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ResourceMFG | Manufacturing Workforce Specialists

Job Information


ResourceMFG is hiring Press Operators on 1st and 3rd Shift for a long standing aluminum extrusion company in Kalamazoo. This position involves running various fabrication machines, ensuring parts are cut properly, and the machines maintain lubrication throughout the process. 

  • 1st Shift: 6am-2:30pm, Mon-Fri
  • 3rd Shift: 10pm-6:30am, Sun-Thur
  • Pay: $14-$17 depending on skill level
  • Safety precautions in place in the factory
  • Earn up to $300 in Referral Bonuses for each friend you refer
  • $200 Perfect Attendance Bonus available
  • Temp to hire

Press Operator Job Duties:

  • Conduct quality audits of packaged product.
  • Trains anodize inspectors on proper techniques and customer criteria.
  • May inspect other non-WKW products.
  • Conduct special projects for data collection or process improvement at direction of Quality Manager or Quality Engineer.
  • Assists in tracking and assessing of test loads being run through buffing and/or anodizing.
  • Observes rackers are practicing safe habits and not damaging parts, as well as, inspecting incoming product for defects.
  • Carry over “roving inspections” of passable product, to be reworked product, and scrap product in the buffing and anodizing departments ensuring parts are being categorized correctly by all employees.
  • Read and understand start-up procedures for the various presses.
  • View die prints and locate the correct bolsters for the dies scheduled to run.
  • Assemble and set dies according to the priority established.
  • Mark samples and note any die information.
  • Verify that the nitrogen is being used and that the butt shear is operating correctly.
  • Visually inspect throughout the run for defects.
  • Separate metal on the cooling table.
  • Attend to billet ramp to ensure press does not run out of billets.
  • Operate stretcher as needed.
  • Perform minor maintenance duties and keep a clean workspace in the factory
  • other manufacturing duties may be assigned


Benefits for Press Operators include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurances
  • Short Term Disability and Term Life Insurances
  • Free Online Courses
  • Weekly pay
  • Preferred Customer Discounts with AT&T or Verizon




Job Requirements

Minimum of 3 months of machine operating experience in a manufacturing factory or warehouse setting required


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