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Melter Technician in Dover, NJ at Arconic

Date Posted: 4/8/2019

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Job Description

Melt tech will be responsible for daily operation of the vacuum furnaces

  • Expected to assist in the implementation of EHS Values and policy statements and accompanying principals.
  • Comply with all department, facility, corporate and regulatory EHS regulations.
  • Wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Report all job-related illness and injuries (Per Employee Handbook).
  • Report all safety, health and environmental concerns to your supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Attend all EHS training.

  • Address any Safety concerns promptly.
  • Melting unit operation (pumps blower’s etc.).
  • Monitor operation of equipment and perform adjustments as needed to insure equipment effectiveness
  • Furnish Lab prelim requirements.
  • Document and maintain accurate records and logs and maintain a clean and orderly work environment
  • Perform minor and preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Install, remove, and monitor operation of preheat torches
  • Follow all Melting techniques (Al’s, Melt Practices).
  • Perform metal weighing of additions (if qualified) and verify prelim additions are correct
  • Some data entry of melt card/log required.
  • May be required to assist on multiple furnaces during the course of a work day. 
  • Perform coil changes which will include confined space, LTV and operating the overhead crane to remove and install coils.
  • Perform emergency and remedial procedures which may arise during the melting process.
  • Assist in the training of new team members
  • Troubleshooting techniques.
  • Paperwork and record keeping.
  • Spout and entry changes.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment.
  • Run the tube cleaner and keep area clean
  • Hot top molds and clean molds as required
  • Performing other duties as assigned by department leaders or supervisor.
Candidate must:
  • Must be able to perform basic operation of a PC
  • After training, be capable of running the “A”, “B”, “C” and W units.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills.
  • Must be able to work with engineering, maintenance and other melt technicians.
  • Be able to understand complex written instructions.
  • Have the ability to troubleshoot equipment.
  • Must pass all physical requirements which includes use of a respirator, mobile equipment including overhead cranes.


  • Coordinate shift and shift-to-shift communication activities during furnace changes, with melt team and maintenance.
  • Record the progression of furnace changes on furnace change sheet and report any problems encountered to shift team leader.
  • Pass on status of furnace change to the next shift melt team members and supervision.
  • Complete furnace change safety audits.
    • Confined Space
    • Fall Protection
    • Lockout/Tag Out/Verify
    • Respirator Inspections
  • Be accountable for the timely completion of furnace changes.
  • Have all furnace changes supplies in assigned furnace change cabinet immediately following a furnace change.
  • Order any supplies that are not in stockroom (breathable air, out of stock items)

  • Personal protective equipment including, but not limited to safety glasses, safety shoes, hardhat, hearing protection and clothing.
  • Donning of air purifying respirator.
  • Training, comprehension and compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Training may be temporarily scheduled on a shift other than the shift listed above.


  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’).
  • 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.
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Candidates residing within a 50 mile radius of Dover NJ will only be considered.
  • Must have High school diploma or GED equivalent.


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