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Celebrating 35 years in the metal forming industry, Lake Michigan Wire, a division of Agritek Industries, remains a company where our employees still feel like a family. Lake Michigan Wire offers a unique opportunity for all our employees in that we seek to tailor each person’s job to their individual strengths, talents, and preferences whenever possible. We see each employee as an individual, support each other at every level and celebrate successes, achievements and defining moments together.

Lake Michigan Wire is currently seeking applicants to fill a 1st Shift Four-Slide Operator position. Duties include the operation, adjustment, and set-up of assigned lines while meeting production, quality and safety requirements.

Core Functions

  • Load steel coils using a forklift once trained and certified
  • Perform set ups, operate the machines, and troubleshoot as required by business needs
  • Work independently and problem-solve
  • Maintain high productivity and efficiency standards
  • Manually handle finished products and prepare for shipping
  • Identify immediate quality problems and make adjustments as necessary
  • Perform all documentation and process requirements to comply with company and ISO:9001 quality standards
  • Adhere to all company, local, state and federal protocol and safety regulations

We are looking for a person with:

  • 1-2 years experience in manufacturing
  • Four-slide experience preferred but not required
  • Ability to measure and use basic shop tools such as calipers, micrometers, etc.
  • Mechanical aptitude in how machines function and are cared for
  • Ability to read and solve simple math problems
  • Physical ability to do the job (able to lift up to 50 lbs.), stamina and strength for tasks
  • Favorable references

Job Type: Full-time

Typical Work Schedule:

(10 hr days) 6a.m – 4 PM M-T

Training Schedule: Same as work schedule.

Starting Pay: $17.00 per hour and a generous bonus program, pay commensurate with experience.

Lake Michigan Wire Industries offers a wide array of competitive benefits including Medical insurance at no cost to the employee (along with a generous company contribution to the Health Savings account), Vision, Dental, 401(k) matching and 401(k) Profit Sharing, Life insurance, Voluntary Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Quarterly Bonus, and more!