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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



Experienced CNC Machinist 

Position Summary:

A Machinist demonstrates these competencies:

Successfully commits him/herself and completes all training requirements to continuously improve his/her skills.

Demonstrates independent decision making skills on day to day production tasks that steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Prepared and receptive mind that looks toward the broadest possible view of an issue/challenge.

Thrives in a fast paced environment that enjoys hard work.

Adds value to the team by immersing him/herself in challenges and comes up with new and unique ideas for solutions.

A Machinist exhibits these behaviors:

The Machinist is responsible for installation, maintenance on manufacturing equipment and ensures appropriate records are updated/maintained. Inspects, completes and coordinates maintenance of manufacturing equipment which may include mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, or pneumatic systems.

Plans, coordinates and performs installation, setups of machinery.

Tests and makes adjustments as needed. Diagnoses and repairs malfunctioning equipment.

Recommends and implements process improvements. Updates required documentation including maintenance and repair logs. Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.

Machinist will set up and operate conventional, special purpose and computer numerical control machines and machining centers to machine metal parts by performing the following tasks and responsibilities.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Implement sequences of operations and machine setup requirements.

Operate CNC gear machines, including setup, adjustments, operating numeric control and computer numeric controlled turning and machining centers.

Could perform a variety of operations such as turning, boring, drilling, milling, reaming, taping, threading, etc. to produce close-tolerance parts.

Setup, adjust, and operate a variety of gear hobbing, shaping, grinding, and sawing machines producing close tolerance gears, splines, and pinions.

Study blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work-piece, sequences of operations, and setup requirements.

Select, align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders and shapers to perform precision machining operations.

Calculate, set and monitor controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enter commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.

Start and observe machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.

Maintain equipment by performing routine maintenance on equipment.

Ability to operate HAAS and Okuma FANUC controls.

Add coolant and oil when needed.

Keep chips off of ways and jaws.

Maintain a clean and safe workspace.

Ability to understand and follow applicable company and regulatory safety and environmental procedures.

Ability to understand and correctly utilize appropriate PPE equipment as required. 

Performs other related duties as assigned by Supervisors/Management.

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

Ability to use and read precision measuring tools.

Understand gear tooth terminology.

Proficient in use of calipers and mics.

Ability to read blueprints and proficient in measuring dimensions on blueprints.

Understand and study blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, and sample parts to specify and calculate dimensions and characteristics of finished product.

Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers and Vernier calipers.

Measure, examine, and test completed unit to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers.

Measure, mark and scribe dimensions and reference points on material or work-piece as guides for subsequent machining.

Education and work Experience:

High School Diploma

Previous experiences running CNC Gear Machining preferred

 Temporary Full Time 


Test Lab Controls Engineer

Position Summary:

Fairfield’s Controls Engineer will work to complete all Lab requirements for electrical and control projects.         

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Test stand PLC and control software programming

Test stand design; especially from a controls and electrical wiring perspective

Maintain Test Lab equipment, keep organized records

New tool and fixture designs related to controls and programs

Analyze test data

Write test reports and determine appropriate action based on results

Troubleshoot Lab equipment

Tooling calibrations

Execute test plans as required

Assist in troubleshooting work on mechanical type projects as the need arises

Train Test Lab technicians on equipment operation

Assist Design Engineering in writing and reviewing test plans

Create new work instructions for Test Lab processes

Verify test setups and test programs prior to the start of testing

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

Hands-on experience with mechanical and hydraulic equipment, instrumentation, and data acquisition

Detail oriented with excellent organizational, communication and problem solving skills.

Ability to read and create part prints and electrical schematics

Problem solving with an ability to handle a multitude of tasks simultaneously

MS Office Experience required

Knowledge on National Instruments software and programming

PLC programming ability required

Experience with SoMat data acquisition products and nCode GlyphWorks software preferred.

Knowledge of 3-D solid modeling with SolidWorks experience preferred 

Education and work Experience:

Minimum A.S. or B.S. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Technology or equivalent

6-8 years hands-on experience in machine controls, PLC programming, electrical trouble shooting, hydraulics, instrumentation, and data acquisition as it relates to mechanical systems


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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