Machine Operator Trainee

Barnes Industries, Inc. – Madison Heights, MI



The Machine Operator Trainee will operate various machinery and clean and maintain their work area. This person must be willing to get their hands dirty, cross-train and multi-task as needed.


  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.
  • Must be familiar with the basic machine functions in order to perform the tasks.
  • Will be responsible for learning multiple machines, i.e. whirler, lathe, mill, grinder.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One year of related shop experience or equivalent trade school.
  • Continuing education regarding specific pieces of equipment or processes may be required


  • Understands and complies with all OSHA and plant SAFETY rules including lock-out tag-out, machine guarding, etc.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to utilize hand and power tools.
  • Ability to use/read tape measures. Working knowledge of using calipers & micrometers a plus.
  • Ability to read and write English, comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Simple shop math.
  • Able to lift up to 50lbs, stand-up, and move around the shop
  • Must be willing to accept and receive supervision and assistance with regard to machine set-up.
  • Must be able to operate with minimal supervision once trained by following work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes, vapors, or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. Employees must also follow Company quality, safety, and personal protection equipment requirements (gloves, safety shoes, safety glasses, etc.)


Generally, Monday-Friday during the hours of 5:00am – 3:30pm, available to work OT as required.


Competitive wages are negotiable and commensurate with experience.


Medical, vision, dental, life insurance, disability insurances, vacation and 12 paid holidays.


No travel is expected for this position.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Barnes Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.  Potential employees must pass a background, physical and drug test.




Email resume to  lisa@barnesballscrew.comNo phone calls, qualified candidates will be contacted by phone or email.


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