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Entry Level Production Associate - Youth Grant - Buffalo Grove, IL

Post Date: 08/10/2023

Req. Number: 104437

City: Buffalo Grove

State: Illinois

Zip Code: 60089


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.

Goodwill TalentBridge is looking for eager candidates who are ready to gain new skills and pave their way in a new career!!!!

Goodwill TalentBridge is excited to offer a new Grant Program that Empowers Youth with finding a job and helps candidates improve their career. The program is open to youth and young adults ages 18-24 in Lake AND Cook County, IL. This program provides job readiness training, skill building, and support to help in preparing for and finding a job

Why Join Empower Youth?

Joining Empower Youth is the first step to mapping a fulfilling future. You will benefit from

  • · A person case manager to help you search for jobs
  • · Job readiness training to build skills for the workplace
  • · Coaching to help you ace the interview
  • · Personal and professional supportive services to help you in your new job
  • · Access to local resources in the community to help you navigate challenges

Three Simple Steps To Get Started

Step 1: Apply for the position and fill out the interest form

Step 2: Connect with Goodwill Case Manager who will reach out to you to learn more about you, your interest, and your skills.

Step 3: Work with your Goodwill Case Manager to schedule your five, two-hour job readiness training classes.



Location: Buffalo Grove, IL / Medical Manufacturing environment

1st and 3rd shift available

1st $18.00/hr.

3rd. $19.00/hr.

Both shifts will get a compensation raise upon permanent hire.

  • Maintain a clean work space and 5S standards in all work areas.
  • Complete visual inspection of product per production specification for defects.
  • Report identified visual defects to Supervisor or Operator Technician III.
  • Enter daily production and scrap data
  • Operate molding, assembly and/or packaging equipment as required per product specifications and/or work instructions.
  • Complete production and workstation documentation as required.
  • Package and label product per customer specification inside and outside of the clean rooms (this may include the following or alternate responsibilities: forming/taping and labeling boxes, lifting product from totes into boxes, placing boxes on pallets, and returning empty totes to clean room.)
  • Start and stop injection molding equipment and/or assembly equipment after initial start-up.
  • Clean injection molding and/or assembly equipment as required per work instructions.
  • Complete assembly and auxiliary equipment Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM) activities.
  • Perform scale set-up and operation of scales
  • Complete LRPs, including opening and closing of lots, ensuring all paperwork is mistake free.
  • Utilize SAP to manage LRP labels and documents. (T2)
  • Complete cycle checklist. (T2)


  • Must fit required age for youth grant access (Ages 18 to 24)
  • High School Diploma or previous experience
  • Previous manufacturing or food manufacturing experience (preferred)
  • Ability to Read, Write, and Speak in the English language
  • Ability to

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18 -$19 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


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