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• Experience working in a manufacturing plant or job shop is desired:  lathes, CNC equipment, assembly experience, hobbing/shaping/shaving/grinding/heat treating equipment, machining centers, etc.

•          Basic math and English speaking/writing skills

•          Entry level machine/mechanical experience a plus

 Qualified candidates, depending on experience, can start with wages up to $20 per hour plus shift premium.  Individuals will move through a progressive wage procedure until they achieve the maximum wage rate of the classification.

 Benefits include:  health and dental insurance, life insurance, paid holidays and vacation, 401(k) with match, disability coverage, full year climate controlled factory, and tuition reimbursement.  

 As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

 Interested candidates should apply at WorkOne. 


823 Park East Boulevard

Lafayette, IN 47905

Phone: 765-477-1906

fax:  765-474-7036

You may also apply using the link below, however will be directed to WorkOne for WorkKeys Testing.


Tool Maker - Journeyman

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Responsible for manufacturing and reworking tooling, machine parts, gages, etc.  Must have knowledge of CNC and manual machining processes in turning, drilling, vertical/horizontal milling internal/external grinding, and surface grinding.

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

Applicant must be capable of holding tight tolerances.  Math skills required.  Applicant must be capable of interpreting complex blueprints. 

Education and work Experience:

Applicants must have a journeyman card or have eight (8) years of documented experience in this trade.



Director Mfg. Engineering

Position Summary:

Global leadership for New Product Manufacturing Engineering organization. Provide dotted line guidance and leadership to New Product/Process Engineering Director and Plant Manufacturing Managers. Support new initiatives and strategies while helping improve Safety, Quality, Delivery and cost at the site level. Recommend organizational structural changes as needed to support the goals

Leading and developing the processes, methods, and organization to support our global R&D new product introduction. Driving release of new products by use of a Product Life Cycle (PLC) model. Successful phase gates completion by executing and providing required deliverables for each phase.  Putting in place scorecards and provide project management oversites to the identified initiatives.  Team with Operations and Materials Management leadership to ensure consistent strategies and planning to meet the business goals

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  • Knowledge of Product Life Cycle (PLC) processes.
  • Leading NPI process utilizing APQP
  • Design for X knowledge. Examples are Design for Manufacturability, safety, ergonomics, quality and cost
  • CNC machining, industrial assembly
  • Use of Solid Modelling programs.
  • Knowledge and use of Drawing and Drafting standards (GD&T).
  • Strong understanding of bill of material structure (Product structure, Family tree, Generic vs. Customization, Merge in Transit) revision changes and how it affects manufacturing, procurement.
  • Mixed Model manufacturing concepts
  • Identify opportunities and implement automation solutions that will provide cost savings, quality improvements and/or cycle time reductions in partnership with sites
  • Ensure teams are actively aware of leading factory automation solutions, deploying them throughout TE Sensors Solutions consistently so automated processes are the same globally
  • Manage automation investments with site engineering manufacturing teams to ensure appropriate prioritization and capture of benefits.
  • Provide leadership for NPI engineering and plant manufacturing engineering teams

Education and work Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering.
  • Graduate degree a plus
  • Design Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering.
  • 12 plus years of relative experience
  • New Plant start up experience
  • Multi-site experience
  • Minimum of 4 years leadership experience.
  • APICS certification a plus
  • Product Life Cycle (PLC) knowledge and minimum of 10 years of experience with New Product Introduction (NPI).


Product Manager

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for both identifying and specifying the requirements, both technically and commercially, of new Torque-Hub products in the market, both in NA and globally. This position reports to Vice President of Engineering and Program Management.

Job responsibilities:

  • Work closely with sales, marketing and engineering to define new Torque-Hub®product direction based on technology, market trends, customer requirements, and Oerlikon capabilities
  • Together with program management team manage all product market launches in terms of business development and communication
  • Manage business case development and process to secure approval and resources for product programs
  • Owning the relevant product lifecycle management
  • Development budget allocation planning in cooperation with the R&D head
  • Specifying product requirements
  • Leverage engineering, sales and marketing to create product promotional and sales training materials to support the launch

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, or engineering
  • Engineering, technical and business educational background
  • Minimum 5 yrs. experience in product management in the off-highway markets and previous experience in the sales, marketing, program management and/or engineering functions
  • Experience in multiple off-highway markets, such as agricultural, construction, and/or materials handling equipment
  • Ability to translate between customer requirements, market and technology trends and requirements to product definition and business case development
  • Experience working in a global, multi-product organization
  • Preferred experience with planetaries drives, both hydrostatically and electrically driven
  • Understanding of the product lifecycle, from product introduction to product phase out
  • Comfortable working with sales, marketing, and engineering functions spread around the world, e.g., Americas, Europe, China and India
  • Able to think strategically, yet hands on-enough to execute the plans and possessing organizational savvy to manage peer functions to achieve a step change forward in the development and deployment of the Oerlikon Drives Systems planetaries strategy
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally


Account Manager

Oerlikon Fairfield Drive Systems, a member of the Oerlikon family of companies, is recruiting for an Account Manager, located in Lafayette, IN.

Founded in 1919, Oerlikon Fairfield creates innovative industrial solutions for a better life as a leading supplier of complete drive systems as well as gear systems and single components for transmissions.  Oerlikon Fairfield strives to be your most reliable business partner worldwide by providing engineered gear and drive systems for off-highway and industrial original equipment manufacturers.  We increase value through high-quality innovative solutions, continuously.  We engage highly qualified professionals.

Position Summary:

The Account Manager is responsible for selling, promoting, pricing and business development efforts, Regionally/Nationally. They are responsible for achieving our global goals and objectives by identifying and communicating customers’ needs and requirements and coordinating with internal Oerlikon Drive Systems (ODS) functional areas to meet these needs in alignment with Oerlikon Drive Systems strategies and plans. 


Tasks and Responsibilities:

Actively seeks new business opportunities to identify and develop new business to expand sales and market penetration in their territory.

Coordinate global strategies, targets, metrics and tracking to ensure growth

Meets with customers and prospects in their assigned territory to identify customer needs and requirements, maintain, develop and grow relationships, develop proposals and present ODS’s capabilities.

Initiate inquiries, prepares quote and proposals, negotiate prices and close deals.

Proficient in the utilization of ODS best practice sales, pricing and negotiation processes, and procedures.

Utilizes ODS systems and procedures for inquiries, proposals and CRM

Maintain customer records, sales forecasts and publish call reports in the CRM.

Perform account management with customers and prospects in their assigned territory.

Training, development, and support of authorized distribution and representatives.

Monitor and report customer and competitor activity and changes in market conditions in their assigned territory.

Monitor and drive daily and monthly bookings and sales for Fairfield

Meet and exceed the financial/sales goals for their territory


Knowledge & Skills Summary:


Highly self motivated and results oriented individual

Selling, negotiations and closing skills and ability to influence decision making at all levels or an organization.

Professional verbal and written communications skills to be able to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations

Ability to effectively interact at all levels of the customers and ODS organizations

Experience in mobile equipment, construction machinery, hydraulic fluid power and power transmission markets or related experience with similar technical products.

Direct related experience in gears and gear boxes a plus.

Familiar with Microsoft Office products


Education and work Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing or equivalent in experience. Degree in Engineering preferred.

Minimum of three years direct sales experience




Automotive Project Engineer

Position Summary:

 The Automotive Project Engineer will be responsible for the day to day planning and engineering

 initiatives for automotive transmission projects in North America. The Automotive Project Engineer is the

 primary technical resource, and will be responsible for actively driving and managing the technology

 evaluation stage of the sales process, as well as the design of transmission components for automotive

 applications. Working in conjunction with the sales team as the key technical advisor and in cooperation

 with the product engineering group, must be able to identify and provide reliable solutions for all related

 technical issues to assure complete customer satisfaction through all stages of the sales and design

 process. Prepares and analyzes project schedules including identification of critical path activities to

 monitor progress and provide early identification of potential solutions or mitigations for identified

 issues. Must be able to establish and maintain strong relationships throughout the sales and

 development cycle.

Tasks and Responsibilities:


  •   Design and development of new automotive transmission products
  • Support Business Development activities by providing specification and design development support to prospective and existing customers with technical presentations and technical meetings
  •   Maintain expert level of product knowledge and application
  •   Articulate ODS technology and product positioning to both engineering and procurement personnel at OEM’s and Tier 1’s
  •   Respond to functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs
  •   Listen, understand and convey customer requirements to internal cross-functional global team members:
  •  Engineering, manufacturing, program management, procurement, estimating, and quality within ODS
  •   Travel to project sites to perform technical presentations, start-up integration/prototypes, and training services
  •   Perform failure analysis and/or troubleshooting


  •   Resolve customer issues or difficulties in a timely manner that is consistent with the company mission, values, and financial objectives
  •   Establish contact with key customers and strengthen/maintain professional business relationships within target accounts
  •   Provide status of ongoing projects and future projects
  •   Identify customer's needs and sales opportunities to help deliver the 5 year business plan
  •   Some international travel required

 Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  •   Experience with Automotive Tier 1 and OEM’s
  •   Competent in start of the art transmission design and development including hybrid and AWD variants
  •   Proficient in analyzing application data for powertrain components through calculations.
  •   Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
  •   Proficient in parametric modeling software
  •   Knowledge of automotive product development processes
  •     Education and work Experience:
  •   BA/BS in engineering, technical Field, or technical specialist within transmission and driveline
  •   Experience 5–10 Years in engineering automotive transmissions and driveline Systems


Master Scheudler Supervisor

Position Summary: The Master Scheduler / Supervisor is responsible for all scheduling and planning activities within the production environment. The position will collaborate with sales, customer service, purchasing and operations to create an executable production schedule that satisfies customer demand while maintaining customer service and inventory levels.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Manages the day to day operations of the planning department and executes managerial duties for approximately (5) direct reports

Builds a high-performance team that includes performance management, 1 on 1’s and coaching/mentoring of all direct reports

Communicates with customer service when there are significant variations in product demand to ensure correct schedule is being maintained

Collaborate with supply and sales analysts to determine correct demand signal in conjunction with S&OP schedule – communicating output to the planning department

Initiate cross functional team collaboration when faced with supply disruptions or schedule issues to maintain customer service levels

Identify supply gaps through S&OP process on specific product lines

Document and maintain key information for analysis which includes downtime, peak production, inventory accuracy and scheduling accuracy

Maintain, develop and improve forecasting and scheduling methodology for distribution customers through various product models

Accelerate operational improvements in the development of logical product families of products in various points of their lifecycles

Update, maintain and improve MRP parameters in association with product family creation and production processes

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

•      Demonstrates the ability to use a computer and various database programs—including Microsoft Excel—proficiently

•      Understands how to document production goals and variances

•      Shows the ability to understand customer demand and how to alter production so that this demand is met.

•      Possesses the ability to adequately act as a liaison between vendors, customers and production as well as other departments within the company at all levels

•      Thorough understanding of supply chain activities and can make step level changes within the organization to propel to the next level

•       Ability to work in all levels of uncertainty and has the ambition to enact decisions with little to no information

•       Knowledge and understanding of ERP systems with exposure to purchasing

•       Strong verbal and written communication skills

•       Strong analytical aptitude and problem-solving skills

•       Ability to influence others directly and indirectly

•       Team player that has the ability to think conceptually, flexibly and have a strong focus on execution

•       Ability to work in both an executional and strategic environment

•       Ability to work without supervision and is self-motivated to initiate process improvements

•       Detailed understanding of various manufacturing environments and processes

Education and work Experience:

Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a business, supply chain or related field, will also accept equivalent work experience if knowledge can be demonstrated

Previous supervisory experience preferred

Operations experience preferred

APICS certification is preferred






Import/ Export Trade Control Manager

Position Summary:

The primary responsibilities of this position are to assist the Global Import/Export Trade Compliance Manager in the development, implementation and maintenance of the Import/Export Trade Compliance programs.

Strong emphasis on supporting regulatory Import/Export compliance and interfacing with Groups, Divisions and employees at all levels of the organization to include training, developing and advising upper management and staff.

This position offers the opportunity to take over more responsibility / extended role in the organization mid-term


Tasks and Responsibilities:

Coordinate shipments within the Corporate Logistics and Compliance Department. Address daily information requests from Customs Brokers for import clearance of products and Assist in the preparation of responses to formal inquiries by local and foreign government agencies.


Maintain and assist with implementation of company export and import compliance procedures and work instructions by supporting internal, external, and government-directed export and import compliance audits and assessments.


Administer import/export recordkeeping requirements with local and overseas offices and ensure global consistency and standardization of information, process, and reporting on new projects and support Special Projects/Trade Compliance Initiatives as needed.


Knowledge & Skills Summary:

Thorough knowledge of Trade Compliance programs HTSUS, 19 CFR, EAR, COO, ECCN, ITAR, AD/CVD, Duty Drawback, NAFTA, Various Free Trade Agreements, and Commodity Jurisdiction.

Knowledge of the various government departments CBP, BIS, OFAC, DDTC, DOS
Ability to understand global impact of regulatory decisions (assertiveness and diplomacy to achieve results).
Ability to understand, decipher, collaborate and communicate complex governmental regulations to all    levels of personnel. 
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Tools.
Excellent Communication skills and the ability to interface with customers, vendors and upper management in a professional, confident manner. 
Prior skills and knowledge maintaining regulatory/compliance data within an ERP system are required.
Strategic project management experience related to Regulatory Compliance activities.


Education and work Experience:

Full Time

Some Travel

BA / BS College Degree

Experience working in a manufacturing environment preferred

Minimum 3-5 years’ experience Import/Export/Global Trade Compliance or related role



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