Careers

IRD Glass and IRD Ceramics are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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Inspector and Machine Operator

1 Opening on 2nd Shift:  4pm to 2am

Job Description:

Inspects product to determine compliance with order specifications, company quality control system, shipping and packing methods for conformity to specified standards. Approves or rejects product, writes report of examinations, and requests corrective action when warranted. Sound understanding of the working mechanism of the tools or the machinery they are handling. Should be able to fix minor problems and look after the operator level maintenance of the equipment. Adjusting the operating speed and controlling the load of the machines. Monitoring, measuring, charting and controlling dimensions of finished products

 

Skills/Qualification/Education:

A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Further Description of Job Duties:

  • Passionate about improvement
  • Good at working together with others to achieve challenging objectives
  • Makes well thought out and logical decisions when faced with problems
  • Examines records to determine product specifications and required quality tests.
  • Conducts optical tests to verify performance of optical components using custom designed test equipment.
  • Inspects products using stereo-scope inspection techniques to ensure compliance with print and contract specifications.
  • Examines materials and products to verify defects and to determine whether defects are within allowable standards.
  • Submits samples received to quality control personnel to obtain verification of manufacturers’ certifications and authorizations to release items for production usage.
  • Compiles and submits reports to quality manager.
  • Trains new workers.
  • Prepares parts for final assembly and inspection by operating beveling equipment, ultrasonic cleaning equipment, degreasing equipment and manual surface cleaning & preparation methods.
  • Performs the final assembly, inspection and testing operations for assembled components.
  • Packages and ships components to customers with correct paperwork as required
  • Helps in other areas as requested.
  • Sound technical skills and ability to fix problems with machines
  • Good communication skills and customer service skills
  • Ability to work for extended hours and physically fit
  • Good written and oral communication skills and ability to pay attention to details
  • Operating equipment and performing the necessary maintenance operations
  • Ensuring productivity matches or exceeds expectations
  • Maintaining a report of the total amount of goods manufactured in a day from the machine
  • Working with manufacturing lead to improve the processes used to manufacture components
  • General cleaning and set-up needed to maintain on-going operations
  • Other work as needed for the betterment of the area and company

Process Technician

First Shift: Mon – Thur

Job Description:

Facilitate process development and improvement for glass component production using established continuous improvement methods and tools.  Primary goals: to achieve rapid new process development, yield improvement, daily throughput, and productivity/efficiency.  Work within ISO system to develop work instructions and travelers and process checks to ensure ongoing quality.  Work improvements including raw material selection, cost reduction, glass processing, yields, cycle time reductions, part and machine set ups, machining, lapping, polishing, cleaning, and final inspection.

 

Skills/Qualification/Education:

  • 2 to 4 Year Engineering or technical degree (or equivalent)
  • Manufacturing Experience
  • Six Sigma
  • Solid Works or Cad
  • Basic CAM Knowledge
  • Problem Solving
  • 8D and RCCA Tools
  • Teamwork
  • LEAN Production Planning
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Communication Skills
  • Innovation
  • DOE Experience
  • Office Software

Further Description of Job Duties:

  • Create solutions to complex technical problems in manufacturing cell of production
  • Create, modify, and test process variations for new and existing products.
  • Inspect products and processes for flaws and identify areas for improvement.
  • Prepare and conduct experiments and collect data; calculate or record results during experiments.
  • Assist in process design, development, and production; design fixtures and set up equipment.
  • Utilize computer-aided process development tools as needed during improvement phase, to include statistical analysis like SPC chart, run charts, Cpk analysis, Value Stream Maps.
  • Plan the manufacturing process; estimate project costs and specify materials to be used.
  • Perform audits of production and process capability; monitor process using floor metrics.
  • Design, develop, test, and implement new manufacturing processes to increase capability and capacity.
  • Research new processes and capabilities.
  • Ensure all product is properly inspected and meets all requirements prior to delivery to QC.
  • Preparing reports, flow diagrams and charts to measure and assess manufacturing productivity.
  • Managing the cost and time constraints of projects.
  • Selecting, managing and working with sub-contractors.
  • Working closely with equipment operators to monitor and improve the efficiency, output and safety of operations within the plant.
  • Ensuring the process works at the optimum level, at the right rate and quality.
  • Operating equipment as needed to produce products.
  • Finding solutions to process problems using tools like an 8D, TPS, 5 Whys, Fishbone analysis, et al.
  • Making observations, taking measurements, collecting & interpreting data, and making decisions with other team members.
  • Reviewing existing data (also lab analysis) to see if more research and information need to be collated.
  • Assists others in setting up, repairing, and maintaining production equipment to minimize downtime.

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

Experienced Inspector

First Shift: Mon-Thur 

Job Description:

Inspects product to determine compliance with order specifications, company quality control system, shipping and packing methods for conformity to specified standards. Approves or rejects product, writes report of examinations, and requests corrective action when warranted.

 

Skills/Qualification/Education:

5+ years of inspection experience

Further Description of Job Duties:

  • Passionate about improvement
  • Good at working together with others to achieve challenging objectives
  • Makes well thought out and logical decisions when faced with problems
  • Examines records to determine product specifications and required quality tests.
  • Conducts optical tests to verify performance of optical components using custom designed test equipment.
  • Inspects products using stereo-scope inspection techniques to ensure compliance with print and contract specifications.
  • Examines materials and products to verify defects and to determine whether defects are within allowable standards.
  • Submits samples received to quality control personnel to obtain verification of manufacturers’ certifications and authorizations to release items for production usage.
  • Compiles and submits reports to quality manager.
  • Trains new workers.
  • Prepares parts for final assembly and inspection by operating beveling equipment, ultrasonic cleaning equipment, degreasing equipment and manual surface cleaning & preparation methods.
  • Performs the final assembly, inspection and testing operations for assembled components.
  • Packages and ships components to customers with correct paperwork as required
  • Helps in other areas as requested.

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

Machine Operator

1 Opening on 1st Shift: 5am to 3pm

Job Description:

Sound understanding of the working mechanism of the tools or the machinery they are handling. Should be able to fix minor problems and look after the operator level maintenance of the equipment. Adjusting the operating speed and controlling the load of the machines. Monitoring, measuring, charting and controlling dimensions of finished products

Skills/Qualification/Education:

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Manufacturing experience and 2-year technical degree desired.

Further Description of Job Duties:

  • Passionate about improvement
  • Good at working together with others to achieve challenging objectives
  • Makes well thought out and logical decisions when faced with problems
  • Sound technical skills and ability to fix problems with machines
  • Good communication skills and customer service skills
  • Ability to work for extended hours and physically fit
  • Good written and oral communication skills and ability to pay attention to details
  • Operating equipment and performing the necessary maintenance operations
  • Ensuring productivity matches or exceeds expectations
  • Maintaining a report of the total amount of goods manufactured in a day from the machine
  • Working with manufacturing lead to improve the processes used to manufacture components
  • General cleaning and set-up needed to maintain on-going operations
  • Other work as needed for the betterment of the area and company

 

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