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Careers at Dupps

The Dupps Company is a worldwide, leading manufacturer of protein recycling process equipment, and a great place to work.

At Dupps, we view the contribution of each employee as a key to our success — this is something that’s ingrained in our philosophy and is part of our culture. And it’s the basis for one of the cornerstones of our company’s mission that has stood since its founding over 85 years ago: cultivating opportunities and incentives for our family of employees.

We offer rewarding career opportunities at our Germantown, Ohio headquarters and manufacturing plant, as well as at field service locations and affiliated companies based in
Ankeny, Iowa  •  Atlanta, Georgia  •  Butler, Kentucky  •  Toccoa, Georgia.

As part of a highly competitive compensation package, employees of Dupps and its family of companies enjoy generous benefits and other career and lifestyle enhancements.

Commit 2B Fit Health and Wellness Program is winning top awards!

Positions at Dupps include:

  • Accounting, sales, logistics, engineering, management and administrative support professionals.
  • Welders, fabricators, machinists, warehouse and maintenance personnel, and other manufacturing positions.
  • Equipment field service and installation technicians.

We invite you to explore our current opportunities, and sharing with us your qualifications and experience, and look forward to hearing from you!


Current job opportunities

WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE

The Dupps Company is seeking a Warehouse Associate for 2nd shift at our Germantown, Ohio facility.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Previous warehouse experience
  • Computer skills
  • Certified tow motor operator a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good attendance record
  • Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate jobs with other departments
  • Ability to work split shift and other shifts as needed
  • Self-motivated with initiative

This position comes with a 10% 2nd shift premium. We also provide an excellent benefit package including 401K with match, life, AD&D, medical, dental, short/long term disability, education reimbursement, free in-house medical care, paid holidays, 2 weeks paid vacation after 6 months, bonus eligibility and more.

Submit an online application  •  Download a print application for fax to 937-855-6554; or mail to:
Human Resources Manager, The Dupps Company, 565 No. Cherry St., Germantown, OH 45327 

GRINDER OPERATOR

Come grow with an over 85 year old family-owned business, a leader in protein recycling, The Dupps Company. We’re seeking a Grinder Operator for 2nd shift at its Germantown, Ohio facility.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in operating a portable grinder (sizes 4 ½” & 9” grinders)
  • Experience working with power/air tools
  • Able to lift up to 60 pounds
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Able to work overtime, averaging 8 hours/week, including some Saturdays

This position includes a 10% 2nd shift premium. We also provide an excellent benefit package including 401K with match, life, AD&D, medical, dental, short/long term disability, education reimbursement, free in-house medical care, paid holidays, 2 weeks paid vacation after 6 months, bonus eligibility and more.

Submit an online application  •  Download a print application for fax to 937-855-6554; or mail to:
Human Resources Manager, The Dupps Company, 565 No. Cherry St., Germantown, OH 45327 

INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL TECHNICIAN

Come grow with an over 85 year old family-owned business, a leader in protein recycling, The Dupps Company. We’re seeking an instrument and Control Technician at our Germantown, Ohio facility.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • A degree is not required, but a B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is a plus
  • Experience in using AutoCAD and 3D software – preferred
  • Experience with Inventor not required, but would be a plus.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel & Word
  • Experience using MRP software for bills of material
  • Must have experience with PLC/HMI programming (preferably Aveva and Allen-Bradley/Wonderware)
  • Must be able to travel up to 50% of time. Travel could be for multiple weeks at a time.
  • Experience with EPICOR is a plus
  • Experience with VR Software (Ansys) a plus
  • Field Service background is a plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus
  • Must have or be able to obtain a passport

Responsibilities include:

  • PLC programming for Dupps equipment control system; both in house and in the field
  • HMI programming for Dupps equipment control system; both in house and in the field
  • Research history of previously supplied products to assist Customer Service with field problems and Spare Parts quotations
  • Respond to customer requests for technical information on products previously supplied
  • Review Sales Orders for major products and confirm Engineering requirements
  • Designated backup for Electrical Draftsman for performing basic sizing and power requirement calculations
  • Design single-line diagrams and electrical schematics
  • Create electrical site plans including motor / device locations and layouts
  • Designated backup for Electrical Draftsman for developing panel and electrical gear layouts.
  • Develop electrical details
  • Review Engineering Change Orders prepared by CAD Designers as related to Electrical Department
  • Review drawings and bills of materials prepared by CAD Designers as related to Electrical Department
  • Assist Purchasing Department with queries related to material specifications as related to Electrical Department
  • Analyze product failures and recommend solutions and improvements
  • Analyze products and recommend cost reduction design improvements for Lean Manufacturing as related to Electrical Department
  • Site Travel for Customer/Contractor Instillation Interface and Start-UP Assistance as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


We provide an excellent benefit package including 401K with match, life, AD&D, medical, dental, short/long term disability, education reimbursement, free in-house medical care, paid holidays, 2 weeks paid vacation after 6 months, bonus eligibility and more.

Submit an online application  •  Download a print application for fax to 937-855-6554; or mail to:
Human Resources Manager, The Dupps Company, 565 No. Cherry St., Germantown, OH 45327 

FABRICATORS / WELDERS 
The Dupps Company is seeking three Fabricators/Code Welders for 2nd shift at its Germantown, Ohio facility. Qualifications for this position include:
•  Ability to read detailed blueprints
•  Overhead crane and rigging experience
•  Very good fabrication skills used to fabricate a variety of structural and pressure vessel assemblies
•  Ability to flux core weld in all positions
Can earn up to $28.87, plus 2nd shift premium. We also provide an excellent benefit package including 401K with match, life, AD&D, medical, dental, short/long term disability, education reimbursement, free in-house medical care, paid holidays, 2 weeks paid vacation after 6 months, bonus eligibility and more.

Submit an online application   •   Download a print application for fax to 937-855-6554; or mail to: Human Resources Manager, The Dupps Company, 565 No. Cherry St., Germantown, OH 45327 

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WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE

Come grow with an over 85 year old family-owned business, a leader in protein recycling, The Dupps Company. We are hiring at our Ankeny, Iowa location for a Warehouse Associate.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Previous warehouse experience
  • Computer skills
  • Certified tow motor operator a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good attendance record
  • Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate jobs with other departments
  • Self-motivated with initiative
  • Flexible hours between 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • On call

We offer:

  • 9 paid holidays
  • 2 weeks of vacation time after 6 months of employment
  • 2 weeks of vacation time after 1 year of employment
  • Specialized in house training
  • And more!

Submit an online application  •  Download a print application for fax to 937-855-6554; or mail to:
Human Resources Manager, The Dupps Company, 565 No. Cherry St., Germantown, OH 45327 

ASSEMBLER / WELDER 
Dupps—Ankeny has a job opening for an Assembler/Welder at its Ankeny, Iowa facility. Responsibilities will include operating a portable grinder about 60% of the time and doing some flux core welding and operation of power/air tools the remainder of the time. Pay from $20 per hour. Qualifications for this position include:
•  Some flux core (working with .045 and 1/16 wire) welding experience
•  Experience in operating a portable grinder (sizes 4 ½” & 9” grinders)
•  Able to lift up to 60 pounds
•  Good mechanical aptitude
•  Excellent attendance record
Able to work overtime, averaging 8 hours/week, including some Saturdays
Work hours are 7:00 – 3:30 Monday through Friday.

Submit an online application  •  Download a print application for fax to 937-855-6554; or mail to:

Human Resources Manager, The Dupps Company, 565 No. Cherry St., Germantown, OH 45327 

 

GRINDER / GENERAL LABORER
Dupps—Ankeny has a job opening for an Assembler/Welder at its Ankeny, Iowa facility. Responsibilities will include operating a portable grinder about 60% of the time and doing some flux core welding and operation of power/air tools the remainder of the time. Pay from $20 per hour.

Qualifications for this position include:

•  Some flux core (working with .045 and 1/16 wire) welding experience
•  Experience in operating a portable grinder (sizes 4 ½” & 9” grinders)
•  Able to lift up to 60 pounds
•  Good mechanical aptitude
•  Excellent attendance record
Able to work overtime, averaging 8 hours/week, including some Saturdays
Work hours are 7:00 – 3:30 Monday through Friday.

Submit an online application   •   Download a print application for fax to 937-855-6554; or mail to: Human Resources Manager, The Dupps Company, 565 No. Cherry St., Germantown, OH 45327.

Specialists in heavy rigging and rendering equipment service, Sunrise USA, located in Butler, Kentucky, is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dupps Company.


FABRICATOR/WELDER 

Come grow with a family-owned business for over 85 years, a leader in protein recycling, The Dupps Company!
Sunrise USA (a Dupps Company) is seeking a Fabricator/Welder.

Qualifications for this position include:

•  Ability to read detailed blueprints
•  Overhead crane and rigging experience
•  Very good fabrication skills used to fabricate a variety of structural and pressure vessel assemblies
•  Ability to flux core weld in all positions

We provide an excellent benefit package including 401K with match, life, AD&D, medical, dental, long term disability, education reimbursement, paid holidays, paid vacation, bonus eligibility and more.

Submit an online application   •   Download a print application for fax to 937-855-6554; or mail to: Human Resources Manager, The Dupps Company, 565 No. Cherry St., Germantown, OH 45327 

Universal Maintenance USA, headquartered in Toccoa, GA, is a wholly owned and independently managed subsidiary of The Dupps Company. Dupps is a growing and well-respected, 87-year-old 5th generation family-owned business.  Universal Maintenance was recently acquired by Dupps, and likewise a well-respected family-owned business serving the rendering industry. Universal Maintenance provides a wide variety of construction, installation and maintenance related services, as well as equipment fabrication primarily for the rendering industry. Universal is highly regarded by customers as an extension of their maintenance departments, and often remains on specific sites for months at a time completing multiple projects. Universal also provides shorter term, quick turnaround maintenance and installation support. Employees are home-based across the eastern half of the country and perform work across the US at multiple plant sites.


PROJECT COORDINATOR/MANAGER

Under broad direction from the General Manager and Project Manager this position is responsible for supporting end-to-end project management & execution – scope, schedule and budget for projects ranging from $25,000 - $1.5MM. This position entails frequent travel to assess customer needs, then develop the necessary information to estimate the project and staffing needs, prepare fixed price bids and T&M estimates, followed by frequent site visits during project execution to ensure projects are completed in a timely and professional manner. This person is responsible for developing strong, trusted, relationships with employee crews & subcontractors along with the customer’s plant, maintenance & operations managers and their staff. Additional responsibilities include complying with customer safety and operations requirements, and ensuring a safe work environment for all employees. 

Critical success skills include —

  • Baseline Success Factors – Customer focus, initiative, communication, judgment, business acumen and results orientation.
  • Additional Success Factors – Attention to detail, time management, interpersonal astuteness, managing internal & external relationships, adaptability.
  • Mechanical Aptitude / Skilled Trades Experience – Ability to develop CAD drawings, use project management tools and in-depth understanding of general construction management processes.  General understanding of best practices for millwright, welding, pipefitting, etc.  Ability to read construction drawings and blueprints, and have good computer skills.

Desired industry experience —

  • Combination of education (Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Industrial Architecture, etc.) and/or work experience with 5+ years demonstrated success in a similar capacity in the rendering industry is desired.  Other relevant heavy industry experience in the paper, oilfield, chemical & industrial construction industries will also be considered. 

Work schedule & travel
This job requires the employee to be in the field at various work sites approximately 50-60% of their time, primarily across the eastern half of the country, for up to 5-10 days at a time.

Physical requirements and conditions —
Ability to work in harsh climates and uncontrolled temperature/humidity environments.  Ability to work in rendering facilities and tolerate strong, unpleasant odors and working environments.

Location –
Preferred locations include Toccoa, GA and locations within ~90 minutes of Toccoa - Atlanta, Gainsville, Athens, Clemson, Greenville, etc.  Other locations open to discussion depending on candidate.

For further details on our highly competitive compensation and benefits package, contact JDupps2@dupps.com

Submit an online application   •   Download a print application for fax to 937-855-6554; or mail to: Human Resources Manager, The Dupps Company, 565 No. Cherry St., Germantown, OH 45327

FABRICATORS/WELDERS

Come grow with a family-owned business for over 85 years, a leader in protein recycling, The Dupps Company!
Universal Maintenance USA (a Dupps Company) is seeking Fabricators/Welders for our Iowa/Nebraska and North Carolina/South Carolina regions.

Qualifications for these positions include:

•  Ability to read detailed blueprints
•  Overhead crane and rigging experience
•  Very good fabrication skills used to fabricate a variety of structural and pressure vessel assemblies
•  Ability to flux core weld in all positions

We provide an excellent benefit package including 401K with match, life, AD&D, medical, dental, long term disability, education reimbursement, paid holidays, paid vacation, bonus eligibility and more.

Submit an online application   •   Download a print application for fax to 937-855-6554; or mail to: Human Resources Manager, The Dupps Company, 565 No. Cherry St., Germantown, OH 45327

FIELD SUPERVISORS
If you like to lead a crew and work alongside them while taking advantage of your skilled trade experience (millwright, welding, pipefitting, etc.), and interact with the customer on a daily basis; and if you want to work for a well respected family owned business where you are more than just a number, one of our Field Supervisor positions based in Iowa/Nebraska and North Carolina/South Carolina could be just what you’re looking for!

  • You’ll be entrusted with developing and maintaining strong, trusted, relationships with your crew and with plant, maintenance & operations managers and their staff.
  • This opportunity requires extensive travel throughout the operational region.
  • You’ll be responsible for complying with customer safety and operations requirements and ensuring a safe work environment for all employees.   

For further details on our highly competitive compensation and benefits package, contact JDupps2@dupps.com

Submit an online application   •   Download a print application for fax to 937-855-6554; or mail to: Human Resources Manager, The Dupps Company, 565 No. Cherry St., Germantown, OH 45327

ASSEMBLER / WELDER 
Dupps - Atlanta has a job opening for an Assembler/Welder at its Atlanta, GA facility. Responsibilities will include operating a portable grinder about 60% of the time and doing some flux core welding and operation of power/air tools the remainder of the time. Pay from $20 per hour. Qualifications for this position include:
•  Some flux core (working with .045 and 1/16 wire) welding experience
•  Experience in operating a portable grinder (sizes 4 ½” & 9” grinders)
•  Able to lift up to 60 pounds
•  Good mechanical aptitude
•  Excellent attendance record
Able to work overtime, averaging 8 hours/week, including some Saturdays
Work hours are 7:00 – 3:30 Monday through Friday.

Submit an online application  •  Download a print application for fax to 937-855-6554; or mail to:
Human Resources Manager, The Dupps Company, 565 No. Cherry St., Germantown, OH 45327 

  • James Rousey
  • Lisa Hartman
  • George Nichols
  • Sean Stratton
  • Nathan Wells
  • Nick Miller

James Rousey remembers once telling his wife, "If I ever get an offer from the Dupps Company I'll take it!" Today, James works as a grinder operator in the Dupps Light Fabrication Shop, and he couldn't be happier. "We're proud of what we do here — everything is top of the line. I used to work for other companies, and they would just walk away when the machinery looked finished. At Dupps, nothing leaves until it's truly right; there is a lot of quality control." Thank you James, for your hard-working spirit and dedication!

Lisa Hartman has been a valued employee for over 15 years, and was recently promoted to her latest position in the sales department. Throughout her time at Dupps, Lisa has appreciated the professional atmosphere and opportunities for career growth, "I've always received lots of support from everyone at Dupps, from my co-workers to everyone in the Dupps 'family'. Especially as I'm learning my new job in sales, everyone has been very helpful."

George Nichols has been an employee at Dupps for nearly 40 years, and has been a fixture in the Dupps machine and fabrication shops the whole time. Like everyone at Dupps, George takes pride in what the company makes, referring to each new piece of equipment that goes out the door as ‘the Cadillac of rendering machines.’ Today, as Shop Superintendent, George takes pride in the whole Dupps manufacturing team, ““I make sure all the guys are taken care of; I’ve known them their whole lives and I care about them deeply. It’s part of what has kept me here for 40 years.”  

As a Communications Technician, Sean Stratton helps make sure that a lot of the ‘tech’ at Dupps is always up and running — computers, software, phones, and so much more. In addition, Sean explores new ways to integrate the latest that technology has to offer into the Dupps workflow. Sean appreciates the freedom he has to put his ideas to work, “If I have a new proposal, people listen. If my idea works, it’s put into practice and I’m recognized for it. That just doesn’t happen at a lot of other companies; here you are heard.”

Nathan Wells is a supervisor in our Code Department; this means that he oversees key parts of our manufacturing operation, making sure people and workflow are in sync. Nathan has been at Dupps for over 11 years, and when asked about what he most appreciates about his job, he focuses on two things, “The people I work with are so reliable and will do anything for you. And as a company we strive for quality; the quality of the equipment we build is number one.” We have Nathan to thank for his vital role in achieving that quality, by helping keep our manufacturing team productive and safe!

Nick Miller appreciates the opportunities for career growth at Dupps and has certainly taken advantage of them — after beginning in the warehouse at Dupps, and mastering every job in that department, he has advanced to Shipping Coordinator. Nick credits Dupps for it’s policy of rewarding initiative and good work, “I’m basically in charge of myself, no one stands over my shoulder all the time, so I am free to learn and grow.” Nick describes the environment at Dupps, like many others here, as being very close-knit, “It’s like a family, and that’s just how everyone treats customers and fellow employees — like family.”