Olin Brass

  • Slitting Operator

    Location US-CT-Waterbury
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/16/2018 11:17 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Hourly Production - All Openings
  • Overview

    Since 1909, Somers Thin Strip has excelled in developing manufacturing expertise to produce exceptionally thin strip products. This expertise, coupled with research and innovation, has led to regular commercial shipments of 12 micron wrought foil and 1 micron peelable electro-deposited foil. We are proud of our reputation as a world leader in the production of customized thin gauge copper and stainless steel strip.


    Acquired by Olin Brass in 1967, Somers has continued to grow as part of Olin Brass, one of the largest producers of copper alloy strip products in the world. Working with company resources throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Somers provides quality materials world-wide from its home in Waterbury, Connecticut.

    We have an opportunity for a Slitting Operator at our Waterbury, Connecticut, facility.


    Core Accountabilities

    • Comply with all safety rules and regulations.
    • Follow PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and JSP (Job Safety Practice) documents.
    • Read, understand, and follow all work instructions specific to the equipment.
    • Detect and report faulty operations, improper material and unusual conditions.
    • Maintain equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition.
    • Set-up and operate slitter machines. Continually monitor material and machine parameters to assure compliance with specifications.
    • Use electronic contact and non-contact gauges, indicators, and controls to operate machine and check product.
    • Check material for proper gauge, surface finish, or other properties and communicate with metrology lab to ensure product meets appropriate specifications.
    • Move material to and from machine using forklifts, transporters, cranes, pallet jacks.
    • Direct the work of one or more operators to maximize machine uptime, quality, and productivity.
    • Operate rewind equipment, core cutter, saws, etc.
    • Perform light maintenance on machines, such as changing and cleaning work rolls, intermediate rolls, and bearings.
    • Perform other similar or related duties or flex to other areas of the plant as required.



    • Ability to read and write English;
    • Ability to maintain production records and logs;
    • Employment record reflecting reliability. Above average attendance;
    • 3-5 years’ experience running coil slitters or other related machinery;
    • Ability to perform simple math, addition and subtraction;
    • Familiarity with use of micrometers and calipers;
    • Excellent decision making skills and organizational ability;
    • Mechanically inclined, comfort level with using small hand tools;
    • High School Diploma or Equivalent.

    Olin Brass is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veteran




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