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Primary Furnace Operator

Company name
Precision Castparts Corp.

Henderson, NV, United States

Employment Type

Bluecollar, Manufacturing

Posted on
Mar 24, 2020

Valid Through
Jul 07, 2020

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Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET)

offers a full range of titanium products, including ingot and slab, forging billet and mill forms.  TIMET is vertically integrated, capable of making its own titanium sponge.  In 2011, more than 75 percent of TIMET's sales were to aerospace and defense end markets.  TIMET operates seven primary melting or mill facilities in Henderson, Nevada; Toronto, Ohio; Morgantown, Pennsylvania; Vallejo, California; Witton, England; Waunarlwydd, Wales; and Ugine, France, and employs approximately 2,750 people.  In December 2012, TIMET was acquired by Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC).  PCC is a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products.  It serves the aerospace, power and general industrial markets.  PCC is a publicly-traded corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol PCP) and a member of the Fortune 500 and S&P 500.  PCC had fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $8.4 billion and currently has approximately 28,000 employees in more than 150 manufacturing facilities in 15 countries and 30 U.S. states. 


: To load, unload and operate primary melt vacuum arc furnaces to produce titanium metal to specifications at an acceptable production pace. Follow all safety & standard operating procedures.


: Copper crucibles, crucible tumblers, water valves, overhead 12-ton cranes, hand tools, pumps, work savers, vacuum arc furnaces and assemblies, DC power rectifiers, electronic scales, measuring tape, panel board containing recording and controlling instruments, computer keyboard entries, hand tools such as slings, C-clamps, sledgehammer, forklift, etc.


: Initial charge, water, inert gas, solvents, special metal alloys, acids, titanium stubs, titanium metal & electrodes and ingots, etc.



Bolts metal electrode to furnace operating ram.

Loads metal electrode into furnace. Connects furnace, water jacket and crucible.

Charges the crucible with initial charge. Transports & loads metal electrode into loading jig.

Turns on vacuum pumps, valves, and gauges. 

Ballast vacuum pumps as required

Evacuates furnace and checks leak rate. 

Turns on DC power, furnace drives and controls.

Checks alarm systems and safety devices. Calculates end of melt point.

Unloads crucible after disconnecting furnace accessories. 

Unloads ingot from crucible.

Cleans and inspection crucibles and places into water jacket with crane.

Maintains records and makes computer entries as required. (Peak entries & sign-off)

Controls the melting operation by instruments shuts furnace off. Flushes furnace with inert gas. 

Breaks furnace connections when finished.

Turns on DC furnace drive. 

Turns on automatic control and makes adjustments necessary to control operations

Observes melting operation by electrical gauges and controls.

Cleans materials, equipment as necessary. Keeps work area clean

Places electrodes on descaler with crane and turns on automatic cycle.

Operates electrode carts to move electrodes as required

Makes minor maintenance and repairs to equipment and assists maintenance employees in major maintenance and repairs.

It is the policy of this organization to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, covered veteran status or disability.

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