Specialized Skills to Meet Client Needs

By Bill May, President of High Value Manufacturing

We are proud of our experienced team of engineering and manufacturing professionals who possess a wide range of critical skills and specializations. When companies contact High Value Manufacturing with an urgent need for a unique skill set, whether for short-term or long-term placement, our diverse network of highly skilled and highly experienced resources can fill the gap.


Automotive/BEV Sector Needs

As HVM has begun to address the needs of the Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) and battery manufacturing within the Manufacturing Sector, it is necessary to identify and address the specific critical skills and specializations within this manufacturing arena.

Three specialized skills come to mind: Fastener Torque Management and Control, Welding/Bonding of Dissimilar metals and Non-destructive testing of battery components.  All of these specialty areas will require skilled, experienced and short-term resources.

Recently, an existing client required a Fastener Quality Torque resource for its Battery Electric Vehicle assembly launch. One of our HVM team members immediately got started. Her deep knowledge of specific equipment and tools and a 30+ year career in manufacturing made her the ideal candidate for the job.


Unique Skills & Qualifications

Operating torque tools in the automotive industry requires specialized training to ensure safe and effective use:

  1. Quality Control Training: Torque tools play a critical role in ensuring the quality and safety of automotive components. Quality control training is required to teach operators how to use torque tools effectively in regard to quality control processes.
  2. Safety Training: Safety training is essential for all operators of torque tools. This training should cover topics such as proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), safe tool operation techniques, and emergency procedures.
  3. Ergonomics Training: The repetitive nature of operating heavy torque tools can lead to musculoskeletal disorders and other ergonomic injuries, such as strains or sprains. Minimizing the risk of injury requires proper techniques for using torque tools safely and comfortably.
  4. Calibration & Maintenance Training: Torque tools need to be calibrated and maintained on a regular basis to ensure accurate torque readings and optimal performance. Failure to properly calibrate, clean, and lubricate torque tools can result in equipment failure and inaccurate torque readings, which can lead to quality issues and production delays.

Our resource has participated in regular and ongoing training for torque monitoring tools in her long career. She knows when the assigned tool is not operating safely, reliably, or efficiently, and she knows how to address any issues that arise.


Experienced Candidates for Immediate Results

To reduce the time and expense of recruiting and training a new labor resource to thoroughly learn proper operation of torque tools, HVM recommends a highly trained, highly skilled, experienced resource that is available and ready for an immediate start on the production line.

As with torque Monitoring and Control equipment, both Welding/Joining and Non-destructive testing require similarly skilled resources.

This engagement is just one example of HVM’s ability to meet a client’s specialized need. Our network of retired manufacturing professionals provides an array of other specialized skills sets that may be a solution for supplemental resources to keep production on schedule. Contact our team to learn about our available short-term and supplemental labor resources.



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