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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

Reports to:  Plant Manager

Based at:  Dayton, OH Facility

Job Description:

Provide management, leadership, and direction to Supervisors and employees.  Ensure that company policies, practices, and related actions are consistently applied on all shifts by working with shift Supervisors and others within company as needed.  Spearhead activities to ensure manufacturing goals and targets for Safety, Quality, Cost, and Time are achieved in accordance with the company Business Plan.  Coordinate and integrate activities across all shifts.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)

  • Maintain a Safe work environment at all times, ensuring that all Safety rules and procedure are followed.  Report and follow-up on all Safety incidents as well as preventive actions needed.
  • Demonstrate an enthusiastic, hands-on approach to managing daily operations, taking actions necessary to ensure that product is progressing through manufacturing on-schedule.
  • Review capacity constraints with Supervisors daily to ensure that they are moving work and/or labor to the appropriate Work Centers to meet scheduled work order due dates.  Specifically, balance operations as needed to meet delivery requirements.
  • Maintain and review relevant reports.  Take actions necessary based on the information.  This includes communication and coordination with all shifts and departments regarding operational, maintenance, or other issues.
  • Facilitate maximum efficiency and productivity of Supervisors, production employees, and manufacturing processes through regular reviews and feedback.
  • Drive continuous improvement through review and analysis of production operations, processes, and systems to determine causes of Quality nonconformities and other production problems, then urgently implementing corrective actions.
  • Evaluate customer complaints and/or product returns to understand if they are valid.  If they resulted from a failure in Manufacturing, determine root cause(s) and implement effective, robust counter-measures.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.


  • Provide management direction to Supervisors and employees in the building.  This includes providing guidance, coaching, and mentoring as opportunities arise.
  • Review employee evaluations to ensure that the evaluations and associated pay increases are administered consistently and on time.
  • Ensure that disciplinary actions and documentation for Safety, Scrap, Attendance, and Productivity are completed consistently and on-schedule.


Other Job Skills

  • Experience as a Plant Supervisor, Superintendent, or equivalent leadership experience with direct responsibility for oversight and management of employees and all aspects of industrial manufacturing operations.
  • Must be a driven, highly motivated, shop floor individual with an attention to detail.
  • Interpersonal Skills: must be able to interact effectively with other Superintendents, Supervisors, employees, and other departments as needed.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point); ERP systems a plus.
  • Experience in the use of precision measuring devices (scales, calipers, gages, etc.) including interpretation of results.
  • 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.  
  • Effective problem-solving skills; must demonstrate the ability and initiative to quickly analyze and understand situations, taking appropriate, decisive action as needed.
  • Effective time management skills; must demonstrate the ability to meet production and other deadlines as well as managing their personal time effectively.
  • Experience with precision machining processes preferred; includes soft turning, lathes, mills, and surface grinding.
  • Associates or Bachelor's degree a plus
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement tools and techniques a plus (Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Visual Management, others).

Education:  Associates or Bachelor's Degree a plus.

Note:  Weekend work required to accomplish all tasks on time and/or to complete work related to competing priorities.


Dayton, OH, USA

DAYTON LAMINA™ is an international manufacturing company with approximately 1,500 employees and $200+ million annual sales. We are the worldwide industry leader in the production of catalog and special metal forming tools.


The Customer Service Representative (CSR) will be responsible for the successful servicing of customer orders. Responsibilities include receiving, processing, interpreting, and resolving all incoming order requests and order-related inquiries. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a Customer Service role, strong analytical skills and problem solving skills. This is a hybrid role with time in the office and work from home.


  • Minimum of HS diploma/GED with a bachelor degree in business/communications preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills within multiple channels of business environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail
  • Team Player with past success working in a team environment
  • Familiarity with ERP & CRM systems; JD Edwards and Sales Force preferred


  • Timely management of all customer's requests and inquiries
  • Ability to read and understand purchase orders
  • Excellent follow-up skills, organizational skills and communication abilities
  • Team oriented with ability to effectively interact within multiple departments
  • Product knowledge
  • Troubleshooting customer account activities with resolution

We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits package, including a contributory 401(K) and tuition reimbursement. New employees are eligible for merit based pay increases every 90 days from the date of hire.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to

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

500 Progress Road
Dayton, Ohio 45449


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.


  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.


  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

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


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

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

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