Position Title & Grade: Hot Mill Operator (M5 – M8) Reports to: Hot Rolling Shift Supervisor Department & Function: Hot Mill Location: Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia
This position is responsible to operate various controls of the hot reversing roughing mill & heavy shear and process preheated ingots of various grades and sizes to the required bar thickness for further processing at a hot continuous mill to attain a calculated production rate. Ensures smooth rolling operations by checking all data entries, Level I and Level II set-up relative to slab tracking and rolling parameters, that mill is set to automatic mode by conducting dummy bar rolling before mill start-up. Also, ensures good standards of housekeeping in the work area, and compliance with all the standard working and safety procedures and instructions. Performs any additional task as assigned by the Lead Operator or Supervisor.
Operates Hot Reversing mill controls to reduce preheated ingot to the required transfer bar thickness and width and maintains standard ingot discharge interval to attain calculated production rate.
Ensures smooth rolling operations by checking roll data entries, Level I and Level II set-up relative to slab tracking and rolling parameters, that mill is set to automatic mode by conducting dummy bar rolling before mill start-up.
Observes the condition of the ingot being processed for surface quality, potential processing problems such as camber, alligator, and turn up or turn down and make the necessary correction.
Conducts HRM work rolls and backup roll changes and checks correct roll data entries, roll coolant, emulsion, roll surface cleaners, wipers, and roll strippers.
Accomplishes equipment checklist before start-up after down day or shutdown.
Monitors work rolls and backup rolls life for a planned roll change.
Calibrates the mill after each roll change & Entry & Exit guides after down days, shutdowns, and power outages.
Logs process abnormalities, critical adjustments in operating parameters such as offset leveling, and turn-up and turn-down correction.
Calibrates heavy shear side guides.
Ensures timely replacement of scrap buckets by AGV.
Assists ground crew in cobble removal.
Assists with Preheat Furnace operator during emergencies.
Provides direction and troubleshooting assistance to maintenance whenever a process or equipment abnormality is observed.
Identifies and rectifies quality problems, and suggests solutions and corrective actions.
Coordinates with other control pulpit operators, crane operators, and mill floor crews for safe and productive operations.
Inspects table rolls for any slivers or loose debris.
Ensures good standards of housekeeping in the work area.
Follows standard working procedures and instructions.
Minimum high school is required. Minimum computer knowledge is required.
Must have good communication skills in written & oral English.
Minimum 5 years of operational experience in hot rolling mill operations.
Detailed technical knowledge of the specific process being operated is required.
In addition, all employees are entitled to a wide range of benefits as part of their overall compensation package. These primary benefits include medical care, relocation benefits, housing benefits, transportation, performance and loyalty bonuses, and assistance with educational programs.