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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.

 

Metal Flow Offers:

  • Career Advancement and Competitive Wages
  • Medical / Rx / Vision / Dental / Life / Disability / Flex Plan (Health & Dependent Care)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Family Summer Picnic / Christmas Party
  • Air-Conditioned Plant
  • On-Site Fitness/Wellness Center
  • 9 PAID Holidays
  • Monthly Gainsharing Program
  • Education & Apprenticeship Opportunities

 

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Current Opportunities

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 tool room equipment.
  • High School or GED required
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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 tool room 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.
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Metal Flow is actively looking for dedicated individuals with leadership and solid tool building skills to apply for positions as a machinists. Successful candidates should have strong organization and communication abilities and should be capable of performing specialized tool building activities on limited toolroom equipment. 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. 

  • 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.
  • High School or GED required
  • 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: 4-6 years of general machine tool experience -required
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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 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 responsible for assisting 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.

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The Production Quality Technician will serve as a champion of manufacturing’s quality efforts, driving performance by auditing quality systems and utilizing effective problem solving to ultimately provide Metal Flow’s customers with products that meet or exceed their requirements and expectations.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

· Conduct, qualify, and promote team member training in work centers, Quality Lab and as requested in corporate training programs.

· Drive Quality Improvements.

· Conduct audits of Metal Flow’s quality systems and manufacturing processes (especially containment), procedures, products, and adherence to corrective actions.

· Review SPC Data.

· Responsible for addressing and closing audit findings in department(s) of responsibility.

  • Compile and analyze internal and external sort and statistical data to drive corrective actions.
  • Ensure all materials in the MRB are correctly and fully dispositioned in a timely fashion.
  • Responsible for conducting and closing internal 8Ds in manufacturing area.
  • Support the assigned customer QE and Metal Flow personnel (engineering, materials, manufacturing, scheduling, purchasing, and shipping) to satisfactorily resolve quality concerns and communicate appropriately as needed.

· Assist in coordinating 8D/corrective action.

· n efforts to resolve customer concerns with the appropriate.

· Actively participate in problem solving processes to determine root cause and identify corrective actions.

· Other tasks, projects, and responsibilities as requested by direct supervisor.

· Practice safe work habits, and support the housekeeping and 5S initiatives of the organization by engaging and enhancing the process.

Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Requirements:

  • Preferred Education:
  • Minimum Requirement: High School graduate required with two years in a manufacturing, quality, or engineering program, and/or equivalent experience.
  • Preferred: 2 Year Degree in Metrology or Quality Systems
  • Preferred Experience:
  • At least two years in a manufacturing, quality, or engineering program, and/or equivalent experience.
  • Previous quality system and problem-solving experience.
  • Preferred Training/Skills:
  • Computer Literacy (MS Systems)
  • Advanced Blueprint Reading & GD&T
  • Advanced Knowledge of Metrology/Gaging
  • Significant Math/Statistics Knowledge (SPC)
  • Advanced Knowledge of Quality Tools
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Design of Experiment Skills
  • Minitab
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving Tools (8D, 5-Why, Fishbone Analysis, etc.)
  • APQP, PFMEA, PPAP
  • Basic knowledge of stamping processes
  • Auditing (IATF, Internal, Layered, etc.)
  • This position requires moderate-high level of physical activity.
  • Standing, walking, moving, and bending for extended periods of time.
  • Occasionally lifting and moving up to 40 lbs.
  • Must wear proper eye and ear protection in designated areas.
  • Must wear proper OSHA approved work boots or shoes.
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The PPAP Coordinator will lead and own the Customer PPAP documentation process. Ensure the APQP and PPAP documentation is compliant with AIAG, Customer Specific requirements and delivered completely and on-time. Successful candidates will have the ability to multi-task, be detailed-oriented, data-driven and organized.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize PPAP documentation to ensure customer expectations are met
  • Maintain the Customer Requirements as it relates to PPAP, MSA, Gage R&R, Special Characteristics, CpK/Ppk, dimensional layouts and Customer PPAP Checklists
  • Create and Mainteant APQP Documentation
  • Maintain PPAP samples
  • Communicte/ Meet with the customer and act as a customer liaison to Metal Flow personnel (engineering, materials, manufacturing, scheduling, purchasing, shipping and sales) to satisfactorily resolve quality concerns and communicate appropriately as needed.
  • Ability to master customer websites/PPAP Submission software with strong computer skills.
  • Trains and coaches others in APQP / PPAP
  • Backup for the IMDS Administrator
  • Backup for obtaining Supplier certification Maintain and improve execution of production assignments
  • Review and distribute supplies and shipments in a timely manner
  • Confer with other departments to determine progress of work and completion dates
  • Compile reports on costs and inventory levels
  • Review and communicate production status reports
  • Serve as point of contact between production and planning teams
  • Other assignments as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate, but College Degree Preferred (or equal certification),
  • Certification as PPAP Coordination is a plus
  • Preferred Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years in an automotive industry.
  • Preferred Training/Skills:
  • Thorough understanding of AIAG Process Flows, FMEA's, Control Plans, MSA that includes: capability analysis, Gage R&R, as well as Statistical Process Control
  • Be able to multi-task, be detailed-oriented, data-driven and organized
  • Must be able to understand and interpret prints
  • Good understanding of Manufacturing product launch
  • Good Interpersonal skills, effective verbal and written communication abilities, and ability to follow-through.
  • Must have strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat Adobe, Internet, etc.)
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We’re always seeking talented, engaged people to join our team. If you don’t see an open position that fits your unique skill set, feel free to send us your resume for future opportunities!
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