DCCC’s Spring Schedule of Manufacturing Classes


Delaware County Community College has posted its Spring 2018 schedule of manufacturing classes. These are eligible for MACC/DC reduced tuition benefits.

DCCC Spring 2018 Schedule

Please contact Karen Kozachyn with any questions:

Karen P. Kozachyn Ed.D.
Dean, Workforce Development and Community Education.
Delaware County Community College
901 South Media Line Rd
Media, PA 19063
Office T202
kkozachyn@dccc.edu

From AON: How To Respond To Rising Global Medical Costs


 

Aon’s 2018 Global Medical Trend Rates survey reveals that the cost of health care is rising faster than inflation. In 2017, the global average increase in medical costs was 8.2 percent, against a worldwide inflation rate of 2.8 percent.

To keep workforces happy, healthy and productive, companies should accelerate their efforts in helping employees understand risk factors and begin taking steps to improve their health.

 

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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PREMIER: DECEMBER 11, 2017


Join us for a  day at the TCHS Pickering Campus to get high school students, their parents and adults excited about careers in advanced manufacturing. Our direct engagement can demonstrate the connection between our field and STEM education to get the future STEM workforce pumped about advanced manufacturing!

See attached flyer for details:

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From AON: The Resurgent Euro: What It Means For The World Economy


From AON: Implications of a Resurgent EURO, please click on the link below:

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From AON: The Key To A Holistic Cyber Security Program: The Human Element


From AON:

The Key To A Holistic Cyber Security Program: The Human Element

 

Please click on the following link:

http://app.comms.aon.com/e/es?s=526&e=546204&elqTrackId=DDAC8A7A47D8F0FD5F1D60AB7EA8B37C&elq=daad013a66a6432d9da84d1cba16e92e&elqaid=50440&elqat=1

Philadelphia Fed’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey


Please click on the link below for the latest Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey.

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MACC/DC Partner’s Meeting Focuses on Cyber Security


On September 13, 2017 the Manufacturing Alliance of Chester County and Delaware County held an Industrial Partners’ meeting on the topic of Cyber Security.  Charles Sgrillo of Kreischer Miller, a “Certified Ethical Hacker”, presented an interesting and chilling assessment of today’s cyber risks and what all organizations should do to mitigate them.

See this link for his presentation:  InfoSec 101.

In addition to the presentation, the discussion and post-meeting conversation generated valuable information for those in attendance.

We understand the busy schedule we all keep these days; consequently, we strive to provide useful, practical information and peer dialog at each meeting.   Members indicated that the meeting was very worthwhile.

Save the date for our next Partners’ meeting, November 16, in conjunction with Tech360, being held at Penn State Great Valley. We hope to see you there!

Omega Design and Netzsch Premier Technologies Sign Up for Manufacturing Day Events – 10/6/2017


WHAT IS MANUFACTURING DAY?

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October — this year Manufacturing Day is Oct 6, 2017.

While Manufacturing Day is officially Oct. 6, companies and community organizations should plan their events on the date in October that works best for them. No matter the date, events should be registered on the site and can be marked as public or invitation-only events.

Registered event hosts have access to free event planning and execution resources and toolkits to make planning a Manufacturing Day event easy!

So far, MACC/DC members Omega Design and Netzsch Premier Technologies have signed up to host an event!

Should you be interested, please follow this link:

http://www.mfgday.com/user/register


Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties

Summary Job Posting

Effective Date: 8/31/2017

Company Name and location:

Esschem, Inc.

4000 Columbia Avenue

Linwood, PA 19061

610-497-9000

www.esschem.com
Position Title

Chemical Operator

Summary Job Description:

The purpose of the Chemical Operator position is the manufacture of polymers.

Essential Duties:

·         operating equipment in the Reactor Room, Pilot Plant, Drying/Sifting Room, and Bone Cement Room including:

                -reactors

                -centrifuges

                -dryers

                -sifters

·         keeping the reactor room supplied with dry raw materials

·         weighing up of raw materials as needed

·         assisting mechanic in changing monomer drums

·         changing the totes when empty

·         acting as an attendant during confined space entry

·         assisting the mechanic with sifter changes

·         general housekeeping of work areas

·         proper disposal of waste

·         proper disposal of empty drums

·         compliance with the current collective bargaining agreement

·         completing paperwork associated with responsibilities

·         spot checking the raw material supplies daily

·         assisting other Chemical Operators, answering questions, helping to solve problems

·         communicating the daily production schedule to others

·         coordinating products in drying/sifting room

·         making adjustments on process controllers and other supporting equipment for individual products

·         helping with training of potential new Operators in the reactor, drying/sifting and bone cement areas

·         spot checking the reactors and advising the supervisor on which reactors need to be submitted for chip and clean

·         performing the reactor inspections for a batch kick off per supervisor’s request

Education/ Skills:

High school diploma or equivalent

·         Completion of the pre-employment physical and physical capacities

·         Must be able to climb stairs and ladders

·         English language proficiency

·         Completion of training and qualification procedure

Action:

For consideration, please apply to: esschemweb@esschem.com

Esschem is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes inquiries from all qualified candidates.

 

Manufacturing Jobs at M. Cohen and Sons and Esschem


Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties

Summary Job Posting

Effective Date:  November 21, 2017

Company Name and location:

M. Cohen and Sons

400 Reed Road

Broomall, PA 19008

 

Position Title 

Project Designer – Exempt

Summary Job Description:

M. Cohen and Sons is seeking a creative and self-motivated individual to design and detail high-end architectural building features for large scale building projects nationwide. The applicant would be responsible for architectural and production drawings that follow the project from an early design concept through production and final installation. There is room for growth for those who demonstrate the desire and ability to adapt and understand the complexities involved in custom fabrication.

Essential Duties:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Develop detailed technical drawings for coordination with architects, engineers and other building trades.
2. Produce accurate shop fabrication drawings according to shop standards.
3. Create advanced 3d parametric models to communicate with design professionals and shop personnel.
4. Produce detailed installation drawings for use by Site Installers.
5. Prepare thorough material and hardware takeoffs to deliver to the Purchasing Department.
6. Provide verbal and written support to Project Managers, Shop Mechanics and Site Installers.
7. Frequently meet with Shop Mechanics to troubleshoot on the shop floor.
8. Evaluate site install logistics to prepare for project installations.
9. Attend in-house project review meetings.
10. Read and understand building construction documents.
11. Understand common building systems for design coordination.
12. Frequently collaborate with members other departments.
13. Frequently visit onsite fabrication facilities for project troubleshooting.

Other Duties: 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
 3 – 7 years of architectural design experience.
 Ability to read and understand building construction documents.
 Must work well in a team environment and have good communication skills.
 Must be meticulous, with great attention to detail.
 Experience in hands-on fabrication or construction is a plus.
 Develop advanced 3d parametric models to communicate with design professionals and shop personnel.
 Read and understand, building construction documents.
 Understand common building systems, for design coordination.
 Must be proficient in AutoCAD.
 Experience using Solidworks or Autodesk Inventor is preferred.
 Rhino modeling experience is a plus.
 Applicants should enjoy a fast-paced and challenging work environment
 Technical designing and problem solving.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must frequently lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Working hours:

This is a full-time position. Work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Some overtime may be required per business demands.

Travel:

Occasional travel for project site visits may be required.

Action:

For consideration, please apply to:

Annemarie McDonald : 610-544-7100 ext 316

Email:  amcdonald@mcohen.com

Website:  www.mcohenandsons.com

AAP/ EEO Statement:

M. Cohen and Sons is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate against employees or applicants based on race, color, sex, pregnancy, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veterans’ status or military affiliation, sexual orientation, union affiliation, or other characteristics of applicable law.

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Effective Date: 8/31/2017

Company Name and location:

Esschem, Inc.

4000 Columbia Avenue

Linwood, PA 19061

610-497-9000

www.esschem.com
Position Title

Maintenance Mechanic
Summary Job Description:

The purpose of this position is to assist in ensuring a safe workplace, while maximizing equipment up time. Performing assigned functions to maximize equipment up time.

Essential Duties:

Performing all jobs assigned according to procedures

Repairing plant equipment breakdowns when work is within current ability levels

Performing new equipment installation when work is within current ability levels

Performing preventive maintenance when work is within current ability levels

Performing electrical work when work is within current ability levels

Performing carpentry jobs when work is within current ability levels

Performing machine shop jobs when work is within current ability levels

Working with and directing the activities of the Maintenance Helper when assigned.

May be assigned to work at the discretion of the Maintenance Manager or Assistance Maintenance Manager

Education/ Skills:

-High school diploma or equivalent

-Completion of the pre-employment physical

-Must be able to climb stairs and ladders

-English language proficiency

-Minimum of one year experience in a process plant as Maintenance Mechanic

Action:

For consideration, please apply to: esschemweb@esschem.com

Esschem is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes inquiries from all qualified candidates.

 

Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties

Summary Job Posting

Effective Date: 8/31/2017

Company Name and location:

Esschem, Inc.

4000 Columbia Avenue

Linwood, PA 19061

610-497-9000

www.esschem.com
Position Title

Chemical Operator

Summary Job Description:

The purpose of the Chemical Operator position is the manufacture of polymers.

Essential Duties:

·         operating equipment in the Reactor Room, Pilot Plant, Drying/Sifting Room, and Bone Cement Room including:

-reactors

-centrifuges

-dryers

-sifters

·         keeping the reactor room supplied with dry raw materials

·         weighing up of raw materials as needed

·         assisting mechanic in changing monomer drums

·         changing the totes when empty

·         acting as an attendant during confined space entry

·         assisting the mechanic with sifter changes

·         general housekeeping of work areas

·         proper disposal of waste

·         proper disposal of empty drums

·         compliance with the current collective bargaining agreement

·         completing paperwork associated with responsibilities

·         spot checking the raw material supplies daily

·         assisting other Chemical Operators, answering questions, helping to solve problems

·         communicating the daily production schedule to others

·         coordinating products in drying/sifting room

·         making adjustments on process controllers and other supporting equipment for individual products

·         helping with training of potential new Operators in the reactor, drying/sifting and bone cement areas

·         spot checking the reactors and advising the supervisor on which reactors need to be submitted for chip and clean

·         performing the reactor inspections for a batch kick off per supervisor’s request

Education/ Skills:

High school diploma or equivalent

·         Completion of the pre-employment physical and physical capacities

·         Must be able to climb stairs and ladders

·         English language proficiency

·         Completion of training and qualification procedure

Action:

For consideration, please apply to: esschemweb@esschem.com

Esschem is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes inquiries from all qualified candidates.