Partners Personnel

Kiln Operator- $1000 Sign On Bonus

Kiln Operator- $1000 Sign On Bonus

Knoxville 3120

Oak Ridge TN US

Job location

Oak Ridge TN US

Phone(865) 541-9410
BranchKnoxville 3120
Pay Rate$20.00/hour

Job Description

Partners Personnel Knoxville is now taking applications for a Kiln Operator in the Oak Ridge area!

$18- $20 + $2.50/hour differential

12 hour Swing shifts

***$1000 Sign On Bonus***


Responsible for maintaining kiln performance through performing and documenting accurate kiln and/or furnace firing operations, kiln/furnace maintenance and loading and unloading of kilns and/or furnaces.

  • Under moderate supervision, performs and documents kiln and or furnace operations following approved work instructions and established department procedures for efficient use of kiln and/or furnace capacity


  • Takes incremental readings and maintains firing within specifications for all kiln and/or furnaces


  • Monitors and makes corrections to kiln and/or furnace push timing utilizing computer software as required


  • Restarts the kiln and/or furnaces in the event of a power outage or when surge occurs as required


  • Performs routine basic maintenance operations on kiln and/or furnaces as required


  • Corrects firing related issues through sandblasting, grinding or other method as needed; notifies appropriate personnel of corrections


  • Notifies lead, supervisor or engineer in the event of issues or concerns regarding kiln and/or furnace equipment or product condition


  • Manually pushes or pulls heavy kiln cars in and out of kilns as needed


  • Loads and unloads product for kiln and/or furnaces up to 80% of the time as needed


  • Responsible for rebuilding kiln cars including replacing bricking, wheels and bearings per departmental needs


  • Tracks kiln and/or furnace furniture quality including inventories, reconfiguring and reloading as required; may include visual and dimensional inspection of refractories, beams and SiC plates


  • Assists and/or performs in any and all areas as assigned May work any and all shifts/days as required


Job Requirements: Education:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent Experience:


  • Minimum of 6 months manufacturing/work experience


Functional/Technical Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable in the basic fundamentals of loading ceramics to insure proper loading of a wide variety of materials and part configurations


  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, great attention to detail as well as good verbal and written communication skills required


  • Must have basic math and computer skills


  • Forklift certification as required by department or facility


  • Must be able to work with a diverse variety of people from different cultures and backgrounds

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