General Press Operator

Website Small Parts, Inc.

Job description

General Press Operators Tears down, operates, and facilitates setup, maintenance, or changeover of one or more slide forming machines or punch presses to automatically punch, cut, and form metal strips and wire by machine action to fabricate metal stampings. ***2nd or 3rd Shift*** Initial training could be conducted during first shift; upon completion, position will move to second or third shift.


  • Adheres to company defined best practices
  • Responds proactively to constructive feedback from management in order to enhance performance
  • Develops and communicates new practices to lead or manager that may become future company defined best practices
  • Tends to production machines after having been set up, understands lubricating oil usage, the proper collection and disposal of oil
  • Works with die maintenance to resolve tooling issues and make improvements
  • Reads and understands blueprints and Operator Instruction Sheets in order to monitor product quality
  • Uses proper measurement techniques, records dimensional checks and enters data into SPC system
  • Performs transactions in ERP system and performs the necessary administrative duties to maintain the production control system
  • Troubleshoots problem jobs and other failures within the cell to improve efficiencies, has an “operational and visual awareness” of production machines
  • Keeps work area organized, clean and stocked with supplies
  • Assists in the removal of tooling at the end of run, cleans machine, does pre-setup
  • Assists in resolving corrective action requests and 8-D responses to customers
  • Understands the cost of scrap contamination and guards against it


  • Alignment with MPI Mission and Values
  • Understands and performs to the Small Parts Quality Management System
  • Must work with a safety-first mentality-Safety Focused
  • Must have mechanical aptitude
  • Must have analytical skills
  • Ability and desire to perform accurate work
  • Accountable and dependable
  • Able to understand work and process instructions
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Must be able to use a PC with MS Office and navigate the Plex ERP system
  • Must have good understanding of SPC and the ability to use SPC software


  • High School Diploma or equivalent; 1 to 3 years’ machine operating experience and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability and desire to problem solve and carry out instructions
  • Able to read, write and speak fluent English
  • Must have mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to accurately complete basic mathematics functions
  • Ability to measure parts with calipers, micrometers, or various job specific gages


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.25 – $20.80 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: In person

Cass County Online