Duties & Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the Production Team Leader, the Production Operator sets up, operates, maintains and monitors equipment throughout the facility including but not limited to the Cold Rolling Mill, Slitting Line and Batch Annealing Furnaces.
– Ensuring that all company Safety and Environmental rules are followed.
– Following Safe Working Procedures (SWP’s) and Risk Assessments for the production department.
– Reporting all safety issues and accidents to the Production Team Leader.
– Ensuring that housekeeping and 5S standards are maintained throughout the plant.
– Perform all aspects of any/all operator designated operations including but not limited to the operation of various types of equipment and all associated controls such as Slitting, Rolling Mill and Annealing.
– Starting conveyors to load steel coils and/or signaling crane operators to move coils to the required position.
– Positioning, aligning, and securing guides, stops, holding blocks, or other fixtures to secure and direct the finished product, using hand tools and measuring devices.
– Removing housings, feed tubes, tool holders, or other accessories to replace worn or broken parts, such as springs or busings.
– Placing completed steel coils on conveyors, using crane, chain hoists or grabs, or signal crane operators to transport them to subsequent stations.
– Examining the finished product to ensure that the product conforms to specifications, utilizing knowledge and experience and placing coils on hold for quality control/inspection.
– Taking samples of finished steel coils for Quality Assurance testing or inspection.
– Recording data for Quality Assurance purposes to ensure that the steel coils have attained the specified tolerances.
– Printing and attaching identification tags on finished product for subsequent processing and traceability.
– Reporting maintenance job orders as necessary.
– Training new employees.
The fulfillment of duties involves regular communication with co-workers in all departments including but not limited to the Batch Annealing, Slitting Line and Cold Rolling Mill in order to make decisions concerning production and quality requirements
– Education: Completion of High School or Secondary Education, AS or Technical degree with equivalent experience is preferred.
– Experience: 1-3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment preferably in steel/metals.
– Knowledge of production and processing of cold rolled steel would be an advantage.
– PC Knowledge (internet/Windows/ERP applications).
– Prior heavy weight crane operation experience is preferred.
– Must be willing to work rotating 8-hour shifts to cover 24/7 production
– Clear Interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
Pay and Benefits:
– BILSTEIN COLD ROLLED STEEL offers a competitive wage and benefits package.