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If you’re looking for a career with a dynamic organization where hard work and talent is recognized and appreciated… you’re in the right place. MPI, the worldwide leader of wax-room & ceramic core injection, assembly & automation equipment has been experiencing explosive growth and we’re looking for talented people to help us continue our momentum. If a stimulating work environment and an opportunity for career and financial growth is important to you, join our team at our world headquarters in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.

If you’re looking for a career with a dynamic organization where hard work and talent is recognized and appreciated… you’re in the right place. MPI, the worldwide leader of wax-room & ceramic core injection, assembly & automation equipment has been experiencing explosive growth and we’re looking for talented people to help us continue our momentum. If a stimulating work environment and an opportunity for career and financial growth is important to you, join our team at our world headquarters in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.

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Position Summary:
Using Mastercam software, plans setup, and programming operations of the CNC mill and CNC lathe, to fabricate parts or tooling as required to meet manufacturing production schedules or prototype requirements. In the absence of a supervisor, the Senior Tech Programmer will assume the responsibility of the supervisor.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Follow all Personal Protection Program guidelines.
  2. Compliance of all OSHA and MPI Safety Procedures.
  3. Read blueprints, drawings, or sketches to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece,
    sequence of operations and tooling requirements.
  4. Set (Mastercam software) machine for type of material, tolerances, cutting tools, coolants, lubricants, tool feeds and speed.
  5. Program and operate the cnc mill, and cnc lathe, using Mastercam software to produce desired tooling or fabrication of material, without system crashes or damage to machine tooling components.
  6. Determine specifications for inspection of work using precision measuring and gauging tools, performing inspection before, during, and after machining.
  7. Performs welding of steel fabrications.
  8. Inspect incoming material and parts for quality conformance.
  9. Work with other departments as needed to resolve any engineering or manufacturing related problems.
  10. Operate forklift for material transport, upon completion of MPI training.
  11. Operate chain hoists and lift tables, upon completion of MPI training.
  12. Perform equipment maintenance as required, assuring all machines run and operate properly.
  13. Other duties as assigned by management.

Skills and Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each principal duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, experience, skill, and ability required:

  1. Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, blueprints, sketches and diagrams.
  2. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  3. Ability to speak effectively with employees of organizations including fellow workers, engineering staff and supervisors.
  4. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  5. Advanced knowledge and the ability to use and apply trigonometry and geometry concepts.
  6. Uses hand tools of the trade safely and properly.
  7. Advanced ability and skill level to operate cnc mill, lathe, grinder, and other machines.
  8. Advanced knowledge, ability, and experience programming cnc machines with Mastercam software.
  9. Good organizational skills with the ability to listen and communicate effectively.
  10. Advanced computer skills with experience using Mastercam software.
  11. Valid driver’s license; to be verified by MPI’s insurance carrier prior to driving company vehicle.
  12. Education / Experience: High School diploma or G.E.D., and 1 Year Technical School with 17 years of experience, or 18 – 20 years experience in a job shop with similar duties.

Reasoning Ability:

  1. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagram form.
  2. Ability to deal with problems involving multiple variables where only limited standardization exists.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the principal duties of this position:

  1. The employee is often required to stand or sit for extended periods of time.
  2. Occasionally the employee will be required to lift 50 pounds or less to perform normal job functions.
  3. Vision requirements for this position include both close and distance vision with the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the principal duties of this position:

  1. The noise level in the work area varies from slightly above normal to loud.
  2. The employee will be exposed to moving mechanical parts, sharp objects, hot surfaces and occasional vibration
    during normal work activity.

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Contribution Level: Learning

Department: Manufacturing

Reports to: Machinist Tech Lead

Position Summary:

Plans setup, and operates CNC mill and conventional equipment to fabricate parts or tooling as required to meet manufacturing production schedules or prototype requirements.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Follow all Personal Protection Program guidelines.
  2. Compliance of all OSHA and MPI Safety Procedures.
  3. Read blueprints, drawings, or sketches to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations and tooling requirements.
  4. Set machine for type of material, tolerances, cutting tools, coolants, lubricants, tool feeds and speed.
  5. Operate cnc mill, lathe, grinder, and other machines to produce desired result.
  6. Determine specifications for inspection of work using precision measuring and gauging tools, performing inspection before, during, and after machining.
  7. Performs welding of steel fabrications.
  8. Inspect incoming material and parts for quality conformance.
  9. Work with other departments as needed to resolve any engineering or manufacturing related problems.
  10. Operate forklift for material transport, upon completion of MPI training.
  11. Operate chain hoists and lift tables, upon completion of MPI training.
  12. Perform equipment maintenance as required, assuring all machines run and operate properly.
  13. This position is responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the machine shop and welding areas.
  14. Other duties as assigned by management.

Skills and Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each principal duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, experience, skill, and ability required:

  1. Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, blueprints, sketches and diagrams.
  2. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  3. Ability to speak effectively with employees of organizations including fellow workers, engineering staff and supervisors.
  4. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  5. Knowledge and the ability to use and apply trigonometry and geometry concepts.
  6. Uses hand tools of the trade safely and properly.
  7. Ability and skill level to operate cnc mill, lathe, grinder, and other machines.
  8. Good organizational skills with the ability to listen and communicate effectively.
  9. Moderate computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office.
  10. Valid driver’s license; to be verified by MPI’s insurance carrier prior to driving company vehicle.
  11. Education / Experience: High School diploma or G.E.D. and1 Year Technical School with 1to 2 years of experience.

Reasoning Ability:

  1. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagram form.
  2. Ability to deal with problems involving multiple variables where only limited standardization exists.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the principal duties of this position:

  1. The employee is often required to stand or sit for extended periods of time
  2. Occasionally the employee will be required to lift 50 pounds or less to perform normal job functions.
  3. Vision requirements for this position include both close and distance vision with the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the principal duties of this position:

  1. The noise level in the work area varies from moderate to loud, and exposure to moving mechanical parts, hot surfaces, occasional vibration are common.

Career Opp - Machinist Tech 1
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Department: Engineering

Reports to: Engineering Manager

Functional Area:                                                        

Product Support Engineering

Production and Process Engineering

New Product Development

Automation

Position Summary:

The Engineer designs, develops, and completes major engineering projects, with minimal or no supervision, working independently. The engineer will join the Senior Engineer in providing technical assistance and direction to less experienced engineers when needed.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Mechanical Design: Responsible for creating mechanical designs within the constraints determined by the given project, time, cost, performance.
  2. Project Supervision: Oversees the completion of an engineering project with general supervision. These responsibilities include the following:
    • Estimating engineering hours required for a project.
    • Mechanical design.
    • Coordinates electrical design and PLC programming with Electrical Engineer.
    • Machine documentation, including bill of materials.
    • Project checking.
    • Manufacturing assembly support.
    • Project reporting and documentation.
    • Engineer will spend 30-60% of time designing with the remaining time focused on Project management, continuous training, guiding, and mentoring other engineers. The actual percentage will be based on the requirements of each project.
  3. Checking: Responsible for inspecting and approving all work that is completed for a given project. ENGA is also responsible for ensuring that any of his or her own work is inspected and approved by a qualified Engineer.
  4. Documentation: Engineer is responsible for the proper documentation of his or her work. Documentation includes ECR’s, machine manuals, check list, and others.
  5. Scheduling & Reporting: Responsible for reporting the status of his or her project in accordance with the engineering production schedule at every weekly meeting. If a problem occurs that requires immediate attention, it is the engineer’s responsibility to report to the department manager at that time.
  6. Estimating: Has the capability to estimate custom machines and options for the Sales department. This is to include an estimate for the cost of materials, engineering hours, and manufacturing hours, as supplied by the Manufacturing Manager.
  7. New Products: Works closely with suppliers to stay informed of new, upcoming products to enhance MPI machines and meet future needs. Communicates this information to other Engineers and to management.
  8. Sales Support: Has the capability to work with customer to identify and meet their needs. Works with the customer from the point of sale, support, to completion of the project.
  9. Other duties as assigned by management.

Skills and Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each principal duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, experience, skill, and ability required:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 6 to 10 years of related experience.
  2. Mechanical Engineer: Sound understanding of mechanical design, drawing practices, geometric tolerances, and dimensioning in regards to machine tool design.
  3. Mechanical Engineer: Experience with machine tool equipment, electrical, hydraulic, mechanical design.
  4. Sound Software knowledge; Excel, Solid model experience, and Microsoft Windows.
  5. Flexible, able to react to change.
  6. Sound communication skills, verbal, written and the ability to listen effectively.
  7. Good organization skills.

Reasoning Ability:

  1. Ability to know when to seek guidance.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the principal duties of this position:

  1. Ability to lift 50 lbs. to perform the functions of this position.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the principal duties of this position:

  1. The work environment for this position is a manufacturing facility.

Career Opp - Engineer Mechanical
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Department: Manufacturing

Reports to: Plant Manager, Manufacturing

Position Summary:

Supervise and coordinate daily work activity for sub assembly, paint, and prep functions to meet manufacturing production schedules while maintaining established MPI quality standards and procedures.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Follow all Personal Protection Procedures and Requirements.
  2. Follow all OSHA and MPI Safety Procedures.
  3. Develops, implements, enforces, and maintains safety standards, policies, practices, and procedures in order to comply with the laws and regulations and minimize accidents and injuries.
  4. The Sub-Assembly Supervisor oversees functional activities and directly supervises staff in daily labor and Human Resource capacities, including: time off approval, disciplinary action, annual reviews and other related functions.
  5. Estimates labor requirements for job completion and adjust resources to meet MPI’s production schedule.
  6. Develops, motivates, and directs people as they work and identifies the best people for the job.
  7. Resolves technical and human resource issues within the function.
  8. Trains and orients new workers.
  9. Works closely with Plant Manufacturing Manager to maximize the efficiency of the department.
  10. Confers with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activates within or among departments.
  11. Ensures the accurate and timely preparation of a variety of mandated reports, records, and files and maintains the required documents.
  12. Follow schematics, drawings and written procedures to assemble equipment to specifications including electric, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical assemblies.
  13. Operate forklift for material placement, upon completion of MPI training.
  14. Operate hoist and lift tables upon completion of MPI training.
  15. Other duties as assigned by management.

Skills and Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each principal duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, experience, skill, and ability required:

  1. Mechanical experience in assembly or repair with the ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings.
  2. Advanced understanding of electrical fundamentals and the ability to read and interpret schematics, ability to comprehend circuits and components.
  3. Ability to read and interpret documents to the extent required to write manufacturing procedures with adequate clarity and detail for shop use.
  4. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  5. Advanced skill level and ability to perform technical trouble shooting and diagnostics of mechanical and electrical components and control mechanisms.
  6. Ability to speak effectively with employees of organizations including fellow workers, engineering staff and supervisors.
  7. Advanced computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office, excel, word, etc.
  8. Two year degree from college and 5 years’ experience; or five to seven years related experience to include supervision, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  9. Knowledge of the principles of supervision, including organization, scheduling, training, evaluation and discipline.
  10. Strong understanding of inventory management.
  11. Knowledge, understanding, and participation in “Lean” principles and methods.
  12. Advanced oral, written and listening communication skills.

Reasoning Ability:

  1. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagram form.
  2. Ability to deal with problems involving multiple variables in standardized and random situations.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the principal duties of this position:

  1. The employee is regularly required to stand or sit for extended periods.
  2. The employee must occasionally lift 50 lbs. and/or move up to 1000 pounds with proper equipment.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the principal duties of this position:

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee can be exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  2. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, vibration and hot surfaces.
  3. Occasional exposure to fumes and airborne particles supervising prep employees.
  4. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to slightly above.

Career Opp - Sub Assembly Lead
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Department: Engineering

Reports to: Engineering Manager

Functional Area:                                                        

Product Support Engineering

Production and Process Engineering

New Product Development

Automation

Position Summary:

The Controls Engineer designs, develops, and completes major engineering projects, with minimal or no supervision, working independently. The engineer A will join the Senior Engineer in providing technical assistance and direction to less experienced engineers when needed.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Electrical Design: Responsible for creating electrical schematics, plc program logic, and electrical enclosure designs within the constraints determined by the given project, time, cost, performance.
  2. Project Supervision: At times, oversees the completion of an electrical design for a project with the seniors or Engineering manager’s approval. These responsibilities include the following:
    • Estimating engineering hours required for a project.
    • Electrical enclosure design and detail.
    • Electrical schematic design.
    • PLC programming.
    • Project documentation, including bill of materials.
    • Project checking.
    • Manufacturing assembly support.
  3. Checking / Verification: At times may assist with inspecting and approving team work that is completed for a given project, also responsible for ensuring that any of his or her own work is inspected and approved by a qualified engineer or engineering manager.
  4. Documentation: Responsible for the proper documentation of his or her work, including ECR’s, machine manuals, check lists, and others.
  5. Scheduling & Reports: Responsible for reporting the status of his or her project in accordance with the engineering production schedule at each weekly meeting. If a problem occurs that requires immediate attention, it is the engineer’s responsibility to report to the department manager at that time.
  6. Other duties as assigned by management.

Skills and Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each principal duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, experience, skill, and ability required:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus 6 to 10 years of related experience.
  2. Sound understanding of electrical design, schematics, and electrical codes in regard to machine tool design.
  3. Sound computer skills, Cad experience required for this position.
  4. Experience with machine tool equipment, electrical design.
  5. PLC programming experience. Omron, Indusoft experience highly desirable.
  6. Software knowledge; Excel, Solidworks, and Microsoft Windows.
  7. Flexible, able to react to change.
  8. Sound communication skills, verbal, written and the ability to listen effectively.
  9. Good organization skills.

Reasoning Ability:

  1. Ability to know when to seek guidance.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the principal duties of this position:

  1. The ability to occasionally lift 50 lbs to perform the functions of this position.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the principal duties of this position:

  1. The work environment for this position is a manufacturing facility.

Career Opp - Engineer A - Controls
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