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An Automotive client of ours is currently looking for skilled Forging Operators for a great opportunity in their Portland, MI facility. This is a 2nd or 3rd shift Direct Hire opportunity. Pay for this position is based on experience ranging between $20-$26 hourly for the right candidates. 

Benefits of a Forging Operator include:

  • Paid holidays for employees. Eligibility begins on first day of employment.
  • Employees are eligible to contribute to the 401(k) as of first payroll. Your contribution will be matched 100% up to the first 6% you contribute. You are immediately vested.
  • Tuition reimbursement is available after hire into for degrees or certificates that relate to the company. 
  • Direct hire opportunity. 
  • All Hourly employees are given 40 hours of paid time off after 90 days of employment.

Duties of a Forging Operator include:

  • Setup and operate an upset forging machine and associated equipment to gather, form, pierce, trim and punch pre-heated solid bars of various sizes and lengths. 
  • Rotate into the Forge/Die Crib area and perform related duties: assemble dies in die blocks, locate punches in punch nose holders and make necessary adjustments to make complete die setup. 
  • Make alterations on dies when necessary by grooming, contouring, finishing and grinding.
  • Operator will be required to setup machine by using prints, routers and standard work instructions. 
  • While operating machine, use of standard gaging devices, such as “seat to back”, templates, vernier, scale and other various gages are required. 
  • Operator is also required to polish dies periodically. 
  • Perform necessary duties in the forge/die crib relative to: maintain records; provide setups; keep inventory; request replacements; perform inspection; dismantle, clean and store returned dies; groom and finish; ensure specification of tools; and assist in setup of machines and equipment



Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of forging manufacturing processing and products - preferred
  • Knowledge, skills and capabilities to run departmental machines
  • Working knowledge of computer system
  • Evidence of solid work history
  • Evidence of solid attendance
  • Evidence of attention to Detail & Quality
  • Successfully satisfy the established job qualifying criteria
  • Successfully complete a “hands-on” assessment



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