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Press Operator - Chicago, IL

Post Date: 03/08/2021

Req. Number: 86456

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

Zip Code: 60634


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, along with our client, is currently recruiting for Press Operators to work in the Chicago area.


The molding press (BIG Press 16" x 16") operator uses molds, presses, and equipment to produce rubber parts.


  • Operation of molding machines
  • In process inspection of part quality
  • Troubleshoot and resolve molding quality issues
  • Cooperation and professional conduct with coworkers and managers   
  • Preparation of rubber, inserts, and any other materials needed to perform molding of product
  • Complete various required paperwork and documentation error free
  • Prevent damage or loss to tooling, fixtures, and machinery



  • Able to read and understand process documents and work instructions in English
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to multitask
  • Good hand dexterity and fine hand manipulation skill
  • Able to sit or stand for extended periods
  • Able to operate a hoist for raising and lowering press plates
  • Able to lift 50 pounds, or perform push/pull operations on tools up to 75 pounds for presses located in 612
  • Adequate visual skills to perform inspection of parts
  • Willing to work in hot conditions in summer season (can feel up to 103 degrees) due to the press ovens
  • Must be able to work as a team player and open to learning new processes
  • Willing and able to problem solve when something isn’t working right
  • Good work ethic (comes to work and returns from lunch and breaks on time, works hard to reach work standards, tries to minimize waste)
  • Team player that gets along well with others (respectful of supervisors and co-workers, helps others by offering assistance and ideas when appropriate)
  • Is proactive in identifying potential problems or opportunities to increase productivity and quality, decrease waste and improve morale
  • Follows through on tasks and projects as assigned
  • PAY: $15/HR

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