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Gauer Bar or Tishken Edging Line Operator/helper- Steel Service Center


  • Salary $12 to $17 Hourly
  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

We are looking for a Slitter and Tishken Edging Line Operator to be part of a fast growing steel service center that specializes in narrow slitting, edge conditioning and flat bar/strip with a focus on heavy gauge. We will pay for experience and offer a competitive compensation package to great candidates. Qualified candidates should have some experience handling steel if possible plus fork lift and crane experience. You could be trained to become a bar line machine operators, micing, measuring and moving steel with a fork lift and doing a variety of other jobs around the machine. Experience at a steel service center or factory that handles steel is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Loading coils on recoiler, setup the Gauer Bar Line or Tishken Edging Equipment and help run material

  • Use a forklift or overhead crane to load and unload edged coil and cut-to-length bundles

  • Clean machine on a semi-regular basis

  • Package bundle by banding wood pieces to skids at proper spacing

  • Remove bundle from line

  • Band coils and remove from recoiler

  • Lay down coils on skids

  • Use the floor and crane scales to weigh processed materials

  • Properly tag and identify all finished goods after they have been edged or slit

Training Required

  • Crane operator certification prefered

  • Forklift operator certification prefered

  • Trained to use all banding tools prefered


  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations relating to steel slitting and job/labor estimation

  • Strong Communication skills, written/verbal

  • Mechanical skills

  • Work well under pressure


Here at MD Metals, you can expect to work for a company that invest in their employees and desires to have employees who are looking for longevity. We offer competitive benefits as well as annual bonuses. Benefits offered and available:

  • Medical Insurance

  • Vision & Dental Insurance

  • Life & Disability Insurance

  • Simple IRA

  • Vacation Time

Job Type: Full-time. Monday-Friday, with possibility to work Saturdays, standard work hours 6:50 AM - 3:20 PM.

MD Metals is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our staff. We encourage people from all groups and communities to apply. EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled


Why Work Here?

We are a family owned fast growing company that takes care of its employees. We support our employees and our employees support us.

We are a steel service center that specializes in narrow slitting, edge conditioning and flat bar/strip with a focus on heavy gauge. MD Metals takes great pride in offering a full round edge on material up to .250” thick both in coil-to-coil and custom lengths to our customer’s needs. We have the capability to slit .375” thick x .75” wide coil. As a growing company customer service is our top priority. We do the little things that matter to our customers! Whether its expedited service, custom packaging, small orders, excellent communication or overnight samples shipped same day, we’re here to support you any way we can.


6499 W 65th St. Unit B, Bedford Park, IL 60638
Chicago, IL
Posted: over a month ago