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Automatic Press Technician Tier 1

Company: EG Professional
Location: Cedar Springs
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

EG Workforce is hiring an Automatic Press Technician - Level 1 on behalf of Pridgeon and Clay in Grand Rapids, MI.

Position: -Automatic Press Technician Tier 1

Compensation: -$19 - $22 per hour; pending experience level

Schedule: -Review Shift Times Below

  • 2nd Shift: -Monday through Friday from 2:30pm to 11pm
  • 3rd Shift: -Sunday through Thursday from 10:30pm to 7am

    Position Summary: -

    The Automatic Press Technician - Level 1 sets up and operates automatic presses to stamp metal parts in an exemplary manner according to the company quality policies.

    Qualified candidates will possess the following Minimum Requirements:

    • Diploma or GED
    • 6 Months experience setting up and operating automatic presses and trouble-shooting dies (Preferred but not required)
    • Ability to prove mechanical inclination, computer literacy and general math knowledge through aptitude testing
    • Willingness to attend off-site, job-related training classes
    • Willingness to train and work on any shift
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds
    • Excellent work records (including attendance)
    • Technicians are responsible for owning a set of approved calipers and micrometers

      (Minimum requirements are updated annually to meet the demands of various positions; employees hired prior to the latest revision update may not meet all current requirements)

      Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

      • Learn to stage, set, and become proficient in troubleshooting dies for automatic presses (using press controls and sensors).
      • Learn to load coils, blank feed, operate departmental straighteners and presses to process parts.
      • Learn to maintain press fluid levels.
      • Learn to prepare, load, and adjust feeders. Verify proper raw material/stock against router and check
      • Learn to run parts on the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and interpret the reports to verify the quality of parts sheet.
      • Read, understand, and complete all production paperwork and tags, including scrap, move, production and bar code. Use the routing system to proficiently start jobs, print labels, (load components/raw materials) and close out jobs.
      • Follow set up instructions when setting up presses.
      • Operate the automatic presses, following general operator instructions and the control plans, including reading, understanding, and completing all production paperwork, and reading, following and completing tags.
      • Follow general operator instructions when operating the press.
      • Pack and stack parts according to internal and external customer specifications.
      • Place coils and parts in proper storage areas, properly dispose unusable skids, dump trash from press area, and dump used coil banding.
      • Complete training and receive license to operate hi-los, cranes, and die carts (no license required).
      • Learn to retrieve and store dies for the department.
      • Has completed all Automatic Press P&C courses or has demonstrated experience justifying a waiver


        • Follow all ISO/TS policies and procedures.
        • Use calipers, micrometers, height gages, protractors, attribute gates, variable gages, taper gages, and/or ring gages to ensure quality production per the Control Plan.
        • Operate the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and interpret CMM reports.
        • Document procedures per the control plan, including visual inspections, first-piece and parts-in[1]process inspections, and Statistical Process Control (SPC) Charting, reporting any discrepancies to the Team Leader.
        • Consistently follow safety procedures during all phases of work: set up, installation of dies, loading material, operating presses, etc.
        • Use designated personal protective equipment for the work environment.
        • Identify potential safety issues and take appropriate action.

          Continuous Improvement/Lean Principles/5S:


          • Participate in lean initiatives and continuous improvement and problem-solving events, applying lean manufacturing concepts to work methods (CIA's, quick set-up, standardized work, error[1]proofing) and identifying and attempting to eliminate all types of waste.
          • Anticipate problems and work to eliminate them before they happen.
          • Participate in the development and implementation of successful action plans to achieve temporary and permanent corrective actions, as needed.
          • Monitors press strokes per minute (SPM) and drive for continuous improvement.
          • Organize and maintain work area and 5S zone to optimize productivity (based on audit score), including items such as sweeping, mopping, wiping down press controls, and controlling slugs.


            • Demonstrate good communication skills and competency when providing troubleshooting guidance to team members and when directing the work of others, such as Utility workers, Hi-lo Drivers, and others.
            • Provide necessary, accurate, and timely feedback of all pertinent information to co-workers, effectively communicating with Die Techs, Maintenance personnel, team members and management personnel to enhance teamwork and communication initiatives.


              • Effectively communicate with co-workers and management personnel to enhance teamwork and communication initiatives.
              • Provide necessary, accurate, and timely feedback of all pertinent information to co-workers and management.
              • Consistently exhibit appropriate attendance habits, working the hours necessary to perform the job.
              • Organize and maintain efficiency of personal work area.
              • Consistently adhere to, and support, company policies and procedures, including ISO, IATF 16949, and safety regulations.
              • Accept instructions and duties in a positive manner.
              • Treat all co-workers with dignity and respect.
              • Exhibit all the attributes of a positive role model (including professionalism, personal integrity, and positive attitude) for employees and managers to emulate.
              • Assist in maintaining company values (Integrity, People, Customers, Safety, We Can If---Do What It Takes, and Ownership) daily, through thoughts and actions.

                About Pridgeon and Clay: -

                Pridgeon & Clay is one of the largest independent, value-added manufacturers and suppliers of automotive stamped and fine-blanked components in the United States. Founded in 1948 by John Pridgeon and Donald Clay, the company has grown from its roots in Grand Rapids, Michigan to provide engineering, design,---A2LA-accredited---testing and manufacturing services to industries such as automotive, heavy truck, agriculture, battery, fuel cell and alternative-energy. With more than 80 engineers on staff and more than 1,000 employees globally, Pridgeon & Clay has the experience to take products from ideation through prototype and on to serial production. The company has more than 100 presses around the globe to meet customers' needs. -


                Hired In Perks: -

                As part of Pridgeon and Clay's commitment to their people, their comprehensive compensation and benefits package includes medical, dental, and life insurance. You can also take advantage of tuition reimbursement, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), a 401(k), and career development programs. -


                Why Work for EG + Pridgeon & Clay? -


                • Weekly Paycheck
                • Employee Appreciation -
                • Referral Programs -
                • Access to knowledgeable recruiters -
                • Training and Development -
                • A safe, team-oriented work environment with a leadership team that values your input -
                • An opportunity to participate in shaping the success of the organization through continuous improvement and problem-solving events -
                • A positive work/life balance -
                • An opportunity for career growth - Over 70% of their leaders have been promoted from within -


Keywords: EG Professional, Grand Rapids , Automatic Press Technician Tier 1, Professions , Cedar Springs, Michigan

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