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Machine Operator (Cold Heading) - Elgin, IL

Post Date: 09/08/2022

Req. Number: 97931

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.

Goodwill TalentBridge is actively recruiting for a Machine Operator (Cold heading) in the Elgin IL area!

This position is responsible for setting up and operating single or multi-die double stroke (SSDS) cold header to produce quality automotive fasteners from cold metal rods or wires to meet customer requirements.


Our client is a global industrial company that excels in meeting the growing demands from end-users for high-quality home improvement and construction fastening products. The client offers its employees a path for advancement and a competitive salary.


  • Start up the machine and performs daily checks to detect malfunctions of the machine.
  • Programs parts by setting the parameters into each machine.
  • Troubleshoots and reports any malfunctioning machinery to supervisor and maintenance.
  • Performs daily maintenance and setups to ensure good operation of machines.
  • Observe all the safety policies and procedures; maintain a neat and orderly work area
  • Contribute towards process improvement within job parameters
  • 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 meet quality standards.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma/GED, required; Associates Degree preferred
  • Previous experience in a warehouse environment
  • 2+ years of related experience using Cold head setup operator and training or a combination of education and experience
  • Ability to complete routine production and quality reports
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Must be able to work scheduled hours (Mon – Fri) plus overtime as required; may be required to work occasional weekends
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic computer and math knowledge


Long-term, temp to hire opportunity on 2nd shift

M-F + OT as scheduled including weekends.

  • 2nd Shift: 2:00 PM -10:30 PM; Pay: $18.00/HR
  • Overtime (hours worked more than 40 hours per week) is paid at time and a half of the hourly rate.
  • (30 min unpaid lunch)
  • Great benefits once hired on!

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