Careers at Norstar Aluminum Molds, Inc.

Norstar Aluminum Molds, Inc. has been in business for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide for the products we produce and the services we offer.  We are a forward thinking, talented, and creative group of people dedicated to continue our reputation as a leader in our industry through the use of innovative processes and technology.  We recognize that our people are the reason for our success and we look to build on that success.  Our proven training program has helped many employees advance into our many unique skilled positions.

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, forward thinking company with generous benefits and an incentive program, we encourage you to apply for a position with Norstar Aluminum Molds, Inc.

To apply, please email, fax, or bring your resume or a completed Employment Application to:

Hannah Koller
Norstar Aluminum Molds, Inc.
W66N226 Madison Ave.
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Phone: 262-375-5612
Fax: 262-375-5660
Email: hkoller@norstarmolds.com

We are seeking a Maintenance Mechanic to assist our Maintenance Supervisor in his work. We are willing to train this individual, though they will need some electrical, welding, and building repair experience.

Responsibilities
  • Diagnose machine malfunctions and operating difficulties and effect repairs and adjustments, either temporary to keep machines in production or, if possible, permanent repair.
  • Dismantle and inspect parts, rebuild and overhaul complete machines and troublesome machine components such as gear boxes, feeding and adjusting mechanisms, bushings, sleeves, attachments, etc.
  • Lay out repair parts; set up and operate typical machine tools to machine parts to close and exacting tolerances; select tooling, speeds, feeds operating sequences and methods involved.
  • Perform skilled fittings of bearings and spindles, and align machine components and attachments.
  • Perform machinist’s work having to do with the installation of new machines or relocation of machines such as erection, leveling, fitting and aligning operations.
  • Perform structural repair work to include carpentry, welding, pipefitting, sheet metal work, plumbing, steam fitting, masonry and concrete work incidental to work assignments.
  • Perform arc and gas welding.
  • Perform weekly preventative maintenance items.
  • Coordinate installations and repairs with other electrical and maintenance personnel.
  • Work from machine drawings, specifications and handbook formulae.
  • Use electronic meters and gauges.
  • Use scale, squares, calipers, indicators, levels, verniers, parallels, etc.
Requirements
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be able to lift/move up to 50 pounds frequently and 75 lbs. occasionally. Work may be performed above/below shoulder level.
  • Must be able to stand up to 90% of the workday to perform job functions.
  • Requires knowledge and skill of machine repair, hydraulics, setup, tooling applications, operating methods, machinability of materials and shop mathematics.
  • Experience troubleshooting electrical issues.
  • Must supply own tools.
Compensation
  • $15.00 – $17.75 per hour, based on experience.
Work Days/Hours
  • Part-time, flexible hours.
  • Opportunity to increase hours to full-time if open to working in other departments as well as maintenance.
Note: Pre-employment drug screening is required.
Responsibilities
  • Set up and operate CNC machines to produce precision parts and perform various machining operations.
  • Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments.
  • May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
  • Set up and operate manual lathes and mills to produce precision parts and perform various machining operations.
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines.
  • Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or vernier calipers.
  • Confer with engineering, supervisory, or manufacturing personnel to exchange technical information.
  • Design fixtures, tooling, or experimental parts to meet special engineering needs.
  • Dispose of scrap or waste material in accordance with company policies and environmental regulations.
  • Evaluate machining procedures and recommend changes or modifications for improved efficiency or adaptability.
  • Lay out, measure, and mark metal stock to display placement of cuts.
  • Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
  • Maintain machine tools in proper operational condition.
  • Measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers.
  • Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, or engineering information to determine methods or sequences of operations needed to fabricate products.
Requirements
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • 2+ years experience in CNC and/or manual machining required.
  • Must be able to read blueprints and do layouts.
  • Experience with Haas machines and mold making preferred but not required.
  • Welding experience is a plus.
Compensation
  • $14-$20 per hour; based on experience.
Work Days/Hours
  • Full-time, Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week minimum.
  • Must be able to train on 1st shift (6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) for the first 90 days of employment. Then move to split 1st/2nd shift (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) or 2nd shift (2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.).
  • We can be flexible when it comes to work days and shifts for the right candidate.
  • If you are only available on a part-time basis, please let us know and we will take that in to consideration.
Note: Pre-employment drug screening is required.
Responsibilities:

Operate hand-controlled mechanisms to pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds to produce castings or ingots.Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

Additionally:

  • Add metal to molds to compensate for shrinkage.
  • Assemble and embed cores in casting frames, using hand tools and equipment.
  • Collect samples, or signal workers to sample metal for analysis.
  • Pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds and forms to produce ingots or other castings, using ladles or hand-controlled mechanisms.
  • Read temperature gauges and observe color changes, adjusting furnace flames, torches, or electrical heating units as necessary to melt metal to specifications.
  • Skim slag or remove excess metal from ingots or equipment, using hand tools, strainers, rakes, or burners, collecting scrap for recycling.
Requirements:
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand up to 90% of the workday to perform job functions.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Metal pouring experience preferred, but not required.
Work Days/Hours:
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week minimum.
  • 1st shift: 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • If you are only available on a part-time basis or outside of 1st shift, please let us know and we will take that in to consideration.
Note: Pre-employment drug screening is required.