Hot Job of the Week

Tune in to 1450 WJER every Monday during the afternoon show as we chat with Amy Miller of OhioMeansJobs about the “Hot Job of the Week.” Not only will Amy give details about a specific job each week, but she'll also discuss tips, strategies, and helpful hints for job seekers.

This week’s topic:
I lost my job. Should I go back to school?

Hot Job of the Week:
Employer seeking: Manufacturing Supervisor

Job Code #
: T-251-13

: Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering/Engineering Technology (or equivalent work experience); 3-5 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment (plastics industry a plus); technological software experience and knowledge of applications, including AutoCAD; equipment maintenance; strong project skills; self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision; excellent communication skills (written and verbal); analytical and problem-solving capabilities; able to lift up to 20 pounds; PC proficiency that includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) along with Microsoft Outlook and internet; able to work a flexible schedule; pre-employment testing will include a criminal background check, drug testing, and a reference check

Job Description
: Essential job functions include but are not limited to maintaining workflow by monitoring steps of the process; observing control points and equipment; meeting established production goals by improving existing manufacturing methods and/or developing new manufacturing methods and material requirements; monitoring performance and controlling cost of manufacturing; identifying, selecting, and specifying new machinery and equipment; processing controls and improvement; coordinating and developing all mixing activities; researching new technology and making recommendations; interacting with vendors, contractors, and salespersons; coordinating all maintenance activities; developing Preventive/Predictive maintenance procedures; documentation and recordkeeping; all other duties as assigned; 3rd shift position

Worksite Location
: Dover, OH

Rate of Pay
: Based on experience

Available Benefits
: Health and dental insurance, vacation, paid holidays, and 401K

How to apply
: *If you are applying at OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas or Stark, fill out a referral form, attach it to your résumé, and turn it in at the Customer Service desk. Out-of-area applicants can fax their résumés to 330-602-2858 or email them to Please address it to ATTN: RC4 and include the job code reference #, your name, and either the job title or the T# for this position.

For more information, visit OhioMeansJobs online at

Great Escape to Disney

WJER is excited to bring you the 34th edition of the Great Escape! This year, we’ll fly two lucky listeners to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for the vacation of a lifetime!

The winners will spend six nights and seven days at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, w
hich features beautiful rooms, great food, seven heated pools, a quarter-mile walking/jogging trail, fishing and watercraft rentals, and more! Our winners will also receive seven-day base ticket theme park admissions.


Fred Hower Returns for "Plant Talk LIVE"

Join WJER Radio and your Dover and New Philadelphia ACE Hardware Stores for "Plant Talk LIVE with Fred Hower" on Saturday, February 27th from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the New Towne Mall food court. The Ohio Nurseryman will make his return to Tuscarawas County for this special two-hour live radio event. He'll take questions from the audience and use his 50+ years of experience as a horticultural consultant, certified arborist, and landscape designer to help you with your garden this spring.

Pick up your FREE tickets at any of the following locations:
*ACE Hardware in Dover - 3000 N. Wooster Aven
*ACE Hardware in New Philadelphia - 417 S. Broadway Street
*Agland Country Store - 1062 W. High Avenue, New Philadelphia
*WJER Radio - 646 Boulevard, Dover

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the PAC

I am by nature an anxious person. Even when I enjoy something, I usually still look at my watch and think about the next thing I have to do. So when intermission arrived midway through Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and I hadn't once looked in my program to see how far along the show was, I knew it was a special performance.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber are Broadway legends, and "Joseph" was their first musical to be performed publicly. It opened on Broadway in 1982, but in 2016 it's every bit as relevant and enjoyable. There are traveling theatrical productions that leave much to be desired, but I can't imagine a better performance than the one delivered to a full PAC theater Tuesday evening.

"Joseph" is based on the story of "the coat of many colors" in the Bible's book of Genesis. Told entirely through song, the audience travels through Joseph's remarkable story of being cast out by his brothers to Egypt, then his triumphant return to reclaim his coat of many colors. The singing was professional. The choreography was precise. The use of lighting and projection for stage effects was incredible. At intermission everyone seemed to be asking, "how can it be intermission already?"

Having attended dozens of PAC shows, I know that it can be a tough crowd. I've seen standing-ovation-worthy performances that didn't bring the audience out of the seats. But a fast two-hours after the show began, the audience offered thunderous applause from its feet. No one was thinking about the cold outside or the work stacked on tomorrow's desk. The wonderfully talented cast and crew of Joseph transported us all far away from here. It was by far the best musical I have seen on the PAC stage. Mamma Mia, you have been upstaged.

If you get the chance to catch this show, don't let it pass you by. I do hope this will be one that returns to the PAC one day for an encore. I'll be there not looking at my watch.

-Amy Smith

Area Basketball Pocket Schedules Now Available

Stop by WJER Radio to pick up a convenient area basketball pocket schedule to help you follow your favorite local teams this season!

This year's schedule features:

Conotton Valley
Indian Valley
New Philadelphia

Sandy Valley
Tuscarawas Central Catholic
Tusky Valley
Ohio State

Click on a school to see its season schedule, and pick up your very own pocket schedule today!

Kelly Kyle

2/8/16 6:30p Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sacramento Kings
2/9/16 7:00p New Philadelphia @ Lake
2/9/16 8:00p Ohio State vs. Northwestern
2/10/16 7:30p Cleveland Cavaliers vs. LA Lakers

2/8/16 12:00a 100 Book Club
2/8/16 12:00a Bookin' It Registration
2/8/16 12:00a Borrow a Guitar
2/8/16 12:00a Carnation Sale
2/8/16 12:00a Chamber Awards Nominations