Machine Operator


Located in South Haven, MI

Salary: $12.00 per hour

Machine Operator 

  • Location: South Haven, MI
  • Position Type: Full-Time, Evaluation Hire
  • Pay/Salary: $12.00/hr.
  • Schedule: 1st Shift

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Responsibilities/Duties of Machine Operator: 

  • Set up and operate equipment involved in performing operations such as sawing, broaching, stamping, drill and tap 
  • Set up and operate production machinery
  • Reads blueprint or job order for product specifications such as dimensions and tolerances; tooling instructions such as fixtures, feed rates, cutting speeds, and determine the sequence of operations
  • Selects, positions, and secures tool in tool holder (chuck, collet, or tool post)
  • Positions and secures workpiece in holding device, machine table, chuck, centers or fixtures
  • Moves controls to position tool and workpiece in relation to each other and set specified feeds, speeds, and depth of cut
  • Changes holding fixtures, tools, and tool holders. Set up fixture or feeding device, starts machine, and turns handwheel to feed tool to the workpiece or vice versa, and engages feed
  • Adjust speeds and feeds
  • Changes dull or broken tooling
  • Load and unload parts from machinery
  • Turns valve handle to direct the flow of coolant or cutting oil against tool and workpiece
  • Replenish coolant reservoir
  • Observes operation of the machine and verifies conformance of machined workpiece to specifications
  • Maintains quality standards, checking and recording dimension and/or specifications as needed; notify supervisor or any defective product or processes
  • Moves materials, parts, tool, and containers
  • Notify supervisor regarding difficulties with tool and materials or malfunctions of equipment

Qualifications for Machine Operator:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Experience operating manual drill presses and broaches
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Basic computer skills
  • Understanding basic hand tools
  • Understanding quality standards
  • Understanding basic math
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

What Makes Express Employment Professionals Different?

Express Employment Professionals of Southwest Michigan is a local employment agency that has been helping people find jobs in Southwest Michigan since 2007.  Our goal is to find permanent, long-term positions at some of the best companies in our area.  We want to help you find that perfect fit for your needs and abilities, and you'll never pay a fee for our services and support. 

Express can place you in a wide range of jobs that meet your employment needs, including:

  • Light Industrial
  • Skilled Trades
  • Administrative 
  • Professional 

Benefits Available to Eligible Express Associates:

  • Weekly Pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Holiday and Vacation Pay
  • Free Online Training
  • Chances to win cash and prizes!

For a complete listing of all open positions, visit our website at Express Employment Professionals of SWMI, or like/follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Express Office: Saint Joseph
4070 Red Arrow Highway
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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