Employment

Employment Opportunities

The philosophy here is simple.
Always keep the radar up for sharp, talented people.
Treat them well and promote from within.

This has been a hallmark of Oscar Winski Company’s success for more than 100 years, and it creates a very rewarding opportunity for you—with the promise of competitive compensation, a great benefits package and a chance to enjoy a fulfilling career.

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We are seeking a Cost Accountant who can help provide the Company’s management team with accurate and timely cost data.  The job will be based at the Lafayette, Indiana, headquarters. This successful candidate will support our efforts to improve the Company’s profitability and effectiveness through involvement in the following types of cost projects:

  • Development of accurate process costs
  • Analysis of operating costs to improve departmental reporting
  • Cost analysis of existing business contracts to insure profitability
  • Assist with the analysis of new business opportunities
  • Perform “post installation” audits for new equipment and processes
  • Assist with the development of more accurate product standard costs
  • Support Lean Manufacturing efforts through data collection and analysis

Qualifications for the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting
  • CPA / CMA is a plus but not required
  • Experience with Cost Accounting in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency in Excel and ERP Software packages (Microsoft Dynamics AX preferred)
  • Lean Manufacturing experience / Six Sigma training is a plus

We offer an excellent benefits package along with competitive compensation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Complete Integrity Selling training
    • Following Integrity Selling process daily
  • Research, locate and make initial contact with prospective accounts
  • Qualify prospective accounts based upon products purchased, volume potential and ability to pay within terms
  • Complete Customer Account Profiles accurately and completely
  • Communicate customer specifications to customer service via CPS data spreadsheets
  • Maintain repetitive call schedule with both prospect and existing accounts
  • In November, provide the VP of Sales with a detailed sales forecast for the following year.  Forecast should include existing business, new business with existing accounts, and new prospects.  All forecasts will include growth in sales and margin dollars, to be agreed upon with the VP of Sales
  • Meet or exceed annual sales and margin forecast
  • Provide updates during weekly staff meetings of actual sales track versus forecasted sales
  • Communicate any problems or rejections in a timely fashion to management and provide timely responses to customers
  • Work with Lafayette Steel A/R and customer A/P to expedite payment issues and problems
  • Provide Purchasing Manager and VP of Sales with purchasing requirements for customer “special” items not sold from standard stock
  • Provide Production Planners and VP of Sales with target stocking levels for all customer special items
  • Monitor all customer special stock items and “bought for” stock to maintain a minimum of (4) turns per year.  Deal with obsolete inventory items by selling to that specific customer or working to reapply or sell elsewhere
  • Quoting
    1. During first year as District Sales Manager, communicate all requests for quotation to VP of Sales or Inside Sales Manager for help with quoting.
    2. During second year and beyond, prepare quotes for items in stock and submit to customers, copying VP of Sales.  Work with VP of Sales to prepare all contract agreements or quotes where inventory must be purchased specifically for the order.
    3. ALL quotes should be prepared and submitted to customers in a timely fashion.  Quotes for standard items should be completed and submitted to customers on same day as RFQ; contracts and non-standard items should be completed and submitted to customers within one week of RFQ.
    4. Provide detailed feedback of quotation results to VP of Sales.
  • Entertain existing and prospect accounts with lunches, dinners, events and other entertainment in a manner appropriate to the potential volume of business.

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Marketing, Metallurgy or an area of study related to metals.

 

Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Customer Service Representative or Outside Sales Representative in a Metal Service Center is required.

 

                                                 

Job Description

OWLogistics, a division of the Oscar Winski Company, is looking for an individual to take on the Dock Lead role in order to support our logistics customer-GE.  This position will lead a broad range of material handling support functions for the customer.  This role will be located at GE’s Lafayette Engine Center location, and is a first shift position.

 The essential functions of the job include:

  • Move and stock materials and assemblies to, and between, plant locations.
  • Unload and unpackage materials, and store or place them in proper locations within assigned areas as required.
  • Maintain areas in a neat and orderly fashion (6S standards).
  • Replenish 2 bin systems, and assembly locations.
  • Receive, store, or issue materials, products, or assemblies.  Count, weigh, and verify identification of materials, parts, products or assemblies.
  • Make production order kits from parts lists, or kit BOM, and issue to location.
  • Perform kit, and rack audits, track, and report shortages to the program material leaders.
  • Be proficient in the use of all powered industrial equipment.
  • Handle all non-conforming material, and the proper disposition through GE’s systems.
  • Remove and handle all trash, sort into proper waste streams and trash handling equipment.
  • Load, unload trucks, and stage material to the proper location on the dock.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in all warehouse, logistics activities
  • MS Office skills
  • Comfort in working with customer’s WMS system to pick, receive, and store material
  • Perform GE data transactions, familiarity with GE systems
  • Set up, and request domestic and international shipments
  • Track record of excellent safety, quality, as well as a being a self starter
  • Lean manufacturing training/experience
  • Inventory management training/experience
  • Replenishment system training/experience (push/pull/Kanban strategies
  • Yellow Belt/Green Belt-Continuous Improvement trained/certified

 

 Required Competencies/Characteristics:

  • Attention to detail/accuracy
  • Teamwork
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Communication Skills
  • PC  Skills
  • Post high-school business and/or logistics curriculum training/experience.
  • Proven work ethic
  • Ability to lead others towards that completion of work tasks that enable customer success
  • Ability to prioritize work, Team’s work in order to meet critical customer requirements

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join and grow with our OWLogistics team.  This is a full-time opportunity with occasional weekend work being required.   

 

 

We are seeking an Inside Sales Representative to join our team at Lafayette Steel and Aluminum, a division of Oscar Winski Company.  The successful candidate will work with our existing customer base to ensure we provide superior customer service by coordinating with our District Sales Managers, production planning, purchasing, traffic and operations staff.  This is a fast paced job that allows significant growth potential for the right person.

This position is located in Lafayette, In.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Respond to customer inquiries, questions or complaints.
  • Entry and maintenance of customer orders in the computer system.
  • Interact with customers, District Sales Managers, production planners, purchasing, traffic and operations staff to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Research and coordinate information needed from all departments to resolve any problems.
  • Maintain contract pricing within the computer system.
  • Track/maintain contract and blanket balances.
  • Alert appropriate staff of any potential inventory issues.
  • Maintain customer account information within the computer system to ensure the most current data is available.
  • Possess knowledge of company policies, procedures, practices and products. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree is preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as an Inside Sales/Customer Service Representative.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

 

 

COMPETENCIES/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Attention to detail/accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/flexibility
  • Communication skills
  • Organization skills
  • Multitasking
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to concentrate on task at hand when distractions are present

 

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Lafayette Steel and Aluminum, a division of Oscar Winski Company, is seeking a maintenance technician with mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic skills to join our team. The maintenance technician is an integral position on our production floor.  The purpose of this position is to conduct machine setup, troubleshoot, and repair production equipment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance on production equipment
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities
  • Perform corrective maintenance, troubleshooting and repair for a variety of assembly/machining and test equipment consisting of electronics, electrical, pneumatics, hydraulics, software, hardware and robotics systems
  • Develop, coordinate, track and perform preventive maintenance programs on production equipment (i.e., cleaning, retooling, oil-changing, calibrating, aligning, etc.)
  • Assist in process design improvement engineering studies involving product throughput, first-run yields, ergonomics, tooling, equipment and manufacturing processes
  • Confer with and assists engineers on problems that are moderately complex
  • Record machine maintenance and repair information
  • May liaise with outside vendors
  • Comply with all safety regulations and maintain a clean and orderly work area

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Technical certification or degree from accredited institution desired
  • At least two (2) years related experience
  • Strong hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and industrial skills
  • Knowledge of Press Brakes and Laser cutting equipment is a plus

Competencies:

  • Able to work in team environment as a team member
  • Able to provide positive and constructive feedback about project status, and opportunities
  • Able to lead and provide direction and leadership to members in a small team performing normal and daily tasks
  • Implement company goals within a team structure and as an individual. Actions fully in line with company goals and objectives.
  • Utilize appropriate PPE to perform the job.
  • Attention to detail/accuracy
  • Ability to communicate with varying levels of organization and outside vendors.
  • Ability to work independently and be highly motivated
  • Ability to operate power and manual tools
  • Follow written and verbal instructions
  • Operate various types of tools and equipment safely and effectively
  • Ability to use all senses to do the job (i.e. hearing, smelling or seeing equipment problems)
  • Use problem solving and analytical skills
  • Use good judgment and decision making skills

 

The qualified candidate will work out of our Metals Recycling Warehouse located in Lafayette, IN. Responsibilities include sorting and grading non-ferrous materials, working closely with our customers and suppliers, and the ability and willingness to work both inside and outside as needed to get the job done.  The job involves receiving, processing and shipping metals obtained through various sources including industrial customers and the general public. This is a very busy and active position requiring an individual that likes to be on the move at all times. The position is dayshift Monday-Friday with occasional Saturday work.

Requirements for the position include:

·       High school diploma or graduate equivilant

·       High integrity and honesty

·       Willingness to learn and perform multiple tasks

·       The ability to stand and walk extensively

·       Excellent math and problem solving skills

·       The capability to work well with customers and co-workers

·       Team player

·       Strong belief in and support of the company’s safety program

 

 

This is an exciting opportunity to oversee the operations of our electronics recycling facility, eScrap.  If you love working with people and motivating a workforce, along with an interest in electronics - this is the job for you! 

The supervisor oversees the inbound workflow to and at their facility. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·       Production scheduling and prioritization

·       Daily work assignments

·       Inbound value assessment / material grading

·       Outbound shipments; Freight Scheduling

·       Special Projects

·       Housekeeping

·       Various back-up functions, as needed

Essential Job Functions:

·       Keep all employees safe

·       Ensure 5S standards are established and followed, Ensure continuous improvement through lean practices

·       Maintain highest level of customer service

·       Set goals for performance and deadlines in ways that comply with company’s plans and vision and communicate them to subordinates

·       Monitor employee productivity and provide constructive feedback and coaching

·       Organize workflow and ensure that employees understand their duties or delegated tasks

·       Receive complaints and resolve problems

·       Pass on information from management to employees and vice versa

·       Prepare and submit performance reports; Provide input on reward and promotion based on performance

·       Ensure adherence to legal & company policies & procedures and undertake disciplinary actions if the need arises

·       Other duties as assigned by the general manager

 Knowledge/Skills: 

·       Proficient in Microsoft office — Word & Excel

·       Strong ability to handle employee safety and safety concerns

·       Ability to adapt to constant changing situations

·       Thorough and accurate reporting mindset

·       Strong communication skills, organizational and follow up skills

·       Excellent professional presence and work ethic

·       Excellent leadership skills and qualities

 Education:

·       High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.

·       3  or more years of managing or leadership experience

·       Valid chauffeurs license (or ability to obtain within first few months of employment)

This position is typically located in the office and warehouse however it does include travel and on-site supervision for projects off site. Special off –site projects may require overnight stays and extended hours at customer locations. Conducting pickups, customer interaction, and driving can be required from time to time.

 

 

We are seeking qualified candidates for a truck driver position.  Qualified candidates will operate company-owned and well maintained equipment (our vehicle maintenance facility is on site). Various driving shifts are available. Drivers return home every night. Valid CDL and at least two years commercial vehicle driving experience is required.

The job is primarily independent with direction provided by the Logistics Manager or shift supervisor.  Our team of professional drivers play a key role in providing on-going support for our customers to operate their businesses. As a team we all work together to provide our customers with exceptional care so that we remain their first choice as a service provider.

We offer an excellent benefits package along with competitive compensation.