Hydromat Operator

Location: Livonia, MI
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $29,000.00 - $40,000.00
Hourly: $13.73 - $19.20
Date: 9/12/2018
Job ID: 02576054
Job Description
We are currently looking to hire 3 to 4 Hydromat-CNC Operators. There are 4 pay grades, ranging from $13.73  per hour to $19.20 per hour, plus $.40 shift premium for 2nd shift. 2nd shift is 2 pm to 10 pm. 

there is also a 3rd shift opportunity available which runs from 10 pm to 6 am. This position is a straight 8 hour shift with a paid lunch and has a .30 cent per hour shift premium

Operate the Hydromat/CNC machines and their associated secondary operations. in the manufacture of quality fuel rail and other machined parts. The successful Hydromat/CNC operator must be able to follow and adjust to customer demands.
Quality-Statistical Tools. Guaging, Quality Concepts. Corrective Actions
Grade 1
Can complete SPC charts, has ability to read and understand part specific blue prints and dimensions, can use micrometers, calipers and all basic gages. Recognizes quality principles as applied to products (features, fitness-for-use, freedom from defects, etc.)
Grade 2
Check parts with optical inspection equipment, or equivalent measurement equipment. Performs all measurements without assistance. Understands the procedures and work instructions in the QS manual as it relates to the manufacturing function.
Grade 3
Uses appropriate statistical tools. Able to read and apply specifications. Can export floor profilometer information into the computer and/or SPC program and determine the appropriate action to take on the Hydromat/CNC, if any.
Grade 4
Understands SPC concept and uses information for appropriately changing tooling, etc. This includes inputting data, printing/viewing output, and taking appropriate action.  Understands GD&T terminology stated on internal and customer documents. Understands the basics of the Quality Manual as it relates to the entire organization, may participate in internal audits.
Technical Skills-Hydromat/CNC Machining; Mechanical
Grade 1
Knows proper operation of machine (i.e. start/stop; "jogging"), visual check of parts for quality, identification of stations and functions of each, basic machine check (tooling, etc.), performs minor basic machine preventive maintenance.   Can complete routine oil level checks and re-fills.  Can perform any secondary operation.
Grade 2
Has the ability to change Hydromat/CNC tools and change offsets, can clear a fault and comprehend root cause.   Can pull tools from tool crib and pre-set tools without assistance.  Can complete all dimensional checks for machine using gages and mic’s, and profilometer.  Can run CMM with assistance. 
Grade 3
Perform comprehensive machine preventive maintenance routines.  Can read blueprints and can read and understand machine layouts.  Can run CMM without assistance. Can make minor adjustments as required or with assistance.
Grade 4
Has ability to troubleshoot Hydromat/CNC and their associated Secondary machines for dimensional as well as operational problems, without assistance or major downtime.  Can properly identify signs for machine maintenance
Production-Run. Planning: Organizing:
Grade 1
Knows raw material locations, can properly load bar and blanks into machines, operate hi-lo to unload or move parts/bar, properly read wire tags, travel tags, and production reports. Performs minor adjustments with assistance and operates at least 1 machine without assistance during normal shift and maintains acceptable production levels. Will follow daily scheduled heading requirements.
Grade 2
Can operate any one of the Hydromat/CNC or Secondary machines without assistance and maintain acceptable production levels. Has the ability to analyze and interpret production data. Follows manufacturing schedule as assigned.
Grade 3
Maintains quality production on any Hydromat/CNC or secondary machine without assistance, as assigned, At or above 40% in average productivity (earned hours/paid hours).
Grade 4
Can run a variety of Hydromat/CNC and Secondary machines. At or above 50% % in average productivity (earned hours/paid hours).  Organizes tools and tool pre-sets to assist himself, and next shift, with quality and production levels
Reporting and Initiative
Grade 1
Performs tasks given by leader, supervisor or management. Reports verbally to supervisor with status of projects. Complies with company policies and procedures with regard to safety, housekeeping, attendance, work rules, etc. Performs tasks with minimal Supervision
Grade 2
Accurately captures data on production reports, and lists production problems/solutions Performs tasks without Supervision.
Grade 3
Works directly with other area operators, and reports status or problems and solutions. Performs tasks without supervision and accepts tasks outside of normal duties.   Demonstrated history of keeping a second Hydromat/CNC operational for brief periods, while another operator is completing other tasks.
Grade 4
Assists others without being asked. Initiates tasks outside of normal duties, and is willing to champion new ideas or test improvements not directly related to daily activities


Grade 1
Capable of interfacing with setup personnel and quality technicians with regard to resolving issues involving quality or production.
Grade 2
Capable of interfacing with all departments’ personnel with regard to resolving issues involving quality, engineering, maintenance and production.
Grade 3
Contacts appropriate personnel when it is required or appropriate.
Grade 4
Has the ability to provide performance feedback to engineering or tooling department, as well as Supervisor and setup personnel.  
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency is required, in addition to prior experience in a fast paced environment, preferably in the fastener industry. Previous experience operating Hydromat/CNCs is preferable.

Basic Orientation, Quality Systems Overview, Standard Operating Procedures and job specifics as defined by the quality system.

Interaction with plant and management personnel required. Must possess the ability to understand verbal and written instructions. Should have the ability to effectively communicate with management and co­workers in a friendly, professional and respectful manner.

Should possess basic math skills, including ability to use gages, including micrometers, calipers and various sized plug gages.

This position requires the ability to work independently.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequently required to talk and hear, sit/stand for 8 hours. Frequently required to bend, stoop, kneel, reach or crouch. Frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds; up to 25 - 30 pounds on a regular basis. Use of magnetic tools available to assist in "grabbing" parts from a part bin; use of flashlight is required when visually inspecting parts.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise Grade in the work environment is usually very loud. The employee is required to wear all personal protective equipment provided by the company.