Utility Operator - Manufacturing
Mid-West Forge Corporation
 Cleveland, OH

Come join the Mid-West Forge team! We are a Tier 1 supplier to both the automotive and truck industries. Opportunities exist to start or continue your career with a longstanding Cleveland based, family owned, world class manufacturing company dedicated to its employees and customers.

We are currently looking for Utility Operators to join us full time.

Summary: This position performs general labor in the roles of Helper, Rack Person, Hook-Up, and Extrusion Loader. General responsibilities include cleaning work area, machines, tools, and equipment; following all safety and plant rules and regulations; and performing other duties as assigned.

Helpers assist Operators with:

  • pulling heaters after stoppages
  • steam cleaning die holders
  • returning pieces to the line
  • hooking up steel bundles, clearing pit jams, and emptying trash

Rack Persons:

  • guide the completed 1st end from conveyor to rack, keeping ends in a regimented order
  • assist operators pulling tools, setting up, and checking each rack has appropriate bar code tags
  • examine each part to ensure it conforms to company and customer specifications


  • verifies all bundles have proper tagging
  • chains up steel bundles and racks of parts to guide them to next step in production
  • provides the bar code tag informing the operator when a different heat or part number is in place
  • maintains all bins and floor free of loose wood and debris

Extrusion Loader:

  • loads the coater, the press rack, and cycle push buttons
  • operates the pallet conveyor
  • ensures heat changes are communicated and not mixed
  • verifies material has proper tagging and watches for material conditions not suited to run through the coater
  • assists in the setup of the press, cleans tooling, and makes sure the cutter is in repair, ready for use
  • runs sonic reject pieces

The successful candidate must also possess the following qualifications:

  • previous manufacturing experience (highly preferred)
  • a strong work ethic
  • strong mechanical aptitude: satisfactory completion of Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test required
  • ability to safely operate an overhead crane
  • ability to use measuring devices
  • ability to walk or stand most of the day
  • regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
  • climb and work at heights up to 16 feet
  • High School diploma or GED preferred

In addition to an excellent wage and a generous benefits package, Mid-West Forge offers career growth in a team oriented work environment.

Mid-West Forge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.