Zekelman Industries

  • Assistant Mill Operator - Structural

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Hourly Full-Time
  • Job Description



    Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries!

    POSITION SUMMARY: Atlas Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, is looking for an Assistant Mill Operator, for its location in Chicago, IL (about 20 minutes from Northwest Indiana). Must be capable of learning multiple task job stations.  Reporting to the General Foreman, the Assistant Mill Operator will ensure his/her role in production is fulfilled with a commitment to the continual improvement in uptime, product quality, and overall mill performance.  The Asst. Mill Operator assists the Mill Operator in all of his functions and is focused on keeping the line running.



    • Troubleshooting, solving, and communicating problems to mill crew
    • Communicating quality requirements to mill crew and making sure they are met
    • Maintaining the offline requirements to ensure quick-change operation
    • Assist maintenance in making repairs to equipment
    • Calibration of micrometers at start of shift and at changeovers
    • Assist in changeovers
    • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Mill Supervisor
    • Inspects tooling condition at the end of each rolling and communicates the need for reconditioning
    • This position will also entail the responsibilities of the offline readiness for quick change
    • Keep work area clean and orderly
    • Perform duties in accordance with the company safety policies and report unsafe conditions
    • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud


    QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for the Asst. Mill Operator opportunity will possess an Associate’s Degree and at least 2 years of equivalent experience in a manufacturing environment.  Completion of military service is considered equivalent to a 2 year degree. 



    • Tube mill manufacturing experience preferred
    • Must be able to follow written/verbal instructions; basic computer skills; able to read measuring devices/equipment
    • Basic math skills
    • Exhibits effective listening, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Visual acuity to read and record numerical data
    • Attention to detail, dependability, professionalism and a great work ethic
    • The employee is regularly required to stand and walk, use hands, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.
    • Ability to lift, climb, bend, stoop, push and pull
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.




    We are Zekelman Industries.


    We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

    We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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