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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
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Lab Supervisor
  • Quality Leader- Plant Quality Engineer
  • Quality Technician
  • Maintenance Technician-3rd shift

 


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.

 

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.

QUALITY ENGINEER

Metal Flow is actively looking for dedicated individuals with excellent problem solving skills to apply for a position as a Quality Engineer. Successful candidates should have strong organization and communication abilities, and should be capable of performing root-cause analysis and guiding teams through the 8D process. Individuals applying for this role should be energized by a fast-paced automotive environment while able to maintain attention to detail and demonstrate a commitment to driving and following processes.The primarily responsibilities of a Quality Engineer are:

  • An understanding of the deep draw and precision metal stamping process and/or a willingness to learn and grow in understanding of the metal forming process.
  • Acting as a liaison between Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing, and the customer to facilitate effective problem solving and corrective action activities.
  • Participating in containment activities when needed.
  • Facilitating and mentoring team members throughout the organization in aggressive root cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Implementing problem solving systems such as fish-bone and 5-why strategies and data collection systems and tools such as SPC and Gage R&Rs.
  • Conducting follow-up audits to ensure corrective actions are implemented.
  • Interacting with customers – receiving and responding to their concerns as well as managing the 8D corrective action process.
  • Traveling to customers’ facilities to represent Metal Flow as needed.

Job Requirements Include:

  • Education: 4 year technical degree preferred.
  • Training and/or Skills: Computer operation, Leadership, Excellent written and oral communication. Problem solving, in-depth knowledge of APQP, FMEAs, SPC, 8Ds, 5 whys, and fishbone tools, as well as effective containment activities.
  • Experience: 5-10 years of on the job experience preferred – Experience in the automotive industry (especially in metal forming, stamping, and/or deep draw) is greatly preferred.

 


QUALITY LAB SUPERVISOR

Quality Lab Supervisor reports to the Quality Manager and is responsible for the development, implantation and continuous improvement of the daily activities of the lab. The supervisor will ensure that the team is contributing to meet departmental goal and all quality standards set forth by Metal Flow.

  • Supervise and monitor the daily activities of a multi-shift production staff.
  • Assures product safety and quality standards by enforcing company policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Preforms QC liaison activities as required to support internal/external customer service and satisfaction.
  • Maintains supplier compliance records and resolves vendor issues.
  • Facilitates training and documentation for all departments to ensure employees are adequately trained in company practices.
  • Uses Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) knowledge to translate customer requirements into precision measurement equipment programs and incorporate these into part inspection plans.
  • Provides technical guidance in the use of statistical process control, basic problem solving and measurement error techniques
  • Creates, develops, modifies programs and serves as subject matter expert for measurement equipment such as the CMM to determine conformance of components, materials and products to customer specifications
  • Assists and/or performs in any and all areas as assigned.
  • Understands and can use a complete range of small, hand-held inspection tools such as micrometers, calipers, etc. to perform quality inspection work; trains employees as needed as well as gage calibration.
  • 8D Problem Solving
  • Control Plans / PFMEA
  • APQP /PPAP / MSA
  • Metrology Lab Equipment
  • IATF Standard / Auditing

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2 year degree and / or 5 plus years Quality Lab experience
  • Programming knowledge of Lab Equipment
  • ASQ Certified
  • Excellent communication skills

QUALITY LEADER (PLANT QUALITY ENGINEER)

Quality Leaders work closely with Business Unit Managers to develop systems and procedures to track internal quality performance. They are focused with the Quality Department and the Continuous Improvement Engineering on driving and implementing actions that will achieve corporate goals to supply high quality precision parts to customers using an efficient and effective manufacturing process. Quality Leaders also play a key role in the cross-functional teams tasked with developing new production jobs using the APQ Process. Their role in this group is to ensure that new products will be successful in their quality requirements and instruments when they reach the production floor. This requires an excellent ability to read and interpret blueprints, an involvement in measurement strategy determination, gage planning and development, and prototype testing and verification. Quality Leaders also work actively with other quality team members in addressing customer needs and concerns during ongoing production, and coordinate corrective action activities if needed. Some travel may be required.

The Job Responsibilities for a Quality Leader position include:

  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop new production jobs using the APQ Process that will be successful in their quality requirements when they reach the production floor
  • Participate in the 8-D process with the Protect the Customer Team to determine root cause and corrective actions necessary to avoid re-occurrence of the problem
  • Perform daily audits on manufacturing cells to ensure our standards are being followed and all documents are properly filled out. This will include maintenance logs, SPC and in process data.
  • Manage quality spills and containment to protect the customer, internal and / or external.
  • Communicate all Quality-related concerns to the Business Unit Manager.
  • Use SPC to drive for lower total cost of quality and more robust process.
  • Embrace Lean Manufacturing as a tool to improve quality and internal efficiencies.
  • Lead operators in proper audit technique and ensure proper containment practices are being followed to keep quality spills to the lowest quantity.
  • Ensure safe working practices are followed by operators and temps to maintain Zero (0) Accidents.
  • Help to achieve all Business Plan Goals.

Desired Skills

  • Education: 2 year degree preferred
  • Training: SPC, CMS, Gaging, Problem Solving (5 Why and 8D), Lean Mfg.
  • Skills: Problem Solving (5 Why and 8D), written and oral communications.
  • Experience: Manufacturing

 


MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
 

Metal Flow is looking for new, dedicated team member to fill roles as a Maintenance Technician. As a Maintenance Technician you will be responsible for the general maintenance of equipment & building within range of experience to perform tasks safely, and within OEM standards, using the resources of outside sources when necessary. This is a 3rd shift position.

Job responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting and repair presses and industrial equipment
  • Follow the priorities or your supervisor
  • Strive to gain additional knowledge and learn new equipment
  • Produce tooling and fixtures in an efficient manner, not compromising safety or quality
  • Project work
  • Take initiative and offer suggestions for improvement in order to offer cost savings ideas
  • Use and follow safe work practices

Education and Key Requirements:

  • High School or GED
  • Preferred experience with machine repair of Transfer presses, and various support equipment
  • Knowledge with specific OEM requirements and Safety/Lockout
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Problem solver
  • 5 years’ experience in related trade, machine rigging, or Mill Wright

 


QUALITY TECHNICIAN

Metal Flow is currently searching for committed individuals with precision measurement equipment experience to fill a Quality Technicianrole in our Quality Lab.

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.

Additional responsibilities and job functions include:

  • 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.

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