Category Archive: Ohio manufacturing industry

Toolmaker Job Opening at Ohio Valley Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is often in the news. Politicians have many opinions to the health of the industry and where it is, or should be, headed. While we can’t predict the future, we can realize the present. Today, we see an expanding customer base, additional work, and the need for more employees.

Our recent expansion provided us with a new press and a larger manufacturing space. We are still growing and the manufacturers we serve—vehicle, appliance, agriculture equipment, etc.—need more from us. They truly understand the experience and value of working with Ohio Valley Manufacturing.

We are currently looking to hire a Toolmaker. The position requires analysis and maintenance of the tooling used in the production pressroom. The ideal candidate should have a High School diploma or GED and be a graduate of a Tool and Die Maker Apprenticeship Program or have 7 years shop-related experience.

What does a toolmaker for Ohio Valley do? The Toolmaker is responsible for

  • Performing set up and operation of machine tools
  • Analyzing and repairing production tooling
  •    Assisting in training of Toolmaker Apprentices
  • Operating towmotors
  • Operating overhead cranes
  • Other duties as assigned

In business since 1999, Ohio Valley Manufacturing continues to employ accomplished and experience people who can consistently produce the highest quality parts. Our highly experienced personnel work to nurture younger employees and pass on this invaluable expertise.

To learn more about the Toolmaker position and working at Ohio Valley, please contact us.

June is National Safety Month… But We Focus on Safety in Manufacturing and Employee Safety Training Every Month of the Year!

Safety in the workplace is a hot topic in the news right now because June is “National Safety Month,” an annual event established in 1996 by the National Safety Council (NSC). The theme for this year’s National Safety Month is “Safe For Life” and the event is focused on “reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes and communities.” NSC is dedicated to promoting safety through advocacy, research, education and training, and at Ohio Valley Manufacturing, we are dedicated to safety, too. We believe safety training is important, and all of our employees participate in safety training courses offered throughout every year.

A recent report from about trends affecting safety in the workplace says, “Safety has always been and will continue to be a top concern for companies. The rate of non-fatal occupational injury in 2014 was 107.1 per 10,000 workers resulting in 1,157,410 recuperation days away from work… Safety requires constant vigilance.” At Ohio Valley Manufacturing, we couldn’t agree more!

Yes, we’re known for “stamping out the competition” with our “impressive capacity” in providing high-quality heavy-gauge stamping and precision blanking services to our customers in a variety of industries (agriculture and automotive, to heavy trucks and trailers, and other industries, too). But, Ohio Valley Manufacturing is also known for putting safety first at our company. All of our employees participate in safety training programs and courses throughout the year, with each employee required to attend these and other safety training courses:

  • Confined Space Training
  • Overhead Crane Safety
  • HAZ Comm/Lock-Out/Tag-Out Procedures Training
  • Powered Industrial Truck Safety
  • OSHA General Safety & Health Training
  • CPR training, and
  • GHS (UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) Implementation.

Also, in reference to the GHS Implementation, we have a staff member who is 100% dedicated to GHS, which requires Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly MSDS for hazardous chemicals.

Plus, in addition to the safety-specific training, designated employees are fully trained in operation of all of our power presses, ensuring their comfort with each skilled operation they perform. Like we said before, yes we’re focused on “stamping out the competition” with our services. But, at Ohio Valley Manufacturing, we’re also focused on surpassing safety standards and expectations – and stamping out safety issues – by focusing on safety and employee safety training every month of the year!

Ohio’s Auto Manufacturing Sector

For Ohioans it may not be a surprise that our state is an auto manufacturing hub. Recently, Honda, Ford, and Mitsubishi all announced plans to manufactures in Ohio. Honda will be expanding its capacity of its East Liberty plant to keep up with the demand for more trucks, SUVs, and crossover vehicles. Mitsubishi is once again expanding its Mason facility. The company sees a growing North American automotive market and chose the Mason location due to its proximately to automakers, such as Toyota, GM, Ford, and Chrysler. Finally, Ford’s Cleveland plant will begin producing the EcoBoost engines for the first time in North America.  Previously this engine was made in Valencia, Spain but Ford has decided to move production to reduce shipment and production costs.

At Ohio Valley Manufacturing we work with a variety of industries, including automobile, trucks, RV, appliances, agricultural equipment, and lawn and garden manufacturers to provide blanking, stamping, tooling, and robotic welding services. To learn more about services, visit Ohio Valley Manufacturing online. We also maintain a Twitter and LinkedIn account where we post more company updates as well as manufacturing and trucking news.

Ohio Continues to See Growth in the Manufacturing Sector

We recently came across an article talking about the continued steady growth of Ohio’s manufacturing sector and we’re excited to end the year on a positive note. Since Gov. John Kasich took office and implemented new policies to help the sector. National efforts of reshoring, STEM education, and manufacturing hubs have also helped to grow the industry. The growth in manufacturing is not only beneficial to manufacturers but also helps to bring more money into Ohio’s economy. George Mokrzan of Huntington Bank directly credits the resurging manufacturing sector for boosting consumer spending.

At Ohio Valley Manufacturing we have seen our own growth as well with more orders mostly due to Class 8 trucks and the rise of trailers. These increases have led us to expand our facilities to better serve our customers. This growth also means we need more skilled workers and we have posted two new job opportunities, one for a Tool & Die Design Engineer and a Toolmaker.

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