Progressive Die Press Operator - 1st Shift

  • Full-time

Company Description

$1,000 Sign on Bonus! Come join the MAT Industries, Inc. team. Work schedule is 4 days 10 hour shifts.

We are currently hiring Press Operator. Press Operator positions on 1st shift, starting at $20.50/hour. MAT Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of air compressors in the Jackson community located at 213 Industrial Dr., Jackson, TN 38301. 

Come be a part of a company where work/life balance is part of our everyday culture! Hours are 1st Shift  Monday - Thursday 6:00 am - 4:30 pm , overtime would be scheduled on Friday and possibly some Saturdays. Our ten-hour shift offers THREE PAID breaks along with a 30-minute unpaid lunch. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision and disability insurance as well as paid vacation, sick days and 8 paid holidays.

Welcome to the exciting world of MAT!  We are an entrepreneurial manufacturer and distributor leveraging a vast network of global and domestic resources to deliver quality and value to our customers. 

You will find our products in home improvement centers, big box retailers, hardware stores and automotive parts chains. They can also be found in the automobiles you drive, the trailers you pull and the heavy duty equipment that operates all around you.

Job Description

Founded in 1984, MAT Holdings, Inc. is a privately held $1.9 billion multi-national company with manufacturing operations, distribution centers and sourcing offices worldwide in the automotive, fencing, hardware, and power equipment sectors. Headquartered in Long Grove, Illinois we have over 40 factories on three continents, including 2.1 million square feet of U.S. distribution and manufacturing space.  We provide our customers with a full range of services including U.S. and overseas engineering, quality assurance, logistic and distribution support, strategic warehousing, bi-lingual sourcing, product development, and marketing. MAT is a family of companies and products providing employment opportunities with more than 14,000 employees in 12 countries. 

We look forward to seeing you at MAT Industries!

Job Description

REQUIRED: Experience setting up and running presses / occasionally progressive presses. 

  • 2 years experience in operating a Progressive Die 300 to 800 ton press. 
  • Experience in LINK systems automation controls
  • Follow all safety regulations and encourage co-workers to follow safety regulations.
  • Follow all company policies and procedures and encourage co-workers to follow company policies and procedures.
  • Read and interpret blueprints for product specifications.
  • Conduct quality inspections of work.
  • Maintain equipment in good working condition and report maintenance and safety concerns.
  • Conduct repairs, modifications and retrofits on production items.
  • Provide data to assist in monitoring and tracking project status.
  • Assist in training of junior employees, inspecting their work.
  • Ensure accuracy and completion of assigned tasks and projects.
  • Sign off on completed work orders and quality of work.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of changes in technology, compliance and repair techniques.
  • Actively participate in the development of a LEAN manufacturing culture.




  • 2+ years' work experience operating progressive die presses, overhead cranes 
  • 2+ years' experience with LINK systems automation controls
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)



Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Full time job on first shift.