Press Operator II


Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Columbia City, Indiana

This position is within the Mining And Metals Industry

Job Summary

Who is Pyrotek? Pyrotek is the most successful global industrial company you’ve never heard of (until now). Pyrotek is a global leader in high temperature materials and our products impact virtually everyone in the developed world. Our global team has worked for decades to deliver new technologies, advanced engineered systems and innovative materials to customers in industries all over the world. The last car, train and plane you rode in were all safer and more energy efficient because of Pyrotek. The beverage cans in your refrigerator are lighter, stronger and infinitely recyclable because of Pyrotek. Join our team and create, improve and innovate the everyday!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Shift:  Monday - Thursday, 6:00 am - 4:30 pm

Pyrotek's Press Operator II are responsible for the processing of Tinplate and Wire-mesh material into finished and semi-finished product via various slitting, cutting and punching techniques. Responsible for making minor equipment adjustments as needed to solve quality and production obstacles.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Process Tinplate and Wire-mesh material into finished and semi-finished product via various slitting, cutting and punching techniques, to include:
  • Accurately reading work order instructions and carryout operations as required.
  • Proficiently operate punch presses, obtaining hourly production rates and timely recording of materials and hourly production tracking boards.
  • Accurately and proficiently complete all quality checks and immediately notify Team Leader of any out of tolerance readings.
  • Accurately and proficiently complete all quality checks and immediately notify supervisor of any out of tolerance readings.
  • Accurately troubleshoot issues with press operations making minor press/die adjustments as needed to ensure product is within tolerance with little supervision.
  • Safely operate forklift to remove scrap hoppers and ensure material for each job is on schedule and in proper location.
  • Promote department wide ability by assisting with training of Press Operators as directed.
  • Perform basic Preventative Maintenance (PM) tasks as assigned.

Application Process:  

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Why work for Pyrotek:

  • Competitive Pay and Excellent benefit plan
  • Collaborative, innovative, and team environment
  • Generous Team Member Referral Program
  • Employee Appreciation Events - Can include time off!
  • Safety PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is provided (can include prescription safety glasses, as well).
  • And bottom line, just darn nice people!

What happens next?  Once you submit your application/resume, a member of the recruiting team will send you an email with a self-schedule link to speak with one of our Recruiters.  So please watch your email for that link!  



Education/Experience:  A minimum of three (3) years of manufacturing/machine operation/press setup adjustment experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Core People Skills.  Ability to positively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the organization.  Genuine with high ethical standards and values and personal integrity and honesty.  Ability to apply a large measure of common sense to a variety of situations.

Communication Skills.  Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen and obtain clarification and respond well to questions. 

Computer/Applications Skills. Capable computer skills using a variety of software applications systems to access material, record labor hours and access ADP Employee Self Service. General working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.

Core Business Skills.  Ability to work independently, without significant direction and to use resources effectively.  Strong critical thinking skills, judgment and keen attention to detail and accuracy.  Exceptional prioritization, time management and organizational skills.

Performance Management. Ability to understand and use basic mechanical skills. Competent functional and technical skills which guarantee a high level of accomplishment. Competent ability to achieve hourly production requirements.

Manufacturing Skills. Ability to read and understand basic drawings. Ability to perform mathematical skills in the forms of measurement and other work material calculations, utilizing a calculator. Competent ability to troubleshoot press/die setup issues as needed. Competent ability to make minor press/die adjustments as needed to resolve quality/production obstacles.

Physical/Sensory Requirements
The following physical activities described here are representative of those required by a team member to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation, if feasible, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of position.

While performing the functions of this position, the team member is continuously required to talk or hear; regularly required to stand, walk, use stairs, bend and reach, use hands and fingers and handle or feel. Frequently lift material weighing up to 30 pounds. Occasionally team lift, maneuver/handle material weighing up to 100 pounds. Communicate effectively in English by telephone, in person and in writing. Effectively use a personal computer, basic calculator and telephone. Specific vision abilities require both up close and distant sight abilities.

Working Environment
While performing the essential responsibilities of this position, team member generally will work solely within a manufacturing environment where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. Team member is regularly exposed to noise (hearing protection is required), heat and cold environmental conditions.

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