Roll Operator - Riverbend Industries Roll Operator - Riverbend Industries

Roll Operator


Managed through the Riverbend Industries portfolio, American Wheatley is a leading manufacturer of ASME stock and custom hydronic and pressure tanks. American Wheatley is also a distributor of related valves and other components used across a wide array of industrial applications. American Wheatley leverages more than forty years of experience, a robust assortment of specialty HVAC hydronic systems and technology, and a commitment to speedy, quality work to ensure clients receive the right product for their jobs.

Riverbend Industries (RBI) is a private family-owned portfolio holding company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The portfolio is primarily comprised of several small, independently operated, previously family-run businesses in the light manufacturing and distribution sectors. The portfolio is a long-term holder of its investments/assets and plans to grow both organically and through acquisitions into the foreseeable future.

Position Overview

The ASME Plasma/Roll Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining plasma cutting and roll forming equipment to fabricate metal parts and components according to ASME standards. This role involves setting up machines, selecting materials, and ensuring that finished products meet quality and safety standards.

Essential Job Functions

  • Machine Operation: Set up and operate plasma cutting and roll forming machines to cut and shape metal parts.
  • Material Selection: Select appropriate raw materials based on job specifications and ASME standards.
  • Quality Control: Inspect finished parts for accuracy and quality, adjusting as necessary.
  • Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance on machines and equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Safety Compliance: Follow all safety procedures and guidelines, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of production runs, including material usage and machine settings.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other team members to ensure efficient workflow and meet production targets.

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent; technical training in machine operation preferred.
  • Experience: 2-3 years of experience operating plasma cutting and roll forming machines, preferably in an ASME-regulated environment.
  • Skills:
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting blueprints and technical drawings.
  • Strong understanding of ASME standards and regulations.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve machine issues.
  • Excellent attention to detail and quality control.
  • Good communication and teamwork skills.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Attendance – Reports to work as scheduled. Follow established procedures for breaks. Notifies supervisor in advance of scheduling changes.
  • Dependability – Extent to which employee demonstrates a positive attitude and promotes cooperation with supervisors, peers and others.
  • 5S – Extent to which the employee keeps their work area clean and orderly after each shift. Cleans and organizes during extended cuts on machine.
  • Work Attitude and Stewardship – Extent to which employee demonstrates a positive attitude and promotes cooperation with supervisors, peers and others. They also focus on utilizing company resources as a good steward.
  • Job Knowledge – Understand duties, responsibilities and has ability to use materials as needed with the level of proficiency required to accomplish the work.
  • Initiative – Ability to be self-directed, efficient, creative and resourceful. Assumes extra work and adapts quickly to new responsibilities.
  • Quantity and Quality of Work – Amount of work completed in the work week with accuracy and care for customer.
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making – Extent to which the employee can assess a problem and offer solutions for resolution.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Willing and able to work outside in a manufacturing/warehouse environment with varying temperatures.
  • Willing to work alone a high percentage of the time.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Willing to work in a manufacturing environment with dust, fumes, oils and where noise levels can be high.
  • Ability to lift fifty pounds and handle physical workload.
  • Must be able to go up and down stairs and ladders
  • Position requires standing or walking all the workday. Frequently involves stooping and kneeling.
  • Must possess sufficient visual acuity and depth perception to accomplish job tasks. 
  • Must possess manual dexterity such as reaching, handling, fingering, and touching to effectively handle material and operate welding equipment.            
  • Must be able to work overtime as required. 
  • Must not present a risk of injury to self or others while engaged in Company duties. 

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