Job Opportunities

American Cutting Edge is proud to be named as one of the ‘2014 Top 25 Best Places to Work’ in Dayton.

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At American Cutting Edge, we’re Cutting the Way to a Better World! We are a local, family-owned and nationally known manufacturer and distributor of machine knives and industrial cutting edges. Our products fit into machinery that creates packaging for food and other products, recycles plastics, cuts flooring and fibers to size, mulches wood, shreds tires, prepares plastic to be molded into a variety of products, and much more. Our over 50 years in business has given us the expertise to help us help our customers make better products more efficiently.

We are searching for a CNC Mill Machine Operator and Grinding Machine Operators who will be responsible for set up and operation of various metal milling and grinding machinery. Our current need is for one full-time, first shift CNC Mill Operator. In addition, we are in search of two additional grinding/milling operators to work 1st shift on a temporary basis. The temporary jobs may become permanent 2nd shift jobs assuming our current production level is maintained.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reviews job instructions for jobs and assessment needs.
  • Performs set up and operation of assigned machinery.
  • Examines drawings and engineering documentation to determine the best methods and sequences.
  • Completes jobs based upon work instructions and/or customer specifications. Meets or exceeds job completion rates above 90%.
  • Maintains ability to complete jobs that include at least three of the following: milling, sawing, turning, surface grinding, manual grinding, drilling, taping or deburring.
  • May be required to develop and/or edit CNC/PLC programs.
  • Holds grinding tolerances as required.
  • Completes all safety and operational paperwork. Reports defective materials and/or machine maintenance issues to supervisor. Assists maintenance in diagnosing machine problems.
  • Inspects parts to confirm they are within required specifications. Maintains scrap/rework percentages based upon departmental requirements.
  • Follows proper 5S procedures to maintain a clean and orderly work area.

Job Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years experience in CNC Milling or Grinding operation.
  • Ability to edit and write simple CNC/PLC programs preferred (for jobs in our milling area).
  • Ability to read and interpret part drawings, follow work instructions and use simple math.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and handle sharp, metal parts.
  • Completion of machining or CNC programming courses preferred.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a background check and drug screening.
  • Excellent attendance record.


  • Machine Operator: 1 year (Required)

We are looking for an Engineer who can support our manufacturing processes and provide technical support for all organizational stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Writes and edits CNC programs for Hurco vertical machining center.
  • Designs special fixtures and tooling. Provides technical assistance with fixture/tool builds, as required.
  • Champions continuous improvement initiatives with Quality, Supply Chain, Sales and Manufacturing departments. Drives projects from design through implementation.
  • Drives product and process innovation throughout the organization. Works with internal departments to ensure that the technical product needs of the company are met.
  • Develops and improves products by studying customer requirements. Researches and tests manufacturing methods and materials. Solicits input from customers and internal departments as needed.
  • Reverse-engineers sample parts and develops drawings.
  • Communicates with Sales and Customer to validate correctness of drawing.
  • Works with external and internal resources to resolve product performance issues. Develops solutions that optimize product performance and/or reduce cost.
  • Collaborates with Sales to define client requirements and expectations. Researches and analyzes data such as customer design proposals, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application. Leverages inputs to devise product designs. Receives approvals from Sales and Customer on designs. Provides direction to Manufacturers on how to properly and most cost-effectively manufacture products.
  • Provides technical bridge between Sales and Suppliers. Works with Suppliers regarding manufacturing and product requirements.
  • Serves as a technical resource for Quality Department in the identification of root cause failures.
  • Researches new product and process opportunities. Provides recommendations on how to improve quality, reduce cost, and/or improve manufacturability of products. Tracks savings derived saving from improvements.
  • Works with Sales to troubleshoot application engineering problems and challenges. Makes recommendations for solutions.
  • Maintains drawing database. Ensures that all engineering documentation and drawings are properly approved and maintained. Maintains documentation of product tolerances and design elements.
  • Champions continuous improvement initiatives with Quality, Supply Chain, Sales and Manufacturing departments. Drives projects from design through implementation.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in engineering or equivalent business/work experience.
  • 1-3 years CNC programming experience, preferably with a Hurco vertical machining center or similar.
  • 1-3 years metal treating experience preferred
  • Experience with drafting/reverse engineering and project management a plus
  • Local candidates only, please.


  • Manufacturing: 1 year (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

We are searching for a Quality Technician who will be responsible for inspection, quality and technical support to our sales and supply chain teams within our Centerville office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Determines which products to inspect. Inspects received products. Confirms proper specifications based upon documentation such as blueprints and other instructions. Conducts visual and/or measurements tests. Determines if product is approved for movement to the warehouse or if rework/return is required.
  • Inspects customer returned products. Reviews product against documentation and quality standards. Determines and initiates corrective action. May work with Sales and Supply Chain to determine additional steps needed.
  • Utilizes standard mechanical and electrical instruments, functional gauges and calipers. Maintains measurement equipment. Ensures proper calibration and operating use.
  • Works with Supply Chain to resolve Quality issues related to products. Supports Quality initiatives related to vendors and products.
  • Reviews and analyzes part drawings for accuracy. Communicates part design discrepancies to Resale/Purchasing department. Provides documentation and testing results and assists in completing SCAR (Supplier Corrective Action Response) documentation.
  • Troubleshoots and diagnose technical problems. Assists with determining design and ability to manufacturing new products.
  • Processes associated documentation, including rework tags, cases documentation, and quality reports.
  • Completes compliance and quality documentation for customers. Works with Sales and Engineering staff to ensure consistent processes are in place that conform to customer needs.
  • Maintains organized, safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures, complying with all company and legal regulations.

Job Qualifications:

  • Vocational courses or an Associates degree related to manufacturing, metal working or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years experience in quality and/or inspection functions, preferably related to metal-working.
  • Ability to use and accurately read measurement tools such as but not limited to: Caliper, micrometer, height gauge, profilometer, and optical comparator.
  • Ability to create, read and understand blueprints, technical drawings and work instructions.
  • Knowledge of metal machining preferred.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, focusing on Excel.


  • Quality or Inspection: 3 years (Required)


  • Dayton, OH (Preferred)

Compensation includes base salary plus quarterly profit-sharing bonus opportunity. Full-time employees enjoy an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation, 401k with company match, partial gym membership reimbursement and more!