HELP WANTEDS
for the Metal Finishing Industry




us.cinch help wanted

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 bathes 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)


chemionic help wanted

Looking for Marketing Help

CHEMIONIC Labs & Consulting, New Brunswick, NJ is recently ISO 17025 accredited by American Association For Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). We provide laboratory testing to plating/coating/anodizing industries and their end users. The testing services includes but not limited to Duplex nickel STEP test, Dubpernell test, thickness measurments, Impedance/Seal quality tests, Active site determination, Ductility test, Adhesion test etc. We also provide electrochemical consulting/R&D services, microscopic cross sectional analysis, cyclic voltammetry, corrosion studies, failure analysis and patent verification services.

We are seeking help in marketing area to grow our business. The person we are looking for:
1) Should be knowledgeable about metal finishing industries and their end users.
2) Should be able to suggest new test developments that can be incorporated in the scope of accreditation next year.

Please visit us at chemionic.com.

If interested, please send us a letter with a copy of resume with references by email: ravi.chandran@chemionic.com or mail to CHEMIONIC Labs & Consulting, 100 Jersey Avenue, Bld. D, Box D-2, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

(posted 9/8/14)



linetec help wanted

Nadcap Staff Engineer Needed

The Performance Review Institute (PRI) has an immediate opening for a staff engineer headquartered just outside Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh is recognized as one of the most livable cities in the Country with great schools, cultural attractions and affordable living. Staff engineers are the primary support for the Nadcap Task Group which consists of technical professionals representing leading companies in the aerospace industry.

Position Summary
Manage the Nonconventional Machining and Surface Enhancement (NMSE) programs at the direction of associated industry-managed Task Groups; develop useful standards and state of the art consensus qualification procedures; schedule pilot audits of suppliers using available and contracted resources; publish audit/survey reports working through committee structure and due process in order to serve industry, government and society; identify gaps/problems and report to appropriate management.

Although candidates need not have experience in all of the following technologies to be considered, the ideal candidate will possess a technical working knowledge of Surface Enhancement Technologies including Shot Peening, Peen Forming and/or Glass Bead Peening,as well as Nonconventional Machining Technologies such as Electrochemical Machining (ECM), Electrochemical Grinding (ECG), Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), Laser Beam Machining (LBM).

Primary Duties
• Manage technical audit report generation with strict confidentiality conducting technical audits; reviewing/updating audit reports; following up and closing on nonconformances and re-audits; providing technical summary reports to the assigned task group.
• Manage effective closure of audit reports for timely issuance of certificates solving conformance issues, recommending process improvements, providing improvements/alerts for eAuditNet.
• Manage and supervise assigned personnel including support staff, consultants, technical auditors, etc.
• Motivate and guide Industry Managed Committee activities in developing standards, manuals, and reviewing audit reports including planning; recruiting qualified technical volunteers; monitoring/managing results.
• Manage budgets of assigned activities.

Qualifications & Skills
• Bachelor's Degree in related technical field (Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering or Chemistry, preferred).
• 5 years experience in Quality Systems desired.
• 5 years experience working with technical industry standards desired.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to operate a Computer, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Technical knowledge of at least two of the following materials science/engineering disciplines/methods desired. (Electrochemical Machining, Electrochemical Grinding, Electrical Discharge Machining, Laser Beam Machining, Shot Peening, Peen Forming, Glass Bead Peening)
• Strong organizational and meeting facilitation skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• 5 years experience working in related industry.

Physical/Mental Characteristics of the Position and Environment Factors of the Workplace
• Ability to travel (domestic and international) up to 30% of the time.
• Ability to work for long periods at a computer/desk.
• Standard office environment.

PRI offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, dental, 401(k) retirement plan, vacation, days of caring, tuition assistance, flexible hours, and business casual attire.

Visa sponsorship not available.

To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume to prijobs@p-r-i.org.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

(posted 8/7/14)



linetec help wanted

Paint Blending Process Engineer

Linetec, a leader in architectural paint and anodize finishing services, has an opening for a Paint Blending Process Engineer. Located in beautiful central Wisconsin, Linetec is a growing company with state of the art facilities and top-notch team members.

This position is responsible for providing technical leadership to our paint quality and paint application operations, managing our In-House Blending (IHB) department and assessing paint application and dispensing equipment and vendor performance.

Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor's degree in a related discipline (Chemistry or Engineering preferred) plus 3-5 years previous work experience in paint formulation, color development and application. Requires experience with finishing and/or paint systems. An understanding of paint and color science and familiarity with AAMA specifications and ASTM standards helpful. Previous leadership and Six Sigma/Lean manufacturing experience or training desired.

Linetec, a division of Apogee Enterprises, is a great place to grow your career. We provide a competitive compensation, including incentive bonus and a comprehensive benefit program. Interested candidates can find additional information on employment at Linetec and apply online via our website www.linetec.com. Linetec is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified Women/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

(posted 6/24/14)



stratford metal finishing help wanted

Plating Supervisor Needed

Mid-sized industrial job shop located in Winston-Salem, NC looking for a plating supervisor. Responsibilities would include:

  • Supervising day to day plating processes, coordinating with production control and laboratory (with 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.
  • Becoming knowledgeable of equipment and processes we are running, so to be able to advise on necessary maintenance, chemical analysis, or other inherent issues.
  • Assist in plant safety and regulatory mandates.
  • Assist in running the ISO 9001:2008 quality management system.

This full-time position comes with health care benefits, including life insurance and a 401K plan.
We do not mind training, but he or she must have a strong background in electroplating.
This company has been in business for fifty years and has a stable workforce with many repeat customers.
Salary would depend on work experience, knowledge of plating and desire to work.

Please respond via e-mail to info@stratfordmetal.com or by letter to

Stratford Metal Finishing
1681 S. MLK Jr. Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Attn: Human Resources.

(posted 6/23/14)



ppi aerospace help wanted

PLATING PRODUCTION LEAD AND A GENERAL MAINTENANCE PERSON

Growing Detroit area Nadcap shop needs experienced Plater Lead for second shift. Individual must have experience with manual rack plating ops including; rack selection, prep, masking etc. for cadmium, copper, nickel, e-nickel, silver processes and chem processing, as well as production scheduling and employee training.
We are looking for a quality oriented person with strong leadership skills to help build a strong team environment .

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Also looking for General Maintenance support person. Must have plumbing, electrical and mechanical trouble- shooting skills. The ability to build process racking, fixtures and repair same.
Our goal is to find someone that understands the value of PM and the urgency to tackle production impact issues aggressively.
Day or afternoon shift option for maintenance position.

Competitive wages and benefits. Potential for personal growth for the right individuals.

Please email work experience/resume/references to:
pclark@ppiaerospace.com
kimb@ppiaerospace.com

(posted 5/27/14)



uschromehelpwanted

Hard Chrome Plating Production Manager

Nationwide company with 5 plants seeks a professional, self-motivated, HANDS-ON, and technically-experienced Production Manager for one of our facilities. Must have experience with Hard Chrome Plating, customer interfacing, employee management, employee training & production scheduling. Salary range: $50,000 - $100,000 (includes profit sharing). This is a long term, stable position that is rarely available. Moving expenses covered. Please email work experience to info@uschrome.com or mail to our corporate office: US Chrome Corp, 175 Garfield Ave. Stratford CT 06615.

(posted 5/5/14)








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