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Die Casting Operators

Job Number:  18964
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  CCMi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Battle Creek, MI, US, 49037





Job Number: 18964 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: CCMi 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Battle Creek 




Group Description


Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.



Role Summary

Positions involve the operation and set up of a die casting cell and all the related equipment in a safe and efficient manner.  This person is also responsible for the quality of the product being produced within a team environment.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and essential duties required to successfully perform this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Key Responsibilities

  • All work will be performed with safety in mind for yourself, coworkers and equipment at all times
  • To work within guidelines of the company rules and guidelines to comply with MIOSHA standards
  • To maintain the equipment and work area in a clean and organized manner
  • Operation of the die cast cell and peripheral equipment in an efficient manner
  • Operator of this cell is responsible for the quality of the product that is produced at all times to meet our customer and Cosma expectations.
  • Load furnaces as needed
  • All quality checks must be completed actually and in a timely manner.
  • To have clear and open communications with peers and supervision in an efficient and courteous way
  • Perform routine PM’s to the equipment as assigned 
  • Process control of the cell must be maintained by the operators at all times
  • Identifying and tagging of all product that would leave the cell
  • Documentation must be filled out in a legible and timely manner
  • Will assist in tooling and maintenance repairs as needed
  • To have the ability to work weekends and over time as requested
  • To meet or exceed  production target

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Prior experience operating die cast machines and operation experience in a heavy manufacturing environment
  • Able to read, write and speak English without the aid of a translator
  • Able and willing to stand throughout shift
  • On-site attendance is essential function of this position
  • Working with safety in mind at all times
  • Past experience in SPC and quality systems is a plus
  • Being familiar with basic hydraulic and pneumatics system is required or the ability to learn 
  • The ability to trouble shoot equipment or quality problems as they would pop up
  • Basic mechanical skills and use of hand tools is required
  • Ability to use basic measuring devices
  • Basic PC knowledge would be helpful
  • Need the ability to learn quickly

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and previous die casting experience preferred.
  • Ability to read, write and understand the English language in both written and verbal forms. 
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. 
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to lift up to 45 pounds frequently during set up activity. 

Additional Information

Work Environment

Includes office and manufacturing plant
Must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, and with team members of all departments, management, customers and suppliers 
Flexible hours and able to work additional hours as required

Other Considerations

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the team member occupying this position.  Team members will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and requirements are essential job functions.
Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other team members.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

10--Support Services F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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