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10 Jobs You Can Get Without Experience!

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10 JOBS YOU CAN GET WITHOUT EXPERIENCE!

Forge Industrial Staffing has many positions available, and many of them require no previous experience at all. Our goal is to place and support workers of all experience levels, so if you have yet to acquire anything, we can still find something that will work for you! These 10 jobs all require no experience, and all include the perks Forge guarantees with each job, such as paid holidays, vacation pay, health insurance, and more, after hitting certain milestones of employment.

While the jobs listed here will be referring to one specific job posting, in a specific place, there are multiple duplicates of each position. These duplicates may be located somewhere closer to you, so please call your nearest branch, or access the full list on this website to find something that will specifically work for your needs.

Machine Operator

This machine operator job posting comes from South Bend, Indiana. The responsibilities are self-explanatory, as you will be operating machinery with some packaging work as well. The company is willing and ready to train any interested applicants! They have openings for 2nd shift positions.

Food Packager

This food packaging job posting comes from Holland, Michigan. Your responsibilities while on the job include handling raw and cooked meat products, following proper GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), sanitizing your workspace, and moving scrap plastic packaging. They have availability for 2nd and 3rd shift!

General Labor

Our Fort Wayne, Indiana branch is where this general labor position is located. This position has plenty of different responsibilities such as performing functions such as masking, de-masking, and paint touch-up, loading parts on the paint lines, and removing and packing finished parts from the paint lines. These come along with some other general tasks, which you can find detailed in the link below! They have openings for 1st shift positions!

Electronic Recycler

Indianapolis’s branch has this electronic recycler position available. In this position you’ll be responsible for breaking down electronics that are coming down a conveyor, sorting through electronics going through the shredder, quality control, and more! They have positions available for 1st shift.

Loss Prevention

This job is a bit of a change of pace from the other. In this loss prevention position, coming from our Indianapolis branch, includes a lot of different responsibilities unlike the others up until this point. Responsibilities include ensuring visitors are signing-in and assigned badges, monitoring surveillance cameras for security and safety investigations, verifying all dock doors are secured and locked, and more! If you are interested in this position for 1st shift, feel free to apply today!

Finishing Grinder

This finishing grinder position comes from our Holland, Michigan branch. Your main responsibilities here will be grinding and buffing various automotive parts. While this work can be technically taxing, no experience is necessary, as they are ready and able to train you! They have positions available for 3rd shift, but they train on 1st shift when you first get started.

Inspector

Our Livonia, Michigan branch is where this Inspector positions is based out of. In this position, you will be operating non-motorized equipment to move pallets of raw materials, barrels of bulk, or finished goods. You will also be conducting quality checks on raw and finished products, reading and operating the production weigh scale, as well as other duties as required and/or assigned. The position can be filled for all shifts, so apply today if you’re interested!

Entry Level CNC Machine Operator

If you are looking for a position with CNC work but don’t have experience in CNC operation yet, then this entry level CNC machine operator position from our Muskegon, Michigan office might be just the thing you’re looking for. Your responsibilities for this position include operating machines according to operating procedures, ensuring proper machine start up and shut down procedures are performed, assembling parts according to quality standard, and more! If this sounds like something you are interested in, they are hiring for 1st and 2nd shift.

Paint Prep

This Paint Prep position comes from our Holland, Michigan branch. The responsibilities of this position include preparing parts for painting, maintaining a steady workflow by performing prescribed procedures accurately and timely, keeping the work area in a clean and orderly condition, and more! If you are interested in this position, they are hiring for 1st shift!

Extrusion Operator

Our final position comes from South Bend, Indiana. This Extrusion Operator position truly has only one prerequisite, the ability to read a tape measure. If you can read a tape measure, are able to start in a 1st shift position, and are interested in the position as a whole, then apply today!

What if These Jobs Don’t Work for Me?

If none of these positions seem to fit your needs in terms of location, shift, or anything else, don’t worry! You can always check this website for a full list of our positions available, or feel free to reach out to the branch located closest to you, and one our service coordinators would be happy to help find you something that works for you!

 

Avoiding Heat Illness

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Avoiding Heat Illness

Happy summer everyone!

Lots of people enjoy the nice warm weather, but at some point, the heat can get quite overwhelming. This becomes especially apparent while working in many jobs in the industrial sector.

 

What is Heat Illness?

Wherever you work, around this time of year, you can expect to feel a little uncomfortable at a certain level of heat, but how much is too much? Once the human body is no longer able to condition itself to intense heat, it is subject to what is called “heat illness”. This term also has many variations within it, but we will refer to them all as “heat illness” for the remainder of this post.

 

What Can We Do to Prevent It?

Recently, here at Forge, we posted a video on our Facebook page that highlighted some tips on how to beat the heat. (Watch that video here!) While these tips can be very useful in preventing heat illness, nothing is ever completely foolproof. Taking precautions against things like heat illness is great, but don’t assume that since you took precautions that you are now invincible. Heat illness is always something to stay vigilant about.

That’s why today, we decided that it would be a good idea to make people aware of the signs of heat illness. No matter how unlikely this may seem, heat illness is very serious, and should not be taken lightly.

 

What Are the Symptoms?

Here are many of the symptoms of heat illness. Use this information to recognize what is happening before it potentially gets worse for you or another coworker:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Abnormal thinking or behavior
  • Slurred speech
  • Seizures
  • Headache
  • Weakness or dizziness
  • Elevated body temperature

If you or a coworker experience any of these symptoms, and you fear it might be heat illness, contact your supervisor right away. Some of these symptoms, like loss of consciousness, should result in a direct call to 911 as soon as possible.

 

Now What?

This article wasn’t written to scare you. We want our employees, as well as everyone else to be safe during this incredibly hot summer. Awareness is the first step in preventing workplace accidents involving heat illness, so keep these in mind and be prepared on your next hot day!

Automation and Robotic Safety

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Automation and Robotic Safety

When working an industrial job there are many factors an employee should be cautious of to avoid an on-site potential injury.  A man-made machine that has the potential to cause you harm is not just a thing of science fiction. The terminator is not the only machine you should have nightmares of. It would be silly to fathom that a conveyor belt can cause you just as much harm, but this scenario is more common than you might think.

Why Does this Matter?

While the current job you work at may or may not use some kind of robotic assistance, automation is truly seeming to be the way of the future. It seems all but inevitable that most industries will have this robotic automation in one form or another, so it is best to know the potential dangers of this new and growing technology.

When performing your daily duties on your job site it is in your best interest to understand that there are many automation and robotic related hazards that are waiting to happen. Fortunately for you we’ve got you covered with a few tips on what you should look out for while on the job.

Things to Keep in Mind

Proper training of robotics should be understood by all programmers, operators & maintenance workers. If you don’t understand how something works don’t be afraid to ask your supervisor. Proper training should highlight safe work practices which should include the following:

  1. Workers must be familiar with all working aspects of the robot, including full range of motion, known hazards, how the robot is programmed, emergency stop buttons, and safety barriers, before operating or performing maintenance work at robotic workstations.
  2. Operators should never be in reach of the robot while it is operating.
  3. Programmers, operators, and maintenance workers should operate robots at reduced speeds consistent with adequate worker response to avoid hazards during programming and be aware of all conceivable pinch points, such as poles, walls, and other equipment, in the robots’ operational area.

In an ever-evolving work environment we are faced with new challenges daily. With proper training and following these safety practices you can feel more comfortable about being at your place of work without the fear of being injured.

April Is Injury Prevention Month

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Hello!

April has been designated “Injury Prevention Month” by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Being alert to hazardous situations, combined with good work practices and proper personal protective equipment, will contribute to a safer, healthier workplace and are key to avoiding injuries and exposures.

Please reach out to Forge for new/additional safety equipment, to report Near Misses and injuries, or unsafe environments.

Safety is our #1 priority.  Your phone call, email, or text could save you or someone else from injury!

The Forge Safety Team is here to help you!  We always want to keep you and other employees of Forge safe while on the job.  This means we often need your help in communicating anything you feel is unsafe. 

You can email, call, or fill out the contact us form on our website (see below).

safety@forgestaff.com

616.285.6860

forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

Stay safe and never hesitate to reach out with any questions you have!

– The Forge Safety Team

Abril es el Mes de la Prevención de Lesiones

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Hola!

Abril es designado como el “Mes de la Prevención de Lesiones” por la Academia Americano de Cirujanos Ortopédicos.

Estar alerta ante situaciones peligrosas, combinado con buenas prácticas de trabajo y equipo de protección personal adecuado, contribuirá a un lugar de trabajo más seguro y saludable y es clave para evitar lesiones y exposiciones.

Comuníquese con Forge para obtener nuevos/equipo de seguridad adicional, para informar cuasi accidentes y lesiones, o entornos inseguros.

¡La seguridad es nuestra prioridad #1! ¡Su llamada, correo electrónico o mensaje de texto podría salvarlo a usted o a otra persona de una lesión!

¡El equipo de seguridad de Forge está aquí para ayudarte! Siempre queremos cuidar a ti y a otros empleados de Forge en el trabajo. Esto significa que necesitamos su ayuda para comunicar cualquier cosa que usted sienta sea insegura.

Se puede comunicar con nosotros vía correo electrónico, llamando a nuestro número de teléfono o llenando la forma en nuestra pagina de internet (mire abajo)

safety@forgestaff.com

616.285.6860

forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

¡Sigua trabajando con cuidado y no dude en comunicarse con nosotros!

– El equipo de seguridad de Forge

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

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Hello!

Did you know that March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month?

Common causes of workplace eye injuries are flying debris like metal pieces or glass, tools, chemicals, harmful radiation, and eye strain due to digital devices. Most injuries occur when eye protection is worn but it is improper or ill-fitting and when eye protection is not worn at all.  Luckily, almost all workplace eye injuries are preventable with the use of proper safety eyewear.

To prevent an eye injury at work, adhere to the following tips:

  • Know the eye safety hazards at work. Not sure?  Ask your supervisor.
  • Eliminate hazards before starting work. Use machine guarding, work screens or other engineering controls.
  • Use proper eye protection that correctly fits such as non-prescription or prescription safety glasses, goggles, face shields, welding helmets or full-face respirators.
  • Never remove your eye protection and rub your eye with a dirty hand or glove.  Always remove gloves and wash hands prior to touching your eyes or any part of your face.

Do you have a safety tip you would like to share with our team?  Feel free, at any time, to reply with a tip!  We would love to hear from you! In fact, we will reward you with a free gift for helping out!

The Forge Safety Team is here to help you!  We always want to keep you and other employees of Forge safe while on the job.  This means we often need your help in communicating anything you feel is unsafe. 

You can email, call, or fill out the contact us form on our website (see below).

safety@forgestaff.com

616-285-6860

https://forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

Stay safe and never hesitate to reach out with any questions you have!

– The Forge Safety Team

Marzo es el mes del bienestar ocular en el lugar de trabajo

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Hola,

¿Sabías que marzo es el mes de cuidado de vista en el trabajo?

Cosas comunes que causan heridas en los ojos pueden ser restos en el aire como partes de metales, vidrio, radiación, productos químicos y tensión ocular causados por usar su teléfono. Heridas pueden pasar cuando usa protección, pero es usada en manera incorrecta o usando protección que no le queda apropiadamente y si no usa protección. Afortunadamente casi todos los lugares donde trabaja y se lastima los ojos pueden ser prevenidas con usar la protección correcta.

  • Para prevenir una herida a sus ojos en el trabajo, siga estas recomendaciones:
  • Asegúrese de conocer todos los peligros en su trabajo. ¿No los conoce? Hable con el supervisor.
  • Elimine cualquier peligro antes de empezar su trabajo. Use coberturas en su máquina, y controles de ingeniería para prevenir accidentes.
  • Use la correcta protección para sus ojos, puede usar lentes de protección de recetados, gafas, escudos facial y cascos de soldadura.
  • Nuca se quite su protección y rasguñe sus ojos con su mano o guantes sucios. Siempre quítese sus guantes y Lávese sus manos antes de tocas sus ojos o cualquier parte de su cara.

¿Tiene una idea o consejo que quisiera compartir con nuestro equipo? ¡Puede responder a cualquier tiempo con su idea o consejo! ¡Nos encanta escuchar de ustedes! También les daremos un regalo por su ayuda!

¡El equipo de seguridad de Forge está aquí para ayudarte! Siempre queremos cuidar a ti y a otros empleados de Forge en el trabajo. Esto significa que necesitamos su ayuda para comunicar cualquier cosa que usted sienta sea insegura.

Se puede comunicar con nosotros vía correo electrónico, llamando a nuestro número de teléfono o llenando la forma en nuestra pagina de internet (mire abajo)

safety@forgestaff.com

616-285-6860

https://forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

¡Sigua trabajando con cuidado y no dude en comunicarse con nosotros!

– El equipo de seguridad de Forge

Why You’ll Love Partnering with Forge

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Roses are red, violets are blue, having trouble filling jobs? We are the solution for you!

There are many misconceptions out there about ‘working’ with a staffing agency, but there are also many reasons to love ‘partnering’ with one, like us. We are not only about finding and cultivating relationships with candidates, but also about building and growing relationships with our clients. A common fallacy about staffing agencies is that we only care about filling jobs for our clients. In reality, finding qualified candidates is just as important to us as it is to you. We want to find candidates that will make an impact and add value to your company. Our clients love partnering with us for their staffing needs for this reason.

Our company has been around for more than 25 years, so we are kind of like, “professional” matchmakers at this point. We are all about finding you the right people. Our goal is to find you the best candidates for the positions you’re looking to fill. We work diligently to create that perfect match for both you and the candidate. Do you plan on hiring a candidate on a short-term, long-term or to-hire basis? We are intent on understanding your needs and placing candidates who will make a significant impact within your company. 

There is a reason we are #1 in industrial staffing and that’s because that’s all we do. The years of experience and knowledge we have within this industry can be put to work for you. We understand that every talent search is unique and when you partner with Forge, we customize our process to adapt to the idiomatic needs of each particular search.  Our objective is to build a long-term strategic partnership with your company. You can rely on us to connect you with the most qualified and experienced candidates. Take the stress out of talent search and let’s work together to find candidates you’ll love!

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

Febrero es el Mes Americano del Corazón

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Hola!

Sabías que Febrero es el Mes Americano del Corazón?

¿Conoce las señales de advertencia de un ataque al corazón o un derrame cerebral? Heart Month

Esto no solo es importante en su vida personal, sino que también lo es en el lugar de trabajo. Podría ayudar a salvar la vida de un compañero de trabajo.

¿Qué es un ataque al corazón? Un ataque al corazón ocurre cuando se bloquean secciones del músculo cardíaco para que no reciban sangre, a menudo a través de una arteria obstruida. La restricción de sangre hace que una parte del músculo cardíaco muera.

Señales de advertencia de un ataque al corazón
Reconocer las señales de advertencia de un ataque al corazón podría salvar la vida de alguien. Tenga en cuenta los siguientes síntomas entre sus compañeros de trabajo.

  • Molestias en el pecho (presión incómoda en el pecho, opresión, plenitud o dolor, ardor o pesadez) Confusión o dificultad para entender a otras personas
  • Molestias en otras áreas de la parte superior del cuerpo (cuello, mandíbula, hombros, brazos, espalda)
  • Dificultad para respirar
  • Sudoración
  • Náuseas
  • Mareos

¿Qué debo hacer si alguien está teniendo un ataque al corazón?

Si alguien experimenta síntomas de un ataque al corazón, asegúrese de tomar las medidas adecuadas para mitigar los efectos de la pérdida de sangre en el cerebro.

  • Llame al 9-1-1 (o pídale a alguien que llame por usted)
  • Detenga toda actividad, haga que la persona se siente o se acueste
  • Con el consejo de un operador del 9-1-1, mastique y trague dos tabletas de aspirina de 80 mg (no tome acetaminofeno o ibuprofeno en su lugar)

¿Qué es un derrame cerebral?

Un accidente cerebrovascular es un coágulo de sangre que impide que su cerebro obtenga la sangre que necesita. Lo importante es qué hacer si se presentan síntomas de accidente cerebrovascular; cuanto antes sea el tratamiento, menor será la probabilidad de daño grave al cerebro y menor probabilidad de discapacidad permanente.

Señales de advertencia de un derrame cerebral

Reconocer las señales de advertencia de un derrame cerebral podría prevenir daños graves. Esté atento a las siguientes señales entre sus compañeros de trabajo.

  • Entumecimiento o debilidad en la cara, el brazo o la pierna, especialmente en un lado
  • Confusión o dificultad para entender a otras personas
  • Problemas para hablar
  • Dificultad para ver con uno o ambos ojos
  • Problemas para caminar o mantener el equilibrio o la coordinación
  • Mareos
  • Dolor de cabeza intenso que aparece sin motivo conocido

¿Qué debo hacer si alguien está teniendo un infarto?

Si alguien experimenta síntomas de un derrame cerebral, asegúrese de tomar las medidas adecuadas para mitigar los efectos de la pérdida de sangre en el cerebro.

  • No ignore las señales de advertencia de un accidente cerebrovascular, incluso si tiene una sola señal de advertencia o si los síntomas son leves o desaparecen.
  • ¡No esperes! Cada minuto cuenta.
  • Llame al 911 o a los servicios médicos de emergencia (EMS) si tiene uno o más síntomas durante más de unos minutos. Una ambulancia puede llevarlo a un hospital sin demora.
  • Verifique el momento en que comienzan los síntomas. Esta es información importante para compartir cuando llegue al hospital.

Incluso si no está 100% seguro de si alguien está experimentando un derrame cerebral, asegúrese de tomar medidas lo antes posible. Es mejor tener un viaje desperdiciado al hospital en lugar de arriesgarse a sufrir daños permanentes. Tener algunos conocimientos básicos para reconocer los síntomas de un derrame cerebral o un ataque cardíaco podría salvar su vida o la de un compañero de trabajo y evitar daños a largo plazo. No ignorar las señales y dar una respuesta rápida es su mejor opción para garantizar un resultado positivo en una situación de emergencia.

¿Tiene algún consejo de seguridad que le gustaría compartir con nuestro equipo? ¡Siéntete libre, en cualquier momento, de responder con un consejo! ¡Nos encantaría saber de usted!

¡El equipo de seguridad de Forge está aquí para ayudarlo! Siempre queremos mantenerlo a usted y a otros empleados de Forge seguros mientras trabajan. Esto significa que a menudo necesitamos su ayuda para comunicar cualquier cosa que sienta que no es segura.

Puede enviar un correo electrónico, llamar o completar el formulario de contacto en nuestro sitio web (ver más abajo).

safety@forgestaff.com

616.285.6860

forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

¡Manténgase seguro y nunca dude en comunicarse con cualquier pregunta que tenga!

– El equipo de seguridad de Forge

February is American Hearth Month

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Hello!

Did you know that February is American Heart Month?

Do You Know the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack or Heart Stroke? 

Not only is this important in your personal life, but it’s also important at the job site.  You could help save a coworker’s life.

What is a heart attack?

A heart attack happens when sections of the heart muscle are blocked from receiving blood often by way of a clogged artery. Blood restriction causes a portion of the heart muscle to die.

Warning signs of a heart attack

Heart Month

Recognizing the warning signs of a heart attack could save someone’s life. Be aware of the following symptoms among your co-workers.

  • Chest discomfort (uncomfortable chest pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain, burning or heaviness) Confusion or trouble understanding other people
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body (neck, jaw, shoulder, arms, back)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Light-headedness

      What should I do if someone is having a heart attack?

      If someone is experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, be sure to take the appropriate steps to mitigate the effects of blood loss to the brain.

      • Call 9-1-1 (or have someone call for you)
      • Stop all activity, have the person sit or lay down
      • With the advice of a 9-1-1 operator, chew and swallow two 80mg tables of Aspirin (do not take acetaminophen or ibuprofen instead)

      What is a stroke?

      A stroke is a blood clot preventing your brain from getting the blood it requires. The important thing is what you do if stroke symptoms happen; the sooner the treatment, the less chance of serious damage to the brain and less chance of permanent disability.

      Warning signs of a stroke

      Recognizing the warning signs of a stroke could prevent serious damage. Be aware of the following signs among your co-workers.

      • Numbness or weakness in your face, arm, or leg, especially on one side
      • Confusion or trouble understanding other people
      • Trouble speaking
      • Difficulty seeing with one or both eyes
      • Trouble walking or staying balanced or coordinated
      • Dizziness
      • Severe headache that comes on for no known reason

      What should I do if someone is having a heart stroke?

      If someone is experiencing symptoms of a stroke, be sure to take the appropriate steps to mitigate the effects of blood loss to the brain.

      • Don’t ignore stroke warning signs – even if you have just one warning sign or if symptoms are mild or go away.
      • Don’t wait! Every minute counts.
      • Call 911 or emergency medical services (EMS) if you have one or more symptoms for more than a few minutes. An ambulance can get you to a hospital without delay.
      • Check the time when symptoms begin. This is important information to share when you arrive at the hospital.

      Even if you’re not 100% sure if someone is experiencing a stroke, be sure to take action as soon as possible. It’s better to have a wasted trip to the hospital rather than risk permanent damage. Having some basic knowledge to recognize the symptoms of a stroke or heart attack could save your own or a co-worker’s life and prevent any long-term damage. Not ignoring the signs and making a quick response is your best bet to ensure a positive outcome in an emergency situation.

      Do you have a safety tip you would like to share with our team?  Feel free, at any time, to reply with a tip!  We would love to hear from you!

      The Forge Safety Team is here to help you!  We always want to keep you and other employees of Forge safe while on the job.  This means we often need your help in communicating anything you feel is unsafe. 

      You can email, call, or fill out the contact us form on our website (see below).

      safety@forgestaff.com

      616.285.6860

      forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

      Stay safe and never hesitate to reach out with any questions you have!

      – The Forge Safety Team

      We have hundreds of positions available to start immediately.

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