Production Operator - 8 Hour Nights

The Crystal Lake, IL facility will be hosing an Interview Day on Tuesday, February 19th from 2:00 - 7:00pm and Wednesday, February 20th from 8:00am - 12:00pm. Walk-in's are welcome, but if you or a friend are interested, please apply to the job posting to be scheduled for an in-person interview and a recruiter will reach out to you!

What Machine Operation contributes to Cardinal Health

Sets up and operates a variety of machine tools to make metal parts, mechanisms, tools, or machines to exacting tolerances and dimensions.

  • Interprets blueprints, sketches, and engineering specifications
  • Determines sequence of operations, number of cuts required, and method of setup
  • Uses a variety of machinist's hand tools and precision measuring instruments
  • Makes standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds, and speeds
  • Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points to lay out stock for machining
  • Fits and assembles precision parts into mechanical equipment and determines material, parts, and equipment required. Some machines may be numerically controlled. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures. Typically requires completion of a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.


  • Maintain a clean and safe work area and report any unsafe working conditions immediately.
  • Ability to work mostly independently following instructions and work as part of a cohesive team. Reach out to a Lead or Supervisor when in doubt.
  • Communicate effectively and bring attention to any unusual operating conditions or unacceptable product quality in accordance with the Quality policy.
  • Basic math and computer skills needed to read, understand, and follow the approved process sheets, visual procedures, operating procedures and complete documentation.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment, which includes: lift up to 45 pounds with repetitive movements, including pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying at chest and shoulder level, and bending, twisting, crouching. Except for breaks and lunches, standing or walking for up to 12 hours.
  • This position will work on the manufacturing floor, in a clean room environment. When entering the manufacturing facility, safety glasses, hearing protection, hair and beard net, gown and safety shoes are required.


  • High School Diploma, GED or 1-3 months related work/training experience required
  • 0 - 6 months previous work experience required

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies basic skills and techniques to complete routine tasks within assigned area
  • Maintains appropriate licenses, training and certifications
  • Works on basic and routine assignments
  • Works within clearly defined Standard Operating Procedures and/or scientific methods
  • Adheres to all quality guidelines
  • Works under close supervision. All work is reviewed for accuracy
  • Any deviations from the norm are approved by the supervisor before proceeding

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.