Metalworking Solutions Names Nick Burrows President

Contact: Jennifer Richardson
Metalworking Solutions
Phone: (423) 648-6980

370 Labeling Way
Chattanooga, TN 37450
metalworkingsolutions.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Metalworking Solutions Names Nick Burrows President

 

Chattanooga, TN February 8, 2018:  Metalworking Solutions today announced Nick Burrows has been named President, effective immediately. As President, Burrows will have full responsibility for the company and leading the organization into the future.

Burrows, 39, has been with the company since its inception. He implemented the initial systems, processes and organizational policies in support of the company’s vision and has led Metalworking Solutions team in evolving these practices and systems as the business has grown.

“Nothing at Metalworking Solutions will change with this announcement”, said Bill Hewgley, Chairman, Metalworking Solutions. “As Executive Vice President and General Manager, Nick has been performing this role, leading our team to over 158% revenue growth over the past five years. He’s earned the title and I couldn’t be more proud and pleased with his performance and the performance of our team.”

Burrows received his Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Computer Information Systems and his Master of Business Administration from the University of North Alabama. Nick and his wife, Katie, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach for UTC, have two girls and reside in the Lookout Valley area.

About Metalworking Solutions

Metalworking Solutions, LLC has created an entirely new business model for providing outsourced sheet metal components and assemblies to OEM’s operating within virtually any industry. We assist manufacturing companies in the development and production of structural steel and precision sheet metal components; improving final assembly performance by offering superior part quality, best-in-class lead time, and on-time delivery.

 

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CNC Turret Punch Operator

Position Summary

Metalworking Solutions is currently seeking a CNC turret punch operator to oversee the cutting/punching of sheet metal parts. Ideal candidates will have two or more years’ experience with Amada or similar CNC turret punch machines. The ability to identify different gauges and alloys of sheet metal is critical to this individual’s success.

Metalworking Solutions, LLC

Metalworking Solutions, LLC a metal fabrication company in Chattanooga, TN has created an entirely new business model for providing outsourced sheet metal components and assemblies to OEM’s operating within virtually any industry. We assist manufacturing companies in the development and production of structural steel and precision sheet metal components; improving final assembly performance through superior part quality, best in class lead time, and on-time delivery.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate the CNC Turret Punch and other machinery used in the production process, or assist other machine operators.
  • Select proper die clearances based on material requirements.
  • Set up tooling, load programs, and set machine parameters to ensure optimal performance of the equipment.
  • Determine condition of tools and point of re-sharpening.
  • Re-sharpen punches and dies as needed.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with fast-changing priorities.
  • Keep work area clean and organized.
  • Follow all company rules and policies.
  • Follow all safety rules and quality standards.
  • Provide a great level of attention to detail and focus on the given task.
  • Work with team members to maximize productivity and efficiency.
  • Assemble items as instructed by shift leader or floor supervisor.
  • Prepare product for shipment as appropriate.
  • Lift raw materials, final products, and items packed for shipment, manually up to 60 pounds, or by using a hoist. Physically able to clear jams from the machine.
  • Operate machinery used in the production process, or assist machine operators.
  • Uphold all ISO and OSHA standards applicable to the responsibilities above.
  • Be dependable, follow instructions, respond to management direction, take responsibility for own actions, keep commitments, commit to long hours of work when needed to reach goals and complete tasks on time, or notify appropriate person with an alternate plan of action.
  • Ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision while meeting all product quality requirements.

Required Skills/Experience

The candidate must demonstrate and/or be familiar with the following:

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Knowledge of tooling and tool maintenance.
  • Proven measurement and mathematical fraction/decimal conversion skills.
  • Ability to distinguish material types including Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel, Copper and Brass.
  • Flexible schedule is required; this position requires shift work as well as some weekend work.
  • Candidate must be a strong team player.
  • Candidate must be reliable.
  • Communications proficiency, written and verbal.
  • Problem solving/analysis.
  • Ability to read shop drawings and specifications.
  • Be familiar with material utilization concepts.
  • Dealing with Complexity.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Sheet metal and/ or Structural steel fabrication experience.
  • Manufacturing Methods and Procedures.
  • Manufacturing Quality

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or GED.

Experience in Fabrication and sheet metal work.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret blueprints, documents, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read and use micrometers, calipers, height gages and other gages as situations dictate.  Ability to complete quality documents.

Mathematical Skills:

Being capable to read blueprints, Ability to add, subtracts, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent and convert from or to metric dimensions.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be familiar with lifting techniques. Must be able to lift 60 lbs. regularly. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

Plant environment. Ear and eye protection are required. You occasionally may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, some exposure to non-hazardous fumes or airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate. Eye protection is required in the form of a welding helmet or safety glasses as situations dictate.

Compensation

Financial compensation will be commensurate with applicable experience. Metalworking Solutions provides a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance choices, and the ability to participate in a 401k-retirement plan.

Application Procedures

Applicants are to apply online or Email your resume to:

Sammy Burrows
sburrows@metalworkingsolutions.com

Employment Eligibility Verification

The successful applicant must show proof of citizenship or provide documentation indicating they are legally eligible to work in the United States. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and may be modified or revoked without notice.

Metalworking Solutions, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

CNC Laser Cutting Machine Operator

Position Summary

Metalworking Solutions is currently seeking a CNC laser cutting machine operator to oversee the cutting of sheet metal parts on a variety of fiber and CO2 Amada lasers. Ideal candidates will have two or more years’ experience with Amada or similar CNC laser cutting machines. The ability to identify different gauges and alloys of sheet metal is critical to this individual’s success.

Metalworking Solutions, LLC

Metalworking Solutions, LLC a metal fabrication company in Chattanooga, TN has created an entirely new business model for providing outsourced sheet metal components and assemblies to OEM’s operating within virtually any industry. We assist manufacturing companies in the development and production of structural steel and precision sheet metal components; improving final assembly performance through superior part quality, best in class lead time, and on-time delivery.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate the CNC laser cutting machine and other machinery used in the production process, or assist other machine operators.
  • Select and set up lenses based on material type and thickness, load programs and set machine parameters to ensure optimal performance of the equipment.
  • Knowledge about shield gases used during laser cutting operation.
  • Monitor fill level of bulk tank system and report reordering levels to the supervisor.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with fast-changing priorities.
  • Work with automated loading and storage system.
  • Keep work area clean and organized.
  • Provide a great level of attention to detail and focus on the given task.
  • Follow all company rules and policies.
  • Follow all safety rules and quality standards.
  • Work with team members to maximize productivity and efficiency.
  • Assemble items as instructed by shift leader or floor supervisor.
  • Prepare product for shipment when requested.
  • Lift raw materials, final products, and items packed for shipment, manually, or using a hoist.
  • Operate machinery used in the production process, or assist machine operators.
  • Uphold all ISO and OSHA standards applicable to the responsibilities above.
  • Be dependable, follow instructions, respond to management direction, take responsibility for own actions, keep commitments, commit to long hours of work when needed to reach goals and complete tasks on time, or notify appropriate person with an alternate plan of action.
  • Ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision while meeting all product quality requirements.

Required Skills/Experience

The candidate must demonstrate and/or be familiar with the following:

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Knowledge of tooling and tool maintenance.
  • Proven measurement and mathematical fraction/decimal conversion skills.
  • Ability to distinguish material types including Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel, Copper and Brass.
  • Flexible schedule is required; this position requires shift work as well as some weekend work.
  • The candidate has to be a strong team player.
  • The candidate has to be reliable.
  • Communications proficiency, written and verbal
  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Ability to read shop drawings and specifications.
  • Be familiar with material utilization concepts
  • Dealing with Complexity
  • Detail oriented
  • Sheet metal and/ or Structural steel fabrication experience
  • Manufacturing Methods and Procedures
  • Manufacturing Quality, Product Development

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or GED.

Experience in Fabrication and sheet metal work.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret blueprints, documents, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read and use micrometers, calipers, height gages and other gages as situations dictate.  Ability to complete quality documents.

Mathematical Skills:

Being capable to read blueprints, Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent and convert from or to metric dimensions.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be familiar with lifting techniques. Must be able to lift 60 lbs. regularly. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

Plant environment. Ear and eye protection are required. You occasionally may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, some exposure to non-hazardous fumes or airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate. Eye protection is required in the form of a welding helmet or safety glasses as situations dictate.

Compensation

Financial compensation will be commensurate with applicable experience. Metalworking Solutions provides a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance choices, and the ability to participate in a 401k-retirement plan.

Application Procedures

Applicants are to apply online or Email your resume to:

Sammy Burrows
sburrows@metalworkingsolutions.com

Employment Eligibility Verification

The successful applicant must show proof of citizenship or provide documentation indicating they are legally eligible to work in the United States. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and may be modified or revoked without notice.

Metalworking Solutions, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

SolidWorks Draftsman/CNC Programmer

Position Summary

Metalworking Solutions is currently seeking a professional, self-directed, and enthusiastic candidate for a SolidWorks Draftsman/Programmer position. Ideal candidates will be able to modify and design mechanical assemblies and sheet metal parts using SolidWorks as well as programming CNC Lasers and Turrets using nesting software. Position requires solid computer skills and the ability to navigate Microsoft Office Products such as Excel and Word efficiently. The ability to read blueprints/shop drawings is critical to this individual’s success.

Metalworking Solutions, LLC

Metalworking Solutions, LLC a metal fabrication company in Chattanooga, TN has created an entirely new business model for providing outsourced sheet metal components and assemblies to OEM’s operating within virtually any industry. We assist manufacturing companies in the development and production of structural steel and precision sheet metal components; improving final assembly performance through superior part quality, best in class lead time, and on-time delivery.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Revise and generate CAD drawings for sheet metal parts and assemblies in SolidWorks in a timely manner.
  • Utilize our Nesting Software to create and modify programs for Laser Cutting and Turret Punching based on CAD files
  • Read and detect inaccuracies in Customer supplied drawings.
  • Review and be able to suggest improvements to Customer supplied drawings for improved manufacturability and cost reduction.
  • Verifies part dimensions, materials to be used, the relation of one part to another, and the relation of various parts to the overall assembly.
  • Computes angles, circumferences, volumes. Determines clearances for assembly of various components.
  • Utilizes knowledge of various manufacturing processes, engineering practices, mathematics, materials, and other physical sciences to produce designs and drawings.
  • Drafts detailed multi-view drawings of parts and assemblies.
  • Follows established company standards for electronic file maintenance and organization.
  • Communicates with Sales, Production, Purchasing, and General Manager as necessary to meet company objectives and standards of quality.
  • Work well with associates, vendors, and customers, with little or no supervision. Must be a team player with excellent communication and people skills.
  • Be dependable, follow instructions, respond to management direction, take responsibility for own actions, keep commitments, commit to long hours of work when needed to reach goals and complete tasks on time, or notify appropriate person with an alternate plan of action.

Required Skills / Experience

The candidate must demonstrate and/or be familiar with the following:

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Technical capacity
  • Communications proficiency, written and verbal
  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Collaboration skills
  • Proficiency using Windows-based software, including MS Office Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Principles of 3D CAD design
  • Ability to read and interpret detailed drawings and specifications.
  • Be familiar with material utilization concepts
  • Dealing with Complexity
  • Detail oriented
  • Informing Others
  • Sheet metal and/ or Structural steel fabrication experience
  • Hardware Specifications
  • Manufacturing Methods and Procedures
  • Manufacturing Quality, Product Development
  • Technical Presentation Experience and Skill

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • College level or technical school coursework in computer-aided design and drafting, mathematics, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in Fabrication and sheet metal work is a plus.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret blueprints, documents, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read and use micrometers, calipers, height gages and other gages as situations dictate.  Ability to complete quality documents.

Mathematical Skills:

Being capable to read blueprints, Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent and convert from or to metric dimensions.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands 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.

Work Environment:

Office environment with the requirement to go into the plant from time to time. While in the plant, ear and eye protection are required. You occasionally may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, some exposure to non-hazardous fumes or airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate. Eye protection is required in the form of a welding helmet or safety glasses as situations dictate.

Compensation

Financial compensation will be commensurate with applicable experience. Metalworking Solutions provides a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance choices, and the ability to participate in a 401k-retirement plan.

Application Procedures

Email your resume to:

Sammy Burrows
sburrows@metalworkingsolutions.com

Employment Eligibility Verification

The successful applicant must show proof of citizenship or provide documentation indicating they are legally eligible to work in the United States. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and may be modified or revoked without notice.

 

Metalworking Solutions, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Material Handler

METALWORKING SOLUTIONS, LLC

Metalworking Solutions, LLC a metal fabrication company in Chattanooga, TN has created an entirely new business model for providing outsourced sheet metal components and assemblies to OEM’s operating within virtually any industry. We assist manufacturing companies in the development and production of structural steel and precision sheet metal components; improving final assembly performance through superior part quality, best in class lead time, and on-time delivery.

POSITION SUMMARY

Metalworking Solutions is currently seeking a professional, self-directed, and enthusiastic candidate for a Material Handler for the Raw Material Warehouse. This position is responsible for managing raw material/sheet metal to satisfy manufacturing demands. This includes incoming inspection, inventory management, product identification, warehouse organization and management, material staging, and pulling/issuing of material to point of use locations.

The ideal candidate would have experience in a make to order/customer design fabrication environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops and implements inventory control procedures and sequence of operations within the department to optimize workflow.
  • Oversees consignment inventory and all sheet metal materials.
  • Communicates inventory levels and issues to Purchasing.
  • Reviews weekly inventory trends and discusses variations with appropriate colleagues.
  • Communicate and escalate issues or imbalances to management.
  • Works with Master Scheduling each week to improve OTD and quality performance of suppliers.
  • Conducts monthly physical inventory count.
  • Supports meetings to review service levels, performance against schedule, inventory strategy, and resource implications.
  • Working and displaying Integrity, Teamwork, Reliability, Customer Focus and Can-Do Attitude through your individual actions and accountability.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required and participate as & when necessary in Companywide initiatives & projects.
  • Undertake additional training to develop skills as the company requires.
  • Perform work in accordance with organizational policies and practices
  • Ability to work in a safe professional manner adhering to all regulatory requirements including OSHA, EPA, State and Federal Regulations

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Conducts duties with the highest level of ethics and trustworthiness.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy, with specific proficiency in the use of screen entry and barcode data collection equipment.
  • Problem solver with good analytical skills.
  • Organizing and planning skills.
  • Practical working knowledge of ERP software and MRP technology concepts.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be forklift certified.
  • Previous inventory management experience a plus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Plant environment with the requirement to be on the plant floor for the majority of the workday. While in the plant, ear and eye protection are required. You occasionally may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, some exposure to non-hazardous fumes or airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate. Eye protection is required in the form of a welding helmet or safety glasses as situations dictate.

COMPENSATION

Financial compensation will be commensurate with applicable experience. Metalworking Solutions provides a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance choices, and the ability to participate in a 401k-retirement plan.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Applicants are to apply at the bottom of this post or

Email your resume to:

Sammy Burrows
sburrows@metalworkingsolutions.com

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION

The successful applicant must show proof of citizenship or provide documentation indicating they are legally eligible to work in the United States. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and may be modified or revoked without notice.

Metalworking Solutions, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.