Your Account


The following open positions are accepting applications.


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.


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


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

Dayton Progress Corporation
500 Progress Road
Dayton, Ohio 45449


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


Territory Sales Manager

Location: USA, West Coast

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 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 West Coast 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. The ideal candidate should live in the Los Angeles area.

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