Slitter Operator

Job Locations US-MO-North Kansas City
Job ID
# of Openings
Hourly Full-Time
Work Location
On Site

About Us



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! 

Job Description



The Slitter Operator leads the slitting team members in successfully accomplishing maximum coil output in compliance with company safety policies and OSHA safety guidelines. Employs quality control measures in set ups, proper material being processed, and ensure all paperwork is accurate and complete. 



  • Operate the Slitter with complete understanding of safety and quality procedures for this position and related functions.
  • Reference master coil tags to ensure proper material is being slit.
  • Lead slitter crew to process maximum amount of coil.
  • Complete change overs efficiently, ensuring set ups are correct using feeler gauge to check clearance between knives and micrometers to measure strip widths. 
  • Comply with company policies and OSHA guidelines affecting machine operations, such as but not limited to Lock Out/Tag Out. 
  • Maintain accurate quality records and coil paperwork, complete required paperwork to be turned in daily for production accountability. 
  • Visually inspect the quality of split edges. 
  • Recommend a regular maintenance schedule for the slitter. Coordinates with maintenance personnel to troubleshoot problems with slitter.
  • Demonstrate ability to promote teamwork and cooperation with other employees and supervisors to promote maximum work output. 
  • Uses computer to input DSC fill-up and make tags.
  • Ability to cross train others for the position and be trained to work elsewhere as needed.
  • Maintain clean and organized work area.
  • Follow and enforce company safety policies and safe work practices at all times.
  • Attend all scheduled safety, department, and company meetings as required
  • Submit detailed and accurate work orders for any equipment issues as occurrences happen.



  • Working in a yard or warehouse/plant within OSHA guidelines; conditions may be heated and/or unheated, dusty and noisy; steel-toed boots required daily.
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts or chemicals.
  • Facility is a multiple shift operation. Must possess the ability to work a flexible schedule and be on-call at various times including possible weekends and holidays. 
  • Fast-paced moderately stressful, constantly changing day to day work environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 100 pound as needed. Pushing, pulling, or carrying up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, walk, or be mobile for up to eight hours per shift. Capable of ascending and descending material handling equipment.
  • Use of other tools and equipment may be required.
  • Wear proper PPE at all times (as described in company policy). 



  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Proven experience using a slitter or similar machine.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and use micrometers, feeler gauges, tape measure, and other hand tools.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are a must.
  • Proven experience operating machinery, overhead crane, and ground operated equipment.
  • Basic computer and math skills.
  • Safety orientation.
  • Mechanical comprehension.
  • Achievement orientation.
  • Responsibility
  • Thoroughness / Detail orientation 
  • Teamwork 
  • Persistence 



  • Supervisory skills.
  • CPR/First aid skills or willing to be certified.

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


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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