Job Title:  Machine Operator I (3rd shift)

Req ID:  43827
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

West Chicago, IL, US, 60185


Please Note: HuFriedyGroup was divested from STERIS on May 31, 2024.  We are currently in a transition period, working to re-establish our own HuFriedyGroup Careers site and job posting pages. Until the new site and pages are ready, career opportunities that are specific to jobs at HuFriedyGroup will continue to be published on the STERIS site. Our Talent Acquisition team will be working diligently to ensure a positive and seamless experience for our candidates.

HuFriedyGroup is a leading manufacturer of dental instruments and infection prevention products. Our 10,000-plus products, hand-crafted by highly skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability, and quality. To help dental professionals be The Best in Practice, HuFriedyGroup provides a unique combination of world class products, value-added services, clinical education, and dental community platforms that result in superior clinician performance  and enhanced safety for dental professionals and their patients. Working at HuFriedyGroup is so much more than a job, as every employee has a part in driving and supporting the organization’s inspirational vision to be a global force in advancing dental performance through Best-In-Practice dentistry that improves lives around the world.

Position Summary

CNC Machine Operators Level I produce machined parts under close supervision by operating computer numerical control (CNC) machines. This position offers a unique opportunity for someone to learn CNC machining hands-on through our training program. At completion of training, the position requires employees to maintain quality and safety standards, accurate time and record keeping, and demonstrate cleanliness and organization. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Job Details

Starting Wage: $18.00/hr, plus a 10% shift differential!

Schedule: 3rd Shift, Monday-Friday, 10:00 pm - 6:30 am (Voluntary Overtime Available, after training period) 

Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, 401K Match, PTO, Company Holidays


  • Must have the ability to understand quality requirements for machined components.
  • Perform component visual inspections to ensure workmanship and parts are free of contamination.
  • Conduct dimensional inspections using appropriate gages and fill out parts inspection log sheets.  
  • Read and interpret low-complexity blueprints and component drawings.
  • Aptitude to learn CNC machine offsets when components are off-center and bring back within specification.
  • Populate daily production boards annotated with output, quality, and safety metrics.
  • Ability to identify cycle time of parts being run and be able to calculate production rate.
  • Use scales to weigh and count production pieces.
  • Maintain clean and organized gage tables and work area. This includes wiping down machines following HuFriedyGroup guidelines and mopping floors at the end of each shift.
  • Pull chips when required or instructed and place them in the proper material location.
  • Must be able to write clearly and legibly.
  • Check and record Heat Lot numbers.

Job Requirements

  1.  High School Diploma, GED or equivalent experience.
  2. 1 year of Manufacturing experience preferred

Working Conditions

Lifting 25 - 50 lbs
Pulling 25 - 50 lbs
Pushing 25 - 50 lbs

Employees (and their families) may enroll in our company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, health savings account, voluntary benefits, supplemental life/AD&D plans and the company’s 401k plan. Employees are covered by an employee assistance program (also available to household members) and long-term disability. Full-Time Employees are also eligible for short-term disability.  Full-time Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service and paid Holidays. Part-time employees working 20 or more hours receive a pro-ration of the full-time PTO allocation and paid Holidays based on their standard hourly work week. Full-Time employees are eligible for four weeks of paid parental leave. Part-time employees also receive paid parental leave, pro-rated based on their standard hourly work week.

Hu-Friedy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Req ID:  43827
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

West Chicago, IL, US, 60185

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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