Career Advancement: See Yourself Growing at Dahlstrom
April 03, 2023
Are you always seeking to improve yourself and learn new things?
Are you looking for an employer who recognizes and rewards your knowledge?
You should consider a career at Dahlstrom.
– Rob White, President
The career path and advancement opportunities at Dahlstrom are a new take on the traditional shop floor system.
Dahlstrom’s 5-year training program is based on skill, not the number of years you’ve been with the company. If you can prove you know what you’re doing, you get paid like it.
Our trainings are broken up into 6-month modules. Every time you complete one you get a raise. And you don’t have to take the full 5 years to finish training. If you’re committed, you can advance quickly.
At Dahlstrom, we invest in you because we see you as an important part of our business. We are committed to delivering the best customer service possible, so we practice lean manufacturing. That starts with skilled professionals on the shop floor producing high-quality parts.
Lean manufacturing is broadly defined as “maximizing productivity while minimizing waste” (anything not providing value to customers). Waste in lean manufacturing is:
That “unused talent and ingenuity” is key – we don’t want employees’ talents going to waste. Continuous improvement is one of our priorities, and part of that is employee training and advancement.
Single-Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) is another piece of the lean manufacturing puzzle. To be lean, you have to be highly efficient in your processes. Every minute saved is savings for us and our customers.
SMED helps us shave off those precious minutes to improve lead time, reduce wasted manpower, and offer higher-quality service to clients.
We practice the 5S techniques, which increase our company’s profitability by improving performance, morale, and quality of work. The 5S are:
These techniques make our shop floor safer by removing hazards and unnecessary items. They improve our communication and movement across work areas by decreasing clutter. And they increase our efficiency by reducing the amount of time spent looking for tools.
We’re also Safety and Health Acknowledgement and Recognition Program (SHARP) certified, meaning we’re recognized by OSHA for our exceptional safety practices.
Learn more about our shop:
We value our employees as an essential part of our business. Our employee benefits include:
Check out our Careers page for available positions.
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