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Equipment Operator (Structural)

Hartford, CT | Full Time
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Job Description

Equipment Operator (Structural)


Our company is looking for an experienced Equipment Operator.


Shepard Steel is a structural steel and miscellaneous fabrication company that has been an integral part of the Connecticut construction landscape for over 65 years. With a staff of approximately 100 talented professionals, we are carrying out the company’s proud tradition of meeting the structural and miscellaneous steel requirements of customers throughout all Southern New England and Eastern New York State. We fabricate approximately 12,000 tons of steel per year and have invested heavily in state-of-the-art fabrication equipment in recent years.


Under the direct supervision of the Production Supervisor, the employee will be responsible for operating one or several types of power fabrication machines, such as Drill Line, Angle Line, Saw, Coper, and Shot Blaster, as well as repairing and maintaining equipment in addition to other duties. These items include but are not limited to:


  • Read and interpret drawings, and other written instructions and diagrams to perform task at hand.
  • De-bur and grind metal as necessary to achieve proper surface texture per job specifications.
  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding and fabrication trade including portable grinders.
  • Analyze blueprints, specifications, sketches and work orders.
  • Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required.
  • Assist with repair and maintain equipment, making emergency adjustments or assisting with major repairs as necessary.
  • Keep records of material or equipment usage or problems encountered.
  • Operate conveyors and overhead cranes to move material.
  • Clean and lubricate machines per manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Monitor operations to ensure that health and safety standards are met.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Machine Operator Required Skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • General knowledge of steel fabrication process
  • Knowledge of structural shapes a plus
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Physically capable of lifting/pushing/pulling 70 pounds unassisted
  • Physically capable of bending/twisting as well as standing for long periods of time
  • Able to work well with minimal supervision as well as with other technicians
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and follow specified procedures
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and has a positive attitude
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed
  • Must be willing to submit a drug test and background check


Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (based on skill set)
  • Health Insurance (includes annual vision exam)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Match / Profit Sharing
  • 1st Shift Monday – Friday (Additional overtime as required)
  • Full Time Position
  • Vacation / Holidays / Earned Days / Birthdays


SHEPARD STEEL IS AN Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer


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