Job Description Hammer Operator

Job Description

Hammer Operator

Department: Hammer Shop

Shift: Days

Supervisor Responsibilities: None


  1. Must have thorough working knowledge of swabbing, hot trim, hot pad, hot rack and roll reducer positions, including set-up and adjustment.
  2. Able to read job set-up spreadsheets for roll reducer.
  3. Must have thorough working knowledge of induction unit.
  4. Must know how to set up the hammer using correct SMED procedure.
  5. Have basic knowledge of hammer and be able to perform the basic maintenance necessary to maintain safety, output and quality at all times.
  6. Must be able to follow directions for each set-up and operation of the hammer.
  7. Must drive a hi-lo truck as needed.
  8. Must have working knowledge of various hand tools: wrenches, sockets, impact wrenches, etc.
  9. Able to read micrometers, calipers, etc.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:
Must be highly proficient on all jobs of the Hammer Crew line and can lead a crew to perform all jobs on the line; follows directions exactly; conscious of safety at all times; excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

Education Requirements: High school diploma, plus 2+ years of trade experience preferred.

Experience Requirements: 2-5 years hammer operator experience, and have worked all positions of the hammer line 2-5 years.

Skill Requirements:
Working command of the English language, strong communication skills (both oral and written) for instructions, memos, etc. Must be able to read and interpret drawings, follow routers, use simple math calculations, and use basic hand held measuring tools. Must be a forward thinker and a team player.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to stand 100% of the time, often 10 hours a day. Job involves twisting, turning, reaching, bending, climbing, pulling, pushing, holding arms at should height for an extended period of time. Must be able to lift up to 50# approximately 30 times during the day. Must be able to lift 204# at least 40 times a day. Must be able to tolerate extreme heat in the summer months.

TFC Property Responsibilities:
Tongs, hammer keys, key liners, dowels, hand tools, lift trucks, fans