Profession heat treatment furnace operator

Heat treatment furnace operators monitor the process of heat treatment of castings. They control the treatment furnaces and direct all activities of furnace operation, including the interpretation of computer data, temperature measurement and adjustment, and loading vessels. They control the chemicothermal treatment of castings in order to reach the standards.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Attention to detail

    Performs tasks conscientiously and effectively, taking into account all their aspects, no matter how detailed they are.

Skills

  • Maintain system logs

    Maintain system logs or manuals to document equipment testing and operation.

  • Load materials into furnace

    Load materials in furnace with correct positioning, fastening and levelling when needed.

  • Operate heat treatment furnace

    Operate or tend furnaces such as gas, oil, electric to heat treat castings in order to reach the correct mechanical properties. Adjust furnace controls to heat parts the prescribed time to the right temperature.

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • Report the results of treatment

    Analyse and process information and data, and subsequently formulate the results in a written report.

  • Ensure health and safety in manufacturing

    Ensure health and safety of personnel during manufacturing process.

  • Prepare technical reports

    Prepare technical reports that describe results and processes of scientific or technical research, or assess its progress. These reports help researchers to keep up to date with recent findings.

  • Record furnace operations

    Log furnace time and production data.

  • Supervise worker safety

    Ensure safety of site personnel; supervise correct use of protective equipment and clothing; understand and implement safety procedures.

  • Extract materials from furnace

    Remove materials from the furnace using a crane, a conveyor, by tilting the furnace, or using other methods.

  • Ensure compliance with safety legislation

    Implement safety programmes to comply with national laws and legislation. Ensure that equipment and processes are compliant with safety regulations.

  • Report well results

    Document and share well results in a transparent way; communicate results to business partners, auditors, collaborating teams and internal management.

Optional knowledge and skills

record production data for quality control gather data resolve equipment malfunctions perform minor repairs to equipment monitor heavy machinery process incident reports for prevention types of metal manufacturing processes provide manufacturing documentation create documented procedures provide advice to technicians chemical processes monitor gauge follow written instructions