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Posted on: May 13, 2020 • Category: Manufacturing

Furnace Operator


Apply By: June 01, 2020
No. of Jobs: 2
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: DOE/DOQ
Education: High School

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Phone 1: 605-665-6063
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2500 Alumax Road
Yankton, SD 57078
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  • Must have forklift experience
  • Must be able to work 6pm - 6am


  • 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

Willing to train.

  • 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, etc.) filling chargers  
  • Fluxing of furnaces (mixing metal in furnace with argon gas) 
  • Skimming and processing of dross 
  • Taking of samples 
  • Operating lathe for preparing samples 
  • Operation of spectrometer  
  • Calculation of alloy additions  
  • Alloying furnaces (weighing and mixing of alloys into furnaces) 
  • Making sure metal in furnaces is at proper temperature for pit crew 
  • Unloading of scrap trailers, railroad cars, and inspection of scrap while unloading 
  • Help out on log saw when needed 
  • Any other tasks or duties assigned by shift supervisor or leadman 

Other Information:

Applications from severely disabled and equally disabled people will be considered with equal suitability.
Please apply online in ONE with your CV and optionally a cover letter until: 05/29/2020 
If you have any questions, please contact:
Jamie Bowen: 

Competitive Benefits:

From Day One with Hydro, employees can enjoy benefits including: 

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company match/contributions 
  • Education Assistance 
  • Bonus plan eligibility for all levels of employees
  • Parental Leave
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