Skana Aluminum
  • Manitowoc, WI, USA
  • 20.00-26.25 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

401(k) Matching | Health, Dental & Vision Insurance | Paid Time Off after 30 days | Life Insurance | Disability Insurance | Referral Bonus Program | Tuition Reimbursement | Paid Uniforms

Full Job Description

As a Hot Mill Technician, you will be trained on how to create the most exciting aluminum coils in the Midwest. If you have a strong work ethic, are reliable and flexible as to a job schedule, and value teamwork in a fast-paced and safety-focused environment "we want you!"

We look for individuals that are willing to get paid more by cross-training - our PayForKnowledge program rewards you for your initiative!

Prior manufacturing experience is a plus - or just be trainable. Can you communicate? Work with others as a team? Maintain a clean and organized work area?

Skana offers unsurpassed opportunities to build a successful future.

Schedules Available:

  • 1st shift (5:00am-3:00pm)
  • 2nd shift (3:00pm-1:00am)
    • Shift Premium - $1.00 for Night Shift

Benefits are good:

  • Holiday Pay available DAY 1
  • BONUS - Our Company's success is shared with employees - and that may equate to one extra month of pay
  • 401(k) with company match - don't leave money on the table! Invest in your future.
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurances offered and available
  • Uniforms provided and cleaned by company at no charge to YOU!
  • Safety Shoe Reimbursement - two hundred dollars every two years
  • Safety Glasses paid 100%
  • Wellness reimbursement for participation
  • Fundation - employee engagement opportunities throughout the year!

Work Environment

This position is in a plant environment which includes frequent exposure to heat, noise, moving mechanical parts and forklift traffic. You will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment, including but not limited to safety glasses and safety shoes.

Skana is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all qualified applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identification, sexual orientation and/or expression or any other characteristic protected by law in every location in which we have facilities national or local.


  • Responsible for replacing Hot Mill Operator or Upcoiler for continuous operation
  • Must be able to perform the duties of Hot Mill Operator, which are reducing the coils of aluminum by running them through the mill
  • Must be able to perform the duties of Upcoiler, which prepare coils for finishing
  • Assist with all roll changes and coolant tank cleaning
  • Assist with cleaning run-out table rollers and changing felt roller pads when necessary
  • Inspect coils/metal for quality defects
  • Ability to keep the mill going at all times, which produces higher quality metal
  • Responsible for manipulating controls to shave metal from sides of slabs
  • Transport slabs from saw exit conveyor to machine bed with overhead hoist
  • Adjust machine to proper settings
  • Activate machine (by pressing buttons)
  • Turn slab to reverse side with overhead hoist, activate machine
  • Transport slab from machine bed to storage with overhead hoist
  • Keep track of production and make out daily time cards
  • Load slabs on saw table by operating overhead crane hoist
  • Adjust saw cut to either a 36" or 42" cut & 47" slab
  • Cut off top of slab, middle, and bottom
  • Replace scrap box as needed
  • Keep different alloys in separate boxes
  • Clean up around saw at the end of each shift
  • Help scalper operator when needed
  • Load reheats when needed
  • Starts-up and inspect all upcoiler, sheet cooler, shear motors and equipment
  • Operate equipment to bring metal through sheet cooler
  • Operate equipment and shear to cutback metal to proper width
  • Operate equipment to coil metal to proper ID
  • Band and mark coil with F.O #, Coil # and heat #
  • Operate forklift to properly store coils in floor racks
  • Complete shop paperwork as coils are being rolled
  • Assist with all roll changes and coolant tank cleaning
  • Assist with cleaning run-out table rollers and changing felt roller pads when necessary
  • Inspect coils/metal for quality defects
  • Notify supervisor if quality concerns are noted
  • Responsible for general and preventive maintenance of Rolling Mill equipment
  • Follow and improve a program of lubrication for all Rolling Mill equipment, including frequency and specific lubricant to use
  • Change Hot Mill table roller pads as needed
  • Oil and sand Hot Mill table rollers as needed to eliminate roller marks
  • Maintain proper levels of all hydraulic fluids and Hot Mill coolants
  • Investigate, adjust and make minor repairs on any one of approximately 45 automatic lubrication systems
  • Change and replace any of approximately 5 Fuller's Earth filters
  • Replace all remaining filter cartridges when necessary
  • Maintain proper supply of lubricants and reorder when necessaryAdvocate for continuous improvement projectsWillingness to cross trainPerform miscellaneous duties as assigned
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