Career Opportunities

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.
Production Manager

Job Summary

This position oversees day-to-day manufacturing operations, including safety, quality, delivery, and cost. Assists in establishing standards of performance, measuring results, analyzing workflow and driving improvement efforts directly and through supervisory staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide daily leadership for the successful, efficient, and safe operation of the facility.
  • Manage and enhance the safety and lean culture within the organization.
  • Manage key performance indicators, improvement efforts and organizational goals.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of our products, processes, customers and markets.
  • Promotes and implements continuous improvement and cost reduction programs through the use of LEAN and other best practices.
  • Understand key reporting and paperwork processes between sales, scheduling, production, purchasing and shipping, to understand how they coordinate to result in accurate reporting results and identify deficiencies and areas for improvement.
  • Ensure adequate training is given to employees to perform their roles successfully.
  • Understand the key performance metrics driving profitability and ensure systems are in place to monitor and improve where needed.
  • Oversee staffing levels and assignments.
  • Ensure quality standards and expectations are being met by ISO 9001 procedures, requirements, and customer expectations.
  • Coach assigned staff including training, performance reviews, etc.

Key Deliverables

  • Analyze, define, and implement plans that clearly defines team roles and responsibilities.
  • Implement, drive and measure operating mechanism to support goals and objectives that support the company’s goals around safety, quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Drive accountability, ownership, and results.
  • Increase operator efficiency and machine utilization.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Five (5) years’ people management experience.  
  • Five (5) years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated success with leading 5S, Kaizen, Lean, or related manufacturing process improvements or projects.
  • Proven ability to drive root cause problem solving and counter measures.
  • Strong sense of urgency is required in this just in time production environment.
  • Ability to create accountability and lead by example.
  • Ability to “roll up the sleeves” and implement change.
  • Strong team building, decision making and people management skills.
  • Solid computer skills.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Experience in a rolling, welding, and/or machining environment preferred, but not required.

Physical Demands

  • The ability to bend and lift up to 25 pounds.
  • 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 complete set-ups, etc.).