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IRD Glass and IRD Ceramics are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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CNC and Lathe Machinist – IRD Ceramics (Alexandria, MN)

Job Description/Expectations

  • Set-up and operate a variety of machine tools and equipment to produce precision glass, ceramics, and sapphire parts/components, including vertical milling machines, lathes, Swiss Machining, saws, and Blanchard grinders
  • Create and modify machine programs.
  • New product review, assist with quotes, and complete first time builds.
  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of print reading, mathematics and instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and measurement scopes.
  • Measure, inspect, and test completed glass components to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Set-up, adjust, and operate all of the machine centers including VMCs, CNC Lathes, Swiss Machining, Blanchards, and other specialized equipment in order to perform precision machining operations.
  • Monitor and adjust machine feed and speeds to maximize product yield while simultaneously minimizing production cycle times.
  • Effectively manage multiple jobs and priorities in order to achieve >98% OTD while simultaneously ensuring a high rate of equipment utilization.
  • Utilize blueprints, drawings and engineering information in order to determine methods and sequences of operations needed to fabricate products and to determine appropriate in-process targets and final product dimensions and tolerances.
  • Build fixturing and tooling for production and improvement processes to meet special product and engineering needs.
  • Effectively communicate with IRD engineering, management, and manufacturing personnel as well as IRD customers in order to exchange technical information.
  • Support projects from planning to fabrication through assembly, inspection, and testing, using knowledge of machine functions, material properties, and mathematics.
  • Inspect, maintain, and operate equipment to verify operational efficiency.
  • Plan the appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used during a new product build.
  • Collect, analyze, and document key process data in order to facilitate continuous improvements on both product and machines.

Financial Controller, Manufacturing

Job Purpose: Chief accounting officer and head of the accounting department, ensuring the accuracy of financial operations for multiple sites and business entities.  Responsible for periodic financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, tax compliance and financial analysis. Ensures company profitability through analysis of standard costs and manufacturing trends to identify opportunities for improvement.

 

Job Duties:

  • maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures to manage the operations of accounting personnel
  • prepare and issue periodic financial reports and charts to assess manufacturing productivity and profitability
  • coordinate end of year preparation of tax records and the annual report
  • ensure that accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll are processed in a timely manner
  • manage long-term debt, including capital equipment financing, capital justifications, risk analysis and return on investment analysis­­
  • ensure that periodic bank reconciliations and inventory checks are completed accurately
  • manage the production and tracking of annual budgets and forecasts, reporting on the variances
  • analyzes product standard costs and variances to identify improvement and development opportunities
  • identifies opportunities for automation; works on project teams to support automation projects
  • provide data and analysis to support strategic pricing discussions and contract negotiations
  • managing the cost and constraints of projects
  • selecting and managing outsourced operations and sub-contractors
  • supporting the conversion of small-scale production into commercially viable large-scale operations
  • working closely with operations personnel to monitor and improve the efficiency, output, and safety
  • making observations, collecting, and interpreting data with the technical and operating staff
  • recommend benchmarks and metrics to evaluate the success of the business
  • calculate and publish financial and operational charts to illustrate business performance to metrics
  • review existing data to see if more research and information needs to be collated
  • ensure that all aspects of the financial operation meet specified regulations

Skills/Qualifications:

Experience with standard cost accounting in a manufacturing business, knowledge of tax laws, experience working within an ERP system, problem solving, presentation skills, technical understanding, verbal communication, teamwork and innovation.  Crystal Reports experience desired. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. Experience in a manufacturing setting.

Please send resumes and any questions to Dirk Kvale at dirk@irdglass.com                      Additional information about the company can be found at www.irdglass.com

Machinist

1 opening on the 1st Shift

Job Description:

Set-up and operate a variety of machine tools and equipment to produce precision glass parts/components, including milling machines, lathes, saws, and Blanchard grinders. Programming and operating Haas Machines. Develop programs/methods based on prints and specs.

Skills/Qualification/Education:
5 years high level CNC Operation, 2 year degree in machining desired.

Further Description of Job Duties:

  • Set-up and operate a variety of machine tools and equipment to produce precision glass parts/components, including milling machines, lathes, saws, and Blanchard grinders
  • Create and modify machine programs.
  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of print reading, mathematics and instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and measurement scopes.
  • Measure, inspect, and test completed glass components to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Set-up, adjust, and operate all of the machine centers including VMCs, CNC Lathes, Blanchards, and other specialized equipment in order to perform precision machining operations.
  • Monitor and adjust machine feed and speeds to maximize product yield while simultaneously minimizing production cycle times.
  • Effectively manage multiple jobs and priorities in order to achieve >98% OTD while simultaneously ensuring a high rate of equipment utilization.
  • Utilize blueprints, drawings and engineering information in order to determine methods and sequences of operations needed to fabricate products and to determine appropriate in-process targets and final product dimensions and tolerances.
  • Build fixturing and tooling for production and experimental processes to meet special product and engineering needs.
  • Effectively communicate with IRD engineering, management, and manufacturing personnel as well as IRD customers in order to exchange technical information.
  • Support glass component projects from planning to fabrication through assembly, inspection, and testing, using knowledge of machine functions, glass properties, and mathematics.
  • Inspect, maintain, and operate equipment to verify operational efficiency.
  • Plan the appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used during a new product build.
  • Collect, analyze, and document key process data in order to facilitate continuous improvements on both product and machines.

Stop in and fill out an application at 810 E. St. Paul St. Litchfield, MN or send resumes to Rebecca Nelson at Rebecca@irdglass.com

Questions Contact Rebecca@irdglass.com