Coatings Furnace Operator

Job Location US-AZ-Phoenix
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Dry hone parts as needed, operate furnaces to heat treat aerospace components, read, check and complete proper documentation for each part run.


Coatings Furnace Operator I Duties:

  • Load and unload furnaces, read and check furnace charts.
  • Pack and unpack parts in retorts.
  • Must understand where coating samples are placed in coating runs and perform duty.
  • Dry hone components.
  • Complete log books accurately and thoroughly.
  • Change thermocouples as needed.
  • Sift and blend powders to create new powder(s).
  • Provide coating samples to the Metallurgy lab with accurate information/data.
  • Obtain coating cycles from the Metallurgy lab.
  • Document travelers correctly after operations have been performed.
  • Follow and utilize lean manufacturing principles.
  • Maintain, implement and improve 5-S Principles.
  • Perform general departmental housekeeping.
  • Sustain production standards and quality.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality required.
  • Adhere to and promote Corporate Code of Ethical Standards.
  • Ensure compliance with Company IPM/QPM and ISO quality requirements along with NADCAP.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Vacuum coating powder from behind sifters and V-blenders as needed.
  • Assist in surveying when needed.


  • Ability to accurately read and monitor furnace charts and related equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand work in-process documents
  • Knowledge of chemicals powders processing required
  • Ability to transfer information and data accurately
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Self-motivated with a high level of ownership and accountability
  • Provides accurate feedback to the department supervisor pertaining to quality issues
  • Lean skills continually drives process improvement.
  • Must be fluent in English, i.e. speaking, reading, writing
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to pass various tests including annual furnace exams
  • Must perform duties correctly and meet performance standards within first six (6) months of position and become a certified working furnace operator
  • Move loaded retorts (up to 35 lbs) onto grids of furnace
  • Lift parts on and off small heat-treat furnace
  • Carry components (10-35 lbs) at waist level up to an approximate distance of 10 feet
  • Proper usage of die jack and following of company safety procedures when lifting items in excess of 35 lbs
  • Items weighing more than 35 lbs (when equipment cannot be used), employees are required to have assistance moving items




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