General Operator (2nd or 3rd Shift)

Website Small Parts

  • Stability— 60 + years in business in Logansport
  • FREE Onsite Health Clinic, open 5 days weekly
  • 10 paid holidays annually
  • Competitive pay, vacation & benefit options
  • Multiple opportunities to grow and earn more $$
  • Safe work environment


Tears down, operates, and facilitates setup, maintenance, or changeover of one or more slide forming machines or punch presses to automatically punch, cut, and form metal strips and wire by machine action to fabricate metal stampings.

Initial training will be conducted during first shift; upon completion, position will move to second or third shift.


Adheres to company defined best practices

Responds proactively to constructive feedback from management in order to enhance performance

Develops and communicates new practices to lead or manager that may become future company defined best practices

Tends to production machines after having been set up, understands lubricating oil usage, the proper collection and disposal of oil

Works with die maintenance to resolve tooling issues and make improvements

Reads and understands blueprints and Operator Instruction Sheets in order to monitor product quality

Uses proper measurement techniques, records dimensional checks and enters data into SPC system

Performs transactions in Plex ERP system and performs the necessary administrative duties to maintain the production control system

Troubleshoots problem jobs and other failures within the cell to improve efficiencies, has an “operational and visual awareness” of production machines

Keeps work area organized, clean and stocked with supplies

Assists in the removal of tooling at the end of run, cleans machine, does pre-setup

Assists in resolving corrective action requests and 8-D responses to customers

Understands the cost of scrap contamination and guards against it


  • Alignment with MPI Mission and Values
  • Understands and performs to the Small Parts Quality Management System
  • Must work with a safety-first mentality-Safety Focused
  • Must have mechanical aptitude
  • Must have analytical skills
  • Ability and desire to perform accurate work
  • Accountable and dependable
  • Able to understand work and process instructions
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Must be able to use a PC with MS Office and navigate the Plex ERP system
  • Must have good understanding of SPC and the ability to use SPC software


  • High School Diploma or equivalent; 1 to 3 years’ machine operating experience and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability and desire to problem solve and carry out instructions
  • Able to read, write and speak fluent English
  • Must have mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to accurately complete basic mathematics functions
  • Ability to measure parts with calipers, micrometers, or various job specific gages


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.


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