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Furnace Technician

Company: Howmet
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
SUMMARY The furnace technician will be responsible for performing repairs, preventative maintenance, Temperature Uniformity Surveys (TUS), System Accuracy Tests (SAT) and furnace control instrument calibrations. Troubleshoot and repair furnace instruments and combustion systems to maintain operation of furnaces in a Quality environment in accordance with quality compliance procedures.


  • Provide maintenance and repair services for Hot Work production furnaces and Heat Treat furnaces.
  • Sound understanding of combustion theory and application of concepts during furnace troubleshooting and repair to maintain thermal furnace characteristics and operational efficiency.
  • Prepare survey racks and stands for the performance of Temperature Uniformity Surveys to include: cutting and welding thermocouple wire to the required length(s) and affixing them to the correct positions on the survey rack / stand(s) in accordance with quality procedures.
  • Perform Temperature Uniformity Surveys test using a Portable Survey Data logger Field Test Instrument mobile computer.
  • Upload the Temperature Uniformity Survey results to the network system for proper review and acceptance by the Quality personnel in order to release the furnace back to production following the performance of Temperature Uniformity Survey or System Accuracy Test.
  • Calibrate furnace control instruments such as the temperature chart recorders, temperature controllers and the over limit controllers.
  • Create the certification of calibration for each instrument and affix calibration sticker that shows calibration date and due date in accordance with quality procedures.
  • Work directly with the Quality Department representatives, supervision and management to immediately identify and correct issues affecting the compliant functioning of furnaces.
  • Assuring that after the quality personnel reviews and approves the certification of calibration file calibration records with the maintenance planner.
  • Validate and confirm sufficient furnace components are on hand for the performance of scheduled TUS, SAT and calibrations.
  • Ensure that all the instruments that can not be calibrated in house get calibrated by an outside source, such as Optical pyrometers, potentiometers and gas analyzers.
  • Review material certifications to ensure they have been approved for release and use by the Quality Department for thermocouple wire, control thermocouples, potentiometers, optical - pyrometers and Gas analyzers prior to their usage for both Forge and Heat Treat Departments.
  • Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers and electro-mechanical controls a must.
  • All these duties are performed in accordance with Spec. AMS2750 Pyrometry latest revision.
    ,Responsibilities
    SUMMARY The furnace technician will be responsible for performing repairs, preventative maintenance, Temperature Uniformity Surveys (TUS), System Accuracy Tests (SAT) and furnace control instrument calibrations. Troubleshoot and repair furnace instruments and combustion systems to maintain operation of furnaces in a Quality environment in accordance with quality compliance procedures.

    • Provide maintenance and repair services for Hot Work production furnaces and Heat Treat furnaces.
    • Sound understanding of combustion theory and application of concepts during furnace troubleshooting and repair to maintain thermal furnace characteristics and operational efficiency.
    • Prepare survey racks and stands for the performance of Temperature Uniformity Surveys to include: cutting and welding thermocouple wire to the required length(s) and affixing them to the correct positions on the survey rack / stand(s) in accordance with quality procedures.
    • Perform Temperature Uniformity Surveys test using a Portable Survey Data logger Field Test Instrument mobile computer.
    • Upload the Temperature Uniformity Survey results to the network system for proper review and acceptance by the Quality personnel in order to release the furnace back to production following the performance of Temperature Uniformity Survey or System Accuracy Test.
    • Calibrate furnace control instruments such as the temperature chart recorders, temperature controllers and the over limit controllers.
    • Create the certification of calibration for each instrument and affix calibration sticker that shows calibration date and due date in accordance with quality procedures.
    • Work directly with the Quality Department representatives, supervision and management to immediately identify and correct issues affecting the compliant functioning of furnaces.
    • Assuring that after the quality personnel reviews and approves the certification of calibration file calibration records with the maintenance planner.
    • Validate and confirm sufficient furnace components are on hand for the performance of scheduled TUS, SAT and calibrations.
    • Ensure that all the instruments that can not be calibrated in house get calibrated by an outside source, such as Optical pyrometers, potentiometers and gas analyzers.
    • Review material certifications to ensure they have been approved for release and use by the Quality Department for thermocouple wire, control thermocouples, potentiometers, optical - pyrometers and Gas analyzers prior to their usage for both Forge and Heat Treat Departments.
    • Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers and electro-mechanical controls a must.
    • All these duties are performed in accordance with Spec. AMS2750 Pyrometry latest revision.
      ,Qualifications

      • High school diploma or GED
      • Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
      • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
      • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
        ,About Us

        About Howmet Aerospace






        Howmet Aerospace Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company's primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company's differentiated technologies enable lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft to operate with a lower carbon footprint. For more information, visit







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        ,About the Team
        The Howmet engines business produces world-class aerospace engine

        components, including investment castings, fasteners, rings and forgings. Our vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high performance parts enable the next generation of quieter, cleaner and more fuel-efficient aerospace engines. Able to supply more than 90% of structural and rotating aerospace engine components.


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