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Furnace Operator



Pryor, OK, USA
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022
  • Production
  • Pryor, OK, USA
  • 0.00-21.00 per hour Starting Pay is based on previous experience & training.
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

medical, dental, life, FSA, 401k, tuition reimbursement program, monthly bonus program, paid holidays, vacation, etc.

At AMERICAN Castings we specialize in gray and ductile iron castings. We are a member of the AMERICAN family of iron and steel manufacturers that together has a collective total of more than 500 years of manufacturing experience. The family originated with and was founded as AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company in Birmingham, Alabama in 1905.

We have a wide range of customers and serve diverse markets such as agriculture, construction, energy, mining, and waterworks with in-depth expertise in each field. Our proficiency in engineering and metallurgy, rigorous maintenance and reliability practices and being vigilant about continuous improvement and productivity initiatives helps keep our customers with us year after year and enables us to deliver a quality product at a competitive price.


Responsible for the correct operation of the electric furnaces, keeping the iron at proper temperatures and at the proper chemical analysis for pouring castings. Oversees and checks the charging of furnaces with prescribed portions of scrap, pigs, alloys, and additions. Adjusts electrical controls to regulate power input to maintain prescribed rate of melting and temperatures. Check temperatures and finish off melt for pouring operations. Directs activities and instructs others to tap furnaces. Responsible for monitoring in the Melt Control room all electrical controls, pumps, water temperature, hydraulic units of induction, holding furnaces, and the control panel of the preheat system. Operate pre-heater with controls and monitor weight. Works from charge and melting specifications. Receive lab printout, interpret information and compute the amount of additives or alloys needed to bring the heat to proper specifications. Insure that the melter follows the proper oxidation/reduction still refinement techniques are followed. Periodically inspect the furnace. Reline furnaces. Slag furnaces and tundishes and prepare launders. Operate a forklift to move slag bins, pallets, etc. Responsible for furnace refractory repair. Responsible for daily clean up. Sweep as needed. May perform job duties of iron pourer, ladle repair and/or crane operator. This position may be classified as a lead person which will perform job duties as assigned. Know Foundry induction furnace water system. Keep work area clean and orderly. Know safety rules that apply to the safety of others and to personal safety. Perform other work as instructed by supervisor.

*A complete job description is available in Human Resources*

American Castings, LLC
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