Slitter Operator
Company: Harsco
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Professional, Manufacturing, Management, Administrative / Clerical
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 6/4/2019

Slitter Operator


Operate a steel coil slitter machine in an industrial manufacturing environment. This includes but not limited to: Set up of knives, filling out daily production reports, reading a tape measure, changing over arms,  operating and adjusting all controls required to run the Slitter, welding and cutting torch experience. Working with the other Slitter operator, and supervisors on daily production requirements. Work with maintenance personnel when required.               


Position Summary

Set up, load, operate and off-load a slitter, while following quality specifications, ensuring dimensions, sizes of rolls, and quantity are accurate




Primary Responsibilities

  • Performance of all operational duties required to produce quality product off of the slitting line, including but not limited to set up, load, and off load slitting line
  • Manipulates controls and utilizes various material handling devices to move material into and away from slitting operation
  • Observes incoming and finished material and reports apparent defects or equipment malfunction to operator and/or Supervisor
  • Bands, bundles, tack welds, etc. to secure and bundle slit coils. Identify same by marking, tagging, etc. per instructions
  • Maintains minimum standards of production in position while providing acceptable quality
  • Assist in maintaining tooling using care in handling, cleaning and proper storage of same.
  • Performs other miscellaneous related duties as assigned by the Supervisor
  • Maintains a neat, orderly work area
  • Makes daily time, production and material usage reports
  • Required to adhere to all safety rules and regulations and participate in safety efforts
  • Performs job functions using safe workplace practices


Basic Qualifications


  • High School diploma / GED


  • 1 – 3 years of industrial experience


Technical Skills

  • Basic understanding of computer software
  • Ability to navigate on a computer     
  • Basic understanding of the metric system  
  • Experience making mechanical adjustments to equipment
  • Experience reading and interpreting gauges and dials
  • Ability to use measuring tape

Other Requirements

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize assignments
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to perform “Root Cause” analysis and possess the skills necessary to troubleshoot any issues efficiently
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Ability to maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions
  • Must be able to combine standing and walking 70 – 100% of a shift; lift up to 50 pounds frequently

Additional Information/Requirements


  • Coil processing equipment related to slitter, various material handling devices, bar equipment, burning and welding equipment, hand tools, tooling, measuring devices, etc.


  • Coils of steel rod and strip of various gauges and sizes required to manufacture steel grating.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Vocational school courses in mathematics and geometry, blueprint reading, mechanical drawing, metalworking, drafting, and quality and safety practices.

Harsco Industrial / IKG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


If you have a difficulty applying for any job posted on Harsco Corporation’s website because a disability prevents you from using the online system, Harsco Industrial / IKG offers the following alternate application procedure: Contact Jim Scholes, HR Manager at 281-452-6637, and Harsco will arrange for an alternate method of applying and will consider your application together with all other applications received for the job. Please call only for such application assistance.


Houston, TX 77015
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