Columbus, OH Opportunities

Title Production Supervisor – 2nd Shift
Categories Columbus, OH Opportunities
Job Title Production Supervisor
Location Columbus, OH
Job Information

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for all aspects of supervision of hourly employees, as well as, production issues during shift to include: process control, quality, and administration of discipline.

Primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Effectively manage group of unionized hourly employees and support personnel to ensure a smooth running manufacturing operation
  • Responsible for providing a safe and comfortable work place for employees by ensuring company safety policies are trained and adhered to at all times during the shift
  • Provide on the job and specialized training for employees to maintain the highest level of quality and productivity
  • Responsible for housekeeping on the production floor
  • Coordinate production plans according to manpower resources and customer requirements
  • Handle all employee interactions with professionalism, tact, and respect
  • Continuously monitor the quality of parts manufactured and recommend improvements as needed
  • Responsible for developing and supplying timely and accurate production reports

Required Background:

  • High School Diploma; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • At least 10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience in a unionized manufacturing environment

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated track record of job progression and stability
  • Proficiency with computerized systems to include Microsoft products
  • Familiarity with OSHA and work place safety standards
  • Willingness to support three shifts, overtime, and weekends as necessary
  • Mature, composed, and able to resolve conflict
  • Strong record keeping skills and attention to detail
  • Comfortable administering corrective action in a union environment

Desired Traits:

  • Hands on approach to leadership
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities and deadlines
  • Commitment to continual process improvements and quality standards
  • Familiarity with SMC and compression molding


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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: $19.72 /hour


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Title Production Manager
Categories Columbus, OH Opportunities
Job Title Production Manager
Location Columbus OH Plant
Job Information

Production Manager

Location:  Columbus, OH

Reports to:  Plant Manager

Direct Reports:  5


Position Overview:


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 an accomplished and results oriented Production Manager.  Our ideal candidate will have a progressive track record of leadership in contract manufacturing and be responsible for scheduling and production of a 300 unionized employee three-shift operation.  Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Production Manager oversees the daily molding and assembly of heavy truck parts to include supervision, planning, scheduling, manufacturing, and delivery.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage plant operations and processes with respect to cost, customer service, safety, first run yield, scrap, rework, and quality
  • Accountable for achievement of plant performance objectives to include delivery, productivity, and quality
  • Monitor operations expenditures and budget
  • Ensure compliance with business plan, specifically direct and indirect labor, inventory, capital spending, and employee development
  • Responsible for development of first line supervisors and production employees
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives in the manufacturing area


Required Background:

  • Bachelors’ degree, preferably in business, logistics or operations management
  • At least 5 years of progressive leadership experience in a contract manufacturing environment assembling engineered parts for automotive clients, preferably as a Production Manager.


Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Hands on approach to leadership, team building, and coaching
  • Track record of success implementing and sustaining continuous quality improvement
  • Expertise with Lean Manufacturing,  Process Controls, and Quality Systems, specifically TS 16949
  • Outstanding problem solving and decision making ability
  • Priority development through the effective use of data
  • Disciplined approach to process and systems development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High energy level and strong work ethic
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and ERP systems


Desired traits:

  • Strong business acumen
  • Familiarity with SMC and compression molding
  • Demonstrated success turning around underperforming work units
  • Hands on approach to process improvement
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Experience in a unionized manufacturing environment


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

Duties and Responsibilities: The Quality Engineering Manager is ultimately responsible for ensuring Core Molding is meeting and exceeding the quality expectations of our customers. They supervise a team of Quality Engineers who support key customers on quality and program management issues.

They work closely with their team of Quality Engineers and Plant Operations Leaders from production release to drive quality activities, reliability validation, and yield enhancements. Using quality systems, root cause analysis, and advanced problem solving skills, they are responsible for ensuring that Core products meet/exceed customers’ expectations.

Required Background:

  • BS in Industrial, Manufacturing, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering
  • 10+ years in a manufacturing environment, preferably in mid-volume mixture of automation and manual operations supplying the automotive or heavy truck industry
  • 5+ years of quality engineering leadership experience in an automotive manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated progressive track record of engineering leadership accomplishments

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Expertise in quality systems and tools to include Shainin, 6 Sigma
  • Extensive problem solving and root cause analysis skills
  • Expertise in program management and automotive program launch and APQP process
  • Highly technical with the ability to read and understand customer specifications, blueprints, and GD&T
  • Composite materials molding experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in Lean Manufacturing
  • Expertise in developing and implementing Poke Yoke systems
  • Advanced mechanical aptitude to understand manufacturing techniques and practices
  • Advanced planning, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lead high performing work teams
  • Advanced knowledge of TS16949 or ISO9001 quality systems

Desired Traits:

  • Hands on approach to leadership
  • High energy, assertive, and a highly developed sense of urgency
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-starter, independent but able to function in a team environment
  • Knowledge of CAD, SolidWorks a plus
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%
  • Experience with Microsoft Project or similar project management tool
  • GD&T knowledge and understanding
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher



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