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Kelly Services Machine Operator, Steel Shop in Sumter, South Carolina

At Kelly ® Professional & Industrial, we’re passionate about helping you find a job that works for you. We’re seeking a Machine Operator-Steel Shop to work at an Electrical Equipment Manufacture in Sumter, SC. With us, it’s all about finding the job that’s just right.

Pay Rate : $16.50 per hour

Hours: Monday -Thursday 3:00pm to 1:00am

The Machine Operator will be responsible for providing knowledge and expertise on lines through the effective set up and operation of machinery including but not limited to Brake Press, Franklin, Turret Punch, Tap Machine, Manual Shear, etc. Provide internal and external customers with the required parts necessary to complete customer orders in a timely manner with the utmost of quality.

What’s a typical day as a Machine Operator-Steel Shop ?

Set up, operate and perform operator periodic maintenance on a variety of machines in the Steel Shop. Individuals will be responsible for running machines such as: Franklin Punch, Boschert, Vertical and Horizontal Brakes, Bus Shear, Leveler, Notcher, Trumpf Laser and Tapper.

Exhibit a strong adherence to quality by continually seeking methods of improvement for all functions of the position.

Ensure that all products and parts adequately meet Eaton’s quality guidelines as they move throughout the production process. Perform quality checks as instructed.

You will receive and carry out work assignments from management and internal customers so as to fulfill customer orders in a timely manner. Closely follow established procedures for completing assigned function and perform special assignments and/or projects as assigned.

Comply with all safety and industrial hygiene requirements, including proper use of personal protective equipment and operation of equipment in a safe and competent manner. Understand and meet all departmental safety objectives and goals.

Keep assigned work-area clean and organized per 5S standards.

Will work with members of a team to effectively complete work assignment. Receive information from team members regarding customer needs and product requirements and utilize this information to perform one’s function.

Exhibit strong analytical and problem solving skills so as to resolve any obstacles or delays that may occur in the production process.

Perform Lean Initiatives by recommending suggestions for improvement related to quality, work processes, and environmental safety and health.

Perform routine preventative maintenance when required to ensure peak performance of all manufacturing equipment.


High school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution.

Machine operator experience or graduate of a machine certificate program.

Experience reading blueprint, manufacturing diagrams or drawings, or operating instructions.

Experience with measuring devices (i.e. tape measure and calipers).

Strong verbal and written communication skills and analytical problem solving skills.

Ability to work with individuals and groups to effectively participate within team environment. \

Requires: steel toed shoes, safety glasses, earplugs

What happens next

Once you apply, you’ll proceed to next steps if your skills and experience look like a good fit. But don’t worry—even if this position doesn’t work out, you’re still in our network. That means all of our recruiters will have access to your profile, expanding your opportunities even more.

Helping you discover what’s next in your career is what we’re all about, so let’s get to work. Apply to be a Machine Operator-Steel Shop today!

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About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly’s Human Resource Knowledge Center. Kelly complies with the requirements of California’s state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.