Steel Creek Galvanizing, LLC - Kettle Operator

Post-Hire Training

Recruitment #97-60-19








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:

Kettle Operator

1st and 2nd Shift


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 Steel Creek Galvanizing Safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Add zinc and other alloys to the kettle as necessary in order to maintain proper levels and proper quality of product. 
  • Sweep ash from the kettle on a continual basis and store ash in barrels for later use. 
  • Dross kettle (remove sludge) on a predetermined schedule according to Steel Creek Galvanizing guidelines. 
  • Inform Kettle Lead of any quality concerns and/or maintenance problems. 
  • Ensure all galvanized products meet Steel Creek Galvanizing quality requirements, minimize downtime, and promote efficiency and up-time. 
  • Communicate all safety concerns or accidents to the Plant Supervisor immediately. 



  • Producing a quality galvanized product each and every time by following all Steel Creek Galvanizing guidelines and through proper training.
  • Safely performs every step of the pre-treatment process.
  • Minimizes downtime and delays with efficient processing and employee direction.
  • Maintain safe and efficient kettle temperatures and kettle zinc levels always.
  • Maintains proper housekeeping and kettle maintenance.
  • Maintains necessary supplies and consumables for proper operation.
  • Complete all inspections and finishing of product is as directed. 



Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent preferred.
  • Prior Galvanizing experience is desired but not a requirement.
  • Must be able to work in an open environment exposed to extreme temperatures.
  • Must be able to obtain STS Forklift/Crane Certification.
  • Must be physically able to climb stairs and ladders and able to lift 75 lbs.
  • Must be capable of boarding and un-boarding trucks for inspection and/or rigging.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision. 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, self-motivated, proactive, and works effectively in multi-task environment.



Starting wage $13-$16 depending on experience.


Steel Creek Galvanizing, LLC offers health insurance benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k)  





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