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Production in Assembly / Fabrication / Heat Treat

at Dexter Axle

Posted: 7/25/2019
Job Reference #: 3068

Job Description

  • LocationUS-TX-Seagoville
    Posted Date4 weeks ago(7/24/2019 7:57 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
  • Overview

    Rockwell American, a Dexter company, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has the following production opportunities:


    1st shift position (4 positions)


    1st shift (3 positions) and 2nd shift (2 positions)

    Heat Treat

    1st shift (2 positions)

    The positions are located at our Seagoville, TX facility - conveniently located in the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) area. The plant encompasses 78,000 square feet and has approximately 90 non-union employees operating on two shifts. These positions are expected to be a temp to perm position for 90 days.

    Dexter is an industry leader with a highly developed distribution network and plants in the states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas and in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta in Canada. Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service.

    Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. In 2013, Dexter expanded our product offering with the acquisition of Unique Functional Products (UFP), a leading axle manufacturer in the marine industry. In the late 2014, Dexter Axle Company also acquired AL-KO Axis. In 2015 Dexter acquired the Titan Brake and Actuator business. In September 2016, Dexter purchased Rockwell American. In December of 2016, Dexter purchased the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. In February of 2017, Dexter purchased the axle, brake and actuation business assets from Tie Down Engineering. Dexter is well known for providing superior quality, service, and support.

    For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at

    Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

    Position Summary

    ASSEMBLY. Operators in these areas may operate assembly benches, hydraulic stamping and riveting presses, shot peening, and bushing installation. There are 4 position on 1st shift and this position reports directly to the Assembly Supervisor.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    Assembly Level II Heavy (B) Operators:

    • Shot/Stress peen operator
    • Assemble TRA springs
    • Assemble golf cart springs
    • Install bushings
    • Install rivets
    • Basic preventive maintenance (greasing, adding oil, etc.)
    • Setup and operate clip machine
    • Setup and stage parts
    • Spring Inspection (determined by QC Manager)
    • Basic Housekeeping
    • Performs other duties as required

    FABRICATION Level B: Operators are required to operate mechanical presses for shearing, punching, and trimming spring steel, as well as operators who load slot furnaces, tapering, and eye rolling. Some experience is a major plus, but we are willing to train the right people for these two levels. If you are interested in this opportunity, feel you have the skill and experience we are looking for or are willing to be trained, please respond to this job posting to learn more. There are 3 positions on 1st Shift and 2 positions on 2nd shift. This position reports directly to the plant Superintendent.

    Level II Operators:

    • Setup and Operate Punch Presses or Punch and Shear Presses
    • Operate Short Taper rolling mills and hook forming
    • Setup Long Taper
    • Setup Short Taper and hook forming
    • Operate Eye Forming Machines
    • Basic Housekeeping
    • Performs other duties as required

    HEAT TREAT OPERATORS LEVEL I (A): Operators are responsible for loading furnaces involved in heat treating our leaf springs as well as operating the hydraulic cambering and punching presses. You must have a high tolerance to the heat. Heat Treat operators are vital to the production team and will report to one of two-line supervisors. There are 2 positions on 1st shift.

    Furnace trainee: (probationary period – 90 days)

    • Load Furnace
    • Remove and stack parts from the quench tank
    • Operate forming or punch presses
    • Material Handling: staging material for the furnace loaders
    • Basic Housekeeping

    Level I Operators (Full time employee-will require additional training)

    • Operate forming or punching presses. Basic Preventative maintenance (greasing, adding oil, etc.)


    • Bilingual in English/Spanish speaking, reading and writing is preferred
    • 2+ Years of experience working in a manufacturing environment is a major plus but training will be provided
    • Ability to bend, reach and frequently lift up to 50 lb. is required
    • Must be able to read and understand shop floor blueprints
    • PPE (safety glasses, hearing protection, and steel toe boots) must be worn at all times while in the manufacturing building
    • You are required to have your own steel toe boots
    • Shorts and sleeveless shirts are prohibited
    • You MUST be able to work your assigned weekly schedule
    • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

    Shift Information:

    • Regular 1st shift hours will be 5:00AM - 3:00PM Monday through Thursday and the 2nd Shift schedule will be 3:00 PM – 1:00 AM and you must be available to work on Friday or Saturday if requested. Occasional overtime will be required, particularly during our “high season”, which typically runs January through May. Pay will vary depending on position.