Steel Creek Galvanizing, LLC - Pre-Treatment Operator

Post-Hire Training

Recruitment #97-60-09








in cooperation with


Spartanburg Technical College




is assisting with the recruitment and training for



Steel Creek Galvanizing, LLC


Steel Creek Galvanizing, LLC is launching a new facility in Cherokee County.  Designed to protect steel against rust and other corrosion, the hot-dip galvanizing operation will be an environmentally-friendly, zero-emission operation.  We are seeking qualified candidates for the start-up of our new facility in Blacksburg.


Potential employment opportunities exist for:

Pre-Treatment Operator


Job Duties:

  • Inspect all lifting equipment prior to use (forklifts, cranes, monorails, chains, slings, etc).
  • Inspect all material before galvanizing to insure material meets all safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Monitor all material flow through the pretreatment area for safety, quality, & production efficiency.
  • Account for all material that enters and exits the pretreatment area for piece count accuracy and proper material handling.
  • Inform Pretreatment Lead of any and all quality concerns and maintenance problems.
  • Communicate all safety concerns or accidents to the Plant Supervisor immediately.
  • Follow all safety guidelines and influence others to think of safety as a first priority.
  • Follow all established housekeeping standards and influence others to follow the standards.
  • Minimize equipment down time.
  • Extend the life of the equipment with proper maintenance and continuous evaluation.


 Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent preferred.
  • Prior Galvanizing experience is desired but not a requirement.
  • At least one year of forklift driving experience preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to work in an open environment exposed to extreme temperatures
  • Proven ability to operate forklift and obtain forklift/crane certification.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs. and be physically able to climb stairs and ladders.
  • Must be capable of boarding and un-boarding trucks for inspection and/or rigging.
  • Works independently with little supervision on assignments.
  • Displays a strong sense of ownership for work. Copes with ambiguity, change and uncertainty effectively.
  • Not hesitant to resolve lack of clarity, structure or definition of outcomes then moves ahead.
  • Demonstrates initiative, sense of urgency and, bias for action and is self-motivated when addressing work tasks.
  • Effective in oral and written communications at all levels and cross functionally. 
  • Well organized in both work habits and communications. 
  • Uses good time management skills. 
  • Works effectively in a multi-task environment. 
  • Executes tasks to completion within deadlines and tracks progress of on-going initiatives.
  • Identifies issues and opportunities, prioritizes and successfully implements them.
  • Uses a variety of cognitive skills and processes to arrive at sound decisions and solutions.
  • Assimilates diverse information and proactively presents solutions through detailed analysis.
  • Balances logic and intuition to arrive at well-founded decisions tempered by practicality and common sense.
  • Can build productive, trusting, respectful relationships at all levels in the organization and be a team player.
  • Continually strives to learn more to improve self. 
  • Sets high standards for self.  Actively seeks continuous improvement.
  • Good listener who asks questions and actively acknowledges key points.
  • Proven effective management and leadership skills and style.
  • Ability to lead well and work well in a multi-cultural environment. 



Starting wage $12-$16 Steel Creek Galvanizing, LLC offers health insurance benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k)  





An Equal Opportunity Employer