South Bend, US Full time Open application

Machine Operator

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Are you looking for a career as a Machine Operator at a sustainable, family-oriented company wanting to invest in your development? Look no further!

Suzuki Garphyttan is always looking for skilled and driven Machine Operators to join our growing team.

As a Machine Operator you will ensure that our production runs smoothly and efficiently at all times. Your safety is always our number one priority, so when you start working for Suzuki Garphyttan we provide you with on-the-job training so you know all safety procedures and can feel confident when producing our famous high quality wire.  

Your main responsibilities as an operator are:

  • Setting up machines (calibration, change dies, change temps, cleaning etc.) to start a production cycle
  • Control and adjust machine settings (e.g. speed)
  • Feed raw material or parts to semi-automated machines
  • Inspect parts with precision and measuring tools
  • Test operation of machines periodically
  • Fix issues that might occur during the shift
  • Check output to spot any machine-related mistakes or flaws
  • Keep records of approved and defective units or final products
  • Maintain activity logs 


  • Working knowledge of diverse high-speed machinery and measurement tools (caliper, micrometer etc.)
  • Understanding of production procedures
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations (e.g. constant use of protective gear)
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics and manuals
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Physical stamina and strength
  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical degree is a plus
  • Proven experience as a machine operator in a similar field is a plus

About us

At Suzuki Garphyttan, we create advanced steel wire products for high-performance applications. We are a global company and part of the Japanese Nippon Steel Corporation. We conduct environmentally licensed manufacturing operations in USA, Sweden, United Kingdom, Mexico, and China. We also have a Sales Office in Germany. 

We are born out of Garphyttan, a small town in the middle of Sweden with over 100 years behind us. Our innovative products already make a difference in the automotive industry, medical technology, the energy sector, and the food industry.

Our values CARE, DARE and SHARE exemplifies how we work, think, and behave towards each other and our customers, and we are deeply committed to our vision – Together for A Better Tomorrow.

Are you ready to join our family? 


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Quaterly bonus
  • Annual profit sharing

Working Hours

8 hour shifts Monday through Friday - 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts. Some overtime on weekends may be required.