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  • Operator Casting

    Posted: 06/16/2022

    Job Summary:

    Successful operation of off-bearer/wheel, material handling, furnace loading, wheel operation, and mill operation. Monitor the mill pressing aluminum into sheets.  Assure accuracy of thickness/width of gauges.  Monitor gauges for changes in pressure and water temperatures. Responsible for controlling the flow of molten metal from the furnace to the wheel where it cools and is processed.

    Essential Job Functions/Duties:

    • Open furnace and allow molten aluminum to exit through tap hole. 
    • Control rate of metal to fill small tilt furnaces.
    • Allow metal to run through degasser.
    • Monitor metal as it enters the wheel and cools.
    • Clean and examine belt and wheel.
    • Skim/scrape tilt furnaces.
    • Complete wheel and belt sheet (including condition of belt, spray/sand belt and wheel, and temperature of metal.
    • Check cast strip for cracks, blisters, oxides, and any other visible defects.
    • Monitor strip for cracks, blisters, or any variances.
    • Record gauge readings a minimum of five times per coil.
    • Measure and record finished coil.
    • Check customer, date, weight, and batch number for correctness.
    • Check Hydraulics, Morgoil, and Quench tanks every hour.
    • Clean down line, aluminum trough, and filter bowl.
    • Shut mill down and make adjustments in belt, or gauges as necessary.
    • Regular and predictable attendance is required between the assigned start and end times of work.
    • Any other tasks as assigned by management including; assisting management in the training of new employees, compliance with safety regulations and the maintenance of a clean and organized work area.


    • Employees will spend the majority of their time standing and/or walking.
    • Required lifting: Up to 55 Lbs.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

    Work Environment:

    • Manufacturing environment - may be dirty, dusty, hot, and loud.
    • Employees will work around moving machinery.

    Equipment Used:

    • Micrometer
    • Hand tools
    • Fork truck
    • Hoist
    • Strip width gauge

    Safety Requirements:

    • Must adhere to all guidelines as required by OSHA.
    • Must make use of safety guards on all machines.
    • Lockout/Tagout procedures must be utilized when necessary.
    • Eye protection, ear plugs, back belts, and steel toed shoes are required.
    • When wearing a back belt, proper lifting technique must be utilized.
    • When driving fork trucks, use caution to prevent hitting other employees or objects.  Sound horn in high traffic areas and blind corners.  Be certain the forks of the trucks are properly placed under objects before lifting.
    • Must know the location on stay within easy reach of the safety stop button.
    •  Do not wear loose fitting clothing or jewelry near machinery.
    • Aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles, aerosol cans, and butane lighters are prohibited in the plant.


    • All employees will complete an employee orientation program
    • Forklift Training.
    • Each employee must meet the requirements for this job during the training period in order to become qualified for this position.
    • Additional safety, job, and other training may be required at any time as needed.
    Additional Information:
    • Compensation & Benefits Hiring Salary Range: $ 22.29-23.54 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
    • Other Compensation: This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation
    • Employees are expected to be on time each day that they are scheduled.  Only unforeseen emergencies will be considered exceptions to this policy.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made as necessary to complete essential job functions.
    • Ball Advanced Aluminum Technologies is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Ball Corporation is committed to recruiting, training, compensating and promoting regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.