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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

Mailing Address

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

List of Open Positions

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Crane Operator

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

SUMMARY
Operates electric crane to move material to and from machines and to load and unload trucks by performing the following duties.

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

  • Locates steel required for the presses.
  • Follow established instructions and quality standards.
  • Responsible for the safety of self, teammates and product from damage and/or injury.
  • Safely move product from presses without damage.
  • Properly package product per customer specifications.
  • Proper labeling Tare weights, piece counts, and monitor for discrepancies.
  • Conduct accurate reporting of production into AX system.

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.
  • Band, weigh and package coils to customer specifications.
  • Maintain orderly storage area to allow easy access to product.

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); or one to three months’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Crane license required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Has the ability to write routine reports and correspondence and the ability to speak effectively.

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, 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, peripheral vision and depth perception.

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

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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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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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Material Handler

Job Title:  Material Handler
Department:  Press Room
Reports To:  Plant Supervisor
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

SUMMARY
Loads, unloads, and moves materials within or near plant, yard, or work site by performing the following duties.

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

  • Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved.
  • Keeps material flowing in and out of the machines.
  • Cleans work area, machines, and equipment to assist machine operators.
  • Assembles stackers to contain products.
  • Operates industrial hilo to assist in loading trucks or moving materials and products.
  • Moves scrap away from machines and puts the scrap in designated scrap containers. Rack scrap as needed.
  • Maintains work area in a clean and safe condition, following 5S standards.
  • Responsible for following work instructions
  • 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.
  • Safely move product from presses without damage.
  • Properly package product per customer specifications.
  • Proper labeling Tare weights, piece counts, and monitor for discrepancies.
  • Conduct accurate reporting of production 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); or one to three months’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS None.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Has the ability to write routine reports and correspondence and the ability to speak effectively.

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 stand, walk, sit, finger, handle or feel, reach, and talk or hear; occasionally required stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and 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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Tool and Die Journeyman

Job Title: Tool and Die Journeyman
Department: Toolroom
Reports To:  Toolroom Manager
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

SUMMARY
Die Maker has the responsibility for completing of die repair maintenance and improvements, design changes, safely, accurately and on time.

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

  • Sharpen, inspect, and maintain existing production tooling to produce quality stampings that comply with Dennen standards and customer standards. 
  • Suggest and implement improvements to current tooling.
  • Troubleshoot issues that arise with production tooling.
  • Fabricate production aids (chutes, simple gages, etc) for use on the floor.
  • Procurement and inventory control of items needed to maintain/repair dies.  
  • Safely operate and maintain all equipment used in die shop.
  • Keep a clean and safe work environment following 5S standards.
  • Report all accidents and injuries
  • Work assigned schedule
  • Meet Attendance Requirements
  • 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
  • Understand and have a working knowledge of all job related Quality Objectives, Quality System Policies, Procedures, and Instructions.
  • Responsible for following work instructions for Kanban pull systems.

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 general education degree (GED) and Journeyman card with at least 8-10 years’ experience.  (Heavy die experience preferred).  
  • Working knowledge of machine shop equipment such as mills and surface grinders required.  Crane operating and lean manufacturing experience a plus.

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 40 pounds. 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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Account Manager

Job Title: Account Manager
Department: Sales
Reports To: Vice President of Sales
FLSA Status:  Exempt

SUMMARY: Carries out regular contact and communication with customer purchasing, engineering, material control, quality and manufacturing groups to increase sales revenue (and margins) utilizing a technical sales approach. The primary objective of this position is to increase sales (and margins) at new and existing customers.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, self-starter, a “do what it takes to get the job done” individual that will correctly position Company’s expertise and capabilities to add value to our customers business.

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

  • Establish goals and develop strategy to achieve goals.
  • Determine customer needs and how to position the Company to meet these needs.
  • Sell the Company to the Customer.
  • Provide day-to-day support to technical sales activities (e.g. quotes, feasibility reviews, VA/VE activity, trouble shooting).
  • Provide senior level Account Management for all assigned customer accounts via both direct personal efforts and engaging the support of all pertinent internal departments (Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, Materials, Finance).
  • Establish and maintain very strong direct relationships with key customer(s) contacts, targeting their purchasing, engineering, material control, quality and manufacturing groups.
  • Attend product development meetings, plant tours & tryouts and follow-up on information requests from the customer.
  • Coordinate and review all incoming requests for prototype, tooling and production quotations. Provide estimating with the required information to put together an accurate quotation.
  • Review and submit all quotes and other correspondence at assigned accounts. Participate in customer meetings to substantiate quote assumptions and content.
  • Follow-up on quotations and provide quotation feedback (provide target pricing when possible), so the Company can work to “win” the business.
  • Monitor assigned customer portals.
  • Identify and follow-up with assigned customers to proactively address and close ALL open issues
  • Follow engineering changes with customer and within the Company to ensure proper implementation.
  • Support the APQP process.
  • Works with Customer Service and customer to resolve production issues as they affect the customer (e.g. short shipments, incorrect releases, packaging shortages).
  • Prepare presentation materials for sales meetings and customer meetings.
  • Prepare detailed meeting notes for internal and external meetings.
  • Monitor the Company’s competitive position (e.g. capabilities, quality, price, delivery, customer penetration, market perception) and inform Management.
  • Maintain knowledge of latest available processes, materials, tooling, and in-house production processes.
  • Monitor written and electronic media for developments regarding the customer.
  • Adherence to all company policies and procedures (e.g. Quality Policies, Employee Handbook, etc.)
  • Utilize and maintain Company MRP/ERP system with the most up to date information, where appropriate.
  • Acquire new customers in previously established and new markets.
  • Identify and follow-up with potential customers through various business prospecting techniques (e.g. cold calling, trade shows, industry events, networking) and relationship building activities.
  • Frequently visit customer facilities, assuring that the Company is meeting or exceeding customer requirements.
  • Establish and maintain personal rapport with customers in all departments and at levels of the organization.
  • Act as a positive conduit for Company’s senior management to interface with key customer(s) senior management as often as possible.
  • Provide prompt (responsive and available) service to ALL customers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

In conjunction with the Vice President of Sales:

  • Develop sales and marketing plans to maintain and expand Company’s customer base in target markets.
  • Develop specific account level strategies and tactics to grow the Company’s sales, improve margins, and further entrench the Company in customers business as a supplier partner.
  • Assist in the preparation of sales forecasts (including build out), sales funnel projections and negotiations.
  • Prepare and maintain financial tracking documentation on existing booked business, including open commercial issues, gross margin, material margin and contribution margin analysis.

Time Management:

  • Hours of work requirement: 40+ hours typical, subject to work demands.
  • Days of week work requirement: Monday through Friday is typical, but some weekend work may be required.
  • Ability to travel domestic (40% – 60% of the time), and internationally if needed.

Company Relations:

  • Comply with all company policies and operate within the expense budget.
  • Work and develop positive relationships, communicate and coordinate activities with employees in Sales, Operations, Finance, Human Resources and Materials Management.
  • Must be a team player. Contribute to the Company’s success through effective communications and personal performance.

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.
  • Must ensure customer requirements are properly documented and communicated to Company personnel.

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

  • Business, Marketing, Engineering, Technical Degree or equivalent job experience.
  • Technical background (including knowledge of blank, progressive and transfer dies, deep draw, resistance & robotic welding, and assembly processes).
  • Understanding of business financials (e.g. margin reports, income statement, cash flow), budgeting process, and calculating Return on Investment (e.g. NPV, IRR).
  • 10+ years of proven technical sales experience in the metal stamping industry; experience selling configured blanks, and value-added assemblies is a plus.
  • Proficient with selling based on value-added pricing, outsourcing and complex sales cycles.
  • Consultative sales engineering skills including problem solving and conceptualization. Must be able to clearly articulate ideas to a diverse range of customer personnel from front office to shop floor.
  • Sound understanding of mechanics, basic manufacturing processes, and demonstrates competent analytical skills.

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:

  • Duties include but are not limited to: stand, walk, twist, bend, lift, see, talk, and hear.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • Office environment and manufacturing shop floor environment
  • Duties include but are not limited to: stand, walk, twist, bend, lift, see, talk, and hear.

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Assistant Controller

Looking For a Great Career in Accounting with Lots of Room for Advancement? 

If you are a highly motivated self-starter who has a numbers mindset and loves creating financial forecasts, then we want to talk with you!

Are you ready to take that next step in your accounting career?  Dennen Steel is looking for an Assistant Controller.  This job will give you the opportunity to learn how to prepare financial statements, perform advanced financial modeling, provide meaningful analysis to management, and much, much more.

College Tuition Reimbursement

Want to further your education?  Dennen’s tuition reimbursement program will help pay for your schooling.  We offer flexible hours so that you can attend class while you work; giving you the opportunity to apply what you are learning in the classroom to real world situations.

Career Advancement

This opportunity is not for the average person.  We are looking for a highly motivated person that wants to learn, wants to be part of a team, and wants to advance their career.

Are you the Ideal Candidate?

  • Do you have a numbers mindset, who is a self-starter and loves a good challenge?
  • Are you looking for a career with lots of room for advancement?
  • Are you a highly motivated person that wants to learn and be part of a team?
  • Do you want to be a part of a growing organization that values their employees and the customers they serve?

If you answered “YES” to ALL these questions we want to talk with you.  Contact us through our application!

To learn more about this opportunity and other careers at Dennen Steel Corp. visit Dennen Careers

Production Manager

Job Title: Production Manager
Department: Operations
Reports To: Director of Operations
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

SUMMARY
Primary focus on manufacturing operations, safety, quality, logistics, plant financials, personnel training and development, lean manufacturing systems and techniques. Develops, manages, and coordinates the activities of DSC Stamping and assembly personnel, equipment and processes.

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

  • Develop, maintain, and continually improve stamping and assembly operations. Utilizing methods such as QDC, “Hit to Hit,” SPC, Lean manufacturing systems i.e. 5S value stream mapping, Kaizen events, Kanban pull systems, total visual floor management and other productivity and quality improvement methodologies.
  • Directly supervise, schedule, and coordinate the activities of DSC personnel. Interim direct reports include materials, production, maintenance, tooling, manufacturing engineer and production personnel.
  • Oversee steel shipping, receiving, and warehousing activities. Close coordination with DSC Purchasing. 
  • Assure compliance to safety regulations. Manage and support all safety requirements for personnel and equipment. Maintain a clean, organized work environment through the implementation of 5S throughout the plant.
  • Communicate daily or as needed with DSC Quality, Production Control and other personnel to determine production requirements and resolve any internal and or customer issues.
  • Audit operations’ production and finished goods for both quality and productivity requirements. Includes maintaining production and quality records. Prepares and submits daily checklists to verify critical activities. Participate in stamping related APQP launch and quotation activities as needed. 
  • Maintain appropriate personnel levels to support current requirements and growth. Direct all interview, hiring, and discharge activities at DSC. Coordinate and implement policies in close contact with DSC Human Resources Department. 
  • Develop and maintain training programs for personnel. Included are Press, Crane, and Powered Industrial Truck Operators, Die Setters, Maintenance and support personnel.
  • Develop and maintain both DSC and customer-owned tooling. Includes die tracking, scheduled maintenance cycles, repair and replacement activities, etc. Establish and maintain supplier relationships critical to support and improvement of DSC tooling management performance.
  • Responsible for developing, gathering data, and reporting company level data and measurables for Management Review and DSC business-budget planning.
  • Overall responsibility for facility profit and loss, equipment maintenance repair including grounds and support systems.
  • Establish and maintain supplier/service relationships critical to support and improvement of DSC operations.
  • Overall responsibility for overall product quality. Assist in development of Quality System documentation affecting DSC operations.
  • 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 and product from damage and/or injury.
  • Responsible for “first time quality” at the source.
  • Maintain good communications within the department to ensure that safety, quality and efficiency standards are understood and consistent. 
  • Develop and maintain training programs for personnel. Assure compliance to safety programs and support all safety requirements for personnel and equipment.

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 

  • Bachelor degree in related field, minimum of three years experience in management or supervision in a stamping, blanking or tool & die environment.
  • Must be familiar with stamping, blanking and assembly processes and related equipment, TS 16949 quality system requirements and responsibilities.
  • Basic statistical methods include control charts (variable and attribute), Pareto analysis, 5 whys and other problem solving or process control methods.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, 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 handle, or feel; reach, and talk or hear; occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.

Work Environment:
The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level is usually loud.

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Purchasing Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Title: Purchasing Supplier Quality Engineer
Department: Purchasing
Reports To: Materials Manager
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

SUMMARY
Responsible for directing all activities related to Procurement. Develop and implement a Materials procurement plan to maximize inventory turns through optimum scheduling and deployment of inventories. Work as a member of the Materials Team to improve overall customer service and quality. Enhance corporate profitability through attainment of departmental goals.

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

  • Understanding and working knowledge of all job-related Quality Objectives, Quality System Policies, Procedures, and Instructions
  • Outside sourcing work on negotiating prices for subcomponents, steel and other materials as needed. 
    • Purchase steel and other materials
  • Procurement
    • Maintain a safe working environment in accordance with regulatory and business plan requirements.
  • Responsible for the procurement, cost improvements and utilization of materials in the manufacturing operations.
  • Responsible for the selection, development and assessment of supply partners.
  • Ensure workplace environment helps achieve high employee productivity in a team-based setting.
  • Manage the purchasing department to maintain effective production while meeting customer delivery requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate investment in inventories.
  • Oversee Purchasing activities to ensure compliance with Dennen quality system.
  • Administration
    • Responsible for the analysis of materials needs and commitments needed to ensure profit and strategic objectives are achieved.
  • Process materials cost estimates for sales quotation purposes.

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.
  • Understands customer needs and ensures that all purchasing personnel understand the importance of following instructions that impact quality and delivery.

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

  • Purchasing management multi-site experience
  • Metal distribution, metal industry or metal stamping experience
  • Prefer automotive marketplace background
  • Must have sound understanding of mechanical concepts, basic manufacturing processes, and a strong confidence level in their analytical and mathematical skills
  • Creative and imaginative sales skills and the ability to conceptualize across a full range of customer personnel from front office to shop floor
  • Four-year business degree or equivalent experience

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 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 talk or hear; frequently required to stand; occasionally required to walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision.

Work Environment:
Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts. The noise level is usually moderate.

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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