Irwin, PA 15642

Posted: 08/16/2018 Industry: Industrial Job Number: 115639 Pay Rate: $16.00 - $16.00
Powder Mixer/Press Operator
Irwin, PA
Hours: 5: 30 am to 3: 00 pm, Monday thru Friday.
Benefits: Excellent medical benefits, vacation, paid holidays, etc.

The purpose of this position is to mix ingredients used to fabricate carbide forms following work orders and charts.

Work is performed inside a climate-controlled environment.
Worker is exposed to dust, but is required to wear a respirator, so Must be clean shaven every day.
Worker is required to wear latex gloves.

The candidate should be able to stand for long periods of time.
The candidate should be able to lift and 65 lbs. Throughout their shift.
Must be able to wear a respirator.

Must have high school diploma, graduation from a certified technical school, or equivalent experience.
Must be able to take direction and work well with others.
Must have good hand-eye coordination.
Must have good visual acuity to inspect the product, read diagrams, and accurately measure the product.
Must be able to measure precisely and accurately.
Must be able to read and interpret schematic diagrams.
Must be able to continually be aware of safety issues.


Powder Prep:
Gather the powder and scrap that has been collected from the shaping area.
Sort the cans of powder into their various grades.
Rework the powder and crush the rework material.
Screen the powder to assure it is uniform.
Place the reworked powder into 65 lbs. Cans and stacking according to grade.
Compute amount of ingredients required using cards.
Mix materials and carbide according to instructions
Place the appropriate ingredients into the attritor mixer.
Start and tend machine intermittently through the operation.
Pump the material over to the dryer.
Empty the dryer and place the material into cans.
Label the cans according to date, grade, and lot number.
Place the cans in the press area using a hand truck.
Clean the screens and wipe off equipment and machinery.

Press Area:
Turn on press and add water by turning water valve.
Read press sheet which is based upon the work order and shop material to determine the amount, grade of material, and mold shape to be used.
Choose the material and move the can to the filling area via a buggy or hand truck.
Place the metal mold, with a rubber mold inside of it, onto the machine and funnel the powder into the mold.
Operate the machine to pump the filled mold and pack the material tightly.
Place a plug in the end and tightly band the top with a clamp using an air powered wrench.
Pack the mold into the press cylinder.
Hook the press cylinder onto a crane and maneuver the press cylinder over the press.
Lower the press cylinder into the machine and lock it into place.
Operate the press machine for the specific amount of time and monitor throughout.
Remove the press cylinders using the crane and remove the molds.
Use an air power wrench to remove the clamp and strip the pressed billets from the molds.
Place the billets onto a buggy and write up a press slip regarding lot number, date, grade, and mold type.
Prepare the molds for next use.
Adhere to all shop safety policies.

We are an EOE.
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