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Machine Setter 

About the Organization It is the mission of GSS to be a world class supplier of superior steering products in markets where we elect to compete. It is the focus of GSS to continue with both customer and product diversification with growth initiatives in the global markets where safety critical steering is required.

Over the past forty years, Global Steering Systems has evolved from a division of a high precision bearing company to a stand-alone, privately-held company with operations around the world. At GSS, our focus is on continuous improvement of products, processes and employees for the benefit of all GSS stakeholders. GSS provides solutions for the most demanding steering applications.

With extensive years of technical capability in the area of steering development and engineering, GSS is superior by far in the capability to deliver customer service, technical support and high quality products. With an expanding global footprint, GSS has a physical presence in a multitude of geographic regions in order to expedite the delivery of services and solutions to the automotive markets around the world.  

Set up a variety of similar type operations to components to produce customer specification. Plan and perform a variety of work functions to maintain equipment in efficient operating condition. Make changeovers as necessary; repair breakdowns as quickly as possible to minimize downtime. Use a variety of hand tools and gauges to make machine adjustments and check conformance of parts to specifications. Perform routine daily and weekly checks on machines to assure proper maintenance and meet safety requirements. Responsible for training operators within the department.


  • Know and follow SOP’s, Dimensional Control Plan’s, Process controls and reaction plans. Provide leadership for team compliance with plans and procedures.
  • Must understand and comply with our internal layered audit system.
  • Set-up a variety of machines that produce a range of parts, perform machine changeover and manage machine uptime.
  • Manage tools, machines and parts to meet production goals.
  • Lead team to maintain machines and work areas in clean and orderly condition.
  • Determine from parts produced, the extent and nature of adjustments and changes in tooling.
  • Coordinate with Production control on schedules and execute production planning.
  • Remove, repair, replace, adjust, secure and maintain tooling. Understand what tooling is being consumed and react to abnormalities.
  • Assist and support the associates by timely set-ups, repairs and material handling.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on various operations as needed and ensure PM Schedules are complete.
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) reviews, analysis and tracking within cells.
  • Monitor Work in Process (WIP) within Cell
  • Manage recovery plans
  • Daily/Weekly communication to Associates (Schedules, new/changes to procedures, policies, coaching/development, etc.)
  • Train employees on the following and certify/document on quality and customer requirement (this list is not exhaustive):
    • PLEX (traceability) and reinforcement of behaviors
    • Proper gaging
    • Safety procedures
  • Responsible for ensuring product conforms to quality standards and must do the following(this list is not exhaustive):
    • Work with Engineering and Quality Assurance on machine capabilities studies.
    • Maintain SPC records/checklists as specified. Maintain process documentation relating to quality and productivity.
    • Complete Daily Quality and Layered Quality Audits
    • Identify and record quality Issues (NCR’s and CAPA’s)
  • Reinforce 5S (housekeeping) behaviors
  • Analyze and classify scrap daily by shift
  • Ensure a safe working environment free of hazards by doing the following (this list is not exhaustive): being aware of safety regulations, taking responsibility for the associates’ safety on each set up, investigating, recording and preparing safety incident reports, eliminating and reinforcing safety behaviors, reporting unsafe conditions and policing PPE.
  • Maintain inventory accuracy at the cell
  • Manage cycle counting
  • Troubleshoot PLEX issues and fix mistakes
  • Repair and troubleshoot equipment

The above are principle responsibilities and do not identify all duties inherent in the job.

Position Requirements

Experience and Education Requirements

  • 1-3 years machine operation experience
  • HS Diploma or GED

Competencies – Knowledge, skills and characteristics/behaviors

  • Reading, writing and mathematical level necessary to competently perform job duties
  • Must have a mechanical background; setter experience preferred
  • Product knowledge
  • Gaging
  • SPC
  • Model cooperation and teamwork

Additional Notes

  • Position requires the ability to lift, bend, good hand dexterity, visual inspection and some manual handling not to exceed 35 pounds.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Machine Setter  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Location HQ  
EOE Statement We understand a diverse workforce is a creative and productive workforce, helping satisfy the changing and diverse needs of our community, our business partners, and our associates.

Our company supports Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, and we will not deny opportunities or benefits in regard to race, color, religious creed, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, past or current mental or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, civil union status, or any other legally protected status.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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