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Mill Manager

Department: Mill

Reports to: Chief Roll Mill Operations Officer

Job Type: Full-time

Hours of work: 10 Hours per day Mon – Fri, 8 Hours on Saturday

Position Summary: Mill manager will plan, coordinate and control manufacturing processes while prioritizing safety, quality, and production costs.

Essential Job Tasks:

• Manage the Mill and Production Shears
              o Responsible for scheduling manpower

• Manage Furnace and Slitter operations

• Review CMMS work orders

• Conduct daily meetings with Mill team

• Review daily production from previous day

• Print all work orders, dashboard, checklists, and training paperwork.

• Meet and review open work orders with Maintenance Manager

• Walk through department, ensure all needs are met for safety and quality.

• Coordinate with production shears for highway material requests.

• Review department’s employee hours

• Meet with current and potential vendors as required

• Communicate with Sales Manager


• Assign employees with work orders to complete production needs

• Watch and abide by all safety protocols

• Provide leadership and motivation

• Complete annual employee reviews

• Complete various reports regarding Mill production

• Report KPI’s to company executives

• Cost reduction in areas for automation

• Establish and maintain continuous improvement (2 Second Lean), problem solving (KATA technique), and Root Cause analysis

• Maintain ISO 9001;2015 departmental standards

Machines/Equipment used for Position:

• Radios/Phone

• Computer

• Scanner

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience: 5 to 10 years Hot Rolling Mill Management

Recommended Knowledge/Skills:

• Strong communication skills

• Microsoft Suite skills


• Microsoft Project

• Good leadership and management skills

• Knowledge of department

• Detail oriented

• Basic math

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to climb on, off and around equipment

• Ability to sit, stand, and walk for periods of time

• Ability to lift items (occasionally very heavy in excess of 50Lbs)

• Various repetitive motion

Working Environment:

• Working around mechanical parts, and vibrations

• Working around some fumes, and gases

• Working with some fluids and chemicals

• Working around loud noises

Other Duties and Projects as assigned

Manufacturing Line Operator in our Farm Post Finishing Department

Job Type: Full-time

On-the-job training available but previous experience in a manufacturing environment on an assembly line is preferred. Mechanical skills a plus. This is an entry level position with the ability to move to higher level positions in the department.

Position participates in an incentive plan.

Shift hours for Manufacturing Line Operators – 6:00 a.m./4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Saturdays as necessary 6:00 a.m./2:00 p.m.

Second Shift during peak seasons is 7:00 p.m./5:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday.

Overtime required.

Benefits Available First of Month Following 60 Days of Employment. Company & Employee Share Monthly Premium.

General Laborer

Job Type: Full-time

Hours of work: 5:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday thru Friday, Saturday 5:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. As Needed

Position Summary: Assists the breaker operator with the process of breaking rail.

Essential Job Tasks:

• Pull down rail

• Pull off rail

• Use torch for rail marking

• Oil the skids

• General housekeeping duties around rail yard


• Inspects the ends of rail

• Counts the bundles

• Hooks up lifts

• Makes sure lifts are not overloaded

Machines/Equipment used for Position:

• Rail wrench

• Hook wrench

• Torches

• Hand tools

• Oil

Required Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent (G.E.D) preferred

Required Experience: Prior experience with a cutting torch is a plus. Previous operation of heavy equipment is also a plus.

Recommended Knowledge/Skills:

• Basic Math

• Basic Reading

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to Climb on, off and around equipment

• Ability to Sit, stand, and walk for periods of time

• Ability to Lift items

• Various repetitive motion

Working Environment:

• Working around mechanical parts, and vibrations

• Working around some fumes, and gases.

• Working with some fluids and chemicals

• Working around loud noises

Other Duties as assigned

Press Operator

Department: Highway

Reports to: Highway Supervisor

Full Time work

Hours of work: 6am-4pm Mon – Fri, some Saturdays

Position Summary: The Highway press operators will direct the other employees at the press and utilize it to complete needed work for work orders. They may also operate the 400, 250, 600, 756 and 750 presses as needed.

Essential Job Tasks:

•Keep press operating at efficacy 

•Oversee employees at press

•Preform preventive maintenance on press

•Quality check material 



•Operate the press to complete workorders

•Fill in on 400, 250, 600, 756 and 750 presses as needed


Machines/Equipment used for Position:

•400, 250, 600, 756, 800 and 750 presses

•Hand tools

Required Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent (G.E.D) 

Required Experience: None

Preferred Experience: Press setup, familiarity with press tooling

Recommended Certifications, Registrations, Licenses:  None

Recommended Knowledge/Skills:

• Knowledge of presses

• General machine knowledge 

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to climb on, off and around equipment 

• Ability to sit, stand, and walk for periods of time

• Ability to lift items 

• Various repetitive motion

Working Environment:

• Working around mechanical parts, and vibrations

• Working around some fumes, and gases. 

• Working with some fluids and chemicals 

• Working around loud noises 

Other Duties as assigned

Industrial Mobile Mechanic

Hours of work:  Mon – Fri 4am/2pm, Saturdays 5am/1pm as needed, overtime as required

Position Summary: The Mobile Mechanic is responsible for daily and long-term forklift and other vehicle maintenance and repair activates. It is this mechanic’s responsibility to ensure that all scheduled and unexpected vehicle maintenance tasks be completed in an efficient and timely manner to the proper specification as defined by the respective equipment manufacturer.

Essential Functions and Major Responsibilities:

•Follows all safety and company policies/procedures and promotes a safe culture

•Maintain and repair forklifts, side-loaders, golf carts and other company material handling equipment (MHE)

•Perform scheduled preventative maintenance tasks, including: oil changes, tune ups, hydraulic system inspection, belt changes, steering and suspension

•Perform diagnostic and repairs to hydraulic systems, electrical systems, telescopic masts, steering and suspension, diesel engines, and fuel systems, propane engine and fuel systems, electric drive vehicles

•Perform diagnostic and repairs to hydraulic systems, electrical systems, telescopic masts, steering and suspension, diesel engines, and fuel systems, propane engine and fuel systems, electric drive vehicles

• Operate and troubleshoot diagnostic equipment

• Dismantle defective forklift parts for repair, using hand tools

• Repair or replace damaged or defective parts

• Clean and lubricate parts

• Record details of repairs made and parts used

• Track work done and productivity on a daily basis

• Effectively communicate issues to management

• Complies with all OSHA safety requirements, work rules and regulations

• Compiles and maintain all required paperwork, records, documents, etc.

• Follows systems and procedures outlined in company manuals

• Maintains departmental housekeeping standards

• Comply with and enforce lock out/tag out procedures

• Wear all required personal protective equipment

• Regular, reliable, predictable attendance and performance of the essential functions


Secondary Responsibilities:

•Test and replace electrical components and wiring, using test meters (preferred but not required)

•Other duties may be assigned as necessary


Required Education/Experience:

•High school diploma or equivalent with six years of experience

•Certification and or Associates Degree preferred with three years of experience


Recommended Certifications, Registrations, Licenses: None required but Forklift Mechanic Certification, Certification on Material Handling Equipment and or Certificate in Diesel and Heavy Machinery preferred.

Recommended Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

• Must be skilled at operation and repair of forklifts and other material handling equipment
• Ability to read and comprehend instructions and correspondence
• Reading gauges and watching guides
• Ability to problem solve, multitask and work independently with attention to detail
• Basic math skills
• Ability to work against and meet deadlines
• Ability to use a computer to update information and work orders in a computer maintenance management system

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

•The environmental conditions for this position include inclement outdoor extremes of cold, heat, dust, wind and various forms of precipitation.

•Walking, moving around and or standing ten (10) hours or more per day. Walking includes moving on dirt roads and uneven ground.

•Recurring climbing and descending of stairs throughout the day to perform work at heights. Work for this position can be performed at an elevated station and requires a comfort with heights and balance.

•A minimum amount of sitting may be required for this position.

•There is repetitive hand-wrist, elbow and shoulder motion required for this position for approximately ten (10) hours during the work day.

•Lifting and or retrieving items of 0-50 pounds without assistance; 50-100 pounds with assistance and 100+ pounds with mechanical assistance.

•In the course of a normal day additional physical activities include bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, crawling, pushing, pulling, twisting, reaching and climbing ladders.

•Employees in this position are exposed to a wide range of varying degree of moderate to excessive noise levels.

•Sight must be within normal ranges to determine that machines are running properly. Specific vision abilities also include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and the ability to adjust and focus.

Other Duties as assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

Manual Machinist

Department: Machine Shop

Reports to: Machine and Roll Shop Manager

Full Time work

Hours of work:  10 hours Mon – Fri, 8 hours Saturdays as needed

Job Purpose:

The Machinist will provide high quality precision parts for Franklin Industries’ Rolling Mill. Using equipment to accomplish goals with accuracy while also maintaining high levels of production rates.

The Machinist will be required to perform a variety of tasks to support the mill production functions of Franklin Industries.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Read and interpret sketches, blueprints, and computer-aided design files to understand what needs made.
• Review and audit all procedures, policies, and work instructions for accuracy and proper ISO format
• Assist all managers with their machinery needs.
• Record, collect, and track data of all parts
• Operates and maintains lathe and milling machines.
• Takes precise measurements for cutting or shaping.
• Plans proper sequence of tasks to complete the assignment.
• Maintains inventory of completed projects.
• Follow all safety procedures and protocols
• Monitors production, adjusting feed and other settings as necessary.
• Maintains inventory of completed products.
• Checks output for quality assurance and documents or discards defects.
• Maintains a safe and clean workstation.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.
• Internal ISO Auditor



• High School Diploma or higher education certificate
• Experience working with machine tools or mechanical assembly.
• Proficient in math
• 5-7 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
• Ability to read blueprints
• General knowledge of roll and pass design
• Mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills
• Above average communication skills
• General knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
• Intermediate/advanced computer skills to enter data into inventory system
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to multi-task and work with a high degree of accuracy
• Ability to work in a safe manner.


Working Conditions (if applicable):

• Mechanical parts and vibrations
• Some fumes and gases
• Fluids and chemicals
• Loud noises

Physical Requirements (if applicable):

• Ability to sit, stand, and walk for periods of time.

Direct Reports:

• Daily, weekly, monthly, and annual mill delay charts and data collection.
• Daily roll shop data collection.

Essential Job Functions:

• Attendance at work
• Ability to read and interpret safety and work procedures
• Ability to follow work procedures and instructions both written and verbal
• Ability to collaborate well with other team members, performing work in a safe manner
• Maintain appropriate documentation.
• Participate in house keeping

Machines/Equipment Used for Position:

• Dual monitor computer for data entry
• Lathe
• Saws
• Mills
• Grinders
• Jib Crane
• Scale
• Micrometers
• Verners
• Threading
• Turning
• Boring
• Broaching
• Deburring

Other Duties as assigned

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