Machine Operator

Chief Buildings Manufacturing/Production Rensselaer, Indiana


Chief Buildings is seeking a 1st shift Machine Operator to join our team. This position will perform general machine operation, including set-up of equipment, processing of parts, and final part inspection on various assigned equipment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Basic understanding of hand tools including tape measure, squares, and protractors.
  • Metal fabrication and overhead crane experience preferred.
  • Ability to interpret fabrication drawings.
  • Basic math skills including fractions and decimals.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • Performs all duties in safe and efficient manner, utilizing required safety equipment.  Keeps work area neat and orderly.  Reports unsafe conditions to supervisors.   
  • Maintains compliance to all quality control procedures and standards. 
  • Maximize quantity of assigned work completed.
  • Fully knowledgeable of the capacities and proper operation of assigned equipment.
  • Perform routine maintenance of assigned machines.
  • Properly complete all routine paperwork and computer data entry related to the job responsibilities.
  • May operate one or more of the following:  punch press, shear, threader, or iron worker.
  • Responsible for tooling set-up, if required.
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision.


  • 1st Shift – 6:00am – 4:30pm     

The Company:

Putting the needs of customers first has taken Chief Industries, Inc. from a small construction company in 1954, to a highly diverse company with a reputation for manufacturing quality products and offering unparalleled customer service. Through its many divisions and subsidiaries, Chief Industries employs over 1,400 skilled and dedicated employees who produce a wide variety of products, many of which are used around the world.

A division of Chief Industries, Chief Buildings has designed and manufactured a wide variety of construction solutions for customers located throughout the United State since 1966. Specific applications include manufacturing, commercial, community and agricultural buildings. Each structure is designed to meet the needs of the customer. Chief Buildings are sold by authorized builders throughout the United States, and are manufactured in Grand Island, Nebraska and Rensselaer, Indiana.

Our Benefits:

This full-time position is eligible for full company benefits, including

  • Paid vacation and PTO policies
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Wellness program
  • 401(k) retirement with company match
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • And much more.