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Belleville, MI


Reports to: VP-Business Development

Position Summary:

    Carries out regular contact and communication with customer purchasing, product planning, engineering, material control, and manufacturing groups to increase sales revenue (and margins) utilizing a technical sales approach. The primary objective of this position is to increase sales (and margins) at new and existing customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establish goals and develop strategy to achieve goals.
  • Determine customer needs and how to position the Company to meet these needs.
  • Provide day-to-day support to technical sales activities (e.g. quotes, feasibility reviews, VA/VE activity).
  • Attend product development meetings, plant tryouts and follow-up on information requests from the customer.
  • Coordinate and review all incoming requests for prototype, tooling and production quotations. Provide estimating with the required information to put together an accurate quotation.
  • Support estimating to determine total tooling and piece costs by using required quote model.
  • Follow-up with suppliers and liaise with appropriate personnel for on-time quote completion.
  • Review and submit all quotes and other correspondence at assigned accounts. Participate in customer meetings to substantiate quote assumptions and content.
  • Follow-up on quotations and provide quotation feedback (provide target pricing when possible), so the Company can work to “win” the business.
  • Follow engineering changes with customer and within the Company to ensure proper implementation.
  • Works with Customer Service and customer to resolve production issues as they affect the customer (e.g. short shipments, incorrect releases, packaging shortages).
  • Prepare presentation materials for sales meetings and customer meetings.
  • Monitor the Company’s competitive position (e.g. capabilities, quality, price, delivery, customer penetration, market perception) and inform Management.
  • Maintain knowledge of latest available processes, materials, tooling, and in-house production processes.
  • Prepare and maintain financial tracking documentation on existing booked business, including open commercial issues and contribution margin analysis.
  • Assist in the preparation of sales forecasts (including build out), sales funnel projections and negotiations.
  • Monitor assigned customer portals.
  • Monitor written and electronic media for developments regarding the customer.
  • Adherence to all company policies and procedures (e.g. Quality Policies, Employee Handbook, etc.)
  • Utilize and maintain Company ERP system with the most up to date information, when required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • Develop sales and marketing plans to maintain and expand Company’s customer base in target markets.
  • Sells the Company to the customer.
  • Develop specific account level strategies and tactics to grow the Company’s sales, improve margins, and further entrench the Company in customers business as a supplier partner.
  • Acquire new customers in previously established and new markets.
  • Have full knowledge of competitors and prepare competitive analysis by account.
  • Handle all cancellation (obsolescence) claims. Track “lost monies”
  • Identify and follow-up with potential customers through various business prospecting techniques (e.g. cold calling, trade shows, industry events, networking) and relationship building activities.
  • Frequently visit customer facilities, assuring that the Company is meeting or exceeding customer requirements.
  • Establish and maintain personal rapport with customers in all departments and at levels of the organization. Be present at the customer on a regular basis.
  • Identify and follow-up with assigned customers to proactively address and close ALL open issues.
  • Provide prompt (responsive and available) service to ALL customers.
  • Support the APQP process, as needed.
  • Business, Engineering, or Technical Degree or equivalent.
  • Technical background (including knowledge of progressive and transfer dies, deep draw, resistance & robotic welding, and assembly processes).
  • Understanding of business financials (e.g. margin reports, income statement, cash flow), budgeting process, and calculating Return on Investment (e.g. NPV, IRR).
  • 7+ years of proven account management, business development, or sales engineering experience in the metal stamping industry; automotive background is a plus.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Good multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, including the use of MS Office
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong leadership ability
  • Able to create and maintain positive working relationships with employees at all levels in the organization.
  • Able to create and maintain positive working relationships with customers at all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to read and interpret customer drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry-accepted chemicals and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. unassisted.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move around the facility.
  • Must be able to work long hours, if needed.
  • Able to stand on feet for 8 hours.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license in good standing.
  • Ability to travel domestic (40% - 60% of the time), and internationally if needed.
  • Hours of work requirement: 40+ hours typical, subject to work demands
  • Days of week work requirement: Monday thru Friday is typical, but some weekend work may be required.

Reports to: Human Resource Leader

Position Summary:

    The HSE Coordinator promotes a positive health and safety culture in the workplace. Responsible for ensuring that employers and workers comply with safety legislation and that safety policies and practices are adopted and adhered to. The HSE Coordinator is responsible for training, development, and support of the company’s safety policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Carry out risk assessments and considering how risks could be reduced.
  • Outline safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards.
  • Carry out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented.
  • Make changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation.
  • Prepare health and safety strategies and developing internal policy.
  • Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks.
  • Train crane operator, Hilo, and scissor lift operator classes.
  • Perform accident review and follow-up on corrective actions for all accidents and near misses.
  • Conduct and schedule annual hearing tests.
  • Develop and maintain H&S Employee Handbook.
  • Assemble and report MIOSHA reports for accidents and injuries.
  • Act as the first point of contact when an injury occurs.
  • Conduct monthly safety committee meeting; publish minutes, follow-up on open items.
  • Maintain Accident Metrics chart, present progress on safety minutes as part of monthly metrics process.
  • Maintain the company’s SDS sheets and monitor compliance
  • Schedule consultation, education, and training visits and audits of company’s safety programs.
  • Attend continuing education thru MIOSHA seminars and other related courses.
  • Provide annual Supervisor/Management training on safety observation and enforcement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Skills Required:
  • A bachelor’s degree in related field or 10 years’ equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ related experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all state and federal safety standards.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of employees.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills required.
  • be very thorough in instruction and safety methods as conveyed to all associates.
  • Attention of mental and visual demand required for sustained periods. Strong attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with metal manufacturing methods and processes preferred.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry-accepted chemicals and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. unassisted.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move around the facility.
  • Must be able to work long hours, if needed.

Reports to: Production Manager

Position Summary:

    This role is responsible for coaching and directing production associates in a welding environment. This position plans and assigns work, enforces policies and procedures and recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Able to execute all Machine Operator and Production Leader duties and responsibilities.
  • Enforce safety and PPE policies.
  • Provide training to new hires in the department; as well as, ongoing training for all associates.
  • Coordinate team to maintain maximum production efficiency in a manner consistent with the highest quality and minimizing downtime.
  • Mentor and motivate team via communication, training and leadership to meet or exceed documented standards while maintaining quality.
  • Lead team effectively to continuously improve in all areas with focus on the measurable you are accountable for.
  • Responsible for maintaining updated process control documents.
  • Monitor usage of production supplies and order as needed.
  • Ensure that overall quality is maintained, and quality control systems and procedures are being used.
  • Ensure that your team is accountable for their job description responsibilities.
  • Assign tasks as needed.
  • Maintain Plex tracking records.
  • Direct operational objectives of the Production Area for your shift.
  • Support company leadership in decisions relating to policy, procedure and culture.
  • Be available for production associates when they encounter difficulty troubleshooting production.
  • Perform full cycle leadership duties for direct reports, including hiring decisions, annual reviews, corrective action and training.
  • Flexibility to support a 24-hour department and staff.
  • Collaboration with associates in multiple departments and at multiple levels within the organization required.
  • Participate in continuous improvement and 5S activities.
  • Communicate optimally to provide accurate, necessary and timely information to all team members.
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product through team involvement.
  • Maintain compliance with company policies, health and safety issues, procedures, and programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with in fast paced production environment required, production welding preferred.
  • Supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and speak English is required.
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment manuals and blue prints.
  • Strong computer skills required, ability to become proficient with our ERP system. (Plex).
  • Maintain active hi lo license.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing preferred.
  • Strong problem solving, and analytical skills required.
  • Excellent team building, and communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of Quality Control and SPC.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and provide corrective actions.
  • Ability to read B/P and knowledge of GD&T.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry accepted chemicals and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. assisted.
  • Able to stand on feet for 8 hours.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.
  • Must be able to work long hours, if needed.

Reports to: Production Supervisor

Position Summary:

    The Press Operator will be capable of operating all production machines and feed equipment, including transfers, according to specifications, machine operating instructions and the Part Control Plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lift, load and unload parts in a manufacturing machine, utilizing proper containers and packaging according to the Part Control Plan.
  • Operate press equipment according to specifications and operating instructions.
  • Observe machine operations, for position of work pieces and abnormal movements or sounds which may indicate a process or equipment problem.
  • Understand and know how to stop machine with Emergency Stop Buttons and Main Power, and procedure for reporting malfunctions.
  • Assist in the set-up of dies, fixtures or tools at the assigned work center.
  • Set up production machines and support equipment in accordance with the Part Control Plan and Set-up Sheet.
  • Check parts for non-conformance in accordance with the Part Control Plan.
  • Request and verify the proper raw material according to Part Control Plans.
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, quality of product, and safety.
  • Conducts first piece and parts in process inspections for non-conformance according to Part Control Plans.
  • Troubleshoot machines (using Smart Pac, sensors, and controls) to ensure both quality and maximum levels of production.
  • Identifies and reports needed maintenance.
  • Performs changeovers according to written procedures.
  • Maintain press fluid levels.
  • Interpret CMM reports.
  • Use calipers, micrometers, height gages, protractors, and ring gages to assure quality parts.
  • Fill out hourly check sheets with accuracy and problem identifying information.
  • Inspects joined components for defects.
  • Perform rework/sort assignments as needed.
  • Responsible for following all lock out/tag out procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining all required documentation, both in writing and in Plex.
  • Responsible for restocking area and accounting for all scrap material.
  • Maintains clean and safe working conditions at work station and throughout plant.
  • Participates in continuous improvement and 5S activities.
  • Participates in overall machine effectiveness efforts and waste reduction.
  • Works in the most efficient manner to meet and exceed all established corporate goals.
  • Maintains the quality of the parts produced by following established procedures.
  • Maintain compliance with company policies, health and safety procedures, and programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion of our Press Operator training, or 3-5 years’ experience operating stamping presses.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret drawings, use simple math and basic hand-held measuring tools.
  • Ability to read gages, calipers and blueprints.
  • Must be able to communicate and interface well with shift leaders on a routine basis and be conscious of the effect’s responsibilities have on other departments.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet production requirements.
  • Must have basic computer skills and ability to learn and accurately use our ERP system, Plex.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry accepted chemicals, and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. assisted.
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort required in performing normal job duties, with continuous mental and visual attention to perform machine operations, inspections and measurements requiring constant alertness and activity. Continuous heavy lifting may be required.
  • Able to stand on feet for 8 hours.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.

Reports to: Production Supervisor

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to attend all scheduled shifts and to arrive on time.
  • Ability to follow all quality inspection procedures.
  • Available for overtime on short notice.
  • Willing to work in a repetitious manner.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and keep up with production.
  • Able to learn and use our MRP system Plex.
  • To maintain maximum production efficiency in a manner consistent with the highest quality and minimizing downtime.
  • Responsible for following all lock out/tag out procedures.
  • Responsible for logging production in writing and in our computer system.
  • Responsible for loading parts and operating resistance welders.
  • Responsible for restocking area and accounting for all scrap material.
  • Maintaining a clean work station.
  • To maintain compliance with Company policy, health and safety issues, procedures, and programs.
  • To maintain the quality of the parts produced by following established procedures.
  • To perform any other duties and assignments as instructed.

Education and Skills Required:
  • High school diploma preferred.
  • Minimum one year factory related experience preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees of organization.
  • Ability to use basic math, including units of measurement, fractions and decimals.
  • Basic problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions including written, oral, diagramed or schedule formats.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry-accepted chemicals and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. assisted.
  • Able to stand on feet for 8 hours.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move around the facility.

Reports to: Tool Room Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and troubleshoot tooling that is not performing to standards.
  • Repair tools, dies and fixtures throughout the facility.
  • Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures.
  • Maintain tools per defined blueprints and work effectively on tooling to support the production schedule.
  • Maintain job books to confirm repairs for tooling.
  • Recommend changes in tooling, methods or materials for cost effectiveness and avoid production delays.
  • Ability to order details and update Plex system on tooling updates/status.
  • Individual should have advance understanding of MIG/TIG welding tool steel. Including but not limited to A-2, D-2, S-7, 4140 and O-1 steel.
  • Must be capable of operating equipment such as mills, lathes, saws, grinders, and drilling machines.
  • Must be able to grind tool steel and shim trim steel and punches.
  • Associate must have ability to read and understand blue print or die/tooling details. Must be able to study blueprints, sketches, models or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.
  • Individual must have demonstrated ability to read measuring devices including calipers, micrometer and liner calipers.
  • Willingness to assist in ensuring 5-S standards of housekeeping are maintained in tool room area.
  • Ensures Lockout / Tag-Out procedures are followed when working on equipment.
  • Recommends shut down of equipment if found to be unsafe or not capable of performing to specifications.
  • Follow IATF 16949-2016 requirements per standards.
  • Suggest and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Calculate and/or verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.
  • Visualize and compute dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications.
  • Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools.
  • Select metals to be used from a range of metals and alloys, based on properties such as hardness and heat tolerance.
  • Select production input materials.
  • Lift, position, and secure machined parts on surface plates or worktables, using hoists, vises, v-blocks, or angle plates.
  • Lift materials or workpieces using cranes or other lifting equipment.
  • Smooth and polish flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools, using scrapers, abrasive stones, files, emery cloths, or power grinders.
  • Measure, mark, and scribe metal or plastic stock to lay out machining, using instruments such as protractors, micrometers, scribes, and rulers.
  • Maintain compliance with company policies, health and safety issues, procedures, and programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years prior experience in the die maker/die repair trade, journeyman card preferred.
  • Minimum 5-years’ experience with high level stampings.
  • Must work quickly, efficiently, and independently.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and speak English is required.
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment manuals and blue prints.
  • Basic computer skills required, able to learn and use our MRP system Plex.
  • Must have own tools.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry accepted chemicals, and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. assisted.
  • Able to stand on feet for 8 hours.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.