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Commerce City, CO

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.
    • Ability to pass a background check and drug screen.
    *Typical hiring range: $18-$23 per hour
    Salary commensurate with qualifications

  • Comprehensive benefits are an important component of an employee's compensation package. Hercules recognizes the contribution of every team member and therefore is pleased to offer a competitive and cost-effective benefits package to support your needs and long-term goals.

    Hercules provides Basic Life/Basic AD&D and Voluntary Term Life/Voluntary AD&D Insurance, paid Sick time, a Wellness Plan, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Effective October 1, 2019, Hercules became an employee-owned company. An ESOP is a qualified retirement plan.

    Other benefits are offered through the Local 9 Sheet Metal Union.