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Machine Operator - 2nd Shift

MERRILL , WI Northern Wire - Part of the Elgin Fastener Group - 2nd Shift Positions --- Looking for REGULAR FULL TIME AND SEASONAL (with opportunity to convert to regular full-time).

The Machine Operator will operate equipment for highly repetitive and/or standardized work, which form wire pieces into predetermined shapes. This process needs to be completed timely, safely, and efficiently while producing a quality product, and meeting customer specifications.

The starting wage for Machine Operators is $14/hr., with a shift differential for 2nd shift.

Students are encouraged to apply! Northern Wire is a great place to begin a career in engineering, machining, manufacturing and/or quality management. We offer tuition assistance/reimbursement for qualified, high performing and long term/permanent employees.

We offer opportunities for growth within!

Located in Merrill WI.


  • Safely operate equipment, completing single piece operation with precision. This requires picking and placing various wire parts into and out of machine while meeting production rates.
  • Perform a visual check on completed parts and check parts using proper gauges and samples, ensuring they are within the customer’s specifications, and documenting these checks on the job card.
  • Comply with all supply procedures.
  • Produce accurate product quantities by using the counter.
  • Maintain minimum operating rate.
  • Ability to turn the machine on and off (using adjustable safety die block) when needed.
  • Able to work over-time hours as necessary determined by business need.


  • Potential for irregular work schedules including overtime due to manufacturing fluctuating needs.
  • Work 100% of the time in a manufacturing setting near mechanical moving parts, either sitting, standing or walking.
  • Withstand frequent repetition of fingers, hands, wrists and shoulders.
  • Bending and lifting wire parts from bins (between floor and waist height). The bins are placed adjacent to workstation, individual parts placed in the machine weigh up to 10lbs., occasionally lift bulk parts weighing up to 25lbs. or more from bin to worktable.
  • Ability to work in other departments and on other equipment (within same skill level) when requested.

Must be 18 years old.

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