Midwest Precision

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For over 45 years Midwest Precision has been providing quality sheet metal fabrications to a variety of industries. Our continued success depends on our employees and their families. Manufacturing is an ever-evolving industry requiring new and innovative approaches to make the products that move our goods, create energy for our homes, maintain our health, and generally improve our lives. To do this, Midwest Precision has made a commitment to invest in our employees with training and tools required to keep us competitive in the regional and world markets. Quality team members make quality products. Available team member opportunities are listed below.

Available Positions

Laser Operator

$13.00-$15.00/hour DOE

REPORTS TO: Line Manager or Shift lead
JOB DESCRIPTION: This individual will perform all setups and operate equipment. You must understand and execute to a set of specified instructions (sequenced based control, work instructions, drawings, etc.), execute proper start-up and shut-down of machine; Set-up, load, and operate machine to planned arrangements; and evaluate, correct, and take actions necessary to prevent external quality (size & defects) issues. Must have the ability to read and interpret blueprints, specs and instructions. You will also be logging all production activity.

REQUIREMENTS

• High School Diploma or GED preferred
• Previous machine operating experience in a manufacturing facility, or similar relevant experience
• Aptitude for technology and math

PRINCIPLE OBJECTIVES

• Comply with all safety and health regulations
• Perform typical laser cutting operations including loading and unloading of the laser machine; adjust machinery when necessary to improve performance
• Select proper cutting programs and use the correct gauge of material as required by the work order
• Establish proper cutting technology; adjust laser technology table as required
• Troubleshoot issues and perform maintenance
• Perform quality control to verify conformance to specifications, using micrometers, gauges, calipers, templates, or rulers
• Follow reporting and record keeping procedures, and report problems or inaccuracies to supervisor
• Conduct regular maintenance; clean machinery
• Calculate formulas using basic math, standard U.S. and metric measurements

SKILLS AND EXPECTATIONS

• Must be detail-oriented and able to follow written and oral instructions
• Understanding of production and plant processes
• Analytical and numerical skills: ability to perform mathematical calculations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) in different units of measurement
• Ability to work in a team
• Maintain a safe, clean, positive work environment always
• Ability to lift heavy equipment, to bend, stand, or walk for long periods of time
• Willingness to work in shifts (late or early hours, weekends, and overtime if necessary)
• Show continual improvement by participating in educational opportunities, including both personal and professional development

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Structural Welder

Full-time · $15 – $17 / hour

Pay may depend on skills and/or qualifications
REPORTS TO: Line Manager

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: Welders fabricate and assemble metal structures and equipment using welders, cutters, shapers and measuring tools. Welders produce metal products according to customer or employer specifications. They use multiple welding machines to repair and maintain metal equipment and structures of various sizes. Welders read and interpret diagrams, sketches and blueprints to determine operations, required materials and timeframes for projects.

Welders set up, operate and maintain welding equipment. They understand and implement personal and company safety measures by wearing specialized goggles, helmets and gloves. Communication skills are essential to work with team members and converse with customers and clients.

REQUIREMENTS

Working knowledge of use of tape measure
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Ability to lift and/or maneuver significant weight

PRINCIPLE OBJECTIVES

Under limited supervision, weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions, using safe work habits.
Record operational data
Maintain work inventory and weld equipment
Ignite torches or start power supplies and strike arcs by touching electrodes to metals being welded, completing electrical circuits.
Detect faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notify supervisors.
Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, and plasma arc.
Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material.
Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment, grinders, etc.
Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers for optimal positions for welding
Chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers, portable grinders, or arc-cutting equipment.
Analyze engineering drawings, blueprints, specifications, sketches, work orders, and material safety data sheets to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations.
Connect and turn regulator valves on cutting torch to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure so that desired flames are obtained.
Weld separately or in combination, steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and other alloys.
Determine required equipment and welding methods, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.
Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required.
Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter.
Select and install torches, torch tips, filler rods, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or types and thicknesses of metals.
Clean or degrease parts, using wire brushes, or portable grinders.
Repair products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts, using cutting torches, straightening presses, and hand tools
Maintain a safe, clean, positive work environment always

SKILLS AND EXPECTATIONS

In order to fulfill the obligations and objectives of this position, employees must be able to carry out activities such as, but not limited to, the following:
multi-task and stay well organized
maintain timely, detail-oriented completion of projects while working with short deadlines
basic arithmetical operations & familiarization with hand tools
use and operation of all kinds of tools and possess an aptitude for mechanics; those interested in becoming a welder/fabricator will spend many years training with required equipment
show continual improvement by participating in educational opportunities, including both personal and professional development
Job Type: Full-time

Deburr

Full-time · $13 – $15 / hour

REPORTS TO: Line Manager or Shift Lead
JOB DESCRIPTION: This individual will remove excess metal and surface defects from metal parts by polishing, grinding and cleaning. They perform a variety of operations to grind, refine, polish and deburr surfaces of metal or synthetic. Knife (edge break) parts in the form of castings, machined parts and blanks. Uses belt sanders, manual blast equipment, abrasive wheels, buffing wheels and drill presses.

REQUIREMENTS

High School Diploma or GED
Previous machine operating experience in a manufacturing facility, or similar relevant experience

PRINCIPLE OBJECTIVES

Blending/smoothing areas of parts with the use of various tools (air grinder, belt sander, file, etc.)
Blending of metals including steel, aluminum, magnesium and titanium
Ability to use carbide burr tools to remove excess material from parts without causing damage to part
Selects type of finish specified per work instruction, to determine amount of metal to be removed and examines part for acceptability of finish
Inspects and replaces worn belts and grinding wheels
Use various power and manual tools to deburr holes with hand drills, drill press; safely use knives to create acceptable edge break on sharp areas of parts
Must complete travelers/documents correctly
Standard PPE is required for this position due to grinding, pressing, or basic assembly which could produce flying particles of metal, which can cause eye and skin injuries which may include safety glasses, dust mask and ear protection devices.
Start machinery and adjust machinery when necessary to improve performance
Operate machinery and equipment according to instructions and to ensure the quality of the product; troubleshoot issues and perform maintenance
Perform quality control to verify conformance to specifications, using micrometers, gauges, calipers, templates, or rulers
Follow reporting and recordkeeping procedures, and report problems to supervisor
Comply with all safety and health regulations
Clean machinery and maintain cleanliness in work area

SKILLS AND EXPECTATIONS

Must be detail-oriented
Understanding of production and plant processes
Must be able to identify area of parts that need blending
Ability to follow written and oral instructions
Ability to complete acceptable amount of work with minimal rework
Ability to work in a team
Ability to lift heavy equipment, to bend, and to stand or walk for long periods of time
Maintain a safe, clean, positive work environment always
Willingness to work in shifts (late or early hours, weekends, and overtime if necessary)
Show continual improvement by participating in educational opportunities, including both personal and professional development

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