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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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Metal Flow is looking for new, dedicated team members to fill a role in the shipping department. We have positions on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift. Shipping clerk/material handler 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.

Set an example by following procedures as a daily routine. Specifically, keep the work area organized and clean, and safe while having strong attendance and a positive team-player attitude.

Safely Operate Hi Lo in a fast paced production setting

Adhere to the safety and quality polices at all times

Additional duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

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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 ideal Manufacturing Engineer candidate will demonstrate a positive attitude, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, drive to meet deadlines, and a desire to grow with a company over the long-term. Additionally, he/she will have proven self-directing project management skills, and proven leadership ability and desire to work in a team-based atmosphere.

Duties will include, but not be limited to: planning, directing, and coordinating manufacturing processes. The individual in this role will develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods while utilizing a his/her knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards. 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:

  • Coordinating activities centered on new product launches, technical problem solving, process improvement, and resolving engineering design and quality challenges.
  • Leading many different aspects of the manufacturing process including product/machine design and build, launch, quoting, price negotiation, customer interaction, etc.
  • Effectively communicating expectations to vendors, while ensuring predictable and successful results.
  • Identifying, justifying, and implementing new manufacturing technologies and replacement machinery.
  • Working with vendors to determine product specifications; arranging the purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluating products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Overseeing the setup of new equipment to ensure satisfactory operation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in engineering and/or manufacturing technology, or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in machining, stamping, and automated assembly.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as analytical skills.
  • VB programming skills.
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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 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
  • 4 year degree, or equivalent experience or 5 years of on the job experience.
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The process engineer is primarily responsible for determining and documenting the operations required to produce products and develop process to ensure quality, cost, and efficiency requirements are met. This job plays a key role in launching new products and processes, determining process best practices, and maintaining product routings as improvements are made. They also must meet or exceed quality standards set forth by Metal Flow and our customers.

Primary Functions:

  • Play an active role in new product developments by determining process, recipes, batch sizes, etc. in collaboration with the project manager to successfully launch new work at Metal Flow.
  • Analyze quote vs actual process. Communicate differences.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements by evaluating and assessing products and processes that are not meeting quality, cost, and/or delivery requirements, and lead efforts to realize identified improvements.
  • Apply lessons learned from comparable products/processes to other parts in the same family or other products/processes that could benefit from the same practice.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate routings in Metal Flow’s ERP system.
  • Educate others about changes as they occur by effectively communicating the changes to all who are involved or impacted by them
  • Follow current process routing and update process flow, containers quantities, process settings and documentation.
  • Contributes to team efforts as assigned by the director of engineering and other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar experience.
  • Preferred Experience: 3-5 years of experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Preferred Training/Skills: Interpersonal skills, PFMEA knowledge and understanding, process flow charting and/or value stream mapping, effective verbal and written communication abilities, experienced and knowledgeable in data collection and interpretation, presentation skills, task-oriented, self-driven and highly motivated, heightened attention to detail and ability to follow-through.
  • Must be able to lift/move occasionally up to 75lbs.
  • This position requires moderate-high level of physical activity.
  • Standing, walking, moving, and bending for extended periods of time.
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Metal Flow is looking to hire a Quality Supervisor. The Supervisor will be responsible for monitoring, planning and implementing production, quality processes and safety objections. The supervisor will also be responsible for cost saving, waste elimination, and personnel management in an exemplary manner according to Metal Flow’s quality polices.

Primary Functions:

· Monitor metrology lab daily to ensure layout requirements are met.

· Facilitating productivity improvements.

· Plan for scheduled downtime to make sure repairs and calibrations are completed on measurement equipment.

· Plan and schedule all layout requirements for layout requests, gage certifications, annual requirements, gage R&R’s, and all other metrology needs.

· Responsible for the achievement of quality key metrics, including run time attainment, equipment set up, internal parts per million (PPM), and cost of quality (COQ), safety, quality of time Production Part Approval Processes (PPAP’s), on time delivery, premium freight.

· Ensure all documentation layout requests are timely, as well as accurately completed by the production team.

· Accurately and efficiently develop and implement action plant to achieve metric goals.

· Use problem solving methods to lead the development of action plans. Initiate and participate in 8D or 5 Why teams depending on the customer requirements, internal and external.

· Drive company wide lean initiatives and continuous improvement events, including continuous improvement activities and standardized work.

· Schedule, review and approve team members schedules daily.

· Complete and present annual performance appraisals for all direct report employees, outlining positive and negative performance.

· Provide consistent feedback to employees regarding job task performance and accomplished of goals.

· Oversee on the job training efforts, to ensure necessary training and communication occurs.

· Support management, engineers and technicians with special projects as required.

· Organize and maintain the schedule for cleaning and general maintenance of the CMM’s, gages, and measurement equipment by filling out logs of activities and preforming necessary PM’s as scheduled.

· Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

· Must have high school diploma or GED.

· Experience working in a quality environment and knowledge of quality documentation.

· Proficiency with gage calibration, including gage repeatability and reproducibility (R&R).

· Experience with GD &T and CMM operation.

· Knowledge of CMM Programs such as PC-DIS

· Computer Literacy

· Strong communication and organization skills.

· Experience with quality metrics, manufacturing metrics, continuous improvement.

· Previous experience in the automotive industry a plus.

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Paid Sourcing internship.

This internship will provide a college level student with practical experience related to his or her major that will enhance their classroom learning. They will work under direct supervision/guidance of the Procurement team to provide continuous improvement activities relating to business management. This internship will assist with a variety of supplier relationship functions. Help to identify improvements and develop strategies for sourcing. They will also respond to supply chain challenges and bring innovative solutions to the table. In addition, they may be assigned specific projects as part of, or in addition to, the day to day activities related different departments.
This is a full time or part time assignment during the summer. Depending on the candidate a possible opportunity to work into school semester. Looking for intern for summer 2022!

Education and Experience

Must be currently pursuing a B.A. in Business Admiration/Management or related field.
Ability to work in Holland, MI without housing or relocation assistance.

Skills and Abilities:

Must be able to work with minimal supervision
Strong organizational skills, detail orientated, self-motivated
Excellent verbal and written communication
Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
Proficient in using Excel, Work and PowerPoint
May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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The Purchasing Coordinator-Tooling role will assist in all purchasing functions to meet company objectives of world class quality and maximum customer satisfaction at the lowest possible cost.

Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with Sourcing, help ensure competitive pricing on all purchased materials and services, while supporting inventory goals.
  • Communicate and negotiate with suppliers on pricing, quality, and delivery to build strong relationships and strive towards continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Inventory and order spares tooling for specific jobs.
  • Issue and track purchase orders and release as required.
  • Purchase tooling for all departments from R&R, breakdowns, new tooling and spares.
  • Purchase machining tools, tool steel and equipment repair parts for toolroom.
  • Unpack, receive and put away tooling for all departments.
  • Communicate and negotiate with suppliers on pricing, quality, and delivery to build strong relationships and strive towards continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Track purchase orders and releases and work with source to ensure on time delivery.
  • Purchase tooling for all departments to support R&R, breakdowns, as well as new and spare tooling for specific jobs.
  • Assist as necessary with purchasing machining tools, tool steel, gages, and equipment repair parts for toolroom as needed.
  • Issue past due report as needed to suppliers.
  • Record quality issues in Plex and request corrective actions when required.
  • Assist with expediting while communicating and coordinating between production, engineering, project management, and toolroom when shortfalls exist.
  • Participate in resolving tooling issues to reduce downtime and improve efficiency.
  • Other tasks, projects, and responsibilities as requested by direct supervisor.

Education/Requirements:

Education- High School Diploma, or recognized equivalent. College Degree preferred

Training- On the job

Skills- Organization, planning, negotiating skills, strong analytical comprehension, basic understanding of blue print reading, intermediate Excel aptitude, ability to manage multiple tasks/assignments with prioritization and focus to detail.

  • Preferred Training/Skills:
  • Technical/Tooling Skills
  • Understanding of Metal Forming Techniques, Stations, and Tooling Fit/Function
  • Basic Understanding of Tool Steels & Coatings
  • Blueprint Reading Proficiency
  • Basic GD&T knowledge
  • Computer Proficiencies
  • Ability to proficiently use Microsoft based programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.)
  • ERP systems experience, Plex experience is preferred.
  • Ability view and verify basic CAD files.
  • Required Certifications
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.

Experience- background in industrial purchasing or cost estimating (preferred).

Physical Requirements:

  • This position requires a moderate level of physical activity.
  • Standing, walking, moving, and bending for significant periods of time.
  • Regularly lifting and moving up to 50 lbs.
  • Must wear proper eye and ear protection in designated areas.

Must wear proper OSHA approved work boots or shoes while on production floor

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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.

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
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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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