Current Job Openings

Area Manager

Position Summary:
The area Manager will be the Leader of the associates in your assigned area. You will engage and train your team to continuously improve the Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost goals of the business. Drive action where ever needed to resolve urgent issues. Utilize data to manage the area of responsibility and train all associates to do the same to improve. You are accountable for results and represent the values of the company and of a good leader.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the associates in your area. Through coaching, engagement, communication, morale building and teaming. Be the Leader and coach not the boss.
  • Team with support groups such as EHS, Quality Assurance, Engineering and Planning to escalate and improve urgent issues as well as drive continuous improvement
  • Measure report and improve Safety, Quality, Delivery and cost within assigned areas and across the whole plant
  • Provides all subordinates with constant communication, guidance, coaching and support necessary to perform their jobs effectively and accurately.
  • Works with the Safety Manager to monitor safety compliance and to review and plan for special requirements on incoming jobs.
  • Uses progressive discipline to correct and manage major violations of company policies, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (e.g., fighting, sabotage, etc.).
  • Investigates incidences of, and initiates corrective actions to, improper conduct on the floor or major violations of company policies or the CBA.
  • Accountable for factory housekeeping and organization by driving 5S deployment across the factory.
  • Accountable for improving and maintaining visual management across the factory
  • Responsible for communicating metrics and ensuring understanding and ownership at the production team level.
  • Responsible for driving continuous improvement in labor efficiency, cost, quality, and factory processes
  • Prioritize production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency and materials supply
  • Assure the proper training and of all department personnel
    Knowledge & Skills Summary:
  • Previous experience in the metals industry experience is preferred.
  • Highly organized with excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be available to work flexible hours and weekends.
  • Experience in a multi-shift operation with emphasis in a union environment is strongly desired.
  • Engineering experience preferred

Education and work Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering or a related field or equivalent experience that relates to the position.
  • Minimum 5 years of management experience in a fast-paced, manufacturing environment.

To apply - follow the link below:

Regional Account Manager - Sales

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

Account responsibility will include:  SPX Kansas City, AGCO Heston, KS, John Deere, Coffeeville, KS, RImpull, Kansas City, Watson Drilling, Daimler Truck North America, Navistar, Eaton and other Commercial Vehicle Mfg’s in the future.

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

To apply - follow the link below:


EHS Director

Position Summary:

The Director, EHS works collaboratively with the management team to help ensure that a robust, continuous-improvement based Environmental, Health and Safety Management System is in place and managed effectively. The EHS Management System includes provisions for establishing EHS related goals and metrics, programs to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations, injury and Illness prevention programs, and Safety Leadership. The Director has dotted line reporting to the Segment HSE leader.  The EHS Director must lead by example to establish and maintain a safety culture where working safely is a company and employee value and a belief that zero is attainable. The position includes hands-on application of technical safety knowledge, risk identification and problem resolution.  The Director supervises the EHS Specialists.  The contract Nurse dotted line reports to the EHS Director.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • This person will be responsible for timely government reporting and compliance with applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Organizes and maintains OSHA/EPA mandated records with EHS team
  • Prepares reports and presentations for Segment and Corporate management
  • Prepares and shares plant safety related messages through multiple channels, establishes and reports performance on key safety metrics (both leading and lagging).
  • Reviews all site capital and new chemical requests for potential EHS impact
  • Facilitates compliance with all EHS requirements noted in the bargaining unit labor contract
  • Develops and delivers effective employee EHS initial and refresher training modules
  • Identifies opportunities for cost and waste reduction
  • Tracks incident corrective actions to closure and shares the learnings across the site and within the Segment
  • Responds to stakeholder requests that are EHS related
  • Market the benefits of EHS across the Americas as well as represent the Americas EHS to corporate

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  • Strong knowledge of OSHA regulations, particularly those pertaining to lock/tag/try (energy control), machine guarding, and cranes & hoists
  • Knowledge of industrial hygiene risk-based monitoring programs, particularly noise and MWFs
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies and with regulatory audits
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent MS Office Suite skills, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated project management skills. Effective identification and management of identified issues through validated closure.
  • Ability to effectively work with both shop floor workers and senior management
  • Leadership/Managerial experience
  • Knowledge and (preferably) implementation of EHS Management Systems such as OHSAS 18001, OSHA VPP, ISO 14001, etc.

Education and work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Environmental, Chemical Engineering, or related.
  • 15+ years EHS experience in chemicals, metal working, or other manufacturing environments.
  • CSP or CIH preferred.

To apply - follow the link below:




Qualified candidates must have:

• 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

 The starting base rate is:  Production Classification:  $ 14.00 per hour; Support Classification:  $ 12.00 per hour.  Shift premium for second shift is $ .55 per hour; third shift $. 70 per hour.  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.



Machine Repair Journeyman

Oerlikon Fairfield has immediate openings for 4 Machine Repair Journeyman.  Applicants must have a journeyman card or have eight (8) years of documented experience in this trade.

Job Description:  Understand the operation of and be able to troubleshoot and repair CNC axis and spindle drives both mechanically and electrically.  Be capable of troubleshooting and repairing the following types of equipment:  Gleason spiral and straight bevel machines, internal/external grinders, gear tooth grinders, machining centers, heat treat equipment, CNC turning equipment, gear hobbers, gear shapers, and other types of machines.  Assist OEM representatives.  Perform preventive maintenance.

Benefits:  Health and dental insurance, life insurance, paid holidays and vacation, 401(k) with match, disability coverage, full year climate controlled factory, tuition reimbursement, registered apprenticeship program.  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 submit a cover letter, resume, and copy of journeyman card

To apply - follow the link below:


Pyrometer/Intrument Repair

Oerlikon Fairfield has an immediate opening for one (1) Pyrometer/Instrument Repair apprentice.  Applicant must be willing to successfully complete the Pyrometer/Instrument Repair 4 year apprenticeship in accordance with the provisions of the Oerlikon Fairfield Skilled Trades Supplement and Apprenticeship Standards.  Requirements include 576 hours of classroom work and 7500 hours of on-the-job training.

 Job Description:   Continuously monitor, adjust, calibrate, clean, troubleshoot, re-control, maintain and repair all temperature and atmosphere instrumentation, controls and processes in the Heat Treat Area to assure safe, accurate and economic operation.

This includes the following:

             1)  Temperature controllers and recorders

            2)  Infrared gas analyzer controls and sample systems

            3)  Atmosphere generators dew point and combustibles and analyzers

            4)  Gas burner and electric heating system regulators and controllers

            5)  Aid furnace operators when the furnace gets off cycle, mechanically fails or has debris that needs to be cleared.  This includes setting back furnace, repairs, (often coordinating with other skilled trades), getting the furnace cleared, returning the furnace to operational temperature and on cycle, separating any parts that have been affected by furnace/process problems and sending the parts to the Met Lab with a report of what happened to the furnace/process, etc.

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

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 submit a cover letter and resume

To apply - follow the link below:


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, religion,National origin, veteran or disability status.

Equal OpportunityAffirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To view the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster, click here.

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