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Foundry Laboratory Technician - 1st Shift

Job title: Foundry Laboratory Technician - 1st Shift
Department: Foundry Laboratory  
Reports to: Quality Manager
Effective date: 12/29/2018
Hours: 1st shift; 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Pay: $15.75 per hour (starting minimum)


Summary of responsibilities
Measures, observes and evaluates critical process variables and outcomes.  Advises the Foundry supervisor staff and Quality Assurance personnel of conditions which might impact product quality.  

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 
• Collects molten metal iron samples (2600-2700 degrees) from molds and furnaces.
• Conducts routine microscopic examinations of metals and alloys to determine their crystal structure, porosity, homogeneity, nodularity, and other characteristics.  Records results of observations in logs as directed.  
• Evaluates finished products using various instruments, gauges, or other equipment to ensure compliance to required specifications.  
• Examines metal and alloy samples with spectrometer to determine chemical properties and records results in logs as directed.  
• Machines standard test bars to prescribed dimensions and performs mechanical tests to determine tensile strength, elongation, and other properties.  Records results of observations in logs as directed.  
• Collects samples of sand mixes and compresses sand into sample piece.  
• Determines the properties of sand samples such as moisture content, permeability, compression and shear strength, clay content, and sand grain size and distribution.  Performs similar tests on ladle lining refractories.  
• Tests quality of incoming materials such as sands, resins, clays, binders, and miscellaneous material including scrap steel to determine fitness for use.  Records results of observations in logs as directed. 
• Performs routine maintenance of inspection instruments and equipment.  
• Maintains inventory of laboratory consumable supplies and recommends purchases or replenishment to supervisor.  
• Prepares and forwards certification to sales office or Quality personnel as requested.  
• Practices safe work habits, maintains the workplace in good order and wears issued personal protective equipment at all times in the workplace.  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 
This job has not supervisory responsibilities. 

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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE 
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS 
Ability to complete and follow procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee frequently is required to climb 6-8 steps 25-30 times each day.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme heat, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environmental is usually very loud.  

COMPETENCE, AWARENESS, AND TRAINING
Competence, awareness, and training for probationary employees will be assessed by the “New Employee Checklist,” and the evaluations conducted and 30, 60, and 90 days, along with other training as needed.  Competence, awareness, and Training for regular employees will be assessed when annual evaluations are conducted, along with other measurements in accordance with the area the employee is assigned to.

 

Baker Manufacturing Company, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

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