers in the Dayton area according to annual wage surveys among hundreds of local companies and our benefits and work environment are superior. Plus, every employee is eligible for an annual performance bonus, including merit increases every 90 days for the first two years.

Go To College - On Us!

We offer 100% tuition reimbursement at local accredited colleges in numerous degree majors, for Associates, Bachelors, Masters and PhD level degrees. Jobs on 2nd or 3rd shift can make it easier to get through college faster.

Career Variety

Our average employee has more than 20 years of experience. People don't stay that long at a company unless it's a great place to work with lots of opportunity.

A Great Place to Work

We are a family-oriented company. You are treated with respect. We communicate often and thoroughly about how the Company is doing. We listen. We offer up to 5 weeks' paid vacation plus 10 paid holidays, and 5 paid personal absence days.

Job Security

Dayton Progress survived the Great Recession and continued to invest in our factories the entire time. We acquire other companies as well, often moving that work here to Dayton, Ohio.

Qualified candidates should apply in person M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Dayton Progress
500 Progress Road
Dayton, Ohio 45449
OR submit resume to jobs@daytonprogress.com

EOE/M/F/V/D