Employment

Are you looking for a company who values their employees and wants to help them grow? Are you someone who enjoys being part of a team that is proud of the work they do? The positions below are currently open at Rock Exotica:

Machine Operator 1

Classification: Nonexempt
Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range: $12.00 hour w/$1.00 shift differential
Reports to: Machine Shop Manager
Date: June 22, 2018
Job Description(.pdf)
Application(.pdf)

READ MORE / APPLY

JOB DESCRIPTION
Summary/Objective:
The machine operator position operates machine shop equipment to create parts for the assembly of products manufactured by the company.

Essential Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Performs typical machine shop operations to support the assembly floor.
2. Detects and reports defective materials or questionable conditions to the department supervisor.
3. Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.
4. Performs prescribed preventative maintenance on machines as required per the P.M. charts.
5. Must be able to perform but not limited to the following tasks: milling, turning, drilling, taping, de-burring, molding and all bench operations and inspect.
6. Must be familiar with the basic machine functions in order to perform the tasks stated above.
7. Must be willing to accept and receive frequent supervision and assistance with regard to machine set-up.

Competencies:
1. Teamwork Orientation.
2. Time Management.
3. Performance Management.
4. Results Driven.

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 5 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds utilizing the buddy system for safety. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Hours of work are Saturday/Sunday 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and Tuesday/Wednesday 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Travel: No travel is expected for this position.
Required Education and Experience:
1. High school diploma or GED.
2. Training in general safety and quality system awareness.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: None.

AAP/EEO Statement:
It is the policy of TMI to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate. Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Assembly Manager

Job Title: Assembly Manager
Department: Assembly
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: President
Date: 6/25/18
Job Description(.pdf)
Application(.pdf)

READ MORE / APPLY

Summary:
The Assembly Manager is responsible for overseeing the operations of the entire assembly process. They are responsible for scheduling employees, inventory, managing the workload and scheduling production of various products to meet customer order requirements. The Assembly Managers searches for ways to improve the manufacturing process and make it more efficient and cost effective. The Assembly Manager maintains safety within the assembly area and ensure that all safety protocols are followed by all workers.
Continually assists in identifying process efficiencies to optimize the fabrication, machining and assembly resources to reduce production time and costs and eliminate back-orders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Schedule and monitor all phases of assembly process; Oversee day-to-day assembly schedules, operational and assembly activities.
• Balance quality, productivity, cost, safety, and morale to achieve positive results in all areas of the assembly process.
• Work to continuously improve production in all areas.
• Hires, coaches, and terminates the Assembly team members spread between four different assembly areas
• Collaborate with sales, Buyer and Fabrication on production schedule to ensure customer orders are produced and shipped per contracts.
• Establish department goals, and meet with supervisors monthly to ensure goals are met and performance expectation are established and communicated.
• Identify inefficiencies for team/employee evaluations and report to management team any determined to be systemic.
• Review MRP inputs are correct, done properly and timely.
• Work with the Manufacturing Engineer, in R&D to identify and resolve design/machining issues that negatively affect assembly
• Insure assembly is meeting all ISO requirements, following all stated tolerances, and required inspection criteria
• Manage the flow of returned product for re-package or repair
• Supervise the inspection on outsourced items for quality control, e.g. stitching/embroidery on Bags/Anodize.
• Drive a culture of safety within the Assembly Department; ensuring safe policies are adhered to and work with Safety Committee to continuously improve company safety record.
• Monitor all expenses incurred in the assembly process and develop and control profits, plans, and budget.
• Maintain all assembly equipment, vehicles and facilities. Coordinate maintenance and repair of machines to avoid downtime and delays, ensure production process and machinery are in compliance with customer specifications and professional and safety standards.
• Track and report nonconforming material to quality.
• Create and report nonconforming material or production errors. Prepare detailed plan to prevent reoccurrence.
• Monitor assembly production to the right mix of products to meet customer orders.
• Monitor inventory to ensure materials are on hand for assembly.
• Motivate and lead team to meet assembly quality and quantity goals.
• Monitor each assembly worker’s daily production and compare it with each month’s objectives.
• Perform miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required.

Competencies
• Production management and scheduling
• Safety training and monitoring
• Lean manufacturing
• People management
• Service and maintenance of equipment
• Strong coaching and team building skills
• Time Management

Qualifications
• High school diploma or GED, prefer business degree or equivalent work experience
• 5+ years of assembly/production management experience
• 5+ years of assembly experience
• OSHA 10 hour certification
• Experience leading ISO or QMS programs
• Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
• Intermediate Word, Excel, and Power Point, inventory control, production software

Working Conditions
Work is performed in a manufacturing facility, with drill presses, metal cutting, and other industrial equipment. Noise levels fluctuate from moderate to high requiring ear protection. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must wear appropriate personal safety protection equipment. This equipment will vary based upon the work location and type of work being performed but often will include safety glasses and sometimes may include protective clothing.

Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Lifting of items weighing up to (25) twenty-five pounds. Easily move from place to place within the manufacturing facility; reaching for items above and below desk level.

AAP/EEO Statement
It is the policy of TMI to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.

Disclaimer
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

tt

Assembler 1

Job title: Assembler I
Department: Assembly
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Assembly Team Lead
Date: 7/3/18
Job Description(.pdf)
Application(.pdf)

READ MORE / APPLY

Summary:
The Assembler performs repetitive manual assembly and or will machine items for the production assembly operations to mass-produce componets or to assemble those components into completed products. The Assembler follows established procedures to ensure assembly meets all ISO requirements, stated tolerances, and required inspection criteria by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Perform assembly using hand or power tools for fitting, filing, reaming, riveting, crimping, swaging, adjusting, and inspection.
• Detect defective or incorrect parts and request replacement.
• Use simple measuring gauges, scales, calipers, dial indicators, universal load testing fixture.
• Performs on-line and in-process visual inspection of products to ensure they meet specifications per Traveler and procedure instructions.
• Operates various assemble machinery.
• Stocks assembly parts as needed to keep assembly line running.
• Ensures product assembled meets quality standards and reports defects or problems to their Team Lead.
• Reports defective materials or questionable conditions to the team lead or supervisor.
• Report all unusual conditions to the Production Tech and/or Supervisor.
• Participate as a team member and work to continually improve all aspects of our business.
• Adhere to all company policies, procedures and work instructions.
• Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.
• Completes tasks as directed by manufacturing schedules with minimum supervision.
• Perform miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required.

Competencies
• Technical Capacity
• Learning Orientation
• Safety orientation
• Attention to detail and thoroughness
• Time Management

Qualifications
• High school diploma or GED
• Some assembly experience, or shop class in high school
• Basic knowledge of hand tools and power tools is preferred but not required
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

Working Conditions
Work is performed in a manufacturing facility, with drill presses, metal cutting, and other industrial equipment. Noise levels fluctuate from moderate to high requiring ear protection. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must wear appropriate personal safety protection equipment. This equipment will vary based upon the work location and type of work being performed but often will include safety glasses and sometimes may include protective clothing.

Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Lifting of items weighing up to (25) twenty-five pounds. Easily move from place to place within the manufacturing facility; reaching for items above and below desk level.

AAP/EEO Statement
It is the policy of TMI to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.

Disclaimer
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

benefits

Thompson Manufacturing / RockExotica Benefits:

  • Health Insurance for individual and immediate family members
  • Dental
  • Standard Vacation accrual based on tenure
  • 9 national paid holiday vacations
  • Life insurance

After a year of employment:

  • Employee retirement matching IRA program
  • Continuous training and skill development through DATC

HISTORY

"Rock Exotica began in a garage 28 years ago. Much has changed since those days of manual production and graph paper designs. However, one thing has stayed the same: Our desire to produce the most innovative technical equipment available. In an age when many companies no longer actually make anything, but rather just promote their brand and sub out the manufacturing, we are an anachronism. We manufacture our gear ourselves, in Utah. We’ve never gone in search of foreign low-cost products upon which to only place our brand, and we never will."
READ MORE

TESTIMONIALS

“One of the reasons I like working at TMI is you can see the results of your daily efforts. The best American made gear made by us in the USA!"
— Ron B., Employee since 2009.
READ MORE

EMPLOYEE TESTIMONIALS

Our employees share what they like about working
for Rock Exotica

"I like the environment and the work. I like learning new skills and how to run the machines. I take pride in the work and in keeping the work area clean."
—Sam G.
Employee since 2014

"I enjoy the people and what I do. I take pride in knowing that I had a part in making this gear. I can tell others, “I built that!"
—Angelita B.
Employee since 2016

"One of the reasons I like working at TMI is you can see the results of your daily efforts. The best American made gear made by us in the USA!”
—Ron B.
Employee since 2013


"Great place to work. Everyone makes you feel welcome.”
—Chris M.
Employee since 2016