GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS JOURNAL: Autocam Medical is Investing in Students

Original Source: Grand Rapids Business Journal

Kentwood-based Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, said this month it will be thinking of the future by sponsoring the annual MiCareerQuest from 8:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. April 24.

The career exploration experience for 14- to 18-year-old students will be held at DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids.

Created in 2015 by area Michigan Works! offices, the Kent ISD and the Construction Workforce Development Alliance (CWDA), MiCareerQuest aims to address the growing demand for talent in four key industries.

“A significant portion of our workforce in the construction, health sciences, information technology and manufacturing industries will be retiring over the next decade. This is just one of the forward-thinking ways that Autocam Medical is helping to stimulate the workforce in those fields,” said Tom O’Mara, executive vice president at Autocam.

More than 9,000 students are expected to attend the event. They will have the opportunity to engage with professionals and try different activities in high-growth occupations as they contemplate their future careers.

At the event, Autocam Medical will provide students with the opportunity to watch their initials be laser-etched into a key tag, and view leg and arm replicas showing how the company’s components and devices are used.

They also will have the opportunity to simulate a doctor’s experience by drilling and screwing components into bone blocks.

More information about MiCareerQuest is available at micareerquest.org.

Original Source: Grand Rapids Business Journal

Autocam Medical Joins MiCareerQuest for Students

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, announced today that they will be sponsoring the MiCareerQuest on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

The career exploration experience for 14 to 19 year old students will be held at the Devos Place Convention Center and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Created in 2015 by area Michigan Works! offices, the Kent ISD, and the Construction Workforce Development Alliance (CWDA) the MiCareerQuest aims to address the growing demand for talent in Construction, Health Sciences, Information Technology, and Manufacturing.

Over 9,000 students are expected to attend the event. They will have the opportunity to engage with professionals and try different activities in the high-growth occupations as they contemplate their future careers. As an employer champion for the event, Autocam Medical will provide students with the opportunity to watch their own initials be laser etched into a key tag, and view leg and arm replicas showing how the company’s components and devices are used. They will also have the opportunity to simulate a doctor’s experience by drilling and screwing components into bone blocks.

“A significant portion of our workforce in the construction, health sciences, information technology, and manufacturing industries will be retiring over the next decade, this is just one of the forward thinking ways that Autocam Medical is helping to stimulate the workforce in those fields,” said Tom O’Mara, Executive Vice President at Autocam.

More in-depth information regarding the MiCareerQuest may be found at: https://www.micareerquest.org/

Autocam Medical Making Same Day Offers at Job Fair

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, announced today that they will be holding a job fair on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

The event will be held at Autocam Medical’s Plymouth, MA location at 24 Aldrin Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Same day offers will be made to qualified CNC Machinists, CNC Programmers, Sr Quality Inspectors, and Polishing/Deburring. More in-depth information regarding these positions and many others throughout all of Autocam Medical’s locations may be found at:
https://www.irecruit-us.com/index.php?OrgID=I20150810&pg=listAuto

Interested applicants may also view additional information about the job fair at:
http://trk.emagnify.com/q/119A4KzcnljT/wv

Autocam Medical Receives a Massachusetts Manufacturer of the Year Award

KENTWOOD, MICH—(November 13, 2017)—Autocam Medical’s Plymouth, Massachusetts division has been named a Manufacturer of the Year by the Commonwealth’s Manufacturing Caucus. The company was nominated by State Representative Matt Muratore of the First Plymouth District. The award was established to highlight and honor successful manufacturers that represent innovative and revolutionary manufacturing capabilities and products. Autocam Medical employs 102 people at its Plymouth facility and produces high precision implants and instruments for Orthopedics and Spine, as well as precision machined components for other surgical and diagnostic applications.

“We are honored, humbled and gratified by this award,” commented John Kennedy, President and CEO. “The credit clearly goes to our team members in Plymouth who have consistently met the demands of constant technology change and taken our facility to the highest levels of quality and efficiency in the products we manufacture there.” Kennedy also pointed out that the location has recently been recertified to ISO 13485 standards, the comprehensive quality management systems for the design and manufacture of medical devices.

The 2nd Annual Manufacturing Awards ceremony was held on October 24th at the State House Grand Staircase with the keynote address given by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

Autocam Medical’s Plymouth, MA facility Recertified to ISO 13485:2016

August 1, 2017—Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of surgical implants, instruments and related products, has announced its Plymouth, MA facility has been recertified to ISO 13485:2016. ISO 13485 requires that the certified organization demonstrate the quality system is effectively implemented and maintained. The scope of the certificate is “contract manufacturer of machined non-sterile medical device components and instruments, built to customer specifications.”

According to Greg Coberly, Global Director of Quality, “This recertification indicates our continued investment in a quality management system which ensures process control, accurate reporting, and traceability. This approach dramatically improves manufacturing integrity, reduces lead time, and provides the most reliable and high quality medical device components for our customers. This facility is also certified under ISO 9001, the quality management standard that demands a relentless focus on continuous improvement.”

Autocam Medical Launches China Operations

We are very excited to introduce Autocam Medical’s China Operations! Located in Suzhou Industrial Park, just one hour from Shanghai, our 27,400 square foot building will soon be ready for production. The first “Swiss” CNC machines were delivered and set up in early June and we received our first Rollomatic Cutter-Grinder in July. “The addition of the China facility allows Autocam Medical to expand our growing global reach, while still providing local service. Our team of highly skilled machinists and technical support will provide our customers fast and reliable products and services they have come to expect from all of our global facilities” states Autocam Medical’s Executive Vice President, Tom O’Mara. Actions are well under way to gain ISO-13485 and local regulatory approval to fully support OEM customers.