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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • $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.

Responsible for work operations within the Finishing department. This would include the scheduling and assigning of work, in-process inspections, assisting with final inspection, insuring quality at all stages of production, maintaining efficiency and insuring jobs are produced within quoted times. Handle department administrative tasks such as training, maintaining discipline, employee performance reviews, attendance records, control of inventory and other duties as assigned by the production supervisor.

  • Assign jobs to department employees and insure internal production deadlines are met.
  • Perform in-process inspections as necessary to insure quality requirements are met.
  • Provide guidance and instruction to assist in the personal and professional development of employees.
  • Perform surface finishing operations to prepare aluminum cast molds to customer specifications.
  • Must meet all quality standards and required dimensional accuracies.
  • Work involves a basic knowledge of metal finishing procedures and is generally performed with minimal supervision.
  • Using hand, bench and portable type power tools, rough finish interior and external surfaces of molds.
  • With or without reasonable accommodations, must be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds frequently and 75 lbs occasionally.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • 1+ years leadership experience required.
  • $13-$18 per hour.
  • $0.50 shift premium for 3rd shift.
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.

This individual will assist in the production of our aluminum molds, taking them from wood patterns, to urethane patterns, to sand and plaster molds, to cast tools. Work involves knowledge of foundry procedures, measuring procedures, and the use of hand, bench, and portable type power tools.

  • Perform mold set-up operations in preparation for making waste plates. Produce base and side boards, block the parting line, clay-over blocks and mold to required contours.
  • Assist in making plaster waste plate facing side and backing.
  • Perform clean-up operations on face of the waste plate, removing all irregularities and wash the waste plate surfaces.
  • Assist in drawing lines on waste plate face indicating flange area, tongue & groove locations, and mounting post locations.
  • Assist in performing clay-up operations on pattern/model to required wall thickness.
  • Assist in producing the complete foundry pattern, called a “casing,” with the use of hand, bench, and portable type power tools.
  • Prepare sand mold halves (copes) by smoothing runner areas.
  • Identify and patch areas that have been damaged or caused by porosity.
  • Check faces for porous sand. Remove/level clumps, bubbles and other defects.
  • Break down seam lines flush.
  • Fit ceramic filter in filter basin.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be able to perform work wearing a half-mask respirator.
  • No previous work experience required, but experience relevant to the job is helpful.
  • Start at $12 per hour, potentially more with relevant experience.
  • $0.50 per hour shift premium for 3rd shift.
Work Days/Hours:
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week minimum.
  • Train on 1st shift.
  • Once training is completed, stay on 1st shift or move to 2nd shift.
  • 1st shift: 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • 2nd shift: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Note: Pre-employment drug screening is required.