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  • Steel Prep Operator - 1st Shift

    Posted: 01/06/2020

    Please go to www.mesabi.com to apply!

    Essential Job Functions

    • Communicate with the weld shop foreman to establish priorities.
    • Organize prints, all necessary parts and materials for work orders.
    • Transport needed materials from cutting and bending or assembly to proper location within the weld shop.
    • Ensure proper identification of material and paperwork before and during transportation between departments.
    • Ensure all completed assemblies and proper paperwork are delivered to the proper areas.
    • Cuts blocks and assists with other projects in machining.
    • Support fabricators with small jobs.
    • Tack small jobs together and prep parts for welding.
    • Remove mill scale from parts where necessary.
    • Operate steel prep equipment such as press brake, shears, torches, hydraulic saw, drill presses, MIG welder, forklifts, overhead cranes, and other equipment provided.
    • Ensure accuracy and quality, following company procedures and specifications.
    • Report any production problems to Steel Prep Lead.
    • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
    • Assist in other areas of production as needed and qualified.
    • Perform work in a safe manner and follows all safety guidelines and procedures.
    • Domestic and international travel required and could include weekend travel depending on the project or training.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for Entry Level:

    • Must be able to read blueprints.
    • Ability to understand and carry out simple oral and written instructions.
    • Must be able to pass pre-employment written math test.
    • Knowledge of basic math skills to read tape measures, calipers, micrometers and other measuring tools.
    • Communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
    • Ability to follow instructions using SP’s.
    • Good at problem solving and finding solutions.
    • Basic Computer knowledge needed.
    • Ability to pass a pre-employment written math test, physical, drug and background test.


    Minimum Qualifications for Application:

    • High School Diploma or GED with 1 years of experience or 2-year tech degree.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of Epicor, Ultimate software or similar ERP system.
    • Experience in Lean Manufacturing.





    Ability to Work Under Pressure   
    Blue Print Reading   
    Navigating Company ERP System    
    Following Instructions    
    Using Computers    



    Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

    Team Player: Works well as a member of a group




    Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help




    HS Diploma or GED or better.

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