Heat Treat Operator I-2nd Shift in Coxsackie, NY at Ducommun

Date Posted: 8/2/2022

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Heat Treat Operator I-2nd Shift

Job Description

Job Summary & Essential Functions:  The following describes in general terms the purpose and scope of the position.

The heat treat operator is responsible for performing various thermal processes for alloys of Aluminum, Titanium, Steel, and Inconel to support downstream forming processes and to achieve a final temper or condition per customer specifications.

•        Ability to understand and follow customer specifications, internal work instructions, Standard Operating Procedures and shop travelers for thermal processing of various alloys.

•        Uses precision measuring tools for the set up of heat treat batches.

•        Learns to set up ovens and heat treat equipment including fixtures, racks, baskets, temperature controllers and timers.

•        Learns to identify fixture, rack, basket or other tooling deficiencies, alerts Value Stream M.E. or Supervisor.

•        Completes regular preventive maintenance on equipment assigned.

•        Able to read, follow, and update shop travelers.

•        Learns to create and interpret Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

•        Can work independently.

•        Willing and able to work in a team setting to achieve Value Stream goals.

•        Must have a high level of attention to detail.

•        Must be able to effectively utilize basic shop math skills:  addition and subtraction of whole numbers and time intervals.

•        Team oriented with a continuous improvement and quality outlook.

•        Read, understand and follow internal procedures and policies.

•        Understands and follows through on both verbal and written instructions.

•        Understands and uses the concepts taught relating to Lean Manufacturing Principles and 6-S guidelines.

•        Has basic MS Office skills and the ability to use Lookout software.

•        Learns basic principles of metallurgy.

•        Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.

•        Must be willing and able to work overtime as necessary.

•        Acceptable attendance is an essential function of the position.

•        Performs other duties as assigned or required by the position.

Required Skills & Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.  Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential requirements of this job.

•        High school diploma or equivalent required.

•        6 to 12 months’ aerospace manufacturing experience is preferred.

•        Strong mechanical aptitude required.

•        Math Skills – decimals, percentages, fractions; geometry and trigonometry preferred.

•        Ability to read and interpret blueprints and mylars.

•        Ability to read and understand internal procedures and policies and travelers.

•        Understands and follows through on both verbal and written instructions.

•        Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook.

•        Computer Skills - able to learn new screens, reports, functions, software programs and internal ERP systems.

•        Communicates courteously and professionally at all organizational levels.

•        Basic understanding of metallurgical heat treat principles.

•        Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

•        Frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

•        Must be able to communicate effectively.

•        Annual baseline hearing test is required.

•        Occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

•        Regularly lifting 35 lbs., occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs.

•        Regularly ascending and descending stairs.

•        Regularly pushing wheeled carts, weighing up to 500 lbs.


Required Skill Sets for Heat Treatment Operator Level I:

•        Basic Baan Training (clock in/clock out, Labor reporting, dispatch list)

•        Blueprint/Mylar reading

•        Fork Truck Operation

•        Quality List Navigation

•        Locate customer specifications and internal work instruction

•        Bandsaw and C-Frame Operation and Safety

•        40-hour training class

•        500 hours OJT

•        Properly hand clean parts with acetone

•        Ability to unload oven and properly match parts to travelers

•        Understand of all PPE required for operation of equipment

•        Navigation of Lookout software

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training, minimum years of experience, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to be considered.

•        High school diploma or equivalent or acceptable combination of education and experience.

•        6 to 12 months’ aerospace manufacturing experience is preferred.

•        Must qualify for any and all required certificates.

•        40 hrs classroom training followed by a written exam.

•        500 hrs on the job training.

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Safety glasses, safety shoes and other designated personal protective equipment as required for the position.

•        Working conditions are:  100% manufacturing environment.

•        Regularly required to work near moving mechanical parts.

•        Noise level is usually loud.

•        Hearing protection is required.

•        Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.

•  Work with solvents, e.g. acetone (chemical resistant gloves required).

•  Frequent, brief entry into sub-zero (-40 degrees F) cooled environments.

• Frequent removal of fixtures and racks from ovens using a cart (leather gloves recommended).

•   Occasional loading and unloading of individual parts in an oven above 1450 degrees F using tongs (leather gloves required at minimum; high temperature gloves recommended).

•    Fully enclosed shoes of solid, leather construction with a steel or composite toe cap (ANSI Z41 compliant), that fit at the ankle or higher, must be worn

Skills & Qualifications

•        High school diploma or equivalent required.

•        6 to 12 months’ aerospace manufacturing experience is preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

171 Stacey Road
Coxsackie, New York, 12051
United States


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