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- USA - Mebane, N.C. 27302

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Furnace Operator (m/f)

Tradition and Innovation

Since 1919 the AKG Group is a specialist in the field of heat transfer. Our group of companies is financially sound, innovative and expanding. With about 2,500 employees at 12 locations in Europe, the Americas and Asia we develop and produce heat exchangers for a multitude of application areas and branches.
AKG North American Operations, Inc. is the production company of the US AKG Group, with two production sites in Mebane, North Carolina, and Mitchell, South Dakota. Cooling solutions for construction, forestry, agriculture, on-highway, compressor, material handling, industrial, off-highway, and mining markets are manufactured in these two factories.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Program and operate the Degreaser and Vacuum Furnace machines. Make sure all parts and cores are appropriately degreased and vacuumed before being transported to the next step in the process.   
  • Program and simultaneously operate the Degreaser and Vacuum Furnace machines.
  • Fill racks with fins/turbulators/brazing sheets, fill buckets with profiles, and load into the Degreaser machine.
  • Unload degreased parts after process is complete, appropriately stack, organize and sort the parts.
  • Transport degreased parts to the Vacuum Assembly department.  
  • Document that the parts have been through the degreasing process.
  • Load and unload assembled cores into the Vacuum Furnace.
  • Remove jigs and bands from the cores once the vacuuming process is finished.
  • Document and store the completed cores.
  • Make sure inventory is up to date, and that all parts needed for the upcoming week are available.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of various parts used in the Vacuum Assembly department.
  • Meet the production quotas that were received from the Lead or Supervisor.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.  
  • Report any issues to the supervisor, or appropriate personnel, as soon as detected.  
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Adhere to all policies, procedures, and/or requirements set forth in AKG’s environmental management system (EMS).
  • Regular physical attendance is a requirement for this position. Refer to AKG attendance policy in the Information Handbook for Employees.
  • Reports to: Supervisor

Job Qualifications

  • Experience in a manufacturing/warehouse environment is preferred.
  • Must have great attention to detail.
  • Must be available and able to work the agreed upon shift.
  • Must be able to stand (100%) and walk (25%) of the time.  May also be required to bend, stoop, pull, push, twist and turn.  
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs (25%) of the time.  
  • Must be able to use a chain hoist, forklift, pallet jack, wrapping machine and the scales.  
  • Must wear safety equipment such as steel toe shoes and safety glasses.  Safety glasses are provided.
  • Must have great attention to detail.
  • Must wear safety equipment PPE such as steel toe shoes, safety glasses and gloves.  

Starting Date:

  • As available