The world of industry may not have the glamour of fashion or TV, but who needs glamour when you have giant slicing machines? There are plenty of jobs hiring in the manufacturing sphere at all points of the supply chain--some requiring years of experience and an engineering degree, some requiring little more than work gloves and a bit of grit.
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1. Band Saw Machine Operator
Base pay: $12-14.00/hr
Description: Our client is looking for an experience Band Saw Operator to operate Horizontal and Vertical Band Saw Machinery to cut material depending on different measurements and dimensions. Must be willing to work 1st and 2nd shift. Knowledge of metric units. Basic math skills. Bilingual English/Spanish. Must be reliable and flexibility is a must
2. Supply Chain Manager
Description: Reporting to the Vice President of Purchasing, this high visibility role will work as an internal consultant and project leader to bring best practices into the organization. He or she will recommend solutions to break down silos, improve processes, and develop an integrated supply chain system. With direct responsibility for materials management and inventory planning, the Manager will collaborate cross functionally to integrate production planning, forecasting, material procurement, logistics, inventory control, warehousing, and distribution. The role will require strong functional/technical knowledge and excellent analytical skills, plus the ability to solve problems, build support for new ideas, and lead others through process improvement and project implementation.
Base pay: $15-20.00/hr
Description: Duties include all phases of welding and fabrication of equipment, light machine work to include drilling, tapping, and lathe/mill work, painting of completed projects. Maintain a clean work area. Assist putting shop tools and equipment away at end of each day. Work safely.
4. Ink Plant Tech
Average salary: $36,000
Description: Service customer. Direct, coordinate, and plan the activities of INX Inplant Technicians. Communicate and train on operational procedures to all INX Inplant Techs, assuring they are understood and implemented when applicable. Provide continued operational support and conduct Inplant quality audits.
5. Forklift Operator
Base pay: $10-11.00/hr
Description: As a Forklift Operator, you will work in a team setting to reach warehouse operations goals. You will perform basic warehouse duties including shipping, packing, loading, unloading, and sorting. Other responsibilities of the Forklift Driver role include: Ensuring equipment is in safe operating condition. Moving pallets from one area to another. Ensuring that pallets and boxes are properly accounted for. Ensuring that daily inspections of equipment are completed. Following all safety policies and procedures. Maintaining clear and open communication with management.
6. Design and Product Development Engineer
Median salary: $72,500
Description: This Design and Product Development Engineer will be a hands-on person who can manage and participate in all aspects of product design, testing, manufacture and continuous product improvement. By applying knowledge of engineering principles, you will work with a technology leader in the product development process from design concept to mass production. You will be working with structural and thermal FEA simulations on various brake system components including: Calipers, Rotors, Hats and Caliper Brackets This position will be located in Clover, SC.
7. Sheet Metal Mechanic
Base pay: $106/day
Description: A Newport News Based Ship Repair Company currently has the need for several sheetmetal mechanics with experience performing install habitability work on board ships and fabrication in shop. This work is full-time and will last at least a year. Candidates that will be considered will have at least 5 years of shipboard sheetmetal installation or shop fabrication experience.
8. Pulp Mill Operations Manager
Average salary: $100,940
Description: In this exciting and dynamic role, you will use your experience to manage the pulp mill operations of a recently acquired manufacturing facility in Longview, Washington. KapStone's Longview mill is a major producer of kraft paper packaging and is one of the highest-capacity and most diverse paper mills in North America. The Longview mill manufactures more than 70 grades of kraft paper and containerboard and supplies a broad range of corrugated packaging and solid-fiber slip sheets.
9. Mechanical Print Technician
Description: Fabricate printing materials in support of Engineering prototyping activities, assemble and disassemble prototype print machinery, under minimum supervision, troubleshoot printing machinery problems and recommend and implement solutions, under minimum supervision, conduct and/or assist in machine trial production tests to gain an understanding of production capabilities, order machine parts and perform all necessary work associated with ordering parts, operate a fork truck to transfer printing machinery, tools and/or parts, assist in the weekly overseeing and maintaining of machine work/test areas.
10. Industrial Safety Coordinator
Average salary: $37,000
Description: Martin Resource Management Corporation (MRMC) is seeking an Industrial Safety Coordinator that will be responsible for monitoring the safety and health performance of the private and public companies that make up the Martin companies. This position will report to the Corporate Director of Industrial Safety. Responsibilities include: assisting in development, implementation of safety strategies, policies, and programs that promote sustainable organizational development.
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