Joe Kinsella, Pointe Precision Owner and Chairman of the Board received the Tina Peters Dedicated Service Award from the United Way of Portage County on Tuesday, January 23. The award is presented to an individual who has shown exemplary passion and compassion to the residents of Portage County through United Way and through other community support activities and projects. Joe began volunteering with United Way in 1986 as a company campaign coordinator, served on the board for 15 years, was board president and the 2005 campaign drive chair. The list of other local boards and committees he has served is pages long. See the link below to see the full story:
Our two new Okuma Multus B-Axis lathes have arrived at our facility and will be available for production by the end of June. We are excited to bring in these new pieces of equipment not only to expand our capacity but to continue our focus on investing in the newest and most advanced technology available!
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 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:
Pointe Precision, Inc. recognizes National Apprenticeship Week
November 14 – 18, 2016
WASHINGTON — Pointe 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/
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
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.
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.
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.