Pressing Area Operator

  • Published: 2024-05-15
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Pressing Area Operator

e-VAC Magnetics LLC, a member of VAC Group, is currently seeking a Pressing Area 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 Pressing Area Operator will set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and set up machines.
  • Set up conventional or CNC-controlled machines, machine groups and systems.
  • Adjust measuring devices and conduct tool changes.
  • Set tools.
  • Set cutting values or working pressures and tools according to tables, drawings or setting plans.
  • Optimize machining processes (e.g., by changing the tool sequences, program steps, work piece clamping).
  • Produce a test part, correct the settings as needed for acceptance.
  • Monitor machine processes in continuous operation.
  • Check the condition and dimensional accuracy and adjust if necessary.
  • Report error codes in the data processing system. Analyze key errors, initiate corrective measures, and track further quality development.
  • Control and monitor organizational processes and ensure compliance with specified values.
  • Eliminate malfunctions (e.g., replace and adjust equipment) or arrange for rectification. Pass on fault descriptions to maintenance. Suggest measures for process optimization.
  • Conducting maintenance and repair work, monitoring maintenance intervals, carrying out specified repair work. Conduct maintenance and cleaning work as required. Record maintenance times and suggest alternative measures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 3 plus years of experience in a similar production role in a manufacturing or repair environment operating pressing/stamping operations.
  • Technical education, certification or training preferred.
  • Verbal Communication – Uses clear and effective verbal communication skills to express ideas and request actions.
  • Works with guidance to plan, organize, and prioritize activities to efficiently meet business objectives.
  • Health and Safety - Applies elementary concepts to manage and apply safe systems of work.
  • Ability to travel to German Headquarters for initial training.
  • Authorization 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.