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Fontana Fasteners Heat Treat Operator in STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan

Heat Treat Operator

Sterling Heights, 6125 18 MILE RD, STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan, United States of AmericaReq #753

Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Position Summary

With limited direction or supervision, this machine operator position requires the operation of the hardening/tempering furnace and all associated equipment. The incumbent will possess and demonstrate the skills necessary to maintain production requirements and quality standards.

Position Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Follow all environmental, health, and safety rules.

  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.

  • Operate equipment as required.

  • Perform the duties required for any necessary documentation. Including, but not limited to, accurate and timely mainframe data entry, ticket creation, and signatures.

  • When necessary, move material by operating a forklift or using non-motorized devices.

  • Perform minor machine maintenance as required.

  • Assist other operators as needed.

  • Suggest process improvement ideas.

  • All other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

  • Program part recipes in an automated loading system.



  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the department.

  • Ability to use all gages and gauging techniques required.

  • Understanding of neutral heat treatment effects and processing.

  • Thorough understanding of SPC. Ability to comprehend charts and graphs and react as necessary.

  • Knowledge in IATF16949 and ISO 14001 requirements.

  • Ability to set-up and operate one or more sizes/types of manufacturing equipment.

  • Ability to consistently meet production and quality standards.

  • Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of all required operator documentation.

  • Ability to legibly complete records and documentation.

  • Good communication and teamwork skills.

  • Ability to identify routine problem causation and correct routine problems.

  • Possess the ability to assist lesser-skilled employees.

  • Demonstrate the understanding of the manufacturing process and machine requirements to perform basic and repetitive work assignments.

  • Provide written communication as needed.

  • Must comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety guidelines and practices.

  • Basic math skills and able to use a calculator.

  • Ability to convert hardness readings.

  • Basic fluency with editing and tracking software such as Microsoft Word, Excel or Google.


  • Minimum one to three years’ experience in direct or related field.

  • Knowledge in CQI-9 & Automotive heat treat standards

  • Previous problem solving and troubleshooting skills/experience.

  • Formal mechanical or technical training in cold forming and heat treatment.

  • Forklift operation/material-handling experience

  • Experience operating multiple-types of manufacturing equipment.

We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, handicap, genetic infiltration, disability or status as a veteran. Fontana reserves the right to require a drug screening at any time during the employment process.

Other details

  • Job FamilyMachine Oper - Semi Skilled

  • Pay TypeHourly

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  • Sterling Heights, 6125 18 MILE RD, STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan, United States of America