(701) 281-0001


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. 

Manufacturing Leader

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.Position Description:

The Manufacturing Leader is responsible for manufacturing products by supervising staff, organizing and monitoring work flow. This role will be accountable for accomplishing manufacturing results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.

This position will oversee and manage all aspects of the plant to ensure the organization’s operations strategies are effectively executed. He/she must be able to leverage their superior technical skill set – specifically driving key initiatives that will help Dakota Molding, Inc. grow.

Position Responsibilities:


  • Creates a culture of collaboration, teamwork, accountability and innovation through productive and effective relationships that foster a success-oriented environment while demonstrating a high level of integrity and professionalism. This position will lead groups of 20 or more employees.

Operations Execution:

  • Accomplishes manufacturing results-sustainable and profitable performance.
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the manufacturing process.
  • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.

Production Training and Delivery:

  • Instructs new operators and operators/setup in the proper operation of machines and equipment, ensuring that the machinery will continue to function safely and properly within its limits
  • Map out training plans, design and develop training programs


  • Attracts, develops, mentors and retains high-performance talent through performance management programs by optimizing their impact, success and personal development.
  • Establishes performance standards, monitors employee performance and focuses attention to areas of opportunity to maximize performance.
  • Responsibilities include hiring, planning, assigning, and direct work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assuring problems are resolved; developing leadership in all.

Continuous Improvement/Lean Methodology:

  • Drives improvement in all operational unites through use of continuous improvement and lean methods and tools; sustains improvements made and demonstrates on-going improved performance levels.


  • Advances safe work practices and environment.


  • Collaborates with key members of the management to establish and execute the organizational strategic plan by setting outcomes, tracking progress and attaining goals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or Manufacturing/Technology is required.
  • 5+ years’ experience in leadership or supervision of production employees in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong planning, organizational and change management skills and conflict management abilities.
  • 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 communications kills; 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.

To apply please send your resume to HR at Dakota Molding.

Machine Operator
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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1405 43rd St N - Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 281-0001

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