September 24th, 2021

Machine Operator Needed – Des Plaines, IL

Plitek is seeking a full time Machine Operator at their Des Plaines, IL location.


The Machine Operator is responsible for running basic departmental production equipment. This position will require a great deal of flexibility in work from day to day, allowing smooth transition from one project to the next within a single shift as priorities change. This position will be primarily responsible for operating 1-3 die machines with only a couple material parts or slitting and laminating machinery. Some responsibilities will include packing product for shipment and supporting other operations as necessary.

Key Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Follow direction from the supervisor in your department
  • Operator any equipment in a safe manner and comply with all Safety Policies.
  • Ability to read a Job Traveler, operator machines, perform required quality testing, and perform material transactions.
  • Component in reading blueprints, quality instructions, work instructions, etc.
  • Ability to use metrology devices as needed (loupe, ruler, calipers, etc.)
  • Maintain production standards across all current job responsibilities
  • Document production and quality results in the Computer System and on Job Travelers (Vantage)
  • Comply with the established QMS (ISO9001) procedures and work instructions
  • Train the Production Assistants / Packers

Expectations (directly affects performance review, increases, bonus, and company performance):

  • Safety
  • Productivity/cost/efficiencies
  • Quality
  • On-time delivery/responsiveness

Conditions of Employment:

  • A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance submitted upon request
  • Completion of the background check and pre-employment physical
  • Signing of Plitek Non-Compete and Disclosure Agreement
  • Signing, acceptance, and understanding of Plitek’s Employee Handbook
  • Signing and acceptance that you will use a biometric hand-scanner for time-keeping and payroll

For more information contact:

Joanna Tyrka
Human Resources Supervisor
69 Rawls Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Office: +1.847.827.6680 ext 274

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