Machine Operator

  • Full-time
  • Shift: 3rd Shift
  • Job Posting Date: 31-Oct-2023
  • Department: Construction Services

Company Description

For over 100 years, BlueScope continues to build on our reputation of quality brands and products, leading technology, and a customer-first spirit. Through our global brands, we are one of the largest manufacturers of building solutions in the world. Our diverse, bright, and inspired workforce is committed to bettering the communities we serve through breakthrough thinking and innovations. Your goals, ideas and perspective can help shape our future – we look forward to hearing them!

BlueScope is now offering a $500 Sign-On Bonus!

Job Description

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:             

  • Responsible for performing duties as outlined in the job descriptions depending on the particular job the Operator Floater is performing.
  • Finish Coater Operator
  • Primer Coater Operator
  • Entry End Operator
  • Exit End Operator
  • Quality Control Tech
  • Wet Section Operator
  • Paint Room Attendant
  • Work from Shop Orders, schedules, and special instructions.
  • Responsible for keeping work area in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with the fundamental principles associated with the Quality and Environmental Management System in place at BlueScope.
  • Communicates daily with internal personnel from Production and Quality Control to assist in resolving problems and achieving company goals.


To perform satisfactorily in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with certain disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)
  • One year of Manufacturing Experience
  • Knowledge of basic hand and power tools

Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend documents including but not limited to policy manuals, safety rules/programs, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and simple correspondence. In addition, the ability to communicate information effectively one-on-one, in small group situations and settings is required.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as fractions, percentages, area, circumference, volume, and densities. Also, the ability to apply the concepts of statistics and probability to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to perform work instructions that are furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Also, the ability to solve problems, which involve multiple variables in a standard situation.

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Understanding of metal and paint characteristics and defects
  • Ability to use power hand tools
  • Ability to drive a forklift
  • Ability to operate overhead cranes
  • Ability to work effectively to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with a diversified work force
  • Offers of employment may be contingent upon passing a substance abuse screening test and/ or criminal background check

Environmental Impacts of this Position:

The Machine Operators has a responsibility of avoiding environmental impacts such as the release of oils, grease from forklifts and cranes, solvents, paints, and various other chemicals by accidental puncture, while performing daily duties. The Machine Operator also has the responsibility to recycle all recyclable materials such as: paper, plastics, cardboard, ink cartridges etc. Good housekeeping practices are essential as a preventative measure. If a spill occurs, BlueScope (Spill Response, Log and Report Procedure) must be followed.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit; bend; stoop; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; lift; climb and/or balance for essential tasks. Specific vision abilities include close-up and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment:

The employee will be required to work in a manufacturing environment, with occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals, and extreme cold or heat. The noise level in the work environment is considered moderate and may require the use of hearing protection. The employee will be required to utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when accessing certain manufacturing areas.

Safety Responsibilities:

Before initiating work at BlueScope Coated Products, the employee is required to read and understand the position’s Job Safety Analysis. The employee must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and perform tasks in a manner consistent with BlueScope Coated Products Employee Manual and OSHA regulations.

Additional Information

The preceding job responsibilities and tasks were designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates in this job.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job duties and responsibilities required of associates assigned to this job.  Associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned.  Additional job competencies, individual goals, and performance measurements are set at the department level.

The benefits are just as rewarding as the work at BlueScope.  To support our goal, we offer a total compensation plan and an outstanding benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability, paid time off, and retirement. 

EEO Employer/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veteran

BlueScope is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status, as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 


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