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  • 20/01/2024

Machine Operator (Entry Level) (Peoria, IL, US)

The Company: Liberty Steel & Wire is on track for a record year and all products are 100% made in the USA. We are known for providing industry expertise, competitive pricing and responsive customer service. But most of all, our reliable inventory of steel, and strategically located facilities, promise to deliver in the most cost efficient and timely manner.
As part of a global organization, GFG Alliance, Liberty Steel & Wire is committed to the purpose of creating a sustainable future for industry and society. Focusing on change, family, and sustainability, Liberty Steel has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030.
We believe in recognizing change is a constant in the world, we are dynamic in that we seek to drive change rather than let it drive us. We pride ourselves on having an open mindset and continually challenging the status quo.

The Position: We are looking for motivated individuals willing to train to become Machine Operators within our Wire Mill operations team. As a Machine Operator, you will run various production machines to produce Red Brand products such as barb wire, fence, and galvanized wire and become a part of the Independent Steel Workers’ Alliance (ISWA) Union.
Required Qualifications Include:

Ability to pass a pre-employment screenings
High School diploma or GED preferred but not required
Willingness to work 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift and overtime as required
Weekend/Holiday availability (premium rates apply!)
Strong mechanical aptitude
Positive, team-oriented mentality

Additional Preferred Qualifications Include:

Experience in an industrial environment
Forklift driving experience
Passionate learner
Motivation to take on challenges

What we offer you:

Sign-on Bonus
401(k) with company match
Company paid life insurance
Voluntary supplemental life insurance options
Vacation time
Medical insurance through BlueCross BlueShield (EXCELLENT coverage)
Dental and vision plans
Provided uniforms
Employee of the Month Program
Good attendance incentives
Accident, critical illness, and life insurance through Allstate
Flexible Spending Accounts
Professional development opportunities – in-house
Upward career advancement

Upward career advancement is important to Liberty Steel & Wire – we want to see our employees succeed and thrive in areas that inerest and motivate them. Many of our management team members have come from our entry-level Machine Operator role! Management roles that are held/have been held by individuals who have started in the Machine Operator role include:

Human Resources Recruiter
Scheduler
Turn Supervisor
Area Supervisor
General Supervisor
Inside Sales Representative
Arc Shop Observer
Warehouse Manager
&& more!

Base starting pay = $18.25/Hour with opportunities for $4-$7 incentive pay achievable after training period.

Additional $0.35/hr for 2nd shiftAdditional $0.50/hr for 3rd shift

With the help of our skillful teams throughout the country, we produce the best quality steel in the industry. Join us and become part of the legacy. The future of fencing is in your hands!

Liberty Steel and Wire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.