Furnace Operator Job Description

Furnace Operator Job Description

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Furnace operator provides process leadership via contact with equipment suppliers to understand the development of new refractories, controls and complete designs for furnace rebuilds.

Furnace Operator Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Participate in and support team initiatives
Cross-train other employees as needed based upon knowledge and experience
Compliantly complete all written and/or electronic labor tracking documentation
Communicate with team to ensure all team members are aware of new issues and/or processes
Select and obtain tools fixtures and programs to anneal & harden a wide variety of metal parts & components
Assemble and braze metal and ceramic parts using a variety of braze alloys
Must possess the ability to interpret process sheets/print specifications and apply strict specifications, while working within close tolerances
Operate and maintain multiple furnaces in accordance with NQWI standards
Enter program data, change over, adjust equipment, vary temperatures, timing, furnace internal atmospheric conditions by introduction or evacuation of gases as specified or directed
Effectively & efficiently produce parts according to certification and quality guidelines

Furnace Operator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Furnace Operator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: QA

Education for Furnace Operator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the furnace operator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in General Education, Technical, Manufacturing, Associates, Education, Industrial, High School Education, Machine Tool, Graduate, Design

Skills for Furnace Operator

Desired skills for furnace operator include:

Chemicals powders processing
Vacuum and air furnace operations as demonstrated by:
Lean Principles and 6S
Gas analyzers
Metal heat-treating
More complex equipment and machinery
Geometric Tolerances

Desired experience for furnace operator includes:

May assist with proto-types or first time builds
Assist in maintenance and calibration support groups in maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of equipment
Record and log data and verify completeness of documentation to comply with NADCAP requirements
Must have a minimum of 90 days on the job training before certification, and annually recertify in accordance with TP-004 Vacuum Braze Checklist
Report problems to appropriate resource and/or Coach
Communicate with team to ensure all team members are aware of new processes and/or issues

Furnace Operator Examples


Furnace Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a furnace operator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for furnace operator
  • Strong learning aptitude required because 85% of the knowledge required must be learned on the job
  • Function as a viable member of the furnace team
  • Conduct preventive and general maintenance on furnace hardware including hearth, molds, shields and feeders, gate valves, vacuum pumps, helium recovery systems and other support systems
  • Troubleshoot equipment and system abnormalities
  • Ability to work in areas requiring safety harnesses (heights) and confined spaces
  • Must be flexible with work schedule and be available for overtime and weekends
  • Work on tasks outside of the job description as directed by Management and/or Lead Operators for training, emergency relief purposes, production needs or continuous improvements
  • Responsible for accurate reporting of production and scrap data
  • Authority to cease production of non-conforming product until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has
  • Set-up and operate PC Based Induction Furnace, Spray Coat System, Preparation and Weld Station and Abrasive Saw
Qualifications for furnace operator
  • Set-ups and monitors performance of operated equipment including time and temperature of the casting system
  • Assist Supervisor in managing production schedule and take ownership of a work zone with numerous machines listed above
  • Performs hand welding of steel barrels to ensure proper seal prior to casting process to prevent leaks from occurring
  • Completes Inspection and In process paperwork as required
  • Perform and Document Preventive Maintenance on Equipment
  • 2-3 years’ experience welding and / or operating heat treating / casting system

Furnace Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a furnace operator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for furnace operator
  • Operate plan/equipment following safe operating instructions
  • Record process information
  • Ensure safe operating of plant/equipment
  • Follow Health and Safety and Environmental procedures
  • Comply with quality system requirements
  • Operate a CNC machine and secondary processes/machines like welding and hardening
  • Reading Blue Prints, able to operate and set up Gages
  • Contribute to continuous improvement through LIGHT, 585, and problem solving by following work instructions, making scheduled quality checks and utilizing tools, equipment and knowledge in an efficient manner
  • Ensure quality and quantity to the customer in a timely manner
  • Know and understand the current specifications of the Quality Policy and Procedures and contributes to the achievement of the quality objectives
Qualifications for furnace operator
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a machine shop and/or steel processing environment
  • Must have the ability to read and understand specifications, drawings, blueprints, and procedure manuals and the proper use of precision instruments
  • Experience with hand welding MIG / TIG is preferred
  • Ability to read and edit PC based Furnace Recipes
  • Professional and demonstrates great work ethics
  • Must be able to operate fork truck, electric hoist and overhead crane

Furnace Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of furnace operator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for furnace operator
  • Set up and operate the Supers Line and other furnaces as needed
  • Set up operate and adjust endothermic gas generators
  • Position products in baskets
  • Monitors the condition of alloy tooling and other equipment, notify the shift supervisor when repairs and replacements are needed
  • Assist in and/or prepare furnace operation instructions, guidelines, and SOP’s
  • Use Brinell, Rockwell, and other testing devices to measure hardness of parts
  • Daily check furnaces for maintenance problems
  • Complete all necessary documentation and paperwork
  • Train and monitor assisting personnel on the set up and operation of the heat-treating process
  • Maintain inventory of work supplies
Qualifications for furnace operator
  • Push and pull up to 90 lbs
  • Additional vocational trade school education preferred
  • Following appropriate training must be able to understand and apply knowledge of the gases used in the process and what to do in an emergency
  • Must be able to use PLC onboard computers for machine operation and control
  • Must possess basic shop math skills and understand certain operational formulas
  • Must be able to understand somewhat complex work instructions

Furnace Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a furnace operator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for furnace operator
  • Weigh and load boat (tray) with powder
  • Level powder to obtain proper amount
  • Place boats on load table for loading into furnace
  • Pull levers to feed the boats into the furnace
  • After the allotted time, remove the boats from the furnace, dump the powder from boats and into a screener
  • Weigh and label drums from screener
  • Sweep spilled powder from the table and work area to reduce the amount of dust
  • Loading and unloading materials onto machine that will load furnace
  • Collect, transport and deliver quarantine, confidential and medical waste in accordance with safety standards, customer expectations and performance targets
  • Perform general yard hand activities / duties as required
Qualifications for furnace operator
  • Must successfully complete initial Hazmat Training and periodic follow-up training in order to qualify as an emergency responder
  • Repetitively twist, bend and lift 2 - 30 lbs
  • CNC experience and knowledge
  • DATA Collection, SPC, Blueprints reading, gauging, offsets
  • Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments
  • Candidate is required to pass FAR 145 training within 3 months of employment

Furnace Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of furnace operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for furnace operator
  • Where applicable complete relevant paperwork such as driver vehicle log and daily run sheets
  • As this is a multi-skilled and all-rounder role, some aspects of the role will involve frequent manual handling tasks
  • Ensure all quality expectations are being met (scratches, bow)
  • Responsible for the operation and inspection of tow motor
  • Loads and unloads coils of rod and wire off pins
  • Operates overhead crane in HCL
  • Must apply correct annealing cycle for each charge
  • Performs all adjustments of temperatures per cycle requirements check the temperatures to attain proper quality of annealed product
  • Sample material using tensile tester
  • Operates a loader which loads and unloads all metals being processed
Qualifications for furnace operator
  • Must pass the written and practical exam required for Heat Treated and Brazing Furnace Operator
  • Must perform all routine furnace maintenance functions
  • Meet the specific requirements of the efficiency standards as established
  • Record all work performed and all necessary information on logs as prescribed on Standard Operating Procedure Requirements (SOP)
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with customers, clients, co-workers, and supervisors
  • Keep work area in a clean, orderly, and safe working condition and follow all safety rules

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