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CNC Machinist Lead

Manufacturing | Rockford, IL | Full Time

Job Description

Professional Plastics, a leading distributor of high-performance engineering plastic shapes, is currently offering great career opportunities in the plastics industry. We are a family-owned and operated business that values hard work, integrity and ethics. We are interested in hiring motivated professionals who share our core values and desire to be part of a dynamic team. Established in 1984, Professional Plastics has grown to 21 locations across the USA, Singapore & Taiwan. Professional Plastics is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive pay and benefits.

Position Summary:

The CNC Machinist Lead will be responsible for achieving established safety, quality and operational goals while optimizing efficiency and effectiveness. Focuses on the key daily disciplines of technical assistance, set-up communication, positive attitude and teamwork.

Shifts Available: 

1st shift (1 opening)

2nd shift (1 opening)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: includes the following, other duties may be assigned.

  • Programs, sets up and operates the CNC equipment in their respective area.
  • Uses inspection equipment such as calipers, micrometers, gauges, CMM, to validate tolerances.
  • Monitors levels of production, shift output per machine, labor performance, scraps and rejects, and housekeeping.
  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment.
  • Responsible for assigning jobs and machines to team members in their area and shifts.
  • Performs positive and effective shift turnover and hand off to achieve expected results.
  • Answers questions and leads team members on their designated shift and area of responsibility. 
  • Responsible for the training and development of team members in their department/shift including shadowing and coaching.
  • Leads team members in the promotion and integration of new ideas and process improvements.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits Package: 

  • Medical 
  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • Flexible Spending Account 
  • 401K Plan 
  • Basic Life and AD&D 
  • Voluntary Life Insurance 
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation 
  • Sick Leave 
  • Paid Holidays

Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran