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Machine Operator

IRD Glass
Job Description

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

Shifts for Full Time Openings:
Day shift: 10 hour shifts Monday-Thursday
2nd Shift: 10 hour shifts Monday-Thursday 10% shift premium
Weekend Shift: 12 hour shifts Friday-Sunday (5am-5pm) 10% shift premium, work 36 hours and get paid for 40 hours.

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: $15.00 - $20.00 per hour


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


  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Application Question(s):

  • What shifts are you all available for (1st, 2nd, weekend)?


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Manufacturing: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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