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Unipres USA
Posted: November 15 2016
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Paid

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Job Description

Job Requirements:

1.      Associate’s degree (A.A.) from a two year college or technical school; or two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent education and experience

2.      Manufacturing experience required

3.      Proficient in use of milling machine, lather, and all precision tools used in a tool & die environment

4.      Ability to follow detailed instructions, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

5.      Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts

6.      Ability to read, understand, interpret, and accurately follow engineering blueprints and rough drawings/sketches

7.      Knowledge and understanding of practices for achieving dimension and tolerance standards, and their applicability to production of precision parts

8.      Must be willing to work off shift and OT as necessary

Physical Demands:

C= Continuous (over 2/3 of the workday)   F = Frequent (1/3 to 2/3 of the workday)   O = Occasional (less than 1/3 of the workday)   N = Never

C=   Standing

Working around others

Use of variety of tools

F    =   Working alone

Working with others

Moving dies

O=   Lifting 25-50 pounds

Carrying 25-50 pounds

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities:

Safety, Quality, Productivity and Cost


Observe all safety rules in order to maintain a safe work environment through implementation of 5S. Responsible for safe operation of all equipment.

1.                Wear all personal protective equipment and follow all safety rules, policies and procedures.

2.                Inspect equipment and machinery prior to use.

3.                Operate machinery safely.

4.                Clean individual work area and area around equipment after each use.

5.                Be aware of potential safety hazards and keep management informed.

6.                Maintain proficiency of safety training received during classroom and shop floor training in Lock Out/Tag Out, safety device training, etc.


Strive to ensure parts meet precise specifications.

1.                Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, and engineering information to determine methods and sequences of operations needed to fabricate products, and determine product dimensions and tolerances.

2.                Confer with engineering, supervisory, or manufacturing personnel to exchange technical information.


1.                Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers and Vernier calipers.

2.                Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers or grinders.

3.                Set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools to perform precision machining operations.

4.                Clean and lubricate machines, tools, and equipment to remove grease, rust, stains and foreign matter.

5.                Set up or operate metalworking, brazing, heat-treating, welding, or cutting equipment.

6.                Dismantle machines or equipment, using hand tools or power tools to examine parts for defects and replace defective parts where needed.

7.                Support metalworking projects from planning and fabrication through assembly, inspection, and testing, using knowledge of machine functions, metal properties and mathematics.

8.                Other duties as assigned.


1.  Develop cost reduction activities for scope of position within individual department.

2.  Reduce waste of raw materials and maximize the use of consumable items.

3.  Take an active interest in Material Value Analysis such as reducing the amount of coiled steel needed to make parts.  Notify superior of any cost-saving options.

4.  Maintain tools and equipment in order to increase longevity.

Company Description
Unipres U.S.A. Incorporated produces premium quality parts for the auto industry, with the goal of Total Customer Satisfaction. Our capabilities include stamping; machining and assembly of metal parts for the main portions of automotive body structures; pressing molded components and precision automatic transmission parts; and helping customers create new parts. Our parent company, Unipres Corporation, has supplied Japanese auto and appliance makers for more than 50 years. Since 1987, Unipres USA, Inc, has served the North American market from our facility in Portland, Tennessee.

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