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Setup Operator Team Lead - Des Plaines, IL

Post Date: 02/02/2024

Req. Number: 107887

City: Des Plaines

State: Illinois

Zip Code: 60016


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 Setup Operator Team Lead on 3rd shift in the Des Plaines, IL area!

This position is responsible for installing/removing injection molds and tooling and performing changes as needed for production. This is a direct-hire role! 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.


  • Direct hire opportunity
  • Full benefits package healthcare, dental, vision, and life insurance, and 401(k)
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Paid holidays and paid time off


  • 3rd Shift: Sunday night- Friday morning 10:00PM-7:30AM (30 min unpaid lunch)
  • Pay: $30-$32/HR based on experience

The Setup Operator will report to the Production Manager and will be responsible for the production, setup and troubleshooting for an assigned area on the shift. The Set Up Operator will install/remove injection molds and tooling  and perform changes as needed for production as well as interact with cell members to diagnose and repair issues, and work with quality to correct and respond to production issues. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Install/Remove Injection Molds and Tooling in machines ranging from 17 ton-400 ton.
  • Load cycles from machine memory and troubleshoot process as required.
  • Perform material changes as required. I.e.. Material Grinders, Loaders, Filters.
  • Must be able to operate/set-up thermolators, sprue pickers, conveyors, dryers, grinders, and any other auxiliary equipment as required.
  • Optimize machine process for quality and overall cycle time.
  • Must be able to operate lift trucks and fork trucks.
  • Responsible for quality control on individual shift.
  • Knowledge of injection molding plastic materials, to properly run machine process and drying.
  • Responsible for packaging finished product, applying proper label, and date coding box.
  • Maintain good housekeeping and adhere to all Safety Rules.
  • Must be able to speak, read, comprehend, and write in English.
  • Interact with supporting departments for ex., Engineering, Mold Repair, Machine Maintenance, required.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Team Lead Responsibilities:

  • Guide, coach, and mentor the team.
  • Have a detailed and involved aspect of team direction and activities including delegation and progress of team.
  • Assist supervisors/managers in communications of day-to-day activities and challenges.



  • High school diploma/GED required
  • 5 + years of previous experience in warehouse environment
  • Plastic Manufacturing environment is a plus
  • Forklift experience such as Reach truck, Standup, and Sitdown forklifts
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a consistent basis
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills

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