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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


Heat Treat Area Manager-2nd Shift 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Coordinates, schedules and monitors quality, safety and productivity within assigned areas and makes improvements or enhancements as necessary.

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.

Work closely with peers including R & D, Manufacturing Engineering, and Project Managers on new product introductions, automation, and process improvements.

Accountable for factory housekeeping and organization by driving 5S deployment within the department

Accountable for improving and maintaining visual management within the department

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 of all department personnel


Knowledge & Skills Summary:

 Previous experience in the metals industry experience is preferred.

Previous Heat Treatment experience a plus

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.

Must possess and demonstrate strong leadership qualities.

Must work well under pressure and possess above average problem solving skills.

Must possess and demonstrate above average mathematical and analytical skills.

Must be able to interact effectively with a variety of individuals and personalities within and between departments.

Must possess knowledge in Lean Manufacturing Principles, 5’S, and Visual Factory Management

Must possess and demonstrate knowledge and experience in quality tools and relevant safety regulations (e.g., OSHA).

Must possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software Packages and prefer to have experience using AS/400


Education and work Experience:

High School education, post secondary education a plus

Minimum 5 years of management experience in a fast-paced, manufacturing environment.


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 


Service and Aftermarket Representative 


Position Summary:

This position provides technical & field service as well as aftermarket sales support. It assists the return and warranty processes, provides general product technical assistance and training to internal and external customers, and collaborates across the organization on aftermarket selling activities for all products and services.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Provide field service support for product issues working in collaboration with Quality and Engineering

Support failure analysis, inspections and communications to customers based on RGAs

Quote and manage repairs and rebuilds

Assist warranty adjudication and administration

Provide technical training for customer base as directed

Implement service repair strategies including kitting solutions for current and future products

Support product marketing initiatives for service and aftermarket (i.e. technical content, cataloging, ecommerce, etc.)

Support ODS regions as required

Become subject matter expert for all products in region

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

Technical acumen required (familiarity with ODS products – preferred)

General business understanding needed to create value for the customer and ODS

Customer focus and inclination to travel to customer location domestically and internationally – 20%

Self-motivated and ability to work in a team environment to consistently add value

Problem solving skills

Good communication skills, both oral and written

Strong organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple tasks

Strong computer skills to include all Microsoft Office applications

Experience with AS400 a plus

Education and work Experience:

Associates degree or equivalent certification required

Bachelors or equivalent preferred

Proven Mechanical aptitude required


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




Position Summary:

The Accountant I will be involved with month end closing procedures, account reconciliations, intercompany reconciliations and reporting, and supporting other department tasks 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Reconcile and report intercompany balances

Reconcile balance sheet accounts  to detail schedules

Assist in month-end closing activities

Perform monthly bank reconciliations

Strong communication skills

Ability to interact with various personnel at all levels


Knowledge & Skills Summary: 

Strong working knowledge of GAAP, Knowledge of IFRS a plus but not required

Excellent working knowledge of windows and Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

Experience with AS400 preferred but not required


Education and work Experience:

BS Finance or Accounting desired,

At least 2-4 years of work experience with financial accounting in a manufacturing environment is ideal


Cost Accountant 

Position Summary:

The Cost Accountant will focus on the day to day operational performance of the business by analyzing spending trends, equipment performance, labor efficiency, and general facility performance. 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Analyze Standard costs vs manufacturing performance

Monitor and report on operational KPI’s related to cost control and improvements

Interact with plant staff in developing forecasting and improvement targets

Knowledge & Skills Summary:


Knowledge of Lean systems, Operational controlling, plant operations

Excellent working knowledge of windows and Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

CMA preferred, but not required


Education and work Experience:

BS Finance or Accounting desired,

At least 5 years of work experience with financial accounting in mfg environment ideal

Exposure to Lean Manufacturing principles and practices


Manufacturing Engineer/ CNC Programmer

Position Summary:

Develop Lean Manufacturing Methods to continuously improve the manufacturing process in the factory, while maintaining the lowest cost and the highest quality. This individual will be responsible for manufacturing process plans and mentoring other associates.  This position will be in contact with all areas of the business.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

Maintain process plans, Support manufacturing floor in all areas of the manufacturing process including CNC programming.

Contact machine tool vendors for assistance as required.

Work closely with Process Designers to ensure their training and development.

Plant layout to ensure through put environment on the shop floor.

Deliver complete and accurate instructions to Process Designers for all tooling and gauging required at operation of plan.

Review tool and manufacturing drawings and support documents to validate correctness and adherence to the manufacturing process plan.

Work with Metallurgy on selection of raw material.

Work with Purchasing Department on purchase of all raw material, hardware and services required to manufacture the part correctly.

Contact customers to resolve technical issues.

Additional tasks as identified by Manufacturing Manager.

Assist Sales as technical support with customer.

Work with external suppliers and machine tool representatives to develop and validate all manufacturing processes

Monitor manufacturing cost against manufacturing estimate

Validate manufacturing time standards.

Interact with factory personnel solve process and tooling related problems.


Knowledge & Skills Summary:

Experienced in Lean manufacturing concepts and methods to continuously improve the manufacturing process.

Proficiency in Solid Works Cad, Esprit Cam packages or equivalent required. 

Familiarity with fixture and gage design.

Ability to read blueprints.


Education and work Experience:

BS Degree Industrial Engineering preferred, Mechanical Engineering Technology, related degree or equivalent experience

Prefer minimum of 2 years of manufacturing engineering experience in metal working industry. 


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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