JOB SUMMARY

Operate and maintain one or more of several different types of furnaces to produce high quality castings for the Aerospace Industry.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES
  • Read and interpret work orders and instructions in order to determine work assignments, process specifications, and production schedules.
  • Clean, lubricate, and adjust equipment, using scrapers, solvents, air hoses, oil, and hand tools.
  •  Load molds into the pre-heat ovens for cast.
  • Prepare furnaces for casting.
  • Cast test bars to sample metal for analysis.
  • Pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds and forms to produce ingots or other castings.
  • Position equipment such as ladles, grinding wheels, pouring nozzles, or crucibles, or signal other workers for assistance.
  • Skim slag or remove excess metal from ingots or equipment, using hand tools, strainers, rakes, or burners.
  • Collect scrap for recycling.
  • Add hot top to molds to compensate for shrinkage.
  • Bag-wrap molds and place in cooling carts.
  • Load specified amounts of metal and flux into furnaces or clay crucibles.
  • Weigh or measure specified amounts of ingredients or materials for processing, using devices such as scales and calipers.
  • Monitor equipment operation, gauges, and panel lights in order to detect deviations from standards. Report equipment malfunctions to Team Leaders, equipment operators and Maintenance.
  • Record gauge readings, test results, and shift production in log books.
  • Drain, transfer, or remove molten metal from furnaces, and place it into molds, using hoists, pumps, or ladles.
  • Transport materials and products to and from work areas, manually or using carts, hand trucks, lift trucks, hoists or manipulators.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Adhere to and enforce proper safety/security procedures and protocol.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Experience: Previous foundry experience desired.
  • Certifications/Licenses: None
  • Other Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to read and write, ability to follow instruction, ability to lift 60 pounds, ability to withstand heat, basic computer skills, interpersonal communication skills, verbal communication skills, mechanically inclined, team orientation, accuracy, positive perspective, sense of urgency. 
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Working Environment: Fast-paced, foundry environment.
  • Required PPE: Refer to PPE for specific department.
  • Safety Glasses:  Needed in all areas of the plant.
  • Steel toe shoes:  Needed in all areas of the plant.
EQUIPMENT USED
  • Tow motor
  • Ladles
  • Grinders
  • Grinding wheels
  • Filters
  • Crucibles
  • Thermal couplers
  • Strainers
  • Scrapers
  • Chisels
  • Burners
  • Scales
  • Hand tools
  • Hand trucks
  • Power tools
  • Hoists
  • Manipulators 

This is a full time position

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