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1 -BLUFFTON TOWN HALL
419-358-2066 - Press 0 for operator
Accounts Payable
Press #
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
Street and Water Department
Press 7
Utilities clerk
Angie Essinger, press 1
Village Administrator
Jesse Blackburn, press 3
Village Fiscal Officer
Kevin Nickel, press 2
Waste Water Treatment Plant
Press 8

Civic Organizations

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AA Open Discussion
7:30 p.m., Mondays, and 11:30 a.m., Saturdays at the English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St
Al-Anon meetings
7:30 p.m., Mondays, and 11:30 a.m., Saturdays at the English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St.
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
Bluffton Bucs Midget football
Zac Kohli, 419-306-2818 or Mitch Geisgie, 419-204-7291
Paula Scott, executive director, 567-525-6667
Amber Bingley, 419-358-0268 Tom Augsburger, 419-384-3674
Bluffton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization
Crystal Camper, 419-235-7572
Bluffton Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Northwestern Ohio, 888-350-5090
Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary
Heather Schalk, 419-423-5342
Bluffton in Bloom
Jesse Blackburn, Village administrator
Patty Navin
Bluffton Senior Citizens (Association) Center
132 N. Main St., Tonya Meyer, director, 419-358-8971
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
Fair Trade Town Task Force
Esther Birkey, [email protected]
Friends of the Library
Deb Beer
Gardeners of the Bluffton-Pandora Area
Pat Flinn, 419-358-6766
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
Transition Bluffton
Peter Badertscher

Churches

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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

Bluffton Anthology coming soon! - Order now!

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BLUFFTON ANTHOLOGY
A creek runs through it
Essays on Bluffton

 $24.95 plus tax
A new book, “Bluffton Anthology – a creek runs through it,” with dozens of short essays about Bluffton, collected by Fred Steiner, will be released in the next few weeks.

“This collection brings together more than a dozen engaging writers whose own Bluffton experiences deserve retelling,” said Steiner.

“For anyone who calls Bluffton home, these stories need no further introduction,” said Steiner, about the book. “For people needing to have Bluffton explained to them, this is a great starting point.”

Contributing essays are from current and previous residents including:
• Rick Emmert                     
• Dave Essinger                  
• Ron Geiser                        
• Jeff Gundy                                                             
• Brendon Matthews
• Ruth Bundy Naylor
• Joanne Niswander
• Rick Ramseyer
• Carolyn Urich Rich
• David Rempel Smucker

In addition, the book includes an essay on Bluffton’s relationship with Riley Creek by the late Robert Kreider, several stories given to Steiner from his late, life-long friend, Charles Hilty, and an introduction by Bluffton science fiction author, Tobias Buckell.

The book includes a section on Bluffton in the 1950s written by Rudi Steiner, now of Homewood, Illinois. That section includes the account of a Bluffton legend: “Did Elvis stop in Bluffton between his Toledo and Troy performances on Saturday, Nov. 24, 1956?”

Several 15-minute interviews in this collection, originally posted on Bluffton Icon, include:

• Ben Luginbuhl once beat Ben Roethlisberger in a game of horse
• Ron Edinger participated in the overthrow of Manuel Noriega 
• Richard Minck may have created jewelry for Marlon Brandon
• John Triplehorn sat on the OSU bench with some frozen rabbits in the 1950 OSU-Michigan snow bowl

In a chapter “Bluffton Askew” the book offers additional 15-minute interviews, columns written by Steiner and brief accounts of shorter Bluffton incidents told to him by over 25 persons.

Highlights range from brief interviews and incidents recalled from Megan Weisenbarger Gustitis, Roger Triplett, Jim Kinn, John Moser, Gordon E. Alderfer, Lauren Canaday, Dave Bracy, Diana Hilty Marshall, Jamil Bazzy, Amanda Rhonemus, Scott Hey, Tim Neufeld, Jessica Edmiston, Joe Goodman, Alee Gratz-Collier, Courtney Goode, Micah Sommer, Ben Kruse, James Pannabecker, Sam Diller, Jeremy Szabo and Jaye Bumbaugh.

The book includes 190 pages and will be available in several Bluffton outlets and from Steiner. The book price is $24.95 plus tax.  

Former Bluffton resident, Andre Swartley of WorkPlay Publishing, is the book’s publisher. WorkPlay published Steiner’s earlier books, “A Good Place to Miss – Bluffton Stories 1900-1975,” and “The Bluffton We Never Knew – Photographs from our first half century.” Both titles are available from Amazon.com.

Jill Steinmetz, Bluffton High School graduate, designed the book’s cover.

HERE ARE SOME 
OF THE ICON'S
MAJOR STORIES
POSTED IN JANUARY

 

• BLUFFTON RECYCLING
OPTIONS EXPAND

Bluffton recycling bins are about to become tubbier, and it’s a good thing, according to Rumpke Waste and Recycling.

Rumpke, the contractor for Bluffton waste and recycling collection, announced this month an  expansion what it accepts as recycled items.

The addition includes polypropylene plastic tubs. These products are labeled #5. (Please note that not all #5 items may be recycled, however.)

Here’s Rumpke’s new polypropylene plastic tub recycled list:
• Plastic bottles, jugs and other containers 
• butter, sour cream and cottage cheese tubs
• yogurt and fruit cups

The addition of Rumpke now accepting polypropylene plastic tubs is made possible with a grant from The Recycling Partnership. The funding helps Rumpke add nearly $2 million in new sorting to better extract these containers for recycling.

 

• 2021 IS A 
MAJOR ELECTION
YEAR IN BLUFFTON

This is a major election year in Bluffton.

Four council seats, three school board seats and two township trustee seats will be on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. Winners of those races will have 4-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2022.

Bluffton council seats on the ballot are currently held by:
Jerry Cupples – Republican
Mitchell Kingsley – Democrat
David Steiner – Republican
Phillip Talavinia – No party designation
Council members not on the ballot:
Joseph Sehlhorst
Benjamin Stahl
The Bluffton mayor Richard Johnson is not on the ballot.

Council seats are partisan and Feb. 3 is the filing deadline. Candidates seeking council seats as independents have until May 3 to file.

A May 4 primary will only take place for council races if enough candidates from either party file, requiring a runoff.

Bluffton school board seats on the ballot are currently held by:
Bradley Dailey
Wesley Klinger
Kenneth Lugibihl
School board members not on the ballot:
Lawrence Hoffman
Jeremy Scoles

Richland Township trustees seats on the ballot are currently held by:
Rodney Goldsberry
Gary Lugibihl
Neither trustee, Donald Brauen, nor fiscal officer, Trisha Nieman, are on the ballot.

School board and township trustees are non-partisan races. The filing deadline to be on the Nov. 2 general election ballot is Aug. 4.

Beaverdam council seats on the ballot are currently held by:
Todd Long
Carl Murray
Jerry Neuenschwander
Thomas Nowlan
Beaverdam council members not on the ballot:
Franklin Gillette, Jr.
Anthony Myers
Beaverdam mayor, Pamela Lepine, is not on the ballot.

The following is an abridged calendar for the 2021 election.

Feb. 3 – Declarations of candidacy for partisan candidates, filing deadline, 4 p.m.
Feb. 16 – Board of elections certifies candidate petitions
April 5 – Deadline for voter registration in May 4 Ohio primary election
May 3 – Filing deadline for independent candidates for the fall generation election, 4 p.m.
May 4 – Ohio Primary election, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
July 15 – Board of elections certifies independent candidates petitions for general election
Aug. 4 – Non-partisan candidates general election filing deadline
Oct. 4 – Deadline for voter registration in Nov. 2 general election
Nov. 3 – General election, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

• ROGUE FITNESS
PROVIDES MAJOR
DONATION TO
BHS FITNESS CENTER

The Bluffton High School Ricky Matter Strength and Conditioning Center is now the envy of most high schools in Ohio, thanks to a very significant equipment donation from Rogue Fitness, Columbus.

While Rogue Fitness may not be a household name to Icon viewers, the owners of the company are. Caity Matter Henniger and her husband, Bill, own of the Columbus-based company.

Caity, a BHS grad and basketball standout player, is the older sister of the late Ricky Matter, for whom the center is named.

The Icon stopped by the center earlier this week as the new equipment was being unloaded from a semi and installed. Installation should be completed by today and athletes will start using it over the weekend.

The previous equipment is staying in Bluffton, as the school donated it to Bluffton Family Recreation.

Daniel Tinch of BFR says his staff in installing that equipment at the center. Watch for a story on the Icon about that step in this story.

“I’m really proud of the building and my brother, and proud of what Rogue is able to donate,” Caity told the Icon.

Jeff Richards, BHS football coach, describe the new equipment as “Awesome. This is an all-sports-use facility and our kids know they are fortunate to be able to use it.”

He added that words don’t do it justice. “We’ve always taken pride in our facilities. This is just incredible.”

He said that the center is used every month of the year by dozens of Pirate athletes in every sport.

Gregg Denecker, Bluffton superintendent, said, “We are very grateful for the generosity of this equipment. We really have a first-class weight room.”

The donation includes the most up-to-date exercise equipment, which includes five full power racks for squats to bench to pull-ups. These allow 10 athletes to work out at the same time.

To personalize the equipment the word “Bluffton” with the familiar Pirate is engraved in customized nameplates.

Rogue manufactures the equipment in Columbus. Caity said that the company’s growth has exploded since her husband, Bill started it from scratch in 2006.

“We added 750 employees in March,” she said, “and we now have 1,300 employed with us. We have our equipment all across the United State and in Australia and Europe.”

The all-metal equipment is manufactured in Columbus. Caity said that the company’s goal is to create the equipment in the U.S., making it a unique world-manufacturer.

While working with Rogue, Caity finds that the basketball court continues to call her. The former Ohio State women’s basketball player is now the color commentator for OSU women’s basketball for The Fan (1460 AM) in Columbus.

She will work with play-by-play announcer Matt Andrews covering OSU women’s games.

 

• 2020 BLUFFTON
BUILDING PERMITS
TOTAL $4.4 MILLION

Bluffton’s 2020 building permits totaled $4.4 million, according to information provided to the Icon by the Village of Bluffton.

The 80 building permits totaled $4,477,874, including:
• $3,459,843 – residential
• $1,018,031– commercial/industrial
• $33,550– demolitions

All 2020 permits were in Allen County. The single largest construction project was a permit filed totaling $953,185 by Danop LTD, (Dunkin Donuts), and a $18,650 filing by this company to demolish the Burger King building.

2019
Bluffton’s 2019 building permits totaled $2.4 million.

2018
Thanks to a $10 million GROB Systems building project in 2018, the previous year’s permits total a whopping $13,612,185. Removing the GROB project from the 2018 list leaves that year’s 65 permits at $3,612,185, which is $1,182,472 greater than 2019.

2017
Coincidentally, 2019’s permits are very close to the 2017 construction total of $2,433,428. That year had 46 permits broken down as $1,773,128 for residential and $660,330 for commercial and industrial.

Building permits are required for the following:
• Construction or structural alternation of any building, including accessory building
• Change in use of an existing building or accessory building to a use of different classification
• Occupancy and use of vacant land
• Change in the use of land to a use of a different classification
• Any change in the use of a non-conforming use

Classified Ads

Contractor's Dream: Storefront with front display area; office area and workshop located in Pandora. $400.00 a month rent plus deposit. Call (419) 303-8869. Realtor owned.

764 CR 29, Bluffton - 3 bed, 1 bath farmhouse. Features central heat/air, 2 car garage, newly refinished wood floor. Tenant pays utilities. No pets, no smoking. Call 419-236-4457 to inquire.

For Rent: Commercial office space available; 936 sq ft includes (4) 8 x 10 offices, lobby, reception area, bathroom, and kitchenette. Nice downtown location at 324 N Main, Bluffton. Inquire at (419) 235-3368.
 

170 Huber St. – Bluffton, 2 bedroom 1 bath ranch home with one car attached garage. Gas heat/central air, washer/dryer, stove and refrigerator included. No pets, No smoking. Realtor Owned. Tenant pays all utilities. Rent $900 month plus $900 deposit. Email [email protected] for an application or call/text 419-230-7158.

Eastside Apartments
606 E. Lincoln Ave.
Ada, OH 45810
Call 419-303-8869 for availability

Realtor owned

VANCE STREET APTS
Independent Sr. Living
137 Vance St. Bluffton, OH 45817
Accepting applications for Efficiency and 1-bedroom apartments 
24-hour Emergency Maintenance
On-Site Managers
On-site Laundry 
Community rooms on every floor
Sunroom and more
Income Guidelines Apply
Call 419-358-7795 10-4, Monday through Friday
EHO

For Sale: 2007 Chevy Avalanche with 178,000 body miles, but brand new professionally installed motor. It has been well maintained, but body does have some rust. We are asking $12,500 or best offer. Please contact Brittany at 419-953-1909 or Cory at 419-953-2042.

For Sale: 6ea. new, primed beadboard panels, size 4'X 8'.

**Price: $50** (Pick up in Ada only)

*Contact Jim @ (561)234-6822

For sale:  Truck toolbox.  Inside truck bed measurement, 52 in.
wide, 17.5 in. deep, 9.5 inches in height.  Top measurement, 60.75 in. wide,
20.5 in. deep, 4.75 inches in height.  $50.  Please call 567-204-5844.

4 Cooper SRX Tires, 215/70 R16 Tires.  7-8/32’s Tread.  $200.00/set

280 Riley Street, 239 216 1680

The Bluffton Senior Center is having a Craft Supply Sale Friday, July 23 from 9 to 4 and Saturday, July 24 from 10 to 1. Craft kits, sewing notions, buttons, ribbon, lace, yarn, children’s crafts, craft books and much more.

4662 Twp Rd 25, Rawson - Thursday, July 22 and Friday, July 23: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 24: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Very large garage sale! Cleaning out house and shop! Antiques, Electric Kitchen Range, China hutch, Furniture including bedroom suite, desks and tables, handicap supplies, 2 motorized chairs, retired painters workshop, ladders and rollers, hunting dog carrier, 19" screen auto focus video magnifier, two flat screen TVs, And much much more, come see for yourself! PRICES ARE NEGOTIABLE

Garage Sale 108 Poplar (down the alley behind the house) Friday, July 23, 9 am until 4 and Saturday 9 am until noonish...My junk and others will hopefully be your treasure. Please come and take it away or buy it later from the Etc. Shop

109 W Elm St, Bluffton Garage sale Thursday, July 22 8-5, Friday, July 23 8-5, Saturday, July 24 8-1, 109 W Elm St Bluffton Ohio. Two working on pendulum wind up wall clocks, bee honey pots, bee items, air purifier, kitchen-aid toaster oven, full face women’s motorcycle helmet, milk bottles, new ceiling fan with light, printer, luggage, clothes,toys,wood crates, DVD's, cd’s, children’s VHS tapes, jewelry, books, skateboard and much much more. Got rained out last week on Friday & Saturday so we added lots more items

ONU Surplus Sale
July 23, 2021 10am-3pm
4611 St. Rt. 235

Metal shelving units, display case, dining hall supplies, file cabinets, tables, desks,chairs, and more!

https://www.onu.edu/surplus-sales 

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• All garage sales we received automatically go on both Bluffton Icon and Ada Icon
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Housing wanted - Gentleman 56,returning to Bluffton. In need of small apt. Text or call Daryl at 937-241-4222, 9am-7pm Thank You

Melissa’s Housecleaning - By Melissa Pogan and Chris Basinger. We are very particular. Our prices are reasonable. Contact Melissa at 567-204-7243, or Chris at 419-303-7101, or ask at the Do It Best hardware in Bluffton, Ohio.

Get your copy today,
because a creek runs through it!

Bluffton Anthology - Essays on a small Ohio town
Collected by Fred Steiner

"For anyone who calls Bluffton home, these stories need no further introduction. For readers need to have Bluffton explained to them, this is a great starting point."
On sale at: • Roots by Strattons • The Black Lab • The Dough Hook
• Senior Citizens Center • Polished • Bluffton University bookstore
• Stoney's Barbershop • In Ada at The Inn at ONU
or email: [email protected]

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Food service working at ONU dining services - Join a team who looks forward to student engagement and pride themselves on great customer service in an entertaining atmosphere! This satisfying, fast-flying work is best for someone who has an excellent work ethic with qualities including good communication skills, is organized, and manages time well. A love for food is a plus! Apply: Full-Time; Part-Time (Student Work)

MHCO, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH

  • Assisted Living Coordinator (RN preferred)
  • Director of Home Health and Senior Services

If interested please apply in person or online at https://mhcoliving.org/careers/.

Home Health and Senior Services, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH

  • STNA (Part-time, primarily dayshift hours)
  • RN (Part-time)

If interested please apply in person or online at https://mhcoliving.org/careers/.

Willow Ridge, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH

  • PRN Nurse
  • RN/LPN (Part-time, 2p-10pm)
  • STNA/Shahbaz (Full-time, 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm)

If interested please apply in person or online at https://mhcoliving.org/careers/.

Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH

  • Director of Nursing
  • STNA (Full and Part-time, All shifts)
  • LPN- Assisted Living (Part-time 6pm-9pm)
  • RN/LPN (Full-time 6am-6:30pm & 6pm-6:30am)
  • Elder Assistant-Assisted Living (Full-time 2pm-10pm and 10p-6am, Part-time, 10p-6a)
  • Cook (Part-time days and evenings)
  • Dietary Aide (Part-time day shift)
  • Director of Food Service

If interested please apply in person or online at https://mhcoliving.org/careers/.

Maple Crest, 700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton, OH

  • Elder Assistant (Part-time 3pm-11pm & 11pm-7am)
  • Dietary Assistant (Part-time, days and evenings)
  • Dietary Cook (Full time- rotating shifts, Part-time, 2nd shift)
  • Life Enrichment Coordinator (Full-time, primarily dayshift)

If interested please apply in person or online at https://mhcoliving.org/careers/.

Hilty Home, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH

  • STNA (Full & Part-time, All shifts)
  • Medication Aide (10pm - 6am)
  • RN/LPN (Full-time, 10pm-6:30am, 6pm-6:30am, 6am – 6:30pm, Part-time 10pm-6:30am, & 2p-10:30pm)
  • Laundry/Housekeeping (Full & Part-time)
  • Dietary Cook/Aide (Part-time)
  • Dietary Aide (Part-time)
  • Child Care (Part-time, infant room)

If interested please apply in person or online at https://mhcoliving.org/careers/.

The Village of Beaverdam has an immediate opening for a part-time Village Administrator.
Summary of Duties: The Village Administrator’s principal function is to conduct the affairs of Municipal Government; to recommend administrative changes to the Mayor and Council for their approval; and apply policies established by the Mayor and Council; to develop and implement administrative policies for Municipal Government; to monitor the operations and the activities of the department; to work with all components of Municipal Government in the development of an operational budget; and to represent, as directed, the Mayor, Council and the Municipality in public relations endeavors.  A full list of Job Duties, Requirements, Qualifications, and an Application can be found at www.beaverdamoh.com.  
The base wage will be $20.00/hour and will be based on the candidate’s experience and education level.  
Resumes and completed applications can be sent to 101 West Main Street, Beaverdam OH 45808, or [email protected].

Family Hardware - A great family-owned business in the heart of Bluffton, Family Hardware is looking for Sales Associates! We are currently seeking either two part-time associates or one full-time. Starting pay would be negotiable, depending upon availability and experience. Some duties would include running cash register, stocking shelves, assisting customers. If you are interested please stop in and fill out an application at 109 North Main Street, Bluffton, OH 45817.

First National Bank of Pandora is a full-service community bank with offices in Northwestern Ohio.

Our mission is simple: Improving lives through community banking. If you are looking to make a difference in your community First National Bank is hiring.

Learn more about us and our open positions at www.e-fnb.com and submit a resume to [email protected]

Material Handler/Forklift Operator - Diamond Manufacturing

Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

This position is responsible for moving material within the weld department. Material handler needs to have very good organizational skills and be able to prioritize work to ensure all work is completed in a timely manner; work flow must be maintained to support the weld shop.

To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must:

· Experience in forklift; must be able to work at a pace that is safe yet efficient for manufacturing
· Be willing to work as required to complete tasks, including overtime when necessary
· Must be dependable and be able to work in a team environment
· Good communication skills

Diamond Manufacturing works a four (4) day/10-hour work schedule Monday through Thursday, 6 am to 4:30 pm. Starting pay for material handler is $13.50/hr with pay increases at 6 months, 12 months and annually thereafter.

Great benefit package available DAY 1 of employment including: medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance. 401(k) benefit along with company match available after 90 days of service.

We are a growing company looking for people that are excited to join our team! If you are interested in having a direct impact on Diamond’s performance, quality, safety, and value, then this is the position for you. Please visit our website at www.diamondMB.com/employment and apply on line or apply in person at 505 E. Jefferson Street, Bluffton, OH 45817.

MIG Welder - Diamond Manufacturing

Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

· Entry level MIG welder must possess basic welding knowledge
· Experienced MIG welder must possess an in depth knowledge of welding
· Ability to use fixtures
· Proficient in reading tape measure
· Certifications a plus but not mandatory
· Observe all plant and safety guidelines

Applicants must be able to pass welding test consisting of the following:

· Ability to set up welder before and during the test
· Vertical up/down welding
· Horizontal welding
· Weld wraps
· Ability to close the gap and overall weld

Diamond Manufacturing has up to date equipment (MIG Welders; Tig Welders, Laser, Plasma Table, Press Brake, Machining Centers, and Fresh Air Control).

Diamond Manufacturing works a four (4) day/10-hour work schedule Monday through Thursday. If necessary, overtime work is scheduled on Friday. Starting pay for welder is between $15.00 and $16.00/hr based upon weld test results. Pay increases at 6 months, 12 months and annually thereafter.

Great benefit package available DAY 1 of employment including: medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, life insurance, and company paid weld jackets. 401(k) benefit along with company match available after 90 days of service.

We are a growing company looking for people that are excited to join our team! If you are interested in having a direct impact on Diamond’s performance, quality, safety, and value, then this is the position for you. Please visit our website at www.diamondMB.com/employment and apply on line or apply in person at 505 E. Jefferson Street, Bluffton, OH 45817.

Truck Driver - Diamond Manufacturing

Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking for Truck Driver with the following qualifications:

· Candidate must hold Class A CDL
· Forklift experience a plus but not mandatory
· Excellent communication skills
· Computer skills a plus
· Experience in inventory control a plus but not mandatory
· Ability to work with minimal supervision
· Ability to prioritize responsibilities
· Observe all plant and safety rules

This position works a traditional 5/8 hour day schedule. Overtime will be scheduled if necessary. Starting pay for this position is based upon experience. This position will be responsible for local driving only.

Great benefit package available DAY 1 of employment including: medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance. 401(k) benefit along with company match available after 90 days of service.

We are a growing company looking for people that are excited to join our team! If you are interested in having a direct impact on Diamond’s performance, quality, safety, and value, then this is the position for you. Please apply on line at www.DiamondMB.com/employment OR apply in person at 505 E. Jefferson Street, Bluffton, OH 45817.

Saw Operator - Diamond Manufacturing

Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

A Saw Operator sets up and operates horizontal, vertical, power chop-saw, saws to cut, slot, groove, miter, and trim metallic and nonmetallic work-pieces according to specifications: Selects and installs blade on machine, using hand-tools. Sets controls to adjust speed, feed rate, and blade tensions. Positions guides, stops, holding blocks, or other fixtures to secure and direct work-piece, using hand-tools and measuring devices. Scribes reference lines on material as guide for sawing operations, according to blueprints, templates, sample parts, or specifications. Mounts work-piece in holding device, manually or using hoist/crane. Operates saw to cut along scribed lines. Verifies dimensions of first piece and through-out run, using measuring devices.

To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must:

· Have experience using saws to cut steel or other metals.
· Set up and operate metal-sawing machines, band-saw to cut metal stock to dimensions
· Be able to read blueprints and job order for specifications, like material, type and size of stock and dimensions to be cut
· Be able to read a tape measure
· Obtain transfers stock to machine, manually or with hoist/crane
· Be able to pass a math test

Diamond Manufacturing works a four (4) day/10-hour work schedule Monday through Thursday. If necessary, overtime work is scheduled on Friday. Starting pay for saw operator is $13.50/hr with pay increases at 6 months, 12 months and annually thereafter.

Great benefit package available DAY 1 of employment including: medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance. 401(k) benefit along with company match available after 90 days of service.

We are a growing company looking for people that are excited to join our team! If you are interested in having a direct impact on Diamond’s performance, quality, safety, and value, then this is the position for you. Please visit our website at www.diamondMB.com/employment and apply on line or apply in person at 505 E. Jefferson Street, Bluffton, OH 45817.

Assembly Operators - Diamond Manufacturing

Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking for Assembly Operators with the following qualifications:

· Ability to assemble parts at high level of quality
· Capable of reading a tape measure accurately
· Ability to operate power tools (drills, impacts, ratchets, saws, etc)
· Ability to work in team environment
· Quality focused; must be able to pay very close attention to detail to meet customer demands
· Willing to cross train in other areas of production
· Blue Print reading is a plus but not mandatory
· Must have good math and calculating skills
· Must receive forklift certification in order to move assembled parts
· Observe all plant and safety guidelines
· Assist or fill in for other employees as directed
· Maintain a neat and orderly workplace

Diamond Manufacturing works a four (4) day/10-hour work schedule Tuesday through Friday. If necessary, overtime work is scheduled on Monday. Starting pay for assembler is $13.50/hr with pay increases at 6 months, 12 months and annually thereafter.

Great benefit package available DAY 1 of employment including: medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance. 401(k) benefit along with company match available after 90 days of service.

We are a growing company looking for people that are excited to join our team! If you are interested in having a direct impact on Diamond’s performance, quality, safety, and value, then this is the position for you. Please go to www.diamondmb.com/employment and apply on line. Walk ins are welcome to fill out application on site.

Database/Web Portal administrator - Bluffton University

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage a database application environment (SQL Server/Jenzabar), including maintenance and upgrades. Provide user support with clear communication to many offices across campus in their use of database. Manage portal, including maintenance, upgrades, user access and third party integrations.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to satisfactorily perform the essential responsibilities of this job.

  • Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree in information technology or related field preferred. Combinations of education and work experience other than a bachelor’s will be considered.
  • Experience: Two to four years supporting and managing a SQL server database application environment, SQL scripting experience and supporting web portal applications. Web programming tools (e.g. HTML, CSS, ASP.NET and JAVA Script). Experience with a portal application in an academic environment preferred.
  • Skills/abilities: Excellent problem solving and debugging skills. Self-starter, motivated to work without abundant supervision. Ability to define realistic, specific goals and objectives and prioritize them. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Meet schedules and timelines. Work independently as well as a team player. Strong customer service skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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