Careers

Our entrepreneurial culture, family work environment, and growing business offers numerous ways for you to grow your career.  Whether you to want to advance your skills or try something new, we are committed to helping you grow.

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Grand Rapids

3033 Fruit Ridge Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544 USA
616-784-2000

Burns Harbor

325 Tech Dr. 
Burns Harbor, IN 46368 USA
219-762-1333

Mailing Address

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3200
Grand Rapids, MI  49544

List of Open Positions

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Quality Specialist

Job Title: Engineering Services Quality / Test Specialist
Department: Engineering Services Dept.
Reports To: Sr. Quality Engineer
FLSA Status: Salaried – Exempt

SUMMARY
Provides support activity to the Quality/ Engineering services team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Create and Maintain Green Samples for Production Floor
  • Conduct second party process verification audits (Assure that setup verification is being completed properly, inspection records filled out correctly, and part gages correctly).
  • Assist with Intake of customer concerns as needed (complete initial containment and initial response documentation for each issue).
  • Complete incoming inspection on Weld Nuts and Studs (Orders for this are every 6 months)
  • Manage the Document control system (Document change orders)
  • Filing Production inspection records on an annual basis
  • Able to run the CMM as a backup operator (Calypso system). Ability to program for new part number is a plus
  • Complete Weld Analysis for Weld Cell (Primary)
  • Support Dennen’s Corrective Action Request process as assigned.  Associate must  have working knowledge of problem-solving skills. (ie: 8-D, 5-P KT)
  • Collaborate with Purchasing / Materials department to issue Supplier CAR’s, and track closure of concerns.
    • Support as needed supplier assessments and development activities.
  • Responsible to manage and oversee the Nonconforming Material Area (cage) assuring the Dennen process is followed and transacted properly to maintain inventory accuracy and suspect material isolation. this includes.
    • Oversee and facilitate the MRB meeting for both coil and parts (Get information gathered for rejects to send to suppliers) m/maintain NC report accuracy.
    • Interact with incoming inspection for steel to enter in surface roughness test data.  Obtain pictures and measurements of nonconforming material for coils.
    • Receive and compile Containment data analysis the data and facilitate team meeting to determine what parts stay on and which come off using a data driven approach. Account for parts released to parts sorted/ scrapped to prevent escapes.
  • Assists in quality decisions based on customer specifications.
  • Assist with Outside calibration activities (process RFQ/purchase req, make necessary schedule arrangements, and on occasion deliver parts to calibration shop)
  • Assist Senior Quality Engineer with PPAP’s activities (as assigned / needed) that come from either Dennen Launches or ECO’s.Provide assistance in trouble-shooting quality related issues.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of job-related Quality System Policies, Procedures, and Instructions (including 5S).

IMPACT ON CUSTOMER QUALITY Failure to perform these activities will likely result in dissatisfaction to the internal/external customer.

  • Could result in loss of customer satisfaction if duties are not performed correctly
  • Negative impact on Dennen inventory accuracy.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The ideal candidate will:

  • Have working knowledge of how-to setup and complete GR&R’s.
  • Be familiar with completing a PPAP to an AIAG standards.
  • Can effectively communicate to all levels of management and to outside contacts in a professional manner.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree in related field and/or  three+ years’ experience.
  • Must be familiar with IATF-16949 / ISO 9000 2015 quality system requirements and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate competency with data driven problem solving processes.
  • Capable of operating CMM Calypso software. Proficient with GD&T interpretation, and metrology methods.
  • ASQ certification(s) is a plus.
  • Properly licensed to operate a Hilo in the state of MI.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
English Verbal and written communication skills are required to effectively document, train, and interface with DSC personnel and customers as needed.

  • Spanish skills are a plus.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Basic statistical tools, Computer skills and understanding of GD&T are required.

The PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT described here are representative of those that must be met/encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:
The employee is frequently required to talk or hear.  The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms and employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level is usually moderate.

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Die Setter

Job Title: Die Setter
Department:  Press
Reports To:  Plant Supervisor
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

SUMMARY
Responsible for safe and efficient process of die setting. Leads and coordinates all changeovers throughout the Pressroom.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Leads in setting up dies and related equipment
  • Completes entire die changeover from last-piece to first-piece in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to accomplish die sets, press operations and troubleshooting of stamping processes in a methodical manner.
  • Ability to change over multiple part number dies.
  • Trained as Stamping Press Operator and is capable of running a press as necessary.
  • Maintains work area in a clean and safe condition, following 5S standards.
  • Responsible for following work instructions KanBan pull systems
  • Understanding and working knowledge of all job-related Quality Objectives, Quality System Policies, Procedures, and Instructions.

IMPACT ON CUSTOMER QUALITY  Failure to perform these activities will likely result in dissatisfaction to the internal/external customer.

  • Follow established instructions and quality standards.
  • Responsible for the safety of self, teammates and product from damage and/or injury.
  • Proper set up of dies following standardized set-up work instructions.
  • Insures that the dies are pre-staged and available to run.  Communicates the need for die repair through the die repair process.
  • Perform accurate daily verification of measurement devices.

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Three to five years’ die/stamping related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have experience as Stamping Press Operator or equivalent

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS  Hilo and Crane license required.

 LANGUAGE SKILLS  Ability to read and write documents such as safety rules, production and quality recording and manufacturing work instructions.

The PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT described here are representative of those that must be met/encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:
The employee is regularly required to finger, handle, feel and reach; frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear; occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment:
The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level is usually loud. All proper PPE must be worn in all manufacturing areas and responsible for maintaining PPE standards.        
                           

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Stamping Press Operator

Job Title:  Stamping Press Operator
Department:  Press
Reports To:  Plant Supervisor
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

SUMMARY
Total responsibility for the safe, quality, and efficient operation of a press.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Operation of a stamping press including proper set-up from last-piece to first-piece approval. 
  • Assists in setting up dies and related equipment when job is complete, following current standardized set-up instructions.
  • Ensures that the proper material is loaded on to coil cart and fed efficiently into the processing equipment, and that the proper dunnage and packaging is available following current standardized set-up instructions.
  • Inspects product at defined intervals following specified criteria as defined in work instructions/inspection records.
  • Verify certification of all handheld inspection devices and gauges.
  • Maintains work area in a clean and safe condition, following 5S standards.
  • Responsible for following work instructions and scheduling.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of all job-related Quality Objectives, Quality System Policies, Procedures, and Instructions.

IMPACT ON CUSTOMER QUALITY Failure to perform these activities will likely result in dissatisfaction to the internal/external customer.

  • Follow established instructions and quality standards.
  • Responsible for the safety of self, teammates and product from damage and/or injury.
  • Proper set up of dies following current standardized set-up instructions.
  • Insures correct packaging and piece-counts on skids/containers.
  • Proper first/last hit inspections of parts; communicate that the die is ready for the next set or need for repair to the Tooling group.
  • Perform accurate reporting of production quantities into AX system.

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Three to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS  Hilo license preferred.

 LANGUAGE SKILLS  Ability to read and write documents such as safety rules, production and quality recording and manufacturing work instructions.

The PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT described here are representative of those that must be met/encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:
The employee is regularly required to finger, handle, feel and reach; frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear; occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment:
The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level is usually loud. All proper PPE must be worn in all manufacturing areas and responsible for maintaining PPE standards.         
            

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General Laborer

Job Title:  General Laborer
Department:  Press
Reports To:  Press Supervisor
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

SUMMARY
Total responsibility for the safe, quality, and efficient operation of a press and banding tool.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Cover primary operators for lunches and breaks.
  • Run press while primary press operator conducts quality inspections.
  • Load coils. Make sure to match picklist with coil tag so that the right coil is being set.
  • Build boxes, paper skids and support any dunnage activities as needed.
  • Assist in changeovers. Clean up scrap. Put away carts, tables and conveyors. Bring in the new carts, tables and conveyors and other equipment needed for the next job.
  • Make tags (Router/WIP – Inventory).
  • Help with two persons press jobs.
  • Perform basic operations at each press
  • Pack and secure parts in pack station using our banding tools
  • Safety operate a forklift, loading and unloading boxes and pallets
  • Mop and clean area as needed.
  • Maintains work area in a clean and safe condition, following 5S standards.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of all job-related Quality Objectives, Quality System Policies, Procedures, and Instructions.

IMPACT ON CUSTOMER QUALITY Failure to perform these activities will likely result in dissatisfaction to the internal/external customer.

  • Follow established instructions and quality standards.
  • Responsible for the safety of self, teammates and product from damage and/or injury.
  • Proper set up of dies following current standardized set-up instructions.
  • Insures correct packaging and piece-counts on skids/containers.
  • Proper first/last hit inspections of parts; communicate that the die is ready for the next set or need for repair to the Engineering Manager.
  • Perform accurate reporting of production quantities into AX system

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Forklift License required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and write documents such as safety rules, production and quality recording and manufacturing work instructions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Items described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:
The employee is regularly required to finger, handle, feel and reach; frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend, lift and talk or hear; occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment:
The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level is usually loud.  All proper PPE must be worn in all manufacturing areas and responsible for maintaining PPE standards.

 

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When you join the Dennen team you will receive outstanding benefits. In addition to regular wages, Dennen is very pleased to be able to extend benefit opportunities to all full-time employees and their dependents. What follows is an overview of the benefits available to each of our employees.

Highlights of Benefit Opportunities with Dennen:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance offered to employees and their families effective the 1st of the month after 30 days employment
  • 401k retirement plan and company matching – effective the 1st of the month following 90 days employment
  • Company paid life insurance (1X base wages up to $50,000)
  • Company paid Short Term Disability after 1 year of service
  • Additional life insurance for self, spouse, or children available
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flex spending and Dependence Care
  • Generous PTO and Vacation packages
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Employee Assistant Center – confidential service at no cost to employees or anyone in their household
GRAND RAPIDS

3033 Fruit Ridge Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49544
USA
616-784-2000

BURNS HARBOR

325 Tech Dr.
Burns Harbor, IN  46368
USA
219-762-1333