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Mold your future here. It is our goal at Dakota Molding to enhance the profitability of our company, and therefore employees, through the reduction of errors, defects, and waste. We are committed to continual improvement of quality by establishing annual goals and objectives specific in nature.

First shift is Monday – Thursday from 6:00am to 4:30pm. Second shift is Monday – Thursday from 4:30pm to 3:00am

**Due to our growth, we are implementing and now hiring for a weekend shift. This shift will be Friday – Sunday from 6:00am – 6:30pm. 

Machine Operator, 1st Shift
Mold you future here! At Dakota Molding, Inc. we are committed to providing products that meet or exceed our customer’s quality requirements through process controls, automation, and customer and supplier partnerships.

We know it takes a dedicated workforce to help us reach our goals and ensure our commitment to the continual improvement of producing quality products. That is why Dakota Molding, Inc. is currently seeking a highly motivated: Machine Operator

Hiring for 1st Shift

Dakota Molding, Inc. is an employee-owned organization committed to on-the-job training, as well as offering full-time employees great benefits including:

  • Three 12-hour work days with 4-days off
  • Health, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid holidays
  • PTO accrual

Position Purpose:

This position is responsible for the proper operation of rotational mold machines to ensure products produced meeting company and client standards.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the proper operation of all molds by checking clamps, plugs and parting lines during each rotation
  • Ensure all vent tubes and parting lines are cleaned each time on every rotational mold
  • Notifying the machine lead person of any molds that need to be repaired or if any problems are encountered
  • Keep work area clean and organized during the shift
  • Properly mark all products with date and shift codes for identification purposes
  • Properly stack and organize parts as they are coming off the machine to minimize damage and run the secondary operations more efficiently
  • Clean the area on and around the rotational molding machines at the end of each shift
  • Put all tools and equipment in their proper locations
  • Notify the machine lead of any tools or equipment needed to properly run the machine and molds
  • Follow all required safety regulations, policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned

Skills, Knowledge, Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Working knowledge of power tools and high mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work efficiently with high regard for time management
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic with ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently or within a team
  • General computer knowledge
  • High regard for confidentiality

Working Conditions

Environment: Inside/Warehouse

Sitting: 0%

Standing: 50%

Bending: 50%

Lift up to: 50 lbs.

Noise: Loud

Dress Requirements: Steel Toe Boots; Gloves; Safety Glasses or Safety Shields

Job Type: Full-time

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Fabrication Associate

Mold you future here! At Dakota Molding, Inc. we are committed to providing products that meet or exceed our customer’s quality requirements through process controls, automation, and customer and supplier partnerships.

We know it takes a dedicated workforce to help us reach our goals and ensure our commitment to the continual improvement of producing quality products. That is why Dakota Molding, Inc. is currently seeking a highly motivated: Fabrication Associate

Hiring for 1st Shift

Dakota Molding, Inc. is an employee-owned organization committed to on-the-job training, as well as offering full-time employees great benefits including:

  • Three 12-hour work days with 4-days off
  • Health, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid holidays
  • PTO accrual

Position Purpose:

This position is responsible for the proper operation of rotational mold machines to ensure products produced meeting company and client standards.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Examine all parts before and during secondary operations to assure they meet Dakota Molding and customer quality requirements
  • Notify the department lead of any quality problems encountered during secondary operations so corrective actions can be made
  • Keep work area clean and organized
  • Properly mark all products that have gone through critical operations during the production process
  • Properly stack and organize parts after the secondary operations have been performed to maximize floor space and minimize damage
  • Work efficiently to maximize output during the day
  • Clean the tables and work areas at the end of each shift and put all tools and equipment in their proper locations
  • Notify department lead of any need for tools or equipment
  • Follow all required safety regulations, policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned

 

Skills, Knowledge, Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Previous warehouse experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of power tools
  • Strong work ethic with ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • General computer knowledge
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently or within a team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High regard for confidentiality

Working Conditions

Environment: Inside/Warehouse

Sitting: 0%

Standing: 60%

Bending: 40%

Lift up to: 50 lbs.

Noise: Loud

Dress Requirements: Steel Toe Boots; Gloves; Safety Glasses or Safety Shields

Job Type: Full-time

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Quality Manager
The Quality Manager is responsible for maintaining relationships with customers and suppliers to maximize profit potential and ensure efficiency. Lead the team to achieve quality targets and goals for customers and business goals. Work proactively with all to maintain a culture of continuous improvement. The Quality Manager is responsible for the final product to make sure it has been built with compliance to legal standards and meet customer expectations. This role must fully understand the requirements of our product and service. This role is accountable for ensuring that our products and services are exceptional to drive sustainable growth.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Leadership: Provides leadership and guidance that is reflective of the mission, vision and core values of the company. Creates a culture of collaboration, teamwork, accountability and innovation through productive and effective relationships.
  2. Quality Management and Support: Carries out root cause analysis and resolution to customer issues. Respond to customer complaints putting in containment actions and implementing short-term and long-term countermeasures. Champion a program for the implementation and sustainment of a continuous improvement culture. Ensure that all necessary systems and procedures are in place to satisfy all customer requirements and audits. Introduce new systems and procedures where appropriate. Train others in all aspects of the quality system and application of procedures. Undertake internal and process audits of the Quality Management System (QMS). Management of the Quality Engineers and Technicians. Report against agreed quality metrics on a monthly basis. Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization. Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required.
  3. Execution: Accomplishes results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures. Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility. Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports.
  4. Relationship Management: Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance. Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the Quality strategy. Liaise with customers and suppliers to resolve quality issues. Work as part of the Management team to share ideas and improve operation.
  5. Continuous Improvement: Assist in providing leadership & direction to all employees, including management team members, in the principles, concepts & executions of continuous improvement.
  6. Strategy and Development: Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice quality vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance.
  7. Financial and Budget Control: Input and hold responsibility for Quality budgets.
  8. Talent: Attracts, develops, mentors and retains high-performance organizational talent. Assists in the development of personnel through positive reinforcement and coaching techniques.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required.
  • 5+ years’ experience in leadership or supervision of quality and production employees in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of production processes and systems (including ERP). Strong working knowledge of the materials, methods and practices used in production operations.
  • Strong planning, organizational and change management skills and conflict management abilities.
  • Must have a collaborative working style that thrives in a cross functional team and matrixed environment.
  • Strong inter-personal communication skills; can effectively convey ideas, methods and instructions. Effective oral and written communication skills. Professional communication and demeanor. Ability to present ideas, concepts, issues, concerns, and questions in a well thought out, positive, and professional manner to employees.
  • Must be skilled at inspiring others. Demonstrated ability to lead teams and develop talent. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and lead teams.
  • A track record of high achievement, exceeding goals and driving results.
  • Advanced proficiency in business systems (NetSuite preferred) and MS Office suite.

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Quality Engineer

The Quality Engineer is responsible for planning, analyzing, administering and coordinating the Quality functions. This role will be responsible for writing and revising methods and processes as necessary to ensure quality of the products. Design, implement and maintain cost effective, zero defect processes and systems to improve or assure the quality of our products. Compare actual performance to customer requirements and utilize projects to improve quality. This role will function as the primary source of effective communication between the plant operations and customers. The Quality Engineer will create and execute systems that will assure our customers’ requirements are achieved and maintained. 

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Leadership: Provides leadership and guidance that is reflective of the mission, vision and core values of the company. Creates a culture of collaboration, teamwork, accountability and innovation through productive and effective relationships. 
  2. Quality Management: Carries out root cause analysis and resolution to customer issues Ensure that all in-house systems and procedures are updated, revised and modified to meet the needs of external certification bodies. Respond to customer complaints putting in containment actions, full analysis, error proofing, and implementing short-term and long-term countermeasures. Update quality documentation and communicate to carry forward lessons learned from quality concerns in new customer contracts. Introduce new systems and procedures where appropriate.
  3. Quality Support: Provide Quality support, (through design of experiments, capability studies, 5 WHYS methodology, testing, control plans, and other quality tools to aid in quality assurance of mfg. processes. Be a leader in applying all “Total Quality” and “Lean” disciplines to the workplace.
  4. Execution: Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility. Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  5. Relationship Management: Support the development and maintenance of strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance. Liaise with customers and suppliers to resolve quality issues. Communicate with personnel at all levels, internally and externally to the Company, in relation to Quality matters 
  6. Systems Management: Supports the quality strategy, policies, processes, standards and systems for the Company. 
  7. Continuous Improvement: Assist in providing leadership & direction to all employees, including management team members, in the principles, concepts & executions of continuous improvement. Drive continuous improvement across manufacturing operations to achieve results.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required. 
  • 2+ years’ experience in Quality Engineering; CQE or higher certifications from ASQ 
  • 2+ years of project management experience; 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Strong working knowledge of production processes and systems (including ERP). Strong working knowledge of the materials, methods and practices used in production operations. 
  • Must have a collaborative working style that thrives in a cross functional team and matrixed environment. 
  • Strong inter-personal communication skills; can effectively convey ideas, methods, instructions. Effective oral and written communication skills. Professional communication and demeanor. Ability to present ideas, concepts, issues, concerns, and questions in a well thought out, positive, and professional manner to employees 
  • Strong inter-personal communication skills; can effectively convey ideas, methods, instructions. Effective oral and written communication skills. Professional communication and demeanor. Ability to present ideas, concepts, issues, concerns, and questions in a well thought out, positive, and professional manner to employees 
  • Must be skilled at inspiring others. Demonstrated ability to lead teams and develop talent. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and lead teams. 
  • A track record of high achievement, exceeding goals and driving results. 
  • Advanced proficiency in business systems (NetSuite preferred) and MS Office suite

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Contact Us

1405 43rd St N - Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 281-0001
info@dakotamolding.com

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