Machine Operator

Sidney, NE 69162

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Machinist Job Number: AB821828512 Compensation: $39520 / year

Job Description

Title: Machine Operator

Location: Sidney, NE

Overview: Sterling has helped build careers for thousands for professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.

Hire Type: Direct hire with benefits from day 1 and almost 100% coverage! In addition to 11 paid holidays, 2 weeks vacations, 401K, etc.

Will alternate 4 days on, 4 days off / 3 days on, 3 days off from 5AM - 5PM
Starts at $19/hr
$1/hr increase after successfully completing introductory period (90 days)
***Offering a $3,000 sign on bonus***

Job Summary: Operate machines that break down railcar wheelsets, recondition axles to be used for new sets, mount new wheels to reconditioned axles, recondition wheelsets, move material and press new bearings on wheelsets that have been reconditioned or new sets.

Job Duties:

  • Use measuring devices (i.e. gages, calipers)
  • Ability to read micrometers and work to tight tolerances


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Operate overhead cranes
  • Basic shop math
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexibility in shift and schedule

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Meet Your Recruiter

Amy Badal
Technical Recruiter

Amy Badal is a seasoned Senior Recruiter passionate about connecting with individuals across diverse industries and various career stages. With an impressive 7-year tenure at Sterling, Amy has become an invaluable asset to the organization's talent acquisition efforts.

Amy's journey in recruiting spans over 11 years, during which she has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field. Her fascination with working alongside people from different backgrounds and professional levels has driven her successful career.

As a Senior Recruiter, Amy thrives on collaborating with candidates and hiring partners in the railroad industry. She relishes the chance to contribute to their career growth and the overall success of the organizations she serves. Amy's ability to understand each individual's unique needs and aspirations allows her to make insightful and tailored placements that benefit both parties.

One of Amy's most valuable pieces of advice is never to burn bridges and always maintain high professionalism throughout the hiring process.

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