Manufacturing & QA
Foundry Prep Operator - 1st shift
Foundry Prep Operator - 1st shift Company Description Founded in 1946 and headqu
Position: Prep Operator
Salary: $18.85 per hour
Type: Full Time
Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Milford, New Hampshire (USA), Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc. is the premier
supplier of complete-to-print, high-volume, complex thin-wall investment castings and fully-finished casting-based
subassemblies and components to industry. The company leads the industry in volume production, reduced lead-times and
just-in-time manufacturing. Hitchiner produces castings in hundreds of different alloys for a broad spectrum of global
markets and customers that include the leaders in the automotive, aerospace, and other industries. Job Description
The hours for this position are Monday-Friday from 3pm to 11:30pm. OT may be required based on business need.
This position starts at $18.85 per hour.
Remove molds from their storage area, perform needed inspections, repairs, and any other required tasks (i.e. Kaowool
wrap). Load molds into the ovens in proper sequence and quantities, complete required paperwork and keep foundry
operators informed of any irregularities. Load molds into casting chambers or sand beds.
Tools and Equipment:
Burnout ovens, racks, conveyors, fluidized sand beds, ladles, automated lifting devices, pneumatic and electric chipping
hammers and rammers, hoists, torch, cement mixer, forklift, pallet jacks, personal protective equipment and other
equipment as may be required.
Various types of shell molds, patching materials, sand, ramming materials, potassium silicate dip, refractories. Furnace
liners, ladles and ladle forms, molten and solid metals of various types and quantities.
Direction of Others:
The following are the usual major job duties, but this job description does not preclude the performance of other duties as
assigned by the supervisor:
Acquire molds from their storage area(s) this will be done by direction of the supervisor or a prepared scheduled.
Inspect the molds for damage, wax drips, holes, cracks and any other abnormalities
Repair the mold(s) as needed. Any mold with heavy damage, or excessive missing parts need to be referred to a supervisor
for disposition. Any mold that has foreign material of any kind, i.e. loose sand, attached to it or coming out of it must be
referred to a supervisor
Load molds in the oven in the proper quantity and sequence required
Complete the necessary paperwork to maintain control of the mold processing into the foundry.
Maintain furnaces – knocking out, patching, relining, using established procedures and required tools.
Remove molds from oven manually or using mechanically assisted machine(s).
Inspect and repair (if necessary), load into casting machine, or place in sand beds
Follow instructions given by foundry operator
Be proactive in safety, ergonomics, and cost controls, either directly, as on a team or indirectly through example and
Follow and work from foundry instruction card(s) and work instructions
Perform TPM duties as instructed
Maintain sand beds; clean and appropriately filled
Maintain and control proper classification of revert metal
Assist (as may be required) in metal control, and in preparing master melt lots for casting.
May require use of overhead saw
Maintain and accomplish inventories as may be directed
Ensure metal scraps are placed in proper containers
When conventional casting, maintain ladles on the preheat, and when called for, bring to the furnace in a shank and
preheat with molten metal. Take full ladle and pour metal into the mold using prescribed technique, fill mold to proper
height. Repeat as necessary to complete the heat. Always following the direction and instructions of the foundry operator.
Once molds have been cooled, remove and place into bins for removal. Rebuild ladles as necessary
Strictly adhere to LO/TO procedures as required
Must follow all safety requirements of job as outlined on the job safety card
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Complete all paperwork associated with the job. Correctly maintain all forms and instruction sheets
Maintain a clean and orderly working environment
Inform your supervisor about problems that occur
May be required to handle hazardous waste by collecting and transferring the waste into proper containers at satellite
storage areas or storage areas and assuring that the containers are properly inspected, labeled, and closed as required.
Must follow correct instruction for handling hazardous waste and report any deviations to supervisor immediately. Must
attend yearly instruction in hazardous waste handling and review of current procedures if job duties could affect non-
Special Skills and/or Experience:
Vision requirement of 20/30 near correctable. Ability to lift 55 lbs. Must be able to obtain pallet jack and forklift license.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.