18 days old

Furnace Operator

Oerlikon Balzers
Troy, MI 48084
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Furnace Operator

We are looking for a very specialized Furnace Operator who safely prepare, melt, and atomize 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.

Pay: $21 hr

Shift: TBD

We Offer

Our curiosity and passion to succeed, has enabled us to create an environment in which innovation and innovators thrive. Whatever your profession, skills and ambitions, you'll find we offer a role in moving the needle on some of the most pressing technology challenges in our industry. As a member of our team, you can engage your best ideas to advance sustainability on a global scale.

Benefits effective day one of hire:

Medical, Dental & Vision
12 Holidays
Generous Time Off
Short and Long Term Disability
Matching 401K
Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Incentive Program & More!

We provide more than just competitive pay and benefits packages, Oerlikon provides growth opportunity, training and development and work life balance. Oerlikon is, above all, a company dedicated to quality and built on a strong foundation of innovation, excellence, long-term commitments and entrepreneurial spirit.

Your Responsibilities

Meets or exceeds quality goals for production orders and all safety, environmental, and health goals for department.
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.
Measure, weigh, and combine raw materials based on specific instructions.
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).
Responsible for the cleanliness of his / her work area.
Utilize 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.
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.

Your Profile

2 year degree (AA) and/or relevant industry certification in an electro-mechanical discipline. Equivalent experience may be substitute (Desired)
2+ years' experience working with HVAC, vacuum technology, automotive, and/or industrial equipment repair (Desired)
Experience in PVD, CVD, and or Thin Film Coating (Desired)
Experience interpreting various mechanical and electrical schematics along with the ability to troubleshoot equipment using schematics
Must be detailed-oriented with a strong work-ethic and a possess a sense of urgency to be successful
Must be accessible 24 hours a day to respond to service emergencies which could lead to equipment failure/ downtime

Can you identify with this position and are you looking for a new challenge? Then we are eager to meet you! Please apply online.

About us

Oerlikon is a global innovation powerhouse for surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing in key industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, tooling and textiles. We serve as a key partner in enabling our customers to reach their targets for optimizing the performance, function and sustainability of their products and manufacturing processes.
Our solutions reduce emissions in transportation, maximize longevity and performance of tools, increase energy efficiency and advance intelligent material and sustainable polymer processing. These achievements are proven hallmarks of our global leadership.

We at Oerlikon embrace diversity. This is reflected in more than 11,800 employees, representing over 93 nationalities and our presence in more than 38 countries and 207 locations worldwide.

Oerlikon is an equal opportunity employer striving to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce, and is dedicated to unbiased recruiting, hiring and employment practices. Oerlikon takes affirmative action to ensure candidates are considered without regard to their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, parental status, disability, veteran status, and any other legally protected characteristic.

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Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-16
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