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Furnace Technician - Manufacturing

Furnace Technician - Manufacturing

locationCanton, OH, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time


Position Highlights:
  • Benefits begin on FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT! (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Pay rate of $21 per hour
  • Ability to cross train on multiple positions and earn additional pay.
  • Annual Bonus- Based on Company performance
  • Attendance Bons
  • Shift Differential
  • 401k with Company Match

Howmet Aerospace is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications. Howmet Aerospace is transforming the next phase of more fuel-efficient, quieter aerospace engines and sustainable ground transportation.

Summary: Howmet Structure Systems has an immediate opening for a Furnace Utility Operator located at its Canton, Ingot facilities. This position is responsible for operating and maintaining high productivity melting furnaces.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of a furnace operator.
  • Interpret and control furnace conditions to ensure the product is consistent with customer specifications and meets all quality standards.
  • Operate equipment such as tow motors, overhead cranes, welders and hoists.
  • Conduct preventive and general maintenance on furnace hardware.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and system abnormalities and perform required maintenance to fix the issues.
  • Operate hand tools: grinders, saws and drill presses to condition and prepare Ingots for the next process step.
  • Adhere to all standard operating procedures and ensure compliance with all safety and quality processes.

Basic Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of one-year related manufacturing experience.
  • Experience with conducting general maintenance on equipment or experience with hydraulic, pneumatic, or electrical systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and blueprints.
  • Experience using a computer to enter and track data.
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic that includes a good attendance record.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondences.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule to include holidays, weekends, and overtime.
  • Ability to work in high, precarious places and small or confined spaces.  
  • Physical Demands:  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and climb or balance.  The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s sales for 2022 approximated $5.7 billion. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.

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Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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The Howmet structures business manufactures metallurgically advanced lightweight multi-material solutions that range from titanium mill products to titanium forgings, extrusions and assembled systems for aerospace and defense applications.