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JLG Industries Machine Operator in Riceville, Iowa


This position is responsible for operating equipment used in the cutting, fabricating, and manufacturing of metal parts and subassemblies. Machine operators also perform tasks to complete the machine operating process including but not limited to material handling, loading and unloading machines, and entering data into computer programs.


  • Move and position material so machine can properly perform operation required

  • Cut, bend, and shape metal as a part of the pre-assembly process

  • Work on individually or team operated machines

  • Train on and operate a variety of machines based on production demands including but not limited to: punch press, press brake, plasma cutting machine, laser cutting machine, shear, roller, band saw, overhead crane, and robot work cell

  • Accurately operate and read measuring devices

  • Operate overhead cranes to stack and/or position parts

  • Train and work in various areas of production in response to production demands

  • Follow verbal and written work instructions

  • Attention to detail necessary to adhere to quality standards

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations

  • Regular attendance required

  • All other duties and responsibilities that are assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Follows all safety and compliance regulations

  • Willing to work over 40 hours per week

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background check and drug screen


  • Basic math, measuring and computer skills

  • Enjoys working in a team environment

  • 1+ year(s) of experience in an assembly or mechanical occupation

  • Attention to detail

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude