CURRENT OPENINGS

Production Technician

Reports to Manufacturing Engineer

Scope: Function in a 'hands-on' and leadership capacity setting up, starting and monitoring injection molding jobs ensuring that the process is acceptable and product meets requirements; establish the process for new molds; troubleshoot existing injection mold and extrusion processes when required. Must have strong knowledge and skill in injection molding and tooling. Extrusion and machine shop skills a plus.

Job Functions and Skills

Primary

  1. Correctly set up and start jobs. Establish stable process.
  2. Monitor quality, cycle and process of current jobs. Correct as needed.
  3. Document process parameters and details.
  4. Cross-train with other technicians. Train operators and materials handlers as needed.
  5. Work independently and within a team.
  6. Clearly communicate in English (Spanish a plus) both written and verbal.
  7. Run and evaluate engineering and customer samples.
  8. Troubleshoot problem processes relative to tooling, equipment, part design or resin.
  9. Interface primarily with Mfg. Engr., QA, and scheduling, but also engineering and sales.
  10. Perform basic QA inspection including the use of measurement tools.
  11. Work with MS Office, e-mail, and Epicor ERP (once trained).
  12. Follow and support safety procedures and maintain shop floor cleanliness.
  13. Support goals and work procedures established by management.

Secondary

  1. Knowledge of advanced injection molding, scientific or decoupled molding, optimization.
  2. Flexible to changing priorities, new ideas and learning new skills.
  3. Strong knowledge of mold and tooling care and construction.
  4. Ability to use calipers, micrometers, pin gages and other specialized tooling to ensure that parts are properly manufactured. 
  5. Extrusion and machine shop skills a plus
  6. ISO 9001, TS 16949, AIAG APQP are valuable pluses.

Education and / or Experience:

A high school diploma or general education degree (GED); knowledge of plastics processing to include both resins and injection molding machines is required. Must be able to follow schedules and organize work to meet deadlines.  Must have a minimum of three years' experience in processing with a variety of resins and equipment.  Supervisory experience in a factory environment is preferred. 

 

Extrusion Machinist / Operator

MINER ELASTOMER PRODUCTS CORP.

EXEMPT: No.
DEPARTMENT: Extrusion
LOCATION: Geneva
REPORTS TO: Shift Lead / Mfg. Engr
PREPARED BY: K. Louis DATE: 3/2/21
APPROVED BY: E Hahn DATE: 3/2/21

Scope/Summary Statement: Perform duties necessary to produce and assemble product in accordance with process instructions and quality specifications, in a safe and timely manner.

Job Function Statements: Perform all manufacturing, safety, quality, and assembly functions utilizing both verbal and written work instructions.

Essential

  1. Ability to perform basic (as a minimum) or advanced (preferred) machining operations such as milling, lathe work, drill, and saw.  This includes setting up the machine and monitoring the machining processes.
  2. Ability to machine parts for "fit and function" as well as to meet specifications.
  3. Read and follow blueprints, drawings and sketches.
  4. Ensures work area cleanliness and safety.
  5. Inspect set up and parts to ensure quality standards.
  6. Follows work instructions, as trained and/or provided, during the manufacturing process.
  7. Report required information to appropriate quality and production forms (parts, labor, etc.).
  8. Able to work alone and within a team environment.
  9. Operation of manual & semi-automatic presses and other production machines.
  10. Alert shift lead or management of any questionable conditions concerning quality or equipment operation.
  11. Perform mold or tooling changes per production requirements.
  12. Count and label product, packaging and bulk containers.
  13. Perform repetitive operations.
  14. Maintain shop floor housekeeping and organization

Marginal

  1. Set and remove die sets according to specifications.
  2. Operate lift truck, welder, sand blaster, etc.
  3. Fill in for other employees when needed.
  4. Other duties as required.

TOOLS EQUIP. & MEASURING INSTRUMENTS: The use of quality gauges, rulers, welders, hydraulic presses, spray painter, small arbor presses, hand tools, fixtures and packaging equipment.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED);  three years related experience and/or training. Basic PC operation (email, office), CAD is a plus. Training by MEPC in the use of the current ERP system.

CLOSING STATEMENTS: Follow safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition. Perform other related duties as assigned. Comply with attendance program.

Machinist

Machinist reports to Machine Shop Foreman, Miner Enterprises
Work location: Geneva, IL.

Scope/Summary Statement:

The Machinist will be responsible for the planning, setup, and operation of all machine shop equipment such as milling, grinding, drilling, band/chop saw, turning (lathe work) and polishing.

Job Function Statements:

  • Set up and monitor all shop machines and there processes. Including holding tolerances of +/- .002.
  • Read and understand blue prints, drawings, sketches and instructions to complete specifications of output.
  • Must be able to setup and operate all manual machine shop equipment.
  • Create basic Prototrak conversational CNC programs.
  • Custom machine parts for “fit and function”. Not all parts will have drawings or specifications.
  • Communicate and collaborate with various departments to create proto type components parts, assemblies, tooling gages, maintenance repair parts and test equipment.
  • Must be able to accurately use measuring devices such as micrometers, calipers, pin gages and other standard precision measuring devices.

Education and / or Experience:

  • High School graduate or GED required, completion of technical school highly recommended.
  • Minimum of 5 years of machining experience.
  • Experience in using and/or programming manual, semi-automated or automated tools and machines (lathes, grinders, etc.).
  • CNC programming and CAD software experience is a plus.
  • Ability to machine and fabricate parts.
  • Ability to work in a safety conscious manner; understanding safety guidelines and protocols.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and perform related tasks in a time-sensitive environment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 35 pounds.

Hydraulic Mechanic

Hydraulic Mechanic reports to Foreman, Miner Enterprises
Work location: Geneva, IL. Full Time-1st. shift

Key Responsibilities:

The Hydraulic Mechanic is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of heavy duty hydraulic equipment, as well as performing general machine/building maintenance.

Essential Functions:

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, repair and maintain heavy duty hydraulic systems
  • Identify hydraulic components and their capabilities
  • Read and understand schematics
  • Capable of performing electrical/mechanical troubleshooting root-cause, repairing and rebuilding equipment
  • Work with production personnel to correctly identify repair requirements
  • Understand and utilize blueprints, operator manuals and/or part catalogs in order to successfully fulfill preventative and corrective maintenance procedures
  • Perform work on motors, compressors, conveyors and boilers, and various hydraulic presses ranging from 5-600 tons
  • Be available for emergency breakdowns (on-call) and/or snow removal during off work hours, as needed

Requirements:

  • HS diploma and/or vocational school training. Minimum of 5 year’s hydraulic experience.
  • Excellent working knowledge of hydraulic systems and components including troubleshooting and retro-fitting or designing hydraulic systems.
  • Solid understanding of electrical (480V), mechanical pneumatic, hydraulic and piping systems.
  • Welding and torch cutting abilities.
  • Ability to machine and fabricate parts.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills for injection molding, hydraulic presses and automated assembly equipment.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work in a safety conscious manner; understanding safety guidelines and protocols.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.

Assemblers

We are currently looking for qualified Assemblers to work full time in our Geneva, IL location.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Assemble product in accordance with process instructions and quality specifications, in a safe and timely manner.
  • Inspection of parts to ensure quality standards.
  • Follow work instructions, during the manufacturing process.
  • Teardown and setup of equipment and tooling according to specifications.
  • Enter information obtained using measuring devices into data collection system.
  • Operation of manual and semi-automatic jobs as well as grinders and other machines.
  • Report information to appropriate quality and production forms.
  • Run extruders and other related equipment.
  • Ability to use gauges, rulers, calipers, general plastics processing equipment hand tools, fixtures and packaging equipment.

Requirements:

  • Experience with using hand tools
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English
  • Basic computer skills
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Interested applicants should send a resume with salary expectations to jobs@minerent.com or apply now below.

Maintenance Mechanic

We are looking for someone on first shift and someone on second shift.
Essential responsibilities include:

  • Capable of performing electrical/mechanical troubleshooting root-cause, repairing and rebuilding equipment.  This includes working directly with production personnel to correctly identify repair requirements.
  • Perform preventative maintenance (PM’s) on production equipment with minimal guidance to ensure machines and building systems continue to operate efficiently and reduce downtime.
  • Understand and utilize blueprints, operator manuals and/or part catalogs in order to successfully fulfill preventative and corrective maintenance procedures.  Some machinery will require you work directly with manufacturer.
  • Complete required Work Order paperwork, Material Requisition, etc. as needed.
  • Machine and fabricate parts.
  • Perform work on motors, compressors, conveyors and boilers.
  • Follow proper safety protocols and adhering to Arc Flash requirements as well as Lock Out/Tag Out requirements.
  • Be available for emergency breakdowns (on-call) and/or snow removal during off work hours, as needed.

Candidate requirements:

  • HS diploma and/or vocational school training.  Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a maintenance mechanic.
  • Excellent working knowledge of PLC’s including troubleshooting and basic programming abilities.
  • Solid understanding of electrical (480V), mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and piping systems.
  • Welding and torch cutting abilities.
  • Ability to machine and fabricate parts.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills for injection molding, hydraulic presses and automated assembly equipment.
  • HVAC/Boiler operational and troubleshooting skills.
  • Previous experience with repair and service for motorized material handling vehicles
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work in a safety conscious manner; understanding safety guidelines and protocols that affect this position.

As this role is very hands-on, it is imperative that candidates have:

  • Excellent communication skills, both in person and via phone.
  • An ability to determine priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to look at the broader picture and manage details.

Join us as we look to move business for the next 100 years! We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Interested applicants should send a resume with salary expectations to jobs@minerent.com or apply now below.

About Miner Enterprises

Miner Enterprises, Inc., was founded in 1894 and has grown to become a leading supplier of engineered and manufactured rail car components. In addition to side bearings, the company provides draft gears, discharge gates, hatch covers, and other key components for railroads, freight car builders, and repair shops in more than 50 countries. Miner is based in Geneva, Illinois View More


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