Machine Operator at MiTek in Chicago Ridge, Illinois

Posted in Manufacturing 13 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Description

MiTek® is a global provider of building solutions for the residential and commercial construction industries. Utilizing software, services, engineered products, and automated manufacturing equipment, MiTek partners with clients to accelerate their genius and deliver breakthroughs in building. With a rich 60-year history and a network of 6,500 team members worldwide, MiTek pairs local expertise with global capabilities. As a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B) company since 2001, MiTek has a record of continuous growth and innovation. Learn more at .


Job Responsibilities & Requirements

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: set up and operate various production machines. Duties include supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.


Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Operate machinery used in the production process following company safety guidelines and policies.
  • Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards; observe equipment operations so that malfunctions can be detected.
  • Lift raw materials, finished products, and packed items, manually or using hoists.
  • Verify counts on finished products to determine if product orders are complete; mark or tag identification on parts; load and unload items from machines, conveyors, and conveyances.
  • Assist helpers performing duties of lesser skill by delegating job tasks, giving time constraints to all work procedures thru out the manufacturing processes, and cleaning work areas and equipment.
  • Record information such as the number of products tested, production readings, and dates and times of product production.
  • Start machines or equipment in order to begin production processes.
  • Separate products according to weight, grade, size, and composition of materials used to produce them.
  • Place products in equipment or on work surfaces for further processing, inspecting, or wrapping.
  • Remove products, machine attachments, and waste material from machines.
  • Pack and store materials and products.
  • Tie products in bundles for further processing or shipment, following prescribed procedures.
  • Transfer finished products, raw materials, tools, or equipment between storage and work areas of plants and warehouses, by hand or using hand trucks or powered lift trucks.
  • Signal coworkers to direct them to move products during the production process.
  • Prepare raw materials for processing.
  • Read gauges and charts, and record data obtained
  • Clean and maintain work areas, machines, equipment, vehicles, and products.
  • Separate defective products for reprocessing.
  • Change machine knives, using wrenches and applicable tools.
  • Wear many hats and may be asked to assist with other areas in the shop/office/warehouse.


Competency Statement(s)
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Professional - Professional attitude and behaviors in the workplace and when representing the company outside of the workplace.
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Respect - Respect for oneself and for others.
  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one's conduct.
  • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.


Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)

Experience: Machine operator experience of some type or has been trained on specific machine processes

Computer Skills: Ability to be trained to learn basic computer skills, as well as to become proficient in company specific software.

Certificates & Licenses:

Other Requirements: Proficient in English.


Physical Demands



C (Constantly)


F (Frequently)


O (Occasionally)

Handling / Fingering

C (Constantly)

Reach Outward

C (Constantly)

Reach Above Shoulder

F (Frequently)


O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)

Squat or Kneel

F (Frequently)


C (Constantly)

10 lbs or less

N (Not Applicable)

11-20 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

21-50 lbs

C (Constantly)

51-100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

Over 100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)


12 lbs or less

N (Not Applicable)

13-25 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

26-40 lbs

C (Constantly)

41-100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

MiTek is an E-Verify and Drug and Tobacco-Free Workplace.

We are an equal opportunity employer; and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical or mental disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or transgender status), age (40 and over), genetic information (including family medical history), veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

For accommodation to assist with completing this application, please contact Human Resources at +1 314-434-1200.