Machine Operator

Featherlite has designed and built top-quality trailers for livestock, utility and commercial applications for over 40 years. We’ve hand-crafted specialty trailers for the US Navy, NASCAR® and IndyCar Series.

We are currently hiring for a Machine Operator at our Cresco, IA production campus. At Featherlite you will experience clean, safe, well-lit facilities where you will enjoy new experiences every day, working on a wide variety of projects such as specialty trailers for military, disaster relief, and racecar applications!

If you have the following, we want to hear from you:

  • Basic mechanical skills
  • Experience operating manufacturing large equipment
  • Ability to read, write and understand instructions, procedures, drawings and blueprints

We offer a competitive starting wage, full benefits program, bonus program, advancement opportunities, and a 90-day review with additional wage increase potential.

What we can offer:

  • 1st shift position
  • Competitive starting wage
  • Full benefits program
  • Bonus program
  • Advancement opportunities
  • 90 day review with additional wage increase potential

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $14.50 to $18.00/hour

Apply Now! 

You may apply online by completing this online applicationinformational survey and self-identification form and email to hr@fthr.com to apply for an open position. 

Or this application form and optional informational survey can be printed, completed and mailed to the address listed below if preferred.

Human Resources Dept.
Featherlite, Inc. 
P.O. Box 380 
Cresco, IA 52136

You may also apply at our Cresco facility at 816 7th St. West between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual's race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.