Job Opening: Human Resources Assistant

Position: Human Resources Assistant

Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Lake Mills, WI

 

The Human Resources Assistant assists with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties.  The HR Assistant carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: departmental development, HRIS, employee relations, training and development, benefits, payroll, executive administration, and employment.

Wage Range: $16.00+ depending on experience and willingness to learn

Our Key Requirements:

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: [Other duties may be assigned.]

    • employee services;
    • maintaining employee files and the HR filing system;
    • The day-to-day efficient operation of the HR office;
    • assisting with employee orientation and training logistics and recordkeeping;
    • assisting with employee relations;
    • company employee communication;
    • compensation and benefits administration, recordkeeping;
    • assisting with recruiting and staffing logistics;The HR Assistant has partial responsibility for these areas:

The Human Resources Assistant contributes to the accomplishment of Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.

  • The Human Resources Assistant helps with the implementation of services, policies, and programs; reports to the Human Resources Manager, and assists company managers with HR issues.

    Primary Objectives:

    • Safety of the workforce.
    • On-going development of a superior workforce.
    • On-going development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance.
    • Personal ongoing development.

    Development of the Human Resources Department

    • Administers programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the company.
    • Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems.
    • Prepares periodic reports for management, as necessary, or requested.
    • Assists with the tracking of departmental and company measurements that support the accomplishment of the company’s strategic goals.

    Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)

    • Maintains the HRIS database and generates scheduled or requested reports to assist management.
    • Periodically audits the database to ensure accuracy.
    • Assists in the development and updating of the Human Resources section of the Web site.
    • Keeps employee records up-to-date by processing employee status changes in a timely manner.
    • Maintains personnel files in compliance with applicable legal requirements.

    Benefits Administration

    • Assists in benefit orientations and other benefit training, as needed.
    • Processes enrollments, changes, and terminations of participants in all benefit plans and programs.
    • Reconciles monthly billing statements against payroll deductions.
    • Assists employees with any benefit claim issues or concerns.

    Training and Development

    • Schedules participants into training sessions.
    • Tracks participants and training records.
    • Enters training records into database and maintains it.

    Employment

    • Advertises employee job openings internally and externally in keeping with company recruitment policies. Manages the logistics of the recruiting process.
    • Writes newspaper classified ads and posts ads on the Internet in places appropriate to the open position including job boards, college career services offices, professional associations, and on the company’s Web site.
    • Sorts and reviews resumes as they arrive on a daily basis. Manages the flow of paper applications. Maintains a filing system that retains qualified applications for one year.
    • Schedules interviews for the hiring manager. Schedules additional interviews as needed.
    • Makes sure that the work space, computer and other equipment, mailbox, and appropriate installed software are ready for the new employee’s start day.
    • Assists in conducting new-employee orientation.
    • Prepares paperwork required for new hires and establishes personnel file.
    • Assists the plant and front office with temporary staffing needs by contacting and working with the Temporary Staffing Agency.
    • Emails time sheets to Temporary Staffing Agency for payroll processing.

    Employee Relations

    • Assists in any changes for employee handbook and new personnel policies and procedures.
    • Assists with the implementation and tracking of health programs.

    Payroll

    • Process bi-weekly payroll as a back-up to the Human Resources Manager
    • Maintains accurate and up-to-date payroll processing system.

    Executive Administration

    • Sorts mail and faxes; distributes to employee mailboxes.
    • Assists with Board of Directors meetings.
    • Consolidates and emails out correspondences throughout the company.
    • Orders flowers and cards for employees for events such as illness, death in family, birth, graduation, and so on.
    • Greets guests
    • Answers incoming phone calls and distributes to correct person

    Additional

    • Assumes other duties as assigned by the HR Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

    • Accomplished in Microsoft Office products with general knowledge and capability in operating data processing products supporting HR databases and payroll processing systems.

Human Resources Assistant Requirements

  • Excellent computer skills, including Word and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • General knowledge of various employment laws and practices.
  • Experience in administration of benefits and other HR programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Skills in database management and record keeping.
  • Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to gather and analyze information skillfully.

TOOL REQUIREMENTS

  • Accomplished in Microsoft Office products with general knowledge and capability in operating data processing products supporting HR databases and payroll processing systems.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • A Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • One to two years of general business experience, Human Resources experience preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: English

CERTIFICATES and LICENSES: None

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. 

While performing the responsibilities of the Human Resources Assistant’s job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Please note:  Not all key requirements need to be met by a candidate, but willingness to learn and work as a team is a must.

AEI offers a wide range of benefits including:

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

Retirement/Savings Plans (401K)

Short and Long Term Disability

Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

Term Life Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Reimbursement

Personal Time Off including sick pay

Floating Holidays

Paid Holidays

Tuition Reimbursement

Our Application Process
Email your Resume and complete an online Employment Application, expressing your talents, skills, successes and career objectives to Sarah Cummings at scummings@aztalan.com.

Job Opening: Programmer

Position: Programmer

Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Lake Mills, WI

The purpose of this position is to create, maintain, support CNC programs, as well as to create and maintain specific work instructions to support the machining operations.

This position will also be instrumental in supporting machinists with various problems with programs and processes.

Wage Range: Salaried position varies anywhere from $60,000 – $90,000/year

 

Our Key Requirements:

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: [Other duties may be assigned.]

  • Create and maintain CNC programs
  • Create and maintain machine set-up sheets and program revision history
  • Assist in set-up and prove out of new CNC programs
  • Support machinists with problem solving and troubleshoot programs as needed
  • Design and be able to pick out proper tooling for new and current programs
  • Continually look for process improvement, cycle time reduction, and set-up time reduction
  • Attend New Part Meetings, Pre-Production Meetings, and Programmer Meetings
  • Deliver completed CNC programs to workcells as needed and on time in order to meet customer requirements
  • Update old CNC programs
  • Participate in workcell team building and lean efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

  • This position requires a thorough understanding of CNC programming, machining, and processes that go along with manufacturing
  • This position requires a thorough understanding of metal cutting tools, holders, fixtures, and workholding
  • This position requires an operational understanding of the functions of a CNC machine tool and the machine tool controller including complex multi-axis and multi spindle machine tools
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must possess sufficient skill in oral and written English to present a professional level of communication with management and employees

TOOL REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficient in CNC programming
  • Proficient in CAD/CAM software

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High School education or equivalent per hiring personnel
  • Generally two or more years of programming experience

Generally three or more years of experience in a machine shop or similar manufacturing environment.  Must be experienced in using traditional inspection tools (micrometers, calipers, bore gages, indicators), surface plate inspection methods (using gage blocks, indicators, sine bars) and have some basic skills using a CMM and Optical Comparator

Please note:  Not all key requirements need to be met by a candidate, but willingness to learn and work as a team is a must.

AEI offers a wide range of benefits including:

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

Retirement/Savings Plans (401K)

Short and Long Term Disability

Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

Term Life Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Reimbursement

Personal Time Off including sick pay

Floating Holidays

Paid Holidays

Tuition Reimbursement

Our Application Process
Email your Resume and complete an online Employment Application, expressing your talents, skills, successes and career objectives to Sarah Cummings at scummings@aztalan.com.

Job Opening: 2nd Shift Production Supervisor

Position: 2nd Shift Production Supervisor

Hours: 1:45pm – 9:45pm  Monday through Friday (Could be more with overtime hours)

Location: Lake Mills, WI

The purpose of this position is to make sure efficiency levels are met, in addition to keeping people on task and following standard operating procedures, rules, and policies set forth in the Employee Handbook.

Wage Range: $20.00+ per hour

 

Our Key Requirements:

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: [Other duties may be assigned.]

This position is responsible for the supervision of 2nd shift employees, which include performance evaluations, employee counseling, discipline, and general control of 2nd shift workflow.

This position may also be required to run a machine(s) while serving the role of supervisor.

  • Directing and leading production in the manufacturing of products to meet company’s quality standards and production quotas.
  • Be the point of contact for general work issues, machine issues, and logistical issues related to employees being productive and efficient on 2nd shift.
  • Assist in tandem with Production Managers in solving part related issues between shifts as an advocate for 2nd shift
  • Be responsible for shutdown and lockup at the end of 2nd shift nightly
  • Enforce company policies as described in the Employee Handbook
  • Issue verbal and written warnings to correct employee performance in tandem with Director of Production
  • Make recommendations to Production Managers regarding employee performance
  • Creates and performs employee performance reviews

QUALIFICATIONS.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

  • In-depth experience gained by schooling, training and on-the-job experience necessary to operate machining centers, vertical mills and single and twin spindle lathes. Computer skills must be sufficient to operate computerized controls with pre-programmed software systems.
  • Previous supervisory experience or equivalent skills required.
  • Must possess sufficient skill in oral and written English to present a professional level of communication with management and employees.
  • Valid driver’s license

TOOL REQUIREMENTS

Accomplished in Microsoft Office products with general knowledge in data processing products supporting modern digitally integrated production control systems.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or equivalent per hiring personnel.
  • Generally, requires five or more years of CNC Machinist experience or equivalent education/training and experience per hiring personnel.
  • Previous experience as a supervisor preferred

 

Please note:  Not all key requirements need to be met by a candidate, but willingness to learn and work as a team is a must.

AEI offers a wide range of benefits including:

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

Retirement/Savings Plans (401K)

Short and Long Term Disability

Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

Term Life Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Reimbursement

Personal Time Off including sick pay

Floating Holidays

Paid Holidays

Tuition Reimbursement

 

Our Application Process
Email your Resume and/or complete an online Employment Application, expressing your talents, skills, successes and career objectives to Sarah Cummings at scummings@aztalan.com.

The Role Of Quality Control In Producing Precision Machined Parts

In many different industries from parts and components for firearms to robotics and medical devices, precision is critical. Not only is precision important for the functioning of the device or system, but it is also required for safety, long life cycles and perhaps even for life-saving technology.

The best companies that specialize in precision machined parts understand the importance of quality control the production of the final component. They see this as not just a certificate or an ideal that represents the company publically, but rather as the central and driving force throughout the production process.

Training and Certification

When the company is focused on manufacturing precision machined parts, there is a focus on training of the staff in quality control. Most of these top companies will move forward with ISO 9001 certification, which is specific to developing a company-wide approach to quality.

Additionally, companies producing medical devices and orthopedic or dental implants will also have ISO 13485 certification, which is specific to medical device production. A few companies may also have additional certification, including AS9001C. This is granted by the NSF-ISR and applies specifically to the production of aviation, space and defense quality management system certification.

Bottom Up Quality Control

A unique approach to quality control offered by the best companies manufacturing precision machined parts is the bottom-up, company-wide quality control system. This means that everyone in the company is focused on quality control and is aware of the appropriate inspections and requirements that are in place.

This allows each employee to be responsible for quality management, rather than depending on line managers or final product inspection to detect a problem. With this continual observation by employees combined with CNC equipment and continual data collection, the process is maintained to the quality standards set by the company.

Job Opening: Assembler

Position: Assembler (3 positions available)

Hours: First Shift:  7:00am – 3:00pm  Monday through Friday (can be flexible)

Location: Lake Mills, WI

Personnel in this position produces components by assembling parts and subassemblies.

Wage Range: $12.00-$13.00

Our Key Requirements

    • Inspect parts
    • Clean and package parts to specifications
    • Perform assembly operations such as brazing, lapping and bead blasting
  • Prepares work to be accomplished by studying assembly instructions, blueprint specifications, and parts lists; gathering parts, subassemblies, tools, and materials.
  • Positions parts and subassemblies by using templates or reading measurements.
  • Assembles components by examining connections for correct fit; fastening parts and subassemblies.
  • Verifies specifications by measuring completed component.
  • Resolves assembly problems by altering dimensions to meet specifications; notifying supervisor to obtain additional resources.
  • Keeps equipment operational by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Conserves resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality forms.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Job Opening: Machinist

Position: Machinist

Hours: Second Shift

Location: Lake Mills, WI

This position is responsible for inspection, and production of precision machined parts on various CNC lathes and milling machines.

Wage Range: Depends on skill level and experience.

Our Key Requirements

  • Ability to read, interpret, and edit machine code – Preferred
  • CNC Machining experience
  • Capable of calculating and adjusting tool speeds & feeds to match machining conditions
  • Knowledge of cutting tools, their application, and various grades and designations
  • Knowledge of and ability to use tradition inspection tools to verify part dimensions
  • Ability to use CMMs, surface measuring equipment, and optical inspection equipment to verify part dimensions’
  • Ability to read and accurately interpret part prints and Geometric Tolerancing
  • Ability to make recommendations for process improvement
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Ability to use standard shop math and trigonometric functions
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Duties will change as dictated by product demand and customer specifications.  Other duties may be assigned.

Job Opening: Operators

Position: Operators

Hours: Second Shift

Location: Lake Mills, WI

This position is responsible for production of precision machined parts on various CNC lathes and milling machines.

Wage Range: Depends on skill level and experience.

Our Key Requirements

  • Capable of running part programs on various CNC machines
  • Ability to change tools and continue running the machine with minimal help
  • Knowledge of and ability to use tradition inspection tools to verify part dimensions
  • Ability to use CMMs, surface measuring equipment, and optical inspection equipment to verify part dimensions
  • Ability to read and accurately interpret part prints
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Machine Operator operates machines as directed by supervisor.  The work is spot-checked in progress and upon completion for compliance with part print, instructions and established procedures.