Recycle Operators

Position Title: Recycle Operator

Location: Eaton Rapids, MI

Department: Recycling

Position Type: Hourly

Level: Skill

Date: September 20, 2021

MPA Vision

To be the world’s leading supplier for innovative lightweight cast metal solutions for the transportation industry.

WE OFFER A GENEROUS SUITE OF BENEFITS WHICH INCLUDE:

Signing Bonus for Qualified Applicants!

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• $150 Vision Reimbursement per year

• $150 Boot Reimbursement per year

• Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account

• Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment

• Short Term Disability

• Long Term Disability

• 401(k)

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Quarterly Bonus

• 104 Hours Holiday Pay

• 80 Hour Vacation Pay

• 40 Hour Paid Personal Time

• Employee Assistance Program

Primary Purpose of Position

To work within the Die Cast Department to efficiently and effectively set-up and operate equipment within a die cast cell to ensure a quality product is produced and delivered that consistently satisfies or exceeds our customer’s expectation.

Major Responsibilities of Position:

• Maintains a safe and clean workplace – The foundry goal is zero lost time accident and no housekeeping (audit) complaints.

• Quality Performance – The foundry goal is zero discrepancies at the user plants, process checklists will be utilized to monitor and track process stability

• Uptime improvements – The foundry goal is 90% equipment utilization.

• To maintain oxide levels that meet or exceed the standards specified by the customer.

• Scrap and material utilization – Dross and other melt losses are to be weekly, target < 7.0% melt loss.

• Employee relations – The foundry goal is to develop a team-based environment with cross-functional deployment wherever possible. Each member will be expected to back up all other positions as required.

• To maintain grade 1 scrap feeding into the Remelt furnaces.

Rights

• Stop working on any equipment or process that you are concerned is unsafe and report the concern immediately to a Supervisor

• Stop working on any equipment or process that you are concerned is compromising the quality of our product and report the concern immediately to a Supervisor

Contacts

• Material Handlers

• Quality Technician

• Production Team Leaders, Supervisors

Personal Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Attributes):

• Participate in Continuous Improvement activities that will focus on waste elimination, improved health and safety, and ultimately cost reductions

• Improve educational standards by attending all planned training programs

• Ability to operate lift truck and overhead crane

• Must have regular and punctual attendance

• Must be able to follow directions of a supervisor

• Must be cooperative with other employees

• Must be quality conscious with an emphasis on operating to the Work

Instruction

• Be familiar with hydraulics and pneumatics or willingness to learn.

• Ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing, effectively

• Ability to work independently or in a team environment

• Ability to communicate, educate and coach new team members

• Fluent in English

Physical demands:

• Ability to stand, walk, climb, twist, bend, grasp and lift – occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds

• Visual requirements include; ability to visually inspect work performed

• Talk and hear

• Must have the ability to tolerate the above requirements for a minimum of 12 hours daily

Work Environment

• Automotive manufacturing environment; shift work

• Shop Environment: 75% of the time, includes exposure to industrial safety hazards, loud and sudden noises, hot/humid conditions; standard tools available

• Production Environment: 25% of the time, includes exposure to industrial safety hazards, loud and sudden noises, hot/humid conditions. Extreme temperatures during the summer and winter months can be expected

Educational and Certification Background

1. High school diploma or equivalent - Essential

2. Possess mechanical ability and be knowledgeable in the use of hand tools. - Essential

All positions at Meridian support the safe production of quality magnesium and aluminum castings.

THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK PERFORMED BY INDIVIDUALS ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS.

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