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Manufacturing Prep/Operator

Chicago, IL

Order: 4774779
Assignment Employee

Are you an exceptional, experienced Mold Preparation Operator


Salem Staffing’s Chicago Staffing Center is looking for a highly professional Mold Prep Operator for a temporary to hire position at our client’s office located in on the Northwest Side of Chicago. As Chicago’s premier professional staffing service, we connect extraordinary people with extraordinary organizations — for the optimal benefit of both.


  • Title: Mold Prep Operator

  • Industry/Dept: Manufacturer

  • Location: Northwest Side of Chicago (Zip Code 60634)

  • Hours: 2nd Shift (2pm to 10:00pm)

The molding preparation operator cleans, prepares, and provides molds to the molding press lines.



  • Operate a propane fork lift truck safely

  • Push or pull manual lift trucks and jack trucks

  • Be able to:

    • Work with chemicals

    • Use a hoist

    • Set up and change molds on all press lines

      • Use hand mechanical tools safely (e.g., sandblast machine, plastic bead blast machine, etc.)

  • Prevent damage or loss to tooling, fixtures, and machinery

  • Report mold damage immediately to the supervisor and Process Engineer

  • Cooperate and demonstrate professional conduct with coworkers and managers

  • Follow supervisor’s instructions and comply with all safety and shop work rules

  • Maintain a clean work area

  • Meet company standards for quality and productivity by sending clean and appropriately prepared molds to molding production team

  • Complete various required paperwork and documentation error free (e.g., mold records)



  • Able to fill out required documents and labels in English

  • Able to read and understand process documents and work instructions in English

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Able to multitask

  • Must have use of both hands

  • Able to sit or stand for extended periods of time

  • Able to lift 50 pounds, or perform push/pull operations repeatedly on at least 100 pound tools on a regular basis

  • Adequate visual skills to perform inspection of molds

  • Willing and able to problem solve when something is not working right

  • Good work ethic (comes to work and returns from lunch and breaks on time, works hard to reach work standards, tries to minimize waste)

  • Team player that gets along well with others (respectful of supervisors and co-workers, helps others by offering assistance and ideas when appropriate)

  • Is proactive in identifying potential problems or opportunities to increase productivity and quality, decrease waste and improve morale

  • Follows through on tasks and projects as assigned



  • Pay Range/Details: $14.00 per hour

  • The benefits of working with Salem Staffing— In addition to your regular earnings, The Salem Group is proud to offer a benefits package that is second to none. Once eligible, our assignment employees can take advantage of health insurance, holiday pay, sick-time pay, and our premier 4,000 Hours Club bonus.


Call us at (312) 346-7272 to speak with a Salem Staffing professional.


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The Salem Group provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other category protected by law.