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Machine Operator

Elkhart, IN 46516

Job ID: 183155 Industry: Industrial Branch: Elkhart Pay Rate: $15.00 - $15.00

Machine Operator needed for a manufacturing and distribution facility located in Elkhart, IN.


1st shift


Cut-to-Length (CTL) is a metal processing operation generating individual sheets of material from a single incoming coil. A CTL Line consists of multiple pieces of equipment including but not limited to an uncoiler, straightener, leveler, feeder/s, press/die, conveyors, shear, stacker and other auxiliary equipment. A team of two operators are jointly responsible for setting up and operating each component of the line ensuring maximum safety, quality, efficiency and productivity of the work center.


  • Perform Daily Safety/Maintenance Equipment and Shift Inspections.

  • Monitor and maintain CTL Schedule.

  • Setup and operate equipment for maximum safety, quality, efficiency and productivity of work center.

  • Responsible for cutting/leveling aluminum coil.

  • Monitor and manage all processed material for defects during operation and inspections; remove defects from customer product as necessary.

  • Ensure maximum safety, quality and productivity of Work Center.

  • Able to be multi task and oversee all CTL activities.

  • May be required to participate in training/cross-training additional CTL personnel.

  • Responsible for housekeeping of CTL Line and surrounding areas.

  • Perform other job-related tasks as assigned.

Required Education, Knowledge, Experience, Certification, Licenses, Registration:

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Minimum 1 year experience with sheet metal fabricating equipment

  • Coil processing experience preferred

  • Familiar with modern manufacturing methods and materials

Skills & Abilities:

  • Able to multitask and oversee all CTL operations simultaneously

  • Able read/interpret tape measure and other measuring instruments

  • Able to read and interpret manufacturing prints

  • Able to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions

  • Good working math and geometry skills

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Able to constantly and consistently work in a team of two operators

  • Must be a detail-oriented

  • Able and willing to meet high-pressure deadlines

  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills

  • Basic computer skills; preferably applicable to ERP Systems

  • Availability to work overtime as required

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift and move up to 75 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Must be able to work in standing/walking position in excess of eight hours per day

  • Demonstrate good hand/eye coordination

  • Perform repetitive motions in excess of eight hours per day

Work Environment:

  • Must be able to tolerate exposure to dust, fumes, noise, temperature and other elements in the facility

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