Machine Operator

Chatsworth Products, Inc.

New Bern, NC

Job Details

Level:    Experienced
Job Location:    New Bern Plant - New Bern, NC
Position Type:    Full Time
Salary Range:    Undisclosed
Job Shift:    Second Shift
Job Category:    Manufacturing

Machine Operator

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

If you’ve ever wondered what owning your own business is like, just ask an Employee Owner of Chatsworth Products (CPI). Better yet, become one! CPI has an immediate need for a Machine Operator in CPI’s New Bern , NC location.

As a CPI Machine Operator you will occupy a key role in working with and for a company that builds the physical infrastructure that powers, protects and secures the world’s digital technology. Day to day, you will be responsible for setting up and operating standard machines in the sheet metal area. Responsible for meeting safety, quality and productivity expectations.




  1. Under minimal supervision, sets up and operates equipment including loading/unloading material.
  2. Inspects and maintains equipment for compliance with safety requirements, including but not limited to all guarding.  Corrects any safety issues prior to operating the equipment.
  3. Inspects parts per work in process inspection procedure.  Resolves quality and mechanical problems, making minor repairs and equipment adjustments, as needed.
  4. Requisitions material from warehouse, when necessary.  Inspects material for shipping damage and/or supplier defects.
  5. Maintains machine and tooling clean and in good shape.
  6. Works from blueprints, engineering specifications and production schedules.

May operate forklift, as related to loading/unloading material on equipment.

Continuously maintains a clean work area.  Disposes of trash, production scrap and material drop-off.  Assists in cleaning common areas.

Performs other related duties, as assigned by management.


Core Competencies:

  • Ethics, Values, Integrity & Trust - Adheres and acts in line with CPI core values.
  • Functional/Technical Skills - Possesses high level of skill, knowledge and ability in assigned functional area.
  • Safety – Complies with company safety rules and regulations.  Takes a proactive approach to identify and eliminate safety hazards.
  • Customer Focus - Gives high priority to customer satisfaction.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Uses diplomacy and tact.  Uses collaborative skills.
  • Action Oriented & Adaptability - Takes initiative; acts promptly; is proactive.
  • Ownership & Accountability - Proactively models, guards and demonstrates all of CPI’s core values
  • Technical Competencies:

  • High school or equivalent education preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and engineering specifications. Capable of using measuring devices as required for product inspection.
  • Capable of setting up machinery to engineering specifications.
  • Good mechanical skills including the use of hand tools.
  • Good troubleshooting skills such that, after a reasonable training period, the employee will be able to evaluate operational problems of the equipment and know the proper corrective actions.
  • Capable of safely operating a fork truck.
  • Ability to read and understand equipment operating, maintenance and troubleshooting manuals.
  • Available and willing to work extended hours and/or weekends as production demand dictates.

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, carrying, stooping, and crouching
  • Lift up to 40 lbs.
  • As a CPI, Machine Operator, you will also enjoy the unique benefits of becoming a CPI Employee Owner. These include having an equal share and stake in the company’s success and revenue—whether through annual profit sharing, vested ownership shares or a long list of standard benefits that remind our Employee Owners they’re valued, respected and trusted to help guide the company’s future.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled