Careers

ATF strives to provide a safe, supportive and positive environment for every single one of our employees. We pride ourselves on the strength of our company culture and measure our success by the many close friendships that define our work environment.

Come join our team!

ATF works to provide opportunities for professional advancement and growth, so all team members can continually feel like they are working towards their highest potential. If you are looking for a workplace where you can find both personal satisfaction and professional opportunity and reward, then we are looking for you.

 

Machine Repair 'A'

Summary:

Able to perform all of the following functions: Machining, Electrical Work, Machine Repair.

Position Responsibilities:

Machining: Sets-up and operates machine tools such as lathe, grinders, drill, and milling machine to repair of fabricate machine parts, jigs and fixtures, and tools. Operates cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts. Fabricates and repairs production equipment parts and fixtures.

Electrical Work: Installs and repairs electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment.

Machine Repair: Visually inspects and tests machinery and equipment. Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts. Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery. Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.  Installs, programs, or repairs automated machinery and equipment such as robots or programmable controllers.

General Duties:

Repairs and maintains physical structure of establishment. Assist and cooperate with other team members in the department. Follow all safety rules and practices. Perform other tasks as directed by supervisor. Follow all policies as related to handling of oils. If on spill response team, operate in accordance with SPCC Plan.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English.
Any of the following that relate to the employee’s area of expertise:
Ability to use a variety of precision measuring devices, including vernier calipers, micrometer, indicators, feeler gauges, scale, mechanics’ common hand and power tools, machine tools, welding and brazing equipment.
Broad knowledge of machine tool construction, operation, repair, shop practice, welding, brazing, precision hand fitting, machine tool set-up operation.
Ability to use advanced shop mathematics.

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or the equivalent formal experience required.
Five of more years of related work experience.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to openpositions@atf-inc.com

Header Setup Person - Class 'A'

Summary:

Produce quality hi-precision cold headed blanks; while maintaining superior degree of productivity.

Position Responsibilities:

Set-up and operate a wide range of small or large diameter headers; 1 die, 2 blow; 2 die, 3 blow; 3 die, 4 blow; multi-station headers or cold formers. Produce quality parts; in finish and configuration, with zero defects on a regular basis. Proficient in SPC, maintaining critical dimensions, math and blueprint reading. Teach, instruct and educate helpers or trainees. Familiar with all tooling necessary in making set-up. Able to make adjustments. Perform minor maintenance on machinery. Proficient with various hand tools, micrometer, scale and venier caliper. Capable of trouble-shooting tooling and machine problems. Follow all safety rules and procedures. Perform other tasks as directed by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Demonstrated mechanical ability and experience with specialty fastener manufacturer. Competent with small hand tools, and all measuring instruments pertinent to cold heading shop; including micrometer, scale, venier caliper. Proficient in SPC, and maintaining charts. Proficient in reading and understanding shop blueprints.

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or the equivalent formal experience required.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to openpositions@atf-inc.com

Warehouse Clerk

Summary

ATF is looking for the right candidate to join our growing team as a Warehouse Clerk. A Warehouse Clerk has several key functions which include:

• Preparing shipping documents
• Pulling orders
• Attaching labels to boxes
• Shrink wrapping shipments
• Putting inventory away on racks
• Loading and unloading trucks
• Cycle audit inventory for accuracy
• Receiving inventory and moving product to the next operation
• Processing premium shipments

Skills needed:

• High school diploma or equivalent
• Fork lift operator’s license
• Independent worker who is detail orientated
• Excellent verbal and written English skills
• Knowledge of RF scanning is a plus
• Knowledge of CMS or other ERP system
• Warehouse experience
• Self-motivated – requires minimum supervision
• Pro-active

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to openpositions@atf-inc.com

Maintenance Mechanic / Machine Builder

ATF is looking for the right candidate to join our team as a Maintenance Mechanic/Machine rebuilder.

The Maintenance Mechanic/Machine Rebuilder would maintain responsibility for performing machine repairs and rebuilds. In this role, a number of the primary duties would include the following;

Machining
– Set up and operate machine tools such as lathes, grinders, drills, milling machines, etc… to repair or fabricate machine parts, fixtures and tools.
– Operate cutting torches or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts.
– Fabricate and repair production equipment parts and fixtures.

Electrical Work
– Understand and troubleshoot basic electrical components.

Machine Repair
– Visually inspects and test machinery and equipment.
– Dismantle defective machines and equipment and installing new or repaired parts.
– Clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.
– Lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, repair and replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators and related equipment.
– Install, and repair automated machinery and equipment such as pneumatic robots.

General Duties
– Repair and maintain physical structure of establishment.
– Assist and cooperate with other team members within the Maintenance department.
– Follow all safety rules and practices including policies related to the handling of oils.
– Perform other tasks as assigned by direct supervisor.

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated ability to read, write and understand English including the ability to work from prints, diagrams, manuals and instructions. Candidates must be able to troubleshoot and repair pneumatics and hydraulics.

Ideal candidates will have experience with cold forming equipment, such as National Headers , EWM Rollers, Hartford Rollers and using precision measuring devices including calipers, micrometers, indicators, feeler gauges, hand and power tools, machine tools and the equivalent of five years of related work experience and or a combination or work experience and training.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to openpositions@atf-inc.com

Engineering & Quality Manager

Brief Position Description:

This position is responsible for managing the entire engineering and quality functions for ATF Michigan Operations facilities (Romulus & Rose City) including
Sustaining engineering
– Managing and directing Tool design department
– Maintaining Costing and part feasibility
– Managing and improving our APQP/New part launch systems
– Ensuring Engineering documentation and records are sufficient to run our business
– Assist Mfg with CI and process improvements
– Work with Lincolnwood Engineering Mgr to ensure best practices and standardization between locations
Quality
– Manage and direct the focus of quality process engineering to achieve customer satisfaction while coordinating problem solving activities
– Manage timely containment and 8D resolution
– Maintain Quality systems to ensure compliance with TS and ISO
– Keep all business parties updated of quality activities to ensure open communication

Top 5 Keys

1. Sustaining engineering – Day to day engineering issues (problems from mfg floor or customer related for parts currently in production)
2. Manage customer issues to ensure proper timely containment and 8D resolution
3. Manage and improve new part launch and APQP
4. Maintain quality systems to ensure TS and ISO certifications
5. Support CI and process engineering

Duties:

• Coordinate and manage Program Management function of new and existing programs/part launches.
• Manage and supervise all full-time, part-time, and contract tooling, costing and engineering associates.
• Responsible for accurate maintenance of engineering documents and protocol, including prints, engineering changes, specifications and standards, CAD and math data, BOMs, Routings, and any other engineering system or documentation.
• Coordinate manufacturing engineering activities on all new program launches.
• Travel as needed to customer sites to support new launch, quality, existing application or development activities
• Assist with all process engineering activities related to Continuous Improvement initiatives.
• Develop best processes for assembly and manufacturing of all new program launches.
• Coordinate prototype and test projects.
• Track and report to Management key performance metrics related to launch initiatives and sustaining engineering projects
• Develop and maintain yearly operating plans.
• Participate and/or lead a subgroup in Strategic Planning.
• Participate in any special projects or planning activities, as necessary.
• Manage day to day quality issues including containment, problem solving, 8D, timely communication, closure of QPR
• Work with customers as needed to solve, close issues
• Develop and grow employees

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• 5+ years’ experience managing an engineering department and facilitating new part launches.
• Knowledge of stamping, cold heading, tool & die, and automated assembly technologies
• Fluent with AutoCad, SolidWorks, familiar with Catia, and various other CAD formats.
• Good customer Service traits
• Knowledge of automotive quality systems
• Good communication and people skill
• Problem solving analysis/resolution

Education & Experience:

• 4 Year Technical or Engineering Degree
• 10+ years general manufacturing engineering experience
• 3-5 yrs Quality department experience

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to openpositions@atf-inc.com

Tooling Engineer

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to openpositions@atf-inc.com

Summary
Make product layouts, design tools for cold heading required to finish product. Establish processes for the manufacturing of product and solve manufacturing problems.

Position Responsibilities

• Process orders when issued to you by supervisor.
• Prepare product prints when an order is given to you, then work on product development design.
• Design tools for order issued and determine machine needed to make that part.
• Then make tool drawings and tool lists.
• Work with manufacturing, tool crib and tool room to solve tool problems resulting in improved tool life and improved production.
• Troubleshoot to solve manufacturing problems when required, working as a team.
• Work with people at machines or on floor when help is required or asked for.
• Design tools for cold-heading and secondaries, e.g. rolling, machining, trimming, pointing, etc. when needed for order to be worked on.
• Assist development engineers with product design issues and make proposal prints when required with supervisor approval.
• Prepare sequence of operations required for orders an engineer is working on, making sure all correct information is on routing and put into CMS and APQP.
• Check work done by co-worker when assigned to you.
• Attend and provide input to sample meetings in which you are invited to attend.
• Attend feasibility meetings and assist people who are working on quotes when their help is needed. Advise your supervisor when attending these meetings.
• Process ECRs in a correct and timely manner when given to you.
• Support QS9000 occasionally reviewing procedures.
• Follow all safety procedures

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Strong mathematical and technical background.
• Ability to read and understand customer, product, tool and machine drawings.
• Knowledge of geometric tolerances.
• Ability to work well with customers and co-workers.
• Strong technical backgrounds, capable of using AutoCAD preferred.
• Self-starter and able to work with new technologies preferred.
• Knowledge of cold heading and fastener experience, heat treating, plating, measuring instruments, gages and tool manufacturing preferred.

Education and Experience

• Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent high school with technical shop background, trade school with machining and tool background or practical shop experience starting from bottom, working up.

Manufacturing Manager - Lincolnwood, IL

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to openpositions@atf-inc.com

Summary

Manufacturing Manager, reporting to the Plant Manager, is responsible for the daily operation of manufacturing department on both shifts. This includes meeting or exceeding machine and labor utilizations, quality and production goals while ensuring QS-9000 requirements are met in the process.

Position Responsibilities

• Direct departmental supervision
• Assist in preparation of annual business plan as related to manufacturing. Responsible for meeting or exceeding the goals in this plan
• Participate on the Materials Review Board
• Coordinate meetings with materials and production control
• Development and implementation of departmental procedures
• Maintain communication with engineering, sales and all management
• Coordinate with same re: simultaneous engineering – samples
• Timely completion of employee performance appraisals
• Training and development of employees including defining training needs and level of competency for direct reports or deeming direct reports competent to train others.
• Communicate with outside vendors re: tools, parts, machines, etc.
• Prepare capital summary for equipment needs
• Coordinate of maintenance required on equipment
• Participate in the interview process for prospective employees
• Coordinate with Human Resources various training programs, including the use of the training center

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Working knowledge of cold heading, rolling, slotting, and die repair
• Hands-on skills in heading or rolling
• Good knowledge of material flow, tooling and equipment requirements.
• Must be capable of sound decision making with good leadership and possess pro-active management skills.
• Ability to communicate at all levels within the organization.

Education and Experience

• Three years minimum managing in a manufacturing/fastener environment.
• 8 to 10 years supervisory and management experience in cold forming processes.
• 2 to 4 years hands-on heading or rolling experience.
• High School Diploma.

Quality Engineer

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to openpositions@atf-inc.com

Summary:
ATF, Inc. is looking for an individual who is passionate about Quality to provide problem-solving expertise in support of our customers and employees on the floor. We have a fun and dynamic quality team, and we’re seeking someone who shares our values and is eager to learn. Specifically, the Quality Engineer assists manufacturing in maintaining and improving quality at the source. The primary goal is to eliminate quality problems at the source, work with customers in understanding their needs and reducing their problems, and lead problem solving efforts to reduce quality problems both internally and externally.

Position Responsibilities:
• Lead/participate in manufacturing group problem solving.
• Initiate “8-D’s” when required for customer or internal rejects and follow up with effective problem solving efforts by creating teams to determine root cause (5whys3x, Ishikawa Diagrams, etc.), corrective action and verification.
• Assist with follow-up to implementation regarding corrective actions.
• Verify effectiveness of corrective action.
• Visit customer facilities, as required.
• Communicate status of quality issues to customers regularly.
• Disposition as part of the MRB, customer returns, and internal reports
• Implement improvements on manufacturing floor and work on internal quality issues
• Provide training to operators
• Manage appropriate data and publish accordingly for company-wide quality performance levels.
• Generate studies, DOE’s, etc. to improve quality on a preventative basis.
• Cooperate with ATF CI team
• Enhance the culture of mutual respect and professional behavior
• Follow all safety rules and practices.
• Perform other tasks as directed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to listen and provide excellent customer service.
• Able to influence others where no formal authority relationship exists and work with people at various levels, including hourly operators.
• Able to handle pressure and effectively deal with conflict.
• Knowledge of quality tools (5 Why3x, fishbone diagram, etc.).
• Proficient use of PC and business programs, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
• Proficient in reading blueprints.
• Knowledge of SPC.
• Knowledge of ISO9000/TS16949.
• Knowledge of Micrometer, caliper, comparator and hardness checker.

Education & Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related degree and at least 1 year of experience OR a minimum of 5 years’ experience in fastener industry.
• Mechanical ability
• Fastener experience and metallurgical background is preferred.
• Prior automotive industry/supplier experience is preferred.
• Experience with heat treating and plating is preferred.

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