CNC Plasma Operator

locationHouston, TX 77015, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/1/2024
CNC Operator
Full Time
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.


This individual will be responsible for processing steel plate and sheet material via the use of CNC Plasma and Oxy-Fuel Burning machines. The operator will be capable of operating all aspects of the machine(s) and will be responsible for ensuring a smooth flow of operation and maintaining a high level of production.


Primary Responsibilities
  • Process discrete and cut-to-length plate through the Plasma/Oxy-Fuel machines and/or Oxy-Fuel Track Torch in accordance with the equipment manufacturer's instructions.
  • Perform daily routine maintenance and lubrication.
  • Uses overhead cranes and forklifts to unload, store and stage raw material for processing. Verifies that the material is correct as ordered, follows practices and procedures as outlines in SSAB's ISO 9001 programs.
  • Verifies the correct product is properly positioned for consumption and properly identifies and packages finished product as stated on production order or established specifications.
  • Records all production data in either electronic or written form as required.
  • Reports all equipment problems to the Maintenance department or Operations Manager.
  • Responsible for daily inspections of lifting and processing equipment (when needed).
  • Follows all safety rules and regulations.
Secondary Responsibilities
  • Train to operate Coil Processing/Cut-to-Length equipment.
  • Train to operate CNC Machining Centers.
Additional Responsibilities
  • Assist maintenance on a volunteer basis.

Experience and Competencies Desired:
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience in operation of overhead cranes.
Education Required:
  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED

The employee will frequently be required to:
  • Sit, stand, walk, alternating up to 8 hours at a time
  • Use both hands for grasping, handling, gripping and feeling textures and temperatures
  • Lift and/or move up to 35 lbs
The employee will occasionally be required to:
  • Balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or climb
  • Bend, twist at waist level, reach at and/or above shoulder level and below waist level
  • Push, pull, lift, and/or carry items weighing less than 50 pounds
The position requires the following vision and hearing capabilities:
  • Vision at near, mid and far range and peripheral vision and depth perception
  • Talking and hearing in person, on a radio, and/or in group settings
The employee will be required to use the following machines or tools:
  • Desktop computer
  • Hand tools
  • Overhead remote operated cranes
  • Oxy-fuel hand torch
The employee will work in the following conditions:
  • Around equipment in motion
  • Amid noise
  • While wearing personal protective / safety equipment to prevent injury from noise and environmental hazards
  • Around moving trucks and industrial mobile equipment
  • Position is full time, non-exempt, and is eligible for overtime

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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 Americas
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education High School
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Required skills

  • Steel
  • Plasma