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  • Heat Treat Operator (2nd Shift)

    Location US-FL-Jupiter
    Job ID
    14675
    Zip
    33478
    Category
    Manufacturing and Production - Other
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets.

     

    We are seeking a Heat Treating and Brazing Furnace Operator B for our West Palm Beach, FL facility to work 2nd shift. This is a Union position.

     

    Set up and operation of Heat treating and controlled atmospheric brazing furnaces to braze rocket engine thrust chambers and other assemblies where vacuum, explosive and/or inert gas (Hydrogen, Argon) atmospheres are used in production.

     

    Position may be filled at next higher level.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    100% of responsibilities support heat treat operations. Duty details include:

    • Perform complete setup and operation of electric and gas fired furnaces, performing various duties. such as: lighting furnaces, install temperature charts, load and unload retorts, grind open retorts, insulate front of furnace with fire brick leaving opening for instrumentation wires and gas lines when running retorts with controlled atmosphere, setup program for heat cycle, and activate computer program to control heat-up and/or heat cycle, purge retorts to obtain proper atmosphere, check for leaks, connect thermocouples, and place retort in furnace, regularly taking dew point and temperature readings during cycle).
    • Setup and operate computer controlled gas & vacuum furnaces. Regularly monitor computer readings for proper furnace/program operation, taking remedial action when necessary, including notifying higher grade operator or supervisor.
    • Quench tools in proper solution and for proper time to achieve proper hardness. Avoid excessive distortion of parts and tools by following established handling methods and procedures when quenching.
    • Degrease parts, use deep freeze, and perform various material handling duties within and outside of the department.
    • Use various measuring instruments such as micrometers and dial indicators to check parts and tools for excessive distortion. Operate hardness testing equipment such as Rockwell and Brinell to check hardness of parts treated.
    • Load parts and start various pumps and cooling water before activating manually controlled furnace purge, setup program for heat cycle and activate to control heat cycle after purge is complete
    • Develop programs for complete purge and heat cycle and enter cycle data in computer, and be able to modify programs in mid-cycle when necessary. Check-out master computer control panels and make corrections or take other remedial action to avoid serious incidents when inconsistencies or problems are indicated.
    • Operate furnaces to perform difficult and more critical work, including retort chamber brazing and titanium assembly stress relieving.
    • Perform preventive maintenance on various equipment and systems. Maintain necessary tools, materials, and/or supplies to ensure steady workflow, as well as maintain a neat and clean work area.
    • Comply with environmental/safety regulations and programs requirements to ensure safe working conditions and to preserve a healthy environment. Comply with company quality and continuous improvement initiatives.  Keep current with training certifications for compliance with governmental and company regulations.
    • May be required to train for, obtain and maintain licenses, operator permits and certifications for assigned area.

    Requirements

    High school diploma and 3-4 years of experience in heat treating and brazing operations.

    • Meet the continuous mental and visual attention required to plan work, develop furnace cycle programs, prepare, degrease, load, and unload furnaces, monitor furnace operation on display consoles.
    • Safely work with Hydrogen and Argon gases. Interpret, explain, and apply applicable codes and regulations.
    • Prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
    • Understand and follow instructions, and apply departmental policies and procedures to perform assigned tasks.
    • Experience reading and interpreting graphic instructions such as drawings, sketches, models, or other visual aids. Perform mathematical calculations accurately and quickly.
    • Experience handling large (500lbs+) complex hardware with tooling and other handling devices (ie: hoists, rigging equipment pallet jacks, cranes, lifting straps, etc.).
    • Be responsible for working safely without posing a risk to themselves or others. Maintain a healthy and safe work area for self and fellow employees and ensure safety, health, and environmental directives and standards are maintained.
    • Maintain and prepare logs, records, systems, and reports as required.
    • Experience using measurement instruments to ensure parts are set-up and indicated properly to meet requirements.
    • Must carry or obtain applicable certifications to work in an environmentally controlled room.
    • Must operate a forklift to position and remove retorts to and from the furnace.

    US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

     

     

     

    Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

    The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds.  Work will require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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