Your Account

Careers

The following open positions are accepting applications.

Inventory Specialist

Location: Dayton-OH

DAYTON LAMINA™ has approximately 1,500 employees and $200 million sales, with factories in the U.S. (OH, IN, MI, WI), Canada, Mexico, Portugal, Czech Republic, Japan and China (majority-owned joint ventures). We are the world-wide industry leader in the sales and production of catalog and special punches, die components, die details, punch blanks and metalstamping tools.

Job Purpose

The Inventory Specialist will work as part of the Production and Inventory Control team in support of manufacturing operations at the Dayton plant. He or she will work with the in-house manufacturing team and the purchasing team to ensure that the supply of raw materials and semi-finished goods is sufficient to meet customer demand for finished products. Nearly all customer orders are made-to-order and have relatively short lead-times, so inventory replenishment is based on forecasts and calculations. Therefore, the Inventory Specialist will work frequently with large data sets and will often be required to perform advanced data analysis using Microsoft Excel. He or she will also be expected to understand the relationships between the data and the overall business in order to efficiently investigate and address irregularities in the data and any questions raised by others in the company. The job will involve frequent interaction with many other people, although a majority of the daily work will be done at a computer using Excel and the company’s ERP software. A variety of other tasks may be assigned (including tasks unrelated to inventory management), depending on the aptitude and interests of the person hired for this role.

Responsibilities

  • Inventory cycle counting
    • Work continuously with accounting department and stock room personnel to maintain an effective cycle-counting program
    • Investigate any major inventory variances and work with others to implement specific countermeasures to avoid similar variances in the future
    • Monitor and report on cycle count status throughout the year to ensure audit compliance; work with others to implement corrective actions if schedule falls behind
  • Inventory monitoring and replenishment
    • Review order recommendations within ERP software and generate production orders and purchase requisitions as necessary
    • Communicate with off-site and on-site suppliers about supply-related issues as necessary to maintain sufficient inventory to meet customer demand
    • Maintain accurate and complete data in ERP system to enable proper functioning of the software (item groupings, forecasts, safety stock levels, etc.)
  • Documentation
    • Produce and maintain reference materials and procedural documentation for the work activities of the Inventory Specialist to enable cross-training and backup within the team
    • Support stock room personnel and others in producing and maintaining procedural documentation for activities such as cycle counting and shelving newly-received items
  • Reporting
    • Create and/or maintain and distribute data-driven reports and dashboards as requested using advanced Microsoft Excel formulas, formatting, and graphs.
    • Use existing reporting add-on to ERP software to retrieve data as needed for reporting and performing daily duties
  • Off-site support
    • Provide Inventory Control support to other Dayton Lamina sites—Portland, Indiana, in particular; when possible, extend effective procedures from Dayton to Portland
    • Assist in data collection and consolidating reports from other Dayton Lamina sites
  • Other assignments as required

Preferred Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Prior professional experience managing inventory in a manufacturing environment
  • Very advanced Microsoft Excel skills and good math skills to support the use of Excel
  • Strong ability to analyze data and connect it to real-world business circumstances
  • Strong written communication skills (grammar, spelling, punctuation, communicating clearly)
  • Experience using proprietary reporting software like Crystal Reports, Cognos BI, or ReportsNow
  • Good independent time management habits; can independently prioritize work based on organizational goals; uses time at work effectively and productively; does not need hand-holding
  • Positive attitude toward working with others, even if they don’t always have positive attitudes
  • Positive attitude toward changes in processes and objectives; a desire to help changes succeed

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

Job is located in Dayton, Ohio.





Customer Service Representative

Location: Dayton-OH

DAYTON LAMINA™ has approximately 1,500 employees and $200 million sales, with factories in the U.S. (OH, IN, MI, WI), Canada, Mexico, Portugal, Czech Republic, Japan and China (majority-owned joint ventures). We are the world-wide industry leader in the sales and production of catalog and special punches, die components, die details, punch blanks and metalstamping tools.

We are looking for a Customer Service Representative. The successful candidate must possess the following qualities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical, critical and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to independently and effectively communicate by telephone
  • Ability to independently multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail oriented, a self-starter, and a positive team player.

Minimum of an Associate’s degree is required, but a Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Business is preferred. In lieu of the degree requirement, candidates with the equivalent Customer Service experience will be considered.

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

EOE/M/F/V/D





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.





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