Foundry Operator

  • 3401 Queen Palm Dr, Tampa, FL 33619, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Chromalloy has expanded from a gas turbine parts repair business into an OEM supplier of production parts and advanced repairs and services for gas turbines used in aviation and power applications. Chromalloy serves the airline, military, marine and energy segments with a broad range of services at locations around the globe.

Chromalloy is a subsidiary of Sequa Corporation. Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, metal coatings and automotive industries. Sequa is a Carlyle Group company. For additional information, visit www.sequa.com.

 

Job Description

Chromalloy is a subsidiary of Sequa Corporation. Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, metal coatings and automotive industries. Sequa is a Carlyle Group company. For additional information, visitwww.sequa.com.

We are hiring an experienced Foundry Operator at our Castings facility in Tampa, FL. This role is responsible for operating Equiax (Eqx), Directionally Solidified (DS) and Single Crystal (SX) vacuum furnaces to produce high quality investment castings as required per customer specifications. Collaborates to develop new casting processes based on engineering requirements and customer specifications. Troubleshoots process variations and anomalies to provide technical support to manufacturing departments. Additionally, ensures on time production of investment castings to meet the highest quality standards at the lowest possible cost.

The shifts for this position will include Friday, Saturday & Sunday 5:00am -5:00pm OR 5:00pm - 5:00am.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Utilizes process knowledge, basic engineering principles, previous experience, and creativity, as necessary to help develop and improve casting processes that result in the production of quality castings that conform to customer specifications and desired lead times.
  • Reads and understands engineering procedures to ensure adherence and compliance to approved process.
  • Participates in plant initiatives to support the reduction of scrap and overall casting cost. Initiatives include but not limited to daily production meetings, NPI review meetings and participation in cost improvement teams.
  • Performs typical duties of a vacuum caster (Alloy loading, liner loading/unloading, thermocouple repair and replacement, chill plate cleaning, monitor casting cycle, review cycle trend, etc.)
  • Completes start-up procedure for Eqx, DS and SX vacuum furnaces (Checks oil levels on pumps, blowers, horizontal feeder, verifies equipment operability, etc.).
  • Verifies correct alloy and master heat are used in accordance with the requirements of each work order.
  • Ensures correct mold is pulled from preheat oven and it is properly positioned into furnace lower chamber.
  • Performs equipment pre-checks (Grounding check, Leak-Up Rate, etc.) and completes Pre-Flight Checklist, as required per department.
  • Proficient operating foundry manufacturing equipment (Alloy Prep Equipment, Pre-Heat and Vacuum Furnace).
  • Completes required manufacturing documentation of department (Melt Logs, Daily Furnace Checklists, Mercury Logs, etc.)
  • Makes metals tags to identify poured molds.
  • Programs withdraw speeds.
  • Operates Eqx, DS and SX vacuum casting furnaces to pour alloy into molds per engineering specifications and customer requirements.
  • Collaborates to improve ergonomics and safety conditions of assigned areas.
  • Wears all required personal protective equipment and ensures personal protective equipment is available and in good condition.
  • Supports training of new operators and process changes.
  • Reports out molds not in compliance with engineering specifications (Red tag molds).
  • Identify opportunities to reduce scrap and process variation.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly and safe work area.
  • Casters that have been selected for their technical knowledge and mechanical abilities will be involved with small repairs, adjustments etc. to assist maintenance in completing required work on furnaces, etc.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent in life experience.
  • Previous foundry related experience or college degree is a plus.
  • Ability to read, analyze and understand engineering procedures and customer specifications.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and general standard practices.
  • Must be computer literate. Intermediate proficiency of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills and techniques.
  • Ability to operate or be trained to operate a fork lift truck.
  • Organized, with a solid understanding of 5S methodology.
  • In accordance with ITAR regulations, position requires US citizen or Permanent Resident status

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet in office areas to very loud in the manufacturing environment. However, the eight-hour time weighted exposure to noise averages less than 85 dBA.

Additional Information

Limitless Opportunities

Chromalloy offers challenging assignments, great teams, development and training, and exciting opportunities to enhance your skills, abilities and knowledge.

Chromalloy maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. Please note that depending on the specific position, you may be required to pass additional medical tests, background checks, and/or other requirements.

Chromalloy is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants and to prohibit any discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Sexual harassment, or any other kind of harassment, will not be tolerated. The foundation of these policies is our commitment to treat everyone fairly and equally and to have a bias-free work environment.

Our Total Rewards Program includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • 401K match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Professional development
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Values Ambassador Program (Employee Recognition)
  • Employee discount programs