Furnace & Crane Operator

The Doe Run Company Boss , MO 65440

Posted 2 months ago

The Doe Run Company is seeking a Furnace & Crane Operator to complete duties in the hot metals department in order to support furnace operations (including blast, reverb & sweat) and support positions as needed (feed floor, loader operator and slag treatment). This position is located at The Buick Resource Recycling Facility in Boss, MO.

Responsibilities:

  • Follow furnace process and procedures to smelt lead material.

  • Monitor furnace functioning and adjust feed rate and air flow within operational parameters. Monitor the chemistry and levels of slag & lead, making needed adjustments.

  • Maintain a clean work area.

  • Act as a resource and provide assistance to the furnace department, maintaining familiarity with all related jobs (feed floor, slag system, loader operator) Provide backup support where needed.

  • Operate overhead crane, bobcat, and other equipment as needed to support furnace operations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • At least 1-3 years of experience in furnace support, demonstrating knowledge in the following areas:

  • Operating procedures for reverb furnace and controls.

  • Heavy/Industrial equipment.

  • Feed, burner, slag, sonic, hygiene, and water systems highly preferred.

  • Some exposure to general maintenance tasks such as TLC (tightening lubricating, cleaning).

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Mobile equipment certification is a plus (Must be willing to achieve certification if selected).

  • Crane certification is a plus. (Must be willing to achieve certification if selected).

  • Willingness to successfully complete Doe Run Environmental safety training.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to safely operate large mobile equipment.

  • Skilled at general maintenance: ability to tighten, lubricate and clean, replace slag launderer, replace and remove duct work, pull ram screws, housing, and main feed screw, adjust hydraulic power heads, maintain hydraulic fluid levels, and change belts.

  • Working knowledge of computers and ability to navigate, monitor, and adjust settings on computer screens.

  • Knowledge of relevant environmental and safety regulations.

  • High aptitude for learning.

  • Familiarity with RS View (PLC monitoring).

  • Knowledge of lead and slag chemistry.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:
  • Regularly required to wear personal protective equipment, including, but not limited to, respirator, hearing protection and eyewear and to work near moving, mechanical parts.

  • Frequently exposed to vibration and extreme heat.

  • Occasionally works with fall protection, always when working at heights of 4' or more.

  • Exposed to loud noise levels.

  • Exposure to extreme heat (non-weather).

  • Frequently requires walking, reaching with hands/arms, repetitive movement, and moving up and down from/to sitting position on the floor.

  • Occasionally requires sitting, talking, feeling attributes of objects, grasping, pushing, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing, or balancing.

  • Requires clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, the ability to judge distance and spatial relationships, precise hand-eye coordination, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequently required to lift up to 75 pounds; occasionally required to lift up to 75 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and one of the largest integrated lead producers in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run has facilities in Missouri, Washington and Arizona and operates one of the world's largest, single-site lead recycling facilities, located in Boss, MO. Using innovative mining techniques, Doe Run skillfully taps one of the largest lead deposits in the world.

As stewards of the mineral resources in our care, we strive to provide premium services and products to people who share our belief in enhancing the quality of life. You may view our sustainability report located at http://sustainability.doerun.com/.

All health and welfare benefits as well as 401K are effective on your start date! In addition, we offer tuition reimbursement to help you grow and develop within our organization with ample opportunities for advancement.

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