Machine Operator / Water Jet


Located in Buffalo, NY

Salary: $15-$17+ / hour

Express is seeking a Machine Operator for a local provider of protective cases and foam products. This is a full time, temp to hire opportunity. Company offers great benefits once hired on!



1st Shift = Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

2nd Shift = Monday-Friday, 12pm - 9:30pm 


Pay: $15-$17+ based on experience and shift differential 


Job duties may include:

  • Operate and load material onto the computerized Water Jet Machine.
  • Cut and prepare material for production and verify the gauges during every process run.
  • Unload materials from the machine and prepare equipment for next process.
  • Inspect parts for quality and defects and escalate for corrective action if needed.
  • Manage and maintain all quality process documentation.
  • Follow procedures and provide suggestions to improve efficiency, productivity, safety and communications in work area.
  • Ensure daily cleanliness of work station and maintain a safe and productive work area by minimizing hazards and preventing accidents.
  • Meet quality and production targets and assist with other job duties as assigned.

Looking for someone with the following qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of machine operating experience in a multi-cultural warehouse environment with a high school diploma or equivalent, or recent graduate with machine operator / waterjet training. 
  • Solid knowledge of basic mathematical skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc. is required.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning and ability to apply knowledge on the job.
  • Good knowledge of Excel and computer reporting tools.
  • Able to withstand prolonged standing and lift from 10 to 50 lbs. of weight on a frequent basis.
  • Punctual, reliable and conscientious with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proven success in meeting performance goals and metrics on a regular basis.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent time management, organization and planning skills with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines in a fast-paced warehouse environment.
  • Good work ethic with proven ability to prioritize, multitask and adapt to changing priorities with a positive “can do” attitude.
  • Flexible to work extended hours and a variety of work assignments to meet customer commitments and deadlines.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with an appreciation for industrial components, hardware and foam packaging fabrication.


If interested and qualified, please send your resume to for immediate consideration. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon!


Express Employment Professionals

3140 Sheridan Drive

Amherst, NY 14226 

(716) 833-3348

Express Office: Buffalo
3140 Sheridan Drive
Suite 2
Amherst, NY 14226
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