Machine Operator for Cold Saw

About the business

Breakwater Metaland is a local family owned business. We are part of the nationwide Metaland buying group, who through sheer volume, is able to provide very competitive pricing on a large range of steel, building and associated products. Breakwater Metaland prides itself on supplying quality products as well as providing quick, efficient and cost-effective services.

We now offer an 'Express Cut to Size Service' for most products on cold cutting saws, band saw, and guillotine. General cutting services for larger quantities can be also same day when ordered ahead of time (subject to current workload).

Position Description

Our machine operators are responsible for preparing orders of steel & other metals. This involves moving/handling lengths of material, cutting to size & bundling. Working from instructions on a job sheet.

Other tasks include re-stocking the steel racks using the overhead crane and keeping things in order and clean & tidy. The applicant will be mainly operating Brobo saws, aluminium saw, bandsaw, and overhead crane. If this sounds like you then we would be very pleased to hear from you.

The applicant must be experience with working with steel, measuring, and working out mathematical problems. A high degree of accuracy (to the millimetre) is expected. The desired applicant would have the ability to concentrate and remain focused in a busy environment, cope with being interrupted occasionally for changing priorities, and be fit; expected to lift and pack steel sections and go all day.

The hours of work are 8am – 4:30pm, including Saturday 8am – 12pm (which is paid as overtime). We understand the applicant may not be available each Saturday, and may work alternate Saturdays with another team member, however some overtime is expected.

If you have experience cropping, punching, guillotining, oxy cutting, pipe bending etc. this may also be an advantage.

Position Requirements

•Steel cutting experience on a Brobo saw
•Demonstratable mathematics and measuring abilities with a tape measure
•Customer service focus
•Must be fit (Heavy Lifting & Manual Handling required)
•Reliable & conscientious
•Able to work into a team
•Good communication skills
•Settled & looking for long term employment
•Abide by Breakwater Metaland’s OH&S Standards and drug/alcohol policy


•Steel trade experience
•Overhead crane and steel handling experience
•Mechanically minded
•Forklift Licence
•Heavy rigid truck licence and/or crane truck experience

Managers Comments

This is a job that requires a person who takes pride in their work, concentrates, checks and does not like making mistakes. Generally, a person who has a trade background or makes things for themselves in steel, timber etc. who knows and understands the importance of cutting a material list accurately to size with the correct quantities, and from the right materials.

This is a job that suits a conscientious person who wants to learn and become a valuable member of our team.

To apply, please email your resume detailing relevant experience to:

The General Manager

Breakwater Metaland P/L

44 – 46 Leather Street,

Breakwater Victoria 3219

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

•saw cutting: 3 years