Join our team!

Family owned and operated for nearly 70 years, Paragon D&E is a leader in advanced manufacturing. With a strong history in injection and compression tooling, Paragon has evolved into a multifaceted organization with a diverse product line serving Aerospace, Defense, Nuclear, Heavy Truck, Automotive, Agricultural, Oil and Gas and other industries. Paragon has a state of the art facility with the latest machining technology and continually invests in our team and equipment.

Because of our values and business results through policies and best practices in human resource management, Paragon was awarded one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For!

We are pleased to showcase our apprentice program and a taste of what it is like to work at Paragon. See the links below.


Please send your resume and salary requirements to hr@paragonde.com

We are seeking candidates for the following positions:

 


CAD SURFACER

  • Prepare engineered files for programming, assembly or the customer directly.
  • Design various types of tooling and supply manufacturing with the data for tool builds.
  • Developing tool designs from conception to completion and develop runoff and parting lines using solid modeling and surfacing parting line and developing motions
  • Comparing final data from customers to insure project definition accuracy and preparing for and attending assigned meetings to manage open issues and set dates for milestones.
  • Create custom components and modifications, update current data to our data management system (PICs) daily, interact directly with purchasing, program management and manufacturing
  • Prepare the needed data for Programming, Assembly or the Customer.

5+ years equivalent experience in tool design/tool building, preferably in part and tooling design. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Previous experience with Unigraphics and/or Catia preferred.

$500 Sign-On Bonus

 


 

Machinist-Nights

The position is required to operate a designated CNC machine with a high degree of accuracy and speed with an adept knowledge of tooling and machine capabilities.

Candidates should have a high degree of machining knowledge. Will need a minimum of 5 years’ experience and have strong verbal and written communication skills.

 


 Material Handler

Assist machining area with preparations for jobs, job transitions, finishing processes, maintenance and clean-up. Reduce idle time, utilize schedule board, check incoming material, verify shippers and prepare finished jobs for shipping. Requires high School diploma or equivalent, mechanical aptitude and basic shop math skills.

 


Mold Maker – Nights

Build and repair molds to customer expectations.  Work with different areas of manufacturing to assist with overall tool builds for specific jobs.  Perform necessary in-process quality checks for specified operations.

Candidates should have a high degree of tooling knowledge and will need a High School diploma or equivalent and 5-7 years’ experience.  Have strong verbal and written communication skills.

 


TOOLING DESIGNER

  • Manage multiple tool designs at one time from conception to completion and develop runoff and parting lines using solid modeling.
  • Compare final data from customers to insure project definition accuracy.
  • Prep for and attend assigned meetings to manage open issues and set dates for milestones. Attend road map meetings and assist in setting up the proper hours needed to complete each task.
  • Attain and submit all of the information required for customer approvals.
  • Create custom components and modifications. Identify and approve stock list for purchased components.
  • Prepare the needed data for Programming, Assembly or the Customer.
  • Update current data to our data management system (PICs) daily.
  • Attend tooling review meetings and interact with the customer.

Four-year degree in Engineering/Design or 10+ years equivalent experience in tool design/tool building, preferably in plastic mold tooling. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Previous experience with Unigraphics and/or Catia preferred.

$500 Sign-On Bonus

 


Truck Driver – Nights

Responsible for loading and unloading by method of crane or Hilo.  Ensure loads are secure using approved devices and methods. Responsible for defining most feasible route and reporting needed vehicle maintenance.  Track and maintain all required records, such as driving logs and all shipping and receiving paperwork.  The driver will mainly be driving local routes but occasional overnight stays may be required.  When not driving, assisting with tool builds in the assembly area of the plant is required.

A high-school diploma or equivalent is required. Candidate must have at least 4-6 years of over-the-road experience.  We require a valid class A Commercial driver’s license (CDL), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations exam and Department of Transportation (DOT) physical.
The individual must be capable of driving a Class B straight truck, experience driving a Class A tractor-trailer is preferred. Experience loading, unloading and driving heavy loads is also preferred.  Candidates must have a high-degree of proven mechanical aptitude.






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