Slitting Line Operator

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Commerce City, CO
Commercial Division

The position of the Slitting Line Operator is responsible for deriving information from production work orders and applying that information to complete various tasks relating to the preparation and processing of flat-rolled steel coils. This individual will work side-by-side with members of the slitting production crew and perform tasks associated directly with but not limited to the slitting line. 


  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Interprets order specification/special instructions and ensures all production materials are at machines prior to set-up. Ensures adequate station supplies and materials for continuous operation. • With high proficiency performs complex slitter set-ups and changeovers individually. Makes required adjustments to ensure accuracy of slitter set-ups in adherence to material/customer specifications. Approves own set-ups for a quality production run. • Operates slitting line in a safe and efficient manner within the parameters of machine’s operating specifications. • Applies knowledge and skills in performing operator maintenance, general maintenance, troubleshooting, and corrective action pertaining to machinery and process. • As required, packages steel coils per product specifications. Removes finished material and properly places in designated locations. • Records and reports all finished production. Completes and processes all related documentation via computer (data entry) or hand written methods. • As a team member of a production unit; trains, assists, and supports other team members in problem solving, meeting department goals, and adherence to the company’s ongoing safety initiative. Continuously reviews current processes and searches out improvement methods to improve product/process quality, reduce waste, rework, and unnecessary work that adds no value to the work or process. • Performs general housekeeping tasks and waste removal within department and assists other areas as required. • Based on business need, assists/supports in other job functions within department or other company processes within scope and ability.


  • QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: • High school diploma or GED • At least 2 years’ experience in a flat-rolled steel processing or manufacturing environment preferred. • Must comply with all relevant company Safety requirements. • Previous forklift and overhead crane experience preferred but not required (will train). • Must demonstrate excellent mathematical aptitude with fractions and decimals. Must possess the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide to the thousandth of an inch (0.001”). • Must possess good mechanical aptitude. • Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Must possess excellent organizational and analytical skills. • Must be able to learn and proficiently use a PC for reporting production. • Ability to adapt to a changing fast paced work environment. • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within a complex, team oriented environment. • Must be able to continuously stand, stoop, bend, push, and pull throughout the day. • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lb. and up to 30 lb. overhead. • Ability to work around heavy machinery in a safe and proficient manner. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to write and read routine reports or job orders. Ability to understand job instructions. Ability to speak, read and hear English. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Must be able to perform these operations using American units of money, weight, volume and distance. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to interpret, understand, and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. COMPUTER SKILLS: The job requires intermediate computer skills including the ability to master new computer applications quickly. ATTENDANCE DEMANDS: Attendance is required Monday through Friday within normal business hours as established by the supervisor. Employee may be required to work overtime. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; walk and stand; use hands, handle, or feel; and required to speak, read, and hear English. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Regularly exposed to vibration. • Exposure to hot and cold temperatures. Employee would be working both inside and outside and on elevated balconies. • Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places. • The noise level in the work environment is occasionally very loud. DISCLAIMER: The preceding job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Hercules Industries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.