Cut to Length Equipment Operator

Location: Vancouver, WA

Department: Steel Department

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Shifts: Days

Position Purpose: Operate the coil cut to length equipment at maximum machine efficiency, generating highest part quality and performing general machine preventative maintenance based on safety and best practices in the steel service industry.    

Major Duties:

  • Work as an equipment operator of a production team and produce orders accurately and in an efficient method.
  • Positively communicate with crane operators, other equipment operators, and production assistants to facilitate production and minimize downtime. Work with crane operators to maximize quantities in the warehouse.
  • Review work instructions and verify consistency between batch ticket, and material, part numbers, revision, process, material thickness and grade, etc.
  • Verify heat numbers with certifications and follow certification procedure.
  • Participate in ensuring a safe work environment through best practices including promoting of company safety policies, OSHA guidelines, maintenance of a 5S workstation.
  • Perform a first article inspection for thickness, measurements, and cut quality on each line item.
  • Accurately fill out all paper paperwork and complete all data entry requirements.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Reading, basic math, writing skills and blueprints.
  • Use a Standard English tape measure and micrometers.
  • Aptitude for mechanical assembly is needed.
  • Print reading and interpretation desirable.

Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Farwest is a drug free workplace.

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