Careers at Kenmode

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Career Opportunities

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping offers a wide variety of opportunities in the metal stamping industry. We work hard to reward and retain our valuable employees by offering a competitive compensation package, group insurance, 401(K) plan, training and tuition reimbursement, as well as a culture that encourages continuous improvement for employees at every level.

Job Openings

Punch Press Set-Up

First & Second Shifts

Date Posted:  10/29/18

Location:  820 W. Algonquin Rd., Algonquin, IL  60102

Job Summary:  Set-up punch presses and all supporting equipment. Presses could be 100 - 300 ton Minster presses or 22 - 60 ton High Speed Brueders. Loads material into the machine and run equipment according to instructions and all safety procedures; troubleshoot and check product against samples using various gages, micrometers, calipers, etc. per work instructions. Remove die sets and replace with die sets for new jobs. 

Requirements:  High School diploma or equivalent and 1 - 2 years of punch press set-up experience. Must be able to read, write and speak English.

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Tool & Die Maker (Contact Dies)

First Shift (7:00 am - 3:30 pm) (OT Mon. - Fri. and Saturday mornings)

Date Posted:  10/29/18

Location:  820 W. Algonquin Rd., Algonquin, IL 60102

Job Summary:  The primary focus will be on high speed contact dies which utilize thin raw materials and extremely close tolerances in order to consistently: work to the tenths on piece parts; work with thin materials from .001 - .008; grind (carbide and/or steel) down to the tenths; dress diamond wheels properly; work at speeds up to 1500 SPM on high speed presses; and maintain and/or repair dies in order to have products come off the dies that meets the job specifications. Specific duties include: plan the entire process needed for repairing a variety of complex, intricate to extremely intricate tools and their components for high speed contact dies while working to extremely close tolerances; know the safest and most efficient set-ups on all machine shop equipment needed for die building or repair (i.e. grinders, mills, lathes, saws, drills, etc.); perform work from blueprints, sketches, verbal description and/or specifications of tool requirements, production problems and required finish part dimensions and tolerances; perform close to extremely close tolerance work where no design is available or has been proven effective; with extreme care and precision, manufacture components to extremely tight tolerances and inspect finished dies for timing accuracy and defects; fit and assemble parts to make, repair or modify dies, jigs, gauges and tools, using machine tools or hand tools; capable of troubleshooting/de-bugging of the tools in an accurate and timely manner; plan, devise and/or construct temporary fixtures and holding devices to accommodate unusual tooling sizes and finished surfaces located at unusual relationships to each other; with extreme care and precision, perform hand "bench work" or use machine tools to bring tooling to exact specifications and efficiency. Involves hand polishing, filing, sharpening and radiusing tool surfaces to precise tolerances to facilitate conforming part production and minimize "trial and error" adjustments at the press; with extreme care and precision, rework, repair, sharpen and modify tooling to correct deficiencies, accommodate tool wear, or adapt obsolete tooling to perform permanent or emergency "duty" as a replacement for broken, missing or necessary duplicate tools; assist press room personnel, and other tool room personnel, in the analysis of tooling and part quality problems, the development of solutions and the implementation of corrective actions related to ineffective tooling and/or machine malfunctions; with extreme care and precision, demonstrates an ability to change the dimensional requirements or tolerances of new tooling that is found ineffective in which process may involve "trial and error" and small incremental adjustments to eliminate defects, press malfunctions and to prove new tooling on products and processes where no company performance history is available.  

Requirements: Journeyman's Certificate for Tool & Die and 10 years of experience in the job offered or 10 years of experience in tool & die making. Employer also accepts: 15 years of experience in the job offered or 15 of experience in tool and die making. Special Skills: 6 years of experience in tight tolerance contact dies; 1 year of experience with Solidworks 3D for Tool & Die applications; and 1 year of experience with MS Excel and Word.

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QC Inspector 

First Shift (7:00 am - 3:30 pm) (Some OT Mon.-Fri. and Saturdays)

Date Posted:  7/24/18

Job Summary:  Perform all associated part inspections as required including first piece, new coil, die repair, in-process inspections, initial sample inspection layouts; review, approve and scan (file) quality documentation for archive purposes; assist in helping to resolve quality related issues in production and/or product launch activities.

Requirements:  HS diploma or GED. Blue print reading. Basic gaging knowledge and operation. Ability to use micrometer, vernier and optical comparator. Ability to add and subtract decimals.

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Punch Press Operator

Second Shift (3:45 pm - 1:05 am)

Date Posted:  3/26/18

Location:  820 W. Algonquin Rd., Algonquin, IL 60102

Job Summary:  Safely run production on all types of presses using various types of support equipment. Visually check parts for defects such as burrs, chips, missing features, surface defects and any other visual standards called out on print. Lubricates machine and tool as required for proper cycle; checks oil levels, leader pin, etc. and fills reservoir with stamping oil.

Requirements:  High School Diploma or equivalent. Must read, write and speak in English.

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QC Technician

First Shift (7:00 am - 4:20 pm)

Date Posted:  3/26/18

Location:  820 W. Algonquin Rd., Algonquin, IL 60102

Job Summary:  Inspecting in-process parts, programming new parts on CMM, troubleshooting current CMM programs and assisting Quality Engineers with PPAP requirements. 

Requirements:  Advanced CMM and OGP programming skills in PC Dimas; Ability to use micrometer, vernier and optical comparator. Ability to add and subtract decimals. Blue print reading, OGP Training, GDT Training, Leadership Training; High School Diploma or GED. Minimum of 10 years of experience as an Inspector.

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 Summary of Benefits

  • Medical Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan – 401(k)
  • Direct Deposit
  • Vacation
  • Service Recognition
  • Holiday pay

Additional Details

  • Kenmode is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
  • Positions subject to change based on business need and recruiting efforts.
  • Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping is committed to a drug free workplace.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old.