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Parker Hannifin Corporation Furnace Operator (Heat Treat Specialist) in KENT, Washington

Furnace Operator (Heat Treat Specialist)

Location : KENT, WA, United States

Job Family : Manufacturing

Job Type : Regular

Posted : Jun 10, 2024

Job ID : 49733

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Parker Aerospace ( is a global leader in commercial and military aircraft and aeroengine technology. With the addition of Parker Meggitt ( , the company collaborates with customers to enable engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow.

Are you ready to join an industry-leading global company that believes in empowering its employees? Are you prepared to use your inquisitive nature and strong work ethic to help our team solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges?

A career at Parker is rife with rewards and opportunities. But a career at Parker is not for everyone. Finding success at Parker requires dedication and an insatiable desire to win. We seek very smart people who also have the equally impressive characteristic of humility. We solve our customer’s challenges as teams, working together to ask the questions that have never been asked before.

Parker understands that solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges requires an inquisitive and intelligent workforce, and we invest in our employees to ensure they are the best in the industry. Our global success relies on empowered employees operating in an environment that breeds ideas and solutions, and we take every possible action to ensure this happens.

Furnace Operator 1

Responsible for learning furnace operating processes in obtaining high quality results of brazing, hardness and mechanical properties of sheet metal aircraft components.

Functions and Responsibilities

· Prepare parts for loading into furnace, including wiping and final cleaning as necessary.

· Evaluate load configuration, load on racks or grids for economical batch size and furnace hot zone limits.

· Manufacturing load thermocouples.

· Ensure proper heat treat cycle is used following manufacturing traveler requirements for heat, vacuum levels, time and cooling rate.

· Monitor leak rate and progress of load during cycle.

· Maintain furnace systems including preventative maintenance checks on pumps and other items listed in the maintenance log.

· Perform weekly leak rate testing.

· Check for vacuum leaks using helium leak detector.

· Recognize and control equipment failures. Detect faulty processes and provide input for their resolution.

· Responsible for ensuring proper documentation is entered on manufacturing planning (including correct quantities), paperless timecard system and furnace log.

· Work under direct oversight.

· Able to read and understand manufacturing planning, and sketches.

· Knows when to stop and ask for clarification.

· Knowledge of shop math and precision measurement equipment.

Working Conditions

Demonstrate proper and safe operation of equipment, and personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, safety glasses/chemical goggles, hearing protection, respirator, and heat-reflective gloves as required.

Physical Requirements

The furnace operator performs physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and frequent movement of the whole body, such as climbing, lifting to 50 pounds, balancing, and handling of material.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive total compensation package. See what we have to offer!

· Benefits:Our benefits start on day 1 of employment!We offer 2 medical plan networks, each with 4 plan designs – you’ll be sure to find the healthcare plan that fits your life! With each medical plan network, there are plans that include a Health Savings Account and a Health Reimbursement Account. You can choose from 3 dental plan options and vision coverage as well. We offer Flexible Spending Accounts for both Childcare and Healthcare expenses as well as optional Supplemental Medical Benefits (Critical Illness, Accidental Injury & Hospital Indemnity). Reduced healthcare premiums offered with a wellness incentive credit. Our company provided Life Insurance (1x annual salary), Accidental Life & Dismemberment Insurance, Short Term and Long-Term Disability insurance are available to employees.

· Bonus:This position receives a5% Annual Cash Incentive Plan, which is a bonus based on division performance.

· Retirement: Our 401k offers up to 5% Employer match with an a nnual Retirement Income Account (RIA) contribution of 3%.

· Time Off: To help promote a healthy work/life balance, this position receives 80 hours of Paid Vacation plus Paid Sick time, which accrues at 1 hour for every 30 hours worked.

· Holidays: Up to 14 Paid Holidays, including paid time off every year between Christmas and New Year’s.

· Parental Leave: 4 weeks Paid parental leave at 100% of your pay when you have a new addition to your family.

· Education: Ongoing education is supported through our Educational Reimbursement program.

· Extras: Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance programs, financial guidance resources, paid jury duty time, bereavement time and volunteer time, as well as paid days off for citizenship testing, marriage, and birth. Free membership to, and optional legal coverage were additions to our benefits package this year.

· Our 2ndshift receives a shift differential of $2.00 per hour. Our weekend shifts receive $6.00 shift differential pay while working 36 hours per week.

· Certain positions may be offered relocation assistance and/or stock options .

The wage range for this role considers allowances for several factors, including but not limited to required experience, skill level, prior training, licensure/certifications, education and other business needs. A reasonable estimate of the current range is as follows:

Furnace Operator 1: $20.25 - $2575

Furnace Operator 2: $21.50 - $28.25

Furnace Operator 3: $26.25 - $33.50

Drug-Free Workplace

In accordance with Parker’s policies and applicable state laws, Parker provides for a drug-free workplace. Therefore, all applicants seeking employment with Parker will be subject to drug testing as a condition of employment.

This position is subject to meeting export compliance eligibility requirements. Completion of a U.S. Export Compliance Notice is required. Prospective employees must identify their status as a U.S. or Foreign Person, as well as their country of citizenship and residence.

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to and (06/20/2006) (C/O July 2015)