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, our Mission is To Relentlessly Serve our Customers. If you share this Mission, we would like you to consider joining our family! We are a local, family-owned and nationally known manufacturer and distributor of machine knives and industrial cutting edges. We sell B2B to a variety of industries including recycling, packaging, textiles/fiber and food processing. Our 50 years in business has given us the expertise to help us realize our Vision of becoming our customers’ most trusted partner through speed, innovation and reliability.

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.
  • Employees describe the benefits of working for us to include great co-workers and interesting jobs that allow employees the empowerment to solve challenges and learn new skills.

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!