KEI (Kuntz Electroplating Inc.)

KEI has immediate openings for POLISHERS

November 18th, 2014

Kuntz Electroplating Inc. (KEI), located in Kitchener, Ontario is a leading OEM supplier of quality metal finishing to the automotive/motorcycle industries worldwide.

KEI has immediate openings for POLISHERS.

Responsibilities and Work Performed:

  • Follows all safety and plant rules including not limited to lock out, wearing appropriate PPE, human rights
  • Polish all necessary surfaces in conformance with documented SWP for each area; remove all possible defects with use of an electric or air buffer/grinder, hand jack, oscillator, stroke sander, robot cell or rotary.
  • Operates view panels/process computers as applicable to each area
  • Inspect all parts for defects before and after polishing.
  • Remove all old tags on incoming skids where required
  • Identify parts they have polished according to department requirements
  • Responsible for the proper use of tools in all aspects of the operation to accomplish goals as it applies to posted criteria on a per customer basis.
  • Ensure proper storage of all used material. Cleans the work area; performs 5S.
  • Adheres to the documented work procedures set out for the activities being performed
  • Communicates any problems, materials required, safety or quality concerns to the Foreperson in a timely manner.
  • Must be prepared to perform other duties in other areas as so instructed by the Foreperson or Supervisor.

Robot Cell

  • Prior to start up visually inspects all wiring and reports any damage to the Foreperson; check set up of robot/rotary as per standard work practice
  • Loads parts into fixtures/drawers and cleans dried compound from the platter drawer; monitors process
  • Checks compound pump and guns for visible damage; checks to ensure correct amount of compound is present.


  • Tightens buffs to shafts of polishing heads as required.
  • Angles buffs to provide the correct polishing finish; changes worn out buffs
  • Cranking polishing heads in or out to polish desired surface
  • Uses adjustment motor to raise the polishing head up or down to ensure proper pressure on surface being polished.


  • Grade 12/GED preferred
  • Knowledge of quality standards
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must work effectively in a team environment
  • Good reading and writing skills
  • Self motivated
  • Strives for continuous improvement
  • Good communication and organization skills
  • Must be observant and have an eye for detail
  • Must be able to perform the duties described in the physical demands analysis and the job hazard analysis.

Additional Information:

This position requires:

  • the employee to wear a full face respirator
  • maximum physical effort
  • high level of attention monitoring processes and quality
  • prior to employment at KEI, all applicants must agree to and sign a release (during interview) allowing KEI to do a criminal record background check.

A family owned and operated business, KEI has provided high quality electroplating services for over 64 years.  We are an environmentally conscious company. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

If you are looking for a fast paced, challenging position at a community minded, family oriented company with a collegial work environment, please forward your resume to:

Kuntz Electroplating Inc. (KEI), Attn:  Human Resources, 851 Wilson Avenue, Kitchener, ON  N2C 1J1 or by fax (519) 893 -3923 or

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