Rolling Machine Operators Job Description

The Rolling Machine Operator sets up, operates or tends machines to roll steel or plastic to form bends, beads, knurls, rolls, or plate or to flatten, temper, or reduce gauge of material.

Tasks for Rolling Machine Operators

  • The Rolling Machine Operators adjust and correct machine set-ups to reduce thicknesses, reshape products, and eliminate product defects.

  • The Rolling Machine Operators monitor machine cycles and mill operation to detect jamming and to ensure that products conform to specifications.

  • The Rolling Machine Operator examines, inspects, and measures raw materials and finished products to verify conformance to specifications.

  • The Rolling Machine Operator reads rolling orders, blueprints, and mill schedule to determine setup specifications, work sequences, product dimensions, and installation procedures.

  • The Rolling Machine Operator manipulates controls and observes dial indicators in order to monitor, adjust and regulate speeds of machine mechanisms.

  • The Rolling Machine Operator starts operations of rolling and milling machines to flatten, temper, form and reduce sheet metal sections and to produce steel strips.

  • The Rolling Machine Operator sets distance points between rolls, guides, meters, and stops, according to specifications.

  • The Rolling Machine Operator threads or feeds sheets or rods through rolling mechanisms, or starts and controls mechanisms that automatically feeds steel into rollers.

  • The Rolling Machine Operator positions, aligns, and secures arbors, spindles, coils, mandrels, dies, and sitting knives.

  • The Rolling Machine Operator directs and trains other workers to change rolls, operate mill equipment, removes coils and cobbles, and band and load materials.

  • The Rolling Machine Operator threads or feeds sheets or rods through rolling mechanisms, or starts and control mechanism that automatically feed steel into rollers.

  • The Rolling Machine Operator positions, align, and secure arbors, spindles, coils, mandrels, dies and sitting knives.

  • The Rolling Machine Operators directs and trains other workers to change rolls, operate mill equipment, and remove coils and cobbles, and band and load material.

The Rolling Machine Operators needs knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repairs, and maintenance. The Rolling Machine Operators needs knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. The Rolling Machine Operators needs knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. The Rolling Machine needs the skill to control operations of equipment or systems. The Rolling Machine Operator watches gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working property. The Rolling Machine Operator performs routines maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed. The Rolling Machine Operator needs the skill to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

The Rolling Machine Operator needs the ability to determine causes of operating errors and decides what to do about it. The Rolling Machine Operator needs the ability to adjust actions in relation to others actions. The Rolling Machine Operator needs the ability to conduct tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. The Rolling Machine Operator needs the skill to teach others how to perform some of the job functions required to be able for them to function properly on the job. The Rolling Machine Operator needs the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. The Rolling Machine Operator needs the ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Work Activities for Rolling Machine Operators

  • The Rolling Machine Operators use either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles.

  • The Rolling Machine Operators provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

  • The Rolling Machine Operators inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

  • The Rolling Machine Operator runs, maneuvers, navigates, or drives vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft or water craft.

  • The Rolling Machine Operator uses their hands and arms in handling, installing positioning and moving materials, and manipulating things.

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