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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

Rotational Molding Machine Operator

Dakota Molding provides on-the-job training for all new employees and offers great benefits including:

• Employee-owned company
• Production bonuses
• Four 10-hour work days with 3-day weekends

To see a full list of our benefits, view our Careers page.

Duties for a Rotational Molding Machine Operator include:
• Reporting to rotational molding machine lead person.
• Assuring the proper operation of all molds by checking clamps, plugs and parting lines during each rotation
• Assuring that 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 to the parts and to run the secondary operations more efficiently
• Work efficiently so that little or no oven time is lost during the production day
• 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 person of any tools or equipment that are needed to properly run the machine and molds
• Other duties as assigned by management

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Plastic Molding Fabrication
Dakota Molding provides on-the-job training for all new employees and offers great benefits including:

 

  • Employee-owned company
  • Production bonuses
  • Four 10-hour work days with 3-day weekends

To see a full list of our benefits, view our Careers page.

Duties for a Plastic Molding Fabrication worker include:

  • Reporting to department lead person
  • Examining all parts before and during secondary operations to assure that they meet Dakota Molding’s and the customer’s quality requirement
  • Notify the department lead person of any quality problems that are encountered during secondary operations so that a corrective action can be made
  • Keep work area clean and organized during the shift
  • 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
  • Put all tools and equipment in their proper locations
  • Notify the department lead person of any tools or equipment that are needed to properly run the department

Other duties as assigned by management

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Inventory Specialist

Dakota Molding provides on-the-job training for all new employees and offers great benefits including:

  • Employee-owned company
  • Production bonuses
  • Four 10-hour work days with 3-day weekends

To see a full list of our benefits, view our  Careers page.

Duties for an Inventory Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Complete routine cycle counts of inventory
  • Analyze inventory records and compare to physical inventory
  • Report any inventory discrepancies to management
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of stockroom
  • Place orders for new supplies
  • Pack defective items for return, create shipping labels and mail items
  • Use computerized inventory software to record, track and maintain all inventory
  • Accept and sign for delivery of ordered inventory and supplies
  • Unload delivered inventory and organize within stockroom
  • Update inventory reports accounting for new and used inventory stock
  • Process paperwork applicable to inventory management
  • Attend production meetings
  • Perform other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned

Our Ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Previous inventory control experience within a manufacturing setting preferred
  • Ability to interpret and explain inventory contents, reports and records
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Exhibit ability to think creatively to devise best inventory control practices
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong work ethic with ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently or within a team
  • Computer knowledge including but not limited to Microsoft Office products, Internet, Outlook, etc.
  • High regard for confidentiality

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Procurement and Material Specialist

Dakota Molding provides on-the-job training for all new employees and offers great benefits including:

  • Employee-owned company
  • Production bonuses
  • Four 10-hour work days with 3-day weekends

To see a full list of our benefits, view our  Careers page.

Duties for a Procurement and Material Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Partner with internal teams to order and maintain required inventory levels to support customer needs
  • Administer the procurement of inventory supplies
  • Monitor incoming orders to ensure timely and accurate delivery of products
  • Handle solicitation of bids and quotations
  • Review, evaluate and select suppliers based on organizational need, cost saving opportunities and quality of supplies
  • Negotiate pricing and terms with suppliers
  • Partner with the Engineering, Finance and Operations departments for new product introductions including pilot builds
  • Develop and maintain positive, professional working relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Analyze and assess demand for inventory placing orders based on project need
  • Perform other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned

Our Ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Three years purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field preferred
  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma and process improvement preferred
  • Strong understanding of Netsuite product code structure and hierarchy
  • Ability to understand BOMs, MRP, safety stock and sales order shortage reports
  • Understanding of assemblies, kits, bins and other inventory management practices
  • Forklift Operation Certificate required
  • Superb verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic with ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and with little direction
  • Strong computer knowledge including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • High regard for confidentiality

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Cost Analyst

Dakota Molding provides on-the-job training for all new employees and offers great benefits including:

  • Employee-owned company
  • Production bonuses
  • Four 10-hour work days with 3-day weekends

To see a full list of our benefits, view our  Careers page.

Duties for a Cost Analyst include, but are not limited to:

  • Receive, evaluate, and prioritize requests for quotations
  • Review part databases to determine tool and mold ability then provide feedback to customers
  • Use established machine and labor rates to calculate part weights, cycle time, scrap, and other rotational molding parameters as well as to determine piece part cost and price
  • Recommend appropriate materials for the customer application as needed
  • Work with engineering to determine cycle times, scrap, equipment, automation and other manufacturing parameters to establish assembly cost and price using defined machine and labor rates
  • Use tooling worksheet to calculate tooling costs by estimating hours required to produce a mold in addition to estimating the material costs
  • Schedule and lead quote review meetings prior to issuance to the customer after all quotations are proofed for accuracy, consistency, and conciseness
  • Function as the subject matter expert in costing, estimating, pricing and proposal development with a deep understanding of the cost estimating model and knowledge in development of machine, labor, and floor space rates
  • Travel to other facilities to support business as needed
  • Performs other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned

Our Ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, Accounting or equivalent
  • Prior technical experience in the rotational molding industry with good working knowledge of tooling and process manufacturing preferred
  • Working knowledge of engineering and manufacturing economics
  • Sound understanding of general business finance concepts
  • Ability to represent the company in a competent and professional manner with all internal and external clients
  • Understanding of nylon processing, common secondary operations and assemble methods
  • Superb oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with previous experience in proposal development
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic with ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Computer knowledge including but not limited to Microsoft Office products, Internet, Outlook, etc.
  • Knowledge and accurate use of CAD system for efficient file transfers, viewing and analysis
  • High regard for confidentiality

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Maintenance Technician

 

Dakota Molding provides on-the-job training for all new employees and offers great benefits including:

  • Employee-owned company
  • Production bonuses
  • Four 10-hour work days with 3-day weekends

To see a full list of our benefits, view our  Careers page.

Employee is to work in the maintenance department with an emphasis in mold repair, in order to fulfill the goal of reducing scrap and reducing production issues by using preventative maintenance techniques.

Requirements and Experience for successful candidates:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Ability to weld, both MIG and TIG or willing to learn.
  • Attention to detail and critical techniques such as bluing molds
  • Rotational mold knowledge and troubleshooting ability
  • Ability to use hand tools to fix and repair production needs/requirements
  • Ability to read blueprints and basic computer skills
  • Required to stand, lift at least 75 lbs, bend, stoop, twist, and climb a minimum of 8 hours a day.
  • Extensive power and hand tool use
  • Must have problem solving skills, self-starter, strong organizational skills, independent and team interaction
  • Ability to service all equipment in the company and keep all plant equipment as operable at all the time
  • Communicates potential equipment failure or equipment issues to manager

This position is Monday – Thursday from 6:00am to 4:30pm.

 

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Driver/Material Handler

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

  • Health, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid holidays
  • PTO accrual

To see a full list of our benefits, view our Careers page.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Safely making daily trips to customer locations with company straight truck
  • Loading and unloading trucks for delivery
  • Preparing and staging product in crates, boxes, on pallets, etc. for shipment
  • Palletizing finished product for shipment
  • Auditing finished product to ensure accuracy of contents prior to shipment
  • Accurately completing any applicable paperwork
  • Communicating any truck and/or forklift maintenance issues to management
  • Emptying metal trash receptacles as needed and ensuring shipping area is cleaned prior to end of shift
  • Performing other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned

Our Ideal Candidate will possess the following:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Professional driver training courses are a plus
  • 2+ years’ experience operating a straight truck or similar vehicle
  • Prior forklift and pallet jack experience preferred
  • Clean driving record required
  • 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 ability to work independently and with little direction
  • Basic computer knowledge required
  • High regard for confidentiality

 

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Warehouse Material Handler

Dakota Molding provides on-the-job training for all new employees and offers great benefits including:

  • Employee-owned company
  • Production bonuses
  • Four 10-hour work days with 3-day weekends

To see a full list of our benefits, view our Careers page.

Duties for a Warehouse Material Handler worker include:

  • Responsible for prepping, packaging and staging product for shipping
  • Responsible for setting up production areas with empty containers for packaging product
  • Staging finished product pallets into prescribed areas
  • Packaging, wrapping and strapping product for shipping non-production packaged product
  • Place raw material on designated machines
  • Emptying garbage’s as needed and at end of shift
  • Responsible for quality control (verifying quantities and item numbers are correct before packaging for shipment)
  • Reorganize staging areas and raw material areas as needed
  • Execute supervisor directed activities
  • Assorted clean up duties
  • Some order fulfillment duties

Requirements and Experience for successful candidates:

  • Forklift experience preferred
  • Detail oriented
  • Great work ethic and sense of urgency
  • Common sense approach to completing tasks
  • Warehouse experience preferred
  • General computer experience preferred

This position is Monday – Thursday from 4:30pm to 3:00am.

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Quality Engineer Intern
This position will be responsible for developing and monitoring quality performance standards for internal and external quality. Providing operation support to reduce scrap and improve quality. Develop and maintain an incoming and receiving program on purchased parts. Being an active participant or directing New Product Development activities with new products to insure high quality standards are achieved.

 

Purpose of Position: To develop and maintain a quality system for a rotational molding business that exceeds customer expectations.

Reports to: General Manager

Requirements:
• Must be a Junior or Senior in a Qualified Engineering program
• Qualified Engineering Degrees include: Manufacturing, Mechanical, Agriculture, and IME
• ASQ certification or Lean training a plus.
Duties for Quality Engineer Intern
• Develop and maintain capable quality system
• Develop and maintain an incoming receiving system
• Perform all new part qualification activities
• Track and report cost of quality
• Provide production support with troubleshooting
• Prepare work instructions
• Work with primary contact for customer Quality issues
• Able to review/perform2-D/ 3-D design
• Able to perform material testing

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Contact Us

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

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