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Manufacturing Engineer

By |2021-04-30T17:45:12-04:00December 1st, 2020|Job Openings|

Job Summary: Directly responsible for the production part conversion process and cost-effective methods in the CNC and machining operations to meet the requirements of the engineering product drawings.  Develop these process methods that meet all quality standards and refine the methods to optimize production profitability and on time delivery through the part production conversion sequence.

CNC Machinist Setup/Operator – Day Shift

By |2021-04-30T17:45:20-04:00December 1st, 2020|Job Openings|

AVI (Auto-Valve, Inc.), a quality-focused aerospace parts manufacturer, located minutes from downtown Dayton, is starting a night shift and seeking qualified CNC Setup/Operators, with multi-axis lathe and/or mill experience including setup and operation. Experienced CNC Machinists as well as those with less experience but a desire and willingness to learn, are  encouraged to apply.  The

A Testimonial for Skilled Trades & Manufacturing

By |2020-11-30T22:41:27-04:00November 12th, 2020|AVI Blog|

Hi, I’m Evelyn. My grandfather drove a truck for a living, transporting goods to new job sites every day. My father assisted with creating products for businesses that range from a cheese company to the world-renowned Airstream. Most of my uncles and cousins and my brother devote their professional life to manufacturing and the skilled

Define Skilled Trades

By |2020-11-30T22:31:49-04:00November 5th, 2020|AVI Blog|

As a champion of the skilled trades, I’m pulled toward articles, facts, figures, and people who shed light on the skilled trades gap- the number of skilled trades positions open versus the number of people qualified and willing to apply for those positions. Time and time again, I find it’s assumed that readers know the

Employee Burnout: A Massive Contributor to the Skills Gap

By |2020-11-18T00:49:18-04:00October 29th, 2020|AVI Blog|

In February 2020, an article entitled What Does Burnout Have to Do With the Skills Gap? brought the following two statistics to light: “Roughly 20% of employees report high levels of engagement and job burnout, revealing that, although they are or were interested in their job, they can’t withstand the stress or pressure it entails.”

Aerospace Component Assembler

By |2021-04-06T17:51:18-04:00October 28th, 2020|Job Openings|

AVI (Auto-Valve, Inc.), a quality-focused aerospace parts manufacturer, located minutes from downtown Dayton, is seeking a Aerospace Component Assembler for our growing team. REPORT TO: Manufacturing Manager JOB SUMMARY: Individual is responsible for setting up and operating pneumatic / hand tools. Individual will be installing various types of fasteners (nuts, bolts, screws, solid & blind

Remote Working is Working: Tips on Managing & Succeeding

By |2020-11-05T00:21:16-04:00October 22nd, 2020|AVI Blog|

“Prior to the pandemic, just 1 in 30 companies had at least half of their staff working remotely, according to research from human resources consulting firm Mercer. As of late August 2020, it was 1 in 3. Of the employers surveyed, 94% said productivity has remained the same or increased since employees began working remotely.”

The Formula for Mental Strength

By |2020-10-15T18:18:58-04:00October 15th, 2020|AVI Blog|

Forbes released an article entitled Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid, and it’s one of the best pieces I’ve read in quite some time. It’s not only applicable to the business world; it applies to life in general too. Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker compiled the list, and then

Self-Confidence & Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Perfect Match

By |2020-10-08T22:27:06-04:00September 23rd, 2020|AVI Blog|,,, and many other credible sources agree that self-confidence is key to entrepreneurial success. The importance of self-confidence in an entrepreneur may seem obvious. Still, too often, an entrepreneur has more confidence in their product or service than themselves.  When entrepreneurs lack self-confidence, it’s harder for their consumers, employees, and investors to believe

Incentive Programs Gone Wild

By |2020-09-29T23:07:19-04:00September 16th, 2020|AVI Blog|

How to Demotivate Your Best Employees is a Harvard Business School (HBS) article whose title alone sends the wheels in many minds spinning at full speed. This particular HBS piece evaluated an attendance award program that defined perfect attendance as “not having unexcused absences or tardy shift arrivals during the month.” The program “led to