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General Labor Level 1

Job Summary

General Labor Level 1 performs a variety of standardized duties that result in the complete fabrication of motor frames and housings.

Quality Assurance

By adhering to Wenthe-Davidson’s instructions and procedures, customer satisfaction can be maintained.                                                              

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set-up and production of various punching, rolling and welding machines to meet productivity and quality standards.
  • Follow standard work instructions, including performing quality checks.
  • Perform visual inspections of frame welds, surface condition and ring closure.
  • Perform all operations within the cell and be interchangeable with other cell operators.
  • Perform routine cleaning (i.e. dispose of scrap, wipe-down press and sweep area, etc.).
  • Meet the attendance standards as state in the company attendance policy.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and management may instruct you to perform other duties based on business requirements.

 Physical Demands

  • The ability to lift up to and including twenty (20) pounds for up to eight (8) hours per day.
  • The ability to bend and lift up to and including twenty (20) pounds between floor level and a height of six feet six inches (6’6″).
  • The ability to pull or push up to 1100 pounds with motorized pallet jack.
  • The ability to stand and walk on concrete for up to eight (8) hours per day.
  • The ability to work in typical Wisconsin levels of heat and humidity.
  • Manual Dexterity: The ability to use hands to manipulate objects (i.e. set stops, etc.).
  • Quality Assurance: The ability to perform visual inspection of welds and surface condition to ensure quality standards.

Mental Demands

  • Education: Basic general education.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret routine correspondence (i.e. job routings, warnings, etc.).  Ability to write and record information.  Ability to communicate with co-workers and understand oral instructions.
  • Reasoning Skills: Ability to follow detailed written and oral instructions.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform basic shop math and measurements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ability to perform equipment set-up.
  • Knowledge of templates and punch patterns.
  • Knowledge of completed piece dimensional and cosmetic requirements.
  • The ability to meet the attendance standards as stated in the company attendance policy.
General Labor Level 2

Job Summary

General Labor Level 2 work may be in machine operation or paint line operation.

Quality Assurance

By adhering to Wenthe-Davidson’s instructions and procedures, customer satisfaction can be maintained.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Machine Operation:

  • Set-up and production of various punching, rolling and welding machines to meet productivity and quality standards.

Paint Line Operation:

  • Identify the proper hanging and stacking pattern for each order
  • Work with up to four (4) cell operators and a Team Leader to set-up the line and to hang, take off, and stack finished parts.

General:

  • Follow prescribed operation sequence and assist the team in completion of all daily activities.
  • Follow standard work instructions, including performing quality checks.
  • Perform visual inspections to maintain quality standards
  • Perform all operations within the cell and be interchangeable with other cell operators.
  • Perform routine cleaning (i.e. dispose of scrap, wipe-down press and sweep area, etc.).
  • Meet the attendance standards as state in the company attendance policy.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and management may instruct you to perform other duties based on business requirements.

 Physical Demands

  • The ability to lift twenty (20) to fifty-five (55) pounds for up to eight (8) hours per day.
  • The ability to bend and lift twenty (20) to fifty-five (55) pounds between floor level and a height of six feet six inches (6’6″).
  • The ability to pull or push up to 1100 pounds with motorized pallet jack.
  • The ability to stand and walk on concrete for up to eight (8) hours per day.
  • The ability to work in typical Wisconsin levels of heat and humidity.
  • Manual Dexterity: The ability to use hands to manipulate objects (i.e. set stops, etc.).
  • Quality Assurance: The ability to perform visual inspection of welds and surface condition to ensure quality standards.

Mental Demands

  • Education: Basic general education.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret routine correspondence (i.e. job routings, warnings, etc.).  Ability to write and record information.  Ability to communicate with co-workers and understand oral instructions.
  • Reasoning Skills: Ability to follow detailed written and oral instructions.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform basic shop math and measurements.
Quality Assurance Technician / Inspector

Job Summary

Makes dimensional or mechanical inspection and tests of assemblies, sub-assemblies, units and components for size, to ensure conformance with quality standards.  Performs floor inspection of first and subsequent piece parts.  Uses a variety of precision measuring instruments and gauging equipment.  May act as a lead person in a department.  Offer solutions to inspection problems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilize hand tools to perform first and periodic subsequent piece inspections.
  • Complete an inspection report to document results of every piece inspected.
  • Convert round drawing dimensions to planar layouts and perform blank layout inspections.
  • Verify and double check accuracy of new layouts.
  • Work with quality engineering and assurance manager to solve production problems.
  • Assist quality engineering to perform investigation for any corrective (production) action.
  • Perform verification of measuring instrument accuracy.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and provide detailed information to operators on dimensional adjustments needed to meet customer specifications.
  • Notify quality assurance and/or quality engineering of potential containment needs.
  • Perform in-process quality audits.
  • May be called on to act as a lead providing direction/training to employees to ensure productivity, quality and safety.
  • Second shift only: Operate CMM machine.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 year of metrology experience.
  • Second shift only: CMM operator experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of hand tools, measuring techniques and computer operation including spreadsheet auto functions, formulas, and hyperlinks.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, GD&T and routine correspondence (i.e. job routings, warnings, etc.). Ability to write and record detailed inspection reports and hold notices/containment documentation. 
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers, provide oral instruction/direction and understand oral instructions.
  • Ability to follow detailed written and oral instructions. Ability to organize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform basic shop math, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of all units of measure.
  • Knowledge of product lines, blueprints and templates.
  • Possess a high level of concentration and attention to detail.
  • The ability to meet the attendance standards as stated in the company attendance policy.

Physical Demands

  • The ability to bend and carry up to 70 pounds a distance of up to thirty (30) feet.
  • The ability to bend and lift up to 30 pounds up to 4 times per hour.
  • The ability to stand and/or walk on concrete for up to eight (8) hours per day.

The ability to use hands to manipulate objects (i.e. hand tools, etc.).

Tool Designer

Job Summary
Independently completes complex production designs through utilization of design standards and tools in a 3D CAD modeling environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Use Inventor, iLogic and AutoCAD Mechanical to develop and design tooling and fixtures.
• Design tools to aid in the manufacturing process. Update designs with any changes during and after tool build.
• Work with maintenance, manufacturing, and outside contractors on tool design.
• Review existing processes and develop solutions to increase productivity and quality or reduce costs.
• Evaluate new tools, equipment and processes. Assist in making recommendations to senior management to build or buy.
• Analyze existing procedures and processes for failure modes. Evaluate and modify procedures and processes to reduce/eliminate production defects.
• Participate in process review teams to determine feasibility of cost effectively manufacturing new products that meet customer needs and quality standards.
• Work on the manufacturing floor to help resolve problems and on continuous improvement projects.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• 3 years of Tool and Die and/or Tool Design experience.
• Two-year technical degree or equivalent experience.
• Proficiency in 2020 version of Inventor, AutoCAD Mechanical and iLogic programming or newer.
• Skill to read/understand technical material, engineering drawings, industry standards is required. Make suggestions/recommendations regarding the same when needed.
• Must have the ability to read and interpret drawings and schematics and possess troubleshooting skills related to equipment and processes.
• Working knowledge of precision measuring instruments.
• Experience in the design of close tolerance tooling and/or detail drafting.
• High degree of accuracy and strong attention to detail.
• Ability to respond to changing priorities.
• Ability to effectively communicate (verbally and through written communications) with staff at all levels of the organization.
• Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).

Maintenance Helper

Job Summary

The Maintenance Utility Person performs basic maintenance functions including, but not limited to general cleaning, preventive maintenance, material cutting and basic fabrication, assisting with tearing down equipment, basic repair of broken parts, etc.  Works under direction and supervision of Manager, Maintenance & Facilities and Maintenance Technicians.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform basic repairs of broken parts as directed.
  • Perform cleaning and janitorial functions.
  • Perform grounds maintenance such as snow removal or landscape upkeep.
  • Help other members of the maintenance department with moving, tearing down and installing equipment as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The ability to become certified to operate an industrial lift truck (forklift), scissor lift and boom lift.
  • The ability to become certified to operate overhead lifting devices (cranes and hoists).
  • The ability to bend and lift up to 50 pounds from floor level to a height of four (4) feet.
  • The ability to stand and/or walk on concrete for up to eight (8) hours per day.
  • The ability to bend, twist, squat and work in confined/cramped spaces.
  • Manual Dexterity:  The ability to use hands to manipulate objects (i.e.., perform a variety of set-ups, etc.).
  • The ability to work independently and determine priorities.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
Maintenance Technician – 3rd shift

Job Summary

Performs diagnostics, adjust and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems, 6 axis robots, CNC machines, pumps, shears, fans, conveyors, welding and forming equipment, as well as basic building maintenance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform preventative maintenance duties per schedule.
  • Perform general troubleshooting of machinery and tools.
  • Perform general repair of machinery and tools, with minimal supervision.
  • Perform layout and specify parts needed for manufacturing systems.
  • Disassemble and reassemble machines, chain switches, etc. without supervision.
  • Recommend process upgrades.
  • Perform lay outs of simple systems.
  • Set-up and operate lathe, grinder, presses, mills and drill press, forklift and overhead crane/hoist to perform fabrication of materials.
  • Assist other members of the maintenance department with moving, tearing down and installing equipment as directed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Basic general education.
  • 3 years of manufacturing, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, mechanical repair and welding experience OR military maintenance experience OR Industrial Maintenance Technician / Automation Systems Technology certification from a technical college.
  • The ability to set-up and operate lathes, drills, presses, mills, grinders, etc.
  • The ability to operate an industrial lift truck (forklift).
  • The ability to meet the attendance standards as stated in the company attendance policy.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret schematics and routine correspondence (i.e. job routings, warnings, etc.). Ability to write and record information. Ability to communicate with co-workers, provide oral instruction/direction and understand oral instructions.
  • Reasoning Skills: Ability to follow detailed written and oral instructions. The ability to identify and solve problems in unique situations.
  • Organizational Skills: Ability to organize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform basic shop math, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of all units of measure.
  • Quality Assurance: The ability to perform an inspection of repair materials, identifying any flaws.

Physical Demands

  • The ability to bend and lift up to 50 pounds from floor level to a height of four (4) feet.
  • The ability to bend, twist, squat and work in confined/cramped spaces.
  • The ability to stand and/or walk on concrete for up to eight (8) hours per day.
  • Manual Dexterity: The ability to use hands to manipulate objects (i.e. perform a variety of set-ups, etc.).
Office Assistant

Job Summary

The Office Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support for operations and purchasing, as well as receiving inbound calls and in-person visitors. The position requires continual attention to detail with the ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. Work also requires flexibility and coordination with other team members in both an office and manufacturing setting. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and analyze production reporting data
  • Correction of production data and feedback to teams
  • Verify accuracy of customer orders after entry
  • Assist purchasing with tracking and ordering MRO supplies
  • Receiving in-coming calls and connects to the proper party.
  • Receives and announces visitors in an attentive, courteous and service-oriented manner.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 year of office experience.
  • Strong MS Office (Word, PowerPoint & Excel) skills.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful or challenging situations.
  • Desire to learn & grow.
  • Process and problem-solving mindset.

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