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Why You Should Work Here

For the last 50 years, our positive culture and high performance standards have been the driving force behind our success and high level of customer satisfaction.

Our strategy is simple: when our people grow, our company grows. UMC’s employees have an unparalleled spirit of commitment and ingenuity. We’re a strong team of skilled individuals working together to create high-quality products and effective solutions.

We offer many exciting and challenging careers and our employees enjoy competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. UMC supports professional development and work-life balance resulting in the retention of highly skilled employees.

Job Description

The quality operator is responsible for providing assistance in a variety of job functions throughout the quality department. This person will be responsible for collecting and recording data for quality verification. The quality operator will operate automated inspection equipment, hand tools and instruments to ensure products are consistent with established standards, cosmetically acceptable and provide a quality product per customer specification.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Operation of machines or equipment in the quality department; load and operate automated inspection equipment, hand tools and instruments
  • Read and interpret blueprints
  • May use visual inspection equipment
  • Perform in process inspection of machined products looking for imperfections, burrs etc.
  • Complete paperwork and data entry for parts
  • Accurately count parts
  • Fill in as a floating resource throughout multiple departments in the shop, to assist where needed
  • Continuous use of hands and upper extremities in fine and gross manipulation using various wrist positions and grip/pinch spans to operate equipment, push buttons, carry boxes, push carts, etc.
  • Prolonged standing and walking with occasional twisting (80-90% of the workday)
  • Able to lift up to 40lbs
  • Must be able to meet customer demand requirements for performing visual inspection and/or other product acceptance activities with or without accommodation
  • Exhibit a working knowledge of health and safety, responsible for safety awareness, while upholding and improving the culture of safety within the organization. Identify opportunities for improvement and take action if appropriate, before a problem occurs. Report potential hazards, unsafe working conditions, unsafe equipment, unsafe acts, and injuries immediately
  • Other tasks as assigned

Minimum Years of Experience

High school diploma or equivalent. Ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining a high level of quality. Proficient in locating and moving files within a Microsoft operating system. Proficient in the operation of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and other windows based software applications. Embodies the personal commitment to the shared core values of UMC: Curiosity, Versatility, Integrity, Grit, Go Beyond. Ability to express ideas, share information, listen actively, and demonstrate professionalism in written and verbal communications.

Salary or Hourly Rate



  • Employee Development: UMC strongly encourages employees to grow both personally and professionally by pursuing education opportunities. UMC may provide reimbursement to employees who take outside courses leading toward a degree, certification or license.
  • Profit Sharing: A discretionary portion of UMC’s profit is set aside and distributed to employees quarterly if the company has reached its profit & performance goals.
  • Time Away from Work: UMC feels that a work life balance is important and offers paid time off (PTO) upon hire, and paid holidays based on an observed holiday schedule.
  • Health Insurance: UMC offers two different plans, intended to qualify as a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) that are paired with a Health Savings Account (HSA).
  • Health Savings Account (HSA): UMC’s high deductible plans are complemented with an HSA which is a tax-free account that allows employees to save money to pay for eligible health care expenses. The plan also includes an annual employer contribution.
  • Dental Insurance: UMC offers a dental plan which includes two networks that provide preventative and diagnostic services.
  • Retirement Benefits: Employees can choose to invest in their retirement by contributing a portion of their gross wages, per IRS regulations to their 401(k) account.
  • Disability: If an employee is unable to work due to illness or injury, UMC offers Short-Term and Long-Term Disability plans.
  • Life Insurance: UMC offers Basic Life Insurance and AD&D, along with a Voluntary life insurance plan for the employee, spouse and dependent children.

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About Company
UMC is a non-union contract manufacturing shop making medical and aerospace parts with extremely tight tolerances and parts smaller than the palm of your hand.

500 Chelsea Road West, Monticello, Minnesota

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