ATI: Furnace Controls Operator - Richland, WA

Employer: ATI

Job Description:
ATI Richland Operations is seeking a Furnace Controls Operator to join our Richland, Washington facility. Our Richland Operation specializes in melting Titanium and Titanium Alloys to produce ingots for use in multiple applications in the Aerospace and Medical Markets. Our furnace Controls Operators are key players in the manufacturing process with their role as primary melters of ingots for both internal and external customers. Furnace Controls Operators will also be responsible for monitoring gauges to ensure the melt rate is on target and identifying any discrepancies that could cause deformities in the alloy. This position works a rotating shift consisting of 12.25 hours (overtime paid after 8 hours of each shift). Shifts rotate weekly from days to nights and hours are 5:45 am - 6:00 pm and/or 5:45 pm - 6:00 am.

In order to become successful, you’ll have to quickly learn ATI, our manufacturing equipment, processes and products, and be able to maintain a high attention to detail, follow directions with exactness, and have exceptional problem-solving skills. An effective Furnace Controls Operator will have experience operating a forklift and other IME and be comfortable using basic hand tools and getting their hands dirty on the floor.

As a Furnace Operator You will spend 75% of your time in the control room monitoring vacuum levels and temperature gauges and 25% of your time on the floor cleaning crucibles and prepping molds for next melt campaign. You will also perform a variety of duties prepping for a melt, including loading material into the furnace and pulling heat samples of a finished melt to quality for sampling. You will need to pay close attention to detail and have troubleshooting skills.

Primary Responsibilities
Employees in this position are responsible for preparing and operating an electron beam furnace.

Operate electron beam guns to cast and melt titanium blends
Must be able to closely monitor the melt process on computer monitors and manipulate hand controls for up to 12.25 hours on their shift
Operate industrial machinery and equipment (including overhead cranes and fork lifts)
Use instrumentation and controls
Must be detail oriented and stay organized
Use hand tools
Must work safely and adhere to a zero injury safety culture
Must assist with the furnace turnaround duties, such as cleaning crucibles and prepping for the next melt


Basic Qualifications
2 year technical/trade school degree (preferably in instrumentation and controls, electrical, and/or mechanics) or in lieu of degree, at least 3 years of industrial, manufacturing, melting, instrumentation or control room experience

Experience working with instrumentation and controls
Experience operating Industrial Mobile Equipment (IME) and forklift
Machine operation experience
Experience operating an industrial furnace in the metals industry

We thrive when the expectations are great, and the barriers are high. We're solving the world's most difficult challenges through materials science. Our advanced, integrated process technologies and proven performers give us a tremendous competitive advantage. When customers systems need to fly higher, dig deeper, stand stronger, and last longer -- anywhere on, above or below the earth -- ATI is proven to perform.

Total Rewards

ATI has a Total Rewards package to attract and retain top talent. As part of our Total Rewards package, we offer a competitive base pay with variable additional compensation opportunities. This includes:

A top 401K plan, including company match
Health insurance (medical, dental, vision), life insurance, short and long-term disability, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Programs
15 days of paid vacation, along with 11 paid holidays
Performance bonus
Optional employee paid programs such as Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, and Pet Insurance

Our Total Rewards program and options available to an employee may vary depending on multiple factors, including location and hire date.

Hourly pay rates are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Hourly pay rate: $29.94 / Hour -$46.79 / Hour

*It is ATI's policy to not provide immigration sponsorship for any of the company's positions.

Due to the nature of its operations, including certain federal government contracts, ATI Specialty Alloys & Components must track -- and in some cases limit employment opportunity based on -- citizenship or immigration status.

ATI and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant's race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected be federal or state law. The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.

Contact Person: Samantha Gonzalez
Phone: 820-300-8350
Email: [email protected]
Application Method: Email
Base Pay: $29.94 - $46.79 /HR

Posted on October 04, 2023

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