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Composites Engineering Manager  

Division A.R.E. - Truck Hero  
Location Mount Eaton, OH - ARE  

About us:

At A.R.E., a Truck Hero Company, we proudly manufacture the nation's best fiberglass truck caps and hard tonneau covers - it's our identity and what we have been doing since we began manufacturing wood frame truck caps in 1969. To accomplish this, A.R.E. operates with a commitment to value, integrity, and a great team of employees.

Position Requirements

Position Summary:

The Composites Engineering Manager will be responsible for all fiberglass tooling, as well as the development of new structural composite products and improvements to existing composite products and processes.

  • Manage the tooling department to ensure on time delivery for critical new product releases, as well as replacement molds.
  • Collaborate with the Operations team at two composite manufacturing plants to troubleshoot material and process issues that contribute to low output and poor quality.
  • Develop new materials, composite structure designs and processes to improve throughput and quality.
  • Identify alternative composites manufacturing processes for both current and new products.
  • Work with the engineering team to develop new products to ensure Design for Manufacturability/Assembly.
  • Write proper instructions for fiberglass manufacturing processes.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, materials science engineering, or chemistry required.
  • 5 plus years of previous experience in fiberglass (open and closed molding) operations is required.
  • Knowledge of common composite materials, processes and laminate structures.
  • Certified Composites Technician (CCT) Certificate preferred.
  • Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and interpret common scientific and technical journals.



  • Occasional local travel may be required.


What’s Next?:

Please take a moment to provide us your resume and/or complete our online application. You will quickly receive and acknowledgment that you applied, and we will follow up with you again shortly.

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In light of the current pandemic situation, to protect all team members we also require the ability to:

  • Pass daily pandemic health screening protocols which include responding to CDC recommended personal health and activity related questions.
  • Follow pandemic safety protocols which may include:
    • Wearing of an approved face covering at all times
    • Washing hands/use of hand sanitizer upon entry to facility and as needed throughout the day
    • Cleaning/disinfecting of personal work area
    • Maintaining social/physical distancing requirements (six feet from others) whenever possible
    • In some circumstances submitting to company paid virus testing through approved medical provider
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Open Date 5/18/2021  
Req Number ENG-21-00028  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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