Carbon Furnace Operator Job Description Sample
Heat Treated And Brazing Furnace Operator
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets.
We are seeking a Heat Treating and Brazing Furnace Operator for our Canoga Park, CA facility to work either the 1st or 2nd shift. This is a Union position.
Set up and operation of Heat treating and controlled atmospheric brazing furnaces to braze rocket engine thrust chambers and other assemblies where vacuum, explosive and/or inert gas atmospheres are used in production.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
Plan brazing and/or heat treat operations of developmental, prototype and production assemblies in controlled atmospheric brazing furnaces where explosive and inert gasses are used in the atmospheres.
Set power and temperature controls, gas flow panels and instrumentation for electric or gas fired furnaces. Adjust switches on temperature control instruments for multiple cycle brazing. Load assemblies on furnace base and make hookups of thermocouples and pressure lines as required.
Operate auxiliary power equipment to unload furnaces and cool down with cooling muffles. Perform heat treating and/or brazing operation as required.
Operate furnace to heat treat and/or braze assemblies including leak check and purge, instrumentation, heat-up, braze and cool down. Take action when emergency conditions arise during phases of operations to assure safety of personnel and equipment. Over-ride furnace controls by manual operation when necessary.
High school diploma or equivalent and five (5) years of experience in heat treating and brazing operations.
Demonstrated experience working with and around hazardous chemicals including acids.
Must have a proven safety record and experience with PPE used with hazardous chemicals.
Experience handling large (500 lbs +) complex hardware with tooling and other handling devices (ie: pallet jacks, cranes, lifting straps, etc).
Experience reading, comprehending and using planning and drawings to meet required specification requirements.
Experience using measurement instruments to ensure parts are set-up and indicated properly to meet requirements.
Must carry or obtain applicable certifications to work in an environmentally controlled room.
Must pass the written and practical exam required for Heat Treated and Brazing Furnace Operator.
US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
Work Environment and Physical
The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner.
While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas.
Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.
Furnace Utility Operator
Job Description: AES (Arconic Engineered Structures) is a world-class producer of titanium aero ingots and mill products- and a leader in multi-material airframe subassemblies and advanced technologies and materials, such as 3D printing and titanium aluminides. Titanium is the world's fastest-growing aerospace metal, and we are taking it to greater heights. Our engineered structures help build the world's most advanced aircraft- and help protect our troops and power our world.
AES has an immediate opening for a Furnace Utility Operator located at its Canton, Ingot facilities. This position is responsible for operating and maintaining high productivity melting furnaces.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of a furnace operator.
Interpret and control furnace conditions to ensure the product is consistent with customer specifications and meets all quality standards.
Operate equipment such as tow motors, overhead cranes, welders and hoists.
Conduct preventive and general maintenance on furnace hardware.
Troubleshoot equipment and system abnormalities and perform required maintenance to fix the issues.
Operate grinders, saws and drill presses to condition and prepare Ingots for the next process step.
Adhere to all standard operating procedures and ensure compliance with all safety and quality processes.
High school diploma and a minimum of one year related manufacturing experience.
Experience with conducting general maintenance on equipment or experience with hydraulic, pneumatic, or electrical systems.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and blueprints.
Experience using a computer to enter and track data.
Exhibit a strong work ethic that includes a good attendance record.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondences.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule to include holidays, weekends, and overtime.
Ability to perform physical work, with the ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds.
Ability to work in high, precarious places and small or confined spaces.
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Position: Furnace Operator
Location: Troy, MI
The Furnace Operator safely prepares, melts, and atomizes metal powder following job instructions. This will include loading the furnace with raw materials, purging down with inert gas, power-up, taking temperatures, inspecting, and pouring the molten metal from a hydraulically positioned induction furnace. Support activities associated with position include preparation and maintenance of the refractory furnace lining, maintenance of accurate production records, delivery of atomized product to the screening area, and cleaning the furnace and atomization system between alloys.
Meets or exceeds all safety, environmental, and health goals for department.
Meets or exceeds quality goals for production orders.
Meets or exceeds productivity targets.
Notifies lead or supervisor about any problems.
Contributes to continual improvement activities.
Operation and monitoring of induction melting equipment used for the gas atomization of nickel and cobalt based alloys. This will include loading the furnace, purging the system with inert gas, power-up, and pouring the molten metal from a hydraulically positioned induction furnace. Responsible for preparation and maintenance of refractory furnace lining. It is important that the furnace operator maintain a constant awareness of the condition of the refractory lining.
The furnace operator cleans the furnace and atomization tank between alloys. The operator performs routine maintenance and support activities (e.g. replacement of power leads, disassembly of atomization tank, installation of gas delivery system). The furnace operator is responsible for the cleanliness of his / her work area.
The furnace operator utilizes process parameters specified in the job traveler. Accurate records are maintained of heats poured noting characteristics such as start and stop time, gas pressures, temperatures, and melt characteristics.
The furnace operator is responsible for the identification of in-process atomized material, transfer of atomized product to the screening area, and submission of samples to the QC laboratory per instructions on the job traveler.
Performs other duties as required.
High School diploma or vocational technical training
Basic math skills and organization ability
Basic mechanical knowledge.
Ability to perform physical tasks, i.e. lifting, bending
Ability to safely operate cranes and powered industrial vehicles
Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13,500 employees at more than 170 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.7 billion in 2015. The company invested CHF 103 million in R&D in 2015 and has over 1,350 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.
Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials and services. With a dynamically growing network of over 30 locations worldwide Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power generation, automotive, oil & gas, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!
We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, retirement security contribution and 401(K). If you want to operate in a business environment that gives you the freedom to imagine what is possible - then you should send us your application!
Statement of Equal Opportunity: Oerlikon Metco is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The company also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If you require an accommodation during the application process, please notify a Human Resources Representative.
Electric Arc Furnace Operator
Our Electric Arc Furnace Operators (known as Melters) operate and maintain our 20-ton electric arc furnaces and direct the process to melt and refine steel to customers' specifications. Each 'heat' (batch) of liquid steel starts as solid steel recycling and takes approximately 3 hours to liquefy and refine. This position must be able to change shifts with approx. one week notification depending on the needs of the department.
Operate electric arc furnaces safely and following work instructions and specification requirements
Fill out a melting log and summary sheet for each heat of steel melted
Check and monitor all furnace and auxiliary equipment to insure they are in good physical, mechanical, and electrical operating condition
Ideal Melters have:
Experience in a heavy industrial environment operating machines
Basic knowledge of computer applications
Mathematical ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide on the fly
Ability to make quick decisions and monitor the safety of the environment and all others working in the area
The employee regularly work near electric arcs, moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Also exposure to outdoor weather conditions, non-weather related extreme cold, water and humidity, and the risk of electrical shock. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places. The usual noise level is very loud. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
About Harrison Steel:
Harrison Steel is a family owned company that engineers and manufactures castings of 350 to 12,500 pounds, net casting weight, for businesses in industries such as agriculture, mining, and oil and gas. The benefits of working at Harrison Steel include 401k and profit sharing, full health, vision and dental plans available, vacation, career opportunities to move into other departments and supervisory roles, and the WeCare Clinic, available to employees and family members for a variety of medical visits with no out-of-pocket costs. HS is located in Attica, Indiana, where it was founded in 1906 by J.W. Harrison, as the National Car Coupler Company. Attica is a rural city surrounded by traditional Midwest farmland that about 3,200 residents call home. The foundry is a 40-minute drive from Lafayette, Indiana or Danville, Illinois, and 1.5 hours from Indianapolis.
Furnace Operator (1431-804)
Responsible for learning furnace operating processes in obtaining high quality results of brazing, hardness and mechanical properties of sheet metal aircraft components.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare parts for loading into furnace, including wiping and final cleaning as necessary.
Evaluate load configuration, load on racks or grids for economical batch size and furnace hot zone limits.
Manufacturing load thermocouples.
Ensure proper heat treat cycle is used following manufacturing traveler requirements for heat, vacuum levels, time and cooling rate.
Monitor leak rate and progress of load during cycle.
Maintain furnace systems including preventative maintenance checks on pumps and other items listed in the maintenance log.
Perform weekly leak rate testing.
Check for vacuum leaks using helium leak detector.
Recognize and control equipment failures. Detect faulty processes and provide input for their resolution.
Responsible for ensuring proper documentation is entered on manufacturing planning (including correct quantities), paperless timecard system and furnace log.
Work under direct oversight.
Skills and Experience:
Able to read and understand manufacturing planning, and sketches.
Knows when to stop and ask for clarification.
Knowledge of shop math and precision measurement equipment.
Demonstrate proper and safe operation of equipment, and personal protective equipment including, but not limited to safety glasses/chemical goggles, hearing protection, respirator, and heat-reflective gloves as required.
Performs physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and frequent movement of the whole body, such as climbing, lifting up to 50 pounds, balancing and handling of material.
Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC is committed to non-discrimination in employment and other opportunities. Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics
Electron Beam Furnace Operator
Operate and maintain TIMET's high productivity vacuum induction furnaces located in Vallejo, CA. Interpret and respond to the needs of the equipment.
40-60% of the operators' time will be spent operating the furnace; the balance will be devoted to the application of special skills.
Perform preoperative checks prior to and during pump down cycle.
Use pre-pump and start up checklist.
Set up and operate the furnace as directed for melting to include:
Material preparation and loading material.
Pumping down furnace.
Melting and casting.
Performing furnace turn-arounds.
Perform preventative maintenance.
Understand the basic chemistry specifications for common products.
Interpret and control the casting conditions of the furnace as they relate to the product being produced.
Interpret gauges, meters, etc. while operating the VIM furnace.
Maintain operating records and logs.
Maintain material and maintenance needed lists.
Clean out furnaces during maintenance cycles and replaces damaged components. Change molds, deskull and patch liner.
Operate leak detectors, pressure controllers, and metal sorting devices.
Use various hand and power tools as directed.
Perform maintenance required to ensure good operating condition of furnace and auxiliary equipment such as vacuum, hydraulic, pneumatic and cooling systems.
Correctly uses material handling equipment such as forklifts and hoists.
Perform mechanical skill functions such as flame cut, arc weld, silver solder, and soft solder.
Correctly use such tools as wrenches, drills, grinders, saws, and drill press.40-60% of the operators' time will be spent operating the furnace; the balance will be devoted to the application of special skills.
Function a viable member of the furnace team.
Work on tasks outside of this job description as directed by the supervisors for training, emergency relief purposes; generally for short periods of time.
Work in accordance with established safety rules and good housekeeping practices..
Fill in for Sr. Operator as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or G.E.D.
Two years industrial mechanical experience.
The ability to stick weld mild stainless steels.
Ability to operate a gas torch.
Ability to read and interpret drawings and blue prints.
Ability to lift objects up to 75 lb.
Ability to lay out own work.
Ability to MIG and TIG weld.
Pneumatic and hydraulic knowledge.
Basic electrical knowledge.
Two years trade school.
- Ability to Learn the Following
Soft and hard solder copper
Trouble shoot and repair vacuum equipment, valves, pumps, etc.
Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.
5Th Shift AS Furnace Operator
Dept Code: PWM090640
Job Code: PWNY0018
Summary of Responsibilities:
Perform various cleaning, monitoring and securing operations to assist in the set-up of a vacuum atomization furnace.
Work from verbal and written instructions to perform repetitive tasks before and after the and when required during the atomization process.
Assist in preparing raw material charges, running the furnace control board, making minor repairs on the furnace, atomization chamber, and other auxiliary equipment, cleaning the atomization chamber, carry out housekeeping duties.
Assist in the removal and replacement furnace lid and coils. Cleaning the interior of the furnace chamber and "O" ring seal.
Clean raw material charge and transport to charge area. As directed assist in the attachment and detachment of gas, electric, and water lines to furnace lid and tank. Utilizing electric hoist remove and replace furnace lid from furnace chamber. Clean inside of crucibles, patch cracks and performs other repair tasks of crucible prior to next run.
May be required to carry out tasks not specifically listed, within the scope and skill level of this position in support of department objectives and to develop one's skills
Adhere to ACE guidelines and perform ACE duties as required
Adhere to all EH & S guidelines, including wearing of required personal protective equipment including a respirator & mask
Furnace Operator - Production Technician
Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process, specialty gases, high performance coatings, and related services & technologies is seeking a Furnace Operator (Atomization Furnace) for our Indianapolis, IN plant.
Furnace Operators are responsible for a variety of complex operations and duties in a production environment. The Furnace Operator will perform work related to the manufacture of powders used for heat and wear resistance in the aerospace and additive manufacturing markets. This department is physically and technically challenging and fast paced. Furnace Operators need to have a high degree of interest working in a busy production environment, which requires a sense of urgency and willingness to do whatever it takes to support our customers.
Furnace Operator (Atomization Furnace Technician)
Working safely is our number 1 priority!
Weigh out heats of metals to be used in the process
Operate material handling and manufacturing equipment (e.g. powder blending/sizing equipment, furnaces, overhead cranes, barrel trucks, forklifts)
Monitor melting process
Clean and inspect equipment
Work in a dynamic teamwork environment in a growing area of the business
Other duties as assigned
High School degree or equivalent is required
Strong focus on quality with the ability to multi-task
Must be able to physically lift up to 40 lbs. with or without accommodation
Must be able to stand for long periods of time and climb stairs repeatedly throughout the day
Must be able to wear a respirator - must be clean shaven
Must be able to work 12 hour shifts (6:00am – 6:00pm or 6:00pm – 6:00am)
Training will take place on 1st shift
Praxair Surface Technologies offers full benefits, 401k, and Pension. This position pays $18.00 for working 1st shift. The position will pay $20.00 for working 3rd shift.
A local facility is looking for a full-time Furnace Operator to start immediately.
•Operate heat treat furnaces and tempering furnaces with limited supervision to heat treat steel parts per customer's specifications.
•Read production schedules to determine production sequence and temperature requirements.
•Assist in hardness testing
•Load and unload furnaces
•Maintain heat number and grade traceability for parts throughout the heat treatment process
•Operate forklift, and/or squeeze truck to transport parts between machining area, cooling area, heat treat area, and inspection area.
•Maintain neat and orderly workplace at all times.
Qualified candidates will have previous experience with furnace operation. Willing to train.
Experience in quench and temper furnaces and induction hardening equipment a plus. Must be a reliable team player.
Only candidates that can pass a background check and drug screen will be considered.
For an immediate interview, please call 216-706-7347
NeoGraf Solutions, LLC. is one of the world's leading manufacturers of graphite products for applications in a diverse array of industries including electronics cooling.
We have an immediate opening for Furnace Operators at our Medina, OH facility. The primary function of this position is to safely operate and monitor high temperature furnaces and different types of equipment/machinery in order to process material and products to be shipped to customers.
Work in a safe manner and follow all HS&EP regulations, policies and procedures.
Operate production equipment and machinery.
Adhere to all quality standards.
Assemble and maintain furnaces, tear down and rebuild furnaces as needed.
Operation of the furnaces system including all related transport, pumping, valving, metering, gas delivery, pollution control systems, and firing of the furnaces in accordance with specified procedures.
Operation and routine loading and unloading of furnaces while maintaining and monitoring support systems.
Proactively make or suggest adjustments to equipment and/or processes in order to maintain the efficient and safe production of material.
Maintain good housekeeping in area/Department.
Perform autonomous maintenance tasks as part of our preventive maintenance program.
Use of heavy machinery such as, forklift, scissors lift, walk behind pallet jack, overhead crane.
Perform data entry work on a computer.
Maintain all written records required to execute jobs.
Other duties as required by management.
High school Diploma or GED required.
Previous experience working in furnace operations or a manufacturing facility a plus.
Ability to work different shifts.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Strong communication skills.
Must be able to lift at least 65 lbs., climb ladders, and operate a variety of hand tools.
Frequent lifting, standing, bending, twisting, climbing, stooping is required as part of this position.
Majority of work is performed in the manufacturing area.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and the opportunity to join a well-established organization. If you thrive in a challenging environment and have a proven track record in achieving results, come join our worldwide organization.
For immediate consideration, please apply via our Careers website or use the Careers Center page of www.graftechaet.com to create a profile on our Careers website and apply!
For additional information about NeoGraf Solutions, please visit our website at www.graftechaet.com .
Must be legally qualified to work under the Immigration Reform & Control Act.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/V
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