Melting Technician

United States of America
23 April 2020
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Turning stone into remarkable products

Transforming natural resources into high-quality stone wool products puts you at the center of what makes ROCKWOOL successful in its industry. In our technologically-advanced production environment, you work closely with skilled colleagues who all strive to improve and optimize our manufacturing processes. You are offered the opportunity to work in an organization which cares about its employees and has a people-driven culture.

Melting Technician Job Summary

*Must be willing to work any Monday through Friday - 8 hour fixed shift*

Operating the furnace where pre-heated raw materials arrive to be turned into ‘melt’ is step two in our patented production process before the melt reaches the spinning wheels. As a Technician operating the Melter at ROCKWOOL you will be responsible for a variety of jobs throughout the melt area including furnace operation. Safety will be your upmost priority while supporting the effective production of high-quality stone wool insulation products within the Company’s parameters of material and time efficiency. Reporting to the respective shift Team Leader, the Melter technician is part of the operations team focused on continuous improvement and maximizing up-time.

What are the day-to-day responsibilities of a Melting Technician?

  • Monitor and adjust production process equipment required in the industrial melting furnace area per established procedures.
  • Conduct basic troubleshooting of equipment and act as the first line of defense for process, mechanical and technical issues.
  • Perform a variety of assignments related to regular and special process functions to ensure continuous flow from the beginning of the production line minimizing production downtime.
  • Ensure consistency in the volumes and quality of melt being produced and delivered to help drive execution against the production plan and key performance indicators.
  • Work closely with the Team Leader and other members of the melt and downstream production team to set priorities and effectively escalate any issues during the day-to-day operations.

What skills and qualifications do you need for the role of a Melting Technician? 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Previous manufacturing or Industrial experience and working with automated equipment preferred.
  • Grow and develop the team by sharing knowledge / experience.
  • Act as a ROCKWOOL ambassador demonstrating our core values of Ambition, Integrity, Responsibility and Efficiency.
  • Demonstrated or proven:
    • Organizational and analytical skills;
    • Basic computer knowledge and skills;
    • Acute attention to detail;
    • Written and verbal communication skills;
    • Problem-solving and trouble shooting skills;
    • Accuracy and data integrity.

What are the physical demands for a Melting Technician?

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 the essential functions. The job is physically demanding at times and requires manual dexterity, eyesight, mobility and requires a high level of concentration.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to, stand/or sit, squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to hear, walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, and smell.

The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 60 pounds and/or occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 120 pounds with another person, shovel heavy waste to shoulder height.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

What is the typical work environment at a ROCKWOOL manufacturing facility?

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.
 

At ROCKWOOL, safety is priority number one! We continuously strive to create safe and healthy work places and conditions for all employees. We provide all associates with personal protective equipment to include high visibility safety vests, safety glasses, shoes, gloves and head protection.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, background check, physical fitness test, WorkKEYS and talent assessment.

ROCKWOOL is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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