Position Description

Technician-R&D
Location Spokane Valley, Washington
# of openings 1
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Job Summary

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the casting pits.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Daily responsibilities of the pit operations
  • Charging and alloying furnaces
  • Calculating charges to ensure maximum scrap consumption
  • Analysis of furnace samples
  • Set-up and removal of tooling
  • Pit turnaround
  • Knowledge of Wagstaff ingot and billet technologies 
  • Furnace preventative maintenance
  • SNIF preventative maintenance and rebuild
  • Cleaning of casting pits
  • Water system PM’s
  • Upkeep of pit area to include protective coatings
  • Furnace cleans and tear downs before relines
  • Upkeep of daily, weekly, and annual reporting requirements
  • Casting documentation
  • Reply to technical questions
  • Ordering of consumables
  • Ensure smooth transition between projects for minimal pit time loss
  • Organization and documentation of research molds and starting heads
  • Keep equipment and work area clean and orderly
  • Abide by company policies
  • In order to achieve business objectives, work weeks in excess of 40 hours may be required
  • May participate on various project teams focused on product conception and/or product development
  • Assist with ISO documentation as directed by project leads
  • Assist with customer commissioning new equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Associate of Arts degree, or equivalent college coursework toward a Bachelor of Science degree in a related technical discipline, or vocational certificate in a related discipline, preferred
  • Must be able to successfully become respirator certified to use this required personal protective equipment

Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to moving mechanical parts, machinery and equipment, and vibration.  The employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.  While performing some job duties, there is a risk of electrical shock and other risks associated with a manufacturing environment.  Job duties may require work in high, precarious places, work in outside weather conditions, and exposure to extreme temperatures in some cases.  The noise level in the working environment is often loud.  Because of this environment and associated risks, use of job appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing is required.

Mental and Physical Requirements

The physical and mental requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Key: Constant -71%+, Frequent-31-70%, Occasional- 11-30%, Seldom, 0-10%

  • Reading           Occasional                
  • Lift 10 lbs. or less  Constant
  • Writing  Occasional
  • Lift 10-25 lbs.  Constant
  • Speaking  Frequent
  • Lift 26-50 lbs.  Frequent
  • Interpreting Data  Frequent
  • Lift 51-100 lbs.  Occasional           
  • Planning  Frequent
  • Lift 101+ lbs.  Seldom
  • Organizing  Frequent
  • Carry 10 lbs. or less  Constant
  • Supervising  Seldom
  • Carry 10-25 lbs.  Constant
  • Problem Solving  Frequent
  • Carry 26-50 lbs.  Frequent
  • Attention to Detail  Constant
  • Carry 51-100 lbs.  Frequent
  • Multi-Tasking  Constant
  • Carry 101+ lbs.  Seldom
  • Sit  Occasional
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 10 lbs. or less  Constant
  • See  Constant
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 10-25 lbs.  Constant
  • Stand  Frequent
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 26-50 lbs.  Frequent
  • Walk  Frequent
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 51-100 lbs.  Frequent
  • Drive  Frequent
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 101+ lbs.  Seldom
  • Hear  Constant
  • Climb/Balance  Occasional
  • Turn/Twist/Lean  Frequent
  • Stoop/Kneel/Squat  Frequent
  • Reach/Manual Dexterity  Frequent
  • Crouch/Crawl  Occasional
  • Bend  Frequent
  • Use of Respirator  Frequent

Wagstaff, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation for purposes of participating in the application/hiring process with Wagstaff, Inc. If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the wagstaff.com careers as a result of your disability,  you can request reasonable accommodations by calling Spokane, WA Jobs (509) 922-1404 ext. 3911 or Hebron, KY Jobs (859) 689-6261.  Thanks for your interest in Wagstaff, Inc.

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