Columbus, OH Opportunities

Title Plant HR Manager
Categories Columbus, OH Opportunities
Job Title Plant HR Manager
Start Date 2016-01-04
Location Columbus, OH
Job Information


The Manager of Human Resources is responsible for supporting the Company’s efforts to attract, select, support, reward, and retain employees consistent with the Company’s values.  The Human Resource manager is responsible for the timely and accurate completion of  the following:


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Labor relations to include investigating, adjudicating and responding in a timely manner to grievances; job bids; overtime tracking, etc.
  • Creation and administration of Employee Health and Safety programs
  • Workers compensation administration to include training, investigations, and return to work
  • Recruitment, selection, screening, orientation, benefit program enrollments and training
  • Administration of employee benefit plans (medical, vision, dental, flex spending)
  • Administration of  FMLA, and short and long term disability programs
  • Maintenance of employee files
  • Oversight of Company’s environmental programs and required reporting


Required Background:

  1. BS in Business or Operations strongly preferred or Associates degree + sufficient relevant experience
  2. A minimum 5 years HR leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

 Required Skills and Experience

  1. Expertise in candidate sourcing and selection
  2. Extremely well organized, thorough and attentive to detail
  3. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines
  4. Decisive with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  5. Outstanding communication skills
  6. Strong work ethic and willingness to invest the hours necessary
  7. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Products
  8. Experience developing and delivering effective training
  9. Experience developing and implementing effective safety programs
  10. Deep understanding federal and state labor, benefits, and safety laws


Desired skills/traits:

  1. Experience and comfort operating in a union environment (Columbus OH only)
  2. Demonstrated proficiency with ERP systems
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Title Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
Categories Columbus, OH Opportunities
Job Title Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
Start Date 2018-11-19
Location Columbus, OH
Job Information

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Core Molding Technologies

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Equipment design and build
  2. Set up and maintain production lines
  3. Perform root cause analysis and prescribe permanent corrective action
  4. Act as authority on product and function with customer engineers
  5. Manage internal and external projects using sound project management methodology.
  6. Final product auditing
  7. Monitor internal quality performance and take appropriate action to eliminate repeat defects
  8. Trouble shoot equipment and processes
  9. Other projects, duties assigned as needed

Required Background:

  1. BS in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent experience (15+ years).
  2. 7+ years in a manufacturing environment, preferably in high volume mixture of automation and manual operations.
  3. Experience with PPAP, APQP, FMEA, Control Plans
  4. Experience in reinforced fiberglass industry and/or compression molding practices
  5. Deep experience in tooling design and fabrication and working with tool shops.
  6. Fluency with 3D/CAD software

Desired traits:

  1. Strong analytical skills
  2. Strong interpersonal skills
  3. Self-starter, independent but able to function in a team environment
  4. Knowledge of CAD, Solid works a plus
  5. Ability to travel approximately 20%.
  6. Experience with Microsoft Project or similar project management tool
  7. GD&T knowledge and understanding
  8. TS16949, QS9000, or ISO9001 systems preferred.
  9. Six Sigma Green Belt or higher preferred.
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Title Quality Engineer
Categories Columbus, OH Opportunities
Job Title Manufacturing / Product / Process Engineer
Location Columbus, Ohio
Job Information



To support the manufacturing plant in all aspects of compression molding and post-molding operations through proper troubleshooting techniques, process control, and process improvements, so as to ensure customer satisfaction and plant profitability.


  • BS in Industrial, Manufacturing, Quality or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience with PPAP, APQP, FMEA, Control Plans
  • Experience in reinforced fiberglass industry and/or molding practices

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

  • Product quality – internal and external
  • Process discipline
  • Customer liaison for product and quality
  • Root cause analysis and permanent corrective action
  • Project management
  • Trouble shooting and maintaining molding parameters

Desired traits:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self starter, independent, but able to function in a team environment
  • Knowledge of CAS, Solid works a plus
  • Ability to travel
  • Experience with Microsoft Project or similar project management tool
  • GD&T knowledge and understanding
  • TS16949, QS9000 or ISO9001 knowledge
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher preferred
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Title Production Supervisors
Categories Columbus, OH Opportunities
Job Title Production Supervisors
Location Columbus OH Plant
Job Information

Core Molding Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fiberglass-reinforced plastics for medium and heavy-duty truck products, is currently seeking qualified and motivated candidates for the key role of Production Supervisor at our manufacturing facility in Columbus, Ohio.

These Production Supervisor roles are key to our success and will support our planned growth.  As a production leader, you will be responsible for all aspects of supervising hourly associates in addition to managing production issues including process control, quality, safety, and training.  We require that you have a minimum of three years of effective supervisory experience, preferably in a unionized manufacturing environment.  Excellent communication and decision making skills and attention to detail are also required.  A college degree and TS16949 experience are preferred.  Shift flexibility is a must.

We offer an excellent salary and benefit package that includes profit sharing and the opportunity to make a direct impact on the profitability and future growth of our business.

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Title Maintenance Planner
Categories Columbus, OH Opportunities
Job Title Maintenance Planner
Location Columbus, OH
Job Information

Maintenance Planner – Columbus

Core Molding Technologies


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Qualified CMS Planner to be a “Super User” of our EMaintenance system.
  • Assists in setting up the system for corrective/preventative work orders, and MRO parts.
  • Attends possible training on and off site.
  • Population of data into the system.
  • Responsible for processing work orders to the maintenance and tool room group and closing out completed work orders.
  • Populates and maintains the Emaintenance system with the required data.
  • Issues/schedules PM work orders to the maintenance and tooling groups.
  • Monitors and reports PM completion rate.
  • Reports maintenance/tooling work load demand for correct staffing requirements.
  • Process and issue corrective and emergency work orders to the maintenance and tooling group.
  • Work with the maintenance and tooling supervisors to complete work.

 Required Background:

  1. High School Diploma, GED
  2. Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Required Skills and Experience:

  1. Experience Utilizing EMaintenance systems

Physical Demands:

Work is performed in an office and manufacturing environment; and involves sitting and standing for extended periods of time, walking, bending, reaching and lifting objects up to 35 pounds.


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Title Maintenance Technician
Categories Columbus, OH Opportunities
Job Title Maintenance Technician
Location Columbus, Ohio
Job Information

Core Molding Technologies, a leading producer and compression molder of Sheet Molding Compound (“SMC”) for the manufacture of fiberglass reinforced parts for the heavy truck industry, is seeking a 3rd Shift Maintenance Technician. Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Technician performs a wide range of maintenance and repair activities on production equipment and plant facilities to meet production requirements and general operational needs. The position is a hourly, bargaining union position through the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union.

Job Responsibilities, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Performs a variety of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and other types of diagnosis and repair of production and support equipment
  • Performs scheduled preventative maintenance activities on equipment in order to minimize downtime and lengthen equipment useful life
  • Maintains appropriate repair logs and notes in order to track repair trends and set future preventative maintenance schedules
  • Works closely with production supervision and technical support to assist in proper equipment set-up and operation
  • Operates in accordance with all applicable maintenance safety guidelines in order ensure the safety of all plant employees
  • Follows all required safety standards, wears appropriate PPE for job activities and maintains production equipment in proper and safe working order
  • Cleans and maintains working area to promote safety and efficiency

Required Background:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • At least 2 years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Self starter with ability to work independently
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.02/hour


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Title Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Categories Columbus, OH Opportunities
Job Title Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Location Columbus, OH
Job Information

Core Molding Technologies, a leading Tier 1 supplier of molded fiberglass large parts to the heavy truck industry is seeking an outstanding Manufacturing Engineering Manager for our Columbus, OH plant. We seek a hands-on leader who has a track record of leading a matrixed engineering team in a manufacturing environment, preferably with the molding of thermoset materials.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Selection, training, development and management of facility’s technical team
  • Improving OEE performance (uptime, throughput, scrap)
  • Capital project planning and execution
  • Provide manufacturing support to SMC, Molding and Assembly Departments
  • Identify and drive continuous improvement projects
  • Expert in APQP and Launch Activities to include FMEAs and Control Plans
  • Required Background:
    1. 15 years in a manufacturing environment, preferably in mid-volume mixture of automation and manual operations
    2. 5+ years of engineering leadership experience in a heavy manufacturing environment
    3. Demonstrated progressive track record of engineering leadership accomplishments
    4. Exemplary record and commitment to workplace safety
  • Required Skills and Experience
    1. Strong working knowledge of manufacturing process and tooling, ideally in molding and automotive assembly operations.
    2. Expertise with Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and Root Cause Analysis
    3. Expert in APQP and Launch Activities to include FMEAs and Control Plans
    4. Advanced degree of technical and mechanical aptitude supported by hands on technical knowledge of manufacturing process
    5. Proven track record of initiating and implementing continues process improvements
    6. Expertise with GD&T and understanding customer prints and specifications.
    7. Highly developed formal problem solving skills and decision making ability
    8. Proven ability to create work flows and work instructions
    9. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    10. Proven ability to lead high performing work teams
    11. Advanced ability to develop capital projects and budgets
    12. Advanced knowledge and use of TS16949 or ISO9001 quality systems
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Title Market Manager
Categories Columbus, OH Opportunities
Job Title Market Manager
Start Date 2016-08-15
Location Columbus, OH
Job Information



The market manager develops new customer relationships and new business opportunities in market segments outside the Company’s traditional (heavy truck) market base, and manages those relationships until they develop into well-established accounts. The market manager travels as necessary to accomplish stated objectives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct business with the highest standards of ethical behavior and in compliance with Company rules and procedures.
  2. Research prospective markets and specific companies to assess opportunities for promoting and selling the Company’s products. Develop business cases advocating selected markets, and land new multi-million dollar opportunities annually.
  3. Become industry expert of market dynamics, competitive analysis, and Company capability in one or more assigned market segments.
  4. Develop and nurture productive relationships within targeted companies to maximize the flow of information, create and capitalize on new business opportunities, and maintain profitable business.
  5. Develop outstanding cross-functional working relationships with Company personnel at all levels.
  6. Plan and prioritize personal activities and company contacts to achieve agreed business targets, including revenue and profitability, while managing personal time and productivity.
  7. Support new program launches by monitoring and actively participating in launch-related project planning, team meetings and production trials, leading those activities as necessary, to ensure successful and timely launches.
  8. Develop and negotiate long-term customer contracts that support business objectives, and monitor Company and customer obligations to ensure stated commitments are met in a timely way.
  9. Prepare sales action plans and schedules, coordinating cross-functionally with Company personnel.
  10. Develop and deliver presentations of Company products and services in response to specific customer requests (e.g., technical, quality, economic), and proactively to develop new opportunities.
  11. Participate in relevant industry and market-specific trade shows and other events designed to highlight Company capabilities and attract the interest of targeted customers.
  12. Learn and proactively communicate customer standards for suppliers to Company personnel.
  13. Use a variety of customer contact and activities tools and systems, and update relevant information held in these systems. Record, report, analyze and administer according to established requirements.
  14. Monitor and report on market and competitor activities, and provide relevant reports and information.
  15. When necessary, escalate problems to appropriate levels of Core management, balancing the need to avoid negative commercial consequences with a desire to protect peer relationships.




Required:          (a)    Four-year degree from an accredited college in an engineering, science or business discipline; or, equivalent work experience (at least 4 years relevant work with a concentration in manufacturing).

  1. Minimum 2 years experience selling engineered products (manufactured products based on customer provided prints and specs) to OEMs with long (>1 year) sales cycles.
  2. Minimum 2 years experience with one or more of the following:
    1. Manufacturing floor supervision;
    2. Product or tool design;
    3. Quality or manufacturing engineering or supervision
    4. Product cost estimating.
  3. Demonstrated experience in market analysis, customer opportunity identification, competitive assessments, business case development


  1. M.S. degree in an engineering, science or business discipline; or, MBA degree.
  2. Minimum 4 years experience marketing engineered products to multi-million dollar, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) accounts.
  3. Four-year degree in industrial marketing


Skills and Knowledge Required: 

  • Read, interpret, and understand product design, prints, data, specifications, and customer requirements.
  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to understand and communicate with customers the tooling and manufacturing processes necessary to produce engineered product.
  • Demonstrated ability to work through commercial aspects of working with an OEM: contracts, terms, commitments, invoicing, purchase orders, etc.
  • Ability to internally coordinate, understand, and critically analyze cost estimates, proposed manufacturing methodologies, tooling requirements to support and meet customer expectations.
  • Hands-on experience developing and communicating customer cost transparencies.
  • Demonstrated analytical approach to solving problems and exploring new opportunities.
  • Ability to influence and persuade others who are not direct reports.
  • Demonstrated prospecting skills: ability to research active companies within defined market segments, identify key commercial contacts, proactively make contact and establish productive dialogue.
  • Highly competent writing skills, with the ability to prepare business letters and proposals summarizing complex issues.
  • Skilled in making oral presentations to audiences of strangers at all management levels.
  • Ability to anticipate applications for the Company’s products, even in situations where they are not currently used.
  • Understanding of profit and loss calculations and basic business finance (gross and variable margin concepts and calculations, depreciation, overhead expenses, capital investment, and “cost of money” concepts).
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and long-range deadlines simultaneously.
  • Capable of presenting a professional image of the Company, both in appearance and conduct.
  • Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Good organization skills and time management skills.
  • Ability to complete work with a high degree of independence.
  • Understanding of concepts related to nested Bills of Materials, engineering blueprints, tolerancing and inspection schemes, and the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
  • Ability to learn and use computer applications including: email, MRP/ERP, web-enabled databases.
  • Familiarity with and ability to use CAD software (ProE, AutoCAD, Unigraphics, CATIA or similar) to review part designs and determine key manufacturing implications of product design.
  • Hands on floor-oriented approach


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