Slitter Operator

Location: Elgin, IL.
Job Type: Temp To Hire
Hours: 3:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Pay: $17.00 – $20.00 p/h.
Shift: 2nd.


World leading specialist supplier of high performance metals seeking candidates to slitter operator. This position pay $17.00 – $ 20.00.


  • Minimum high school degree or equivalent.
  • Lift, carry, push, or pull objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Standing and walking for almost the entirety of the shift.
  • Follow the schedule.
  • Meet deadlines while working safely.
  • Follow work instructions.
  • Experience is preferred, but will provide the right candidate with on-the-job training.
  • Champion all safety rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Wear all required PPE.
  • Report incidents, near misses, and safety hazards.
  • Promote safety culture.
  • Be able to work in teams.
  • Be a good communicator.
  • Be able to problem solve.
  • Have basic computer skills.
  • Have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and PowerTerm.
  • Qualified to operate a crane and a forklift.
  • Complete and pass CMC/ESM new hire safety training.

Main activities:

  • Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and awareness within their area. Support and adhere to all plant safety policies and procedures at all times.
  • Check work order to properly select processed material checking for weight, alloy, size, and quality.
  • Set up and adjust slitter knives and stripper rings.
  • Inspect material during processing to ensure proper quality is maintained.
  • Prepare metal coils by trimming coils to fit widths specified by customers. Operator conducts final check of coil specifications.
  • Consistently slit strands that are free of burrs, scratches, coil set and are within camber specifications.
  • Properly identify all slit material and complete all documentation.
  • Repair minor mechanical problems.
  • Operate all slitters consistently while meeting all requirements.
  • Assist manufacturing with preparing and inspecting bulk product. Reporting and removing defects as needed (i.e. deformed, discolored, misshaped, etc.)
  • Proper communication protocol with all manufacturing, quality and other operations staff to discuss and escalate product or equipment issues as needed.
  • Properly identify all edged material by alloy, size, melt, weight, edge, and complete all documentation.
  • Properly identify all material by alloy, size, melt, weight, and location on coil for return to stock material or next operation.
  • Group completed coils together by work order in designated work area.
  • Equipment operation to include, but not limited to: heavy machinery, forklift, and overhead crane, along with general tools such as wrenches, tape measure, and hammers.
  • Participate in training and certification programs as needed.
  • Maintain a safe and orderly work environment by removing scrap and other waste, checking machines, and identifying potential hazards.
  • Train new operators, if necessary.
  • Properly use micrometer, caliper, and cutters.
  • Cut samples for quality control.
  • Assist supervisor/manager and other operators as needed.