Furnace Operator
Job Opportunity at Energy Transfer/Machine Dynamics

Posted on May 10

http://www.finnedtube.com/careers.aspx    330-868-3060

Location: Minerva, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4159355


This position is within the Energy Transfer tube manufacturing department. The job requires controlling and maintaining a controlled atmosphere continuous belt furnace to anneal and braze metal products.

Essential Functions:

  • Set up, adjust and operate the belt furnace and auxiliary metal preparatory equipment to process product to specifications. 
  • Handle the Start Up, Operation, and Shut Down of the furnace through the use of a PLC and manual controls. 
  • Select the correct furnace recipe and enter into furnace PLC/HMI.
  • Select all furnace fixtures to run parts.
  • Maintain furnace fixtures as required.
  • Maintain furnace logs and document furnace records. 
  • Setup and operate the alloy coating application machine to prepare products for furnace brazing.
  • Load and unload furnace.
  • Perform first article runs and communicate recommendations as appropriate.
  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety protocols.
  • Read/understand prints and information provided in the shop traveler.
  • Measure, test, and visually inspect tubes to insure they meet the print and all quality requirements. 
  • Work with downstream operations to ensure product suitability.   


  • A high school diploma with at least 1 year experience with heat treating equipment. 
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs. plus stand for extended periods.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis skills.
  • Exercise good judgment
  • Able to multi-task
  • Decision making ability.
  • Time Management skills.
  • Thoroughness/Attention to details.
  • Communication proficiency.
  • Be able to read basic drawings.
  • Have the ability to perform basic calculations using shop Math.
  • Read and comprehend standard operating procedures and be willing to learn.
  • Able to accurately use a tape measure, calipers, height gages, and other metal measuring equipment.
  • Results Driven.


  • 3 years’ experience with a heat treating furnace
  • 1 year experience with controlled atmosphere furnace
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