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Zekelman Industries Cab Crane Operator in Chicago, Illinois

Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years? Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries!

Atlas Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, is looking for a Cab Crane Operator. Responsible for moving finish steel tubing from the production mills to the warehouse, loading and unloading steel tubing and must demonstrate a full understanding of the entire operation. Must have effective communications, work safely and operate a 20 ton Cab Crane with articulating forks.


  • Operating a 20-ton cab crane articulating forks in the warehouse to maintain the flow of structural steel tubes

  • Supporting a high demand, fast paced mill operation while maintaining the warehouse inventory

  • Constantly removing material from the mill tables to stack in the warehouse storage bays

  • Loading customer loads onto flatbed trailers with multiple sizes of steel tubing consisting of rounds, squares, and rectangles

  • Perform duties in accordance with company safety policies and report unsafe conditions

  • Unloading inbound loads from flatbed trailers to stack in warehouse storage bays

  • Responsible for relocating material between warehouse storage bays to open storage space for upcoming mill rollings

  • Assist employees with operational issues and make corrections

  • Perform checks and complete a visual inspection before operating equipment

  • Monitor product quality and keep work area clean and orderly

  • Train other employees when assigned by the foreman

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for the Cab Crane Operator opportunity will possess an Associate’s Degree and at least 2 years of equivalent experience in a manufacturing environment. Completion of military service is considered equivalent to a 2 year degree.

  • Cab Crane experience is preferred.

  • Must be able to follow written/verbal instructions; basic computer skills; able to read measuring devices/equipment

  • Basic math skills and must be able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Exhibits effective listening, communication, interpersonal skills, and must be a team player

  • Visual acuity to read and record numerical data

  • Attention to detail, dependability, professionalism and a great work ethic

  • The employee is regularly required to stand and walk, use hands, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.

  • Ability to lift, climb, bend, stoop, push and pull

  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule is an essential function of this role

  • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

  • Lead and promote health and safety work practices as required by regulatory agencies and company policy

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low cost, high quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.

We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.

ID: 2020-2526

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Street: 1855 E 122nd St