Recycle Operator

$16.42 - $16.77 hourly
  • Magnesium Products of America
  • 2001 Industrial Dr, Eaton Rapids, MI, USA
  • Oct 17, 2022
Full time Automotive Entry Level General Labor Manufacturing

Job Description

Sign on Bonus from $3,000 up to $5,000, Employer Paid Benefits

Salary: $16.42 - $16.77 per hour

If you are looking for a new exciting, rewarding and with a condensed work week position, then Meridian has the perfect role for you. Besides the wonderful benefits and great pay, you will be working with amazing people!

Continental 12-hour Shifts - 3 days one week, 4 days the next then repeat.

Primary Purpose of Position:

To work within the Die Cast Department to efficiently and effectively set-up and operate equipment within a die cast cell to ensure a quality product is produced and delivered that consistently satisfies or exceeds our customer’s expectation.

Major Responsibilities of Position:

  • Maintains a safe and clean workplace – The foundry goal is zero lost time accident and no housekeeping (audit) complaints.
  • Quality Performance – The foundry goal is zero discrepancies at the user plants, process checklists will be utilized to monitor and track process stability
  • Uptime improvements – The foundry goal is 90% equipment utilization.
  • To maintain oxide levels that meet or exceed the standards specified by the customer.
  • Scrap and material utilization – Dross and other melt losses are to be weekly, target < 7.0% melt loss.
  • Employee relations – The foundry goal is to develop a team-based environment with cross-functional deployment wherever possible. Each member will be expected to back up all other positions as required.
  • To maintain grade 1 scrap feeding into the Remelt furnaces.

Personal Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Attributes):

  • Participate in Continuous Improvement activities that will focus on waste elimination, improved health and safety, and ultimately cost reductions
  • Improve educational standards by attending all planned training programs
  • Ability to operate lift truck and overhead crane
  • Must have regular and punctual attendance
  • Must be able to follow directions of a supervisor
  • Must be cooperative with other employees
  • Must be quality conscious with an emphasis on operating to the Work Instruction
  • Be familiar with hydraulics and pneumatics or willingness to learn.
  • Ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing, effectively
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate, educate and coach new team members
  • Fluent in English

Physical demands:

  • Ability to stand, walk, climb, twist, bend, grasp and lift – occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Visual requirements include; ability to visually inspect work performed
  • Talk and hear
  • Must have the ability to tolerate the above requirements for a minimum of 12 hours daily

Work Environment

  • Automotive manufacturing environment, Shift work
  • Shop Environment: 75% of the time, includes exposure to industrial safety hazards, loud and sudden noises, hot/humid conditions; standard tools available
  • Production Environment: 25% of the time, includes exposure to industrial safety hazards, loud and sudden noises, hot/humid conditions. Extreme temperatures during the summer and winter months can be expected

Educational and Certification Background

High school diploma or equivalent - Essential

Possess mechanical ability and be knowledgeable in the use of hand tools. - Essential

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.42 - $16.77 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 12-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Eaton Rapids, MI 48827: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)