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Machine Operator

Heat Treating Services Corporation of America (HTS) is a family-owned and operated company founded in 1978. We are a pro-active and innovative organization committed to providing world-class quality and on-time delivery. As part of our commitment to superior customer service, we have continued to expand by installing furnaces and acquiring facilities to meet specific customer requirements. We are capable of processing 84 million pounds per month.

Job Summary:

The Wheelabrator Operator is responsible for operation and coordination of up to three machines and coordination of production throughout, material handling, cycle counting, penmanship and a high level of quality is required.

The Wheelabrator Operator is on the front lines, bridging the gap between the leaders, customers, and the production front lines who are the backbone of the Company. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter who is committed to be an integral part of the team. The ideal candidate is motivated by a challenging work environment where there is potential for growth and advancement.

Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week. Overtime is available. There are two shifts available; The first opening is on 1st shift from 7 am - 3 pm. The second opening is on 2nd shift from 3 pm - 11 pm Sunday through Saturday. Must be available to work weekends. Afternoon and Midnight shifts differential pay provides the opportunity for extra income, in addition to overtime pay.

Benefits Available: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, insurance benefit options will be offered on the first of the month following 60 days of employment. You will receive paid holidays after six months, and a paid time off (PTO) accrual based on hours worked. You will have the opportunity to participate in both our Flexible Spending Account and our 401k plan (with a great company match). Not only can you request tuition reimbursement for yourself but we offer a paid Associate’s Degree at a local community college for up to two (2) of your children. Additional educational trainings and opportunities are also available. Excellent potential for growth and a great work atmosphere.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: The most important qualifications the right individual will possess are a strong work ethic, willingness to learn and grow, and physical strength and stamina. Producing a high- quality product, consistently and on-time is essential. This position includes manual labor - you may be lifting heavy metal parts and loading them into a shot blast machine, other containers, or an operating furnace, which means exposure to industrial environment and severe temperatures. You may be assisting the shift manager by instructing, directing and supervising others during your shift. You will also be on your feet for most of the day. You must be able to communicate clearly and in a respectful manner with co-workers and managers, and value working as a team.

Also, you must be:

· Hard-working and dependable

· Organized and detail oriented

· Able to report to work on-time everyday

· Flexible and ready to do whatever needs to get done, in your department or in another area if necessary

· Must pass a drug screening, physical examination and background check

Educational/Technical Requirements:

High-school graduate or GED. Reading, writing, and math skills are essential to the job classification.

**Previous Fork Lift Certification is Required**

Job Summary:

The Wheelabrator Operator is responsible for operation and coordination of up to three machines. Coordination of production throughout, material handling, cycle counting, penmanship and a high level of quality is required to perform the following duties:

Job Duties:

· Clean parts per the specifications on the shop traveler.

· Cleans material as coordinated by Material Control and/or Plant Management team.

· Optimize efficiency of cleaning cycle times.

· Responsible for the promotion of preventive maintenance to the shot blast machines, in cooperation with the maintenance personnel.

· Responsible for the proper operation of the shot blast machines.

· Look and listen for unusual sounds coming from the shot blast machines.

· Prevent major repairs by telling maintenance immediately of a potential problem.

· Notify the Shift Manager of any needed repairs or malfunctions and enter the same in the shot blast machine problem log.

· Communicate any significant cleaning changes on the front of the traveler for the Quality & Production Departments.

· Make sure the shot blast machine has sufficient shot for cleaning parts.

· Keep an ample supply of shot, and notify the Shift Manager when the inventory is low.

· Check parts after cleaning to make certain they are free of scale and ready for shipment.

· Operator makes sure parts are not mixed.

· Make sure parts are replaced in customer’s tubs and all applicable tags are accurate and complete.

· Adhere to all shop traveler specifications, instructions, and Quality Alerts.

· Maintain a clean and orderly work area.

· Responsible for following the special instructions, memos, and shipping orders on the cleaning schedule board.

· Maintains a shipping order to make certain the parts are cleaned in the order of the scheduled shipping.

· Operator must weigh parts, when needed, in order to acquire an accurate count.

· Keep all screens at the back of the machines and at the shot curtain on top of the machines clean, and note down on the shot blast machine problem log as well as notify maintenance if any shot curtain is broken/ not complete.

· Empty hoppers behind machines daily, and trigger an extra purge when and where needed.

· Empty dust collectors daily.

· Complete ‘Forktruck Problem Log’ and notify shift manager when Hilo/Forktruck is not operating properly.

· Assist with the loading and unloading of trucks.

· Support production team and fill in as needed; including sorting, stacking and/or furnace loading and unload of parts when needed.

· And all other related duties


To maintain a good personal relationship with management and co-workers. Transfer of information from shift to shift is critical so co-worker has the knowledge of the work in process.

Physical Requirements:

X Walking

X Balancing

X Climbing

X Standing

X Turning

X Stooping

X Crouching

X Kneeling

X Sitting

X Reaching

X Lifting

X Carrying

X Throwing

X Pushing

X Pulling

X Handling

X Fingering

X Feeling

X Talking

X Hearing

X Seeing

X Depth Perception

X Working Speed

X Strength

X Near Acuity

X Far Acuity

X Field of Vision

Working Conditions:

X Inside

X Outside

X Hot

X Cold

X Sudden Temperature change

X Humid

X Dry

X Wet

X Dusty

X Dirty

X Odors

X Noisy

X Low Ventilation

X Low Lighting

X Vibration

X Mechanical Hazards

X Moving Mechanical Objects

X Cramped Quarters

X High Places

X Burns

X Oils/solvents

X Moving Objects

Aptitudes/manual skills/dexterity Requirements:

X Quick Learner

X Spacial

X Motor Coordination

X Eye-Hand Coordination Verbal

X Form Perception

X Finger Dexterity

X Color Discrimination

X Numerical

X Clerical Perception

X Manual Dexterity

X Courtesy

X Mental Visual Demand

X Routines

X Pressure/Stress

X Accuracy

X Supervision Required

X Supervision Exercised

X Confidentiality

X Judgements/Decisions

X Repetition

X Variety

X Isolation

X Precision

Worker Functions:

The highest appropriate function is indicated.

Data People Things
O-Synthesizing O-Mentoring O-Setting Up
1-Coordinating 1-Negotiating 1-Precision Working
2-Analyzing 2-Instructing 2-Operating/Controlling
3-Compiling 3-Supervising 3-Driving/Operating
4-Computing 4-Diverting 4-Manipulating
5-Copying 5-Persuading 5-Tending
6-Comparing 6-Speaking/Signaling 6-Feeding/Off bearing
7-Serving 7-Handling
8-Taking Instructions/Helping

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Fork Truck: 1 year (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Work Location: One location

Salary Range
$25,000.00 - 33,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Pontiac, MI 48340, US