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CNC Set-Up Operator - Waukegan, IL

Post Date: 01/24/2023

Req. Number: 101064

City: Waukegan

State: Illinois

Zip Code: 60085


Goodwill TalentBridge, a full service staffing and recruitment firm, is part of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, the largest of the 165 Goodwill territories in North America. With more than 90 years of experience in Workforce Development and job training, Goodwill is helping thousands of people find work in the communities we serve, including 13 counties in Wisconsin and 10 counties in Illinois.

Thank you for your interest in the CNC Setup-Operator opportunity! Located in Waukegan, IL – Goodwill TalentBridge has partnered with a custom manufacturer specializing in CNC machinery, metals, and mechanical plastics


This company has been in CNC machining for over 30 years. It's a smaller company with about 15 people and a backlog of orders. The company doesn't just make small parts for other companies. They are a custom manufacturer of automation machines for other companies. It's a fascinating opportunity to be a part of something bigger than just milling the same old parts.

  • Direct Hire
  • Benefits
  • FLEXIBLE scheduling
  • PTO/Holidays
  • Stable Employer
  • 401(K)


FULL-TIME: MON-FRI (630AM-730AM start time)
$40k/$20.00 HRstarting salary/hourly, willing to negotiate based on experience level! 

As the CNC Setup-Operator, you will be responsible for the set up and operation of CNC machinery, in addition to working with Wire EDM. Duties include:

  • Reviewing specifications using blueprints, samples, and/or drawings.
  • Prioritizing jobs.
  • Obtaining measurements using precision tooling.
  • Monitoring machines, adjusting feeds, and maintaining temperatures.
  • Performing quality inspections on parts, discarding defected parts.
  • Performing routine maintenance and repairs on machinery. 




  • Experience working with CNC machinery, metals, and mechanical plastics.
  • Knowledge and ability to work with precision tooling (calipers, micrometers, etc.) and Wire EDM.
  • Ability to create prototypes and work with smaller parts.
  • Fabrication experience with complex metal parts and products is a huge plus!
  • Mathematical skill set required.
  • Ability to lift heavy items.



MAKE NO MISTAKE. Our organization ALSO works on your behalf. If you think you are valued at $75,000, we will submit you as such. If you have the experience, can prove your skills, and believe you should earn above that, we listen to you and negotiate on your behalf.


Goodwill TalentBridge is a non-profit entity of Goodwill Industries, providing recruitment services for people, like you, and companies throughout Chicagoland and Milwaukee. The services we charge to companies directly supports our mission. So, THANK YOU for working with us! It is completely free to you.

APPLY TODAY with Goodwill TalentBridge and automatically be considered for other CNC Machinist and Programmer opportunities or anything else you wish to be considered for! 

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