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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
  • Purchasing Coordinator
  • Quality Administrator

 


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

Purchasing Coordinator

Metal Flow is looking for Purchasing Coorinator to assist in all purchasing functions to meet Company objectives of World Class Quality and Maximum Customer Satisfaction at the lowest possible cost

Job responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Purchasing Manager, help ensure competitive pricing on all purchased materials and services, while supporting inventory goals.'
  • Issue and track purchase orders and releases as required.
  • Communicate and negotiate with suppliers on pricing, quality, and delivery to build strong relationships and strive towards continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Review MRP requirements daily to ensure consistent flow of material and purchased components.
  • Assure that information pertaining to material and outside service returns is accurate and contained; work with Supplier Quality to execute returns and assure the process is handled in a timely manner.  Assist with MRB inventory and clean up. 
  • Assist with expediting while communicating and coordinating between materials, sales, customer service and operations when material shortfalls exist.
  • Attend New Job Award meetings, as needed, to ensure the most cost-effective suppliers, purchased components and raw materials are allocated and assist with follow through on associated purchasing functions for successful launch.
  • Proactively suggest and support cost saving and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Support strategic purchasing of all supply items including MRO, maintenance supplies and services, chemicals, oils, packaging materials, etc. 
  • Oversite of facility projects including janitorial and grounds.
  • Collect, track and respond to all conflict mineral requirements and reporting.
  • Support procurement obligations for safety, environmental and housekeeping initiatives. 
  • To perform other duties and assignments as instructed.

Desired Skills

  • Education:  College degree, currently enrolled in degree program or equivalent experience
  • Training:  On the Job
  • Skills:  Organization, Planning, Negotiating, Strong Analytical, Basic understanding of SAP/ERP/MRP systems and methodology, Intermediate Excel, Aptitude to manage multiple tasks and priorities with attention to details
  • Experience:  2 years related business experience preferred
  • Travel: Supplier visits and off site training as required

 

Quality Administrator

Metal Flow is actively looking for dedicated individuals with excellent customer service and administrative skills to apply for a position as a Quality Administrator. Successful candidates should have strong organization and communication abilities, as well as excellent computer literacy. 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 Administrator are:

  • Professionally representing Metal Flow Corporation as a world class leader of drawn metal components and supporting quality processes by providing complete and efficient administrative services.
  • Creating and updating APQP documents that include blueprints, process flow diagrams, PFMEAs, control plans, part submission warrants, and all other PPAP requirements.
  • Maintaining customer PPAP checklists and gathering documents to create PPAP submissions to customers.
  • Assisting in documenting the 8D process.
  • Entering daily sort and measurement data in appropriate data collection systems.
  • Assisting with the completion of Engineering Change Requests (ECRs).
  • Becoming part of the TS Internal Auditing Team.
  • Participating in containment activities when needed.
  • Coordinating with internal teams to create and deliver APQP documentation as well as with the customer regarding PPAP submission packages.
  • Acting as a liaison between the customer and Metal Flow personnel to resolve quality concerns.
  • Collecting, updating, and distributing customer report cards as well as monitoring online customer portals daily for the status of past customer concerns.

Job Requirements Include:

  • Education: High School degree required, college degree (or equivalent certification) preferred.
  • Training and/or Skills: Computer literacy (Microsoft products), typing, time management, communication, organization.
  • Experience: Customer service, problem solving, and/or quality experience as well as AIAG and PPAP submission knowledge/experience preferred.

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