Swiss Lathe Operator

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Carol Stream, IL
$56,000 - $64,500
$27.00 - $31.00
Job Type
Direct Hire
Dec 03, 2018
Job ID


Operates production machine tools such as 38 mm Multi-tasking Turning Center swiss type lathes & 25 mm swiss type lathe, to machine metallic and nonmetallic work pieces by performing the following duties:


  • Operate production machinery to print specifications. 
  • Visually and dimensionally inspect production parts for any defects. 
  • Verify conformance of work piece to specifications, using measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and go/no-go gauges.  
  • Read and interpret basic blueprints. 
  • Read and interpret the Job Traveler for number of pieces, job rate, sequence of operation, etc... 
  • Completes necessary job related paperwork to include tags, inspection documents, and production log. 
  • Sorts, mark, or tag finished work. 
  • Transport finished materials, manually or using pallet jack. 
  • Observe daily preventative machine maintenance: proper coolant levels, filters, fan operation, clean machine, etc.


  • Ability to perform basic math shop skills of addition, subtraction, division, percentages and fraction conversions. 
  • Basic computer skills to perform job/part inquiry, data collection or input.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Able to lift, push or pull up to 45 lbs. 
  • Specific vision ability--close 20/20 vision or corrected to 20/20 is required. 
  • Pre-employment:  Vision test, background check, drug screen, mini physical. 
  • Excellent benefits:  Medical (BC/BS with HSA, Davis Vision and prescription), dental, life insurance, AD & D, short-term disability, long-term disability, FSA, Tuition reimbursement, 401(k). 
  • We are a clean shop (heated and air conditioned, ISO Certified)