• Machine Operator I

    Job Locations US-IL-Sycamore
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/5/2018 12:08 AM)
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been propelled by the principles of its founder, J. Walter Becker, for nearly a century. Since the beginning, this family-run enterprise has been committed to building ideal relationships with its customers, employees and communities, creating some of the industry’s most innovative and trusted products along the way. This commitment to quality and service will continue to spur the success of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. and its family of companies, for generations to come.


    IDEAL has made its mark by developing the iconic products and practical technology demanded by critical industries like data communications, aerospace, electrical, wire processing, automotive, construction and more.  Since the beginning, IDEAL INDUSTRIES has been a growing, energetic company, and that’s never been more true than today. It’s always been a compelling place to work and we’re poised for even more growth as we continue to move across the globe. With growth comes opportunity—and at IDEAL INDUSTRIES, the opportunity can be yours.


    This is a first shift position, M-F 7:00AM - 3:30PM.


    Primary Responsibilities: 

    This position is responsible for production for the Aerospace Business Unit.


      • Follow all safety procedures.
      • Set-up, changeover, and operate primary and secondary manufacturing machines within a work cell.
      • Work effectively within a small team to maintain high quality standards.
      • Able to consistently work with fine attention to detail.
      • Conduct daily and operator preventative maintenance on work equipment.
      • May complete subassembly and assembly work within manufacturing work cells when required for production demands.
      • Where necessary, monitor work visually and dimensionally referring to blueprints, engineering specifications, engineering input and job instruction sheets. Maintain quality and rate charts as required.
      • Monitor and control quality of production pieces through adjustment of machines or tooling

      • Follow all quality procedures and instructions.
      • Maintains housekeeping in the work area.
      • Other related duties as directed by management.




    • Must have proven ability to safely operate various manufacturing production machines.
    • Must be able to follow verbal and written multi-step directions for semi-complex machine operations
    • Understand set-up needs, fixturing and quick changeover.
    • Able to work effectively in a team environment.
    • Visual acuity and depth perception is required.



    • High school diploma or GED.
    • Minimum of 12 months of manufacturing machine operator experience is required, 24 months is preferred.
    • Lean manufacturing experience, including SMED, is preferred.



    • Must be able to continuously lift, push and pull up to 5 lbs, for 9-10 hours per day and, on occasion, lift up to 60 lbs. This capability will either be determined from a physical exam, or verifiable past performance.
    • Continuous standing during a shift (9-10 hours) with frequent reaching, pulling and bending.
    • May be required to pass a physical exam for wearing a respirator, which is a requirement for certain jobs.



    • Hot/cold temperatures based on seasonal variations
    • May be subject to humidity, noise, odors, dust

    IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



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