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Furnace Operator in Houston, TX at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 2/8/2019

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Job Description

On behalf of our client, Headway Workforce Solutions is now accepting candidates for a Furnace Operator position in the Houston,TX area!

As a Furnace Operator you will……

  • Controls gas, oil, coal, electric arc, or electric induction furnace to melt metal prior to casting by performing the following duties.
  • Weighs out specified amounts of metal ingots and scrap metal, and charges metal into furnace by hand, using hoist, or by directing crane operator to charge furnace.
  • Loads molten metal into furnace
  • Turns valves to regulate injection of fuel and air into furnace, or moves controls to regulate flow of electricity and water coolant through electrodes to heat furnace to specified temperature.
  • Observes color of metal and instruments such as voltmeter, ammeter,wattmeter, and pyrometer, and adjusts controls to maintain specified temperature
  • Sprinkles fluxing agent over surface of molten metal to bring impurities to surface, forming layer of slag.
  • Skims off slag
  • Removes crucible containing molten metal from furnace, moves levers to tilt crucible or open crucible door, or breaks clay plug to pour metal into ladle for transporation to molds.
  • Removes test sample of molten metal from crucible and pours it into mold.
  • Records data from each melt on form.
  • Positions new electrodes over worn electrodes in electric arc furnace and screws electrodes together.
  • Transports crucible or ladle to pouring station and pours metal into molds.

Additional Information:

  • 2 Furnace Operators needed: One for 2nd shift (2pm-1:30am) and 2nd shift (5pm-9am).
  • 6+ mth contract
  • $15.00/hr pay rate

Headway Workforce Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetics, or protected veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Headway Workforce Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, tuition assistance, education, social recreation programs and benefits.


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