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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.).

Toolmaker

Job Summary

The tool room machinist will work under the direction of the VP of Engineering to perform all operations (from start to finish) to construct, alter and repair tools, dies, fixtures, parts, etc. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set up, adjust, operate, and maintain all tool room equipment (milling machine, lathe, grinder, etc.).
  • Construct, alter, and/or repair tooling, dies, fixtures, gauges, and/or customer supplied parts.
  • Read and correctly interpret blueprints (tolerances and dimensions) for building parts to print.
  • Communicating to the team when changes are required to the print, due to unforeseen situations or need (for internal documentation).
  • When provided: install, work with, and/or edit CNC code.
  • Create CNC code (TRAK CNC Controls: mill and lathe).
  • Maintain clean, organized, and safe workspace.
  • Communicate the progress of projects and present contingencies for missed deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Willingness to pursue requirements leading to tool and die certification.
  • Preferred: Completion of a state indentured tool and die apprenticeship with journeyman card.
  • 5 years of related experience, preferably in a metal stamping and assembly environment.
  • Solve practical problems with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists.
  • Possess troubleshooting skills related to equipment and processes associated to tool room equipment.
  • Read, understand and interpret technical material, engineering drawings and industry standards.
  • Experience using measuring tools associated with tool and die making (micrometers, height gauge, and calipers).
  • Ability to calculate machine speeds and feeds (CNC and tool room machinery).
  • High degree of accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Work to specified deadlines, working overtime as needed to meet tooling completion dates.
  • Willingness to train others and apply skills to current tool room machinery to meet tooling completion dates.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbally and through written communications) with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Flexibility when priorities change in tool room scheduling (customer or production related “slide-ins”).
  • Able to stand all workday and perform lifting operations up to 50 lbs.
Automation Technician - Welding

Job Summary
Provides weld automation support for manufacturing operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides programming and other daily production support for automated, robotic and
laser welding applications.
Assists with operator training on various automated welding equipment, including fiber
laser welders and robotic GMAW.
Troubleshoots welding issues.
Performs preventive maintenance and basic repairs of welding equipment.
Maintains welding supply inventory.

Minimum Qualifications:
Three years of experience working with automated welding equipment.
Five years of experience in welding or weld inspection.
Laser Fiber welding experience required.
Experience with robot programming and troubleshooting using Fanuc, Panasonic, and
Universal Robots.
Associate Degree in Welding or Automation (or related field) or presently working to
complete this degree.
Weld inspection experience required. CWI or working toward certification a plus.
The ability to perform visual inspection of material quality, surface condition, machine
caused flaws and blank dimensions to ensure quality standards
The ability to work independently with minimal instruction or supervision.
The ability to read and interpret work instructions, machine manuals, part drawings and
prints, and job routings. Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving
mechanical parts and
is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is
frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and heat.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and
walk; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must use hands to handle or feel objects,
tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

Office Assistant

Job Summary

The Office Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support for human resources, purchasing and operations, as well as carrying out reception duties.  Work requires flexibility and coordination with other team members in both an office and manufacturing setting. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Human Resources

  • Perform administrative tasks, confidential filing and HR operational support.
  • Prepare materials for various employee activities and the supporting administrative processes.
  • Perform data entry, validation and reporting in HR systems, as well as data manipulation in Excel.
  • Maintain HR policies and Employee Handbook, including document organization, retention, periodic review and updates.
  • Create, send or present written and visual communication materials to employees.

Purchasing and Operations

  • Review and analyze production reporting data.
  • Correct production data and provide feedback to teams.
  • Verify accuracy of customer orders after entry.
  • Analyze incoming customer orders and maintain schedules for assigned customers/products.
  • Assist purchasing with tracking and ordering MRO supplies.

Reception

  • Answer, screen and transfer inbound phone calls.
  • Receive and announce visitors in a courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Post outgoing and sort incoming mail.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Human Resources, Business or related field OR 2 years related experience in a similar work environment.
  • Strong MS Office (Word, PowerPoint & Excel) skills.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Process and problem-solving mindset.
  • Ability to work with sensitive data and maintain strict confidentiality.

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