Die Cast Operator

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work from written process sheet to perform any die casting and/or trim machine operation, and visual inspection of parts for cast defects.

  • Load metal ingot into pre-heater or furnace.

  • Must be capable of operating a hydraulic trim press to remove excess metal from a casted part as defined in the work instruction. It may be necessary to manually remove gates and runners as defined in work instruction.

  • Inspect parts as required to insure product quality, according to work instruction.

  • Die Cast Operator and Trim Operator work as a Team to support each other in the production of good quality parts to meet standards.

  • Maintain clean and orderly work area.

  • Maintain safe work environment.

  • All other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Experience and knowledge of die cast (or plastic injection mold) processes including the function of the die, gates, runners and venting systems required

  • Basic Math skills required

  • Strive to improve process to continually increase production and improve quality.

  • Shall continually attend training to keep up with technology and safety requirements.

  • Ensure and adhere to safe work practices and procedures.

  • Positive attitude, willingness to constantly improve, and lead others to do the same.  

  • Must be willing to embrace new technology and change.

  • Must have good communication skills.

  • Must be able to read and understand written directives.

  • Must have an excellent attendance record.

  • Michigan Driver License is required.

General

  • This is a physically demanding position requiring moderately heavy lifting, dexterity and good mechanical skills.  

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs repetitively.

  • Must be able to stand for 10 hour shift.