Careers

Why Work With CSS?

CSS is a family run business of 80 years and we attribute much of our long term success and growth to our incredible team. Many individuals start their career out with CSS and continue to work here until the day they retire. We strive to create long term growth and opportunities for advancement through our ‘promote from within’ mentality, as well as our apprenticeships, and benefits like our tuition reimbursement programs. We invest in our people and strive to create a motivating and inclusive culture full of opportunity.

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Benefits

  • Above Industry Average Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Plenty of Overtime Opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, Life and Voluntary Vision Insurance
  • 401k Retirement Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Disability - Short Term and Long Term
  • Health Care Reimbursement Account
  • Dependant Care Reimbursement Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • High level of job security due to the variety of markets we serve

Culture

  • We genuinely care about the well-being of each and every employee
  • We have a ‘promote from within’ mentality
  • We are continuously training employees on the newest machines, techniques, and safety procedures
  • We constantly upgrade our machines to ensure our employees work with the best possible equipment
  • We provide an active work life that never gets boring and many of our employees have been with us for 40+ years
  • We are a family company and encourage you to refer your friends and family
  • Our leadership has an open door policy and all employees are encouraged to make sure their voices are heard

Open Positions

Ability to work OT as required & lift up to 35lbs unassisted required for all positions

***HIRING BONUS: $1,000 FOR ALL POSITIONS***

Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 7:00am-3:30pm

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Industrial / Manufacturing / Industrial Fields preferred
  • Preferred experience in stamping and/or multi slide manufacturing
  • Ability to read blue prints and analyzes its feasibility to be manufactured
  • CAD Literate, capable of using CAD to view and manipulate geometry
    • AutoCAD – 2D
    • Solid Works - 3D / 2D
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Strong verbal and written technical communication skills
  • Detail & Task driven work ethic
  • Knowledge of:
    • Lean manufacturing and its components (i.e. Kaizen, Kanban, SMED, 5S, etc.)
    • ISO quality standards and statistical process control in a production environment
    • Principles of concurrent engineering and design for manufacturing and assemblyProduction standards, cost of quality and manufacturing methods
    • Statistical process control in production environments
    • Six-sigma or other methods to define, measure, analyze, improve, and control process capability
  • Proficient in creating and maintaining visual works instructions

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 6:00am-2:30pm

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8-10 years exp set up, program edits, fixture set up, transfer from R&D to production
  • Proficient with Master Cam, Tsugami & Bridgeport vertical CNC machines, Caron and Elbo system
  • Knowledge of inspection equipment, CMM, Optical Comparator, Lay out inspection
  • Good reasoning abilities. Sound judgement

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 6:00am-2:30pm

2nd shift – 2:30pm-11:00pm

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or demonstration of equivalent skills.
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to understand written instructions.
  • Ability to understand and follow directions.

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 6:00am-2:30pm

2nd shift – 2:30pm-11:00pm

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or demonstration of equivalent skills.
  • Working to quality specifications may inspect parts off machinery to insure parts are running to quality standards
  • Ability to maintain production records and quality records
  • Performs basic machine maintenance functions
  • Basic math skills
  • Good communication skills both verbal & written
  • Manual dexterity skills

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 7:00am-3:30pm

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Sleeper & Hartley Coiler series 790/7900
  • Knowledge of BHS Torin mechanical spring coiler machines
  • Ability to read blueprints and be able to measure parts using appropriate inspection equipment
  • Ability to remove old tool and replace with new tool
  • Good communication skills both verbal & written
  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs unassisted

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 7:00am-3:30pm

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the Set-up – Trouble shooting and Production of Secondary Blank & Form tooling.
  • CT approved (apprenticeship completed) journeyperson preferred
  • Ability to read - understand blue prints (GDT) as needed for production manufacturing.
  • Working knowledge and practical experience with the use of statistical process control in production environments.
  • Working knowledge of ISO quality standards and practical experience with the use of statistical process control in a production environment.
  • An understanding of Manufacturing Engineering - Quality Engineering - Knowledge of Lean manufacturing and its components (i.e. Kaizen, Kanban, SMED, 5S, etc.)
  • Familiar with principles of concurrent engineering and design for manufacturing and assembly.
  • Experience with production standards, cost of quality and manufacturing methods.
  • Detail & Task driven work ethic.

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 7:00am-3:30pm

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the Set-up – Trouble shooting, Component Fabrication and Production Four slide and secondary tooling.
  • CT approved (apprenticeship completed) journeyperson
  • Ability to read - understand blue prints and GDT as needed for production manufacturing.
  • Working knowledge and practical experience with the use of statistical process control in production environments. Progressive stamping background required
  • Working knowledge of ISO quality standards and practical experience with the use of statistical process control in a production environment.
  • Familiar with Medical and Aerospace (ISO13485 & AS9100) working environments.
  • An understanding of Manufacturing Engineering - Quality Engineering - Knowledge of Lean manufacturing and its components (i.e. Kaizen, Kanban, SMED, 5S, etc.)
  • Familiar with principles of concurrent engineering and design for manufacturing and assembly.
  • Experience with production standards, cost of quality and manufacturing methods.
  • Self starter with strong work ethic / production oriented.

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 7:00am-3:30pm

Qualifications:

  • High School, Trade School graduate or demonstrated equivalent skills.
  • Must have basic math knowledge.
  • Computer literate
  • Capable of using basic measuring equipment
  • Ability to read simple blueprints preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Ability to use common inspection equipment (Micrometers, Verniers, Comparator, etc)
  • Ability to lift up to 35lbs unassisted

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

2nd shift – 2:30pm-11:00pm

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the Set-up – Trouble shooting and Production of Progressive / / Compound & Secondary tooling.
  • Ability to read - understand blue prints as needed for production manufacturing.
  • Working knowledge and practical experience with the use of statistical process control in production environments.
  • Working knowledge of ISO quality standards and practical experience with the use of statistical process control in a production environment.
  • An understanding of Manufacturing Engineering - Quality Engineering - Knowledge of Lean manufacturing and its components (i.e. Kaizen, Kanban, SMED, 5S, etc.).
  • Familiar with principles of concurrent engineering and design for manufacturing and assembly
  • Experience with production standards, cost of quality and manufacturing methods.
  • Detail & Task driven work ethic.

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 6:00am-2:30pm

Qualifications:

  • High School, Trade School graduate or demonstrated equivalent skills.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in the use of standard machine shop equipment (surface grinders, lathes, Bridgeport’s, etc.).
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in the set-up of Automated Assembly Equipment, Rivet and/or fastening Machines, etc. (Laser Welder experience preferred).
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Good computer skills in Microsoft and ERP systems.
  • Ability to operate Forklift equipment.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to make independent judgment decisions

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 7:00am-3:30pm

Qualifications:

  • High School, Trade School graduate or demonstrated equivalent skills.
  • Manual dexterity skills
  • Good communication skills both verbal & written
  • Physical requirements: Requires frequent stooping and bending
  • Ability to lift up to 35lbs unassisted

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 6:00am-2:30pm

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the Set-up – Trouble shooting, Component Fabrication and Production of progressive, compound, four slide and secondary tooling.
  • CT approved (apprenticeship completed) journeyperson
  • Ability to read - understand blue prints and GDT as needed for production manufacturing.
  • Working knowledge and practical experience with the use of statistical process control in production environments. Progressive stamping background required
  • Working knowledge of ISO quality standards and practical experience with the use of statistical process control in a production environment.
  • Familiar with Medical and Aerospace (ISO13485 & AS9100) working environments.
  • An understanding of Manufacturing Engineering - Quality Engineering - Knowledge of Lean manufacturing and its components (i.e. Kaizen, Kanban, SMED, 5S, etc.)
  • Familiar with principles of concurrent engineering and design for manufacturing and assembly.
  • Experience with production standards, cost of quality and manufacturing methods.
  • Self starter with strong work ethic / production oriented.

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

2nd shift – 2:30pm-11:00pm

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate.
  • Requires a very high degree of precision and control in their work.
  • Knowledgeable in set up of progressive dies, presses & Wintress die controls.
  • High degree of attention and care required, preventing injury to self and others when operating machine tools.
  • Ability to make independent judgment decisions.
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes (stamping, machining, secondary operations, etc.)

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 6:00am-2:30pm

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate.
  • Requires a very high degree of precision and control in their work.
  • Knowledgeable in set up of progressive dies, presses & Wintress die controls.
  • Must have experience with 300-330 ton presses
  • Must have experience with 5k-9k pound progressive tools
  • High degree of attention and care required, preventing injury to self and others when operating machine tools.
  • Ability to make independent judgment decisions.
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes (stamping, machining, secondary operations, etc.)

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 6:00am-2:30pm

Qualifications:

  • High School, Trade School graduate or demonstrated equivalent skills
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in set-up, trouble shooting, and production operation of Multi-Slide/Fourslide/Verti-Slide machines
  • Ability to read-understand blue prints as needed for production manufacturing.
  • Ability to Set-up, adjust & operate Fourslide machines (V81 & V82)
  • Working knowledge and practical experience with the use of statistical process control in a production environment
  • An understanding of manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, lean manufacturing and its components (i.e. Kaizen, Kanban, SMED, 5S, etc)
  • Familiar with principles of concurrent engineering and design for manufacturing and assembly
  • Experience with production standards, cost of quality and manufacturing methods
  • Detail and task driven work ethic
  • Ability to work OT as required in order to meet Company needs

Apply Now!

Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 6:00am-2:30pm

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the Set-up – Trouble shooting, Component Fabrication and Production of progressive, compound, four slide and secondary tooling.
  • CT approved (apprenticeship completed) journeyperson
  • Ability to read - understand blue prints and GDT as needed for production manufacturing.
  • Working knowledge and practical experience with the use of statistical process control in production environments.
  • Progressive stamping background required
  • Working knowledge of ISO quality standards and practical experience with the use of statistical process control in a production environment.
  • Familiar with Medical and Aerospace (ISO13485 & AS9100) working environments.
  • An understanding of Manufacturing Engineering - Quality Engineering - Knowledge of Lean manufacturing and its components (i.e. Kaizen, Kanban, SMED, 5S, etc.)
  • Familiar with principles of concurrent engineering and design for manufacturing and assembly.
  • Experience with production standards, cost of quality and manufacturing methods.
  • Self starter with strong work ethic / production oriented.

Apply Now!

Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 7:00am-3:30pm

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree or higher from accredited college or university or demonstrated equivalent.
  • Must have 3+ years’ experience in a metal form / stamping manufacturing environment with aerospace, automotive, and medical quality standards, hands on inspection experience.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with customers and company personnel at all levels is essential
  • Ability to work with operations to determine Root cause/corrective/preventive action steps
  • Statistical k, including SPC
  • Knowledge of PPAP process & documents
  • Blue print reading and knowledge of GD&T

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 2:30pm-11:00pm

Qualifications:

  • High school or technical school education, or equivalent, with mathematics emphasis.
  • Prefer DSQR source inspection certification.
  • Prefer GD&T knowledge
  • Experience with operating gauges and testing equipment.
  • Analytical capabilities to interpret detailed and complex drawings

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 7:00am-3:30pm

Qualifications:

  • High school or technical school education, or equivalent, with mathematics emphasis.
  • Experience with operating gauges and testing equipment.
  • Some spring inspection experience preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Analytical capabilities to interpret detailed and complex drawings

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 7:00am-3:30pm

Qualifications:

  • High school or technical school education, or equivalent, with mathematics emphasis.
  • Experience with operating gauges and testing equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Analytical capabilities to interpret detailed and complex drawings

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 7:00am-3:30pm

Qualifications:

  • High school or technical school education, or equivalent, with mathematics emphasis.
  • Proficient in the use of various measuring equipment (ie: Calipers, Micrometers, Optical Comparator, OGP)
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and GD&T
  • Analytical capabilities to interpret detailed and complex drawings

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 7:00am-3:30pm

Qualifications:

  • High school or technical school education, or equivalent, with mathematics emphasis.
  • Knowledge of calibration methods
  • ASQ Certified Calibration Technician preferred, but not required
  • Dexterity required to operate gages and testing equipment.
  • Analytical capabilities to interpret detailed and complex drawings.

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 8:00am-4:30pm

Qualifications:

  • Valid CT Drivers License
  • Public Service License/Medical Card
  • Good driving record (copy required from MVD)
  • Ability to operate a forklift (training provided)
  • Ability to lift up to 35lbs regularly and unassisted
  • Good communication skills both verbal & written
  • See job description for additional requirements

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Hiring Bonus: $1,000

1st shift – 7:00am-3:30pm

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or demonstration of equivalent skills
  • Basic math skills.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Forklift operation skills. Ability to operate a forklift (training provided)
  • Ability to understand and follow directions
  • Ability to lift up to 35lbs regularly and unassisted
  • Good communication skills both verbal & written

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Apprenticeship Program

Our apprenticeship program provides paid, on the job, hands on training for employees interested in specializing in specific trades. Apprentices can be hired internally or externally. In the words of a former apprentice, “The nice thing about the apprenticeship program is you’re making money the entire time you learn and work which you can’t do in many jobs.”

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CSS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. CSS complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.