American NTN Bearing Mfg. Corp. Line Operator - 2nd/3rd shift in Elgin, Illinois


**NTN Bearing Corporation of America is a leading manufacturer of anti-friction bearings and constant velocity joints in the United States. Our fast paced, highly automated tier 1 automotive supplier plant located in Elgin, IL is currently seeking machine operators.

Position Hours

2ndshift- 3:00 pm to 11:10 pm

3rdshift- 11:00 pm to 7:10 am


We offer base pay plus a shift premium for the first 40 hours of work

2nd shift $.95 per hour and 3rd shift $1.50 per hour extra.

Applicant Requirements

Prefer candidates with manufacturing experience, self-motivated, demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude, outstanding attendance record, and enjoy a fast-paced work environment. Must possess an innate drive to excel, and be able to work a 2nd or 3rd shift position. Must be able to work weekend overtime as required.


Check specs, load/unload production lines, use measurement tools, manual inspection of parts, and change/adjust control parameters, completion of production paperwork. Additional Duties – Daily preventative maintenance, remove, replenish fluids/lubricants, and 5S cleaning responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Tasks)

Follow all company rules and regulations related to environmental, health, and safety.

Read and follow work instructions and inspection standards to correctly perform operational processes and meet customer product specifications.

 Start-up and shut-down machines according to procedures.

Operate, monitor, and adjust machines in a grinding, assembly, or broach and turning line via switches, buttons, and displays.

 Supply components to hoppers, indexing poles or conveyors.

Using hand tools, change worn machine accessories such as grinding wheels, finishing stones, and tool inserts.

Visually inspect components and parts for defects.

Measure components and parts with precision dial indicators or other instruments to ensure they meet customer requirements and machines are operating correctly.

Troubleshoot causes of machine alarms and take appropriate action.

 Record quality inspection data on check sheets.

 Record production information on daily reports.

 Enter inventory transactions using the Bar Code Inventory system.

Safely use powered material handling equipment such as forklifts, scissors tables, hoists, or pallet jacks to lift and transfer materials from one place to another.

Observe line operation to detect causes of part defects or specific machine malfunctions and provide machine repair technicians with information.

Perform machine preventative maintenance such as cleaning or adding oil to reservoirs.

This list is not inclusive; other job-related tasks may be assigned.


On average, this job requires 4 to 8 weeks of on-the-job training with an experienced trainer to acquire specific job skills. Exact training time depends upon a person’s experience, abilities, and role to be learned (assembler, grinder, turning operator).

Qualifications: Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

This job requires a high school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Basic mechanical knowledge of computerized machines, gauges, and hand tools

General knowledge of material handling, manufacturing processes, quality control systems

 Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, and decimals.

Communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.

Ability to follow instructions in written, oral, or diagram form.

Respond promptly to a sound or light signal when it occurs.

Concentrate on a task over several minutes without being distracted.

Arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern.

Physically move objects safely by using proper lifting techniques.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the operator may be exposed to moving mechanical parts; vapors or airborne particles; chemicals, vibration, and loud noises.

Safety shoes, safety glasses, chemical resistant gloves and bump caps for this position must be worn on the production floor. Other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required.

Jobs on the production floor require a minimum 40-hour workweek. Based upon business needs, overtime is required.

The pace of work is steady and fast.

Physical Demands of Job

Operators are regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

 Operators must continuously stand for two four-hour periods without a break.

Operators must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

 This position requires sufficient vision to see details at close range, so the operator can pass an inspection test of finished parts and components.

Work Styles

Attention to Detail — Job requires being detailed and thorough in completing work tasks.

 Dependability — Job requires on-time regular attendance according to policy.

 Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

 Cooperation — Job requires being respectful and considerate to others on the job.

 Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change and variety in work.

NTN offers a full range of comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, matching 401K, paid vacation, holidays and tuition reimbursement.

NTN Accepts the NCRC


Job: Production

Primary Location: Illinois-Elgin-1500 Holmes

Organization: Operations

Job Posting: Apr 12, 2018, 2:01:08 PM

Req ID: 150172