• 1st Shift Furnace Operator/Pourer Trainee (Dept. 500)

    Posted: 07/06/2021

    Milwaukee Valve Company is looking for a 1st Shift Furnace Operator/Pourer Trainee to join our Prairie Du Sac, WI team in Department 500. This position starts at a hourly rate of $18.39. 

    *This position is eligible for a $500 sign-on bonus after successful completion of the orientation period.*

    The regularly scheduled hours for this position are 5:30AM - 2:00PM, Monday through Friday with overtime eventually becoming a possibility or even required. When working overtime, the shift is adjusted by 1-2 hours at either the beginning or end of the regularly scheduled shift. 


    Established in 1901, Milwaukee Valve manufactures valves for a variety of industries including Industrial, Commercial, Fire Protection, Marine and the dry bulk hauling industries. Our products have been installed on every U.S. Navy ship built for the last 50 years.

    Our heritage, our people, and our passion is to be the best, and Milwaukee Valve is proud of its engineering excellence and its employees who take pride and dedication in their work. In return, Milwaukee Valve offers an excellent benefit package, competitive wages, and promotional opportunities including Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance options, Flex Spending, 401K with employer match, tuition assistance, paid time off, and shift premiums. For more information please go to:

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    Summary - The Furnace Operator/Pourer Trainee is responsible for learning the operations and techniques to operate the electric induction furnaces, attain proper metal/pouring temperatures, operate the auto pour pouring station, operate the equipment and demonstrate the proper techniques for metal pouring during metal transfer and while mold pouring. Learn and assist with other duties in the melt department.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities to which competency will be measured include the following:

    • Operate electric induction furnaces to melt various metals and alloys to the proper temperature and fluidity for pouring.
    • Check and charge furnaces with prescribed proportions or weights of scrap, ingot, alloys and borings.
    • Adjust furnace power input by controls to vary rate of melting.
    • Finish off the melt to the proper temperature and chemistry.
    • Check temperature of metal with instruments.
    • Set up, slag off/out and operate furnaces for melting and daily maintenance.
    • Effectively communicate and interact with supervision, melt/pourer and molding (when applicable) personnel.
    • Maintain a neat and orderly work area.
    • Complete daily process documentation accurately and neatly.

    Other duties may be assigned.

    Additional Requirements - To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following requirements:

    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

    Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

    Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.

    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 the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience - High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Language Skills - Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

    Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

    Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

    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 the essential functions.

    Stand, walk and bend 100% of shift. Frequent lifting of up to 30 lb. unassisted. Ability to push/pull 700 pounds on a transfer rail. Must be able to withstand high temperatures throughout shift.

    Milwaukee Valve is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in any employment decision because of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, perceived disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or genetic information or on the basis of any other status protected by applicable federal or local laws.