**Aerojet Rocketdyne** is a world-recognized aerospace and
defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space,
missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments
customers throughout domestic and international markets.
We are seeking a **Heat Treating and Brazing Furnace Operator
B** for our **West Palm Beach, FL** facility to work 2nd shift.
This is a Union position.
Set up and operation of Heat treating and controlled atmospheric
brazing furnaces to braze rocket engine thrust chambers and other
assemblies where vacuum, explosive and/or inert gas (Hydrogen,
Argon) atmospheres are used in production.
_Position may be filled at next higher level._
**Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)**
100% of responsibilities support heat treat operations. Duty
+ Perform complete setup and operation of electric and gas fired
furnaces, performing various duties. such as: lighting furnaces,
install temperature charts, load and unload retorts, grind open
retorts, insulate front of furnace with fire brick leaving opening
for instrumentation wires and gas lines when running retorts with
controlled atmosphere, setup program for heat cycle, and activate
computer program to control heat-up and/or heat cycle, purge
retorts to obtain proper atmosphere, check for leaks, connect
thermocouples, and place retort in furnace, regularly taking dew
point and temperature readings during cycle).
+ Setup and operate computer controlled gas & vacuum furnaces.
Regularly monitor computer readings for proper furnace/program
operation, taking remedial action when necessary, including
notifying higher grade operator or supervisor.
+ Quench tools in proper solution and for proper time to achieve
proper hardness. Avoid excessive distortion of parts and tools by
following established handling methods and procedures when
+ Degrease parts, use deep freeze, and perform various material
handling duties within and outside of the department.
+ Use various measuring instruments such as micrometers and dial
indicators to check parts and tools for excessive distortion.
Operate hardness testing equipment such as Rockwell and Brinell to
check hardness of parts treated.
+ Load parts and start various pumps and cooling water before
activating manually controlled furnace purge, setup program for
heat cycle and activate to control heat cycle after purge is
+ Develop programs for complete purge and heat cycle and enter
cycle data in computer, and be able to modify programs in mid-cycle
when necessary. Check-out master computer control panels and make
corrections or take other remedial action to avoid serious
incidents when inconsistencies or problems are indicated.
+ Operate furnaces to perform difficult and more critical work,
including retort chamber brazing and titanium assembly stress
+ Perform preventive maintenance on various equipment and
systems. Maintain necessary tools, materials, and/or supplies to
ensure steady workflow, as well as maintain a neat and clean work
+ Comply with environmental/safety regulations and programs
requirements to ensure safe working conditions and to preserve a
healthy environment. Comply with company quality and continuous
improvement initiatives. Keep current with training certifications
for compliance with governmental and company regulations.
+ May be required to train for, obtain and maintain licenses,
operator permits and certifications for assigned area.
High school diploma and 3-4 years of experience in heat treating
and brazing operations.
+ Meet the continuous mental and visual attention required to
plan work, develop furnace cycle programs, prepare, degrease, load,
and unload furnaces, monitor furnace operation on display
+ Safely work with Hydrogen and Argon gases. Interpret, explain,
and apply applicable codes and regulations.
+ Prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
+ Understand and follow instructions, and apply departmental
policies and procedures to perform assigned tasks.
+ Experience reading and interpreting graphic instructions such
as drawings, sketches, models, or other visual aids. Perform
mathematical calculations accurately and quickly.
+ Experience handling large (500lbs+) complex hardware with
tooling and other handling devices (ie: hoists, rigging equipment
pallet jacks, cranes, lifting straps, etc.).
+ Be responsible for working safely without posing a risk to
themselves or others. Maintain a healthy and safe work area for
self and fellow employees and ensure safety, health, and
environmental directives and standards are maintained.
+ Maintain and prepare logs, records, systems, and reports as
+ Experience using measurement instruments to ensure parts are
set-up and indicated properly to meet requirements.
+ Must carry or obtain applicable certifications to work in an
environmentally controlled room.
+ Must operate a forklift to position and remove retorts to and
from the furnace.
May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance
at the appropriate level. Must be able to satisfy federal
government requirements for access to government information, and
having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet
**Work Environment and Physical Requirements:**
The work environment may require a combination of indoor and
outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied
amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders,
stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium
to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow,
slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching,
handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking,
pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to
lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work will require the ability
to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man
lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this
job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume
or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use
of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety
glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed
shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing
protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to
and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A
clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of
personal protective equipment when entering or exiting
manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be
required to drive between various locations within the Company
facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to
work in a standard office setting and to use standard office
equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air
or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This
position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure
successful operation of activities in the organization.
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be an essential function of every position. While different
positions have different primary areas of responsibility and
technical expertise, everyone needs to work as a team, and we
expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job
Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an
individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship,
U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as
defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).
**Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during
the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human
Resources Department atAccommodation Request.
**Job ID** _17357_
**Category** _Manufacturing and Production - Other_