Furnace Operator


Posted: 04/05/2024 Job Category: None Job Number: 178131 Pay Rate: $18 / hour

Job Description

Overview: The primary purpose of this position is to set up and operate a variety of furnaces in the Special Process Department with minimal supervision. Complete the process of product for heat treating, heat tinting vacuum braze, and burn out according to manufacturing and customer requirements. 

Primary Job Responsibilities:

• Operate or tend vacuum furnaces for heat treatment, vacuum brazing, heat tinting, and burnout. 

• Manipulate controls and opens and closes furnace doors to load and discharge materials into or from the furnace. 

• Inspect furnace and equipment for defects and wear. 

• Record data and maintain production logs.

• Assist in developmental and experimental functions. 

• Do jobs in priority written or verbally set by supervisors. 

• Read and interpret production order information. Identify the program needed for the job and locate the program digitally. 

• Assemble Furnace trays and layer parts properly and per production order. 

• Run and maintain multiple furnaces with different processes at the same time. 

• Read and interpret program charts and reference sheets. 

• Monitor computer and furnace run, record, and interpret program cycle sheet. 

• Insert and retrieve furnace batch data reports. 

• TcL running and manipulation, Interpret TcL data. 

• Identify, retrieve, and replace TcL when needed. 

• Complete PM on furnaces as required. 

• Keep an organized job log. 

• Mask or treat part per the production order. 

• Run the FIC (fluoride ion cleaner) 

• Load the racks using proper rigging practices. 

• Complete service work on the FIC, cleaning, and PM. 

Experience/Prerequisites: Entry-level position - requires experience working in an industrial environment. Prior experience with gas fired ovens a plus. 

Physical Demand: Moderate Working Conditions/Hazards: Standard - Possible contact with coating materials, fumes, and chemicals. When completing some job operations, the employee must wear a full hooded air supply respirator. Also, exposure to extreme heat when operating furnaces is likely

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