Cold Header Operator - 2nd shift

Manufacturing Wood Dale, Illinois


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Cold Header Operator

About Optimas:

Optimas is a global distributor of integrated supply chain solutions, and engineering support focused on delivering fasteners, components, industrial and safety supplies to our diverse customers around the world. Our local, on-the-ground teams understand the nuances of every community we serve. This allows us to adapt with our customers and partners as needs evolve, leveraging our footprint to remain at your side while providing a highly personalized level of service and support no matter where you find yourself around the globe.


Our Values are the THREAD that connects us as one team to ensure that we are accountable for our contributions to the success of our company and customers:

  • Teamwork
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Drive


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Position overview:

Cold header operators will have the opportunity to be part of a team responsible for running cold heading machines and producing parts for the heavy truck, automotive, and many other markets, working for an industry leading global distributor and manufacturer of fasteners and other components.


Main responsibilities:

  • Read and understand blueprints.
  • Review and validate materials (wire grade, diameter)
  • Set up, troubleshoot, and operate cold heading machines.
  • Use machine controls, SPC & process monitoring systems.
  • Use basic measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and other gages to check dimensional and attribute characteristics of headed blanks.
  • Maintain quality records and other necessary forms and documentation.
  • Follow instructions and directions from supervisors, team leaders.
  • Good housekeeping of equipment, work area, and other assigned areas
  • Perform daily and weekly machine maintenance to keep equipment in optimal working condition.


Key Competencies:

The ideal candidate must have the following competencies:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Attention to detail.
  • Organizational skills
  • Results driven
  • Communication skills – written and verbal
  • Working as part of a team
  • Problem solving
  • Basic ability to use computer programs


Skills and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 3+ years relevant experience required – cold heading.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for 8-10 hours /day.



At Optimas we believe in having a competitive compensation scheme to motivate and retain our employees. More information will be given throughout the process.

Optimas OE Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Optimas OE Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.