Machine Operator/Machinist-Alexandria

1 Opening on 1st Shift: Monday – Thursday, 10 hour days

Stop in and fill out an application at 428 Geneva Rd NE, Alexandria MN or
send resumes to Rebecca Nelson at

Job Description:

Sound understanding of the working mechanism of the tools or the machinery they are handling. Should be able to fix minor problems and look after the operator level maintenance of the equipment. Adjusting the operating speed and controlling the 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: Teamwork, Passion and integrity
  • Operate various machines: Blanchard, lap master, polisher, saws, CNC basic operation, hand lap, ultrasonic, bevel, belt sander and more as assigned
  • Set-up, adjust and operator machines
  • Programming machines
  • Running multiple machines/processes at the same time
  • Part Preparation
  • Quality measurements using a variety of tools
  • Following Safety Protocols
  • Performing preventative maintenance
  • Troubleshooting machine issues
  • Communication with other team members
  • Accurately entering data
  • Other work as needed for the betterment of the area and company


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

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IRD Ceramics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Alexandria

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