Furnace/Cast Pit Operator

Relocation Available
Position Type
Full Time

Overview / Job Summary

Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China. We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.


Our Rolled Products North America (RPNA) division is seeking to add talented Furnace Cast Pit Operators to its team located at our Richmond, VA facility.


Aleris offers a full benefits package including Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance and 401K plan with matching contributions; the rate of pay for this position is $22.43 per hour.

Responsibilities Include

•Assurance of Quality & Safety Standards.
• Ensure timely and accurate production.
• Participation in teams to enhance the integrity of our drive for excellence.
• Moderate lifting and bending.
• Utilize forklifts, pallet jacks, etc. to unload, move, stack and load various materials.
• Comply with the following:
• Follow SOP, Quality, and Safety procedure with particular attention on Molten Metal Handling and Mobile equipment.
• Scrap charging into Melting Furnace and mixing with molten metal.
• Inspect all scrap before charging into melting furnace.
• Fluxing the furnace at the beginning of a charge.
• Molten metal pump operations and furnace operations.
• Do preventive maintenance as required.
• Furnace De-Drossing.
• Metal transfer to holding furnace.
• Apply 5S and housekeeping in coordination with the shift.
• Operate and understand wonder ware.
• Operate and inspect fork trucks.
• Operate and inspect backhoe.
• Operate and inspect front end loader.
• Operate and inspect cranes and hoists.
• Scanning tickets and recording all scrap and weight that’s put in melting furnace.
• Regulates flow of metal from trough into casting pot.
• Operate and understand the shot transfer system.
• Monitor furnace/bag house temperatures.

Required Qualifications

Requirements Include:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2-4 years of experience in production / manufacturing environment, or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Ability to operate powered industrial trucks (i.e. forklift).
  • The willingness to work flexible schedules as needed. Work schedules could include nights, weekend or holiday shifts.
  • Basic computer, math skills, and reading skills.
  • Ability to move around in an industrial environment, including some climbing up and on plant equipment, and such activities as walking, kneeling, stooping, bending, driving carts, occasional reaching with hands and arms, and climbing stairs to reach plant offices and equipment. Must be able to lift and/or move items weighing up to 25 pounds..

 -Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace.  Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.




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