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Utility Operator- HTI & Small Parts

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Assembles metal products, such as automotive parts, partially or completely, working at a bench or on the shop floor by performing the following duties to time studied run rates. And or Load parts into furnace, sorts parts, clean parts from belts, wash pans, transfer parts from customer tubs to totes, housekeeping, and other duties as assigned.


  • Assembles various components manually and/or uses machines and fixtures provided for each application
  • Points (mechanically adjusts) parts to specified dimensions, making certain that processed parts are kept separate from parts that have not been processed
  • Sorts parts to remove foreign material and nonconforming parts from those that meet customer specifications and makes certain that those parts found acceptable are kept separate from those that are rejected
  • Polices the work area to assure that it is kept clean and orderly at all times
  • Inputs data collection information into the computer system
  • Records part / component dimensional data for quality Statistical Process Control purposes and maintains related documentation
  • Performs other duties as may be directed from time to time
  • Loads parts on moving furnace belt per instructions
  • Cleans parts by unloading conveyors using compressed air, water, or various hand tools as per instructions, written or verbal
  • Sorts parts for foreign material by performing a visual inspection as per instructions, written or verbal
  • Loads totes into the pan washer to remove grease and/or oil, as per oral or written instructions
  • Transfers parts out of large tubs or wire containers into HTI totes
  • Packs customer finished products
  • Cleans, makes and fills “Heat Treat Bags”
  • Performs general housekeeping duties as directed

KEY COMPETENCIES and ATTRIBUTES: (to perform the job successfully, the individual must demonstrate the following key competencies and attributes):

  • 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 analytical skills-Analytical Skills
  • Ability and desire to perform accurate work-Attention to Detail
  • Accountable and dependable
  • Able to understand work and process instructions
  • Ability to work well with others-Teamwork
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision-Self Management


  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Ability and desire to problem solve and carry out instructions
  • Able to read, write and speak fluent English
  • Ability to accurately complete basic mathematics functions
  • Ability to measure parts with calipers, micrometers, or various job specific gages
  • Ability to use shipping scales to weigh, count parts and apply adhesive labels to containers

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (Physical Demand Sheet is attached):

  • 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 sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee may occasionally lift and / or move up to 30 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • Ability to work while on a elevated work platform
  • Regular use of hands and fingers; stoop, kneel, crouch and climb
  • Able to lift/move up to 40 pounds; potentially need to move products up to 75 pounds with assistance
  • Ability to work in an environment with exposure to fumes and airborne particles
  • Able to work consistently using hearing protection, around heavy mechanical machinery and often in hot temperatures
Number of Openings: 3
Location: Logansport IN

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