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Position Details

Furnace Tender

  • Rootstown, Ohio
  • Job purpose

    Tends furnace that melts aluminum ingots and re-melts scrap aluminum used in the molding process. Follows PPE and safety requirements. Aware of company quality and environmental policy.           

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Attends furnace, maintains the temperature and gas levels per specification levels.

    • Sprinkles fluxing compound on molten metal to bring impurities to the surface.

    • Skims dross form surface of molten metal.

    • Adds specified proportions of scrap metal and ingots into furnace to keep furnace full.

    • Runs tests on new types of scrap going into furnace. Must be able to recognize oxidation, water and contaminants.

    • Changes gas tubes when broken and/or replace thermo-couples as needed.

    • Operates fork truck.

    • Retrieves aluminum ingots form storage area as needed.

    • Ensures metal hoppers in molding areas are emptied and returned to designated areas.

    • Maintains cleanliness of furnaces and equipment.

    • Aware of consequences to employee, customer and environment if procedures are not followed.

    • All other duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor.


    • Required – High School diploma or GED or prior experience/training in manufacturing environment

    • Required - Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws, polices, and rules. Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance as determined by company. Must be regularly available to work at least 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. Must be available and willing to work such overtime as is necessary or desirable to meet business needs. Must be able to stand, bend and stoop. Regularly lift and/or move up to 25- 35 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    • Required – Fork Truck license and training            


    Working conditions and environment

    Noise may exceed 85db must wear hearing protection. Exposure to extreme heat.                                           

    Normal equipment used

    Furnace and hand tools. Aluminized pants, jacket, safety helmet, face shield and flame resistant gloves. Safety glasses, hearing protection and steel toed boots are required.