Double Melt Furnace Assistant (DMFA)

Job Description
Titanium Metals Corporation ("TIMET") offers a full range of titanium products, including ingot and slab, forging billet and mill forms. TIMET is vertically integrated, capable of making its own titanium sponge. In 2011, more than 75 percent of TIMET's sales were to aerospace and defense end markets. TIMET operates seven primary melting or mill facilities in Henderson, Nevada; Toronto, Ohio; Morgantown, Pennsylvania; Vallejo, California; Witton, England; Waunarlwydd, Wales; and Ugine, France, and employs approximately 2,750 people. In December 2012, TIMET was acquired by Precision Castparts Corp. ("PCC"). PCC is a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power and general industrial markets. PCC is a publicly-traded corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol "PCP") and a member of the Fortune 500 and S&P 500. PCC had fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $8.4 billion and currently has approximately 28,000 employees in more than 150 manufacturing facilities in 15 countries and 30 U.S. states.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To assist operator in loading, unloading, vacuum arc remelt furnaces and weld stubs and wafers on metal electrodes. Produce titanium metal to specifications at an acceptable production pace. Follow all safety & standard operating procedures.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: Furnace assemblies, materials handling equipment, hand tools, plasma arc welding equipment, wire welding equipment, weld chamber, vacuum pumps, work savers, cranes, hoists, welding units, welding jig, floor controlled overhead crane, cleaning tools, hand truck, measuring tape, work saver, forklift, scales, copper crucible & bottoms, tumbler etc.
MATERIALS: Initial charge sponge and metal electrodes, stubs, wafers, titanium wire, inert gas, acid, etc.
SOURCE OF SUPERVISION: Shift Supervisor. Directed on the job by Double Melt Furnace Operator.
DIRECTION EXERCISED: Trainees
WORKING PROCEDURE:
Assists operators in material handling.
Assists operators in disconnecting furnace accessories and loading.
Assists operators in maintenance of furnaces.
Cleans and inspects welds removes any contaminants.
Identifies cleans and inspects stubs for use in fabrication of electrode per specifications.
Fabricates electrodes by welding aligned electrode, stubs by operating weld line and weld chamber controls and power rollers.
Welds stubs and wafers on metal electrodes.
Completes & maintains records and make computer entries as required. (Peak entries & sign-off)
Keeps equipment and working area in clean and orderly condition.
10. In transporting stubs, fabricated electrodes, and ingots, operates materials handling equipment, cranes, hoists, etc.,
11. Break mis-welded electrode apart and also repair electrodes welds as required
12. Clean, inspect, drop check and paint crucibles signs off crucibles per direction of Double Melt Furnace Operator.
13. Unloads electrodes & ingots from crucible. Cleans and inspects crucible bottoms.
14. Makes minor maintenance and repairs to equipment and assists maintenance employees in major maintenance and repairs.
Job Qualifications:
Pass literacy test, drug screen
Diploma or GED preferred
Able to work in the heat, lift, push, pull max 60lbs
2 yrs industrial or construction type setting preferred

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