Superior Forge and Steel

Finish Turn Operator

Machine Shop - Pittsburgh, PA - Full Time

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. 


Finish Turn Operator                             


Job Purpose:  To finish machine roll to blueprint specification.



Key responsibilities:

  • Preventative maintenance on lathe.
  • Maintaining all equipment needed for finish machining operation.
  • Timely reporting of equipment problems and issues.
  • Reporting all deviations from blueprint specifications.
  • Reviewing and verifying work assignments.
  • Setting up and operating lathe and Allen Bradley controller.
  • Inspecting roll.
  • Machining roll to blueprint specifications.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Observing company policies, procedures, work instructions and standards.
  • Timely, accurate and neat documentation of daily production.
  • Housekeeping in department work areas and company living areas.
  • Performing tasks as assigned and directed by supervisor.


Department:                      Machining


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 Non-Exempt (Starting wage $18.00 - $19.50) Based on Experience

Benefits after 90 days


Environmental Conditions:

Seasonal Temperature Changes






Allen Bradley Controller


Mechanical Dial Indicator

Dimensional Tape

Chains, Slings, Hooks & Tongs

Impact Wrench

Allen Wrench

Jaw Blocks (Wooden Blocks)

Standing Platform



High School Diploma or GED

Previous CNC machining experience or technical training in machining or machining related 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

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)


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

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