Machine Operator

Opening may be on any of the following Shifts
1st Shift: Monday – Thursday, 4 10-hour days 5-6am start time
2nd Shift: Monday – Thursday, 4 10-hour days 3:00pm start time
Weekend Shift: Friday-Sunday, 3 12-hour days, 5:00am-5:00pm

Stop in and fill out an application at 810 E. St. Paul St. Litchfield, MN or
send resumes to Rebecca Nelson at

Job Description:

A machine operator will ensure the efficient running of production by doing machine set ups, maintaining and operating various types of machinery. A machine operator will also perform regular quality checks to maintain product conformity.

Further Description of Job Duties:

  • Uphold IRD’s values: Partnership, Innovation and Pride
  • Operate various machines: Blanchard, lap master, polisher, saws, CNC basic operation, hand lap, ultrasonic, bevel, belt sander and more as assigned
  • Adjusting machine speeds and proper loading/unloading of parts
  • Running multiple machines/processes at the same time
  • Ensure parts are cleaned and ready for the follow on operations
  • Preparing parts for shipment
  • Minor troubleshooting of machines
  • Problem solving independently and as a team
  • Assess the production needs for the period; work with the lead to create fulfill the plan
  • Adapt to changes in demand/responsibilities as requested by a lead
  • Follow verbal and written direction
  • Suggest and actively participate in improvement projects
  • Assist in identifying problems and developing solutions for machine issues
  • Cross-training, learning and teaching different processes
  • Ensure calibration of inspection equipment is up to date
  • Follow Glass Handling guidelines
  • Perform and record quality control measurements with various tools (micrometers, calipers, starrett, pins, foot calipers)
  • Follow Incoming Raw Material inspections guidelines and perform incoming inspections
  • Follow safety measures including handling chemicals safely and wearing PPE.
  • General Cleaning
  • Perform the required preventative maintenance operations for machines, fixtures and devices in your area
  • Enter accurate information into log books, spreadsheets and on work orders
  • Completing transactions in ERP computer system
  • Be able to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Productivity should match or exceed expectations
  • Multi-task between various parts of production
  • Complete tasks in a timely matter
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Health insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance-company paid and additional voluntary
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability 100% company paid
  • 401k with company match
  • PTO/Holidays

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job an employee is standing 6 to 12 hours a day and regularly working around moving mechanical parts with proper guarding. The work is done in a climate controlled building. Noise levels are moderate and below OSHA thresholds. Various chemicals are used to complete the tasks at hand and proper PPE must be worn. Regular lifting up to 30 pounds and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds. Sometimes lifting from floor to shelf or carrying short distances. Regularly walking between machines to complete tasks and occasionally going up and down a short ladder or step stool.


Required Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Basic math skills

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of basic machine operation, tools and measurement devices
  • Manufacturing/mechanical experience
  • Familiarity with Blueprints/reading specifications
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Ability to work with small parts and tools
  • Ability to discuss topics and communicate effectively with team members
  • Problem Solving
  • Mechanical ability
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Written and Verbal Communication skills

Questions Contact

IRD Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Litchfield

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