Die Cast Operator

Shiloh Industries, Inc. Alma , MI 48801

Posted 3 weeks ago


Performs duties to operate die cast machine, trim press machine to produce aluminum cast parts in accordance with quality specifications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

All employees are required to actively support the safety and 5S initiatives including surveys, audits and monitoring the safety of all department employees. Follow safety rules and keep work area clean and orderly.

Functions of a die cast operator include:

Apply die lubricants

Remove casting from tools

Operate all cell equipment (including but not limited to the following):

Die cast machines

Trim presses

Automatic sprayers

Extraction equipment


Holding furnaces

Tip lubricators

Hot oil units

Metal loading equipment

Robotics and automated equipment

Perform basic PM's and repairs

Perform all required paperwork

Use required gages

Communicate all issues to supervision and support personnel

Adhere to required housekeeping standards

Adhere to required quality standards

Adhere to required safety standards

Adhere to required attendance standards

Adhere to required productivity standards

Identify problems (die, machine, casting) and take appropriate corrective action

Assist with die set ups

Comprehend and follow verbal instructions

Read, comprehend and follow written instructions

Perform basic math calculations

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma or Equivalency

One or more year experience working in a manufacturing environment

Additional Competencies:

Cooperation as a good team player and does his/her share of the work. Contributes by sharing data and information with other team members.

Adjusts workload with ease in light of changing priorities. Pays attention to detail. Asks questions of people who are directly available or who are supposed to answer questions, such as people who are directly involved or have relevant knowledge, even if they are not physically present.

Quickly understands what new tasks and jobs require. Learns unique job/cell-related vocabulary, systems, and processes. Breaks problems down in to simple lists of tasks or activities and considers pros and cons before making decisions.

Displays a leadership style in line with the desired company culture. Expresses positive belief in team members' abilities and initiates two-way communication and sharing of information and knowledge. Addresses current opportunities or problems in a timely manner without constant supervision.

Originates responses to a problem. Presents ways to overcome obstacles that are new to the team or operation.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand and walk continuously, bend, use hand or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee will be required to handle parts weighing from 5 to 75 pounds, usually using a lift assist for heavier parts.

This position requires very repetitive upper extremity work in all tasks. Repetitive grasping of parts or utilizing air tools require grip strength of 50 pounds. The employee will be required to frequently bend forward through partial range on Die Cast or Trim machines and through full range during packing of parts.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, vibration, and temperature extremes in the plant environment. The employee will be required to work safely while working around and with molten temperatures of 1200 - 1300 degrees. The noise level ranges from low (office environment) to moderate (general plant environment) to high (near machines).

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. All job functions are subject to modification.

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