Rough Turn Operator

Location: Lima, OH

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Company Overview:

Superior Forge and Steel’s primary product is forged hardened steel rolls for hot and cold rolling of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Work and backup rolls can be furnished up to 1625 mm in diameter with finish weights in excess of 70,000 kilograms. Other products and services available include commercial ingots, specialty forging, heat treatment, and machining. 

Quality assurance, from raw material purchases to final machining, is maintained by rigid SPC and SQC programs coupled with formal training of all personnel. Each step of the manufacturing process is verified to document Superior’s ability to meet our internal standards which are more stringent than typical industry standards. 

Rough Turn Operator

Job Purpose:

To rough machine forging/roll to heat treat specification.   

Key responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and verifying work assignments
  • Setting up and operating lathe and Allen Bradley controller.
  • Inspecting forging/roll
  • Machining forging/roll to production specifications.
  • Reporting all deviations from production specifications.

Key accountabilities:

  • Observing company and safety policies, procedures, work instructions and standards.
  • Timely, accurate and neat documentation of daily production.
  • Housekeeping in department work areas and company living areas.
  • Timely reporting of equipment problems and issues.
  • Preventative maintenance on lathe.
  • Maintaining all equipment needed for rough machining operation.



Reports to:

Shift Supervisor and Department Manager


Consults with:

All levels of Department Personnel

All levels of Maintenance Personnel

All levels of Quality Assurance Personnel

All levels of Technical Services Personnel

Environmental Health and Safety Manager



Hourly (Starting wage $15.50)

Benefits after 90 days

Environmental Conditions:

Seasonal Temperature Changes



  1. Lathe
  2. Allen Bradley Controller
  3. Dimensional Tape
  4. Chains, Slings, Hooks & Tongs
  5. Mechanical Dial Indicator


High School Diploma or GED

Previous CNC Machining experience or technical training in machining or machining relate skills preferred, but not required.

Strong mathematical skills (fractions, decimals, conversions and measurement)

Proficient in the interpretation and utilization of blueprints and sketches


Attention to detail

Ability to work at heights and in confined areas

Must be able to bend, lift and twist 60 to 80 lbs

Must be able to pass pre-employment tests (Physical, drug test and background check)

Must be able to get dirty

Ability to work different shifts (possible overtime)


This job description is not all inclusive of the duties a Grinding Operator may be asked to perform during the course of his or her shift.


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