Electron Beam Furnace Operator

Operate and maintain TIMET's high productivity vacuum induction furnaces located in Morgantown PA. Interpret and respond to the needs of the equipment.


40-60% of the operators time will be spent operating the furnace; the balance will be devoted to the application of special skills.
Perform preoperative checks prior to and during pump down cycle.
Use pre-pump and start up checklist.
Set up and operate the furnace as directed for melting to include:
Material preparation and loading material.
Pumping down furnace.
Melting and casting.
Unloading ingots.
Performing furnace turn-arounds.
Perform preventative maintenance.
Understand the basic chemistry specifications for common products.
Interpret and control the casting conditions of the furnace as they relate to the product being produced.
Interpret gauges, meters, etc. while operating the VIM furnace.
Maintain operating records and logs.
Maintain material and maintenance needed lists.
Clean out furnaces during maintenance cycles and replaces damaged components. Change molds, deskull and patch liner.
Operate leak detectors, pressure controllers, and metal sorting devices.
Use various hand and power tools as directed.
Perform maintenance required to ensure good operating condition of furnace and auxiliary equipment such as vacuum, hydraulic, pneumatic and cooling systems.
Correctly uses material handling equipment such as forklifts and hoists.
Perform mechanical skill functions such as flame cut, arc weld, silver solder, and soft solder.
Correctly use such tools as wrenches, drills, grinders, saws, and drill press. 40-60% of the operators time will be spent operating the furnace; the balance will be devoted to the application of special skills.
Function a viable member of the furnace team.
Work on tasks outside of this job description as directed by the supervisors for training, emergency relief purposes; generally for short periods of time.
Work in accordance with established safety rules and good housekeeping practices..
Fill in for Sr. Operator as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or G. E. D.
  • Two years industrial mechanical experience.
  • The ability to stick weld mild stainless steels.
  • Ability to operate a gas torch.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and blue prints.
  • Ability to lift objects up to 75 lb.
  • MUST be willing to work all 3 shifts and weekends


  • Ability to lay out own work.
  • Ability to MIG and TIG weld.
  • Pneumatic and hydraulic knowledge.
  • Basic electrical knowledge.
  • Two years trade school.
  • Ability to Learn the Following Skills:
  • Soft and hard solder copper
  • Trouble shoot and repair vacuum equipment, valves, pumps, etc.

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