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Saw Operator - SG

Scot Forge is a 125 year-old, 100% employee-owned company that manufactures custom open die and rolled ring forgings. At Scot Forge, we help our customers succeed in their most critical initiatives with forged solutions for everything from the world's physical infrastructure, energy and transportation to manufacturing, mining, and our national defense. From the wheels of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, to mission critical components for nuclear submarines, to large hydraulic cylinders for the largest mining trucks on the planet, Scot Forge creates the precision forged metal parts used in demanding applications all over the world.

Position Location/ Shift:

Scot Forge Company is looking to hire a Saw Operator in the Spring Grove, IL location.  This position is a Flex position, in which the employee will be asked to learn new skills and may be asked to work in various roles, departments, shifts and locations. 


This position will work second shift, at this time hours are 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. (overtime as needed).



  • Actively participate in safety program to ensure the continued success of the program – maintain knowledge of process through training, perform scheduled observations, and provide quality feedback in order to promote safer work behaviors and conditions. Wear proper PPE.
  • Review shop order and request material required from Material Handlers, or provide own material handling.
  • Review material specifications against shop orders received, verify order number, heat number, lengths, weights and number of pieces to cut.
  • Examine material visually for flaws or defects.
  • Check saw equipment for proper operating conditions, wear items, coolant levels and mixture
  • concentrations utilizing TPM and 6S.
  • Load material into machine utilizing overhead crane and secure to ensure safe operation on forgings that can exceed 100,000 lbs. using various lifting apparatus.
  • Calculate chain and strap adjustments to ensure the safe lifting and transporting of parts.
  • Check for variations in material density to determine appropriate cut-off weight.
  • On all orders, layout first piece and have appropriate personnel check size and tolerance for conformance to blueprint or specifications. Monitor the saw throughout process.
  • Operate saw, verify dimensions of material before and throughout the cutting process, adjust machine stops, feeds and speeds as necessary to conform to specifications and given tolerances throughout the cutting process. Determine what saw blade to use.
  • Complete production time cards ensuring that accurate records are maintained. Complete and move operation steps in production software.
  • Ensure proper identification recorded on completed part and router, following cutting to ensure traceability.
  • Complete necessary inspection and quality reports using measurement equipment such as tape measure.
  • Replace blades as necessary. Monitor and report blade performance. Enter blade sheets online
  • Remove and segregate scrap according to standard procedures.
  • Communicate production and equipment problems to appropriate personnel.
  • Run multiple assets as required.





  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic math skills


  • Use of common inspection tools (calipers, tape measure, etc.)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Forklift
  • Overhead crane experience
  • Blueprint reading
  • Hand tools


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Will be working in a manufacturing environment with temperature variances.
  • Operate job duties in small areas
  • Climbing, overhead lifting, standing for long periods of time


Additional Requirements:

  • Must be authorized to work anywhere in the U.S. without sponsorship.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment lift evaluation (65-80 lbs.)
  • Must be able to pass a hair drug test.


We have grown to become a leader in the open-die forging industry by rewarding our most valuable resource... the employee-owners.  Below includes a sample of our benefits:


  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Incentive bonus
  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401K
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans encouraged to apply.


We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Scot Forge
Full time
Spring Grove, IL 60081, US