Jobs in Virginia

Jobs in Virginia

Opportunities In A Culture of Collaboration

We are a team that supports each other, collaborates on projects, celebrates success, and works hard. Many staff in leadership positions began their work on the factory floor! Whether your goal is to become an engineer, quality specialist, or executive, there is an upward path.

Beyond its numerous opportunities for growth, Somic offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package including a 401k matching plan, paid time off, paid holidays, full insurance coverage, incentive bonuses, and more!

Manufacturing Engineer

Responsible for providing a variety of engineering support by maintaining documentation control, developing cost effective production improvements, and providing engineering support to the production operation. Satisfy SA’s Quality goals and objectives in completion of activities or duties (reference SA Quality Manual and Quality Policy). Performs assigned role in the Environmental Management System (EMS) in accordance with 32-01-01.

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About Us

Somic America makes suspension & steering components for the world’s most trusted auto brands, like Toyota, Subaru & Honda. Located in Wytheville, Somic is one of the region’s largest employers and offers a fun work environment, competitive salary, and phenomenal benefits package.

This role is :

Responsible for providing a variety of engineering support by maintaining documentation control, developing cost effective production improvements, and providing engineering support to the production operation. Satisfy SA’s Quality goals and objectives in completion of activities or duties (reference SA Quality Manual and Quality Policy). Performs assigned role in the Environmental Management System (EMS) in accordance with 32-01-01.

The Manufacturing Engineer will:

Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods. If necessary provide technical assistance for repair. Plans and implements cost effective improvements in production procedures, workpiece fixturing, tooling, line layout, and automation in close relationship with production. Trains and develops operators to ensure the production of quality components to customer requirements. Performs engineering studies to determine the need for new, replacement, or modification of machinery or equipment on a project needed basis. Communicates with machine manufacturers to resolve technical problems. Assists and/or generates drawings for special fixtures or devices. Generates drawings for changes to electrical circuits. Updates drawings and documentations of changes. Informs Maintenance Department if changes impact spare parts inventory. Provides assistance for the development of a planned maintenance program. Performs special projects that require engineering analysis. Observes and consults with other departments in areas of quality and safety. Creates machine specifications for new equipment. Coordinates new equipment purchases, pre & final acceptance runoffs and assist in production start-ups. Approves any electrical changes to all production machinery. Directs and actively involves representatives from all affected areas during the initial process potential FMEA process. Maintains and provides a safe work area and work in a safe manner. Submits suggestions for improvements.

If you’re excited about a dynamic, new career opportunity, apply today! We’d love to hear from you!

Education / Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience in a production, preferably automotive. Or equivalent combination of education and experience such as a broad manufacturing background of 3 to 5 years of experience with Engineering-based progressive work history

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: From $70,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 2 years

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Work setting:

  • Manufacturing facility

Work Location: One location

Machine Operator/ Assembler

We are looking for machine operators and assembly staff at our Wytheville, Virginia manufacturing plant. Machine operators and assembly staff are responsible for making and assembling steering components such as ball joints, tie rods, and stabilizers. The ideal candidate enjoys learning new things, working on their feet, constantly moving, and problem solving. This is a full-time position, Monday thru Friday, with occasional weekend overtime.

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About us

Somic America, Inc is a forward-thinking company that makes steering components for the top auto makers in the world. Our top values are creating quality products, keeping a safe work environment, and supporting our staff. We have a strong culture of hard work and collaboration, and we offer competitive salary and benefits.

SUMMARY

We are looking for machine operators and assembly staff at our Wytheville, Virginia manufacturing plant. Machine operators and assembly staff are responsible for making and assembling steering components such as ball joints, tie rods, and stabilizers. The ideal candidate enjoys learning new things, working on their feet, constantly moving, and problem solving. This is a full-time position, Monday thru Friday, with occasional weekend overtime.

Candidates must be diligent about safety protocols and quality standards. We have a comprehensive on-the-job training program, so you don’t need previous manufacturing experience or specific education. You just need a strong work ethic, great attitude, and ability to multi-task.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Measures and inspects parts for conformance to specifications.
  • Sets up and operates assembly lines or numerical control equipment.
  • Feeds or removes material from machines.
  • Removes material from boxes and places on conveyor or in fixture.
  • Observes and listens to machine operation to detect malfunctions.
  • Notifies Team Leader or Supervisor of discrepancies.
  • Attaches fixtures according to setup instructions.
  • Completes line PMs (planned maintenance) as assigned.
  • Confirms that all “mistake proofing” devices are operational.
  • Maintains and provides a safe work area and work in a safe manner.
  • Completes hourly checks to ensure parts meet Quality Specifications.
  • Submits suggestions for improvements.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a solid work ethic and the ability to work in a repetitive, fast-paced environment.
  • Must have the willingness to come to work every day and on time.
  • Operator experience preferred but not required.
  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Basic Math skills a must: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures in English.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

BENEFITS

  • $2 shift differential for 2nd & 3rd shift
  • Excellent opportunities for advancement
  • On-the-job training
  • Excellent medical and dental benefits – low cost to employees – benefits are effective the first of the month after the month hired – additional tobacco free discount
  • STD/LTD Insurance at no cost to employee
  • 401(k) contribution with company match
  • Life insurance at two times annual salary at no cost to employee
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Vacation eligible during your first year
  • Clothing allowance including safety shoes and safety glasses
  • Opportunity to cross-train on different equipment
  • Paid 30 minute lunch break

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand eight (8) or more hours a day; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Very fast-paced, repetitive motion environment
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, requires 20/40 near vision, can be with correction; distance vision, requires 20/40 far vision, can be with correction;color vision, requires both red/green, blue/violet and silver/gold discrimination;depth perception, accurate depth perception required;peripheral vision; minimum 160 degrees; and ability to adjust focus

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 – $20.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Brewer, ME 04412: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location