Smelter Operator

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Date: Jun 5, 2024

Location: Wartburg – Tennessee, US, 37887

Company: Heraeus

Smelter 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 17,200 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.


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

Your Role and 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:

  • Ability to work in a high-stress environment
  • Attention to detail 
  • Basic math skills
  • Computer-literate
  • Basic data entry skills
  • Visual and mechanical inspection skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville

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