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Melt Operator

Job Number:  46655
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  CCMi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 46655 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: CCMi 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

Summary of Responsibilities
Will be responsible for the running metals melting equipment used in making nickel and cobalt-based alloy powders. This will include loading the furnace with raw materials, purging down with inert gas, power-up, and pouring the molten metal from a hydraulically positioned furnace. You will be responsible for the precise fixturing of atomization nozzle and gas delivery system. 
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and essential duties required to successfully perform this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Key Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•    All work will be performed with safety in mind for yourself, coworkers and equipment at all times
•    To work within guidelines of the company rules and comply with MIOSHA standards
•    To maintain the equipment and work area in a clean and organized manner
•    Inspect furnaces and equipment to locate defects and wear
•    Operate controls to move or discharge metal workpieces from furnaces
•    Observe air and temperature gauges or metal color and fluidity to adjust controls to maintain required metal quality
•    Record production data, and maintain production logs
•    Weigh materials to be charged into furnaces, using scales
•    Drain, transfer or remove molten metal from furnaces and transport into other furnaces. 
•    Draw smelted metal samples from furnaces or kettles for analysis, and calculate types and amounts of materials needed to ensure that materials meet specifications
•    Remove impurities from the surface of molten metal, using strainers and other tools
•    Add chemicals to molten metal to bring impurities to the surface
•    Direct work crews in the cleaning and repair of furnace walls and flooring
•    Scrape accumulations of metal oxides from floors, molds, and crucibles, and sift and store them for reclamation
•    Prepare material to load into furnaces, including castings and ingots 
•    Observe operations of the furnaces to ensure that problems do not occur
•    Use of degasing equipment will be required
•    Use of fork truck will be needed

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Must be able to work in an environment subject to extreme heat
•    Prior experience operating furnaces and operation experience in a heavy manufacturing environment desired
•    Able to read, write, and speak English without the aid of a translator
•    Ability to compute percentages, proportions, perform basic mathematics calculations
•    Ability to enter information about production runs in a computer 
•    Will maintain a neat and organized work area
•    On-site attendance is essential function of this position
•    Working with safety in mind at all times
•    Past experience in SPC and quality systems is a plus 
•    The ability to trouble shoot equipment or quality problems as they arise
•    Basic mechanical skills and use of hand tools is required
•    Must be able to understand written instructions

Additional Information

Education and Experience
•    High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with preferred minimum experience of 1.5 years.
•    Ability to read, write and understand the English language in both written and verbal forms.
•    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. 
•    Ability to lift up to 45 pounds frequently during set up activity.
•    Past experience  in foundry environment is desired
Work Environment
•    Heavy traffic manufacturing plant
•    Must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, and with team members of all departments, management, customers and suppliers 
•    Flexible hours and able to work additional hours as required

Other Considerations
•    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the team member occupying this position.  Team members will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor
•    A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and requirements are essential job functions
•    Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other team members
•    Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently
•    This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise

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Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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