Location: Lima, OH

Department: Heat Treat

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Title:                      Heater          

Department:        Heat Treat

Reports To:         Department Manager

Job Purpose:      To establish, monitor and maintain heating-treating cycles to achieve specified hardness requirements.


Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  1. Observing company policies, procedures, work instructions and standards.
  2. Observing safety policies, procedures, work instructions and standards.
  3. Timely, accurate and neat documentation of daily production.
  4. Housekeeping in department work areas and company living areas.
  5. Preventative maintenance on furnaces.
  6. Timely reporting of equipment problems and issues.
  7. Reporting all deviations from production specification
  8. Inspection of furnaces prior to heat-treat cycles.
  9. Setup of furnaces prior to and during heat-treat cycles, i.e. cooling fans for cycle segments.
  10. Operation of furnaces.
  11. Monitoring furnaces and maintaining specified heat-treat cycles.
  12. Assisting with ingot stripping and receipt of ingots in forging department as required.
  13. Receipt and shipment of in-process rolls as required.
  14. Operation of remote crane as required.


This job description is not all inclusive of the duties a Heater may be asked to perform during the course of his/her shift.


Consults with:

  • Plant Manager
  • All Levels of Department Personnel
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • All Levels of Production Department Personnel
  • Programming Analyst (computer problems)
  • Safety and Environmental Manager
  • Quality Personnel



Hourly (Starting Rate $16.00)



Environmental Conditions:

  • Heat
  • Noise
  • Seasonal Temperature Changes



  • Crane (Remote)
  • Chains and Slings
  • Forklift
  • Furnace Piers and Rails
  • Furnace Thermocouples and Controllers
  • Test Furnaces
  • Cooling Fans
  • Computer


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 60 – 80 pounds
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Accuracy
  • Attention to detail
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