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Looking to Join the Team?

Thank you for your interest in a career at Tri Star Metals! As one of Northwest Illinois’ most unique manufacturers, specializing in the production and distribution of specialty metal wire and bar products, we have a wide range of positions available. From Production, Distribution, Maintenance to Quality Assurance, we build careers for people that share our commitment to integrity and excellence.

If you would like to be a part of the TMS team, search our postings for an available position that matches your interests and skills, and apply.

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Our greatest strength is our employees and we attract, retain, and promote the highest quality people in the industry.
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental and Vision)
  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Ten Paid Holidays
  • 401k Plan with Company Match
  • Health Saving Account with Company Match
  • Monthly Incentive Bonus
  • Perfect Attendance Bonus
  • Maintenance Technician – 3rd shift

    #MT3

    Tri Star Metals where we not only pay for your gas ($100/month….ask about our attendance program), you also get a monthly incentive bonus=up to $200/month!

    Job Description – Maintenance Technician – 3rd shift

    Looking for a hard-working, self-motivated, key player to add to our growing team! We pride ourselves on our excellent leadership, work environment, and pay/benefits.

    Starting pay is $22-$30/hour based on experience. Shift differential = $1.00/hr. additional for 3rd shift.

    The maintenance technician is responsible for performing highly diversified tasks to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment in a safe and efficient manner to support the achievement of the company’s business goals and objectives.

    • Install, maintain and upgrade production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.
    • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
    • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, welding, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
    • Perform basic electrical skills including but not limited to troubleshooting and repair of motors, blown fuses, tripped breakers and faulty wiring.
    • Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities.
    • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
    • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.

    Competencies

    • Technical Capacity.
    • Ethical Conduct.
    • Communication Proficiency.
    • Results Driven.
    • Initiative – must be able to work with little supervision.

    Required Education and Experience

    • High school diploma/GED
    • Completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience preferred.
    • 4+ years of manufacturing maintenance experience. Strong mechanical, pneumatic, fabrication and industrial skills preferred.

    Physical Requirements:

    Standing / walking -100% of the time.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $22 to $30 per hour based on experience.

    *Some weekend work required

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $22.00 – $30.00 per hour

    Shift differential = $1.00/hr. additional for 3rd shift.

    Benefits:

    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Referral program
    • Retirement plan
    • Vision insurance

    Schedule:

    • 8 hour shift
    • Night shift
    • Overtime

    Supplemental pay types:

    • Bonus pay

    Education:

    • High school or equivalent (Required)

    Experience:

    • Industrial Maintenance: 4 years (Required)

    Work Location: Freeport, IL

     

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  • Lead Maintenance Technician-1st shift

    #LMT1

    Tri Star Metals where we not only pay for your gas ($100/month….ask about our attendance program), you also get a monthly incentive bonus=up to $200/month!

    Job Description – Lead Maintenance Technician-1st shift

    Looking for a hard-working, self-motivated, key player to add to our growing team! We pride ourselves on our Excellent Leadership, Work Environment, Pay and Benefits. Starting pay is $31.00-$37/hr for this Full-time position.

    Full Job Description

    The Lead Maintenance Technician will assist the Maintenance Supervisor with the planning and preparation of projects/major repairs, orient and train new and current maintenance personnel, review the work of maintenance employees, and assist technicians as necessary. Additionally, this position will perform highly diversified tasks to install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain production and facility equipment.

    Qualifications

    1. High school diploma, technical college preferred.

    2. 2 years Lead Maintenance Tech Experience.

    3. Completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience.

    4. 6+ years of manufacturing maintenance experience. Advanced electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, fabrication and industrial skills.

    5. Demonstrated leadership skills and experience.

    Essential Functions

    1. Assist the Maintenance Supervisor to coordinate maintenance priorities and projects, obtain necessary supplies, and assess skills needed to complete repairs.

    2. Collaborate with team members to coordinate upcoming work priorities and delegate assignments based on team member skills and experience.

    3. Teach and guide technicians in all facets of maintenance and projects, as needed.

    4. Inspect work performed by maintenance team members.

    5. Ensure all maintenance repair work is completed safely, effectively, and in a timely manner.

    6. Refer uncommon personnel or technical issues to the supervisor.

    7. Ensure compliance with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.

    8. Install, maintain, and upgrade production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.

    9. Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.

    10. Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, welding, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.

    11. Perform advanced electrical skills including but not limited to troubleshooting and repair/replacement of motors, breakers, drives, PLC’s, wiring systems, etc.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $31.00 – $37.00 per hour

    Benefits:

    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Referral program
    • Vision insurance

    Schedule:

    • 8 hour shift
    • Day shift

    Supplemental pay types:

    • Bonus pay

    Experience:

    • Electrical: 3 years (Required)
    • Lead Maintenance: 2 years (Required)
    • Industrial maintenance: 6 years (Required)

    MUST HAVE STRONG WORK ETHIC AND BE DEPENDABLE

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  • Distribution Associate, First Shift

    #DA1

    Tri Star Metals where we not only pay for your gas ($100/month….ask about our attendance program), you also get a monthly incentive bonus=up to $200/month!

    Job Description

    Looking for a hard-working, self-motivated, key player to add to our growing team! We pride ourselves on our excellent leadership, work environment, and pay/benefits. Starting pay is $18.50/hr. to start.

    PREPARE, ORGANIZE AND MOVE MATERIAL TO STOCK AND/OR FOR SHIPMENT AS DIRECTED.

    • Safely load, unload and move material within or near plant/shop floor and racks.
    • Open/sort containers using cutting tools.
    • Weigh out material and prepare shipment per customer instructions.
    • Lifts objects by hand (50lb max) or using a sit down/stand-up forklift.
    • Assemble crates to contain products for shipments.
    • Maintain up to date location changes of all material.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Driving forklift – 50% of the time.
    • Standing/Walking/bending/lifting-49%of time
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  • Production Machine Operator 2nd and 3rd Shifts

    #PA1

    Tri Star Metals where we not only pay for your gas ($100/month….ask about our attendance program), you also get a monthly incentive bonus=up to $200/month!

    Job Description – Production Associate/Machine Operator 2nd and 3rd Shifts

    Looking for a hard-working, self-motivated, key player to add to our growing team! We pride ourselves on our Excellent Leadership, Work Environment, Pay and Benefits.

    Starting base pay is $18.50-$22/hr. and can go beyond with shift differential and with years of TSM service!

    Additional Shift Differential: 2nd shift = .50/hour; 3rd shift = $1.00/hour

    Job description:

    • Installs and feeds progressively smaller dies in machine and repeats operations until wire diameter meets work order specifications
    • Inserts wire into machine, feeds mechanism, starts machine and monitors machines operations.
    • Turn setscrews to secure roller die in machine
    • Loads spool of wire on spindle and threads wire through machine and around take-up reel.
    • Starts machine and adjust controls to regulate speed and temperature to required specifications.
    • Record production information in computerized or manual system packets.
    • Performs daily safety and mechanical checks of machine employee is working on to ensure machine is safe and running properly.
    • Maintain safety procedures at all times.

    Qualifications:

    • 1yr Machine Operation experience.
    • Able to work well within a team environment.
    • Able to work overtime when needed.
    • Basic knowledge able to operate a Windows base personal computer, Microsoft Office –Word, Access, NAV, Outlook a plus.
    • Self-directed – able to work efficiently with little direct instruction

    Physical Requirements:

    • Machine operator requires many physical aspects 100% of the time standing / walking/pulling/bending.

    MUST HAVE STRONG WORK ETHIC AND BE DEPENDABLE

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