Thread Roll Set-up & Operate

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Every day, MTI Motion associates around the world set the future in motion by solving our customers’ most vexing motion-control challenges. Serving various industries, including commercial aerospace, defense, oil and gas, and transportation, MTI Motion designs and manufactures an innovative portfolio of custom, precision motion-control products and solutions, including high-performance motors, drives and controllers, as well as windings, gears and ball screws.

We’re committed to promoting a collaborative team environment that focuses on accountability, honesty and integrity to ensure customer satisfaction. We take pride in the work we perform and are committed to continuous improvement. In addition to offering a competitive benefits package, we strive to offer our employees opportunities to achieve career advancement.

MTI Motion is a wholly owned operating company within the Steel Partners (NYSE: SPLP) family of companies and is headquartered in Pleasant Prairie, WI, with facilities worldwide.


MTI Motion – Muskego (formerly PST) is seeking a Thread Roll Set-up and Operate to grind, sand or polish using hand tools or hand-held power tools, a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic or glass objects. Includes chippers, buffers and finishers.


  • Feeds parts into automatic thread-roll machines by studying the part, blueprints, specification or instructions.
  • Operates thread-roll machines producing external roll threads in various types and sizes of fasteners, and removes parts at the end of the machine cycles.
  • Performs basic-to-light thread-roll machine set ups and set-up modifications in the operation according to blueprints, router package, specifications and/or special instructions.
  • Observes and performs proper dies speeds, die selection and rolling cycles to produce parts to fulfill thread requirements.
  • Performs machine-operating adjustments, regulates and controls to detect out-of-tolerance machining or control plan requirements. Observes and adjusts the controls functions of coolant flow and machine rates.
  • Recognizes and remedies minor machine malfunctioning, basic sequence of operations and in-process inspections with assistance from lead. Major discrepancies are reported to supervisor or lead when machines maintenance is required or needed.
  • May be required to give feedback to Manufacturing team, Engineering team or others to document procedures and drawings.
  • Checks tooling, and notifies supervisor if tooling in non-conforming.
  • Able to read routers and operation drawings to determine machining dimensions and requirements.
  • Checks threading on test parts to assure conformance to specifications. Checks for such factors as pitch, angle, length, diameter and related factors.
  • Utilizes full range of precision measuring and gauging tools to perform inspection before start, during and completion of production run.
  • Inspects parts to ensure conformation, dimension and tolerance levels with specifications and blueprints using measuring tools such as calipers, micrometers, thread wires and optical comparator.


  • High school diploma/GED is required.
  • Machining: One year preferred.
  • Thread rolling: One year preferred.
  • A working knowledge of relevant associated specifications (ISO9001, AS9100, AS9101, AS9102) is preferred.
  • A working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing methodologies is preferred.


  • Ability to sit and walk.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Requires repetitive movement.
  • Dexterity to position and move small parts.
  • Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Requires bending or twisting.
  • Requires exposure to hazardous equipment.
  • Requires exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites or stings.

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.

MTI Motion is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or other legally protected status.


  • 401(k)
  • 4401(k) matching
  • 4Dental insurance
  • 4Employee discount
  • 4Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • 4Health insurance
  • 4Health savings account (HSA)
  • 4Paid time off
  • 4Referral program
  • 4Retirement plan
  • 4Vision insurance
  • 4Schedule: 10-hour shift

Experience: Manufacturing: One year preferred.

Job type: Full-time

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Posted on

June 24, 2022

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