Smelter Material Operator

Date: Jan 26, 2023

Location: Wartburg – Tennessee, US, 37887

Company: Heraeus

Smelter Material 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.


Position is scheduled to start January 1, 2023.


The primary responsibility of this position is to control the smelter and allied equipment to heat material and drive off impurities.  


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.
  • Prepare the materials to be loaded into the smelter.
  • Transfer materials from smelter utilizing proper tools and equipment.
  • 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:


  • 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
  • Trustworthy

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville