Machine Operator – 1st Shift

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Machine Operator - 1st Shift

Black Cat Wear Parts is a global manufacturer and supplier of quality ground engaging tools for construction, mining and road maintenance industries. 

We are currently recruiting for Machine Operator positions in our DeWitt, Iowa manufacturing facilityOperators with industrial saw or CNC experience encouraged to apply.

The responsibilities of this role would include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain safe work environment around equipment
  • Produce quality parts in a safe and efficient manner
  • Operate various manufacturing equipment daily to produce blades
  • Set up and verify production parts for each new run
  • Change tooling as required
  • Layout parts to check dimensions
  • Modify programs in response to problems
  • Follow procedures in insert prep area to safely and efficiently place inserts into milled product
  • Operate bull nose press to straighten product
  • Follow procedures to paint product according to work order
  • Operate reach trucks, fork-lifts, powered and un-powered pallet jacks to; load, unload, and move product.
  • Correctly fill out daily inventory and inspection paperwork

Competencies and capabilities would include:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2-4 years of machine operation on comparable equipment
  • Material handling with the ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Understand basic math for machining
  • Ability to follow work instructions and to read drawings
  • Team oriented
  • Thrive in a diversified work environment

Experience considered an asset would include:

  • Continuous Improvement

We seek candidates who are: safety and quality conscious, reliable, self-starters, willing to learn, ambitious and motivated to succeed, highly organized, team oriented, strong communicators.

This position is scheduled to work 1st shift Monday – Thursday, 5:00 am – 3:30 pm.

We offer a competitive compensation package which includes:

  • $16.00/hour starting wage with incremental pay raises associated with progression through skill levels/length of service
  • Paid training
  • Comprehensive group benefits including medical and dental, short and long term disability, life insurance and company matched Simple IRA

If you are interested in this key position, please submit a cover letter and detailed resume outlining your employment history, education, knowledge, skills and abilities in one of the following methods:




Black Cat Wear Parts
224 Industrial Street
DeWitt, Iowa  52742
Attn:  Human Resources


(563) 659-6301