1st Shift Production Operator

Job Posted 8/23/2023
Vanderbilt, MI 49795
United States
Category Farming Jobs
Job Description

1st Shift Production Operator

Posted Date

3 weeks ago(7/18/2023 11:39 AM)

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Job Location: Address

1444 Alexander Road





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Our growing company is seeking to hire 1st & 2nd Shift Production Operators. We have competitive wages starting at $16.50/hour with a training increase and paid time off after 90 days, sign-on bonuses up to $1,000, and medical/dental/vision benefits starting after 30 days. As an employee/owner at MEC, you will set-up, adjust and operate several production machine tools where tooling, setup detail and operating procedures are standardized and obvious- or operate and maintain setups on special purpose machines where operations may involve several progressive machining sequences. 



A role like this comes with some important responsibilities, some of those responsibilities include:

  • Work from assembly drawings and specifications.
  • Selects and aligns dies in press according to specifications.
  • Positions work piece against fixtures or stops on machine bed or on die.
  • Starts press and observes operation to detect misalignment or malfunction.
  • Regulates air pressure and oil pressure.
  • Inspects work pieces for conformance to specifications and adjusts machine to correct errors.
  • Packages parts in appropriate containers.
  • Cleans and lubricates machines.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Conserves resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate and plant safety standards.
  • Works with tooling department with new tooling and troubleshooting issues with existing tooling
  • Ability to inspects production parts and do buddy checks of other operators
  • Ability to trouble shoot machines and operations to better improve overall margins of products


Why Work for MEC?

We don’t want to brag, but we are honored to be the largest fabricator in the nation for 13 years in a row. That recognition isn’t handed out without a lot of hard work and dedication from the 3,000 employee shareholders at MEC. Did we say shareholders? YES! MEC is an employee-owned company that is highly involved and actively supports the communities in which our facilities are located. 


Founded in 1945, MEC is a manufacturer that provides a broad range of Prototyping, Metal Fabrication, Tube Bending, Machining, Welding, Coating, and Value-Added Assembly services to a variety of markets including Commercial Vehicle, Power Sports & Recreational Vehicles, Agriculture, Construction & Forestry, Military, Mining, Automotive, and Power Generation companies. We continue to have an aggressive growth plan, operating 20 manufacturing facilities that are strategically located near its customers in eight states.


What Does It Take to Be a Fit for This Role?

  • Three plus months of related experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to work orders and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Demonstrated detail-orientation, self-motivation skills, and ability to multi-task.
  • LEADS BY EXAMPLE and promotes and supports safety and other management objectives.


Schedule & Benefits

  • Regular 1st Shift full-time hours Monday - Thursday 5:00AM - 3:30PM
  • Regular 2nd Shift full-time hours Monday - Thursday 3:30PM - 2:00AM
  • $1.50/hr 2nd shift premium
  • Overtime on Fridays and Saturdays (as needed)
  • Part-time and flex scheduling available
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Medical, Dental, Vision available after 30 days
  • Flex spending account
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Company-paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Optional add-ons: additional Short Term Disability, additional Life Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance


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