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Machine Operator

IRD Glass
Job Description

Job details

$14 - $18 an hour
Job Type
Number of hires for this role


    • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

    • Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)

    • Day Shift (Preferred)

    • Night Shift (Preferred)

    • US work authorization (Preferred)


Pulled from the full job description
Health savings account
Disability insurance
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Flexible spending account
Paid time off
Employee assistance program
Vision insurance
401(k) matching
Life insurance
Referral program

Full Job Description

IRD Glass makes precision glass components that go into a range of applications from car engines and airplanes to medical equipment. We have been a local Litchfield business for over 39 years.

Machine Operator

Approximate hours for this position: Looking for an operator on all shifts
Weekend Shift: 12 hour shifts Friday-Sunday.
!!Work 36 hours get paid for 40 hours!!
!!10% shift premium!! For example: $15.00 base wage is $16.50 with shift premium!!
2nd shift: 10 hour shifts Monday-Thursday
!!10% shift premium!! For example: $15.00 base wage is $16.50 with shift premium!!
1st shift: 10 hour shifts Monday-Thursday

Summary of Duties

A machine operator will ensure the efficient running of production by doing machine set ups, maintaining and operating various types of machinery. A machine operator will also perform regular quality checks to maintain product conformity.

Essential Functions
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+Operate various types of machines: Blanchard, lap master, polisher, saws, CNC basic operation, hand lap, ultrasonic, bevel, belt sander and more as assigned
+Adjusting machine speeds
+Loading/unloading of parts
+Ensure parts are cleaned and ready for the follow on operations
+Suggest and actively participate in improvement projects
+Assist in identifying problems and developing solutions for machine issues
+Perform and record quality control measurements with various tools
+5S and general organization of your area
+Follow safety measures including handling chemicals safely and wearing PPE.
+Multi-task between various parts of production
+Be able to work independently and be self-motivated
+ Enter accurate information
+Complete computer transactions
+Preventative/daily maintenance for machines in your area
+General Cleaning
+Other duties as assigned

Work Environment
+Standing for 8-12 hours a day
+Regularly working around moving mechanical parts with proper guarding
+Climate controlled building
+Noise levels are moderate and below OSHA thresholds.
+Various chemicals are used to complete the tasks at hand and proper PPE must be worn
+Regular lifting up to 30 pounds, occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds.
+Sometimes lifting from floor to shelf or carrying short distances
+Lifting from shoulder level to the floor
+Regularly walking between stations to complete tasks
+Occasionally going up and down a short ladder or step stool

Education, Experience or skills Required
+HS Diploma or Equivalent
+Basic math skills
+Ability to work with small parts and tools
+Basic computer skills
+Written and Verbal Communication skills
+Ability to work independently
+Ability to multi-task between different processes as needed

Experience, Skills and Abilities Preferred
+Familiar with Metric and Standard Measurements
+Knowledge of basic machine operation, tools and measurement devices
+Familiar with stereoscope, caliper, micrometers, gage pins and blocks
+Manufacturing, mechanical and/or inspection experience
+Familiarity with blueprints and reading specifications
+Ability to discuss topics and communicate effectively with team members
+Attention to detail
+Time management
+Problem solving
+Mechanical ability

IRD Glass is an equal opportunity employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 - $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Application Question(s):

  • Are you available to work Friday-Sunday, 5am-5pm on a regular basis?
  • What is your shift preference?


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)
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