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

Responsibilities

Perform surface finishing operations to prepare aluminum cast molds to customer specifications.

Additionally:

  • Work involves a basic knowledge of metal finishing procedures.
  • Perform grinding operations on mounting posts, backs, sides, and interior surfaces of aluminum tools using hand held grinders, without damaging castings. Grinders range in size from 9″ disc electric, to small pneumatics.
  • Perform cut-off operations using a hand held reciprocating cut-off saw.
  • Perform sandblast and shot peening operations, including masking off designated areas.
  • Perform minor weld repairs using TIG welding process.
Requirements
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • No previous work experience required, but experience relevant to the job is helpful.
Compensation
  • Start at $12 per hour, potentially more with relevant experience.
  • $0.50 per hour shift premium for 3rd shift.
  • Wages paid on a weekly basis.
  • Paid breaks during the regular work day.
  • After 90 days of employment, eligible for medical, dental, and prescription coverage as well as company paid life, accidental death and dismemberment, short term disability, and vision insurance.
  • Eligible for 401(k) plan after six months of employment.
  • Eleven paid holidays: New Year’s Eve and Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, and one floating holiday.
Work Days/Hours
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week minimum.
  • Train on 1st shift, then move to 3rd shift.
  • 1st shift: 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • 3rd shift: 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., Sunday-Thursday
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.
  • Wages paid on a weekly basis.
  • Paid breaks during the regular work day.
  • After 90 days of employment, eligible for medical, dental, and prescription coverage as well as company paid life, accidental death and dismemberment, short term disability, and vision insurance.
  • Eligible for 401(k) plan after six months of employment.
  • Eleven paid holidays: New Year’s Eve and Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, and one floating holiday.
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

The Aluminum Technician here at Norstar Aluminum Molds will be responsible for taking our cast aluminum rotational molding production from sand castings to poured aluminum molds. They will be provided an outlined process to follow, but will be responsible for driving the continuous improvement of that process, particularly in the areas of efficiency and metal quality. The ability to collaborate with colleagues from a wide variety of departments will be essential due to the impact each step of our mold-making process has on those that follow. The Aluminum Technician will be provided great opportunities to develop as both a technical and an organizational leader, taking on challenges that will enhance not only their metallurgical expertise but also their ability to turn that expertise into measurable production improvements.

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.
Compensation
  • $12-19 per hour, based on relevant experience.
  • Wages paid on a weekly basis.
  • Paid breaks during the regular work day.
  • After 90 days of employment, eligible for medical, dental, and prescription coverage as well as company paid life, accidental death and dismemberment, short term disability, and vision insurance.
  • Eligible for 401(k) plan after six months of employment.
  • Eleven paid holidays: New Year’s Eve and Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, and one floating holiday.
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 outside of 1st shift, please let us know and we will take that in to consideration.
Note: Pre-employment drug screening is required.

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