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1 -BLUFFTON TOWN HALL
419-358-2066 - Press 0 for operator
Bluffton Community Swimming Pool
Press 6
EMS chief, non-emergency
Jan Basinger, press 5
Fire Chief, non-emergency
Jon Kinn, press 5
Income Tax Administrator
Rhonda Hohenbrink, press 2
Mayor
Richard Johnson, press 3
Police Chief, non-emergency
Ryan Burkholder, press 4
Police Sergeant, non-emergency
Matt Oglesbee, press 4
Sewer Plant
Press 8
Utilities clerk
Angie Essinger, press 1
Village Administrator
Jesse Blackburn, press 3
Village Fiscal Officer
Laura Ewing, press 2

Civic Organizations

Please contact The Icon at info@blufftonicon.com for any organization changes in your listing.

AA Open Discussion
7:30 p.m., Mondays, and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. at the English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St
Al-Anon meetings
Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 11:30 a.m. at English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St
Bereavement Support Group
Meets second Thursday of the month at Restore Community Center in Ada
Bluffton American Legion Post 382
Dennis Morrison 419-358-4950
Paula Scott, Town Hall, PO Box 142
Bluffton Athletic Boosters
Beth Ackerman, 419-204-9913
Bluffton Boy Scouts
Mike Metzger 419-358-5598
Amber Bingley, 419-358-0268
Facebook: Bluffton Community Sportsmen's Club
Bluffton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization
Crystal Camper, 419-235-7572
Bluffton Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Northwestern Ohio - 419-225-4085
Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary
Heather Schalk, 419-423-5342
Bluffton in Bloom
Tom Schmidt, 310-486-8024, Tomwschmidt@gmail.com
Colleen Lazar, 419-429-7605, clazar@bvhealthsystem.org
Bluffton Music Boosters
Facebook - Bluffton Music Boosters
Bluffton Scrap Artist Quilters
Ruth Grihalva, 419-358-0656
Bluffton Senior Citizens (Association) Center
132 N. Main St., Tonya Meyer, director, 419-358-8971
Bluffton Shuffleboard Club
Steve Slaughterbeck, 419-358-5528
Bluffton Swim Team
Nicole Mikesell - 419-358-0074
Bluffton Writers Group
Ruth Naylor, 419-358-6309
Campus Life
Jeremy Basinger, 419-296-9267
Cancer Support Group
Gloria Bucher, 419-429-2621
Care Giver Support Group
Tricia Herrman, 419-358-1015, ext. 221
Fair Trade Town Task Force
Esther Birkey, estherbirkey@gmail.com
Friends of the Library
Darrell Huber - 419-303-2817, or 419-358-7056
Gardeners of the Bluffton-Pandora Area
Pat Flinn, 419-358-6766
Gluten-Free Allergy Support Group
Victoria Zeits, 419-643-8980
Relay for Life/Relay for Hope
Lynda Best, 419-296-2790
S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club
Duane Bollenbacher - 419-358-7365
Swiss Community Historical Society
Gary Wetherill, 419-358-1049
TOPS/KOPS
Sue Rysz, 419-358-4168
Town Hall Concert Series
Jeff Yoder, 419-979-9126
Transition Bluffton
Peter Badertscher, TransitionBluffton@gmail.com

Churches

Please contact The Icon at info@blufftonicon.com for any organization changes in your listing.

345 County Line Road - 419-358-0170 112 N. Main St. - 419-358-5806
8905 Columbus Grove Road - 419-358-8588 8375 Phillips Road - 419-358-1561
111 Grove St. - 419-358-2591 101 S. Jackson St. - 419-358-5766
First Missionary Church
247 N. Lawn Ave.-419-358-7751
116 Church St. - 419-358-8921
223 W. College Ave. - 419-358-5641 160 N. Spring St. - 419-358-8631
835 N. Main St. - 419-358-1382 2022 State Route 103 - 419-358-2001

About the Icon

All Icon garage sale ads are free -
we even put you on our garage sale map!

The Icon loves garage sales. Here's what you need to know:
• Email your garage sale ad to: info@blufftonicon.com
• All garage sale posts are free
• There is no word length limit (no novels, please)
• There is no deadline - garage sales are posted the day received (99% of the time)
• All garage sales are posted on both Bluffton and Ada Icons
• You will find garage sales on the Icons' Classified Ad Page under "Garage Sales" (to the right of this story)
• All garage sales posted are automatically listed on the Icon Garage Sale Map - it's printer-friendly. Click here to look at the map
• We post all garage sales the week they are scheduled - we will not post garages sales two weeks in advance
• When we receive you garage sale, we will automatically reply with a "Thanks, got it." If you don't receive our reply, please resend it.

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Looking for information on advertising? Email us for a rate card at: info@blufftonicon.com. Or call us at: 419-889-3065.

The Bluffton Icon is where Bluffton gets its information. The Icon is the center of information and commerce for Bluffton, Ohio. We promote Bluffton through advertising, the printed word, photographs and other tools of technology.

Bluffton Icon is a member of:
Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce
Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs
Better Business Bureau
Ohio News Media Association

Also: please check our sister publication: The Ada Icon

Interested in advertising? Contact us at: info@blufftonicon.com. We have very competitive rates.

Classified ads:
This is our classified ad page and all classified ads are on the right column. We only charge for:
• Properties for sale or for rent
• Vehicles for sale

Our rates for those are only $10 for the first 10 days and $1 for each following day. We charge for those ads because we have realtors and auto dealers who are paying customers.

All other classified ads are free. We post garage sales the week that they are held. There is no deadline or maximum word count. We also provide a garage sale map. During garage sale season we post a link to the map on the top of the garage sale ads.

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Civic Organizations, Churches, More Community Contacts
The Icon lists these groups on the Classified Page as a community service. The Icon asks these groups to inform us when an update needed is needed on your listing. Send information to: info@blufftonicon.com.

Welcome to the Bluffton Icon. Here's what we are all about

Welcome to the Bluffton Icon. For first-viewers, here's helpful answers to your questions.

Q: What is the Icon?
A: Think of the Icon as a daily newspaper on the web.

Q: When did it first appear on the web?
A: Sept. 23, 2009.

How much do I pay to view the Icon?
A: Nothing. It's free to view. Unlike other newspaper websites, there is no limit to the number of stories you may read. And, you may access all of our archived material.

Q: How does the Icon make money?
A: Through very affordable local advertising. We have over 75 local advertisers.

Q: What might we expect to find in The Icon?
A: All sorts of things. Our primary coverage area is the Bluffton school district. According to Google Analytics, 90 percent of our viewers live winthin 25 miles of Bluffton. That takes in Lima and Findlay. We also have a loyal following of viewers who grew up here and moved away, or who lived here for a time, but no longer do.

Q: How many viewers do you have?
A: Bluffton Icon experiences about 15,000 viewers in a 30-day period.

Q: Where do you obtain stories for the Icon?
A: Viewers send us news items. We also post all Bluffton University, Blanchard Valley Health System (Bluffton hospital), Bluffton Family Recreation and Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio news stories. We post agendas and cover Bluffton council and Bluffton school board meetings.

We provide extensive sports coverage of Bluffton High School and Bluffton University. Our Bluffton High School sports coverage is provided by www.blufftonpirates.com. That's a website devoted entirely to Bluffton High School athletics. It offers immediate sports coverage of athletic events and excellent photographs. The Bluffton University sports information director posts all Beaver sports stories on the same day that the games are played.

We post all obituaries provided by area funeral homes. We post obituaries of former residents when their family members provide us with information.

Q: Are there other Icons? Do you have other products in addition to your website?
A: In March of 2012 we launched Ada Icon (www.adaicon.com). It is in a community the same size as Bluffton and the two school districts touch.There are many commonalities between the two communities, even though they are in different counties. For example, Ada is home of Ohio Northern University, as Bluffton is home of Bluffton University. Ada Icon covers the Ada school district and ONU in the same way that Bluffton Icon covers Bluffton.

The Icon also has a special focus on local history. We've published two books:
• "Bluffton: A Great Place To Miss," which includes stories about the community from 1900 to 1975. (It's currently out of print)
• "The Bluffton We Never Knew: Photographs from our first half century, 1861 -1911." It is available from us at $19.95.

Additional books focusing on the history of the community are in the planning stages.

This year the Icon is developing two series of Bluffton post cards. One series is a reprint of colorized historic Bluffton post cards. The second series is a set of postcards showing scenes of the community today. 

Here are some Bluffton Icon viewer statistics from Google Analytics covering 2017, compared with 2016 stats:

The Icon has:
3,166 Facebook followers
719 Twitter followers (our You Tube videos go on Twitter)
591 Instagram followers
215 YouTube followers

The top, all-time watched videos on the Icon follow:
86,000 views of VBS spin the bottle posted July 25, 2012
29,000 views of first graders in the Bluffton fire station posted Oct. 12, 2011
9,500 views of Mike Edmiston explaining the solar eclipse posted Aug. 21, 2017

Now to the Google Analytic stats, 2017 number is first, 2016 number is second:

• The Icon experienced an increase of 14 percent in total views.
474,143 vs. 415,439
• The Icon experienced an increase of 19 percent in total viewers.
157,037 vs. 131,301
• Over 1 million pages were viewed for the second consecutive year.
1,163,935 vs. 1,046,854
• The highest single-day viewers recorded was June 21 when 14,430 individuals viewed the Icon.

Top 9 countries of Icon viewers, with 166 countries represented as viewers:
1 – U.S.
2 – Canada
3 – Norway
4 – United Kingdom
5 – India
6 – Philippines
7 – Germany
8 – Australia
9 – Singapore

Top 10 states of Icon viewers, with all 50 represented:
1 – Ohio
2 – Michigan
3 – Florida
4 – Indiana
5 – Illinois
6 – California
7 – Texas
8 – North Carolina
9 – Georgia
10 – New York

Top 10 villages and cities with Icon viewers, with 553 Ohio villages and cities represented.
1 – Bluffton
2 – Lima
3 – Findlay
4 – Pandora
5 – Ada
6 – Columbus Grove
7 – Ottawa
8 – Kenton
9 – Wapakoneta
10 - Rawson

Top 6 browsers used to view The Icon:
1 – Chrome
2 – Safari
3 – Safari (in-app)
4 – Internet Explorer
5 – Android Webview
6 – Firefox

Top 5 web providers used to view The Icon:
1 – Time Warner
2 – Qwest
3 – Embarq
4 – Watch
5 – Fairpoint

Most viewed pages
1 – Home page
2 – Classifieds
3  - News
4 – Obituaries
5 – Photo gallery
6 – Ad index
7 – Calendar
8 – Restaurant menus

Q: What are the most popular two hours of the week when viewers read Bluffton Icon?
A: Wednesday evenings between 9 and 11 p.m.

Classified Ads

HOME FOR SALE by owner. 95 Richland Drive in Bluffton. 3 bedroom,
2.5 bath, large finished basement. Beautiful location with a friendly, quiet
neighborhood in front and privacy in the backyard with walking trail directly
to nature preserve. Asking $270,000

For sale by owner - 1000 Spring Lake Dr. #31, Pandora. Move in ready! 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1040 sqft, $26,750.  Lots of new updates have been made including recently remodeled bath, new furnace & central air as well as new hot water heater. Roof, siding & windows have all been replaced in the last 7 years. This is a very affordable option for owning your home-paying fractions of today's rent prices! CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. Please call Deb at 419-296-3154.

Lucas now has more openings for piano and guitar lessons. I charge $15 for a half hour lesson and have a flexible schedule. Email lbharnish@gmail.com or call 419-581-0723 for more information.

McGarrity Home & Lawn Care - Free Estimates, mowing, mulching, edging, cleanup, rototilling, shrub trimming, painting, gutter cleaning,  small local moves. Call Rob McGarrity 419-420-5173.

Fruchey's 4 Seasons - We do landscaping, yard clean up, tree removal, small construction projects, asphalt repair, and in the winter, snow removal. Call 419-905-6774

ANTIQUES/GARAGE SALE....antiques and collectibles. Good women's clothing (size 10-2x) blue jeans and household items. 2134 SR 81-Ada (4th house on L after high school going west. May 24:4-8pm, May 25 & 26: 9am- 3pm

Garage Sale – 441 Edwards St., Ada, on Friday May 25th 9am – 5pm and Saturday May 26th 9am – 2pm.  Lots of name brand Juniors clothing (sizes S-L), some Women’s clothing, shoes, Toddler boys clothing (mostly 24 months – 3T), Baby/Toddler toys, books, household items and decor, recumbent bike, rowing machine, TV and much more!

Garage sale: 160 W Kibler St on Fri-Sat (May 25-26) from 9-3. Housewares, cookie tins, toys, Jr. golf set, fish tank, youth desk, etc.

Large Family Garage Sale Friday May 25th 8 to 5 and May 26th 8:30 am till 12 noon. 20489 Twp. Rd. 52 Bluffton, OH 45817. Tons of girls clothes 0 to 7/8 (mostly  5T to 7/8) and boys clothes 0 to 5/6 (mostly 4T to 5/6 some 7/8.)  Clothes are name brand and some still NWTs.  Kids shoes and women’s shoes various sizes.  LOTS AND LOTS of KIDS TOYS …..big items include: outdoor playhouse, water table, 2 seater wagon, 12 “ bikes, lego mega blocks and a new in the box never opened Intex pool. Coats, hats, gloves, houseware items, full size comforter, women’s clothing very nice name brand sizes small and medium, industrial meat slicer, glider rocking chairs,  chainsaw, miscellaneous tools. Something for everyone and all priced to sell. Most of the clothing is 50 cents apiece! Follow the yellow garage sale signs. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE ICON'S PRINTER-FRIENDLY GARAGE SALE MAP - All garage sales posted on the Icons are also on the Icons' Garage Sale Map. Send your garage sale to: info@blufftonicon.com
We will post it the same day we receive it.
• No cost
• No word length limit
• No deadline
Just email it!
And, we'll post your address on our printer-friendly garage sale map.

For sale
One replacement double casement window.
Wood grain vinyl inside, beige vinyl outside.  
Never taken out of original packaging.
38” x 37.75”  
Original price $375, asking price $250
Please leave a message at 567.226.1252

For sale: 30" electric range in excellent condition. $100.00  567-204-3898, Bluffton.

FOR SALE:
Whirlpool Kitchen Appliances Side-by-side refrigerator with water and icemaker
Electric self-cleaning range
Dishwasher
Over-the-range microwave
All in working order. Available June 16.
Asking $1,000 for all.  Call Chris at 419-371-1188 if interested.

For sale: black hardwood mulch, $30 a cubic yard. Call Rich Johnson, 419-234-4202 or 419-358-4666.

THE BLUFFTON WE NEVER KNEW - photo history book published by the Icon. $19.95 plus tax. On sale at:
• Book ReViews, 123 S. Main, Bluffton
• Twisted Whisk Cafe, 101 S. Main, Bluffton
• Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main, Bluffton
• Bluffton University bookstore, Marbeck Center
• The Food Store, 103 S. Main, Bluffton
•  Or, click for an order blank

R COOP WILL BE CLOSED THIS WEEKEND to observe Memorial Day. Reopening June 1.
June hours
Friday, May 18, 10-5
Saturday, May 19, 10-1
2168 Road R, Bluffton, 45817 (only 2 miles north of Bluffton) 419-302-2179

Bluffton Child Development Center has a full-time position cook position open. Please stop by at 325 County Line Rd, Bluffton to apply.  Monday through Friday. Call 419 358-8222 for more information.

Detailer position available

Job Duties Include:
- Cleaning interior and exterior of vehicles
- Buffing/polishing when needed
- Maintaining clean rental fleet

Must be able to:
- Lift up to 40 pounds occasionally
- Be able to work full time (Mon-Fri 8a-5p)
- Be driven to work Independently
- Have a valid driver'slicense

Experience is a plus, pay can vary depending on experience Contact owsley.j@strattonauto-group.com

Manpower Staffing/Lima office now accepting applications for GROB Systems. Must have a stable work history, with experience in manufacturing, or warehouse. Be mechanically inclined,  and have the ability to lift 50 lbs. All candidates must meet client’s requirements. A resume is required!

Call today to schedule interview: 419-227-1970
Apply on-line: manpowerlima.com
Apply in the office: 2318 Harding Highway. Lima, OH

 

Bluffton Public Library accepting applications. Temporary Summer Clerks: Part-time (2 positions)  Applications accepted until 5/18/18.

  • Temporary part-time hours range from 8 to 10 hours per week, based on library needs; up to 8 weeks, minimum wage.
  • Substitute positions are initially scheduled for a period of immersion training and then scheduled as needed with no guaranteed hours.
  • Duties include: accurate and efficient shelving, routine circulation activities and light cleaning, as assigned.
  • Required skills include: ability to learn quickly, memorize and recall procedures; customer service and basic computer skills; good vision to sort, shelve and retrieve materials; Ability to handle physical aspects of position, including: sitting/standing for extended periods of time, maneuvering fully-loaded book carts and lifting up to 40 lbs.; good attendance and punctuality.

Bluffton Child Development Center is in need of a caring, dependable, motivated  staff member that is available to work FULL TIME &  3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday and may move into full time.  Candidates must have a high school diploma & clear background checks.  Please stop in at 325 County Line Road Bluffton Ohio to apply. 419 358-8222 Come join our team. 

Bluffton University seeks a highly qualified individual for the position of Executive Assistant to the President. This position provides service to constituents, office management, administrative and donor relations support, and research, planning and budgetary assistance to the President. The right candidate will: display notable professional acumen and possess strong knowledge of office organization; skillfully develop and maintain interpersonal relationships; exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills; and wisely organize resources, establish priorities and conduct research. Experience within higher education is preferred.  For more information and to apply, visit www.bluffton.edu/about/employment.  

About our Company

GROB SYSTEMS, INC. is a world class European manufacturer of high quality production systems and universal machining centers. The North American headquarters in Bluffton, Ohio specializes in the design and production of machines and automation for the automotive, aerospace, medical, and die/mold industries. Our parent company is located in Mindelheim, Germany, with additional production facilities in São Paulo, Brazil and Dalian, China. GROB has numerous offices and facilities providing sales, service and spare parts support to manufacturers around the world.

GROB’s product line includes machining centers, flexible manufacturing systems, transfer machines, ancillary assembly machines, leak test machines, gantries and automation, and complete assembly lines for engine and transmission assembly.

Manufacturing Engineer

The primary functions are planning, scheduling and ordering of materials to coordinate the stock list with production.  This position requires reading and understanding blueprints, strong organizational skills and strong communication skills.  Vital to this position is the knowledge and understanding of the various properties of both metal and non-metal materials.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Production planning
Order materials to coordinate stock lists
Communicate with production scheduling, engineering, purchasing and finance departments for project cost alignment

Education & Experience Requirements:
Associates or Bachelors Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or related field
Experience with SAP preferred
Experience with MRP (manufacturing/material resources planning)

General Requirements:
Self-motivated
Ability to work alone and in a team environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong math skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Willing to work overtime as needed
Willing to travel domestic and international

GROB offers a competitive wage as well as an excellent benefit package including vacation, health, prescription, dental, vision, STD, life, 401K, and shift premiums.           

If interested in applying please e-mail: employment@grobsystems.com

Check us out: www.grobgroup.com

Tavern 101, Ada, OH is looking for part time server/bartender to work approximately 15-25 hours per week.  Need to be available for different shifts and times and dependable!  Must be friendly, enthusiastic,  willing to work hard and be a team player.   Interested individuals can text 419-235-3311 for more information or set up an interview.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE VILLAGE OF ADA

Looking for a new full time job that can become a career? The Village of Ada would like to talk to you about working in our Public Works/Street Department!

The Village of Ada provides residents and visitors with public utilities and maintains streets, utilities and equipment necessary to keep the Village running. Our team of employees provide the hard work that keeps the streets in good order and water and sewer services readily available to over 1,700 residences, businesses and university customers.

We’re looking for employees who are willing to learn quickly while on the job. Regular tasks include reading water meters, maintaining Village streets with attention to detail and operating a variety of equipment – from hand tools to large equipment. Skilled and experienced operators, as well as those with a strong desire to become skilled on the job, are encouraged to apply!

Benefits include:

• Comprehensive Paid Leave – holiday, personal and sick – after a successful instructional period, vacation after 1 year

•  Major Medical Insurance – the village pays 100% of the full time employee’s premium; available on day 1

•  Retirement funded through Ohio Public Employees Retirement System – employees contribute 10%, the village contributes 14%

•  Flexibility for work/life balance

•  Working in a Drug Free Work Place

•  Recommended Wages are based on skill and experience:

• General labor: $11.55 to $16.18 per hour (CM1)
• Skilled labor: $12.01-$16.82 per hour (CM2 - includes CDL drivers and heavy equipment operation)

Working outside. No two days the same. Working with your hands. Doing a great job that is recognized by an entire village. Sounds like you, doesn’t it? Then we’re ready to talk!

Visit our website at www.adaoh.org, and click on the “Jobs” tab. There you will find an application that you can download, complete, and email, drop off or mail to us. You will also find complete job descriptions for all open village positions. We’ll let you know we have your application and we will get in contact with you to talk about our positions!

Mercy Health St. Rita's has a variety of position openings including:
Dietary, EVS, Pharmacy, and Respiratory! Click on the link below to view and
browse all our openings within the Ministry. Call or email Jeremy Amstutz, HR
Recruiter at (419) 226-8755/JRAmstutz@mercy.com with questions.

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS AT MHCO

HILTY HOME, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH

STNA (Full-time 1st shift and Part-time, 1st and 2nd shift)

RN/LPN (Part-time, 2nd and 3rd shift)

Dietary (Float position to cover days and evening needs)

MAPLE CREST, 700 Maple Crest Ct, Bluffton, OH

Housekeeping (Part-time, 1st shift)

Companion (Part-time, 1st shift)

Elder Assistant (Full-time 3rd shift

Dietary Assistant (Part-time, 2nd shift)

MENNONITE MEMORIAL HOME, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH

STNA (Full and Part-time, 2nd & 3rd Shift)

RN/LPN (Full-time 2-10 shift and Part-time 10pm-6am shift)

Hospitality Aide (Part-time, 1st and 2nd shift)

Dietary (float position to cover days and evenings, all positions)

Dietary Aide (Full-time, 2nd shift)

WILLOW RIDGE, 410 W. Elm St. Bluffton, OH

Shahbaz (Part time, 2nd Shift)

RN (Part-time Dayshift)
 
IF INTERESTED PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON OR ONLINE AT www.mhcoliving.org under the careers link.

Bluffton Child Development Center is in need of a caring, dependable, motivated  staff member that is available to work 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday and may move into full time.  Candidates must have a high school diploma & clear background checks.  Please stop in at 325 County Line Road Bluffton Ohio to apply. 419 358-8222 Come join our team.  

Quality Assurance Engineer
SumiRiko Ohio, Inc. is a world-class manufacturer of anti-vibration automotive components. Based, in Bluffton, Ohio, we offer a competitive wage and excellent benefit package to all Associates. Recognizing our Associates are our most valuable resource, SumiRiko Ohio offers a clean and safe working environment where Associates are able to develop and grow. Associates are offered medical with ability to achieve no weekly premium, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, on-site medical clinic, uniforms and many other benefits.

We are currently seeking a qualified Quality Assurance Engineer in the Quality Assurance Department. 

Summary:  Responsibilities include handling quality assurance activities relating to the customer and internal processes, development of new product, prevention analysis and on-going development of continuous improvement methods and programs.  Must provide strong leadership and communication within and outside the department.

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Problem analysis and mistake proofing countermeasure investigation and evaluation

• Review and evaluate process changes

• Work to resolve customer quality concerns with manufacturing and engineering personnel

• Ensure clear quality standards are in place

• Perform periodic product and process audits and evaluate the ability of the process to products good parts

• Communicate with production personnel on internal findings and follow-up with managers and team leaders on countermeasure effectiveness

• Assist in the development of SPC and KQP check points

• Ensure that department reports and distribution are timely and accurate for both within and outside the department and company

• Assist Team Leaders in training Associates on key quality checks

• New product investigation and planning (APQP and PPAP)

• Develop and maintain new product schedule to ensure compliance with SRK-OH and Customer standards

• Attend initial builds at customer line to address concerns and represent SRK-OH’s commitment to quality

• Perform periodic pro-active customer visits

• Communication to customer relating to quality issues

• Assist in the development of SRK-OH suppliers

• Develop test equipment and fixtures for new programs; identify continuous improvement ideas for testing machines/fixtures/procedures on current and new products

• Associates at all levels must maintain their roles & responsibilities as outlined with SRK-OH’s policies and procedures to ensure compliance with IATF16949, ISO9001 and ISO14001. These industry standards are necessary to ensure continued Customer Satisfaction in relationship with our philosophy of Continuous Quality Improvement

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering) or the equivalent training and experience

• Ability to understand part function and manufacturing processes

• Project planning and management

• Ability to manage multiple tasks

• Effective communication skills (with customers and SRK-OH Associates)

• System and process evaluation skills

• Ability to determine process improvement for Kaizen activity and/or countermeasure activity

• Ability to lead countermeasure and kaizen teams

• Ability to travel, sometimes with short notice

Benefits

Associates are offered medical with ability to achieve no weekly premium, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, on-site medical clinic, uniforms and many other benefits.

Interested applicants may complete an application for employment by visiting

www.us.sumiriko.com

or submit a resume Attn: Human Resources at SumiRiko Ohio 320 Snider Road, Bluffton, Ohio 45817.

SumiRiko Ohio, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer

SumiRiko Ohio, Inc. is a world-class manufacturer of anti-vibration automotive components. Based, in Bluffton, Ohio, we offer a competitive wage and excellent benefit package to all Associates. Recognizing our Associates are our most valuable resource, SumiRiko Ohio offers a clean and safe working environment where Associates are able to develop and grow. Associates are offered medical with ability to achieve no weekly premium, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, on-site medical clinic, uniforms and many other benefits.

We are currently looking to fill Associate positiAssoiat poons with Powered Industrial Truck Experience on 2nd and 3rd shift.

Responsibilities include:

Safe Forklift / Powered Industrial Truck Operations

Read and understand Standard Operating Procedures

Maintain a safe work environment

Maintain a clean and organized work area

Efficient operation of production processes in accordance with established manufacturing and operation standards

Maintain reporting requirements

Maintain quality and safety standards

Qualifications and Skills

Minimum Requirements:

Previous Forklift / Powered Industrial Truck Experience

High School Diploma or GED

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

Ability to fulfill the physical requirements of the job including, but not limited to standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, lifting and/or moving up to 40 pounds and communicating effectively with co-workers.

Benefits

Associates are offered medical with ability to achieve no weekly premium, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, on-site medical clinic, uniforms and many other benefits.

Interested applicants may complete an application for employment by visiting

www.us.sumiriko.com

or submit a resume Attn: Human Resources at SumiRiko Ohio 320 Snider Road, Bluffton, Ohio 45817.

SumiRiko Ohio, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer

Fun summer job at the golf course! Bluffton/Hidden Creek Golf Clubs
are hiring for all shifts - weekdays, evenings, weekends. New hires starting
immediately until the end of our golf season. Minimum 19 years old apply for
clubhouse positions. Also hiring for grounds work, minimum 16 years old
apply. Contact drueyoung@gmail.com or call Drue at 419-604-1772
 

 

Wendy's of Bluffton has openings. Competitive pay, advancement opportunities, employee meal discounts. You may apply now using your smart phone or go to www.Wendys.Quick-Apply.com

Blanchard Valley Health System - To view career openings in the Blanchard Valley Health System please click here.

OHIO MEANS JOBS is an agency of the State of Ohio.
• CLICK HERE to view jobs listed within 10 miles of BLUFFTON.
• CLICK HERE to view jobs listed within 10 miles of ADA.

Ohio Northern University -  Office of Human Resources, 525 S.. Main St., Ada, Ohio 45810, employment opportunities. Click here for current job postings.
 

Bluffton - Home for rent, available in June. The home offers 2500 sq ft, 4
bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, large living room (16 x 22), lots of storage throughout, carport, deck, shed, and a 2 1/2 car garage. Family home with nice yard on Jackson St conveniently located a couple of blocks from downtown, schools, and university. Rental reference & security deposit required. $ 1,000 per month plus deposit. Call owner/agent Bethany @ 419 358-0500

Ada apartments available June 1st! 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments, some with washer/dryer. Rent ranges from $475-$700 per month. Realtor Owned. No pets, no smoking. Call 419-230-7158.  

For rent - Senior housing 62 and older or disabled of any age. Bluffton Riley View, 115 E. College Ave., Bluffton. Office open Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 419-358-4616, fax 419-358-0275. TDD 1-800-750-0750.

 

Business place or office space for rent – 111 Vine Street, Bluffton, former real estate office, one-half block from Main Street, two private offices with separate entrances, conference room, utility room, one-half bath, 800 square feet. Call 419-358-6886.

NEWLY RENOVATED
VANCE STREET APARTMENTS

137 Vance St.
Bluffton, Ohio 45817
Immediate availability for income based efficiency and 1 bedroom apartments for 55 years old and up. Income guidelines are:
1 person $20,450
2 persons $23,400
Call: 419-358-7795
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

Lab puppies for sale. Ready for new homes May 29. 1 Chocolate male,
1 Chocolate female, 1 Yellow male, 4 yellow females. $500 for females, $450
for males. Call Dan at 419 234-7754 for more information. AKC registered

I am looking for a 3 to 4 bedroom house or apartment in bluffton school district. Preferably allow pets but not a necessity. Respond to: eakloeppel@yahoo.com

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