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Production Helper

Department: Production

Reports To: Plant Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non - Exempt

Summary: The main goal of the production helper is to support the machine operator produce finished products. The helper will help verify quantity, quality, and labeling of finished goods by performing the following duties. This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Catch products as they are produced from the machine.
  • Assemble cardboard box to meet production schedule.
  • Organize finished product in cardboard boxes. Including but not limited to: taping, gluing and banding.
  • Label finished goods based on product code and quantity.
  • Stack boxed finished goods on skids according to standards.
  • Aid in 5s of production area.
  • Ensure quality standards are maintained by watching for product defects.
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance at QAP facility.
  • Any other job assigned
  • Promote and facilitate safety culture

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Customer Focus

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Integrity and Trust

Is widely trusted; is seen as direct, truthful individual, can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidence; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent himself/herself for personal gain.

Time Management

Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.

Work/Life Balance

Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life so that one doesn't dominate or flow into the other; is not one-dimensional; knows how to attend to both; gets what he/she wants from both.

Patience

Tolerant with people and processes; listens and checks before acting; tries to understand the people and the data before making judgments and acting; waits for others to catch up before acting; sensitive to due process and proper pacing; follows established process.

Learning on the Fly

Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Humor

Has a positive and constructive sense of humor; can laugh at him/herself and with others; is appropriately funny and can use humor to ease tension.

Education and/or Experience

Less than high school education; or one month to three months of related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language/Reasoning Ability/Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, count in simple units of measurement and or whole numbers. Ability to read, write and speak basic English and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read and write simple lists.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

No requirement

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. You must notify the company if such an accommodation is needed.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for most of the 8 + hour shift. Must have the ability to use hands to handle, grab, lift, pull or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 35 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving forklifts and pallets. The employee is occasionally exposed to hot or cold conditions. The noise level in the work environment is high and requires the use of hearing protections. We also require steel toed shoes and protective eyewear at all times in the plant.

I understand as written, and I agree to the terms and conditions of this job description. I understand that this job description as well as the employee handbook sets forth the terms and conditions of my employment. I further understand that any violation of the rules or deficiencies in performance may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge. Nothing in this job description is intended to, or shall modify, or alter Quality Aluminum's "AT WILL" employment policy. I also understand that Quality Aluminum may alter this job description or add any duties as necessary.


Shipping Helper

Job Title: Shipping Helper

Department: Shipping

Reports To: Shipping Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non - Exempt

Summary: The main goal of the shipping helper is to aid in the loading and storing of products to be shipped or warehoused. The helper will help verify quantity, quality, labeling, and addressing of products and items of finished goods ready for shipment by performing the following duties. This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Locate products based on customer bill of order and location codes.
  • Retrieve products in timely and accurate manner.
  • Stage and organize products in “staging area”.
  • Build pallets to size depending on shipping needs. Ability to use power tools, ex. Nail gun, saw or banders.
  • Manually load, pack, and organize products on trucks based on shipping logistics.
  • Properly complete all required paperwork.
  • Maintain regular attendance at QAP facility.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Reinforce and maintain a high level of organization and cleanliness by utilizing 5s standards
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance at QAP facility.
  • Any additional task assigned by management.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Customer Focus

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Integrity and Trust

Is widely trusted; is seen as direct, truthful individual, can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidence; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent himself/herself for personal gain.

Perseverance

Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks

Comfort Around Higher Management

Can deal comfortably with more senior managers; can present to more senior managers without undue tension and nervousness; understands how senior managers think and work; can determine the best way to get things done with them by talking their language and responding to their needs; can craft approaches likely to be seen as appropriate and positive.

Informing

Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information.

Composure

Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Patience

Is tolerant with people and processes; listens and checks before acting; tries to understand the people and the data before making judgments and acting; waits for others to catch up before acting; sensitive to due process and proper pacing; follows established process.

Time Management

Use his/her time effectively and efficiently. Values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities.

Education and/or Experience

Less than high school education; or one month to three months of related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills/Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract and count in simple units of measurement (whole numbers). Ability to read basic English. Interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read and write simple lists.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

May be asked to have a Forklift License to facilitate loading.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. You must notify the company if such an accommodation is needed. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk for most of the 8 hour shift. Must have the ability to use hands to handle, grab, lift, pull or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 35 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving forklifts and pallets. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside seasonal weather conditions when loading trucks. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Hearing protection is encouraged. The employee must be able to work in the confined space of a semi trailer on a regular basis. We also require steel toed shoes and protective eyewear at all times in the plant.

I understand as written, and I agree to the terms and conditions of this job description. I understand that this job description as well as the employee handbook sets forth the terms and conditions of my employment. I further understand that any violation of the rules or deficiencies in performance may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge. Nothing in this job description is intended to, or shall modify, or alter Quality Aluminum's "AT WILL" employment policy. I also understand that Quality Aluminum may alter this job description or add any duties as necessary.


Maintenance Helper

Job Title: Maintenance Helper

Department: Maintenance

Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary: A successful maintenance helper will utilize specialized skill to keep production running to top levels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Keep all machines in functional conditions, producing top quality parts.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all industrial equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic.
  • Ensure batteries are in working condition by filling with water and are fully charged.
  • Prioritize tasks by balancing special products in relation to production demands.
  • Perform basic to advanced welding operations to create parts or fix machinery.
  • Confirm machines, cranes, hilos, etc. meet OSHA standards by performing audits every 500 hours.
  • Perform basic electrical tasks on building, machines and fleet of trucks, ex. pulling wires, hanging electrical metallic tubing, and lights.
  • Aid production and overall business needs by fabrication of new parts/products.
  • Perform repairs on QAP building and property.
  • Communicate and coordinate completion of projects between all departments.
  • Observe and enforce safety and security procedures; Report and correct potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Maintain a high level of organization and cleanliness by utilizing 5s standards.
  • Perform basic cleaning tasks. Ex. Cleaning restrooms, trash, parking lot maintenance, etc.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Customer Focus

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Integrity and Trust

Is widely trusted; is seen as direct, truthful individual, can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidence; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent himself/herself for personal gain.

Time Management

Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.

Drive for Results

Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Functional/Technical Skills

Possesses the fictional and technical knowledge as well as skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment

Listening

Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.

Composure

Can stay cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Fairness to Direct Reports

Treats direct reports equitably; acts fairly; has candid discussions; doesn't have agenda; doesn't give preferential treatment.

Education and/or Experience

Trade School; High school diploma; or five to eight years related experience and/or five to eight years training as a machine operator; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language/Reasoning Ability/Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, or decimals. Ability to read, write, speak basic English and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and procedure manuals. Be able to fill out reports and follow production schedules.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

May be asked to have a Forklift License to facilitate production. Ability to be certified as a crane operator and have power lock out procedures mastered. Must maintain state issued drivers license.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform essential functions. You must notify the company if such accommodations are needed. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk for an 8 to 10 hour shift with frequent overtime. Must have the ability use hands to lift, grab, grasp, pull, push or feel; reach with hands and arms. Employee must be able to grip/grasp vibrating power tools. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, twist, climb, forceful push and crouch. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 35 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving forklifts and pallets. The employee is occasionally exposed to hot or cold conditions. The noise level in the work environment is high and requires the use of hearing protections. We also require steel toed shoes and protective eyewear at all times in the plant.

I understand as written, and I agree to the terms and conditions of this job description. I understand that this job description as well as the employee handbook sets forth the terms and conditions of my employment. I further understand that any violation of the rules or deficiencies in performance may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge. Nothing in this job description is intended to, or shall modify, or alter Quality Aluminum's "AT WILL" employment policy. I also understand that Quality Aluminum may alter this job description or add any duties as necessary.


Warehouse Helper

Job Title: Warehouse Helper

Department: Warehouse

Reports To: Warehouse Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non - Exempt

Summary: The main goal of the warehouse helper is to store raw and finished goods in the warehouse. The helper will organize entire QAP facility by performing the following duties. This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Store products and finished good in warehouse based on location codes.
  • Retrieve products in timely and accurate manner.
  • Build pallets to size depending on shipping needs. Ability to use power tools, ex. Nail gun, saw or banders.
  • Manually load scrap on trucks.
  • Properly complete all required paperwork.
  • Maintain regular attendance at QAP facility.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Reinforce and maintain a high level of organization and cleanliness by utilizing 5s standards
  • Any additional task assigned by management.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Customer Focus

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Integrity and Trust

Is widely trusted; is seen as direct, truthful individual, can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidence; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent himself/herself for personal gain.

Perseverance

Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks

Comfort Around Higher Management

Can deal comfortably with more senior managers; can present to more senior managers without undue tension and nervousness; understands how senior managers think and work; can determine the best way to get things done with them by talking their language and responding to their needs; can craft approaches likely to be seen as appropriate and positive.

Informing

Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information.

Composure

Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Patience

Is tolerant with people and processes; listens and checks before acting; tries to understand the people and the data before making judgments and acting; waits for others to catch up before acting; sensitive to due process and proper pacing; follows established process.

Time Management

Use his/her time effectively and efficiently. Values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities.

Education and/or Experience

Less than high school education; or one month to three months of related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills/Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract and count in simple units of measurement (whole numbers). Ability to read basic English. Interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read and write simple lists.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

May be asked to have a Forklift License to facilitate loading.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. You must notify the company if such an accommodation is needed. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk for most of the 8 hour shift. Must have the ability to use hands to handle, grab, lift, pull or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 35 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving forklifts and pallets. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside seasonal weather conditions when loading trucks. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Hearing protection is encouraged. The employee must be able to work in the confined space of a semi trailer on a regular basis. We also require steel toed shoes and protective eyewear at all times in the plant.

I understand as written, and I agree to the terms and conditions of this job description. I understand that this job description as well as the employee handbook sets forth the terms and conditions of my employment. I further understand that any violation of the rules or deficiencies in performance may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge. Nothing in this job description is intended to, or shall modify, or alter Quality Aluminum's "AT WILL" employment policy. I also understand that Quality Aluminum may alter this job description or add any duties as necessary.


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Call (269) 945-0376 or apply in person at the Hastings plant: 429 S Michigan Ave, Hastings MI 49058.

We have two shifts available:

  • 1st shift hours are typically 7am – 4:30pm
    • 1st shift is $13/hr.
  • 2nd shift are typically from 4:30pm – 3am but they vary on department/demand
    • 2nd shift is $13.50/hr.

We have openings in Production, Shipping, and Warehouse. We offer health, dental, and life insurance. We have 401K options. We reimburse up to $50 annually for steel toe boots, and $100 back for prescription safety glasses.