GRCC TODAY: Graduation Ceremony at the AMP Lab Honors Autocam Medical Apprentices

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Lab has churned out another group of CNC machinists from its apprenticeship program.

Kentwood-based Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, said Dec. 3 it presented 11 students with certificates of completion for their computer numerical control (CNC) machinist apprentice program during a Nov. 10 ceremony at the AMP Lab @ Western Michigan University in Grand Rapids.

The event, recognizing the company’s fourth class of graduates, included a few words of motivation and inspiration by John Kennedy IV, general manager of Autocam Medical, and Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College.

The year-round program requires students to complete over 700 hours of classroom instruction over a period of 90 weeks. Apprentices are employed by Autocam Medical, maintaining a full work schedule during the training period. In addition to CNC machinist certification, the course of study also covers the necessary schooling required by the U.S. Department of Labor for students to receive a certified journeyman card and puts them on the path to receive an associate degree, earning 27 college credits.

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TODAY’S MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS: Autocam Medical’s Apprentice Program Puts Students on Career Path

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, presented 11 students with certificates of completion for their CNC Machinist Apprentice Program during a November 10th ceremony at the AMP Lab at Western Michigan University in Grand Rapids.

The event, recognizing the company’s fourth class of graduates, was kicked off with a few words of motivation and inspiration by John Kennedy, IV, General Manager of Autocam Medical, and Dr. Bill Pink, President of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).

The year-round program requires students to complete over 700 hours of classroom instruction over a period of 90 weeks. Apprentices are employed by Autocam Medical, maintaining a full work schedule during the training period. In addition to CNC Machinist certification, the course of study also covers the necessary schooling required by the Federal Department of Labor for students to receive a certified Journeyman card and puts them on the path to receive an associate degree, earning 27 college credits.

The Grand Rapids Community College instructor, Andy Beach, an industry veteran with over 20 years of relevant hands-on experience, emphasized the program’s benefits, “Autocam Medical’s Apprentice Program is a win-win; it’s a win for the skilled trades industry and a win for the students,” says Beach. “The students gain skills that put them on a career path with unlimited opportunity, and it helps build a ready workforce for the manufacturing industry, which is starving for CNC Machinists.”

As part of their training, students are challenged to machine two intricate objects. These finished projects are reflective of the caliber of machinists produced by the program. In fact, two graduates, Wrindy Hauser and Ethan Richey, recently won a first-place prize in Mastercam’s global Master of CAM Wildest Parts Machining Competition in the Teams Division for a Thor’s Hammer they machined.

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GRBJ: Autocam Medical Apprentices Join the Next Generation of CNC Machinists

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Lab has churned out another group of CNC machinists from its apprenticeship program.

Kentwood-based Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, said Dec. 3 it presented 11 students with certificates of completion for their computer numerical control (CNC) machinist apprentice program during a Nov. 10 ceremony at the AMP Lab @ Western Michigan University in Grand Rapids.

The event, recognizing the company’s fourth class of graduates, included a few words of motivation and inspiration by John Kennedy IV, general manager of Autocam Medical, and Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College.

The year-round program requires students to complete over 700 hours of classroom instruction over a period of 90 weeks. Apprentices are employed by Autocam Medical, maintaining a full work schedule during the training period. In addition to CNC machinist certification, the course of study also covers the necessary schooling required by the U.S. Department of Labor for students to receive a certified journeyman card and puts them on the path to receive an associate degree, earning 27 college credits.

GRCC instructor Andy Beach, an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience, said the program has many benefits.

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MLIVE: Autocam Medical Continues To Invest in West Michigan With New $60M Site, 250 More Jobs

The number of jobs and investments planned by West Michigan businesses climbed this year, as companies that delayed projects in 2020 at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic pushed forward with expansions, according to The Right Place.

The Grand Rapids-based economic development group, which serves an eight-county region, provided assistance to businesses that are projected to bring 1,541 new and retained jobs to the area. It also assisted companies expected to make $286 million in capital investments.

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DBUSINESS: Autocam Medical Apprentice Program Helps To Fill Skilled Trades Pipeline

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices in Grand Rapids, presented 11 students with certificates of completion for their CNC Machinist Apprentice Program during a November ceremony at the AMP Lab at Western Michigan University in Grand Rapids.

The year-round program requires students to complete more than 700 hours of classroom instruction over a period of 90 weeks. Apprentices are employed by Autocam Medical, maintaining a full work schedule during the training period. In addition to CNC Machinist certification, the course of study also covers the necessary schooling required by the Federal Department of Labor for students to receive a certified journeyman card and puts them on the path to receive an associate degree, earning 27 college credits.

“Autocam Medical’s Apprentice Program is a win-win,” says Andy Beach, a Grand Rapids Community College instructor. “It’s a win for the skilled trades industry and a win for the students. The students gain skills that put them on a career path with unlimited opportunity, and it helps build a ready workforce for the manufacturing industry, which is starving for CNC Machinists.”

To keep up with Autocam Medical’s dramatic growth in West Michigan, the company will be expanding its footprint with a new plant in Kentwood. The new expansion will create 250 jobs and they will be increasing their hiring efforts over the next year.

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MANUFACTURING NEWS: Autocam Medical Hosting Hiring Event at Global Headquarters

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, recently announced that they will be holding a hiring event specifically for CNC machinists and secondary operators.

The job fair will take place at Autocam Medical’s global headquarters located at 4152 East Paris Avenue SE on August 18 from 8 a.m. to noon and August 19 from 1 to 5 p.m.

The company is looking to hire 30 full-time CNC machinists and 10 secondary operators in their Kentwood location. Same-day offers will be made to qualified applicants.

“While there may be other jobs out there, the positions that we are filling are career opportunities,” said Kristy White, HR Director for Autocam Medical. “We are committed to investing in our employees and providing them with learning opportunities that facilitate career growth. The training that we provide coupled with the work environment and benefits that we offer is what really sets us apart from other companies,” she said.

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GRBJ: Autocam Medical Hosting Hiring Event For CNC Machinist, Secondary Operator Positions

Autocam Medical will hold a hiring event this week and will make same-day offers for CNC machinists and secondary operators.

The job fair will take place from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday and 1-5 p.m. Thursday at Autocam Medical’s global headquarters, 4152 East Paris Ave. SE in Kentwood.

The company is looking to hire 30 full-time CNC machinists and 10 secondary operators. Same-day offers will be made to qualified applicants.

“While there may be other jobs out there, the positions that we are filling are career opportunities,” said Kristy White, human resources director for Autocam Medical. “We are committed to investing in our employees and providing them with learning opportunities that facilitate career growth. The training that we provide coupled with the work environment and benefits that we offer is what really sets us apart from other companies.”

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DBUSINESS: Autocam Medical Looking to Fill 40 Positions at Upcoming Hiring Event

Autocam Medical, a contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices in Kentwood (south of Grand Rapids), is conducting a hiring event specifically for CNC machinists and secondary operators on Aug. 18.

The job fair will take place at Autocam Medical’s global headquarters (4152 East Paris Ave. SE) from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 18 and from 1-5 p.m. on Aug. 19. The company says it is looking to hire 30 full-time CNC machinists and 10 secondary operators at its Kentwood location. Same day offers will be made to qualified applicants.

“While there may be other jobs out there, the positions that we are filling are career opportunities,” says Kristy White, HR director at Autocam Medical. “We are committed to investing in our employees and providing them with learning opportunities that facilitate career growth. The training that we provide coupled with the work environment and benefits that we offer is what really sets us apart from other companies.”

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MLIVE: Autocam Medical Holding Two-Day Hiring Event

Autocam Medical, a Kentwood-based medical device manufacturer, is hosting a job fair on Aug. 18-19.

The company is looking to hire 30 full-time CNC machinists and 10 secondary operators for its Kentwood plant. The job fair will be held at Autocam’s global headquarters, 4152 East Paris Ave. SE, from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 18 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 19.

In a news release, the company said same day offers would be made to qualified applicants.

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NEWSBREAK: Autocam Medical Holding Kentwood Job Fair, Same-Day Offers Possible

Autocam Medical plans to host a hiring event in an effort to fill 40 positions, the manufacturer of medical equipment tells us. The job fair will take place at Autocam Medical’s global headquarters located at 4152 East Paris Avenue SE on August 18th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and August 19th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Autocam Medical Aims to Fill 40 Positions at Hiring Event, Making Same-Day Offers

KENTWOOD, MI—(AUGUST 12, 2021)—Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, recently announced that they will be holding a hiring event specifically for CNC machinists and secondary operators.

The job fair will take place at Autocam Medical’s global headquarters located at 4152 East Paris Avenue SE on August 18th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and August 19th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The company is looking to hire 30 full-time CNC machinists and 10 secondary operators in their Kentwood location. Same-day offers will be made to qualified applicants.

“While there may be other jobs out there, the positions that we are filling are career opportunities,” said Kristy White, HR Director for Autocam Medical. “We are committed to investing in our employees and providing them with learning opportunities that facilitate career growth. The training that we provide coupled with the work environment and benefits that we offer is what really sets us apart from other companies,” she said.

An employee-centered workplace, Autocam Medical, offers a pristine, air-conditioned work environment that’s outfitted with the most innovative equipment and managed according to the latest principles of good practice, trust, fairness, and respect for the individual. New hires can look forward to receiving a generous compensation package including premium-free health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, quarterly incentives, a 401K match of $3,000.00, and tuition reimbursement.

Those applying for the CNC machinist positions are required to have two or more years of CNC experience. They must also be capable of setting up and operating single or multiple spindle machines as well as monitoring and controlling the quality of machining practices by utilizing process control tools. Proficiency in maintaining production processes and working within the expected quality standards and established efficiencies are also necessary.

Secondary operator candidates must possess superior attention to detail and manual dexterity skills. In addition to taking part in continuous improvement activities such as quality management, concurrent engineering (C&E), and tool tryouts, they will also be responsible for performing data collection and various communication tasks.

“While both of these positions require special skill sets, aspiring apprentices with a strong work ethic, mechanical aptitude, and analytical abilities are also urged to apply,” added White. “Our business has grown exponentially over the past five years, and we anticipate that this trend will only continue as plans for our new facility fall into place. Our expansion is expected to create 250 jobs, so we will be looking to fill many more positions in the coming months.”

Those interested in attending Autocam Medical’s hiring event are encouraged, but not required, to register and reserve an interview time in advance at https://autocam-medical.com/careers. Walk-ins are also welcome. All applicants should bring an updated resume.

To learn more about Autocam Medical, please visit their Facebook and Twitter pages.

About Autocam Medical
Autocam Medical is a global contract manufacturer of precision-machined drill bits, drivers, screws, plates, cutting tools, and other complex, highly-engineered surgical implants, instruments, and handpieces, as well as other device components. The company is a key supplier to the world’s leading Medical Device Manufacturers specializing in Orthopedics, Spine, Robotics, Ophthalmology, Vascular, ENT, General Surgical Equipment, and Diagnostics. They offer a value-added approach to high-precision manufacturing with specialties in CNC milling, turning and cutter grinding. The company has achieved ISO 13485:2016 certification and is an FDA registered facility. In addition to their facilities in Kentwood, Michigan, Autocam Medical has operations in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Plymouth, Massachusetts; Suzhou, China and Indaiatuba, Brazil.

FOX17: Autocam Medical Seeks to Fill 40 Positions at Job Fair

Autocam Medical plans to host a hiring event in an effort to fill 40 positions, the manufacturer of medical equipment tells us.

We’re told the job fair will take place at Autocam Medical’s headquarters located at 4152 East Paris Avenue SE on August 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and August 19 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The company says they intend to hire 30 full-time CNC machine operators as well as 10 secondary operators, adding they will make same-day offers to those qualified for the positions.

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