FOX17: Autocam Medical Supports GRow1000 Young Adult Employment Initiative

Autocam Medical announced their participation in the GRow1000 Employment Program Wednesday. First introduced by the City of Grand Rapids in 2020, the summer program aims to provide 1,000 young people with paid work experience.

Under GRow1000 Grand Rapids, adults ages 16-24 can receive 120 hours of on-the-job experience and up to $2,000 from June 14 to July 23, Autocam Medical reports.

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Autocam Medical Participates in GRow1000 Young Adult Employment Initiative

KENTWOOD, MI—(APRIL 27, 2021)—Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision, surgical and medical components and devices, announced today that they are participating in the GRow1000 Employment Program again this year. First introduced by the City of Grand Rapids in 2020, the summer program aims to provide 1000 young people with paid work experience.

Autocam Medical is one of more than 45 area businesses and organizations that have agreed to mentor young adults and introduce them to real-world work environments. In addition to the 120 hours of on-the-job experience they will receive, participants will have the opportunity to earn between $1600 and $2000 over six weeks from June 14th to July 23rd.

Applicants must be residents of the City of Grand Rapids, be eligible to work in the United States, and be between the ages of 15 and 24 as of June 14th to participate in the program. Those hoping for placement with Autocam Medical, however, must be 18 to 24 years old.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to help mentor Grand Rapids’ next generation of talent,” said Kristy White, Autocam Medical’s Human Resource Director. “We hope that participants walk away from this experience with the fundamental skills needed to be productive members of the workforce, as well as a greater understanding of the exciting career opportunities that are available right here in Grand Rapids,” she added.

Young people interested in participating in the program must apply by April 30th through the City of Grand Rapids Web site: www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Government/Programs-and-Initiatives/GRow1000/Youth-Applicants . Mandatory paid training begins on May 18th.

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. Clients are involved with instruments and devices used in procedures including the foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, as well as ophthalmology and craniomaxillofacial procedures. The company offers 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. They also have facilities in the U.S., China, and Brazil.
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GRBJ: Autocam Medical Participates in GRow1000 Young Adult Employment Initiative

The city of Grand Rapids announced the launch of the 2021 GRow1000 youth employment program.

Building on employing more than 350 youth last summer, the city and area businesses are poised to employ 650 more Grand Rapids residents ages 15-24 beginning June 14.

GRow1000 will offer young people 120-hour work experiences over six weeks from June 14 through July 23. Youth participants will work 20 hours each week earning $10 an hour for those under 18 and $13 an hour for those 18 and older.

To participate, individuals must meet the following basic requirements:

  • Be between 15 and 24 years old as of June 14
  • Live in the city of Grand Rapids
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S.

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MIBIZ: Funding Furthers Autocam Medical’s Efforts to Close the Skills Gap and Build a Talent Pipeline

A longtime advocate for the skilled trades, Autocam Medical, will benefit from two U.S. Department of Labor grants, the GoingPro Talent Fund, and the One Workforce for West Michigan Project.

The GoingPro Talent Fund assists in the training, developing, and retaining of current and newly hired employees. While the One Workforce for West Michigan Project is a collaborative effort designed to help the unemployed or underemployed gain in-demand manufacturing skills with a focus on automation and artificial intelligence.

The grants will help further the company’s commitment to creating a skilled workforce and their CNC Machinist Apprentice Program. The innovative year-round program requires students to complete 728 hours of classroom instruction for 91 weeks. Apprentices are also employed by Autocam Medical and must maintain a full work-schedule during the training period. Students walk away with a CNC Machinist certification, a State of Michigan certified Journeyman card and 27 college credits towards an associate’s degree.

“We recognized some time ago, that that the need for skilled workers would only continue to grow, as most machinists are aging and getting ready to retire, and fewer students are pursuing machining as a career,” said Kristy White, Autocam Medical’s Human Resource Director. “That’s why we’ve made such a significant investment in building our Department of Labor (DOL) registered CNC Machinist Program over the past several years. It’s the right thing to do for our industry, our company, and our workers. It creates a pipeline for manufacturers to secure applicants and workers to get jobs.”

A recent article in MiBiz elaborated in more detail on the many ways that the Going Pro Talent Fund, in particular, will help Autocam Medical and other Michigan companies close the widening skills gap:

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Federal Grants Bolster Autocam Medical’s Efforts to Invest in Skilled Workers

KENTWOOD, MI—(FEBRUARY 12, 2021)—Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision, surgical and medical components and devices, announced today that they will benefit from two grants from the U.S. Department of Labor, the GoingPro Talent Fund, and the One Workforce for West Michigan Project.

The GoingPro Talent Fund assists in the training, developing, and retaining of current and newly hired employees. While the One Workforce for West Michigan Project is a collaborative effort designed to help the unemployed or underemployed gain in-demand manufacturing skills with a focus on automation and artificial intelligence.

“We take pride in the supportive work environment we offer,” said Kristy White, Autocam Medical’s Human Resource Manager. “These grants will amplify our ability to offer even more of the type of training that leads to credentialed and transferable skills that are valued by our industry,” she added.

Grand Rapids Community College and West Michigan Works were awarded the One Workforce Grant and will lead the coalition which includes Autocam Medical, and other area employers, workforce development organizations, educators, and community groups. The program will build a talented workforce to fill existing job openings and will help to prepare West Michigan for the future of manufacturing.

Autocam Medical’s participation in the coalition will help further their commitment to creating a skilled workforce and their CNC Machinist Apprentice Program, in particular.

“Over the past several years Autocam Medical has made a significant investment in building a Department of Labor (DOL) registered CNC Machinist program,” said White. “The grants will allow us to expand upon the strong foundation we have already built.”

The year-round program requires students to complete 728 hours of classroom instruction for 91 weeks. Apprentices are also employed by Autocam Medical and must maintain 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 State of Michigan for students to receive a certified Journeyman card and puts them on the path to receive an associate’s degree, earning 27 college credits.

“We currently have two classes in place,” said White. “We will be hiring another 14 students to take part in the program in September 2021.”

Individuals and companies that are interested in participating in the CNC Machinist program should contact Kristy White at: [email protected].

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. Clients are involved with instruments and devices used in procedures including the foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, as well as ophthalmology and craniomaxillofacial procedures. The company offers 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. They also have facilities in the U.S., China, and Brazil.

TODAY’S MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS: Autocam Medical Looking to Fill CNC Machinist Positions in Plymouth, MA

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, announced today that due to continued growth they are looking to hire more than 10 CNC machinists and CNC Swiss machinists.

Applicants are required to have a high school diploma and three or more years of CNC experience. They must also be capable of setting up and operating lathes and/or mills and be able to precision machine small metal parts with tight tolerances. Proficiency in maintaining production procedures and working within the expected quality standards and established efficiencies are also necessary. The availability to work Autocam Medical’s day shift from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or their night shift which operates from 3:15 p.m.-1:45 a.m., Monday through Thursday is also required.

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. CNC machinists can also look forward to receiving a generous compensation package that includes a premium-free health plan that rewards employees for positive lifestyle choices. They will also receive vision insurance, dental insurance, quarterly incentives, a 401k match of $3,000.00, and tuition reimbursement. Those that work the night shift will also earn a pay shift differential which increases their hourly base wage by 10%.

Tim Ducharme, a CNC Swiss Machinist at Autocam Medical, recently remarked on the supportive work environment offered by the company. “Autocam Medical has outstanding benefits and they really encourage you to focus on career goals. From management all the way down, you feel involved and inspired to do more.”

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Autocam Medical Offering Extensive Compensation Package for Senior Manufacturing Engineer

PLYMOUTH, MA—(JANUARY 14, 2021)—Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision, surgical and medical components and devices, recently announced that they are seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to support their leadership team with Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) projects.

In addition to having a thorough understanding of CPI, candidates must possess superior analytical, communication, project management, research and development, and documentation skills. They must also be capable of multi-tasking and adapting to evolving environments and priorities. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software and SolidWorks is also preferred.

“We are looking for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer that is adept in lean manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies,” said David Francis, the General Manager of Autocam Medical’s Plymouth location. “We’ve based our operations on these philosophies for decades and we need someone capable of collaborating with our team to continue streamlining and improving our business structure, our productivity, the quality of our processes, and our overall bottom line.”

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree. A degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering is preferred, however, those with a Bachelor’s Degree in other engineering programs will be considered if they have more than five years of relevant manufacturing experience. Basic knowledge of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing) ASME Y14.5 and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Medical Devices FDA 21 CFR Part 820 Quality System Regulation and ISO 13485 Medical Devices – Quality Management Systems or experience working in a regulated industry is also desired.

Besides working in a pristine, air-conditioned environment that’s outfitted with leading-edge equipment, the Senior Manufacturing Engineer can look forward to being employed by a company that is managed according to the latest principles of good practice, trust, fairness, and respect for the individual. They will also receive an all-encompassing compensation package that includes a premium-free health plan that rewards employees for positive lifestyle choices, vision insurance, dental insurance, quarterly incentives, a 401K match of $3,000.00, and tuition reimbursement.

More detailed information regarding this position may be found at https://autocam-medical.com/careers

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. Clients are involved with instruments and devices used in procedures including the foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, as well as ophthalmology and craniomaxillofacial procedures. The company offers 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. They also have facilities in the U.S., China, and Brazil.

Autocam Medical Announces Rewarding Opportunity for CNC Programmer

PLYMOUTH, MA—(JANUARY 14, 2021)—Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision, surgical and medical components and devices, announced today that they are looking to hire a CNC Programmer to work the first shift in their Plymouth location.

Candidates must be tech-savvy. In addition to basic computer skills, applicants are required to have three or more years of experience setting up, operating, and programming CNC Swiss Machines and be familiar with CAM software such as Partmaker or Esprit. Proficiency in reading and understanding blueprints including those that use Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) symbols is also necessary.

Because of the integral role the CNC Programmer plays in determining how components are machined, they will also be expected to support new product quoting and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) activities. In addition to providing cycle time estimates and tooling and material requirements, they will also work with machinists to meet quality, cost, and productivity goals. They will also be required to provide daily programming support to the Swiss Value Stream.

“CNC Programming requires superior project management and attention to detail skills,” said David Francis, the General Manager of Autocam Medical’s Plymouth location. “The parts they work on require complex geometric features and very tight tolerancing.”

Due to the intricate nature of CNC Programming, those applying for the position must also possess some key soft skills including, creativity, an eye for detail, superior oral and written communications skills, analytical skills, research and development skills, documentation skills, and the ability to work with others as a team. They must also be capable of multi-tasking and adapting to evolving environments and priorities.

Besides working in a pristine, air-conditioned setting that’s outfitted with leading-edge equipment, the CNC Programmer can look forward to being employed by a company that is managed according to the latest principles of good practice, trust, fairness, and respect for the individual. They will also receive an all-encompassing compensation package that includes a premium-free health plan that rewards employees for positive lifestyle choices, vision insurance, dental insurance, quarterly incentives, a 401K match of $3,000.00, and tuition reimbursement.

“Our positive learning environment coupled with the tuition reimbursement portion of our benefits package is especially valuable to those working in the rapidly-evolving CNC Programming industry,” added Francis. “This helps our programmers stay immersed in the industry and keeps their skills sharp.”

Chris Perry, a CNC Mill Machinist/Programmer with Autocam Medical, also noted the company’s supportive work environment and commitment to continuing education, “Autocam Medical has continued to invest the time and energy to support my professional growth. It’s a great work environment with opportunities to advance and work more hours. Autocam Medical pays attention and recognizes the dedication, passion, and drive of their associates.”

More detailed information regarding this position may be found at https://autocam-medical.com/careers

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. Clients are involved with instruments and devices used in procedures including the foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, as well as ophthalmology and craniomaxillofacial procedures. The company offers 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. They also have facilities in the U.S., China, and Brazil.

Growing Autocam Medical Looking to Fill 10-Plus CNC Machinists Positions

PLYMOUTH, MA—(JANUARY 7, 2021)—Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, announced today that due to continued growth they are looking to hire more than 10 CNC Machinists and CNC Swiss Machinists.

Applicants are required to have a high school diploma and three or more years of CNC experience. They must also be capable of setting up and operating lathes and/or mills and be able to precision machine small metal parts with tight tolerances. Proficiency in maintaining production procedures and working within the expected quality standards and established efficiencies are also necessary. The availability to work Autocam Medical’s day shift from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or their night shift which operates from 3:15 p.m.-1:45 a.m., Monday through Thursday is also required.

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. CNC machinists can also look forward to receiving a generous compensation package that includes a premium-free health plan that rewards employees for positive lifestyle choices. They will also receive vision insurance, dental insurance, quarterly incentives, a 401K match of $3,000.00, and tuition reimbursement. Those that work the night shift will also earn a pay shift differential which increases their hourly base wage by 10 percent.

Tim Ducharme, a CNC Swiss Machinist at Autocam Medical, recently remarked on the supportive work environment offered by the company. “Autocam Medical has outstanding benefits and they really encourage you to focus on career goals. From management all the way down, you feel involved and inspired to do more.”

Chris Perry, a CNC Machinist/Programmer with Autocam Medical, reiterated the positive work setting offered by Autocam Medical, “It’s a great work environment with opportunities to advance and work more hours. Autocam Medical pays attention and recognizes the dedication, passion and drive of their associates.”

More in-depth information regarding these positions may be found at https://autocam-medical.com/careers

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. Clients are involved with instruments and devices used in procedures including the foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, as well as ophthalmology and craniomaxillofacial procedures. The company offers 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. They also have facilities in the U.S., China, and Brazil.

NEWS BREAK: Autocam Medical seeking dozens of CNC machinists

A contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices is looking to hire dozens of full-time CNC machinists.

Autocam Medical said this week it is seeking new CNC machinist employees to work the night shift at its Kentwood location, from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday through Friday.

The company will provide a shift pay differential for these positions that increases the employee’s hourly base wage by 10%.

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

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