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Slitter Operator - Chicago division


Lapham-Hickey Steel Corporation is seeking full-time SLITTER OPERATOR to join our Bedford Park plant team and share our vision; to create value for our customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders through the highest quality steel products and strong partnerships.   We are a family owned, financially secure company with a storied history dating back to 1926.  Lapham-Hickey business is built on the strength from nurturing long-standing relationships with our customers.  Those relationships have afforded us the opportunity to service customers for over 90 years in the steel business.  We support this vision through our values; The R.I.T.E. Way (Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence). 

Purpose/Summary: The Slitter Operator’s main responsibility is to setup and operate a slitter machine according to customer specifications and work orders. Detail, safety and attentiveness is critical to regular equipment inspection and the ability to measure dimensions, align parts and produce material according to production instructions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect arbor and overarm setups to ensure compliance with production instructions
  • Reconcile coil identity to production and load coil
  • Thread coil through slitter-head, cropping all non-complying material
  • Review and record gauge, width, hardness, camber, burr and surface condition and ensure compliance with production instructions
  • Set gauge monitoring system (if applicable) and ensure gauge calibration
  • Thread steel mults into recoiler
  • Adjust leveler to correct any shape defects as needed through slitting
  • Run coils at maximum speed, ensuring efficiency and accuracy
  • Monitor strip conditions, gauge as required and ensure customer specifications
  • Band and identify slit mults in compliance with production and complete all documentation
  • Remove scrap from machine regularly and empty hoppers as needed
  • Communicate non-compliance production or quality problems to supervisor and/or shift lead

Qualifications; Knowledge, Abilities, Skills: 

  • Knowledge of current crane and forklift operation preferred
  • Ability to perform complete setup and operational tasks of slitting to ensure compliance with the customer specifications
  • Ability to read and follow all work order instructions and complete necessary documentation
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to cooperate with co-workers and supervisors/management of the production team
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

Working Conditions: Plant environment, physical labor.  No phone-calls please.

Email resume to: lchez@lapham-hickey.com



Cut-To-Length Operator - Chicago division


Lapham-Hickey Steel Corporation is seeking full-time CUT-TO-LENGTH OPERATOR to join our Bedford Park plant team and share our vision; to create value for our customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders through the highest quality steel products and strong partnerships. We are a family owned, financially secure company with a storied history dating back to 1926.  Lapham-Hickey business is built on the strength from nurturing long-standing relationships with our customers.  Those relationships have afforded us the opportunity to service customers for over 90 years in the steel business.  We support this vision through our values; The R.I.T.E. Way (Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence). 

Purpose/Summary: The Cut-to-Length Operator’s main responsibility is to setup and operate a CTL Line according to customer specifications and work orders. Detail, safety and attentiveness is critical to regular equipment inspection and the ability to measure dimensions, align parts and produce material according to production instructions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete CTL setups to ensure compliance with production instructions
  • Reconcile coil identity to production and load coil
  • Thread coil through leveler, cropping all non-complying material
  • Review and record gauge, width, hardness, camber, burr and surface condition and ensure compliance with production instructions
  • Set gauge monitoring system (if applicable) and ensure gauge calibration
  • Thread coil through and into shear
  • Adjust leveler to correct any shape defects as needed through processing
  • Run coils at maximum speed, ensuring efficiency and accuracy
  • Monitor material conditions, gauge as required and ensure customer specifications
  • Band onto skid in compliance with production and complete all documentation
  • Remove scrap from machine regularly and empty hoppers as needed
  • Communicate non-compliance production or quality problems to supervisor and/or shift lead

Qualifications; Knowledge, Abilities, Skills: 

  • Ability to read and follow all work order instructions and complete necessary documentation
  • Knowledge of current crane and forklift operation preferred
  • Ability to perform complete setup and operational tasks of slitting to ensure compliance with the customer specifications
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to cooperate with co-workers and supervisors/management of the production team
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

Working Conditions: Plant environment, physical labor.  No phone-calls please.

Email resume to: lchez@lapham-hickey.com

Corporate Safety Manager - Chicago division


Lapham-Hickey Steel Corporation is seeking full-time Corporate Safety Manager to join our Bedford Park leadership team and to share our vision; to create value for our customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders through the highest quality steel products and strong partnerships. We are a family owned, financially secure company with a storied history dating back to 1926.  Lapham-Hickey business is built on the strength from nurturing long-standing relationships with our customers.  Those relationships have afforded us the opportunity to service customers for over 90 years in the steel business.  We support this vision through our values; The R.I.T.E. Way (Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence). 

Purpose/Summary: The Corporate Safety Manager’s main responsibility is to provide strategic direction for all ten locations in continuous safety improvements. The candidate will formulate a proactive, local safety strategies that drive all facility operations to become sustainable, healthy, and safe operationally. The candidate will continue to promote the safety culture and participate in developing a vision for safety, which includes continual enhancement of established programs and consistent implementation of new programs across all company locations. The candidate will be involved in the effort to eliminate the occurrence of exposures and safety issues and will also coach, train and mentor the production leadership and all team members on the development of a safety culture at all location which supports safety excellence.

Duties and Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Conducts safety inspections and procedural audits within the plant and have the skills, knowledge, and ability to take immediate corrective action if required.
  • Safety liaison between Corporate (Bedford Park) to all branch locations and their Safety leader, including site visits.
  • OSHA required reporting of injuries and assist with response to OSHA inquiries and/or investigations.
  • Reporting and monitoring of IFTA, IRP, DOT and FMCSA (scores) for locations with CMVs.
  • Collect safety data and publish reports for company owners and site General Managers.
  • Analyze safety data to identify injury/incidents trends and to implement programs to reduce and/or eliminate future occurrences.
  • Visits to ALL locations to perform safety audits, site inspections, training and records audits and OSHA compliance.
  • Work with insurance broker and captive insurance group to reduce workers’ compensation losses.
  • Manage all insurance claims (GL, VA and WC) with TPA and Ohio – BWC.
  • Partner with HR and all locations for COVID-19 prevention and response.
  • Work with Corporate HR Director in continual development of Corporate Employee Manual, Safety Manual and update/maintain current policies (Drug-Free Workplace, Harassment, General Rules, Safety Rules, etc.).
  • Identify training and resource needs for branch/region compliance and SHE program improvements
  • Investigates all safety related incidents, reviews incident reports and completes necessary reports and communications.
  • Recommends the design and implementation of new programs to minimize company losses due to accidents. Measures effectiveness of programs.
  • Regularly inspects and reviews plant operations to assure compliance of all permits, operation and equipment with state and federal regulations. Reports any potential violations and recommends corrections as needed.
  • Analyze safety incidents at ALL locations to identify incidents trends to assist in the reduction of exposures.
  • Share “Best Practices” and corrective actions across all locations.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all safety policies, procedures and practices are reviewed on an annual basis, or as changes and updates are required by practices or regulation and are rolled-out in a timely manner.
  • Ensure ALL personnel are properly trained in areas such as: safety awareness, machine guarding, hand safety, material handling, pedestrian safety, overhead loads, hazard identification, lockout/tagout, personal protective equipment, and any other required training.
  • Travel to other LHS location is required when necessary.

    Qualifications; Knowledge, Abilities, Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety or similar business field
  • CSP or ASP certification preferred
  • 3 years of Safety Management experience
  • Thorough knowledge of health and safety laws and guidelines
  • Extensive attention to detail to distinguish safety hazards
  • Ability to provide detailed reports and develop safety procedures
  • Good understanding of data analysis and risk assessment
  • Good organizational, leadership and motivational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to recognize when safety conditions need improvement
  • Ability to prioritize tasks especially when handling an accident or incident
  • 3 years of manufacturing environment (plant) experience
  • Ability and willingness to cooperate with co-workers and supervisors/management of the production team
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

Working Conditions: Plant environment.

No phone-calls please.  Resume is required for consideration. Salary to commensurate experience.

Email resume to: lchez@lapham-hickey.com and See all LHS job ads listed on Indeed.com 

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