Forge Press Operator- 2nd Shift in Lansing, MI at Tecomet

Date Posted: 3/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Potential for sign on bonus of $1,000

Department:      Forge

Reports To:       Production Supervisor

FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Updated:           02.09


Responsible for the set up and operation of forge and trim presses by performing the following duties.


  • Installs specified dies on press die sets, and positions and clamps holding fixtures to die sets.
  • Aligns metal parts between dies or positions them against fixtures on press.
  • Moves controls to lower ram that forces dies together.
  • Dimensionally lays out parts.
  • Monitors and records all associated dimensions on the product to ensure conformance to all customer specifications.
  • Identifies maintenance needs of equipment and reports to management.
  • Communicates with Die department on recommendation of windage and stock to add to dies.
  • Mixes lubricants in lubrication tank.
  • Performs preventative maintenance checks on press and die sets
  • Monitors temperatures of furnaces according to type of metal being forged.
  • Completes quality documents such as Statistical Process Control  charts, routers, and tags.
  • Maintains housekeeping and safety standards in work area.
  • Additional duties as requested by management.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be professional, proactive and positive, with internal and external customers and coworkers.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and two to three years related experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of inspection equipment such as calipers, micrometers, CMM, height gages, and comparators.
  • Working knowledge of press operations and forging equipment.
  • Knowledge of blueprint reading and geometric tolerancing.


None required.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and talk or hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  The employee is frequently exposed to extreme hot, cold and or humid conditions.


  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Good hand/eye coordination.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good verbal and written skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/W/Vets/Disabled


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