Machine Operator - Coil Operations

Location: Laporte, IN             Department: Coil  Operations

Basic qualifications are:

    • Must be 18 years old
    • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Must be authorized to work in the US
    • One year of manufacturing experience required
    • One (1) to three (3) years’ experience operating one of the following: Slitter, Stretcher, and/or Cut to Length Lines required
    • Available to work any shift, weekends, holidays and overtime as required
    • Ability to frequently lift 50 lbs
    • Willing to adhere to all safety rules and regulations, including all PPE requirements
    • Must be able to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check

Essential job functions are:

      • Review work orders and use material handling equipment, overhead crane or fork lift to get material.
      • Verify material to order and enter into computer
      • Instrumentally start machine and set up line for production
      • Charge material through machine with hand controls
      • Maintain production and quality standards by measuring and verifying before during and after processing
      • Use micrometers or calipers to check and record gauge width, hardness, burr and surface condition
      • Document machine mechanical problems
      • Understand and document material defects, data entry and reconcile production
      • Adjust machine setup to correct defects as needed throughout process
      • Remove scrap from machine and empty hopper as needed
      • Direct Material Handlers, Crane Operators and Helpers as required to maintain continuous production

Physical Demands:

      • May be required to stand for long periods of time
      • May involve some repetitive motions
      • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
      • May also engage in frequent bending, stooping, squatting, pushing and pulling of parts and part containers
      • Due to the open environment of the warehouse, must be able to work in various weather and temperature conditions to include extreme heat, humidity and cold


      • Understand and follow basic verbal and written instructions
      • Possess basic mathematical skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
      • Computer skills, data entry, good verbal and written communication skills
      • Perform basic visual quality inspections on products
      • Utilize power tools and various equipment as needed to perform duties
      • Must be certified or become certified in operation of forklifts and overhead cranes