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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

Title:  Dayton Progress Quality Manager

Reports to:  Vice President and General Manager, Dayton Progress

Based at:  Dayton, Ohio Facility

Job Purpose:  Hands-on position providing leadership and direction in all Quality–related situations and Quality matters for the Dayton, Ohio facility.

Job Description:   Employee will spearhead activities necessary to improve company Quality performance, specifically reduction of Scrap, reduction of Customer Returns, and production of parts that are right-the-first-time. This includes all activities necessary to meet both internal and external customer expectations.  This also includes activities related to both the “hard” (machines, material, processes) and “soft” (man, method) sides of the business.  Quality initiatives will start with analysis of data, input from members of the management team, Engineering, MPS, Customer Service, other departments, and employees in the shop.  This is followed by true root cause analysis, then development and effective implementation of counter-measures.  The employee will be required to determine if parts meets required Quality requirements.  Employee will also be required to have an understanding of fundamental Quality principles, procedures, methods, measurement, tracking, and improvement.  Their work also requires them to coordinate with management, employees, other departments, and customers as needed.  This employee will also be responsible for all activities related to the company’s ISO-9001:2015 certification.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  1. Must demonstrate an enthusiastic, hands-on approach to Quality improvement in all assigned facilities with a sense of urgency.  This includes developing relationships necessary to achieve rapid results as it relates to incident investigation and related corrective actions.  Also includes the ability to be a change agent, appropriately resolving unacceptable situations. 
  2. Must demonstrate the organizational and follow-up skills necessary to achieve effective results and complete all past corrective actions and plans for future improvements.
  3. Must demonstrate the ability to develop and implement programs and activities necessary to improve Quality.  This includes development and implementation of required training.
  4. Make plans and execute as needed in order to achieve targets and goals included in company FY Business Plans, Budgets, and other activities, specifically targets for Quality (Q) and Cost (C).
  5. Understand company Quality performance through regular review of related KPIs.  Recommend corrective actions as needed, then develop, execute, and monitor improvement plans as needed.
  6. Take the lead in investigations related to Quality problems, both internal and external.  Work with Manufacturing and Engineering to develop counter-measures (hard and soft), plans, schedules and respond to customers as needed.
  7. Follow up to insure that counter-measures are in-place, understood and functioning effectively.
  8. Act as point of contact for customers whenever necessary;   maintain high level of responsiveness.
  9. Provide Quality information by compiling, sorting, and analyzing records and data; answering questions and responding to requests, both internal and external.
  10. Develop and maintain Quality systems, procedures, and tracking as needed.
  11. Plan and execute all tasks and activities necessary to maintain the company’s ISO-9001:2015 certification.  This includes calibration, internal auditing, and upgrading the certification to the new 2015 standard.
  12. Maintain records, prepare reports, and compose correspondence relative to the work.
  13. Perform work as assigned and follow company policies and procedures.
  14. Balance work activities to achieve positive, effective results.  Work to continuously improve in all areas.
  15. Interact with and support activities on all shifts as needed.
  16. Manage performance measures and provide regular progress reports regarding plans, goals, projects, etc.


Other Job Skills 

  1. Ability to organize and prioritize work to in order to meet expectations and deadlines.
  2. Ability to work with minimum supervision; act as a self-starter.
  3. Above average computer skills including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point) and mainframe-based software (ERP and other database programs containing Quality and other data). 
  4. Above average analytical capability (graphical, statistical, visual, and other methods).
  5. Knowledge of 5-Principles analysis (also called 5-Why analysis), FMEA.
  6. Knowledge of ISO-9001:2015 including system requirements, documentation, audits, calibration, etc.
  7. Experience in project management including situation analysis, setting goals, activity planning and scheduling, tracking activity status (plan vs. actual), tracking project effectiveness through metrics, reporting, etc.  
  8. Above average communication skills, both written and verbal; includes reporting, presentations, email, meeting facilitation, etc. 
  9. Experience in development and tracking of Quality KPI’s including appropriate trigger points that indicate when and what corrective and other actions are required based on results.
  10. Ability to prepare reports, procedures, and training for employees at all levels.
  11. Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with superiors, peers, subordinates, and customers.
  12. Ability to understand and interpret blueprints, sketches, or other descriptions of parts to be fabricated, and to determine if a part meets required Quality criteria. 
  13. Considerable knowledge of methods related to inspection and containment.
  14. Some knowledge of precision machining operations.
  15. Understanding and experience in operation of precision measuring devices (scales, calipers, gages, CMM, Comparators, Hommel, etc.) including interpretation of results.


Requirements:  Must have at least five or more years of progressive, hands-on Quality Management experience within an industrial manufacturing facility.  Must be a driven, highly-motivated individual with an attention to detail and have strong organizational skills.  Strong written and verbal communication skills is a must.  Ability to work effectively alone and prioritize projects is essential.  The position will require 10-15% travel.

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Associates Degree minimum with 3-5 years’ experience in Management of Manufacturing Quality systems and improvement.

Note:  At times, weekend work may be required to accomplish all tasks on-time and/or to complete work related to competing priorities.



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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, Czech Republic, and China (majority-owned joint venture). 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 Texas and Northern Mexico 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 Dallas or Austin 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
  • Proficient in the Spanish language--critical to success.
  • Travel outside the US required.
  • 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


Bellaire, MI, USA

Position Summary

An individual in this position will be required to work as an assembler, performing multiple tasks including but not limited to the assembly of Hydraulic Units. This position is also expected to maximize efficiency and increase output delivering a top quality product.


  • Perform assembly operations on Hydraulic Power Units and Electronic Die Separators
  • Perform electrical and electronic assembly of complex power panels to meet specifications
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately evaluate and troubleshoot repairs on customer returned and rental units
  • Work in sync with the engineering group to further enhance and document assembly instructions
  • Accomplish all assignments in a timely manner while employing good safety practices and maintain a clean and safe work area
  • Accurately record transactions in the data collection system and in the documentation provided with each job

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of electrical and pneumatic assembly required
  • Knowledge of both hydraulic and electrical schematics required
  • Understanding of 3 phase, single phase and DC circuits
  • Safety minded and team oriented individual
  • Committed, honest, fair and with good work ethics

Interested candidates should apply online or in person at 3650 S. Derenzy Road, Bellaire, MI 49615.

Bellaire, MI, USA

Position Summary

Seeking an individual with strong mechanical skills and motivated to help support the maintenance operations. Someone with a positive attitude and safety conscious.


  • Execute daily requests to repair and troubleshoot equipment
  • Perform electrical and plumbing repairs
  • Understand and correct PLC related issues
  • Install, adjust and help certify new equipment
  • Record all transactions accurately and free of errors
  • Accomplish all assignments in a timely manner while employing good safety practices
  • Available to work overtime and weekends

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Mechanical certification or equivalent experience desired
  • Licensed Electrician or equivalent years of experience is desired
  • Experience in CNC FANUC and MAZATROL troubleshooting is preferred
  • Background in hydraulics, electrical, welding
  • Must provide own tools

Interested candidates should apply online or in person at 3650 S. Derenzy Road, Bellaire, MI 49615.

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


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


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.





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 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.



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 can submit their resume to