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Furnace Operator/General Laborer for Smelter Operation, PA at East Penn Manufacturing Company

Furnace Operator/General Laborer for Smelter Operation, PA

East Penn Manufacturing Company Lyons, PA Full-Time

Make a difference and join a company that powers the world. Become part of our East Penn family in our Smelter today!


Average wages $22-$25 per hour plus production and safety bonus opportunities.

Consistent schedule and guaranteed 40 hours with opportunity for overtime.

Production opportunities available on 2nd and 3rd shift.

Controls flow of metal into starwheel and pours lead into molds.

Installs and changes stamps identifying lot number on pigs.

Checks appearance of pigs, cleans of any flashing, and returns substandard pigs to kettle.

Checks and maintains temperature of lead.

Moves pigs to storage area using a forklift.


Opens lead well to tap lead from furnace into kettles.

Measures height of lead in kettle and diverts flow to another kettle when full.

Puts empty slag molds onto slag handling tap system.

Taps slag into molds.

Moves molds to cool with hydraulic pusher.

Picks up coldest mold with forklift and puts into slag dumper.

Dumps slag into material storage room.

Monitors operation of the furnace burners including air, gas, oxygen, and water flow.

Maintains accurate records and logs.

Keeps work area neat and orderly.


Operates and monitors automated weighing system to ensure that the proper weights of materials are delivered to the reverb furnace.

Visually checks system to ensure that it is operating properly.

Monitors hydraulic levels, operating temperatures, flow rate, and other equipment and system parameters via operating panels and computer supervisory system.

Monitors levels of materials in feed bin.

Notifies shift foreperson if more material is required.

Interacts with loader operators to ensure furnace feed hoppers remain full and proper materials are being charged.

Monitors furnace ventilation system via closed circuit tv to ensure adequate draft is maintained on furnace at all times.

*Maintains regular attendance.

*Ability to work mandatory over time.

Performs other duties as requested by Management.

Responsible for producing a high quality product.

Responsible for proper hygiene, housekeeping, and safety practices.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

*These tasks are considered essential elements of the job.

Basic Reading Skills (must be able to read and interpret 1st piece inspection)

Basic Math Skills (adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying)

Basic Computer Skills (ability to interact with computer screens)

Ability to maintain regular attendance

Ability to communicate with co-workers

East Penn offers excellent benefits:

  • Competitive compensation

  • Group insurance that includes vision, medical, dental and prescription coverage

  • Profit sharing and 401K

  • Annual bonus

  • 9 paid holidays and 10 paid vacation days

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Fitness Discounts

  • Promotional opportunities

Requisition ID: 2022-13699

External Company Name: East Penn Manufacturing - Deka Batteries

External Company URL:

Street: 102 Deka Road

Post End Date: 10/3/2022

Recommended Skills

  • Cladding (Construction)
  • Computer Displays
  • Forklift Truck
  • Housekeeping
  • Hydraulics
  • Mathematics
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