Refractory Operator performs a variety of tasks related to setting up the sand moulding process and making sand moulds, charging and melting either bronze or aluminium in electric or gas fired furnaces.
Makes charge up per specifications
Preheats ladles and crucibles
Checks to ensure the proper metals are poured into the correct mould
Pouring operations; moves moulds into position at the pouring area.
Removes molten metal from furnace. Transports metal to the pouring area or to the moulds.
Pours the moulds at the prescribed rate of pouring
Maintains records on pouring sequence and temperatures
Maintains raw material levels and transports into melt room
Operates forklift or high lift
Regulates mould sequence to ensure proper pouring sequence and facilitates the flow of work
Repairs/rebuilds furnaces, refractory, liners, etc.
Removes patterns without disturbing the sand face
Cuts vents in the moulds, removes gates and dresses ingates and shaves moulds as needed
Cleans moulding area and removes excess sand from the conveyor belt; cleans the sand mixers
Monitors sand conditions, chemicals, etc.
Additional duties as assigned
Foundation degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school
4+ years of previous foundry experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required
Basic degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
Basic analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills
Basic verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
Basic understanding and application of mathematical concepts
Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organisation, as well as internal and external clients
Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
Possess a mechanical aptitude; ability to use a large variety of hand tools and basic knowledge of power tools, forklifts, welding equipment, and cutting torch
Ability to work overtime as necessary
Must be physically fit to carry out this role and will include manual handling up to 50lbs
Nb. Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this position.
If this position is of interest then please send your cv to the link provided or call Vicki Cresswell on (phone number removed) or email your CV to (url removed)
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