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Saw / Flow Operator at Ellwood Group in New Castle, Pennsylvania

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Saw/Flow Operator I position receives, locates, stores, handles, and sets up predetermined material (steel or aluminum stock); Operates automatic saw equipment to accurately cut material (steel or aluminum stock) to customer specification; Ensures quality via quality check post cut. Job complexity ranges from simple, highly repetitive tasks to fairly repetitive but difficult tasks, congruent to incumbent’s experience.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receives, stores, handles, cuts and ships material to meet shop and customer requirements.

  • Loads and unloads material with the aid of a forklift or an overhead crane, positioning material as required.

  • Completes paperwork and inputs information into the computer system, updating inventory.

  • Sets up and operates saw, selecting proper feeds and speeds, adjusting as needed. Maintains necessary coolant concentration, cleaning or replacing coolant as required.

  • Inspects the quality of the material during and after the cut to make sure the piece is square.

  • Uses measuring instruments as necessary including, but not limited to tape measuring tape and micrometer.

  • Checks identification on all material handled by stamping or marking with necessary numbers when required.

  • Places saw crop ends in scrap boxes according to material grade.

  • Performs saw blade changes when necessary.

  • Delivers material to next area of operation as required.

  • Completes required production reports, using computer system as required.

  • Reports defective material and faulty equipment to the Operations Manager or Maintenance Department immediately.

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment and abides by all plant safety regulations and work rules. Performs safety inspections on cranes, chains, slings and magnets.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Drive for results including a sense of timing, follow through, focus on priorities, and quality

  • Initiative/Self-starter

  • Accountability

  • Development of Self

  • Knowledge sharing

  • Effective dialogue

Working Conditions

  • Shop environment that offers protection from outside environmental conditions. Subject to changes in temperature (hot and cold) and humidity. Frequently exposed to atmospheric conditions that include moderate noise, fumes, odors, dust and dirt.

  • While primarily standing or walking, performs medium to heavy work, exerting up to 50+ lbs. of force regularly and/or up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally (with assistance) to move objects. Uses both non-powered and hand power tools.

  • Exposed to moving objects with risk of electric shock and occasionally exposed to vibration.

  • Frequent fine manual dexterity and multilimb coordination including handling, pinching, reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, turning, and bending.

  • Is assigned duties according to specified procedures. Work is checked frequently.


  • Working mechanical knowledge/aptitude applicable with experience. Additional training provided.

  • Able to understand basic correspondence, instructions, rules, policies, graphs, and/or charts. Able to learn from written passages by discerning the main idea or key facts.

  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) and use basic numerical concepts (whole numbers, percentages) to complete job tasks.

  • Ability to use measuring devices such as tapes and gauges where reading is direct and obvious.

  • Vision includes acuity near and far, color, peripheral vision and depth perception.

  • Hearing ability to exchange information with co-workers and management should faults/issues with material or equipment is detected.