Powder Machine Operator

  • Published: 2024-05-15
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Powder Machine Operator

e-VAC Magnetics LLC, a member of VAC Group, is currently seeking a Powder Machine Operator.  The position will be located on-site in our manufacturing facility in Sumter, South Carolina. This facility is currently being constructed and will house the production of permanent magnets for electric vehicles and defense applications. The Powder Machine Operator will perform powder handling, system operation for powder production.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare materials for further processing using correct process flows.
  • Obtain the resources and auxiliary materials necessary and prepare them according to specifications. (e.g., unpacking foil folds and raw materials)
  • Check the setting parameters according to specifications and adjust them accordingly.
  • Set up systems, devices, or simple machines according to specifications,
  • Enter production data or select a production program.
  • Prepare material for the intended work process (e.g., on-time powder supply to the presses, coarse mixes AFG mills and VX production).
  • Take and measure samples.
  • Determine the processing time and sequence based on the measurement results and ripening time.
  • Safely package materials
  • Measure and document finished product.
  • Perform the timely transport of materials, individual parts and finished products within the plant using forklifts and/or other equipment.
  • Eliminate malfunctions. Detect and analyze, and resolve process malfunctions on machines (e.g., program abort)
  • Perform machine cleaning and simple maintenance activities according to plans.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 3 plus years of experience in a similar manufacturing production or industrial setting
  • Technical education, certification or training preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and team members.
  • Able to problem solve independently when needed.
  • Motivated to achieve daily, weekly, and monthly production goals.
  • Ability to travel to German Headquarters for initial training.
  • Authorized to work in the US.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here 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.
  •  Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally required to stand, sit, use hands to handle/feel objects, tools; or controls;  reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk, hear, or smell.  The associate must occasionally lift and /or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
  • Work Environment:  While performing the duties of the job, the associate is exposed to office areas as well as the manufacturing operations areas.
eVAC Magnetics offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, 401k, FSA, group term life insurance, and more. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.
If you are interested in joining our team please upload your Resume/CV via our online application form.