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Press Operator - 3rd Shift

Company: Dowding Industries, Inc.
Location: Eaton Rapids
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Press Operator

Status: Full-time, Non-exempt

Manages Others: No

Reports to: Production Supervisor

Travel: None

About Us

Since 1965, Dowding has grown from a tool and die manufacturer to a leading edge, world-class manufacturer of metal stampings, fabrication, precision machined components, and assemblies. We capitalize on our rich manufacturing history and utilize Michigan's engineering expertise to provide our customers the competitive advantage needed in today's markets. At Dowding Industries, we utilize only the latest advanced processing methods and assembly technologies to deliver tomorrow's solutions, today. Producing parts for automotive, railcar, defense and infrastructure sectors as well, we are helping bring Michigan back to the forefront of manufacturing! Dowding Industries is firmly committed to providing products and services which in all ways meet or exceed our customer's requirements for delivery, quality and value.

Position Summary

Set up and operate progressive stamping presses to produce materials to customer specifications.


  • Comply with company policies and procedures.
  • Complete production paperwork and quality checks.
  • Produce the highest level of quality utilizing control plans and work instructions.
  • Maintain a safe work environment by following procedures.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational and training opportunities.
  • Maintain and calibrate equipment, complying with all safety regulations and submitting orders for complex repairs.
  • Keep work area clean and orderly.
  • Perform equipment setup and minor maintenance such as lubrication, cleaning, and adjustments.
  • Inspect, package, and document finished orders.
  • Set up, monitor, and maintain press to meet product specifications and timelines.
  • Complete job run logs, including any mechanical problems and metrics for output, waste, and spoilage.
  • Other processes and responsibilities may be added at the company's discretion.


    Minimum Qualifications
    • Ability or capability of reading/understanding blueprints, control plans and work instructions.
    • At least one year of experience as a press operator strongly preferred.
    • High school diploma or GED.
    • Able to add, subtract, divide and multiply all units of measure, including fractions, whole numbers, decimals, and percentages.
    • Basic understanding of shop safety.
    • Material handling.
    • Documentation skills.
    • Set up/operation of progressive stamping presses.
    • Able to work without immediate supervision.
    • Time management.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Willingness to work in a team environment.

      Work Environment
      • This work position is required to work in a manufacturing environment facility.
      • While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.
      • The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat (non-weather) and vibration.
      • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


        Dowding Industries, Inc. Offers a Competitive Total Compensation Package
        • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage (including spouse or domestic partner and children)
        • Medical flexible spending account
        • Life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability
        • 401(k) retirement program
        • Paid time off
        • Paid holidays

          Dowding Industries Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. We encourage qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience to apply.

Keywords: Dowding Industries, Inc., Lansing , Press Operator - 3rd Shift, Other , Eaton Rapids, Michigan

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