New Fortus 450mc 3D Printer Has Arrived

We are excited for the arrival of our newest piece of equipment - the Fortus 450mc 3D printer.  This machine will expand our 3D printing capabilities to handle the following materials; FDM Nylon 12, PC-ISO & AMB-M30i, and ULTEM 9085 & 1010, as well as increase our build envelope to 16" X 14" X 16".  The Fortus 450mc will be used to build high-requirement prototypes, jigs, fixtures, tooling and custom production parts.

Pointe Precision Youth Apprentice Receives Scouts Top Honor

Pointe Precision Youth Apprentice Jacob Schulfer was recently awarded the top rank of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America.  For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Jacob constructed a reflection/prayer garden at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Polonia, WI, which he designed, raised funds, and built on his own.  Jacob is in his second year of the Youth Apprentice program at Pointe Precision and plans on studying Mechanical Engineering in College.  Click the link below to read the Stevens Point City Times article:

https://www.spcitytimes.com/2016/11/23/local-young-man-achieves-eagle-scout-award/

Pointe Precision Recognizes National Apprenticeship Week November 14 – 18, 2016

Pointe Precision, Inc. recognizes National Apprenticeship Week

November 14 – 18, 2016

 

WASHINGTONPointe Precision, Inc., in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, today announced that it will participate in National Apprenticeship Week November 14- 18, 2016 as part of the second annual National Apprenticeship Week.

 

Pointe Precision, Inc. has offered an Apprenticeship program for 20 years and has trained 40 students in fields such as CNC Machine Operation, Inspection and Deburring.

 

“Our apprentice program has truly transformed our company,” said Bonnie Meddaugh, VP of Administration. I highly encourage those in our business community to learn how they can establish an Apprenticeship program within their own organization.”

 

Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with related classroom instruction using the highest industry standards. According to the Bureau Director of State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, companies that offer Apprenticeship programs can diversify their workforce, improve productivity and profitability, standardize training, reduce turnover, receive tax credits and more.

 

“While 75 years ago, the apprenticeship system began in construction and other skilled trades, today there are apprenticeships in more than 1,000 occupations, including careers in healthcare, IT, energy and more,” said Bureau Director of the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. “The goal of the National Apprenticeship Week and open house events like this one is to educate businesses and leaders about the importance of Apprenticeship programs. These programs can lead to great jobs that also help positively impact our economy.”

 

The U.S. currently has approximately 375,000 apprentices working with more than 150,000 employers. Last year, President Obama established a goal of doubling the number of Apprenticeships within five years. The inaugural National Apprenticeship Week is one of several initiatives helping achieve that goal.

 

Dozens of ApprenticeshipUSA supporters and stakeholders have committed to participating and hosting events in support of National Apprenticeship Week.

 

ABOUT NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK

National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity for the Apprenticeship community to tell the story of apprenticeships and is an invitation to business and industry, education, career seekers, community based organizations, students, and workers to learn about the real world advantages of developing careers through adoption of the apprenticeship model.  Apprenticeship is for those who aspire to be great, lead in innovation and creativity, strive to innovate in business and industry, and recognize the value of combining paid on the job learning coupled with a substantial educational component to build generational greatness in careers and commerce.

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT APPRENTICESHIPS SEE THE LINKS BELOW:

WI DWD Apprenticeship Website: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship/

US Dept. of Labor Website: https://www.dol.gov/featured/apprenticeship

Pointe Precision Apprenticeships: http://pointeprecision.com/careers/

Pointe Precision Participates In Hope Starts Here 5K Walk

On Sunday, October 9th a group of Pointe Precision employees and their families participated in the Hope Starts Here 5K walk in Stevens Point to help support local breast care patients.  The walk was the kickoff to raise funds to build a breast care center at St. Michaels Hospital in Stevens Point.  For more information on this great cause please visit www.hopeisbuilding.com  

Pointe Precision Employee Maggie Hirzy Places 1st at Wisconsin SkillsUSA Conference

Maggie Hirzy (second from left) with her fellow medal winners. Photo courtesy of The Stevens Point City Times.

Maggie Hirzy (second from left) with her fellow medal winners. Photo courtesy of The Stevens Point City Times.

Maggie Hirzy, a Pointe Precision employee and Mid-State Technical College Machine Tool student placed 1st in the CNC Milling event at the 43rd Annual Wisconsin State SkillsUSA Secondary Leadership and Skills Conference. Maggie has now advanced to compete at nationals in Louisville, Kentucky in June. Congrats Maggie, and best of luck at nationals! Read the full article in the Stevens Point City Times.

Student Job Fair

Pointe Precision, Inc. attended the Wisconsin Rapids Student Job Fair at the Boys & Girls Club on Monday, March 14th. The job fair is put on for student job seekers at the High School and College Level looking for part-time and seasonal work. Pointe Precision, Inc. was in attendance to promote the Youth Apprentice Program relationships with area High Schools. Many students stopped by the Pointe Precision table to learn about the program and how they could get involved. Pointe Precision has been involved with the youth apprentice program for 19 years. We have had a total of 36 students go through the program, 17 of which remain employed at Pointe Precision today. We are currently looking to hire three two-year apprenticeship students.

Pointe Precision is Hiring

We are looking for Entry Level Machine Operators, Production Operators for Manufacturing and Deburring. We are also recruiting for an experienced Quality Engineer. 

You can apply by going to the career section of our website and completing an application. Then please follow the directions to submit your application. 

You can also submit your resume to HumanResources@PointePrecision.com.

These jobs have been created due to steady growth and immediate needs for current business. These are all Full Time positions in a clean, safe, temperature controlled work environment. We will provide on the job training for candidates that possess the desire to learn a new career. All candidates must pass a drug test and will be subject to random drug testing. 

This is a family owned local business that operates with the core values of a commitment to customer service, integrity, respect, financial strength and a commitment to the community. 

Pointe Precision offers excellent benefits including Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Health & Dental Insurance with a very affordable pre-tax premium through payroll deduction. Vision and Family Life insurance policies are available along with company paid Short term disability, Long term disability and Life Insurance for our eligible employees. 

You are eligible to participate in our 401k program at age 19 and after 1 year become eligible for the company match of 100% of your first 3% and then 50% of your contributions up to 5%. We also offer various Bonus & Profit Sharing programs to reward quality work that is on time to our customers. Tuition reimbursement is also available for employees that want to further their education to enhance their job now and future opportunities within Pointe Precision. 

We offer Quarterly all employee meetings to share important news about the business. The meetings are hosted by the owner and President of Pointe Precision. This allows our management team members an opportunity to speak and share important business metrics and results of operational goals. 

Our manufacturing floor offers various shifts that provide options for our diverse workforce and to satisfy customer requirements. We also plan various events with meals, treats, raffles and other fun things that involve employee participation. Some are fundraisers for local charities and others are just nice rewards for our employees when we meet operational goals and want to thank everyone for their hard work. 

We value and encourage employees to volunteer with local agencies and we offer flex time for their participation. We support the United Way, Junior Achievement, STEM Scouts, and multiple community events hosted by community groups. 

We pride ourselves in providing a great work experience and team oriented approach in our work processes, encouraging employee feedback to make us better. We also provide every employee a Development Plan so we understand your career goals and work toward you having the opportunity to succeed in every way and want to provide whatever training we can for your success. If you would like to be a part of a great team and work environment, please consider applying at Pointe Precision. Our goal is to provide an awesome work experience where you are valued and part of a successful team that takes pride in their work and our company. 

We look forward to meeting you! 

Pointe Precision Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Pointe Precision is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age and any other legally protected class. Pointe Precision, Inc. encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply.

Pointe Precision is the Chartering Organization for STEM Scout Lab in Plover, WI

STEM Scouts is a pilot program of the Boy Scouts of America that is designed to give youth a fun and exciting learning environment to increase their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. In the fall of 2014, the BSA initially launched the STEM Scouts pilot program in Knoxville, Tennessee with tremendous success. Due to the great response, the BSA decided to expand the program to only twelve other councils in the United States. Samoset Council located in Weston, Wisconsin was chosen to be one of the councils to launch STEM Scouts in the fall of 2015. Samoset Council is now serving over 200 STEM Scouts in four different Central Wisconsin communities. 

STEM Scouts is open to boys and girls in three divisions: elementary school, grades 3-5, middle school, grades 6-8, and high school grades 9-12. The program provides weekly, hands-on learning experiences that includes citizenship and character building. Through experiments the children learn leadership, communication, and teamwork skills while preparing them for future STEM careers. Instrumental to STEM Scouts inspiring youth to consider the STEM professions is our partnerships with local businesses. Through corporate chartering organizations like Pointe Precision, STEM Scouts are exposed to a wide array of STEM experts that can open their eyes to the endless possibilities in STEM careers. Pointe Precision is the chartering organization for the Roosevelt Elementary STEM Scout Lab located in Plover.