Melt Operator

Date: Jan 12, 2023

Location: Wartburg – Tennessee, US, 37887

Company: Heraeus

Melt Operator
Location Wartburg – Tennessee
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development, and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 16,200 employees brings forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare and renewable energy to e-mobility, high-tech, and telecommunications.


The primary responsibility of this position is to melt and refine materials in a safe manner according to customer and company specifications. 


Your Role & Responsibilities:


  • Read, understand and follow established procedures to conduct work safely, effectively and in an environmentally friendly manner. 
  • Identify and prepare appropriate equipment to conduct melting including the furnace, crucible, mold and supporting equipment. Inspect furnace and equipment to locate defects and wear. 
  • Prepare the materials for melting including calculating slag composition ratios and other raw materials.
  • Transfer or remove molten metal from furnaces and place it into molds, using hoists, pumps or ladles. 
  • Participate in oxidation of alloy and related refining techniques under elevated temperatures. 
  • Record production or process data and maintain logs, as required. 
  • Regulate supplies of fuel, air, oxygen and water coolant to heat furnaces and adjust temperatures. 
  • Observe and record key process indicators such as air and temperature gauges or metal color and fluidity and turn fuel valves or adjust controls to maintain required temperatures.


What is required for this role:


  • Firm commitment to the HPM Guiding Principles of accountability, customer focus, continuous improvement, clear language, diversity, responsibility and respect
  • High energy and robust work ethic
  • Well-organized and self-directed 
  • An articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization 
  • Basic math skills
  • Computer-literate
  • Basic data entry skills
  • Visual and mechanical inspection skills

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville