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Equal Opportunity Employer • Smoke-free Environment • EOE/M/F/V/D

Dayton Lamina Corporation is comprised of Dayton Progress and Anchor Lamina America Inc.

Dayton Progress

Since 1946, Dayton Progress has grown to an organization 1100+ people strong. In addition,we sell and support these products through our global network of 500+ distributor representatives. We also operate multiple manufacturing/engineering facilities occupying a total of over 200,000 square feet (18,000 square meters) in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Further,we have alliances with selected manufacturers of leading-edge die component products that give us the ability to sell these proprietary products worldwide.

Quality EmployeesOur real strength, however, lies with our employees - Individuals who care about quality, reliability, product performance, on-time delivery, solid technical support, and superior service to our customers.

Dayton Progress offers competitive wages and a rich benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as 401k, tuition reimbursement, and employee discounts.

 

Anchor Lamina America

Anchor Lamina America is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of tool, die, and mold components for the metal working and plastics industries. As a customer focused, world-class supplier of choice, we provide the brands, product breadth, distribution network and technical support for an array of metal forming needs.

We help our customers to compete globally by providing innovative and value added products and services.

We believe that having engaged team members who actively participate in improving the business is what sets us apart!

The dedication and expertise of our employees has allowed us to remain a relied upon supplier of choice and a trusted partner.

When hiring we look for people who enjoy working and playing hard, care about what they do, enjoy learning new skills and thrive on collaboration and continuously seeking out new ideas toward improvement.

We are always looking for top notch talent!

 

 

Open Positions

Dayton, OH, USA

DAYTON LAMINA™ has approximately 1,500 employees and $200 million sales, with factories in the U.S. (OH, MI, WI), Canada, Mexico, Portugal, UK, Germany, France Czech Republic and China (majority-owned joint ventures). We are the world-wide industry leader in the production of catalog and special punches, die components, die details, punch blanks and metalstamping tools. Our full line of tooling includes everything in your bill of materials, punches, die buttons, pins & bushings, wear and guide components, die springs, cams, die details, punch retainers and more.

We are looking for an Accounts Receivable Specialist. The successful candidate must possess the following qualities: Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills for a demanding and customer focused environment; Proven working experience as a Accounts Receivable Clerk or Collections Specialist; A minimum of an Associate’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration is preferred; Good analytical and problem solving skills in addition to the ability to work closely with all levels of the organization; Exceptional experience in MS Excel, Access and Data Entry within a business environment; Working knowledge of accounting software systems, JD Edwards or ERP software; and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor customer accounts and incoming payments to ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures
  • Facilitate timely payment of invoices by sending payment reminders and communicating with customers
  • Review and process account adjustments, small balance write-offs, credit memos, etc.
  • Perform customer reconciliations
  • Resolve customer discrepancies and short payments.
  • Responsible for reducing delinquency for assigned accounts
  • Effectively communicate and follow-up with customer service and the sales department regarding customer accounts on a timely basis.
  • Perform other assigned tasks and duties as necessary to support the Accounting Department.

We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefit package, including a contributory 401(K), and tuition reimbursement.

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

OR Apply in person Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm at:

500 Progress Road
Dayton, Ohio 45449

EOE/M/F/V/D

Dayton, OH, USA

Reports to: Dayton Progress Director of Engineering and Continuous Improvement

Based at: Dayton, OH facility

Leading international manufacturer of tools and tooling components for the metal stamping and plastic molding industries has an opening for a degreed Manufacturing Engineer.

Job Purpose:  This position will be responsible for designing, implementing, supporting, and improving manufacturing processes in a machining environment.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  1. Prepare capital expenditure requests, including financial justification and presentation to management.
  2. Implement capital equipment and facilities projects within budget and time constraints, including development of detailed project plans and schedules as well as designs for equipment layout, product workflow, and maximum utilization of workspace.
  3. Work with suppliers and internal resources to design and improve machining processes, both for existing product lines and for new product introductions.
  4. Design and coordinate fabrication of fixturing, gaging, and tooling for new and existing processes.
  5. Work with global company locations to share and adopt best-practice processes and methods, including transfer of turnkey processes.
  6. 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).
  7. Utilize Lean Manufacturing and other Continuous Improvement concepts, including 5S, Standard Work, and SMED to eliminate waste and reduce product cost.
  8. Direct and/or oversee all assigned projects and other activities, taking an enthusiastic, hands-on role to planning, execution, and follow-up.
  9. Must be willing to problem solve in a production environment
  10. Analyze and process Engineering Change Requests / Notifications and employee suggestions.
  11. When planning for, setting up, and starting up new equipment and processes, work with Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement Group, and Quality to develop a fully engineered process with consideration for all aspects of processes and methods, maximizing results for Quality, Cost, and Time.

Requirements:

  1. Minimum of BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or similar technical discipline.
  2. 3+ years of strong, proven, shop floor experience in a machining environment.
  3. Direct experience with CNC machining equipment.
  4. AutoCad, Siemens NX, or similar CAD/CAM experience is a required.
  5. Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, and strong analytical capabilities required.
  6. Must be willing to travel occasionally to Asia for extended periods (total travel <10%).
  7. Japanese language skills are a plus.
  8. Experience with Kaizen and other Continuous Improvement techniques is a plus.
  9. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  10. CNC machine programming experience is a plus.
  11. Must demonstrate enthusiasm, passion, and a sense of urgency along with strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Notes:

  1. Management will assign other job responsibilities as required and as appropriate to the position.
  2. At times, weekend work may be required to accomplish all tasks on-time and/or to complete work related to competing priorities.

 

Dayton, OH, USA

Reports to: Vice President Sales and Marketing, Dayton Lamina, North America

Based at: Dayton, OH facility

Job Purpose

Support sales processes through data creation, analysis, review and follow up.   With tenacity, he/she will help increase the effectiveness of our sales operations by working with the sales team, management, customer service, business development and marketing to provide actionable data, develop resources for sales/distributors, train on systems such as Salesforce, excel or other as needed and prepare intelligence reports from field sales or general market feedback.

May support or lead projects relating to process definition, changes or implementation.  May support marketing projects such as trade shows, events or content creation. Will support data analysis using ReportsNow (from ERP, JD Edwards) for general reporting of sales, production or product reports.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  1. Support or lead projects relating to process definition, changes or implementation.
  2. Support marketing projects such as trade shows, events or content creation.
  3. Support data analysis using ReportsNow (from ERP, JD Edwards) for general reporting of sales, production or product reports.
  4. Review sales history to determine productivity trends
  5. Research market information on competitors, industries and trends.
  6. Collaborate with sales team to identify areas for improvement or needs
  7. Run reports on field activities and report trends, issues, outliers and actions needed.
  8. Manage customer data in CRM system for duplicates, errors, and analysis
  9. Support new business development, product management and other front end activities including, but not limited to, market research, Target account quantification, pricing analysis and other activities.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, economics, statistics, or a similar field
  • Experience or demonstrated skills/understanding in creating reports from data to create actions to address sales issues
  • Proficiency with data analysis tools, including Excel, helpful to know ReportsNow
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational abilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Desire to learn and grow
  • Beneficial to have
    • Experience with an outside sales team and B2B distribution.
    • CRM usage or management such as Salesforce
  • Work in Dayton, Ohio office – not a remote position
  • Limited travel required.

Notes

  1. Other job responsibilities will be assigned by management as required and as appropriate to the position.
  2. At times, weekend work may be required to accomplish all tasks on-time and/or to complete work related to competing priorities.

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

OR Apply in person Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm at:

500 Progress Road
Dayton, Ohio 45449

EOE/M/F/V/D

Dayton, OH, USA

DAYTON LAMINA™ is an international manufacturing company with approximately 1,100 employees and $200 million annual sales. We are the worldwide industry leader in the production of catalog and special metal forming tools.

Summary

The Senior Human Resources Generalist will be responsible for collaborating with management and employees across multiple functions of HR, including: recruitment and retention, onboarding, policy administration, compensation, benefits, and HR reporting. This position will report to the Senior Director of HR.

Responsibilities

Performs a wide variety of Human Resources support functions, including but not limited to:

  • Consults with management, providing HR guidance and support as appropriate.
  • Assists with HR initiatives and projects to support ongoing business needs.
  • Assist employees and managers with policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Respond to general employee questions related to payroll, benefits and company programs.
  • Supports recruitment efforts and new hire processes.
  • Works directly with hiring managers to develop job descriptions, post open positions, and source for qualified candidates.
  • Oversees temporary staffing process and acts as liaison with staffing vendors.
  • Helps facilitate benefits administration.
  • Assists with coordination of annual open enrollment and company events.
  • Maintain employee files and records.
  • Maintains knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations and recommended best practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of HR generalist related experience.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • HRIS and reporting experience preferred.
  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP Certification preferred.

We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits package, including a contributory 401(K) and tuition reimbursement.

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

OR Apply in person Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm at:

500 Progress Road
Dayton, Ohio 45449

EOE/M/F/V/D

Indiana, Kentucky, USA

DAYTON LAMINA™ is an international manufacturing company with approximately 1,100 employees and $200 million annual sales. We are the world-wide industry leader in the production of catalog and special punches, die components, die details, punch blanks and metal stamping tools. Our full line of tooling includes everything in your bill of materials, punches, die buttons, pins & bushings, wear and guide components, die springs, cams, die details, punch retainers and more.

We are looking for a highly motivated Territory Sales Manager for the Indiana and Kentucky territory. The successful candidate must possess the following qualities: Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills; Detail oriented, a self-starter and positive team player; Ability to quickly create solutions for customers’ requirements and issues; Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel; and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred. Strong technical aptitude from a manufacturing environment highly preferred. Ideal candidate should live in the Indianapolis/Louisville areas.

 Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Efficiently services existing accounts and wins new accounts by planning organized work days
  • Focuses sales efforts by studying existing and potential volume of direct and distributor accounts
  • Responsible for customized sale presentations for customers at the customer’s requests
  • Keep management informed by submitting activity and results reports; such as daily call reports, weekly work planned and monthly and annual territory analysis.
  • Monitors competition by gathering current market information on pricing, products, new products, delivery, etc.
  • Maintains distributor, customer and market information utilizing the company CRM tools through timely updates to ensure management is aware of development in region.
  • Recommends changes in products, services and policies by evaluating results and competitive developments
  • Resolves customer complaints by investigating problems, developing solutions, preparing reports and making recommendations to management
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional organizations
  • Provide historical records by maintaining records by customer contact information
  • Participate in trade shows as assigned

Additional job duties may be assigned by management as required

We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefit package, including a contributory 401(K), and tuition reimbursement.

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

EOE/M/F/V/D

Dayton, OH, USA

Leading international manufacturer of tools and tooling components for the metal stamping and plastic molding industries has an immediate opening for a 2nd shift Machine Maintenance Mechanic. The ideal candidate must meet the following job requirements: have a minimum of 5 years' experience repairing grinders, lathes and or mills; be able to perform mechanical and electrical repairs; be familiar with working on CNC Machines; and must have own tools. Must be willing to take additional training and work on weekends when needed. This position could require some traveling.

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

Qualified candidates should apply online or in person M-F 8:30am-4:30pm at

Dayton Progress Corporation
500 Progress Road
Dayton, Ohio 45449

Resumes can be submitted to jobs@daytonprogress.com

EOE/M/F/V/D

Dayton, OH, USA

DAYTON LAMINA™ is the world-wide industry leader in the production of catalog and special punches, die components, die details, punch blanks and metalstamping tools with factories in the U.S. (OH, MI, WI), Canada, Mexico, Portugal, Czech Republic, Japan and China (majority-owned joint ventures).

We are looking for a Customer Service Representative. The successful candidate must possess the following qualities: A minimum of two years of experience in a Customer Service role or a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Communications; Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office; and experience with JD Edwards or other ERP systems is a plus.

We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefit package, including a contributory 401(K), and tuition reimbursement.

Qualified candidates should apply online or apply in person, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm at:

500 Progress Road

Dayton, Ohio 45449

 

EOE/M/F/V/D

Dayton, OH, USA

Title: Kaizen Leader – Leader of Continuous Improvement (Kaizen and the Misumi Production System)

Reports to: Vice President and General Manager of Dayton Progress

Based at: Dayton, OH facility

Job Purpose:  Provide leadership and direction to the MPS (Continuous Improvement) department in accordance with the annual business plan.  Champion all activities related to Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) with the ultimate goal of establishing a company culture of Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) in Dayton Lamina.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  1. Work with VP, GM of Dayton Progress to create and implement a plan and strategy for Continuous Improvement in Dayton that supports corporate goals and core values.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to be a change agent, appropriately confronting challenges and problems and effectively overcoming/resolving them.
  3. Focus on cost reduction through regular non-capital Kaizen initiatives as well as application of technology and automation including working closely with all Dayton departments as needed.
  4. Promote development of best-in-class manufacturing for Quality, Cost, and Time.
  5. Taking an enthusiastic, hands-on role to model successful selection, planning, execution, and follow-up of Continuous Improvement projects and activities.  Use these activities to teach and develop necessary skills in members of the department, management, engineering and others in the company.
  6. Provide expert technical direction to the MPS department and others to optimize the total manufacturing process from Order Entry to Shipping.  This includes direction on performance reporting including analysis of results.
  7. When planning for, setting up, and starting up new equipment and processes, work with Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality to develop a fully engineered process with consideration for all aspects of processes and methods, maximizing results for Quality, Cost, and Time.
  8. Adopt and implement Best Practices from Dayton Lamina and Suruga facilities for like operations to ensure standardization between DLNA and Japan as well as standardization of like processes in NA.  Maximize corporate investments in new manufacturing methods.
  9. Work with VP, GM of Dayton Progress to develop and execute the annual budget and business plan for your department, ensuring that all operational KPI’s are met.
  10. Work with VP, GM of Dayton Progress to develop and maintain a structured, systematic process for managing and controlling all projects to meet or exceed performance targets and completion dates.
  11. Focus on Manufacturing in the Dayton, OH location with support for Continuous Improvement needs in other Dayton Lamina operations as needed.
  12. Champion activities related to annual visit by Kaizen experts from Japan HQ.

Requirements:

  1. Minimum of BS in Engineering or related field required.
  2. At least 5-8 years of strong, proven, shop floor experience in improving manufacturing operations using a variety of methods and tools.
  3. Certification in Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma Black Belt required; experience in using 5S, Visual Management, and time study techniques strongly preferred.
  4. Strong analytical capabilities along with strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  5. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office apps including Excel, Word, and Power Point required.
  6. ERP-literate including experience with ERP systems such as JD Edwards, SAP, PLEX or others preferred.
  7. Must demonstrate enthusiasm, passion, and a sense of urgency for Continuous Improvement along with strong interpersonal, collaborative, and leadership skills
  8. Able to travel internationally and domestically (10% to 20%)

Notes:

  1. Other job responsibilities will be assigned by management as required and as appropriate to the position.
  2. At times, weekend work may be required to accomplish all tasks on-time and/or to complete work related to competing priorities.

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

OR Apply in person Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm at:
500 Progress Road
Dayton, Ohio 45449

EOE/M/F/V/D

Woodbridge, ON, Canada

Dayton Progress Corporation (a Dayton Lamina company), ISO 9001:2008 certified, is a rapidly growing, prestigious, established leader in the manufacture of Metal Stamping/Forming Tooling.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join our Canadian Division.

Dayton Progress Canada Ltd is currently seeking an outside sales representative for the Toronto area. We are looking for individuals with minimum of 5 years experience in the tool and die industry (tool maker) or proven sales record in the tool and die industry.

We offer:

  • Onsite training and growth opportunities
  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Retirement Plan
  • Solid respected industry reputation
  • The Opportunity to Work with the Best

Job Type: Full-time

Please send resumes to CanadaJobs@daytonlamina.com

Location:
Dayton Progress Canada Ltd
861 Rowntree Dairy Road
Woodbridge, ON
L4L 5W3
Canada

Dayton, OH, USA

Reports to: Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Job Purpose: Support all sales functions in relation to customer satisfaction. Ensure systematic excellence in support of customer service staff and order entry management.

Job Description: Employee in this position will perform all activities necessary to exceed customer fulfilment. Ensure accuracy in sustainability of current processes; while at the same time reviewing options to improve current procedures and / or implementation of new. Works with manufacturing and the external sales team to safeguard commitments are achieved.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates and implements new processes.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • JDE, or other ERP Skill base and CRM expert and liaison.
  • Maintains customer satisfaction by providing problem-solving resources.
  • KPI creation and management.
  • Manages staff and communicates job expectations.
  • Accomplishes customer service human resource objectives by selecting, training, and coaching employees.
  • Plans, monitors, appraises, and reviews job contributions of others.
  • Enforces company policies and procedures.
  • Achieves customer service objectives by contributing customer service information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews.
  • Prepares and completes actions plans.
  • Implements production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards.
  • Resolves problems.
  • Identifies customer service trends and determines system improvements.
  • Prepares annual budgets.
  • Improves customer service quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes and establishing and communicating service metrics and monitoring and analyzing results.
  • Resolves problems and disseminates advisories and warnings.
  • Experience in developing and implementing inside sales capabilities.
  • Leads project management objectives and activities.

Other Job Skills:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Process improvement
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Managing processes
  • Familiarity in supervising both remote and in-house based teams
  • Staffing
  • Planning
  • Analyzing information
  • Developing standards

Requirements: Must have at least five years of strong proven managerial experience in customer service, order entry and performance management. Must be a driven, highly-motivated individual demonstrating attention to detail along with strong people management skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills is a must; includes reporting, email, meetings, etc.

Other job responsibilities will be assigned by management as required and as appropriate to the position.

Education: Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Qualified candidates should send their resumes to salaryjobs@daytonprogress.com

Dayton, OH, USA

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 CNC EDM Operators. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of five years’ experience in setup and operating CNC sinkers; must be capable of running multiple machines and holding tight tolerance and fine finishes; must have the ability to perform own measurements to verify results; Makino and Charmilles experience is a plus; must have a HS Diploma/GED, and pass a drug test. Expectations include troubleshooting problems such as DC Arching, Electrode buildup and pitting, and take corrective action with little or no assistance.

2nd Shift available: 3PM – 11PM
Training will be on 1st shift: 7AM – 3PM

Must be available to work weekends and overtime if required.

We offer competitive wages, merit increases after 90 days of employment, an excellent benefit package, tuition reimbursement, and a contributory 401k.

Qualified candidates can submit their resume to jobs@daytonprogress.com

EOE/M/F/V/D

Dayton, OH, USA

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, and a contributory 401k.

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

EOE/M/F/V/D

Dayton, OH, USA

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.  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, opportunities for frequent merit increases, an excellent benefit package, tuition reimbursement, and a contributory 401k.

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Training

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

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Pay and Benefits

We offer competitive wages and our benefits and work environment are superior. Plus, every employee is eligible for merit increases.

Go To College - On Us!

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

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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.

 

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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 can submit their resume to jobs@daytonprogress.com

EOE/M/F/V/D

 

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