Barnes Group
Operator, Furnace Heat Treat First Shift
At a glance
Location: US-OH-West Chester Township Map
Posted: 03/19/2021
Closing: 04/18/2021
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: At least 5 year(s)
Barnes Group
Job description

Barnes Aerospace West Chester MRO is seeking a Furnace Operator. In this role you will set up and operate multiple furnaces using the tooling and fixtures specified on the Op Sheet to produce parts meeting customer specifications. This position requires considerable attention to detail to produce the highest level of quality and productivity against established standards. If you are a talented and self-motivated individual that enjoys a fast paced environment, please submit your resume for further consideration.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Must be an individual that upholds employees health and safety above all else.
  • Complete daily safety checklist to ensure system compliance.
  • Risk of exposure to highly dangerous chemicals. Individual selected will be a part of our Respirator Protection Program and will potentially have to use a full-face respirator prior to testing.
  • Ability to operate and maintain vacuum systems, cooling systems, Avena/Wonderware HMI Software to monitor and control temperature, pressure, chemical flow rates, and gas flow rates that are tied to critical process parameters.
  • Prior experience and training in AMS 2750E.
  • Must be able to operate multiple furnaces and monitor job progress as it is running.
  • Enhanced understanding and the ability to problem solve issues that may occur with machinery and/or material is preferred.   Ability to learn and process complex specifications and control procedures.
  • Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools including grinders, belt sanders, and grit blasters.
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand part routing, operation sheets, engineering drawings, and other documents.
  • Ability to pay exceptional attention to detail and have the capacity to handle multiple tasks effectively under deadline pressures while following direction and completing assignments accurately and on time.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to plan and perform difficult work processes.
  • Schedule and organize time and tasks effectively.
  • Ability to work in a challenging and schedule driven environment.
  • Maintain, implement, and improve 6S standards.
  • Review Production Board to determine jobs to be run and pull the necessary OP Sheets to run parts.
  • Load and position material (parts) onto “trees” as specified on the OP Sheet.
  • Perform all activities necessary to select and regulate furnace temperatures for specific jobs.
  • Use furnace software (Wonderware) to monitor furnace temperatures during the run to spot process deviations.
  • Once furnace run is complete and furnace has cooled to proper temperature, unload parts and send to/perform the next operation.
  • Perform all required TPM required for the furnaces, scrubbers, and gas cylinders as required.
  • Complete all paperwork pertaining to jobs run as required.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations.
  • Overhead Crane Certification.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of five (5) years of a strong vacuum, heat treat, retort, or muffle furnace experience, preferably in Aerospace
  • Should possess the ability to resolve issues in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ability to train others on processes and make corrections on complex issues.
  • Must possess good verbal communication skills to effectively communicate instructions, concepts and solutions to all levels of employees, suppliers and customers.

  • Use considerable initiative to plan and perform unusual and difficult work processes to achieve outcomes.

  • Excellent analytical, reasoning, problem solving and organizational skills.

  • Must be able to schedule and organize time effectively to satisfactorily complete assigned tasks and functions.

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and handle multiple tasks effectively while completing assignments accurately and on time. 

  • Days/Hours : Monday -Thursday 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM  

Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

This position is a safety sensitive position. Applicant must comply with all applicable FAA and DOT drug and alcohol testing rules.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Operator, Furnace Heat Treat First Shift