Machine Operator (MO) -Delta, BC

Delta, BC, Canada Req #1203
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
SSAB is one of the largest North American producers of steel plate and coil, serving many industrial markets including energy, construction, agriculture and transportation.  SSAB operates five state of the art facilities strategically located in key regions across the U.S. 
SSAB has nearly 1,200 highly skilled employees in the U.S.  Jobs at SSAB range from machine operators and sales people to advanced engineers and corporate professionals in HR, finance and more.  SSAB offers challenging careers and comprehensive benefit program designed to keep employees and their families healthy and secure.

Job purpose


To operate and handle heavy equipment, computer controlled machines, and more mechanically supported machineries from setup to execution, for the smooth running of the production business in the safest most efficient manner possible.


Duties and responsibilities


  • Perform machine setups (calibration, cleaning, etc.) to start a production cycle, to include loading & unloading work product (lifting work pieces manually or using appropriate equipment), controlling & adjusting the functions as required, securing work pieces in fixtures and observing machine operation
  • Operates special-purpose machines or equipment required for the production &/or cutting of customer parts, strictly adhering to client job specification and ensure good quality work, inserting all production materials in the various parts of the machine where they are supposed to be to enhance production output
  • Inspects and measures welded work pieces to verify conformance to customer specifications using instruments such as preset comparator, fixed gauges, calipers and micrometers
  • Maintains welders and special-purpose machines; to include replacing worn machine accessories such as collet pads or fixture pads, cleaning equipment using solvent and rags, lubricate equipment as needed, and other maintenance duties as assigned
  • Ensure that equipment is operating properly and safely; take steps to report and repair equipment, internally & externally, with suppliers (plasma machine oxy, crane, truck, dust collector, compressor, forklift, etc.); troubleshoot machine problems to determine actual faults
  • Operate hand-held air-driven tools, electrical tools, tappers, forklift and crane (required certifications must be obtained)
  • Inspect parts with precision and measuring tools to ensure they meet requirements, customer specifications and within Company Policy
  • Test the operation of machines periodically to guarantee proper running, fix issues that might occur during the shift, check output to discover any machine-related mistakes or flaws, keep records of approved and defective units, final products & maintenance schedules, and maintain activity logs
  • Study blueprint from work layout to ensure accuracy in production task
  • Ensure timely preparation and availability of all production materials to avoid shortage during production




Required Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 1 - 2+ years of experience as a machine operator in a production/manufacturing setting
  • Completion of the established Skill Pie per location
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers, extremely organized
  • Working knowledge of diverse high-speed machinery and measurement tools (caliper, micrometer etc.); ability to operate light equipment, good knowledge of mechanical devices
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
  • Strong attention to details, analytical skills, exceptional judgment, dependable, excellent teamwork skills, good time management skills, creative, problem-solving, hardworking & persistent, professional competence, proactive
  • Forklift certification
  • Current/active driver’s license


Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Technical Degree, or an equivalent combination of education & experience
  • 3 - 5+ years of increasingly responsible experience as a machine operator in a production/manufacturing setting
  • Welder certification
  • Crane certification


Working conditions


Travel 10% of time for meetings at other SSAB locations, deliveries, trainings, seminars & conferences as needed
SSAB's vision is a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world.
SSAB's values form the guiding principals of our company. 
They shape our culture and characteristics.  They serve as a compass for our actions and behavior, and describe what we stand for.  Values guide us daily in making the right choices and doing the right things.

SSAB's values are:
  • Driven - Together we create value
  • True - Do what is right
  • Ahead - Future in mind

Other details

  • Job Family Special Steels
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 10
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • Delta, BC, Canada