Forge Press Operator-Rochelle

Job description

Forge Resources Group, a leader in custom short-run steel forgings, is searching for a 1st Shift Forge Press Operator at our Cardinal Forge location in Rochelle, IL.

Additional incentive pay of $3.00/hr. is available while performing production tasks.


· Ability to read and understand Routing Sequence Detail Sheet

· Good written and verbal skills

· Skill in using measuring devices

· Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work

· Forklift experience


· Set up of forge press, including die changes

· At beginning of each job, review Routing Sequence Detail Sheet for run quantity and
other requirements specific to this job

· Mixing and spraying die correctly

· Proper placement of heated billet or blocker forging into die

· Operate forge press according to all work and safety instructions

· Offload forged parts to appropriate tub or basket, move, or have moved full tubs/baskets
to proper area for next operation

· Produce product at or above efficiency and quality standards

· Properly document work completed on Routing Sequence Detail Sheet Monitor forge dies
for faults and defects

· Notify supervisor of any problems affecting production

· Maintain press and furnace area in a neat and orderly manner

· At specified intervals, measure forging from run and record measurement on
computerized data sheet to confirm parts are produced within specified tolerances

· Operate forklift as necessary


· Continuous standing

· Continuous tolerance of high heat environment

· Frequent unassisted lifting up to 50 lbs

· Frequent grasping and gripping with both hands

· Frequent leg and foot movements to depress foot controls

· Frequent pushing / pulling / twisting / turning with upper body while holding parts

· Occasional arm / shoulder swinging movement of sledgehammer weighing 12 lbs

Forge Resources Group is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Candidates must pass a pre-employment Drug Screen, physical, and detailed background check. The Drug Screen includes screening for all drugs that are illegal under federal law, regardless of state or local ordinances.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.00 – $24.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person