Machine Operator
Job Details
Timco-Tandem - Fontana, CA
Full Time
High School

Since its beginning in 1946, TST has evolved into a vertically integrated producer, buyer, trader and processor of aluminum scrap and dross

Today, TST is one of the major American producers of secondary aluminum ingot, billet and cast plate.

TST is also a major distributor of primary aluminum foundry ingot, grain refiners and hardeners. Other services include worldwide trading of nonferrous scrap and other aluminum commodities.

We are currently seeking a Machine Operator in Fontana. If you want to be a part of our growing team, we want to hear from you.

TST Inc. has openings for the following shifts: 1 Day, 1 Swing, 2 Grave, and 4 Floaters

Work schedule:    Day Shift: Thursday - Monday 7:00am - 3:30pm    Off: Tuesday and Wednesday         

                             Swing Shift: Saturday - Wednesday 3:00pm - 11:30pm    Off: Thursday and Friday       

                             Grave: Monday- Friday 11:00pm - 7:30am      Off: Saturday and Sunday 

                             Floating: Monday - off     Tuesday - Wednesday 7:00am - 3:30pm    Thursday- Friday 3:00pm - 11:30pm     Saturday - Sunday 11:00pm - 7:30am


Operates fixed, circular blade, saw, and its conveying system to cut billet of different diameters into different specified lengths performing the following duties.  Responsible for scalping operation including equipment inspection & set up, billet scalping and product quality inspection as well as meeting production standards of efficiency and quality


  • - Reads work order and receives instructions from supervisor for production instructions.
  • - Checks condition of equipment and blade.
  • - Checks depth of cut indicator, oil level, hydraulic unit and billet rack.
  • - Prepares tote boxes to place remnants such as end cuts and chips.
  • - Makes sure strapping material, and dunnage is available prior to starting sawing operations
  • - Using forklift, loads onto rack, product to be cut.
  • - Operates saw to cut materials according to specified lengths.
  • - Stamps cut product with proper identification such as, heat number, shift and alloy content.
  • - Stacks processed product according to instructions.
    • Inspects lathes at the start of the shift and throughout the day according to work instructions
    • Checks equipment and adds fluids as necessary on a daily basis
    • Inspects condition of support equipment such as cranes, chip conveyor, mobile equipment cables & slings, tote box, etc.
    • Reports immediately to the supervisor any deficiencies with the equipment
    • Prepares billets prior to scalping by drilling & positioning holes at center of both ends.
    • Sets the billets in the lathe and positions blades and other mechanisms in place to begin scalping according to work instructions
    • Changes and adjusts lathe blades as necessary to obtain desired scalping finish
    • Observes scalping process to ensure proper scalping quality and makes adjustments as necessary
    • Observes operation of the equipment to ensure proper operation and reports malfunction or excessive tool wear immediately
    • Verifies that recently scalped product conforms to specifications.
    • Keeps records of scalping operations and production reports and reviews with supervisor.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by Management.


While performing normal duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands frequently. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception to read instruments, operate material handling equipment and identify plant color code system.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities in accordance to legal requirements.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme heat.  The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and vibration. The noise level in this work environment requires hearing protection.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities in accordance to legal requirements.


  • Vacation / Sick Pay/Holiday Pay
  • Medical / Dental/ Vision
  • 401K / Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee of the Month Recognition
  • Company Open House
  • Employee luncheons
  • Company Picnic
  • Employee Engagement Programs: Employee of the Month, Years of Service and Employee of the Year