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VAR Operator

Company: Shultz Steel Co
Location: South Gate
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description SUMMARY Sets up and controls electric arc VAR furnace that remelts alloyed metals by performing the following duties with minimal supervision. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. In performing functions, duties or tasks, employees are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of Company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations. All functions, duties or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical and professional manner, and to be performed in conformance with applicable Company policies and procedures. In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of Company policies and procedures, employees are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives. Assists in administrative tasks including completion of production paperwork. Interfaces with other departments such as the Machine Shop and Quality Assurance to ensure all pertinent information is collected for final close out of jobs. Trains set up personnel to assist with operator functions. Starts up and shuts down VAR furnaces, including shut down under emergency conditions; weighs metal ingots and loads metal into furnace by crane; turns valves to regulate vacuum of furnace, or moves controls to regulate flow of electricity and water coolant through furnace. Observes color of metal and instruments such as voltmeter, ammeter, wattmeter, and pyrometer, and adjusts controls to maintain specified parameters. Removes crucible containing metal ingot from furnace, moves levers to tilt crucible or open crucible. Removes metal ingot from crucible. Records pertinent data. Transports crucible to blasting station and cleans it. Performs periodic maintenance and cleaning of furnaces and equipment. Prepares and welds stub to electrode. Adjusts timers and other instruments; inspects inoperative equipment to locate causes of trouble; disassembles and replaces or repairs defective parts; reassembles and starts unit to test operation. Loads, unloads and attends heat treat furnaces as required. Duties also include recording data and monitoring controls. Company Description Pay rates are based on experience.

Keywords: Shultz Steel Co, South Gate , VAR Operator, Other , South Gate, California

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