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Top 10 Reasons to Work at Deco

  1. We are a leading company. Deco has a long, successful history.
  2. We are growing. Across our company, you can feel a sense of excitement as we grow our business and expand.
  3. We do the right thing. From safety to the environment to ethical business conduct, we value integrity above all.
  4. We believe in community. We have local roots that run deep. That sense of community extends to our workplace.
  5. We are customer-centric. If you find satisfaction in helping customers, you will be in good company. Our success depends on the success of the companies we do business with, so we never stop looking for solutions that help our customers shine.
  6. We employ smart, driven people. If you work here, you will work among some of the industry’s best. Our employees have an average of 20 years of experience. There is a lot to learn here, with many mentors and many opportunities.
  7. We think collaboration is crucial. We’re team-oriented. That means we listen to each other and encourage everyone to speak up and pitch in. Have ideas? We want to hear them. We all work better when we all work together.
  8. You can build a career here. Develop new skills, take on new roles, find new challenges. We are committed to employees’ professional development.
  9. We do work that matters. As a leading company, we make a difference in the marketplace and in the success of our customers. Your work will have an impact.
  10. Your pay and benefits will be competitive. We reward excellence, and we offer pay and benefits that are competitive compared to our industry and others.

Deco has a broad range of jobs over multiple shifts including:

Continuous Improvement Analyst

The Continuous Improvement Analyst is responsible for supporting the planning, design, and execution of continuous improvement projects. They will conduct regular audits of existing processes, both in the plant and in the office, and implement solutions for improvement. This individual will work with the quality, manufacturing, and materials management staff to assist with projects targeted toward implementing lean manufacturing principles.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and synthesize information from various sources to determine areas of improvement and alternate options for production/assembly line design & material flows
  • Perform process, machine, and data analysis to provide input for critical operational decisions
  • Assist in developing reports for various purposes
  • Perform cycle counts to assist with inventory management as needed
  • Participates as a member of the continuous improvement team to drive results throughout the organization

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Analytical & problem solving skills
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • Flexibility to work in both an office and manufacturing setting
  • A self-directed learner who can pick up new technologies and skills with minimal direction
  • Willingness to take ownership of tasks
  • US Citizenship

Learn more about the Continuous Improvement Analyst position

Die-Cast Machine Operators

A Machine Operator is responsible for adjusting the machines to attain production standards for each job. The operator will be responsible for making machine adjustments, lifting and moving production parts, and cleaning machines, as well as additional required duties. The Machine Operator will work with all areas of the company, specifically with supervisors, other department personnel, quality control, and engineering.

Job functions include, but are not limited to:

      • Coordinate with others to perform the assigned work load within that department
      • Using tools and lifting or moving production parts
      • Lighting and adjusting fires
      • Making machine adjustments
      • Cleaning machines and maintaining a safe, clean work environment.
      • Other duties as assigned

Machine Operator starting wage: $13.05

Learn more about the Machine Operator position

Maintenance Technicians

The responsibilities of the Maintenance Technician include, but are not limited to, performing building and machine repairs and maintenance. This position is responsible for resolving maintenance requests in a timely manner. Candidates must be able to troubleshoot and use problem solving skills. Candidates must be able to troubleshoot and use problem solving skills.
Job functions include, but are not limited to:

      • Coordinate with others to perform the assigned work load within that department
      • Using tools and lifting
      • Cleaning machines and maintaining a safe, clean work environment
      • Preventative maintenance
      • Record keeping
      • Fabricating/modifying equipment
      • Other duties as assigned

Maintenance Technician starting wage: $13.50 to $15.50

Learn more about the Maintenance Technician position

Production Associates

Deco is hiring Production Associates to fill a variety of positions throughout the plant. Production Associates are an integral part of the team at Deco, and are responsible for a variety of tasks including operating manual and automatic manufacturing equipment, assembling parts, and conducting work following proper procedures.

Job functions include, but are not limited to:

      • Coordinating with others to perform the assigned work load within department
      • Using tools and lifting or moving production parts
      • Hanging and boxing parts
      • Assembly of hardware
      • Remove excess material from parts either manually or with the help of a machine
      • Maintaining work area and following proper documentation

Production Associate starting wage: $11.60

Learn more about Production Associate positions

Quality Assurance (QA) Rover

A QA Rover is responsible for overseeing production standards by inspecting and approving products, and recording results. The QA Rover will be checking product throughout the plant and will return assemblies to source in order to correct the problem.

Job functions include, but are not limited to:

      • Inspect assemblies visually or with equipment
      • Return defective assemblies in order to correct the problem
      • Perform all quality reporting requirements outlined in the quality system
      • Follow established product handling procedures consistently
      • Print reading
      • Using gauging equipment
      • Other duties as assigned

QA Rover starting wage: $12.55
Learn more about the QA Rover position

Shipping & Receiving Personnel

Shipping & Receiving Personnel verifies and keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment by performing the following duties to quality and productivity standards.

Job functions include, but are not limited to:

      • Compares identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items of incoming and outgoing shipments to verify information against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records
      • Determines method and mode of shipment to customer requirements
      • Prepares and expedites shipments
      • Operates lift truck safely
      • Unpacks, examines, and routes incoming shipments, rejects damaged items, records shortages, and corresponds with shipper to rectify damages and shortages
      • Maintains inventory of shipping materials and supplies

Shipping & Receiving Personnel starting wage: $12.55

Learn more about the Shipping & Receiving Personnel position

Tool & Die Makers/Machinists

The tool and die maker is responsible for maintaining and repairing die cast dies, trim dies, and fixtures for production. Must be available for training on 1st shift (7:00am-3:00pm).

Job functions include, but are not limited to:

      • Operate manual lathes, surface grinders, milling machines, welders, and other tool room equipment
      • Use tool room measuring tools, micrometers, calipers, gauges, digital read outs
      • Troubleshooting basic repairs for common die casting issues: flash, broken ejector pins, stuck parts, bent and broken pins
      • Read and understand blue prints and drawings

Tool & Die Maker/Machinist starting wage: $14.05

Learn more about the Tool & Die Maker/Machinist position

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Unless otherwise noted, shift times are as follows:
1st shift: 7:00am - 3:00pm
2nd shift: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
3rd shift: 11:00pm - 7:00am

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Note: There is a $1.00 shift differential offered to 2nd and 3rd shift employees - this means the starting wages for 2nd & 3rd shift positions is $1.00 higher than the starting wage in the description for each position.