Positions available (shift expansion)

Forging positions open due to expansion of production 

Two candidates will be selected for this position.

Rotary forging is a specialized process performed at our Tipton Forge plant, in Tipton, Indiana. This position is operating the controls of a semi automated process with many variables for the forging process. It requires constant awareness of the process, similar to a machining operation. It is very hands on role, with high operator involvement in the forging process. For example: using known temperatures and practices in creating and documenting processing, adjusting the size or the amount of reduction, checking the process for repeatability, feeding material into the forge and switching forging direction. Sometimes the job entails actually loading material into the bar feed. Changing dies and grips, as well as coordinating the service and repair with machine shop.

Areas that will help a potential operator are math skills pertaining to manipulating algebraic equations. Common application is the delta area used in calculating reduction of area percentages. Understanding stress-strain curves. Understanding die wear and repair in a forging application. Understanding forces and the effects of those forces over larger and smaller surfaces.

While an engineering degree is not a requirement, a general understanding of materials and processes, such as an MET AS degree, would be beneficial but not absolutely required. We do offer tuition reimbursement, for full time employees to attend colleges and tech schools, in fields related to their job or aspirations within the company.

Some on the job training will be provided to familiarize with the roles and duties of day to day operation and maintenance of the equipment.

Health insurance contributions as well as vacation and holiday pay. We have several company events through the year to participate in as well. We are a non-union shop, with many of the same policies that you would find in a union shop. As a small family run company, the owners are expected to perform multiple job duties through the week. We expect our employees to be able to enjoy and value the diversity and flexibility we offer. In the last 32 years we have not had a single layoff. Turnover is very minimal, and we are a tight knit group working towards a common goal.

Official Job Description 

Job Title: Radial Forge Operator
Department: Plant Operations
Reports To: Plant Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Prepared By: David Morrow

SUMMARY 

Forges various alloy bar stock with radial forging equipment to meet required dimensions and properties by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 


  • Determines operating parameters required to achieve the desired material properties for each work order 
  • Adjusts the furnace to the required operating specifications according to work instruction
  • Removes heated material from furnace and places on radial forge
  • Monitors machine for proper operation 
  • Performs machine setup, maintenance, and repairs
  • Operates radial forge via control panel 
  • Records forge production on manufacturing log. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

This job has supervisory responsibilities over those who assistant in the operation of the furnace and maintenance of the radial forge.

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) with one year related experience and/or training.

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of 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 instructions furnished in written, oral, or
diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 

None required.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb or balance, and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and extreme heat. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

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Employer: High Performance Alloys, Inc. 
Contact HR: Sutton Krogstie
Ph: (765) 945-8230
Toll free (USA)  800 HPALLOY  or  800-472-5569
www.HPAlloy.com