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Posted on: July 01, 2020 • Category: Manufacturing

Casthouse Furnace Operator


Apply By: July 22, 2020
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: DOE/DOQ
Education: High School

Kimberly Matthews
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2500 Alumax Road
Yankton, SD 57078
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Job Requirements:

  • Able to work in extreme heat and cold conditions
  • Able to learn and work with the extreme hazards of the handling of molten metal
  • May be instances of high CO2 in area

Education and Work Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Willing to train


Summary: Prepare furnace loads, flux furnaces, skim and process dross.  Operate lathe and spectrometer and calculate alloy additions to prepare furnace for Pit crew.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate mobile equipment (forklift, skid loader, sweeper, overhead crane)
  • Accurately weigh up furnace charges and distinguish different scrap by alloy
  • Operate chargers to charge scrap metal into furnaces
  • Removing of foreign material (steel wire, bands, cardboard, wood, ect;) while filling chargers
  • Fluxing of furnaces (mixing metal in furnace with argon gas)
  • Operating lathe for preparing samples
  • Calculation of alloy additions

Other Information:

Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Parental Leave
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