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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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.

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.

Autocam Medical Filling Dozens of CNC Machinists Positions

KENTWOOD, MI—(NOVEMBER 13, 2020)—Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, announced that they are looking to hire dozens of full-time CNC machinists to work the night shift in their Kentwood location.

Applicants are required to have four or more years of CNC experience. They must also 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 are also necessary. Autocam Medical’s night shift runs from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday.

“As our sales have continued to accelerate, so has our need for CNC machinists,” said Kristy White, Human Resources Manager, Autocam Medical. “While there may be similar opportunities out there, the work environment and benefits that we are offering for these positions really sets us apart,” she added.

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 including 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. The company also provides a shift pay differential for this position that increases the employee’s hourly base wage by 10 percent.

More in-depth 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. They also have facilities in the U.S., China and Brazil.

Autocam Medical Offering Generous Compensation Package for CNC Machinists

MURFREESBORO, TN—(OCTOBER 22, 2020)—Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, announced that they are looking to hire up to 10 full-time CNC machinists to work the night shift in their Murfreesboro location.

Applicants are required to have two or more years of CNC experience. They must also 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 processes and working within the expected quality standards and established efficiencies are also necessary. Autocam Medical’s night shift runs from 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Autocam Medical offers a clean work environment and 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. The company also provides a shift pay differential for this position that increases the employee’s hourly base wage by 10 percent.

More in-depth 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. They also have facilities in the U.S., China and Brazil.

Autocam Medical Provides Quick-Turn Manufacturing of Breakthrough Ventilator Splitter with Individual Pressure Capability

Researchers at the University of Michigan, collaborating with Autocam Medical, have tackled the COVID-19 crisis of potential ventilator shortages globally and developed VentMI in remarkable time—from prototype to available for use in under a month.  This new ventilator splitter overcomes a previously critical limitation for shared use of these devices.  Previous splitters could deliver only one pre-set pressure to patients even though each patient requires a unique pressure tailored to their lung size and degree of disease. Excessive volume or pressure can cause lung trauma, thereby limiting the ability to share a ventilator.

Conceived only weeks ago by Dr. Kyle VanKoevering of the Department of Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Michigan Medicine and an associate faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the new splitter was designed, prototyped, tested and received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA.  In less than a week, Autocam Medical was mobilized to implement Design for Manufacturing (DFM) processes and started manufacturing the VentMI.  Autocam Medical is poised to make hundreds of the new device before the end of April.

A new company formed by U-M inventors, MakeMedical LLC, has licensed the technology from U-M and will provide VentMI at cost to other institutions. Autocam Medical is providing its manufacturing services at cost, as well.  Of significant note, the VentMI costs only one-hundredth that of a new ventilator, thereby helping to reduce vent costs into the future as well.

“We’re extremely grateful to have been asked to participate in the creation of this vital new product,” commented John Kennedy, CEO of Autocam Medical.  “And we’re very proud of our team’s ability to go from prototype through manufacturing, engineering, to finished product in a matter of days to help meet this crucial need for the healthcare community.”

According to Owen Tien, CEO of 3-D printing company, Thingsmiths, a co-developer of VentMI and co-founder of MakeMedical, “Autocam Medical’s professionalism, speed, and quality of work is world-class. Their ability to move our components beyond 3D-printed prototypes has resulted in a product we can stand behind, and we are proud to partner with them.”

Added Kennedy, “This is truly a great example of the power of innovation and collaboration between multiple partners in successfully tackling an important challenge under the most difficult circumstances presented by the pandemic.”

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. They also have facilities in the U.S., China and Brazil.

Autocam Medical Supplies Critical Components, Focuses on Employee Safety

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, has stayed open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic while remaining completely committed to the safety of their employees.

Deemed an essential business because of the trauma-related medical devices they produce and the support they are offering customers involved in the production and operation of ventilators, the company elected to stay open to fulfill these critical needs. In addition to implementing many of the practices and procedures from their medical device plant in China which already dealt with COVID-19, the company instituted many of their own initiatives to keep their 500 employees here in America safe.

Precautions they’ve established include social distancing within their plants, mandatory use of facemasks, as well as a zero entrance policy for workers who exhibit signs of illness. In fact, before anyone can enter the building their temperature must be taken. Those with compromised immune systems, about 25 percent of their workforce, have also been furloughed.

The company is also only holding virtual meetings with their customers and suppliers. Internal meetings are held standing up as most of the chairs have been taken out of the conference room to maintain social distancing. They also have a cleaning crew that works throughout every shift disinfecting high-touch surfaces like door knobs and flat surfaces.

“The policies we’ve put in place are reflective of our commitment to keep our employees safe,” said John C. Kennedy, President/CEO of Autocam Medical. “So far they have worked well for us. Out of our 500 employees, only one, in our Plymouth, Massachusetts location, came down with the virus and they have since recovered. I believe that a large number of businesses could safely reopen using these same practices.”

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. They also have facilities in the U.S., China and Brazil.