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Cold Heading Set Up Operators - Elgin, IL

Post Date: 09/29/2021

Req. Number: 90618

City: Elgin

State: Illinois

Zip Code: 60120


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.

Actively recruiting for Cold Heading Set Up Operators in the Elgin, IL area! This is a DIRECT HIRE opportunity, previous experience is required. 

6AM - 230PM plus OT as required. 


Sets up and operates single or multi die double stroke (SDDS) cold header and forge pointer to produce quality automotive fasteners from cold metal rod or wire by performing the following duties.

  • Assist and observe designated Setup Operators in operation and setup up of machinery.
  • Selects, installs, and aligns dies, cutting tools, guides, and stops to setup machine. Sets controls to synchronize machine actions for various operations on work piece in specified sequence.
  • Positions coil of metal wire or rod on feed spindle and threads it through straightening rolls into feed mechanism.
  • Adjusts settings of dies on controls, as required, to produce product within specified tolerances and meeting quality standards.
  • Starts machine to begin production and observes machine operations for evidence of malfunction and products for defects.
  • Maintains, oils, and cleans machines on a regular basis.
  • Drains and cleans oil trays; dumps scrap, and sweeps floor to maintain housekeeping standards.
  • Ensures all quality and safety documentation is completed with oversight




  • 2+ years related head setup operator and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals written in English.
  • Ability to complete routine production and quality reports.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Overtime is required.


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