HELP WANTEDS
for the Metal Finishing Industry



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Plating Supervisor/QC Manager -- Winston-Salem, NC

Mid-sized industrial job shop located in Winston-Salem, NC looking for a Plating Supervisor/QC Manager. Experience in metal finishing is highly preferred, however we can provide training in areas individual is not proficient in. Salary predicated on experience. Candidate requirements include:

  • Practical electroplating experience and knowledge of equipment and processes
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 and general quality principles
  • Good communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work hands on
  • General computer skills
Responsibilities would include:
  • Supervision of plating processes, training, and troubleshooting when necessary
  • Coordination with production control and laboratory (with a full-time chemist) to achieve maximum high quality production output
  • Inspection and testing of plating to meet customer expectations and finish specifications, such as: thickness testing, adhesion, visual appearance, etc.
  • Knowledge of in-house equipment and processes, to advise on necessary maintenance, chemical analysis, or other inherent issues
  • Assist in plant safety, training, and regulatory mandates
  • Assist in running the ISO 9001:2008 quality management system

Stratford has been in business for 50 years and has a diversified customer base with much repeat business. Benefits offered include health care and dental insurance and a company-matching 401(k). Vacation and sick days also included.

Apply with resume via e-mail to info@stratfordmetal.com, by letter or in person to
Stratford Metal Finishing,
1681 S. MLK Jr. Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Attn: Seth Wallace.

(posted Feb. 19, 2014)



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Bay Standard Manufacturing, Inc.    
24485 Marsh Creek Road    
Brentwood, CA 94513    

Closed loop plating facility located in the Bay area of California area is looking for the right person to integrate their experience and knowledge to help improve and operate our plating facility.

We are a mature, established plating facility processing threaded rod and other construction fasteners.

Job functions not limited to, but include:

  • Prepare and perform procedures to accomplish processes and tasks required to perform all plating steps in an efficient and safe manner.
  • Ensure compliance and safe operation of all processes.
  • Supervise and monitor employees
  • Train personnel in the proper processes to clean and plate our fasteners to industry standards.
  • Manages hazardous chemicals and waste created during the plating process.
  • Monitors employee activities and insure safe and compliant activity.
  • Manages all material and paperwork as it flows in and out of facility.
  • Stays current on all industry plating standards and insures compliance.
  • Able to implement new strategies and techniques to streamline processes.
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment and communicate positively
  • Maintain effective work relationship with co-workers and display integrity and ethical behavior.
  • Demonstrate computer savvy skills.

We are a growing company in a very competitive industry and we need to add talented personnel to help us compete.

Please submit your resume and job qualifications to:
Greg Iverson
925-634-1181 x 224 or
480-203-1861 (cell)
giverson@baystandard.com

Brentwood, CA Fontana, CA Las Vegas, NV Phoenix, AZ Tigard, OR Kapolei, HI
925-634-1181 909-429-9851 702-889-1675 602-268-6400 503-431-2224 808-682-1033

(posted Feb. 17, 2014)



Electroplating Production Manager -- Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Modern and Expanding Contract Finishers in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) are urgently seeking Electroplating Production Manager.

We specialize in precious metal electroplating. Our facility includes three large conveyorised plating lines with the largest tank size being 13,000 liters. We also operate our own polishing shop and powder coating line. Our preferred candidate will be a qualified electroplater or electroplating supervisor with practical experience in an overall management of an electroplating facility.

In particular, we are looking for someone with extensive experience in electroplating process operation and troubleshooting of gold and silver electroplating lines. Candidates should be proficient in spoken and written English and be able to demonstrate flexibility and ability to cope with demanding workloads. A high degree of reliability is essential.

Major requirements are to:
• Manage day to day operations, performance and efficient work flow
• Extensive experience in trouble shooting of all electrolytes, copper, nickel, gold, silver, lacquer, degreasers, brass, etc. ...
• Ability to electroplate large sized items
• Work under pressure
• Manage a team of 60-70 members of staff with different nationalities

We offer:
• A fulfilling and varied position
• An extremely attractive remuneration package
• 30 days paid annual leave
• Company car, full accommodation and cell phone, all paid for
• Paid-for flights home - annual
• Company-paid health insurance
• Contract duration is for 2 years and renewable

Interested candidates may send resumes to fabbas@alhurafi.com and r.abbas@alhurafi.com

(posted Dec. 22, 2014)



haviland help wanted

Sales/Technical Service Account Manager

Haviland Enterprises, Inc. a premier, ISO 9002 Certified, employee-owned supplier to the metal finishing industry seeks a Sales/Technical Service Account Manager for Great Lakes MI, Indiana and South-Eastern States territory.

Haviland Enterprises, Inc is an industry-leading industrial chemical, plastics, and pool and spa chemical manufacturing and distribution company.

Responsibilities:

  • To travel, sell and service distributive, manufactured, and commodity chemicals in assigned territory, optimizing sales and gross profits for Haviland while responsibly servicing the customer.
  • To assist other sellers when such activity is in the best interest of attaining the company's objectives of maintaining current business while gaining new business growth.
  • Manage the maintenance and growth of a specific territory and maintain knowledge on specific industrial group.
  • Work with internal departments to maintain customer satisfaction while serving the needs of the internal customers by offering assistance and responding timely.
  • Identify, investigate, evaluate and secure new opportunities that promote organizational objectives.
  • Prospect for new customers and research the market for potential sales opportunities.
  • Understand and communicate the customers needs and expectations.
  • Trouble shoot, offer process enhancement advice, and provide routine technical service to customers.
  • Implement continuous improvement ideas.

Benefits:

  • Full-time, Salaried Exempt position.
  • High base salary and attractive bonus plan.
  • Home based office.
  • Company car provided or monthly car allowance.
  • All Sales expenses reimbursed.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Company provided laptop and cell phone
  • Equity growth and employee ownership through Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Company matching 401(k) plan
  • One of the best Medical and Prescription healthcare plans
  • Dental Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Wellness Benefits
  • Vacation, Personal and Sick days

Requirements:

  • 5+ years chemical related experience.
  • Surface Finishing, Plating, Manufactured and Commodity Chemical experience desired.
  • Sales experience a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Aggressive, Team Oriented, and Relationship-Driven qualities needed.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Haviland Enterprises, Inc. is a 100% Employee-Owned ESOP Company founded in 1934. Celebrating 80 years, Haviland is nationally recognized as a conscientious, quality-driven chemical manufacturer. Haviland operates under two companies. Haviland Products Company manufactures industrial chemicals while offering a variety of contract manufacturing services. Haviland Consumer Products, Inc. manufactures and distributes pool and spa chemicals throughout the United States and contains a plastics division; Haviland Contoured Plastics which manufactures an extensive selection of industrial hose and swimming pool hoses. Qualified candidates can download a Haviland Application from our website at: HavilandUSA.com or email resume and salary requirements to HR@HavilandUSA.com. Haviland is an extremely financially strong organization. We offer a competitive compensation package enhanced by an outstanding benefits package.

(posted 11/5/14)




us.cinch help wanted

Electroplating Technician


Direct, support and maintain all plating and chemical surface finishing processes and related activities.
Establish and achieve planned performance levels, with primary emphasis on continuous improvement, ISO and Lean Manufacturing

TECHNICAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Performs chemical analysis including; (AAS, X-ray, fluorescence, titration, etc.) on both plating baths and waste plant's discharge.
2. Prepares institutes and sustains procedures and controls for all processes employed in the plating lab.
3. Possesses knowledge of plating and related processes.
4. Ensures safe operation of all surface-finishing processes.
5. Develop, perform and interpret test analysis and results to evaluate chemical processes related to the production processes in the plating room.
6. Train personnel in the proper setup and process procedures to clean and plate using the correct plating methods, correct measuring devices/techniques, process control methods, etc.
7. Manages waste streams and effectively treats and stores hazardous waste that is accumulated from the plating process.
8. Observes established safe working and housekeeping procedures, promptly corrects hazardous situations.
9. Participates in and take proactive roles in ISO and Lean Manufacturing methodologies for problem prevention, corrective action, identification and solution verification.
10. Monitors process operating parameters and corrects deviations from established set points.
11. Revises process work instructions as needed. Writes new work instructions to support process changes or improvements as necessary.
12. Performs hands-on surface finishing operations; processes and prioritizes all work orders per documented procedures 13. Other duties as required.

AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assume other projects and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
2. Regular and predictable attendance is presumed to be an essential function of all employment.
3. Reports directly to Process Engineer-Electroplating. Will provide direction to plating operators. Extensive contact with Engineering, Manufacturing, Marketing, Purchasing and Quality Assurance personnel. Has contact with outside vendors and customers.
4. The position is accountable for efficient operation and process development of all plating and cleaning operations within the factory.
5. Must independently make complex bath and process adjustments and train others in proper procedures. Team performance measures are directly impacted by actions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
· Two year degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent discipline.
· 1 or more years experience in relevant plating and\\or chemical processes, which includes titration, atomic absorption, and waste water treatment experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & ATTRIBUTES (KSAAS) Knowledge
· Ability to satisfactorily complete & implement all OJT and required trainings.
· Strong knowledge of plating and chemical surface finishing equipment and processes.
· In-depth comprehension of relevant environmental processes and regulations.
· Thorough understanding of NADCAP, ISO-9001, AS9100, and relevant plating standards.
· Implementation of Lean manufacturing tools such as 5S, TAKT time, level load, KanBan (JIT) systems, TPM systems, Poka - Yoke (Mistake proofing), VSM and Kaizen.
· Practical application of quality tools (DOE, SPC, FEMA, 8D, etc.)
· Basic knowledge of MRP or ERP systems. Analytical, Business & Technical
· Ability to apply job knowledge & skills to improve productivity, quality & timeliness, & to solve problems, using good judgment.
· Ability to implement new technologies or methods as needed.
· Exhibits versatility in all areas related to plating/cleaning processes.
· Demonstrates understanding of electroplating and conversion coating processes and operating parameters.
· Willing and able to participate effectively in a team environment and to provide effective work direction.
· Ability to understand & implement ISO & Lean Manufacturing methodologies.
· Ability to operate equipment & use tools & techniques effectively, efficiently & in accordance with ergonomic principles.
· Ability to anticipate, negotiate & manage conflicts, problems, changing situations & deadlines.
· Proficiency in software as required; ability to perform math calculations, measurement, analysis or reporting as directed.
· Ability to comply with Company policies & procedures.
Communication
· Ability to communicate effectively & appropriately orally, in writing or electronically.
· Ability to communicate work goals, progress & changes as required. Interpersonal
· Apply interpersonal skills (empathy, negotiation, rapport, sensitivity), to develop & maintain effective working relationships.
· Demonstrate character, integrity, honesty, ethical behaviors & industriousness.
· Effectively participate in teams & projects & contribute to unit cohesiveness & productivity.

Cinch Connectivity Solutions
299 Johnson Ave SW
WASECA MN 56093
contact: Lisa Hanson
email: lisa.hanson@us.cinch.com
phone: 507-833-6625

(posted 10/15/14)








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