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  • 24/04/2024

Roll Shop Repairman (Peoria, IL, US)

We are a growing steel manufacturer producing billets, rebar, rod, industrial wire, and agricultural fence products, Red Brand, based in Bartonville, Illinois that offers its employees an exceptional bonus structure, flexible hours, and professional development opportunities.
The Company: 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 a Roll Shop Repairman for our Rod Mill. This position sets up and operates roll grinders or roll lathe for turning all types of new and redress iron, steel, alloy, and carbide rolls to finished size, contour and surface for rolling any shape or flat section.

Receives instructions and orders regarding work assignment and interprets same.
Inspect rolls for continued use in mill if possible.
Plans work procedure, obtain and determine proper use of tools and gauges during machining operations.
Performs lathe or grinder machining operation, determining amount of stock removal, performing layout, calculating dimensions, etc.
Requires continuous gauge checks, inspections and tool adjustments during machining operation. Proceed to turn any type of roll to specified tolerance and finished size. Use portable grinder on rolls as necessary.
Hooks up and operates/directs crane in roll handling for the purpose of placing or removing rolls from machines (roll changes), and other roll handling and miscellaneous work.
Maintain templates, callibers, and other measuring devices.
Service lathe or grinder before, during, and after machining operations with lubricants, oils, etc.
Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition, to include emptying scrap pans, maintaining bath solution as necessary, painting, etc.
Responsible for chock and bearing inventory and maintenance of bearings.
Performs repairs on equipment used and serviced when practical.
Performs line boring and other similar activities as required.
Occasionally burns and performs simple layout work and welding in conjunction with roll shop work.
Repairs guides and bevel gear drives as required.
Assists Mechanical Technician when required.
Observes all safety regulations.
Other duties as assigned.


Minimum three years Journeyman Machinist experience.
Self-started with a positive attitude.
Ability to pass Machinist test.
Ability to multitask.

The Location: Liberty Steel & Wire is based in Peoria, IL. This is a great place to live because, it is affordable with cost of living in Peoria being 2% lower on average than other places in America and the area has plenty of opportunities to visit wonderful attractions that are fun for the whole family such as zoos, museums, and nature centers.
Why Should You Apply?

Great benefits, competitive pay, and an exceptional bonus structure!
On-the-job training, continuous professional development, and career paths to include upward movement.
Flexible working hours and generous vacation, sick, and personal time off schedules.
Experienced engineering team willing to support, learn, and grow with you.

Liberty Steel and Wire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.