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Belleville, MI


Reports to: Director of Engineering

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform, recommend and develop preventative maintenance procedures for all plant welding equipment including robotic systems.
  • Evaluate processes and procedures to maintain or improve weld parameters and weld efficiency.
  • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  • Take lead on new job startup and Engineering changes, involving all aspects from PPAP run, setting up spare parts inventory, PM program, documentation, and training.
  • Support new model launches and improvement teams.
  • Ensure process capability by setting up preventative maintenance programs.
  • Collaborates with Quality and Tooling engineers on FMEA's and control plans.
  • Perform machinist duties and responsibilities to support production as needed.
  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and adjust.
  • Generate process parameter sheets (work standard and weld parameter sheets) for all new incoming programs.
  • Analyzes and resolves, or assists others, in solving chronic process and quality issues by actively participating in corrective action, 8D’s, and root cause analysis processes.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  • Perform weld inspection methods (cut & etch, ultrasonic and destructive testing).
  • Ensure utilization of continuous improvement of current processes.
  • Maintains clean and safe working conditions at work station and throughout plant.
  • Participate in continuous improvement and 5S activities.
  • Communicate optimally to provide accurate, necessary and timely information to all team members.
  • Maintain compliance with company policy, health and safety procedures, and programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in weld/robotics engineering or equivalent, CWI, CWE, or Master's Degree.
  • Six plus years of related technical, hands-on experience in manual and automated welding processes required.
  • Working knowledge of MIG welding processes.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, product design, safety, quality, and workflow.
  • Proficiency in welding and training skills required.
  • Working knowledge of robotic welding and material handling applications required.
  • Proficiency in robotic programming (ex. Motoman. Fanuc etc.) required.
  • Strong understanding of electrical/controls circuitry and schematics required.
  • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office software required.
  • Requires collaborating with associates in multiple department within the organization and participating in a team environment.
  • Requires flexibility in schedule to meet a 24-hour business need.
  • Strong working knowledge of AutoCAD and weld drawings required.
  • Knowledge in the following areas are strongly desired.
    • Weld power source, wire feeder, torch and reamer
    • Plasma cutting, grinding and rework application
    • Weld shielding gas technologies
    • Electrical enclosures and power requirements for welding
    • Customer welding specification and testing requirements
    • Gas metal arc welding, Resistance spot welding

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.
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.

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. unassisted.
  • 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. unassisted.
  • Able to stand on feet for 8 hours.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move around the facility.

Reports to: Engineering Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain an effective department through the selection, training, compensation, and motivation of all personnel.
  • Direct operational objectives of the Tool room.
  • Prepare RFQ's for external quoting of tooling.
  • Place tooling orders and participate in design reviews internally and at external die making vendors.
  • Ability to work independently to repair and PM existing stamping dies.
  • Ability and experience working with stamping dies (progressive, transfer, compound and blanking tooling).
  • Monitor new build and existing tooling modifications for timely completion.
  • Establish and maintain an effective die repair program by supervising, assisting, and monitoring the repair and revision of existing tooling.
  • Manage equipment utilization.
  • Be available for Tool Makers, Die Repair personnel, and/or Press Room employees when they encounter difficulty troubleshooting production.
  • Perform annual reviews of Tool Room Department personnel.
  • Participate in Die Design Standards review.
  • Participate in APQP process for new programs.
  • Maintain a safe working environment.
  • Maintain a High standard of Quality.
  • Willingness to be a working manager.
  • Flexible to work off shifts as needed.
  • Maintain compliance with company policies, health and safety issues, procedures, and programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • Minimum Journeyman Tool & Die Maker education / equivalent work experience and at least 5-10 years of experience with Metal Stamping – die, tooling, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with progressive and transfer dies.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience trouble shooting dies in presses.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing preferred.
  • Supervisory experience in a Metal Stamping Manufacturing Environment preferred.
  • Strong math, engineering, blueprint and CAD skills required, as well as the ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions.
  • 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.
  • Experienced working with overhead cranes and lift trucks to transport dies in & out of tool room, separate and flip over tools to be serviced.
  • Extensive knowledge operating conventional equipment to include surface grinder, lathe, mill, drill, spotting both on bench and in press.
  • Strong math, engineering, blueprint and CAD skills required, as well as the ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions.
  • 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. unassisted.
  • Able to stand on feet for 8 hours.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move around the facility.
  • Must be able to work long hours, if needed.