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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Welding Technician

Job Title:  Welding Technician
Department:  Operations
Reports To:  Press Supervisor
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

SUMMARY
Welding Technicians will be responsible for various production-related activities. Job responsibilities include setting up and maintaining welding work cells, proving out welding processes or specifications, materials testing, programming welding automation or robots, troubleshooting welding-related processes, and the investigation of materials and specifications.

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

  • Maintain a positive working relationship with Dennen Steel Corporation employees to ensure a cooperative and productive work environment.
  • Read and interpret blue prints, route sheets and work sheets and perform welding procedures on fitted assemblies, including frames, frame components and various auto and non-auto parts.
  • Inspects product at defined intervals against designated acceptance criteria as defined in work instructions.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of all job-related Quality Objectives, Quality System Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions.
  • Monitor welding supplies
  • Operate MIG, TIG, resistance and stick welding machines as required
  • Rig, lift, move, mount and demount frames & components into weld positioner or fixtures
  • Replace consumable parts on wire feeders and welding guns, provide minor repairs to welding guns.
  • Kitting
  • Replace welding wire coils/barrels and inert gas cylinders as required
  • Troubleshooting robotic welding programs, robotic cell issues. Remove & install robotic weld fixtures.
  • Program and re-teach welding robots.
  • Hand weld assemblies as required
  • Set-up brake presses
  • Fabricate production items as required
  • Work independently or in a team setting
  • Exercises ingenuity to solve problems without extensive supervision

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

  • Follow established work instructions and quality standards.
  • Proper first/last piece inspections of parts.
  • Perform daily weld tests as required by customer specifications.
  • Verify certifications of all handheld inspection devices and gauges.
  • Conduct accurate reporting of production into AX system.

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Tool and Die Upgrader

Job Title:  Tool and Die Upgrader
Department:  Toolroom
Reports To:  Toolroom Supervisor/Plant Manager
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

SUMMARY
The Die Repair Upgrader is responsible for the completion of die repair maintenance, improvements, and design changes, safely, accurately, and on time.  The person is expected to learn and safely operate the various machine tools and equipment needed to accomplish this along with blueprint reading and part inspection.

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

  • Keep a clean and safe work environment.
  • Report all accidents and injuries.
  • Work assigned schedule.
  • Meet attendance requirements.
  • Use good judgment and common sense at all times.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of all production tooling, so as to produce quality stampings and comply with customer standards.
  • Complete all assigned work (including all necessary paperwork) safely, accurately and on time.
  • Relay all necessary information to production control and manufacturing departments to ensure quality and on time delivery of product.
  • Support, promote and participate in Lean Manufacturing initiatives throughout the manufacturing floor.
  • Maintain 95% and higher 5S scores in the tool and die repair department.
  • Hi-lo operation.
  • Additional duties as assigned by Tooling   Engineer – Team Leader.
  • Define “root cause” of problematic dies and processes and help implement a permanent solution.
    • Express plan and execute ideas to continually improve quality of dies, productivity, and processes.
  • Operate crane to move dies.
  • Welding of tool steels as needed.
  • Setup and operation of tool room equipment
  • Blueprint reading and metrology

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.

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 GED
  • 3 years setting up and operating metal stamping presses.
  • Hi-lo license.
  • Good reading, writing and math skills.
  • Good communication, problem solving and organization skills.
  • Good mechanical aptitude

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Crane License preferred

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, blue prints and procedure manuals. Has the ability to write routine reports, correspondence and speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

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 frequently required to stand, walk, sit, finger, handle or feel, reach, and talk or hear; occasionally required stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must have the vision and dexterity to maneuver objects weighing up to 40lbs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 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