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Heat Treater

About Premier Thermal

Premier Thermal is a manufacturing company providing products and services primarily to the automotive, heavy truck, energy and agriculture industries.  PT’s customers include OEMs, distributors, forgers and foundries.  PT services its customers through multiple facilities located throughout the Midwestern United States operating 24 hours per day.


  • Responsible to ensure corporate integrity within their area of expertise.
  • Responsible for integrating Al-Fe’s quality values into the functions of this position, as well as reporting positions. These values are as follows and can be found within our “Quality Policy Statement” and “Mission Statement”:
    • Customer Satisfaction
    • Ethical Standards
    • Product and Process Quality
    • Innovation and Technology
    • Continual Improvement
    • Quality of Work Life
    • Training, Empowerment, and Participation
  • Responsible for implementing the philosophy of total quality and the use of quality control (statistical problem solving and customer service) techniques within their position.
  • Responsible for determining and receiving on-going training required for quality performance in job function in this position.
  • Responsible for correctly following all procedures relative to heat treating, quality and all certified, non-certified products, specials, and non conforming product.
  • Responsible to understand and correctly use all manuals, process books and computer programs used in the heat treating, quality and shipping and receiving processes.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and organized work area.
  • Responsible for general overall housekeeping.
  • Responsible for maintaining work force morale.
  • Responsible for communicating with others and participating in a group/team environment.
  • Responsible for attending prescribed training sessions.
  • Responsible for working various shifts and being “On-Call” as required.
  • Responsible for OSHA compliance

Furnace Operator/Inspector Responsibilities

  • Responsible for loading and unloading of all furnaces and age ovens.
  • Responsible for processing of parts in accordance with prescribed methods.
  • Responsible for monitoring all temperature controls and taking prescribed corrective actions.
  • Responsible for maintaining shift log book and CPR Data Base.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining of quench water level and temperature.
  • Responsible for completing shift changeover in full. This includes the shift change checklist.
  • Responsible for initial disposition, tagging, recording, and reporting of nonconforming material in compliance with quality procedures
  • Responsible for inspection of as-cast, in process, and finished material in accordance with customer specifications and divisional procedures.
  • Responsible for determining if material meets specifications (completing appropriate documentation) and directing material to appropriate work cell or area.
  • Responsible for documentation accuracy regarding material requirements and divisional requirements, (i.e. inspection of finished products).
  • Responsible for start-up and shut-down procedures.
  • Responsible for set-up and monitoring of all temperature controls of in-load thermocouples and equipment.
  • Responsible for customer service duties, as they relate to production.
  • Responsible for inspection of incoming and outgoing customer parts and containers, inspecting for damaged material, assisting in proper inventory counts, where applicable, and reporting discrepancies.
  • Responsible for process certifications as directed by Quality Assurance.
  • Responsible for tagging all new material or specially packaged material with container identification and/or special handling/processing requirements.

Shipping and Receiving Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the accuracy of shipping and receiving paperwork.
  • Responsible for entering data from shippers and receivers into a database.
  • Responsible to perform truck loading and unloading.
  • Responsible for correct preparation of shipments.
  • Responsible for correct creation of bills of lading using both the automated and manual systems.
  • Responsible for performing all required documentation, product inspections, and piece count verifications.
  • Responsible for physical inventory procedures for both customer product and Al-Fe supplies.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds.
  • General forklift experience.
  • Two years of industrial experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions using deductive reasoning and logic.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Must be willing to work toward attaining company goals and objectives.
  • Must be willing to work in a shared responsibility and group setting.
  • Must be capable of learning multiple tasks and willing to stay abreast of changes in tasks as well as learn new tasks.
  • Must possess a positive attitude; be dependable, reliable, self-motivated, and trustworthy.


Heat Treater




Defiance, OH