Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: December 30, 2013

Organization: ZF Transmissions

City: Gray Court, SC

Website: View Website

Wages/Salary: $14.95 - $17.00/hr DOE


Previous (recent) Heat Treat experience is required. High School Diploma/GED is required.

Job Description:

ZF Group is a leading worldwide automotive supplier for driveline and chassis technology. With total sales of euro 12.9 billion in 2010 and 70,000 employees at 117 production companies in 26 countries, ZF is among the top ten companies on the ranking list of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide. We are currently seeking experienced Heat Treat Operators for a new transmission facility located in Laurens County.

Job Summary: Executes and operates heat treatment process including but not limited to operation of ovens, shot blast, and inspection equipment. Provides direction to team members for daily production requirements.

Job Duties/ Responsibilities:
- Leads and directs the daily operations within the Heat Treat Department: organizes/shapes the workflow. Performs supervisor duties in the supervisor's absence.
- Trains and develops new operators. Performs operator duties in the operator's absence.
- Records and tracks data for assigned areas.
- Monitors inventory in terms of process materials, manufacturing supplies (e.g. nitrogen, propane, ammonia, hardening oil and chemical additives), triggering necessary reorders.
- Operate, load, prepare, adjust, control, aeration and shutdown of case hardening processes including: furnace equipment , loaders, quench bath, washer, generators and shot blast equipment
- Operate, load, prepare, adjust, control, aeration and shutdown of pit furnace processes including: furnace equipment,
- Works with process engineers to optimize heat treat processes.
- Perform production processes according to process work instructions and control plans
- Perform and document operator PMs (preventative maintenance) according to procedures
- Maintains equipment and tools to ensure safe and reliable production.
- Responsible for reporting any deviations to process standards including but not limited to: quality, cycle times, equipment defects, safety risks.
- Prepares samples (which could include operation of cnc machines) for heat treat inspection per work instructions.
- Performs inspections on heat treat samples per work instructions.
- Masking of components in order to prevent carbonizing as defined in work instructions
- Charging components in fixtures for heat treatment
- Supports 5S activities by maintaining production areas according to standards
- Communicates in a customer/supplier approach with upstream and downstream processes to ensure production requirements are met.
- Reports deviations or inaccuracies in process documents (such as value stream maps, work instructions, control plans, PFMEAs) to appropriate process engineers and supervisors.
- Performs related tasks as needed

Accountabilities: Incumbent reports to the Manufacturing Supervisor and is exposed to a hot and sometimes dirty environment.

Job Qualifications:
- Training/Education Requirements: H.S. Diploma, English language competency required. Training courses should include TS16949 and ISO 14001 awareness training.
- Experience Requirements: Knowledge of Heat Treat operations. 5 years experience in manufacturing. Prior lead position experience and product knowledge preferred.

1st, 2nd or 3rd shift. 8 hour shifts with the potential for required Over Time.
Contact Name:
Elizabeth Ruczko
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