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Crane/Forklift Operator $19 -$21.37/hr

Precoat Metals
Portage, IN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Description

Since 1961, Precoat Metals ( has been setting the standards in the coil coatings industry worldwide. We are able to achieve a "culture of excellence" thru the hard work and talent of the people on our team.

Job Description

The Crane/Forklift operator role is a vital part to the overall operations to the plant.  And the experience you have may make you a perfect fit to join our team in Portage, IN plant.  You will be called upon to assist with, and may be assigned work in, any area of the plant, including coating lines, slitting, shipping, receiving, paint vault, and packaging.

Want to take your career to the next level?  Working at Precoat Metals can take you down a career path of multiple opportunities, including opportunity to move into more skilled Line Operator positions.  Start your success down a great career path today with Precoat Metals!

Some of your Responsibilities include:

  • Retrieves and transports bare coils and maintains flow of metal to lines by safely operating cranes, fork lifts, and upenders without damaging material or equipment.
  • Trims, packages and bands finished coils according to customer specifications using proper skids, bands, pads, and wrapping materials.
  • Inspects coils and identifies and reports defects.
  • Reads and interprets production schedules.
  • Accurately identifies proper skid and package specified on schedules.
  • Reads and accurately records coil weights, order numbers, etc.
  • Loads or unloads received or shipped coils onto or off of trucks.

You will need a high school level reading and writing, visual acuity to read labels, meters, gauges, documents and instructions, in addition to the following:

  • Ability to read and comprehend written materials such as schedules, SOPs, work rules, etc.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all members of team.
  • Ability to safely operate small manual and electric hand tools.
  • Available to work up to 12 hours per day. Must be comfortable working weekends.
  • Available to work any shift. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE ONLY LOOKING FOR DAY SHIFT. We have to offer our shifts based on seniority, it is very unlikely you will get day shift initially.
  • Currently looking for candidates with previous forklift and/or crane experience.
  • Only reviewing candidates with a strong and stable work history.

Additional Information

  • Eligible for benefits on day 1
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 401K with match and additional contribution
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional Health Savings Account
  • Initial pay is $19.19/hr. $19.71/hr after 6 months and $21.37 after 1 year
  • Shift Differential
  • Attendance and Production Bonus


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Precoat Metals is a Drug Free Workplace

Precoat Metals


Portage, IN



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