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Metal Flow is a rapidly growing, innovative metal forming company with extensive value added manufacturing technologies focused on bringing value to customers and to the community we serve. The people of Metal Flow Corporation are deeply committed to providing the highest quality processes and products to customers around the world.  We produce high volume, technically sophisticated custom metal components through the deep draw process using a variety of metals, and are actively seeking candidates who have an interest in working in a precision environment to create safety critical, quality product that serves primarily the global automotive industry.  Successful team members will thrive in a fast-paced production environment while still maintaining organization, attention to detail, and a quality focus.  Interested individuals should send a resume and/or application to our Human Resources department.

Metal Flow Offers:

  • Career Advancement and Competitive Wages
  • Medical / Rx / Vision / Dental / Life / Disability / Flex Plan (Health & Dependent Care)
  • Earned Vacation
  • Family Summer Picnic / Christmas Party
  • Air-Conditioned Plant
  • Company-Wide Safety Lunches in Accident-Free Months
  • On Site Fitness/Wellness Center
  • 9 PAID Holidays
  • Monthly Gainsharing Program
  • Education & Apprenticeship Opportunities

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Journeyman Toolmakers - Production
  • Die Setters
  • Technical Operators
  • Operators
  • Machinists
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Tool Design Engineer
  • Quality Technician
  • Journeyman Toolmaker Apprenticeship
  • Project Manager
  • Senior CMM Programmer

 

  • See below for additional detail on current opportunities

JOURNEYMAN TOOLMAKERS -PRODUCTION (Transfer Presses)

Metal Flow is actively seeking experienced Journeyman Toolmakers who are interested in joining the Metal Flow team.

  • A successful candidate will have considerable formal training on toolroom (lathes, mills, grinders etc) and/or production (ICOP, Transfer, and/or Progressive Presses) equipment.  Additionally, Journeyman Toolmakers should be able to read and understand blueprints and use quality measurement tools with expertise.
  • Journeyman Toolmakers are also responsible for monitoring tool usage and working with the toolcrib/toolroom to ensure that adequate back-up tools are on hand and properly prepared in advance of being needed to avoid unplanned and unnecessary downtime.
  • Journeyman Toolmakers are encouraged to assist in the design and engineering of tooling and should have an extensive ability to troubleshoot and problem solve on developments, new jobs, and existing jobs.  Toolmakers should be leaders in the continuous improvement process and should have the ability to take ownership of driving process, tooling, and equipment enhancements that will improve production efficiency and product quality.
  • At Metal Flow Journeyman Toolmakers are encouraged to assist in the development of team members (including apprentices) and work constructively with others in various areas of the organization to achieve common goals.

DIE SETTERS

Metal Flow currently has openings for qualified and deeply committed Die Setter applicants.

  • A successful candidate would have substantial production manufacturing and stamping experience as Die Setters are primarily responsible for maintaining production tooling, as well as the pulling and setting up of jobs in production presses.
  • Die Setters are also responsible for monitoring tool usage and working with the toolcrib/toolroom to ensure that adequate back-up tools are on hand and properly prepared in advance of being needed to avoid unplanned and unnecessary downtime.
  • Die Setters should have demonstrable proficiency with some toolroom equipment (lathes, mills, surface grinders, etc.), and are expected to be able to read and understand blueprints, and use all quality measurement tools and equipment (calipers, micrometers, profilometers, optical comparators, etc.) with proficiency.
  • A skilled Die Setter should be able to offer suggestions for and/or contribute to troubleshooting and problem solving in a production environment.  Die Setters should have a Continuous Improvement mindset with an ability to contribute meaningfully in making process, tooling, and equipment enhancements that will improve production efficiency and product quality.
  • At Metal Flow Die Setters are encouraged to assist in the development of entry level team members and work constructively with others in various areas of the organization to achieve common goals.  Die Setters are also encouraged to grow their own skills by seeking educational experiences and taking advantage of various training opportunities both internally and externally.  Die Setters who are interested in advancing to a Journeyman Toolmaker level are encouraged to apply for acceptance into Metal Flow’s Department of Labor registered Apprenticeship Program where they can take advantage of On-The-Job Training Opportunities and Off-Site Educational Curriculum.

TECHNICAL OPERATORS

Metal Flow is currently searching for committed individuals with some manufacturing experience to fill Technical Operator roles on our production floor.

  • A successful Technical Operator candidate will have some basic experience and abilities with toolroom equipment such as lathes, mills, and surface grinders.
  • Technical Operators also have the responsibility of assisting Die Setters and Toolmakers in set ups as needed as well as pulling tools from presses and preparing for future set-ups.
  • Technical Operators at Metal Flow are expected to have the ability to read blueprints, perform in-process quality checks and machine operation duties, assist in the cleaning of work areas and machines, as well as participate in the sorting product if/when needed.
  • Technical Operators are encouraged to grown in their skills and abilities to advance their careers to a Die Setter position, and/or pursue a path toward application for acceptance into Metal Flow’s Department of Labor registered Apprenticeship Program where they can take advantage of On-The-Job Training Opportunities and Off-Site Educational Curriculum.

OPERATORS

Metal Flow is looking for new, dedicated team members to fill roles as press and machine Operators.

  • Operators are primarily responsible for machine handling tasks including the loading of raw material, cleaning and dumping of scrap, and maintaining oil and coolant levels for presses in their area.
  • Operators also play a key role in performing and documenting regular in-production quality checks, and therefore should be able to use basic quality gages and measurement devices such as calipers, micrometers, and an optical comparator, or should demonstrate the ability and willingness to learn how to effectively use these tools.
  • At Metal Flow, Operators are expected to know or learn Statistical Process Controls and how it is used in the production of our products, and Operators should be able to learn basic quality policies and procedures to ensure quality products are being made to serve the needs of Metal Flow’s customers.
  • Operators are expected to actively work on keeping the presses and equipment in their area clean and organized, and participate in product sorts if/when needed.
  • Operators are encouraged to grow in their skills and abilities to advance in their career to a Technical Operator position where they may assist in pulling tools from presses and preparing presses for future set-ups, play a key role in performing in-process measurements on quality lab equipment, and they also may work to be able to perform basic set up and perform basic tasks on toolroom equipment.

MACHINISTS

The primarily responsibilities of a Machinist are:

  • Supporting the needs of manufacturing departments by making precision production tools and fixtures to blueprint specifications so that they are capable of producing a quality end product to the internal customer.
  • Demonstrating proficient use of toolroom equipment such as mills, lathes, and surface grinders to work with various tool steels.
  • Understanding and possessing an ability to read and interpret blueprints with GD&T callouts.
  • Following the priorities of toolroom by building tooling and fixtures with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Striving to gain additional knowledge and learn the operation of new equipment.
  • Producing tooling and fixtures in an efficient manner, without compromising safety or quality.
  • Being a dependable team member by demonstrating punctuality and reliability.
  • Cooperating with other team members and other employees from the manufacturing areas to accomplish a common goal while demonstrating an ability to be a team player.
  • Taking initiative and offering suggestions for continuous improvement opportunities, and participating in the implementation of new ideas for improvements.
  • Promoting and helping to create a safe and clean work environment.

Job Requirements include:

  • Education: Minimum, High School or GED (Preferred)
  • Training: Certification or displayed skills on specialty equipment (Required)
  • Skills: Specific machine tool applications that the individual is proficient in operating, all hand gages, comparator, blue print reading, including GD&T knowledge.
  • Experience: 4 years of general machine tool experience (Preferred).

 


SHIPPING CLERK 

Shipping Clerks are primarily responsible for preparing all paperwork for the daily shipments and ensuring that product needed for shipment is packed, prepared, staged, and loaded to shippers and trucks in a timely fashion. 
Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Prepare paperwork from the computer for the daily shipments.
  • Coordinate and participate in weighing, bar-coding, packing, and preparation of products to be shipped each day.
  • Prepare and stage milk-run orders prior to truck arrival.
  • Understand and participate in the successful use of customer KANBAN requirements.
  • Verify that all shipments are accurate and not damaged prior to departure from the building.
  • Safely and effectively operation of hi-lo equipment in a production environment to coordinate the movement of product throughout the building and ultimately on to trucks.
  • Load and unload products onto trucks.
  • Report and/or DMT any damage to products, trucks, hi-los, building infrastructure, etc.

Tool Design Engineer

Metal Flow is a rapidly growing, innovative metal forming company with extensive value added manufacturing technologies focused on bringing value to customers and to the community we serve. We are currently seeking a new team member to job our engineering department in a position that is centered on designing transfer die tooling using CAD Solid Edge. The ideal Tool Design Engineer candidate will demonstrate a positive attitude, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, drive to meet deadlines, and a desire to contribute to the company long-term. Additionally, he/she will have proven self-directing work skills, past tool design experience, and a desire to work in a team-based atmosphere.

Duties will include all activities related to designing effective and robust tooling that will meet or exceed the customers’ requirements as well as Metal Flow’s expectations for craftsmanship. The individual in this role will be responsible for tool design and implementation during new tool development as well as for playing a lead role in continuous improvement activities of both new and well established jobs. Design engineers also play a key role in tool verification, assembly, and production development. Individuals applying for this role should be energized by a fast-paced automotive environment while maintaining attention to detail, working constructively with others, and demonstrating commitment to driving and following processes.

The candidate must be able to work with minimal supervision while meeting deadlines and designing high quality tooling that will be successful in the production process. Individuals in this role must demonstrate an openness to learning, have a desire to problem-solve with creativity, and contribute to the growth of the organization. Candidates will need to have a background in transfer and/or progressive die tool deign for the metal forming process, so they can easily step into this open position and contribute to the objectives of the team.

This role is primarily responsible for the following activities:

  • Actively participate in product launch activities as needed in the APQ Process.
  • Offer insight and input in product development activities that will ensure products will be designed and manufactured efficiently, to print, on time, and at or below budget.
  • Create robust tooling designs using CAD system(s) while embracing lean manufacturing principles.
  • Take ownership of: New tools by engaging throughout the development process and assisting others in achieving successful run at rate.
  • Existing and/or re-designed tools by working productively with production team members on continuous improvement efforts.
  • Drive the re-design or modification of existing jobs for improved performance in cooperation with other departments and suppliers.
  • Work with the toolroom and external suppliers to place tool orders and ensure on-time delivery of tooling.
  • Verify that tools are complete and to print at the time of delivery, and participate in tool assembly when appropriate.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • 4 year degree, or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years of on the job experience.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Computer Software (Microsoft products), Strong Mechanical Aptitude, Lean Manufacturing Training/Exposure, Deep Draw and/or Progressive Metal Forming Process, Transfer and/or Progressive Die Tool Design, CAD (Solid Edge), & APQP.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, strong interpersonal skills, effective verbal and written communication abilities, heightened attention to detail, and ability to follow-through and problem-solve with creativity.

 


Journeyman Toolmaker Apprenticeship Progam

Metal Flow has a DOL registered Journeyman Toolmaker Apprenticeship Program that anticipates the addition of 2-4 new apprentices each year.  Individuals interested in pursuing a career as a Journeyman Toolmaker should:


1. Have the ability to commit to the 4 year educational and training requirements of the program.
2. Possess a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in the metal stamping industry.
3. Demonstrate a dedication to the pursuit of excellence in craftsmanship.

Applications for Metal Flow’s Apprenticeship Program are available through the company’s Human Resources department, and are typically reviewed twice annually.  Applications for the next admission period will be due to Human Resources on Friday, June 30, 2017.  Late applications will not be considered.

Metal Flow is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and consistent with this philosophy, the apprenticeship program commits to the recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.  Furthermore, as a sponsor of the Apprenticeship Program, Metal Flow will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30.  


 


 

Quality Technician


Metal Flow is currently searching for committed individuals with precision measurement equipment experience to fill a Quality Technician role in our Quality Lab on 3rd shift.


The primary responsibilities of a Quality Technician include:

  •  Reviewing products according to customer driven and internally mandated controls to ensure that Metal Flow products are being manufactured with high quality and zero defects. 
  •  Performing product layouts as a critical component of the PPAP/APQP, First and Last Piece Submissions, and some In Process checks using various types of measurement equipment including, but not limited to calipers, micrometers, attribute gages (ring gages, plug gages, snap gages, fingernail gages, etc.), variable gages (indicators, reverse indicators, CMM equipment, surface finish testing equipment, etc.), and cleanliness testing equipment.
  • Preparing job information including documents, gages, quality history, etc for production teams prior to the start of job setups.
  • Perform and monitor SPC on key characteristics as defined by Metal Flow customers and internal leadership teams.
  • Maintaining job files for production run data, first piece approvals, maintenance logs, visual alerts, etc.
  • Calibrate gaging and maintain calibration records for gages and other equipment. 
  • Assist in the training of new production personnel in gages, gaging techniques, equipment, SPC, data collection, and Metal Flow quality policies and procedures.
  • Participate in creating and maintaining a neat, organized, and safe work environment consistent with Metal Flow standards.   
  • Function as a contributing member of the Quality Department team.

Key Qualifications for this role include:

  • Knowledge of production environment gaging.
  • Understanding of and ability to read/interpret blueprints and GD&T.
  • Knowledge of key elements of SPC and how to apply/interpret data.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Basic computer skills.

 


Project Manager

Metal Flow is looking for an individual who will have a critical role will facilitate the timely completion of the APQ Process and act as a liaison between the company’s internal team and external customer.  He/she should be engaged with all areas of the business and should be able to escalate challenges with professionalism.  Individuals applying for this role should be energized by a fast-paced automotive environment while maintaining attention to detail and demonstrating commitment to driving and following processes.

This role is primarily responsible for the following activities:

  • Learning, understanding, and teaching the application, assembly, and function of each new customer product, and ensuring that this knowledge informs and shapes the APQ Process.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for external customers during product launches, and act as a liaison between the company’s internal team and external customers.
  • Facilitating the coordination and timely completion of the APQ Process and tasks with both internal and external resources.  APQP tasks include, but are not limited to: Job Kickoffs, Quality and Process Reviews, Tool Design, Tool Build, Job Development, Quality Verification, PPAP Submission, and Run at Rate follow-up.
  • Acquiring a deep understanding of each new project to ensure quoted processes and accepted processes are consistent with one another, and possessing an ability to evaluate and communicate when rates and quotes are/are not being achieved.
  • Engaging with all areas of the business to accomplish successful project launches and leading weekly full-team meetings to review and communicate the progress of all open projects.
  • Monitor and report the company’s APQP performance each month by tracking PPAP and Prototype submissions and approvals
  • Ensure a smooth, minimally disruptive new job hand-off to the production team at the conclusion of the APQ Process.

Candidates should possess the following qualities & skillsets:

  • Very strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to effectively multitask, and follow-through.  Ability to drive structure and organization.
  • Ability to facilitate various activities and conversations, and to escalate challenges with proficiency.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute deliverables using influence rather than authority.
  • Persistence and ability to drive systems, action, and accountability while reinforcing commitments.
  • Demonstrated technical understanding and ability to work closely with manufacturing engineers to ensure successful product/process launches.
  • Understanding of Blueprint reading, GD&T, and SPC, and the ability to learn and understand multiple manufacturing processes.
  • Understanding of how rates, process changes, and dimensional changes tie back to both the product quote submitted to the customer and to the internal financials of the organization.
  • Willingness and ability to travel (estimated 15-20% of time to be spent traveling, some international travel is possible).

Minimum Qualifications/Experience:

  • Engineering Degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

Senior CMM Programmer

The Senior CCM Programmer will be a technical lead involved in control of quality and reliability within the QA Lab. Will have breadth and depth of knowledge as it relates to writing complex programs, GD & T, to provide solution to the most mission critical challenges. Will be responsible and lead the developing, testing, and maintaining CMM programs across multiple CMM and locations. Demonstrate leadership skills in creating standards, training other Programmers and Operators. Provide fixture recommendations to measure multiple parts within a given program. Will also lead the programming and standards other measurement equipment (i.e. VisionCMM, Contour and Surface Tester).

This role is primarily responsible for the following activites:

•Developing, testing, and maintaining CMM Programs as well as operating the CMM.
•Drive Process Improvements, Standardization, Documentation and Special Projects.
•Ability to contribute to the development of fixtures for use in product testing.
•Write, test, and troubleshoot both new and existing CMM program.
•Meets programming standards by following production, quality, and customer standards
•Performing PPAP Layouts and 1st PC approval of parts as needed
•Complete and adhere to customer specific requirements. Examples include, but are not limited to Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), Gage R&R, Special Characteristics, CpK/Ppk, and 6 piece PPAP dimensional layout.
•Train programmers & Operators on CMM and other Equipment.
•Perform CMM maintenance, as required.
•Other special projects as assigned

Preferred Education:

•College Degree or equivalent experience/certification (preferred) * Preferred Experience:
•8+ years in CMM programming with PC-DMIS.
•6+ years in the automotive industry.
•8+ years working in a Quality Lab and/or Engineering or equivalent

 



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